Monday, December 11, 2017

I must be Dreaming!!

  Happy dancing 💃💃💃 to be guesting over at Wplus9 blog today! This has been a Big Dream of mine! Feeling honored and grateful for the invitation.

My flower loving heart swooned back in 2013 with the release of  Fresh Cut Florals, which was the very first layering stamp set purchased by me:))  😍 I've been a fan of Dawn's stamps and Coloring videos since the beginning of my card making/ blogging days. Learning to play with watercolor, markers, and Zigs along with stamps, blossomed for me thanks to the simple techniques taught by Dawn and Kelly Latevola, one of her Team designers.

So, over at Stamp Away with Me, I'm sharing a sweet card with the newly released THE CREW:GARDEN CLUBThis is not a layering set but an outline image set just begging to be colored with my Ziggys:)) on Bristol smooth watercolor paper.

Here is a sneak of the card:

I'd LOVE it if you popped over at Wplus9, to see the whole card, read up on the details, and leave a comment. Tell 'em I sent ya' 😍

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #76

Are you ready for a NEW YEAR??
Here's a card to get you in the mood to celebrate 2018:)
I used a set from Ellen Hutson called ADVENT.

This will be the last card challenge of 2017. Looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery:))

Joanne James  from The Craft Owl is our Featured Guest Artist this week. Stop by Inspired by All the Little Things to read about her.  And see all the creations made by my teamies:))

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #75

How LOVELY is that pair of skates?? However, there are no stamps in my stash that resemble skates...In hindsight, a pair of boots with hand drawn blades could have worked:))

Here's my card:
  • I took a deer mask spritzed with SHIMMERZ sprays layered onto white CS, and ran it through my embossing machine for a faux letterpress look. Then stamped some STAR TRAILS in coordinating inks. then finished by heat embossing the silver Flourishes and sentiment.



Bobby Hagen of Bits & Pieces is our Featured Guest Artist this week. Stop by Inspired by All the Little Things to read about her.  And see all the creations made by my teamies:))
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Mood Board for The Ton Challenge

YAY!! There's a NEW challenge at The Ton Challenge blog for December.


Inspired by the MOOD BOARD above, I created lovely backgrounds with a simple technique using coordinating DieCUTs as Masks. 
To achieve this look: 


I left one card without any additional color, accept a pretty strip of ribbon.  A sentiment on the 

Modern Labels and Coordinating Die completed this simple card.

For the next one, I quickly colored the blooms and berries with alcohol markers, added the strip of ribbon and stamped the sentiment with Cobalt Breeze Dye
Embellished with Milky Way Couture mix and Nuvo Drops.

Hope to see you join the fun at The Ton Challenge!


How to Play

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word and mood board on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.
YOU could win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”
*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!



STamplorations Theme and Sketch Challenge

Hello there! Well December is HERE:)) and we have a NEW Theme and Sketch challenge at STAMPlorations



STAMPlorations Supplies used:
stamp sets:
 stamp set
Hope to see you join the Challenge! You have all month to play along:))

As always, here is a coupon code for you to get 20% off at STAMPlorations.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Altenew November 2017 Inspiration Challenge

We have a new House rule in our home called 'Unplugged Sunday,' which means: No electronics, no phones, no WiFi, no computers, you get the picture... I found it REALLY increased my creative productivity:)) and as an added bonus, the kiddos were playing outside, reading more books and cooking up a storm! So it's a win-win in every way!

The first Sunday that we implemented this rule, I played with the Sketchy Floral stamp set and Floral Drape stencil from Altenew.
I used a stencil technique learned years ago:

  • Ink up the back of the stencil with Crisp inks 
  • spritz with water and place onto white CS
  • Let dry 
  • remove stencil, then see the magic:)) 
  • Stamped the Sketchy Floral stamp over the top. 
  • Then I added more color with Markers and embossing to some, 
  • and even a bit of stitching to the last one.

Here are the results:))
And a closer look at each one:







Hope you enjoyed my cards...and MAYBE even try a day Unplugged:))



Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Birthday May! .....and some Cyber Monday deals.

