Happy Birthday...

I was going through flickr tonight and found a card I made awhile back and never posted.


I found this stencil at a scrapbook store in Topeka and knew that I had to have it.  I made up this quick and simple monochromatic card just by layering the Berry Sorbet ink with the Berry Sorbet card stock.  (Berry Sorbet has to be my favorite color. Ever.)  I cut out one of the Butterflies in PTI's fabulous vellum and then added in some wooden dots with a sentiment, from Bigger Blooms,  in black to complete the card. 


Any plans for the long weekend?  We are just here and hanging out and getting ready for school to start this week.  Longest. Summer. Ever.  We have done everything from Disneyland, to 2 trips to colorado, to KC to the zoo, to waterparks and pools and picnics and parks and t-ball and softball and tennis camp and nature center trips.  Um....I am ready for a nap.  And a routine.  I do love a good routine.  :)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I'll be back here on September 2nd with a fun post!  Stay tuned! 


Thank you...

Just playing around with press n seal again over here.  Seriously?  I love how quick it makes this process.  I am all about quick and simple.  If you haven't see the Make it Monday video, click HERE to check it out.  


So first, I took some Soft Pool Hero Arts ink and added a little color to the background.  I used the Mighty Bloom cover plate and press in seal to get the next layer.  I added in some thread and a piece of Berry Sorbet striped paper and then stapled a vellum banner sentiment to finish the card.  The sentiment is from Fancy That.  SUCH a fun new set from PTI.  


Hope you are all having a great day!  It's rainy here so we are taking advantage of some indoor crafting time today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!



All of the Card Hanger Dies are in stock today 9-27-14!  Yay!  Click HERE to learn more about the dies and for a how-to video.

....all available now!

Here is a close up of the Scalloped in use as a card hanger and as a border die!

The Scalloped Card Hanger Die is a 2 in 1 die!

Click on the side bar Paypal button ------->

Here is a very sweet comment from Susan about my dies....

A Cup of Cold Water said...
I can personally vouch for these dies! They are amazing. EXCELLENT quality and they make THE cutest, most practical gift bags, EVER! 
I am ordering the mini. I am, sure it will work great on smaller bags!
Thank you Laurie, for a great product!
Let me know if you have any questions!  OH and all orders that were placed since Monday have gone out today!  Thank you so much!


RC August Color Challenge...

I have a quick and simple card for this month's color challenge over at Reverse Confetti.  The colors? Red, Blue and Gold.  Fun, right?


I stamped So Striped along the bottom in navy blue.  I added in the polka dot apple, from Class Act,  up on foam tape, after laying down a strip of gold card stock.  I stamped the sentiment in gold as well.  Easy peasy and perfect timing for school!  :)


Here are the products I used...

Stop over to the Reverse Confetti blog for more details on how you can play along this month!  

Have a great day!


Card Hanger Dies

Hey there!  I am back from vacation and will resume shipping of the Card Hanger Dies tomorrow.

Currently in stock:


The scalloped die should be back in stock any day!  :)

The Paypal button is back up on the right side bar here.  --------->

Let me know if you have any questions!  :)


Time after time Challenge...

Welcome to the Time after time challenge!  Our challenge was to remake an old project from the past.  I dug deep....way back!

I have officially been blogging for 7 years and 2 months.  I know that because I went back and dug up this little gem....

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I am a tad embarrassed to share this, mostly because its quite bad.  And also?  Because it says "oh pig poop".  Wow.  This was a farm fresh card gone wrong.  I must have loved it at the time tho....oy.

So today, I am remaking the farm fresh card gone wrong, using some newer stamps in my current CAS style....


I don't own this set and dies just yet....it's on its way to me now, but I was SO lucky to meet Danielle this last week and stamp with her.  She was so nice to let me borrow her On the Farm set, to recreate this card.

