Monday, December 31, 2007

Pretty Birthday

This is for the MFT sketch challenge. I am waiting for some new MFT stamps to come so I might do one more card with this sketch if they come in the next couple of days. Can I tell you what a good time I am having today stamping. My stamp room is trashed and I don't even care:)
I am feeling like I want to give something away, in the next day or two I am going to post some blog bling, just for fun. It is some Valentine goodies I picked up. I hope you will come back and ckeck it out! Thanks for stopping by!

Hoppy Birthday

I am still playing around with some fun challenges a few girls over at SCS issued. This is for my nephew, another one, who's birtday is in a couple of weeks. He will be 8. The challenges this covers are 5+ layers, a lonely stamp, and buttons. While I spent a little time on this card, I think everything is pretty self explanatory!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a safe and happy New Year!


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Time Spent

I found a thread over at SCS were some of the girls are doing a little weekend challenge. One of the challenges is to do a one layer card, eeeeccchhh. I have done only one previously and wasn't thrilled with it, but this one I like, it makes me smile. I colored the buttlerfly and the sentiment with my blender pen and ink pads and added a few rhinestones.

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Friday, December 28, 2007


I have to admit I am enjoying making some cards today that aren't Christmas related. This is for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge at SCS. I used the heart from Boho Blossoms set. I stamped it with Versamark on Vellum CS and then embossed it with white EP. I also ran a piece of Vellum CS through my Cuttlebug with a textile folder.

Have a wonderful day! Laura~

Easy Cards

I needed a get well card for a man and a fun birthday card for my nephew. I really wanted to keep these simple and I think I did that.
The cake on the birthday card was in a package of three that I picked up on clearance at Target. This card went together really quick!
For the get well card, I used the Office Emphemera set from SU!. I like how it looks like a vintage post card. This is a RAK for WonkaIsMyCat's dad, who is in the hospital.
I am not going to post full recipes for these cards, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Box

I have a few things to share today. The first is this card box that I made for Christmas gifts. I made about 12 total. I sold a few right before Christmas and the rest were gifts, which is why I couldn't post the photo before, I didn't want my family and friends to know! I got the unfinished wooden boxes from Michaels. I painted them with craft paint and then used an antiquing medium to give it an aged look. The letter stamps are from Autumn Leaves (I got the set on clearance at Target awhile back) I adhered the paper with decoupage and then added another coat to the entire box. Inside the box I included printed cardstock to keep track of birthday's and anniversaries for each month. Each box also included a small stack of handmade cards. They were a big hit!

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Sunday, December 23, 2007


This is for a My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge on SCS. The DP is from My Mind's Eye. I embossed the flower with white ep on burgandy cardstock. I stamped By Definition onto vellum CS and layered that onto bashful blue cs. The ribbon is from Mike's. Hope all your holiday preparations are going well. I am going to do a little baking later today, other than that I am pretty much ready. If I don't get to post again before Christmas, I hope that you have a beautiful and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones. Hugs, Laura~

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gift Bags

These bags are for the girls in our office. I also get to post them for the Way to Use it Challenge. I got the bags at Target on clearance, woohoo! I kept them fairly simple and could easily do quite a few if necessary. I colored the snowmen with a blender pen and ink spots. Easy peasy!

Recipe~ Stamps: Festive Favorite, Circle of Frienship. Paper: Figgy Pudding from Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue. Ink: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa. Other: Snowflake rhinestone (Michael's), Cirlcle punches. ribbon

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Goodie Thank You

Hi there! This is for today's sketch challenge, what a fun sketch. Can you tell this is my favorite challenge! This card is for the wife of an employee at our company who every year bakes us the most fabulous tray of goodies for Christmas. I just counted at least 10 different items all more wonderful than the next! This is a pretty striaghtforward card. I used my giant Making Memories brads and colored the flowers with classic ink pads and a blender pen. For the piercing I lightly penciled a line and just followed along with the piercer.

