Thursday, January 27, 2011

A New Look....

After much thought and blog hopping I thought it was time to update my look. I love the simplicity of Karen Giron's blog and she had done a great job creating some of my watermarks so I thought I would ask her if she did any blog design. She sent me to Sweet Shoppe Designs and well...... I fell in love with the concept of their blog in the box.

I quickly purchased one at $5.49 (such a deal!) and couldn't wait to get it up and running on my blog, but those of you who know me know that I am extreeeeeeeemely technically challenged. So..... after hours of trying to figure out how to install the wonderful concept of the blog in the box I resorted to emailing one of their bog installers "Graffiti Chicks". It was the best decision I have ever made. Owner, Becca Bonneville, quickly and I mean quickly.... (she responded to my email in a matter of an hour) came to my rescue. She had my blog up and running in a matter of hours. She is so sweet and talented.... a jewel to work with. Don't you think she did an awesome job?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Be Mine.....



Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It is freeeeeeeezing here in the Midwest but it is supposed to warm up tomorrow( high of 17 degrees). That will be perfect football weather for our Chicago Bears who are playing the Green Bay Packers for chance to go all the way to the Super Bowl. I hope to be celebrating a victory tomorrow night. :)

On to my card for today. I just received my PTI order full of Valentine goodies and I am loving the 2010 Love Tags. How about that LadyBug..... isn't it just the cutest thing. I started with an red A2 card base from DeNami Design. Then I adhered 5 x 3 3/4 piece of DP paper from PTI's Simple Valentine collection. I stamped my little LadyBug friend on some PTI's white cardstock and colored him in with Copic markers R29, R85, R20 and 0 colorless blender.



Using a glue pen I adhered a little Dazzling Diamond glitter from SU. I punched him out with my 1 3/4" Paper Shaper circle punch and adhered that to some red and pink cs that I had cut out using Spellbinders Label 3 dies. Then I cut a 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 strip of companion paper in the Simple Valentine collection and adhered it.  Last but not least I added a bow using PTI's Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch ribbon with a sweet blush button and simple little tag with the sentiment Be Mine. Hope you like!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

XOXO.........


Hello my friends! Sorry for the infrequent posts lately...... needed to get caught up with life. Hope you all have had a great start to the New Year. It is hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner.

I have some projects that I am working on that I will post in the next week or so. If you are looking for a fun gift idea for a friend, co-worker or just anyone you think needs some extra love, I have a cute simple 
Valentine in store for you. Stay tuned......

I created the gift card holder above with some products from Papertrey Ink. The small glassine bag, patterned paper and stamped heart & valentine images made this project come together quickly. I found some XOXO ribbon from Michaels in my stash and thought it tied(pardon the pun) everything together perfectly.

Hope you are having a perfectly wonderful day!

XOXO,

Laurie :)