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Saturday, June 26, 2010

I hope today finds you well & enjoying yourself. I had a bunch of errands to run this morning so my day has flown by. I decided to make a list of every place I needed to go - I do like seeing items crossed off after accomplishing the task!

As you can see, my two cards for today use the same layout. I love the doing this! It's so much fun to pick colors, ribbons, bows, dp, & cardstock that coordinate with each other and put a layout together. If I'm making quite a few of the same layout, I usually cut out all the parts before assemblying them. The Bible verse & flower are by Verve & the cute cupcake is a $1 stamp from a bin at Michaels that I embellished with Stickles. I can't tell you where I got the dp or who made it, but I think both of them are wonderful.
That's it for today....Thanks for stopping by - Laurie

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hello, Baby Boy!

Morning! Here's a card made with another Shirleys2girls image. Oh, I forgot to say yesterday that these are DIGIS. I love the super flexibility of digis - make 'em any size you want.

This one can be colored and layered with a girl or boy in mind & a stork as colorful as you like. The CB bubbles folder was used to complement the corner punch (one of my all time favs!) on just two corners.

Enjoy your day......Laurie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthday Babe

This card was made with my wonderful daughter in mind. Her favorite colors are red, black & purple with a little silver or gray thrown in. She likes wild knee socks & has mismatched them since she was little. She does not like ruffles, lace, or pink! She thinks a 32 gigabyte ipod is just about right - and she likes her music loud : D

Even tho I couldn't bring myself to make this rocking girl have mismatched socks, she is a perfect picture of Jen. This wonderful image is from Shirleys2girls. There's no ribbon or doodads in keeping with our dh's preferences, and the image is colored with Copics.

Hope you have a one-of-a-kind Sunshine girl in your life.....Hugs, Laurie

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Night time concert

I keep forgetting that I have samples I can post! That sure does tell you how long I've been out of the blogging loop.

This card is made with BG dp, I think, and the image is by Magenta. I'm loving all the green Copic markers I have, so you can see that I've used a bunch of them. The best part of all, though, is the shimmery green Glimmer Mist I sprayed over the image after I was done coloring it. It's bling in a bottle - fun, fun! You gotta try it....

Have a great evening, Laurie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Graduation samples

Today I have more graduation cards for you. These are made with my all-time favorite grad set: Tassel Time from SU! It was retired several years ago, so if you've never tried it, you might have to do an ebay search, but it will be worth it! The red, yellow, & black cards were made using school colors while the others were not. I had some pink cs already crimped & couldn't resist it paired with deep, rich brown. Those ribbons are sooo girly, aren't they?
I had a blast with those crimped cs pieces and added some CB folder action, shiny doodads, ribbon, and a MS edge punch to one of the cards.
Sadly, today was our last graduation party for the year. It was an honor to join with the families of kids we've seen grow up as they eagerly celebrated their completion of high school . We're excited to see where the Lord takes each one of them as they enter the next season of their lives.
Blessings, Laurie

Friday, June 18, 2010

Graduation Cards

Hello, Fellow Stamping Friends! It's been such a llllooonnnnggg time since I've been able to post any samples. I've taken pictures of the cards I've been able to make since the end of April in anticipation of the new computer, so it's catch up time. That's good because I won't be able to make anything new for a little while since my stamping area is getting a face-lift thanks to my DH (& I do mean he is a darling!!). I'll tell you all about that when my spot is done & I can post some pictures of my fantastic work area.
My cards today are graduation cards made with some great dp by Graphic 45. They could just as easily be Father's Day cards, but I went the graduation route this time. I found my Fiskars crimper just as I was doing them. Woohoo! It's been ages since I used it but I don't know why - I love the look!
A couple of cards have some stitching thanks to a new tool...recently got a Janome Sew Mini machine. They aren't perfect, but I'm counting on that old saying of practice makes perfect.with practice. : ) That's it for today...Thanks a whole bunch for stopping by....Hugs, Laurie