Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Birthday!

 Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is here! Do you have anything fun planned for this weekend? It's suppose to be really nice here, so we're going to enjoy the weather and visit a bunch of family members! Plus, we'll get to eat lots of yummy food at our early Easter dinner. Win, win, win!! :)

I have wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges for a LONG time and I finally got the chance! Granted, I have had this card made for a while now, but I think it's finally time to share it with you!

This card features Paper Smooches' "Hullabaloo" stamp set. I really like that it includes a solid image of the birthday presents and banners because it makes it super easy to color the images! I first stamped the outline of the images, stamped the colored inside, and then cut each image out. The birthday presents are attached with foam tape and the banner is machine sewn together and also attached with foam tape. I added some glitter ribbon to the ends of the banner and some stickles to give it some sparkle!! :)

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope that you can enjoy some warmer weather this weekend, too! :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawnscaping #79 - Try a New Technique

 Happy Monday everyone! Time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

The challenge is to create a card/project using a technique that you have never tried before! It sounds intimidating, but it's actually a great way to practice some new skills and maybe find a new technique that you enjoy!

The technique that I tried is partial die cutting! Here is my card:

The card did not turn out as well as I had hoped, but it was a great technique to learn! I taped the "smile" die cuts onto the yellow paper and only die cut until I was close to the bottom of the letters. That way they are still attached to the yellow paper! Then, I (carefully!) used an x-acto knife to cut a straight line between the letters and to the edge of the paper. 

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Good Fortune" stamp set, gold sparkle Lawn Trimmings, Stitched Scalloped Border die, and Cole's ABCs die. I also used the heart die from the "Trim the Tree" set to die cut a heart from cork! That is also a new technique that I tried! :)

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Simon Says Stamp is the sponsor for this challenge and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate! Don't forget to play along! And don't forget to see the other projects from the Lawnscaping Design Team! Everyone tried some awesome techniques! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oh Happy Birthday!

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I have shared a card with you for fun! I have been very busy lately keeping up with the little one (she rolled over a few days agao!!) and also getting ready for my first craft sale! It is only for the teachers at my husband's school and I doubt I will sell many items, but it's a start! :)

The card I have to share with you today is a super easy (and cute) birthday card!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Hello Sunshine" and "Year Two" stamp sets. I stamped the balloons in some colorful ink and I added stickles to give them some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend! It's finally suppose to feel like spring here! :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lawnscaping #78 - Clean and Simple

 Happy Monday! It's that time of the month again - another Lawnscaping Challenge!! Yay! This challenge is all about a clean and simple style - my favorite! :)

 Here is the clean and simple card that I created for this challenge:

I really like how this card came together! This card uses a bunch of different Lawn Fawn sets including "Milo's ABCs," "Home Sweet Home,"Our Friendship Grows," "Trim the Tree" (for the hearts), and two of the complementary stamps that Lawn Fawn includes in their orders. 

I liked this card so much that I made it into a little card set! :)

 Don't forget to play along with this challenge! The winner will receive a Lawn Fawn stamp set of their choice!! Awesome!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Start working on your clean and simple cards so that you can enter them into the current challenge! It ends on March 26th! :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hippo Love

Hello everyone! The little one is down for a nap, which means it is craft time for me! Woo hoo! :)

I recently purchased some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and I have been having fun playing with their cute images. Here is a card that I created:

Please ignore the horrible photograph. I still haven't figured out a good place to take pictures in our new house, but I'll find one soon. This card features SSS's "Announcing" and "Too Hip" stamp sets. The hippos are so much fun to play with, especially since the set includes so many different accessories! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a nice afternoon! The weather is finally starting to warm up a little bit, so I might take walk this afternoon! :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lawnscaping #77 - Bling it!

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a nice weekend! We were getting ready for another snow storm to hit our area this weekend (they were calling for over a foot of snow!) but it ended up being nothing more than some snow flurries! My husband is bummed that he has to go to school this morning! :)

I'm excited to share my card with you for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - Bling it!

Ohh, sparkly! This card features Lawn Fawn's "Hello Sunshine" and Let's Polka mixed sequins. To get the sequins in a rainbow shape, I lightly drew some arcs to use as a pattern and glued the sequins along the lines. Then I stamped and cut out some clouds to attached with foam tape at the end of the rainbows, and finished the card by stamping the sentiment. I hope that it will make someone smile when they get this in the mail! :)

You have until March 12th to play along with this challenge! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp - a great place to shop! :)

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you can play along! :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lawnscaping #76 - Dust 'Em Off

Happy President's Day! Do you get the enjoy the day off from work? I hope so! Hopefully you're also not drowning in snow from this weekend! (I'm so ready for spring!)

It's time again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! The challenge this week is to create a card with a product that may have been overlooked and collecting dust in the corner.

I decided to "dust off" some of my Lawn Fawn dies to create this card:

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies" stamp and die, "Home Sweet Home" stamp and die, "Good Fortune," "Bon Voyage," and some patterned paper from Into the Woods petite paper pack. Lawn Fawn is also coming out with a die set to complement the "Bon Voyage" stamp set, so this card would be so easy to make with all of the dies!

The hot air balloons and the banner are attached with foam tape to give them some dimension. I also added some glitter to the edges of the clouds and on the hearts on the hot air balloons. You can't have a card without glitter! :)

This week's challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn, so the winner will receive a stamp set of their choice! And they have some great stamp sets that they just released!

Thanks for coming by! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! :)