Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Festive Flurry Snowflake Garland Banner

You know me and my love for simple festive banners. I think they brighten any room, any time! I had this in mind for some time, a bunch of Snowflakes strung up, so fun and easy.
Last night, I had a deadline to write up a little article for my local library newsletter, so it was a perfect time to pull it together.
I stamped and cut with the framelits several of these and then stapled them to curling ribbon. Viola!
 
I had a few leftover felt flurry snowflakes from a few years ago so put a few of those interspersed on, too. A couple rhinestones added a little more glitter on a few, and I think I might use a few more.
This will be nice right through till Spring around here...Let it Snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!



smiles, Laurie

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Little Dash of Christmas Joy

I saw the shape of this card online the other day and couldn't wait to make it. I think it turned out quite pretty in the blue and white and with the little Dasher from the Best of Christmas set! The card uses most of a half of a piece of paper and is folded and cut with the Deco Label framelit. I love the way the Endless Wishes is able to fit nicely around the little Reindeer..I'd say that is my favourite new set (today...).
 
The card also features Evergreen, which I can't believe I didn't buy until this year...between the versatility of the base tree and the beautiful words to accent it or this fun little outline that I embossed with silver over Slate ink...it's a wonderful set!
I gave it to a girlfriend who is off to Australia for the winter, to remind her of the snow she's leaving behind...nice deal she has with a never-ending summer, splitting her time between here and there!

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Celebrating 25 Years with a 25% Sale

I'm so thrilled to see the list of stamp sets Stampin'Up! chose to put on sale to celebrate their 25th Year!


Including us in their celebration by putting 25 sets on 25% off, is so wonderful...and what fabulous sets! Many of my true favourites I already love having and a couple that are on my wish list, so I still get to enjoy the fun of saving by getting them this weekend! Even one or two other sets that I really 'have' to get now at this great price : D

You can have them shipped straight to yourself, by ordering online (use Hostess code KJPG7VNT) or let me know what you want, and I'll put them in with my order. Either way, I'm celebrating, too! I'm having a Mystery Hostess draw and we'll share the Hostess benefits! Yay!

I'm going to post cards made form some of the sets starting tomorrow!
Join me in celebrating, and catch the excitement and savings!

smiles,
Laurie

Monday, October 21, 2013

In Style Christmas cards

I was busy last week creating cards for my Stamp a Stack Christmas class. I am happy with how the cards turned out. I used sketch ideas from online, but mostly pulled them out of my head as I sat down late into the week to get them done for the class!
...and I made two different sets of them! One using the Winter Frost Blues and the other showing off the Season of Style with Cherry Cobbler and Olive Green.


I used the Hostess set, Warmth & Wonder, from the Holiday catalogue and Evergreen from last years Holiday catalogue.
The girls chose 6 of the 8 choses to make 2 each of and went home with a dozen cards. One lady even recreated one of the Blue card styles in the red and green!
 
It was a good day! I have another class tomorrow afternoon we're all looking forward to!
 
smiles,
Laurie

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!



Stampin' Up! is sponsoring one hour of the World Card Making Day over at Scrapbook & Cards Today! This gorgeous card shows off the gold foil paper and a fun jazzy banner, along with the beautiful snowflake set in the Holiday Mini. As part of the fun head over to their site to leave a comment to win!  For your chance to WIN!


Here at home we had a fun event! our first Alzheimer's Card Maker fundraiser! What a great day with alot of wonderful Ladies making pretty cards like this
 
 
We raised over $200 for the Alzheimer's Turkey walk next week in Calgary! A big thank you to everyone.
 
smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All!

First day of Autumn, beautiful moon in the sky after a gorgeous day
...perfect end to a fabulous weekend!
Stay tuned...if I was a really good blogger I'd have a sample of a beautiful card I'd made with leaves and Fall foilage to show off here...I have hopes of making, photographing and posting a couple over the next couple days!...

