Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrating 10 years with Papertrey Ink

Happy Monday!
 Well, I have been thoroughly enjoying the look back at The PAST, Present and Future with Nicole at PTI all last week.. Grateful to have had some time to play with sets that have not been inked for too long!
Starting with Beautiful Blooms 2007:


Flower Garden 2008:




Delightful Doilies 2011:

Embroidered Blooms 2012:

The Best is Yet to Be 2013:

Life Is Beautiful 2014:



I simply enjoyed stamping on most of these cards..adding layers of papers and Dies. I used  PTI inks..keeping to mostly the same color palettes of yellow and green. A few of them I went back in with Ziggys to add a watercolor wash and details.

Looking forward to seeing what is in store for this year from Papertrey Ink:)))
Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)





Saturday, February 18, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge #44

I went way out and found a FLOWER for the Ferris Wheel:)) Not Surprised are ya?
 I used a piece of Pattern Paper from the Altenew Reflections Scrapbook kit for the base of my card.  Then stamped three blooms from the Hibiscus Bouquet set. Did some coloring with the New Markers (set A) Fussy cut them out and popped them on the base.
Hope this inspired you to play along with us...even if you don't have a Ferris Wheel stamp:))

Guest artist this week is..Becca Whitham from Expressions

Check out our Design Team's Creations:))

Kimberly Lackenbach 

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp


Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Reminder at STAMPlorataions

Just a Quick card for the Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations
products used: BOLD FLORALS MINI stencil BOLD FLORALS stencil HUGS, and  STITCHED SNOW HILLS EDGE/BORDERS - CUTplorations

Theme:
(Retro: anything and everything vintage; with a vintage theme or feel; vintage/old elements and ephemera; retro design)

Sketch:


Here are the links to my fellow teamies' Blogs.
Stop by to see what they have created for your Inspiration!!

Becca

Thanks for stopping by!

 LauraJane:)

Remember to use my CODE for a discount:))
my code for you to use: STAMPGIRLLAURA

How does it work?


  • If you use my discount code when you order, you will get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.
  • You may use my code to get discounts on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.
  • You may NOT combine my code with any other discount codes.


PRIZES:))
Theme & Sketch Challenge (1st Friday of the month)
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the T&S challenge team- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stamplorations Mini Release Blog Hop

I'm excited to be joining the Blog Hop at STAMPlorations for the Mini Release of  Lacy Edges and Borders - CUTplorations



These are the dies I am using today:
For my first card:
  • I started with an A2 sized White CS and cut all three border edge dies several times across the card front.
  • Then I inked each edge with distress inks: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Placed them back together to reform the full card front
  • Flicked some water and splatter to add depth to the inked panel.
  • Cut a frame from the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies by trimming the center out with a craft knife.
  • Adhered that to the finished card front with tombow mono glue.
  • Cut the Blessed word die from a piece of white CS that was quickly inked with Mermaid Lagoon
  • Cut a second Blessed from Black CS and glued the two together slightly offset to create a shadow effect for the word
  • Glued that into the framed card front
  • Finished with a few Sparkle Clear sequins:)
For my next card:
I wanted to create a Dainty Lady's Handkerchief  with the first die in the set.
  • From white CS I cut the scalloped edges by carefully placing the die at an angle to create "the lace"
  • brushed over that with some Twisted Citron and set it aside
  • On another piece of white CS I stamped the pretty floral decorations from Frames and Flowers stamp set
  • placed that over the lacy edged piece 
  • added a thin strip of yellow CS
  • Cut three layers of Blessed word die from yellow/orange CS and glued them together
  • Trimmed off the "ed" to for the word BLESS
  • Stamped YOU onto a thin strip of white CS and added the diecut BLESS to make a small sentiment panel.
  • Layered some patterned paper to a cardbase and added my Handkerchief and sentiment panel.
  • Finished with a few yellow sequins on the lace:)

Hope you enjoyed today's cards featuring  Lacy Edges and Borders - CUTplorations!

Remember to stop by STAMPlorations to find the list of other designers highlighting the dew dies and Comment for a chance to win!!

Prizes:
ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift certificate 
ONE (1) winner of her choice of either Lacy Edges or the Winter & Spring Stitched
Landscape dies
Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the
STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Border shaker at The Ton

Hello and Happy Monday! I'm over at The Ton with a card featuring the Floral Border Cling Background and the new Coordinating Die :) making it SUPER easy to make a shaker.
I stamped the Scenes: Grand Stairway Cling Background on the inside for visual interest.
I'd love it if you popped over to The Ton blog to see more details on how I made this!
Have a great day!!

LauraJane:)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 5: Love TAGplorations Blog Hop & Linky Party

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Welcome to Day 5 at STAMPlorations:))
Here is my tag for the day:

  • I used the largest of the LUGGAGE TAGS NESTING DIES and cut one from White CS and one from pink CS
  • Then I cut the Clustered Hearts die from the white tag and another Clustered Hearts die from red CS
  • Cut one FOREVER word die from white CS and colored with a few shades of red markers
  • Placed a piece of acetate behind the white tag over teh hearts opening
  • Inlaid and Glued the Red outline of the Clustered Hearts die back into the white tag
  • Added several sequins to create a shaker..used foam tape to adhere the two tags together...allowing the pink tag to show just a bit from the bottom edge
  • Added a bit of splatter with red and black distress inks
  • Glued the colored FOREVER word die in place
  • Finished with several strands of embroidery floss for the tassel:))
  • And then popped four red hearts around the front for balance and interest 



Hope this inspires you to make some LOVE tags, Link them here, and leave some LOVE in the comment section!


Here are the details for the prizes:))
*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post


Prizes:
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive the Luggage Tags die set


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge #43

Hello! Happy Weekend to ya!
Would you look at that inspiration photo for Inspired By All the Little Things..LOVE all those patterns and textures.
Here is that card that came from ogling all the lovely details.
I used two layers of the Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die from The Ton, one in black and the other in gold. Offsetting them just a wee bit to allow the black layer to show. Spray adhesive makes gluing them together a breeze. I like how some of the tiny pieces of the die are left randomly in place for a not so perfect pattern.
Now for the pop of raspberry I stamped and cut three Fresh Cut Garden Roses in Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia, and Pink Derby. Added some deep pink foliage from Penny Black. And a marbled Waffle Flower to mimic the circles in the photo.
Two layers of Thanks for the sentiment...one in Gold and the top in black.
Then I ended with sprinkling a few black sequins across the blooms:))

The ever so Lovely and FUN Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone is our Guest artist this week!

I had to share her photo as I just LOVE her mischievous smile:))

Check out our Design Team's Creations:))

Kimberly Lackenbach 

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp


Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Hope you will join us in the challenge!
The linky will close on Friday, 17 February at 11:59am. (PST)

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

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