Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

Busy colouring eggs last night and putting out our baskets. We had some great intense colours to play with this year as my girlfriend was cleaning out her cupboards and shared these pretty dies with us.

Always fun to see how the eggs will turn out each year.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!


Monday, March 21, 2016

Scrapbook and Cards Today Saturday blog post

One of my favourite blog posts to look forward to each month is the great Guest post on Scrapbook and Cards blog. There is always beautiful inspiration. This month is no different! ...and I love the versatility shared from the Botanical Blooms die pieces!

Enjoy the read!


Friday, March 4, 2016

Designed by Me

Well, I've been busy this week creating a few different things to submit to Stampin'Up! for consideration to be chosen as a Display Board Stamper for an upcoming event OnStage Live in Salt Lake City in April. I'm a great CASE'r, tweaking cards as I put them together to add my own touch, but had to steer clear of the Boards this week and play. It was fun thinking about it through the week and coming up with things that were my own.

We were to submit 3 cards. I love fancy fold cards, so I included this 4-step card. It looks great coming out of the envelope, all those flowers in layers ~ and then opens into  a neat card to display.

We were to do two 3D items...Hard to decide what to do...I love making banners and garland, samplers for each season or any reason. Wreaths, wall hangings with flowers. The Mini Treat bag and new Baker box have been fun classes. After looking for a photo to do the scrapbook page, I saw a bunch of photos from a trip last year...and decided to make this little accordian book. (a bit difficult to photograph). I worked with  the Happiness Is Project Life Accessory kit, available on the Clearance rack. I loved the little pockets for this album. I made a fun memory snippet of our summer.

The other 3D item(s) are the Curvy boxes. I've made a menagerie of animals.

And the final entry is a scrapbook page. I fussy cut flowers from the fabulous Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper pack. Stamped a bit with Timeless Textures stamps on the background paper from a SAB paper pack to add a bit more layer to the already swirly paper.

Thank you for taking time to look through these samples.
I'm pretty excited about heading down to SLC in about a month! It's going to be a fabulous event!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tin of Cards Variations

The Tin of Cards is such a great idea...a beautiful kit.
And on sale this week!
I held a couple classes about a month ago. I made these cards, offering a couple alternatives for the ladies to create or be inspired by.

Using some pieces from the kit and stamping with Staz-On with one of the wonderful SAB sets.
Having used the acrylic on this card, I replaced it with some of the vellum from the wonderful SAB pad of vellum that matches the beautiful Botanical Blooms from the Occasions catalogue. It's not captured well in the photos but I stamped in Crumb Cake the Corner Garden background stamp to layer the blooms over. Easy, simple. It would be fun to add more layers of flowers.

Another wonderful image from a SAB stamp set. So simple, just embossed the sentiment and a couple little flowers scattered around in gold onto one of the wonderful card blanks from the kit. Used one of the butterflies that also comes in the kit.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

We love Valentine's around our house!
This year I decided to throw together an impromptu drop in class on Saturday for kids to come create a simple banner to decorate their homes. We had a fun time!

Already planning an Easter theme banner...should do it sooner than the day before the big day!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Artisan Sampler

I was asked to do a custom class for a Bridal shower recently. We toyed with the idea of cards or home decor idea. I've really been enjoying the sampler I made of our Costa Rica trip (see this post) , so suggested that idea. 
When I saw the Artisan Embellishment kit on sale on the Clearance rack, I decided to buy those and use them as the starting point for putting this together. Mostly current stuff otherwise, along with the Clearance kit..and a favourite stamp from many years ago (Delight in life ~ how can you not!)
The kit has all the great buttons and I pulled stamps from several sets to fill in the squares.
It took a bit longer to put together than we thought, but the ladies seemed pretty happy with their results. I love the Blackberry Bliss as the strong feature colour. 



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Snowy Banner

Putting up this snowy-scape banner again this year...might need to update it with a classic Let it Snow saying...maybe next year!