Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Season's Greetings

Hi all - playing in the Freshly Made Sketch #407 today.


I used cream cardstock from PTI as the base of this card. Poinsettia dies are from Poppy Stamps. I cut the out and then distressed them with Ranger Distress inks.  Sentiment is from PTI.  Added some small gold self adhesive drops to add a bit of interest to this. I decided to make the poinsettias go off the edge just to be different.

My glue behind the leaves dried too fast, otherwise the ones on the top would be tucked up under just a bit more. Oh well. Thanks for stopping by.

Photo inspiration challenge

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the use the following graphic.


Here is what I came up with for this challenge. I went with the colors and the shapes of the pumpkins. I used distress oxide inks on Bristol paper after heat embossing the frame stamps found here, at Repeat Impressions. Vertical sentiment can be found here. I added the two dragonflies at the last to balance out the card. As you can see, the front panel is shorter than normal to account for the sentiment. 

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!


Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Esther
Heather
Joy
Shirley
Patti

http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping in!
-Laurie

Monday, October 14, 2019

Project of the week - picture frame

Hello. It's my turn to create a project of the week over at The House That Stamps Built. I recently came across my stash of coasters while organizing my stash and thought it would be fun to create a picture frame for my project.

All you need are a few coasters (I used four, but  you can use three), a glue stick, brayer, and something to sand with. I used a nail file and a sanding block.

I used the flower power background stamp (10201-W, Flower Power Background) and heat embossed it with white so that I could blend some Distress Oxide inks onto it. They I glued up the coasters using a good old fashioned glue stick. I then used my brayer to make sure it was good and stuck.

Then cut around the edges and file down. Choose the size of your window and cut with a craft knife or a die. I used a square die to cut mine out.


I lined everything up and punched two holes with my crop-o-dile and hinged them together with ribbon. 

Whenever I'm out and get a coaster for my beverage, I always save them for future projects like this. Lots of fun and very easy to do.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Plaid birthday wishes

Hello. Playing in the Addicted to CAS code word challenge today of plaid.


Peony stamp and sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamps, but different set. Water colored this using Gouache paints. The gray splatters are done using an inexpensive watercolor set from Loew Cornell. Plaid designer paper is from Lasting Impressions.

Thanks for stopping in.
-Laurie



Friday, October 11, 2019

Praying for you

Hello! Playing in this weeks Freshly Made Sketch challenge.



Leaf die is from Simon Says Stamp as is the small sentiment. Quilted embossing folder is from Darice. Added the gingham ribbon to hide the stems of the leaves. Love this CAS quick card. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tic-Tac-Toe challenge

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the use the following graphic.

I chose to do wildlife, texture and use a stencil. The hills and the falling snow are stencils. I used white modeling paste for the snow. Distress oxide inks used to create the sky and hills. Stenciles are from Honey Bee.  Added a white frame around the scene and it's popped up using foam for added depth to the scene. I cut a few pine tress out and added them in different dimension to carry on the forrest theme. Of course, this was after I had done the snow, so I used a white gel pen. The trio of deer can be found here over at Repeat Impressions. 

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Esther
Heather
Joy
Shirley
Patti

http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping in!

-Laurie

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Keep calm

Hello!  Playing in the Freshly Made Sketch #405 Challenge today.


Stamps are from Stamping Bella. They are stamped in versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with Copic's. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut them out. Decided to pop them up with some foam tape so they stood out a bit more. I used kraft as a card base so these cute little guys wouldn't get lost against a white background.

Thanks for stopping by.
-Laurie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Designer Choice Challenge - circles

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week it is designer choice and Joy wants us to use circles. Here is what I came up with.


I used a circle tag and added the flower (which is fussy cut out) and the sentiment from Repeat Impressions. Leaves are punched out using green cardstock scraps. Finished this off with a few self adhesive pearls. I used a copic marker to color the satin ribbon, tied it on with scrappers floss. The tag is popped up with foam tape to the dot embossed panel (isn't a dot a circle?). Added the pink strips to each side using some connect glue. 

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Heather
Joy
Shirley
Patti


http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping in!
-Laurie

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It's been one of those days

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the ever popular anything goes.

I added the blood shot lines into the eyes for fun! There are several of these cute little faces over at Repeat Impressions for you to choose from. Link below. 

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Esther
Heather
Joy
Shirley

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
http://www.repeatimpressions.com/


Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Waving Hi

Playing in the sketch challenge today over at The Paper Players. Made a tall and skinny card to fit into a legal sized envelope.


