Thursday, June 30, 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Bash!

Come celebrate at STamplorations ! 


In honor of  three years and growing Deepti has illustrated a sweet new stamp set called Kathryn's Big Wishes



I used the Lolly-Pop image for my card today.

There is a Linky party for you to create and share with us for more chances to win too!
Stop by  STAMPlorations for all the details and HOP along to see what all the gals have for your delight:)

  • Link up your celebration themed projects inspired by the mood board (up to 3 per player; new projects only; any/all products welcome. 
  • The mood board must be displayed in your blog post and you must link to any of the 7 blog hop posts to qualify for the prizes). 
  • Linky will be open from June 29 to July 5. 


prizes for linking up: 
1 random winner of Kathryn's Big Wishes stamp set
1 random winner of three CUTplorations word dies (winner's choice). 


Entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #22

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mix It Up Challenges #5 at SugarPea Designs

Happy Wednesday!

Mixing it up at the new Mix It Up Challenges at SugarPea Designs.
So I REALLY just stuck to the Sketch day:) 
Using my MISTI, I simply inked up the crown of the pineapple in several shades of aqua and green to form this abstract "Flower". Inspired by that top right macaroon!


The amazing colorist Alice Wertz is our guest for the month of JUNE!
Be sure to click by each of the other DT to see their cards using the sketch and photo:)
.....see how they MIX It UP!!
Claire Broadwater
Deanne Kay
Jeanne Jachna
Karren Johnson
Laura Jane
Lee Ann Barrett
Lesley Croghan
Mackie Robertson
Kerin Sylvester

This will be my last post for the SugarPea Mix It Up Challenge.
I'm grateful to have been on the team for the last 7 months:)

Thank you SugarPea for having me:)

LauraJane


Hope you play along!
The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the challenge provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword:# SPDMIU5 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Posting at The Ton

Hello! Today I'm over at The Ton blog sharing my first post:)) 
Thanks for joining me over there!

Here is a sneak Peak;)

LauraJane:)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Red, White and Blue

Hello! Happy Monday:)

There is a challenge this week at HoneyBee Stamps.
The them is 

Red, White & Blue 


  • Share your creations on the Honey Bee Stamps WebsiteHoney Bee Stamps Facebook Page or on Instagram using the hashtag #HBSChallenge so that we can see everything you create!  
  • The  challenge is to share anything crafty (cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media).  
  • Honey Bee Stamp products are not required to participate. 

Here is my card using Bless Your Heart and Not Too Shabby

Have a Blessed Week!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Inspired By All the Little Things #21 and PTI June bloghop

HAPPY Saturday!!

There is a new challenge at Inspired By All the Little Things.

This speaks of summer vacation which means this will be the last Inspired By challenge until September. 

AHHHH! peaceful ocean view with 
fresh linens and scrumptious colors.
Here is my card:
I went for the floral bouquet and waterfront view. Accented with pink polka-dots from the tablecloth:))
I incorporated the Make It Monday challenge of Reverse Stenciling for the "waterfront" BG. And added the flowers from Don't Forget to Write kit. The base is the new Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection.
I hope you are inspired to play along with us this week:))

Here is the list of  team members to inspire you further.
Click and ENJOY:))
LauraJane - that's me.

Have a Great Summer Break!
Thanks for stopping By!

LauraJane:)

and 

MAKE IT MONDAY #253: REVERSE STENCILING



Friday, June 24, 2016

More EXCITING news! DT with The Ton!

So, I was eating my  breakfast musli last Friday and reading through e-mails when I nearly fell off my chair!!  Why? Because Effie, from The Ton, sent me a DT invite:)
I didn't need to think about it, I said YES!!
 Click here to read the announcement at The Ton.

HAPPY DANCE with me:)))
Lovely LUSH Floral stamps are my favorite sets from The Ton

Are you ready for a Card Parade?

Here are a few of my favorite cards using The Ton stamps:






Happiest of Peonies & Sending Peonies




 

Sending Peonies



There are LOVELY DIES!

Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies


 ..Also I LOVE this Honey Bears set:))

Mini Wild Florals & Fabulous Word Die


Honey Bears



Honey Bears


Thank you Effie for inviting me to The Ton for the next term!
Hugs!

LauraJane:) 



Thursday, June 23, 2016

First post for Honey Bee Stamps!

Hey You all! To say I'm a bit nervous is an understatement. My first Stamp Company DT post is live at HoneyBee Stamps. And as promised here is a SNEAK Peek of the card.


