Sunday, October 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Lenae!!

It's time for another Birthday Blog Hop!  



This time we are celebrating the super sweet Lenae's birthday.  You may know Lenae from her blog SugarGems.  She is crafty, fun, talented, generous and sweet!  I'm glad that I have gotten to know her through our crafty get-togethers with the PNW crafty group.

Here is the card that I made for her:




I used the adorable bear from the Essentials by Ellen All Inside set along with some of the accessories from the Bear Wear set.  He is all ready for the party, complete with balloon, cupcake and a pile of presents!  What could be better??

Happy Birthday Lenae! I hope you have a wonderful cake filled day!
Now hop along to see what everyone else created for the birthday girl, and be sure to stop by her blog to send along your own good wishes.


LAURA  <<You are here
TONI
TONYA
VICKI
LENAE  <<Birthday Girl

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Tonya

Hello!

Today we are celebrating a birthday!  Tonya of The Heart Desires is turning another year younger and we are having a fun blog hop to help her celebrate!

I created this card for her:


I used the new Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty stamp set to create my CAS nautical card.  I know that Tonya loves all things nautical. She also has a great sense of humor, so she will appreciate the punny sentiment!  Not to mention that Tonya has been know to let a *@!# word or two slip out of her mouth, so I hope she finds the sentiment extra funny!!

I hope you have a super happy birthday Tonya!  Thanks for bringing a lot of laughs to our crafty get togethers.

Here is the complete list of participants, be sure to hop along to see what everyone else has made and then stop by her blog to wish her a happy day!


Laura  <-- you are here
Toni
Kimberly
Lisa
Katie
Kate
Amy
Lenae
Tonya  <-- birthday girl


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Miss you Pig Time

Hello my crafty friends,

Today I have a cute card made for a friend I haven't seen in awhile.  I hope it brings a smile to her face when she opens her mail!



I used the adorable MFT Hog Heaven set and my copics to create this card.  The fence was stamped directly onto the white panel, and then I fussy cut the pig and the sweet little flower.  The pink polka dot paper was the perfect background.

I am entering this into the Live Love Cards challenge for September where the theme is cute critters.  Even though you can't see this little piggies face, he is still pretty cute!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
-Laura

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!!

-Laura

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!
-Laura


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Toni!

Hello!



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!

-Laura


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!

-Laura