Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reindeer Treats

Hi everyone!  Are you starting to get in the holiday mood yet?  I know I am!  I'm in graduate nursing school and I just finished my last exam (yipee!).  Now I feel like I can actually start celebrating the holiday season.  One of my favorite activities during the holidays is making treats for my family and friends.  Today I want to share with you a tag I made to go along with a sweet treat - white chocolate peppermint chex mix.  

For these tags I used Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods stamp set, Milo's ABCs stamp set,  Winter Gifts stamp set and dies, and Peace, Joy, Love sequins.  I started by stamping and die cutting my tag.  I colored and cut out the reindeer and added a felt scarf.  I made some rolling hills with gray card stock and used iced spruce distress ink to give dimension to the scene.  I adhered the reindeer with foam tape and stamped the sentiment in enchanted evening by PTI.  I finished the scene off with silver and blue centered snowflakes.  

Here's a closer look: 

I am going to enter this project into the current Lawnscaping Challenge.  This week is a color challenge using arctic colors - how fun this time of year!  

Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop!

Hi there and happy Friday!  I am excited that today has finally's time for the Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop!  The theme of this hop is winter and I'm thrilled to be a part of it because I adore all things Lawn Fawn AND this is my first time participating in a blog hop (yay)!  If you are following along on the hop, you should have come here from Cheryl Hutcherson's blog. 

My ALL-TIME favorite winter animal is the penguin and I've had this design in mind for a while. Here is the card that I created for today:

I used Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Snow stamp set (penguins, reindeer, and igloo), Winter Bunny (sleigh), Let it Snow (sentiment), Sweet Christmas (trees), Hats Off to You (santa hat), Year Two (presents), and Bake Me a Cake (christmas lights).  I started by masking the moon and inking the background of the scene with Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Iced Spruce distress inks and used Perfect Pearls mist to create some sparkle in the sky.  I added fine glitter to the snowbank to create dimension and an icy effect.  From the Winter Bunny Stamp set, I made Santa's sleigh by masking off the bunny. I cut and colored the penguins, reindeer, igloo, and trees and adhered them to the scene.  

And of course, even penguins need some fun Christmas decorations, so I added "lights" to the igloo.  I finished the scene off with red lawn trimmings and a gold bell for rudolph.  The final card came to 7 x 4.5 inches.  Here's another look:

The next stop on the hop is Valerie Ward's blog.  Be sure to check out all of the projects on the hop.  I know I'm excited to see what these talented ladies have created! Lawnscaping has put together a lot of great prizes, so make sure to leave some love at every stop along the way by Sunday, 12/15 at 11:59PM EST.  

Thanks for coming by and happy crafting!