Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bring on the bling...

Knock knock...is this thing on?  It's been awhile!  Hope you are still here hanging out with me! :)  It's that time of year again...the pool...ball games...keeping kiddos entertained.  And yes...I have already heard the words "I'm bored" and its only been one week out of school.  Do they still make Calgon?

Ok so bring on the bling!  Now isn't that a fun challenge?  You know I love me some bling!  That is what this weeks CAS-ual Friday challenge is all about!  Here is my card...

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I added some stickles to the center of the flower and then some black pearls for a little added bling!  Now go make something blingy and link it up!  :)

Here is this week's challenge badge...


And this week's amazing sponsor...


Check out CAS-ual Fridays blog for more blingy inspiration and to see about this week's prize!

Thanks for coming by!  Have a great day!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sketch time...

I just have to say right off here, that I love this RetroSketch challenge!  I have so much fun every week coming up with a card to share!  And then I can't wait to see what everyone else creates throughout the week!  This week's sketch is no exception!  The original card is a GORGEOUS card from Jackie!  Seriously gorgeous!  You can check it out HERE.  So here is my card for this week...

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I was trying to do the whole pattern paper thing again here...layering several different patterns together.  I found a couple of flower that matched the card base perfectly!  I was pretty excited.  I used a Paper Smooches sentiment and some black pearls to finish it off!

Here is this weeks sketch...


Thank you SO much for stopping in!  Your visits and comments are so appreciated!  Have a great day!

Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI May Blog Hop


It's crazy town around here but I am so excited to be stopping in with a card! Yesterday was the last day of school and my back has been telling me who's boss this week so there has been not much sitting! Just a lot of ice and laying around. SO, I sat with no pain (yay!!) and whipped this up today for the PTI Blog Hop...

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I used Simply Chartreuse for the green in the inspiration picture and then a little Amuse Gingham paper.  I added a Sizzix flourish and some black pearls for a little extra bling!  And in the background...a little Linen IP, of course!

Here is this month's inspiration picture....



I LOVE these colors together so this was a fun one to play along with!  I appreciate you stopping by today! Hope you are having a great Friday!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

For Dad...

Dropping in with a new card for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  I know my blog has been quieter than usual but its a crazy house around here!  Today is Thursday, as I am typing this up, and its the last day of school...thank goodness!  So here is my card for this week...

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I used the new Alphabet dies from CAS to cut these letters.  The paper is from a fun new pack from Gina K called...non other than...Casual Fridays!  How fun is that?  It's the perfect guy paper pack and you must go check it out!  Lots of fun masculine patterns all in one 6x6 pack!  

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I stamped a sentiment from CSS's Occasions 1 set in Vintage Cream and for whatever reason I can't get it to photograph well.  So it looks really light in the picture.  BUT super CAS and very quick and easy to make!

Here is this week's challenge badge..


And these weeks fabulous sponsor...



So glad you stopped by today!  Don't forget to stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to check out the prize from Gina K.  There lots of inspiration to see over there too!  OH and don't forget the CAS-ual Fridays Facebook page!  "Like" them and you will be able to see daily inspiration with these great Gina K papers!

Have a great day!

Laurie

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Father's Day...

I can't believe it's almost Father's day already!  DeNami is showcasing an adorable stamp just for the occasion.  
Here is my card...

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The background is from the Modern Borders set.  I do love this Chevron stamp stamped in gray!  And you can find that Father's Day sentiment HERE!  

Stop over the the DeNami blog to check out the other DT creations!  Don't forget this sentiment stamp is 10% right now!  Go add it to your cart!  :)  Have a great day!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Retro Sketches #12

Happy Saturday!  I'm here today to with another Retro Sketch!  The original sketch is from Arielle and you can see her card HERE!  Here is my card for this week...

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This little flower has to be one of my favorites!  I love the plaid and its even more fun combined with this color combo!  I embossed the background and then layered it with a little music.  I added in the leaves and the flowers subbed in for the ribbon on the sketch.  

Here is this week's sketch...


Hope you can join us!  Click here to go and link up your creation. 

Today I am off to go flooring shopping with my MIL.  Sounds fun right?  Right.  She is remodeling her kitchen/living room and so excited about it.  It's pretty fun to see!  My FIL passed away recently so it is nice to see her excited about something!  Then we are off to the water park.  The spray park in town opened yesterday and the kids are chomping at the bit.  I seriously have 2 fish in my house.  They LOVE the water!  And it's going to be hot, so why not right?  Ok, off to start the day!  Hope its a great one for you!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Get Punchy...

It's that time again...time for another CAS-ual Fridays!  I know I've said this before but time goes by way too fast!  I can't believe we are at the end of another week!  

Here is my card for this weeks challenge...

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This week its all about using your punches or dies.  I chose a circle die to make a fun little vellum window.  I heat embossed this adorable Lawn Fawn sentiment and added the vellum to the back of the card front.  I also added a little Lawn Fawn patterned paper at the bottom.  

Here is this weeks challenge badge...


And here is this weeks fabulous sponsor...


I hope you all have a chance to play along this week! Stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see all about this weeks sponsor!  Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

God is our refuge...

I made this card quite some time ago but I hadn't used Mendi in forever (or Mindy as I like to call her) so I dusted it off to make this background...

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I really wanted the background to show through, so I added this Verve scripture sentiment on a Mat Stack and kept it pretty simple so that the background could really stand out.  Most of those colors you see are Amuse (fantastic...yeah I've said it before!) inks except for the red which is PTI's Pure Poppy.  

