What’s Your Favorite Color???

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There are so many amazing Stampin’ Up colors! What’s Your Favorite Color?? This is a bit of a hard question for me as there are so many I love and even that changes through the seasons!

What's Your Favorite Color, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of the pretty colors!!!! What are your favorites? Do you like a few from each color family or just love the entire collection?
Mine has always been the Brights Collection. I love bright colors because they are so cheery and make me happy! This is also why I’m loving the In Colors now too! Look at those amazing colors. There are a few in the Subtles that I use all the time like Pool Party and Calypso Coral and I’m loving the new ones like Mint Macaron and Highland Heather. The Regals I use more in the Fall and Winter and I’m so excited to have Blackberry Bliss back! I have never been a huge fan of the neutrals because I’m not a fan of the color brown. I do love Crumb Cake for a neutral base with things and of course there is a need for these on certain images. I’m still not sure I can get on board with Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy being a Neutral but we will get there. Who else is with me there???

Did you know that this month (July) you can pick out one of these Color Collections and get the set of Ink Pads for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up??? This is an amazing deal as it is a $67.50 value. The other awesome thing is with the addition of new colors and a new style of ink pad, we can all love this deal. In addition to the ink pads, you get to pick out $125 in any product you would like and this is all just $99.00. Click here for more details!
When you join Stampin’ Up! and my Fabulous Friends Team, you get so much more than just stamp product and ink pads. Hands down my favorite part has been the people and the friendships. I have Friends all over the country and it absolutely warms my heart. So many of them sent warm wishes and love on the birth of our baby, Claire. It really blew me away how much you all cared. I have met stampers who were going through a hard time and together we got through it with the power of handmade cards and prayers. I’m so thankful for Stampin’ Up and bringing me together with so many amazing people! It has been an amazing 14 years!

There are no obligations to do classes, hold events, or have a blog. Being a demonstrator is all about you and having fun! If you wish to enjoy the discount, that’s awesome! If you wish to stamp with friends and gather a few orders, that is perfectly fine. If you wish to build a business and pay your mortgage, I’m here to cheer you on! I’m all about having fun, celebrating accomplishments, and helping you enjoy it all! If you have any questions at all, just reach out!
Join me and my Stamp Family and take advantage of this amazing Stampin’ Up deal!!! Check out the video below or click here to see little Claire and here about families!
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Happy Stampin’
~Laura

Technique Tuesday – Simple One Sheet Wonder!!!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! Technique Tuesday is back this week! Woot Woot! Today’s I’m showing your this Simple One Sheet Wonder with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Designer Series Paper!!!

Simple One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started out making this simple, yet fun card using the 2018-2019 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. I love the monochromatic look and it makes for easy stamping with just one ink pad. The card base is Whisper White measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Then I layered on a piece of the Designer Paper measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I tied some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon around the card and into a knot. Using the Accented Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating Tailored Tag Punch, I created the greeting. I popped the greeting up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is a quick and simple card.

In Color One Sheet Wonder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I realized  I had a leftover piece measuring 2″ x 6″ so I created this little card. Again, I used a Whisper White card base. Then I cut the Designer Paper down to 2″ x 5-1/2″ and added it to the top. I tied the ribbon around and stamped the greeting directly to the card front. My husband said I should have popped up this greeting as well. It would make it pop more and give the card some texture. I finished the card off by adding a few rhinestones.

Love You Always, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 2 little pieces leftover. One measures 3/4″ x 4″ and that strip I added to the inside of the card for a little decoration. The other one I tossed since it was just 2″ x 1/2″. That is the only bit of this paper that wasn’t used though which is pretty awesome!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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June 2018 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super fun and easy even though it took me like 3 days to put it together between baby snuggles, feedings, and napping! 🙂 It seems everything takes longer to do now that Baby Claire is here! It was still great to enjoy some crafting time where I didn’t have to think of the idea or haul out a mess of products.

June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I always need Birthday Cards and I love these colors together as well! The cake with the strawberries on it is super cute!!!

Broadway Star, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The first set of 4 cards have these fun greetings with cakes as the decoration. The one thing that I found odd was that the black and white layer that the greeting is on is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then the Hooray sticker goes on top and it hangs off. This is kind of odd because then the sticky is floating out there or dropping down and sticking. I think I would have put it all flat and just popped up the cake if I hadn’t put the dimensionals on first. Also, this photo doesn’t show it but each of the dots around the greeting gets a pearl on it and wowza does that make it POP! I love it!!! There were extra cakes and candles so I added those to the envelopes and insides of the cards!

