Monday, October 31, 2016

Guesting at Concord & 9th

Hello and welcome to my 2nd Guest post with Concord & 9th featuring stamps and dies from their October 2016 Release. You can see my first post Here.
I'm Super excited to share how I made an interactive/Lift the Flap card using the Cozy Up Bundle.

To make the card:
  • I started out with white CS and stamped the large heart with red ink.
  • Then used the die to cut a mask from masking paper.
  • Placed it over the red heart
  • Created a "Cut Log" background by using the heart stamp again....being careful to line up the edges of the logs so they did not overlap. 
  • Cut the panel down using the large frame die from Happy Card Frame dies
  • Adhered that to an A2 sized cardbase. set aside.
  • Stamped all the sentiments in black ink then heat embossed with clear EP on white CS....fussy cut around STAY and COZY..cut word blocks with the rest.
  • On separate white CS I stamped the Heart with a cocoa colored ink and used the Die to cut it out.
  • Cut a second Heart out of Woodgrain CS and stuck the two together with Tombow mono 
  • Scored the top left corner of the heart to create a "flap" and wrapped some embroidery thread around at the scoreline.
  • Tied a small bow. Glued it in place.
  • Popped up LET'S JUST block with foam tape and placed it above the scoreline.
  • Placed a second piece of foam tape on the underside of the heart at the top left.
  • Adhered the remaining sentiments in place with Tombow mono.

There you go! If you have any questions on the instructions please ask in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #30

Warning: potential "earworm" if you proceed.

New Challenge is up at Inspired By All the Little Things
After looking at the photo you may understand the above warning...maybe not, 

I do enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Season:))) And if you are familiar with 90's pop music, you will understand the sentiment. With a Pumpkin twist.
Tea Party stamp set from The Ton inked up nicely for this one:)) Of course I chose inks by the name Warm HazelnutSpiced Chai, :))

The Cocoa Collection is scrumptious too! 

I created the sentiment using Concord & 9th's Perfectly Penned

After seeing the variation of color on the letters...from Not thoroughly cleaning the stamps..
I decided to re-ink each letter in a darker shade for a shadow effect.

Unfortunately I liked the first, softer, almost whispered sentiment better. My DH, on the other hand, preferred the second one. 
Which do YOU like?
Katie Brooks Is our guest artist this week. Check out the blogs of the rest of the Team to see how they were inspired.

Thanks for Stopping by!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Flurries at HoneyBee Stamps

I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today with 'Your own personal Flurry', as my son said:))
Here is a Sneak Peek of from the photo tutorial:
And just incase you aren't ready for winter yet, there is a surprise at the end:))

REALLY looking forward to the #30daycoloringchalleneg at The Daily Marker:))

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Die-Cut Stenciling for a Background

Hello and HAPPY Monday:))
I'm over at The Ton sharing a photo tutorial of how I made this card
using the Holiday Cones Coordinating Dies for the stencil. 
And  Fresh Cut Poinsettias (Coord. Outlines ) for the embellishments.

Hope to see you over there:))


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #29

Happy Saturday:)
It's time for a new challenge at  
Aren't those colors screaming Autumn? Somehow a splash of purple and dusty rose got in my color palette!
This is an old set called Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves from Just Rite..I LOVE the shapes and sheet music script on the maple leaf. I inked them in Distress inks and them added shadows with some copics. The CHERISH sentiment is from HoneyBee Stamps.

Our Guest Artist this week is:

Check out how the rest of the Design Team was inspired:))
LauraJaneThat's me:))

Since there is a SPLASH of PINK.... Picked Raspberry Distress 
in the leaves and sentiment I'm linking to :
SSS Wednesday Challenge: THINK PINK
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 21, 2016

Reminder post at STAMPlorations

Have you played along with us yet??
Mid-Month Reminder at STAMPlorations.

Here is my card:

I went CAS using the Theme and Sketch.

Make sure to stop by the other design team members blogs  and see what they created for your inspiration! 
LauraJane --that's me:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Colorful World

I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today with a fairly simple card:))
Here's a peek!

Buzz over there to see the steps to make it:))


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

STAMPlorations Special Release blog Hop

Hello Wednesday! There is a special release at STAMPlorations. The new set is called Kathryn Loves Christmas. It was designed by Deepti:)) I found the images to be very versatile.
I just LOVE her hat too:)))

The sweet "little Kathryn" image was a delight to color after embossing with Liquid Platinum.

For my next card I did some 'zen stamping"...repeated stamping while using the MISTI.
Then colored with the ziggys. The sentiment is from Framed Christmas.

There you go! That's all for me today. Happy Hopping:))
Just stop by STAMPlorations for the list of other Design Team member's blog links.

There is a prize for the hop:))
1 commenter will be randomly drawn to win the Kathryn Loves Christmas stamp set.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Velveteen Pumpkins: Inspired By All the Little things #28

Happy Saturday:)
It's time for a new challenge at  
Inspired by all those jewel toned pumpkins!

  • I used the Thankful Cornucopia from The Ton.
  • Embossed it in Rose Gold  EP. 
  • Then set to coloring with the Ziggy's.
  • The original cornucopia does not have as many pumpkins in the large stamp image...I simply stamped and embossed several more smaller ones, die cut them out and added them after I was done coloring.

