Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenges - BLOG HOP!

I am so very excited to be part of the Lawnscaping + Caffeine = Happiness Blog Hop! Welcome to my blog you should have arrived here from Amy's blog.

Here is the entire list of the blogs on the Hop If you encounter a broken link please do not report it in the comments, e-mail Laurel directly at: laurel beard at me dot com:


What an appropriate theme for me, coffee is my go-to drink and it does equal happiness in my little world! I ended up making three projects featuring Lawn Fawn's Love you a Latte set for this hop keep scrolling to see them.

There are so many wonderful sponsors for this blog hop:  Lawn FawnEllen HutsonThe Ink Road, Crafters CompanionSpectrum NoirThe Alley Way StampsNewtons NookFaber Castell, and Right at Home

Don't forget to leave an original comment on each stop on this hop to qualify for one of the wonderful prizes! And your comments must be made before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard time on June 28 to qualify.

So now for my projects:

Got Coffee? What's better then coffee and rainbows! Aside from the Love you a Latte Set I also used Lawn Fawn's Voilet's ABCs, one of my favourite letter sets the slim scale makes them easy to use on projects.  I Copic coloured the coffee cups and piled them high! For my rectangle I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles by cutting half of the paper first then readjusting to cut the second side to make a longer card. I also added, of course, PPP sequins.

This one will more than likely go to one of my nieces or nephews, yes I am a bad auntie and I introduced them to Starbucks! I made a shaker for this one with a mix of PPP sequins. I used the Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie 6 x 6 for the background and some SSS mint cardstock for the frame. The ombre ink is Hero Arts Mint to Green.

The last one is a gift card holder, I often give Starbucks or Tim Horton's gift cards to friends. Can never have enough of those! Mimicked a Starbucks cup and tried to make a more masculine card. I used the coffee bean from the Love you a Latte set for the green background added some Lawn Fawn die cut hearts, Lawn Trimmings in green and sequins.

Thank you so much for taking the time to join me for the Hop today, I really enjoyed making these projects. Your next stop on this hop is Monica M.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lawn Fun for fun

The stars and stripes theme at Lawnscaping inspired me to play with my new So Jelly set. Love these Lawn Fun small sets and I have become obsessed with these square cards! Today is a holiday in Quebec so spending the morning in my favourite space my studio :)

Used So Jelly and some Copic colouring. MFT square diagonal dies. Lawn Fawn Wave border dies and the Puffy Cloud dies. PPP stars.

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lawnscaping with some stars!

The challenge this week at Lawnscaping is Stars and Stripes, I used the Critters Ever After set that I actually just bought a few weeks ago .  I love that unicorn! And What is a unicorn without stars!!!

It is a shaker card with a rainbow of sequins from PPP.
Cloud dies Lawn Fawn
Critters Ever After
MFT Square diagonal dies
Mix of Zing coloured embossing powders

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Casual Friday's - CFC140

I love this flower stamp set from Casual Friday's Stamps I thought it would be perfect for the this months theme at Casual Friday's Michele's idea of summer. The challenge is to use white, tan and one other colour.

MFT Hybrid Ink in Kraft
PPP sequins
MFT square diagonal dies

Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

J. Crew Runway!

I really enjoy playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge, I find that the inspiration photos always make me think outside the box. For this one, I mixed a watercolour background with a custom glitter mix for the die cut sentiment. The sequin dress was my starting inspiration and the blue shirt inspired the background!

I used Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink for the background and splats of black soot
Mama Elephant die and accompanying sentiments
PPP sequins
MFT square diagonal dies

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mama Elephant - CAS

I received happy mail on Friday, my Mama Elephant Playful Pups! I had to get them out over the weekend and play!  The current Mama Elephant Flickr Challenge is CAS or clean and simple.  I paired the playful pups stamp set with MFT square in and out diagonal dies.

Love that little guy! I used Hero Arts Lime Green ink for the paws and half the sentiment
Versa fine black for the missing you and Copics for the Dog and Ball

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My Favourite Things - Die-Namics

I had such a nice day in my studio, I love quiet Sundays! So I decided to make this card and submit it to the MFT colour challenge.  All MFT dies, I coloured the flowers with Copics. I have also been obsessed with the diagonal square inside and out stitched square dies.  I have been using them with everything! Great investment!

Also used MFT sunflower dies and again diagonal inside and out square dies.
Sentiment is from MFT Birthday Greetings
PPP sequins

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Critters Photo Bomb!

So if you are a Lawn Fawn fan you would probably agree that their Critters line rocks! The challenge at Lawnscaping is Calling all Critters. I decided to attempt a critters photo bomb with some of my favourites (mostly dogs of course).  I had such fun making this one!

Products used:

Lawn Fawn Critters in the 'Burbs and Critters at the Dog Park and Violet's ABC's
Lawn Fawn Polaroid die cut and Stiched rectangle
Washi tape and PPP sequins
All coloured with Copics

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, June 5, 2015


The challenge theme at AEIheartu this month is rainbows! I had a lot of fun with this one, I used the Balloon dies from Avery Elle  (they go with the Balloons stamp set) and coloured them with Copics.  The sentiment is Avery Elle's Celebrate.  I also added a sprinkling of PPP sequins.

Thanks so much for taking the time!