Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge

A quick post today as it is the last day to enter Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge #1. I am loving my Enjoy The Ride stamp set from PTI. I decided to get a head start on my graduation cards this year and I have a special someone in mind to receive this card.

I downloaded the new March Color Couture Vol 2 Paper and Templates and I am IN LOVE with the color combos. It takes all of the guess work out, thanks to Dawn McVey. Hope you are having a happy day! Thanks for stopping by.


Laurie :)

Supplies Used: All PTI unless noted
Stamps: Enjoy The Ride
CS: White, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, March Color Couture Vol 2 Paper Download
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento) Copic Markers R29,R35,R22, 0 Blender
Other: Buttons Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Oval Cutter (Creative Memories) Rhinestone Brads(Hobby Lobby), Waxy Flax(CTMH), Medium Scallop Die 

Hello Sweet Friends....

I have been having a lot of fun lately using my assortment of impression plates. They really seem to make cards pop don't they? Today I decided to use my Large Paisley impression plate from Sissix. This plate really gives a very defined impression.

So, as I am tried to decide what stamp I want to use I am looking around thinking how can I find a thing in this war zone. I mean really my office is soooo bad. No really, I am serious, I even took a picture and as embarrassing as it is to show you I thought it might motivate me to clean it up!

In the mess I found a corduroy button that I took a red lipstick Copic to about a week ago and then set it aside. I got to thinking..... this might look really cute as a cherry. I found my Large Cherry stamp from DeNami and the button fit in the cherry almost perfectly! Isn't it funny how create thoughts take shape? I know the cherry ribbon was going a bit overboard on the cherry theme but I have had it in my ribbon stash for so long that I just had to use it.

Anyway, I hope you like my card today. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. I better go and clean up my space now.

Have a blessed day!

Laurie :)

Supplies Used: 
Stamps: Large Cherry, Large Dot Circle Frame(DeNami)
CS: White, Black,Pure Poppy(PTI)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento) Copic Markers YG03,R29,R35,G07
Other: Cherry Ribbon(Michaels), Large Paisley Impression Plate(Sissix), Corduroy Button(SU), Marvy 3" Scallop Circle Punch(DeNami)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Missing You...

I missed you all over the weekend. My daughter turned 21 and we celebrated this milestone by having our family over for brunch. It is so hard to believe that my youngest is 21. I'm feeling a bit old. Sorry that I am running late with my post today but I was so busy over the weekend preparing for her party and I had to work today so everything else just had to wait.

I created a "missing you" card that I am sending to a friend that I just don't get to see enough. I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets Funky Foliage from WPlus9 to create this simple card. I have been having a lot of fun with this set.

Our lives get soooo busy don't they? We just need to slow down and enjoy wonderful times with family and friends. I hope you had a chance to spend some time with someone you love over the weekend.

Have a great week.


Laurie :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Color Cue Challenge At WPlus9 Design Studio...

Looking for a challenge? You are sure to find it over at the WPlus9 Design Studio blog. Dawn is hosting Color Cue Challenge #3 using the colors, white, melon, gray/blue and golden yellow. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical as to how I was going to use these colors, as I have never combined them together before.

I pulled out a recently purchased stamp set called "Funky Foliage" from WPlus9 that I have been having a lot of fun with.  I thought I would try to use the polka dot treetop stamp for petals on my flower and it worked perfectly! I LOVE the versatility of this set.

I was pleasantly surprised with how well the colors worked together, so thank you Dawn for getting me out of my comfort zone. You have until May 7th to get in on the challenge so go on and join in the fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Funky Foliage(WPlus9)
CS: Bordering Blue,Cameo Coral, Summer Sun(SU), White(PTI)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Summer Sun(SU)
Other: Berry Sorbet Ribbon(PTI), Blue Button(PTI), Cream Waxy Flax(CTMH), Harlequin Impression Plate(SU)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DeNami's Featured Product...

