A great big happy Friday to you! :-) I'm back today with some more Waltzingmouse sneaky peeks! And speaking of peeks...you are going to LOVE today's set - North Shore!
Isn't that image just the coolest?? I just love it!! I got my grunge on, and went to town distressing this one! LOL! I started with a sunburst pattern that I cut out with my Silhouette (the lighter yellow) and then layered it on a darker yellow cardstock layer. I then spritzed it with both a silverish/blackish smooch spray and a teal marker. I then swiped a paintbrush loaded with some white acrylic paint over the whole thing. I then saw this corrugated cardboard I had sitting on my desk (I saved it from some packaging) and thought it would tie in perfectly with the look I was going for. After I tore both edges, I sponged on some more white paint.
The focal image (the new North Shore set) was embossed on a pre-cut cardstock layer. Pre-cut you ask? :-) Why, yes! Claire has come up with some digital files that coordinate with some of the new sets images! WOOOOOOT! I then sponged on some Distress Ink on it to mimic a sunset. The sentiment is also from the new North Shore set! Can you tell I had fun with this one? :-) I love getting my hands all inky! It truly is the BEST therapy! :-)
Want to see more North Shore goodness? Check out what these amazing ladies have created:
This is my second post for today. To see my Waltzingmouse Preview post please scroll down!
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches July stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on July 1st. You will find them HERE.
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new July stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight MT on Friday, July 29th to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, July 30th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.
Welcome to the first day of the Waltzingmouse July Sneak Previews! Brace yourselves, because the Cuteness factor is off the chart!! Claire has designed a wee little set called Fairy Princess that is so sweet! It's great as a stand alone set or works beautifully with the previously released Half Pint Heroines!
This was such a fun card to make! Lots of pretty patterned paper (I used the new So Happy Together collection by Echo Park), a sweet Fairy Princess, sparkles, and bling...what's not to love about that? :-) The sentiment is from the Half Pint Heroines set.
Don't you just love the castle?? Yeah, that's Claire's design as well! That lady is just SO talented! :-) I used her .svg file and my Silhouette to cut it out.
Hi! We arrived home from Seattle this past weekend. We are still waiting for all the test results from Ali's Hospital stay (they are trying to determine if she is a candidate for epilepsy surgery). There is a team of doctors that meet every week to discuss unique cases just like Alison's. It's kind of amazing really, all that they can accomplish. In fact, Alison's neurosurgeon's dad (also a neurosurgeoun) pioneered the very epilepsy surgery they are discussing! Anyway, I don't have any updates to share but I do have some photos from our trip! :-)
We left a little early and stopped in Portland before driving up to Seattle. My mom, brother, and sister-in-law all live there and I thought a little "fun" might be just the ticket for Ali. Just before we arrived in Portland, we stopped at Multnomah Falls to take in the view and stretch our legs a bit. I remember visiting these falls many times as a child and it was great to share this with Alison.
I didn't have my "real" camera with me...just a small point and shoot so my photos aren't as good as I would have liked. In fact, the one below added a very weird color cast over Ali and I...not sure why.
I can't even tell you how much I miss all of the GREEN!!! Montana does get green...a little anyway, but it only lasts a couple of months at most. Growing up in the Northwest has completely spoiled me!
I love this photo of Ali. In spite of all the pretty crappy stuff she's going through she can light up a room (or a forest :-) with her smile!
How CRAZY are these blue trees?? LOL! We stumbled upon these in downtown Seattle. Ali thought they were the coolest thing! I'm still trying to decide...
Scattered among the blue trees were these bronze and silver (ish) statues!
Here's another photo I took right off of the waterfront. Not pictured...the YUMMIEST ice cream! Mmmm!
And this photo was just for fun! I LOVE me a big ferris wheel! :-) This one wasn't open yet, but it was still pretty to look at!
Thanks for stopping by! I will be back to sharing stampy things soon! Hugs, Laurie
One of my most favorite things about Glitz papers is the elegant yet vintage designs! They lend themselves so well to many different kinds of designs, especially soft & romantic!
For my first card, I used three different patterns of paper (all form the French Kiss line). I used a Whatnot for the focal image and an epoxy sticker for the sentiment. I embellished it with flowers, ribbon, buttons, and another epoxy sticker!
Here's a close-up photo of the vintage looking epoxy sticker I used for embellishment (from the French Kiss line).
For my second card, I used papers and a Layered Sticker from the Pretty in Pink line. I chose papers with more of a neutral look and added in some pink in my embellishments.
Thanks so much for joining me here today! ~Laurie
Yet to Be Card Glitz Deisgn French Kiss 6" Glitz Paper Pack Glitz Design French Kiss Epoxy Words Glitd Design French Kiss Whatnot
Reserved For Card Glitz Design French Kiss 6" Glitz Paper Pack Glitz Design French Kiss Layered Stickers
Hi ya! My birthday card stash has dwindled down to next to nothing so I thought I would start working on birthday cards whenever I get a free moment. :-)
I haven't inked up my Verve Birthday Bash set in while, so I brought it out and showed it a little love. :-) I paired the Birthday Bash set with the new What's Up line from Basic Grey. Admittedly, my card is pretty simple, but I wasn't in the mood to color so I let my patterned paper do all the work for me! Teeheee!
Well, that's all from me! Have a GREAT day! ~Laurie
Heeeellllooooooo (said in my best Seinfeld voice)! Today's card is something that I've had partially done for quite a while...but just never got around to finishing it. While I was cleaning off my desk the other day, I saw this colored image and decided it really needed to be turned into a card.
I mixed a couple of My Mind's Eye papers to create a simple patterned backdrop for this fun, whimsical image (A Penny Black stamp). I used some of my chipboard alphabet letters to spell the simple "Hi" sentiment. To finish it off, I added some Stardust Stickles to the water. To me, a card is not complete until is has some sort of sparkle on it! :-)
Hi friends! Today is my packing day (as well as a million loads of laundry) and all of the last minute stuff I need to do before leaving. Tomorrow, Ali and I will be on our way to Seattle (well, we are stopping over in Portland for a short visit with my family). I'm not sure when we will be back, but have a couple of cards that I have ready to post while I'm gone. I'm afraid it will be pretty quiet around here though...
I would be so grateful if you would keep our family in your prayers. My biggest hope is that they will be able to fix Ali's seizures without major complications. They really are causing a lot of problems for her, the hardest one being MAJOR headaches. Like the kind of headaches that leaves her on the couch shivering in pain. She is on two different kinds of anti seizure medicine and although they are not as frequent, she is still having them. Anyway, we are hoping for some relief and good news.
On a much lighter note, how about a soft and pretty baby card?
I used the new Pip Squeaks set from Paper Smooches to create this pink and grily card. I just adore Kim's fun sentiments...they are so unique! For a little extra sumpin' sumpin', I added some pink glitter to the baby's blanket. I do love me some glitter! :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! ~Laurie