Monday, October 21, 2013

LSC # 68 Pinterest Inspired

Hello!!  Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge!!  For this challenge its all about be inspired, and making a project from it!  Pinterest is hotter than ever for getting ideas and inspiration on tons of things!!  If you don't go to Pinterest, then you can still participate in this challenge - just link back where you got your inspiration from :)

First - here is a link on Pinterest on the card my inspiration came from - Winter Bunny

And, here is my card.....

I have a confession - this is the first time I have inked up Winter Bunny - I know, sad right!!  I am not sure why, but maybe because the thought of fussy cutting this cutie out held me back - but luckily there is a coordinating die to do the work for me!!  YAY! for dies!  I die cut my bunny first - then I stamped the image, and then I added some color to him with Copics.  I, then die cut a white panel using the Stitched Journaling Card die.  To start creating my scene - I stamped and white heat embossed my snow bank for winter bunny to slide down on using the wavy stamp from Let It Snow.  I, then stamped in Versa Mark Ink some snow using the same set and I also white heat embossed that as well.  I, then took Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers and added some color for my sky - because I embossed the snow - it resisted the Distress Ink - this is one of my favorite techniques to do!  It never gets old :)

Then, I wanted to create a card panel  for my card base - so I took a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock left in my scrap stash, and I stamped in a diagonal pattern the BE MERRY border sentiment from Peace, Joy, Love using ink from PTI in Hawaiian Shores.  It goes perfect with the card stock. I then added some ruffled ribbon on the edges of my card panel, and adhered it to my white card base.  I then added my smaller panel with foam adhesive and to finish it off I added some shine to my snow bank using my Wink of Stella pen.  Here is a closer look at the shine!

Be sure to join us for this fun challenge - and link up your inspiration!!  Our sponsor doesn't get any better than Lawn Fawn!!  Have fun, everyone! I can't wait to see what you all make!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

N. L. Champions - St. Louis Cardinals!! + GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone - today is bit of a different post than I normally do, but I just wanted to share my excitement on how proud I am to be a St. Louis Cardinals fan!!  Last night we clinched our 19th NL pennant!  We are going to the World Series!!  YAY!!

I also wanted to share with you a card that I initially did not intend to post on my blog - but it is a special card to me, and I will explain why, but first here is the card - again I did not intend to share this card officially so I do not have a "professional" picture - but you will get the idea :)

The reason why this card is so special to me is because I specifically made this for my father in law for Father's Day this past June.  Tomorrow ( the 20th ) will mark one month since he passed away.  Mike was a die hard Cardinals fan, and he passed that love for baseball and the Cardinals onto his son, my husband, and him to me - this card was buried with my father in law - so it will remain with him forever.  I feel this card is one of my best - it represents to us more than just a card.

Also - the reason I love this card is because I used some of my favorite Lawn Cuts dies from Lawn Fawn - the Star Stackables, and the Quinn's ABC's dies.

I am proud to be a Cardinals fan!!  Just Sayin' :)

I also wanted add before I go that my GIVEAWAY is still going on - so you have plenty of time to get your comment in to be eligible for your chance to win - just head over to THIS post and just leave a comment!!

See you soon!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

COMMENTS CLOSED **GIVEAWAY!** I've reached 100 "likes" on FB!

Hello, everyone!  I've reached one of my milestones on FB!  I've reached my first 100 "likes"!  If you follow me - you will remember that I said I would do a giveaway for reaching this milestone on my FACEBOOK PAGE, so I am here to keep my promise :)

Here are the details:

If you'd like a more in-depth look of what I am giving away, here is a direct link of what is in store!

GIVEAWAY video on Youtube

To ENTER : simply leave a comment on this post!  That's it! Easy Peasy!  I will randomly draw a name from to determine the winner!!

You will have two weeks to leave your comment below to enter - PLEASE ONLY ONE COMMENT per entry!!

I will close the giveaway on Sunday, OCTOBER 27th, and will announce the winner on Monday OCTOBER 28th.


Be sure to spread the word to all of your crafty friends!!!  The more the merrier!!!!   :)

Thank you all for your support!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

LSC #67 Pattern Paper Craze

Well, we've come upon a new month and also a new challenge over at Lawnscaping!!  YAY!!  For this challenge its all about using that awesome stuff we call pattern paper!!  Here is my card that will hopefully inspire you to join us in this challenge!!

For my card - I used several new products from Lawn Fawn that I haven't used yet, and was happy to be able to do just that!!  I used the new Stitched Journaling Card Dies and die cut the main panel from some of the wood grain pattern paper the Into The Woods 6x6 paper pad.  I, then used the So Thankful stamp set and dies with some more of the pattern papers from the same 6x6 paper pad to create my cute little pumpkins.  Before adhering my pumpkins - I embossed my sentiment from the same stamp set with gold embossing powder, and then die cut the arrow strip that comes with the die set, and then I adhered my pumpkins onto my journaling card piece.  I did pop up the smaller pumpkin for dimension.  I wanted color to pop through my arrows, and I matted my journaling card piece onto some Lucky Limeade card stock. Then, I got my card base ready which is a Kraft card base, and adhered some more of that cute pattern paper!!  Don't you just love this collection!!  It's awesome!!  

Here is a better look at the gold embossing, and I added some shimmer to my pumpkins using the ever so popular Wink of Stella pen.

So - I hope you will be able to join us for this week's challenge!!  The awesome Simon Says Stamp is this week's sponsor!!  Hope to see your creation linked up over at the blog!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mom!!

This is all about my mom today!!  Happy Birthday, Mom!!  I love you!!   Today, I am celebrating my mom and her life.  She has blessed me in so many ways!  I am happy to call her my mom!

I wanted to make her a birthday card that was as bright and happy as she has made me over the years.  As any mother and daughter relationship - we've had our moments that weren't so happy - but overall we've been there for each other when it counted the most!!

Mom - hope you don't mind me sharing your card with everyone before its in your hands!  I hope today you feel loved like you are everyday!!

Thanks everyone for stopping in and allowing me to share this with all of you!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

I'm back!! Happy WCMD!

Hi all!!  First let me say it has been a rough and an emotional few months - Sadly - my father in law passed away two weeks ago - so needless to say I've had to focus on my family lately, but with anything - life does go on, and we have to move on and live life.  So - I am glad to be back on the blog.  OK- with that said -

Happy World Card Making Day!!!  For Card Makers, this day is a happy one.  To be quite honest - I really haven't had the opportunity to celebrate this day the way I'd like since I've become a card maker.  However, I enjoy looking at all the inspiration and excitement for this day around blog land!!  It makes me happy that I involved with such a happy hobby!!  There are so many wonderful people in the crafting community, and I have made some wonderful friends along the way!!  I hope to meet some of them in person one day! So -
I thought I would share a card to celebrate the occasion!

This card was a fun one to make!  Most of the supplies used are from the SSS July Card Kit.  I hope that if you are a card maker, that you are able to enjoy the way it is intended -making cards!!!  

- Kari