Friday, January 20, 2017

January MID-MONTH reminder post

Just a reminder of the Challenge at STAMPlorations
I used Both the Theme: stamps and mixed media, and Sketch for my card.


Theme:

Sketch:


Remember you can play with the Theme, Sketch or Mix the two together...We just hope to see you Play along!!

I have a coupon code for you to use:))
my code for you is: STAMPGIRLLAURA

How does it work?


  • If you use my discount code when you order, you will get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.
  • You may use my code to get discounts on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.
  • You may NOT combine my code with any other discount codes.
Here are the links to my fellow teamies' Blogs.
Stop by to see what they have created for your Inspiration!!

Becca
Thanks for stopping by!

 LauraJane:)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Inspired By #39

A new challenge is up at Inspired By All the Little Things #39

I went for in-laid die cuts to re-create the valentines scene...inspired by the Black Board and many textures on the read Hearts:)) Used some new dies from Concord and 9th.

Hope this inspired you to play along with us at Inspired By:))

Our Guest Artist this week is: Hannelie Bester of Desert Diva

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ton’s 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop for The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release:) If you're hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of Lisa Harrolle.

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog
All new release products are available now!


I could not choose my favorite set from this Anniversary release..After creating with each one I said, "Oh, this is my FAVORITE", until I moved on to the next one. Ha! I wonder how I got along without the big Brushed Love, Hugs, and You...Swooned over the Dahlia Close Up, giddy for the Party Fans...Drooling over the Macarons, and Thrilled with all the Poppies, Poppies and Poppies!
I could go on:)) but let's get to the hop!

Here is my first Card for today: Looks like a party!
New Stamps used: Brushed You, Party Fans, Sweet Macarons, and Oscar Superlatives
Couture Mixes: Disco Spring Mix and Cotton Candy Puff Mix
Inks: Vanilla Frosted CupcakeBeach BlondieAmber CitrineBallet Slippers,

Soft Orchid, and Orchid Crush Dye 

Double Stitched Rectangle Dies

  • I started out by stamping several of the Party Fans onto white CS in pinks and yellows
  • Heat embossed Brushed You over the top of the fans
  • On a separate piece of CS I embossed the outline image of the pretty stand of macarons from Sweet Macarons in Gold EP 
  • Fussy cut that out and stamped the solid images with Soft Orchid, and Orchid Crush 
  • Stamped the Sweetest from Scripty Alpha Lower in Noir 
  • Popped the Macaron stand and sentiments up with foam tape
  • Embellished with Disco Spring Mix and Cotton Candy Puff Mix

For my next card: Oh this was FUN to COLOR:))
New Stamps used: Brushed LoveDahlia Close Up, and The New Pretty
Embellished with Mixed Dew Drops
  • I first stamped the Brushed Love in Noir onto white CS
  • On Distress Watercolor paper I stamped the Dahlia Close Up in in three shades of blue ink
  • Then water colored with Distress markers:Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire
  • Trimmed teh panel down to a wonky angle and embossed with silver EP on the very edges.
  • Popped that up with foam tape and stuck it to the LOVE stamped panel
  • Stamped  and embossed the sentiment from The New Pretty onto velum, 
  • Fussy cut around it and wrapped one end around the edge of the panel to hold it into place...added a  few dots of glue behind each letter to adhere to the front.
  • Finished with a couple of Clear Mixed Dew Drops


Well, I HOPE you have enjoyed all the festivities for the week at The Ton:))
Here are links to  Day1Day2 , Day3Day4 if you missed them.

What's a Party without Prizes?!? Fabulous Prizes:)) 
Five gift certificates to The Ton's shop: 
One $75 and Two $50 
To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter. 
Two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs.  

Your next stop on the hop is Amy Kolling.
Here is the full list for you to keep Hopping!
Hop List

The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release:) If you are late to the party here are links to Day1Day2, and Day3.

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which include three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog
Today is the day you can get your hands on these new goodies All new release products are available now!

Here are the stamp sets and Couture mixes we are debuting today: 

Bride Tribe
City Girls Park Life
City Girls Special Day

Scenes: Fountain Terrace




Beautiful Day Bicycle 

Classy Petals Mix 

Valentine Icing Mix 







 

 INCENTIVE STAMPS and COUTURE MIX
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix.
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
FLUTTER MINI
LONE POPPY
COTTON CANDY PUFF
free with $75 purchase


*****Effie is holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, April 12. We hope you understand!

I used the sentiment from Beautiful Day Bicycle for today's 1st card. I love the mix of Fonts and the size works so well when tucked in the corner:))



My next card is a very special one, given to my DH yesterday for our 25th Wedding Anniversary:) Yes, we enjoy biking. 

  • On A2 sized white CS
  • I stamped that young looking couple from City Girls Special Day in Cali Blue
  • Created a mask for each of them and stamped the bicycle in the same Cali Blue
  • Then I cut the "inner" legs off each mask, so when I stamped the second layer of the bicycle, in Azurite, it looks like their legs are behind the bike.
  • Stamped Brushed Love and Brushed You in Blue Diamond ink
  • Added Growing Older with from Scripty Alpha Lower in Blue Diamond as well...I love how easy it is to customise sentiments with this set!
  • On separate white CS I inked the banner in Cali Blue and trimmed it out by hand
  • Colored the shadows in with Blueprint Sketch Distress marker drew in the "string" holding the banner to the bike
  • That tiny Happy Anniversary is stamped with Noir
  • Popped the banner up with foam tape
  • Placed two hearts from Valentine Icing Mix  to complete the card

That's all from me today...Do you have your cart full yet?


