Saturday, March 30, 2013

Birthday/Blog Anniversary Candy

This post is a sticky and will remain at the top until 3/30.  Please scroll down to see what's new.
Hello My Blog Friends!
Here it is.  My very first blog candy to celebrate both my Birthday and my Blog Anniversary on March 29th.  Wow, the year has really flown by and I've had a great time learning the ins and outs of blogging as well as meeting some truly lovely and talented people.  I am on two awesome design teams right now, and am looking forward to another year of friends, creativity and learning new things.
This candy is open to followers only. 

All you need to do to enter is the usual couple of things:
1) Be or become a follower.

2) Leave your details with the Inlinkz tool below where it says "add your link".

3) Add my candy picture to your sidebar and link it back to me.

It's that easy!  I will close this candy on March 29th at midnight, Arizona time.  Only one entry per person please. No candy only blogs are allowed.
Here is what's included: 
1 Copic Marker Travel Bag that holds 72 Copic Markers (markers not included)
1 Copic Blender
1 Magnolia stamp (don't know the exact name) Tilda with a Christmas Puppy
1 CTMH stamp placement set
1 set Cupcakes foot-longs clear stamps by Hampton Art
1 set Big Candles clear stamps by Hero Arts
1 Extravagant Frame stamp by Sweet Stamps
1 set Hometown Summer clear stamps by Pinkpaislee
1 roll X-Press It Double Sided Tape
9 yards = 9 colors seam binding ribbon
5 yards Pink Lemonade ribbons by Lasting Impressions
5 yards green ribbons and 10 green ribbon bows by Queen & Co.
8 yards blue ribbons by Mrs. Grossman's
1 retired Cupcake doublekutz die by QuicKutz (works in most die cut machines)
(all items are NIP)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sparkly Cupcake

Happy Wednesday my Crafty Friends!  I hope you're all having a great week so far.  This should have been posted yesterday but I've been so busy with guests that have come to town that it slipped my mind.

I have for you today, my DT project for Twist Of Faith Cards and our theme this week is MAKE IT SPARKLE.  We are being sponsored by Melonheadz who is giving our winner their choice of an image bundle.  Isn't this a fun image?  It's called Dr Seuss Cupcake and I can see now that I will use it often.  Kinda wish I would have paper pieced it...
I had to keep this one pretty simple cuz it's going across the country to my friend Michele.  Happy Birthday Mick!  (She's younger than me by 5 days)  :p
I hope you get a chance to pop on over to the Twist Of Faith Cards challenge blog to see what my oh-so-talented teamies have whipped up for this fun challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by.  There are still a few days to get in on my BLOG CANDY! Just click on the picture of it at the top of my side bar.  Have a great day and fantastic rest of the week!
♥ Laura C. 
Images/Stamps: Melonheadz (Dr Seuss Cupcake), Hero Arts (Clear Cupcakes)
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink
PP: Recollections (Pink Plaid, Cupcakes)
Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill
Misc: Studio G Glitter Glue

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Egg

Happy Wednesday Crafty Peeps!

Today I am showing my DT card for Twist Of Faith Cards and this weeks theme is EASTER.  Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish, who has a great variety of images, and is giving one of our lucky crafters their choice of 5 digital images.  I chose this lovely Easter Egg to work with and try something new. 
I have long admired the paper piecing work of a very talented lady named Marishka and in her case I like to call it EXTREME paper piecing.  Her work is amazing and so I thought I would give it a whirl using this simple design.  I used 8 copies of the image to make it, coloring and cutting certain pieces of each layer and using sticky foam between each.
You should see it in person.  The photos do not do the layers or the colors justice.  Here is a more severe angle to show off those layers.
Now, when it's open.

It took much longer than I expected but I'm happy with the results and can't wait to try this technique again.  I do think some of the slow-down could have been due to my VERY messy desk, I call it my creative chaos.  My glasses are in there somewhere...
Thank You  for stopping by and taking a look around.  Have a happy hump day and don't forget, there's booty to be had in the form of BLOG CANDY!

♥ Laura C.


Addicted To Stamps Easel Card
Creatalicious Easter
Creative Inspirations Spring Colors
Die Cuttin' Divas Bunny
Everybody Art Challenge Spring
Simon Says Stamp Easter/Spring
Sketch and Stash Challenge #109
Sweet Stampin' Easter


Images/Stamps: Robyn's Fettish (Easter Egg), Inkadinkadoo (Happy Easter)
Inks: Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Inks
Patterned Paper: MME (Day Dream Candy Stripe)
Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Dies/Punches: EK Success (Bubble Border), Cricut (Kate's ABC's [bunny], Paper Doll Dress Up [grass])
Misc: Recollections (Pearl Stickers),

Friday, March 1, 2013

H.B. Butterflies

Good Friday Morning Everyone!

I hope you've had a wonderful week and that those of you who have been snowed on again, are snug and warm.

Today is the 1st of the month and that means the Magnolia Mania Challenge Blog is kicking off another new challenge.  Our theme for the next 14 days is BUTTERFLIES, and who doesn't think of warmer weather, flowers, green grass and sunshine when thinking of butterflies?
I made this card with my sissy, Kelly, in mind.  It's her birthday this month, just a few days before spring.  (Hopefully she won't see this before she gets it).  I thought I would play around with an idea of keeping everything in shades of brown except the butterflies so that they would stand out.

The gorgeous Magnolia stamp is called Tilda with Hawaii Flower, I just love her...  I'm struggling with the pleats and folds of their darling little dresses so any hints or suggestions on coloring them would be greatly appreciated.  For the background, I used five different stamps and brown ink on kraft cardstock.  My Cricut and MS punches were used for the butterflies.  I know it's hard to see in these pictures but I have made a silver butterfly charm, that is tied onto the tag, using a punch, silver embossing powder and a jump ring.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, March is my birthday and blog anniversary month.  On the 29th, I will have been blogging for an entire year already and will be turning forty....something, on the very same day.  I have been gathering up goodies to give away and tomorrow I will be going to the stamping convention where I will be keeping a sharp eye out for more goodies to add.  Here is just a little taste (a small sampling really) of what I'll be giving away.
Yeah, it's gonna be AWESOME!
Thank You so very much for stopping by today.  I can't tell you what it means to me that you've taken the time to visit and comment.  Have a great day, and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.
7 Kids Anything Goes
Marvelous Magnolia Punch A Bunch
Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia Anything Goes
Stamp and Create Spring Is Coming
Tilda's Town Fussy & Fancy or Understated & Elegant
You, Me and Magnolia Anything Goes
Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda with Hawaii Flower), Stampendous (Carte Postale), Hero Arts (Birthday Definition), Inkadinkado (Butterfly Swirl), D.O.T.S. (Daisy Sprinkle), Studio G (Flower Swirl), Annette Watkins (Happy Birthday)
Inks: Copic (Hair, Dress, Shoes, Socks: E21, E23, E25, E29 - Skin: E00, E02, E11, R20 - Flower: Y11, Y15, Y21, Y26, Y28  - Leaves G21, G24, G28- Butterflies: V12, V15, V17, R29, YR00, YR02, Y11, Y15, G24, BG10, BG15, BG49), Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey), Memento (Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa)
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Dies: Spellbinders (Floral Ovals), Cricut (Elegant Edges), Sizzix (Mini Scallop Envelope)
Punches: Martha Stewart (Butterfly Trio)
Misc: Recollections (Flowers, Half Pearls, Silver Embossing Powder, Jump Ring)
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