Monday, August 8, 2016

Birthday Trip for Amy!

Hello, and welcome to the final destination on Amy's Birthday blog hop!  WOW!  What a whirlwind trip she has had!  You should have arrived here from Friday Harbor where Amy was spending some time with Kimberly.  If you would like to go along on the entire birthday adventure, then head to Kate's blog for the first leg of the journey in New York. 

For her final stop, Amy is headed back home to Seattle!  In fact, the entire city came out to wish her a Happy Birthday!  They hung a special banner across the skyline to help her celebrate!

For my card, I tried to include things that Amy likes best:
  • Coffee
  • The color green
  • The Seattle skyline

I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful birthday adventure Amy!  Thanks for being a great friend, always so supportive and encouraging!  You're the best!!

I was the last stop on the birthday journey, so now head on over to Amy's blog and let her know how much fun you had going on this trip with her!!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

CASology - Chevron

Hello there!
I am here with a last minute entry to the current CASology challenge where the cue word is:

Here is my card:

I used the Reverse Confetti quick card panels with a fun chevron pattern as the backdrop for my cute little birds.  I think I got the bird at the Michael's dollar bin!!  But I only had one bird, so I used Jennifer McGuire's mirror stamping trick to make one facing the other way.  I then colored them with copics and adhered them to the card with foam tape.  The card base is SU Old Olive.

Thanks for stopping by - it was great to play along with CASology again!  It's been too long!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Toni!


It's Birthday Blog Hop time!  Toni is celebrating her special day today, so we are having a blog hop in her honor!  You may know Toni from her blog Frankie Helps Craft.  I feel lucky to know Toni IRL.  This girl is such a crack up!!  She is always so funny and makes our crafty get togethers so much fun!!  Thanks for bringing so much laughter into our lives Toni!!

Toni loves bright bold colors so I made this card just for her:

I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to create this bold background, letting the red and yellow blend together in the middle to create a nice orange color.  The sentiment is from a older HA set.  I completely CASed this card from Darlene of Live Love Cards.  She was doing a series on Quick and Easy cards, and this one was so great, I had to try it for myself. She was right, it was quick and easy, but still packs a punch!!

Here is the hop list - stop by everyone's blog to see what they created for Toni, then be sure to stop by Toni's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday too!

Laura  <<<you are here
Toni    <<<birthday girl

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Toni!!  I hope you have an amazing day!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sea you soon!

Hello my friends,

I'm excited to be featured as guest designer over at The Heart Desires blog again!

They are wrapping up Nautical month over on the blog, so I am featuring some fun nautical papers from the store.  Here is the card I made for my guestie spot:  

Be sure to head over to The Heart Desires Blog to find out all the details of my Mermaid card.  Thanks again to the Design Team for letting me join them this month!  I had lots of fun playing with those great nautical papers!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Katie!

Hi Everyone!

It's time for another Birthday Blog Hop!  Today is Katie Brooks' birthday, so the gals from our Pacific Northwest crafty group are getting together to help her celebrate.  Katie is so much fun when we get together to craft, always bringing a smile and her cheerful attitude!  I'm glad you are part of our group Katie!!

Here is the card I made for her:

This card is from a SU kit that I have had for a while, and am just getting around to using. There are so many pieces in this kit - it was hard to decide which to use!  I chose the card base with the gold diagonal stripes and added some HA ink to the middle of the fun swirl, which is a die cut piece.  The sentiment is Altenew's label love.  The twine and the gold stars (which are part of the kit) add a nice finishing touch and help tie it all together.

Hop along to see what everyone else made to help brighten Katie's day.  Then stop by the birthday girl's blog to wish her a happy day too!

Laura  <<<You are here
Katie   <<<Birthday Girl

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie, I hope your day is filled with friends, family, presents, cake and lots of love!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anchor's Away

Hello Friends!

Today I am guesting over on The Heart Desires blogThey are having a Nautical themed month, so I am highlighting some of the great 6 X 6 paper pads they carry in the store.

Be sure to check out my full post over at The Heart Desires to find out all the details about my card.  I'll be back again later this month for another guest spot and a HUGE thank you to the awesome DT over there letting me have some fun with them too!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Vicki!!

Today we are having a blog hop to help celebrate Vicki's Birthday.  Vicki is a member of our crafty group that gets together once a month or so at Amy's house. You might know here from her great blog All I do is Stamp  Isn't her card above a beauty?  Vicki loves flowers, so I made her a card with flowers, albeit a much more CAS card than hers. 

I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and lots of cake!!

I am the last stop on the hop, but here are the rest of the hop participants in case you missed any along the way.  Be sure to head to Vicki's blog to wish her a Happy Happy Day!!

Laura     <<<<You are here