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Thursday, February 15, 2018

I Meant to Behave...

Hi all!  Laurie here having fun with this "More Than Two Legs" challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I hope you are planning to join us for this one!

I used one of the new Katzelkraft stamps for this one:  Coffee Chihuahua.  I stamped this little guy with black ink onto some brown scripted Tim Holtz paper and cut him out.  I then stamped his eyes and the coffee cup with black ink onto white paper, cut those out, and placed them atop my original cut out.  The collar was stamped onto gold card stock, cut out, and attached.

The sentiment is one of the new clear stamps you can find on Carmen's Veranda.  There are so many great ones, and they are so affordable.  This one is I Meant to Behave.  I stamped this with black ink onto white card stock and used a fancy circle die to cut it out.  

My background paper is one I created using gold, cream, and green acrylic paints and a stencil with circles and lines.  I cut out the background and layered it with a piece of white card stock.  I affixed the sentiment to the upper right corner and used foam tape to attach my Chihuahua to the lower left corner.

And voila!  This cute little guy would make a fun card for just about any occasion!  So get out your stamps and your ink pads and join us for the "More Than Two Legs" Challenge!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Letter G Swap: CollageStuff

For February CollageStuff continues the letter of the alphabet series.  This month it's the letter G.
For all three of my ATCs, I used the word "Girl".

Monday, January 22, 2018

Winter Pocket Letter

This is the Winter themed pocket letter I made for the Paper Traders January 2018 pocket letter swap.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

I Am Woman Challenge

This card was made for the "I Am Woman" Challenge going on now at the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity.

I used the Lost Coast Designs "Early Stitch and Bitch" stamp.  You can find it here:  www.lost-coast-designs.com/women.html

I stamped my design with black ink onto white card stock and cut it out.  I added some color to the ladies faced and hands and the little wicker sewing basket.  My background is a piece of scrapbook paper that I thought looked a lot like old wallpaper.  I mounted the ladies on the background paper as shown and added some decorative black trim to the bottom.  I stamped the saying in black ink on cream card stock, cut it out and edged it with black ink.  This clear stamp can be found at The answer may not lie...  I attached an old clock and the saying above my ladies the mounted the entirety to a torn edged piece of heavy watercolor paper.  A fun card for any occasion - or just because!

Courtly Love

I created these cards for the GeckoGalz "Courtly Love" Customer Challenge 
for the month of January, 2017.  All collage elements can be found at GeckoGalz Blog

The first sample uses one of the Very Vintage Junk Journal paper pack papers as a background.  The envelope comes from the Postage collage set.  The courting couple are from the Vintage Flirtations collage set, and the flower is from the French Botanicals.  Finally the saying is from the Charming Words set.

I cut my background to fit my card front and layered my various collage elements as shown.  I also added a gold border around my courtly couple and attached a gold fan to the top.  Final step was to tie some vintage lace around the left side then attach it all to my card base.

My second sample uses another image from the Vintage Flirtations collage set.  The flowers were cut out from the Jardin collage sheet, the saying is from the Charming Words set, and my background paper is from the Courtly Love Paper Pack.

I cut my background to fit my card front.  Using an oval die, I cut my courtly couple then layered it with a larger oval cut from gold card stock.  I attached those to my background paper, which I had edged with gold ink.  I cut out several flowers from the Jardin set and attached those to the upper and lower opposing corners using foam tape to give them some dimension.  My saying was cut out and attached to the lower right corner using foam tape, and finally I attached a piece of vintage lace along the top edge.  Then all gets attached to the card base.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Am Woman!

Birthday Mona is here to help celebrate the new challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity: "I Am Woman".  You can join the challenge here:  www.lostcoastdesignsportaltocreativity.blogspot.no
We'd love to see your "womanly" creations and you can enter to win free stamps!

Mona Stamp:  Birthday Mona
Do I Smell Cake stamp:  Do I Smell Cake?