Keeping this short and sweet!  Off to get my toes done today!  It's something my SIL and I do once or twice a month during the summer so we can have cute flip flop feet!  OK that and I like the hour of kid free time!  Just sayin.... ;)

Hope you are all having a good day so far!  Thanks so much for coming by!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Stopping in with a card I made for my mom.  She is not here right now as her and my dad are traveling for work.  So she gets an e-card.  That works right?  

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So this was a pretty easy card.  I took my AMuse (Have I told you how amazingly fabulous this ink is?) ink pad and just tapped around on the card front to make that blue rectangle in the background.  Easy right?  Yes!  Then I added the Studio G sentiment.  I layered the TANL die leaves with Spring Moss on top and black on the bottom.  I added 2 flowers that I made using the Cheery Lynn dies.  Super simple!

This goes out to all my online Momma friends too!  I hope that you have an amazing Mother's day!  I am going to be hanging out with my 2 kiddos!  They are pretty much my favorite thing ever!  I hope every day that I am the best mom I can be!  They are truly gifts from God!  

Thanks for stopping in!  Have a blessed day!  :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Retro Sketches #11

Happy Saturday!  I can't believe we are at the weekend already!  I am setting this to post at about 8am.  I am probably garage saleling right now!  Our town has a city wide once a year and so we got out super early to find some deals.  Not that I need to bring someone else's junk into my house, but you know....

So this week's sketch is brought to you by Tracy Ercole.  HERE is her original card.  Here is my card based on Tracy's sketch...

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I used my homemade foam clouds for the background with a little MFT grass.   Then some CSS clouds out of some fun patterned paper.  I added a sentiment in the place of the bow from the sketch.  Here is this weeks sketch...


Hope you all have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Twinery/DeNami Blog Hop...

**Scroll down for my CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Post**


I am so excited that you are joining us today!  DeNami and The Twinery are teaming up to bring you some fabulous creations!  You should have hopped here from Jamie Cripps blog!  I know she will have something amazing for us!  If you would like to start back at the beginning, click HERE!  

Here is my DeNami/Twinery creation...

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I stamped the DeNami images and the added some Copic coloring and a little bling.  Of course, I added the twine to separate the image and sentiment.  I attached that to some Bazzill Swiss Dot paper, and then attached that to my card base.  

The next stop on the hop is Kellie Winnell!  Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop and you will have a change to win a pretty fun prize package...


So happy you came by today!  Have a great day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A friendly hello...

This weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is a fun one!  It's all about Feathered Friends.  I just recently came across a fun new stamp set from Clear and Simple called Flower Buds, that had several little adorable bird stamps.  So I knew exactly what to create for this challenge!  Here is my card...

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I added a little Copic grass and then the sentiment from Butterfly Garden 2.  Easy peasy!

Here is the challenge badge for this week...


And here is our fabulous sponsor...


Stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see all about this weeks prize.  Don't forget to check out the DT girls and all their creations!  Oh and the Facebook team!  There is seriously so much inspiration, it's amazing!!

Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Congratulations...

It's DeNami Product Spotlight time!  We have a gorgeous stamp to share today!  The font is just so pretty!  Check it out...

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I used some fun pattern paper for the face of my card and then added the label with the sentiment and some gray rosebuds...(Although they look super dark in this picture!)  Sweet and simple!


Check out the DeNami blog for more Congratulations cards!  Thanks for coming by today!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Clear and Simple Group Projects

It's Group Project day over at Clear and Simple!  We have a fun project theme to share with you today!  We are using the same stamps to make a masculine and a feminine card.  

My first card all in blue...

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And the same exact card but in pink...

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It sure is amazing what color can do!  I used the new background set Designer Lines for these cards!  I stamped the diamond in black on both card bases, then stamped the lines and the chevron and cut those out.  I popped the 2 top layers up on foam tape for some dimension.  Super CAS and quick cards!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT has!  Here are the links to their blogs...


Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great day!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Simply Stated...

Scroll down for my DeNami Challenge Post!

Stopping in today with 2 quick cards using Simply Stated 1 and 2, newly release sets from Clear and Simple....and a few other fun, new goodies!  :)

Here is my first card using Simply Stated 2...

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I added some stems from the Flowers set and the yellow flowers are from the new Flower Buds set.  The flower centers were cut out using the Critter Dies....yep those are the eyes from the Raccoon and the Owl...yes that feels weird to say out loud!  :)  After cutting those out, I stamped them with the Diamond grid background stamp and popped them up on pop dots! Super simple!

Here is the next card I made today, using Simply Stated 1....

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The background is from the new set, Designer Lines.  Then I stamped some stars from Stars Plus on blue cardstock and cut it out wtih the USA die.  After I popped that up on foam tape, I added in the "made in the USA" sentiment.  I thought it was a fun, kinda patriotic card!  

So that is it for today!  Thanks for coming by!  

DeNami Sketch Challenge #12

Good Monday morning!  Today is DeNami Challenge day!  We have a super fun sketch from Lisa P!  First off, here is my card....

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As you can tell, I kinda turned and twisted the sketch a tiny bit!  But what a fun sketch it is!  I love that little tab she added in and I thought it would made a great ribbon tag!  I used the adorable Ice Cream Cone stamp for my main image and colored it with Copics.  Here is the sketch....


I hope you can play along with us!  Stop over to the DeNami blog and see what the rest of the DT has sketched out for us today!  

Hope you have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping in!

 
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