Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friends OWLways

Hello! Well it is officially Spring, although most of the country is still going through Winter temps! Even here in Hot Texas, we might get down to freezing...WOW! This is almost like the first cold of the season, my body isn't used to the cold anymore (we got up to 90* last week!!) so this cold is WAY too cold! I just want to hibernate!! Lol!! 

But life goes on! And today I am posting for Joy's Life DT...and I am using one of Joy's new sets Punny Animals! There are some super cute sayings on this set! I am using "Friends OWLways"! I found these owl rhinestones at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, and when I saw this stamp I knew exactly what I was going to do! 

This tag is a mish-mash of background techniques! I did some heat embossing, some embossing on my Big Shot, some stamping and probably more that I am forgetting! But for my owl piece, I used a paper doily and inked it with Scattered Straw & Rusty Hinge to age it...then added my owl rhinestones. I stamped my saying in Rusty Hinge, inked the tag with Scattered Straw and the edges with Rusty Hinge. I popped on some flowers to the top and finished it with some lacy ribbon.

Here is a close-up of the stamp....

And a close-up of the owl rhinestones...

Hope you enjoyed my tag and don't forget to stop by Joy's blog to pick up her new sets! 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Inspired By...Joy's Life DT Blog Hop

Hello!! Welcome to Joy's Life DT Monthly Blog Hop! You should have come from Kimberly's blog, but if you need to start at the beginning, go to Joy's blog! This month our theme is "Inspiration"...well right now for me, it's all about Spring! Flowers, warmer weather and longer days! So here is my Inspired by picture...

Doesn't this just scream "Lazy- Sunny- Flowery-Days"??? This pic was taken by me last summer at a ranch in Mason, Texas. I just love the old-timey feel to the fence so I went with a more vintage look on my card.

I used one of Joy's BRAND NEW stamps that she has on her website HERE for pre-order (Be sure to go check it out & look for the bundles to save $$$) "Seeds The Day" from the set That Tastes Punny! 

I used Graphic 45's new collection, Secret Garden (more flowers!!) for my background paper and also the "Violet" piece on the front. I inked the edges of all pieces with Seedless Preserves and also spritzed it with Purple Dylusions! 

Here is a close-up of the fantastic new stamp from Joy...

And now for some BLOG CANDY! How about a nice assortment of  flowers for you to be inspired with also!?! Leave a comment and please be a follower too! You can get an extra chance by liking my FB Craft Page and Joy's LIfe DT page! Your next stop is Debbie! Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way....


And don't forget to check out Joy's new stamps HERE

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Life is the Flower...

Good Morning! Last week was Sping Break over here & we enjoyed the break SO much! We hardly got anything done, but we were busy almost the entire week! The kids & I spent some amazing time together...I just love spending time with them and cherish every precious moment we have! Now the weather is getting warmer (94* here yesterday!! What happened to Spring??) 

Today is my day to post for Joy's Life DT and I chose to make a simple, flowery, fun card using "Life is the Flower..." from Tag You're It 2...I LOVE this sentiment! 

I used some Prima flowers I just got at Tuesday Morning...the green one in the back kind of looks like leaves..BONUS!! :) LOL! I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (my new favorite color!!) and then added some Stardust Stickles on the edges...My sentiment is inked in Gathered Twigs also..

Isn't that sentiment just beautiful? To see all of Joy's amazing products please visit Joy's blog HERE...And don't forget, Joy has 3 BRAND NEW sets coming out soon! She has a sneak peek over there and some amazing bundle prices! 

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hello Sunshine

Hello! Today I am posting for Joy's Life DT and this month the DT is using any stamp set we want to and making any projects! I decided that I am going to randomly use the stamps I haven't used yet! And since it is almost Spring time and I'm sure alot of us are waiting impatiently for warmer weather, I wanted to make a bright sunny card! So I used "Happy Sunshine" from Pun In The Sun...

I used Create-A-Critter to cut my sun image at 3.5". I cut an extra layer in orange to add some more color to my sun and cut 2 shadows so each layer would have a shadow.  I used the Chevron embossing folder from Stampin Up for my background.and Ripe Persimmon (Distress Ink) to ink my edges. And of course Stickles to make my sun sparkle! :) 

Here is a close-up of the stamp I used....

I hope you enjoyed my card today and come back soon to see what is going on around here! :)

Until next time... ♥ Laura ♥
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