Thursday, August 21, 2014

spotted and hearted - august

hello and good morning lawnscaping friends!
it's Samantha M here again, and it's time for another Spotted and Hearted!! today i have some cards i found in the Lawnscaping Flickr account!

(cue the tshirt cannons, cheering and confetti!!)
i have some amazing projects to feature today! so let's get to it, shall we?!

first up, we have this incredible watercolor card! and it's ONE LAYER! that's probably the hardest thing for me to do! i always want to embellish - embellish - embellish!! lol!! but this card doesn't need any embellishing! it's incredible! i LOVE that scene with the koala from critters down under! the coloring is amazing and the sky and grass was added so perfectly!!  

oh i just LOOOOOVE this next card! look at all of that amazing textrue!! i LOVE the embossing paste used and the splatters! not to mention that incredible light house from life is good! and the BEST thing about this card is that it can be used for guys too!! seriously - this card knocked my socks off!

Coralynn Murray
ooooooh! another life is good card here! and this one is another awesome card! i LOOOOOVE that window! the sky, sun and sand in the window is beautiful!! i LOVE the shading on the palm tree, and those colorful seashells are SO MUCH FUN!! 

oh, people! i saw this card and literally gasped! it's STUNNING!! that watercolor background on the torn papaer is, oh, just lovely!!! i LOVE the warm colors used too!! and i'm a total sucker for anything vellum! plus the twine and 3-d flower - wow!! this card is beautiful, is it not? swoon!

this card totally cracked me up!!! i LOVE it!! the coloring is incredible!! and of course the sentiment is hilarious! lol!! i LOVE the chicken on the fence and the piggie front and center! critters on the farm is looking pretty great showcased here!! this card would literally make anyone laugh! 

ladies feel free to grab the badge above and proudly display it on your blog! today's your day! :)

so what do you say? leave some love for these amazing cards today!
and what's that? you want to see YOUR card featured on the next spotted and hearted post? no problem!
keep posting your lawnscaping challenge projects to the flickr group!!
and did you know that the lawnscaping group has a pinterest page too? check it out here!! so much inspiration all in one place!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Embossing Paste Card Video Tutorial


It's Tracy here to share a card with lots of "texture" on it, plus a video tutorial!  The new challenge just started yesterday, so you have plenty of time to create your cards and enter them into the challenge!

I colored my embossing paste with a Distress Ink refill and used a Simon Says Stamp stencil to create the background.  The trees, car, and camper are from the Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set.

I used the green polka dotted paper from the Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad and some Lawn Trimmings twine.

Make sure to check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial!

Watch here || Watch on Youtube

Have a great day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: TEXTURE sponsored by LAWN FAWN

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Challenge #88 if you can believe it! Wowza! We are super excited about this one because we LOVE texture! I mean LOVE it! You can use texture in your projects in may ways. Dry embossing, edge distressing, embossing paste, stickles, gesso, glitter, embossing powder, felt, etc....... So many possibilities here!!!!!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn!  We just heart them so! After all, they were the entire reason why this challenge was started! The winner will receive a stamp set of your choice!  And with the new release coming out on the 28th, this is a great time to win!

Welcoming back Val of ValbyDesign with her adorably cute Halloween card loaded with texture and goodness... Love that she paired with the Freshly Cut grass notecard.... Just fantastic! Thanks for being out guest designer this month, Val!

And now.... Let's check out the  projects from the DT to get your inspiration kick-started! They used so many different texture variables in their projects! Amazing! Some of the Design Team was lucky enough to receive a few items from the new release. Please note those items will be available for release on August 28th! Just around the corner! We can't wait for this release! It's amazing! If you missed it, head on over to this blog post. This is the first of 5 blog posts showcasing the new release.

Laurel (items available on 8/28)

Christy (items available on 8/28)

Lawnscaping Challenge #88: Texture anyone? Created by Jenn Shurkus |
Jenn (items available on 8/28)


Sending Love

PLEASE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!!! To play along and be qualified for the prize, you must do the following:

• Be a follower of Lawnscaping.
• Create a NEW PROJECT based on the challenge, link our challenge AND inspiration photo to your post and add your direct link to your post or online gallery to the Inlinkz below.
• You many combine a total of 3 challenges with your entry as long as the other challenges are not the same theme as ours. You may enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times!

• You have until Wednesday, August 27, 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! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winners: Back To School - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Hello, hello! Good morning! It's Christy here, posting the winners a day late. So sorry! I was sure we still had a week to go for this challenge. Man, does time fly! With the kids getting prepped for back-to-school this week, this challenge certainly was a timely one, wouldn't you say?

I did want to mention real quick, please make sure you are using our badge on your linked up blog posts! Our rules state that you must use our inspiration photo (badge) to be eligible to win and that has been our tie-breaker more than once lately. A full list of our challenge rules are listed on the sidebar.

Okay, let's get to it! Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring our winner with a $25 gift certificate to their store!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

Our Back To School Queen of the Green is:

We loved her super sweet star-shaped card!
Congrats, Kim! 
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize!

Moving on to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

And last but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

Congrats everyone! Please grab your badge from the tab above!
Big hugs to everyone who played along.
We'll see you Monday with a brand-new challenge!