This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge, sponsored by Neat & Tangled,  is to create a Clean And Simple project that is black and white plus one color of your choice.

I’ve always liked the combination of red, black, and white, and the Lawn Fawn My Cup of Tea teapot looks so cheery stamped in red!


Supplies: Spellbinders label die, Divine Twine, Stampin’ Up black cardstock

Lawnscaping Challenge #41

The Lawnscaping Challenge this week is to create a card using the sketch below.

For my first card, I moved the cluster to the bottom-right corner of the card. I was in a mood to create something fall-themed, so I paired Simple Stories Harvest Lane papers with the newly-released Lawn Fawn “So Thankful” stamp set and an old favorite, “Critters in the Forest.” All of the images are embossed with Stampin’ Up espresso powder. I cut the sentiment in to two pieces so that I could stack it.


Supplies: Simple Stories Harvest Lane papers, Stampin’ Up cardstock, Stampin’ Up embossing powder, Fiskars scallop border punch

For my second card, I used the newly-released Lawn Fawn “Hoppy Halloween” with Echo Park’s “Chillingsworth Manor” papers. I wanted a little extra “zing” so I used Stickles on the circle, the moon, and the medallion of the vampire bunny.

Happy Halloween

Supplies: Lawn Fawn “Hats Off to You,” Stampin’ Up cardstock, Versafine ink, Fiskars circle punch

Lawnscaping Challenge #40

This week’s Lawnscaping Challenge is to make your own patterned paper with stamps.

I combined this challenge with the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #66.


It took me several tries to combine colors and stamped images. I don’t think I’ve ever used yellow and red together on a card before. I tend to associate the color combination with sports teams. The kraft, black, and white helped to neutralize the two strong colors.

Salt and Pepper



This week, the CAS-ual Fridays challenge was to create a square card.

I stamped the Lawn Fawn “My Cup of Tea” steam stamp on a kraft tag with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear powder to create a bit of texture on the card. In order to get the tea bag into the cup, I had to create a mask for both the tea bag and the cup. It took several tries to get the masked image to work out!



Supplies: Lawn Fawn My Cup of Tea stamp set; Stampin’ Up + Neenah cardstock; Ranger Archival ink; Versamark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Ranger clear embossing powder; October Afternoon button; May Arts twine; Spellbinders circle die; MFT tag die

CAS-ual Fridays – On Cloud 9

This week the CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to create a Clean And Simple project featuring things you’d see in the sky.

My mind went wild imagining a variety of scenes from many different viewpoints. But alas, given that I needed to craft my image from stamps, there were some limitations! We had amazing weather this past weekend in the Pacific Northwest, and my husband and I took a long walk with our golden retriever on Whidbey Island. I snapped this photo of two evergreens against the clear sky as my inspiration for the challenge.


For my card, I white embossed the tree from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest set a couple of times and colored the trees with distress inks. I white embossed the set’s dragonfly, (there are dozens of dragonflies buzzing around when the sun shines), colored the sky with distress ink, and then used markers to color the dragonfly.


Supplies: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese stamp set; Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest stamp set; Sizzix embossing folder; Versamark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Distress inks; Memento markers

Another Lawnscaping Card

As I grow more confident in my cardmaking and stamping skills, I’ve loosened up a bit on my cardmaking style. In the beginning, I tended to make traditional cards, and I didn’t make any scene cards or cards that mixed stamp sets. After taking  a second look at the inspiration photo for Lawnscaping Challenge #38, I decided to make a party card, as well as draw out more of the colors in the photo.


Supplies: Lawn Fawn hats off to you; Lawn Fawn love ‘n breakfast; Lawn Fawn grand greetings; Stampin’ Up cardstock; Echo Park Hello Summer patterened paper ; Divine Twine; MFT banner die

CAS-ual Fridays #60 Card

This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge (#60) is to use text on your card.

I love the versatility of the Hero Arts newsprint background stamp. Using Hero Arts mid-tone inks, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Dad’s Day tie onto cardstock stamped with the newsprint. I adhered that panel to cardstock stamped with Hello There from the Hero Arts Hey Dey Sentiments set. That panel is adhered to a card made from Hero Arts layering paper in latte. I finished the card off with Divine Twine and a Bo Bunny button.

Hello There


Newsprint Kites Card

This card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #37 didn’t end up the way I initially envisioned it. My first attempt using the Lawn Fawn “Sunny Skies” stamp set included two kites and a sun, but I just couldn’t get the design to hang together. So naturally, I added more kites!

I stamped white cardstock with the Hero Arts Newsprint background stamp. Next I stamped and embossed the kites and the tail pieces on the background stamped paper. Finally I used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks to color the kites.


Supplies: Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies; Hero Arts Newspaper Background S5601; Versafine + Versamark inks; Tim Holtz distress inks; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Ranger clear embossing powder; Bazzill string; MFT banner die


“Go, Dog, Go” Card

This week’s Lawnscaping Challenge is to use dimension on your card. I’ve had several different card ideas swirling around in my head the last several days. Then, out of nowhere, I decided I wanted to try to recreate the party scene in “Go, Dog, Go” – it’s the last double-page illustration in the book in which all of the dogs hold a party in a giant tree. As I child, I could stare at the image for hours.


Lawn Fawn “Critters in the ‘burbs”; Lawn Fawn “Year One”; Lawn Fawn “Hats Off to You”
Echo Park + Stampin’ Up papers
Versamark ink, Hero Arts embossing powder