Tuesday, October 30, 2007

merry reindeer

Hi there. Here's a quick card for this week's sketch challenge. I stamped the reindeer in choc chip and embossed with clear ep on white paper. The dp is from Colorbok that I just picked up at Jo's. I stamped canvas on sage shadow with versamark and added the little snowflake stamp from short & sweet in close to cocoa. Pretty straight forward, thanks for stopping by.


just for you

This is for CC138 at SCS with my new MFT stamps. Love them!! The bg was stamped with the little flower from Short and Sweet. and then colored with SU markers. I added a little stickles to the centers of the flowers. I cannot find my piercing grid to save my life. So I lightly drew a freehand line with a pencil, pierced along the line and then erased it, tah dah!! I didn't think I would like these colors, but liked how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!


My Favorite Things

Yeah! I just got my new stamp set from MFT. I got this flower boho set and the birthday set. I used it for the Challenge Chasers Color Challenge. I love having a buffet of challenges to choose from. If one isn't grabbing my attention there is another somewhere else. I stamped the flower with bravo burgandy and versamark and then embossed with clear ep. The charm is from MM.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 29, 2007


I have been tagged by Chat from Me, My Stamps and I to tell 7 random little known
things about myself, well I am supposed to tag 7 others, I am sooo new at this blogging thing I have 2 people to tag, but sadly no others. Please considered yourself tagged if you want to play and leave a message here Scrapbooking

1. In my previous life, before SAHM, I was a cake decorator. My mom and I had a shop together for about 10 years!
2. I married my high school sweetheart, but only after running into him at college.
3. I have a degree in marketing.
4. In November, I am going to be featured in a local magazine highlighting some of the volunteer work I do.
5. I am the PTA President at my DD's elementary school.
6. This is much more difficult than I thought it would be:)
7. I am currently working on 350 Christmas card for the company my DH and I own. (some of my stalking pals do know that, because that is all I can think about right now)

Well, there you go!

Very Merry Snowmen

Ok, so I love snowmen. It is pretty much the only Christmas stamp set I own. I have another on order, but I ordered it because it has a new snowman in it:) Also, I think you are going to be seeing a lot of Christamas Cards from me. If I do them for the challenges I should have a really great selection of cards to send out. This is my theory, we'll see if that pans out!

This card is for ways to use it challenge, cracked glass. I love this technique, even thought today is the first day I got it to work correctly, yeah. The yummy dp is from Reminisce, Ice Storm White and Blizzard Blue. I am going to pick up some more because I love it! Oh, I also did another tri-fold card from Beate's weekend sketch challenge, I thought this image was perfect for it and they are sooooo easy to do.

Thanks so much for stopping by. My ticker is nearing 800 so 1000 is just around the corner, I think I will have to get some blog candy together. If you have something fun you want to share, please leave a comment and link here and I will take a look.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Note cards

This is a note card set that I sold at a craft fair last weekend. I sold them in a package of six card for $6. I had a set open so you could see what was in them. I sold two sets, but my cost was $5.

CASEing Chat

Congratulations Chat!! I chose this card from her amazing gallery, which I have been stalking since I started at splitcoast. I stamped the flower in choc chip and embossed in clear ep and colored it with a blender pen and ink pads. The dp is Cosmo Cricket Butterflies.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Very Merry

I can't believe I get to play another challenge today!! This is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge!

Winter Friends

Good morning! My kids are out of school today for Nevada Day. I got to sleep in for a few minutes, woohoo! I finished this card around midnight last night, but couldn't get a decent pic. So here we are, the image was done using the masking technique. I will share that I started a completely different card and it just wasn't going anywhere, does that ever happen to you? I embossed the main image with copper ep on watercolor pape and colored it with SU markers not quite navy and bashful blue and a tiny bit of orange and bugandy. The sentiment was stamped with not quite navy. I stamped some small bg snowflakes in versamark and embossed with clear ep and rubbed a bit of saffron colored chalk to highlight the (it's hard to see in the pic)

Have a wonderful weekend~ Laura

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thank you friend

Hi! This is for the brand new sketch challenge at SCS for the challenge chasers. I cut the circles in the frame with a Creative Memories circle cutter. The butterfly was embossed with copper ep and then colored with SU markers and blended with an aqua pen. I then embossed with clear ep over that and over the main flower image. So there you go! Thanks for stopping by.

My daughter is in year round school and has the next four weeks off, so I'll either be doing a lot of stamping or no stamping, LOL!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Good morning! This card is for the Wednesday sketch challenge at SCS. I have new stamps so I had to use them. I thought this little hedgehog would be perfect. I stamped him in black on watercolor paper and then embossed in clear ep. I cut out the butterfly and added fruit punch stickles. I cut out the slider with a CB and used SU punches for the flowers. The stiches are stamps from CTMH.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

true friend

Good Afternoon, here's my card for today's color challenge. I just got this dp from Jo's yesterday and thought that it would be perfect for the challenge; pomegranate, basic gray, and sky blue. Not much to this. I got to use my new stamp sets, True Friend and Cart Postale! I stamped vesamark on the ornamental square and then embossed with clear ep. The sentiment was also embossed. I have had that gorgeous ribbon for ever. It may have come off of a package:) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

New Stamps!!

Hi there! This is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. Thanks Beate for the great sketch. I embossed the main image in clear ep on white paper. I then sponged on the following colors to match the dp; creamy caramel, apricot appeal, rose romance, really rust, close to cocoa and choc chip. I did a little paper piercing and added those gorgeous brads from making memories!

