Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hello! I had the pleasure of creating with two new stamps from STAMPlorations which are part of a Bloghop celebrating the release of several TYPOGRAPHIA styled sets. These have MOTIVATIONAL sentiments..hence the name MOTIVATE. What a great way to make quick encouragement cards and projects!

The first one is called Do What You Can-TYPOGRAPHIA MOTIVATE
I kept the design on these cards very simple by stamping the Do What You Can on white CS then masking it off to stamp a random floral pattern with Floral Bliss Trio 1. Then trimmed it with the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle die.

For this next one I added some pretty blooms around the sentiment:) Other stamp sets used Bloom Factory, Eclectic Florals, Frames and Flowers, Groovy Shoes

The next stamp is called Chance- TYPOGRAPHIA MOTIVATE
This is a one layer card as well inked in the MISTI to create a rainbow of words.

The final card is heat embossed with black EP onto a page from the original COLOR BLOOMS coloring book. Then I added an orange shadow by moving the stamp down just a bit and re-stamping a second time with ripe persimmon Distress Ink.

There is a PRIZE for the bloghop by commmenting:
 *One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia Motivate stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 29.

The BLOGHOP list can be found at STAMPlorations. So comment here, and Get Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew: New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Thank you all for the LOVELY comments left on my post for the Altenew: New Day Card Kit Blog Hop! It warms my heart to know how much you LOVE Altenew as much as I do:)))

Without further ado, the winner of the $30 CG is... Angela!

All of your cards are beautiful! I especially love the cards you made with the stamp set. If I had realized it was in this kit, I'd have wanted it a lot sooner!!

Congratulations Angela! Please contact ALTENEW at by 9/31/2017 with the subject line Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.

The three winners of a $50 Altenew gift certificate will be announced on the Altenew Card blog on Saturday, August 19th

Have a GREAT weekend everyone! Here is a SALE for YOU:))

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

SO very thrilled to be sharing a card as guest artist at the PIN-SIGHTS CHALLENGE in the CLASSROOM!
Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.

I have a one layer wonder for you today:)

To make the card:
  • cut a mask of the MONDO MAGNOLIA using the coordinating die, placed it in the center of an A2 sized white CS
  • using the MISTI, I stamped a random floral background with  BOHEMIAN GARDEN and  COURAGE stamp sets using Distress inks that match the inspiration photo...colors listed below
  • removed the mask, stamped the MONDO MAGNOLIA in Piked raspberry and added coloring details with Zig and Copic markers
  • Heat embossed HELLO in Black EP
  • embellished with Black Ebony NUVO drops
  • placed the finished panel onto a white cardbase with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Hope to see your creative take on the challenge in the gallery!


Supply list:


Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper, 10 pk
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Candied Apple
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Abandoned Coral
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Festive Berries
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Crushed Olive
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Mustard Seed
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Scattered Straw
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 025, Pink
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 027, Dark Pink
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 082, Purple
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 010, Black
COPIC Sketch Marker C1, Cool Gray No. 1
COPIC Sketch Marker C3, Cool Gray No. 3
COPIC Sketch Marker N5, Neutral Gray No. 5
COPIC Sketch Marker, 0 Colorless Blender
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
VersaMark Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Clear
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Creative Corners
Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/ Alignment Grid and Finger Grips
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Monday, August 14, 2017

Over at The Ton

Join me at The Ton blog today for a card with an Anemone Bouquet.
Here's a peek:)
Thanks for stopping By!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! I'm so excited to be a part of the Altenew Bloghop featuring the New Day Card Kit. I LOVE the stamp set and the beautiful 6"x6" Pattern paper packet:) If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from the blog of Mindy Baxter.
For my first card I stamped a one layer card using the Crisp inks shown in the photo.
The next one I decided to play with the pattern papers...SWOONING over the watercolor look of each of these..and I must force myself NOT to hoard them:)

LOVE that Lovely Die cut frame in GOLD Mirror cardstock. I also added a two layers of the new Leafy Wreath Die, along with various die cuts and Enamel dots from the kit. That sweet bicycle is a tag trimmed down to fit inside the frame.

And my final card is back to stamping a pretty floral arrangement, trimming the panel with the glitter tape and a tiny strip of the Apple Red CS included in the kit. The crisp inks used on this one are: Cherry Blossom mini cubes, Fresh Lemon, and Tropical Forest mini cubes.

I hope you are enjoying the Hop..your next stop is Chari Moss.

