Friday, August 31, 2012

You're My Cuppycake...

Good Afternoon stampers!

YAY! It's Friday! Didn't think it would ever get here! This has been a super long week!

Today we have a super cute card from the awesomly talented and super sweet Holly Flores!


Holly used the absolutely adorable stamp called Cupcake Trevor that is from the Swiss Pixie Collection from C.C. Designs. Holly used her spellbinder ovals to cut him out and the beautiful Double Dot Border Die-Namics Die from My Favorite Things. Right now we have a large amount of the Die-Namics on Pre-Order. We will be putting in orders every two weeks with our supplier until we have them all in stock. We want to get the customer requests in first because the line is so extensive. We will be putting our first order in tomorrow :)

That super gorgeous paper is from the Simple Stories - Summer Fresh Collection. Holly stayed with this week's theme for the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge to be inspired by a gorgeous cake which you will have to sneak a peek at! While you are there ... be sure and play along with us!

I am off to relax for a bit...and treat myself to a little stamp therapy! It has been quite the last two days at my other job...so I am glad to be home - LOL!

Before I go I wanted to share this super cute video of the original cuppycake song! This is the CUTEST! This little girl who sang it is now 21! I have this song as my ringtone for my Grandma - LOL :)




You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear.......

Isn't that adorable? I love the way she says Snoogums-Boogums - LOL!

Have a great night!
Laura

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sweet Jasmine

Good Morning Stampers!

We were without our internet yesterday so I didn't get to put Monday's Inspiration Card up :(     It FINALLY came back up early this morning so I apologize for our late posts!

This super cute cute card is created by design team member Olivia Marmara! She used one of the newer release KennyK Collection Stamps called Jasmine from Whimsy Stamps.



Isn't this beautiful? I love the soft pretty blues and the way Olivia colored this gorgeous image! The pink accents are perfect! I love how Olivia colored her shoes and shirt to match the flowers! This is an awesome card that can be used for so many occasions! Look for this stamp to be added to our store soon!

I will be back later this afternoon for the Tuesday Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Inspiration card and post once I get back home today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin!
Laura
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

Hi Stampers!

I have a BUSY day planned for myself...first I have to get my dishes done (yuck - so NOT fun) and then the rest of the day I am listing stuff in the store! I got some new stuff from The Greeting Farm today....YAY! A few things I can't list because they are not released yet....but the new BIG ANYAS are!! These are adorable!! It is raining here, which we desperately need, and looks like it will be raining most of the day soooo what a perfect day to stay inside and list, list, list... :)

Today is design team member Jacqueline Smith's day to share some inspiration for you! Jacqueline's card today is super cute!


Jacqueline is getting a head start on her Christmas cards....Smart Lady! I have the intention of starting mine early every year...and then don't (just like my shopping - LOL) and then I end up getting a few made the beginning of December...then have to supplement with store bought ones...YIKES! Naughty, I know! The funny thing is...Christmas images and stamps are one of my ultimate weaknesses...they are my favorite and I have a LOT of  them AND Christmas cards are my favorite to make so I really should try and make them through out the year.

Jacqueline's card features the most adorable little bear and penguin ever from the Crissy Armstrong Collection from Whimsy Stamps. This one is called Served with Love. We will be starting to get some of their Christmas images in soon, and this little guy is on our list :)

Jacqueline created frames and that gorgeous, gorgeous poinsetta using Spellbinders Dies! She used a silver and a blue metallic paper which I bet is stunning in person! We have just a few Spellbinders Dies in right now, but will be expanding our selection as soon as we can :)

To see all the amazing details and a list of all the products Jacqueline used be sure and visit her blog - Jacqueline's Creative Works of Art

Well I am off to get dishpan hands...how exciting for me! Yes, we do dishes by hand here just like in the olden days...LOL. I hope your Saturday is filled with way more fun than dishes!
If you get a chance to do some stamping... be sure to play along in our challenge this week...it is a Back To School theme!

