Lawnscaping Challenge #97: Winter

Hi, everybody! Since it’s the first Monday of the month, it’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge
One of the many things I love about Lawn Fawn stamps is the ability to mix and match images from different sets, and it’s something that you’ll see me do often when I create with them!
Our challenge for the next two weeks is inspiration-photo based, so it was fun to put a wintery card together with “Critters in the Arctic“, “Into the Woods“, “Love You a Latte“, and “Woodgrain Backdrops“:
I was inspired by the colors in the photos, the logs, the critters and the snow. I stamped the woodgrain pattern on some smooth grey card stock to make a custom background, and picked papers from the “Sweater Weather“, “Peace Joy Love” and the “Into the Woods” petite paper packs.
Here’s the challenge graphic, and you should be able to click on the photo for a closer look at the images:

And, we have a new sponsor for our challenges in 2015: Ellen Hutson

One lucky winner from this challenge will receive a $25 store credit to ellenhutson.com, a one-stop shop with TONS of the latest paper craft supplies!

For more 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 sweet project featuring Lawn Fawn‘s “Bugs and Kisses” stamp set and the Goodie Bag Lawn Cuts metal die!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week (and year) is off to a great start! I’m recovering from a particularly nasty cold that I caught over Christmas, and it’s so good to be able to breathe normally again!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Holiday Edition!

Hi, everybody! Since I had so much fun participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in September, I’m joining in the fun again with the holiday edition of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that’s kicking off today! So, grab a cup of your favorite holiday beverage, and get ready for some caffeinated inspiration!
My card was inspired by the red holiday cups you’ll find at your favorite coffee shop. I stamped and paper pieced the cups from Lawn Fawn’s “Love You A Latte” set in a tree shape, and masked stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Fox” and “Winter Owl” sets to create a custom sentiment. (The snowflake on the coffee sleeves is from the “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set.)
Many thanks to Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs for graciously organizing and hosting the hop and working so hard to get everything ready! You can find all of the details and the full list of blogs in today’s hop at Amy’s blog, including the prize list from all of the generous companies donating prizes for the hop!
The hop starts today and runs until Sunday, December 14th (if you’re participating in the hop, you’ll have until Friday, December 12 at 11:55 Pacific Time to link your blog to the list on Amy’s blog). 
Make sure you leave a comment before you hop to the next blog, because Amy will be giving away a prize to FIVE lucky hoppers who leave comments on ALL of the blogs. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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!