Lawnscaping Challenge, Cool Link and Giveaway

Hello there. Hope you had a good weekend.

I have a few fun things to share today. First up is my second card for the Lawnscaping Challenge. These folks have the happiest blog – you can find it HERE. This is their photo challenge:

So this stunning photo inspired me to actually create a holiday card… using the browns and reds…

I used Lawn Fawn stamps for the ornament and greeting. Love the playfulness of them. Used a new favorite background stamp on the dark brown notecard. For the string on the ornament, I had a bit of fun. First, I stuck some Ranger Foil on some white cardstock for stability. Next I used the Memory Box Crisp Bows die to cut it before adding it to the card. I cut the notecard short so that I could allow the bow to reach above the top and still fit in the envelope. Love the unexpected. Oh, and I used my new favorite Corner Chomper – it rounds corners in the smaller sizes of 1/8″ and 3/8″.

Supplies are below! Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping Challenge, too.

My dear friend Jill Foster has started a great new site with the owner of her LSS, Lisa Joy. Jill is a very talented gal, and this new blog and online store is great – I am so impressed by what they have created that I asked to feature them here. Here are some of the great things about Mementos:

  • Their blog is fabulous. Jill shares tons of projects including step by step video and photo tutorials.  Check out the blog HERE.
  • If you are looking to shop, they have a create rewards program – for every $250 spent you receive 25% off a future order of your choice. (More info on that HERE.) They also have free shipping on all US orders over $75 and Canada orders over $100. And if you want to shop in the month of November, use the coupon code, Be Thankful, it gives customers 10% off of their purchases made through the month of November. (Does not apply to classes DVDs and Bundle of Savings offers.)
  • Jill also has created some great DVD classes, with two new DVD classes each month. These projects are amazing and what really impressed me. Here’s a peek at this month’s Mementos Copic Club class. (It is really great if you are just beginning or have been contemplating purchasing your first Copic Markers).

  • And Jill also offers a Stamp Club DVD class in which students receive the featured stamp as part of their class fee. (For more info on these classes, go HERE.) Here’s a look at this month’s class.

So how about a giveaway? Just sign up to follow the Mementos blog HERE and leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.  I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Mementos AND a special release class DVD by Jill “Holly Jolly Stampin’ Party” loaded with techniques and showing the creation of 10 never before seen holiday cards. If you’ve already purchased the DVD and you win, Mementos will provide you with a refund.  More info on this DVD HERE.

Good luck!

I also have a winner from a past giveaway… Helen Schneiderman won the Holiday Card Boot Camp class spot. I emailed you!

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167 thoughts on “Lawnscaping Challenge, Cool Link and Giveaway”

  1. I have been following Jill’s blog for several months and she is an amazing artist! The new PJ&J Videos are out of this world!!

  2. I’ve been following Jill’s blog for some time and try to support the Mementos store whenever I can and have been impressed with their excellent customer service. Lisa creates an experience similar to shopping in retail store by her knowledge of the products and attention to the needs of her customers. The mementos blog is wonderful—I learn great tips every week—and isn’t designed to move product but to increase the creativity of their followers.

  3. Jill is such an amazing artist – I love her blog and her work for Mementos. I follow their blog on Google Reader and look forward to seeing her videos and cards. I’ve bought distress stains and Penny Black stamps from seeing her work!

  4. I love the color scheme on this card.. Also, Jull’s new blog looks really interesting. The idea of a stamp club appeals to me.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful resource. I now follow Memento’s blog and LOVE the inspiration found. Amazing projects. Love it when new inspiration is found.

  6. Cool a new blog to check out.! ! ! !
    Your brown and red card is great. Different color combo for Christmas. Love it!

  7. Your crafts are amazing! I would love doing some arts. I follow you from Spain and the DVD class would give a chance to learn many milles away.
    Best wishes!

  8. Jennifer, I always love the links you share with us, but this blog… OMGoodness, I’m so fascinated with it, everything is just precious! Thank You so much!!!!

    Oh, I’m new follower of “i love mementos” blog

  9. love jill’s work too! I am already a follower of the blog – thanks for the chance to win and support her new venture!

  10. Thanks for the new blog to check out. I am now a new follower. The ideas look really good. Thank you for the opportunity to have a chance to win a wonderful prize.

  11. Love the card and the bow is so pretty – is it the memory box die?
    Thank you for showcasing Jill’s work – she really does work magic with those markers :o)

  12. I love Jill’s work and have been following her for some time now. I love what she does with color. She is a very talented! Thank you for the chance to learn from her.

  13. Jill’s creations are fabulous! I’ll happily sign up to follow Mementos blog! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  14. Your card is lovely. Nice colors as well as clean & sleek 🙂 I am always looking for new sites of inspiration… thanks for the Memento’s link. Their blog is awesome (in a singing voice)! I will be follower of the Mementos blog! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  15. Congrats Helen! Enjoy what sounds like an amazing class! Jennifer, lovely card!!!! I really like the brown and red combo. I checked out the Mementos blog and it’s great! Another favorite!!

  16. Can’t wait to check out her blog – I was going to do it even without the giveaway! Her art looks cool.

  17. I’ve been a follower of i {love} mementos blog since it started…and a customer of the online store. The service is wonderful. Everyone should follow Jill Foster’s blog as well…so inspiring.

  18. Cute Lawnscaping challenge take. Love the colour combo of your card. The foil on cardstock looks amazing!

    I have been following Jill’s youtube vids – they are awesome!! Jill is such a talented lady. Awesome that she now has a Stamp Club dvd clases.

  19. Oh, wow! I follow Jill’s blog and just signed up to follow the ILoveMementos blog… don’t know why I hadn’t done that before since I’m always popping over there. Sure hope I’m the lucky winner. Would love to take one of Jill’s classes!! And how much fun would it be to shop at Mementos!!!!

  20. I’ve been following Jill’s blog and i{love}momentos for months. Great blogs! Very inspirational & lots of techniques. Jill’s Copic coloring is fabulous. Thanks for the chance for another fantastic giveaway.

  21. Thank you Jennifer for the heads up on this web site. I am now a follower and have signed up for their newsletter. Looking forward to some new and fresh ideas for my card making! Ciao db:)

  22. such a sweet card…and I like that background too!…off to check out the new blog…ty for the heads up on that…will follow for sure!

  23. Love your Christmas card as I do all the cards you make. They are simple and elegant at the same time. I signed up for the I love Mementos blog and found it very interesting. I had never heard of it before so thanks for recommending it.

    Sally Gasparri

  24. Thanks for a chance to win! Love the card. The background is definitely a keeper. Can’t wait to make this!! So cute. The blog is awesome. Great card tomorrow. Thanks for sharing

  25. Thanks for the recommendation on I Love Mementos! Great blog – can’t wait to look more at their videos! And thanks for another chance to win a giveaway!

  26. waht a great blog and website. i signed up for the blog as i think i will get some great ideas from them! thanks for sharing i always like to see new blogs and get inspired.

  27. Jennifer: I am lucky enough to live in the same town as Jill and Mementos. Thank you so much for featuring our very talented artist on your blog. Would love to win your generous giveaway.

  28. thanks so much for introducing us to the I Love Mementos site. What wonderful copic coloring. Can’t wait to get a DVD>

  29. Love your take on the Lawnscaping Challenge.

    I’m been a follower of Jill’s blog and Momentos. Thanks for a chance to win.

  30. WOW! What a beautiful card! LOVE all the gems and that beautiful dark kraft paper!

    **I just signed up for the newsletter and follow ilovemementos blog!!! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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