Happy Stamping!
Laura

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Miss Information

Happy Friday and YAY...no more night shifts...at least for awhile (I hope) LOL! I made the mistake of attempting to stay up today and flop my schedule back around...that lasted until 1 this afternoon...and I didn't get anything major accomplished because I was super tired. So I fell asleep and just woke up - GAH! Now I feel like I wasted a whole day getting nothing done - LOL! Gotta love the night shifters hours!

I did stay up until the mailman arrived since I am expecting stamp orders to come...and the new Annabelle's Christmas Stamps from Wild Rose Studio arrived today! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I will be getting those, some new Whimsy Stamps, and a few other new things listed in the store, hopefully all tonight, and then its back to the MFT preorders! I have quite a few more MFT Die-Namics set to go live, just have to add the pictures first :)

Ok...enough rambling from me...on to today's AMAZING card by the mega talented Holly Flores!




Isn't this gorgeous? Holly used the super cute Miss Information stamp from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. She is sticking to our Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge theme this week of Back To School. Holly colored her image up, drew in lines to create the backdrop and then airbrushed the entire background!! The chalkboard, the wall, and the floor! Very cool! Holly is the queen of airbrushing - she can do some phenomenal things with that technique! Absolutely LOVE it!

Be sure to swing by Holly's Blog - KopyKat Creations and see all the details on this awesome card! Then be sure to play along with in our Loves Rubberstamps Back To School Challenge and show us your school spirit!

Happy Stampin!
Laura

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

FREEZE! You Have the Right To....

Remain FABULOUS... according to Mr. Policeman here!

Good Evening Stampers! Hope you all had an awesome day :) I am super excited because tonight  is my LAST NIGHTSHIFT for awhile...YAY!!! Back to being a human being - LOL!

Today's card was created for this week's Kenny K's Krafty Krew Challenge which was a sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges because I am horrible and very lame when it comes to finding a layout. I would rather pick a layout I like then figure out my card.


For my card I used the Whimsy Stamps KennyK Collection Policeman. Isn't he beefy? LOL! I work in law enforcement outside of the store and I can tell you that we do not have many officers that look like him at our department - LOL! I colored him with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers on the Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, then cut him out and popped him on a background I made using the Whimsy Stamps Street Art Background. This is my FAVORITE background to use with many of KennyK's images!

Here is a close up of Mr. Policeman...


I created my own background paper for the other panels using a jail cell stamp that I have had forever. It was from Hanna & Company when they were in business.

And I couldn't resist using donuts for my embellishments because as you all know cops love donuts! We have them every Friday at our Department - LOL! I created my frosting using liquid applique and before puffing it with my heat gun I sprinked some glitter on it. I can tell you from experience that even the manliest officers can't resist the sprinkle donuts :) Except I don't think the officer on my card eats many donuts!

Here is a close up of my donuts:



My saying is also from the same stamp set as my jail cell. I showed this card to my husband and he just laughed :)

Here is the sketch from the KennyK Challenge this week that I used for this card:


I hope my card made you giggle too :)

I am entering it in these challenges:

Kenny K's  Krafty Krew - Challenge #107 - Sketch Challenge
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Challenge #90 - Masculine
Anything Goes Challenges - Make Your Own Background
Bear-ly Mine Challenges - #49 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Deep Ocean Challenge - #32 Deep Blue
Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules! (2nd Entry)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - #50 Lots of Layers

Speaking of challenges... Come Play with us in this week's Loves Rubberstamps Challenge of Back To School!

Thanks for stopping by :)
Laura

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

BFFabuggs

Good Morning Stampers!

Only two more nights shifts to go.... YAY ME! I can not wait! I feel like all I get accomplished when I work nights is ... work... sleep... eat...feel like a lazy vegetable because I have no energy...work...and sleep. LOL! It will be nice to get back to my normal dayshift routine :)

Today we have a super sweet card from design team member Lisa Rasmussen! I love Lisa's style because she has a very unique way of making clean and simple cards, but instead of mostly white like most clean and simple cards are, she has beautiful colored  backgrounds and still makes the image pop and be the focus. I always envy people that can do clean and simple because they are challenging for me.