 Before you go, check this out!


The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Day 3

**We are holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, January 12. We hope you understand!**

If you missed the first couple of days of Debuts here are the links to Day1 and Day 2.

Here are the stamp sets and Couture mixes we are debuting today: 


Poppy Garden

Sweet Macarons
Party Fans
Morning Glory
Macarons


Valentine Frosting
Disco Spring





INCENTIVE STAMPS and COUTURE MIX
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix.
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
FLUTTER MINI
LONE POPPY
COTTON CANDY PUFF
free with $75 purchase




I'm using several new stamps for my card today: Macarons, Scripty Alpha lower, and Freestyle Stripes BG

  • Inks: Warm Hazelnut, Found Topaz, Aspen Cocoa, and Dark Roast for the Macaron "cookie parts"
  • Ballet Slippers, Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star for the "middle frosting" and Rose.
  • Grand Fuchsia for the Happy Birthday Sentiment and Dark Roast for the My Sweet Friend.
  • Gold EP for the lower part of the Happy Birthday.
  • Freestyle Stripes BG stamped in Warm Hazelnut.
  • Dies: Double Stitched Rectangle Die to create a small frame for the shaker
  • Embellished with Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix and Gold gel pen



Effie has many generous Prizes for the 2017 Anniversary Release week!
***DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS 
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $50 gift certificate! So there are four $50 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.

***DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

One stamp set of choice for 7 commenters from each of the Design Team member blogs during Release Week (Days 1-4).

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

More news!

The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!


That's it for me today. Be sure to stop by all the blogs of the Design Team to see what FABULOUS creations they have made with all the new Goodies too!


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

For The Ton's 2017 Anniversary, Effie has released 26 new stamp designs and 7 new couture mixes! *****Effie is holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, April 12. We hope you understand!
There are several exclusive* gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one GWP (Give With Purchase) package per customer.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
*You may be able to find these GWPs at your international retailer. These GWP items will NOT be available at any other U.S. retailer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Day 2


I'm giddy with excitement over these new stamp sets:) Love all the Butterflies and Brushed Lettered sets!!

For The Ton's 2017 Anniversary, Effie has released 26 new stamp designs and 7 new couture mixes! There are several exclusive* gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one GWP (Give With Purchase) package per customer.

*****Effie is holding the release of the Oscar Stamp sets pending permission from the Academy. Unfortunately, there is an additional stamp set (one that has not been debuted) that also had to be pulled from this release. Thus, The Ton has a total of 26 new designs releasing on Thursday, April 12. We hope you understand!

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
*You may be able to find these GWPs at your international retailer. These GWP items will NOT be available at any other U.S. retailer.

Here are Today's Stamps that we are revealing:
Beautiful Butterflies 1
Beautiful Butterflies 2
Beautiful Butterflies 3


The New Pretty
 
Large Dahlia



Brushed You
Brushed Love
 
Brushed Hugs

Winter Thaw Couture Mix

INCENTIVE STAMPS and COUTURE MIX
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix.
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
FLUTTER MINI
LONE POPPY
COTTON CANDY PUFF
free with $75 purchase
Now for my cards using the New Stamps:) I did some simple stamping for each card..enjoying the process of multi-step layer stamps and Lovely Inks!
New Stamps:Brushed Hugs 
WINTER THAW COUTURE MIX
Inks: Cobalt Breese, Cali Blue

  • I stamped the Brushed HUGS in blue inks and created a mask for the word..Brushed over the top with a stencil brush to give it a soft halo look.

New Stamps: The New Pretty
 Inks: Caribbean Turquoise, Cobalt Breese, Cali Blue, Parisian Blue, Bright Emerald, Soft Garden
 Double Stitched Rectangle Die
  • I used a small triangle stamp from the OSCAR set to create this multi-colored graphic using all the pretty inks listed above.


New Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies 1,2,3, Brushed Love, 
Dies: Congratulations word die, Double Stitched Rectangle Die
Inks:Soft Orchid, Ballet Slippers, Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Soft Garden, Lofty Mint, Caribbean Turquoise, Cobalt Breese, Cali Blue, Blue Diamond, Parisian Blue


  • Continuous stamping of the Butterflies in varied colors was therapeutic and relaxing:) Then I cut CONGRATULATIONS out of the stamped panel....making 5 more of the same word to pop it up off the font..Stamped the sentiment in Parisian Blue.


New Stamps: LONE POPPY, Freestyle Stripes
Inks: Lofty Mint, Soft Garden, Carolline, Coral Cavern, Soft Garnet
Dies: Double Stitched Rectangle Die
Green Glitter tape

  • Once again I continuously stamped seveal poppies from LONE Poppy for this simple panel made more interesting with the THREE layers of images in the set.
  • The larger panel is the Freesyle Stripes stamped subtly in Lofty Mint.

Effie has many generous Prizes for the 2017 Anniversary Release week!
***DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS 
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $50 gift certificate! So there are four $50 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning.

***DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
One stamp set of choice for 7 commenters from each of the Design Team member blogs during Release Week (Days 1-4).

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

More news!

The Ton's new Challenge Blog is now live! We'll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is "Celebrate"! Head over now to join the fun and win some prizes!



That's it for me today. Be sure to stop by all the blogs of the Design Team to see what FABULOUS creations they have made with all the new Goodies too!


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

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