Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Over at The Ton Blog today

Hello! 
Stop in over at The Ton to see what I have been coloring...Thoughtful Poppies stamp set with it's lovely arrangement of poppy blooms and leaves!
Here is a sneak Peek:

Big Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baby Girl BlogHop for Lesley


Have you heard??  Lesley Croghan is having a baby! 
Lesley, is owner and administrator of  MANY card challenges. She was the first to give me a chance at being on a Design Team...The Card Concept, and then Inspired by All the Little Things.
For that, I am forever grateful :)) Thank you!
To celebrate the Lesley's new baby, there is a HUGE bloghop going on at Lori Turner's blog.
Here is my card:

I used the Marble stamp set from Waffle Flower as the BG. Then I colored the pink bunny from Altenew's Bunny Love with Ziggys. Layered on Freestyle Stripes from The Ton.
Congratulations to you Lesley!  I pray that you find motherhood to be one of  the biggest Blessings in your life:))

Hugs and LOVE,

LauraJane:)

Inspired by All the Little Things #49

Now, this was an "out of the box" challenge for me. But in the end, I ADORE what came together:))
I took notice of the woodsy walking stick, the blue gingham plaid, and the pop of orange in the carrot tucked inside the pocket. As well as the white in the collar and sleeves.

Here is my card:
It's a happy mix of several different companies' Dies.
Bunny: PTI
Wooden Frame: SSS
Hello: Penny Black
Tiny Rose: The Ton..Born Classy
Spring stamp: Scripty Alpha Lower

Nancy Penir Is our guest Artist this week.

Be sure to check out our Design Team's Creations:))
Kimberly Lackenbach 

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Hope you will join us in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew March Release Blog Hop II:) I'm Thrilled and honored to be a part of this hop!  This is a HUGE release..I'm using 7 new products out of the 26 items released today.
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from May Park's blog. and as always if you find a broken link stop by Altenew for the correct one:) Remember there are PRIZES, so leave a comment here and on the stops on the hop!

Let's get started shall we? For my first card I used the lovely multi floral set Garden Treasure
  • I simply stamped, on Bristol smooth CS, a blooming garland of flowers from Garden Treasure using Rocky Shore crisp ink and the outlined images . 
  • Then I started coloring with the ziggys
  • I re-stamped the small "stamen" images in Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee
  • Colored a bit more with R302 and G702 Markers from Set A
  • Then  I decided to add a blue halo/shadow around the whole thing using https://altenew.com/products/everything-will-be-okay-die-set
  • For the sentiment I brushed Sea Glass and Ocean Waves onto White CS
  • Cut Everything will be Okay die and brushed more color on after it was cut out
  • Colored the tiny heart with R302 and G702 Markers from Set A
  • Glued it into place using spray adhesive
  • Finished with a few Sequins



I wanted to keep playing with Garden Treasure so for my second card I  stamped all the layers:)) using crisp inks only. .... LOVE how this totally changes to look of the blooms! The composition is the same as the first card yet the tone and feel has become soft.



Moving on to a new set called Extra Special stamp set for my third card. There are layers to this one and sweet sentiments with varying fonts.
  •  I played with the layers of the blooms from Extra Special on white CS to create two separate backgrounds.
  • One combo was Coral Berry and Puffy Heart.  The other was Rose Quarts and Puffy Heart
  • Cut a rectangle out of the middle of each panel... one straight the other at an angle
  • Placed a piece of silver mirror paper back into the rectangular space on the lighter panel
  • Stacked the two panels together off setting them just a bit
  • Stamped the Bouquet from Extra Special in black ink 
  • Then stamped the coordinating bloom layers with Rose Quarts and Puffy Heart
  • the leaves are stamped with Parrot
  • Fussy cut the bouquet out...there is a coordinating die though
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with White EP onto black CS

For my next card I used one of the cut rectangles from the background created above and Perennial Beauty stamp set. I LOVE the BIG BOLD bloom in this set:)) and layered it all onto the new Half Tone Cover Plate Die.


The next set I played with was Rain or Shine. It includes a multi step cloud and lightning...but I saw organic images to create a MARBLE background.
You can see in the photo above a bit of the marbled panel.  I used all the crips inks from Rock Collection plus Caribbean Sky. There is no need to match up the layers to make a marbled pattern... so this was PURE fun!!


