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Lawnscaping Challenge: Let’s PARTY sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Hello everyone!!!! Happy Monday to you all. Today should be the first “normal” week following the holidays for both of us! My Christmas decorations are down, we are actively house hunting and could have potentially found a house we love, my son is doing awesome and my sweet little baby is due in March… 2013 is really looking to be an exciting year and I am extremely blessed!

Today’s challenge is all about PARTYING because Lawnscaping is two years old! Can you believe it? Just two years ago, we launched our first challenge and it’s been such a fun ride ever since. Some of you have even played along with us in every challenge and we couldn’t be more grateful! Speaking of grateful, I am so grateful to our sponsor for this challenge, the amazing Simon Says Stamp. You know how I love Simon! They are fantastic peeps and offer great affordable items…. AND, their customer service is top notch! It’s a win/win!!!!

Simon Says Stamp

Here is what I created for this challenge, inspired by something I saw by sweet Janna, using those adorable paper straws from Simon Says Stamp I mentioned in my latest haul video.


The background is this awesome stamp by Impression Obsession stamped with the amazing Hero Arts shadow Ink (I used Butter bar on some yellow PTI cardstock)… I cut the straws out, flattened them and adhered them on a panel. I inked up another strip of cardstock in soft purple shadow ink and adhered it all together to create the center panel of the card.


The Griffin was colored with Inktense watercolor pencils (LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them, check out this video).


I hope you will head on over to the Lawnscaping blog and play along in our challenge! And you just MUST check out what the rest of the design team has made!



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  1. This is so adorable! Aren’t these straws fun to play with? 🙂

  2. Barb Ghigliotty says:

    Such a CUTE card, Laurel! I’m so glad things are going well for you…fingers crossed that you’ll be in your new home by the time baby is born…(HUGS)

  3. Fun card Laurel!.Your INKTENSE coloring is great.
    What an exciting time it is for you:)

  4. can’t believe it’s been 2 yrs for Lawnscaping! wow, that fast! Love how you used the straws! very clever!

  5. You are amazing.. I love how you used straws..so creative and fun..great card..

  6. You are rocking those Inktense pencils! And I love those Impression Obsession backgrounds. The size is perfect! I also have to say that those straws are genius! I saw those in your haul and you totally came up with a creative way to use them!

  7. Wait a minute, are we two or three? Now I’m confused. I thought we were three! Lol.

    Those inktense pencils gave that griffin such a cool look, and I LOVE those paper straws! This is definitely one of my most favorites of all your cards! You rocked it!

  8. absolutely FUN!

  9. Love that gryffindor!! And the paper straws totally look like candles! Love it!! And happy 2nd birthday to lawnscaping!!!

  10. Lovely! You’ve used the straws in a super cool way, you’re truly amazing, Laurel 🙂

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