Thursday, March 26, 2015

Movie for the Family to Enjoy!

Opens across the country April 6, 2015.
By your tickets today here:

SYNOPSIS: The leading mercenary for the British East India Company, Will Reynolds has just been double-crossed and now is on the run in the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name and win back the affections of the woman with whom he's never been fully truthful, Will now hides behind a new mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte - as well as Ben Franklin - while he races against time to defuse a plot of historical proportions. Coming to theaters Spring, 2015, BEYOND THE MASK is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.


Yes, my family is vested in this movie via friendship with the Burns family, creators of the film. Time (my oldest daughter worked on costumes and film production) and much prayer. It really is a fun family film!

Hope you take time to check it out!!
Thanks,

LauraJane:)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Guesting at the Waffle Flower Challenge

Today I'm guesting at the Waffle Flower Challenge.
Here is my card using stamps from DT Mix, a set I won from a previous challenge:) 
 My colors went more on the pink end of the spectrum than the inspiration photo.

  Hope you hop over to see what The Waffle Flower gals have created for the challenge 
March 23 – April 12!

Thanks for stopping by.

LauraJane:)
Waffle Flower stamp sets used:
DT Mix
Ever After
Pattern Play
With Love word die


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge #31

Hello.... Cupcakes and pink!!
Here's my card for  The Card Concept Challenge #31 the Freestyle/Collage category.
I started with embossing Scribbled Circles from PTI on white cardstock then SMOOSHED various colors of pink and red inks for the BG. Layered PTI's  Baker's Dozen cupcakes on flowers and greenery from Altenew.

Coloring the cupcakes with Spectrum Noir markers was relaxing:) then I clear embossed the butterflies for added interest.


Isn't the inspiration photo SCRUMPTIOUS?!!  
Hope you join in on the fun at TCC!

Check out what Virginia Lu our guest designer has made for the challenge. 
As well as all the other DT! I'm sure their cards will make you want to play along:)

Clean & Simple
Clean & Graphic
Clean & Layered
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant
Mixed Media





Have a great rest of the week!
LauraJane:)


Monday, March 16, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #30

Today there is a new Sketch up at STAMPlorations and Spring is in the air!! 

Here is my card using Sketched: Tulips inked in Antique Linen Distress Ink.   After coloring in the tulips with the markers, I accidentally spritzed with my glasses cleaner:/  It really gave it a washed out look.  So I recolored and outlined the images. I like how it turned out. The sentiment is from


other supplies used:

Here is the Sketch


Be sure to stop by STAMPlorations to see the other cards from the STAMPlorations Challenge Gals!

There are 3 Guest Designers as well:
Hope you are inspired to join in on the fun!
Remember, there are Prizes:

Winner
prize: 3 digi stamps
guest designer spot in Sketch #31

2 Top picks
the option to be a guest designer in the Sketch #31 Challenge if they'll use a STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided to them)
or clear stamp (if they already have them)

All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.
Frequent Players Spotlight: Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random drawing. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack.

Thanks for stopping by!

LaurJane:)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

WATERCOLOR SMOOSHING



I embossed Circle Scribbles in white before I SMOOSHED:)) LOVE the effect! I then embossed the HAPPY in gold before plasing a die over it.  BIRTHDAY is embossed on washi as well:))

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


Friday, March 13, 2015

Featured Friday at Becca's

Good Friday to ya!!
Today, the ever so talented with paper, ink and words, Becca, from Damsel of Distressed has invited me to be part of her Featured Friday.
I can't wait to see how she CASEd one of my cards:))
Hop over and check it out for yourself...and learn a bit more about what's behind my creative process.
Here's a sneak peak of what I made for the CASE.


Have a Blessed day!

LauraJane:)

Colors used:
Spectrum Noir markers  
Distress Ripe Persimmons and  Shaded Lilac

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring!!!


Feels like Spring!!
The snow is melted and the sun is shining, Spring has come to our part of the world:))) At least for a few days.

I have been quiet on the commenting front  with good reason my dear readers.  My oldest daughter was surprised with an engagement ring and proposal on Valentines Day.  He, future SIL, took her to the Butterfly House in St. Louis, It was also their first official date without a chaperone... yes, their courting relationship has played out like one of the Dugger Girls, without all the cameras!  The big day is set for this June, and I was happy to be in charge of making the 100+ invitations:)  The card fronts are completed *sigh* 

Altenew's Painted Butterflies was the stamp set the newlyweds chose for me to work with.  I've found that I do not like making duplicate cards. The happy couple graciously allowed me to vary the colors on each one.YAY!! 

 For today's card, I created something similar to the invitations that are finished, but not yet sent to the post. I used distress inks and water on PTI's new Fresh Snow Linen cardstock. 
Linking up to the Altenew March Challenge and

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)



Altenew Supplies:
Painted Butterflies
Vintage Flowers

Distress Inks:
Cracked Pistachio
Tumbled glass
Shaded Lilac
Evergreen Bough



EDITED:
Thank you for asking about the varied colors Marika. I had not thought about photographing all of them together...but I gave it  go!  Let me explain just a bit more about the invitations, they are much more CAS than the version I created for the challenge. I simply inked up the stamps in different rainbow colors before stamping.  Without the wash of color over the sentiment they reproduced very quickly!
Here are a few pics of all the LG butterflies and and then some of my most favorites from the project.







After seeing my card for the challenge, my daughter is asking for some silver embossing to be added to each one...HA!!  I believe a card is never TRULY finished until it is in the mail!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day 3 ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop



Our final day of  the  ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.
Have you been commenting to win?

Here's my card for today using:
Oh My Stars stencil


I REALLY like how the stars are spaced on this stencil so I can pick and choose which ones I want to use for the project!!
Various stars were inked through the stencil using Unicorn White, let dry, re-position  the stencil off to one side of the white stars and inked up in blue...then clear embossed.


