Posts Tagged ‘lawnscaping’

As I drove to my retreat this weekend, I was truly passing through a Winter Wonderland as all the trees were dark and wet with the branches covered in snow. So very pretty. Especially since it was only enough snow to make it pretty, and not enough to have to shovel or make it hard for me to drive to the retreat. 🙂

Hello You handmade card with Lawn Fawn stamps by Crafting{without}Kids.

I used a bunch of my new Lawn Fawn stamps to create this Winter Wonderland for the new Lawnscaping Challenge. Party Animal, Baah Humbug and Scripty Sayings all showed up in this scene. I used the long swirls of Hello You from Scripty Sayings to make a snowy little hillside for the friends to meet up under a Distress Ink sky.

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Watercolor is one of the newer trends I am enjoying. There are a lot of trends I’m not a fan of (including calling anything “on trend”), but I can get behind the watercolor trend. It’s simple and doesn’t require a lot, if any, new supplies. You can make it fancy by buying fancy new paints (which would be awesome!), or you can use the Toys R Us set you got when you were a kid. You know, for instance.

This weekend I made a card for the Lawnscaping Birthday Challenge.


Hippo Birdie to Lawnscaping from Crafting{without}Kids.

I stamped the hippo and cute little bird from the Year Four Lawn Fawn stamp set and then embossed them in white. I then watercolored over them with my super fancy (see above) watercolors. I added a heart balloon and some twine. Then I spritzed it with the Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé spray. Afterward, I slightly regretted the use of the spray. I really like the spray though; I think it was user error.

Part of the reason I decided on watercolor was seeing all the inspiration over at the Neat & Tangled Little Tangles Watercolor Challenge. That means I get a two-for-one! 🙂



8/365 #YearOfMaking

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I’ve made more Halloween cards this weekend than in the last several years combined so maybe my friends will be seeing a few in their mailboxes this year.

I chose the Halloween theme and went a little off-book with the colors changing the orange to a lime green that I really like.

Lawn Fawn Halloween card by Crafting{without}Kids

I was able to use another die that I haven’t opened before that I’ve had for a while. It’s the 3×4 die behind my little critters and is called Solace from The Crafter’s Workshop. The little guys are from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods and of course, they needed some witchy little hats from Hats Off to You 🙂 I really like how this turned out and I hope you do too!

And of course, Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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We’re finally starting to leave winter behind here in WI, but now it’s rain, rain, and more rain. Along with Spring flowers, this weather is creeping into some of the cards I’ve been making. The theme of the current Lawnscaping Challenge is Embossing.

My favorite go-to basic embossing folder is Swiss Dots; making little Swiss Dot clouds was really fun (I punched out A LOT of these at the crop last weekend!) and they were ready to pair with my umbrella man from Tim Holtz. This card is perfect for The Paper Girls Challenge #29: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

I love Polka Dots!

I love Polka Dots!

I didn’t really set out to use a ton of Polka Dots, but I really like all the size and texture differences. One of my goals is to try and use more buttons so I added a few of my new ones from the Basic Grey Kneehighs and Bowties collection (It’s okay that I buy them, if I use them, right?!?). If this was the rain outside, I would definitely go out and play in those puddles!

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This is the first time I’ve made something to enter in more than one challenge. This is for the Lawnscaping Challenge on Tags and the Raisin Boat Challenge #6 Thank You. I used a Raisin Boat set I got from a friend called Central Park and some Lawn Fawn stamps that I’ve been wanting to play with called Blissful Botanicals.

Challenge Tag for Raisin Boat and Lawnscaping

I like that the tag looks quite layered even though there is only one layer. Then I added a little texture and dimension with the twine and button. Everything is colored with my Beloved Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Lately, I’ve been wanting to work on bringing in more elements and still having the finished card or tag look cohesive rather than chaotic.

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