Friday, April 24, 2015

FIT April blog hop .... It's all about PINK!!!

Hi Lawnscapers!! :)   It's Lenny from the FIT here with you!! Today is the last Friday of the month! And, yes, that means "blog hop time"!!  Are you ready for another FAB and FUN FIT blog hop???

This month we're inspired by the color  "PINK". 



I already saw all the cards... and they are FANTASTIC!! My teamies rocked this blog hop again!!  There was a Lawn Fawn set that was very popular ... :) :) 

Can you guess which one???

It's the "Baked with love" stamp set!! Totally understandable, don't you think??
This is such a fun and adorable set. Perfect for lots of occasions!

The Ink Road is sponsoring this month's blog hop again! yay!!  Be sure to check out the shop: click HERE and the blog click: HERE!! The winner of the FIT Team hop will receive a gift certificate to her adorable store!

Winners of the monthly blog hops will be notified by e-mail ... so, don't forget to include your e-mail address somewhere so that we can reach you!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I'm So Thankful for You!

Good morning! Roxanne here today to show you a colorful project that I created for a Mother's Day card. I'll be making a few more for those special women in my life.

I love using bright colored images with black. It really makes your bright images pop off the page or card.

I chose a simple white base for my card. I always use a folded 4.25x5.5 card. It fits perfectly into an A2 envelope. You can get fun colored envelopes if you'd like, too! Adds a fun touch to someone's mailbox :)

I used a 4x5.25 piece of shimmering cardstock (Crafter's Companion, Silver Starlight) and a dotted stencil (Heidi Swapp) with some embossing paste (Dreamweaver Stencils, Embossing Paste). This was my first time using it and I'm definitely using this more often! It was really quite easy and fun, just took a little time to dry. After it was dry, I rubbed on some Versamagic ink in Thatched Straw just in one section. I love the look of this in person!

For the focal point, I used the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It dies to cut out the tag and hole. For the tag, I used Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress with various images from the Lawn Fawn Flutter By. I just am loving the chalkboard look lately. The hole for the tag was cut out on the yellow striped paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack. Little touches make an impact I think.

The butterfly, rose, and leaves were stamped onto white cardstock with Memento in Tuxedo Black. I then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. I used the paper stumps and blending solution to blend my coloring. I cut them out leaving a slight white border. Using foam adhesive, I glued them to the tag I created. I love the punch of color!! The cord at the top of the tag is a little piece of cord from Lawn Fawn's Lawn Trimmings, Pink Lemonade. It matched the pink in the rose I colored.

The sentiment blocks were stamped on white cardstock with Memento in Tuxedo Black and I simply cut around them in a rectangle shape. These are from the Lawn Fawn Happy Feast set.

I used foam adhesive to glue down the tag and sentiment blocks to the embossed piece. There you go!  A beautiful Mother's Day card. I hope you're inspired to create some beautiful, and simple, cards for those special women in your life for Mother's Day :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: SKETCH Inspired sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Happy Monday folks!!!! It Laurel Beard here today bringing you the next Lawnscaping Challenge! We thought we would create a fun sketch for you all to use as your inspiration today. You can interpret it any way you'd like. Flip is sideways, switch up the shapes.... Totally up to you! :) That's the beauty about this craft! Inspiration can be seen in many different ways and we can't wait to see yours!

Today's challenge is sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! These folks just rock and they have offered the winner a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamps to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them all! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! YOU ROCK!

Please welcome back our April Guest Designer, Emily Leiphart! Look at this amazing treat bag she created based off the sketch! See? You don't have to make just cards!!!

And now.... For some DT Inspiration for you! If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs with all of the juicy details on the projects!


PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, April 29th  to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Good morning, crafty peeps! It's Christy here on this lovely spring Saturday to announce the winners of our Dimension Challenge! I have to tell you, this was one of my personal favorites, because I LOVE incorporating dimension on my cards, and I so enjoyed seeing everyone's take on it. There are so many ways to create depth on a card, and I think you guys explored them all!

Huge thanks to the lovely Ellen Hutson, LLC for generously sponsoring our challenge with a $25 gift certificate to her amazing shop! Some lady is going to be quite lucky today!

Let's find out who that is.

Our Dimension Queen of the Green is:

The layers, the shading, the details... all add up to lots of dimension!
Congrats, Francesca!
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Moving on to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

Such gorgeous projects, ladies!

And last but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

You all did incredible! 
Please grab your badge from the tab above and display it on your blog with pride. 
You earned it!

Huge thanks to everyone who played along. We loved your cards! 
We'll see you right back here on Monday with a brand-new challenge.