Happy Hump Day! I always feel like I'm over the hump when Wednesday rolls around. Although lately the weeks have been flying by. We have been busy over on the DeNami blog this week. DeNami is highlighting another one of their adorable stamps today. The name of the stamp is Safari Animals and is it ever cute.

Whenever I see these cute little critters I think of Barnum's Animal Crackers. You know, the crackers that come in the cute red box with the white shoestring tie. I absolutely LOVE them..... yum. I decided to use one of DeNami's 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ white boxes for my project. I cut a circle out of the top of the box with my circle cutter and then used transparency paper to create a window effect. This was really fun to create and I think it would work well as a safari theme party favor. It was a good thing that I bought two boxes of Barnum's because I polished off one box while creating my project. Mmmmmm......

EBTKS is hosting a sketch challenge this week and I thought this little box would fit the bill perfectly. There are so many great ideas over on their blog so don't forget to hop on over and check it out.

Thanks for making me part of your day!

Hugs and Smiles,

Laurie :)

Supply List:

Cardstock:  2 ¾ x 2 ¾ Box Template(DeNami),White(DeNami),Old Olive(SU)
Stamps: Safari Animals, Mini Starlet(DeNami)
Ink: Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Going Grey(SU), Copic Markers: R20,YG95, Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Ribbon: 3/8 Chocolate Brown Grosgrain(DeNami)
Other: Transparency Paper(Hammermill), Score Tape,  Barnum's Animal Crackers(Nabisco)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring theme challenge

It's time for another challenge over on the DeNami Design blog. Todays challenge is all about SPRING! Don't you just love this time of the year with all the wonderful smells of fresh grass, new flowers and April showers. As you all know by now daisies are one of my favorite flowers and the DeNami Daisy Blossom stamps are no exception. 

I used both the large and small daisy blossom stamps from DeNami for my card today. I also decided to create my own patterned paper with some of my other DeNami favorites, Mini Starlet, Teeny Dot and Mini Swirl Flourish. I thought these all worked together perfectly. I hope you agree. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate all your sweet comments.

Have a blessed day!

Laurie :)

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Mini Starlet, Teeny Dot, Mini Swirl Flourish, Small Daisy Blossom, Large Daisy Blossom, Greeting Stamp Set(DeNami)
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores(PTI), Summer Sun(SU), Tuxedo Black(Memento) Copic Marker Y17
Punch: Scallop Square(SU)
Cardstock: Sky Blue,White(DeNami), Black(Michaels)
Other: Button-Hawaiian Shores(PTI), Fun Fluff, Crystal Lacquer(DeNami), Black Millennium Pen(ZIG), Adhesive(3M & Tombo)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Monday!

Laura's Sketch

Hope you are off to a great start this Monday morning. Are you ready for another challenge? 2S4Y is having another sketch challenge that is being sponsored by DeNami Design this week. DeNami's Daisy stamp is definitely one of my go-to stamps so I just had to use it for the challenge this week. There is sure to be lots of inspiration, so hop on over and check it out.  Here is a sneak peak at Laura's sketch and my take on it.

Celebrate life today!

Laurie :)

Supplies Used: 
Stamps: Large Daisy, Celebrate, Small Solid Circle(DeNami)
CardstockWhite, Magenta(DeNami), Black(Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Momento), Copic Markers RV04,RV17, 
Other: Glue Pen(Sakura), Crystal Glitter(Stampendous),Top Note Die image reduced to 80%(SU), Medium Scallop Die(PTI), Score Tape

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sketch Challenge at 2S4Y...

I am SO glad that it is finally Friday! I hope you all have had a good week. 2S4Y is hosting another sketch challenge. There are so many beautiful cards and lots of ideas over on their blog. Kazan's sketch #50 will be sure to challenge your creative side. :) I decided to use a stamp set that I just purchased from WPlus9 design called funky foliage. I like the puffiness of the tree tops in this set and decided to use them as flowers to go with my posie theme.  Hope you like it. I better hurry up and get my card submitted.

