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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th!

Hello Everybody and Welcome to my latest post!  Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans.  I hope you've enjoyed your holiday weekend.  

I've actually been a complete bum since the hubs went out of town.  I've pretty much been at my computer since Saturday morning except the three times I got up for coffee each day...  Just kidding.  I did try a couple of new recipes to add to my low-carb repertoire, been taking the dogs for a 5:30 am walk (which will be changing to 4:45 am starting tomorrow), started a cross stitch project (haven't done that in years) and today I started and finished this card.

This cutie is July Tilda from the 2014 Pink Lemonade collection.

The Fireworks, Swirly Stars and Heart Border dies are DooHickeys and the Large Stars are Spellbinders.

Patterned papers are from the Freebie Pack 1 and the Vintage Teal Frost collections by MicheleRDesigns.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Hat, Clothes & Flag: R22, R24, R29, B32, B34, B39, N0, N2, N4
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Wild Honey

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

♥ Laura C.


Challenges I would like to enter:

LHOSM  Add Some Blue
Marker POP!  4th of July
Midweek Magnolias  Celebration
Penny Black and More  Anything Goes with a Stamp
The Ribbon Girl  July Card Challenge, Anything Goes

Monday, June 20, 2016

For My Jessica

Good Morning My Lovely Creative Friends!

I'm happy to be back to crafting and posting after just over six weeks.  Six weeks?!?  Oh My Gosh, it really has been that long!  May was a very busy month with mom coming to visit from WI, sister coming to visit from CO, daughter coming up for a visit from Tucson...  There was the CK convention, grand-baby #9 made her entrance into the world and then I had my second surgery of this year on June 3rd and all of the doctor appointments before that.  PHEW!

Sad to say though, that as excited as I was to be part of the team, I had to let go of my DT spot at Craft Heaven Shop.  Tina is such a wonderful person to deal with, a genuine sweetheart, but as enthusiastic as I am, I just could not keep up with the demand of making six cards a month.  I don't know how some of you ladies do it!?!  Several design teams at once?  OISH!  More power to you though!  And thank you Tina Macuk for letting me be a part of such a great  and talented group of ladies.

Anyway, on to business.  I made this card for my daughter Jessica and it is also my Guest Designer creation for Paradise of Magnolia.  This little sweetie is Resting Tilda from this year's Spring Fever collection.

Dies I used are from the DooHickeys Pop Up Box #1 and Insta Love Cam (heart balloon).  I also used the Sizzix Branch w/Leaves and Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles.

Papers are MicheleRDesigns' Autumn Shabby Blue, In The Garden and Summer Meadows collections.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Blouse & Bow: RV00, RV10, R83, R85, R89  Pants: V20, V22, V25, RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95  Shoes: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49

Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo

Not so much glare on the "Polaroid" in this pic.  I made this with a square die and then cut around it with a paper trimmer.

I also made this into a shaker frame.  I think this is the first one I've ever made.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Challenges I am entering:

Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl  June Any Image

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thinking Of You

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

I made this card for my mom.  We live 1808 miles apart and I would do almost anything to live close to her again.  So for Mother's Day I want her to know how much I miss her even though we talk on the phone for two hours at a time, and that's pretty often.
The stamps are Sitting Windy Tilda from the 2015 Sakura collection, Flower Wall Post from the 2011 Sweet Rainbow collection and Thinking Of You by Tim Holtz's Saying Stuff.

Papers are by Pion and Recollections.  I used X-Press It blending card to stamp and color.

Dies & Punches are DooHickeys Tilda Tag, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Nine and MS 3 in 1 Butterflies

COPIC MARKERS Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Dress & Shoes:  RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99  Post: W1, W3, W5, W7  Grass & Stems: G20, YG93, YG95, YG99, Y11, Y13, Y15
DISTRESS INKS: Mermaid Lagoon, Walnut Stain

Additional Supplies: Lace, Seam Ribbon, Pearl Stickers

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a great rest of your week and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

♥ Laura C.

I am playing in these Challenges:

Live and Love Crafts  Blossoms/Butterflies
LHOSM  Summer
MarkerPOP!  Mother's Day
Simon Says Stamp  Stencil It
The Ribbon Girl  May Card Challenge
Your Next Stamp  Sketch & Color

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Creative Fold or Tag

GUESS What Day It Is!?!  :P

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

This week's theme at the Craft Heaven Shop Inspiration Blog is A Creative Fold or Tag and so I made this creatively folded flower card.