You Did It, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this one, the banner with the stars was stamped. I tried to do this is a nice pattern but that was hard. For the most part I stamped down the banner and then did the next row. This was a bit all over but after assembling the cards, you can’t really see the pattern or any mistakes so it’s all good. I had leftover balloons so I added them to the envelopes! The little gold sequins all around make for a fun pop of bling that I like!

Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

Blooming Summer, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Want to try out Paper Pumpkin? Get your first month at half price (regular $19.95) and see what its all about! After all your first kit comes with a clear block!!! If you love it, keep going! If not, you can cancel or suspend your account at any time. Everything always needs to be done by the 10th of the month! So this offer lasts till August 10th! Click here to get started and be sure to enter the Promo Code: BLOOM0818 (that’s zero eight, one eight).

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper!!!

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Who loves Black and White with a POP of color??? I sure do and the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Paper is amazing! It has that black and white and the color pops are PINK….Eeeeee…..and Green and Gold! Bling Bling!

Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look how pretty it is!!! One side of each of the sheets has gold foil on it! This makes it hard to decide which side to use for sure! Thank goodness there are 2 sheets of every pattern so then I can use 1 sheet for one side and the other sheet for the other side! These patterns are great for Birthdays and Anniversaries. I think the black and gold would be perfect for like a 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. The numbers would be perfect for a little one’s birthday. The gold, black, and silver dots would be perfect for Graduation or New Years. There are just endless possibilities!

If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget to head over to my Facebook Page by clicking here to join in Laura’s Online Stamp Garage Sale going on through July 18th!


Laura’s Online Stamp Garage Sale!!!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Let’s get the party started mid week with Laura’s Online Stamp Garage Sale! Head over to my Facebook Page by clicking here to join in the party!!!!

Laura's Online Stamp Garage Sale

 

I have already started posting items but will continue to post more all day today!!! Simply comment SOLD or MINE on the photo of the item you wish to purchase. You will also need to comment with your email address at least on one of the items or send me a message with it. I will total up everything starting tonight or tomorrow (Thursday) and send you an invoice via Paypal. If you are local, you can pick up and pay at that time. If you aren’t local, there will be a shipping charge which I can determine based off of what all you get.

Click here to join the Event!!!

Happy Shoppin’

~Laura


Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps!!!

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Today, I’m coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps! This set is so much fun because I love the flowers and how the greeting fits right in. You can also use the greetings alone for another project. This set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch!

Coloring with the Accented Blooms Stamps, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Crumb Cake card base. Next, I stamped the leaves along the edges in Old Olive Ink. Be sure to go close to the edge so that your focal point doesn’t cover up the leaves when you go to add that on. Then I stamped the floral image in Memento Black Ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I’m so excited to have even more colors of Blends in this New Catalog! 🙂

Once the flowers were all colored, I stamped the greeting in the middle. If you are afraid that you might mess that part up, you can always stamp it first. I know I did mine after the fact because I couldn’t decide which color to use! My husband said go with Bermuda Bay. Another great way to get that image perfectly lined up is to use the Stamparatus! That tool is amazing and works perfectly every time! I added this layer to Old Olive cardstock. Then to attach it to the card front, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals. On the right side, I added a loop of Burlap Ribbon. To attach it, I simply placed the loop down and added Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top. It stayed nice and secure!

What colors would you use for the flowers?? Let me know in the comments below! Want to recreate this card? Click the items used in the photos below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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July Free Stamp Set – Pressed Flowers!!!

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Drum Roll Please…….The July Free Stamp Set is the NEW Pressed Flowers Stamp Set. You all know how I love flowers! 🙂

Pressed Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the entire month of July, all orders of $75 or more (before shipping and tax) will earn my Free Stamp Set of the Month! This offer is exclusive through me. The Stamp Set will come separate from your order in your place your order online!!! Click here to start shopping!

A few other fabulous deals this month to keep in mind:

Stock up on select Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Paper Sale! Click here to see all of those in this special offer!! My picks for this offer are the Garden Impressions 6×6 Stack, Petal Promenade Designer Paper, Tranquil Textures Designer Paper. Then for the free one – Tropical Escape 6×6 Stack. I do love the Wood Textures Paper Stack but that one has been around for awhile now. So, I thought I would go with something new and fresh. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. You can always get all 4 of the same pattern or multiples of a few!