Hope you join in on the fun, grab a stencil and play along!

YES there are Prizes just for commenting:
SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.

THREE (3) winners will each win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.

+ surprise prizes

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
I encourage you to comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on March 13. Winners will be announced on March 15.

Edited:
Shery, the owner of STAMPlorations is offering a FREE stencil for orders placed today until March 17th!!

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FREE STENCIL on all orders! 
Just for our stencil blog hop participants, place an order (no minimum amount) in the shop between today and March 17 and get afree ARTplorations stencil! Just add the stencil you want for free to your cart and when you're ready to checkout, use coupon codeSTENCILBLOGHOP and $5 (the price of the stencil) will be deducted from your total amount.
Get your free stencil here
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Thanks for stopping by!
LaueaJane:)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Day 2 ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Are you enjoying the STENCIL fun? 

Here's my card using  ARTplorations Bubbles stencil.
I used a water spritz technique to achieve the dimension on the stenciled BG.
Hope you join in on the fun, grab a stencil and play along!

YES there are Prizes just for commenting:
SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.

THREE (3) winners will each win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.

+ surprise prizes

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
I encourage you to comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on March 13. Winners will be announced on March 15.

Thanks for stopping by!
LaueaJane:)



Sunday, March 8, 2015

Day 1 ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Three days of STENCIL fun coming your way from STAMPlorations!


ARTplorations Oh My Stars stencil along with SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy take center stage on my card.
Distress inks sponged on the stencil made this card come together in no time! 
Hope you join in on the fun, grab a stencil and play along!

YES there are Prizes just for commenting :
SIX (6) winners (2 winners per day) will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.

THREE (3) winners will each win a $15 gift certificate. Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.

+ surprise prizes

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
I encourage you to comment on this post and the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes. Commenting closes on March 13. Winners will be announced on March 15.

Thanks for stopping by!
LaueaJane:)

Friday, March 6, 2015

STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge - Stamps & Stencils

YAY! It's Friday!!
Also the beginning of STAMPlorations March Challenge- Stamps and Stencils.

Here's my card for the challenge using:
About a Rose
I dry embossed the stencil, at an angle, by running it through my Big Kick, then colored a few of the raised Old Roses with water color pencils and Distress inks.
Then I stamped  a sentiment from About a Rose,(Stamp Lab)  and LOVE, a few times over the top for visual interest.  On a separated piece of cardstock I stamped and colored the rose image, then cut the square and mounted it onto the stenciled BG.
Heat embossing three hearts in black, along with another LOVE, helps add balance with dark contrast at the bottom of the card.
And finally a touch of washi to finish the whole thing off:)


Milla is a Guest Designer this month.

Stop by STAMPlorations and check out the cards from the other DT Gals!

Hope to see you playing along:)
LauraJane:)

I'm also linking up to Virginia's View Challenge #13 : embossing





Prizes:
Winner
(voted by the design team)
prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5") if she used our stamps, 1 stamp set if she didn't
+ guest designer spot in the April Challenge
Top picks
prize: 3 digi stamps 
+ the option to be a guest designer too in the April Challenge if they will use their winnings OR if they already have our clear stamps
All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.
Frequent Players Spotlight. Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random drawing. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack valued at $10.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Challenge #30 at The Card Concept





There is a new BEAUTIFUL inspiration photo
I just love the spring colors:) and the white textured vessel!
The theme is THINKING of YOU.
For my card, I wanted to challenge myself to create a FREESTYLE/COLLAGE using one layer only...stamps layered on stamps.
I know the main sentiment is I "heart" U, 
but I imagine the stamped images evoke the feeling of thinking of you.

The added "thinking of you" from PTI, is embossed with WOW! white pearl. 


Do pop over to see all the other cards from the DT, and play along!
Thanks for stopping by,
LauraJane:)

I'm also linking up to the Waffle Flower challenge.
Stamps used from Waffle Flower:
DT stamp set
In Every Way
Loved
Dies used as stencils:
Flower Circles die set

Monday, March 2, 2015

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #29

Hello!!!
 Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL Monday:)

There's a new Sketch up at STAMPlorations!


Here is my take on the challenge using Bold Florals and Botanical Lush ARTplorations stencils

I also used Distress inks and INKTENSE watercolor pencils. 
The sentiment is from Trendy Butterflies.

We have some new Guest Designers for the challenge:
Asha (winner), Sandie(top pick), Milla (top pick)
Do stop by to give them some comment love along with the other STAMPlorations Gals!!

Hope you stay and play too:)


Prizes:
Winner
prize: 3 digi stamps

guest designer spot in Sketch #31
2 Top picks
the option to be a guest designer in the Sketch #31 Challenge if they'll use a STAMPlorations digi stamp (to be provided to them)
or clear stamp (if they already have them)

All winners and top picks will receive a personalized guest designer badge that they can display on their blogs, as well as a STAMPlorations guest designer watermark.

Frequent Players Spotlight: Play in all 3 challenges for the month for entries to the random drawing. Prize is always going to be a stamp and stencil pack.

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CASEplorations : CASing Loll

Hello CASEplorations fans!
Today I'm CASEing a card from Loll Thompson.
The BOLD BLOOM stencil worked perfectly at the base of my card.  I chose a few of the blooms and leaves to trace, then colored them in with markers.

The white frame creates a cozy scene which I copied from Loll.
I tried going with just gold as the accent color using  
Then I added some black to ground the whole thing.


Here is Loll's card to CASE:


Hope this inspires you to join the Inspiration CASE Playground at STAMPlorations!


Thanks for stopping by!


LauraJane:)





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