Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lawnscaping + Caffeine = Happiness!

Happy Friday!

So excited to be apart of the Lawnscaping June Blog Hop! Now sit back, grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us!

You should have found your way here from Kristina B., if not I suggest you go to the Lawnscaping blog and start from the beginning! (full hop list below)

OK, on to my card...

Love you a Latte!

I decided to have some fun with some Distress inks. It's hard to see but I randomly stamped the three coffee cups along with some coffee beans on the kraft background using Antique Linen ink, it dried lighter than I had anticipated- oops! I die cut a tag (this one from Pretty Pink Posh) from watercolor paper, flicked some brown Distress inks to look like coffee stains & added a few coffee beans in there too, I water-colored the three coffee cups from the Love you a Latte, added a few pieces of coordinating patterned papers & twine and called my card complete!

Sponsors: Lawn FawnEllen HutsonThe Ink Road, Crafters CompanionSpectrum NoirThe Alley Way StampsNewtons NookFaber Castell, & Right at Home

PRIZES! There are some FABULOUS sponsors for this blog hop! Comment on the blogs for your chance to win! You have until 11:59PM EST on June 28th to comment and winners will be announced on the Lawnscaping Blog later in the week.

Your next stop on the hop is Dianchik!

& just in case you get lost along the way, here is the COMPLETE list of hoppers!

Lawnscaping Challenges
Niki G
Gray Whiskers Crafts
Kristina B.
Lysa *** You are here!***
Yolanda G.
Jennie M.
Julie C.
Michele S. 
Michelle L.
Tammy H.
Shannon M.
Kelly S.
Trish K.
Kim H.
Monica M.
Beau Monde Designs
Valerie W.
Maia Ink
Melissa B.
Curl E. Cue's
Dawn E.
Kristina P.

**If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at laurelbeard at me dot com. Please do not leave them in the comments.**

Happy Hopping!

Monday, June 22, 2015

You're the Best!

Happy Monday!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

We did all we could to stay out of the heat, we've had 100+ degree temps & extreme heat warnings for days... blah!

Anyway, just thought I'd pop in to share the card that I made for my dad for Father's Day!

You're the Best Succulents

I love these succulents stamps from Simon Says Stamps! I've *just* expanded my real succulents collection (and want more!) in my garden, they are SO easy!

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

You're Awesome... We Love You!

Happy Father's Day!

I'm popping in quick to share a card for my husband, 'from' my kids for Father's Day today!

I colored these sweet critters from Mama Elephant's Three Amigos! & the "you're the best" sentiment is from the Origami set.

You're the Best

I mirror-stamped the fox so they would be facing each other, and added a bow for a little girl ;)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all enjoy your Sundays celebrating Dad!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sweet Macarons!

Happy Friday!

Another card for the week, this time playing along with Avery Elle's AEI♥U Challenge

and it's a RAINBOW challenge!!

I had a few ideas in my head for this one, but this one came together first! Using the Bonjour set, I stamped and colored the macarons in the classic rainbow colors- ROY G BIV!

Sweet Macarons

Who could resist a stack of macarons like that?? Certainly not me!

Thanks for stopping by- have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello Gnomies!

I'm finally joining in on the fun over at My Favorite Things Card Challenges now that I've added a few cute MFT goodies to my stash! I played along with this week's sketch...

You all know how much I love a good sketch! :)  I used one of the sweet gnomes from the You Gnome Me set and the Woodgrain background stamp and came up with this!

Hello Gnome

The gnome with his hands up looked like he's peeking out a window and that totally worked perfect for this sketch! So along with some lil' friends they're peeking to say hello!

Happy Friday eve!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hi again!

(This is my second post today, please scroll down or click here for some Tiddly Inks cuteness!)

It's time for another blog hop... a Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

It's definitely feeling like summer here we've already been hitting the 100F degree marks (except we're actually getting some unusual rainy weather today! LOL)

Anyway, It's always a good time for coffee, especially a nice cool refreshing one, and what makes any drink better? Boba! I was so excited when I saw this stamp set from Shop Evalicious, I just had to have it! I colored it up the other day as apart as The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, and thought it would be perfect for my card.

Sweet Friend

I paired it with this cutaways die from Winnie & Walter, and stamped the background in Versamark ink using coffee bean stamps from Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!

You're my Superhero!

Hi again!

Back in to share my card for the new challenge over at Tiddly Inks! This week's challenge is channel your inner superhero and use SUPER POWERS to create a card or project!

My son is just starting to get into superheroes now so this one was a fun one for me to color... this lil' guy even went missing on me for a minute (only to find my son playing with it! LOL) I used this super cute My Super Boy on my card...

My Superhero
(sentiment is from My Favorite Things Superboy)

I also forgot to share this card I made last week with this sweet Foxy Mama image...

Foxy Mama

Check out the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog for all the details! Hope to see you play along!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Party Penguin

Happy Monday!

I'm surprisingly finding some pockets of time to get some crafty time in and I've been attempting to keep up with Kathy Racoosin's 2nd 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Took advantage of one of the images I had colored last week to put it on a card!  I'm all about penguins lately and this one from 2 Cute Ink is just the sweetest! This Birthday Party Penguin is a freebie offered for newsletter subscribers- there's a free image every first of the month! (Go sign up!)

Sweet Penguin

I actually have a few more cards to share- so please check back tomorrow :)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

an OTTERLY great day!


Long time no blog! Still not totally back, but starting to find some time to get crafty again! Woohoo!

A good friend of mine decided to take up Project Life to document her trips and adventures. She visited an aquarium while visiting Portland and discovered that many of her photos included a cute lil OTTER!  I offered to make her a card to go along with her photos using this adorable otter from Lawn Fawn!

and just in time, I'm joining in on the fun at Lawnscaping Challenges this week!

Here's the card I created, I left the side blank so she could finish it to match the rest of her page!
Otterly great

I also did some creative masking of the sentiment in the set, 'have an OTTERLY great birthday!' Because really- how can you *not* have a great day when otters are involved? ;)