Thursday, February 28, 2013

Deepest Sympathy ... two cards

Hallo allemaal! Hier is het nog steeds volop winter en alles is wit buiten, maar het is gelukkig gestopt met sneeuwen. Ik wil jullie vandaag twee condoleance-kaarten laten zien. Hiervoor heb ik twee stempels van Hero Art gebruikt en de vlinder is een Stampin' Up! stempel.  De kleuren van  het inkt en het papier (Stampin' Up!) zijn: wit, Crumb Cake and Eggplant. Ik had wel een beetje een dubbel gevoel bij het maken van deze kaarten, want ik ben op het moment ook met een geboortekaartje bezig. Bij de ene familie is er blijdschap vanwege de nieuwe aanwinst en bij de andere familie is er verdriet om het afscheid dat ze moeten nemen van een geliefd iemand.
Een hele fijne dag! Bedankt voor het bezoekje aan mijn blog! Graag tot de volgende keer!
Hugs, Laura 


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Simply Soft (Stampin' Up!) ... two cards and one tag

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? At the moment, we are waiting for another snow storm to come to the Chicago area. After a lovely sunny weekend and Monday with really nice temperatures, we will return to Winter Wonderland again!
For the card I am sharing with you today, I've used the "Simply Soft" and "French Foliage" Stampin' Up! stamp sets. The ink colors are: Black, Razzleberry and Old Olive.
Thanks for stopping by! Take care and have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Laura
Cooper walking in the snow ... he loves the snow! 
 It is almost time for lunch ... here are a couple of lunch ideas for you:
The first one is a turkey sandwich with French fries with Ketchup and/or Mayonnaise:
The second one is a Quiche Lorraine with a salad:
The third one is a Qroque Madame:
(FYI: Qroque Monsieur is without an egg on top!)
Bon appetit!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday ... Nature's Wonders, Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Nature's Wonders (retired) and Elementary  Elegance
Ink pads: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Peeled Paint",  "Barn Door", "Spiced Marmelade", and Stampin' Up! "Elegant Eggplant"
Cardstock: White and Old Olive - Stampin' Up!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hello Baby ...

Hello Baby ... a baby card for a newborn: Christian
A birthday card with the same digistamps, I made a while ago:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Birthday card for Jade ...

Hi there! Happy Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful day!
I just finished this birthday card for my niece Jade, she will turn 6 soon. Just a quick post today, I have to create the next birthday card for my friend Ilona ... today is her birthday, on Valentine's Day! Isn't that special? Happy Birthday Ilona! 
Hugs, Laura

Stamps: Penny Black and Stampin' Up!

The inspiration for this cute card came from this "Thirty-One" keep-it caddy:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Everything Eleanor ... Stampin' Up! Two birthday cards


Supplies: all Stampin' Up!
Colors (paper and ink): Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler

Thursday, February 7, 2013

LOVE GROWS ... (LOTV stamp)

Hi there! Happy Thursday! Isn't this such an adorable Lili of the Valley stamp?

It was so much fun coloring this image with the Derwent Colorsoft Pencils.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!  

Hugs, Laura

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Our dog Cooper, having a great time in the snow ...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spring is in the air ...

... just kidding! Here in the Chicago area, it is snowing again right now! Finally, in February, we are getting some snow! Yesterday, we did get a couple of inches already. But in the house it does feel like Spring, because of the beautiful Crocuses I got from my friend Yvonne. Thanks Yvonne!
This morning, after shoveling the driveway (no, honestly, I didn't use the snow blower!), I created this vintage card with the Hero Arts "Hydrangea" stamp. I just purchased this one at Michael's yesterday ... I know I have a couple of Hydrangea stamps already, but this one was on sale: 40% off all the rubber stamps! (Is this a good enough excuse, lol!) I just had to buy this one ... I absolutely LOVE this stamp!
After I stamped the image, I used the Stampin' Up! blender pen. If you click on the picture below, you can see the difference.
Ok, that's all for today! Take care, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the day!
Hugs, Laura