Monday, February 29, 2016

Sending Hugs

Happy LEAP day!! 
I have one more card for the Challenge at
After looking at the tips for Peony Bouquet that Sveta  shared here,  
I gave the set a go with the new CRISP INK mini pads I just purchased.
and Paper Bag
I used Beautiful Day for the bouquet "haze" as well as the sentiment.
And Could not resist placeing a  Painted Butterfly on top:)

Here is the inspiration photo:
Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)




Sunday, February 28, 2016

Let your Dreams take flight

Happy Sunday to ya!
Today I'm sharing a card I've been dreaming of for a long time...I started working with a new stamp from The Ton several weeks ago...the  DRESS from this set.  I added sleeves with the tiny floral lace stamp and a bit of masking. Then I watercolored it with the slightest hint of blue.
and she set....and  sat for WEEKS... I knew what I wanted to do but what colors to use was my dilemma.

But then inspiration came to me after seeing this gorgeous piece from Jessica.
I have been following her on IG for some time now.
CONGRATULATIONS @JessicaAFrost!
Jessica is having a color challenge on her blog as well.


And here is my finished card:)


It kind of has a Cinderella feel to it!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

STAMPS:
sentiment from Waltzing Mouse Stamps

Sequins:
 PPP Sweet Pea mix my most latest crush:))


Edited: thank you Jess!
The card would never have been completed without your photo inspiration.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hero Arts Fabulous Flowers Challenge take 2 x 3.

No we are NOT doing math! It's the weekend, and I'm never the MATH teacher around here:)
I just wanted to have another go with the Hero Arts  Fabulous Flowers Challenge.
At the beginning of the year I saw where Jennifer McGuire said that she was going to try to make multiples of each card she created. So I have been trying to do the same, Not only for practice sake, but to have More cards on hand to send out:)


 Here are three cards for the challenge using:
  • One wooden mount stamp
  • One leaf clear stamp. 
  • One Sentiment.
 Three different takes, 
just because that's the way watercolor works out.


I clear embossed each one after stamping the flower in various shades of pink. Then set to watercoloring. The second one needed some black pen outlines. All three sentiments were stamped in OCEAN WAVES crisp ink from Altenew. I used all shades of blue crisp inks from this set for the shadow wash.
My design choice was influenced by this card by Ruby.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)
Ruffled Flower:S5482
Leaf:CL427
Sentiment: CL380

Ziggs were my medium of choice.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

PTI FEBRUARY 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE

Hello!
I LOVE the colors in the inspiration photo for the
Papertrey Ink FEBRUARY 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE!


PTI supplies used:
Inks:
Lovely Lady
Vintage Jadeite
Mint Julep
Sequins:


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)





Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch #42

Hello! 
Here is my card for Sugar Sketch #42
I went CAS on this one by dry embossing the 
SugarCuts – Air Mail Set at an angle, twice.  
Then stamped the Coffee bean heart from Caffeine Addict, fussy cut it out and layered the sentiment several times after masking off the cream swirl heart in the middle for more interest:)

Here's the new sketch:


You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to the SPD online store!!!


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided. 
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS43 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge

Hello! 
Today I have a Scrappy card for the 

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge


Cut from Basic Grey SOLEIL 6x6 paper pad 


The sentiment is from Wplus9 Valentine Wishes.
Here is the inspiration photo :

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)







Monday, February 22, 2016

Waffle Flower Spring Release Preview

 Hello! 
Today I have the pleasure of sharing three cards using a few new items 
from Waffle Flower Crafts that will be available for purchase on February 22nd. 
Thank you Nina Yang for inviting me to create and share for the preview!
I'm so impressed with these dies! The tiny details and precision cutting is just as expected with the wafer thin dies. thoughtfully engineered to work together or stand alone.
I have a difficult time putting them away...There were yellow paper flurries all over my craft room:)))
This first one just makes me HAPPY!
  • For starters I used the LACY FLOWERS die, which reminds me of Italian Pizzelle cookies, for the yellow bloom. There are five different shapes and sizes in this set that match PERFECTLY together!
  • I cut several of the largest die layers and stacked them to create some dimension. 
  • Then cut, in a darker shade of yellow, a LACY FLOWER MATS die for the back. 
  • I continued layering in the darker yellow, the middle layer from the Lacy Flowers. 
  • Then one more layer in a shade of melon:)
  • The white frame is from Lacy Layers Die set. 
  • All matted on some yellow gingham paper
  • The sentiment is from LACY FLOWER stamp set.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! 
I love the Lacy Layers Die set so much, I actually sold several of my other frame dies because this ONE set covers it all!  see the tiny piercings on each scallop?.

