Monday, September 1, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #89 One Layer

And, so here we are!  The 1st of September!  My, my time is scootin' along fast!  I am back to share with you my card for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge!  We are challenging you to make a one layer creation!!

Before I get into my card, I want to let you all know that we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  And, just in time for their fun month long Stamptember event!!  Whoo hoo!!  You could be a winner of a $25 dollar gift certificate!





So, I wanted to ink up some of my new stamps of Lawn Fawn's release since I received them last week!  One of those I was dying to ink up was Argyle Backdrops!  This will be one of those I will go to again and again!  I inked it up using Hero Arts Shadow inks in Green Hills and Tide Pool.  Once I was done with my background, I took the large speech bubble die from the Large Stitched Journaling Card die set and die cut in the middle of my card.  Then I stamped the 'You're Awesome' sentiment from So Much to Say stamp set in MFT  Hybrid Black Licorice ink.  I added some finishing touches to my card by stamping a few stars, adding a faux stitching around the speech bubble to make it stand out more, and of course a little shimmer to my stars using my Wink of Stella glitter marker.  I also rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper using the 3/8" round.


I hope you are able to join us for this fun new challenge!! Can't wait to see the gallery on this one!!  And, be sure to check back on with Lawnscaping on our Facebook page as the Inspiration Team will be there to give you more inspiration along the way!

See you soon!
Kari




Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW Lawn Fawn Haul ( Fall Release 2014)

Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying the weekend...it is a long holiday weekend here in the States, which I am happy about!  I've been enjoying getting back into my craft room, and luckily my order for the NEW Lawn Fawn Release came just in time!
I was allowed to pre-order with Vanessa Middleton - her shop is Butterfly Reflections, Inc.  I encourage all of you to check out her store.  She is super sweet.  Her customer services is second to none, and the shipping is super fast!  I love supporting small businesses like hers - and she is doing a great job!

OK - so to share with all of you my order, I of course did a haul video.  It is so much easier to share this way!  I do have some other things coming in the mail this coming week.  I was not able to buy everything in the release...oh how I wish I could have, but I got a good start :)

So - enjoy the video!  And, before I go - I am inching closer and closer to hitting 1000 Subscribers, and I am putting together a fun giveaway for this exciting milestone I've been wanting to reach!  So, if you love Lawn Fawn products, and to spend a little money for your own goodies, you'll want to make sure you are a subscriber!  Here is the LINK to check out my channel!




Friday, August 29, 2014

Lawnscaping FIT August Blog Hop

It is the end of August!!  OH. MY. WORD!  That is craziness isn't it!?  Hello, everyone!  Welcome to another blog hop featuring the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team aka the FIT team :)

This hop is sponsored by the fabulous Spectrum Noir!!


You should have found your way to me by the uber talented Isha!  I am sure she had something fabulous to feast your eyes on!

For my card - I went a simple route.  I was thinking ombre all the way!


This month we are inspired by Warm Grays and Pinks - so I took a few of the warm gray markers and colored from lightest to darkest on my white card stock.  This is pretty much a one layer card minus my sentiment :)  After getting the grays down I took the Chevron Backdrop stamp set and stamped the thicker of the chevron stamps in Memento Luxe Pigment inks in Rose Bud, Love Letter and Lilac Posies.  For something "extra" to my chevrons I just added a stitched detail with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  For my sentiment I stamped the 'Thinking of You' speech bubble from Chit Chat, and inked that up in the Lilac Posies and Love Letter inks again, and then die cut it out using the coordinating die and of course it screamed " I need shimmer" so I used my clear Wink of Stella to do just that!  To finish off the card I rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper with the 3/8" setting.

It wouldn't take no time at all to whip up a few of these to keep on hand :)  Well, its time for me to send you off on the next stop...my girl Lenny!  Be sure to leave comment love along the way for a chance to win some of these awesome Spectrum Noir Markers!!  

