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Monday, September 12, 2016

Right At Home Stamps Card

Hello everyone!!  Here's a little sneaky-peeky at my Butterfly Reflections Ink project!!  It uses all IN STOCK products from Right At Home Stamps.
Fall Leaves and Script Greetings pair perfectly together to create fun and classy cards.  Fall Leaves is also a builder set so the possibilities are endless!!
Hope you swing by to check out my project!!



Monday, September 5, 2016

Announcement and Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone!!  So a bit of exciting news...I am now on the Design Team for Butterfly Reflections Ink!!!!  I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team.  Vanessa (the shop's owner) is super friendly and funny!!  She also runs an amazing store.  I don't know how she does it, but her shipping times are one of the fastest...even to Canada!!!  She carries tons of product but if you find that she is out of a particular product, don't worry, she restocks quickly!!!  Anyway, I hope you will check out my first post on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog and leave me a little love!!!  Here's a sneak at what I've created....

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Finding my Mojo with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome back!!

These past couple of weeks I have been struggling with my creative mojo.  I'm not sure where it went but I'm determined to find it!!  I just can't seem to please myself with any of my creations. Whether it's colouring or layouts, it's been kind of tough.

So, I pulled out a new stamp/die set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Not Too Shabby stamp and die bundle, which happens to be on sale this month!!  It's a super sweet set.

REWIND:  I should mention that I started with a different stamp.  I thought I would use the To You With Love set from Clearly Besotted.  I started to colour the image with my Derwent ColourSoft Pencils...I just wasn't feeling it...

BACK TO THE PRESENT:  I started by creating a background panel with white cardstock cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Then I took out some white embossing paste.  I thought the lid would be stuck on since I haven't used it in a VERY LONG TIME!!  I used a small triangle stencil to add a bit of dimension to one side of the panel.  To spruce it up a bit, I sprinkled some fine iridescent glitter over the paste while it was still wet.

I stamped and die cut the bouquet image and coloured it with alcohol markers. I also stamped, coloured and die cut the small wreath and bow image.  I placed everything in the bottom right corner of my white, embossed panel.

And in true Laurie fashion, I didn't think about the sentiment.  This set has very small sentiment so that worked in my favour.  I die cut a circle that would fit the sentiment, but it just blended into the background.  So I die cut another one out of kraft cardstock and layered them together to make it stand out a bit better.

Here is the final result:

A fairly clean and simple design and I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Hopefully, I can keep this going, hahaha!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, its SO appreciated :)