Friday, February 27, 2015

Lawnscaping FIT Team FEB 2015 Blog Hop

Hi gang!!  Welcome back to my blog and another Lawnscaping FIT Blog Hop!  We are happy to bring you another hop inspired by another create color/color combo!  Since this is heart month - it is only fitting that our inspiration color is RED!  Before I get to my card and all the details of it, first you should have found your way to me by my teamie Isha!  No doubt I am sure she had something fabulous for you to "ooooo and awwww" over!  Also - we are happy to have our fun and awesome sponsor The Ink Road!  Lara also has a blog HERE!

OK - now onto my contribution for the hop!!

I wanted to keep my card fairly simple in design!  The more I kept creating this card, I kept adding more elements to it!  I guess my creative slump is hopefully coming to an end then!  I used the stamp sets "Bannerific" "Happy Fourth" and "Argyle Backdrops" to create my card.  I had the scallop frame already die cut left over from a previous project, and thought I would put it to good use on this card.  I also had the red card stock panel sized down from my stash, and I used it as my focal panel, so I stamped the stitching stamp from Argyle Backdrops and embossed it with some Pewter embossing powder!!  Love watching this embossing powder melt!  So fun! I, then die cut out of some vellum one of the banners from "Bannerific" and stamped from "Happy Fourth" the Let's Celebrate sentiment and also embossed that in the same embossing powder. I adhered that to my red card stock panel with some vellum adhesive. Then I put all of my elements of my card together onto my True Black card base.  I added my scalloped frame first with Ranger Multi Medium in the matte finish and then I popped up my main panel for some dimension to my card.  I then die cut some hearts from the Small Journaling card die set and I added them to my card, and applied some White irRESISTible Pico Embellisher to my hearts to make them stand out!  I also added that Pico Embellisher to my banner as well. 

Well, that's it from me!!  It is time for me to send you off to Miss Lenny!!  Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a gift certificate to The Ink Road online store!!

See you all soon!!  Enjoy the rest of your hop!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #100 Birthday Celebration

Hi all!! Welcome back to a new challenge is going on over at Lawnscaping, and it is a special one!!  Lawnscaping is celebrating their 100th challenge!!  I know everyone that is involved with Lawnscaping is excited to see this challenge, especially the founder, the awesome Laurel!  It couldn't have come this far with out you!!!  The participants!!  And, for that we thank all of you!!  
I like all of us on both design teams started out as a participant and I couldn't wait to create my next card with each new challenge!!  I am so thankful and fortunate to have been on the FIT team going on 2 years!  

So - we are celebrating this new challenge with a birthday theme!!  

I wanted to make a bright a cheerful card to go along with the birthday/celebration theme!!  So - I used Lawn Fawn's "Hello Sunshine" stamp set.  I also used the Spring Showers dies, for my cloud and sun :)  I tried my hand at coloring my birds in a multi -colored way, and I gotta say, I am pretty happy with the results!!  I used my Copic markers to achieve this look :)  I stamped my wire line from the stamp set and then stamped out my birds, and stamped my birds again onto some white card stock, and I colored in each bird in a different color combination.  Once I was finished with the coloring, I fussy cut out the birds except their little feet of course, and paper pieced them onto my main panel.  I did the same for my balloon, except I stamped my balloon in Hot Lips ink, and then fussy cut that out and placed foam adhesive on the back and adhered to my panel for some dimension.    I added some irRESISTtible Pico Embellisher in clear for the balloon and black on the birds eyes to make them pop.

Our sponsor for this awesome challenge and milestone is no one other than Lawn Fawn!!  Hope you are able to join us for this celebration!!  We can't wait to see YOUR project in the gallery!!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Sending Valentine Hugs + video

Hi all!!
I am popping in to share this Valentine's Day Card with all of you.  This one I did a video tutorial.  I like sharing video tutorials with you when I can!  If you are not yet subscribed to my YouTube Channel, please do so.  When you subscribe, you will know when I publish a new video, which is fairly often!!

I can't get enough of In My Heart from Mama Elephant!  It is one of my favorites ever!!  I also use some pattern paper from Crate paper that I love that I really haven't used.  All of the details of products I used are listed in the videos description if you are interested.

Here is the video :)

See you all soon!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #99: Clean and Simple

Hi everyone!!  Gosh - I simply can't believe we are introducing a new challenge already....time is flyin!!  So - its all about being Clean and Simple for this challenge!  And, we are happy to have our sponsor Ellen Hutson!!

