Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dad's 87th

I've been such a bad blogger!

I do apologize for not posting.  February and March are the months I make the most cards for birthdays and anniversaries and as soon as I finish one, I start a new one and then forget to photograph. Ugh!  It's so frustrating when I've already sent it or given it and then find out it isn't in my camera.

Anyway, I did remember a few so I would like to start with this one that I made for my father in law's 87th birthday.

No stamped images for this one, just lots of delicious dies.  The cake and stand are from the DooHickeys Club Volume 5 and the candles are from Club Volume 12.

The 87 was cut using a Sizzix die by Brenda Walton.

Happy Birthday to You is from Lawn Fawn.

The shaker was made with a spellbinders die that I have no idea what the name is and I'm too lazy to look up.  :P

All of the dies are either colored or edged with Distress Inks.  I used Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Spiced Marigold, Wild Honey & Vintage Photo.

Thank You so much for stopping by and taking a look.  I will be posting another birthday card that I made for my sister as soon as I know she has received it.  Have an awesome day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges, please click on the links below:

Creative Inspirations = Anything Goes
Dies R Us = Edges and/or Borders
Happy Little Stampers = Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Stamp Monday = Layer It Up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday = Use More Than One Die or Punch

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Thank You for Rico

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome Back!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

I have been on my usual fall hiatus due to my work schedule but now that things have settled down I am so excited to be crafting again.  I was having a hard time getting fired back up until I saw a gorgeous layout buy a super talented lady on one of the design blogs.  I just fell in love with her style and was inspired to try some new things so I actually scrap-lifted some ideas from her.  Of course I don't have a 10th of her talent but am still loving how this card came out.

The stamp is Divine Tilda, by Magnolia of Sweden,colored with Copic Markers.  The frame around her was traced from a Spellbinders die and cut by hand.  I then used a clear crackle medium called One Step Crackle by DecoArt and then brushed over it with Recolections glitter paint in Chocolate.

The fence, honeycomb, sunflower, branches and leaves are DooHickeys dies by Magnolia.  The fence and honeycomb were crackled and painted like the frame.  I then added some prills to the honeycomb and branches.

I die cut the words several times and glued them together to give them some dimension and then went over them with Distress Ink.

Here you can see the crackle effect a little bit better.  I've seen how much nicer the Tim Holtz crackle looks and have ordered it to replace this brand.  Oops!  I totally forgot to add the Wink of Stella to the bee's wings before taking the pictures...

Copic Markers:  Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20  Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29  Dress: YR21, YR24, YR30, YR31, G21, G85  Boots: E51, E53, E57, E59  Background: B32, B34, B91, G21, G85
Distress Inks:  Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge

Thank You for stopping and taking a look.  I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Have a great day, and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I am entering this card in:

All About Magnolia  All About Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious  Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias  New Crafty Stash
The Ribbon Girl  January Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Be Square

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Calendar

Good Morning To You and Happy Fall Y'All!

I had some vacation time that I had to use up and so I'm taking this week to be as crafty as possible. My absolute favorite time of year is once again upon us and so I'm chomping at the bit to make Christmas cards and projects but first, a little something for the here and now.

I've been wanting to make one of these flip calendar cards for a long time, ever since a lady that I've been following, (since the beginning times of my blog), made one.  It was such a blast to make and I really hope you like it.

The stamp So Spooky Tilda is from the 2009 Magnolia So Spooky collection, colored with Copic Markers

I died the ribbons on the tags with Distress Ink.  BTW, this style of card is called a Side Step Card.

I have used many DooHickeys dies: Summer Gate, Tilda Tag, Paris Night (cat), Cloud from club #4, Pumpkin & Leaves from club #6, Moon from club #9.  I have also used Spellbinders & QuicKutz.

Tags.  Love the sayings!

Don't you just love the papers?  I've used two different sets from MicheleRDesigns, Fright Night and Halloween.

Copic Markers:  Face: E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, YR24, YR27, E39, E59  Dress & Shoes: V01, V09, V12, V15, V17, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Broom: Y21, Y26, Y28, E31, E35, E57, E79
Distress Inks: Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo

Thank You All for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I'll be back with something new just as soon as I can.  Until then, have a great day and better tomorrows.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I am entering, just click on the blog name:

All About Magnolia  All About Autumn
Dies R Us  Leaves On The Trees
LHSOM  Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious  Fall Colors
Marvelous Magnolia  Favorite Stamp
My Favorite Things  Color Challenge
Noor Design  CAS or Fully Loaded
Paradise Of Magnolia  Autumn
Paradise Of Stamps  Autumn or Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  Anything Goes
Share JOY  Sketch & Tic Tac Toe ( I did Tic Tac Toe, Tag-Twine-Stripes)
Simply Magnolia  Shabby Chic
The Ribbon Girl  October Card Challenge

Monday, September 5, 2016

A Card For Summer

Good Day Crafty Peeps!  I'm so glad you could stop by today.

