Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The base cards are made with the largest Large Circle Scallop Nestie. I cut & folded cs for a regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I then positioned the Nestie so it was slightly off at the fold of the cs. This creates a scallop card that will fit in a regular envelope. I've used both the girl & boy baby sets by Hero Arts, a 2" flower punch, SU! cs and ink, a white Signo pen for the dots, and Copic sketch markers.
Have a wonderful Wednesday & thanks for checking in here on my blog -- Laurie
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Edit: Forgot to give a big "THANK YOU" to Shawne for the wonderful stamp & ribbon used in today's card. I won her blog candy give away a couple weeks ago. You can see the rest of Shawne's Biggest Wishes set at Clear Dollar Stamps. They will be releasing more of her wonderful work soon.
Other Copics used: R24, RV00, RV02, W1, W3, B21, B23, BG11, BG13
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My good friend, Crystal, & I often find that we are thinking of the same thing....have separately bought the same stamps, read the same book, etc. This cute digistamp by Tim Hunter at Hambo Stamps is no exception. She posted her card yesterday & here's mine today. I colored with Copics, added Stickles to the ice cubes & waves, attached sticky gems to the flipflops, and cut out a graduation cap. I mounted the whole thing on SU! cardstock. Thanks for stopping by today. ---Laurie
Copics: B26, BG15, R29, R24, YR000, YR00, YR02, BG000, YG00, YG03, RV04, E44, E47
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Stamps: Comotion CS: SU!, Basic Grey(I think)
Monday, May 18, 2009
I have baby cards to offer you again today. These were made with a CB folder...isn't it sweet? I carefully applied ink from the pad directly to the embossed images. I found the sparkling ric-rac at Hobby Lobby and doubled it here. The giraffe image is from SU!'s Little Hellos set. The glitter paper is something I found at Archivers. Both were cut with Nesties' Petite Oval. The last thing I did was round the corners with a great pair of scissors by Fiskars.
By the way, I'm still trying to figure out how anyone (blogger or not) can leave comments on my posts. I thought I had it last week, but I can't see the comment even though you might be able to leave one. Hopefully it won't take too long to get it going.
Have a marvelous Monday --- Laurie
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This little flower stamp is from Stampabilities & the word stamp is in Sweet N Sassy's set called His Eye is on the Sparrow. They were stamped on Neenah cs & cut with a Labels 1 Nestie. I used a sponge to carefully add color to the edge. SU! Lavendar Lace & Pretty in Pink match very well with our challenge colors. The pink cs was cut with another Nestie. I added sticky gems to the corners & Stickles to the stems & leaves of the stamped image. Each layer is attached with a popdot to give dimension. I chose the ribbon & CB folder because they are the same pattern. The ribbon color is a complementary color to the cs, making the card more interesting to the eye...well, at least it was more interesting to MY eye :) . --- Laurie
"Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord." Psalm 117
Friday, May 15, 2009
These little cuties are the same stamp by Hero Arts. The blue dp is by Heidi Grace, & the pink is DCWV. The word image is by Cloud 9. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I stamped the babies twice - once on the Nestie square & once again to cut out. I am not sure where the ribbons came from, but if I had to guess I'd say Hobby Lobby. The edge punch I used is a great one from MS.
The funny thing is that these cards started out as something I was making for the Mojo challenge this week. I'm not sure what happened in my brain, but one idea led to another & now they don't resemble the sketch at Mojo at all. Oh, well. :)
Thanks for checking in with me. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the next Artful Sentiments challenge. --- Laurie
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I couldn't resist this little sweetheart by Great Impressions. Isn't she just too cute? I colored her with Copics, but didn't use much shading because I wanted her to be bold like the dp. My goal was to have her stand out from anything else on the card so the rest is very simple. The dp is two sided & was easy to use as a background. I used black strips of cs instead of ribbon to accent the dp & added buttons from Joanns to balance it all. I'm not sure what greeting will be on the inside....not sure to whom she will be sent.
If you are new to stamping or enjoy making cards with the same theme, Great Impressions stamps are, well, truly great! You can check out their Stamps Of The Month & also locate a store near you that carries their stamps. One store I've visited is Stamping Day & Night in Ft. Wayne, IN. If you go to their website, you can see GI monthly boards. (Click on "card samples," then "boards from companies." Choose any board by GI.)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here are the details for you: Stamps - All Night Media, CS - SU!, dp from Joanns, sticky gems from Archivers
Hugs --- Laurie
Monday, May 11, 2009
Good Monday Morning, Friends. I trust you had a good weekend. Mine was terrific! I was able to have both of my children & my daughter-in-law-to-be at church with me on Mother's Day....usually my ds works Sunday mornings.
That leads right in to my big announcement: Our ds got engaged last Thursday....it was quite a surprise in a lot of ways & not so much in others. Either way we are happy for him & are praying that the Lord will draw them both close.
Now to the cards. They are really very simple cards to make. The great dp is from DCWV Nana's Nursery packs. They make one for boys & one for girls. I love these sparkly papers (Although some papers are without sparkles, they're still very nice together.). For embellishments, I decided to go with buttons instead of ribbon.
I stamped the picture image twice, cutting out the angel only to popdot on top. After coloring with Copics, Stickles were added to the wings. One of my favorite "tricks" is to outline a layer in coordinating ink. I did that to both images & also used a sponge to add a little color to the white cs on the word image.
