Friday, October 30, 2015

Lawnscaping October Blog Hop - Orange!

Who doesn't love Friday's! This is Kim from the Lawnscaping FIT team and welcome to the October  Blog Hop - we are loving Orange this month! The wonderful sponsor for this hop is The Ink Road you could win a $25.00 gift certificate to this store!  All you need to do is leave a comment with a trackable e-mail on each stop on this hop!

You will have arrived here from the talented Kate's blog!

When I think of October and orange obviously Halloween comes to mind. I do not make Halloween cards nor do I regularly use orange much but I do make goodie bags and such for my nieces and nephews and well, orange for Halloween is standard.  Here is another example using a pillow box perhaps for the older kids that don't "do" Halloween any longer for a little trinket or gift card.

Paper is all Neena solar white both the 80lbs and 110lbs. I made my own web stencil from a full A2 size die and used a mix of Distress Inks for both the box and background on the shaker tag.  My stamps are from Monster Mash and Spooktacular by Lawn Fawn and the shaker is also from the new Lawn Fawn shaker add-on to Ready, Set, Snow.  A mix of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and off we go!

Here is the full blog hop list, if you find a broken link along the way just go back to the Lawnscaping Blog for the entire list!

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Suzanne!

*** Kim ***You are here! :)

Happy Halloween to you all! We don't "open-up" for Halloween as I have two big barking dogs lol! I do love it though, so instead Saturday night will be an old horror movie Marathon with my best friend because my husband is scared of old horror movies ha!

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Holiday craft time with Hero Arts!

I am just loving the 2015 Hero Arts Holiday collection. Hero Arts is the first stamp company I discovered when I began card making.  I love the refreshed Hero Arts look and stamps! I was so very excited to start playing!  This is from a Lia Griffith "tag set" but I really wanted to make a shaker card out of it! I just love the die and with glitter paper you don't need much else! I am submitting this one to the current Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge. Please scroll down to see product list.

Products used:
Hero Arts Merry and Bright Tag Set by Lia Griffith;
 Hero Arts Winter Wonders woodblock sentiment;
 Embossing folder also by Hero Arts with Sizzix
Mix of sequins and Wow Silver Sparkle Embossing powder

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #116 - Halloween!

Good morning and welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Too Cute to Spook is the theme this week and I have always loved Halloween! Although my husband and I do not really open-up for Halloween because I have two big dogs with big barks and they take their guard duties seriously! I find it too bad because as a kid we used to go all out and really enjoyed Halloween.  So what I do is make goodie bags for my nieces and nephews and here are two of many... lol.

Lawn Fawn Good Bag Die, 12x12 Let's Polka in the Dark papers, Booyah Stamps and Dies, Spooktacular Stamps and Dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle dies, an MFT spider web die and Lawn Trimmings Twine and Star dies. I coloured all of my images with my Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens and Bristol paper (by Strathmore)

LAWN FAWN is the wonderful Sponsor for this Challenge, Woot! You could win Lawn Fawn stamp set of your choice! You have until Wednesday, October 28 to enter the challenge!

Head on over the Facebook Inspiration page for more project inspiration!

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving!

Good morning! Kim from the Lawnscaping FIT team this morning sharing a fun and easy Thanksgiving project. It was Thanksgiving in Canada this past weekend and I always make nameplates for everyone as my husband and I collectively have a large family, this makes everything so much easier! My project would also work for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - Sentiments , which is open until tomorrow so you still have time to submit!

I die cut Kraft 4x4 squares and folded them in half, die cut the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Leaves also from Kraft. I used various colours of Distress Inks to colour the leaves. I then used Milo's ABCs for the "give" and the names on the black tags, I used the Scripty Thanks die and cut from black and orange cardstock and I used Gathered Twigs Distress on the orange and glued them offset so the black would allow for a shadow.  Once everything was glued I felt the Holiday Party Animal Pilgrim Hat would be a cute topper to the "h" in the thanks. I used older Lawn Trimmings in the Orange and Brown to attach the nametag!  Don't forget you still have time to submit to the current challenge sentiments the lucky winner of this challenge will receive a $25.00 gift card from the fabulous Ellen Hutson on-line store!

Thanks for taking the time and for more wonderful inspiration go to the Facebook inspiration page 


Monday, October 12, 2015

Mama Elephant's 3 Birthday!

Mama Elephant is one of my favourite stamp companies and it's their 3rd Birthday! In honour of this, the Mama Elephant Flickr Challenge this month is... yes, a birthday theme! I love the Freestyle Florals and I can never have enough Birthday themed cards so I opted to use that stamp set.

I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (my new obsession) on the Freestyle Florals. The sentiment is from Woodland Gifts.  A Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and the Stitched Oval and Rectangle are Lawn Fawn.  Finished it off with PPP sequins.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Simon Says Stamp - Flickr Challenge

A quick post today, I made this one for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Yellow, Black and White! I love the SSS exclusive dies especially the Kristina Werner handwritten sentiments.  I really like the way this one turned out!

Simon Says Stamp Partial Cut Flowers and Wishing dies.
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber
Mix of Sequins and Enamel Dots!

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #115 - Sentiments!

Happy Monday! How many of you enjoyed World Cardmaking Day over the weekend?! I sure took advantage, great way to justify sneaking away and just playing! 

Welcome to a new week and a new Lawnscaping Challenge - Sentiments! I love the Lawn Fawn scripty sentiment dies, so I decided to feature my new Congrats die and the Baaah Humbug set!

To colour the "ewe" or sheep and bow I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, I am obsessed with them! I cut the rectangle and ovals from the Lawn Fawn Stitched collections. Die cut the Congrats three times, black, lavender and white then glued slightly offset. I blended SSS Maliblue in the background I then stamped the "ewe" sentiment and glued everything together - background plaid from MFT.

The lucky winner of this challenge will receive a $25.00 gift card from the fabulous Ellen Hutson on-line store!

Thanks for taking the time for more wonderful inspiration go to the Facebook inspiration page 

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Avery Elle Think Pink!

Ok, so the theme this month at the Avery Elle AEIheartU is Think Pink! I love holiday cards using non-traditional colours and I have used pink a lot in the past for Christmas so what better way to showcase that colour!

Avery Elle Snow Much Fun stamps and dies, Snow Cap Elements dies. Zig Clean Colour Pens, Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, SSS Doll Pink Ink, SSS Grey cardstock.

Thanks so much for taking the time! Enjoy the day!

World Cardmaking day!

Well, I never need an excuse to escape to my happy place and make cards! But if there was a day to use it is today! I have been having fun this morning paying with my stash! Here is one featuring my favourite Tim Holtz bird from Bird Crazy or Crazy Birds as I affectionally refer to them! I picked up the accessories and dies this week so what better then a Christmas bird!

Bird Crazy and Crazy Things stamps and dies, Zig Clean Color pens, Sizzix and Tim Holtz dies - Holiday words and the Bird Crazy and Crazy things. Sizzix/Hero Arts snow embossing folder. Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle and oval dies. PPP sequins!

Thanks for taking the time! Happy World Cardmaking Day!