I stamped the checkered border in Pure Poppy to make the background piece.  Then I stamped the sun rays in Harvest Gold with a top edge in Summer Sunrise.  I stamped the lower panel in Simply Chartreuse and then cut out around the hills, so I could pop this up for some dimension.  I die cut and stamped the cow and then added in a sentiment.  


 I think I like this round better!  :)  My style has most definitely changed over the years and it really is fun to go back and see where I started.  Even if the card does say pig poop on it.  Ha!

I can't wait to see what the other girls remake today!  Here are their blog links so you can check them out too!

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Hope your day at Stamp-a-faire has been so much fun.  I have seen lots of amazing cards today and I need to go check in and see what else has been created this evening.


SAF Free Exclusive: Filled With Joy!

Are you all ready for Stamp-A-Faire?  I am really excited for Saturday and can't wait to join in the challenges for the day!  The Design Team is here today to share the exclusive SAF sat with you...Filly with Joy.  Here is my card...


First, I dry embossed a striped panel for the top of the card base.  I stamped and hand cut the flowers and leaves and layered them up, curling the leaves at the end for a little dimension.  The sentiment is stamped in black and also in Delicata Gold.  I completed the card by adding in some tiny black dots.  


Here are a few details about the SAF set...

Saturday, August 23rd is the BIG day to earn the Stamp-a-faire exclusive stamp set, Filled With Joy ($15 value). This stamp set will be available for free on Stamp-a-faire day (August 23, 2014) to all customers who make a qualifying purchase of $100 or more between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST, limit one per customer. 

-Filled With Joy is limited edition for this years Stamp-a-faire event. It will never be made available for sale.
-Filled With Joy can be earned for FREE on Stamp-a-faire Day only, August 23rd, as a freebie to all customers placing an order of $100 or more, limit one set per customer.
-Qualifying orders need to be placed between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST that day only.

Check out Nichole's blog and the rest of the DT for some more Filled with Joy inspiration.
Happy Stamp-A-Faire!  See you soon!

Have a great day!

Stamps: PTI Filled with Joy
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, Verafine Black Onyx, Delicata Gold
Misc: Sizzix Striped Embossing Folder, Black Liquid Enamel Dots


My first Make it Monday!

Did you see Make it Monday over on Nichole's blog today? Oh my! It's my first time making a video for the weekly challenge.  Just a tad bit of nerves but I am excited to share and I hope you are inspired! (ps...i talk with my hands.  a lot)  :)

Here is the finished product...



I can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping in today!


Stamps: Grand Ampersand
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Pure Poppy, Vellum and Stampers Select White
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Grand Ampersand Dies, Heart Prints Dies, Tag Sale #5


Trick or Treat...

I love these Text Block dies from Papertrey and this new one is no exception!  It's the perfect Halloween die for a quick and easy treat card.


I die cut the text block in True Black card stock and then layered it up with some glitter paper.  I took an orange card base and scored it every 1/2" and then added in the text block with foam tape.  And that is it!


Stop over to the Papertrey Store by clicking HERE, to see all of the new goodies for August.

Thanks so much for stopping in!


PTI Release in Review...

Have you enjoyed the August release over at PTI?  I am pretty excited to share with you, the rest of the cards I have for today's release in review.  It's definitely feeling a lot like fall on the blog for sure!

This first card was super easy to make...


I used the Candy Corn die to make a little decorative vellum panel.  The candy pieces all stayed together when I cut it out, so i just added a little copic coloring right on top.  I added in vellum in the backgounrd and then popped it up on top of a little Super Stripes detail.  I stamped the sentiment, from Keep it Simple: Halloween in Versafine Black Onyx.  



This little tag comes to you from Happy Spooky Halloween and Haunted Borders.  I made a box the other day (click HERE to see) and I used that same paper that I made stamping the stars in white on black card stock for the bottom of this tag.  I masked off the edge of the pumpkins on the Haunted Borders so I could just use a portion of the border.  I stamped the sentiment from Happy Spooky Halloween on the top of the tag and finished it off with some twine.  