Blog Hop Order:

Thanks for stopping by!

Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.
Additional Prize: I will draw a winner from comments left here on my blog post to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner Friday, August 18th.

Here are all the goodies in the New Day Card Kit....many of the items can be purchased separately too:))

Receive a FREE Meadow Flower Stamp Set when you order the New Day Card Kit 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Challenge at The Ton

It's so difficult to believe that August is here already! But here we are..there's a new THEME at The Ton Challenge blog

Here is my take on SUMMER:)

Hope to see you join in the SUMMER fun for the August challengeMake sure you use at least one product from The Ton with a creation inspired by the Mood Board for this month to be entered to win a $50 shopping spree to The Ton’s store!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Theme and Sketch Reminder post

Reminding you of the Challenge at STAMPlorations for this month:))
I chose to go with both Theme and Sketch for this one.
I used Sweet Spring Wishes, Bloom Factory and Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp sets as well as the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesI added some shadowing with gray Copic markers. The center of each bloom is embellished with NUVO drops:) 

Thanks for stopping By!  
Be sure to link up your  STAMPlorations creations by the end of the month...this is our last challenge for the summer. We will return with challenges in October!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Over at The Ton

Hello dear readers! Today I'm at The Ton Blog sharing another creation inspired by the Mood Board from The Ton July Challenge:)

Here's a sneak Peek:

Hope to see you over there.

Have a GREAT Monday!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Theme and Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome! There is a new challenge for July at STAMPlorations for Theme and Sketch.


I chose to go with the Theme: Stamps and Warm Colors, with just a hint of the elements from the sketch.  Here is my card using Trendy Spring Blooms stamps and coordinating Dies.
Masks made from a few of the coordinating dies create a cool white shadow effect for the stamped images, giving a touch of depth to the floral pattern area. Then I added some gradient inking with Distress inks.  The sentiment is from BEST MOM EVER. I trimmed the panel with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
So I must admit, I'm caught up in the NUVO drop trend...Not only can any size"enamel" dot be made right on the card...without the fussy gluing nightmare, but..If watered down, the solution can be used as SPLATTER:) I simply place a drop of NUVO on my craft mat, spritz with H20, mix with brush and splatter away! Perfectly color matched with the "dots"..or in this card's case, one LARGE dot.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see your creations in the gallery at STAMPlorations!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello:) I have a Beautiful Mess to share with you today!

Since it is July, HOT and Watermelon season
I decided to work with the colors from the Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge inspiration photo. Layered Floral Cover Dies A & B are the foundation to each of my cards. When playing with the cover dies, I find that I make several cards at a time. For this creative afternoon session, I made 4 cards..each unique in their own way:)

Starting out, I cut  Cover A from white cardstock, and used it as a stencil for the first card. Inking with Crisp inks: Ruby Red and Puffy Heart. Cover plate B helped with the extra detail in the leaves using Bamboo and Olive. Then I colored just a bit with the Artistic markers:R304 and R318.  For the sentiment, I reached for the Floral Frame stamp set. I found the tiny "seeds" in this set as well, inked with Jet Black crisp ink.

For the next card I used the Covers A and B that I had used as stencils on the card above and layered them together onto a White cardbase to create a pretty Watermelon colored card with a totally different look:) Those Platinum Embossed butterflies are from the Botanical Garden Stamp and die bundle. Label Love added the much needed touch of Black for the sentiment. I was pleasantly surprised to find that  ANTIQUE ROSE NUVO Crystal Drops matched the Liquid Platinum EP perfectly!!

For my next two cards I just used Floral Cover A.  
This one is SUPER CAS..I simply left the negative cuts on the Cover Die and carefully added glue to each piece..then placed a White A2 sized piece of CS on top and rolled it with a brayer tool.  Lifted the metal cover die off  to reveal a beautiful white on white floral texture:) This time I inked the Label Love  sentiment in Ruby Red crisp ink under lined it with a strip of glitter tape  and embellished it with Enamel dots  from the New Day Card Kit. I LOVE how these dots are matte finish!

 And the final card has the Cover A cut from white CS; glued to a white cardbase and layered with elements from the Reflection Scrapbook kit. EEEK! In writing this post I see that EACH item from the kit can be purchased separately!! Even the GORGEOUS box:)

There you are:) 4 happy cards with not much effort!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you take some time to create something you LOVE today.


I'm also linking this post to the Yes Virginia's Blog Party. Stop in a and join the FUN over there too!

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