Saturday, April 22, 2017

Inspired By #53 challenge.

The bows became watercolored butterflies:))
I spent an evening enjoying the birth of this one while listening to Hillsong United. Starting with a wash of colors from Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 around the stamped butterflies. Let it dry and added details with SEVERAL brands of markers:) Ziggys, Spectrum Aqua, Altenew Alcohol, and a few Distress. In  hindsight, I wish I had turned the camera on to go back and see the various stages of coloring. Sigh, maybe next time!..the watercolor paper of Strathmore 300 Cold Press 80lb. I LOVE the tooth on this paper.
Sentiment is from This set. 
Hope this encourages you to take time to Create something you LOVE and play along with us at Inspired By All the Little Things.

Our guest artist this week is Maria Peters  stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen


Here are the rules of PLAY:

The linky will close on Friday, April 28 at 11:55am. (PST)

  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!

My kind of worship



Friday, April 21, 2017

HELLO card using NEW DAY CARD KIT (with Video)

Happy FRIYAY!!
I have a card using a few of the goodies inside the NEW DAY CARD KIT from Altenew.  I REALLY enjoy the stamp set Floral Garden which is in the kit.
I originally made this card:


And then decided to make a second similar card with a process video.
Hope you like it:)




Linking to the April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Also linking to:

CC#71-April 12th- {Fresh Flutters}




Altenew Supplies used:
NEW DAY CARD KIT

COOL SUMMER NIGHT mini cubes
ROCK COLLECTION mini cubes
SEASHORE mini cubes
Summer Afternoon mini cubes
GIFT stamp set from the Altenew Happiness Team
Butterfly from Reflection Scrapbook Collection

Have a GREAT weekend!

LauraJane:)

Stamplorations Reminder post

Reminding you of the Challenge at STAMPlorations for Theme and Sketch


Some simple stamping with the Scribbly Splattery Grunge and the Flutter Zen 2 Layering Die cut from the middle of it. Two toned inking on the sentiment from Sweet Spring Wishes and trimmed out with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.
Loving the CAS feel of this:)))

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

JERRIE
Helen
Chris
Becca
Julie
Sari
Suchi
Wei We


Thanks for stopping by!

 LauraJane:)

Remember to use my CODE for a discount:))
my code for you to use: STAMPGIRLLAURA

Are you playing along with your Winged Things andLinking to the Party?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All About Layering 2 Class

Hello! I've been participating in the All About Layering 2 Class at Altenew Academy..it's a FREE one so how could I refuse:)) The class can be joined at anytime, So You can still participate!
It has been so helpful in learning how to layer each set. 
Most of the layering sets come with a guide on the back of the set or it can be found on the website. However, Nicole, who is the instructor, gives a MORE detailed layering point guide in each very short video. 
Here are few of my cards made for homework.

Lesson 1: Peony Bouquet
Lesson 3: Remember This


Lesson 6 – Painted Rose

All have the color pallette from the April 2017 Inspiration Challenge
I use the MINI Crisp Ink sets:

The sentiments from Lesson 1 & 3 are from 


Did you see the NEW Build-A-Flower ASTER??









There is a sale going on now




Special Offer (4/19-4/22):


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wishful Wildflowers

I'm over at The Ton blog today. Would love if you could stop by and see the handful of Wishful Wildflowers I colored using Color Burst and Ziggys.
Here's a SNEAK PEEK:
Hugs,
LauraJane:)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Gray with a pop of color

Hello! There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.
I was inspired by the Gray and pops of Coral/peach.
 I Heat embossed the Freestyle Stripes BG in Black EP and die cut a window. Stamped the sentiment and created a Shaker with two mixes of Sequins: Coral Necklace and Guava Sparkle from The Ton. Then I embellished with some no-line colored Wishful Wildflowers. Which I fussy cut.



Our guest artist this week is Renee Matarese stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)

Kimberly Lackenbach

LauraJane 

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen


Here are the rules of PLAY:

The linky will close on Friday,April 21 at 11:55am. (PST)

  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Altenew Winner

Thank you to all who took time to leave some love on my blog for the Altenew April Release Blog Hop.:) It was an Honor to be a part of the festivities!

If you missed the hop, here is the Blog Hop Order:


and the winner is......

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaways!

Congratulations Lydia! Please contact the Altenew Happiness Team at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2017 with the subject line 'Altenew April Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog'.

Three winners of a $50 Altenew gift certificate will be announced on Saturday, April 15th at 5:00 pm EDT on the Altenew blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. www.altenew.com

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party

I have a card for the Stamplorations Linky party...

Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop

I inked the Two Blooms stencil with Distress Oxides on white CS then added details with Prismacolored Pencils, Shimmerz and fine black marker. Then a bit of splatter. The Flutter Zen 2 Layering Dies inked up beautifully with the oxides too! The sentiment is from Sweet Spring Wishes.

Hope you are joining the Linky Party!


The details:

*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mother's Day and Father's Day cards

Hello! 
Did you know the Celebrating Parents Card Drive is happening at Altenew? As well as their 3rd Anniversary! Three wonderful Flower Stamp Filled years:))


 I made a handful of these lovelies using the Hibiscus Bouquet and Springtime Azalea Stamp sets. Inked in beautiful Crisp Inks.
To make these cards I simply masked off a strip for the sentiment then stamped and masked the blooms using all the lovely layers from each set set:)
This one is my favorite arrangement:


A Handful of these using the HalfTone Circle Stamp set.  The smaller sentiment is from Beautiful Day Stamp Set.
For these I had fun stamping the Circles on several panels of white CS. On a few of them, I cut into strips and spaced them apart for a different look. The sentiment is Heat embossed and fussy cut..there IS a coordinating Die  which is going into my next basket:))


After being inspired by Jennifer McGuire, I made ONE of these 

In my last order from Altenew, the Happiness Team sent me this: 
How cool is that??!!

and a treat for YOU:

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 PM EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. www.altenew.com

Hope you have time to make a few cards for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.
Have a Blessed day!!
LauraJane:)

The color palette is from the April 2017 Inspiration Challenge


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Hibiscus Bouquet

Springtime Azalea
HalfTone Circle
Halftone Circle Die



Beautiful Day Stamp Set



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