Thursday, November 30, 2017

Altenew November 2017 Inspiration Challenge

We have a new House rule in our home called 'Unplugged Sunday,' which means: No electronics, no phones, no WiFi, no computers, you get the picture... I found it REALLY increased my creative productivity:)) and as an added bonus, the kiddos were playing outside, reading more books and cooking up a storm! So it's a win-win in every way!

The first Sunday that we implemented this rule, I played with the Sketchy Floral stamp set and Floral Drape stencil from Altenew.
I used a stencil technique learned years ago:

  • Ink up the back of the stencil with Crisp inks 
  • spritz with water and place onto white CS
  • Let dry 
  • remove stencil, then see the magic:)) 
  • Stamped the Sketchy Floral stamp over the top. 
  • Then I added more color with Markers and embossing to some, 
  • and even a bit of stitching to the last one.

Here are the results:))
And a closer look at each one:







Hope you enjoyed my cards...and MAYBE even try a day Unplugged:))



Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Birthday May! .....and some Cyber Monday deals.

Just wanted to pop in and wish May Parks 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Happy dancing with you on your Birthday May!
Hope your day is Blessed :)
 Using MANY stamps and Dies from AltenewEnvelope Liner Die SetCreative Edges: Notebook 
DieTabbed Stamp & Die BundleHappy Mail Stamp SetHappy Mail Die Set

 I played with the new Artistic Marker sets on the small "postage stamps" above,and tiny flowers in the cluster below.
On the inside under the vellum layer, I stamped a pretty cluster with Floral FantasyBuild-A-Flower: Rose, and Winter Rose. And a sentiment from Charmed
All inks used  are Crisp inks which are my FAVORITE watercolor based inks.

You may not know that May is the Marketing Director at Altenew. She is the one that gets all notifications of sales and new goodies out to us...the fans:)
Here are the latest sales.
24 hours only! Save up to 50% on 2017 Cyber Monday Sale Collection of 171 items including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, ink sprays, bundles, and more! Valid 11/27/2017 at 12:05 AM EST through 11/27/2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
20% off All Stamp & Die Bundles (excluding Build-A-Flower Collection)







50% off Lovely Lotus Bundle ($60 -> $30) while supplies last

 32% off Stamping Starter Kit 2 ($102 -> $69)


Shipping promotions(ongoing)
    • $7 off on all orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF
    • FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $200 with code SHIPFREE

Entering the Challenge at Altenew:


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Ornaments at The Ton Blog

Hello! I'm over at The Ton today with a cheery card of Ornaments!


See you over there
Hope you are having a BLESSED weekend!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Inspired By #74

Tracey is hosting this week at Inspired By All the Little things Challenge #74. Hope those of you in the States had a Blessed Thanksgiving! 


Here is my literal take on the inspiration photo.
I cut a star from MME woodgrain pattern paper with my Scan n Cut. Thanks to the MISTI:) I was able to emboss the sentiment several times; first in Metallic Gold, which was not as visible as I would have liked. A 2nd try with white EP after moving the stamp slightly to the upper right corner. This made it POP nicely:)) The Holly Branch from The Ton added a happy touch of green.

Our special Guest Designer this week at Inspired By is my friend Maria Fischer! Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there, CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)

Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Wanda Cullen

Rules of play: 

The linky will close on Friday,December 1, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!
Hope to see your creation in the Inspired By gallery!

Friday, November 24, 2017

My Favorite Essentials By Ellen Set..ummmm SETS!


 Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop celebrating 11 years of Ellen Hutson LLC. These are a FEW of my Favorite Essentials By Ellen Stamp and Die sets.  I say few, because I could not choose just one:) 
Bohemian Garden by Julie Ebersole and Wild Garden Dies were my first purchase from the Essentials By Ellen products.


 I paired them up with my favorite WORD Die MANY THANKS.



Just a hint of my newest FAV....CONCERTINA TAG die BY JULIE was used as a stencil for inking with Altenew Crisp Inks.


While inking up the pretty Wild Garden Dies, I realized that a second card need to be made utilizing the pretty floral silhouette left behind.
This time, I stacked the tails of the CONCERTINA TAG die to create one long tag and added the JOY in Starlight Crisp Ink. Don't you think the poofy bloom from Bohemian Garden looks like a snowflake on the background panel?  A layer of Vellum helped tone down the "snowstorm" behind the tag.
As always, I embellished with NUVO drops, on both cards..because, I'm a #Nuvodropjunkie!

Your next stop is Kittie Caracciolo
You can start in the CLASSroom, HERE  for the full week's hop list.

Today's hop list:
LauraJane Head <<<you are Here:)


What's a party without prizes? Yes there are many:))) check out the details here.
Happy 11th Anniversary Ellen Hutson and Crew!

AND there's an Super sale happening until the 27th:


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired By all the Little Things #73

This week's Inspiration photo is full of sweet Feminine vibes at 
Here's my take on the challenge:)

I couldn't stop myself from adding layers  and more layers of lacy, bubbly goodness! 
Waffle Flower Crafts Lacy Panel, The Ton Double Stitched Rectangle and Circle dies.
 Kind of feeling like the SWEET Melissa Philips inspired this too:)

Our special Guest Designer this week at Inspired By is Susan Opel!
 Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there, CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)

Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Rules of play: 

The linky will close on Friday, November14, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!
Hope to see your creation in the Inspired By gallery!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reminder post at STAMPlorations

Dropping in to remind you of the Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations.



Here's my card featuring the Trendy Leaves and Words of Gratitude on the Luggage Tag Nesting dies.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are playing along with us at STAMPlorations:))

LauraJane:)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party


Welcome to my stop on the STAMPlorations Giving Thanks and Wishlist Linky Party blog hop. The STAMPlorations girls and 8Guest designers have come together for the 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog HopThere are 35 participating designers all in all -- with 8 talented guest designers from the various challenge blogs that STAMPlorations has had the privilege to sponsor in the last year.  We're sharing projects that express our gratitude. 
If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from Tanja Kabel.
The set I'm featuring today is :
Here is my Card:

Your next stop on the hop is  Monica Taylor!

A GREAT DEAL for YOU!! (one time use code)
FREE STUFF for YOU with an order!!

Add a note/comment when you check out after using the 40% off code and you get to choose a word/phrase die (up to $10 value)  for free:)) for example.... "Hey, Shery, I just placed an order with the 40% off coupon after reading about it on LauraJane'sFor blog. I'd like the Fabulous word die as my freebie, please!"


Prizes, Prizes, PRIZES!!
Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store


Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags


Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)


Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Gratitude stamps)

    Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
    Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.


    ****I've linked my WISH LIST, have you? 
    Make yours and LINK it here.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Over at The Ton today

    Using a New set designed by my Teamie Eunji called Pretty Plumeria

    Thanks for stopping by! hope to see you over at The Ton blog.
    LauraJane:)
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