Recipe~ Stamps: Doodle That, Short & Sweet. Paper: DP from Wild Asparagus, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Real Red. Ink: Real Red, Burgandy, Artichoke, Black, More Mustard, So Saffron. Other: Making Memory Big Brads, paper piercer.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Laura~

Monday, December 17, 2007

Altered Note Book

Well hello! I needed a really quick thank you/Christmas gift for wonderful girl who helped by daughter during her first Irish Step Dancing Competition. My daughter was so incredibly nervous, I thought she might get sick (she did a few hours after the competition) and this 13 year old talked to my daughter and danced with her in the hallway until she felt better. My daughter ended up getting a third place trophy in one of her 4 competitions. Whew!

So what do you do for a 13 yr old. Well, as it so happens the dirty girls over at SCS have focused their attention on just that this month!! I altered a composition book for her, hopefully she will like the paper my daughter and I chose for her. Please let me apologize for the quality of this picture. I wanted to show the cute tabs and it was dark already outside and we HAD to go! I took one quick picture before I wrapped it up and left for dance class. I am getting stressed out just thinking about it again. The oval in the frame says Dance.
Recipe~ Paper: DP I believe is from Jo's (I've had it for awhile), River Rock. Ink: Choc Chip for distressing. Other: Basic Grey rub0on stitches, Funky Vintage Tags & Shapes and Fabulous Flowers from Making Memories, Heart Brads, Making Memories Vintage Brad, K & Co. oval (Dance)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everything is going well with your holiday preparations.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Celebrate Snowman

Hi! I am so happy to be posting again. Here's my card for this week's sketch challenge. I used the same paper from last week, cause I love it and I love to see how cards look with the same papers different layout. The brads were silver and I used my Alcohol Inks to color them. Everything else is pretty straight forward.

Recipe~ Stamps: It's Snow Time, Fancy Flexible Phrases. Paper: DP My Mind's Eye, Choc. Chip, Watercolor, Misc. marbly card stock (I've had it forever). Ink: Basic Black, Choc Chip, Bordering Blue, Ruby Red. Other: Snowflake Brads, Sewing Machine, Hodge Podge, Alcohol Ink.

Thanks for stopping by, Laura ~

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi there, here is my card for the sketch challenge this week. The gorgeous DP is from My Mind's Eye. I stamped the snowman on watercolor paper and colored him using a blender pen and ink pads and a sponge dauber. I then cut out his hat for some dimension. I stiched around the edge of the snowman and around the DP with a zigzag stitch that I don't think you can see. The crystal snowflakes are some that I got from Michael's last year.

I am going out of town for a few days with my daughter who is dancing in her first Irish Step Dancing competition, called a Feiss. She is really nervous...I will let you know when we get back on Sunday how she did. I am a little nervous too!

Recipe: Stamps: It's Snow Time. Paper: DP My Mind's Eye (Falling Frost), Choc. Chip, River Rock, Vanilla, Watercolor, Vellum. Ink: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Gable Green. Other: Snowflake Rhinestones, ribbon, sewing machine.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Provencal Tile

I loved today's try a new technique! I have really been wanting to try stamping on tile and today was the day. I didn't have any Staz-on in the colors I wanted so I use regular SU ink I am hoping with the clear coat of sealant all will be well. Keep your fingers crossed.

Recipe~ Stamps: Carte Postale, Inkadinkado (butterfly and small french script). Ink: Choc chip, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Baroque Burgandy.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

verry merry

Hi there! Hope you are having a nice weekend so far. It is really windy and cold here in fabulous Las Vegas...perfect for knocking out a few Christmas Cards! Just one sentiment stamp on this card. I wanted to have this fabulous paper (Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey) as the star of this card. I cut one tree out and popped it on dimentionals!

Recipe~ Paper: Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding line), Soft Sky. Stamps: Short & Sweet. Ink: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip. Other: Hodge Podge, brads, twine, sewing machine.