Blessings to all --- Laurie
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
I used the Shepherd set from Our Daily Bread to stamp my sheep image which is colored with Copics. The verse is from ODB's Potter set. Inside is a message of congratulations on a new baby.
I wanted my words to be on scalloped cs, but ran into a problem - I don't have a skinny rectangle Nestie. I decided to experiment and like the results...I chose a Nestie rectangle that was the length size to fit my word image. I then placed it to fit along 1/2 the top, 1/2 the bottom, & down one side. After running it through the CB, this left one side straight cut. I took care of that by moving thecsto fit in the scallop grooves so that the straight side could be cut out with the scallop.
Hope that's not too confusing...it's hard to put in words! Anyway, I put the Gable Green cs through the Leafy folder from CB for the base card, layered it all up, and added those bright sticky dots. Nothing fancy, but a good way to welcome a new little one. :)
More baby cards for you today....This stamp by All Night Media was the perfect image for my idea for these cards. I stamped it on white cs, colored it with Copics, & cut it out with Nestabilities Scallop & Regular ovals.
Thanks again for checking in & please keep praying for our Nation. Hugs, Laurie
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here are my cards for you today. You'll see more boy/girl baby cards in the next few days. I've been comissioned by a friend, so I'm having loads of fun. Too bad I don't have that cute Gina K WeeTees set. I did find some cute things at stores around here, so I'm not complaining!
The embossed words were made with a Cuttlebug folder & then colored with Copics. I also used Copics to color my white ribbons. The shaded "puddles" for my ducks were made with a clear set by A Muse rubber stamps. I'm just experimenting with those right now. Almost forgot to mention that I added a little sparkle with my glitter pen to each of the circles on the dp. Other details are below.
Thanks for stopping by to see my cards. I'm having so much fun doing this! --Laurie
Stamps: Duck by Inkadinkado, SU! Blessings, A Muse
CS: SU!, DCWV Nana's Kids
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, R, 85, B21, YG03
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The Exalting Christ Blog Award is given to bloggers who consistently exalt the anme of Christ on their blogs. What a joy to see crafters blend their passion for Christ & papercrafting. This award is given to bloggers who share Chrst through their posts or through their design of their artwork. We are commanded in Scripture to be "salt & light," sharing the Good News of Jesus no matter where we are (Matthew 5:13-16). This award is just a way members of Women to Women can say thanks for exalting Christ with us!
Here are the rules for the award:
1. Post the blog award in a regular post on your blog with the explanation, including the original link to WTW & the rules for passing the award along.
2.Name up to 5 people to whom you want to offer this award & link their blogs. The blogs need to obviously exalt Christ in some manner.
3. Contact the bloggers you have named to let them know they can pick up their blog award from you.
4. Invite them to permantently display the WTW blog badge&/or the award on their blogs. The badge can be obtained on the WTW Site.
Becca Freeken shares Jesus regularly on her blog, so I'm passing on the award to her.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here's one of my favorite verses: "One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving." Ps 62:11-12
-Just wanted to remind myself & all of you, too. ---Laurie
Stamps: Basic Grey, Hero Arts
CS: SU!, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers: V09, BG000, B21, B34, B52, B97
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, brads, Prima flower, MS edge punch
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The Artful Sentiments Copic colors this week are YG11, R20, & B21, as well as any other blue. (I'm trying to figure out how to copy Kimm's picture of the actual markers, but I'm not blog-savvy yet!)
I've stuck with the three main colors & made this baby girl card. I added color to the white layer by inking a sponge with my Sketch markers & applying it just like any other ink to various places. The bear & animal train are attached with extra thick popdots.
Come join the fun at http://www.artfulsentimentsbykimm.blogspot.com/. --Laurie
Stamps: Cloud 9, SU!
Ink: Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Petite Scallop Oval Nestie, Spellbinders Tag Trio, sticky gem
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hope the rest of your weekend is relaxing --- Laurie
This card is for my brother for his birthday later this month. (He won't mind if I share it now...will never know, actually, 'cuz he doesn't own a computer - teehee). He's an avid year round fisherman so I thought this stamp by Fred B. Mullet was way too perfect to pass up.
I didn't want to get too fancy with his card because he just throws them away. I sat for a minute trying to think of something handsome but not overblown. I decided to use gold & embossed the fish on a neutral colored card. The rest of the card fell into place....Brilliance Galaxy Gold to the base card, a shiny gold layer of cs, and just a touch of complementary green layered in there, too. Finished it off with the birthday greeting I think is Hero Arts.
Who knows, maybe this card will be a keeper :-P ---- Laurie
Friday, May 1, 2009
I'm excited to let you know that I've recently been chosen as a member of the Artful Sentiments weekly Copic challenge design team. Can you believe it?
You can join the challenge each week using at least one of the Copic colors (or as close as you have) listed. The other ladies on the team are extremely talented, so check out their blogs, too. You can link to them from the Artful Sentiments blog at http://www.artfulsentimentsbykimm.blogspot.com/
The desing team samples will start May 9th, but there's a fun challenge going on this week, too. Kimm makes it easy to participate by using Mr. Linky. Hope to see your samples out there soon! --- Laurie