Thursday, March 30, 2017

Winner from Altenew March Release Blog Hop II

Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments! I enjoyed reading each and every one:))

And the winner from comments left here on my post is:

Beautiful cards, love your ziggy watercoloring and your marble paper, so clever and pretty!

Congratulations Melissa!
Please contact Altenew at by 5/30/2017 with the subject line: Altenew March 22th Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.

If you missed the hop here is the list of designers' posts...Check them out to see some amazing inspiration!

BlogHop order:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Over at The Ton Blog today

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,


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,


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!

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
  • 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!

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.

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.

Here is the BlogHop order:
Kelly Tribout Latevola
May Sukyong Park
Laura Jane You are here
Nicole Picadura <<<your next stop
Laura Bassen
Evelyn Yusuf
Marika Rahtu
Yana Smakula
Lydia Evans
Debby Hughes
Therese Calvird
Kathy Racoosin
Eunyoung Lee
TaeEun Yoo
Virginia Lu
New Release Altenew Stamps and Dies used:
Extra Special

Garden Treasure

Perennial Beauty 

Rain or Shine

Simple Fruits

Tea Time

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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 on vacation this week.

Wanda Cullen

Karen Day

Happy Creating!!


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