Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shine Brightly

I've always wanted some Lawn Fawn stamps so you can imagine my delight when I won a set from Donna a couple of months ago! I inked them up for the first time here to enter my first Lawnscaping Challenge. So many of you have entered these challenges and I've admired from afar but now I get to play along, too! The Lawnscaping Challenge #11 is Clean and Simple which is right up my alley. I coloured in three of the lanterns and popped them on with foam tape. Then I added some twine knot embellishments. I love easy cards like this!

This blog certainly wasn't quiet this week, was it? Well, now that there's another publication call out, I think I will go into a 'sublication hibernation'. Try saying that a few times really fast. Regardless, I will definitely be back on Saturday for a big announcement. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

44 comments:

Isha said...

Love your card Emily. I am dying to get some Lawn Fawn too...may be soon.

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, I love that curve & I hope you enjoy your 'sublication hibernation' - and no I won't say that fast!

AnitaRex said...

Love this CAS! The twine knots makes it stand out!

AnitaRex said...

Oh and SUPER curious as to your big announcement!

Laurel said...

LOVE THIS! LOVE! Love the CAS design and those adorable twine knots! Just perfect! Thank you so much Emily for joining us at Lawnscaping!

Jenny said...

Just adore your CAS design Emily. Love the addition of the twine knots too :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, great card, love the little lanterns:0) You are a tease:0) looking forward to hearing your news, hugs Gay xxx

BabyBokChoy said...

You do shine brightly!!! how cute are those little knots :) sigh...

Jennifer said...

LOVE the clean and simple look!!! Your cute little knots are perfect!! (=

donna mikasa said...

I knew you'd make those stamps shine! Wonderful design, Emily! So clean and simple--love this!

Karen B. said...

Can't wait to here about your announcement and what a WOW on the clean and simple card.

Brenda said...

I love this CAS card and am so glad to see you using LF stamps! Love those knots!

Lindsey said...

I was just thinking... you'd said you were going to slow down a bit! :P What a fun card -- your lanterns look great!

Lynn said...

You are a tease....can't wait to hear what your announcement is! I love the way you positioned the lantern and sentiment on your card.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Super cute Em. Love your little knots.

lisa a.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous CASness! Welcome to Lawn Fawn ownership! Love the curvy sentiment and your little knots. And I'm very curious about Saturday... :)

Shauna K said...

SUPER cute! love those twine knots :D

Jay Gee said...

Love this gorgeous card Emily... I hope you don't get tired of hearing that LOL.

walchowDesign said...

aaah... you are so good to win the Lawnscaping stamp! Love those twine knots!

Angela said...

You picked the perfect challenge to start with. Love those little lanterns with the twine "bulbs." The placement is perfect!

lotte chew said...

love your design! love the way you used the twine in this card

Sunghee said...

Easy? But, wow~! how did you come up with the idea! Love the bulb knots. Brilliant!

~amy~ said...

such a sweet cas card!

Emily Keaton said...

I love how your design is smiling at me, Emily!! Brilliant design. I love those lanterns and your sweet twine knots. So festive!!

Marie-Pierre said...

Emily, this is just gorgeous!!!! Not clean and simple, GORGEOUS!! :D

Britta Swiderski said...

This card pretty simply just rocks. The placement of everything, the craftsmanship, the choices in stamps... everything just works magically together. And thank you so much for sharing that knot technique. It looks so cool! I can't wait to try it out and will of course link back to you when I post something with it. :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Lawnscaping!

Amy said...

Love love those knots!!! I think you card is perfectly CAS. So well executed!

Monika Reeck said...

Emily this is simply cuuuutee and love always your simplicity but bright card....miss you dear....hugs

lynn said...

your little knots fit perfectly on your cute card, emily!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats, Emily! You were meant to win those stamps! Way to goooo!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely CAS card, and so cute too!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are the cards of yours that I like the best. This one is fabulous - you always have some innovative idea like the knotted twine bulbs here. Enjoy your sublication hibernation (reminds me of 101 Dalmations - you know, dalmation plantation!) and I'll look forward to hearing your announcement! Vx

onecraftymama said...

I love the layout - I can just see the lanterns gently swaying in the breeze :) Awesome.

I can't say I look forward to your quiet time on the blog, but I'm glad for you! (And deathly curious to know what the announcement is...so not patient that way. C'mon, Saturday!!)

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your winning at Lawnscaping - Top Mow it all!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, I love the simplicity, you always get it right!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

It's fun! Love the clean and simple look, you always know so very well how to use that, in a way the card looks perfect!!! I always especially love your Unity cards, as you probably know, hi hi! But love what you show with Pti and all the other lovely brands as well! Too bad there's still a postal strike with you, that's quite long now, isn't it? Well, it's a lovely idea that a card from you will be on it's way to me one day and it'll just be a surprise when!! I love surprises!!!
All the best to you!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin said...

Saw this over at L.F. Congrats on being chosen! Can't say I'm suprised, it's CAS in the best way possible!

Christiana said...

Great shading! And I love those knots of twine between the lanterns. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Congrats on your Mow It All win at Lawnscaping! :)

Lisa said...

I just love this. YOu have such an amazing style. This is so very clean and simple and still has so much impact- LOVE it!

Cristina said...

Twine knots. Twine knots? Please. They are so cute!! Ah, the little details. You rock!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow what a creation it speaks volumes!

Jen Carter said...

I've had this card up on my card all day to comment! This is so cute! I love how CAS it is and how you used your knots on it! Super cute!

Julie E said...

Fabulous! The little knots are a great addition :>)