Saturday, May 28, 2016

Winners: Sparkle It Up - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Hey friends! Christy here on this gorgeous Saturday morning. The temps here have been in the 80s and it looks like it's going to stay that way all weekend long. The perfect time to get in some yard work and come in for a little mid-day crafty session when the sun is at it's hottest. But before we get to that, let's get to our winners. So much glitz and glam on all the fabulous projects submitted for our Sparkle It Up Challenge! It really made them extra fun to look at.

We want to extend warm thanks to the lovely folks at Lawn Fawn for offering up a FREE stamp set for our Queen of the Green. With all the new releases that just hit the shop, I know that's going to make one lucky lady extremely happy! Let's find out who it is.

Our Sparkle It Up Queen of the Green is:

Doesn't this card look like it's been sprinkled with fairy dust?
Congratulations, Maria!
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Moving on to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

Aren't these cards just spectacular?

 And last but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

A big round of applause for all our winners! Please grab the winner's badge you earned from the tab up above and display it on your blog with pride! And big thanks to all who participated in our Sparkle It Up Challenge! We appreciate each one of you!

Monday is actually the 5th one this month, so we will be taking an extra week break, but we'll see  you right back here on June 6th with a brand-new challenge!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Hey everyone, Samantha here with a fun BBQ themed card. With summer just around the corner, I just had to create an outdoor grilling scene. The dachshund is the master of the grill and is happily sharing a hot dog with his friend. 

All of the stamped images are layered on top of tonal pattern paper. I wrapped "Peppermint Single Cord" around the top of the card and tied it into a bow for a final touch. 

Materials Used:
Critters at the Dog Park
Into the Woods Petite Paper Pack
Let's BBQ
Peppermint Single Cord
Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

It's You're Birthday, Bling It Up!

Hey friends! It's Christy here. Today is the last day of our Sparkle It Up Challenge and I wanted to give you one last push of inspiration to encourage you to enter while you still can! There are so many ways to add sparkle to your projects, from paper to foil, sequins to sprays, stickles to embossing!

For my card I featured Lawn Fawn's Year Six with a backdrop of coral and sea grass from Fantastic Friends and blinged it out using gold glitter paper, foil, and embossing. I colored my images with Copic markers and framed them up using two of the Stitched Circle Stackables dies to echo my polka dotted paper.

You still have until the end of the day to link up your own sparkly projects, so get crafting! The winner will receive a FREE stamp set of their choice from the lovely folks at Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Muggle!

Good morning! Roxanne here today with a card that will make all you Harry Potter fans out there swoon. I must admit, this project knocked off my own socks.

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOOVE Harry Potter. I'd turn my room into a Hogwarts dream if I could. No joke.

So I was sitting wondering what type of project I was going to make for my post this month and I grabbed the owl from the Lawn Fawn Winter Owl and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I mean, he's wearing a scarf, so that right there screams HP to me. I cannot be the only one ;)

Once I started coloring him, the idea to put him on a broom came to mind. Then it was like a domino effect and I came up with this...

I made him into Harry Potter playing Quidditch. I thought this is perfect to give to the Harry Potter fan in my life, or just keep for myself to display. Either way! 

For the background, I used Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass and Memento in Nautical Blue with craft sponges and I made this magical looking sky. 

I then took some yellow patterend paper I had and cut a skinny strip for the stand and then two dies to make the opening of the Quidditch goal. I glued that down to the sky scene. For the sentiment, I took the happy birthday from the Lawn Fawn Party Animal set and stacked them. Under that, I used Milo's ABC's for spelling out MUGGLE! I gave the Muggle a bit of a shadow with some white ink behind it. 

I used the broom from the Lawn Fawn Critters in Costume, colored in with my Spetrum Noir Alcohol Markers and fussy cut it out. I used trimmed down foam adhesive behind it to give it dimension. 
Then I colored in Harry. I used a fine tip marker to draw on the scar to give it that special touch! Harry sports his scar, so this is no different! I placed him on the broom with some more foam adhesive. 

For the stars, I used some small rhinestones I had to make it sparkle a bit and bring some more life to this card. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today as much as I enjoyed making it! Thanks for stopping by. 

  • Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC's
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Owl
  • Lawn Fawn Critters in Costume
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animal
  • Distress Ink: Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass
  • Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue
  • Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: GB1, GB5, DR7, TN1, TN3, TN5, TN8, EB4, EB8, OR2, CR8