Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Scrapfest

I'm back in the studio doing what i love to do! Creating. School is in, the year is not so good, but I'm blessed with a job with little people who are really fun. So I will keep it for now. :) It can only get BETTER!

As I was saying I'm in the studio again...making beautiful things...ok, pretty things...ok, stuff I like to do! I have been using mostly swap stuff so I can get things "DONE!" But soon that will be over too.

September Scrapfest is going on right now for my Facebook group and it is motivating me to scrapbook many pages. I am cannot believe I am already at 28 pages this month. I am lucky to get 2 or 3 done a month and now I am at almost 30.  That is only because I made lots of kits before the weekend crop last week. (was it really only a week ago?)

Here is the page I made last night. Lots of premade items and I actually used some very old Basic Grey chipboard letters and painted them! I'm serious, I really painted my letters with, believe it or not, Making Memories paint. Of course the stuff is so old I had to use a pallet knife to pull it out of the bottle, but I got what I needed and used it! Oh and the papers are all Basic Grey Dasher. (Everything I used on the layout was 10 years old except for the snowflake rosette die from Tim Holtz, it's only 8 years old!) LOL  I still love Basic Grey and still miss this company. 

I have really slowed down on buying Scrapbook stuff because I have so much good stuff to use, I really have the best store in town. I do not feel the need to shop much anymore. :) I still love to look at new toys on Simon Says Stamp and different websites and fill up a cart, but I don't feel the need to  checkout anymore. 

Something else that is happening, I am probably going to lose my consultant status on my Close To My Heart business. I am just not willing to pay for the items to keep my status. So, if I don't get any orders this month, I will be out.  

Not anything else going on scrappy wise, when I have more to add and the time to come here, I will show it off! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampaganza BLOG HOP.

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“If you came from Gina Brandsetter you are in the right place. If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list Here to find the complete list of blog hop participants.”

My favorite paper pack in the current catalog is No Worries! It could be because I am a beach junkie and love all things beach and seaside.  It could be because we lived in Hawaii for 3 years and loved every minute of it!  Either way this is the PERFECT paper pack for me and I had a great time creating 2 cards with it.  The first one is a little involved because I did use my Cricut Explore Air 2 using the Flower Market cricut cartridge.

G1127  No Worries Scrapbook kit
Kit contents:
1 – No Worries paper packet (X7220B)
1 – No Worries Complements (X7220C)
4 – cardstock sheets (4 White Daisy)
1 – No Worries sequins (Z3322)
1 – white burlap ribbon (Z3323)
z3337 No Worries Cardmaking and thin cuts set
 C1679 Cardmaking No Worriesstamps only
z3285 or digital Z3290 Flower Market Cartridge
Inks used:  Chocolate for inking and stamping
Pixie for inking the flower
Shimmer Brush for the inside of the flower with a touch of chocolate ink.
Cardstock colors used
Pixie, Colonial White, gold rush, and Juniper for the hibiscus flower
X1410 Colonial White card bases and envelopes

First put the palm tree BTT paper at the fold. 3.5 inches x 5.5
Next 3/4 inch  5.5 inch of the bamboo weave (back side of the blue words paper).
Next add the linen paper add notebook holes on top and ink with chocolate ink.
cut the palm tree Picture my life card from paper and cut down a little bit and add stamped sentiment.
Add hibiscus flower from Flower Market cartridge and then a couple of pieces of complements pack to bottom of card.  After that add sequins and done.  The thing that took the longest was making the flower and that was only a few minutes. :) Use foam tape to attach the flower.

Again used the Colonial White Card bases and envelopes
This is using leftovers from the WYW No Worries layouts.
I used the Get Away card from the PML piece of paper from the kit. I used chocolate ink to ink the edges. I used the complement stickers, the burlap ribbon and straw paper from the kit.
I did ink the palm trees with bamboo and Fern inks. I used cranberry for the lounge chair on colonial white paper as well.  This one was very quick and easy. 
Remember to use the thin cuts you need a cuttlebug or Big shot or similar manual die cut machine.

I hope you enjoyed my projects using the No Worries Workshop you Way kit and card making stamps. 

“The next blog on the list is Lela Norris. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using No Worries from the Close To My Heart current Seasonal Catalog. If you get lost, just hop on over to Tina Sutton for the full list.”

Thank you for coming by and spending some time with me!

Laura Lee

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Happy Place

Is in my little bitty Studio...It is more a Scrapbook room with a conglomeration of STUFF than the studio term. Nor would I say my stuff is "art" but I like it and that is what counts! :)

I have more stuff than I will ever use but this is a fun place to be. Bethie (my sweet daughter) is starting to come with me to my room.  She loves to create in here too.

It is my fun place and a way to get away from the stresses of life. Work, and relationship...just plain making stuff and fun!

My happy place is a SCRAP place!

Laura Lee