Saturday, August 8, 2015


Today is Amy Tsuruta's  Birthday!!    Of course you know all about Amy and her wealth of inspiration from her blog Tsuruta Designs.  But I am honored to know her IRL and call her my friend.  She is one of the nicest, most sincere people you will ever meet. 

She hosts  fun crafty get-togethers at her house for those of us who live close, and we thought it would be fun to surprise her with this little blog hop for her birthday!

Amy and I met at our local stamp store at a class taught by Julie Ebersole, so I thought it would be fitting to use a stamp designed by Julie for Amy's card today.  The Mondo Magnolia is just so beautiful!! I love how MONDO it is and how it fills up a card to create a focal point.  I used my new Gansai Tambi watercolors to color it in.  Added mint green stripe paper to the side, and matching green splatters for some additional interest.  The sentiment is a combo of Paper Smooches and Hero Arts.

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday my friend!  I'm so glad that you are in my life.

Here is the complete list of hop participants:

Laura     <<<<<You are here
Amy     <<<<Birthday Girl

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to stop by Amy's blog and give her some Birthday love! 


  1. WONDERFUL Mondo Bloom, totally great Laura!!! So great we are all crafty friends!!!!!

  2. Awwwwwwwww.....aren't you sneaky?! You didn't even say anything when I saw you this week! I didn't know you you picked up the Gansai Tambi....the card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love it! So glad we found each other at Impress <-- totally hilarious story too. Thank you for being my friend AND for being my WALKING BUDDY too!!!! You're awesome!!!

  3. LOVE this bloom! Great job with the Gansai! I love our crafty group and am glad you are a part of it!

  4. Ack, I love that bold flower! Wonderfully done!

  5. Looks so beautiful watercolored Laura. What a friend.

  6. Gorgeous Mondo Magnolia. Your card is a delight, and just right for the birthday girl! Perfectly watercolored too! And I see you surprized Miss Amy...way to go!! Great card. Bev

  7. Sweet! Like the blue stripes under the flower and the quirky font! Hope all is well, Laura!!

  8. love that bloom and the watercoloring! FABS!

  9. Oh, how wonderful that you girls did a birthday hop for Amy!! Your card is so striking and beautifully watercolored, Laura! I'm sure Amy treasures you just as much as you do her!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell


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