Monday, July 6, 2015

Best Fishes - Lawnscaping Challenge #109


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #109! I know it's been a few weeks since I last posted - things have finally been moving ahead with the home we're building and I've been swamped in all those details. But I had to take a break and get crafty for our Sparkle and Shine Challenge! 

I started out by watercoloring my background and sea critters with Distress Inks. I highlighted the new Fintastic Friends set by Lawn Fawn but I also threw in the cute little octopus from Critters In The Sea. Just look at his smile now that he's surrounded by all those happy, bright colored fish! 


Since our challenge is to Sparkle and Shine, I misted everything with some Glimmer Mist, which you can see a little better in this photo. I also added some Sparkling Clear sequins by way of bubbles.

 We want to extend a huge thanks to Ellen Hutson, LLC for sponsoring our challenge with a generous $25 gift certificate to our winner! Please hop over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the other amazing design team projects and don't forget to link up your sparkly designs to be entered to win!

Have an awesome day! 



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ella's Unforgettable Birthday


Hey friends! Today I wanted to share another card made with the adorably sweet Mama Elephant Ella & Friends stamp set. This is still one of my most favorite stamp sets that's released this year. I think I could make 100 cards with this set and never do the same one twice. Just so many options!

I'd like to enter this card in the Mama Elephant Stamp With ME Flickr Challenge and also in the Simon Says Stamp Friends or Superhero Wednesday Challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's Party - Lawnscaping Challenge #108


Happy Monday, friends! I'm here today with Lawnscaping Challenge #108: Stars and Stripes. Whether you choose to pay tribute to the upcoming July 4th holiday or just use those stars and stripes as a fun graphic accent, it's up to you! I chose a bit of a minimalist approach, choosing to interpret the challenge in my patterned paper. The Lawn Fawn Petite Patterns: Beachside 6x6 papers worked perfectly for this card. I paired it by using the cute new set, Party Animals, and watercolored it with my Distress Markers.


We want to give huge thanks to the amazing folks at Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this challenge with a FREE stamp set of the winners choice! Awesome!


Now please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and check out the rest of the amazing design team samples and link up your stars and stripes projects to play along. Happy stamping!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Spot In My Heart Pop Up (video tutorial)


Hey friends, happy Saturday! This morning I just wanted to share a card that I made yesterday using a bunch of the new, cute Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I'd been in a bit of a crafting slump, but these new goodies inspired me to play. I used Playful PupsSmall Talk, one of the Grassy Trio, and of course the Pop Up Trio because I just had to make a pop up card.


While I was at it, I decided to go ahead and film it so you guys can see how the whole thing came together. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to view it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. It really means so much.



I'll be entering this in the Mama Elephant June Challenge: White Space, even though much of my "white space" is actually aqua. I think it still represents the minimalist spirit of the challenge. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Roaring Good Birthday - Lawnscaping Challenge #107


Calling all critters! Welcome to Lawnscaping Chalenge #107. We are having a critter party in here, and everyone's invited. The more the merrier!


For my card I combined Lawn Fawn's Critters In The Jungle, which I just can't seem to get enough of lately, with Critters On The Savanna. Birthday cards are my jam. I never have enough! 

Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the rest of the amazing design team critter samples and don't forget to link up your project and play along. There's a $25 gift certificate to the fabulous Ellen Hutson, LLC at stake! See you there.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Love You Tons - Lawnscaping Challenge #106


Hello! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #106! This round we are all about stretching ourselves and trying something new! That's the ultimate challenge, don't you think? Stepping out of your comfort zone and just going for it?


The technique that I'd been wanting to try was the increasingly popular no-line coloring. And let me tell you, friends, it is harder than it looks! But definitely worth it in the end. The end result has such a soft and pretty quality to it. I combined the big elephant from Lawn Fawn's Critters In The Jungle with one of the little elephants from Love You Tons.


We want to extend a huge thanks to our dear (deer?) friends at Lawn Fawn for sponsoring us with a FREE stamp set of our winners choice! Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the other incredible design team samples and link up your projects to play along!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Enjoy Your Day - Lawnscaping Challenge #105


Happy Monday, friends! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #105: Watercolors! Watercoloring just happens to be one of my most favorite techniques so I am super excited to help bring it to you for our next challenge. 


Since I hadn't had a chance to use my Lawn Fawn Let's Play stamps and dies yet at all, they were definitely calling my name. And my favorite image of all in that set is the squirrel, so I decided to make him the feature of my card and give him a couple friends. Scribbling Distress Markers on an acrylic block and picking it up with a damp paintbrush is one of my favorite methods of watercoloring, so that is what I did here. I tried really hard to make it look like a beautiful cloudy day on my background and ended up being really happy with the results. I hope you like it too!



Special thanks to Ellen Hutson, LLC for sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to her amazing shop for our winner! Head on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the other amazing design team samples and to link up your watercolor projects and play along!



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