Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thank you for being so thoughtful!

So after making THIS card the other day with this fabulous patterned paper, I had scraps left that just kept calling to me to be used up! See? The hoarding thing? Yeah...I'm workin' on it! Getting better already!

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I am totally loving these colors! So warm and springy! After repeatedly asking for snow...yes I am sorry...I really wanted it and now I don't anymore...I promise...well, now I am asking for spring! So if nothing else...my card is showing a little sun today! (Although it was close to 70 here in Kansas yesterday! Talk about serious spring fever now!) OK sorry...back to the card...

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I have had a couple emails asking about this paper and you know I am terrible at supply lists! All I know is it was on clearance. So I had to buy it. But I have an email out so I will let you know when I find the name! It is gorgeous! Double sided and has lots of patterns on one piece! I so wish I would have bought more!

OK so I am beginning to ramble! Going to stop now! Have a good day! :)  Except I should also tell you about my Lemon Tart flower!  I made that from a flower svg file on my computer and cut it out with the Cricut!  I took 2 flowers and rounded each petal out with this tool thing I have that has a round end...sorry I have no idea what it is....and I used a little mouse pad underneath that so it gave each petal lots of dimension!  Does that make sense?  Clear as mud?  Rambling again...bye!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Amber Ink-Love

It's time for another Amber Ink project! This one came just at the same time of another customer order! I had a gal ask for a Valentines Day card for her hubby using their wedding colors in a CAS card! Light blue, black and white! I have a hard time using light blue unless it is for the sky, but I knew I had to make something unique for them! So in comes this beautiful little sentiment from Amber Ink...LOVE!

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I added a little Spring Rain blue ribbon, along with the light blue ink! With Photoshop, I was able to make an border with the the word love! I made one in black just so it would stand out a little! Then I stamped "I" and "U" in black ink!

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You can find this and lots of other sentiments in this gorgeous font HERE!  This digi stuff is pretty fun!  I have alot to learn that is for sure but the possibilities are endless!!

Thanks for coming by!  Have a great day!

Friday, January 28, 2011

With Deepest Sympathy...

*Scroll down for the winner of my Snowman Blog Hop giveaway....*

Sympathy cards are the ones I hate to make! I wish we didn't have sad times in life, but it seems like we have had so many lately! So I have made several! Here is one I wanted to share with you....

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My friend Amy was just saying how she is hooked on embossing folders! Ummmm...I guess I better admit to that too! I am sure if you follow my blog you might have already known that though! LOL!

These little journaling boxes are from Maya Road! Aren't they so pretty? All I did was add a sentiment and some bling of course! This was such a simple card!

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I am also turning this in for the Wee Memories Challenge this week!  The challenge is a project of our choice!


Thanks for coming by today!  I have a post coming up to share a some questions I have been asked lately!  A kinda of a Q&A of sorts!  If you have emailed me with questions, and haven't heard back from me, stay tuned!  If you have anything to add to my list, let me know!  Thanks again!!

OH and I have a winner today too from my Snowman Blog Hop...and the winner according to the Random Number Generator is #61. 

Justine-"This is outstanding. I really like your style. I would Love to WIN, never do but I would love to ;o) Thanks for the chance"

Ok Justine!  I am totally cracking up at this one!  YOU won something!!!  LOL!  Send me an email at ll_willison@yahoo.com with your info and I will get the 2 stamp sets mailed out to you! 

Have a great day!




Supplies all PTI unless noted...

Stamps: Asian Fusion
Paper: Melon Berry, Note card from Maya Road
Ink: True Black
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Recollections Rose Bud, Rhinestones, Black Satin Ribbon

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little banner fun...

I love these banners from PTI! They are so much fun and there are so many things you can do with them! I made these cards the other day and instead of using them for a sentiment, I used them for a fun design element!

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I cut 4 of each color and went from there!  Then I ran them all through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder!  After I attached each banner, I tipped up the ends!

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I did have a few extra so I had to throw them on another card!  Just enough to show behind this FANTASTIC Plain Jane sentiment from Verve!

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These cards were an attempt at the Curtain Call this week!  I couldn't figure out how to get that fifth color in there!  So I gave up!  :)  I don't use the Rustic Cream color enough!  It is such a pretty cardstock!

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I am off to work today!  Hope you are all having a great week so far!  Have a great day!

Amber Ink Birthday Challenge!

