Lawnscaping FIT August Blog Hop

Hi, everybody! It’s time for our monthly Facebook Inspiration Team blog hop at the Lawnscaping Challenges blog! You’ve probably arrived here from Jess’s blog, but in case you’re starting here, you can find the full list of the blogs in today’s hop at the bottom of my post!

Our inspiration color for this month’s hop is YELLOW, so I made this “cheesy” card:


I used a few circle punches (Lawn Fawn‘s Circle Stackables dies would work great for this) and dies on a sheet of paper from the Let’s Polka petite paper pack and layered the die cut piece over a similarly-colored sheet of smooth yellow card stock that I had in my stash. The two layers are separated by foam tape.


I stamped the mouse from Critters on the Farm (one is reverse stamped), colored them, and adhered them between the two layers on the card front with a little square of foam tape. To create the sentiment, I combined the Scripty Thanks die and stamps from the Best Pun Ever set.

August 2015 Hop

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for me before you hop over to Kim’s blog! Make sure to include your e-mail address so we can contact you if you’re chosen as the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate from The Ink Road!

As promised, here’s the full list of the blogs in today’s hop:
Lawnscaping blog
Suzanne – you’re here!


Freshly Made Sketches #200

Hi, everybody! I’m stopping in today to share the card I made for Freshly Made Sketches’ 200th sketch challenge! It has been a while since I’ve played along, but  I’ll be back in school on Monday, so I wanted to get my entry in before I am neck-deep in schoolwork again!

I recently bought the “Coffee Talk” clear stamp set from Lil’ Inker Designs, and thought it would be a fun set to play with for this challenge! Here’s my card:


Instead of coloring the image, I paper pieced it and layered the pieces so that it looks like the dome on the cup is clear. Here’s a look at the challenge sketch:

FMS Final 200 Vers_2-001

You can find all of the details on this challenge, and link up your entry, at Freshly Made Sketches’ blog! (In honor of the 200th sketch, there’s also a TON of prizes that will be awarded to some lucky random players, and you’ll find the whole list there, too!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll have a new post on the Make It Crafty Inspiration blog on Monday, and I hope you’ll stop by to say hello!

Geek Chic Mini Notepads

Hi, everybody! I’m up on the Lawnscaping blog today and I’m sharing some “geek chic” mini notepad covers. Here’s a peek at one of them:


You can find the details on this project (plus two additional cover designs) at the Lawnscaping blog. I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello! Here’s a full supply list for all of the cover designs:


Geek Chic Mini Notepad Covers
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Clear To See clear stamp set
Science of Love clear stamp set
Let’s Polka Mon Amie 6×6 paper pad
Sweater Weather 6×6 paper pad
Beachside 6×6 paper pad
Other supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Memento Teal Zeal ink
watermark ink
white embossing powder
kraft cardstock

Make It Crafty August CAS Challenge: Cropped Image

Hi, everybody! I can’t believe August is here already! We’re kicking off a new Clean and Simple challenge today at Make it Crafty’s inspiration blog! Thanks to everyone who entered our July shaker card challenge! We had so many fabulous entries this month, and I can’t wait to see what everyone creates for this one!

Our new challenge has a “cropped image” theme, which basically means to enlarge one of the digital images and crop it (so you won’t be coloring the whole image).

I chose the Lou Gives digi stamp and the Happy Birthday digital sentiment for my card!


I love how this technique showcases the main image, and I can’t wait to make another one in this style! I’ll have a new card to share with you on the Make it Crafty inspiration blog on August 9th, and I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!

For all of the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side of the blog! Our challenge runs through the month of August, so there’s plenty of time to play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!