Lawnscaping Challenge 124

Hi, everybody! Are you ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge? Get ready to party with us, because the theme of this challenge is “Celebration”!

I had a silly idea for this card. I was thinking of making a general congratulations card, but somehow the idea of toasting s’mores popped into my head. Not only would they be getting toasted over a campfire, but they’d be celebrating with a champagne toast!

I’m featuring some stamps from Lawn Fawn’s  “Love You S’more” set on today’s card:

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I chose a background panel of paper from the “Beachside” petite paper pack and made my own background by heat embossing some white stars on white card stock. Then, I used a sponge to apply a few shades of blue ink on top of the stars (and then wiped off the extra from the embossed areas).

I used one of the stick stamps from the “Love You S’more” set and used my Copics to draw little branches off of the stick and thicken it a little. (The champagne glasses can be found in the “So Much to Say” set.)

 

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Lawnscaping Challenge #122 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! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #124 at the Lawnscaping blog!

A pair of love-ly cards on the Lawnscaping blog!

Hi, everybody! It’s my day to post a project on the Lawnscaping challenge blog, and with Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, I was inspired to make these two love-themed cards:

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I hope you’ll stop by to check out my cards, and say hello! We’ll have a new challenge starting on Monday, so make sure you join us!

Lawnscaping Challenge 123

Happy February! The snow is slowly melting here in northern Virginia, and I hope that means we’re done for the season.  Are you ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge? It’s time to kick off a new one, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re inspired by the theme of “Sending LOVE”!

I’m featuring some stamps from Lawn Fawn‘s classic “Love ‘n Breakfast” set on today’s card:

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I kept the design simple with a background panel of paper from the “Let’s Polka in the Dark” petite paper pack. I chose to have heart-shaped toast popping out of the toaster instead of the regular-shaped slices of bread.

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, February 10, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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For the details on this challenge, and to see the team’s LOVE-ly creations, visit the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 122

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge (#122), and we’re incorporating watercoloring into our projects! Thank you to everyone who played along with us in the “Winter Wonderland” challenge! We loved your chilly creations!

I’m not really comfortable working with watercolors, so I just used them for the background behind the sentiment.

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My original idea was to use the die cut as a stencil and heat emboss the sentiment, but it didn’t seem to stand out enough. So, I tried outlining the letters with a black pen and it went a little overboard, so I glued the die cut over the embossed part and thought it looked a lot better!

The rest of the card came together fairly easily. I stamped stars from the Lucky Stars set in a few different colors of neon ink, then stamped the outline stamps over the solids in black. I stamped and heat embossed the other part of the sentiment on smooth black card stock and layered a small strip of silver glitter paper over that.

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Lawnscaping Challenge #122 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! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #122 at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Thanks You Rock Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Lucky Stars clear stamp set
Milo’s ABCs clear stamp set
Let’s Polka In The Dark petite paper pack
Scripty Thanks Lawn Cuts

Other supplies:
white card stock
black card stock
watercolor paints
glitter paper
watermark ink
white embossing powder

Lawnscaping Challenge 121

Hi, everybody! I’m excited to announce that I’ve “moved up” to the Lawnscaping Challenge Design Team starting with today’s challenge (#121)!

Our theme for this challenge is “Winter Wonderland.” Usually there’s snow on the ground this time of year at my house, but I’m perfectly fine with getting a break from it this winter!

I featured the sweet “Winter Alpaca” on today’s card, and mirror stamped it so I could have two of them facing each other. I added the fluff with some Liquid Applique. (It puffs up when you heat it, so it’s perfect for alpaca hair/wool/fur.)

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The papers are from the Let’s Bokeh in the Snow petite paper pack. I also used the Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts to make the snowy hills and the Toboggan Together stamp set for the sentiment.

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Returning as a sponsor for Lawnscaping Challenge #121 and some future challenges in 2016 is Ellen Hutson! One lucky challenge winner will receive a gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store!

For the details on this challenge, and to see what the rest of the team created to inspire you, visit the Lawnscaping blog!

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Fluffy Alpacas In Love Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Winter Alpaca clear stamp set
Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts
Toboggan Together clear stamp set
Let’s Bokeh in the Snow petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Copic markers
White card stock
White Liquid Applique’ (sold at Ellen Hutson)
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Lawnscaping FIT July Blog Hop!

It’s time for the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team’s (FIT) Monthly Blog Hop!

You’ve probably arrived from Lenny’s blog, but in case you’re starting here, you’ll find the full hop list at the bottom of my post!

