Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge

Gnome place like home
Hello Friends, Has it been a good week for you? Ready for the weekend? How about about a jump start to your  next card or scrapbook page? It's that time of the month again.... the "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge" at the Lily Pad blog. Lawn Fawn is the sponsor (yes that means prizes) this month and you will love what the other DT members created with Lawn Fawn's stamps. 
Gnome place like home
This stamp set is called "Gnome sweet gnome" and it's super adorable. You may be asking yourself why my house is so much larger than it appears here.  I enlarged the mushroom house with a projector & you could enlarge the image with your printer & get them same results. 
If you peep behind the door you can see the wall paper I created by using some bright inks and the flower & the squiggle in the stamp set. My order of Scrap Dots came in just in time for this card. When I need some serious dimension I use this. I would use it on everything if I could but, that's not cost effective. The bushes on the card were rejected dots from the top of the mushroom. I didn't like the way I colored them with the stripes but, happy to have found a a purpose for them. I fell in love with these bright Copic markers. ( this, this & this ) If you are like me and feel the need to add a little pattern to your gnome's clothes you will need this super fine marker. 
To create a subtle pattern on the mushroom top I used this and this ink with the squiggle & the grass stamps for the pattern. After cutting it out I distressed it with some brown distress ink as I did for each dot, parts of the mushroom and the bushes. 
I wanted to pop the dots so I traced them twice from my projected image and numbered them so I didn't have to figure out where each dot should be placed. Next time I will number them on the back of the dots. I added a little trim to the windows so they would be easier to cut out. More grass stamping on the mushrooms base. 
I thought I would share this tip for cutting with a blade on smaller images. Cut out the fragile parts first before you cut the images off of the paper because there is less give to the paper and it's just easier too. 
Here are a few links of other enlarged projects. Here, here & here if you are interested and if you have any questions please send me an email. Don't forget to hope over to the Lily Pad blog. Thanks so much for your visit!!!  Hugs, Kathy
P.S. Did you see this giveaway?? 


giveaway for Lily Pad's Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Friends, How are you?? Today is an exciting day because Lily Pad is turning ONE!! It's hard to image that Lily Pad has been providing us with a years worth of great ideas, entertainment, challenges and lots of inspiration. Today for the hop you may be arriving from Janet's blog? If you want to start at the beginning of the hop start here at Lily Pad's blog. Since I'm number 15 in the hop I don't think I need to be redundant about all of the awesome prices that can be won during the hop but, just in case  
There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. To be eligible, you need to “like” Lily Pad on Facebook If you would like to better your chances,  you can leave comments on the blogs participating in this hop (including the Lily Pad). For each comment, you get your name entered again (but only one comment per blog, please).

Giveaway on my blog

I am having my own giveaway to celebrate Lily Pad's First B.D. 
All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog to enter your name for a random draw to win these two stamps and the card.
Do you want a better chance at winning??  Here are a few ways:
1. post my candy on your blog
2. tell your face book friends
3. follow my UTube
4. subscribe to my blog
5. follow me
Please leave a comment telling me that you posted my candy or, face booked it, subscribed to my UTube  ... etc etc. Good luck & send me an email if you have any questions. I will randomly select a winner at 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8 & announce the winner on April 9th. 
Happy First B.D.
Whew!! Now for the card. I love this cake called "Pinnacle" from Penny Black it's so versatile. Here's a wedding card I created with the stamp. Can you tell that the sweet girl called "kisses" is really trying to blow out the candle on the cake. (I drew the candle) The background was created with this stamp. 
If you are loving this sweet image here are two cards I created with her. 
The sentiment is from this SRM sticker page & the scallop card was cut out with this Spellbinder die. If you are wondering what I colored my images with the mystery is over. Copics :) 

I want to thank YOU for your visit!  YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP IS Julie Ranae's blog .
 If you hit a bad link, you can always  go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to
In case you have't heard... the blog hop will last for a week which gives you have more time to complete the hop for a chance to win prizes. You have until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8 :) Thanks again for your visit!! Hugs, Kathy
 CARD SUPPLIES: (just click on any thumbnail)
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