Here is Lisa's card:



Lisa used the ADORABLE stamp called BFFabuggs from the Huggabuggs Collection by Christy Croll from Stamping Bella. We do have these on our list to be added to our store as soon as we can :) Lisa added stickles on her wings and some twinery twine to finish the card, which we will also be adding when we get the chance!  I love the soft purples and pinks that Lisa used in this card. This would be a cute card for a lot of different occasions too!

Happy Stamping!
Laura

EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!

Hi Everyone!

I FINALLY get to share my EXCITING NEWS with you that I found out over the weekend! I was chosen to be on the Design Team for....

                                  THE CUTTING CAFE!!

I am super excited to be a part of their amazing team for the September to December session :)
If you are not familiar with them they have a lot of fun shaped cards which I personally loved, some super cute digital sentiments and a few digital image stamp sets too. I love the unique products that they offer and think that they compliment the products that we carry in our store as well. I think it will be a really fun opportunity!

We have been given our first assignment and I know exactly what I am going to do already! I think it will turn out super cute ;)

You will have to wait though and see it with my first post for the team on September 2nd! I plan on posting my projects on Sundays with the 2nd being my first one :)

In the meantime... be sure to visit their store and check out all of the fun products that they offer!! One thing that I loved about their shaped card files is that even if you don't have a cutting machine (which I don't) you are still able to use their files because they come with a PDF version! AND they are easy to cut out! LOVE LOVE LOVE that!

I can say that after visiting the blogs of my soon to be fellow design team members...WOW! I am honored to be a part of a very talented group of ladies! You will definately have some amazing inspirational pieces to admire!

Happy Stamping All!
Laura



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

U + Me = Chemistry

Hi Stampers!

It's Tuesday which means it is a new Loves Rubberstamps Challenge! This week's challenge is a theme challenge of Back To School. Here is my inspirational card that I made using my FAVORITE Cheeky gal from The Greeting Farm... Cheeky Geeky!


My kids are both older so I really don't have a lot of school themed stuff or really make school themed projects so I made my card more of a love card :)  This would make a cute Anniversary, Birthday Card, Love Note or Valentine I think!

I created my faux chalkboard by using just basic black cardstock, then sponged it with whisper white ink from Stampin Up! I hand wrote the words using a white marker. My heart punchie is from the Owl Punch from Stampin Up! My little piece of chalk is just a scrap piece of white cardstock.

I colored my little geeky girl with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers. I added hair strands using the fine sided tips of Stampin Up's More Mustard and Summer Sun stampin write markers. I paper pieced her glittery headband. I used my Stampin Up! Owl punch to punch the little circles for her hair ties because they fit perfectly on them! I used the circles meant for the owl's eyes. I then cut her out and popped her on dimensionals.


Here is a close up of my little geeky girl:



My background paper is from the Simple Stories Baby Steps 6x6 Paper Pack. They have some GORGEOUS patterns in this pack that would be awesome for many occasions, not just new babies!

I think she turned out pretty cute!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps - Challenge #2 Anything Goes
House of Gilli - #39 - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp & Show - No Rules!
Whoopsi Daisey - Include a Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Let's Hear It For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 230 - Back to School
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Going Grey With ScrapCreations - Back To School

I hope you come play along in our own Loves Rubberstamps - Back To School Challenge!

Happy Stamping!
Laura

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Hope

Hi Stampers!

Boy I can tell you my "one day off" flew by without me accomplishing hardly a thing! I did get the re-stocks that came in updated and that is about the extent of my accomplishments. Only 4 more night shifts and I can be back to a normal functioning human again! I seriously can not wait!

I did, however, get some super exciting news this weekend that you will have to wait to find out ;)

Today's cute patootie is created by the super talented, Olivia Marmara! I am so glad she is on our design team - she always has such cute cards that make me smile! I love that she and I have the same taste in images and it is so fun to see how other's use and color your favorite stamps :)


Today's card is made using the adorable Hopeful stamp from the Wee Stamps Collection from Whimsy Stamps. This is one of my favorite lines created by the talented Sylvia Zet! I love Olivia's choice of background papers and that crochet border is beautiful!. I love how Olivia colored her image is the bright summery colors! Gorgeous card!

Well, it's that time to schedule the next Loves Rubberstamps Challenge to start at Midnight and figure out who the lucky winner of the color challenge was! Be sure to play along with us this week!

Happy Stampin!
Laura
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Little Math Problem for ya!

Good early evening this time stampers :)

Hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Mine is just starting - LOL! I stayed up this morning when I got off work to be sure to get some cutomer orders packaged and sent off before hitting the hay so I slept a little later than I should but it happens :)

Yay for two days off - LOL! Actually only one day because tomorrow night I have to go into work and review all the medical calls the dispatch center received and make sure everyone is following the protocols correctly. But anytime I have a free moment I plan on listing, listing, and listing some new goodies in the store and work more on the MFT preorders. It's taking me a lot longer than I planned and I apologize for that!

Here is today's card for you... this one makes me giggle...because I can totally relate to these ladies...LOL!


Isn't this hilarious? I feel like this too because I haven't got to ride my bike or really work out for the last two weeks...UGH! This super cute card was created by our very own design team member, Jacqueline Smith! She used the adorable stamp set from Art Impressions called Weigh In from their Girlfriends Series. We will be adding the Girlfriends to our store as soon as we can! Right now we have the super cute Shoppe Windows line from Art Impressions, which also has some cute funnies!

I am always blown away by Jacqueline's ability to layer and all of the gorgeous textures in her cards. I know if I tried to do that it would look like I took everything in my stamp room and stuck it on my card - LOL! The colors that Jacqueline chose are so pretty and her coloring is beautiful as always! LOVE IT!! That saying just cracks me up...LOL! Wouldn't that be nice? Especially if you had skinny friends :D

Well I better Skee-Daddle!

If you have a free moment this weekend - play along in our Loves Rubberstamps Challenge! It's a fun color challenge of Turquoise, Black & Yellow! Think Sunsets, Masculine cards, flowers in the summertime, tea cups, polka dots, cupcakes ... lots of things you can do with these colors! Check out our design team samples for imspiration and to play along!

Have a great weekend!
Laura

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Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY The Legend

Good late evening stampers!

So sorry for the late post - these night shifts are kickin my hiney! I had my post scheduled and I hit save instead of publish :(   GAHHH!

So without further ado here is today's fabulous card from Holly!


Holly used the super cool stamp set from Wild Rose Studio called DIY Legend. Doesn't this make AWESOME masculine cards? I love that Holly kept with this week's theme for the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge which is a color challenge this week of Black, Turquoise & Yellow. Holly does this color scheme brilliantly in this card!

Have a good night/good morning all!

Laura



Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Doctor Is In!

Hi Stampers!

Today I am going to share a card that I created using a cute Crafty Sentiments Designs stamp called Doctor Tobey.


I colored him with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers on the Crafter's Companion ultra smooth white cardstock. Then I fussy cut him out and popped him onto my designer paper panel. The Designer Paper I used is from the Simple Stories 6x6 paper pack called - Awesome.  I used a Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal clip so my one panel looked like the Doctors Clip Board. We will be adding this line to our store as soon as we can :)

I made my "Band-Aid" tape using a Stampin Up! punch called Key Tag and the square punch then just cut it to size. I used very vanilla cardstock sponged with soft suede and then stamped the "dots" with Stampin Up's! Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp with early esppresso. The heart on top is from the Stampin Up! punch - Heart to Heart. It is the smallest heart from this punch.

I handwrote the Doctor's Orders on my clip board. Here is a close-up:


When I showed my husband this he just looked at me funny - LOL! I don't think he liked my "buy new stamps" instruction - hee hee!

Here is a close up of Doctor Tobey. I tried something new with the hair. After coloring it with my Spectrum Noir Markers I went in with my Stampin Write Chocolate Chip Marker from Stampin Up! and used the very fine tip to add some hair strands to see what that looked like. I was trying to add better definition in the hair because I am not very good with doing some colors of hair with my markers yet.


I also used Stampin Up! markers to color his shirt, tie and stethoscope cord because they offer a very tip to get in itty bitty places.

At Crafty Sentiments Designs this week they are having a sketch challenge which is what I used for my layout:


Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Sketch Challenge
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - PWC219 Square Cards
Clear It Out Challenge - Manly Card using 2 or more patterned papers
Use Your Stuff - Masculine Theme
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Simply Stampin Challenge - Let's Hear It For the Boys

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ketto Fun

Good Afternoon Stampers!

Happy Wednesday to you! Only 3 more days to work night shift for me this week and then I get a couple days off...then 5 more days to go...not like I am counting or anything :)

Today we get to peek at a cute Lisa Rasmussen design!



Lisa used the Tatiana Ketto from Stamping Bella. We will be getting the Ketto line in the store as soon as we can. I love the background paper that Lisa chose, those flowers match that stamp perfect. This card is really cute and cheery with those bright, summery colors!

Speaking of colors... we have a color challenge going on right now at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog! Make a card using Black, Turquoise & Yellow! This color combo makes some stunning cards! Come Play with Us!

Have a wonderful evening all!
Laura

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The River Bends

Good Morning Stampers!

It's Tuesday which means we have a brand new Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! This week the challenge is a Color Challenge of - Black, Turquoise & Yellow AND to be inspired by this photograph from the House of Turquoise:



I think that are some pretty textures and patterns in this photo! Those chevrons are so dramatic! Here is my card.


I used two different stamps from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. The first one is a Lizzie Anne Design called Ship, the other is also a Lizzie Anne Design called The River Bends. I sponged my scene using the Tim Holtz Distress Inks that are the Spring 2012 Limited Edition colors of Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade. I also used some Daffodil Delight and More Mustard from Stampin Up! to define the sunset and sun. My yellow polka dot paper is from the Simple Stories 6x6 paper pack called Summer Fresh.  I sponged the edges of this with More Mustard also. My chevron embossing folder is also from Stampin Up! and I sponged more of the Peacock Feathers Ink on top to help define the chevrons. I think that this saying with this image would make a beautiful sympathy card, which are always the hardest to make, I think anyway. I have used my favorite technique of sponging scenes :)

For my layout I used this week's Sketch from Mojo Monday #254


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday - MOJO254 Week Sketch
Craft Punked - Beside the Seaside
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Use Favorite Technique - Mine is Sponging Sunsets & Sky Scenes
Pile It On - Bingo - My Line is Emboss, Image & Pearls
Incy Wincy Designs - Beach Days
Paper Pretties - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - The Sea
One Stop Craft Challenge - A Summer Holiday

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Let's Go To The Beach!

Good Afternoon all!

This will be a quick post today... have lots of stuff to squeeze in before I have to start back on night shifts tonight for 2 weeks at my other job. NOT looking forward to this at all but it was either switch shifts or be mandatoried to work 12 hr shifts from 3am to 3pm every other day for 2 weeks...so I chose the lesser of the two evils.

So I am feeling a little bummed today but one things that always brings some sunshine to my Mondays is seeing one of Olivia's adorable creations! Her cards are always so fun to see, beautiful colors, adorable images...perfect embellishments...I love her work :) Today's card is no exception...


This is like a ray of sunshine! That adorable little beach girl is from Crafty Sentiments Designs - called Beach Life and she is one of their newer releases. Olivia did an awesome job coloring her image to match her paper colors. I love that yellow polka dot paper...super cute! Be sure to visit Olivia's Blog - ORM Crafty Nights to read all about this creation...and to wish Olivia's ADORABLE little girl a HAPPY BIRTHDAY...she is 4 today! What a fun age :)

I am off to get some cutomer orders packed and shipped, then have to do my dishes and some house work (yuck! - so not fun), get the next Loves Rubberstamps Challenge ready to post ... you still have time to play in this week's don't miss it..., take my son school supplies shopping, make supper, then work on listing more MFT preorders in the store. I have quite a few almost ready to go just have to add all the pictures... so I am off to get started on my to do list before work tonight!

