Lawnscaping #86: Thank you Sunflower Card

by egarcia on July 24, 2014

Hi all,

My mojo has been struggling a bit lately, but what better way to get it back than to play along with the Lawnscaping challenge.  This one called for some watercoloring.

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I decided to use the challenge to get a head start on some fall-themed cards.

IMG_1989I decided to keep it pretty clean and simple on this one and focus on the watercoloring.  I started with Gina K. Designs card stocks, Warm Cocoa and Sandy Beach.

IMG_1993For the water coloring piece, I used Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows for the images.  I stamped the sunflower and the vase onto water color paper and I used distress markers to water color.  I find these to be super easy to water color with.  I used the coordinating die-cuts to cut the images out.  Finally I added some lawn trimmings in the form of a bow and that was it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  And don’t forget to “like” and “pin” this post.

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Hippo Birdie To You Birthday Card

by egarcia on July 22, 2014

Hi all,

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog.  I’ve been doing a little bit of traveling and spending some quality family time.  I’m back today with a fun little birthday card using Lawn Fawn goodies.

il_570xN.626352126_exwnFor the patterned paper I used Bo Bunny’s Surprise! collection, which is full of great birthday themed papers.

il_570xN.626352186_9ip1Of course my favorite part was creating this cute little scene.  First I used the #Awesome set from Lawn Fawn to create the instagram photo.  I stamped the photo frame onto patterned paper and cut it out.  For the inside of the photo I started with some white card stock cut to fit inside the frame.  I used distress inks for the sky.  Then I used Lawn Fawn’s grass border to create the grassy bottom.  I then stamped and die-cut the hippo, birdie, and the birdie’s hat from the Year Four set and used my copics to color them in.

il_570xN.626463203_bfdyFor the sentiment strip I stamped the sentiment from the Year Four set with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Hi all,

Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch and the Simon Says Stamp July Kit. First here’s a look at the sketch they have over at the FMS blog this week.

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Then here’s the card I made.  I took some liberty with the shapes and created two panels with rounded corners instead of creating one with the banner end as in the sketch.

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For my card I used the card stock, patterned papers, and stickers from the July SSS kit. I’m just loving playing with this kit this month.

IMG_1996For additional embellishments I created the paper button using the Round Buttons die from Memory Box and used some twine for the holes in the button.

IMG_1995Then I took the Lipstick Red ink that comes in the kit, colored in some white card stock, used a hearts punch to punch out the three hearts.  Then I used my Wink of Stella and glossy accents to create those glittery shiny hearts.  I love the combo of Wink of Stella and glossy accents to create your own embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sending My Love SSS July Kit

by egarcia on July 8, 2014

Hi all,

Today I have a card I made using this month’s Simon Says Stamp kit.  I think this is now one of my favorite SSS kits.  The papers are fabulous and the stamp set is just so versatile.

IMG_1979I used the card stock, patterned papers, and stickers from the the kit.  Those puffy stickers are the ones that really made this card so easy and fun.

IMG_1983Here’s a close up of those stickers which are the envelopes and the sentiment one as well.  For the heart in the center, I colored a piece of white card stock with the Lipstick Red SSS ink pad that also came in the kit.  I then used my Martha Stewart hearts punch to punch out the heart.  Then I used my Wink of Stella clear pen to add the glitter and then added glossy accents.  I just love had that little embellishment turned out.

IMG_1984Finally I added the red twine on the side of the card.  I just love how this one turned out and I hope you do too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Sunday: Home Grown

by egarcia on July 7, 2014

Hi all,

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend.  Tonight I have a scrapbook page for you.  It’s been a while, but I finally had some time to create another page for that pesky 2004 album that I’ve been working on for a while now.

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The patterned paper I used comes from the February 2014 Personal Shoppers Scrapbooking kit from Hot Off the Press.  It has that lovely subtle border along the side already on it.

IMG_1792For the title, I used this label from the Ooh La La!  Artful Card Kit I used letter stickers for the title. The two little hearts were stamped from Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows stamp set.  I then used Taffy Smooch to color them in.

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For journaling I used another tag from the same die-cut sheet and added a bit of knotted ribbon.  For the sunflower I used Lawn Fawn’s Our Friendship Grows.  I stamped the pot and sunflower and used copics to color them in.  I added the little yellow button to the center of the flower from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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