Used the fun polar bear stamps from My Favorite Things and colored him with Copic's. Plaid designer paper is from Lawn Fawn. I used Aqua alcohol ink to die my ribbon to match. The tag die is from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Congratulations

Hello. Playing in this weeks CAS(e) this sketch.


I created the stamp using a die from Carta Bella and fun foam. Inked it up with Palette Jardin Moss ink and stamped it once and then did a second generation right next to it.

Added the congratulations sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and a little twine bow. Pierced Dot die is from MFT stamps (it's one of their retired Blueprints dies).   I chose a dark green cardstock for the card base on this.

Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Inspiration photo challenge


Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the use the following graphic.


Stamped the butterfly and heat embossed in clear embossing powder so that I could color with Copic's. Added a frame and stuck a bunch of die cut flowers on it to go with the inspiration photo. 



There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.



One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!



Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.















Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Thanks for being there!

Hello all. Playing in the CAS marvelous metallic challenge over at The Paper Players today.


Oh Em Gee - this card was so frustrating to try and take a good picture of.  Gray rainy days will do that, I guess.

Anyway, I inked up the solid leaf in several distress oxide inks (scatter straw, carved pumpkin and candied apple) and then used Versamark to stamp the veins. Gold embossing powder from Hero Arts used for that and the sentiment. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

To create the splatters, I used my Kuretake watercolor paint in gold. In real life it glitters very prettily. Gold mirror cardstock used for card base and to layer the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sparkle inside and out

Hi all. Here's my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch. I also added some bling for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.


Back ground is done with distress oxide ink in tumbled glass. I took the snowy scene cover die from Memory Box and a wet paper towel to create the soft snowflake outlines. Snowflakes die and sentiment are from Technique Tuesday. I used glitter paper and brushed silver cardstock to cut out the snowflakes. Once I got this all put together I misted it with sparkle shimmer spritz several times. In real life is sparkles, but it sure is hard to photograph.

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great weekend!

  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tic-Tac_toe challenge - get well soon!

Hi everyone. It's time for another challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week our challenge is the use the following graphic.


I used the quartet stamp 8501-U, Friends Quartet and stamped it in pure poppy red ink. I used my misti so that I could get a good dark impression. I did change up the sentiment on the left bottom square so that it goes with the TTT challenge. Added a bow and some black self adhesive pearls for the flower centers. I used an old piercing stencil from Stampin Up! to add the piercing around the outside.

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Esther
Heather
Joy
Shirley
Patti

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

CAS birthday card

Hi everyone. Playing in several challenges today.  Started off using the sketch over at CAS(e) this sketch.

Flower stamp is from Inspired by Stamping. I did cut off a few leaves and buds to just focus on the flowers. I did watercolor wash in pink and purple distress and oxide inks. Spritzed it with water and added some wink of stella for bling and sparkle.

Leaf stems are cut from dies from Carte Bella. I added some detailing with forest green ink from hero arts. Sentiment is from Bible Verses.

Adding this into the following challenges:
CAS(e) this Sketch
The Flower Challenge - anything goes
Addicted to CAS - Pink and Purple

Thanks for stopping by.

   

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Best witches

Hello. Playing in the Freshly Made Sketch this week.


Witch is from My Favorite Things. Stamped in versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then colored with Copic's. The spider and the sentiment are from Studio G. It's one of those $1 stamp sets that used to be so popular at Michael's. The bats are from a spool of ribbon, I just cut two off and attached with glue dots. The webbing is also ribbon.

I cut a circle out of copy paper and used it as a stencil to create the moon using distress oxide inks in scattered straw and spiced marmalade.

I think this turned out rather cute. Thanks for stopping by.

Also including this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of stamp it.
 

Designers Choic Challenge - things beginning with a B

Hello! Today is our Designers Choice Challenge over at The House That Stamps Built, and Heather's choice is: Things beginning with a B.


I chose to stencil some Balloons. Then I had to embellish them so that they were a bit different than normal. Distress oxide inks used. I used a Copic multi liner to draw the strings using a ruler. This gave it a dotted line look and I went with it because it was different.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment horizontally to fit with the card.

There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built, and you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link up or win. Also, for my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar.

One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month – Good luck!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Esther
Heather
Joy
Shirley
Patti

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
http://www.repeatimpressions.com/

Thanks for stopping in!