I'm sharing how easy it is to take a simple stamp and add more depth with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, a.k.a Ziggs:)

AND just for you, My blog followers, is a code for 15% off your entire order 

at the HoneyBee Stamp Shop

code: LAURAJANE


Thanks for your support. 
Now get hopping to this post and see what I have for you today!





Wednesday, June 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Bigger Groovy Shoes

What could be better than GROOVY SHOES from STAMPlorations?..
LOVE them! and colored with Ziggys:) Masked and stenciled with BLOOM FACTORY and distress inks. Splattered with Fireworks and GOLD.
We are having a BLOG hop at STAMPlorations. Stop by to see how ALL the BIGGER Groovy Shoes are being used:))

These sets are available at 10% off until June 29th.



Mix It Up Challenge #4 at SugarPea Designs

Happy Wednesday!
Mixing it up at the new Mix It Up Challenges at SugarPea Designs.
Here is my card using:
Stamps: Pineapple ParadiseFunky Wreath Spring Addition
SugarCut Dies: Funky Wreath SpringZig Zag Stitched RectanglesChatterbox Journal Card
To play along, make a project using just the inspiration, or just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you!


The amazing colorist Alice Wertz is our guest for the month of JUNE!
Be sure to click by each of the other DT to see their cards using the sketch and photo:)
.....see how they MIX It UP!!
The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the challenge provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword:# SPDMIU4 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #22

Sunday, June 19, 2016

For you Dad

Happy Father's day! 

Today I have a card for my Dad inspired by the photo at Altenew June Inspiration Challenge.  I used the Birch Land Stamp set and colors found in the inspiration photo.

The sentiment from Precious Moments is double stamped in Moon Rock and Lava Rock crisp inks. I colored the trunk of the tree with my Ziggys! Leaves and grass inked in shades from
I think I could build lovely trees all day with this set!  The set is easy to work with and the lines very forgiving when coloring. This card took less than 30 minutes...I know because my DH was waiting patiently for me to finish:)


For you Dad, the first man to hold my heart.
Thanks for teaching me to stand tall, as you do at 6 foot 6, always reminding me that even a giant can be gentle, peaceful and strong in times of adversity.
I am blessed to have you as an example in seeking a godly man to be my husband. Thank you, Dad for handing me over to him; my best friend, who is selfless, patient and loving, just like you.
Thank you for continued support through never ceasing prayer and encouragement from the sidelines.
Thank you for being an amazing grandfather to our 6 children! 

You are my hero! 

I love you Dad. 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a Blessed day.

LauraJane:)

linking to the following Challenges:


Time Out Challenges #59

sponsored by:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Exciting news!

Lisa at Honey Bee Stamps blog is making the announcement today:)) I'm excited to have been chosen for the next Design Team!

Here is my welcome HoneyBee stash to add to my garden of stamps!

I Do love the amount of images packed into a set! That Spring Honey Buddy set has 42 pieces for building cute scenes with.

I'll be posting on the HoneyBee Stamps Blog every other Thursday. Sharing sneak Peeks here so you'll need to hop over there to see all the Details of what I create for the day:)
I will be offering a discount code to the HONEYBEE SHOP as well to all my followers. 
So come back on June 23rd to find the CODE!

Thanks in advance for Happy Dancing with me!
LauraJane:)

Inspired By All the Little Things #20

Fabulous new inspiration at Inspired By All the Little Things.
I LOVE the vintage blue camera and FLASH.
Here is my take:


Melinda Everitt is our Guest artist this week.

Hope you are inspired to play along with us:))
Here is the list of  team members to inspire you further.
Click and ENJOY:))
LauraJane - that's me.


Thanks for stopping By!


LauraJane:)

Friday, June 17, 2016

STAMPlorations Mid-month Remeinder

Reminding you all about the Challenge at STAMPlorations:)
Here is my card using a sentiment from Groovy Shoes and a the Bubbles stencil.

I incorporated the Sentiment as the "square" from the sketch.
Hope to see you playing along at STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge!

Our Special Guest Designers are:


Be sure to check out what the other STAMPlorations Gals have for your visual delight!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Create along with us at PTI

Hello!

I have a card for the Create Along With Us Challenge at PTI. 
I was intrigued with Betsy's card using the Double Up dies and adding ink to the embossed or de-bossed area with a brayer on the die..  

Here is my card.

 I thought I could use the Embroidered Borders Die and stamps for that same look. It actually worked out pretty well using the coordinating stamp instead of inking with a brayer. That just looked like a messy accident waiting to happen! Yeah, ink would be everywhere!

Here is Betsy's card:


Here is a closer look at mine:

Thanks for the inspiration Betsy!!
So excited to get my hands on those new scalloped dies! What are you ordering from the new release?



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