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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jocelyn's Kinda Eclectic

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Tuesday night we had a Busy Bee Extravaganza meeting, which means Extravaganza is on our horizon! Invitations will be sent out shortly. Keep your eyes open for more information. Since I was at a meeting last night, I'm posting another card from the Busy Bee BBQ swap we had in August. This beauty was made by Jocelyn R.
 

Jocelyn's card really grabbed my attention. I love the combination of colors and images she used.  I love the double-time sunburst stamping effect on the oval layers. (Jocelyn actually stamped the sunburst first, then cut out the oval and popped it up on another oval. And I also love the way the whole thing came together.


Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Jocelyn used:
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic (wood $27.95; clear $19.95)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
Extras: Ovals Collection Framelits, Rhinestones, Pearls, Linen Thread, (something that Jocelyn colored the butterfly's pearls), Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Color Me Autumn Washi Tape
 
 

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (Day 4)

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This is the last sample I'm going to show of the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit...for now. These last few days I've shown cards that were made as the kit's instructions suggested. Who knows what kind of other samples I can make from these great supplies.  I'll probably come back to the kit in the future because the elements are awesome and I need to practice my watercoloring!
 


I love the details on this card. From the two layers of trees, to the glimmer "happy" to the subtle woodgrain texture on the large panel, this card has a little bit of everything.
 


 
I am planning on having a World Card Making Day celbration at my house on October 4 from 10:00 to 5:00. Just purchase a kit online and use the hostess code: KE7ASVSQ . Kits are on pages 196-203 in the yearly Idea book and Catalog and on pages 36-39 in the Holiday Catalog. For the celebration, just show up and bring your kit (or another project you've planned), adhesives and scissors and I'll provide a place, stamps and ink as necessary. There will be a drawing for hostess benefits, so someone out there may earn $25 in free product (or more!) Join us!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Watercolor Winter Too (Photopolymer $11.95)
Paper & Extras: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive

Monday, August 25, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (Day 3)

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Here's the third card in a four-card series. I'm showing the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card kit that is in the Holiday Catalog. Products from that seasonal catalog will be available starting this Thursday, August 28, 2014.
 


This card has some great texture that doesn't show up well in the photo. The white panel has a woodgrain texture, the Christmas banner is smooth, the glimmer holly berries are rough and the holly leaves are vellum. The word MERRY is on watercolor paper that I've used Old Olive ink on. I notice that I should have taken more care when punching out the letters, my next card will not have those little nubbins left behind.
 

I am planning on having a World Card Making Day celbration at my house on October 4 from 10:00 to 5:00. Just purchase a kit online and use the hostess code: KE7ASVSQ . Kits are on pages 196-203 in the yearly Idea book and Catalog and on pages 36-39 in the Holiday Catalog. For the celebration, just show up and bring your kit (or another project you've planned), adhesives and scissors and I'll provide a place, stamps and ink as necessary. There will be a drawing for hostess benefits, so someone out there may earn $25 in free product (or more!) Join us!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Watercolor Winter Too (Photopolymer $11.95)
Paper & Extras: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (Day 2)

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This is day two of my four days that will show cards from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit that will be available starting August 28.
 


I have made all of these samples according to the instructions that come with the kit. The sled was white when it came to me and I watercolored it with Cherry Cobbler. The card is pre-printed with the white spots. I used one stamp from the Watercolor Winter Too stamp set that coordinates with this card kit.
 

The large vellum snowflake comes precut as well. I like its subtle addition to this card. 

I am planning on having a World Card Making Day celbration at my house on October 4 from 10:00 to 5:00. Just purchase a kit online and use the hostess code: KE7ASVSQ . For the celebration, just show up and bring your kit (or another project) and adhesive and I'll provide a place, stamps and ink as necessary. There will be a drawing for hostess benefits, so someone out there may earn $25 in free product (or more!) Join us!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Watercolor Winter Too (photopolymer $11.95)
Paper and Extras: Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit ($24.95)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler

 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit (Day 1)

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Have you checked out the cute Simply Created Kit on page 37 of the Holiday Catalog?  I sure have. Got one kit, made one of each of the cards as shown in the examples. I'll show each of the four designs over the next four days.  On October 6, I am planning on hosting a World Card Making Day event using this kit, so If you're interested, let me know and I will get you signed up and help you order your kit.
 


This picture doesn't really show it, but those watercolored lines are actually cuter in real life. In the picture, it looks like a bit of a hot mess.  The letters are pre-cut and are on watercolor paper, so I added that color (Coastal Cabana) myself. This didn't take nearly as long as one might think. 
 


Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: none
Paper & Extras: Watercolor Winter Simply Created
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate


 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Almost forgot!

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I almost forgot to put up post today!  I've got plenty of things to show, but I guess that just gave me a false sense of securtiy. This card was made by Tammy J. for our Busy Bee Barbeque Swap last week. She's included lots of cute details.
 


This second picture captures some of the details a little better.

 
Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Zoo Babies (wood $27.95; clear $19.95)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate
Extras: Silver Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Doilys, Owl Punch (heart), Word Window Punch, Decorative Dots TIEF
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Holiday Home, Just Sayin'

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I finally got to use my new bundle!  I cannot wait for you all to play with it too. I've only used two stamps from the  24 piece set, but I was going for minimal since it is a miss you card.

I got sketch inspiration from Freshly Made Sketches and I didn't change much at all.


I tried the house with different colors and then decided I needed to stop... colorful houses are full, and this one is nearly empty. Someone left a light on though. Maybe I'll hand this one off to one of those mom's who has a kid going to college in the fall. I bet they could find someone to send it too.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Holiday Home (photopolymer $15.95 available the 28th), Just Sayin' (wood $26.95; clear $18.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Extras: Silver Mini Brads

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Endless Wishes...weird

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The set that my sister, Sharon used to make this swap card is called: Endless Wishes.  You know, sometimes those names are correct. When I first saw this set I wished for it endlessly... Then it sold out and there were many customers who had wished for it... endlessly. Well, wishes do come true because Endless Wishes is back! (are back?) Check out the Holiday Catalog and see.
 


 
The swap theme this time was Holiday Catalog. Perfect. Also this swap was different because we were also barbeque-ing. This time we all brough completed cards to swap instead of making them ourselves. Sharon did a great job on this simple, yet striking one.
 

The bold colors and lots of white space really make this card pack a punch.  A cute, snow flaky punch, but nevertheless: a punch. Rhinestones Sharon? nice touch.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what Sharon used:
Stamps: Endless Wishes (photopolymer $15.95; page 32 of the Holiday Catalog)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Extras: Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Festival of Trees

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The card today is great because it uses NEW STUFF! Hooray for NEW STUFF! I love getting NEW STUFF! It is also great because it was EASY TO MAKE! I love EASY!
 


I was inspired (jump-started?) by challenges at Clean & Simple Stamping and Hand Stamped Sentiments for this one.
 

For the accent pieces on this, I used what was on hand. Those great stars left over from the July 2014 Wish Big kit and the banner and cross panel are pieces I cut of the Under the Tree DSP (available August 28).  The trees were conviently punched using the NEW (sigh!) appropriately named Tree Punch.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Festival of Trees (photopolymer $15.95), Good Greetings (Hostess Set, Holiday Catalog)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Extras: Tree Punch, Stars (July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit), Hexagon Punch (flag end)
 

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