Have a weekend full of smiles,

Laurie :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Funky Foliage(WPlus9)
Cardstock: White(PTI), Herringbone,Polka Dot & Glitter Posies-Pristine Collection(Paper Salon),White Label(Martha Stewart Crafts)
Ink: Pretty in Pink(SU), Rich Cocoa(Momento)
Other:  Pink Ribbon(SU) Vintage Buttons,Hawaiian Shores Button (PTI), Pop Dots(Therm-oweb), 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Strawberries and Chocolate....

Is there anything better than strawberries and chocolate? Since I am having so much fun with my new strawberry stamp from DeNami I thought I would make a gift tin full of chocolates to go along with the Thank you note that I posted yesterday. I love the large hinged tins with the clear covers from PTI. I  stamped my strawberry image in the middle of a white label and colored it with Copics, and then I wrapped the label around the Hershey's Nugget and VOILA, you're good to go. Easy peasy!

Hope you have a happy Wednesday. Thank you so much for stopping by.


P.S. Make sure you have some chocolate today. :)

Supplies Used: 

Stamps: Tropical Fruit Set(DeNami)
CardstockWhite(DeNami), Black & Green(Hobby Lobby), Pure Poppy(PTI) Red Dot(CTMH)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento), Copic Markers R29,R24 & G07
Other:  1 3/8 Circle Punch & 1 1/4 Circle Punch ;  Pure Poppy 3/8"Ribbon, Score Tape, White Labels(PTI) Scallop Circle punch(SU), Large Hinged Tin(PTI)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I love strawberries!

I know that spring is here when I can go to the store and get really good strawberries. I just love those little guys or gals sliced up and mixed in yogurt, baked in bread or pie or even just alone...YUM. I just got a new stamp set in the mail today called Tropical Fruit from DeNami. This set has a strawberry, a citrus slice and two watermelon slices that are very cute. I think I am going to have lots of fun these.

Sketch #49 over at Taylored Expressions was my source of inspiration for this card. I used ribbon to create the illusion as if I had ran the ribbon up through the center of the card. I really just tied a bow and put a medium size ZOT on the back of it and stuck it in the center of my card. I ran ribbon underneath the strawberry piece so that it looked as though I ran the ribbon up the center and tied it. I just love the color red, it's so bright and cheery. As a matter of fact, I am sitting here in my red strawberry pajamas typing this post. :)

What are your favorite colors or color combos? I'd love to hear. Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs and Smiles,


Supplies Used ( All supplies are DeNami Design unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Tropical Fruit,Small Scallop Circle
Cardstock: White(DeNami), Black & Pure Poppy(PTI)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento), Copic Markers R29,R24 & G07
Other: 1 1/2 Square Punch(Marvy) 1 3/8 Circle Punch & Scallop Square punch(SU), Emerald Green Grosgrain 3/8"Ribbon, medium ZOTS(therm-o-web), Score Tape

Monday, April 12, 2010

Delightful Dahlia....

Happy Monday! The weather is really warming up here in my neck of the woods and it is starting to feel a little bit more like spring. I decided to get out my new Delightful Dahlia set from PTI and get to work on a birthday card for a friend. This set is a lot of fun. There are so many possibilities with all of the different sentiments to choose from.

I am trying to learn the art of coloring and shading with Copics. I feel like a little kid in art class every time I get them out. So much FUN! I also decided to use my new medium scallop die from PTI with some felt that I purchased at Hobby Lobby last week. It worked really slick and I like the texture that it brings to the card.

I really appreciate all of your sweet comments. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Laurie :)

Supplies Used

Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Set(PTI)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream(PTI), Sweet Blossoms-Penny Lane Collection(My Minds Eye), Iridescent Emerald Green(DeNami)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento), Plum Pudding(PTI),Copic Markers YG03, V06
Other: Medium Scallop Die, Button-New Leaf(PTI), Purple Felt(Hobby Lobby), Gr/Wh Check 3/8" Ribbon(American Crafts) White Waxy Flax(CTMH), Medium Zots(Therm-o-web), Score Tape - 1/4", Mini Glue Dots(Glue Dots International)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Are you ready to party?

