Friday, December 26, 2014

Lawnscaping FIT Team DECEMBER Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to the final Lawnscaping FIT Team Monthly Blog Hop for 2014!  This month we are focusing and inspired by Greens and Turquoise colors!!  Thank you to Spectrum Noir for sponsoring this hop once again!!  You should have found your way to me by Isha, who is super talented!!

Here is my card for this hop!  I wanted to make something simple, but was colorful.  I chose the stamp set "Wish You Were Here" and what a perfect way to represent these colors than this stamp set.  I chose the globe image.  I wanted to have fun and do something different than just coloring in the image.  So I chose to use two colors of embossing powders - both from WOW!

I die cut a piece of PTI Stampers Select white card stock ( my favorite) and used the circle stitched die from Simon Says Stamp.  Then, I inked up my globe image with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  Usually when I emboss, I use my VersaMark Ink, but I really couldn't do that for what I wanted to do, so the next best thing is the VersaMarkER - I color in the areas I wanted blue, added the blue embossing powder, heat to set with my Milwaukee Heat Tool,  and then moved on to the green areas and repeated the same process.  I set my main panel aside, and worked on my card base which is the same white card stock.  I wanted a subtle background and I absolutely love the Tiny Star background from Hero Arts.  I inked it up in Wet Cement ink from Hero Arts.  Then, I worked on my sentiment - I masked off "World" because I wanted it in green, and inked up the rest of the sentiment in my VersaFine Black ink, stamped it down, then masked off the other parts of the sentiment except "World" and stamped in in Green Hills ink, also from Hero Arts.  I wanted it to stand out a bit more, so I took my Copic Multi Liner and outlined it, and it really made it pop!  It was time to add my main focal point, so I added some foam adhesive and adhered it to my card base.

So Fun, and colorful too!!  Now, its time for me to send you off to Lenny - I am sure she has something awesome in store as well!!  Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win some products from Spectrum Noir!!  Take care and see you in the New Year!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Favorite Holiday Cards 2014

Happy Sunday to you all!  I am popping in really quick to share with you my favorite holiday cards I've made for 2014.  I also wanted to express my gratitude to my subscribers, both on You Tube and my blog.  My blog doesn't get as much love and attention from me I feel, so that is one of the things I want to change in 2015!!

Anyway!!  Please enjoy my short video showcasing these cards!  God Bless and Happy Holidays!!

Love and Hugs!

Monday, December 15, 2014

LSC #96 Merry Christmas!

Hi all!!  We are nearing to Christmas inch by inch!  It has come so fast!!  It is Lawnscaping's last challenge before Christmas, so I hope that where ever you are in the world - you feel the magic and the reason for the season!

OK - so here is my card for this challenge!

I used the fun set "Love you A Latte" from Lawn Fawn.  I recently purchased the dies for this set as I didn't have them already - so I used them today.  I stamped and die cut all my pieces.  I added color using my Copic Markers and set them aside.  I die cut a tag from "Winter Gifts" and I stamped the border with VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I wanted it to go nicely with my die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. For a little extra "something", I took my R24 Copic Marker and colored in the border to make it pop and to give it a bit of contrast against my pattern paper.  These little images from "Love you A Latte" are so cute, and the little faces just add to the cuteness.  

I added all my pieces onto my tag, as well as my die cut sentiment, and adhered it to my pattern paper from the Snow Day 6x6 from Lawn Fawn. I liked the " you warm my heart" in the bottom right corner to this design - it paired nicely with the warm mug :)  I added a bit of wink of stella to my candy cane and the "steam", and added a little bit of ribbon to the top of my tag.  You can see a close up of the shimmer above.  
A big shout out of love to our sponsor  - Lawn Fawn!  They always bring out the creativity in their stamps and dies! Be sure to link up your project for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!!

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Card Series 2014 Final Installment

Hi everyone!! Hope your Sunday and weekend has treated you well! I am back with another installment in my Holiday Card Series, and this is my final installment for this year! Today, I am making a small gift bag featuring Lawn Fawn's Goodie Bag Die! This die is awesome, and if you haven't picked it up yet, I highly recommend you add it to your die collection!

As always I have linked my video tutorial for you :)  And, if you are interested in any of the supplies I used, I have linked those below as well!!

Thank you all for your support during my Holiday Card Series, and Happy Holidays!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

LSC #95 White on White

Hello!  It is time yet again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!!  We are testing your Monochromatic skills by making a project featuring nothing but white!!  This was sort of a challenge for me!  But hopefully I have given you some ideas for inspiration for your project!!

I thought to myself, how could I spruce up white!  Give it different textures!  So I die cut some white card stock using the Small Stitched Rectangles dies from Lawn Fawn, and I embossed each piece with a different embossing folder.   It totally transforms the white card stock!  Then, a while back I was experimenting with dies and using the die cut negatives as a DIY stencil.  I have a post on this very thing over at the Lawnscaping Blog here.  White I was experimenting I did one with the Joy die from Lawn Fawn with my Ferro Mother of Pearl Modeling Creme, and I've been dying to use it ever since and this was the perfect project for it!!

This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  How awesome are they!?!  So be sure to link up your project for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate!  See you soon!!