Friday, December 13, 2013

milk & cookies for santa {lawnscaping winter blog hop}

Hi and welcome to the winter edition of the lawnscaping blog hop!  You should have clicked over from the always beautifully styled and photographed Nicole's blog.


There are prizes up for grabs and a complete hop list up on the lawnscaping blog, if you lose your way.  Since you have many stops to get to, I'll keep the chatter to a minimum. I was so inspired by this pin:


I mixed stamps from lawn fawn (specifically, the gnome, the banner, the cookies, and the gingerbread man), Wplus9, CSS, and Papertrey Ink to create my version:

milk & cookies for santa {lawnscaping winter blog hop}


The focal panel is one layer.  I wanted it to look like a print, so everything was carefully (sooo carefully) masked.  I started with the cookies, then the milk bottle, santa, the banner and finally the sunburst background.  whew!  I held my breath the entire time, and when I was coloring in the images, I prayed to Santa, "please Santa,  no red-marker-bleeding.... and let my 3 year old still like what I've bought her for Christmas, because she keeps changing her mind."

So there you have it. hee.

Your next stop is the lovely Sarah's blog.  Don't forget to check out all of the prize and giveaway details on the lawnscaping blog.  To be eligible, you can leave comments along the way, from now until Sunday December 15th at 11:59EST.  Good luck!

♥.

117 comments:

  1. Love seeing how that pin inspired your one layer card...awesome work...awesome masking!

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  2. WOW! What a creative design! Love the Vintage label style and the images work nicely with it! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love your inspiration AND your card! So fabulous!

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  4. Aw, too cool!!! Love how you were inspired here!

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  5. Very cute. I love the sunburst for the background.

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  6. great way to find inspiration!!!! great card

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  7. LOVE! but then again i LOVE everything you create ;)

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  8. Fabulous card, the masking is amazing and the effect is poster perfect :)

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  9. Wonderful job the masking, I squinted at my screen to see the details. Really great work!

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  10. Simple and cute... And very crisp stamping!! a fab job!

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  11. WOW! talk about CAREFUL masking! You did a fantastic job!

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  12. I doubt that praying to Santa did much, but your card turned out perfectly! lol... Your 3yr-old will LOVE what you got her. :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  13. where did you get that sunburst??.. (miss dot mennonite at gmail dot com) love the inspiration! :)

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  14. I seriously am so in love with this card.. It truly is a work of art. I love love love the newsprint feel of it.
    Hope you have a Merry CHRISTmas!! Hugs -Ali

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  15. Wow, some beautiful masking done here, gorgeous one layer card!

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  16. I am fan of this creation! I adore all! And this Santa Claus it is too cracking!
    Thank you to give us the chance to gain a batch!

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  17. Oh, wow, this is amazing, Elena! I love it! You are so talented and creative!

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  18. Wow! Totally adorable and congrats on the great masking.

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  19. I lOVE this!! Seriously adorable! Was a pleasure creating alongside of you today!

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  20. Fantastic masking, and what a wonderful design! This is a really sweet card, and it was fun to be able to hop with you! Bev

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  21. Great masking love the creativity hugs xx

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  22. Super cute! Your coloring looks great!

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  23. Adorable card! I love Santa with his milk and cookies.

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  24. This card is so sweet and cute! Love it!

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  25. You did a great job masking all of the little details, well done!!!

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  26. I really like the starburst background!

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  27. So cute! What a great job of masking you did!

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  28. Great job! Love all your details!

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  29. Like how you placed the different images on the card for the scene you created.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  30. So bright and festive - reminds me of the 'Got Milk' slogan. Very cute!

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  31. Of course--the queen of masking. What a fabulous and adorable scene you created.

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  32. This card is just so pretty, Elena! Your masking is flawless!

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  33. Amazing masking! Love the sun ray effect you created.

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  34. Your cards are always so fresh and modern. Beautiful job as always!

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  35. I love how you made this your own. This card is too cute!! Thanks for sharing

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  36. Wow! Your masking is incredible. Fantastic card!

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  37. This is so different and fantastic. The bright colors are awesome and the masking would've had me cursing. :P Nicely done!!!

