Lawnscaping Challenge 134

Hi, everybody! Are you ready for a new Lawnscaping challenge? This time, we’ve gone over the rainbow for our inspiration! I made this birthday card for a little girl who loves horses:

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I used the little confetti stamps from Lawn Fawn‘s “Party Animal” set to make a heat embossed background, then stamped different colors of ink on a clear block and used a water brush to “paint” over the embossing to create custom paper.

After stamping the unicorn from the “Critters Ever After” set, I snipped off the unicorn’s horn and placed a stamped flower over the trimmed spot to make it into a horse.

Lawnscaping Challenge #134 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!

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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 #134 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 133

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

This week, we’re inspired by a mood board!  What I find fun about this type of challenge is that you don’t have to be inspired by everything, but you can pick certain images to create with! I picked the color combo used in the images and stamped part of my sentiment on black card stock, then heat embossed it with white powder.

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I die-cut the word “smile” twice: once from a sheet of sunflower Let’s Polka paper and again from smooth white card stock. I layered the two to create dimension and stamped the bee (from Lawn Fawn’s “Bugs and Kisses” set) to add another pop of yellow. The main panel on the card front is from the Perfectly Plaid petite paper pack.

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, July 13, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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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 #133 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Make It Crafty CAS Challenge – July

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge at Make It Crafty!

The theme of the July challenge is to add a moving element to your card. I created a card featuring a “penny slider” accent. There are tons of tutorials on the web for making “penny slider” cards, and it wasn’t as hard as I thought to make one. I probably used more foam tape and squares than what’s needed, but I wanted to ensure that the card wasn’t off balance and was supported across the front.

My featured image is Make It Crafty’s “Carefree Elise” digital stamp. Because she is so detailed, I didn’t want the rest of the card to overshadow her. The sentiment is from one of many stamps in my collection.

100_6149wmFor more examples of the challenge theme and the details on this challenge, stop by the Make it Crafty blog and look for the challenge graphic on the right-hand side!

Our challenge runs through the month of July, so there’s plenty of time to challenge yourself and play along with us! We can’t wait to see your entries!

Before I go,  I’d like to mention that this will be my last challenge with Make It Crafty. I resigned from the team with a heavy heart, as I feel that my next semester of college will leave me with little time for crafting, since it will include a part-time internship and more difficult classes.

Thanks to Zoe for giving me the opportunity to create in the clean and simple style with her fabulous Make It Crafty rubber stamps, chipboard and digis! Thanks also to the fabulously talented group of gals on the Make It Crafty team for being so wonderful and warm and welcoming. I feel super lucky to have been part of the team with all of you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Lawnscaping Challenge #132

Hi, everybody! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to make something new for Lawnscaping Challenge #132, which starts today!

Today I’m sharing a pair of cards I made for Father’s Day – one for my Dad (the one on the left) and one for my Father-In-Law (the one on the right):

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Our theme for challenge #132 is “Distress Maniacs,” which means we’d like to see some sort of distressing (or Distress-brand product) in your project. I chose to rough up the wood panels I stamped for each card. I only have one Distress Ink pad, so I stamped the pond on my Dad’s card with that one.

Lawnscaping Challenge #132 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!

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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 #132 at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Forest Father’s Day Cards
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Dad + Me clear stamp set
Mom + Me clear stamp set
Woodgrain Backgrounds clear stamp set
Let’s Polka Mon Amie petite paper pack
Let’s Polka In The Meadow petite paper pack

Other supplies:
white card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Copic markers
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Lawnscaping Challenge #126

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and we sure have a “sweet” one lined up for you today!

I don’t have as much time to craft as I used to now that I’m in school, so I tend to either color things in bunches or make simpler cards. I have one more month left in this semester, and it looks like I’ll get the summer off, so I’ll have lots of time over the summer break to relax and get re-organized!

I came up with the idea for this card on the way home from the grocery store. I recently bought Lawn Fawn‘s new “Lovable Legends” set and must have had cookies on my mind…

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I made an ocean of milk instead of water for the kraken to enjoy his cookies, which are from the “Milk and Cookies” set. The sentiment is from the “Treat Yourself” set.  (The waves are also from the Lovable Legends set.)

Lawnscaping Challenge #126 is sponsored by Lawn Fawn! One lucky winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the Lawn Fawn store!

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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 SWEET entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #126 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 125

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and our theme for this one (#125) is “Color Splash” or, Black & White with a splash of color! I was inspired by the Academy Awards, and came up with a black/white/gold card:
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I made a star accent with the starfish from Lawn Fawn‘s “So Jelly” set. I used the fire hydrant from the “Critters at the Dog Park” set and trimmed the top and sides off to create a column for the star to stand on. The sentiment I used is also from the “So Jelly” set. I added my splashes of color with gold glitter paper and heat embossing gold powder.

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, March 16, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! For more color-splashed inspiration, stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!

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You’re A Star Card
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
clear stamp set
clear stamp set
Let’s Polka petite paper pack
Let’s Polka In The Dark petite paper pack

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

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

Warm Winter Critters

Hi! It’s my day to post at the Lawnscaping blog, and I’m sharing this card inspired by the current “Winter Wonderland” challenge:

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You’ll find the full list of supplies that I used at the bottom of this post. I hope you’ll stop by the Lawnscaping blog to find out more about this card and to say hello!

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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, January 13, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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Critters in Sweaters Card

Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Party Animal clear stamp set
Holiday Party Animal clear stamp set
Baaah Humbug clear stamp set
Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts
Let’s Bokeh in the Snow petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Copic markers
Black Copic multiliner (brush tip)
White card stock
White glitter paper
Washi tape (for masking)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink