Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hello!

Wow, long time, huh? I went to California over the weekend to surprise my favorite aunt for her 60th birthday. It was so beautiful and the kids were having such a great time, we stayed a little longer. I have to admit that I have also been having a hard time getting my mojo back, so I tried to push through it today by doing the sketch challenge. But before I get to the card, I have few things to share.


I got a call from Paper Crafts yesterday telling me I won the Stamping Royalty contest with an entry for watercoloring, WHOO HOO!!!!! The card will be published in the November/December issue and I get a prize pack worth $200, how cool is that?



This is me with the newest member of the Dirty Dozen, Carole Burrage (TruCarMa) and a fellow designer for MFT. She was in town before I went on my trip to CA and I took her to the very random and unusual stamp store, Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I really don't have the words to describe what the experience was like, other than I don't think this store could exist outside of this town. If you are in Las Vegas let me know and I will be happy to take you there, now that I know where it is. Carole is so unbelievably cool, I hoped some of her uber cool rubbed off on me!


On to the card! I used the cupcake set released just this month from My Favorite Things. I stamped the stand and cupcakes onto the decorative paper and certainly celery with VersaMark and embossed it with white ep. I cut the cups out and attached them and then used dimensional paint and real candy decorations to finish the tops of the cupcakes. I added some paper piercing and faux stich marks with a signo pen. The SU! frame punch and a few dew drops finished it off.

Thanks so much for stamping by, I have missed you all!
Laura~

12 comments:

Tiffany Johnson said...

Oh my goodness, you just sold me on this stamp set! This is just amazing, but I bet you already knew that! Kudos to you on winning the watercolor challenge!!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGosh, this is just awesome!!! I love the sprinkles!!! You are so lucky to get to shope with Carole, I bet that was a riot!! Congrats on getting Stamping Royalty, you rock girlfriend!!

Sandra Smart said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comment. Your card is amazing as always! And, I am so excited for you for winning such a great prize. That is so awesome!

Jenn Balcer said...

That looks like a *fun* store! You look so adorable, Laura! Congratulations!

Linda McClain said...

Laura - Dang, what an amazing store. I've been to every stamp store from Houston to Dallas. Though they say everything's bigger in Texas, I think you got us beat. Love your card - and yes, you are uber cool. I tagged you at www.cateredcrop.com.

Linda

Christina Gerloff said...

Congrats on winning! I love the card you made with the cupcakes! TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!

Carrie said...

Hopefully you didn't come to the smokey parts of California, yuck! It's so smokey here. Sounds like you guys had a great time:) Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the sprinkles, what a great idea. I'm going to have to borrow that one:) I know what you mean about mojo. I've been consumed by my sister in laws baby shower... no time for stamping:( Thanks for sharing! Oh and congrats on your win...SCORE!

Donna said...

congratulations on your stamping royalty! y'all look like kids in a candy store. LOVE the cupcake sprinkles on the cupcakes-ADORABLE!

Elizabeth >^..^ said...

OMG!! How awesome!! I can imagine how thrilled you are! Congrats! You deserve it!!
Elizabeth Bead Diva http://animalscraps.blogspot.com/

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Congratulations, Laura!!! That's awesome -- two MFTers (you & Cammie) are ROYALTY!!! Love your cupcake card, too!

Katie Renz said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations Laura - you're awesome!!!

And great card - love the sprinkles.

lexi said...

congrats on being royalty! i went to that store when i was in vegas two summers ago while the rest of our party was gambling or sunning--i was the only stamper in the group and it was a must-do on my list. at least i came home with some fun purchases instead of gambling losses!! :) lexi