Monday, August 28, 2017

Over at The Ton

Catch me over at The Ton blog today with this set of cards:)
Have a Blessed day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway

Hello Lovelies!
So excited to be part of the Blog Hop day 2 at the Altenew Scrapbook Blog! Did you enjoy all the inspiration from Day 1?

If you are hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from Enza Gudor.
EEEK! I'm geeking out over the new items in the shop geared toward scrapbooking, YET, can easily be used for cardmaking too:)) I only had two days to create for this hop. It was not difficult to come up with several head was swimming with possibilities!
You can see how much fun I had playing with the new stamps and dies below:
For this first card I colored the large stamp from CHARMED with Zig clean color brush markers. Then created a mask and heat embossed the largest rectangle from Framed stamp set in Gold EP. Layered it onto a black matte and Watercolored Striped Stenciled CS. The sentiment is from Floral Garden stamp set from the New Day Card Kit.

 Next I played with the DOODLED LACE COVER DIE...I LOVE THIS ONE!!  It looks fabulous cut from white CS and layered on the Watercolored Striped Stencil sponged in rainbow colors:) The newly released SCRIPT CONGRATS word die is cut from patterned paper from The New Day Card Kit...I like how the word can be manipulated to flow along the lines of the doodled cover.

 I found that the Doodled Lace Cover Die could be fussy cut apart and re-arrange the blooms hidden with-in the lace. I outlined the stitches with a black pen and popped it onto the rainbow CS from The New Day Card Kit.SCRIPT HUGS is cut from the similar paper from the REFLECTIONS scrapbook kit.

 Moving on to the STRIPED LEAF COVER DIE cut from more vibrant rainbow pattern paper from the same New Day Card Kit..then cut another from Black SC and layered them OFF-SET onto a second piece of pattern paper. Then added a tag from HANDMADE TAG DIES and cut several layers of SCRIPT LOVE, backed with vellum..

Now, I didn't want to waste the rainbow negative cuts from the STRIPED LEAF COVER DIE, so I inlaid them into a panel of white CS for a simple CAS card with sentiment from HALFTONE CIRCLES.

For my final card, the frame from SWEET FRIEND stamp set is colored with Artistic Markers and ZIGGYs, then cut out with the coordinating die. I placed it onto paper from the New Day Card Kit that I stamped once with the pretty floral cluster from CHARMED in Tide Blue crisp ink. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in black EP and splattered a touch of Dusk metallic shimmer spray for embellishment.

There you have it! As you can see, it was a blast creating with the new goodies and my favorite papers from the Card Kit.  Your NEXT stop is Agnieszka Malyszek.


Altenew has two sizes of storage pouches in the shop now, LARGE and MEDIUM..they have a ZIPPER top which is quite nice for keeping those tiny stamps and dies safe!
Sold in packs of 10 and 25:)

PRIZES:To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

MORE PRIZES: I will be drawing a winner from the comments left here on my blog for a $30 GC from ALTENEW. The winner will be announced after September 1st.

OKAY!! here is the list for the hop:)) 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Hello! I had the pleasure of creating with two new stamps from STAMPlorations which are part of a Bloghop celebrating the release of several TYPOGRAPHIA styled sets. These have MOTIVATIONAL sentiments..hence the name MOTIVATE. What a great way to make quick encouragement cards and projects!

The first one is called Do What You Can-TYPOGRAPHIA MOTIVATE
I kept the design on these cards very simple by stamping the Do What You Can on white CS then masking it off to stamp a random floral pattern with Floral Bliss Trio 1. Then trimmed it with the Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle die.

For this next one I added some pretty blooms around the sentiment:) Other stamp sets used Bloom Factory, Eclectic Florals, Frames and Flowers, Groovy Shoes

The next stamp is called Chance- TYPOGRAPHIA MOTIVATE
This is a one layer card as well inked in the MISTI to create a rainbow of words.

