Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Inspired by the FB LIVE chat with Lydia

Hello! Did you catch Lydia at Altenew opening the new Layered Rose Stamping Kit today on FB LIVE?  It was very inspiring:) The kit is on sale for a remarkably LOW price until Nov. 30.
I grabbed my Vintage Roses set and stamped along with her.
I also used Vintage Flowers, Watercolor Wonder and Smile stamp sets.
Crisp Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry and Ruby Red
The entire Sea Shore collection....as well as 
My favorite yellows: Buttercream, Mango, Warm Sunshine..with a hint of Cotton Candy:))
For background, I took Frost Pink mini ink and a ruler, simply swiped the pad along the straight edge to create an imperfect brushed stripe.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


Multi-step stamping at The Ton

Hello! I'm over at The Ton today with a stamped and die cut card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chalkboard Watercoloring Coloring for Inspired By #34

Hello! Hope your weekend is going splendidly!
There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.

I was inspired by the chalkboard, and tiny pops of Red and White in the photo.

  • I started with the HELLO LOVELY stamp set from Concord and 9th..inked the solid images in shades of red Distress inks on watercolor CS, then added some green leaves. 
  • Masked a rectangle with tape for my "chalkboard" and added a wash of black ziggy around the blooms and over teh leaves. 
  • Removed the Frog masking tape
  • Had fun with the splatters:)  Copic Opaque White ...which I found had totally dried up since the last time I used it:(( after finding it was waterbased, I simply spritzed some water into the container and stirred it...regenerating to a paste consistency:)) 
  • When it was dry I stamped LOVELY in White and embossed it with WOW Opaque Bright White EP. 
  • Stamped HELLO in Light Onyx


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

Our Guest Artist this week is:


Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today featuring the Thanks and Giving set as well as the Happiness sentiment set. Embellished with Hello Gorgeous.
Wishing all those in the USA, Happy ThanksGiving!
I'm grateful for ALL who follow my blog. I'm blessed by your encouraging comments here and on the company blogs that I design for:))
Thank you for your time and effort. This is my Happy Place 😃😃😃

Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Day Three of Colab with The Ton and So Suzy


This is a fun collaboration between The Ton and So Suzy Stamps to showcase the styles of both stamp companies and the versatility of the designs of each. Each designer has created fun projects so be sure to hop along to see all the gorgeous inspiration. The hop continues until Wednesday and some of us designers will be creating and posting for each day of the hop.

I just could not let the collaboration go without using the Honey Bears stamp set along with Blowing Leaves:))
Stamped with Aspen Cocoa Dye ink and colored with Ziggys. Scripty Holiday Greetings has the perfect size font for Happy Thanksgiving..Fussy-cut and shadow trimmed. I embellished with Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape.

Be sure to stop by The Ton and So Suzy Stamps Blogs for more chances to comment and win prizes.
Giveaways: $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs for today (Day 1 of the hop) by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

Have a Blessed day!
LauraJane:)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Day Two of Colab with The Ton and So Suzy


This is a fun collaboration between The Ton and So Suzy Stamps to showcase the styles of both stamp companies and the versatility of the designs of each. Each designer has created fun projects so be sure to hop along to see all the gorgeous inspiration. The hop continues until Wednesday and some of us designers will be creating and posting for each day of the hop.

For my card to day I used the the beautiful Fancy Butterfly from So Suzy. Embossed in Liquid Platinum EP. Masked and stamped over with Peony Garden Cling Background from The Ton.
I colored the flowers in with Ziggys. and added Laura's Dreamy Blues Couture mix for embellishment. The CONGRATULATIONS word die in perfectly sculptable:))

Giveaways: $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go! Leave a comment on the blogs by November 24, 11:59PM EST. Winners will be announced on November 25th for Black Friday Shopping

Be sure to stop by The Ton and So Suzy Stamps Blogs for more chances to comment and win prizes.

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Ton Colab with So Suzy Stamps.

Hello and Welcome to a Bloghop Collaboration between The Ton Stamps and SO Suzy Stamps!

This is a fun collaboration between The Ton and So Suzy Stamps to showcase the styles of both stamp companies and the versatility of the designs of each. Each designer has created fun projects so be sure to hop along to see all the gorgeous inspiration. The hop continues until Wednesday and some of us designers will be creating and posting for each day of the hop. Be sure to follow us and check back the next couple of days to check out our collaboration projects!
If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Giada's blog.
Here is my card:

I found the two company's stamps to compliment each other very well!


I started out with the Peony stamp from So Suzy Stamps and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers on White CS. I like to stamp in a Vanilla Cupcake whenever I am No-Line Coloring:)

 Then I colored two of the Single Flower Swirl So Suzy Stamp using the same three Spectrum Noir markers plus the Spectrum Aqua markers for details.


Next I added Leaves from The Ton's Fresh Cut Roses. Stamping two layers in Soft Garden and Caribbean Turquoisethen coloring with markers. And stamped small berries from 

Mini Wild Florals in Red Sangria Hybrid.


Water colored the background with distress inks.
Stamped teh sentiment from  Hello Hummingbird in Noir
Stamped all 7 layers of  Hello Hummingbird and used the coordinating die to cut him out of a seperate piece of white CS.
Inks used for him:

There are three generous Giveaways: 
  • $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, 
  • $25 The Ton 
  • and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go! 