This little halloween treat was made using the new Along Came a spider dies and stamp set.  I stitched the spider in Smokey Shadow felt with black floss, right on to the vellum tag.  I heat embossed the sentiment using Filigree Embossing powder and attached it with a colic-colored, black clothespin to the burlap bag.  I am thinking perfect for another teacher gift this year!



I made these little place settings for Thanksgiving and am so excited to use them!  I used the Leaf Prints Stitched dies to create the patterned leaves, but instead of actually stitching the leaves, I used a black marker and linked the holes together.  I went on top of that with a Clear Gelly Roll sparkle pen to add some glitter.  I layered the leaves onto the leaf/acorn image from Autumn Adornments.  I stamped it directly onto the chevron bag in Fresh Show ink.  I used the "thankful" from the new Phrase Play die and then stamped "Happy Thanksgiving" from Keep it Simple: Thanksgiving.  I added in plastic silverware and napkins.  I think these will look so pretty laying on the plates for thanksgiving.



This last card showcases the new Birthday Classics" September.  I stamped the main image on some Terrecotta Tile card stock and the die cut it with a Leaf Prints die.  I stamped another image on the rectangle of the same card stock and layered them up with foam tape.  I used some Ripe Avocado Bitty Boxes paper and some Autumn Abundance papers and layered them all up on top of the Burlap impressed, kraft card base.  I finished it off with a little twine bow.


I am sitting here typing this up while I watch My Big Family Renovation on HGTV.  Have you seen it?  I adore Jen Hatmaker and her blog....and now her TV show.  So if there is typos in this post...I'm sorry!  I am watching and typing at the same time. lol!

Well, I hope you like my cards today.  Are you ready to shop?  :)  Stop in and tell me what is on your wish list so far.  Stop over to Nichole's blog to see what the rest of the team has for today.

Thanks for stopping in!


Introducing Superstition...

Welcome to the second group post for the August Papertrey Ink release!  Today we have an adorable new set just in time for Halloween and an add on set, to make these cats fun for any occasion.

Here is my first card...


First, I stamped the stripes from Background Basics: Super Stripes, (yes.  it is my favorite set.) in Melon Berry ink.  I used a ruler and added in a line of black ink at the bottom.  I used Smokey Shadow ink for the cat silhouette, stamping off and then on to the card from.  Last, I stamped this super fun sentiment in black ink.   These cat silhouettes are adorable!  


Here is a quick and easy Halloween card..


I stamped that amazing moon image, from the new set Full Moon, in Fresh Ink, onto the Smokey Shadow card base.  I added in a sentiment in black in, from the same set.  I used the little fence die and some woodgrain card stock and added that on to the card.  I cut out the cat silhouette and popped him up on the fence using foam tape.  Easy peasy!


The other girls have lots to see! Thanks so much for coming by today!  Stop back by again tomorrow to see the whole release in review.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell


Introducing Fancy That...

Hey there!  It's time for our group post over at PTI.  Today we are all showcasing a new set called Fancy That.  I love this set.  A lot.  There are several gorgeous medallion images and some amazing sentiments in a beautiful handwritten font.  Our challenge for today was to make 2 cards.  One CAS and one a little more elaborate.  First off, the elaborate card...


I scored a grid in the background of the card on the diagonal, every 2".  I stamped the images in each square down the middle, after spritzing each stamp with water for a little more watery stamped image.  I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and added that in last.  


This is my super easy, CAS card...


I stamped off the brushed image from Watercolor Wonder in Berry Sorbet and then added in the medallion image in a stamped off Smokey Shadow.  Last, I added in the sentiment in black.  Super easy and VERY easy to remake!


I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT has up their sleeves for today.  Check them out by stopping by their blogs...

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Heather Nichols
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Erin Lincoln
Laura Bassen
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell

Hope to see you back here tomorrow!  Have a great day