Hi! It's good to be back to my blog again, after being away a week. No, I haven't completed the home renovations--they'll be gong on until mid-July. But I am taking a minute today to post a card I made. This one features a summer pinwheel. If you've seen the new Stampin' Up! catalog, you know that there is now a stamp set with a pinwheel in it. But I made this one using designer paper.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today I thought I'd share another sample using the flowers punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. Can't seem to get enough of these flowers.
For this one, I cut a piece of Sunny Garden designer paper square and halved it diagonally. That made my background. I used Pear Pizzazz for the card, layers with Poppy Parade. I think the thing I like best is the dotted designer paper from the In Colors Pattern Stack. Love those stacks!! The sentiment is from the Great Friend set, which is retiring July 1. Another set I'll really miss.
Thanks for stopping in today. Smiles, Laura
Friday, June 17, 2011
I know I've been gone awhile and I apologize from not posting something in the last week. I am doing some renovations on the house and it has taken all my time. The end isn't in sight yet, but by the end of July, I should be finished. One of my friends asked if I was doing the work myself and yes, I am. She said when she says, "I'm doing renovations" it means she's hiring it done. Well, I'm painting, installing new cabinets, putting up tile, and yes, I do the work myself, so it takes time. On top of that, I'm doing alot of cleaning out. Goodwill and I are getting to know each other by name! ha! That doesn't leave alot of time for my REAL passion, stamping and creating.
But I do have a card to share today. This one uses the On a Pedestal stamp set which is retiring, unfortunately. I love the sentiment "Happy Everything to you!" That's such a useful stamp!!
This card had three circles, one inside the other. Each is layered on a contrasting color, so it looks like even more circles.
Thanks for faithfully stopping by my blog. I'll try to do better posting some samples for your enjoyment!!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Today I am sharing 3 cards with you. They are the same layout, but open differently and are different sizes. So you get three for the price of one.
This one has alittle more inside because it's a bigger card and there's more room. I used the Decorative Label punch topped with the Curly Label punch for the sentiment. That quote is from the For All You Do set.
I used the Decorative Label punch for the backing and the Wide Oval punch in whtie for the sentiment.
There's plenty of room here for you to sign your name.
Hope you like these three. Come back soon, OK?
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Here is another card I made using the flower from the On The Grow set. It is really a fun one to stamp and color! I used Poppy Parade and Tempting Turquoise cardstock on this one, with designer paper from the Build-a-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II pack and the In Colors Patterns Stack. I am so glad the Patterns Stacks are not retiring!!
The main thing I like about this one is the layout. You know how I'm always looking for neat layouts. This one could be used with ANY image and sentiment.
Thanks for stopping in today!! See you another day!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
My friend Judy and I were playing with layouts the other day and here is one we saw that we wanted to try. I like how the two designer papers weave into each other.I stamped this jar of flowers from the On the Grow set on a circle and colored them with markers. You probably cannot see it but I dabbed some "stickles" onto the centers of the flowers. The jar itself is colored and then coated with Crystal Effects so it shines like a real jar.
I thought it needed something where the four strips of designer paper wove together, so I put 1/2" circles and brads on the four places they cross.
The bow above the circle just finishes it off. I hope you like this one!!
Have a great day and stop in again soon!! Smiles, Laura