Monday, February 8, 2016

You Brighten My Life

Good morning!  Jess here today with a lot of sparkles!  I just received a new wink of stella clear glitter brush marker in the mail and I was excited to use it!  I used my last one until it literally had no glitter left and I had forgotten just how sparkly a new marker would be!
I started off by die-cutting the Puffy Cloud Borders using white cardstock, silver glitter cardstock, and vellum.  I also used the Rainbow die to die-cut colored cardstock and then heavily applied clear wink of stella glitter all over the rainbow.  It's so sparkly it practically blinds you when it catches the light!

I stamped the sentiment from Life is Good onto one of the cloud layers and embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I adhered the starry patterned paper from the Pint-Sized Patterns: Beachside collection to an A2 card base and then arranged the clouds and rainbow over the background.  I used foam mounting tape for some of the pieces to give the scene a little dimension.  Finally I adhered a stitched frame around the edge of the card to cover up some of the uneven edges!

The current Lawnscaping Challenge is Sending Love, using hearts or love sentiments on your projects, and I created this card with the challenge in mind!  I hope this inspires you to play along with the challenge!  Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous Monday!


Friday, February 5, 2016

Diecuts - foiled!

Samantha M here today, and I'm sharing a super sweet and fun card!
I made this card with the current challenge theme in mind: Love and Hearts! awwww!!

I colored that ADORABLE little light bulb from Turn Me On with copics and then fussy cut him out and popped him up!
I due cut the sentiment from the Scripty Love Die about 4 times. For the top layer, I new I wanted to have part of it foiled in that pretty gold! I used my Minc Toner Pen and colored on a piece of white cardstock. Then I ran it through my laminator and lined up the die and cut it from the (freshly!) foiled paper !

I LOVE how that foil looks! For the background, I simply used some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and watercolored it on the background. Once it was dry, I added a little bit of embossing paste through a polka dotted stencil and adhered everything on!

I hope this card got you inspired to play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge!
Thanks again for joining me!
~Samantha M

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge: Sending Love sponsored by Ellen Hutson

Welcome to the next Lawnscaping challenge. We love you and that is what this challenge is all about!

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, here's a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson is sponsoring our first challenge of each month. The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you, Ellen!

And now.... For some DT Inspiration for you! If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs with all of the juicy details on the projects!

PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, February 10th, 2015 to submit your entries!

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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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

Good morning, everyone! Christy here. Are you staying warm in spite of the snow? Or maybe you're lucky enough not to have any in your neck of the woods? Wherever you are, why not grab a nice cup of coffee or cocoa and snuggle up while we announce the winners of our Watercoloring Challenge. 

I have to say, this was my favorite challenge so far, because I LOVE watercoloring and it was so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of the challenge. We had so many gorgeous cards entered, it was truly a feast for the eyes. But we had to narrow it down, so narrow it down we did.

Special thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring our challenge with a FREE stamp set of the winners choice! With the new release just weeks away, that is going to make one lucky lady very happy! Let's find out who she is.

Our Watercoloring Queen of the Green is:

It wasn't luck at all, but for sheer talent that her card was chosen!
Just look at all those gorgeous layers! Just stunning, Yuki!

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

Moving on to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

So much incredible detail on these ladies cards, don't you think?

 And last, but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

Congrats to all our winners! Please grab your winner's badge from the tab above and display it on your blog with pride. You earned it!

A big thanks to everyone who played along! We'll see you right back here on Monday with a brand-new challenge!