New Stamp Set & Paper Storage!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today I’m sharing with your my NEW Stamp Set & Paper Storage. I had mentioned about 2 months ago getting 2 new pieces of furniture for my stamp room. You can see the first one here and today I’m sharing the second one.

New Stamp Set Paper Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here it is!!! I can’t believe how much the white brightens up the room! There is a window directly to the right of this photo so these pictures have a bit of a shadow from that light. The room in general is so much brighter from these 2 pieces of white furniture. It’s crazy! My stamp table is to the left of the photo and I sit right in front of this while stamping. I love having everything so close to grab and go. I will say that the middle section that looks all cleaned off right now….it’s not normally like that! 🙂

Stamp Set Shelf, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is the top section which holds my Stamp Sets! I only have 2 Stamp Sets in the old clam shell cases (Teeny Tiny Wishes & Thoughts & Prayers). I have already filled the shelf of stamps so I might have to make another row below next to my ribbons. We shall see. I have my inspiration/loves/reason for doing what I love in the photos at the top! <3 The shoe boxes on the right side have all of my ribbons in them. Finally my Enamel Shapes, Thread, and some of the Baker’s Twine is on the left side.

Drawer For Tools, www.LaurasStampPad.comThe little drawer in the middle has some of my tools in it – Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Trimmer, Embossing Paste, Embossing Knives, and Watercolor Pencils! By the way, I am loving the embossing paste so stay tuned to lots of samples and tutorials using it! 🙂

Stamp N Storage Paper Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up is the bottom section of paper storage! There are actually doors to this bottom section. We decided to leave them off since opening them would be hard with me sitting so close by. I purchase Stamp N Storage Paper Storage for all of my cardstock. You can check them out and get 10% off by clicking here! I love these things. They are super sturdy and allow me to really see what I have. While they are pricey, I know that they aren’t going to break or sag like some of my past paper storage has. I think these are about my 3rd or 4th piece of paper storage and these are AMAZING!

I have each color in a tray and a cellophane bag with scraps in there as well. This helps me use my scraps and clean up really quickly. See that little box on the floor on the right….that’s what I use to put scraps in. It would get out of hand and I would hate to dig so I just tossed pieces in there and it was a mess. I still have a few colors in there while I wait for more cellophane bags to arrive! I just love it! The drawers on the left side hold my embellishments like Pearls, Rhinestones, Doilies, and Washi Tape.

I hope you enjoyed this little post on how I store my craft supplies close to me for easy use. It’s probably time I do another Stamp Room Tour now that I have these 2 new pieces of furniture. You can check out the latest one here!

Have a wonderful weekend and see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


So Much Fun at Girls Night Out!!!

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Last Saturday, I headed to Paris for a Girls Morning Out and yesterday I had my Girls Morning & Night Out at my place launching the New Catalog!!! All of these events were so much fun! I just love gathering together to stamp, gush over the new product, and catch up with everyone! My heart is full for sure!! 🙂

Much Fun Girls Night, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos of the displays, goodie baskets, cupcakes and set-up at the Girls Morning/Night out that I had yesterday! I love to spoil my customers because they are all so fabulous! I sure hope they love cupcakes because that’s what I always make for these events! 🙂

Paris Girls Morning Out, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event in Paris! I’m super excited I remembered to take some photos! The little ones are my nieces who love to stamp and I see them stamping for many years to come! We had a fabulous time stamping together! I love catching up with these ladies since I only see them a few months out of the year. I always do my Paris Events as a Mystery Hostess so the items can be shipped over there. The Hostess this time got over $80 in Hostess Benefits! Woot Woot!

Girls Night Out Event, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here are some photos from the event at my place in the evening. Totally forgot to take photos at the morning event! I was so excited when I remembered at the evening one but after these 3, I set my phone down and didn’t take any more. I had such an amazing time at all of these events. Catching up with these amazing ladies, stamping, and sharing our love of Stampin’ Up! product just makes me so very happy! I love it!

You can check out all these new product online here. If you would like a catalog, send me your address here and I’ll get one out to you! I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll be back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Top 5 Blog Posts From the 2016-2017 Catalog!!!

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I thought I would go through and see what the Top 5 Blog Posts are from the past year – 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!!!! I wonder if they are some of my favorites?!?! Do they include items that are retiring?!?!?!

Something Borrowed Card Set, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Something Borrowed One Sheet Wonder Set! Well I am not surprised to see this was #1!!!! I know that you all love this One Sheet Wonder so very much and look at this post a lot, everyday!

Top 5 Blog Posts, www.LaurasStampPad.com

December 2016 Paper Pumpkin – This one surprised me a bit because I posted 12 Paper Pumpkin Kits in the past year and this was the best. I think it was because I did an alternative to what the kit actually was intended for. I made cards rather than a mini album!