The final card is heat embossed with black EP onto a page from the original COLOR BLOOMS coloring book. Then I added an orange shadow by moving the stamp down just a bit and re-stamping a second time with ripe persimmon Distress Ink.

There is a PRIZE for the bloghop by commmenting:
 *One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia Motivate stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 29.

The BLOGHOP list can be found at STAMPlorations. So comment here, and Get Hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Altenew: New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner Announcement

Thank you all for the LOVELY comments left on my post for the Altenew: New Day Card Kit Blog Hop! It warms my heart to know how much you LOVE Altenew as much as I do:)))

Without further ado, the winner of the $30 CG is... Angela!

All of your cards are beautiful! I especially love the cards you made with the stamp set. If I had realized it was in this kit, I'd have wanted it a lot sooner!!

Congratulations Angela! Please contact ALTENEW at by 9/31/2017 with the subject line Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.

The three winners of a $50 Altenew gift certificate will be announced on the Altenew Card blog on Saturday, August 19th

Have a GREAT weekend everyone! Here is a SALE for YOU:))

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

SO very thrilled to be sharing a card as guest artist at the PIN-SIGHTS CHALLENGE in the CLASSROOM!
Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.

I have a one layer wonder for you today:)

To make the card:
  • cut a mask of the MONDO MAGNOLIA using the coordinating die, placed it in the center of an A2 sized white CS
  • using the MISTI, I stamped a random floral background with  BOHEMIAN GARDEN and  COURAGE stamp sets using Distress inks that match the inspiration photo...colors listed below
  • removed the mask, stamped the MONDO MAGNOLIA in Piked raspberry and added coloring details with Zig and Copic markers
  • Heat embossed HELLO in Black EP
  • embellished with Black Ebony NUVO drops
  • placed the finished panel onto a white cardbase with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Hope to see your creative take on the challenge in the gallery!


Supply list:


Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper, 10 pk
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Candied Apple
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Abandoned Coral
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Fossilized Amber
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Festive Berries
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Worn Lipstick
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Shabby Shutters
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Crushed Olive
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Mustard Seed
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Scattered Straw
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 025, Pink
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 027, Dark Pink
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 082, Purple
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 010, Black
COPIC Sketch Marker C1, Cool Gray No. 1
COPIC Sketch Marker C3, Cool Gray No. 3
COPIC Sketch Marker N5, Neutral Gray No. 5
COPIC Sketch Marker, 0 Colorless Blender
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
VersaMark Ink Pad
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Clear
My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Creative Corners
Clear Acrylic Block, 2.5 Round w/ Alignment Grid and Finger Grips
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Monday, August 14, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Altenew Card Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello! I'm so excited to be a part of the Altenew Bloghop featuring the New Day Card Kit. I LOVE the stamp set and the beautiful 6"x6" Pattern paper packet:) If you are hopping along, you should be arriving from the blog of Mindy Baxter.
For my first card I stamped a one layer card using the Crisp inks shown in the photo.
The next one I decided to play with the pattern papers...SWOONING over the watercolor look of each of these..and I must force myself NOT to hoard them:)

LOVE that Lovely Die cut frame in GOLD Mirror cardstock. I also added a two layers of the new Leafy Wreath Die, along with various die cuts and Enamel dots from the kit. That sweet bicycle is a tag trimmed down to fit inside the frame.

And my final card is back to stamping a pretty floral arrangement, trimming the panel with the glitter tape and a tiny strip of the Apple Red CS included in the kit. The crisp inks used on this one are: Cherry Blossom mini cubes, Fresh Lemon, and Tropical Forest mini cubes.

I hope you are enjoying the Hop..your next stop is Chari Moss.

Blog Hop Order:

Thanks for stopping by!

Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, August 19th.
Additional Prize: I will draw a winner from comments left here on my blog post to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner Friday, August 18th.

Here are all the goodies in the New Day Card Kit....many of the items can be purchased separately too:))

Receive a FREE Meadow Flower Stamp Set when you order the New Day Card Kit 8/11 through 8/17/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.

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