Monday, September 12, 2011


So, I am definitely ready for the fall season to be here...but, with the 88 degree temperature today, I think we've got a little ways to go! For the September Card Chain Challenge by Lily Pad Cards, I chose to make a harvest card with my new stamps by Lawn Fawn.  I also chose to do some embossing in order to enter this in the current Lawnscaping Challenge.  In order to make my pumpkin pop off of the page, I paper pieced the various pieces at varying heights. 

If you love to receive beautiful cards in the mail, then the Card Chain Challenge is for you.  Just click on the link above for more details!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop!  So glad you’re here!  You should have come to me by way of Ashley.  This month's theme is projects! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page (
This year, I've decided to mail out Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards.  With my love of the season, the colors and the pumpkins...I thought it would be fun to do something out of the box! It was a lot of fun making my first Thanksgiving card using the Lawn Fawn set, "Harvest Season." 
 After making the card base from brown craft card stock, I stamped the leaves using my Ranger Distress Ink in antique linen.  Next, I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment.  You can see that in order to fit it on my card, I stamped each word separately in two lines. Next, I worked on my pumpkin, stamping it on some off white card stock and also stamping it on the plaid paper from my stash.  I used my Stampin' Up markers to color the pumpkin, and after cutting it out, I used pop dots to adhere the pumpkin over the image stamped on the plaid.  I distressed the bottom of the plaid paper and used my sewing machine to stitch the zig-zag pattern in a chocolate brown.  I used some yarn and off white string near the top of the card to add some dimension.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the top in a gold-orange card stock and for the bottom of the inside of the card.  
To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment, "You are a blessing to me," and some more leaves in the Distress Ink on the inside of the card.  Now I just need to pull out that Christmas card list and get to making a lot of Thanksgiving cards!

Next head on to Cathy's blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


For Cricut Cardz Challenge # 90, we were challenged to use the card feature on any Cricut cartridge to make a card.  I chose to make a card for someone in my church who is going through a difficult time.  These cards are always difficult to make, but are just important to have on hand to bless someone in need!

I used the Wild Card cartridge to cut my circle card in white.  I then cut the teal paper using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge.  Home Accents cartridge has a lot of beautiful images and this is where I found my gray image.  The green background is stamped with a flourish from Lawn Fawn's Harvest Season stamp set. 
The inside of my card is stamped with a Stampin' Up set called, "Thanks for Caring."