Flower OSW, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Flower Bouquet One Sheet Wonder – not surprised to see another One Sheet Wonder! Also, this paper was just stunning! I loved it so much because you all know how much I love flowers and all the color!

Work of Art Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Work of Art Holiday Cards! The Work of Art Stamp Set is so versatile and amazing! I’m excited this is one that you all love too! This set is not retiring which is super fabulous!

Fishy Shaker Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Fishy Shaker Card! This card is super cute and fun! Shaking all of the pieces around and seeing those little fish makes this card a major WOW!!!

The next few posts that were favorites included more of the One Sheet Wonders! I know how much you all love those. (SNEAK PEAK: I have another one coming next week!!!) 🙂

Let me know which of these is your favorite in the comments below! If your favorites wasn’t listed above, let me know which one it is! I can’t wait to share lots of samples with the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Until then, don’t forget that there are lots of retiring items in the current catalog. Some are even on super sale! Click here to start shopping!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy Mother’s Day to Each and Every One of You!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day to Each and Every One of You! Yes, I mean you! I honestly think every women should celebrate Mother’s Day and I wish you the best day ever!

HappyMothersDay, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Happy Mother’s Day…

…to all of those who have given birth!

…to all of those who have step-children!

…those of you with fur babies!

…to all of those who are wishing and hoping for a baby!

…to all of those who have lost a baby!

…And most of all to those who act motherly to those around them!

Each and every one of you falls into one or more of these categories! This year Mother’s Day is going to be rather difficult for me because I fit into 3 categories – the last 3. The last couple of months have been rather an emotional roller coaster with finding out we were pregnant and then finding out we would lose our baby. The whole time I really struggled with the thought of Mother’s Day coming up. While I am a Mother to my baby in Heaven, not everyone knows that or understands that. I really wish I had my baby in my belly or in my arms but it’s just not the case with this one. So I am back in the wishing and hoping for a baby category! So while I have always believed we should all celebrate Mother’s day, I really do this year because you just never know what someone is going through!

I wish you all a wonderful day celebrating YOU! Thank you for being kind, caring, and motherly to those around you and those you encounter! It’s not easy being a Mother but it is very rewarding! May you have all the rewards today and every day!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!

~Laura


My New Big Shot Station!!!

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I got a new piece of furniture for my Stamp Pad and now I have a new Big Shot station!!! I am loving it. The white seem to have really lightened up the room and I love that I can have both of my Big Shots available to use! I can do embossing on one and framelits on the other or 2 sets of framelits.

New Big Shot Station, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I moved out 3 pieces of furniture and replaced it with this one piece! It’s the perfect fit!

Big Shot Station, www.LaurasStampPad.com

On the top, I have my 2 Big Shots as well as all of the Embossing Folders and Dies. It is so nice to have plenty of room to use the Big Shot without having to move it side to side to allow the placed to slide through. On the shelf below, I have the Simply Scored Tool and the Big Shot Plates! Did you notice the catalogs on that shelf too??? It’s the NEW Catalog!!!

Cabinet Storage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

In the cabinet below, I have all of the supplies that were in the old cabinets. One the left side, I have 12″ x 12″ containers holding Heat Embossing Tools, Re-Inkers, and miscellaneous tools. On the bottom is various creations and table clothes. My greeting card containers are on the right side as well as a container with my business cards, paper pads and Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets. My trusty label maker has it’s own spot on the shelf as well! The Cameo Silhouette is on the bottom shelf. Everything fits perfectly!

Before & After, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is a before and after photo! I am loving my new buffet cabinet in my stamp room! You can see an entire room tour with the piece before here!

Let me know in the comments below what you favorite part of your stamp/craft room is!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Brad’s 6th Anniversary Card!!!

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Today I’m sharing with you the card I made for Brad for our 6th Anniversary! I just love making cards for him that are super special! You can see some of the past ones I have made here, here, and here!

Brad's 6th Anniversary Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so maybe this should have been a card for me since I’m the one who loves Monkeys but he loved it too!!! Brad got me that little Monkey Boo just last week to add to my collect. Her name is April, by the way! I decided that would be my inspiration for my card! 🙂

I started with a Whisper White card base and rounded all the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch for a soft look. Next I layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip (4″ x 5-1/4″) rounding the corners before adhering it on. I used the Layering Circles Framelits and Crumb Cake to create the face. At first, I overlapped all of them but thought it looked too bulky. To solve that, I laid the two circles for the eyes over top of each other and traced the portion of the circle overlapped. I could have cut it with scissors but since I wanted a smooth look, I slide it into a Circle Punch and lined it up. That worked perfectly. I added the two circles and overlapped the third one. Using the Early Espresso Marker, I created the adorable little nose and mouth.

