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! :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Winners: Summer Color Combo - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Good morning! It's Christy here, and this morning I had to tiptoe over four sleeping boys into the quiet of the living room to draft this post. My boys had a sleepover last night and any moment their eyelids will flutter, arms will stretch and tummies will rumble. ;) I'll be firing up the griddle with sizzling bacon and cinnamon french toast… can you smell it? Mmm… But for now, I'm just enjoying the peace and quiet with the back door open to the breeze and birdsong and a mocha steaming beside me. The perfect backdrop to announce the winners of our Summer Color Combo Challenge, don't you think?

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So here we go. Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring our challenge with a $25 gift certificate to out Queen of the Green.

And our Summer Color Combo Queen of the Green is:

The beautiful coloring, the layering, and the clever use 
of our color combo stole our hearts on this one!

Congrats, Kim!
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

 On to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

Each one of these was so different and so cool!

 And last, but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

Wonderful cards, ladies! Please grab your badge from the tab above and display them on your blogs with pride! You earned them! Huge thanks to everyone who played along. We'll be back Monday morning with a brand-new challenge -- one I think you're going to LOVE! See you then!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

spotted and hearted - july

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, is this incredible 4th of July card! i LOOOOOVE the kraft background! and the fireworks and ricket stamped tone on tone, make it look just so AWESOME! usually i'm all - "fireworks need glitter!!" but this card just proves that wrong! the happy 4th stamp set really shines here! and i just LOVE this!! and the blue heart with the words...striking! 

wow! check out this box card!!! it all folds flat to mail, but then pops up like a party in an envelope when you open it! INCREDIBLE!! i LOOOOOOVE the sparkly sunray, and this beach scene is not only colored amazingly, but is SO FUN!!! i want to party on that beach! lol! life is good makes this box card look amazing! so stunning!

next up, is this awesome chalkboard style card!! i LOOOOOOOVE the sentiment, first of all! LOVE it!! and not only that, i LOVE the mis-matched fonts used to create this grafifti-like card!! so cool!! and the rainbow 'happy' cut from quinn's abc's dies ROCK!! and i LOVE that the clouds are little 'whiter', just wow! such a cool card!!!

alright, i'm just going to need a second to recover from this STUNNING card...seriously folks - is this beautiful?! i LOOOOVE the cut out clouds and those star sequins behind with pink rain?!!? SOOOOO awesome! it makes me want to RUN out and buy the stitched journaling card and ink up hello baby right now! this is so amazing! wow!

and to round out this amazing sample of cards, this super cool, super FUN and super clever card! i LOVE how happy 4th was used with you've got mail! they work SO well together! and again - no need for blingy fireworks! my mind is blown people! :D i LOOOOOVE the distressing on the envelopes and mail box! flawless!! such an awesome card! 

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, July 15, 2014

Layered Die-Cutting + Video Tutorial


It's Tracy here with a card and video tutorial for you today!  I love the look of layered die-cuts, so I thought I would try it myself.  I wanted it to be the focus of the card, so I kept it simple with the Scripty Thanks die and one small stamped image.  I also used the color palette of the current challenge, so make sure to make your own card and enter it for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Watch here || Watch on Youtube

Fun and easy, right?  I love this color palette... it is so summery!
I die cut the "thanks" sentiment 6 times, 2 of each color.  I then glued each of them together with a liquid adhesive.

The bird is from the S'more Love stamp set and colored in with Copic markers.  I adhered it to the card using 3D foam squares.

You can see the dimension in the layered die-cut piece here.

Thank you so much for joining me here today!