Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Shaker Card + Video


I love to make shaker cards, so I thought the current challenge would be the perfect excuse to make one!  I used the Monster Mash stamp set along with patterned paper from the Into The Woods collection.  You can check out how to make your own shaker card in my video below!

I die cut the hexagons out of the patterned paper and glued acetate to the back.  I then added foam squares to the back and poured in my sequins.  The background is just a piece of purple card stock.

I colored in the "monsters" with my Copic markers and added a few sequins to the front of the card.  I can't wait to see all of your creations from the current challenge!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: HALLOWEEN or Color Combo sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Can you believe we are challenge 92 already???? Wow!!! You guys are what keeps this challenge thriving! We love all of our players and thank you guys so much!!! :) This week's challenge is all about Halloween or a traditional Halloween color combo..... You can use both or either one, whatever floats your boat. Some of you might not celebrate Halloween and that's totally fine! That's why we gave the option of a color combo!!!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them!

Welcoming back Lauren Taylor as our October Guest Designer.... Check out what she made! I love it. Look closely because she even stamped some bats on her black bag! Click on her name to be taken to her blog for more details and close ups of this adorable treat bag!

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


The rules of the challenge are on the sidebar so take a look!

• You have until Wednesday, October 29, 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! :)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Winners: Patterned Paper - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Good morning, crafty friends! It's Christy. Happy Saturday! I hope you're finding some time to get crafty this weekend. I wanted to draw your attention quickly to two things this morning before I jump into the winners post. The first being that we at Lawnscaping are having a Design Team Call for our Facebook Inspiration Team. If you love Lawn Fawn and feel that you have a unique sense of style that you can bring to our team, please enter! We have a couple open spots that we are looking to fill, so do your best work that really shows off your style as a crafter. You still have a week to enter, so there's plenty of time left to really create something that screams PICK ME! ;)

Also, the 5th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive has kicked off. Hosted by former Lawnscaper Vera Yates and none other than Miss Jennifer McGuire, this wonderful card drive benefits the elderly in nursing homes. Please consider creating a few extra handmade cards this holiday season and sending them off for the drive. There's PRIZES! Plus, it'll make you feel good. And get your kids involved! My boys look forward to participating with me every year. Last year we were fortunate to get our local nursing home on the list and it was a wonderful family experience to hand-deliver all those cards and bring the residents so much good cheer!

Okay, so coming off my soapbox, let's move on to our winners! Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring our challenge with a $25 gift certificate to our winner!

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Our Patterned Paper Queen of the Green is:

Such an awesome use of all those Patterned Papers!
Congrats! Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Our Patterned Paper Top Mow-It-Alls are:


Such fun projects, ladies!

And last, but not least, our Patterned Paper Honorable Gnomes:

You all did so awesome! Please grab your badges from the tab above and display it on your blog with pride. Huge thanks to everyone who made this challenge such a great one! We'll be back on Monday with another fun one for you to play along. See you then!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Caring Hearts Card Drive 10/4-11/28

Hi there friends!!!!!  The holidays are approaching and my good friends Vera and Jennifer are back for the 5th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. Last year they received over 3600 cards.
There are a few ladies helping  in collecting the cards. Vera is collecting some and Tina Schrof is working with Jennifer in collecting the cards. And to support the nursing homes that are located in Canada, they have Anita Recksiedler and Caroline Bredeson helping out for our Canada joint venture. Since international shipping is expensive, those of you in Canada can mail your cards to Anita or Caroline and they’ll distribute the cards.
The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

A few important details:

  • They need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  • Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card – your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it.
  • Please sign your name and where you are from.
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don’t seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (standard size A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).
  • Please don’t use any pins for safety reasons.
  • This is totally optional: If you’d like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it would be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves – with no sponsor – so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously. However, this is NOT necessary.
  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get earn an entry.  So the more cards you send, the more entries your earn.
  • You can mail the cards to any of these addresses:
    • Vera Yates, 109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430, Houston, TX 77024
    • Card Drive, c/o Tina Schrof, PO Box 75, Springboro, OH 45066
    • Caroline Bredseson, 7 Brown Street, Ottawa, ON, K1S  1L9, Canada
    • Piney-Fine, Attn: Anita, PO Box 30, Piney, MBR0A 1 K0, Canada
To thank you for participating in this drive, they have many PRIZES for lucky contributors. (Please note that there will also be a blog hop in celebration of this card drive soon… and we will have more prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Online Card Classes, Inspiration Emporium and Verve Stamps for that also!)


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