Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore sponsored by Lawn Fawn

HELLO HELLO and a happy Monday to you all! Today is Lawnscaping Challenge day! WOO HOO!!!! Do you like critters? I do!!!! So I love this challenge! It’s fantastic!!! Critters aren’t just the critters in the popular critter line either! Here I used some of the monsters from monster mash… I couldn’t stop there so I made another card using some critters! Let’s take a peek!

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I am in love with this Monster Mash stamp set! It is adorable. Reminds me of the ghosts from PacMan! I don’t typically care for Halloween themed sets but this set can be used for Halloween cards as well. I plan on using it to create  my son’s treat bags for school! I paired Monster Mash with the Party Banner die and stitched hillside die. Each of the hearts from the set were stamped sporadically and colored in with various Wink of Stella glitter brush pens! And of course, I had to add a few googly eyes! Oh, isn’t that patterned paper fab? It from this LF paper kit!!!! Added a few enamel dots and done.

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Now onto the next card! Party critters style, lol! I stamped various critters from all kinds of critters sets and fussy cut them out (didn’t want the white border from the dies)… (ALL the sets I used are linked below in the product description section).  I scattered them along the base of the card. I stamped PARTY and filled in the letters with Stickles for some fun dimension and shine! And all of the images were colored with my alcohol markers…. (Copics and Spectrum Noir).

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So there you have it. A couple of really fun critter inspired cards! I hope you will stop on over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the design team made and play along!!! You’ve got 10 whole days! And LAWN FAWN in sponsoring this challenge so YOU could win!!!!!

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Hello Sunshine

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Hello there! I redesigned the blog last night. What do you think? Do you like it? The project pictures are bigger and the sidebar is less cluttered. What do you think?

Today’ I’ve got this fun and EASY card for you! The Hello Sunshine is from Freckled Fawn! I inked it up with distress paints, applied a heavy coating of Wink of Stella in clear and absolutely love the look it left behind.  See that sunshine embossed background? This embossing folder is a must have!

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Pretty easy and fun!!! Thanks for popping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Lawnscaping Challenge post!

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Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT)

My very first Reverse Confetti SFYTT! ACK! So exciting! Be sure to head HERE to see all the details and play along! There is an Inlinkz Link up at the end of the post and you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!!! :)

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I broke out Rocky the Raccoon here! How cute is he. Seriously.   I used a stencil in my stash and some embossing paste to create the background!   To create the horizontal panels on the sketch, I grabbed some distress ink! :) I colored Rocky with some watercolors. See the note he is holding? It’s from this stamp and die from the latest release!!

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Here is a look at the sketch! Now, get on over there and play along!

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Brrrrrr with AJVD

I am over on the AJVD (A Jillian Vance Design) blog today with a winter inspired theme. I was inspired by the stinkin’ Florida heat! WHEN will Fall arrive! I am ready for the weather to cool off!!! To see how I created this card, be sure to pop over there and check it out!

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Party Paws Hugs

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Hi there! I’m here today to send you lots of hugs from Party Paws! Isn’t THIS SET by Crafters Companion adorable? I colored him with my Spectrum Noir Next Generation Markers (IG10, IG9, IG1, DR2, BLENDER, PL3)… He is so darn cute. I want to squish him all up!!!!! They also just released the next installment of Art Kure stamps! I love these stamps because I LOVE watercoloring and these are perfect for that!

Thanks for popping by today!

Reverse Confetti New Release Blog Hop Time with VIDEO

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Well hello, REVERSE CONFETTI fans!  Today is release day and we are kicking it off with our new release blog hop.  Soon (sooner than soon, we hope) that crisp fall air, candy corn, and the smell of pumpkin spice will be upon us.  We couldn’t wait that long, so we’ve got some exciting new products with a fall flair to get you in the autumnal spirit a little early, along with another great everyday sentiment set and several versatile Confetti Cuts dies that we know you’ll “fall” head over heels for!

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The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

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I’ve got TWO projects to share with you today! The first one I’ve actually got a video to go along with it and at the end of the video, I show you the ENTIRE RELEASE products! You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD! Here’s a close up of what I’ll be making in the video:

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I also wanted to show you a project using this incredible TREAT TOTE die! This is one of TWO dies available! They are incredible and my absolute favorite treat dies of all time!!!! I paired the Treat Tote up with the witch from Cast a Spell! Super fun and easy to do and so easy to mass produce for say, your kids treat bags for their class?

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I heat embossed the witch with some liquid platinum embossing powder and layer the TREATS die (that comes with the Treat Tote die set) over the top!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Susan’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

September’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win.  AND, be on the lookout for a NEW COLOR challenge we will be introducing on September 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!

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Countdown to Confetti: Cast A Spell and Give Thanks – LOTS TO SHARE TODAY

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WOO HOO! I’m back today with some more sneak peeks of the upcoming Reverse Confetti release! It’s tomorrow peeps! All these amazing stamps and dies will be available tomorrow for purchase! I have LOTS to share in this post so sit back and take a gander at what I created… ALL the new stamps and dies will be available TOMORROW for purchase! See the end of the post for pictures of all the goodies and ways you can win.

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GIVE THANKS is a fantastic stamp set! I love all the sentiments in the set as well as the coordinating die cut (not used here)…..   The sentiments were designed to fit perfectly right inside that frame! For this card, I wanted to showcase the sentiment only! I simply stamped it in versamark, heat set it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and did some watercoloring with my Kuretake Gansai Watercolors. I added a few strips of washi tape down the sides to create a fun border! Here is a closer look:

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Moving on to a project using the GIVE THANKS LABEL (die) and GIVE THANKS stamp set as well as a sneak to another die coming out tomorrow called TAGGED TOTE! This TAGGED TOTE is the bomb! It comes with 7 die cuts to help you create your custom treat tote!  And some of the dies can be used individually on your card, like the curved polka dotted label I created…. Delicious. To create this card, I die cut the TAGGED TOTE die twice out of brown patterned paper, and then the curved panel from some polka paper. I stamped gorgeous framed sentiment onto some vellum and heat set it in the same Liquid Platinum embossing powder and then adhered the tote together!

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Now, let’s move on to CAST A SPELL! I love this Halloween stamp set. It also has coordinating dies! I know! The first one uses the stamp set and another new release, SO MANY STARS…. I heat embossed the star paneled background and created a night sky with distress inks. I heat embossed the witch and cauldron and see the potion? That’s tinted embossing paste.

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I love the glittery witch and cauldron, don’t you? The sentiment is hilarious! Love it.

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Here we are using the same sets, CAST A SPELL, CAST A SPELL CUTS and SO MANY STARS!  This time, I stamped the stars onto a distress inked panel…. The TREATS is from another new product, TREAT TOTE! Makes the cutest tote and I will be sharing that with you tomorrow! Lots more projects to share, lots more fun! And a video!

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I added some glossy accents to the TREAT! Perfect finishing touch I think….

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Want to win some REVERSE CONFETTI of your very own?   Leave a comment on each of the designer’s blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and check it out because there might just be a giveaway over there too! Actually, I’m sure of it!!!!

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