Cute cards · Masculine · Techniques · Thinking of You

High Tide So Serene

By the Tide II

High Tide is a wonderful set to use when making thinking of you cards, sympathy cards, masculine cards, and framed art pieces! I really enjoyed the 2 step stamping that this set showcases!

I am usually a card maker that loves a lot of layers!  This has the texture and movement of the Cherry Cobbler embossed piece underneath the main image.  I used the Seaside Embossing Folder for that and used the NEW Wood Textures 6×6 paper pack!  Can I tell you this pack if FULL of great wood images!  The possibilities are endless with this paper pack! With the rustic farm designs taking storm lately, this is a must for your paper stash!

By The Tide

I first used the Cherry Cobbler and stamped the 1st part of the lighthouse.  Then I used Dapper Denim to add the dimension.  The photopolymer stamps really make this a seamless image! I used Crumb Cake for the sand stamp and Old Olive for the beach grass.  Next I used Dapper Denim for the water waves and followed that with a blender pen to create the softer water color. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Gray so it wouldn’t take over the focal point.  The linen thread was added for a little more texture.

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Happy Stampin!

Birthday · Kits · Masculine

Masculine Birthday 

I used the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems to create a masculine card!  I used the rubber insert that Stampin’ Up! cuts out for us!  I love it when they do that, because it’s a new stamp/shape that you weren’t counting on!  I used it to make the argyle like background.  I used Marina Mist, Soft Sky, and Early Espresso for the background colors.


I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create some texture to the card.  I love adding linen thread to create so whimsy for this card.  I did have to fussy cut the banner, but it was worth it!

Do you love the Big Shot? Is your wish list LONG!  This is a great time to join just for the discount!  You will have until June 30th to meet the quarterly minimum of $300 (before discount). Or you can do nothing with no penalty! What do you get during Sale-a-Bration? The starter kit is $99 plus local tax.  But you pick out your kit up to $125 in current catalog items!  PLUS 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice!!!! Think big here! Join the Fun & my team today!  We have lots of fun, a quarterly meeting (if you want to call it that) private FB page, and recognition for milestones!

Creative Kit to Go order due: Pictures Pending March 18th: 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 2XWJPSAK at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping. 

Special Reason bundle:  Includes the Special Reason stamp set (wood or clear) & the Stylish Stems Framelit dies. Bundle price: $45.75 for clear 144720 (plus tax & shipping) OR $53.00 for wood 144719 (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! It’s Sale a Bration!  Add a couple dollars more (the Lace Doilies 142793) and get a FREE item from the Sale a Bration catalog!

Creative Kit Order due no later than March 18th. If you are interested please let me Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

Birthday · Masculine · Promotions

Masculine Moroccan


I really wanted to make a masculine birthday card.  They are hard to come up with sometimes.  But this one whipped right up!  My girls at club made this card this month!

I used a Bronze Sharpie to color the pearls to match the Copper Foil.  When I cut the small Copper Foil Banner, I cut it in half to make it look longer.  Saves that foil!

Now for the fun!!!  Online Extravaganza Starts the 21st!!onlineex_shareable-4_nov2116_na

1. Watch the dates and times on the list.  Some are flash sales during certain days/times.  Some run all week.  There are some retiring items marked with “*” signs. (the key is on the last page).
2. If you are a demo, it’s a great time to order some on your demo ID and get more of a discount.  And if you go over $150, you still get hostess rewards! Help meet your minimums! But every order counts towards your minimums.  Share the list with friends, you never know!
3. If you are a customer and order more than $150, place the order online or email to me.  I can have it ship straight to you and you will get the hostess rewards.
4. If you want a few items, I have this code set up.  Just log onto Home and click on “Store”.  You will see a tab of the sale items.  Create an account or sign in your existing account remember to choose me for your demo! If you order this way, it ships to you!  Just use the code below to attach to save on shipping. (you can always email me, but it will ship here)
You may see items for gifts for your list too!  I know the Gift Box Punch Board is great and will be on sale!!!
If you order online: I also have a loyalty reward program.  Visit my blog, download the form and when it’s full, you get a FREE set from me! Click Online reward card
Here is a few FLASH sales for next week:
Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and your family!
Hugs’ Laura
Masculine · Thinking of You

Moroccan Fall Nights


Sorry it’s been a bit since I posted a photo.  Back to school took some adjusting.  We are at our annual Labor Day Craft Retreat and I have made a ton of cool projects!  I have been waiting to add ink to Moroccan Nights!  I love using the jewel tone colors with this set! The coordinating Moroccan DSP is so pretty!  Great for masculine, fall, or ornate cards!

I also have to say the new 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon is great on most projects!  I am on my third roll already!

I have plenty to post this week and I will have the next Creative Kit by Mail pictures coming in a couple days!

The Holiday Catalog is LIVE!  So go above and click on shop now!  Don’t forget the online rewards program too!


All projects · Kits · Masculine

Global affair

I saw this card on Pinterest from Stamp Happy and fell in love with the unique fold!  I only changed the paper choices.  Going Global has been a popular set and unfortunately is retiring.  I made this for the girls at my stamp club since Father’s Day is coming up.  You can also put a Happy Birthday sentiment to have a masculine card on hand.


To make fold:

Cut your card base as usual: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ then score at 2 1/4″ & 6 3/4″

I then inked up the embossing folder with Crumb Cake with a brayer and placed Lost Lagoon cardstock in and ran it through.  Wonderful effect!

I used the corrugated paper to give more depth on the medallion that holds the fold down.  (use dimetionals on bottom half before adhereing; cut the brad tines off and used glue dots to adhere brad)


The inside is taped on the sides to make a pocket and the insert is a 3 3/4″ square in Crumb Cake with a 3 1/2″ Very Vanilla square to write on.  The recipient should love this card!

Don’t forget the Creative Kit by Mail!  Deadline to order this month’s kit is May 23rd!

May kit by mail 2016






Nautical Father’s Day

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I procrastinated last week preparing for my club on Sunday.  I had 2 of my 3 projects finished and could not get the creative juices flowing!  After 3 other attempts with other stamp sets and colors, I turned to a super cute layout my upline did last month!  I was also thrilled to get the My Paper Pumpkin on Thursday!  It has a great Father’s Day stamp in it!!

I then thought of the super cute Sea Street stamp set from the new catalog and that was it!  I used the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Maritime and it was all up hill from there!! To make the cute envelope fit the front, you take a piece of 4×4 paper and use 2 1/4″ as your 1st score line on the Envelope Punch Board.  So fun!  Especially since I finished at 2am!

New items shown: the new punch pack! Sea Street Stamp set, Maritime DSP, and the Father’s Day stamp from the Paper Pumpkin!


All projects · Masculine

Ahoy matie!

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I did not realize it had been so long since I posted!  I started a new FT regular job, and it has been fun getting used to the schedule!  I made this card for my oldest nephew who just left to join the Navy.  It’s an encouragement card!  We got the set at Manager’s reception!  It is so fun to play with!

Stamps: Hello, Sailor (w 133275 $20.95; c 133278 $15.95)

Paper: Smoky Slate base with a z-fold, Basic Grey, Summer Starfruit, Pacific Point, High Tide DSP

Ink: Smoky Slate, Pacific Point

Accessories: Gold Baker’s twine, Stripes embossing folder, 1 3/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle punches, Window Frames framelit collection

Don’t forget that Sale a Bration is in full swing!  I already have several people that have gotten tons a freebies!  I also have a group of ladies that came together and the hostess got $175 in FREE items and 4 1/2 price items!  Plus more Sale a Bration freebies!  Click on shop above to get started!