Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CASology Guest Designer


Today I am honored to be the guest designer over at CASology!  The cue word this week is going to be a fun one - I'm so excited to see what you guys come up with!!

The cue card is 

Here is how I was inspired:

My card uses the fun 'Great Chemistry' set from Paper Smooches.  So many great images to choose from!  I used the two different beakers and colored the liquid with my copics.  The odd number of items help to balance the scene, and I added a hand drawn border to contain it even more.  This one layer card is 4 inches square.

Thanks to the CASology team for having me as guest designer this week!  Hope you guys have fun creating something 'sciencey ' too!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Tonya!!

Today I am helping to celebrate Tonya Jastad's birthday!! 
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You may know Tonya from her blog The Heart Desires.   Tonya is part of the crafty group that meets about once a month to stamp, create and have fun!  And a lot of the fun is due to Tonya!!  This girl is a crack up; she has me in stitches most of the day!  She is also very sweet, talented, supportive and I am glad to call her my friend!  So, Tonya, I hope your birthday brings you everything your heart desires!!!

My card for Tonya is made with Bohemian Garden from the Essentials by Ellen line.  I stamped them with my new ombre inks from HA.  They are so pretty in the varying shades. The sentiment is PTI, and I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

The other girls from the group are celebrating too - be sure to stop by their blogs and see what they have created for Tonya, and then pop over to The Heart Desires and wish the birthday girl a happy day!

laura      <<<< you are here!
lisa lara
tonya   <<<< birthday girl!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

CASology - Umbrella

Hi There!!

I am sharing a card I made for the latest CASology challenge where the cue card is UMBRELLA.

My mom had bought this cute umbrella die a while back, and when I was over for a visit, I cut some out to take home.  I have had them sitting in my stash and now I'm happy to finally put them to use!

The rain drops are a Savvy stamp and the sentiment is Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

MUSE challenge #132

I am sharing a last minute entry to the MUSE challenge this week.  I saw Joan's lovely card earlier this week and knew right away what I wanted to do to copy her card.  It just took me this long to finally have some time to make it!
Here is Joan's card:

Her stamp by Taylored Expressions has lots of different sayings in a variety of fonts, and  I immediately thought of this Hero Arts Blackboard thank you stamp that I have.  

Here is my take on her card:

I inked up my stamp with the new ombre ink pad in tide pool to navy colors.   The picture doesn't do it justice - it is so pretty in real life.  (I think I waited to late in the day to take the picture, and the sun was too low!)  I mounted it on a quick card panel from Reverse Confetti with those fun big polka dots.

Thanks Joan for being a wonderful MUSE!  I had fun copying your card!!

And since this is the first time I have used my new ombre ink, I am also linking up to Darnell's NBUS challenge!  

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

First Day of School

Well, it's that time of year again - the kids are off to school!  This year my kids are back at the same school which means getting both of them dressed and fed and ready and out the door at the same time!   

I still pack their lunches for them in the mornings, and every so often I like to sneak in a little note from me, just to let them know I'm thinking of them and love them!  This is what they found in their lunches yesterday, the first day of school:

I used my very first Reverse Confetti goodies to create these little clipboards (EEK so cute!!) with notes attached. I die cut the posted note confetti cut from some kraft paper and the cute little clip from some silver paper to make it look more realistic.  I stamped the sentiments from the coordinating posted note stamp set onto some PTI paper that is lined to look like school paper.  I only glued the paper at the top, under the clip, so it would be able to lift up at the bottom - just like a real clipboard!

I also used their quick card panels for the backgrounds.  So easy!!  And I just love all the sentiments in this posted note set - perfect for so many different occasions.  I'm sure my kids will be finding more of these in their lunches throughout the year!

Thanks for stopping by!