"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lawncaping (#3) Challenge - Additional Submission

Hey everyone! I just wanted to say thanks so much for the sweet comments on my OCD card & all my other projects!! It always means so much to me that you take a few minutes to give me some blog love. I've said it before & I'll say it again, I think that's super important - not just cause I want comments - but because I think one of our purposes here, in life, is to lift eachother up and share the love. It makes me feel so good to know someone likes or is inspired by something I do - or is just being nice & saying hi!! It's a wondeful thing - this blogging experiance. It's wonderful to get to "know" people through their art and creativity!! I appreciate every friend I've made! Life can be hard (even in a fully blessed and happy life), it's nice to have a place to go where other women create, inspire, and share the love!

Ok, I'm not just posting today to get all ooshy-gooshy on you ;). I wanted to make another card (to redeem myself...to myself, maybe) with the same kind of concept as yesterday's card. OH! F.Y.I: I heard from Laurel over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog & she said you can make as many entries to the challenges as you want, just number them. AWESOME!

So, here is my #2 entry into this round of the Lawnscaping Challenge - I'm also going to enter it into Moxie Fab World (Paper Piecing Challenge): Isn't it a cutie? I used 6 - yes SIX - Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets on this card. Critters in the Burbs (bunnies & the tree), Bake me a Cake (little hearts on tree), Partly Cloudy (cloud), Bannerific (banner), Harold's ABCs (sentiment on the outside of the card), and Silly Valentine (sentiment on the inside of the card..."Some Bunny Loves You" ;) teeheehee). I made it for a teacher, Ms. Tenes, at my daughter Alivia's preschool. She was in the hospital for about 3 weeks, and just returned to school this week. I'm so happy she's back and feeling better! She's not my daughter's teacher, but takes care of her in aftercare, and she's just one of those people who you can tell were MADE to work with kids!! She is so sweet to my baby girl & in turn, Alivia LOVES her so much! She really missed her while she was out.

So, I thought it'd be cute to use the Critters in the Burbs bunny and, make a whole lotta them - as her little students. I have to say - I love how it came out. I made another little picture tutorial too because I think you'll really like how I made it. I thought it was a neat idea (if I say so myself) because I got all "recycley" (nice word huh) and used the cover sheet for the paper pack (Basic Grey's "Hopscotch") I just picked up. I stamped the super cute bunnies (18 of them!) onto the little "sample" squares on the cover page of the packet. Ok, maybe that sounds odd, here's a look: . As you can see, I stamped the bunny into the little square swatches, and I think it worked out really nice for the card, because it meant the images on the patterned paper were smaller (very cardworthy - without having to use a 6x6 paper pack). Next I stamped the tree (also Critters in the Burbs) onto some Bristol art paper and used an Inkadinkado Mask to cover the image while I Distress-Inked up the card base with Ranger's Tumpled Glass (Edges done with Broken China) and the Tim Holtz Blending Tool. I also inked the edged of the (Neenah) card with it as well. Then I heat embossed the cloud from another Lawn Fawn (Partly Cloudy) set (twice - once directly onto the card, and then again on the Bristol paper.) & then used distress inks on that as well and then paper pieced it leaving a little edge so you could see the blue. Also, you should know, the embossing ink i used was Ranger (Tim Holtz) Distress Embossing Ink...thats why it's not a full image (its actually a little distressy, as you can see). Then I popped up the pieced cloud with foamies for prettyness.

Then I paper pieced the tree using the "Hopscotch" paper and stamped the cute little heart from Bake Me a Cake onto it. Next I stamped the Bannerific banner with a "Welcome Back" sentiment using Harold's ABCs. Let me just say, Lawn Fawn's letter stamps are AMAZING! I love the fonts and how easy they work. The grass is just a little strip of paper that I hand cut into grass (I have the Martha Stewart scissors, but don’t feel that I get the same effect as hand cutting) and then chalked with Colorbox (green) Chalk Ink. Lastly, I added the bunnies in onto the grass. THEN I got real creative and cut the arms/feet of the bunnies apart and hung 4 of them off the banner. Just for a little something extra and different. ok, one more looks at the card:
I hope you like it. I really Sorry, I forgot to photo the inside sentiment ("Some Bunny Loves You" but it was there ;).

Hope you have a wonderful day! I'm hoping to have a scrappy weekend. My hubby, son, and niece will be going to Monster Jam and Alivia & I will be going to a Valentines Day Dinner at Church. She's my date ;). Have a great weekend.


  1. Holy guacamole! This is fabulous Heather! Look at all those adorable patterned bunnies! I love how you added some to above the banner also! And your embossed cloud is simply fabulous.... This is awesome! Thanks for playing again with us over at Lawnscaping!

  2. ADORABLE! The teacher is going to FLIP!

  3. So cute, I swear you come up with the cutest ideas!

  4. I love, love your card, Heather!! :o) The tree of hearts is too cute, and all of the patterned bunnies are ADORABLE! I always save product packaging like that cover sheet, too, because it's too pretty to put in the recycling and practically begs to be used on card projects!

  5. wow....this has to be the cutest Easter bunny card I have ever seen! Love it.

  6. Heather, this card is so sweet it makes me want to squeal! Oh my gosh, she is going to FLIP when she sees it! So much work and love went into this card, and it shows. All that fussy cutting! Wow. Great idea about using the packaging from the collection packs! I usually don't order collection packs, since I don't scrapbook (I prefer the 6x6 or 8x8 pads) but I just ordered my first tonight at twopeas. It's the Be Mine collection from Echo Park. When I realized that I had practically every single sheet in my bucket, I was like, might as well order the whole collection pack! Can't wait to play with it.

    Also I wanted to comment on what you said about comments. Lol. You are one of the most generous commenters I know, and I get so happy when I see your name in the comment section of my blog because I know it's going to be something that will really make me smile. So many people just glance at the photo of the card and leave a quick comment, but I can always tell that you actually read the blog content and your comments are always so kind. I want to be more like you! You're amazing!

  7. So cute how some of the bunnies have their front legs hanging over the edge of the banner! TFS =)

  8. Oh Heather, this is just SO adorable!!! LOVE all the little bunnies, it must have taken you forever to cut all of them out, but so worth it!! FAB!!!! It makes me smile :)