Saturday, March 28, 2015

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

Good morning! Christy here on this fine Saturday to announce the winners of our Distress Addicts Challenge. You girls really seemed to enjoy this one and the projects you submitted were just incredible! It was just one stunning entry after another, which really made it so difficult to chose.

We want to thank the lovely folks at Lawn Fawn for sponsoring us with a FREE stamp set for our Queen of the Green. I'm sure we've all got something special on our wish list from the new release, am I right? Well, someone's about to get to check one of those wish list items off! Let's find out who the lucky lady is.

Our Distress Addict Queen of the Green is:

This looks like a page torn from a children's storybook.
Such lovely, soft, meticulous watercoloring.

Congratulations Beau Monde!
Please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Moving on to our Top Mow-It-Alls:

Isn't it a wonder, all the techniques you can achieve with Distress Inks?
I think these ladies demonstrated that beautifully!

And last, but certainly not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

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

Huge thanks to everyone who participated and made this challenge GREAT!
We'll see you right back here on Monday with a brand-new one!

Friday, March 27, 2015

FIT March blog hop!!

Hi Lawnscapers!! :) 

It's Lenny from the FIT here with you today!! It's the last Friday of March already!!
Can you believe it?? 

The last Friday of the month ... well 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  "GREEN". 

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!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Easter Box

Hi, there! It's Roxanne here today with a cute little project I came up with just in time for Easter. I'm actually going to use for a decoration on my china cabinet because I love how it came out.

Here's a little secret on my project...I didn't use any Easter themed stamp sets from Lawn Fawn! Gasp!! I don't actually have any yet, so I had to get creative. I love making things out of unexpected sets.

These are the supplies I used for the project I'm about to show you.

The box was something I had a few of left in my stash. I just added the pink striped paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Petite Paper Pack, Let's Polka. I sanded the edges to blend them in and smooth out the cuts I had to make to get it to fit.

Next, I created my tag from the Winter Gifts set. I stamped it with Memento in Tuxedo Black ink onto kraft cardstock (my fry box is kraft as well) and cut it out and punched a hole in the top of the tag. I colored in the border with a couple of my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.

For the Happy Easter sentiment, I stamped that using the word "happy" from the Happy Feast set and "Easter" was from the Milo's ABC's set. I used Versafine, Onyx Black to make sure it was nice and dark! I then set that aside to dry.

I stamped the pennants from the Winter Gifts set onto two different patterened papers from the 6x6 Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack and cut them to fit onto the tag. I used Memento, Tuxedo Black for those and foam adhesive to give them dimension.

On to my Easter basket! For the basket, I used the bucket from the Trim the Tree set and formed the garland from that set to create a handle for my basket. I then fussy cut it out and colored it in with the Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.

For the eggs, I used the two round, striped ornaments from the Trim the Tree set and this time, I used the Lawn Cuts for the set to cut them out. I then colored them in with my pencils again.

To get the eggs in the basket, I cut a slit at the top of the basket from left to right, almost to the created handle. I then cut some in half, snuck them in and layered them to make it appear realistic.

I decided an Easter basket definitely needs a bow, so I used the bow from the Trim the Tree set with Radiant Neon in Electric Coral and diecut it with the coordinating Lawn Cuts. They really do make life easy!!

Next, I decided I needed something under the sentiment, so I grabbed the small ornament from the Trim the Tree set and those became my carrots! I chose to fussy cut around them so I could draw in a simple green topper to each of them as the leaves of the carrots. I used some trimmed down foam adhesive to pop them off the tag.

I just adhered the tag onto the box front with some foam adhesive and grabbed some lime green tissue paper and folded it and trimmed it at the top to mimic grass, and stuffed that inside. Really easy and super cute!

I hope you enjoyed my project today and that I've inspired you to look at your sets in new ways you might not have thought of before to create something fun and whimsical! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gleeful Gardens Card Set

Hi everyone! It's Yuki here with a super cute card set featuring the new "Gleeful Gardens" set. For this card set, I decided to use the same layout and design and just switch up the images and sentiments.

I started off by using two of the smaller stitched rectangle dies to cut a frame from dark brown cardstock. I used the smaller of the two rectangle dies to die cut the sky from light blue cardstock. I then used the stitched hillside border dies to cut three hills from olive cardstock.

Lawnscaping Challenge - Gleeful Gardens Card Set by Handmade by Yuki | Gleeful Gardens by Lawn Fawn

I glued the sky and grassy hills directly onto the background panel and used foam tape to mount the frames for a little added dimension. I then colored all of the images using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

  Lawnscaping Challenge - Gleeful Gardens Card Set by Handmade by Yuki | Gleeful Gardens by Lawn Fawn

For the background panel, I used the A2-sized stitched rectangle die to cut three pieces of ivory cardstock. I then used a stitched border die to shorten the width of the panels. I then stamped the sentiments directly onto the panels. I die cut thin strips of pattern paper from the "Let's Polka: Mon Amie" using the medium stitched scalloped border and adhered the strips behind the background panels. To finish the cards, I mounted all of the layers onto khaki cardbases using foam tape.

Lawnscaping Challenge - Gleeful Gardens Card Set by Handmade by Yuki | Gleeful Gardens by Lawn Fawn

Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Challenges Facebook page for even more awesome inspiration and visit my blog for a full list of supplies used to create today’s projects. And don't forget to check out the latest Lawnscaping Challenge: Distress Addicts, you have until Wednesday to play along! ♥