Monday, December 5, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #143 - Let it Snow!

well, It's time for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!! :) 
and i'm sure i'm not alone when I say...i can't believe it's December!! 2016 is almost over!! CRAZY!



awww!!! let it snow!! i love it!! and i LOVED making my card!




I have been wanting to make a holiday card with this Winter in the Park stamp set ALL SEASON!! I LOVE it!! and to be honest, i was psyching myself out, thinking i couldn't get the blending right for the lights! but i just decided to GO FOR IT! and I'm sooooo happy that i did! i love how this came out! 


I used Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Dried Marigold to create the sunset in the sky! can i just say how much i LOOOOOOVE that color combination? a LOT! I heat embossed the sentiment from Merry Messages in white! 

I flicked some water and white acrylic paint onto the background and then added some snowy hills that i die cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders die and that was the card! love it! 

so that's my projectare you ready to play along?

this week we're sponsored by a brand new sponser for the Lawnscaping Challenge - Ellen Hutson! so get your card making on, and you could win a $25 gift certificate! hello!! :)

Friday, December 2, 2016

run run rudolph card!

**this is my 3rd post of the day! to see my Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge card, scroll down, or click here! and to see my Lawnscaping Challenge feature card, click here!** 

hello all! 
today i am sharing a card that's up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!



i love that little reindeer! so cute!
be sure to read all about it, and to get a more in depth look on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)
enjoy!

Inky Paws Challenge #38 - Color Challenge

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Lawnscaping Challenge feature card, scroll down or click here!**


hello!!
happy friday!
today is the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
this time we're getting down and out with a FUN and festive color palette! 



so fun!! i really love the blue with the red and green!!
for my card, i used an older Christmas set: Winston's Home for Christmas! LOOOOOOOVE that cute set!! and the image of Winston in the car is SO cute!



i watercolored the image with Distress Markers, and then fussy cut it out - which was really easy to do! i added some white accents with a gel pen to his cheeks, and to the wreath on the front of the car! i heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock and then popped it all up over that blue/snowy background! i created that blue sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and some water! easy watercolor background! once it was all dry, i splattered some white acrylic paint to add a subtle look of snow!



be sure to play along for your chance to win some Newton's Nook products! 
enjoy!

peace and joy around the world

hello!!


today i have a card featured up on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog



it's sweet, and fun and watercolor-y! what's not to love?! ha!
be sure to check out the whole card and to read all about it on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
enjoy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Create a Smile Stamps 2016 November Release

hi hi hi!!

today i am sharing a few projects I made for the NEW Create a Smiles Stamps Kit release!! yay!!!!! it's SOOOO exciting!! this kit is AMAZING, INCREDIBLE and FANTASTIC!! eeee! the colors are sooooooo wintry and wonderful, and i LOOOOOVE all of the goodies! you can see the exactly what is included in the kit on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)

my first card uses the AWESOME ornament die that is included! i didn't use the inside portion for this card, but i will create a card with that inside soon! it's tooooo sweet! anyway! i thought it would be the sweetest little way to enclose my 'beach' scene!!



that's right - beach, not snow!! it doesn't snow here in SC, we're all about the warm weather, so i thought it would just be CUTE to create a sandy-man to send some warm wishes this year! he he he!



i watercolored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then popped up the scene! I added lots of sequins around, behind and on top of the scene! to finish off the card, i used some of the letter stickers and chevron arrows that i stitched on! OHHHH! and i can't forget to mention that i used the stencil to add some white on white texture to the card base - hello snowflakes!! 

my second card uses the other ADORABLE images in the included stamp set!



i watercolored these with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers too, and then popped them up on the background of that card! i used Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet Distress Inks to create the watercolor look on the background! the sentiment was heat embossed and is from an older set called Cool Buddies (LOVE that set!)! 



i used my white gel pen to add some accents to the coloring! and then, i made an executive decition to chop off the 'blades' of those ice skates that he's wearing! i am ALLLLLLL about ice skating and hockey, so believe me, it was a surprise to me too! ha! but doesn't it look like he's running to those presents?! ha ha!! he looks so happy!

so be sure to check out the full reveal of the kit on the Create a Smile Stamps blog and to get your hands on one while you can!! it's amazing! 
enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Serene Silhouettes + Coordinating Die

hello again! it's the last day of the awesome Newton's Nook Designs November release!! 


today the whole team is featuring TWO new stamp sets: Serene Silhouettes + Coordinating Die!! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on Friday, November 25th, right here!

i created two cards with this beeeeeeeaaaaaaauuuutiful stamp set!
my first card uses the sweeeeet polar bear images!


i used Distress Markers to color directly onto the stamps, then I stamped them onto some white cardstock! SO easy to do, and so fun!


i due cut come hills in vellum and then die cut the WHOLE scene in a circle shape! love those glittery stars! i think this is so pretty!

my second card was created in a similar way! i used Distress Markers to color onto the stamp images themselves, but this time, those foxes got some love!


eeeee! they're so cute! i used an old grass punch to add to the scene! and the trees were heat embossed in white onto some grey snowflake patterend paper! i thought that really added to the look of the birch trees! 


LOVE the soft grey sentiment curved around the scene! and of course i had to finish it off with some grey splatters! 

Would you like to win the “Serene Silhouettes” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs November Release - Fireside Friends AND Sweater Weather + coordinating Die

welcome back!
we're enjoying this week and continuing on with the Newton's Nook Designs November release!! yay!!!!


today the whole team is featuring TWO new stamp sets: Fireside Friends AND Sweater Weather + coordinating Die!! 
you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on Friday, November 25th, right here!

my first two cards use the Sweater Weather Stamp set and coordinating die!

i stamped and colored all of images for these cards with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then popped them up over the background!



i LOOOOOOOVE those little mittens!


i used Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick to blend the warm background! and then i heat embossed the adorable snowflakes in white! super love the warm and fuzzy feeling this gives the card!

i stamped the kitty image in a light grey ink all over the background of my second card and then splatted some grey ink on it too! 


i heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a black strip of cardstock and i LOVE this easy and FUN card!


isn't he sooooo sweet?

my last card uses the CUUUUUUTE mini Fireside Friends stamp set! i made a magic slider card!!!


eeee!! it was SOOO fun! and i love how it looks all closed up like that too! it reminds me of a coloring page! but lift up that sweet tag and...


magic!!!! right?!?! again, i used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color this sweet scene! i LOOOOOVE how it pops on that black and white background!! 


have you ever made a magic slider card? i would LOVE some tips! this was my first try, and it was a lot work to wrap my head around the 'magic'! lol!!

Would you like to win the “Fireside Friends or Sweater Weather” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday, November 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: