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Simple Hugs

Healing Hugs 1

Wow!!  The dist-ink-tive stamps in the Healing Hugs is just stunning!  Look at the detail!! Berry Burst is still one of my favorite 2017-2019 In Colors!  I paired it up with Granny Apple Green!  (I LOVE THIS Color!) It still gives a pop of green with out being too bright!  I still love Lemon Lime Twist, but this is a new option for pops of color!

I made this card for my upcoming Sweet & Simple class next week (6/27/18 @ 7pm for my local peeps).  I did use the cross-stitch patterned stamp as a color on color image on the card base.  It needed extra depth-but I didn’t want to use the Big Shot on both cards for this class.  I hold a class one evening every month and rotate the night.  I like to have this class available for people that are new to stamping or need a quick creative fix!

Healing Hugs 2

June 22nd is the last day to get your FREE Creative Card Class to Go!  This is great for people that cannot make classes but love to create!  It gives you 3 designs with the same stamp set/bundle!


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Beautiful Friend


I taught my stamp club how to make a No Line Watercolor image.  Just love how it makes the girl seem like she’s moving!  So soft and sweet!

  1. I took Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Tip Top Taupe Stampin’ Write markers and colored the image directly on the stamp.  TIP: I use the side of the brush tip to avoid tearing up the tip by coloring straight up and down.
  2.  I then used a clean clear block to use as my pallet.  I colored a little of the color I was going to use directly on the block.  Then I picked up the color with my clean blender pen.
  3. Color in your image as desired!  Just beautiful!


I love how the doilies add more soft texture to the card as well as the stitched oval.  I cut about 3″ of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon and Gold 1/4′ Natural Trim and placed it underneath the saying.  The saying is one of my favorites!!  The set has several great saying to go with the other 2 images. The background paper is from the Falling in Love DSP.

Just 5 more days to order your Special Reason Bundle for the March Creative Kit to Go! These are so fun and you get all the consumable products along with your bundle!  All packaged up in a great box!


Just 2 more weeks of Sale a Bration!  Get your favorites before they are gone! Shop my website now!

Stampin’ Hugs!


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Vintage Carousel


Cupcake Carousel is such a fun and retro/vintage set!  I love this whole suite of goodies!!  The 6×6 paper stack, the stamp set, the colors, and  the embellishment set are just yummy!

This card was really simple to make, but packs a WOW punch! I started off by stamping the carousel horse with Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla.  I used a Blender Pen to erase the pennants on his reigns.  I then colored with Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Soft Sky, and Gold Wink of Stella for the pole. To color his tail and mane, I just used the blender pen to blend the Early Espresso into the Very Vanilla areas. I used the Stitched Framelits-THESE ARE A MUST HAVE- to cut out the horse.  I did flick some Early Espresso onto the card by using a strip of glue dot paper.  You just need to add your ink to the paper, add water, and flick with your finger from behind the paper. Please practice first on scratch paper!  I then stamped the circus tent in Bermuda Bay on Bermuda Bay card stock. To balance the side-I used the 6×6 paper as an accent. Speaking of accents: you have to check out the fun tassels, bows, and other goodies in the embellishment kit!  I used 2 glue dots to adhere the tassel.  I did use the ribbon that comes in the kit to tie a bow through the loop first.


I finished off by using the Tin of Cards sentiment on Calypso Coral.  What a fun card!!

Sad news on the Sale a Bration items: the Card Tin is sold out.  But there are still plenty of other great items you can earn with every $50 spent!  But hurry, March 31st is the last day!


Don’t forget to order your Creative Kit to Go by March 18th!  I promise these are super cute!!  Happy Stampin’


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Washi you a Merry Christmas!

Assembly line

I love my customers and my upline/downline!! They are my dear friends that we have bonded through crafting. When it comes to sending Christmas cards, it can get a little tricky.  They have more than likely made the cards I have on hand every year.  So, I found a simple design on Pinterest (sorry, I deleted the person’s name-thank you for your inspiration!) and I added my own twist to it!  I first layered the Warm Wishes Washi tape onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  I cut out the ornate ornaments from the Merry Tags Framelits using Gold Foil.  The rest fell together quite nicely!

TIP: I showed you the assembly line so you could see how I paper saved!  I cut out the circle from the Garden Green mat so I didn’t waste cardstock!  Great for making multiple cards!


I used a red sharpie to color our Rhinestones to add that sparkle to the ornament! I am taking a few days to spend with family and to reflect on the blessings God has given me this year!  Especially for riding with me through the storm of breast cancer.

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Have  a blessed and Merry Christmas!

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November Creative Kit


November Creative Kit by Mail 2016**** Deadline is November 10th!

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.   I only have a limited amount of class kits available, so please sign up right away.  Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ UP!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate paypal for out of town)   Prepaid class fees vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code AQXQAARD at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.

Sweet Cupcake bundle: Includes the Sweet Cupcake stamp set & the Cupcake Cutouts Framelit dies) Bundle price: $43.00 (plus tax & shipping) If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order!   * remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    In the Mail Class fee due no later than November 10th (or while supplies last). If you are interested please let me know and I will send you a PayPal invoice for $5 priority shipping.  You can add items that you may need. I will mail class packets the mid November.  After I send out the class in the mail kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Want just the PDF? $5.95 via PayPal and I will email it within 24 hours!


Happy Stampin’ Laura




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World Card Making Day today!!!



Plus!!!! All of October, you can buy three and get one free of the following!  I am placing my order today!

b3g1dsp_flyer_na  This is the list of DSP included in this great deal!



Any of my local ladies want to do the Designer Tin of Cards together?  We can order on big order of them to save money and I can have the other items ready to have a class together!  October 9th? Let me know before this October 1st-5th offer ends!  I will have them ship to my house so save on shipping!


Stampin Hugs! Laura



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Pretty Kitty-so in love

This isOne of my favorite cat sets that Stampin Up! Has come out with in a while! Love to watercolor with it too! With the Aqua Painter and ink pads,  I used Cajun Craze for the pot. I stuck with the color combo that is in the Love and Affection DSP. I also put Gols Wink of Stella on a couple flowers. This was the first time I used the Petal Burst embossing folder too! Love it!

I just got my Pre order in! Stay tuned for sneak peeks!!!

Happy stamping!