Monday, April 21, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: MINI's sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge! So happy to have you with us today!!!!!! I'm short... Yup. About 5 feet tall. So, I love this MINI challenge!

This week, we are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn!  The winner will receive a stamp set of your choosing! Yea baby!!!

And now.... Some projects from the DT to get your inspiration kick-started!

(more details of the complete mini book at Jenn's Blog here)


PLEASE READ!!!! IMPORTANT!!!!! To play along and be qualified for the prize, you must do the following:

• Be a follower of Lawnscaping.
• Create a NEW PROJECT based on the challenge, link our challenge AND inspiration photo to your post and add your direct link to your post or online gallery to the Inlinkz below.
• You many combine a total of 3 challenges with your entry as long as the other challenges are not the same theme as ours. You may enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times!
• You have until Wednesday, April 30, 2014 to submit your entries!

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

You are also welcome to upload your entries to the Flickr group! The Spotted and Hearted Patrol checks flickr regularly, hint hint! :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Winners: Try A New Technique - Queen of the Green, Top Mow-It-Alls, Honorable Gnomes

Hey there everyone, it's Christy here! Hoping you're all having a fabulous Easter weekend! I know you probably all have Easter egg hunts and all sorts of good things to get to, so I'm going to get right to it today. Thank you all who played along in our Try A New Technique Challenge! You guys were so inspiring! I found a few new techniques that I'll have to give a try. It was so hard to just pick a few as our winners, but we did our best! So here we go.

Special thanks to Simon Says Stamp for so generously sponsoring our challenge with a $25 gift certificate to their shop. We love Simon!
Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

And the winner of that prize is:

There was just so much technique-y crafty goodness happening here,
that we just couldn't resist making Chitra our Queen of the Green!

Congrats, Chitra!
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Our Top Mow-It-Alls are:

Such beautiful cards, ladies!

And last but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

Congrats to all our winners! Please grab your badge from the tab up above and display it on your blog with pride!
We'll be back on Monday with a brand-new challenge, but until then, from all of us girls at Lawnscaping,
have a Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

spotted and hearted - april!

hello and good morning lawnscaping friends!
it's Samantha M here again, and it's time for another Spotted and Hearted!! today i have some cards i found in the Lawnscaping Flickr account!

(insert trumpets, confetti machines and applause here!)

i have some amazing projects to feature today! so let's get to it, shall we?!
as soon as i saw this first card, i fell in love!! 

Lauren Taylor

i absolutely LOVE the softness of the coloring!! and look how snuggly and happy those little sushi are!! ha ha!! this really makes the let's roll stamp set shine! and i LOVE the milo's abc's sentiment too!! this is CAS cool!

and speaking of custom sentiments... 

this card made me smile so big when i first saw it!! i LOOOOOVE the two polaroids! and the scene captured with yeti set go, and hello sunshine! and the colors (and coloring!!) is fantastic!! i am totally inspired to get inky!

and keeping with the fun, custom sentiment theme, this card is perfect!

i LOVE that little platypus from critters down under!! and i don't know what is more unique than a platypus!! see? totally perfect! and i love how the sentiment and platypus really standout on the card!

next up, is a super FUN and happy (or should i say, hoppy!!) Easter card!

i LOVE all of the pastel colors and the playful bunnies really bring life to the card! the custom cloud background is amazing, too!! wow!! and look at all that fussy cutting!! yes, this card totally has me ready to dye some eggs, eat some candy and get crafty!!  the happy easter set has never been so happy!!

lastly, but certainly NOT least!, we have another Easter card! 

i really love all of the patterned papers!! and the white chocolate and chocolate bunny hopping around cracks me up! i don't know the story here, but when i saw the card, i first thought of chocolate bunnies running away from being eaten!! lol!! the oval scene captuers the bunnies from happy easter so perfectly! and i LOVE that felt flower accent!

ladies feel free to grab the badge above and proudly display it on your blog! today's your day! :)

so what do you say? leave some love for these amazing cards today!
and what's that? you want to see YOUR card featured on the next spotted and hearted post? no problem!
keep posting your lawnscaping challenge projects to the flickr group!!
and did you know that the lawnscaping group has a pinterest page too? check it out here!! so much inspiration all in one place!!

thanks again!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Easter Card


It's Tracy here with some Easter card inspiration for you!  I did have a video to go with this card, but sadly my computer is not allowing me to edit it :(  I used the Happy Easter set from Lawn Fawn.

I heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder and colored them in with Twinkling H2O's.  After finishing my card, I realized that I shouldn't have used white embossing powder and should have used green instead.  The cloud die cuts are from Memory Box and I placed vellum behind the open clouds.

I colored the bunny in with Copics and used a Fiskar's border punch for the grass.  I also used a Wink Of Stella Glitter pen on the white cloud.

Have a great day!