Laura's Blog

Main   Next page »
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Crazy About Crazy About You

Hello Friend-o!

This card was from our Busy Bee swap a couple of weeks ago. Sarah Ebel brought it to us.  She used three great sets on this one: Crazy for You, Dotty Angles and Watercolor Thank You. she also used the best In Color ever: Blackberry Bliss
 


To make this card we stamped the greeting first to allow for good Dotty Angles placement. Then we stamped the dots two times with only one inking.
 

The flower is double layered. The top layer is stamped tone on tone with a flower from Crazy about You and the bottom layer is plain paper. The leaves are that great Mossy Meadow ribbon. Super Cute and useful!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Sarah's card:
Stamps: Crazy About You (wood $51.95; clear $38.95; photopolymer $24.95), Dotty Angles (photopolymer $15.95), Watercolor Thank You (wood $8.95)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Extras: Scallop Circle Punch, Flower Medallion Punch, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Celebrate Today with The Paper Players

Hello Friend-o!

This happy little card was inspired by the sketch over at The Paper Players.  I felt the balloon was perfect for that big circle element. I have rotated the sketch.
 




The color selection came out of necessity (I wanted to use the wide striped ribbon in place of the red portion on the sketch and I only had Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler). Once I chose the Bermuda Bay, I headed for my Color Coach for a bold contrasting color: Tangerine Tango it is!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Celebrate Today* (photopolymer $25.95)
Paper: Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Bermuda Bay)
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Extras: Balloon Framelits*, Gold Sequin Trim, So Saffron Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paper Pumpkin for the Paper Pals Arts Challenge

Hello Friend-o!

I made this card in under ten minutes today. I was really taken with the sketch over at the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week and, of course, it is Paper Pumpkin Monday.
 


The hearts are both from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit. I added the word, "you" from one of the Sheltering Tree greetings.
 

 
PPA237

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Filled with Love (January 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit), Sheltering Tree (photopolymer $24.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Extras: Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Pearls
 

 


Sunday, January 25, 2015

You Plus Me

Hello Friend-o!

This is another project that we did at the January 24 Beach House Stampin' Party. Sue was our hostess and wanted to do some Valentines.
 


I went slightly non-traditional in color using Calypso Coral instead of a true red or pink.  I think the card was a big hit. Each person chose a different greeting. I think Christine with with "Sweet" from the Bravo set, Kirsten used "Way to Go" from the same set and I cannot remember the others.
 

The tag is made using the new chalkboard paper and the Color Box Chalk Ink. This color is called Rose Coral and I smudged mine a bit... oops!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: You Plus Me (wood $25.95; clear $18.95)
Paper: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty DSP, Chalkboard Paper
Ink: Rose Coral ColorBox Chalk Ink
Extras: Sweetheart Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Subtles Candy Dots, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Calypso Coral Polyester Ribbon (from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack Sale-a-bration gift with purchase)
 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Perfect Pennants Valentine Treat

Hello Friend-o!

At Beach House Stampin' today, we made this cute little treat holder. I liked the style because it wasn't too frilly.
 


Lots of the stampers added a second black and white banner or Red on Red heart stamping on the box and dressed them up a bit.
 
Since I was in a pinch to prepare for BHS, I CASEd this project from a summery one made by Dawn Olchefske.
 
#dostamping #stampinup #inspirecreateshare2014 #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #bigshot #frybox #pictogrampunches

Enjoy!

Here's what we used:
Stamps: Perfect Pennants (wood $29.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Red Glimmer
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Banners Framelits, Hearts Framelits, Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon
 

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Happy Thing from Jocelyn

Hello Friend-o!

From our Sale-a-bration swap last week, I got this lovely. Jocelyn Rehbock was the artist on it and it is lovely. I love the detail of the vellum panel, so make sure you check that out.
 


This may be my favorite card made using this set. I believe Jocelyn colored the bird with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, though I'm not positive about the color.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Jocelyn used to make this card:
Stamps: A Happy Thing (Sale-a-bration gift with purchase), Butterfly Basics (wood $47.95; clear $35.95; photopolymer $23.95)
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum, Paper Doilies
Ink: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Blendabilities (Skin Tones, Coastal Cabana ?, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Circles Framelits, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestones.



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love is Kindness

Hello Friend-o!

Although my favorite season of the year is fall, my favorite flower by far is the tulip.  Living just a half an hour from the Skagit Valley puts us in a prime Tulip growing and seeing region. That's why I love this stamp from the Occasions Catalog.  Unfortunately, I don't have the set yet, but am hoping for it soon! My friend, Jocelyn brought this lovely card for us to make at our last swap meeting.
 


We got to use the new Pink Pirouette Blendabilities to make these beautiful petals seem even more beautifuller ;)
 

Though the stamp comes in one piece with the greeting, I believe Jocelyn masked off the greeting. I may completely separate my greeting from the flowers. 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Jocelyn's card
Stamps: Love Is Kindness (wood $8.95), Something Lacy (wood $17.95; clear $13.95)
Paper: Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Tuxedo Black Memento, Old Olive Blendabilities, Pink Pirouette Blendabilites
Extras: Circle Punches
 


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

You Plus Me

Hello Friend-o!

This is another card by Diane McNickle. We had two swaps last week, one of completed cards featuring Sale-a-bration items the other, Occasions Catalog projects that we put together ourselves. This was Diane's Occasions Catalog shoebox swap.
 


I love the layout for this one.  It was very simple to put together as well. I also love the word, "twitterpated." I believe that the first occurance of this word was in the Disney movie "Bambi" so long ago.  Owl was telling Bambi, Thumper and Flower about the feeling you get (about girls) in the spring. I'd put up a video, but I don't want to get into any legal trouble with Disney. I think they'd probably win. You can go to YouTube and look up "twitterpated" there. I just did!

Side Note: Fourteen and a half years ago I got a kitten from a friend. His daughter handed the kitty over and said, "You can call her Flower if you want to," also a quote from "Bambi." Now I have a cat named Flower Laures (which rhymes for those of you that didn't know).
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Diane's card:
Stamps: You Plus Me (wood $25.95; clear $18.95)
Paper: Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer, Stacked with Love DSP stack
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart), Project Life Corner Rounder, Confetti Heart Border Punch, Rhinestones, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You Brighten My Day

Hello Friend-o!

Today's card is another from the swap I attended last Friday night.  This one was made by Diane McNickle for the Sale-a-bration swap.
 


I really like the Hello Honey paired with Gold accents. You cannot see very well in the picture, but she also used the Arrows TIEF to give the Whisper White layer a little somethin' somethin'.
 

Remember, so many of you brighten my day too. I am hoping that you are getting rest and that all your people are doing okay this week!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Diane used:
Stamps: You Brighten My Day (Sale-a-bration gift with purchase)
Paper: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Sweet Dreams DSP
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento and I'm not sure which yellow she used. I assume one of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.
Extras: Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Arrows TIEF, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle

 

Categories

Calendar

Feeds

Search

Links