Clean and Simple cards are not my strong suit, I'll be honest, but that is why it is called Lawnscaping CHALLEGE - to challenge us...even us on the design teams :)  

I used the set from Lawn Fawn called #Awesome for my card.  I am obsessed with Instagram, and so I wanted to make something with this cute little "Instagram-esk" camera.  I simply stamped it out in HA Cup O' Joe ink and carefully colored it in with Copics and this ink is not usually friendly with Copics.  I cut it out with the coordinating die and set it aside as I did a little more stamping on my white card base.  I stamped the star background from Teeny Tiny Backdrops with Soft Vanilla ink from HA and then stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  I added some foam dimensionals to my camera and popped up my card and finished the card off by using my Corner Chomper and I rounded the edges.

I hope you are able to make a clean and simple project and ink it up for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson!!

See you soon!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lawnscaping FIT Team JAN 2015 BLOG HOP

Well, hello hello friends! Welcome to another edition of the Lawnscaping FIT Team Blog Hop!  As we did last year, we will be inspired by different colors, or color combos, and want to inspire you with those colors :)  We have a new sponsor of our monthly blog hops this year, but before I get into that, I just want to make sure you are on the right track on the hop!  You should have found your way to me by the fantastic Isha!  I will have the blog hop order listed below just so you can be sure to hop to each blog and see what each of us has in store :)

We are so excited to announce that we have a NEW FIT blog hop sponsor this year!!!!!!! Please join me in welcoming The Ink Road to the Lawnscaping sponsorship family!
The Ink Road is an adorable shop run by the fabulous Lara Smith!
Her store is filled with all kinds of adorable crafty goodies from stamps
(she carries our beloved Lawn Fawn) to dies to supplies to journals and planners!
If she doesn't have it, she can get it. She also price matches... .
AND YES, she ships internationally.
When you receive your order, you will smile because the packaging is absolutely adorable!
Each order is filled from the creative heart!
Be sure to check her out at her shop: The Ink Road and go here to visit her Blog!
The winner of the FIT Team hop will receive a gift certificate to her adorable store!

So - now onto my card :)

For my card, I created a shaker!  I first started out stamping out my background with Argyle Backdrops from Lawn Fawn onto a piece of white card stock.  I love this background builder stamp, and who doesn't like Argyle.  It is a great pattern to use for masculine cards. I love the contrast between these two blue ink colors.  Once I was done inking up my background, I die cut my panel out using the largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die set, and also created a window using the next to last size in the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable set. Then, I worked on the inside panel of the shaker.  I stamped onto a piece of blue card stock using the So Much To Say stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped it in white pigment ink, and then applied white embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the powder.  Then, I added a piece of acetate to my window and then some foam adhesive around the window.  I did double up on my foam adhesive to ensure that my seed beads would shake freely :)  Once I added my beads, I adhered my shaker panel to my white card base.  
I felt I needed just a little something extra as it felt too plain, so I die cut out two stars from the Star Stackables from Lawn Fawn.  I inked up a polka dot background stamp and stamped the pattern down onto my white start, and then added my smaller star on top and finished it off by adding a bit of shimmer with my Wink of Stella Pen ( even though its hard to capture here.  Well - that's it from me - now its time to send you off to the one and only Lenny!!  Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate from our new and awesome sponsor!!

And, here is the blog hop order!
Kari  - THAT'S ME :)

See you soon!!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

LSC #98 Create a Background with stamps

Hi all!!  Welcome to another challenge for Lawnscaping!!  This challenge focuses on creating a background with your stamps.  So - its time to look at those stamps a bit differently and stretch them to a new level!!  For this challenge our sponsor is the one and only - Lawn Fawn!!  Have you seen there upcoming release!!  WOW!!  Can't wait to get my hands on these fun new goodies!

Back to challenge talk!!  Here is my card I created!

So I wanted to ink this cute set Whale you be mine? And, I wanted to use the coordinating dies.  So, I used the sentiment and the little heart in this set to create my background. I inked up the heart in Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink and the sentiment in Soft Vanilla ink.  I love this whole color combo! So fun and cheery. I die cut a piece of white card stock from the Stitched Journaling Card Die, and created my background, and then I stamped my whales, and colored them in with Copics.  I also created some water for them out of vellum.  I didn't want my stamped background to be covered up too much, that is why I chose vellum.  I also used a B02 Copic to color my vellum and I used one of the Stitched Scallop Border Dies and created my waves for my water piece.  I adhered all my pieces onto the stamped panel, and added some Lemon Lawn Trimmings. And, my card base is a Mermaid Lawn Fawndamentals note card.

So cute!  Loved how it turned out.  Hope you are able to join us for this new challenge!! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!  See you soon!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wishing We Lived Closer

Happy Sat. evening!! I wanted to pop in quickly to share with you my latest card tutorial!  I used two stamp sets - In My Heart from Mama Elephant and Sending and Wishing from Simon Says Stamp.  I think these two sets really compliment each other!

Like I mentioned above, this is my latest video tutorial, so below is the video on how this one came together!!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend my friends!!

See you all right back here soon!



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