  • This next one I created a bloom starting with the 2nd largest layer in LACY FLOWERS die for my flower and then layering up with different sizes :)
  • I used the new AWESOME word die for the sentiment. And another beautiful white frame from the  Lacy Layers Die set.
  • And finally, I played around with both LACY LAYERS and LACY FLOWER sets to create another  card with many LAYERS of goodness.

STILL SWOONING!

I encourage you to hop over to 
to see more of the sets being released February 24th. There are so many SUPER CUT critters for Spring and Easter too!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Simon Says: Shake It Up

Hello! Happy Friday!

  • I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper and spritzed with H2O. 
  • Took Zig Clean markers and touched to different areas of the wet paper and put the heat tool to it to dry.
  • Made my shaker element from PPP exclusive Square Scallop Frame Die and filled it with several different mixes of sequins. Including SSS Tiny Flowers Sequins VANILLA
  • Die cut the PRAYERS and BIRD of ROSES  and adhered them to the front of the shaker.

Hope you have a BLESSED weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

LauraJane:)


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Waffle Flowers Spring 2016 release preview: Day 1

Happy Thursday!! 
I'm exited to have one of my cards featured at Waffle Flower Crafts today. Highlighting some new goodies from the Spring release available to you February 24th.!
Here is a peek:

Hop over to see what's new!
LauraJane:)

Find time to create and make something today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

COFFEE HAPPY

STAMPlorations is releasing a new stamp set:))
Sounds good doesn't it:) LOOKS GREAT!

Here is my card:

Be sure to stop by and leave comments at each STAMPlorartion Gal's blog to better your chances of winning this set for yourself.
OR purchase it for 10% off today:)

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)

Zig clean color brush markers used:

How the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on this post.
  • Visit the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, February 19, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce who that is on Sunday, February 21.

Want to increase your chances of winning?

  • Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #coffeehappy and #stamplorations
  • When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #coffeehappy and #stamplorations
  • Leave a second comment on this blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).


COFFEE HAPPY is now available in the shop and for one week only (until February 24), it's 10% off!

STAMPlorations Mid-Month reminder

STAMPlorations Challenge #28 Mid-Month Reminder Post
Theme: STAMPS & TRIPLETS (3 of anything)
Be sure to check out what the other STAMPlorations Gals have for your visual delight!
Suchi

READY TO PLAY?
Please keep in mind our simple guidelines:
  • Link up any type of project(s) based on the theme, the sketch, or both.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. Non-STAMPlorations stamps are OK (although please don't link up a project you've created for the sole purpose of promoting another company; those projects will be deleted.)
  • Link up to 6 entries and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Link directly to your blog post, not to your main blog. (This makes it easy for us to find and comment on your entry.)
  • If you have word verification turned on, our design team may not be able to leave a comment, so please consider turning it off.
  • Link back to this challenge post (not just our main blog) to encourage others to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.

TCC#49 Pretty Florals

There is a new inspiration photo up at The Card Concept
GORGEOUS Colors to work with as well as florals:))
Here is my card for the Freestyle collage catagory:

I started with the ROSE TERRACE BG stamp from The TON and added several die cut flowers and LOVE word die from Hero Arts. Finished off with the Scallop Frame die from PPP.


Stop by to see the lovely cards from the other DT members. 
Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant

SPDSS#41

Hello! 

There is a new sketch to work with at SugarPea Designs. Here is my card using Whisky Business. I had a great time coloring in all the tiny baking utensils and creating a plaid back ground with my pencils.


I colored with Inktense watercolor pencils. 


You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to the SPD online store!!!


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided. 
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS41 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!


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