Monday, February 17, 2014

Lawnscaping #76 - Dust 'Em Off

Happy President's Day! Do you get the enjoy the day off from work? I hope so! Hopefully you're also not drowning in snow from this weekend! (I'm so ready for spring!)

It's time again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge! The challenge this week is to create a card with a product that may have been overlooked and collecting dust in the corner.

I decided to "dust off" some of my Lawn Fawn dies to create this card:

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Blue Skies" stamp and die, "Home Sweet Home" stamp and die, "Good Fortune," "Bon Voyage," and some patterned paper from Into the Woods petite paper pack. Lawn Fawn is also coming out with a die set to complement the "Bon Voyage" stamp set, so this card would be so easy to make with all of the dies!

The hot air balloons and the banner are attached with foam tape to give them some dimension. I also added some glitter to the edges of the clouds and on the hearts on the hot air balloons. You can't have a card without glitter! :)

This week's challenge is sponsored by Lawn Fawn, so the winner will receive a stamp set of their choice! And they have some great stamp sets that they just released!

Thanks for coming by! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Whale You be Mine?

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope that you have something special planned today with the ones that you love! We are taking a trip to visit my family and to let the extended family meet the baby! We're going to have such a fun weekend with family! :)

I have one last Valentine's Day card to share with you this year! Here is another animal pun card! :)

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Critters in the Sea," "Riley's ABCs," paper from the Let's Polka petite paper pack, and sequins from the Let's Polka Mixed Sequins pack. I have to give credit to Yainea because she had the cute idea to add hearts to the spouting water! :)

Well, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bee my Valentine!

Hello everyone! I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you today! Nothing is cuter on a Valentine's Day card than an animal pun! :)

This card features so many Lawn Fawn stamps! It includes "Cole's ABCs" die, "Hello Sunshine," "Good Fortune" (for the will), "Happy Everything" (for the valentine), "My Silly Valentine" (for the you) , "Milo's ABCs" (for the question mark), and "Critters in Costume" (for the my). Whew! The bees and hearts are paper pieced and they feature one of Lawn Fawn's newest paper pack, "Hello Sunshine!"

Also, Lawn Fawn's inspiration week starts on February 13th (tomorrow!!), so don't forget to check out their blog for a chance to win some of their newest products! They are all so cute, I promise! :)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a great day! :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love is in the Air

Happy weekend, everyone! Whew, it's finally here! Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? We will be having dinner with some friends and also working on our bathroom remodel! We are hoping to have the tile floor installed this weekend! Yay! Other than that, just relaxing!

I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you! This is the card that I will be giving my husband this year. :)

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Cole's ABCs" die, "Milo's ABCs" stamp set, and "Blue Skies" stamp and die. The "love" letters, hot air balloons, and banners are all attached with foam tape, so there is a lot of dimension on this card! I really like it! 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a good weekend! I can't wait to watch some of the Olympics! :)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Love Birds

 Good morning! Did you get any snow this week? We just had a snow storm last night that left us with about 5 or 6 inches of snow and then some freezing rain on top of that! Yuck! However, since my husband is a teacher, he was able to stay home with me and our little girl, so that was a lot of fun!

 I have a few Valentine's Day cards to share with you this week and next. The first one features some new Lawn Fawn stamps!!

 This card features Lawn Fawn's "Cole's ABCs" die and one of their new stamp sets - "Hello Sunshine." I really like the lines that are included in the set to make telephone wires! I used masking to get the sun peaking out behind the clouds and I added stickles to make the sun sparkle. The birds and hearts are both paper pieced and attached with foam tape. The sentiment was cute from glitter paper so that it sparkles, too!

 I hope you like it! I'm excited to use the sun and clouds in some other cute scenes! :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lawnscaping #75 - Dots and Hearts

Hello everyone! I'm back again! I took a little bit of "time off" from crafting to adjust to my new role as a mother!! Claire Rebekah was born on December 10th and it has been so much fun (as well as so tiring!) getting to know her and watch her grow. Everyone always says that babies grow so fast, and it's so true! I can't believe how much she has grown in her first 8 weeks! I will share some pictures with you all soon! :)

Since naps are becoming more consistent, I was finally able to create a card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - Dots and Hearts!

 My first thought was to create a Valentine's Day card, so here is what I created:

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Quinn's ABCs" stamp and die, "Good Fortune" stamp and die, "Blue Skies," "Home Sweet Home," and "Peace Love and Joy" mixed sequins. Some of the letters even have some polka dots to match the current challenge!

I hope that you're able to play along, too! The winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!
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Thanks so much for stopping by! You'll be seeing more cards from me soon! :)