Lawnscaping FIT April 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 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! 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!

PINK is our inspiration color for this month’s hop, so I made a card with Lawn Fawn’s “Best Pun Ever” stamp set and the “Scripty Hello” Lawn Cuts die. The heart-shaped steam is from the “Whale You Be Mine” clear stamp set.

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I cut strips of striped paper from the Let’s Polka petite paper packs, lined them up to make a chevron pattern, then adhered them to a thin sheet of card stock before adhering the panel to the front of the card. The sentiment is die cut from a thin sheet of cork.

LC APRIL 2015 HOP

Here’s our full blog hop order:
Suzanne – you’re here!

 

Before you continue the hop at  Isha’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!

 

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“Dain-tea” Hello Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Best Pun Ever clear stamp set
Whale You Be Mine clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack
Let’s Polka Mon Amie petite paper pack
Scripty Hello Lawn Cuts die

 Other supplies:

Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
Copic markers
Picot edge circle metal die
wood veneer sequin accents
cork sheet
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It’s my Lawnscaping post day!

Hi, everybody! It’s my turn to post today at the Lawnscaping challenge blog and I’m sharing some cards that I made recently.  Since the current challenge is to add dimension to your card, I challenged myself to come up with alternate ideas for adding dimension without using foam tape or a lot of layers.

My first card uses Lawn Fawn’s Bugs and Kisses. I made some custom paper by stamping the bugs in brown ink on kraft card stock, then added some shadows to each bug. I like the effect because it looks like the bugs are popping up off of the background, when they really aren’t!
I used a few Copic markers in the E40 family (E40, E41, E42, and E43) to add the shadows on the kraft card stock. They are very similar to the color of the card stock and make subtle shadows when they’re dry.

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To make the worm in a jar, I stamped the jar, worm and branch on a transparency with permanent ink. I stamped another worm and jar lid on white card stock, then colored them both in. Both pieces are attached to the back of the transparency.

Here’s a closer look at the worm in the jar and the card front:

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My second card features a scene that I created with the Love You S’More set. It took a while to color everything, but I’m so happy with the final result!

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I planned the background by first stamping the flames and the bear. I masked the flames and the bear and drew in light pencil lines where I wanted to stamp the background line of trees and color in the ground where the bear is sitting.

Here’s a closer look at the card front. After I colored the sky, I heat embossed the stars and used a blender pen to push the color around the stars so they each have a glow.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ve provided a list of supplies that I used on my cards at the bottom of my post.

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Bugs and Kisses Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Bugs and Kisses clear stamp set
Into The Woods petite paper pack
Beachside petite paper pack
Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Cocoa Brown)
smooth kraft card stock
transparency sheet
permanent ink (Staz-On)
Copic markers
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Lucky Stars Bear Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You S’more clear stamp set
Lucky Stars clear stamp set
Beachside petite paper pack
Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Cocoa Brown)
watermark ink (VersaMark)
white embossing powder
Copic markers

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

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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 Challenge Blog: A fresh take on some Lawn Fawn favorites!

Hi, everybody! It’s time for my monthly post at Lawnscaping Challenges, and I’m taking a fresh look at some of my Lawn Fawn stamps and have some sweet cards to share!

I made this quick love-themed card with the twin popsicle from Here’s The Scoop:

As you can see, the face on the popsicle is in the middle of the image. After stamping, coloring and paper piecing, I cut it down the middle to make two popsicles in love:

My second card is a little sneakier. I used the outline scoop from Here’s The Scoop and the chopstick from Let’s Roll to make a popcorn-themed hello card: 

There’s still time to play along with the current Dots and Stripes challenge at the Lawnscaping blog. To link your entry and get all the details on the challenge, click here. There’s an Ellen Hutson gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I’d love it if you stopped by the Lawnscaping blog today to say hello!
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Popsicle Love Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Here’s The Scoop clear stamp set
Milk and Cookies clear stamp set
Let’s Polka and Hello Sunshine petite paper packs

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
smooth white card stock
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Popcorn Hello Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Here’s The Scoop clear stamp set
Let’s Roll clear stamp set
Love N Breakfast clear stamp set
Milk and Cookies clear stamp set
Love You A Latte clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa)
smooth white card stock
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Lawnscaping Challenge #101: Dots and Stripes

Hi, everybody! Thanks for visiting and for all of the comments you left on the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team’s February blog hop! It warms my heart to see that you liked my card!

It’s the first Monday of the month, so there’s a new challenge up at the Lawnscaping blog! Our theme for this challenge is “Dots and Stripes”, and here’s my take:

After attaching some Let’s Polka paper behind the white card stock to jazz up the die cut word, I placed the smaller pieces cut from inside the letters back in their right spots.

To line everything up, I put the die cut word back into place on the white card stock. Then, it was easy to adhere the smaller pieces back in place like a jigsaw puzzle! After all the smaller pieces were back in place, I removed the die cut word.

This week’s challenge is sponsored by Ellen Hutson, a super site to find all of the latest stamping supplies! 
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 #101 at the Lawnscaping blog!

