Monday, August 27, 2012

A Shabby Chic LOTV Birthday Card ...

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Hey everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you are all having a fabulous day! I was so lucky to visit the Scrapbook Expo 2012 in St. Charles, Illinois, on Friday and on Saturday. My favorite booths: the "Melissa Frances" booth, and the one where I found the My Mind's Eye paper pads and the "Stampin' Up!" corner. Don't you love these vintage style wired hangers? This is what I bought:
Thank you Yvonne and Maria for joining me to the Scrapbook Expo! What a great place to hang out, lol!
Take care and have a great day!
Hugs, Laura
I am entering this card in the following challenge:
The shabby tea room #129 - Summer Cottage - inspiration photo:
Create a card or project inspired by the COLORS from the photo and INCLUDE DISTRESSING/SHABBY ELEMENTS plus a TITLE/SENTIMENT!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza 2012

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Isn't this an awesome card? (which is made using the Stampin' Up! "Mouthwatering" set, and can you believe this: we added a little sent over the stamped image with the Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder, it smells like a real melon!). Just perfect for someone who has her birthday in the summer. Wouldn't you just love it to open an envelope, and smell that melon scent and getting a beautiful card like this?
I was invited for the Extravaganza 2012 (Stampin' Up) on Friday at Lara's house. Judith gave a fantastic workshop. Thank you both so much, and all the other Stampin' Up! fans! I've had such a great time!  We've made two cards and one photo album. Isn't that album a great gift idea for the Holidays?
The new SU stamp set: "Betsy's Blossoms":
Thanks for visiting me today, and thank you and a warm welcome to my new follower Teri! Enjoy your Sunday! Talk to you soon!
Hugs, Laura

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday Annet!

Hi everyone! I am so happy today! Yesterday, Mr. UPS dropped off my Stampin' Up! order including this stamp set: Established Elegance (Stampin' Up!) , and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Hope you like my new creation, a vintage style birthday card for my friend Annet in the Netherlands! ... and I hope Annet likes it too! What I (and my family) will never ever forget about her is that about two years ago she surprised us by sending a package with all the ingredients to make our very own "pepernoten" on the 5th of December (a Dutch tradition on St. Nicolas' birthday or Sinterklaas) to us in the USA, and another fact is that she is the best typist in the whole world! I really thought I could type fast, but she beats me all the time! That's the reason I chose the typewriter image for her card.
I hope you have a fanatastic day!
Hugs, Laura
You can click on photos for a better view!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Holiday Wishes ... a card and a gift bag (Stampin' Up!)

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great week! Guess what? I DID IT! This is my first card for the Holidays, it was so much fun to do that I also made a gift bag! Honestly, I can hardly believe it myself, lol! Making a card with snow on it in the middle of the summer, on such a sunny day with temperatures in the 80's F. (30 gr.Celsius) outside. Well, I must admit that I got the inspiration for this project last week at Hobby Lobby, where I was blown away by watching the decorated Christmas trees and all the beautiful decoration for the Holidays. And I was wondering is it that time of the year yet? First we have to get ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving, can't wait to pick a couple of pumpkins, and decorate the house.
The door bell rings ... Sorry, gotta go now, Mr. UPS stopped at my house ...
Thanks for stopping by! Take care and have a great day!
Hugs, Laura
Stamps (Stampin' Up!): Dasher and the Lovely As a Tree set
Cardstock/paper: SU Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Other: SU ribbon (Cherry Cobbler/Very Vanilla), SU punch
You can click on photos for a better view!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you ...

Hi you all! Happy Monday! Where did the weekend go? Thought I'd share with you the birthday card I created for a very good friend, and I just wanted to let you know that I had a lot of fun making this for her. I am so happy how it turned out! I hope she'll like it, and I hope you like it too! And YES, I know I've used the Stampin' Up! Medallion stamp AGAIN, lol! I think this stamp became one of my all time favorites.

Take care, have a great week and happy crafting!

Hugs, Laura

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Medallion stamp, Perfect Punches set, Kindness Matters set and Vintage Vogue set
Card Stock and Ink(Stampin' Up!): Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy
Other: SU ribbon Crochet Trim Victoria and Martha Stewart punch, SU Designer Frames Folders

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Een beterschapskaartje voor "Peer" ...

Hallo allemaal! Hebben jullie dat ook wel eens dat je al een tijdje een kaart wilt maken voor iemand en dat het er maar niet van komt (ik vind sowieso een leuke mannenkaart bedenken niet eenvoudig) en dan ineens heb je een perfect idee en "flans" je het kaartje zo in elkaar? Zo ook met dit kaartje voor Peter aka "Peer".

Het stempelafdrukje is ingekleurd met een combinatie van watercolor crayons en markers always artichoke en old olive, cajun craze en pumpkin pie) van Stampin' Up en natuurlijk de blender pen.  Deze stempel is er eentje van de Stampin' Up set "Faith in Nature", de tekststempel is van Hero Art.

Een aantal foto's van de totstandkoming van het kaartje:

Hieronder nog uitprobeersel voor een ander kaartje in 2 groentinten: old olive en always artichoke:

Thanks for stopping by! Take care and enjoy this beautiful day!

Hugs, Laura

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A vintage card ... with LOVE & caring (Stampin' Up)

Goodmorning and Happy Tuesday to you all! Today, I wanna share a vintage card, yes, using the Stampin' Up Medallion stamp again. LOVE that stamp, just can't stop stamping anymore! Here's what you'll need to make this card:

Stamps: SU Medallion stamp, Vintage Vogue, Thanks for Caring
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: SU Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (my favorite), and Not Quite Navy
Other: SU ribbon, crochet trim Victoria 5/8", Beautiful Wings Embosslits (butterfly), and a Martha Stewart border punch

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Laura

Sunday, August 12, 2012

With love & caring ... Stampin' Up card

Recipe: Stampin' Up Medallion and text stamp, SU ink pad (tissue stamping technique): Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, SU cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, SU ribbon and flower: Cherry Cobbler 

Hi everyone! Wow, was I gone that long? I hope you are all having a great summer. I can't believe this is the last day of the Summer Olympics in London already. Tomorrow, our kids are going back to school. We just got back from a vacation in the Netherlands. It was so good to see all the friends and family again, enjoyed the beautiful weather. We have had such a wonderful time! We visited Amsterdam, and we enjoyed a fantastic boat tour through the Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht:

A couple of pictures of the castle "Huis Bergh" in 's-Heerenberg, the Netherlands:

Take care and have a great week!

Hugs, Laura