Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Edited: Thank you for everyone who left a comment for the giveaway! The random winner is Mary-Anne V!! I will contact you shortly so that I can mail out your goodies! :)

Good morning everyone! I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend. Yesterday, we woke up to find a bunch of snow on the ground! Yuck! I like snow, but it just feels too early!

Since this week is Thanksgiving, I wanted to do something special for everyone who follows my blog. I am so thankful for all of the friends I have made through card making, so I wanted to say thank you by hosting a little giveaway! I have a box packed full of stamp sets and a bunch of embellishments! 

All you have to do is leave a comment by Friday, November 29th saying what you are thankful for this year, and I will choose a random winner next weekend!

 I also can't say thank you without including a cute card! This card was made a long time ago, but I think it's just so cute! It features Lawn Fawn's "Critters on the Farm," "Gnome Sweet Gnome," and "Smitty's ABCs" stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment by Friday, November 29th!

*Even though I am thankful for all of my crafty friends, this giveaway is unfortunately only open to U.S. residents. :(

Friday, November 22, 2013

More exciting news...

Hi everyone! I'm so glad that it's finally Friday! This week has felt so busy and I'm glad that the weekend is almost here! :)

I have a really fun project to share with you today! In my last post I shared that my husband and I recently purchased a house, but we also have more exciting news to share. A few months ago my husband and I hosted a little party for our families to let them know that we are expecting a baby!! We are super excited! Here is the cake that I made for the party:

I used Lawn Fawn's "Plus One" stamp set and "Quinn's ABCs" die to make the banner for the top of the cake. The letters are attached to a thin thread and tied to toothpicks before they were put in the cake. And the storks are both glued to a toothpick!

I used food coloring to color the inside of a white cake mix so that when we cut the cake it revealed the gender of the baby! And when we cut the cake, it revealed that....

... we are having a girl!! She is due December 5th (but I'm praying that she comes earlier!). We thank God everyday for our little girl that we're going to meet soon! I can't wait for her to get here! :)

I hope that you enjoyed the cake decorations! They were so much fun to make and I'm so excited to share our big news with you! I'll let you know when she gets here! Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lawnscaping #70 - Polka Dots!

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a good weekend! My husband and I enjoyed a visit from my family, ate a delicious Thanksgiving dinner (yes, a little bit early, but still so good!), and showed our families the house that we recently purchased! We are super excited and we can't wait to move in! I'm sure there will be a lot of before and after pictures! :)

Since today is the second Monday of the month, that means there is a new Lawnscaping Challenge!! Yay!

 The challenge is to create a project with polka dots. I decided to pull out as much polka dotted paper that I could find, and I created this:

 This card features Lawn Fawn's "Year Two" and "Good Fortune" stamp sets. This was pretty easy to create, but it took a little bit of time with all of those presents! I also wish I would have lined the presents a little bit straighter, but I still like it. I finished off the card by adding some white pearl accents to some of the gifts!

Don't forget to play along because the winner of this week's challenge will receive a free stamp set by Lawn Fawn!! Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you create! :)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lawnscaping #69 - Sentiment

Hello everyone! Yep, it's that time again - another Lawnscaping Challenge! Yay! :) The challenge is to create a project where the sentiment really stands out!

Here is the card that I created for this challenge:

I can't take credit for this idea though! When I was looking for inspiration for the last challenge, I found this super cute Christmas decoration that I knew would be perfect for this challenge. You can see the image here!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Riley's ABCs" (which I think is my new favorite alpha stamp set!) and "Trim the Tree" stamp sets. I stamped a smaller star inside the star on the tree and added some stickles. Since I didn't have a stamp that would work inside of the tree base, I just colored a square with a pink colored pencil and then added stickles.

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This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to their store! Who doesn't like shopping!? :)

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all of your sweet comments! They always brighten my day! :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Bee Day!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope that you're enjoying your Saturday! I had to work this morning, but since there was a home football game it was nice and quiet. And the rest of my Saturday will be spent doing various projects around the house!

I have a quick card to share with you that I made awhile ago for a friend's birthday!

This card features Lawn Fawn's "Critters in Costume," "Gnome Sweet Gnome," and "Milo's ABCs" stamp sets. I had to mirror stamp the one bee to make him face the bear bee. I finished the card off by adding black stickles to bee stripes!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have a nice weekend! :)