There is also the amazing deal for those who are interested in joining Stampin’ Up and my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team! During the month of July, you get to pick out $125 in any product you wish PLUS you get to pick out the color family of your choice in Ink Pads all for just $99! That’s a $205 value for just $99! Woot Woot! It’s a fabulous deal and with the new style of ink pads and new colors, it’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! Also, you will get to celebrate Stampin’ Up’s 30th Anniversary even more when you join like the chance to attend OnStage in Florida in November! 🙂 Click here to join or reach out to me any time if you have questions about anything!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper!!!

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The Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper is so fun and absolutely stunning! There are just so many amazing features to it!

Delightfully Detailed Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Look at these fine details….that you don’t have to cut out or pop out the pieces in between yourself. It’s all done for you and the detail is amazing. There are 8 sheets in the pack – 4 each of the 2 designs shown above. The one on the left is a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of that floral detail. This is fun to cut into pieces or use as a full sheet for a background or scrapbook page. The sheet on the right has borders as well as pieces that can be cut for card fronts. Although you could always cut them into pieces for even more projects too! Another fabulous feature about this designer paper is that one side is vanilla and the other is white. I love that versatility built right in. Of course, you can always color the paper with a Sponge Dauber, Sponge Brayer, Spritz, etc. There are lots of possibilities with this stuff. Click the photo below to get some so you can start adding fine beautiful details to your projects!

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If you would like to see all of the sheets as a full sheet rather than the little swatch in the catalog, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Celebrating the 4th of July!!!

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Happy Wednesday!!!! Before you start celebrating the 4th of July, check out these amazing deals!!!

Celebrating the 4th of July, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Stampin’ Up is HOT HOT HOT this month just like the weather! The New Catalog has been out a month now and this month there are lots of fabulous deals! Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale which is amazing because all the papers are new so it’s a great time to stock up! Click here to see which one qualify for this promotion and start shopping!

Throughout the month of July, you can join Stampin’ Up! and pick out $125 in any product of your choice for just $99! But wait that’s not all, you also get to pick out an Ink Pad Color Family of your choice! That’s an additional $67.50 Value. If you are new to stamping, this is a great way to get stamps, inks, and paper and start a nice collection of products to play with! If you have been stamping awhile and would like to complete your Ink Pad Collection or update your ink pads, this is a great way to do that and get some other items on your wish list.

This Special is one that you don’t want to miss because it’s such a great deal. Who doesn’t like to get more bang for your buck??? Now is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up because there is a big 30 Year Anniversary Celebration going on in November, meeting fellow stampers, and just having a good time. When you join Stampin’ Up and my team, there are no obligations! It is all about what you would like! If that means making some income for your family to pay off some bills or go on that vacation, that’s awesome and I can help you along the way. If it means stamping and getting a discount on your hobby, I’m always here to inspire and have fun stamping too! The best part of joining Stampin’ Up for me has been meeting new people and having fun! Stamping is my creative outlet and play time! 🙂 Try It Out And Join The Fun! Click here to get started or reach out to me if you have any questions. I am always honest and happy to answer anything!
Happy 4th of July!!!!
~Laura

If Flowers Were Hugs…

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If Flowers Were Hugs, I Would Send You A Thousand. Is that not the sweetest greeting ever or what?!?!?!

 

If Flowers were Hugs, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This amazing card was created with the Abstract Impressions Stampin’ Up Stamp Set! I am in love with the greeting and of course it has flowers in it too! The flowers are multi-step stamping but there is no lining up needed. Just stamp the images over each other and it looks amazing!!! How easy is that!?!?!

I started with a Blueberry Bushel card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and stamped the flowers from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set all over the background. I made sure to fall off the cardstock so that the pattern looks like it continues on. For that two-toned look, I simply stamped the larger more solid image in Blueberry Bushel Ink and then stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper and then on my project. For the smaller image, I stamped it in full strength Blueberry Bushel Ink. Then I added this piece to the card front.

For the greeting, I cut a piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock (4″ x 1-1/2″) and Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 1″). I stamped the greeting on the right side using the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set and Blueberry Bushel Ink. I went with the same color of ink so that I only needed 1 ink pad for this card! Easier clean up and no confusion as to which pad to stamp the image into always makes for quicker projects. Next, adhered the greeting to the Pineapple Punch and then tied some Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon around on the left side. I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

Abstract Impressions, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another samples I created using Grapefruit Grove and Pineapple Punch! I love the combinations and simplicity of the card! Which one do you like best? Let me know in the comments below!

Want to make this card? Click the supplies listed below to get started!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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