I used this SUPER sweet Divine Tilda stamp from the 2014 Waiting For Christmas collection by Magnolia.  I added the Autumn Sunflowers that she is holding behind her back.  They are from the 2012 Turning Leaves collection.

TA - DA....!!!  Isn't that just too cute!?!  You could do all sorts of things to decorate the inside.  I'm just not sure what I might use this card for yet so I left the inside blank for now.

Dies - DooHickeys: Chicken Wire, Early Bird Vol. 7  Lawn Fawn: Stitched Circles  Sizzix: Nested Circles, Nested Flowers 

MS Punch: 3 in 1 Butterfly  Lace: Lace Fleur

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day and I will see you back here in just a few days with a new card design to kick off our May challenge.

Hugs & Kisses,
Laura C.

Challenges:

Marker Pop!  Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias  Say It With Flowers
Paradise of Stamps  Pastel Colors
LHOSM  Summer

Copic Markers - Skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Dress, Boots, Grass & Flowers: G20, YG93, YG99, Y11, Y13, Y15, E34, E35
Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Ground Espresso, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Name Your Technique

Happy Wednesday Crafty Peeps!

Today is my day to share a little something with you for the Craft Heaven Shop Inspiration Challenge Blog where our theme this week is Name Your Technique.

I don't know that there really is a fancy-shmancy name to use for coloring your die cuts with distress inks but that's what I've done here today.  I don't have to worry about having the perfect color paper for my die cuts when I can make them any color I want.

The ADORABLE Magnolia stamp is Pizza Tilda from the 2016 Little Italy collection.
Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: E34, E37, E44, E47  Apron, Shirt and Hat: C1, C3, C5, R56, R59  Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99  Shoes: E44, E47, E49  Pizza Dough: E50, E51, E53

All of the greens and the pizza in the lower right corner are made with DooHickeys dies from the same collection.
Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey

The sunflower is made from two different die sets, the DooHickeys Club Vol. 6 collection and the Sizzix Susan's Garden Sunflower set.  The word Menu is another DH from 2013.

Don't forget that our BINGO! challenge runs through April 27th and there is a fantastic prize to be won.  Have a great week and I'll see you again next Wednesday.

Hugs & Kisses
Laura C.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Baby Bonnie

Good Day Everyone and Happy Wednesday To You!

For your inspiration, I have for you today my Design Team make for the Craft Heaven Shop and Inspiration Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is Sunny Days and Smiles and what else can brighten your day and put a smile on your face like a brand new baby can?  I made this for the pending arrival of my 9th grandbaby who is due to arrive any day now.

This precious Magnolia stamp is called Delivery From Heaven and is from the 2013 Special Moments collection.  I've colored with Copic Markers and accented with Distress Inks.

If you know me, you know I love my dies and I love when I can stretch them to make something other than what they were meant for.  For the card base, I used a DooHickey die called Envelope Edge.  I love the wonky scalloped look of it and so I used it on both ends to make this wall hanging.  I've also used the cloud from the DooHickeys Cloud and Flag set.  Unfortunately, the camera doesn't pick up all of the Gesso I used on it for texture.

Here I have used the DooHickey Early Bird flower die from the Club Volume 7 collection.

And finally I wanted to point out the lovely heart lace and the seam binding ribbon that I died with Distress Ink.  The papers are Maja and Pion Design.

Thank you, dear friends, for stopping by and taking a look today.  More product information can be found below.  I hope you have a great week and I will see you again next Wednesday.  Oh, and don't forget about our current challenge over at the Craft Heaven Shop Inspiration Blog.  Our challenge this month is BINGO!  With a great prize to be won.  Have a Great Day!

Hugs & Kisses,
Laura C.

Challenges Entered
Maja Designs  April Mood Board
Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes w/a Magnolia Stamped Image
The Ribbon Girl  April Anything Goes

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11  Bird Feathers: E41, E42, E43, W1, W3  Legs & Bill: YR14, YR21, YR27  Cheeks: R01, R20  Pink Stuff: R000, R30, R32, W1, W3  Grass: YG95, YG97, YG99
Distress Inks: Ground Espresso, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon


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