Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Exciting news!

Hello! I have happy news to share today, as I have been selected to join the challenge team at

Hop over to see all the Amazingly talented ladies I get to work with:)


TCC 2nd Year Anniversary #52

The Card Concept is celebrating it's 2nd Birthday!
Come join us in the festivities:) It looks like a Black Tie affair.
Here is my card for the FreeStlye/Collage category.
I was inspired by the Music paper and Black bow.

I used the Spellbinders Poppy Die D-Lites for the bloom on paper that I ran through the Mini Mink with Rose Gold foil. I also cut up PTI paper Clippings: Congratulations and scattered the festive swirls and stars about.

Stop by to see the lovely cards from the other DT members. 
Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage
Classy & Elegant

Mixed Media
There are Prizes for the special event!

TWO lucky participants will win a $25 gift code to the Verve Stamps online store.

ONE lucky participant will win a $25 gift code to the SugarPea Designsonline store.


Sugar Sketch #47

Hello!
There is a new Sketch to play with at SPD.
 

 Here is my card using : Whisky Business stamp set.

That sentiment just makes me giggle:))

The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS47 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!

Click through our designer’s blogs listed below for even more crafty inspiration using this SugarSketch and then it’s YOUR turn to come back and link up your creation for a chance to win a Gift Certificate up to $75!  We can’t wait to see what you create!!
Play-to-Win-Graphic

Saturday, March 26, 2016

PTI MAKE IT MONDAY #243: INK BLENDING OVER HEAT EMBOSSING

Happy DAY!!
I used the technique shared by Dani at PTI MAKE IT MONDAY #243: INK BLENDING OVER HEAT EMBOSSING using the new Make it Market COLOR pop Floral kit.
OH how I LOVE this kit!1
The layered stencils make creating backgrounds so easy!!

Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL Easter weekend:)
Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Friday, March 25, 2016

PTI MARCH 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE

Swooning over the stitchy goodness in the inspiration photo for the PTI  

MARCH 2016 BLOG HOP CHALLENGE.

photo source: Izziyana Suhaimi
The Grey with Bright pops of embroidered colors are so happy!
Here is my take on the inspiration using Doodlie-Do and some simple straight stitching for the petals.
I incorporated a sort of french knot and pink sequins 
from the Shakers + Sprinkles Sequin Collection for the center of the bloom. 
SMILE and Embroidered Border dies worked nicely to finish it off.

Thanks for hopping by!
LauraJane:)




Thursday, March 24, 2016

Essentials by Ellen March Pin Sights Challenge

Happy day to ya! I simply love the calming colors in the Essentials by Ellen March Pin Sights Challenge!

I tried my hand at a bit of mixed media for my card using a small flower from Wild Garden  and BE-YOU-TFUL word die.
The Antique Bronze Distress Stain was calling out to be used on this one:)

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sugar Sketch #46

Well Happy Wednesday!
Here is my card for the SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch #46 using Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set and Zig Zag Stitched Circles and  Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles
Here is the sketch in which I flipped the thin strip behind the circle
and made it run parallel with the flags:)

You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the sketches or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $75 credit to the SPD online store!!!


The rules are very simple…
  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided. 
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated 
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS46so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to click through to see what all the other Challenge DT have for your Inspirational pleasure!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Altenew March Challenge: From Places Abroad-France

WOW!! my order from Altenew arrived SUPER fast! I'm so glad it did because I've had this idea floating around in my head and I was anxious to see if it would work out.
I used the new Crisp Ink Blush and the BIRCH LAND stamp set, designed by MARIKA, to created a woods-y Background. It turned out beautifully! The small branches/limbs in the set add extra realism to the tree trunks and makes the BG more interesting.

