Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Friday, January 13, 2017

Jar of Love by Stampin'Up!

Something I created in the summer when the jars first came out. I had wanted to showcase the many ways to use these fabulous jars. The ideas were a conglomeration of ideas from others or created by me. When I first started putting it together I realized I wouldn't be able to do an equal grid, so had fun coming up with the sizing. Many of the ideas using the jars is as the jar as a I wanted to represent that..but in a sampler like this the ideas needed to mostly be 'contained' to make it work.
I added a bit of washi tape and even a doiley to add a bit to the backgrounds. Dimensionals to pop things out.
I added in the heart die from Sunshine Wishes as the wreath because I loved the idea of a wreath (mostly from Swirly Scribbles) but love the heart and wanted to pull in the tangerine colour!
The Jar of Love set has wonderful words, too, that I was able to show off, too!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Fresh Fruit Trio

Yesterday, while playing with some samples for the class tomorrow, I had one of those "hmmm..." moments. I don't think I'd be the first to look at the flower in the Fresh Fruit by Stampin'Up! stamp set and not sort of see citrus fact the Designer Series paper of the same Suite has one side of lemon slices...Adding the peach outline stamped and rotated 3 times adds a nice 'rind' ~ and with a little imagination and the right colours...I think we can create a passable citrus slice from the set!
It was late by the time I'd stamped and punched, so I turned to pinterest for a layout I liked and found a perfect idea from Linda Callahan, using the Apple of My Eye set from last year. I especially loved that she used the blue card base...really gives a pop to the citrus, I think.

 I saw a great take on a layout challenge from Mojo Monday. I had fun adapting the layout with the new things!

And another card I put together, last night came from wanting to use the scribble background from You've Got This Stamp set,  I thought I'd like to try a card with a cutout of a pear...and thought it would look nice layered onto that great scribble background. I made a couple attempts at adding the accent of pink onto the pear, but happy with the way it looks...and I was pretty happy with the size and font of the word Amazing from the new Marquee Messages.

I think we are going to have fun at this class. One of my gals made fresh jam last week and offered to bring along a jar with some cream if I made the I'll be baking tomorrow for the class!


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Night Owl

So last night about midnight, I started creating! I was planning on just having my last cuppa tea and figuring out what I would put together today...but when I saw this card from Carolyn Bennie I had to pull out the stamps, thinking to myself, I'll just see if the pieces will work with this new 'simplified' version of Magic cards with 'outline' stamp sets. I love a couple sets we have that are really easy to create the layered look of these magic cards without a stamp-a-ma-jig.
 I'd promised one of my customers to pull out the Playful Pals as an example...but wasn't sure about the sizing!
I'm really thrilled with how this worked out in the wee hours of the morning...not being able to stop as each piece came together.  (I might still put on some stars on the front...what do you think?)
The saying 'inside' came from Endless Thanks and 'hoot' came letter by letter from an older Hostess set Express Yourself...the new little Labeler Alphabet could have worked well here, without needing my stamp-a-ma-jig at all! And that sweet heart came from the Endless Thanks, too, and added a perfect accent to the sentiment!
On the outside, I punched out the Tree from Tree Builder punch but needed a bigger version to fit across and not interfere with the slide, so I placed the punch-out over another piece of paper and just cut around it. Using the Sprinkle of Life stamp set, I decided to stamp the tree/branch on the coloured piece...and then I was pretty happy to read the little saying from that set, while trying to work out what to do with  the large open space at the bottom of the card! ~ it's like they went together on purpose, right!?


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fresh Fruit Magic Card

I've been playing this week with a Magic card! Planning a class with it this next week.
The first is featuring the fabulous stamp set Fresh Fruit! Another one of those sets I knew I needed right from first glance into the pages of the Annual Stampin'Up! catalogue for this year!

Brandi Barnard's video for Stampin'Up! shows one way to put together this 'slider' type card.

I've made these a couple times in the past for classes and have another way of putting them together that I found on Splitcoaststampers Resources. And this time I adapted yet another version combining all techniques I saw while trying to figure it out!

I liked the way Brandi used the Fresh Fruit, so used that idea to do mine.

and then for the magic of the card... pull the tab!

I love all the bright cheeriness that this set creates! Viola! 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Model card from the Runway

Inspired by a clip I saw earlier today of runway models wearing designer dresses~ in our new In Colours...Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach...lots of chiffon, and silver overlay and rosettes.

What do you think? 

From the minute I saw the catalogue, I knew I needed the swirls from the Swirly Bird die collection. I adore them and think they are very versatile! I wasn't as sure about the set, but sure like the touch of inked colour the little flowers bring to the design of a card!

I used the Large Polka Dot embossing folder on Smoky Slate cardstock, then using a glue pen, I covered the raised dots with glue and sprinkled with Stampin'Up! Silver Glitter. One of the dresses had a chiffon skirt with silver polka dots...another dress had a bodice of the swirled rosettes in cream, I sort of like them together!



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!