Friday, September 9, 2011

lawnscaping blog hop - celebrate the holidays!

I am so very excited to be participating in the first-ever lawnscaping blog hop!  I adore my lawn fawn stamps, with all of their crittery cuteness... and what better theme than the holidays?



You should be hopping over from Jess Larsen's blog - so glad you made it here!

I skipped right ahead to Christmas.  I thought about Thanksgiving and Halloween, but really?  I have a Christmas DIY list a mile long (including making a black apple doll for each of my 3 kids - oy!), so I might as well get started on the cards at least!


I really wanted to create a polaroid scene using "cozy christmas" - that little fire is so darn cute!  It took a good amount of masking to keep it all 1-layer, but it was worth it.  Oh, and the first thing my hubby said was "why did you stamp the fireplace crooked?"  Seriously? Who takes a perfectly straight photo?  That just wouldn't be true-to-life.  (My life, at least - and exhibit A is the photo of my card...)


The images were all colored in with Copic markers - in my very simple style... And, in case you were curious, the patterned papers are from Basic Grey's "jovial" collection and the leaf shape is from a Martha Stewart punch.

Now you're off to visit Barb Murphy's blog.  If you get off track, don't worry!  Head back to the lawnscaping blog for a complete list of all the designers, and also for the details of all the prizes to be won! So don't forget to comment on all the blogs for your chance to win!

Before you go, the yellow lightbulb would like to say goodbye :)


Thanks for visiting!

104 comments:

  1. Wow so cool to be part of a blog hop! The card is too cute....love the lightbulbs!

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  2. Cute card. Love this stamp set. It's a must to get. TFS :)

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  3. Wow!!! so cute! wonderful patterned paper combination too !

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  4. Wow...love the wonderful scene that you created !

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  5. What a cute card! Love your use of patterned paper!

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  6. Lovely card. I like your use of different pattern papers.TFS

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  7. such a fabulous card with all the masking and beautiful coloring!

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  8. Oh my. Love this! Love the scene you created inside the polaroid! This is simply stunning. All your coloring, masking. love it all! Be sure to upload this to our Flickr site if you haven't already! PLEASE! This is amazing!

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  9. And yes, I tweeted about this card from our Lawnscaping page! Sorry! Just had to! :)

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  10. oh my, swoon! Love the scene you have created in the polaroid! Just darling!!

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  11. Lovely card, great colouring and so detailed! :)

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  12. Wow, this almost screams Christmas! Great use of the cute LF stamps along with a traditional red and green color combo =) TFS!

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  13. Love how you framed the scene in the polaroid! Very cute!

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  14. Great card! Love all the detail you added in your card!! :)

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  15. Wonderful card! Great colors & textures!!!! I love it!

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  16. This turned out so cute. I love this stamp set and you did a really great job with it.

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  17. Lovely card!! All the papers, colors and elements are so well together, beautiful!

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  18. ahhh, what a great little scene!! xx Tamara

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  19. I love how you placed the scene inside the Polaroid at an angle!

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  20. Love the scene, and all the layers you added to it! ;o)

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  21. Ha ha ha! Goodbye yellow lightbulb! That is seriously one of my favorite and most used stamp sets ever! I just can't resist that fire either! And I adore what you said aout straight photos! So true!

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  22. ahh.. so so cute! I love that you put the scene inside the Polaroid.. so cute! the colors are amazing too..
    Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  23. Super cute, Elena! I love the polaroid scene you created! (I think the crooked fireplace adds character!)

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  24. So cool that you combined the stamp sets, it looks amazing!

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  25. I love what you did with that button. What a great idea.

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  26. This card is beautiful! I love that little scene and your coloring is amazing! Great job!

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  27. Beautiful Christmas card! Love all the colors and textures :) TFS!

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  28. So cute! I love the polaroid and the leaves by the button! I love all the details on this!

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  29. amazing card idea, the photo is so cute (and even cuter that it's crooked!) can't believe it's all one layer, I really need to work on my masking skills I guess!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  30. this is one of my favorite sets from LF! great job!