Have a wonderful evening!
Laura

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

I Scream...You Scream..We All Scream for...

ICE CREAM!!

Hi Stampers!

Today's first post is my challenge card that I made for the Kenny K Challenge this week! The challenge was to make a card with your favorite ICE CREAM COLORS! How yummy is this? This card has taken me TWO DAYS...yes...TWO DAYS to finish - LOL! I colored my image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. I am still a newbie at coloring with markers so I kinda impressed myself with how my little Troublemaker turned out! LOL!

Here is my card:


My favorite ice cream of Bordeaux Chocolate Cherry Inspired my card! It is kind of hard to see but my black background paper has black embossed raised cherries. This is a retired Stampin Up! design. The reason this card took me TWO DAYS to finish is because of my other background paper I used! It is called Bees Knees and it is a retired Graphic 45 pattern that was my FAVORITE FAVORITE paper and this was my LAST piece...so I didn't want to use it... I wanted to HOARD it - LOL! So I searched and searched and searched online  and I found some that a store had left in stock... 12 sheets! So I snagged them all up...and then I could use my paper - LOL :) So if you spot some...let me know... I will buy it - LOL!

I used this month's I heart 2 stamp sketch for my layout -


My ice cream cone being the tall vertical panel :) When I saw Holly use this sketch the other day I fell in love with it and wanted to try it out myself. That is the hardest part of card-making for me - the lay outs so I love when awesome sketches come along - LOL!

Here are some close-up pics of my Troublemaker and ice cream cone and then just my image so you can take a better peak at my coloring:




I don't think I will be able to give this card away...I like it too much - LOL! I think I will put it in my SMASH book journal...when I start one :)

The images I used on this card are - Troublemaker from the KennyK Collection - Whimsy Stamps, My background for the girl is the Street Art Background from the Raindrop Echo Collection - Whimsy Stamps, and my "Sweet Friend" Sentiment is from the Flourishes Stamp Set - Apple of My Eye.

Thanks so much for stopping by and talking a peek! I plan on working on preorders in the store and making at least one more challenge card for today...hopefully two because I have them all planned just have to get the time to bust them out :) If I do I will post them later on today!

If you have a chance to play today come play in our Loves Rubberstamps Bingo Challenge! It is super fun :)

Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:

Kenny K's Krafty Krew - Challenge #105 - Ice Cream Colors
I Heart 2 Stamp - August 2012 Sketch
Send A Smile For Kids - For The Girls
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crop Stop - Be Inspired By Fruit (Cherries! - Even if they are in my ice cream :)
Hanna and Friends - Summer
Moving Along With the Times - Summer 
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
My Time Made Easy - Pretty Pallette 68 - Chocolate, Red, Saffron
Divas By Design - For a Female
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Summer Fun
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Summer Days
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #122 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

HEE HEE

Happy Saturday!

It always cracks me up when the day's design team post project seems to fit so perfectly into  how my day is going!


Design Team member Jacqueline Smith created this hilarious card! I absolutely LOVE the Art Impressions People Series and we will be getting them into our store soon. Considering I overslept this morning and was late for work... I can totally relate to this - LOL! And I could use a nap!

I love how Jacqueline colored her image with prismacolor pencils. She has some mad coloring skills!! I love everything about this... the colors, that gorgeous bow, the layout... Jacqueline did an awesome awesome job! I am sure her brother-in-law will LOVE it! Those cute ticket sentiments are from the Whimsy Stamps Raindrop Echo Collection called Celebration Mini Tickets.

Be sure to visit Jacqueline's Blog - Jacqueline's Creative Works of Art and let her know how CUTE this card is :)

Happy Stampin!
Laura

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Going On a Journey!

Good Afternoon All!!

This will be a fast post today because I have a few projects that I need to complete, get some customer orders packaged up, then work on some other preorder items :)

Today is Friday which means it's a Holly Day!



