Lawnscaping Challenge #130

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge (#130), and we’re grabbing our glitter, sequins and sparkly things for this one!

On today’s card, I chose critters from Lawn Fawn‘s “Party Animal” and “Holiday Party Animal” sets and die-cut the word “thanks” with the “Scripty Thanks” die  from a sheet of glitter paper. I also die-cut the same word from a sheet of cork to give it a little bit of dimension, and adhered the cork layer to the back of the glittered one.


I positioned the die cut so that it looks like the critters are holding it like a banner. I finished the card front by heat embossing a sentiment from the “Pizza My Heart” stamp set on black cardstock, then cut it into a banner shape.

Lawnscaping Challenge #130 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #130 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge #129

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge! I hope you had fun with our last sketch challenge! We had so many amazing entries!

It’s Finals Week for me, and I’m wrapping up the semester with my last test tomorrow. I worked ahead in my other classes, and it made things so much easier!

This week, we’re “Calling All Critters” with our new challenge! I put together a barnyard bash with Lawn Fawn‘s “Critters on the Farm” and used party hats and a sentiment from the “Party Animal” set:


I masked everything except for the party hats, which I fussy cut and layered on top of the critters’ heads. Before I stamped the scene, I laid out the uninked stamps and layered them to figure out which images needed a mask.

To make the red and white patterned paper, I used the “Gingham Backdrops” set. I used regular watermark ink when I stamped the pieces of confetti on plain kraft cardstock because I wanted to add something to the cardstock, but I didn’t want the background to overshadow the main scene.

One lucky person who plays along with us in this challenge will win a $25 gift certificate provided by our sponsor, Ellen Hutson! The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, May 11, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #129 at the Lawnscaping blog!


Lawnscaping Challenge #102 – Distress Addicts

Happy Monday to you! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge! Our theme for challenge # 102 is to distress part of your card, whether you use inks, sprays, or rough up the edges a bit!
Today’s card is super awesome…are you ready?
The distressed elements on my card are the roughed edges on the banner and the gold ink that I sponged around the white panel.
I made the rays with the chopstick from the “Let’s Roll” set. First I stamped the rays with neon yellow ink, then used a couple of my fluorescent Copics to color them in. I’ve included a full list of supplies for this card at the bottom of my post. (If you missed last week’s post where I made a popcorn box with the chopstick, click HERE to check it out.)
Lawnscaping Challenge #102 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start! Make sure you link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #102 at the Lawnscaping blog

Awesome Unicorn Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Let’s Roll clear stamp set
So Much to Say clear stamp set
Critters Ever After clear stamp set
Hello Sunshine petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Copic markers (FY1, FYR1 – rays, RV00, RV10, RV11 – unicorn’s mane/tail; BV23 – hooves; Y28, Y23 – unicorn’s horn)
Hero Arts Dye Ink (color: Sunshine – Neon)
Memento Ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
glitter star brads
gold metallic ink pad
smooth white card stock
foam squares

Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I have a few cards to share today featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and papers for the design team call for the Lawnscaping Challenge’s Facebook Inspiration Team. 
I’ve been participating in the challenges at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for a while now, and thought it would be fun to try out for the team!
For my first card, I combined stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Critters in the Arctic” and “Love You A Latte” sets with papers from the “Snow Day” and “Peace Joy Love” petite paper pads. The walrus’s scarf is from the “Winter Owl” set, and the coffee cup is from the “Winter Fox” set.
My second card is a different take on the moose in the “Critters in the Arctic” set. I dressed him up for Halloween with some props in the “Spooktacular” set. And, there’s no way he’s going trick or treating with just one treat bag, so I gave him five!
My third card is inspired by an idea I had to combine one of the sentiments from the “Science of Love” set with some other stamp sets to make a “punny” Halloween card. 
I stamped the back of one of the cookies in the “Milk and Cookies” set with watermark ink on vellum and heat-embossed them with opaque white powder. To make the other parts, I used a circle punch and a regular hole punch on some paper scraps.
The jar is from the “Summertime Charm” set and the tag sentiment is from the “Spooktacular” set. The chevron paper is from a retired Lawn Fawn paper pad.
Hope you enjoyed checking out my cards today! I hope you’ll be inspired to mix and match some of your stamp sets to make something new!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll get some crafty time to make something fun over the weekend!

Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore!

Hi, everybody! Just popping in tonight to share my card for the current Lawnscaping challenge, which is themed “Critters Galore”! 
My take on this challenge was to mirror-stamp the new “Winter Penguin” and create a skating scene for him and a penguin pal!

The papers are from Lawn Fawn’s “Snow Day” and “Peace Joy Love” petite paper packs:
For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry before the Wednesday, September 24 deadline, visit the Lawnscaping challenge blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

New Digi Tuesday at Some Odd Girl Stamps: Welcome, Piper!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Are you ready for the new digital stamps at Some Odd Girl Stamps? We’re continuing the summer and tropical themes this week with the first digi featuring Piper, the newest member of the Some Odd Girl Stamps family. Here’s “Mermaid Piper“, isn’t she gorgeous?
I took my time coloring this image, and I love how it turned out! I wanted to make Piper the focus of my tag, so I kept it pretty simple with some photo-realistic sky paper and some hand-cut waves. I heat embossed a sentiment from the “Make a Statement ” clear stamp set on vellum, and finished off the tag with a star sequin, a shell from the “Under the Sea Mae ” clear set, a handmade cork reinforcement and some funky net ribbon from my stash.
My second card features “Sea Turtle“, the newest digi critter swimming in to Some Odd Girl Stamps! I used some nautical-themed papers and my go-to sand effect, which is a thin layer of Distress Stickles (Antique Linen) over a strip of torn kraft card stock.

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar to August, don’t forget that there’s a new Linky Party kicking off at the Some Odd Girl blog! There’s never a theme for this; we just want you to link up your latest ODD creations so we can see what you’ve made with Some Odd Girl Stamps! You’ll find the link tool on the right-hand side of the blog…and your creation might be featured in one of our weekly spotlights!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’ve been fighting off allergies but that won’t stop me from getting things done this week! Make sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the other Odd Girls have made with the new digis!

Some Odd Girl Stamps: New Digi Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the newest digital stamps in the Some Odd Girl Store
After so many moves over the past few years, I’m happy to say that we’re finally settled in one place! I definitely know what “Moving Kaylee” is going through…boxes, boxes, boxes! I made this card with the idea that it would be given to somebody moving into a new home, but the digi could also work for a “miss you” card, or for a daughter moving away to college!
I used the current Deconstructed Sketch (#160) as the inspiration for my card layout. I flipped the sketch and chose a zigzag border instead of the one in the sketch. I also moved the accent/flowers to the bottom.
My second card features “Party Pig“, the newest critter in Odd-land, who borrowed the balloons from his pal “Party Crab“! I printed both images, colored and cut out the balloons, then layered them over the pig digi. I drew the balloon strings in with a very fine-tipped black pen.

So, there you have it…two new digis making their debut this week in the Some Odd Girl Stamps Store!
If you aren’t part of the Some Odd Girl community on Facebook, join us, won’t you? You’ll find challenges, weekly spotlights of your fellow Oddies, sneak peeks of new digi and clear stamp releases, and MORE!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

Some Odd Girl’s July Sketch Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I’m kicking off this week of posting with my card for Some Odd Girl’s July sketch challenge!
I love SOG’s stamps, but I’ve got a secret crush on their critter stamps! I’ve had this little “Foxy” guy for a while, and when I saw the sketch for this month, I wanted to have some fun with him!
I masked his eyes when I stamped him for two of the images, because I wanted to make a range of expressions, like he was in a photo booth. I drew the extra features on his mouth to give him different poses.
I used a film strip die from my stash to create the borders, and then added squares to look like photos. One image in the Polaroid die frame completes the look!
The sentiment is a sticker that I’ve had in my stash for a while.
This challenge runs throughout July, so there’s still time to play along! Here’s the sketch: 

Stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to get all of the details for this challenge and to link up your entry! Thanks so much for stopping by today!