Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOYWW #147 and sending lamby love....

I've been away and swamped with paperwork, so sorry. Now I'm rushing to get this post in for What's on Your Workspace Wednesday and to meet the deadline for the latest Lawnscaping challenge to make a card inspired by another.

Here's the desk... layered with Lawn Fawn stamps and Lawn Fawn papers, as well as a cool new set of heart nesties from Spellbinders (find them at Cut at Home).

Next, the card that was inspired by my friend Lydia when she posted THIS card. Love those layered spaces, so I did the same with my hearts. I used Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm, You've Got Mail and Bon Voyage stamp sets. All the paper is from the new Bright Side collection by Lawn Fawn also. I love how all the colors go so well together. Makes it easy to put a card together I'll tell you that.

So I mentioned that this card is for the Lawnscaping challenge ending tonight. Head over there for some inspiration. And when you're done, check out other workspaces this week at Julia's WOYWW blog.

Thanks for coming by. I hope to post more regularly now!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finally, a VSN reveal....

On Weds, Feb 29th, I teased you by showing you my Weds. workspace without showing the card that resulted. Sorry, but I had to keep it under wraps for my friend, Leslie's Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) challenge over at Splitcoast.

The VSN was last night so here's the sample card I made.

Since spring was the overall theme for this VSN, she asked for some type of "spring" to be included on the card. Well, rabbits "spring," don't they? So I used the cutie patootie bunny from Paper Smooches' Spring Fling set and little picture hanging wire that was coiled up to represent his bouncy path through that glittery forest of leaves (Die Cuts with a View Songbird stack). To make the coil, all you do is wrap the wire around a pencil.

The sentiment works perfectly in more ways than one. I'm glad that the words fit just right inside those Stampin Up oval punches.

Now.... I couldn't resist decorating the inside of the card because Leslie was also celebrating her birthday this past weekend. Let me tell you, I didn't have a separate carrot stamp so I had to get creative with the placement of the carrots in the basket so that the bunny's face wouldn't show! Lol. The Martha Stewart basket punch (that was on my workspace on the 29th) was a bargain purchase so I was happy to put it to use. I even used an old basket weave stamp to add a little interest.

Thanks for reading this far. I can't wait to get back to the desk to create more. Hope you're inspired, too.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Another Lawnscaping Challenge card...

I almost posted this yesterday, but it would have made the post too long, so thanks for coming back (if you did.) Here's another card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #19. I waxed on about Lawn Fawn stamps yesterday and for good reason. They're cute and so easy to use. I'm getting to love clear stamps....

Today, I've used their Gnome Sweet Gnome set for my focal image and Quinn's ABCs for the sentiment. Again, the challenge sketch set the stage. Here are a couple of cool things this Crafty Frugalista wants to pass on to you today.

First, the insert in my new Lawn Fawn paper collection pack was too hard to resist, paper-wise, so I stamped my gnome with StazOn ink on one of the sample panels and fussy cut his outfit and hat for use on my card. (I used StazOn because the insert paper is glossy.)

Second, I also didn't want to bypass the little strip of patterned paper that gets cut off the bottom of each 12x12 sheet so I used it as a divider on my card. You wonder why my moniker is Scrapcollectr? Lol.

So, without further adieu, today's card. There's yesterday's heart die again and the LF papers add a sweetness to the scene. Don't cha love that paper flower? I picked it up in one of the aisles of my Michaels store... maybe the wedding decorations aisle....

Thanks for coming by. On Sunday, I'll finally be able to show you the card I made for my friend's Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoast (she's hosting the challenge on Saturday at 8pm EST).


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WOYWW #144 and a little lamb...

Welcome to the weekly installment of What's on Your Workspace Wednesday (hosted by the talented Julia).

Can I tell you about my latest obsession? I've always been a fan of Lawn Fawn stamps so when I heard about the March 1st release of new sets, I was first on line. So many cute ones, you'll want to take a peek HERE. The difference this month is that they've ventured into patterned paper.... how could I resist? They offer a 12x12 collection that includes journaling spots and letter stickers. I'd forgotten how easy it is to make a card when all your pieces are coordinated!

If you've been here before, you know that I've made a "Ewe Tube" card before but I had to repeat it with my Lawn Fawn stamps. This time I used the sketch that is the current Lawnscaping Challenge. (Sketches are another thing that makes creating easier.)

I combined two LF sets: Critters on the Farm (lamb) and Stay Tuned (TV) with several new LF papers and letter stickers, a heart die from Spellbinders Nestabilities, Mandarin bakers twine (The Twinery) and a touch of glittery Stickles. Voila!

Thanks for dropping by... tomorrow I'm going to show you another Lawn Fawn card made with the same sketch but using their Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set. *wink wink*

Be sure to check out Julia's BLOG for more fun workspaces to explore!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Whale Wishes

On March 1st, I went a little crazy. Ordering stamp sets, that is. With all the Paper Smooches goodness that just came out, I wanted it all! I refrained from getting it all, but then some of the sets I decided on just begged to be paired with some older sets that I didn't yet have. So when my order arrived (in record time, I might add), I knew what I wanted to do for the latest SPARKS challenge.

Timber is a background stamp for a wood grain look but I used it to create my ocean. (When you read the descriptions of each stamp, Kim gives suggestions for how to use the stamp and this was one of them.) I stamped it over some cool blue patterned paper and trimmed it. A second lighter blue striped paper was used for my sky. I used Surf and Turf for the whale and fishies. I stamped the whale once on the background paper and again on gray paper. By slitting one of the ocean waves, I was able to place my trimmed whale above and below the water level. I combined sentiments from Party Posse and stamped them individually in my He Said, She Said word bubble. Finally, a little glitter on the whale helped him stand out.

Hope this inspires you today.... Thanks for visiting!