Monday, September 1, 2014

Lovely Leaves...


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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So when I saw this photo, I instantly thought of my feather dies.  I know....leaves...feathers...not the same thing.  BUT I drew my inspiration from the colors.  So we can call this Lovely Feathers instead.


I used some Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and made a mes.  FUN.  then I die cut the feathers and let them dry a little warped.  I spritzed my card base with a black Copic and the stamped the sentiment.  These are both from Kelly Purkey and I can't find links at the moment but I will share if I can find them.  :)

Lovely Leaves Designers

STAMPtember at Simon Says!

Hey there crafty friends!  Today is the first day of STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp!  

Click HERE to see all the new goodies lined up and do some shopping!  

Here are some of my new favorites on my wish list...

Did you see the new ink colors?  SOOO pretty!!  I really could keep going because there are so many amazing new products!  Click HERE to head on over there and check out the rest!  ;)    

First 50 shoppers to use the PARTY code, get a free set of Balloon dies!  

Stop back in tomorrow because its STAMPtember blog hop time!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday...

I was going through flickr tonight and found a card I made awhile back and never posted.


I found this stencil at a scrapbook store in Topeka and knew that I had to have it.  I made up this quick and simple monochromatic card just by layering the Berry Sorbet ink with the Berry Sorbet card stock.  (Berry Sorbet has to be my favorite color. Ever.)  I cut out one of the Butterflies in PTI's fabulous vellum and then added in some wooden dots with a sentiment, from Bigger Blooms,  in black to complete the card. 


Any plans for the long weekend?  We are just here and hanging out and getting ready for school to start this week.  Longest. Summer. Ever.  We have done everything from Disneyland, to 2 trips to colorado, to KC to the zoo, to waterparks and pools and picnics and parks and t-ball and softball and tennis camp and nature center trips.  Um....I am ready for a nap.  And a routine.  I do love a good routine.  :)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I'll be back here on September 2nd with a fun post!  Stay tuned! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank you...

Just playing around with press n seal again over here.  Seriously?  I love how quick it makes this process.  I am all about quick and simple.  If you haven't see the Make it Monday video, click HERE to check it out.  


So first, I took some Soft Pool Hero Arts ink and added a little color to the background.  I used the Mighty Bloom cover plate and press in seal to get the next layer.  I added in some thread and a piece of Berry Sorbet striped paper and then stapled a vellum banner sentiment to finish the card.  The sentiment is from Fancy That.  SUCH a fun new set from PTI.  


Hope you are all having a great day!  It's rainy here so we are taking advantage of some indoor crafting time today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


All of the Card Hanger Dies are in stock today 9-27-14!  Yay!  Click HERE to learn more about the dies and for a how-to video.

....all available now!

Here is a close up of the Scalloped in use as a card hanger and as a border die!

The Scalloped Card Hanger Die is a 2 in 1 die!

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Here is a very sweet comment from Susan about my dies....

A Cup of Cold Water said...
I can personally vouch for these dies! They are amazing. EXCELLENT quality and they make THE cutest, most practical gift bags, EVER! 
I am ordering the mini. I am, sure it will work great on smaller bags!
Thank you Laurie, for a great product!
Let me know if you have any questions!  OH and all orders that were placed since Monday have gone out today!  Thank you so much!