Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Facebook Inspiration Team July Blog Hop WINNERS sponsored by the fab Spectrum Noir

Hi guys! Laurel here to announce the winner from the Facebook Inspiration Team July Blog Hop sponsored by the amazing folks at Spectrum Noir!!!!!! Spectrum Noir markers are fab and I use them often! They are great high quality alcohol markers. They come with a bullet and chisel tip, but you can always purchase brush tips as well, which is what I did! They also come with refills... If you haven't checked them out, be sure to. They are fantastic and VERY AFFORDABLE!!!!

Let's get on to the winner, shall we? Before I do, let me tell you how the winner is chosen each month.  I always use to pick the winner. First I use it to pick which blog to draw the winner from, then I use it again to draw the winner! See why it's important to comment on all of the hoppers? If I notice the comment is a copy/paste type thing, I draw a winner again, because there is no fun in a copy/paste type comment! :) These gals are amazing and inspiring.

So, sent me to Isha's blog to pick the winner! And the winner was commenter #37!  

DAWN TURLEY - COME ON DOWN! You have won the Spectrum Noir prize pack you lucky girl! Please email me at laurelbeard at me dot com to claim your prize!

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Facebook Inspiration Team BLOG HOP sponsored by SPECTRUM NOIR

Hey there everyone! Laurel here.... As you all know, the last Friday of each month, the Facebook Inspiration team will bring you a blog hop inspired by COLORS!!!! The FIT (Facebook Inspiration Team) showcases unique projects throughout the week as well as showcases special projects here on the blog throughout the month, so be SURe to follow our Facebook page.

The fabulous Spectrum Noir will be sponsoring the hops!! :) These are fabulous alcohol markers and come in 168 colors.... They have refills, brush tips, bullet tips, chisel tips.... You should definitely check them out! They are awesome!!!!!!!

And of course, with a hop means a prize provided by the fab Spectrum Noir! :) Want to know what is up for grabs? Well, you see it! It's the two sets of markers in the badge below! YELLOWS.... 

Now, let's get this party started and get to a hopping! The winner will be chosen at random from the comments from any of the hopper's blogs so be sure to comment on everyones posts! And be inspired... You will have until midnight Sunday EST to comment to be eligible for the prize pack. Have fun!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crabby Card

Hey everyone, Samantha here with a fun summertime card inspired by the latest Lawnscaping watercoloring challenge. If you haven't made a project already for this challenge, you definitely need to! There are so many different products and watercoloring techniques, you are bound to have fun making your project. I put Distress Inks on an acrylic block, and then applied the ink to my paint brush that was saturated in water.

I love the Lawn Fawn "Life is Good" stamp set, there are tons of different beach items that allow you to build a perfect scene. The crab is so adorable, and he fits perfectly into the hammock. I thought it would be fun to place him in the hammock with his legs dangling off the side. The clouds, from the "Into the Woods" stamp set, were stamped in white ink on top of the watercolored sunset sky. I tied "Pink Lemonade Single Cord" around the bottom of the frame from the "Say Cheese" stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Watercoloring sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge!  Today we have a FUN challenge in store for you. Watercoloring is the rave right now, so that is our challenge to you!! Watercolor with whatever you have. Distress products, inks, refills, your kids stuff, markers, refills... Whatever you have, use it! :) Just add some water to it and color away!!!!!!!!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn!  We love them so! After all, they were the reason why this challenge was created! The winner will receive a stamp set of their choice!

Before we get to the design team projects, please welcome back Angel, our July Guest Designer! Angel, it was awesome having you with us. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Lawnscaping gals....

And now.... Some projects from the DT to get your inspiration kick-started! Be sure to click on each of the designer's names to be taken directly to their blog for more information and close up pics!


• You have until Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects, too, throughout the challenge!

You are also welcome to upload your entries to the Flickr group! The Spotted and Hearted Patrol checks flickr regularly, hint hint! :)