I’ll be back on the Lawnscaping blog next Monday with a new project for my monthly post there, and I hope you’ll come by to say hello! 

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Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Bugs and Kisses clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack
Scripty Love Lawn Cuts metal die

Other supplies:
Memento ink (colors: Tuxedo Black, Grey Flannel)
smooth pink card stock
smooth white card stock

Lawnscaping Inspiration February 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 Marina‘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 being sponsored by The Ink RoadBe sure to visit The Ink Road and Lara’s blog! We’ll be picking a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

This month, the FIT is inspired by reds, so I made this fun card featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Love You A Latte” and made my own sentiment with the “Milo’s ABC’s” set. The papers are from Lawn Fawn‘s “Snow Day” petite paper pack. I embellished the card with some heart-shaped brads and some Peppermint Lawn Trimmings twine.



Here’s our full blog hop order:
Suzanne – you’re here!


Before you continue the hop at Yukari‘s blog, be sure to leave a comment for me so you can increase your 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!

Lawnscaping Challenge #100: Birthday Celebration!

Hi, everybody! Is there snow on the ground where you are? We had about an inch or so here Saturday night, and the novelty has definitely worn off for me. I’m so ready for spring!
The only good thing about cold weather is that it’s perfect stay indoors and craft weather! So, if it’s cold where you are, I hope you’ll join us for the new Lawnscaping challenge, because we’re celebrating our 100th challenge!

I’m sure you’ve figured out that we have a birthday theme for this challenge, and here’s my take! (I’ve included a list of supplies at the bottom of my post.)

This challenge is sponsored by ever-fabulous and super fantastic Lawn Fawn! We also have something special going on at the Lawnscaping blog to celebrate, so make sure you stop by to see what it is!
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 #100 at the Lawnscaping blog!
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Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You Tons clear stamp set
Year Four clear stamp set
Hats Off To You clear stamp set
Let’s Polka and Hello Sunshine petite paper packs

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (color: Tuxedo Black)
smooth grey card stock
watermark ink
white embossing powder

Lawnscaping Challenge #99: Clean And Simple

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and this time, we’re keeping things “clean and simple”! Cards made in the “clean and simple” style keep white space prominent in the design. They are often one layer and have minimal, if any, embellishments.

Keeping that in mind, I chose Lawn Fawn‘s “Good Fortune” stamp set for today’s card, and created a simple scene with the takeout box and fortune cookie stamps. I used a craft knife to cut into the fortune cookie so I could put the fortune inside.
This style is sometimes a challenge for me because I love using patterned papers and layers on my cards. But, I think challenging myself is fun because it breaks me out of my usual crafting routine!

So, whether you’re comfortable with the “clean and simple” style or want to challenge yourself, we want you to play along with us! This week, we’re sponsored by Ellen Hutson! For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

I’ll be back on the Lawnscaping blog next Monday with a new project for my monthly post there, and I hope you’ll come by to say hello! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! 

Lawnscaping FIT January 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 Marina‘s blog, but in case you’re starting here, you’ll find the full hop list at the bottom of my post!

Before I share my card for the hop, I want you to know that we’re welcoming a NEW sponsor to our blog hop: The Ink Road! The Ink Road is an adorable shop run by the fabulous Lara Smith, and it’s filled with all kinds of crafty goodies from stamps (including our beloved Lawn Fawn), to dies, journals and planners! If she doesn’t have it in the store, she can get it! Lara also price matches AND ships internationally.

Be sure to visit The Ink Road and Lara’s blog! We’ll be picking a winner from all of the comments left on our hop to receive a gift certificate to The Ink Road!

This month, the FIT is inspired by light blues, so I made this sweet card featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Whale You Be Mine” and made some waves with the “Woodgrain Backdrops” set. The papers are from Lawn Fawn‘s “Into the Woods” petite paper pack.

Here’s our full blog hop order:
Suzanne – you’re here!

Before you continue the hop at Yukari‘s blog, be sure to leave a comment for me so you can increase your 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!

Lawnscaping Challenge #98: Make Your Own Background

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and our theme is to create a background with your stamps! I chose Lawn Fawn‘s “Woodgrain Backdrops” to create the background for my card, and paired it with stamps from the “Love You S’more” set:
OK, so that background was pretty easy to make because I used one of Lawn Fawn’s backdrop stamps. You can also use the smaller stamps in a set to create a background pattern. Here’s a card I made for a past Lawnscaping challenge using Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Roll“clear stamp set. I used the flower stamps in the set with a watercolor technique to make my own background patterned paper. 
Whichever method inspires you, we want you to play along in the challenge! This week, we’re sponsored by Lawn Fawn! For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!
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Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Love You S’more clear stamp set
Woodgrain Backdrops clear stamp set
Sweater Weather petite paper pack
Peppermint Lawn Trimmings

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Memento ink (color: Cocoa)
Spellbinders Classic Hearts die 
(Lawn Fawn also has a Hearts die set, which would be perfect for this project, but I don’t have it yet.)
single hole punch
smooth brown card stock
smooth kraft card stock