A special anniversary card!

Hi, everybody! It’s my day to post on the Lawnscaping blog, and today I’m sharing this card that I made for my husband. (We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary two weeks ago.)

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I have some background on why I added certain things to the card in my post on the Lawnscaping blog. but I thought I’d give some more details here on my personal blog.

I used two of the pups from the limited-edition Lawn Fawn set that was sold at Simon Says Stamp. (I often use dachshunds on cards I make for my husband because we have a very spoiled black dachshund. Our little doxie is super spoiled, because he’s pretty much like our kid!)

Anyway, the treats on the plate are beignets. One of our first trips together was a vacation in New Orleans, and every morning, my husband would walk from the hotel down to the Cafe du Monde and pick up beignets (fried doughnut squares) and coffee for breakfast. The to-go orders of beignets come in a white paper bag, and a ton of powdered sugar is sprinkled on top.

In a misguided attempt to show off, I shook the closed bag to redistribute the powdered sugar. When he opened the bag, he was surprised by a POOF of powdered sugar in his face. That incident became known as the “beignet bomb,” and it has been a joke between us ever since.

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I listed the different stamp sets that I used to make this card in my post at the Lawnscaping blog. I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget, a new challenge starts on Monday at the Lawnscaping blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Lawnscaping Challenge 139

Hi! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! The calendar may say that it’s fall, but it hasn’t felt like it yet where I live! It is my favorite time of year, though, so I’m willing to wait a little longer for the cooler temperatures!

For this challenge, we used a Pinterest-type mood board to create something  inspired by one or more of the photos. I used Lawn Fawn’s retired “Harvest Season” set (because it’s the only one that I have with giant leaf stamps).

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I stamped the leaves on a piece of vellum, then heat embossed some copper powder on top. I used the Woodgrain Backdrops set and stamped the pattern on a piece of kraft cardstock, then stamped my sentiment. (It’s from the Happy Harvest set.)

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To complete the card, I added some neutral twine and a decorated wood button. The background paper is part of the “Let’s Polka in the Dark” petite paper pad.

 

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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, October 12, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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 #139 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 138

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping challenge, and this time, we’re inspired by geometric shapes of all kinds!

I chose this vintage (read: very much retired) “Hello Sunshine” Lawn Fawn paper that I chose for this challenge because of the tiny hearts, circles, and stars in the background.

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I also used the “Winter Unicorn” and “Believe in Yourself” sets. I thought it would be a fun take on an inspirational card!

Lawnscaping Challenge #138 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 #138 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 137

Hi! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! School started a few weeks ago for me, so I’ve been getting back into my regular study routine. The summer went by fast, but I’m glad to be back on a regular schedule.

We’re adding texture to our creations for this challenge, and I’m using one of my favorite texture techniques: heating Liquid Applique after it’s applied to paper to puff it up.

Here’s my card:
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I used one of the sheep from Lawn Fawn’s Baaah Humbug set, the coffee cup from Holiday Party Animal and combined words from a sentiment in Sophie’s Sentiments and the Baaah Humbug set.  The background paper is from the Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack.

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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, September 14, so make sure you link your entry at the Lawnscaping blog!

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 #137 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Lawnscaping Challenge 136

Hi, everybody! It’s time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! The theme for Challenge #136 is “Punny Time“, which means we’d like you to use one of Lawn Fawn‘s many punny sentiments in your entry (or you can create your own)!

Here’s my card. I used stamps from Lawn Fawn’s “Happy Harvest” and the now-retired “Happy Feast” sets.

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I stamped the corn stalks in three different colors of green ink to give them a layered look. I stamped the wagon, colored it, and trimmed off the pumpkins that are normally inside. I stamped the mini corn a bunch of times and the larger corn to be the featured one in the wagon.

I used a small strip of kraft cardstock and one of the Stitched Hillside Borders to create the ground. I used several dies and punches to create the blue ribbon.

Lawnscaping Challenge #136 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 #136 at the Lawnscaping blog!

Mini Notebook Tutorial at Lawnscaping Challenges

Hi! It’s my day to post a project at the Lawnscaping challenge blog, so I made these mini notebooks. If you haven’t seen the tutorial yet, you can check it out HERE. You’ll find a full list of supplies that I used to make the notebooks at the bottom of this post.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! We’ll have a new Lawnscaping challenge to inspire you on Monday, so make sure you join us!

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Mini Notebooks
Lawn Fawn supplies used:
Winter Alpaca clear stamp set
Whale You Be Mine clear stamp set
Into The Woods clear stamp set
Perfectly Plaid petite paper pack
Let’s Polka In The Meadow petite paper pack

Other supplies:
Notebook paper
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud, Teal Zeal
Copic markers
washi tape