Lawnscaping Number #30: Inspired!

It’s time for another for another Lawnscaping Challenge. Yay! Here’s the theme for this week:

This time around, it’s all about looking to another fellow crafter for inspiration. I have so many friends and fellow crafters that I’m inspired by, but this card from Jennifer McGuire really spoke to me. Her style in general is one of my favorites because it’s so easy to be inspired by. I’m sure you know about Jennifer, but if you don’t yet, make sure to check out her blog. You most certainly won’t regret it! (Plus, she’s a super sweetheart, too.)

Card by Jennifer McGuire. Click on the photo to be taken to her fabulous blog post!

Here’s what I created inspired by Jennifer’s card. I love her use of tone-on-tone backgrounds, vibrant coloring of the flower with a white border and the banner-edged sentiment. Here’s my take:

I used my very favorite colored pencils (48-count Set of Prismacolor Pencils) combined with my most recent favorite Lawn Fawn set (Blissful Botanicals) and then cut them out using my favorite scissors (Cutter Bee Micro-tipped Scissors). Then I stamped my background with Versamark on my favorite Hero Arts Kraft cardstock and then added my sentiment. I spelled out “¡feliz cupleaños!” (“happy birthday!” in Spanish) with Lawn Fawn’s Smitty’s ABCs and viola! We have an inspired-by card. :)

A huge thanks goes out to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this challenge. We wouldn’t be here without them because we are a challenge inspired by them. Make sure to check out the Lawn Fawn website here, their awesome blog here and of course their full line of stamps and now a full paper collection over at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see my card! Now make sure to hop over to the Lawnscaping blog for a ton more inspiration and details on how to enter the challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create!

By the way, I’m working on a little recap of Jake’s visit here. We did so many amazing things, and a lot of them are the “key” points of Barcelona (and then Paris… eek!). He left early this morning to head back home and I’m a little bit sad that he had to leave, but we had such a fabulous time that I can’t help but be happy. And this last weekend, we took off for a weekend in Paris. Despite our limited knowledge of the city and the language, we fell in love with the city. It was perfect. Above is one of my favorite pictures I took of the Eiffel Tower. Sigh. I’ll go back some day.

Talk to you sooner than you know and thank you for all the love!

Love,
Britta

P.S. I got a couple of comments asking which tennis shoes I ended up going with for bringing to Spain. I bought the Adidas Running Climacool in Aluminum, Shift Purple and Sharp Purple and love them for walking an hiking. I’m not a runner, but since they are running shoes, I bet they work for that pretty well too. :) The only gripe I have about them is that I have a little snag in the grey webbing on one of the sides of my feet after wearing them only about two dozen times. That may be a user fault, though. ;)

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5 Responses to Lawnscaping Number #30: Inspired!

  1. Carol Perry

    Another JM fan too huh. I just love visiting her blog. She is soooo good at everything she does. So talented but you too are up there with her. I love viewing your creations as well and this card is no exception. Love those flowers just popping off the kraft paper. Love the picture of Paris. How fun you must be having. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Looking forward to more.

  2. This is super, super cute! Your colors on the flowers ROCK!! Glad Jennifer inspired you! Love hearing about all of your travel experiences and I am happy you are having such a great time!!

  3. Such a gorgeous card!! Love those flowers!! Love hearing about your travels too. Such a beautiful picture of the Eiffel Tower :)

  4. Beautiful card! I love the fun colors and your coloring is SO awesome!!

  5. Kate W.

    Britta, I just love this cad you made! Way to fussy cut girl! I’m in awe. Love the coloring as well. And what a beautiful picture of the Eifel Tower!

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