Monday, January 3, 2011

Introducing Lawnscaping!

Happy New Year!
Let's start this new year off with a bang, shall we?
When last we left off, I told you I had an exciting secret
that I couldn't share quite yet -- but guess what? I can now!

The new challenge blog dedicated to all things Lawn Fawn.
Oh my gosh, are you excited?
I'm practically hyperventilating over here!

Speaking of "here" -- you'll never guess where I am right now.
I'm in Germany! We're spending the holidays with my in-laws
in the little farming village where we used to live and they still do.
Which means that I'm actually posting this ahead of time
and setting the little timer do-hickey and praying to God it works!

But back to the BIG NEWS:
A couple of weeks ago the lovely Laurel Beard contacted
me and asked me if I'd like to be a part of the design team
 for this amazing new venture.
When I finished scraping my jaw off the floor
(seriously? They wanted ME?) I said,
HECK, yeah! Are you kidding me? Of course I do!
And as the details began to unfold over the next few days
I got more and more amped up, because what's
better than a bunch of Lawn Fawn lovers, using their goodies
to encourage and inspire one another --
plus have a chance at winning some great prizes.

Back up the pony! Did she say PRIZES?
Yes she certainly did. Er, I did.
Prizes. There, I did it again. ;o)
We will be holding two challenges a month,
on the first and third Mondays, and there will be
a winner and a prize awarded each time.
Plus, at the end of the year, one lucky duck will take home
a HUGE bonus prize package full of goodies that
will make your mouth drool and your heart go pitter-patter.
All you have to do to be eligible is to play along.
Each and every Lawnscaping Challenge participant
will have their name added to the pot.
At two challenges a month, that's 24 chances to win
this super-duper amazing prize package.
So what's inside?
Well, if we told you that, we'd have to kill you.
But we're not going to tell you anyway.
Not yet. Yeah, we're mean like that. ;o)
No wait! We've just brought you Lawnscaping Challenges!
We are most definitely nice. The nicest.

This first two-week challenge theme is:

and the prize is:

That's right, one FREE Lawn Fawn stamp set
of your own choosing. Yum!
And here is my very first design team sample:

I decided to use Frosties, stamping the sentiment
and a few snowflakes with Versamark ink
and heat-setting them with white embossing powder.
I piled on some Tumbled Glass distress ink by Ranger,
then chased it with a little Broken China.
Then I punched out six snowflakes using the
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
and stapled them to my panel with
Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher.
Added a few pearl embellishments and adhered
 to my 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card front with pop dots.

Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog
and get all of the details, plus meet the rest of
the AMAZING design team and catch
a peek at their beautiful samples.
Then head on over to their blogs and congratulate
them on a job well done.

Christiana Reuling (me!)

Now, go and get inky!
The challenge is on!


  1. Love what you did with the challenge! The punch and that snowflake go so well together. Awesome job with the distress ink, too. Those colors are so lovely. Thanks for playing along; I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for the next challenges!

  2. PERFECT POST! I mean, PERFECT! I love your passion for this and it definitely shows thru your post. You card is amazing... I love the snowflakes and the staples and all the touches you added to this beauty! Simply stunning Christy! Love it!

  3. haha.... I kneeeewwww it :) Congrats and lovely card :) Hope you are having a wonderful time in Germany!

  4. Super exciting! I'm litterally on my way to work...wishing I was driving home play!

    I love your card! First off, tumbles glass & broken china are my most fave distress inks, and the mini staples are SO cool on the snowflakes!

    Have fun in Germany & have a safe trip home :D

  5. Such a great card, Christiana!
    So you're in Germany, ha? Not too far away from me then, here in Norway =) Hope you're having a marvelous time! And thanks for sharing your card =)

  6. Ooooh, this is a gorgeous way to kick off the challenges!

  7. Really loved this one so I had to check out if you used distress ink or glimmer mist or what! Thanks for the inspiration! I love Lawn Fawn and am so excited to play along!

  8. This is ADORABLE!!! I love the popped up snowflakes and the staples! Soooooo cute!

  9. You can just feel the coolness coming from this card! And I mean temperature and style...
    Also, thanks for commenting on my blog.... *smile*

  10. Wow! Congratulations Christy!! That is such awesome news and you so deserve it! Yay so exciting! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and holiday in Germany :) Your card is stunning as well :)

  11. This is seriously fabulous. Perfect card for this challenge. So excited for this new venture!!

  12. Adorable card and I have to give you total credit for enabling me to break down and finally buy some Lawn Fawn. SO cute!! :)

  13. Yay, Anne Marie! You won't regret it. Seriously the cutest stamps on the planet!


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