Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Is Here with Christy

Good morning, friends! Christy here, with a few tips on how to use geometrics in your cards for our latest challenge. At first look, it may seem intimidating, trying to incorporate triangles and hexagons and all sorts of shapes into your projects. But don't be afraid to go simple. It can be as easy as adding some patterned paper with a graphic print, or die-cutting your focal panel into a circle or square, as I did on my cute hedgie card. Doesn't he look like he's having a blast?

And WE want you to have a blast when you play along in our challenges! If you're the kind of person who loves bold prints and patterns, don't be afraid to take your card there! But if not, there are easy ways to achieve that clean, graphic look while staying in your comfort zone. 

I hope this inspired you to get crafty! You still have a day left to enter our Geometric Challenge. I look forward to seeing your projects there!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Accio Bookmarks

Good morning, everyone! I can never resist anything related to Harry Potter. So when I tried thinking of a fun project to share with you all this month, I naturally put on my sorting hat and got to getting creative.

My oldest wanted some bookmarks, and I obliged by making a set of Harry Potter inspired ones for him. It's pretty fitting since we are finally on Half Blood Prince. It's great to reread those books with him because I get to relive it. And I'm trying reallllly hard to get my youngest interested so I can eventually read them to him as well.

I used a lot of different sets for these which is the fun part. I mean, just imagine all the uses each of these sets have seen from everyone using them! I've listed all the supplies I've used at the bottom to create these. They are double sided in case you're wondering. Each of the bookmarks are 2"x6" for those wanting to make some of your own. These would also be fab stocking stuffers or sent with a gift of a book for someone using whatever they're interested in as the theme. I already have ideas for more!


Here they all are:
1. Quidditch brooms and a golden snitch
2. Gryffindor scarf and Harry's little face complete with lightning bolt scar
3. Mandrakes and earmuffs
4. Hedwig wearing Gryffindor colors on her scarf and letters

I hope you enjoyed my project today and you're inspired to take a good look at your stamps and create something for yourself, or a loved one, teacher, daycare provider, or whoever would love a custom set of fun bookmarks themed with something they adore. Thanks for checking them out! 

  • Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Owl
  • Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles
  • Lawn Fawn Making Frosty Friends
  • Lawn Fawn Dream
  • Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh Lawn Cuts
  • Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses
  • Lawn Fawn Trim the Tree
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Trails
  • Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail
  • Spectrum Aqua Markers
  • Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Cardstock
  • Spectrum Sparkle Pens
  • Memento Luxe, Rich Cocoa
  • Versafine, Onyx Black

Monday, September 19, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge: Gemoetric sponsored by Lawn Fawn

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn!  They are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! 

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, September 28th 2015 to submit your entries!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

Hey everyone, it's Christy here! It may still be technically summer for a few more days, but we are definitely starting to get that fall feeling around here. Cozy plaids, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING are making me feel ready for those cooler, crisper days. I think you guys are feeling it too, because we are saw lots of fall and halloween cards pop up in our latest challenge: Texture-fied!

We're very grateful to the lovely Ellen Hutson, LLC, (who by the way is having a 20% off stamp sale through midnight tonight!) who generously donated a $25 gift certificate to our Queen of the Green.

Let's find out who the lucky lady is.

Our Texture-fied Queen of the Green is:

This fun seen was so sweetly colored and texturized!
Asha, please contact Laurel at laurelbeard at me dot com 
within 48 hours to claim your prize.

And now for our three Top Mow-It-Alls:

How fun are these projects?

And last, but not least, our Honorable Gnomes:

Wow! So many great cards! Congratulations to all our winners! Please grab your badge from the tab above and display it on your blogs with pride. You earned them!

Huge thanks to everyone who played along. We appreciate you all so much! We'll see you right back here bright and early Monday morning with a brand-new challenge!