Monday, December 17, 2012

Make it shine & art kits for Newtown, Connecticut

It's our last lawnscaping challenge of the year!  We're asking you to break out the glitter, the rhinestones, the mists - anything you can think of to give shine to your end-of-year project.

make it shine!

I tried to give my whole tag a bit of an ethereal feel, with not only the glitter strip at the bottom of the tag, but the vellum snowflake that sits behind, and the white-heat-embossed polar bear (from "critters in the snow").

After I heat-embossed the polar bear, I colored him in with a white paint pen (a white, "galaxy marker" by american crafts.)

I stamped snowflakes around him, and ended off with a dark grey sentiment to match his cute polar bear nose.

I hope you like it!  Your turn to come up with something even better:

and this week, we're sponsored by Lawn Fawn!  You could win a gift certificate to shop in the lawn fawn store, just in time for Christmas:

On another, more meaningful note, my friend Amber is doing a wonderful thing for the grieving kids of Newtown, Connecticut.  I have 2 school-aged children myself, and have wept and prayed for the parents whose arms will feel extra empty this holiday season, and for the kids who have been scarred by this tragedy.  Being crafty herself, Amber is seeking to put together art kits to aid in the healing of these children.  If you're an international, like I am,  you might just want to donate some money instead of sending over the goods she's listed.  There's a button for that on her blog.

If you think this is a great idea, like I do, I hope you'll share Amber's post.

Thank you, and have a great Monday!


  1. Very cute tag. It has such a cozy feel. And, the fundraiser sounds like a great way to help those children heal.

  2. Love how you used this polar bear (one of my favorite critter stamps). Now I have to figure out how to top this. . . Lol!

  3. lovely project! Thank you for drawing attention to Amber's initiative for those in Newtown as well!

  4. Absolutely darling tag...I love it!!!

  5. Lovely project! The vellum snowflake adds just the right touch.