Monday, May 22, 2017

A Birthday Challenge is Up at Bitten by the Bug2

Here is a design team challenge for Bitten by the Bug2 - create a birthday card, tag or layout - so I combined the tag and a card. I created a card as colorful and happy as one on my friends who is celebrating her May birthday. I used Tags, Bags and Boxes 2 (tag); Paper Lace (free Happy Birthday); and Simply Charmed (party horn). The patterned paper is Stamping' Up! Festive Birthday - still available at, but it won't be when the new catalog comes out June 1.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cricut-cut Easter Baskets

I created about 30 Easter baskets for a Women's Club meeting/dinner. I also added tags - with a spring flower theme. Fits a bunny or chick and a a large chocolate Easter egg. Here's the rest of them:

Friday, March 17, 2017

It's a Lego Birthday

What boy or girl doesn't love legos -- in any color -- for a birthday! I used lego printed patterned paper and a Happy Birthday sentiment from Tin of Cards stamp set from Stamping' Up! The birthday numbers are the set of large number number framelits die cuts. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wedding Wishes

Here's the Groom and Bride cuts from the Sweethearts cricut cartridge. I used white card stock with glitter for the bride's view and dress. I added a Stampin' Up! "Wedding Wishes" sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and the card is now ready for the mail.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Pretty Birthday Girl Card

Here's some pretty birthday girl cards. I used the Stamping' Up! retired stamp set: Hey Girl. This is the perfect stamp set for my consignment shop cards. And I love that I can customize the girl's skin, eye, and hair color if anyone asks.

I colored in her skin with a copic skin color marker and used SU water based inks for th rest of the image. I used the traditional method of squeezing the ink cartridge and using the residue on the top inside area with my water brush, which is very easy to get gradient color. Popped a rhinestone on her hair bow and finished!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Handmade Papercrafts by Laura Cardmaking Tip

When it comes to embellishing a card, make sure that the buttons, brads and flowers are not too thick. Otherwise the Post Office will charge you more postage based on weight AND your envelope and card may be ripped in the mail. Trust me, I have made this mistake!

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Happier Birthday

For this card, I used the Party Animal Suite patterned paper and Balloon Adventures stamp set. I mounted the card onto Crushed Curry card stock, and I really like how the blue pops against the yellow, reminding me of Mexican tiles, Talavera. A very easy card that my class card makers will appreciate.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Party Animal Birthday Card

Thank you for following Janet's Lakeland's RemARKable Blog Hop, and thanks for coming here from Katarina Ewa's blog post.The theme is anything form the 207 Spring Catalog. 

Using the Occassion's catalog Party Animals Suite, I have a fully coordinated birthday card. I love when all of my supplies are easy to mix and match. I used a sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set -- and it was fun to use the Stitched Framelits to make it pop. Party Animal Designer Series Paper and the matching card stock pack made for an easy, breezy card, ready for my card making class.

Next on the blog hop is Darla Olson.

1. Janet Wakeland -
3. Candice Fields -
4. Libby Dyson -
Permalink -
7. Stacey Lane -
11. Darla Olson -
12. Leonie Schroder -
15. Carole Anne Currie Patterson-

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Another Year Full of Adventures

I absolutely love the Occassion's catalog Party Animals Suite -- all of my supplies are easy to mix and match. I used a sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, and the matching cardstock pack. The balloons were also a fun part of the card, and I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut the stamped balloons.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Floating Balloon Birthday Card

I love how whimsical this stamp set, Ballon Adventures, is. Matted onto layers of Party Animals Designer Series paper polka dots and matching card stock, this is a fun, simple-to-make card.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

To My Valentine

As part of another challenge, to create anything Valentine- or Love-related, I dug out last year's Blooming' Love stamp set, which is still in this year's Annual Stamping' Up! catalog. I cut the stamped image with Layering Squares Framelits. I then added some bright Pop of Pink DSP layers, and this simple card is finished and ready for my husband, of course!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Watercolor Happy Birthday

I have been working on watercolor challenges in a Stamping' Up! Facebook group -- and I am new to adult watercoloring (this isn't your elementary school watercoloring palette). I used watercolor brushes, Aqua Painters, for the first time. I simply squeezed my inks pads to leave residual ink inside the cover and dipped my watercolor brush into it. I experimented with using concentrated colors and washed out colors of Rose Red and Garden Green. The embossed Rose Wonder stamped image's raised lines help keep the colors separate. Also, I used Shimmer White paper, which holds the water very well, as it doesn't seep through and alter the paper itself.

I used the same Watercolor Wash stamped background in Sky Blue ink as a previous card because I have samples left over. I like the washed out blue next to the deeper colors in the flower image. I then added some matching washi tape and glued a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set on it. Thanks for stopping by to read my post!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Watercolor Kisses

Watercolor kisses

My first time trying the kiss stamp technique...No kissing required! I used the Watercolor Wash background stamp in Blue Sky ink and Watercolor Wings in Blushing Bride. I inked up the line of dots stamp and pressed rows into the butterfly stamp, which was lightly inked with Blushing Bride pink. The pink card stock is also Blushing Bride and the neutral, Crumbcake. The sentiment, from Watercolor Wings, was inked and die cut with Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Here is the how-to that I followed:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pink Pirouette Valentine's Day Card

Getting back into card making - and starting with Valentine's Day. I went with a very soft pink: Pink Pirouette card stock and ink. 

I used the Sunshine Sayings Clear-Mount Bundle stamp set and diecut set. And some twine from the Tin of Tags kit. What a versatile set, it is going to be my go-to bundle :)

photo copyright Stamping' Up!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time for Sale-A-Bration

Stamping' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is here! That means great deals -- with every $50 that is spent you qualify for a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. These are products that you can't buy. 

On top of that, it is the best time to join as a demonstrator - whether you plan to be a hobbiest or business-minded demo. The SU Starter Kit is an amazing value! Purchase the starter kit for $99 and get FREE Shipping AND pick any two stamp sets for FREE! This is up to a $104.00 savings! The sign on details are here.