Monday, June 15, 2015

Lawnscaping #108 - Stars and/or Stripes

 Hi everyone! I'm sorry for the delay in my Lawnscaping Challenge post! But better late than never, right? :)

This new challenge is all about adding stars and/or stripes to your project! I decided to focus on stripes, and so I created this chevron striped birthday card set!

Lawn Fawn's "Chevron Backdrops" would be great for this card, but since I don't have that stamp set, I had to create a chevron stripe mask. I just cut out the chevron stripe mask from a piece of card stock, and adhered it to my card with washi tape wherever I wanted a stripe to be!

Each of these cards feature Lawn Fawn's "Cole's ABCs" die, "Happy Everything" stamp set, and Lawn Fawn inks including Freshly Cut Grass, Mermaid, and Wild Rose.

I also added some black enamel dots to the cards to give it some extra detail. I really like how simple and cute these turned out!

I tried to make the colors darker on the first stripe and lighter on the last one, but that only turned out well was the blue card. Oh well, they're still cute!  Here is a close up on the sentiment:

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope that you're able to play along with this current challenge! The winner will receive a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn (and they have some really cute new products to choose from!)

Thanks everyone and have a great week! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Colorful Birthday Wishes

Hello! I have a card to share with you today for the AEIHeartUChallenge! I always want to play along, but then I somehow run out of time, so I'm glad I was able to participate for this challenge! 

This month's challenge is all about the colors of the rainbow!

I'm always short on birthday cards, and Avery Elle's "Sending You" stamp set is my favorite because of the big, scripty sentiments! I stamped the paper airplane onto some "The Sorbet Collection" patterned paper, as well as Lawn Fawn's "Let's Polka" paper. I stamped the  paper airplane trail in a grey ink so that the sentiment could really stand out. Then, I added some grey patterned paper along the edge of the card for some more detail. 

Well, thanks for stopping by! Have a good day! :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Dad, you're fantastic!

 Hello! Father's Day is fast approaching, so I wanted to have a card ready this year! I usually forget to make one until the last minute, but not this year! Here is the card that I'm going to send to my dad:

I used Lawn Fawn's "Best Pun Ever" stamp set (and die), "Finley's ABCs" die cut, "Stitched Square Stackables" die, and "Let's Polka" and "Let's Polka, Mon Amie" patterned paper. I wanted to make this card fun and interactive, so I stamped and cut out a second fan blade, and attached it to the first fan with a brad! Now, you can spin the fan blade!

I also die cut a few "dad" letters because I wanted the letters to stand out on the card. I think there are three layers. I really like how this turned out, so I made the same card for my husband and father-in-law! :)

Thank you Kelly Marie for featuring this card on the Lawn Fawn Blog today! I hope that you all have a good evening, and enjoy the rest of your week! This is my husband's last week of school, so I am really looking forward to him spending more time with us at home! Yay! :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lawnscaping #107 - Critters

Good morning! I hope that you had a nice weekend! It was my birthday on Friday, so we enjoyed some time with family and had cake and ice cream! Yummy! I also received some fun crafting goodies that I'm excited to play with soon!

It's time again for another Lawnscaping Challenge! This week's challenge is a fun one - use critters on your project!

Lawn Fawn has so many cute critters that it was hard to choose which set to use, but I finally decided to use the "Critters In the Jungle" stamp set. Here's my card:

 This card also features Lawn Fawn's "Hats Off to You" and "Year Two" stamp sets. I started by creating marks of the critters and the grass. I stamped the cheetah first, then the grasses, the elephant, and finally the snake. The images are all colored with Prismacolor pencils, and I used some black enamel dots to add some details to this one layer card. I'm not the best at masking (if you notice, the elephant is floating in the background - I should have stamped him closer to the grass!), but it's fun to practice something different.

The winner of this week's challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson! And it comes at the perfect time since Lawn Fawn will have some new products released soon (check out the Lawn Fawn Blog to see some of the new products!!)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a nice day! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Congrats card!

Hi everyone! I hope that everyone is doing well this week. It definitely feels like summer now! This week was humid and warm, and we were able to spend a bunch of time outside! 

Anyways, I wanted to share a card with you today that I made a while ago for a friend.

The schools in our area have about two weeks left of school. My husband is a teacher so I can't wait for school to be over so that he can spend a bunch of time with my daughter and I! 

For this card I used Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Forest," "Hats Off to You," "Violet's ABCs," "Flirty Frames," and "Let's Polka" petite paper pack. I stamped the images in Memento black ink and colored everything with Prismacolor pencils. I really like the look of adding the Flirty Frames to the top of bottom of the images to frame everything together.

I also wanted to remind everyone that Lawn Fawn's Inspiration and Release Week starts today!! They will be showing a bunch of new products this week and having a giveaways throughout the week, so don't forget to check that it! I can't wait to see what they created!

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I love you like...

Hello! I hope that you're having a good week so far! I wanted to quickly share a card with you that I made a while ago.

That mouse really likes his cheese! This card features Lawn Fawn's "Milo's ABCs," "Critters on the Farm," and "Best Pun Ever" stamp sets. I really wanted to make something that featured the cheese from the "Best Pun Ever" set, and I thought the mouse would go perfectly with the cheese!

Well, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawnscaping #106 - Try a New Technique

 Hi everyone! I hope that you all had a nice weekend! We enjoyed a minor league baseball game with our youth group this weekend, and some fireworks, too! It was a lot of fun, even though the game lasted forever (it went into the 13th inning and I never thought it would end!). 

There is a new Lawnscaping Challenge today, which is all about trying a new technique!

I remember that Yainea shared this technique a long while ago, so I tried it! I used foam to create a stamp! 

I used Lawn Fawn's "Scripty Thanks" die to die cut some foam, and then attached it to a stamping block with some adhesive. I then used some colorful inks, including Lawn Fawn's "Wild Rose," "Freshly Cut Grass," and "Mermaid" inks, to stamp the sentiment. After I stamped the sentiment multiple times, I added some stars to give it some more details.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! The winner will receive a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn, too!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great week! :)