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  38. first of all - i love your card! it's gorgeous and a perfect interpretation of your inspiration!! and your masking and coloring (no bleeding!!!!) is perfection, as usual! i'm stunned! but i LOVE your blog posts too because they always make me chuckle!! that bit about your 3 year old not changing her mind...HILARIOUS!! i'm in the same boat right now with my 5 year old! ha ha!! looks like santa didn't let you down with the red copics, and he won't with the gift either!! :) (but good luck, anyway! ha ha!)

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  39. Beautiful masking. Super cute card.

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  40. What a fun Santa...love your sweet card.

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  41. I always adore all the cards you make, everything always looks so well thought out. This card is no exception. I know what you mean about masking! I've been doing this myself a lot for all the cards I want to mail and am afraid will come apart. I have been saving all my masks though, to use over and over. That makes it a tad easier.

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  42. This is so fun! And you accomplished it all in one layer - what an inspiration!

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  43. Wow fantastic card. You've done a great job masking. Turned out beautifully.

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  44. I spotted this first on flickr and thought it was wonderful there and have to agree here, favorite card of the bloghop

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  45. Such a cool card love how you used the pin image for inspiration :)
    Kate xx

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  46. Such a fun card! I love that sunburst for the background!

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  47. I just love that happy, jolly little Santa. And he needs milk and cookies for sure. So cute.

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  48. Awesome stamping and masking, beautifully done

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  49. It is perfect! As always your execution is amazing. All that masking, you have the patience of a saint! This is festive and gorgeous and sweet and cute all at the same time!

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  50. Great card. Love how well Lawn Fawn stamps pair well with the other stamps you used.

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  51. What a sweet card! You did an excellent job!

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  52. Santa is so patient. I type between bites of my cookie.

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  53. Your card turned out perfectly. TFS.
    {please Santa let her little one love the present}
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  54. Fantastic design for your card Elena. I love the milk and cookies for Santa!

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  55. Genius! Love them that they are sitting on the banner :)

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  56. Wow! I just love your card! So stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Very cute... Thanks for the printables.

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  58. Elena , so talented
    Very nice stamps she did use
    Now Santa is my muse.

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  59. wonderful card...love the layering of the stamps and your masking techniques.

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  60. <> this is card making perfection.... and if it's any consolation, my 5yo DS wrote a Xmas list with the help of his big brother the other day, there was not 1 thing on it that he's getting for Christmas, ah well, too late now! Lol :)

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  61. Your scene is wonderful. The coloring is perfect. That is a great use of so many stamps sets. Great card.

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  62. love the rays behind the stamps!

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  63. That is so cute. So glad Santa granted your wish.

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  64. Am new to card crafting and am intrigued by masking. Will have to research what that is - your card is beautiful.

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  65. santa is so cute
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  66. So cute! And being from California I especially love the sunburst behind santa!!! :)

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  67. So cute Card :) Some one will be very happy :)

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  68. All the breath holding was worth it, your card looks amazing!

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  69. well it turned out beautiful!! the masking is perfect, and i totally understand your anxiety everytime that red copic is opened!

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  70. You sun spray is absolute genius...so much fun!

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  71. You have mastered the art of masking because your card is perfect! Love it!

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  72. Fabulous little card! So much work, but it is so cute!! <3

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  73. The card is awesome.your interpretation of the pin is on point!

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  74. SUPER FABULOUS card Elena - gorgeous bright Christmas colours :)

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  75. So cute, looks like an old fashioned advertisment

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  76. such a cute idea, you did a good job recreating the same feel

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  77. This is so sweet! I loce the sun rays...there must be angels singing and it must be a dream come true for Santa!

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  78. Cute card! And I am sure you daughter will love her gift!

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  79. cute, the sunrays is a nice effect.

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  80. beautiful creation dear congrats

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  81. This is a brilliant card! I made it a favorite on Flickr when I saw it over there :)

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  82. OMG!! Such an AWESOME card!! I LOVE the Vintage look and the FUN design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Holiday Season!! ;)

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  83. Your card is amazing! Awesome coloring!

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  84. Looove it, thanks for sharing where you get the inspiration, your card turned out fantastic.

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  85. What a wonderful card!!! Love it!!

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