I haven't had much time to make cards lately and I've missed it so much.  So when the hubs went fishing for the weekend, I kissed him goodbye and made a beeline for my craft room.  I do have to say that I didn't craft the whole day away.  I did spend a bit of time shopping some of the fantastic online craft supply sales too.  Got a few things I've been wanting for a while and a few things I didn't know I needed until I saw them.  :p  Anyway, here is a little something I worked on for my daughter-in-law, Summer.

This sweet stamp is Dandelion Tilda from the Magnolia 2016 Spring Fever collection.  I so fell in love with her because of the dandelions.  I know they're weeds, but I've always loved them.  I would pick them for my mom when I was little and I especially loved when they turned white and fluffy and I could blow the seeds and see them fly.  

The die I used to make the flowers is the Cheery Lynn Lollipop Fringe Cutie and then the Happy Birthday is also by Cheery Lynn.  The leaves are by Spellbinders and the little picket fence I cut on my Cricut machine using the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge.

The patterned papers are by Michele R Designs.  The yellow is from the Butterfly Garden collection and the blue is from the Vintage Garden Party collection.  These are just so beautiful!

Copic Markers - Skin:  E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: Y21, E34, E35, E37, E39  Dress: BG0000, B91, B93  Flowers: YR23, YR31, YG61, YG63

Distress Inks - Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood

I have a few more projects that I've started that I need to get back to so I will bid you adieu.  Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment before you go.  There are more supplies listed below.  Have a wonderful week!

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I am entering:

Cheery Lynn Designs  Lace, Real or Faux
The Ribbon Girl  September Card Challenge
Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes w/a Magnolia Image
Taylored Expressions Share Joy  Sketch & Tic Tac Toe (I turned the sketch upside down)

Other Supplies I've Used:

Star Dust Stickles, Pearl Stickers, Liquid pearls, Glitter Paint, Lace from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Magnolia 2016 Sea Side Stampclub Collection
All 9 Stamps/Sets

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th!

Hello Everybody and Welcome to my latest post!  Happy 4th of July to my fellow Americans.  I hope you've enjoyed your holiday weekend.  

I've actually been a complete bum since the hubs went out of town.  I've pretty much been at my computer since Saturday morning except the three times I got up for coffee each day...  Just kidding.  I did try a couple of new recipes to add to my low-carb repertoire, been taking the dogs for a 5:30 am walk (which will be changing to 4:45 am starting tomorrow), started a cross stitch project (haven't done that in years) and today I started and finished this card.

This cutie is July Tilda from the 2014 Pink Lemonade collection.

The Fireworks, Swirly Stars and Heart Border dies are DooHickeys and the Large Stars are Spellbinders.

Patterned papers are from the Freebie Pack 1 and the Vintage Teal Frost collections by MicheleRDesigns.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Hat, Clothes & Flag: R22, R24, R29, B32, B34, B39, N0, N2, N4
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Wild Honey

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

LHOSM  Add Some Blue
Marker POP!  4th of July
Midweek Magnolias  Celebration
Penny Black and More  Anything Goes with a Stamp
The Ribbon Girl  July Card Challenge, Anything Goes

Monday, June 20, 2016

For My Jessica

Good Morning My Lovely Creative Friends!

I'm happy to be back to crafting and posting after just over six weeks.  Six weeks?!?  Oh My Gosh, it really has been that long!  May was a very busy month with mom coming to visit from WI, sister coming to visit from CO, daughter coming up for a visit from Tucson...  There was the CK convention, grand-baby #9 made her entrance into the world and then I had my second surgery of this year on June 3rd and all of the doctor appointments before that.  PHEW!

Sad to say though, that as excited as I was to be part of the team, I had to let go of my DT spot at Craft Heaven Shop.  Tina is such a wonderful person to deal with, a genuine sweetheart, but as enthusiastic as I am, I just could not keep up with the demand of making six cards a month.  I don't know how some of you ladies do it!?!  Several design teams at once?  OISH!  More power to you though!  And thank you Tina Macuk for letting me be a part of such a great  and talented group of ladies.

Anyway, on to business.  I made this card for my daughter Jessica and it is also my Guest Designer creation for Paradise of Magnolia.  This little sweetie is Resting Tilda from this year's Spring Fever collection.

Dies I used are from the DooHickeys Pop Up Box #1 and Insta Love Cam (heart balloon).  I also used the Sizzix Branch w/Leaves and Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles.

Papers are MicheleRDesigns' Autumn Shabby Blue, In The Garden and Summer Meadows collections.

Copic Markers - Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13, R01, R20  Hair: YR20, E34, E35, E37, E39  Blouse & Bow: RV00, RV10, R83, R85, R89  Pants: V20, V22, V25, RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95  Shoes: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49

Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo

Not so much glare on the "Polaroid" in this pic.  I made this with a square die and then cut around it with a paper trimmer.

I also made this into a shaker frame.  I think this is the first one I've ever made.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Challenges I am entering:

Marvelous Magnolia  Anything Goes
Midweek Magnolias  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl  June Any Image
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