See you soon!
Kari





Saturday, August 23, 2014

PPP Cutting Edge Blog Hop

OK - so I am doing a little catching up on my crafting!  This is the first full day I have had the chance to dedicate to crafting in 3 weeks!  I've missed it...
So, I wanted to participate in the PPP Cutting Edge Blog Hop.  I also did a video on how I made this card coming soon to my blog - once it goes live I will add it to this post.
I recently purchased the Stitched Film Strip Die - it was a die I really didn't have in my die collection - so many possibilities with this cute die.


For my card I inked up a couple of Stamps of Life stamp sets that I had that hasn't seen ink yet - Popcorn2stamp and TV2stamp.  These cute stamps also have coordinating dies to match!  You know me...love those coordinating dies!  I inked up the popcorn bag in Memento Luxe Love Letter, and the 'POP' sentiment in MFT Black Licorice and Memento Dandelion inks.  I die cut a few pieces of True Black CS from PTI from the Stitched Film Strip Die, because I didn't know exactly how my design would turn out.  So - that is when I used the 'News Flash' sentiment and stamped it 3 times within the die cut and then added my popcorn and popcorn bag.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I also used one of the die cuts inside of my card as well!




Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!  And, once the video for this card goes live I will share it as well!! Also, thank you to Paulina and her line up of sponsors for the chance to show off our creations during this blog hop!!

-Kari


Monday, August 18, 2014

LSC # 88 Texture

So, welcome back to a new challenge over at Lawnscaping!  Time is passing so fast....hard to believe we are in a new challenge, and who doesn't like texture!  Texture is a lot of fun on projects!  You  know what else is fun....having Lawn Fawn as our sponsor!!  YES!!



For texture on my card, I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. I think this one, because for this project, I used it as a dirt road :)  I embossed my piece with kraft card stock, and then added a bit of Walnut Stain Distress Ink to bring out the embossed pattern a bit more.  Then, I stamped out my images from Happy Trails in MFT Licorice Hybrid Ink, and then colored with my Copics.  To cut the images out, I used the coordinating dies (I hate to fussy cut).  I had a piece of cloud pattern paper in my stash that I thought would be a good fit for this card....by the way..my card is a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square card.  
For my sentiment I used the ones from Love You S'more.  I also stamped that out in the same MFT Hybrid ink.  Then, I just started to adhering all of my pieces to make my little scene.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  
So I hope you are able to join us for yet another fun challenge!! Lawn Fawn will be giving a $25 gift certificate to the lucky winner!!  If that is not incentive, I don't know what is!!  Have fun crafting!

Kari


Monday, August 4, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #87 Back to School

Well, my friends - it is that time again - a new Lawnscaping Challenge AND back to school time!  The summer has gone by fast!
We want to see your back to school projects! And, when you are buying some of your crafty goodies for school - remember Simon Says Stamp, who is also our sponsor for this fun challenge!!!!





So here is my card :) I used several fun Lawn Fawn goodies for this one.  I used the Quinn's Capital ABC's for my background.  I heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. I also used stamp sets Science of Love and A Good Apple.  I stamped out my sentiments in Paris Dusk, Lady Bug and Cantaloupe Memento Inks. For my focal panel, I die cut some white PaperTrey Ink Stamper's Select card stock using the Stitched Journaling Card Die (small) and to color in my book - I used a few Copic Markers.

For the borders of my red card stock I applied some navy blue washi tape, and well as some yellow to highlight my arrow die cuts in my focal panel.

Hope this inspires you to make some fun back to school projects!!!  

Kari

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hello ( no stamping ) + video

Hellllloooo :)  I wanted to pop in quickly to share with you my latest card tutorial.  No stamping was involved!  I need to use up some pattern papers that I have laying around with scraps that I have accumulated as well as some out of the SSS card kits that I get each month ( most of the time), so I've used some of the pattern papers from the Aug. kit from SSS, as well as a word die from Technique Tues.  If you are interested, I have the supplies that I used for this card linked below!!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  See you all tomorrow!  A new Lawnscaping Challenge starts tomorrow :)






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