The Girls had their first Friday off from school. I'd had plans during the summer to get to a few different Farmer's Markets around, but it just never happened so I invited them out that morning to Lacombe and it did not disappoint!
We picked up quite a few fruits and veggies and some yummy baked goods, including a delicious Lime poundcake from a German baker lady! Enjoyed the atmosphere of the market and then headed into Lacombe itself. On the way downtown, we passed the Public Library. We love our Library and all the books we can order from around the province from all the libraries..so when we saw the name Mary C Moore, it just dinged that we needed to stop in and check it out. Bless my Littlest, as she noticed a coffee shop sign as we were driving into the parking lot for me! : D

After picking out some books, we headed over to the Cafe to have a bit of lunch. I was happily surprised by the offering of wonderful homemade food, and a big bowl like mug for my latte! They had a fun contest to spot and count the monkeys around the cafe/atrium and my Littlest found them all, earning her a Flying Monkey Chocolate Milkshake. (Thanks for making the afternoon so delightful for her!) Our visit to Anna Maria's finished up with the chef, Peggy Benoit, visitng our table for delightful exchange of favourite authors and books.
Running now to start planning some Fall classes to offer...

smiles,
Laurie

Friday, September 6, 2013

Autumn Banners

Autumn Banners are hanging in a few more homes after a wonderful class last night.


A great group of ladies made it out during this zany first week Back to School to create their own Thankful banners. Between sponging, scrunching and spritzing their leaves into pieces of art to add to the canvas and arranging  how to lay out their buttons, each gal put together a beautiful and unique banner for their home!






I had a couple things well thought out ahead of time, and a couple things that could have been laid out before they started coming...
thanks to Vicki who diligently worked the Big Shot to crank out the multitude of leaves needed by everyone to start their sponging! : D
I'll be doing that later this afternoon, for tomorrow's class. As well as running a few sheets through the Rosette die ready for turning into these little centrepieces.
I'm happy that I had the option of Crushed Curry for the class. When I was creating, I didn't have the refill yet (?!) but I'm glad, sort of, since I'm not sure if I'd have pulled in the Cajun Craze if I'd have had the yellow when I reached for it as my first choice...

Advice to those spraying for the first time, use a light hand.The canvas feathers the lines a bit. Let it dry, slightly, at least, before spritzing a bit more if you want a bit more colour (probably better to add more re-inker to the bottle than to over-spray).
I think you'll be surprised, and pleased when you 'unveil' the canvas by lifting the screen and see how beautiful they are. (for me, every time was a put-a-smile-on-my-face discovery when I took away the blue mask!)

I LOVE these banners and I'm hoping we keep them into the Spring ~ so many possibilities!!!

smiles,
Laurie

Monday, August 26, 2013

Thankful Banner for Autumn

I'm am in love with the new Banner kit that Stampin'Up! has in their Holiday catalogue!
There are so many possibilities...
I am in need of  new wall decor in our entryway, so I got busy with making this banner to put up for the first of September.


 
I'm excited to be able to offer a class during the first week of September as well. Two options for timing: on September 7, Thursday evening at 7pm and Saturday, September 7 at 10am. Let me know if you're interested in coming.




 




I made all the leaves from the Autumn die cut and loads of sponging, spritzing and scrunching. I added a couple rosettes for some dimension and different detail and a bunch of buttons from the Regal package.







There is so much to be thankful for, it's always good to have a bit of a reminder.

smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Masking Background

Happy Summer Days!

I have been busy these past couple weeks...not just the regular summer chores of summer around the farm but donning a Nurse's cap for my husband. Unfortunately, he had an accident...going up against our John Deere and not winning. Luckily, given a bad situation, he came out very well. One piece of machinery knocked him over into the frontend of the tractor and demolished his orbital and cheek bones. He has his sight and is well on his way to a full recovery, not even looking so bad, having several stitches but in 3 or 4 spots not one big jagged cut. Such a relief, from the initial shock of finding him in the Trauma room in ER after dropping my Oldest off for a week long Band camp!