Just wanted to pop in and wish May Parks 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Happy dancing with you on your Birthday May!
Hope your day is Blessed :)
 Using MANY stamps and Dies from AltenewEnvelope Liner Die SetCreative Edges: Notebook 
DieTabbed Stamp & Die BundleHappy Mail Stamp SetHappy Mail Die Set

 I played with the new Artistic Marker sets on the small "postage stamps" above,and tiny flowers in the cluster below.
On the inside under the vellum layer, I stamped a pretty cluster with Floral FantasyBuild-A-Flower: Rose, and Winter Rose. And a sentiment from Charmed
All inks used  are Crisp inks which are my FAVORITE watercolor based inks.

You may not know that May is the Marketing Director at Altenew. She is the one that gets all notifications of sales and new goodies out to us...the fans:)
Here are the latest sales.
24 hours only! Save up to 50% on 2017 Cyber Monday Sale Collection of 171 items including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, ink sprays, bundles, and more! Valid 11/27/2017 at 12:05 AM EST through 11/27/2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
20% off All Stamp & Die Bundles (excluding Build-A-Flower Collection)







50% off Lovely Lotus Bundle ($60 -> $30) while supplies last

 32% off Stamping Starter Kit 2 ($102 -> $69)


Shipping promotions(ongoing)
    • $7 off on all orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF
    • FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $200 with code SHIPFREE

Entering the Challenge at Altenew:


Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Ornaments at The Ton Blog

Hello! I'm over at The Ton today with a cheery card of Ornaments!


See you over there
Hope you are having a BLESSED weekend!

LauraJane:)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Inspired By #74

Tracey is hosting this week at Inspired By All the Little things Challenge #74. Hope those of you in the States had a Blessed Thanksgiving! 


Here is my literal take on the inspiration photo.
I cut a star from MME woodgrain pattern paper with my Scan n Cut. Thanks to the MISTI:) I was able to emboss the sentiment several times; first in Metallic Gold, which was not as visible as I would have liked. A 2nd try with white EP after moving the stamp slightly to the upper right corner. This made it POP nicely:)) The Holly Branch from The Ton added a happy touch of green.

Our special Guest Designer this week at Inspired By is my friend Maria Fischer! Stop by the Inspired By blog to learn more about her, and while you are there, CHECK out how the rest of the team was inspired:)

Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Wanda Cullen

Rules of play: 

The linky will close on Friday,December 1, 2017, at 11:55am. (PST)
RULES of PLAY:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Enjoy!
Hope to see your creation in the Inspired By gallery!

Friday, November 24, 2017

My Favorite Essentials By Ellen Set..ummmm SETS!


 Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop celebrating 11 years of Ellen Hutson LLC. These are a FEW of my Favorite Essentials By Ellen Stamp and Die sets.  I say few, because I could not choose just one:) 
Bohemian Garden by Julie Ebersole and Wild Garden Dies were my first purchase from the Essentials By Ellen products.


 I paired them up with my favorite WORD Die MANY THANKS.



Just a hint of my newest FAV....CONCERTINA TAG die BY JULIE was used as a stencil for inking with Altenew Crisp Inks.


While inking up the pretty Wild Garden Dies, I realized that a second card need to be made utilizing the pretty floral silhouette left behind.
This time, I stacked the tails of the CONCERTINA TAG die to create one long tag and added the JOY in Starlight Crisp Ink. Don't you think the poofy bloom from Bohemian Garden looks like a snowflake on the background panel?  A layer of Vellum helped tone down the "snowstorm" behind the tag.
As always, I embellished with NUVO drops, on both cards..because, I'm a #Nuvodropjunkie!

Your next stop is Kittie Caracciolo
You can start in the CLASSroom, HERE  for the full week's hop list.

Today's hop list:
LauraJane Head <<<you are Here:)


What's a party without prizes? Yes there are many:))) check out the details here.
Happy 11th Anniversary Ellen Hutson and Crew!

AND there's an Super sale happening until the 27th:


Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


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