Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge - Gucci!

Snow Day! First storm to hit Montreal this winter and thankfully we are on vacation! Dogs are happy we played outside and will go back this afternoon. I am just happy that I can run to my office/studio to play! I haven't submitted to the Runway Inspired Challenge in a while thought this was the perfect day! Gucci is the inspiration for the challenge and my starting point was the text on the outfit, I embossed the background panel with a Cuttlebug folder.  I figured a New Years card would be fun to give my aesthetician that I see tomorrow as opposed to a too late Christmas card! Lol. By looking at the outfit, the silver shoes just spoke to me so I die cut the champagne flutes and one of the snowflakes out of silver glitter paper I then knew I had to add red and green elements for the dress and hat!

Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake and Cheers dies
Champagne flutes by Papertrey Ink
Avery Elle Holly die 
PPP sequins
Green and White Lawn Trimmings Twine.

Thanks so much for taking the time and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas with loved ones! Here is a last minute post, name plates for our group tonight. Made eight quickly enough, the My Favorite Things Elves are by far one of my 2015 fav's!

We are experiencing a strange weather pattern for December here in Montreal, 14 celsius! Can't say that I miss the snow or the cold...

Happy Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Lawnscaping Blog Hop - Evergreen

Good morning! This is Kim from the Lawnscaping FIT team and welcome to the December Blog Hop - we are loving Evergreen this month which is my favourite color! This is a bittersweet post as it is my last for Lawnscaping, but what a wonderful six months this has been! Big thanks to Laurel Beard and Chrissie Tobas and to the rest of the team!

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 from the talented Kate's blog.

My project is made from the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die with Neena Solar white. I made my own green plaid (check out the Laura Bassen tutorial on You Tube) using a mix of green inks and some gold. You can't see that much of it with the angle of the picture but it turned out so pretty! I die cut the Lawn Fawn Stitched snowflakes, the middle Stitched Circle Tag die (both out of Neena) and the Joy out of green shimmery cardstock. Put my gift card in (for my hubby ;)) and wrapped the bow, I used glue dots for the snowflakes and added my tag with Lawn Trimmings I topped it off with a few jingle bells.

Hop order, if you find any broken links along the way just go back to the Lawnscaping blog!

Kim *** you are here :) ***

You next stop on the hop is Suzanne's blog.

Have a very Merry Christmas and my best wishes for 2016!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Lawnscaping - Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to you all! This is my last by-monthly post for the Lawnscaping Challenges and well, a Christmas theme is fitting! The theme is this week is Merry Christmas, my favourite time of the year! We have no snow here in Montreal and a little tidbit - I love that fact! I could live without snow period! LOL. Makes it impossible to get around in this city! I wish each and every one of you the happiest of holidays! Enjoy each minute with loved ones, I know I will :)

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!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Simon Says Stamp

Happy Sunday, I can't believe how lucky we have been with weather lately! Record breaking warm temperatures for December in Montreal! I am going to take it while we have it! 

Over the American Thanksgiving weekend Simon Says Stamp held some wonderful sales and I went postal on the 30% day for the Simon Says Stamp brand! I have been playing with my new products for a couple of days here are a few cards that I have put together for family and friends.

I used the SSS Poinsettia die and Falling Snow 6 x 6 background stamp on this one. I die cut the poinsettia out of Schoolhouse Red cardstock and used a bit of Fired Brick distress ink on the petals. White embossed the snow and used the Christmas from the Happy Winter set. 

I love this Soft Snowfall die! I used Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Lucky Clover Distress inks with a mist of Perfect Pearls (I love this mix for the holidays), I die cut another white piece and inlayed them together used the same Christmas die from Happy Winter and some sequins!

This one is for my favourite aunt who is now placed as she is battling a form of Alzheimers. She loves red and I am hoping that it may brighten her room over the holidays. This is the SSS Christmas Tree die, I love that outside stitching! I thought this die would make a perfect shaker card so I made two with it. I embossed the background on the red one and I think I prefer it to the plain below.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Avery Elle Metallics!

I made this card for a little girl which some of you may have heard of on the news. She lives in New York State and lost her family in a fire. She asked that her Christmas tree be filled with cards, my heart is broken for her but her spirit amazes me! If any of you would like to send her a handmade card or any card here is the information for her:

P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306

I am in love with these polar bears from Avery Elle and it is all about metallics this month over at the AEIheartU Challenge.

I used a mix of pink, purple and blue distress inks for my background with a spray of perfect pearls. The mountains are from the Snow Cap Elle-ments and I used these fantastic polar bears from Polar Pals (also with matching dies) and the frame is from the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments set. I used acetate that is heat friendly and embossed the sentiment from the Snow Much Fun stamp set also by Avery Elle. A mix of silver and purple sequins then I topped it off with a purple twine bow.

Thanks for taking the time and please consider sending this wonderful child some holiday love with a card!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lawnscaping Tags!

Happy Tuesday Lawnscapers! Kim with you this morning and this is my last post as a FIT Team member, I can't believe how fast these six months have gone by! I have had such fun participating with a wonderful group of ladies! A big thanks goes to Laurel and Chrissie, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute!  For my post, I thought that another tag project would be appropriate to go along with the current challenge and I, probably, like most of you am producing tags like crazy for Christmas.

I am currently obsessed with the Stitched Circle Tag Die, it is just perfect in my opinion! I finally broke down and purchased the Snowy Backdrop die and I used that with a mix of green distress inks and sprayed it with Perfect Pearls, I love the way it turned out! I cut six white pieces from Neena Solar White for the background and the back pieces for my message. I then cut two more for the snow from the same tag and used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snow Borders.  I then used the Alpaca from Winter Alpaca, the bunnies from Snow Day and that bunny on a sled is Winter Bunny. Coloured them with Copics and used my White Jellyroller for added detail. Finished them of with Lawn Trimmings!

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!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge - Tag it!

Happy Monday! I am starting to get very excited for the Christmas break! My day job has been unbelievably busy these last few months, it is actually the reason I began this wonderful hobby... To de-stress! The new Lawnscaping challenge is fitting as I am knee deep in making my own holiday tags! I had such fun making these, the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tag Die is simply perfect for mass production! Add a few critters and bam you have a winner! 

I used a few sets of Lawn Fawn stamps for these four tags, Toboggan Together, Winter Alpaca and the Owl is from Critters in the Arctic. I started out thinking I would make shaker tags out of these and die cut my circles out of metallic papers (that I love for the holidays). I also used another Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle to cut out the middle of the tag. As I started putting the tags together, I really felt they did not need to be shaker tags. I cut some vellum with the same smaller Lawn Fawn circle die embossed some snow with an embossing folder. The background is Neena Solar white, I then stamped multiple trees from the Toboggan together set and placed them both in front and behind the vellum. Coloured my Critters with Copics and put them all together including a white backing piece to write my message. To finish them off, I used a variety of Lawn Trimmings twine to tie to packages!

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!