I'm just getting turned around with some of my card making and class planning. I have a few fun ideas up my sleeve that I need to play with, so I should be getting some neat projects on here over the coming days.
I have been working on the Capture Summer class. It's been lots of fun writing up the prompts and reliving some good memories as I draw on them to share with the class. I have gotten some great feedback that makes me feel so good. I'm going to offer an extension into the Fall...and part of it will include a couple lessons on the structure of some actual pages for the book.
I also want to put together an album from Convention! Looking through some photos earlier tonight. At some point during one of the party nights, I found myself amongst many of the top International Demos...
This is Bekka Prideaux from the UK. So many wonderful women around the world sharing this love of Stampin'.
One of the cards I was swapping was this pretty one using my very favourite set, Flower Shop.
I used the lattice and our spritzers to mask the background, and built it from there.
 



smiles,
Laurie

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stampin'Up! 25th Celebration ~ Convention 2013

Summertime and lots of happenings throughout July!

Not the least of which was a visit to Salt Lake City and my first Convention of my Stampin'Up! career! As Stampin'Up! celebrated their 25th Year, I celebrated my 10th!
It was fabulous! About 3 times the size of the Leaderships Conventions I have attended the past several years, so just more great people to meet up with and have fun together! Several Demonstrators representing 8 different countries were there. I loved running into them and making new BFF's! Monica Gale presented in one of the Demo booths and was such a joy to watch and talk with afterwards. Here we are together with Dave Baugh, one of the great guys from the SU corporate Team.
 
 
Running into my friends I've been meeting up with for years!


 
                                                           Such a GREAT time!
 
 
Stampin'Up! planned a great service project for us to participate in. Putting together 2000 Birthday kits for kids celebrating their birthdays in the Children's Hospital in SLC.
 

...and we set a Guiness Book of World Records by mailing the most greeting cards from one location in a certain time frame...over 2000 in 3 hours I think it was.

I brought home loads of Swap cards. I'll be sharing some of my favourites over the next couple weeks.

smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer Fun Journal

Starting my first online class to capture all that is Summer! Join us for 8 weeks of prompts and inspiration to create your very own This and That book!
Class cost is just $50 and includes your Journal, sticker sheets, Washi Tape and Epic Day Designer paper.
I've been busy at work pulling together great ideas to enjoy summer,
to slow down the blur that these 2 months become,

reminders for us to pause and enjoy!



It's a class that's more than scrapbooking, I'll be giving prompts and ideas to actually make memories, too! And Ideas of how to quickly capture them in the simple This and That Jounral, no fuss, just done!
My Littlest is pretty excited by some of the ideas...although she double checked that we would be doing them, too!
Awareness is a wonderful thing. The night before I was writing up one of the day's prompts about capturing colour. As an example, I wrote about watching for a bright red barn in a green grassy field.
Yesterday, as I was travelling to Olds, what do you suppose?
A perfect, bright red barn atop a glorious green grassy hill just off the highway!
Gorgeous! what is it about this image that is so wonderful, do you think?

Gearing up for Canada Day and a wonderful sunny day today, too!

smiles,
Laurie

Monday, June 24, 2013

Shabby Chic 3 x 3

It has been a busy week! I had the pleasure of having 2 friends come visit for a few days. I've been asking them out from Calgary for months, so it was with happiness that I finally welcomed them to my place. We celebrated Brenda's birthday with a cake and meal she'd made herself!?!
 It seemed like things I had to do kept mounting as the week went on. I left them with the cards I had been working on for my swaps and while I was gone they set to work cutting out the layers and gluing things down!

One of my favourite swaps is a 3 x 3 swap which always seems to have the most wonderful little pieces of art submitted. I was very pleased with my own last year and pleased enough with how this one came together.


I started with the little piece of paper from This and That paper kit and layered the scallop circle on along with the heart. Then I had to do something for the background and when I decided on the Postage Due collage image, the stamp came from seeing it in the same set. A little butterfly, a pearl, a word and the little bow tied it all up.







On Saturday, my Oldest was up before 5:30am to head to a Triathalon in Red Deer put on by Woody's RV and a huge group of wonderful volunteers. She had a great race and felt great going across the finish line with 392 other young athletes. Her age bracket swam 500m, biked 10 km, and then ran 4 km. It's great event. There were 11 kids that went in from Rocky.

