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Monday, March 2, 2015

Paper Pumpkins & Flower Pots

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I CASEd this project from Cheryl Hamilton. I found hers on Pinterest, but her blog is: create with cheryl. I love this accordian style card and am glad to have it cause I'll need one when I leave my long term sub job later this month.
 


With the weather so nice outside, I thought the Flower Pot DSP would photograph better out in the sunshine. This is a simiple adaptation of the kit. I've just replaced the stamped backgrounds with DSP. All of these pieces are from the same DSP pack.
 

I also added DSP to the flap of the box and the bitty butterfly accent on the front.  Here is Cheryl's original card that I pirated.
 
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Here is the video for February's Paper Pumpkin Kit: Layers of Gratitude.
 

Enjoy!

Here's what I used in addition to February 2015's kit:
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Flower Pot DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Extras: Regals Candy Dots, Pearls, Night of Navy Blendabilities, Bitty Butterfly punch
 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrate Today even if I'm late!

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This card is by my good friend Carol B. She made it for our big Extravaganza which is coming up next weekend. We were out preparting for the event today. Name tags and table gifts and supply bags. We're pretty close to ready. Some finishing touches for our displays should be all that we need.
 


I especially like the 3D effect of the layered balloon on this card. So cute!
 

Thanks Carol B. your samples are terrific!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Celebrate Today* (photopolymer $25.95)
Paper: Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush, Stacked with Love DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Balloon Framelits*, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Chevron TIEF

*Available with Bundle Pricing for $36.25! Save 15%!

 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Painted Petals in Melon Mambo

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Late post...lots of excuses!  I injured my back Thursday and have been limping through the last couple of days, but couldn't take a break from work and family responsibilites, but it has slowed me down a bit.  I am just now home for a bit after one basketball game and three lacrosse games and grabbing a quick dinner before I take my new 14-year-old out for his birthday movie.  Good thing I made it to the doctor who gave me a muscle relaxer to help out a bit.  Now on with the card (that I didn't make).  This one is by Christine Ekrem, the Queen Bee of the Busy Bee Stampers.
 


This has a simple layout which really lets the eye focus on the beauty of the stamped images.  The subtle background image also adds a little something that didn't take away from the images. Christine had us add a little circle of yellow in the center of each flower.



Enjoy!

Laura
Here's what we used to make Christine's card:

Stamps: And Many More (wood $36.95; clear $26.95), Painted Petals (wood $32.95, clear $24.95, photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Extras: Ovals Collection Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Melon Mambo Cotton Ribbon, Spring Flowers TIEF

Friday, February 27, 2015

Painted Petals Again

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Here is another card from our swap last week.  This one was by Sarah... or Jocelyn?  I still cannot remember who's was who's. They were at the far end of the table!
 


I like the details on this one. It has all sorts of texture going on.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Jocelyn's... or Sara's card:
Stamps: Painted Petals (wood $32.95, clear $24.95, photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Straberry Slush (?), Pear Pizzazz (?)
Extras: Linen Thread, White Jute Ribbon, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Spring Flowers TIEF

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Painted Petals from the Busy Bees

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Here is another card from our swap last week.  This one was by Jocelyn... or Sarah?  I should really take notes or at least write a name on these!
 


 
I liked the simplicity of this card. It uses only one set, no hard cutting or fancy maneuvers to make this one.


Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Sarah... or Jocelyn's card:
Stamps: Painted Petals (wood $32.95, clear $24.95, photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Mossy Meadow
Extras: Pearls, Venetian Crochet Trim

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sheltering Tree by Sharon

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This card was made by my sister, Sharon for our latest swap. Sometimes it is good to let the images stand on their own.
 


Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Sharon used:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic (wood $27.95, clear $19.95), Sheltering Tree (photopolymer $24.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron (I think)
Extras: NONE!



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Butterfly Basics from the Busy Bees Again

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This is the last card from our swap that uses the Butterfly Basics Bundle. Loydean Wood made this one for us to put together last Friday.
 


Loydean has a gift for projects that look like they took a lot of work, but really don't. She uses the tools provided to make this super simple. Leaves? Punch! Background? DSP! Focal Point? Big Shot! Easy Peasy.

 
Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Deb's card:
Stamps: Butterfly Basics* (wood $47.95, clear $35.95; photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Something Borrowed DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Extras: Butterflies Thinlits Dies*, Pearls, Bird Builder Punch, Artisan Embellishment Kit (rosettes), Tea Lace Paper Doilies

*Available with Bundle Pricing (wood $61.95, clear $51.75 photopolymer $41.50)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Paper Pumpkin: Layers of Gratitude Take II

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I've got another version of the February Paper Pumpkin Kit to show today. I went for the rainbow effect here and love how it turned out.
 


I also made up a couple of simple note cards to use.  I needed a couple of mailable ones this week anyway!
 

On the inside there is plenty of room for a note since I've just used the small 'thanks' for the inside.
 

Check out the video for this kit!
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
February 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Layers of Gratitude
Stamps: Petite Petals (wood $15.95; clear $11.95)
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Extras: Petite Petals Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Rhinestones
 



 

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More Butterfly Basics from the Busy Bees

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At our group swap on Friday, there were a couple of sets that made more than one appearance.  We had 10 participants. three people used the Butterfly Basics set and three people used Painted Petals. This card was created by Deb Cardin.
 


There is something about this set that makes every card look beautiful. For this one, we did simple second and third generation stamping and then those good ol' Blender Pens.


 
Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Deb's card:
Stamps: Butterfly Basics* (wood $47.95, clear $35.95; photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rose Red, Jet Black StazOn
Extras: Bitty Butterfly Punch, So Saffron Baker's Twine

Available with Bundle Pricing (wood $61.95, clear $51.75 photopolymer $41.50)

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