Holly used the super cute stamp set called Journey from the Oliver & Amelia collection from The Greeting Farm. These little ones are sooo cute! We will be adding this collection as soon as we can :) Holly did a beautiful job coloring her image. I love the little scene she created with the brick embossing folder and the grass die. How cool to use the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Doily Duo as a "sun" ... Super cute! Visit Holly's Blog - KopyKat Creations to see all the rest of the details and let her know how adorable this card is :)

Speaking of adorable.....Look at THIS FACE!! I stumbled upon this sweet little monkey love while looking on pinterest ....


LOL! Doesn't that just make you smile?

Have a great night all!
Laura

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's a Kraftin Kimmie kinda day!

Hi Stampers!

How did your day go? Mine was loooooonnnnggg! Only because I was super tired today, but now that I am home... WIDE AWAKE - LOL! Does that ever happen to you?

Today is normally our posting day for our design team member Ceal Pritchett, however she is on a leave for an important family matter so I was up till the weeee morning hours playing in my stamp room to have something to share. I was actually done with my card pretty early but sometimes when I start playing... I can't stop so I started coloring some other images for some cards I wanted to do and then before I knew it... helllooo 3am! After that 6am comes pretty early and pretty fast! LOL!

After getting home today I checked my email and what did I find.... the most BEAUTIFUL card sent to me from Holly! Holly had my back and wanted to be sure that all of you had some eye candy today so she made a card just in case I wasn't able to get one done :)  Such a sweetheart! After seeing her gorgeous card... I have to share it with you anyway...can't let this beauty go to waste :) So you will just get to see TWO cards today! Hope you don't mind!


Holly used one of the new release Kraftin Kimmie Stamps from the Old Hollywood Collection - Lana! She colored her up so that even Elizabeth Taylor would be jealous! Those colors are GORGEOUS and that bling boa and paper pieced dress....AWESOME! I bet this is absolutely breath taking in person! I absolutely LOVE the sketch Holly used too! This card really brightened my day!! You can visit Holly's Blog - KopyKat Creations to read all the details on this Old Hollywood beauty!

Now...like I told Holly,  great mind's think alike because I also made a card using a Kraftin Kimmie Stamp... and I also made it for their current challenge going on... to create a card using the out of the box technique...just like Holly - LOL!   EXCEPT mine is not all blingy and beautiful... quite the opposite... my lady is like Lana the morning after a hot night on the town.... hair turned to frizz and a little green from too many brews :)

I used the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz Collection for my card. I know it is a TAD early for Halloween stuff... but when I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and saw that Kraftin Kimmie's challenge was an out of the box technique... I had a light bulb moment :)


My card uses the out of the box technique with the Wicked Old Witch, I wanted the leftover part to be a moon so I used sponging to create that. I used some Stampin Up! punches to make my cauldron. My witch's brew is made from glittery green paper. The spider was a premade circle tag, I just cut him out and popped him on some black hemp twine for his web. The sentiment is from the Kraftin Kimmie Halloween Sentiments, which or I should say, witch goes with this scene perfectly :) My papers are just random patterns from my paper hoard...yes I used some...gasp!

Here are some close up pics of my cauldron & my witch...




I colored this wicked lady using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers on the Crafter's Companion Ultrasmooth premium white cardstock. I traced the circle using a standard circle spellbinder nestabilities die then cut it out so I could cut around the image. The scallop circle is a spellbinders nestabilities also.

Like I mentioned I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch # 253.

The photograph that I also drew inspiration from was this one from the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge... Isn't that moon gorgeous? I also thought the colors and creepy tree reminded me of a spooky Halloween night - LOL!



Hope you enjoyed today's cards! I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Out Of The Box Technique
Mojo Monday - Sketch 253
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo - Line Created - Die Cuts, Free Space, Glitter
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration Challenge #175
CASE Study Challenge - Think Out Of The Box

And speaking of challenges... come play along in our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps! Still lots of time to join us in some fun and show off your skills! We are looking for a GUEST DESIGNER for September...so be sure and get your entry in! All the details are on the challenge blog :)

Happy Stampin!
Laura

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