"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, July 18, 2011

Hang in There - Lawnscaping #14 - Stamp a Scene!!

Hi there crafty friends!! Hope you've had a great weekend! Mine was nice. Had a date day with the hubbs yesterday - which was really nice. So overdue! It's so funny, I was working on a few cards this weekend and then much to my suprise realized that one of them works perfectly (I think) for the Lawnscaping #14 Challenge:

What a fun challenge!!!

I really love the Lawnscaping Challenges!! First of all, the DT members are amazing - so much inspiration with every single challenge!!! This week I was so impressed with Christy's card, especially - WOW. But all of the girls came up with really amazing cards, you should totally go check them out!!!! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with for this one - are you playing along?? You totally should. As always they have a fabulous prize up for grabs!! Here is a look at my card:

and a closer looksie:

I made it for one of the attorneys I work for. Things have been so crazy for us at work, with my boss being sick and all. He is not only an attorney in my office, but is also my bosses nephew, which only makes it harder for him. Tough on the business end & personally. I've just been feeling so bad for him. I can see that it's having a real effect on him.

I came home from work just really feeling for him & thinking "hang in there. hang in there..." I created this little scene in my head and just HAD to ruch home & get to creating this for him right away!

All of the paper is from a 6x6 pad of Crate Paper's Portrait collection (very masculine if you need it to be). I stamped and paper pieced a few of the trees from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs set and tied a piece of The Twinery's twine between them to make a "tight rope". Next I stamped one of the smaller umbrellas from Lawn Fawn's Partly cloudy set directly onto the patterned paper using red ink. The owl is actually by Hampton Art, he was originally holding a {heart} balloon, but I just cut that piece off and stamped him using {brown} Archival ink and heat embossed him using clear {American Crafts} embossing powder and paper pieced him onto the card. Finally, I made a grassy/hilly area and fringed it up using my Martha Stewart scissors.

I used Lawn Fawn's Jessie's ABCs on the inside of the card to stamp the sentiment "Hang in There" and left it on his desk for him ;). Hopefully it made him smile. I am really happy with it! I love that I used the Crate Paper for everything - I love that paper! Anyway, I hope you have an amazing day!! Thanks for peeking at my card :D!


  1. Love the owl walking the tightrope. Clever!

  2. This is really cute and sure will put a smile on your boss' face!

  3. Fab scene! Your owl is totally adorable, especially doing his balancing act on the twine! What a clever idea!

  4. Super cute. Love the owl walking on the tightrope! Very clever.

  5. I laughed out loud at your card. It is so funny and clever! The patterned paper in the background looks really cool--great idea.

  6. Oh my heavens.. I adore this.. I might have to try this idea...:) thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog.. totally made my day:) HUGS

  7. It's a terrific scene, sure to cheer anyone! Good Luck with the challenge.