This month’s hop is once again being sponsored by The Ink Road! We’ll pick a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

DEEP RED is our inspiration color for this month’s hop, and I made a clean and simple style card with Lawn Fawn’s “Scripty Love” die and birds from the “Year Four” and  “Happy Easter” stamp sets.

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Here’s our full hop order:

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Marina
Lexa
Kate
Lenny
Suzanne – you’re here!
Heidi
Jess
Kim
Angel

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to leave me a comment before you hop over to Heidi’s blog to increase your chance of winning a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

Lawnscaping’s Coffee Blog Hop kicks off today!

Hi, everybody! There’s a fun coffee-themed blog hop kicking off today at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, with 40 hoppers and 9 sponsors! The FIT team isn’t participating in the hop today, but I made a quick card to promote the event!

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Here’s a look at the sponsors for the hop:

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For the full hop list, and the details on the hop deadline and prizes, visit the Lawnscaping blog!

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Awesome Coffee Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You a Latte clear stamp set
So Much To Say clear stamp set
Let’s Roll clear stamp set
Let’s Polka Mon Amie 6×6 paper pad
Other supplies:
Neon Sunshine, Neon Orange ink – Hero Arts
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
kraft cardstock

Lawnscaping Challenge #108

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge (#108)! Since we celebrated Flag Day yesterday here in the U.S., and the July 4th Independence Day holiday is right around the corner, we’re inspiring you to use stars and/or stripes on your challenge entry!

I made this sweet little love-themed card with some papers from Lawn Fawn’s Beachside petite paper pad and the hedgehogs from the mini “Hedgehugs” clear set. The stars and the sentiment are from the “Lucky Stars” stamp set.

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I made the moon by layering a sheet of vellum that I used to emboss the sentiment over a die cut circle of glittered paper. The marbling that you see is because the adhesive I used didn’t stick so well to the glittered paper. It still makes for an interesting effect, though!

Lawnscaping Challenge #108 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn store!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #108 at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Hedgehug Love Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Lucky Stars clear stamp set
Hedgehugs clear stamp set
Beachside petite paper pack
Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa)
watermark ink
Detail silver embossing powder
vellum sheet
glitter paper
Copic markers

Lawnscaping FIT May Blog Hop

It’s the last Friday of the month, so that means it’s time for the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team’s (FIT) Monthly Blog Hop! You’ve probably arrived from Lexa’s blog, but in case you’re starting here, you’ll find the full hop list at the bottom of my post!

This month’s hop is once again being sponsored by The Ink Road! Be sure to visit The Ink Road and Lara’s blog! We’ll pick a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

TEAL is our inspiration color for this month’s hop, so I made a card with the narwhal in Lawn Fawn’s “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set . The stars are from the “Lucky Stars” stamp set.

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I cut a panel from a sheet of teal star patterned paper in the Beachside petite paper pack. The waves are made from strips of white card stock that I cut with the largest of the “Stitched Scallop Borders” Lawn Cuts dies.

I used five different Copic markers (BG15, BG18, BG53, BG57, and BG78) to color the strips so that they’d create an ombre effect when layered. I used a 1/2″ circle punch on the top die cut strip to make the top wave.

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Here’s our full blog hop order:
Before you continue the hop at  Yuki’s blog, be sure to leave a comment for me so you can have a better chance of being the lucky winner of a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re enjoying all of the inspiration in today’s hop and are going to have some time to craft this weekend!

Lawn Fawn just kicked off an inspiration and release week celebration on their blog! Make sure you stop by the Lawn Fawn blog to get in on all of the release week fun!

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Lawnscaping Challenge #105

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge (#105)! Watercolors are our theme for this one. I’ll admit, I am not a very talented watercolor artist, so I kept things clean and simple again with my challenge card.

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I stamped the kitty on watercolor paper and once the ink dried, I colored in the details with my watercolors. I made a simple background by painting on watercolor paper and stamping the sentiment when the paint dried.

I edged the main panel with a gold paint marker, then added solid red twine and an Asian coin charm to the card front. I’ve had a few of the coin charms for years, and I think it was a great choice as an accent on this card.

Lawnscaping Challenge #105 is sponsored by Ellen Hutson! One lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure you get all the details on this challenge and link up your entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #105 at the Lawnscaping blog!

I’ll be posting on the Lawnscaping blog next Monday, and I hope you’ll stop by there to say hello!

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 Lucky Cat Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
My Lucky Charm clear stamp set
Other supplies:
Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
smooth black card stock
adhesive cork sheet
gold paint marker
watercolor paper
watercolor paints
solid red twine
Asian coin charm