Hi there! Happy hump day! This week is just flying by for me and sweet Sadie (our new pup) is startling to settle in now that we got her some antibiotics to find out the pesky infection she caught at the shelter…. Today I’ve got a card to share with you featuring one of the Bebunni images! I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers ((IB1, IB2, IG1, IG2, IG3, PP5)) and popped him up with some dimension. Let’s check it out a bit closer:
Isn’t he a cutie? The background was created with this stamp set and distress markers (peacock feathers and seedless preserves). Added some twine the balloon and that’s it!! Fun and colorful and perfect for any kind of celebration I think!!!
Thanks for popping by today and I’ll catcha tomorrow! :)
Posted by Laurel on July 23, 2014
Hello there and happy Tuesday to all! Today I am bringing you a card that is not something I’ve done before… A chalkboard style card with shots of color! When I saw THIS Winnie and Walter set, this idea just came into my mind.. Bright heat embossed hearts against a black background! This set is gorgeous full of detailed images like these hearts! The sentiments are fab…. I love Zing embossing powders… They give great coverage and they come in fabulous colors (the colors I used are linked below).
To finish it off, I heat set the envelope in white and colored it in with colored pencils… To create the chalkboard look, I just grabbed a make up sponge and spread some of the unicorn ink around. So yea, a little different from my usual style, but I kinda like it. What do you think?
Thanks for popping in today! Catcha tomorrow!
Posted by Laurel on July 22, 2014
Hello there Lawnscapers!!!! Today we have a super fun challenge for you today going on over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog! Watercoloring is the hot trend right now so we just HAD to, I mean HAD to feature that for this week’s challenge!!!! I created a background using these watercolors and then I die cut the word “dude” using Louie’s ABC’s…. I watercolored those letters up, adhered them down and applied double coatings of glossy accents and wink of stella… Gorgeous, sparkly and artsy I think.
Now head on over to the Lawnscaping blog and check out what the rest of the design team made!!
Posted by Laurel on July 21, 2014
Hello!!! I just recently received my Winnie & Walter order and just had to find a few minutes yesterday (while my husband took my daughter on his run) to play! I immediately reached for this set. I love it! I created the text background by mounting all of the sentiments onto my footed press and then stamped. I aged it up by adding some distress inks and water! The camera was heat embossed with this sparkle embossing powder! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shine!!!
For the sentiment, I reached for this Winnie & Walter set! I selectively stamped the image so I could mount up that sparkly heart from the Picture Perfect set.. Yes, the sentiment had a heart in it, but I wanted to pop up the heart and add some sparkle so I used the heart from the other set! And all the colored inks are from WPlus9! They are fab the way! If you are in the market for some great dye inks, check them out!
Super fun. So glad I discovered this company!! Happy Sunday everyone!
Posted by Laurel on July 20, 2014
Happy Saturday! As soon as I saw this challenge over at Moxie Fab, I knew this unique Happy die was perfect. What makes it unique you ask? Well, the split in the center! What a fantastic idea! BRILLIANT! Let you remind you in case you missed in this post, Jillian is 15 years old. She started this company, she comes up with the ideas and her mom helps put them to life…. This one is no exception… It’s one die, that has a break in the middle. And there are 3 sentiment sets that coordinate with this set… You can stamp them right in the middle of the die. I chose a sentiment from THIS SET because today we adopted Sadie, our new dog! :) Picture at the end of this post.
I heat embossed the sentiment and wooden with this Liquid Platinum embossing powder…. That stuff just goes with everything!!!!!!!! The blue striped background is from this stamp. And I just recently discovered the WPlus9 inks. I placed an order with a few inks and the moment I stamped with them, I went back into the store and ordered the rest of the inks (they have fantastic cardstock too, just sayin’)..
So isn’t this die neat? Unique in every way? Yup, thought so!!!! Thanks for popping in today and have a fab weekend!
Posted by Laurel on July 19, 2014
BONJOUR! I took French in high school. I did. But I think I remember maybe 5 things from it… Bonjour being one of them, lol! I LOVE this stamp set from Crafter’s Companion. LOVE IT!!!! I just had to have it the second I saw it. I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored them with Gansai Watercolors (I linked to various sets with different quantities and sources below). I thought I was filming this, but alast, I was not. So I’ll make another card using this image and remember to press record. The watercolors and the fab. stmap set made this card easy!
I love watercoloring. It’s freeing!!!! Thanks for stopping by today!
Posted by Laurel on July 18, 2014
I’m back today with another card using THIS Winnie & Walter stamp set. Yes, it’s still the only one I have right now (but is just so darn awesome) but my order will be arriving any day now. I hear their packaging is adorable! Can’t wait to see!!! Anywho, I decided to pair the Winnie & Walter stamp set with some Dylusion sprays I just picked up and this awesome stencil from Memory Box. (All supplies linked below)…..
I heat embossed the image over the stenciled image using THIS SPARKLY AWESOME EMBOSSING POWDER. It is so yummy and sparkly. There’s lots of texture going on here but I LOVE IT! And love how the sentiment stands out so well against such a busy background.
Thanks for popping by today!!!!
Posted by Laurel on July 17, 2014
Hi there everyone! Today it has been nothing but non stop rain and thunder! So appropriate I do a bright and cheerful card, would’t you say (although I admit, rain is good napping weather)…. I love embossing paste. I love embossing powder. So why not combine them both?
You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD!
Posted by Laurel on July 16, 2014
Oh yes! I am loving this stamp company! It might not be new to you, but it is new to me!!! :) Allow me to introduce you to Winnie & Walter if you have been living under a rock like me. I only have one stamp set right now, but just ordered several more and they are on their way to me now!!! :) For this card, I kept the sentiment to star of the show, pun intended, lol!!! First I masked off the area for the sentiment and then heat set it using this amazing embossing powder that seems to go with everything under the sun.
Then using this stencil, I applied loads of white embossing paste over it and then sprinkled some of this fab embossing powder of the top. Now, I like the look it leaves when you heat set it with the heat tool. I like how it bubbles. I think its cool. If you don’t like that look, then just let it air dry.
After I was done with that, I applied lots of Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans over the top and voila…. The sparkle. The shine. The texture…. Amazing… I can not wait for my order to arrive so I can play some more! :)
Thanks for popping by today! :)
Posted by Laurel on July 15, 2014
Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Yesterday was an eventful day with my daughter. I found her hands in the toilet bowl and on top of my dish washer…. Life is good. Love that little girl! My kids… Are truly blessings. Love them so. They ARE my hearts…
Wanted to drop in with a little bit of a crafty update! You might notice a new badge on my sidebar? I have joined the A Jillian Vance Design Team. Now some of you may have never heard of this company before. Be sure and check it out… Projects coming soon featuring some of their stamps and unique dies! :) Here’s the super cool thing. It is own by a 15 year old. Yup, you heard me. Jillian is 15. Her mom helps her run the company. I love to support younger people in this industry….
In other news, I am no longer on the Simon Says Stamp design team. :) I served on the team for over 2 1/2 years. It was a great ride and I enjoyed my time with them but it was time to move on to other things and open up doors I didn’t have time to look into before. I have some things in the works that hopefully pan out soon and I can’t wait to share them with you.
So that’s all for now! Enjoy your day everyone!!!!!!!
Posted by Laurel on July 15, 2014