I had a table at a craft show yesterday and did pretty well! I took orders for 25 altered Altoid tins. They look like little pursed; perfect for gift cards. I have to make a few more and then I will post a picture! Have a wonderful Sunday!


Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall Treat Bottles

Happy Friday! I am doing a craft show tomorrow and wanted to bring something fun! I thought these bottles would work. These are cleaned Frappacino bottles. I didn't have enough candy to fill the other 2:( , but you get the idea. I embossed the little leaf from Fall Whimsy with copper ep on water color paper and then colored it with Apricot Appeal, Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie and then cut it out. 'For You' is embossed with clear ep over Ruby Red. The sentiment is from Heidi Grace. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

fall blessing

Happy Wednesday!! This is for the October Dirty Dozen Sketch (click title). I have had that dp for a couple of years. I love the color and texture of fall, so I incorporated a piece of burlap and of course, ribbon. I stamped the sentiment with close to cocoa and then embossed with clear ep. I then stamped over the stentiment with the canvas background stamp and then rubbed on close to cocoa, really rust and more mustard. I stamped the background with the tiny leaves with really rust on really rust paper and then distressed the edges with really rust. This is a really great sketch, I plan on trying a few more. Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Good morning!! I have to take my daughter to school, but wanted to post first really quick. I will add the recipe later, although this is pretty straightforward. The stitches are from CTMH simple stiches. Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Boy Birthday

Hi there, here's another faux postage card and Beate's Sketch Challenge. I wanted on that would be suitable for a boy/man. I don't do enough of those. I kept it really simple. The stamps are from the $1 rack at Mike's. Have a great Sunday, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

just for you

Here's another card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I really love this layout, I guess you couldn't figure that out. I got the tutorial and template for the stamp images here at SCS. I saw this about a month ago and have been really wanting to try it. I think the stamps are adorable. Instead of making the clear template I used my stamp a ma jig to put the flowers where I wanted them with black craft ink and then embossed them with clear powder. I was really careful as I added the pink shading with my blender pen near the black printed lines so that it didn't smear. The just for you stamp was in a tiny package of clear stamps on the $1 pack at Mike's.

OK, so I am going to beg for a little love and feedback. I would love to chat with some of you visiting my blog. I will visit yours as well if you leave a link. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hi there, hope you are having a fabulous weekend! This card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. The sketch is very simple and Laurie from Just Give Me Stamps is doing simple cards on Saturday. So this card is for both! I just stamped and colored the background candy corns and stamped the sentiment and the little cobwebs with silver ink. The buttons are Making Memories which I found at Target. I might post another card later, same sketch with more detail. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Hi there! Here's is my card for the color challenge and the way to use it challenge. I was able to scrounge some scraps of river rock and bought some shimmery dark grey paper that is so close to basic gray I thought I would just go ahead and use it. The flower was stamped with craft black and then embossed on some pretty dp I found at Mike's and then I embossed the whole thing with Iridescent Ice Powder. I then added bling and more bling! Oh, the other dp is from JoAnne's. Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning! This is for SC145. I wanted to keep this card fairly simple to show off the shimmery pink cardstock from JoAnne's. The paisley image was embossed with white and the main image was embossed with Iridescent Ice Powder. I also embossed the image on vellum and then cut it out and added a jewel. I also used Fruit Punch Stickles in the centers of the flowers on the paisley image.

I am sending this card to my sister. They just found out that the baby girl from China they have been waiting to adopt for several years is ready to come home!

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, October 8, 2007


As promised, here is a sample of my 'Boo' box. I got the idea last year from an issue of PaperCrafts Magazine. Sorry, I can't find the exact issue. If you are not familiar with these, they get filled with misc. goodies and get dropped off at a neighbor's house, anonymously. The instructions tell the recipients to pass along the box. I have included extra tags in the box. The tag is displayed in a window so they don't get 'spooked' again. I got the boxes in a lot of 100 from a company called Bags and Bows. The image on the tag is from Rusty Pickle. The 'you've been' and 'spooked' strip was done on the computer, and then stamped with a mini web that I got at Michael's Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Featured Stamper - Miss Daisy

This is for Sunday's Featured Stamper at SCS, Miss Daisy. I spent a lot of time trying to decide which card to case and chose this one because it is a fabulous layout, but also because I would get to use my jagged scissors, ha! Isn't that the most outrageous reason to choose a CASE!

Well, as you can see, as with the original card, I didn't use any stamps other than the Simple Serif Mini Alphabet set and canvas background. The pumpkin was on DP from Rusty Pickle. I bought a ton of it last year to do 'Boo' boxes. I will post a picture of that in the next day or two. The other DP is from BasicGray andPaper Pizazz. Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Well this card took and exceptional amount of time. I just couldn't quite capture exactly what I wanted. I almost didn't even post, but I figure we all have days like that. The main flower was colored, embossed, cut out and attached. The stamp is from Close to My Heart. The sentiment is from a little set from the $1 at Mike's. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Limited Supply Challenge

Here's my card for Fridays limited supply challenge at SCS. I again just used stuff I had out. So my last 3 posts pretty much look the same. Hope you don't mind.

Hi there...

Welcome to my new blog. It's kind of funny typing to no one in particular right now so I will keep it simple. I found splitcoaststampers in early July and fell in LOVE!!! I truly couldn't get enough of the challenges, stalking and gallery gazing. I know many of you feel exactly the same way. Well of course I started to visit blogs and getting to know my favorite stampers and thought it would be fun to try my own blog so here it is!

Here's a card I made for a color and sketch challenge on splitcoast.