Monday, September 1, 2014

Lawnscaping #89 - One Layer

Happy September! We're getting closer and closer to my favorite season - fall! I already decorated my house in my fall decor because I'm just so excited! :)

It's time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge - the dreaded one layer!

This challenge is always so hard for me because I like to use foam tape to pop up different images or letters. I did break the rules though and added stickles to the ice! I just couldn't help it!

This card features one of Lawn Fawn's newest sets "Critters in the Arctic" as well as "Winter Sparrows" and "Making Frosty Friends." The scene is colored with Prismacolor pencils and my white paint pen. I started by stamping the seal and sparrow onto the card base. Then I made a mask of the critters, taped it down, and stamped the ice slab (I'm not really sure what you would call that!). I finished the card by stamping the sentiment and hearts (and adding the stickles!).

The sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate!

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I hope that you're able to play along! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sending Birthday Fishes!

 Good morning! Ah, August is almost over! Where did the summer go? Most of the schools in our area start tomorrow, but my husband's school doesn't start until after Labor Day - woo hoo! We're going to spend the week relaxing, going to the county fair, and maybe camping this weekend!

Anyways, I have a quick card to share with you today! I made this card to send to my brother for his birthday! This card came together so quick - I like when that happens! Usually it takes me a while to figure out exactly how I want everything to look, but this card came together in no time!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Sea" and "Good Fortune", as well as their newest alphabet die cut, "Finley's ABCs." I think alpha dies are so much fun, and this one is so cute!! Here is a close up of the card:

I added some glossy accents to the die cuts to give them some details, and I also added stickles to the air bubbles. The two little fish are attached with foam tape to give them dimension, too!

I am entering this card into the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop!

Well, thanks for stopping by! The new die cut will be available at Lawn Fawn's store on August 28th along with the rest of the new releases! Everything is so, so cute! :) 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lawnscaping #88 - Texture

Good morning! Can you believe that it's already the middle of August?! I can't! My husband starts school today, but the students don't go back until September. This summer went by so quick! 

It's my favorite time of the week - another Lawnscaping Challenge! This week's challenge is to use texture in your project. Here is the project that I created:

For this project I added felt and quilt batting to my card! I didn't have any white felt, but I found some quilt batting in my sewing stash that worked perfectly! And the best part is that the felt and batting die cut so easily! This card features Lawn Fawn's "Bon Voyage" and "Riley's ABCs" stamp sets, as well as "Stitched Scalloped Border Die," "Heart Dies," and cloud dies from "Blue Skies." The striped background paper is also from the "Let's Polka" petite paper pack!

I hope that you have a chance to play along! I can't wait to see what kind of texture that you add to your project! Also, the winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from Lawn Fawn! (And their new products will be available soon!!)

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your week! :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lawnscaping #87 - Back to School!

 Good morning! I hope that you had a nice weekend! Whew - I'm exhausted from my weekend! My sister-in-law got married, so everyone in the family has been super busy getting things ready. Everything went smoothly though, and the bride and groom were glowing! I'm so excited for those two! :)

It is time again for another Lawnscaping Challenge!! This weeks challenge is to create a back to school themed project!

My husband is not a fan of this challenge because it means that the beginning of the school year is coming! He's is trying to enjoy his last few weeks of summer vacation! So, to get him pumped up for school to start, I made this card:

Teacher need encouragement, too! :) This card features Lawn Fawn's "Quinn's ABCs" stamp and die, "Quinn's 123s" stamp and die, "Hats Off to You," "Smitty's ABCs," "My Silly Valentine," and "Blue Skies" for the stars. Everything is stamped, colored, cut, and adhered to the card base. And I didn't use any foam tape (that's so unlike me!).

The sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp and the winner will receive a $25 gift card to their store!

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I hope that you're able to play along with this challenge! I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wow, thank you!

Good evening, everyone! I hope that you are having a good week so far. It's almost the weekend! We are super busy here getting ready for my sister-in-law's wedding, as well as prepping our house to get our hardwood floors refinished! Whew, things are crazy right now!

I haven't had much time to play along with many challenges lately, but I'm glad I was able to squeeze in a little bit of time to play along with the current CAS-ology challenge! This week's theme was rainbow, so here is what I created:

This card features stamps from Sweet Stamp Shop. They are actually a mini sample set, so I'm not sure what the name is, but I like them! I stamped the feathers a few times in various colors to create a rainbow look. Then I stamped the sentiment above and below the feathers in a grey ink. I finished the card by adding some stickles to the feathers to give it some sparkle!

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

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! :)