This card is a  reflection of Cherry and Apple Blossoms I have in my memories of time spent in Paris, over 27 years ago.   It was a Gloriously beautiful Spring that year!
Altenew Stamp sets used:
Birch Land
Botanical Garden
Wild Hibiscus
Bejeweled

I made it a shaker with my favorite PPP sequins...SWEETPEA mix:)

I encourage you to stop by the gallery for the Altenew March Challenge: From Places Abroad-France, it is full of INCREDIBLE projects with a French flare!
Thanks for stopping here!
LauraJane:)

Altenew is also having a card drive celebrating Parents


Monday, March 21, 2016

Inspired by All the Little Things #7

Hello! I'm REALLY enjoying the spring blooms popping up everywhere. Not to mention the warm sunshine:))  Aren't you?
Today I'm playing with the inspiration photo at Inspired By All The Little Things.   Karen Day introduced the creative artwork of Bonnie Joynt. Hand STITCHing goodness is Bonnie's specialty! So much can be learned from walking through her blog:) I need to improve my handwork at the workbasket before adding it to my cards. 
I was inspired by the fresh tulips 
and hint of blue gingham in the photo.
My card features just a bit of die stitches.
I used Sketched: Tulips from STAMPlorations and my Zigs.
Two extra shims on the PTI Pretty Frame Die gave it a sharp emboss and cut.
PPP Sweet Pea sequin mix.
I used my Handy-Dandy Webster XL- 500 for the sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Here is a song I'm enjoying 
with the title BREATHE


Have a Blessed week:)


Sunday, March 20, 2016

COLOR PALETTE CHALLENGE at The Ton

Hope you are having a FAB-BEAR-LOUS day!!
With March being National Craft Month, the girls at The Ton are having a
I chose to work with Mini Wild Florals and Honey Bears stamp sets.
FABULOUS is a die from The Ton as well. 
I cut the "U" out so the bear could sit in the middle, and well, ..BE fabulous!
I LOVE that BEAR:)
Here is the color palette photo inspiration for the challenge and these are the inks and ZIGs I used.

Also linking to the Freshly Made sketches #228
I flipped the sketch on it's side:)

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)



Saturday, March 19, 2016

With A Little Help From My Friends

Hello!
Just singing a tune this morning.
 

I was thinking about what came together in making today's card.
First, I received my first Concord and 9th stamp and die combo from Jessica Frost-Ballas.
YAY! Thank you Jess! It's perfect!
My soon to be 16 year old son will need a card for his birthday.
Boy cards are the MOST difficult for me....I'll get by with a little help from my friends

And now for the idea of how to use the set...
In comes Tracie Pond with her card for the Stamping Smiles Designs, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Six.
Thank you Tracie!
Straight down the middle
Glossy Accents/CAS/Twine
....I'll get by with a little help from my friends
My card:
I stamped the candles in SSS ink  FOG for the background.
Sentiment stamped in SSS BlueJay
Colored the yummy Doughnuts with copics and used Glossy Accents for the ICING only:) 
YAY! I got by with a little help from my friends:)

Thanks!

LauraJane:)

Also linking this one to:





Muse: ChristmasVisions #36

Hope your Saturday is going GREAT!!
I'm participating in the Muse: ChristmasVisions #36 challenge where my STAMPlorations chum Cornelia Wenokor is the MUSE to CASE.
After seeing  Cornelia's card 
you can see why I wanted to play along!

Here is my card:
Butterflies can be for Christmas right??

The black butterflies are a coverplate from PTI, and the star is a mask from STAMPlorations.
Love, Joy, Peace from CTMH.
I had a chance to work on my ink blending skills using these inks:

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!
Could not wait to participate in the 2016 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I used the Waffle Flower WARM WISHES and 
several Basic Grey Soleil papers die cut with Lacy Layers,  
I really like the look of WOW! Gold emboss on vellum. Then I water-colored the images in with Spectrum Auqa markers. I stacked the whole bunch die cuts on white cardstock embossed in WOW! Bright White using Penny Black Trailing Beauty. And finished it off by with PPP Sweet Pea mix.
Thanks for hopping by!
LauraJane:)
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