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  31. This card is so incredibly cute! I can't believe you did that with masking, I thought for sure it was paper pieced. And I completely agree that the fireplace needed to be crooked ;)

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  32. What a fantastic card, I love the choice of patterned paper you've used.

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  33. So cute! I love the added sprig of pine(?) to the button. All the textures you have going on work so wonderfully together. Gorgeous!

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  34. beautiful yet classy and so much detail with the sprig of pine!

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  35. I can't believe it's one layer! There is so much dimension! Love the fire especially!

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  36. Luv your coloring, esp. inside of the fireplace. Very Nice! :-) wow, you have a mile long list?? I'm also glad i head started with Christmas cards so less card, less stress later the year! lol :-)

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  37. Fun happy card. I love that even the cookies on the mantle have smiles. Great job

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  38. Love the "Christmas picture" idea :)

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  39. so adorable...love it
    thanks for sharing.

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  40. very cute....Karen Freiberg

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  41. The polaroid piccy is such fun...a real snapshot of a cosy Christmas :)
    Jenny x

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  42. Absolutely in love with your polaroid take on this card! Never really thought I would have a lot of uses for this stamp set, but am no reconsidering! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Fun card! I love your Polaroid. :)

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  44. I love the cozy scene you created! Great use of both sets!

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  45. I love the button and greenery!

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  46. This card is so perfect and adorable...love it!!

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  47. I love the theme! love the photo frame also

    HUGS
    Yenni Natalia
    http://www.scrapcollector.blogspot.com

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  48. Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Too clever and cute! Now, if it were my mom's picture, it would show the bottom of the fireplace...she always cuts off someone's head! :)

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  50. Super cute. Love the faces on the lights.

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  51. i'll tell you what the cards keep getting better and better!

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  52. Just love the way the fire seems to be talking to you.

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  53. What acute Xmas scene. The patterned papers add to the effect wonderfully.

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  54. This card is so beautiful! I love the stitching, the cute little scene you created, and the button/twine/pine combo.

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  55. such an adorable card ,love the paper piecing u have done.

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  56. Wow I love this card!!! I can't BELIEVE the polaroid is all one layer! SO fabulous! =D

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  57. Wonderful card...it really sets such a cozy scene!

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  58. Great card! TFS!

    Robin
    mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

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  59. Darling card. Love the picture of that cute little fireplace. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol
    clperry60@aol.com

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  60. Maria McClure (ututo at verizon net)September 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Ha ha...I stopped taking straight pictures when I had kids. Now, someone is always bumping my elbow! Such a cute card!

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  61. I LOVE the polaroid!!! That is ingenious! Really cute card.

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  62. Valerie Gee, the Scrappin' VSeptember 10, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Awwwwww! That is such a cute card, and that has got to be the friendliest light bulb I've ever met! =D TFS!

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  63. The card is delightful. I really like the "Polaroid photo." Thanks for sharing.

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  64. This card is just too cute. I love that you used Polaroid photo stamp and also masking technique. LOVE this. TFS. Tenny.

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  65. Gorgeous card, but especially that ribbon detail, I LOVE it, so fun!!!

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  66. super cute card! Love everything! Good luck getting it all done!

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  67. Adorable card - awesome button treatment!

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  68. Great idea with the polaroid photo.

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  69. wow, i love this card. your coloring is perfect and the photo scene is adorable. love the pp background too. great card!

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  70. BEAUTIFUL coloring job! I especially like the glow of your fireplace...

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  71. A cute way to incorporate the Say Cheese! Polaroid frame :)

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  72. Gorgeous card :-) the image is adorable and I love the layout and cute button with twine and leaves ,,:-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  73. This is so cute. Love the way you used your polaroid stamp.

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  74. I love the hearth snapshot. Cute card.

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  75. Love the fireplace scene! Adorable with the little smiles!

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  76. This is really really cute! Love every little detail you added!

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  77. Lovwe the whole scene. The greenery was a nice addition.Thanks

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  78. Really does look like a snapshot of a cozy, little Christmas scene. Great card!! xx

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  79. Wow. I love this card. What a great idea to make a little christmas "photo".

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  80. Super cute who ever gets that card is going to love it.

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  81. love the snapshot

    joann.heinbuch@gmail.com

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