Monday, February 16, 2015

lawnscaping challenge #100 - birthday celebration!!!!

good morning!
today is a brand new Lawnscaping Challenge! and not just that - it's a special day - it is our 100th challenge if you can believe it! We are all so excited and wanted to celebrate in an extra special way!!!
so each of us on the Design Team invited a special party guest to play along with us today! 

the theme BIRTHDAY/CELEBRATION (of course!)!!

 my special party guest is the amazingly talented Jocelyn Olson!!! (pinch me! you know how guys will say, 'she said YES!' when they are talking about a girlfriend accepting his proposal? yeah, that's about what i shouted when i asked Jocelyn to be my special guest! ha ha!) 
Jocelyn's card is AMAZING!! i LOOOOOOOVE the rainbow and all of those monster critters in party hats! ha! adorable!! i would party with those guys all day! :D

be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping Blog where you can see ALL of the Design Team projects as well as ALL of our special party guest projects.

i tried to channel my inner Jocelyn for my card! she's is literally so AMAZING and inspires me everyday! i LOVE her style - layers, stitching, color! swoon! so that's what i tried to achieve here! 

i used the super cool Admit One stamp set from Lawn Fawn! I watercolored the background with warm pinks and yellows from my Peerless Watercolors! (LOOOOOVE them!) 
then i stamped the ferris wheel right on top! the little cars on the wheel were fussy cut cut out of patterned paper, and i added a little watercoloring to them as well! 

i also fussy cut out the balloons a BUNCH from patterned papers and vellum! then used lots of layers to ground my card base! the only thing i was missing was stitching! which i LOVE on cards...but i just couldn't make it work here. ha! :D oh well!

so yes...that's the happenings today! a card from me and a BONUS, amazing card from the incredibly talented Jocelyn Olson! are you ready to play along?
for even more inspiration (if you can stand it!), check out the lawnscaping facebook page! we're dedicated to keeping your creative juices flowing! :)

this week we're sponsored by lawn fawn! so get your card making on, and you could win a stamp set of your choice! :)


  1. Love the cards! Yours really stood out to me and makes me want hurry up and grab that set. (It's been on my list!) Thanks for the inspiration Samantha!!!

  2. Yay! BOTH of your cards are amazing! thanks for the awesome inspiration...can't wait to play along!

  3. Both cards are absolutely amazing!! Both of you are so amazingly talented, TFS!!

  4. Fab cards. Love the assorted monsters. Hugz

  5. Wowzers!!! Stunning cards!!!
    Love 'em both!!!

  6. Oh, there are just so many things I love about this card!! The pops of color, the fab paper piecing, the perfectly layered papers....I'm swooning! Thank you *so* much for inviting me. You know I'm a huge fan of yours! *hugs*

  7. Wooooow! No words to say ... simple Love it, all, the color, the paper piecing... all is lovely in this card


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