We finished off the weekend last night by going to see the new Monster's University movie. It had me laughing out loud in several spots. I love how they animated the campus and chose to use such beautifully colourful monsters as the students! It's great fun.
 
smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

We are back from a wonderful weekend of camping. For the amount of grumbling I do leading up to our departure, you'd be sure that I really didn't like go camping...but once I'm out there, it gets alot better! There is a group of families that have been going for the past 14 years to various spots in the Mountains, usually about an hour away. The scenery is always stupendous and the company grand.
Amidst the packing on Friday, I did get my Dad's card completed. Pretty simple, but Dad isn't much for fussing.
The colour seems a bit off, maybe. I stamped the tractor from Harvest Blessings with Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla cardstock and matted it with a piece of Night of Navy and added a couple rows of border from the new set, Mosaic Madness with Night of Navy and Cajun Craze ink.

smiles,
Laurie

Friday, June 14, 2013

Masking Style ~ 2

Totally different look from yesterday, but using the same heart motif.
This time, using the negative from the die cut, I sponged the inside of the heart, stamped with a pretty image from Flowering Flourishes.


 I stamped the wonderful saying from __________ (can you tell me!)
I edged the panel with some Daffodil ink, layered it onto some Tempting Turquoise, twisted some Baker's twine around and then adhered it onto a white card base.
I should be working on a Father's Day card or 2 or 3 today, but I'm also busy packing up for a weekend of camping...okay, lets face it...I should have been making those cards at least a few days ago : /  That said though, I'll get one finished for my Dad and figure out Cary's over the weekend...stay tuned to see what I come up with!

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

smiles,
Laurie

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Blossoms

I have been working on Swaps for Convention this week. Thought I'd share a slight variation of one that I made to mail off for a Girlfriend's birthday!

Using a post it note, I cut out the heart with one of SU's framelits. Placing that slightly askew on the card, I then stamped multiple images in bright Turquoise, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil and Melon Mambo. I masked some of the flowers as I stamped. I matted this on a piece of Turquoise and put that on a white card base. The flowers come from Betsy's Blossoms, and the one little flower punches out wonderfully with the 1/2 inch circle punch to layer along with the stamped greeting. A little rhinestone adds a bit of bling.

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spec-tacular Service

We are a family of glasses-wearers, so I feel quite lucky that we have a wonderful Eye Care Centre in our little town. My Oldest is onto her 3rd year of wearing glasses and this last time, the choosing of the frames seemed to take the most deliberation. Luckily, this is because she has loved both her other pairs so much, she wants to choose 'new' but very similar style. Finally, one day, I took her in and exclaimed we just needed to get them ordered, and fast.  We had the decision finalized, them fitted and paid for in twenty minutes, thanks to efficient service.
Having bought the cute new single stamp Spec-tacular, recently, it was a perfect excuse to acknowledge the good service and play with my fun new stamp!
 I thought it might be nice to bake a little treat, too. Usually, I'm pretty handy in the baking department, but this day I burnt the first batch, botched the second, ran out of ingredients for the yummy Breton Bark I was trying to make and started fresh with a simple recipe I've been making since I was in high school called Oatsies,and even that didn't cut up very well, but I made up a small plate and headed in to deliver them. Fortunately, it was appreciated nonetheless.

I stamped the image 3 times along the edge, added the green along the other edge and bridge the meeting spot with a strip that I ran through the Big Shot with the little edgelit embossing folder. I love  this Needlepoint Border duo with the scallop stitched edge and the other option is little xxxx's (for kisses or stitches, depending on the card and your take!)

The single stamps are available till July 31 and there are a handful of cute ones available.

smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Creativity at Work...

I've started the process of creating my swaps for Convention. Probably not a minute too soon... I signed up for so many organized ones ~ they all looked so good and I like the other ladies joining in them, too!
I've signed up for my favourite 3 x 3 swap and was working on that one last night. A little vintage image, believe it or not, from me. A Fancy Fold card that needs a colour combo idea still. A Technique card that is bogged down with the multiple ideas and variations of the masking technique I chose. A couple WOW swaps...I think I'm at 100 cards to be made : \
 I'm excited about and just finalized the decisions on a Pinterest Case Swap! As much as I love scrolling through the pages of beautiful images...all cards are even more beautiful in real life! So I'm really excited to have these samples brought to life with a Swap.
I've signed up for a Big Shot category and All New.
...so now, the Fun begins!
The card I chose for the All New, needs products...so what fun I had shopping through our our All New catalogue!


The card uses the new In-Colours Designer Series Paper stack, a new button, a new stamp and matching punch and even features one of the new Hostess Sets, Banner Greetings.
(although my favourite new Hostess set is Simply Sketched!)
Off to start stamping...

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday!



Just had to share this fun little video we are loving around our house right now!!! 

Maybe I'll have to attempt a bit of a card using the Come to Bethlehem Camel...

smiles,
Laurie

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Showcasing Retiring Sets

For me, many of the sets that hit the Retiring List this year make me sad. I was busy working with several of them during this past week to get ready for the classes to showcase them and I will miss some of them and be wishful that I'd have worked with a couple of them more during the past year. Forever Young has fabulous images with the tree and swing and that great cuckoo clock. Patterned Party, I just starting playing with and will miss the cheery banner especially. Greeting Card Kids and Lean on Me, are both fabulous sets to colour and have multiple ways to be able to use them.
I saw this little card in my perusing online and was drawn to the simplicity of it. I changed it from green to yellow.
 
Circle Circus was my go-to set for a masculine card in a hurry, Bordering on Romance was all things feminine and pretty!


And I love the word sets, so it's a fond farewell to many of them, including Word Play.
Out of the corner of my eye as I was flipping through pages I saw the pinwheel as a spinner and loved the idea, didn't see how she had finished off the card because I'd clicked and it was gone, but thought of the idea of the cloud embossing folder and some neat words from Word Play.
I will be especially sad to see Pursuit of Happiness retire, one set I won't ever rid of, the expressions are all wonderful!
 
My own design, using Lean on Me and Pursuit of Happiness.
 
Everyone should look at that one more time and be sure to get it before the end of May. Just saying!

Let me know which set you'll miss the most.

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Freebies! My Digital Studio

Stampin'Up! has free downloads for you!   FREEBIES  Order them today from my store and start creating right away.
or this cutest little Backpack
If you haven't gotten MDS yet, take the FREE TRIAL for a test drive. You're going to love it!
And with 25% off over a hundred Digital downloads, there's never been a better time to get started. The SALE goes till June15, 2013. With the Print prices on sale too, you'll want to start today and begin crafting your projects...
...and having fun like this little video shows, 16 seconds of happy music and possibilities!

smiles,
Laurie

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join MyPaperPumpkin now!

If you're too busy to get out to a class to have some Creative Fun, Paper Pumpkin is just what you need to find your Creative Escape. Everything you need to take a few minutes for yourself to play and create some handcrafted items to share with your friends!

I love this idea for the busy women in my life. If you're a busy gal, give it a try!


smiles,
Laurie

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Oh, Hello and Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful Mother's I know
 ~ and a reminder to you of just how Special you are!

This has been a busy weekend and we are lucky to have a visit from Cary's folks and a friend of ours from Calgary. We started our Mother's Day with a brunch at our amazing Pine Hills Golf Course Club House here in Rocky. They do chocolate dipped strawberries, delicious eggs benedict (my favourite) and read this carefully: cinnamon buns dipped to make French toast!! Yummy!

Yesterday, I made a dozen of these cards using the Oh, Hello stamp set to give for Thank You's to the women that volunteer for our Girl Guides here in Rocky.

I'd seen a card similar using the little embossing border as a trim like this. I changed out the shape and words of the sentiment. I used Regal Rose and Marina Mist ink.  I found a great quote on-line to add to the inside of the card:
In this hectic world,
it's so thoughtful
and kind of you
to give of your time...
Thank you so much
for caring!
We had our celebration for 100 years of Girl Guides in Alberta and year end awards ceremonies.

We played a bunch of goofy games, had face painting and loads of fun. Here one of our Leaders donned a showercap of shaving cream and agreed to have the Girls shower her with Cheese puffs, much to their delight!
     




  


When I came home,  I decided to change the sentiment out again and adapt it for my Mom. I added the flowers to finish it off.



