"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

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lawnscaping Bonus & Wee Memories #48 Challenges

Good morning. Hope you had a great weekend! I sure did. One of the attorneys in my office gave us tickets to Saturday’s Florida Panthers (hockey) game. It was crazy close - closer than we’ve ever sat before - row 8!!! It was amazing. We took Paige & Christian and they had a blast!!! I also took my mom for a pedi on Sunday. It’s always nice to spend that time together. She’s having a rough week. Just gotta keep remembering who’s in charge ;).

I’ve been super busy putting together my craftiness for April’s Paper Niche Kit. So much goodness!!! It’s been hard to stop! I did take a breather from it to make a card to enter into the Lawnscaping Bonus/Wee Memories #48 Challenge.

I just love both of these challenges so much. I haven’t participated in the Wee Memories Challenges but once or twice, but I’m really going to make an effort to do so from now on. Jenny is so lovely and FULL of inspiration. You can check out today’s post to see how amazing she is with twine!!! Good Lord!

Ok, so my card is a CASEd card, kinda. I saw Nichol Magouirk’s card on the Lawn Fawn Blog last week and made a mental note that I had give something like it a try. She has such amazing ideas!! So, here is my card:

I popped up the pics with foamies for extra fun!

This Thursday will be My & Sal’s 10 year (wedding) anniversary. I wanted to make a card that kind of reflected our dating years. Walking around looking at the stars. I had lots of fun making it. I started off with yellow (Bazzil) cardstock and stamped (with Versamark)/heat embossed (in Clear) the adorable Lawn Fawn Star Backdrop stamp. Then I inked that up with Ranger’s Black Soot Distress Ink and the ink blending tool, to create the night sky. The “ground” is white Bristol (art paper) that I inked up with Shabby Shutters and Peeled paint. I stamped the grass (from Critters in the Burbs) using both inks also. My Polaroid Pics are also stamped onto the Bristol paper and then inked with Antique Linnen for a worn look. The sentiment is from Sophie’s Sentiments.

Next I stamped and Copic colored the Doggies (also Critters in the Burbs). As you can see, I used Marie’s fabulous technique again to make a mirror/reversed image of the doggy - so they could face each other. I really am so happy to have learned this technique. It’s so much fun!! I filled in the dog tags with Glossy Accents to make them realistic. Then I added a few bakers twine bows... because everything’s better with twine (agreed?) And finished it off with a heart from Silly Valentine.

Ok, that's all for me today. Are you playing in these Challenges?? You totally should - double the chance to win!! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. have a great day!!


  1. Oh my goodness! Totally cute! Seriously every time I see a project with the Say Cheese Polaroid stamp I like it even more! So glad I ordered it before it got sold out again. :) I have got to try this mirror technique because it makes things so much more versatile. This is just too cute, I may have to Case your Case in the near future! I have already made it a favorite it on Flickr! :)

  2. You have such good ideas, Heather! This card is adorable and I really enjoyed hearing the inspiration behind it.

  3. Heather this turned out super cute!! now I def. want that stamp set!!!!!! :D

  4. Oh so fabulous. Love the layout, all the distress inks you used to create the background, the cute dogs.. It is simply fabulous. You always knock my socks off! Love your layered Polaroids! Fantastic!!!! Thanks for joining us girlie! Love your stuff!

  5. Such fun polaroids, love them! Great coloring, texture, and layers.

  6. Totally adorable! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

  7. Very cute, love the script backing paper.