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.)


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.

LC 121

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!

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

Snow Queen Piper is all NEW in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Hi, everybody! It kind of seems out of season now to share a card with a winter-themed digi, but I think you’ll agree this new image from Some Odd Girl stamps is a perfect sendoff to the season! 
Snow Queen Piper is the second of two new digis being released this month at Some Odd Girl. Last week’s digi release, Snow Fun Tia, is a great companion image to this one! Here’s my card:
For more inspiration with Snow Queen Piper, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog, and make sure to join us in our Facebook community for more ODD fun!
Mark your calendar for our end-of-term blog hop on Monday, March 23rd as the Odd Girls wrap up a fabulous term by sharing their favorite creations with you! (There might be a few giveaways involved, too, so you don’t want to miss it!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Snow Fun Tia is NEW at Some Odd Girl!

Hi, everybody! As temperatures are getting warmer, and the snow is starting to thaw, we’re wrapping up winter this month at Some Odd Girl stamps with a new digi release! 
Snow Fun Tia is the first of two new digis being released this month at Some Odd Girl. I made a card with her today, but I bet she’d be a perfect accent on any scrapbooking layouts you’re planning using your winter photos! 
I made the snow effect with white Liquid Applique’, which puffs up when you use a heat tool. I like that it gives a little touch of dimension to snowy scenes.
For more inspiration with Snow Fun Tia, stop by the Some Odd Girl blog, and make sure to join us in our Facebook community for more ODD fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

YNS Challenge #5

Hi, everybody! Since it’s January, my time as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp is over, but because the challenge for the last half of December was postponed, I’m playing along with the new challenge that’s starting today at the YNS blog!

I used both the challenge colors and the sketch for today’s card, but you can use either the colors or the sketch when you play along:

I chose one of the super-cute images from the “Holiday Kids” set, a sentiment from the “Little Darling January” set, and added some Sparkly Teal Gumdrops as an accent at the bottom.

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp store, visit the YNS Blog.  (If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives an additional $5 gift certificate for a total of $20.) 

Here are the color palette and sketch for your reference:


BIG thanks to Karen and to Your Next Stamp for having me as a guest designer in December! I’ve had so much fun coloring up all the cute images, and I’ve had a blast!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your new year is off to a great start and you’re getting more time to get crafty!

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, 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!

Your Next Stamp’s December Release After Party!

Hi, everybody! I hope you enjoyed the blog hop celebrating the new release at Your Next Stamp. Now that the hop has ended, it’s time for the after party! Here’s another card I made with Little Darling January“, one of the new clear stamp sets just released at Your Next Stamp.
I used a few Carribean Punch Gumdrops to accent the card and the wood veneer snowflake.
Don’t forget about the special sale code for your next purchase at Your Next Stamp! It’s worth 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer expires on December 14:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have some crafty time coming up this weekend!

Your Next Stamp’s December New Release Hop!

Hi, everybody! I’m so glad you stopped by today! Since I’m a guest designer this month at Your Next Stamp, I’m joining in the blog hop to celebrate their December release! 

You’ll find the full list of blogs in today’s hop at the bottom of my post, and make sure to visit each blog (and leave a comment) for your chance to WIN a $20 gift certificate to the YNS Store!

I’ve made a couple of cards to share with you today! The new stamps are adorable and are super-fun to color…they are perfect for creating cards, tags and other projects for the holidays!

My first card features “January” and her little penguin pal. I also used some of the Sparkly Teal Gumdrops to embellish my card. 

My second card features “Aspen“. I used some of YNS’s Carribean Punch Glittered Gumdrops to accent a few of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.

You’ll have until December 9 at midnight (EST) to visit all of the blogs in the hop and leave your comments for your chance to win the gift certificate! Winners will be posted on the YNS blog before the DT Dare challenge on December 11!

Can’t wait to place an order for the new release, or want to get some of the YNS sets on your wish list? You’re in luck! Here’s a coupon code for you to use on your order for 30% off your purchase (including sale items). The offer starts today and expires on December 14:

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I shared with you today, and I’m glad you stopped by! Be sure to leave a comment for me before you hop over to the next blog to increase your chance of winning the $20 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store!

Lawnscaping’s Facebook Team November Inspiration Hop!

Hi, everybody! Although my term with Lawnscaping‘s Facebook Inspiration Team doesn’t officially start until December 1, I thought it would be fun to join the team for their November blog hop, which is on the last Friday of each month.
Our blog hop is sponsored by Spectrum Noir, and they’re giving away a generous prize pack of two sets of alcohol-based markers in BLUE and COOL GRAY!

Make sure you leave comments on all of the blogs in today’s hop, because ONE lucky person will be chosen from ALL of the comments left on the blogs to win the prize! (So, that means the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
Here’s the full list of blogs in today’s hop:

Suzanne – you’re HERE!

And, since BLUE and COOL GRAY are inspiring our hop creations, I came up with this card:

I used papers from Lawn Fawn‘s “Let’s Polka” and Peace Joy Love petite paper packs, a sentiment and some snowflakes from “Winter Penguin“, and images from “Winter Bunny” and “Winter Fox“. A few of the snowflakes are from the “Critters in the Arctic” set.
I hope those of you in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! We had a very low-key celebration (just me and hubby, since he had to work today), I don’t plan to fight the crazy shopping crowds today, but if you do, I hope you find some great deals!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go for your chance to win the super cool prize from Spectrum Noir!

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!

Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore!

Hi, everybody! Just popping in tonight to share my card for the current Lawnscaping challenge, which is themed “Critters Galore”! 
My take on this challenge was to mirror-stamp the new “Winter Penguin” and create a skating scene for him and a penguin pal!

The papers are from Lawn Fawn’s “Snow Day” and “Peace Joy Love” petite paper packs:
For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry before the Wednesday, September 24 deadline, visit the Lawnscaping challenge blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!