Good Morning! I am here today with another Amber Ink project! Today starts the Birthday Challenge over at the Amber Ink Challenge Blog!

So going along with the birthday theme...here is my Happy Happy Birthday Card....
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This card usesWindy Bird of Song that you can get HERE!  I colored this super cute image with my Prismas and OMS!  It really has been ages since I pulled out those things!  And I realized all over how much fun they are!  I must do this more often!!  Not sure if you can see it, but I also chalked the sky in blue around the Nestie!  Kinda gave it that windy look! ;)  And yes I am hooked on the whole 3 random pearl thing!  I will get over it soon!  Maybe...

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Thanks for coming to take a look today!  I will be back with another Amber project soon!  Maybe tomorrow!  :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DeNami Product Spotlight!

Hi everyone! The DeNami DT girls are getting together today to showcase a super cute stamp! The Sweetheart Mimi!

So here is my card using Ms. Mimi....

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She is so fun and easy to color!  If you can see the background paper, I made that too, using several DeNami stamps!  It was nice to make my own DP and have it match the image!

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So that is it for today!  Stop by the DeNami blog to see all of the other fantastic Mimi projects! 

Have a great day!

Laurie

Supplies

Paper: Red DeNami Cardstock, White SS, Ripe Avocado
Ink: Tuxedo Memento, Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Ripe Avocado
Misc: DeNami Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Copics, Rhinestones

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PTI January Blog Hop

 **This is my second blog hop today so scroll down to see the March of the Snowmen Blog hop!**

Welcome to PTI's January Blog Hop!


Today our challenge was to use a stamp set we haven't inked up yet or one that was collecting dust! I had to pull out Friends till the End! I HAD to have this set and am so sad to say I haven't done much with it yet! But it is still on my list of favorites!

Here is my card....

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The ruffle I made with some sheer wire edge ribbon! I used Nicole's technique for adding some white distressing to the edge of the Melon Berry card stock! Such a pretty effect!

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Thank you for hopping by today! If you want to see more check out Nicole's blog for a full list of participants!

March of the Snowmen Blog Hop

Welcome to our second annual March of the Snowmen Blog Hop! We had so much fun getting together to share our wintery projects last year!  I am so glad we have come back for another year!


Me and some blogging friends are here today to bring you lots of Snowman goodness!  I have a card to share today! 

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The strip of impressed paper is from the Snowflake Impressionability's!  Love that thing!  Can you believe I cut that snowman out of a piece of patterned paper?  The only snowman stamp I own is 3/4" tall so I had to find something bigger for this hop!  :)

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One last little bit....I have a little blog candy to hand out!  I have 2 stamp sets to give away to one lucky visitor!  All you have to do is leave a comment and I will draw a name, Thursday morning, January 27th!

So glad you came by today! Here are a list of other blogs you are sure going to want to stop at! I have my post scheduled early this morning! The actual blog hop starts at 8am CST!


Thanks for coming by!

Angella Crockett
Barb Foster
Deb Felts
Holly Brown
Jen Carter
JennMarie Taylor
Joan Ervin
Julie Ranae
Kim Sears
Linda Lucas
Lynn Stevens
Pam Imholz
Patti Gilliam
Sue Pelletier
Stacy Rogers
Melisa Waldorf

Monday, January 24, 2011

Color Cue {11}

Stoppin' in with a super fast post! The Color Cue colors this week are so pretty! I had to fit it in before tomorrows Snowmen Blog Hop and PTI's blog hop! Yes....2 hops on the same day!

So here is my card using Aqua, Pink White and Kraft...

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Here is the color combo...

Hope your Monday is off to a good start! Thanks for stopping!



Supplies all PTI unless noted...

Stamps: Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Paper: Kraft, White, Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, MS Butterfly Punch, Sweet Blush Ribbon, SU slot punch, Silver Pearls

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Card Patterns 99

So I got up this morning to serious quiet! I couldn't pass it up! Straight to my scrapbook room I went! The kids didn't sleep well last night and sadly, my DH is not feeling well either! So I knew we weren't going to church! I jumped on my google reader....found a sketch...and made this card....

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And yes...more patterned paper!! I love those little cherries!

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Here is the new sketch over at Card Patterns....


So now I think I am hearing movement...one or both of the kids will be...oh they are up! Better go! Hope your Sunday is fantastic! It is starting to snow and blow here! It's gonna be a cold one for sure!



