Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #40

Good morning everyone! I hope that everyone is having a good week so far. I'm very excited because after work today, my co-workers are taking me out to dinner! Since my husband and I are moving soon, my co-workers wanted to give me a going away dinner. They're all so sweet!

I have another card to share with you for the current Lawnscaping Challenge!

The challenge was to create your own patterned paper with stamps. Here is my card:

 I used the two birthday hats from Lawn Fawn's "Hats Off to You" stamp set, along with the hearts, stars, and candle stamps from "Bake Me a Cake." I stamped the images all over white card stock and colored the images with markers. I knew I wanted to use black stickers to spell "Happy Birthday," but I didn't want the background to overwhelm the card too much, so I used my Sew Easy tool (it was sew easy to use!) and attached a piece of vellum to the front! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Tuesday! :)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Happy Monday everyone! I hope that you all have a great weekend! I was able to attend a friend's wedding this weekend and it was wonderful! She looked amazing, the rain held off, and everything went smoothly. They even had an ice cream truck show up at the reception!! Yum!

I have a card to share with you for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - to make your own patterned paper with stamps!

I dug through my stamp collection and picked out a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamps to use for my patterned paper. Here it is!

The pink and orange strips use the heart and star stamps from "Bake Me a Cake" and "Plus One". The green strip is the dashed line from "Bon Voyage" and one of the straight lines from "Bake Me a Cake." The blue (which is a little bit hard to see) has a wavy line that is from "Gnome Sweet Gnome." And the purple strip has the swirly stamp from "Bake Me a Cake." Then I stamped some stars on yellow card stock, the "hb2u" on white paper, cut them out, added some glittered, and adhered them to the card!

That was a lot of fun to create patterned paper! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Monday! :)

P.S. I am also entering this card into the Young Crafters Unite Challenge! Check out the amazing cards over there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

It's a Girl!

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a good Monday! My has been productive and fun! I am currently baking dozens and dozens of peanut butter cookies for an outreach that my church is having on Wednesday! Yummy!

I have another card to share with you for the current Lawnscaping Challenge!

This is similar to a card that I've created before, but I like this one better..

This one is one layer and is colored with colored pencils. I also used a masking technique again (I really like masking!)  And of course, I added some cute small hearts around the image. :)

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #39

Good evening everyone! I'm taking a break from packing our belongs to post a card that I made this week! This card is for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - one layer! (You should definitely check it out! There are some amazing cards!!)

This was a challenge because I really like to make things pop with foam tape. But, I managed to create a card for this challenge:

This was my first attempt with a masking technique and I think it worked pretty well. I think the fence and grass are so cute! I tried to give the chick and sheep some extra white around the edges to help them stand out a little bit. Everything is colored with colored pencils (which maybe why the colors didn't pop very much in the photo).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Design Tags Part 2

Good evening! I'm back again with more tags that I have created along with Britta's Design Class! 

 We have been learning some great topics and I'm having a lot of fun with this class. Here are my next two tags:

Well, that's all for now. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some cards to share with you! Have a good Friday!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Design Class Tags

Hi everyone! We're back from vacation and we had a wonderful time! Everything was great except for the long car ride. It was exhausting, and I didn't even drive!

I don't have a card to share to day, but I do have a little inspiration booklet that I have been making along with Britta's Design Class! This is the first class that I've ever been involved in, and I'm having so much fun! I'm so thankful to be a part of this class!

The class is all about design principles, and I have been learning so much! The lines, colors, shapes, textures, etc., all play into the emotion that your work of art conveys. Britta is doing a great job at teaching us some interesting ideas that I've never thought of before.

Anyways, Britta provided a project that will serve as inspiration for the future. Here is the first part of my tag booklet, the cover!

And this is the first page of notes in my booklet!

Well, that is all for now! I need to start working on my next page of notes! Thanks for stopping by! It's almost the weekend!!