 Hope your day is as wonderful as You! ...and especially to My Mom!

smiles,
Laurie

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Flashback to 2009, an early Spring type card. I'll try to make an updated version of this card with the soon to be retired set Forever Young. Similar sort of tree and swing idea. Come on back and see what I come up with!
In the meantime, have a read at this sweet little poem I found on the internet that seemed the right timing to share, just in time for the start of a great Mother's Day Weekend!
To Moms everywhere:

If You Give A Mom A Muffin
by Beth Brubaker

If you give a mom a muffin,
she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
Her three year-old will come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she’ll trip over shoes and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She’ll look for her cookbook
(How to Make 101 Things With a Pound of Hamburger.)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her chequebook.
The chequebook is in her purse,
which is being dumped out by her two year-old.
Then she’ll smell something funny.
She’ll change the two year-old.
While she is changing the two year-old, the phone will ring.
Her five year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.
And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Beautiful Butterflies

Our weather has finally turned spring-like here, so I have been busy out in the yard cleaning up the beds. Either it is actually earlier than I usually get out, or the plants are as confused as the rest of us by this weather, because there wasn't a lot of greenery poking through my perennial clumps...
Has anyone else felt like their plants are taking longer to peek out?

I trimmed a bit from one of the bushes and thought I'd bring in a couple of the branches to 'leaf-out' inside. I couldn't resist adding a half dozen butterflies. It looks so cheery on our kitchen table! The Girls were pretty tickled by the sight of the Butterflies when they came down in the morning for breakfast.

                                                                                                       I used the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die to cut out several from some pretty designer paper I had in my scrap bin.  I added    some baker's twine around their middle for antennae. 

 I hope you're enjoying this lovely Spring Day in your corner of the world!
 
smiles,
Laurie
 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dress Form Fun!

The classes went so well! I always love seeing others creations and share in their excitement of what they've made! One of the ladies brought her Mom who was visitng from out of town. Look at these beautiful women with their pieces of art!




My Littlest was also enthralled with the dress form scene making and was playing after the first group of Ladies had gone home. Her wonderful Safari card inspired a couple of the ladies from the next class to recreate it the same!





...and it received further kudos when a visiting Auntie gravitated instantly to it on the banner line! : D

I haven't even started playing with the variations of the pop up itself! Exciting times ahead!

smiles,
Laurie

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Patterned Party

Is that a bit ironic that I paired up the Dress Form with the "Pattern"ed Party stamp set...not intentional, just aiming for a bit of 'atmosphere' for these little dress forms.
 
I was saying to one of my Gals: I'm envisioning a whole big scene and then looking for a couple stamps to depict it. For instance, yesterday's little Tea Party had fancy tables set, tiered plates of cakes and a happy social buzz of conversation...but really, just a couple little tea cups.
This is another card for the classes coming up. Well actually card front, I'm thinking of stringing them all up on a banner to hang in our creative spaces till we need them for a card and then we can just take them off and add a card base.
...and I was going to wait and just post one each day, but I'm not good at that, so here is another card.

There are so many cards on Pinterest with the great flowers from Pop up Posies kit, so when I went looking for a flower die to  use and saw my Autumn Accent Leaves, I thought "a Fall card! And it shows off the diversity of this little dress form as all seasons" (I saw the cutest Mrs Claus card from Fran Sabad the other day)
I hand cut the tree trunk, used the embossing folder then sponged over the piece with ink. I also ran the leaves through the Woodgrain embossing folder for some extra texture.

smiles,
Laurie

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dress up for a Tea Shoppe Party



I'm getting ready for my next class, playing with a few different styles and colours and maybe a retiring set or two!







So many of the little fun dresses seem to be begging for a Tea party. This one combines the doily (spritzed with some Lucky Limeade), the ruffled ribbon and some Wiseteria Designer paper. This is one of my all-time favourite sayings, found in the fabulous stamp set Tea Shoppe which will be retiring the end of May.









Exciting news around the farm: these fabulous little twin Bison! Born about a week ago and so stinkin' cute. I don't ever remember having twins! They are so little compared to the other baby born just a day or so earlier. I'm so thrilled!

 
smiles,
Laurie