For my next card:
I took the panel from above and added a bit of Orange Cream with one of the smaller cloud images from Rain or Shine. Then layered a piece of clear vellum over the top to make a "marbled counter top" :))

While I was playing with the Simple Fruits stamp set I made the next card:
STARTING with the orange..these are teh inks I used
Thanks for hanging in there with this PHOTO heavy post! I have one more card to share with you.
Because there is ALWAYS time for tea:)) I could not refuse playing with this one.
Tea Time stamp set has the sweetest images! 
Simply stamped with black ink on white CS and colored with Markers from Set A. B201, B204, B313, G702, G715,R302, and R304
The three small hearts pouring from the teapot are from Garden Grow stamp set.

That's all from me today:) Thanks for looking!
The next stop on the Hop is Nicole Picadura. make sure you leave a comment here first then head over to Nicole's!



 Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31th.

AND:
I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from Comments left on my blog:)). Commenting here will close at 11:59pm EST March 29th, for a chance to win.
The winner will be announced here on March 30th.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #48


Are you into the Galaxy making trend? I like to look at them, but making them seems to end in frustration..and MUDDY panels. 
Here is my take on the inspiration photo at Inspired by All the Little Things.
I used the Brusho Powders for the Galaxy panel, then White and Silver pigment inks for the various "stars". I wanted to get more yellow into the lower left corner so I added a Die from The Ton..Beautiful Day Bicycle set. Heat embossed the sentiment in White EP. And finished with a spritz of Sparkle Shimmer:))
 The completed panel did not come out as bright as I was hoping..but my Dear Husband REALLY liked it:)) that's a win for me:)))

Hope you give this challenge a go!
Our special Guest this week is  Leanne Elliott. Be sure to check out our Design Team's Creations too:))
Kimberly Lackenbach 

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow ...is on vacation this week.

Wanda Cullen

Karen Day

Happy Creating!!

LauraJane:)




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Friday, March 17, 2017

Mid-March

Just a Reminder of the Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations.  The Theme Stamps and Spring was simply singing to  me:))

I created a One Layer card using Bloom Factory, Big Bloom Factory, Frames and Flowers, and Fond Expressions2. Then trimmed it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.




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:)

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Morning Glories at The Ton

GOOD morning!! I'm over at The Ton blog today with a project watercolored with ziggys.
I'd be thrilled if you popped over there to see the finished card in all it's...JOY:))

Hugs,
LaurJane:)

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Release + Giveaway

Hello!  I can't tell you how THRILLED I was when May from Altenew asked if I would like to play with new Camellia Build -A-Flower set! How could I refuse?? 
Look how Bodaciously Beautiful it is!
...and it has coordinating dies:)


For my first card, I was thinking St. Patrick's Day and Spring Greens:)
  • I dove in by stamping a BG for the front panel using the first "outlines/detailed" layer in the set 
  • I stamped with PARROT crisp ink and masked each bloom. This makes such a pretty patterned paper I'll be making more in different colors:))
  • Then I stamped my main Camellia Bloom with Bamboo for the solid image, Parrot for the mid layer and Dusk for the third detailed layer 
  • Used the die to perfectly trim that out:)
  • Then I stamped SEVERAL leaves..my favorite! ... in two different sets of three inks:))) *Bamboo, Ocean Waves, Emerald and *Mountain Mist, Ocean Waves, Lagoon
  • Cut those out with the coordinating dies
  • I ran a piece of striped washi across the panel
  • Arranges the Camellia and leaves using foam tape
  • Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with black EP and fussy cut around it and glued it in place
  • Finished with some Sweet Pea sequin mix


For my next card I wanted to simply COLOR this beauty!!
  • I stamped the first and middle layers of the Camellia with Frosty Pink and added more detail with the Alcohol markers from Set A 
  • Masked the bloom and stamped several leaves from the Camellia Build -A-Flower set using the first two layers as well...no solid image stamped Then I colored in more details with the markers.
  • Next I added a "halo" of words with the smaller sentiment from the set, inked in Sea Glass
  • Created more shadows with dots from the markers in all three shades of blue
  • Stamped the sentiment with Sapphire crisp ink

I am really enjoying the markers! No need to guess about choosing the next color shade:) Looking forward to MORE sets in the future.


I encourage you to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win one of THREE $30 gift certificates. 

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane







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