Leave a comment on the blogs by November 24, 11:59PM EST. Winners will be announced on November 25th for Black Friday Shopping

Have fun Hopping!!
Your next stop is Josefine.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

From Trees to Feathers

There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.

Those trees had me thinking of the new feather stamp set from HoneyBee Stamps.
Here is my card:
I embossed the feathers with white EP and colored them in with Altenew inks and Ziggy markers. out lined them with a black brush tip marker and shadowed with copics. The sequins are from the Jack Frost mix at HoneyBee Stamps. New HELLO die cut from matte Gold paper.
I decided to go back in and add GOLD gel pen dots and splatters..a subtle change, but I like it:)))

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

Our Guest Artist this week is:
 Myra Webb

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT

Friday, November 18, 2016

Painted Plaid

Popping in at the Eleventh hour to join the fun at Virginia View Challenge #25
The theme is Stripes and Plaids:))

Here is my card:
I hand painted the plaid with watercolors and Memento Dual Tip Markers, and White Gel pen.  The sentiment is from Brushed Merry from The Ton, Embossed in GOLD TINSEL EP.

I was able to make several of these for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Time to get them to the post office:)))

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)



Mid-Month STAMPlorations challenge

Mid month reminder of challenge at STAMPlorations.

Colored up this fella from Dino Things with Prismacolor Soft Lead pencils on Kraft.



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


Here are the links to my fellow teamies' Blogs.
Stop by to see what they have created for your Inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!
 LauraJane:)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Joyful Tag

I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today with a Christmas card using the new MERRY and JOY stamp set.
Hope to see you over there!!

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hello and WELCOME:))

My card today is for a special blog hop we're having over at STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations girls and I have come together for the Giving Thanks Blog Hop
We're sharing projects that express our gratitude. 
If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Darnell's blog

I used the new Oh, So Grateful Bundle for my cards today.
For this first one:
I inked the stencil, Delicate Leaves, on white CS and stamped the sentiment on top, then ran it through the Bigkick with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies.Cut a tiny banner with the remainder of the sentiment on white CS and adhered it to the card front.

Second card:
I Played with a few different colors and the Delicate Leaves stencil on white CS. trimmed it up with the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die.
Stamped GRATEFUL repeatedly using the MISTI, moveing the CS up an in inch each time.
Next I cut the  Word die GRATEFUL 5 times from white CS.Glued them offset to the card front. 


Third Card:
Finally, I decided to do a bit of coloring on the pumpkin with Inktense Watercolor pencils. The coordinating die trimmed it out beautifully! I popped it up on a few Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die panels. Ran a strip of Washi across it. Scribbled the same colors from the pumpkin on CS and cut the word GRATEFUL from that using the die.

Thanks for stopping by!! 
I am MOST grateful to you, who follow this blog on a regular basis and am encouraged by the comments you leave:) THANK YOU!


I hope you'll check out what the rest of the team made. 
You can find links to all the Giving Thanks projects in this post.
Your next stop on the HOP is Wei Wei's blog.

Prize Info

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific


Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankfulbundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.


Here are a few of the STAMPloration goodies you will see on the hop.



HOPE your day is BLESSED!!

LauraJane:)



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #32

Happy Saturday!
There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.

I Created a Collage style card using PTI Two Feet Deep stamps and dies.
I layered those on top of a snowflake from SSS. And the Lacey Panel die from Waffle Flower.
The SWISS DOT embossing folder on white vellum made the most delightful snowy BG:)))

Hope this inspires you to Create along with us at Inspired By All the Little Things!

Our Guest Artist this week is:
Rosemary Dennis from Hey There....rosigrl

Be sure to check out the inspiration from the DT


Friday, November 11, 2016

HoneyBee Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the BLOGHOP for newest Release at HoneyBee Stamps.  All items ARE in the Shop today.


I had the pleasure of using two new stamp sets for today's Blog Hop.      
                     
Hello Gorgeous
Merry and Joy



Here is my card:




I simply adore the Flowery images in Hello Gorgeous

I chose one and stamped it in yellow on White CS
Then set to coloring with the ziggys, I have a list Colors at the end of the is post.
This is the first coloring session done in Post Op with my son at the hospital...he has recovered nicely, thanks for the prayers:))

Next, I chose darker shades of each color and added more details.
Thrilled with the outcome:))

I decided to use MERRY twice from the new set for a BOLD, Hand Brushed looking sentiment.


  • I used the MISI to ink up the words with two shades of Spectrum Noir Aqua markers: Spice and Begonia
  • Then inked the rest of the sentiment is a Warm Hazelnut ink.
  • Trimmed the panel down with a Stitched Rectangle
  • Matted it with a soft pink CS


Hope you enjoy the rest of the HOP!
There is a GIVEAWAY!What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? One winner will win a gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
Leave a comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each stop on the hop by Sunday, November 13th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 14th at Noon PST on the Honey Bee Stamps blog.
Here is the Line-up of designers:

Hugs,

LauraJane:)
Entering this in The Flower Challenge #2


List of Ziggy colors used:
084 Deep Violet
083 Lilac
082 Purple
081 Light Violet
080 Violet
803 English Lavender
303 Shadow Mauve
098 Pale Dawn Gray
072 Beige
061 Light Brown
050 Yellow
046 Mid Green
043 Olive Green
302 Haze Blue
036 Light Blue
032 Persian Blue
031 Cobalt Blue
200 S. Almond Pink
222 Flamingo Pink
220 Tea Rose
026 Light Pink
020 Red



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