Tried making a shaker..after being inspired by Larissa, my teamie at HoneyBee Stamps...once again it was not as simple as it looks:)) I did record MOST of the debacle!..gave up recording after my phone ran out of most of the dilemmas are not recorded.

Our Guest Artist is:

Check out how the rest of the Design Team was inspired:))
LauraJaneThat's me:))

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 14, 2016

Yellow roses from The Ton

Wow!! It's Friday:)) This week was over in a flash!
I am over at The Ton blog today with some stamped and watercolored Roses from FRESH CUT GARDEN ROSES. 

Still feeling in the vintage mood!
More details can be seen over at The Ton.

Linking this one up to: The Flower Challenge: #1 Theme Anything Goes

Thanks for Stopping by!!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Over at HoneyBee Stamps

Coloring a SWEET Bear for HoneyBee Stamps today. I'd Love it if you Buzzed over to check it out:)))

I was in the mood for CUTE. with a mix of vintage comfort.

Used the Ziggys to color him up:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Guesting at Concord & 9th

To say I'm Over the Moon excited to be guesting at Concord & 9th this month would be an understatement.Or, how tickled I was to receive an e-mail from Angie and Greg, owners of Concord & 9th, a few weeks ago!
I have the pleasure of creating with their NEWEST release all month long:)) and posting my creations on their Blog three times.
C&9 is a year old stamp and die company that has an unspoken, unique marketing strategy of KNOWING their customers' style and allowing them, the customers, to highlight C&9's new products for releases that happen every month on the 9th. Their stamps and dies are well thought out, and in my opinion, timeless, with a hint of vintage vibe.
I feel SO BLESSED to have been asked to create with the October 2016 release:)
It's as if the entire bundle was created just for me
Check  it out!

Florals and Frames and HAPPY..Oh my!!

Hearts and Bold sentiments..WARM and COZY!!
a unique frame add-on..that I think stands on it's own:)

Three alphas in one set..Thank you, I needed this one!!

Enough talking...Here are my first three cards: 
using a little bit from everything you saw above:)

Of course I HAD to try coloring this gorgeous yellow:)) and with the Ziggys!
I have a video showing how I used the MISTI to ink up the ROSE and stamp the sentiment perfectly:)
I chose to keep it simple in it's own elegance. Using the large frame from Happy Card Frame die set to cut the clean; just 1/4" shy of an A2 sized card. Mounted with fun foam for dimension.

Here is the video:))

Then I went to town using the Happy Card Frame die set for this next one.
  Cutting several of the inner rectangles and adding the HAPPY that cuts uniquely attached directly to the frame...check out the video explaining how this works.

and Finally, I have some Mistletoe Kisses for you!!
Again, I turned on the camera to show how simple it was to color the mistletoe die cut. Then how easy it was to stamp from Perfectly Penned the word KISSES. Warm and Cozy  from COZY UP, make a fun BG repeatedly stamped in a line.
Check out my video:

Thanks for stopping by!


Linking the Yellow Rose up to: 

Linking Mistletoe Kisses to:
EDITED: Thanks for the Spotlight Virginia:)))

I was inspired by the lone pear in the first frame of the inspiration collage.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Devine Umbrellas / Blue Poppies Inspired By #27 with video

Hello and HAPPY Saturday! 
Where did this week fly to?
There is new inspiration at Inspired By All the Little Things #27.
Somehow these umbrellas reminded me of Flowers! Big surprise, HA!!
So, I set to painting a few Poppies for my card today,
 in shades of blue:)))  
Here is a snapshot from a very quick (15 minute) painting session.  
It's been several months since I've practiced painting these and found my skills quite rusty.  I did film the the whole thing; you can watch if you like. I trimmed out the moments of pondering of what to do next....there were many of those:) Otherwise I left the video in real time.

 Here is the finished card using the panel from above.
I LOVE the color combo from the inspiration photo..After cutting the painted panel down, I inked some Twisted Citron Distress on the edges and added a panel of the same shade underneath to give a pop of color. 
The floral die, in the corner, is from Waffle Flower's Lacy Panel die
HELLO word die is from The Ton

Hope this inspired you to play along with us!!

Our Guest Artist this week is:
Barb Ghigliotty

Check out how the rest of the Design Team was inspired:))
LauraJaneThat's me:))
Sheri Gilson

I'm adding this to the Newest Card Challenge:
The Flower Challenge: #1 Theme Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Stenciling with a die cut @The Ton...and a Video:))

I'm over at The Ton blog today with a video sharing how I used a die-cut Petal Cut Peony as a stencil.
Here's a peek at the card..

If you have time I'd love for you to watch the video:) It's a short one...under 3 minutes!

You can watch it directly on my channel if you click here.

The Ton Supplies:

I'm adding this to the Newest Card Challenge:
The Flower Challenge: #1 Theme Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


October challenge at STAMPlorations

There's a new challenge at STAMPlorations!
You can create a card using the Theme or Sketch,
or even combine the two:))

 Here's my card:

Make sure to stop by the other design team members blogs  and see what they created for your inspiration! 
LauraJane --that's me:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Masked Background Take 2

Good Thursday!
That means I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today sharing Take 2 of the Masked Background from last week.
I decided to take this one a bit darker on the inking. Here's a Peak!
Thanks for stopping by! 
I REALLY appreciate your comments at the HoneyBee Stamps Blog.

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