Creative Explosion: Day 5

Ok I am here!  Sorry for the late post!  Today is the last day for Britta and I, and our Creative Explosion week! {sniffle, sniffle} It has been such a fun week and I have loved seeing our cards together using all of these amazing stamps! 

For out last day we are using a shaped card!  Britta chose this shape and I cut it out with my Cricut!  Check out Brit's post HERE and she has the shape available for download!
So here is today's card....


I used some new Hero Arts stamps that I got last week!  Britta has really inspired me with all of her Hero Arts creations!  I got this one at a scrapbook store in Wichita!  I love this image because I know it can be used for a CAS card or you can really put a lot of detail work into it too!  I stamped this image with Ripe Avocado and then embossed it with clear Filigree powder! 


The background is a PTI IP!  I didn't want to overpower the main image so I thought this text impression was just perfect!

I really appreciate you all coming by today!  I know I have made some new blog friends and I am so thankful for you comments and your time!  I appreciate everyone of you! 

Britta, thank you so much for inviting me on for this week of blogging!  I had a blast and am so glad to have had the chance to get to know you!  You are so creative and SO much fun!!  Can wait till we do this again!

Here is a list of this weeks links, if you would like to go back and see!

Day 1-Hero Arts
Day 2-PTI
Day 3-Lawn Fawn
Day 4-Paper Smooches
Day 5-Shaped Card

Don't forget to stop over at Britta's blog and leave her some love too!  She has an amazing shaped card today that is full of polka dot goodness!  :)

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  OH and for those of you who asked...I got my clothes all tagged for the consignment sale!  I had way too many things but finally stopped at 166 items...clothes, shoes, coats, Halloween costumes!  I took it last night and volunteered at the sale!  Now it will be open to the public for the next 2 days!  It is so nice to consign because then I can sell my kids old clothes and take that money and go buy more for them!  They are growing way to fast!!

OK!  Have a great day!!


  1. This is just fabulous Laurie! I have been debating that stamp, cause I didn't really know what I would do with it. You have made it shine!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is sooo elegant and amazing, Laurie! You rock. Love the stamp you used as well. It's definitely on my list. Geez, you blow me away with your talent every day. Thanks so much for joining me in this adventure!

  3. This was a fun week! Thanks!

  4. I've always loved Hero Arts. They were my first love when I discovered this hobby of ours. Your card is beautiful and I can see it being done in all sorts of beautiful colors!

  5. Love the shape of the card! I also really like how the impression shows and the twine/fibers too! Very pretty!

  6. How did you cut the shape on your Cricut? Love that it is folded (edge not cut) Beautiful, elegant card!

  7. Love this card, Laurie. So classy!
    I haven't been able to comment much, lately. But I have definitely been checking you out all week. I love the posts that you and Britta have put together. Everything turned out super cute. I love how each day was different from the day before. You girls provided such great inspiration.

  8. Love this shape...
    and the card is so elegant.
    The IP adds just the right touch!
    Glad you got all those clothes tagged...
    that's the hardest part!
    Hope you do well...
    I do the same thing with my kids clothes...
    so understand all you've been through!

  9. Wow Laurie! I LOVE what that brown twine adds to this card! Gorgeous stamp too!

  10. Thanks for the fun Creative Explosion week! You guys have really rocked it. :) Love the embossing on today's card and the subtle background impression.

  11. Oh you featured my favorite color, green!!! Love it and the background is perfect for this gorgeous card. Love the shape too-I don't own a die like that so will have to see if my Silhouette can do it! It has been so much fun to see what you and Britta come up with each day. Great idea you two:)

  12. Great gravy - I love your card Laurie. *Sooo* elegant!
    That stamp is totally going to go on my "need this" list now ;)
    Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

  13. the earthy colors are great...and the simple touches just make this card awesome!

  14. OH MY LORD THIS IS AMAZING ...... the IP is the right touch and the shape of this is lovely and the green ... sigh ....... I do love green and with the cream and brown ....... LOVE IT!!!

  15. Wow, this card makes a statement! Love that stamp and how you embossed it. These would make some elegant invitations. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. My goodness Laurie! This card is STUNNING!!! Really gorgeous!!! That stamp is absolutely fantastic! WOWZAS!


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