Supplies


Stamps: Sentiment from Stampendous
Paper: Kitschy Kitchen from Melissa Frances, White SS
Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java
Misc: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Red BG Pearls, EK Success Scallop Punch

Friday, January 21, 2011

Curtain Call Color Challenge: {ACT 65}

This is my second post of the day so if you would like to see some more felt scroll down to my first post! I had to squeeze this challenge in this week so, here I am...sliding by!

I loved this color combo and it wanted to take me down....I won't tell you how many tries it took! But today I was successful!

Here is my card...

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This card made me think of Christina, because she is always using bright colors so well! I feel like sometimes I can only use 1 or 2 colors at a time!  This is definitley a fun combo!!
That ribbon and the sentiment were the best blue I could find! I know it's a little light but I don't have a good blue ink or paper really! I colored the sentiment with a marker and the ribbon is also Copically altered! I recently bought ALOT of that seam binding so yes Dana....it will last me FOR-ev-A! LOL!

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The stamp is a little $1 set I found at Joann's years ago! I knew I had to pull it out eventually! So glad I did!

Here is Stacey's yummy combo for the week....



Thanks for coming by this evening!



OH...One more thing....stop back by on January 25th for a little snowman goodness! Me and some friends are all getting together to bring you some serious snowmen!!


Have a great weekend!!

All you need is Love...

Here is my question...why do I always use black on Valentines Day cards? I really don't have a problem with the holiday. They probably aren't as romantic after 10 years of marriage but that is a whole 'nother topic right? :)

So here is my card...with some black on it...and no bling and no bows...what is the world coming to?

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I cut the hearts out for another card and realized...hey I can use the negative! I was so inspired by this card that I had to give this a shot! See, I told you yesterday I was trying to use more felt! Look at me now!!

So that's it for today!  We had a snow day yesterday so I have been having lots of fun with my kiddos!  B is making me plastic waffles right now!  So cute!  Hope your day is good too!



Supplies all PTI unless noted...Yes...a supply list!!!

Stamps: A little Argyle, Fillable Frames #11
Paper: True black (why?), White SS
Ink: Razz Fizz, True Black
Misc: Simply Chartreuse Felt, Rose bud, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Heart Dies, Mat Stack Die

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Paper Dolls Challenge #29

**This is my second post for today!  Scroll down to see my very first Amber Ink project!**

Welcome to the Paperdolls Challenge #29!  I am hosting this week so I wanted to share a challenge that I have been working on!  This week's challenge is to use felt and a die!  Recently, I have been trying to use more felt. Because yes...I do have a felt stash.  And it is not small.  So I must use it.  Pull out the dies, Laurie, and use the felt. That is what I tell myself. So here is a little felt today...

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Are you loving that impressed piece of cardstock? Well I am! I used a mist of water before I ran it through...but here is the big secret... Bazzill! The thinner weight cardstock impresses SO well! NOW, I am still a PTI junky! Their cardstock is the best! BUT this Bazzill just impresses like a dream! So much so that the back of the piece looks like its embossed! (Should have taken a pic before I glued it down!) It's gorgeous!!

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And of course, my felt tea pot! I will must use more felt soon! The hoarding madness must stop!

I hope you can join us over at the Paperdolls blog!  Please stop by and link up your project!  We would really love to have you!


ETA: Jill aksed what stamp and die this is...sorry!  I am sooo bad at supply lists!  The frame stamp is Waltzingmouse.  The HB sentiment is from PT Butterfly Dreams and the die is the Tea Pot die from PTI as well!  OH and polka dot basics I for the background!  HTH!

My first Amber Ink Project!

So if you follow my blog you know I don't color very much! Not that I don't want to, just don't feel like I am very good at it! So this month with Amber Ink is going to be SO fun for that very reason! I need to get out of my CAS comfort zone for a little while! Not to mention that the images are ADORABLE! So for my first project, I kept it a little safe, and went with an adorable easy to color image...but look how much fun....

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Isn't that toaster adorable? And the sentiment?  Both of these are from the Mod Kitchen set! So fun! I think this could be a great guy card! I paired them with fun Basic Grey and PTI Hawaiian Shores!

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The picture doesn't pick it up very well, but the black panel on the toaster is very sparkly...trying to get the chrome effect!  Looks better IRL!

So glad you stopped by today for my first Amber project!  Watch out for more soon! 
 
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