Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spotted and Hearted - May

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 t-shirt cannons, cheering and confetti!!)
i have some amazing projects to feature today! so let's get to it, shall we?

This super sweet scene is just SO cute!! I fell in love with it as SOON as I saw it! i LOVE the sky! Those sequin stars really add to the fun whimsical feel! And of course, the little squirrel and bear from Love You S'More are ADORABLE! That sentiment is from the Critters in the Forest set, and it works SO well here!! Perfection!! 

And speaking of Critters in the Forest - hello adorable fox!! Did you guys see this incredible coloring?! LOOOOOOVE!! And the background with the stars soft, beautiful watercoloring...swoon! I LOVE this!! So awesome!

Oh my goodness!! These cute little cacti from Stuck on You are SO lovely!! I just LOOOOVE that they're stamped on that Kraft paper! The green and white really pops!! Such an adorable set of cute little cards! 

This card is AMAZING!! It's a shaker! I love that idea!! And there are at least 2 different shaker areas on the card - impressive!! I usually struggle with 1! ha! The little critters from Bugs and Kisses are colored so adorably! I LOVE the little white accents on the cheeks and the FUN sentiment to go along with the empty mason jar!! SO clever!

Oh, I just really LOVE this card! I think the shading and coloring on the little cat image is PERFECT! Wow! And the maroon and gold and black frames...this could literally be hung on a wall! I love it that much!! So sweet!! Lucky Charm is quickly becoming one of my favorite new sets! 

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, May 19, 2015

Watercolor Wheelie Like You

Hey there!  Audrey here with a fun card to share with you!  I am still loving the watercolor trend and I hope it never goes out of style!  I seem to be reaching for my watercolors on every other project!

I started off with a piece Let's Polka Mon Amie 6x6 patterned paper and I die cut it with the largest of the Small Stitched Rectangles.  Then I angled a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper, and trimmed around the edges so that it lined up with the edge of the rectangle.  I watercolored in shades of pink and coral using Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks (LOVE this combo), and then stamped, colored and diecut the adorable little hamster and wheel from the Wheelie Like You stamp set. To ground the little scene, I used the banner from the Stitched Journaling Card die set and stamped the sentiment below the banner.  I popped the banner, wheel and hamster up on foam tape, and then after I adhered the patterned paper to a card base, I popped the finished panel up with foam tape.

I Wheelie Like You

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: Try a NEW technique sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello there! Laurel here and I welcome you to another Lawnscaping challenge! This week's challenge is all about trying something new! Now don't be scared. It can be something simple or as advanced as you like. What I mean by new is a technique that you have seen but haven't tried yet! Some of the new techniques the designers here tried are: bokeh background, white/white, coloring on glitter, no line watercoloring, gelatos.... See? Some of the designers tried a new product and that's the same thing as trying a new technique! Because you've got to use the product, right??!? See? This can be so much fun!

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! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! YOU ROCK!

Before I get to the design team projects, please join me in welcoming back our May guest designer, Sheri Gilson of Paper Crafty's Creations! Her technique was to create a project with white on white die cuts with a pop of color! How cute is this!  And love how she created the "rope" on the anchor! Thanks so much for joining us this month Sheri!

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!

(coloring over glitter with VIDEO)

(no line watercoloring)

(inlaid diecutting)

(using markers as watercolors)

 (sealing in glitter with glossy accents watercolored panel)

(watercolor pencils)

Stuck on You
(coloring with Gelatos)

(stamping with foam cut die cuts)

(outline watercoloring)

(bokeh background)

(hand lettering)

(Non traditional embellishments and embossing on vellum)
Samantha C.

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

• You have until Wednesday, May 27th 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!

Link up your projects below:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lawnscaping June Blog Hop SIGN UPS

Hello everyone! Laurel here!  It's been too long since we hosted our last blog hop so today is the day to change that! Below is the sign up, courtesy of Inlinkz. 40 spots are available and the link up will close once all the spots have been filled.

Some things you need to know before signing up:

  • The blog hop will be June 26th-June 28th. Your post must be scheduled to go live on June 26th and must remain as the top post on your blogthroughout the entire duration of the hop. If you have other posts that need to be published during this time, they must go below this post.
  • Lawn Fawn product must be used
  • Word verification must be turned off
  • The theme must be represented in our project
  • The hop is sponsored and one or two randomly chosen hop participants will receive a prize. The rest of the prizes go to the commenters on your blog posts.
Ahh, the theme! Yes, you need to know....

If this doable to you, please go ahead and sign up below and more information will be emailed to you. Please ensure your email and blog information are correct when signing up!!!!

That's about it!!! Happy sign up!!!!