Embellish is hosting a color challenge "Celebrates Parties" today on their blog. The challenge is to use the colors Red, White, Black and Kraft, and create something for a party. A few of the DeNami DT members are participating and can't wait for you to join the fun. I decided to go with something a little more formal using DeNami's Solid Decorative Crest and Mini Solid Filigree. Hope you like it!

Everyone loves a good party, right? So put on your party shoes and go on over to Embellish Magazine for lots of excitement and creative inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie :)

Supplies Used ( All supplies are DeNami Design unless otherwise noted)

Stamps: Mini Solid Filigree,Teeny Swiss Dot, Solid Decorative Crest, Small Solid Circle, You're Invited(SU)
Cardstock: White,Brown Kraft, Black, Pure Poppy(PTI)
Ink: Black Tuxedo(Memento), Pure Poppy(PTI)
Other: Marvy 2" Scallop Punch, Black Grosgrain 3/8"Ribbon, Red Grosgrain 5/8" Ribbon, Black Flower Button(Offray), Rhinestones(Recollections), Scallop Border Punch(SU), White Dutch Mints(Local Confectionery)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A purse full of love...

Hope your day is off to a great start! Have any of you checked out the new Paper Crafts issue Go to Sketches? I am in LOVE.... this is by far my favorite issue. There are so many fabulous sketches sure to give you plenty of inspiration.

Kim Hughes one of the designers featured in the issue is having a blog hop featuring the Girly Girl Purse Card. You won't want to miss out on the action so hop on over to Kim's blog and get inspired.

I thought I would join in the fun and make a purse with some Mary Engelbreit paper that I have been wanting use along with a super cute cherry stamp from DeNami Design. DeNami has announced 3 new designers on their blog this week so make sure you share the love and stop by and say Hi.

Wishing you lots of love today,

Laurie :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

DeNami's Product Challenge

Today on the DeNami Design Blog they are hosting a product challenge. Yes, you got it.... another way you can show off your creativity. The inspiration for my card today came from one of my favorite designers Betsy Veldman. She always challenges me to think outside the box.

Can you guess what the product challenge is by looking at my card? It's DeNami's BOUTIQUE BUTTONS! I love lots of color(can't you tell) so I chose Tutti Fruitti, but there are many delicious colors like lime, raspberry and bubblegum to name a few. So hurry up and hop on over to the DeNami Design Blog and join us for some fun.

Wishing you hugs and smiles,

Laurie :)

Supply List:

Cardstock: Lime, Magenta(DeNami), Orange(Hobby Lobby), White Michaels)

Stamps: Assorted Greeting Set-PF26, Whimsical Flower Set-PF27(DeNami)

Ink: Pink Passion, Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange(SU) Copic Markers: Y15,YR68, RV04

Buttons: Boutique Buttons-Tutti Fruitti(DeNami)

Ribbon: Hot Pink/White Dots(DeNami)

Other Supplies: Vintage Flower Pin(Making Memories), Small Oval Punch(SU), Waxy Flax(CTMH), Butterfly die cut(open stock), Score Pal & Score Tape, Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter(Mark Enterprises) Glossy Accents(Inkssentials)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thinking of you....

And wishing you a Happy Easter weekend. I've been a little pressed for time this week and decided to pull out a paper kit from TPC Studio to make a quick card. The colors in this kit are so vibrant and spring-like don't you think? I cut out a flower and used a little Glossy Accents from Ranger on it to give it a little pop. I love that stuff! I grabbed a rub on sentiment and the card was done in a jiffy.

I am thankful for all of you and your sweet comments. Have a blessed Easter!

Laurie :)