Friday, July 25, 2014

Stylish Hippos

Hi there! I have a super fun birthday card to share with you today!

Hehe! Aren't those hippos so cute! The hippos, accessories, and sentiment are from Sweet Stamp Shop's "Too Hip" stamp set. The images are all fussy cut from various patterned papers, pieced together, and adhered with foam tape.

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a good weekend! :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lawnscaping #86 - Watercoloring!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you had a nice weekend! I was able to spend some time visiting family, attending a bridal shower, and just relaxing! Ahh, summer! :)

Anyways, it's time again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!

This challenge is to use watercoloring on your project! You can use whatever you have - crayons, Distress inks, paints, or whatever else! I was looking through my craft stash, and I found a set of Crayola watercolors, so that is what I used! Here are the cards that I made for this challenge:

This was the first time that I ever used watercolors and it is so much fun!! These cards feature Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Sea," "Chit Chat," and the coordinating "Chit Chat" die cuts. I also found a few sequins that matched the background colors, so I used those as well! The critters are colored with Prismacolor pencils and decorated with a white paint pen. The critters and speech bubbles are all attached with foam tape.

To create the backgrounds, I added some watercolors to an acrylic block and pressed it onto the paper. I lifted the block off of the paper, and then I used a paint brush with a little bit of water on it to spread the ink out and to mix the colors together a little bit. It is a super easy technique to try!

Here is a close up of each of the cards:

This one is my favorite! I just really like how the colors came together on the background! It goes so well with the sea turtle!

I am having so much fun adding white dots to my colored images! This octopus always makes me smile! :)

This one is my least favorite. It just feels like it is missing something. But I really like the blue and purple background!

So there you go! What do you think? I hope that you're able to play along with this challenge! Watercoloring is so popular and I can now see why! :)

The winner of this challenge will get a free stamp set from Lawn Fawn! And they're coming out with some new releases soon, so make sure that you enter!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bunny Love

Happy Tuesday! I don't know about you, but it feels like the summer is just flying by! 

Anyways, I wanted to share a card with you today that I submitted awhile ago to a Paper Crafts submission call, but wasn't picked up. No problem - I'll try again next time!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Cole's ABCs," "Stitched Scalloped Border," and "Stitched Journaling Card" dies, as well as "My Silly Valentine" and "Happy Easter" stamp sets. I used some gold glitter paper from the background, letters, and hearts. It's so sparkly and cute in real life! I think those bunnies are the cutest!

These bunnies remind me that my husband I and recently found a nest of baby bunnies in our backyard! I would peek in on them every few days because they are just so cute to look at!

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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Feel Better Soon!

Hi everyone! I hope that you're enjoying your summer so far! Since my husband is a teacher, he has been able to spend a lot of time with me and the little one. We've been having so much fun hanging out together everyday! :)

I have a quick card to share with you today. I made this card awhile ago for my grandma because she wasn't feel well. Thankfully, she is feeling much better now!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Get Well Soon" and "Chit Chat," as well as their coordinating dies. It is so nice to have dies to accompany the stamps - that makes it so easy!! The images are colored with Prismacolor pencils and attached with foam tape. I also tied some "Cloudy" Lawn Trimmings around the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a nice weekend! Our town is having a huge Arts Festival this weekend so we will spend some time looking at all of the crazy arts that they have for sale! There are always so many neat items!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lawnscaping #85 - Color Combo

Hi everyone! Did you have a nice fourth of July? I hope that you were able to spend some time with family and watch fireworks! This was the first time that the little one watched fireworks and she wasn't too sure about them at first! She was so tired and when they started to go off, she started screaming! But she finally started to calm down and enjoyed watching the bright lights! :)

So, today we have a new Lawnscaping Challenge! The current challenge is to use the three colors to inspire your card. Here is the card that I made using those three colors (blue, yellow, and orange):

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Party Banner," "Scripty Thanks," and "Hearts" dies, as well as "Smitty's ABCs" and "Winter Gifts." I have also used patterned paper from "Let's Polka" and "Into the Woods." I adhered the thanks and the banner to the card with foam dimension tape. Then, I tied a white ribbon to the top of the banner!

The sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate! Woo hoo!!

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Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you make for the challenge! :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Birthday Fishes

 Hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your summer so far! It has been getting so hot here! The little one and I might get the kiddie pool out tomorrow so that we can go for a "swim!" :)

 I haven't shared a card with you for a while because our summer has been so busy! But, I wanted to share this cute card that I made a while ago for a friends birthday:

 This card features Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Party Banner" die, "Critters in the Sea" and "Year Two" stamps, and cloudy Lawn Trimmings. I colored the critters with Prismacolor pencils and added some white dots with my new white paint pen (it is so much fun!). The air bubbles are also coated with some glossy accents!

I also wanted to let you all know that there is a Design Team call for the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team (FIT for short!!). If you're interested in being a part of an awesome team of girls, then you should definitely apply! The DT call is only open until July 4th, so don't wait!! To apply, click on the picture below! :)

Have a good week! I hope that you all have a safe and happy 4th of July! :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lawnscaping #84 - Stars And/Or Stripes

 Hello everyone! It has been so long since I have shared a card with you! I unfortnately missed the last Lawnscaping Challenge because I came down with a stomach bug (yuck!). And since then, our little girl has been teething (poor kid!). So, I've had my hands full!

 But thankful I was able to participate in this weeks Lawnscaping challenge (and you should, too!!). This weeks challenge is to create a project with stars and/or stripes.

I chose to use stars in my project. A friend is having a baby girl soon, so I made this baby card for her:

 This card features Lawn Fawn's "Quinn's ABCs" stamp and die, "Riley's ABCs," "Blue Skies," "Love You S'more," and "Plus One" stamp sets. I colored the letters, moon, and stars with Prismacolor pencils (I just got them for my birthday and they are so much fun!). I added a coat of stickes to the top of the stars to give them some shine. The letters, moon, and some of the stars are attached with foam tape!

Well, thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! The winner will receive a free stamp set of their choice from Lawn Fawn! :)