Lawnscaping Challenge 94: Count Me In! (and an announcement!)

Hi, everybody! I’m stopping in today to share my card for the current Lawnscaping challenge! The theme for this one is “Count Me In“, which means to include numbers somewhere on your project.
I picked some of Lawn Fawn’s “Sweater Weather” paper for my card, and chose to make it a school-themed thank you:
To work in the number theme, I made some faux washi tape with numbers from the “Harold’s ABCs” stamp set. I mirror-stamped the apple from the “My Silly Valentine” set, and used stamps from the “So Much To Say” set for the sentiment and the star accent.
For all of the details on this challenge, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
And, now for my announcement: I’ll be joining the Lawnscaping Challenge Design Team on December 1! I’m over-the-moon excited about being part of this team, and being able to share my creations featuring Lawn Fawn stamps, papers and embellishments!

I’ll have a new card for each challenge (which start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month), and will be posting a project on the Lawnscaping blog on the 2nd Monday of each month. I’d love it if you stopped by to say hello or to link up your card for each challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We’re still doing our best to keep warm here…hope the weather’s not too bad where you are!

So thankful that it’s Farm Fresh Friday!

Hi, everybody! I hope you’ve been enjoying the sneak peeks we’ve been sharing for the October release at The Greeting Farm! We have one more preview to share with you on Monday, but until then, I hope you’ll play along with us for our new Farm Fresh Friday challenge!
We’re so thankful to have so many fabulous fans of TGF stamps, and our theme this week is “thankful.”
For today’s card, I chose “Beanie Anya” and paired her with some fun fall papers (and the TGF Tulip Border Die):

Here’s the scoop on playing along with us for this challenge: 
  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz no later than Thursday, October 3 at NOON CST
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section!)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4×6 set!
  I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Make sure to stop by the TGF blog on Monday for the final preview…and hop along with us on October 1 when we share our projects to celebrate TGF’s October release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

YNS Fun Friday!

Hi, crafty friends! I’m sharing my card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp! Our theme this month is “Hugs and Kisses,” so I decided to use “Tea Time Fhiona” for my card:
Don’t forget, you still have time to play along with us in our Tasty Tuesday challenge as well! Stop by the YNS blog for all the details on how to play along and how YOU could be the lucky winner of a $10 gift certificate to the YNS Store!
Also, mark your calendar to join us for our new release blog hop on Thursday, January 24! The YNS Design Team has been creating like crazy to bring you peeks at all of the sweet, stampy goodness on the way from Your Next Stamp!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Farm Fresh Friday: Thank You!

Hi crafty friends! There’s a new “Farm Fresh Friday” challenge up today at The Greeting Farm blog, and I’ve got a new card to share with you!

Since today is International Thank You Day, we’re celebrating with cards that say, well, “thank you”!

My card for this week features my new favorite Wild Sprout, “Gracie.”

I chose the sentiment from TGF’s “Lucky Bunnies” clear stamp set. I think it’s a great all-around sentiment for someone who’s dear to you or to say thank you to someone who’s gone the extra mile to do something special for you! 

To further customize the card, you could stamp “thank you” on the inside when you write your personal message!

Are you ready to play along with us? 

Here are the details:

  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. 
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on the TGF blog no later than Thursday, January 17 at NOON CST. You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria. (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in a comment.)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP OR a 4×6 set!
You can stop by the TGF blog to check out what the Showcase Team has created to inspire you, or visit their personal blogs: Anita, Annie Rose, Jo, Jodi, Joni, Rachel and Rosemary!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Your Next Stamp SCS Challenge #3 – Anything Goes!

Happy Thursday! Welcome back for a new Your Next Stamp challenge! Thanks to everyone who joined in our Summer Time challenge! Your entries were all fantastic!

This time, we have a pretty easy challenge for you…Anything Goes! Make a card, a layout, an altered item…whatever inspires you!

Here’s my card, featuring the super adorable Miyuki from Japan!

Supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey – Kioshi), image stamp (Your Next Stamp – Miyuki from Japan), sentiment stamp (Your Next Stamp), flower accent (Basic Grey – Kioshi), Copic markers, Brilliance Graphite Black ink, card base, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Are you ready? Come and play with us! Because we’re just getting started with our Splitcoast challenges, you don’t have to use a YNS stamp on your entry, but if you have some, we’d love for you to use them!

AND…if you use YNS stamps or dies on your entries this month, you may be our next ROCKIN’ Guest Designer! Want all the details? Check out this thread on our forum!

Make sure you link your creation in your gallery on Splitcoast Stampers! If you don’t have a gallery yet, it’s free and easy to create one! Visit Splitcoast Stampers to get started! When you link your card on Splitcoast, don’t forget to include the following keywords (yns, yournextstamp, ynsc and ynsc3) so we can see your entry and leave you some sweet comments !!!

You have until Wednesday June 27th to submit your entry…AND one lucky random winner will get $10 in YNS Bucks to spend in the YNS Store! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create for this challenge! (For all the challenge details, click here.)

And if you’re looking to purchase some YNS goodies, now’s a great time! There are a few days left in our sale…15% off your entire order in the YNS Store with the code shown below!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’m also entering this card in the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!

Paper Smooches: April Guest Designer Search

Hi! Just a quick post to give you a closer look at the card I’m submitting for the April Guest Designer Search at Paper Smooches!

I made this “spicy” thank you card with the bell pepper from the Vegtastic set (although I just used the center part to make my peppers)! The sentiment comes from the Good Gab set!

Other supplies: cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), patterned paper (Echo Park – For the Record), Copic markers, foam tape, brads, card base, ink (watermark ink, Tsukineko Brilliance black).

Thanks for stopping by! 

CPS #225

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card for this week’s Card Positioning Systems challenge (#225), which is sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps!

Here’s the sketch for this week:

and here’s my card! I picked up this cute set on Tuesday — it’s by Your Next Stamp. I’ve had my eye on this set for a while, and finally decided to get it! I have several French-related sets, but none with a little boy or dog! They were too cute to pass up!

Other supplies: background paper (Memory Box – Brioche collection, red squares are scraps from Graphic45), fleur de lis brad & mini brads, sentiment sticker (SRM Stickers), Copic markers, ink (Tsukineko Brilliance in Graphite Black), cardstock.
Thanks again for stopping by! The CPS blog has many great samples for this challenge from its design team and the other entries! Check them out!

colourQ #90

Happy Tuesday and welcome back for another colourQ challenge! This week’s set of colors will get you into the “swim” of crafting! I’m blogging from the road again this week…It’s nice to travel for a while, but I miss my usual crafting time!

I made this card before I left home…I really thought about how I wanted to work in all the colors, and after several attempts that I didn’t like as much, I came up with this…I’m really happy with it:

Other supplies: stamp set (My Mind’s Eye, Stella & Rose collection), sentiment stamp (Technique Tuesday), embossing folder (Sizzix), border punch (Fiskars), patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist collection – Out of the Blue mini pad)

I made the patterned paper by stamping the doilies with Brilliant Blue ink on Bashful Blue-ish cardstock. To work in the white and turquoise, I embossed a strip of cardstock and added border punched strips to the top and bottom. I matted the sentiment on some poppy-ish paper and glued on some pearls to the bottom to balance out the design.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Don’t forget to link up your entry at the colourQ blog before Sunday, June 26th at noon CST to be considered for colourQueen!  You can visit the other members of the colourQ Royal Court by using the links under the thumbnail photo of this week’s challenge or by visiting the colourQ blog! See you there!