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:)

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Inspired By All the Little Things #72


    I was inspired by the glowing White on Gray:)
    Keeping  it simple I embossed the Christmas Tree with 
    Ranger Embossing Powder - Holographic and then again with Liquid Platinum then used the coordinating die to cut it out...stacked it up with 4 layers, wrapped some Rayon white embroidery floss around it and popped it up on a panel embossed with FA La la, La, from the Holiday Confetti set. That Silver glitter paper is the perfect matte on the gray card base:)

    Our special Guest Designer this week at Inspired By is Anne Marie Hile.
    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!



    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    WE LOVE Dawn McVey Bloghop

    Hello!! and welcome, today I'm participating in a Blog Hop honoring Dawn McVey. Sending some Cheer as she is recovering from an organ Transplant.  Thank you Vicki Finger for inviting me:) 

    Dawn was one of the first card designers that I started following...I love her color choices and we share the same passion for flowers:))
    MANY hugs and Prayers for healing Dawn!


     I created a Background using Enclosed:STAR mini stamp set in inks shades that are Dawn's favorites to use:) Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal. Then Stamped and cut a pretty cluster of blooms and leaves with Vintage Linens stamps and coordinating dies. The sentiment is from HAPPY FOR YOU mini stamp set.

    It was fun looking back over my blog posts looking for Dawn's Stamps and Die Designs in cards that I have made over the years:))  I decided a CARD PARADE was in order. I LOVE A PARADE, don't you?  ENJOY:)
    Friendly Flowers Stamp Set
    A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set
    Vintage Linens Stamp Set
    Enclosed: Flower Die
    Peonies on Parade Stamp Set
    Vintage Linens Stamp Set



    Center Style: Feminine Die

    O Holy Night Stamp Set

    You can link up a card
    Friendly Flowers Stamp Set
     you have created for Dawn at Papertrey Ink until Saturday, November 11.

    Thanks for stopping by!





    Inspired By All the Little Things #71

    Gorgeous new Inspiration on the Inspired By All the Little Things Blog today!
    Loving the pop of RED and WHITE on black:) I used several sets Designed by DAWN MCVEY from PTI. ***There is an extra special hop going on for her HERE, as she is recovering from an organ transplant.*** Sending many HUGS and Prayers for a smooth recovery!

    Here's my card:


    Blooms from VINTAGE LINENS are colored with white pencil after the outlined images were heat embossed onto black CS. Then I Ironed-off the embossing and Heat embossed the  LEAVES in Black EP. O HOLY NIGHT  has the BEST Christmas sentiments! Choosing one was difficult:)) I decided to Heat emboss it in White EP and added a black EP frame accent using the CENTER STYLE: FEMININE stamp set.
    Next I tried some FRENCH KNOTS for the center of the blooms...Jennifer McGuire has a Great post here, sharing how easy it is to add a touch of stitching to cards:))
    And STEPHANIE GOLD inspired me to add ribbon in a non-Bow type way at MIM#302 at PTI this week.
    Matted the finished black card front onto a coordinating red base and called it done:))


    Our special Guest Designer this week at Inspired By is Colleen Foelker from One Smile Lifts A Spirit.
     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!


    Linking to MIM#302 at PTI:TWINE & RIBBON WRAPS


    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations

    There's a NEW Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations:)
    THEME

    SKETCH

    I chose to go with the SKETCH for my card today using:

    First I smooshed some SHIMMERZ SPRITZ COTTON CANDY on an A2 size cardfront and trimmed it with the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die.  Then I stamped several Trendy Leaves onto 110# CS and cut out the Shaker Balloons #1 HEART.
    Danced around the balloons with a touch of Gold Thread and popped two of them up with Foam tape:)  Stamped the sentiment Discover in the same inks as the leaves..Bamboo, Autumn Orange, Razzelberry, and Rubellita Crisp Inks.
    Hope you give the THEME and SKETCH Challenge a try at STAMPlorations!!

    Did you know that you can save 20% at STAMPlorations? Just use the discount code: SATMPGIRLLAURA

    Big Hugs,




    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    November Cue Word Challenge at The Ton


    There's a NEW challenge at THE TON CHALLENGE BLOG.
    CUE WORD: HOLIDAY
    So, I was thinking THANKSGIVING and HARVEST for my first holiday card. 
    The CLOSE-UP ROSE cling was so fun to color with ZIGS and Colored Pencils. I accented the large ROSE with a green sprig from Rose Bouquet and a sentiment from 

    Autumn Wishes.

    Embellished with Glitter tape and CINDERELLA"S RIDE couture mix:))

    For my next one I wanted to get started on some Christmas cards:))
    Utilizing a FAUX Letterpress technique shared by Jennifer McGuire. 
    • I cut 2 layers of the Poinsettia Banner Coordinating Die from cardstock and ONE layer from Vellum. 
    • Stacked/Glued them together and inked the vellum with Diamond Blue ink and laid them onto a piece of White a2 sized paper
    • I ran this through my BIGKICK with a tan Embossing Mat which presses the stacked die cuts and ink into the paper, giving the look of letterpress.
    • I then took the Poinsettia Banner stamp and placed it onto the pressed image and with THREE passes of the Diamond Blue ink using the MISTI tool for perfect placement
    • The sentiment is inked with CALI BLUE ink.

    For my very first try at the Die cut Letterpress technique, I misplaced the die cut stack, UUGH..Centering is not my forte'  Instead of tossing it, I cut the inked image out and popped it up onto a card panel trimmed with the Rectangle Double Stitched die.

    Here's to helping you get started on your Holiday cards and join the challenge:))
    Hope to see you join the fun at The Ton Challenge!


    How to Play

    1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
    2. Display the cue word and mood board on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
    3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
    4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
    5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
    6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
    7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.
    YOU could win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”
    *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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