Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

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