Wednesday, May 23, 2018

All the Poms! {Queen and Co}

The  new Birthday Bash Kit from Queen and Company is so much fun!! Laurie Willison here bringing you 2 cards using all the new poms!

Queen and Company

This card was quick and easy to make.  I stenciled in some could, stamped the balloons and the sentiment in black ink and then added in the poms.  The stamp helps you place the pom poms perfectly.  

Queen and Company

For this next card, I used the ice cream cone die.  I love this die!  It die cuts and embosses the little cone lines....

Queen and Company

I added 4 strips of patterned paper on the card base and then added in a diagonal piece of white cardstock down next.  I added a circle die cut in the middle to hold the ice cream cone.

Queen and Company

Last, I die cut and heat embossed this little banner for the sentiment.  Easy Peasy!

Working with this kit is so much fun!  I hope you will head over and check it out.  Thanks so much for coming by today!



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MFT Card Kit Release...

Today is release day for the May 2018 MFT Card Kit.  Painted Prints is now available over at the MFT Store.  I have one last card to share with you...

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

To create this card, I stamped the blooms along the top and bottom corner.  I splattered the card front in black ink and gold ink for a fun effect.  I adding the Hello stamp from the beautiful sentiment set in the kit.  Last, I die cut the front panel with a Rectangle STAX die and then popped the center up on foam tape for a dimensional effect.  

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

That is it for today!  Thanks for hanging out with me this week.  I appreciate you stopping by!

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Monday, May 21, 2018

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 2...

Welcome to day 2 of the May MFT Card Kit Countdown.  Are you like what you have seen so far?  The Painted Prints Kit is so beautiful!

Here is my card for today...

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

To create this card, I stamped one of the flower images to cover the whole card front.  Once I had it all stamped, I couldn't bring myself to cut into it.  I added a scalloped rectangle in vellum to the front.  I attached it by adding a little zig zag stitched to each side after heat embossing that beautiful sentiment to the front.

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

Everything you are seeing so far will be available on Tuesday, May 22 at 8pm CST.  So glad you stopped in today!



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Altenew May 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop

Hi friends!  I am thrilled to be joining the girls over at Altenew again this month for the May 2018 Release.  There are some amazing new stamps and dies that make my clean and simple card making heart very happy!  To check out the entire new May Release, click HERE.

Hang out with me for a few minutes and check out the projects I have for today, along with some details about the prizes from Altenew.  

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CARDS

There is a new floral set that totally made me smile.  It's called Bride to Be!

Altenew May 2018 Release

To create this card, I added a little bit of ink blending in the background for a slight blue haze.  Then I stamped and die cut the flowers and made a simple grouping using my Press N Seal trick.  (You can check out my video HERE.)  Last, I stamped the sentiment from the Best Mom set.  

Altenew May 2018 Release

This next card uses the Garden Silhouette stamp set along with the Fine Alphabet Dies...

Altenew May 2018 Release

To create this card, I stamped the images along the bottom of the card front.  I die cut a large rectangle in the card front so I could pop the center rectangle up on foam tape.  Last, I die cut the word Hello in white card stock and in fun foam so I could add it to the card with some dimension. Clean and simple!

Altenew May 2018 Release

This last card, uses some of the images from Garden Silhouette...

Altenew May 2018 Release

I kept this one simple and stamped the vase and flower on watercolor paper.  I added a little water to the vase and it gave it a really pretty effect.  I added a little shading with a comic along the bottom and then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Altenew May 2018 Release

Here is the full May Release....


And here is the "i want it all" button...

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, May 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

**For another chance to win, leave a comment here on my blog and I will be giving away a $30 gift certificate here for one lucky commenter! :)

BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison (you are here!)

So glad you stopped by today.  Thank you so much!  Hope you have a great day!


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 1...

OH my word.  Are you ready for a fabulous new Kit from MFT?  Well you'll have to be patient for a couple days of the countdown but on Tuesday, May 22nd at 8pm CST this amazing kit will be available for purchase.  So for today....I have a sneak peak for you.

If you love quick and simple, or clean and simple or white space like I do, this kit works perfectly just for that!

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

To create this card, I stamped a row of flowers on the bottom of a card front panel.  This flower here is a 3 step flower and so very easy to line up.  Next, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom.  Because I stamped the flowers overlapping, it was super easy to fussy cut along the flower edges and create a border out of the panel.  I popped it up on foam tape onto a white card base so there would be some dimension in the card.  And done!  So simple!

MFT May 2018 Card Kit

Stop by the MFT Blog for a list of design team blogs to check out.  Stay tuned for Day 2 of the Card Kit tomorrow too, to see lots more!

Hope you have a great day!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge....

There is a new sketch challenge over at the MFT Challenge Blog today.  I love this one because it works perfectly for a clean and simple card!

MFT Sketch  385

To create this card, I lined the card base with 2 stitched rectangles, one in white card stock and one in a striped pattern paper from the Sweet Celebration pack.  Next, I added a strip of Blu Raspberry along the side layered with a piece of vellum.  I popped that strip up on foam tape for some dimension.  Next, I die Happy Day from the Happy Birthday die and popped that up on fun foam.

MFT Sketch  385

Here is this week's sketch....

Head on over to the MFT Challenge Blog to play along!  Thanks so much for stopping in today!


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MFT and Friends...

Welcome to the May MFT and Friends post.  If you stop over to the MFT Blog you will see a list of places to stop and visit where you will see inspiration for the latest May release.

I have a card today using the new set called Martini Time....

MFT and Friends

I used the Gift Box Cover Up for a fun white background.  Next, I added in each glass in a different color with a little detail behind it.

MFT and Friends

I decided to add the sentiment into the inside...

MFT and Friends

Check out the MFT blog for more inspiration!  So glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

thinking of you {pink and main}...

Today I am stopping in with an amazing new stamp set from Pink and Main called Thinking of You Always. (All products used in this post are linked below)  It is absolutely gorgeous!  Here is the first card I made when this set came in the mail.  Seriously....ripped open the package and made this card within the hour of the mail man coming.  LOL!

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To create this card, I put the stamp in my Misti and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I grab some Copics and did some coloring.  I am not great at coloring so the smaller the image, the better for me and these gorgeous blooms were so easy to color!  

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After I had the coloring done, I put the panel back in my Misti and stamped it again with Versamark ink.  I heat embossed the image with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder.  LOVE  that stuff!!  Can you see the texture and sparkle in the above photo?  So fun!

Last, I stamped the thinking of you sentiment in the center.  I wanted a little color to show through so I trimmed the front panel down just a tad and added it to a Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue card stock base.  

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Check out the rest of the Pink and Main May Release....



Those dies!! They are pink.  SO cute!!

I am so glad you stopped in today.  I hope you go check out Pink and Main and their AMAZING products! I will have more to share soon!

Hope you have a great day!


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