"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, April 25, 2011

Lawnscaping #8/Card Patterns #112 Challenge Combo ;)

Good morning all!! It’s been so long since I’ve posted that I decided to complete/combine two challenges in one post today! YAY!!

I hope everyone had a great Easter yesterday! Mine was really nice. Went to church, then they had a little Easter egg hunt for the kids. Such fun!! Then afterwards, they had breakfast there with friends, it was really a nice day. My favorite New Yorkers were here until Saturday, that’s why I haven’t posted in a while. Too busy having family fun time. We were all really sad to see them go, but I just couldn’t get my creative mojo flowing while they were here. That’s how it goes.

So, this weekend I got an invite to a dear friend’s baby shower. I’m super excited, they’re in our bible study group - some of our most valued and cherished friends. They tried for this baby girl that’s on the way for 2 long years!! We’re all just so happy for them!!! I’m still thinking hard about what to make them for the shower...

Anywho, I decided to combine the Lawnscaping #8 Challenge with the Card Patterns #112 Challenge
This is only my second time combining challenges. It kind of intimidates me, but I’m going for it anyway!!! I'm also sad I haven't been able to get Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest Stamp Set yet :( {boooo}. I love the critters, I've just been on a tight budget. I decided to dig through my stash to complete this card. Here's a look at what I came up with:

I used the new Fancy Pants’ “It’s the Little Things” 6x6 deck which I picked up from Paper Niche a few weekends ago {horray for coupons!!}. I’m just in love with these papers. I distress inked them up a bit with Weathered Wood & Worn Lipstick (I think these are my 2 new favorite Distress Inks!!). I got that beautiful ribbon from i{heart}papers a few months ago and had been dying to use it - beautiful!!! I’m not the best bow tier (yea, I don’t think that’s a word either, but I’m going with it), but think it came out pretty good. It did take me a bit longer than it’s probably take a normal person, but that’s ok. I used Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Bannerific combined with that adorable Owl, which I believe is Hero or Hampton Arts. This HAS to be one of my favorite owls, but I never saved the packaging, Sorry :(. I popped the owl & banner up with foamies for extra fun ;). Then I finished off the card with some Papertrey Ink buttons. On the inside of the card, I stamped “Congrats” (also from Sophie’s Sentiments).

That's it for me today. Well, how about some sweet Easter pics for ya??? You know you wanna see...

This is my sweet little Alivia and sis-in-law, Dawn coloring Ester Eggs on Friday:

Here is Christian & my niece, Kristen (who we call KK when she's here, because Christian & Kristen are not so easy to say when the two of them are together - we say the wrong name constantly!!), also coloring eggs:

Then here are Alivia, Paige (niece), and Christian with their goodies after the church's Egg Hunt:

My grandparents made them all the baskets, Paige forgot hers at home, so, she used one they made for my hubby :). I treasure them! I had one when I was a little girl, and it means so much to me that now my babies have them!

Ok, now that's really all for me today! Hope you have a great Monday!


  1. cute! cute! :) I like that swirly bellied owl.

  2. Such a charming card design and I love the colors!

  3. Very sweet card! I love the layout and that fabulous ribbon! Wow. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping, Heather!

  4. What a sweet card, I think you've convinced me I need to find some Worn Lipstick when the next paycheck comes. You should combine challenges more often if they turn out as cute as this card did. Looks like you had a great easter with your family!

  5. This is ADORABLE! Love your combination of patterned papers, the cute owl and banner, and the beautiful ribbon!

  6. Adorable card. The banner is really sweet.

  7. Heather! This is so cute! Love.

  8. This is so adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

  9. What a super sweet card! And I love your family pictures, looks like a great time! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!