For the eyes, I die cut the circles with the Layering Circles Framelits in Perfect Plum cardstock. I added some glitter with the Silver Dazzling Details. For the center of the eye, I used the 3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out Basic Black cardstock. Next, I added these to the eyes with a Stampin’ Dimensional. So that the eyes would look all glossy, I added lots of Fine Tip Glue Pen glue to the black centers. Once all of this was dry, I added the eyes to the card front. Now the little monkey has a face!!! For the ears and hands, I punched out Perfect Plum with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. I cut the circles in half and adhered them to the card front. For a little sparkle like April’s, I brushed over them with the Wink of Stella Pen. Isn’t it just the cutest?!?!?!

I love coming up with a new idea for cards for my husband! It usually involves lots of punches as I am not the best with free-handing it. Do you like to make special cards for those in your life? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


My Top 10 Retiring Items I’m Sad to See Go!

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When the retiring list comes out I’m always sad to see certain items go. Here is my Top 10 retiring items I’m sad to see go this year! I always take a deep breath and know that while I’m sad these are leaving, that just means there is more room for fabulous new products to come out. I hope you feel the same way!

Top 10 Retiring Items, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Decorative Label Punch – So my husband was reading off the list and I was marking everything in the catalog. When he mentioned this one, I screamed and just about cried. I love love love this punch and use it so much. I think I will hold on to mine even though I normally get rid of everything that retires. This punch just means so much to me. You can see samples using it here, here, and here. I really could go on and on with samples.

Tin of Cards Stamp Set – I love this set because it has the perfect size greeting especially to fit into the Decorative Label Punch. It also has a greeting for almost every occasion. I loved the Tin of Cards as well! My set is almost black because I used it so much and the stamps are stained. You can see samples here and here!

Mint Macaron  – I have really fallen in love with this color. It’s such a beautiful soft green and even looks a little blue sometimes. I’ll miss you Mint Macaron!

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – Okay we all know I love pink and sparkle. Um…hello?!?!?! This is just that and I love it. Good thing we can always create pink glimmer paper with re-inkers and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Bitty Butterfly Punch – This punch as well as the Elegant Butterfly Punch are just so beautiful alone and paired with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.

Elegant Butterfly Punch – Again, I am sad to see this one go. I just love butterflies. You can see some samples using this here, here, and here!

Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Sold Out) – Okay, so I feel like I have fallen off the embossing folder train a bit but I still like this one for backgrounds and Man Cards! I tend to use certain products a ton and then not as much. I feel like I have gone from Embossing Folders to Heat Embossing more.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Stamp Set – This set is perfect for backgrounds and memory keeping. I have done lots of quick and simple cards using this set. I have also created a Birthday Calendar even after the kit was no longer available. See more samples here and here!

Oh So Succulent Stamp Set and Succulent Framelits – I love flowers and this set was so much fun! The little flowers were perfect for cards and home decor pieces. Succulents are so in right now. Check out all these amazing samples here, here, and here!

So Detailed Framelits – I was just starting to really have fun with these. Check out some of my samples here and here! I guess I will need to start playing with the Detailed Floral Framelits!

So there are my Top 10 Retiring Favorites! How many of these are on your list? Tell me in the comments below what you are most sad to see go.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Updates & Excitement!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I’m have so many fabulous updates and excitement to share with you that I thought I would make it an entire blog post!!! Are you ready???

Friday Updates & Excitement, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Last Friday, I did the drawing for the Ink Pad Giveaway and it was Sheila!!!! I’m so happy for her and she selected the Subtles Collection. Little funny side note: I took the picture of her name with my ink pads before telling her she won. Yet, somehow I did it in front of the Subltes Collection and that’s what she picked. Hehehe I love little things like that!

Speaking of Giveaways, let me know in the comments below what you would like the new giveaway to be. I have done the Big Shot and now the Ink Pad Collection. Would you like a repeat of those or something different?? Can’t wait to hear your suggestions!

Food Trucks, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So even though Sale-A-Bration is over and you can’t get the adorable Tasty Trucks Stamp Set, I just had to share these. I had some leftover cards already cut so I created them! Coloring with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens is just so much fun!!! Eeee I love them all!

Sun is Setting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Don’t forget that the Stampin’ Up! Retired List is out and items are selling out fast! You can check out the complete list here:

2017 Retiring List – Excel

2017 Retiring List – PDF

Some of these items are sold out already so you can just start shopping here! Not only do you get to enjoy getting some great products before they are gone (and at a discount for some), you will also be able to earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!

And another fun announcement……I have handed out my FIRST $40 Gift Certificate for Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers!!!! Congratulations Vickey M. for earning the first one!!!! Woot Woot!!! Will you be the next one?!?!?!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Happy 13th Anniversary to Me!!!

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I just can’t believe it is my 13th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! today! How crazy is that?!?!?! Thirteen years seems like a long time but yet this has been an amazing and fun journey! I have enjoyed every moment of it!!! In celebration (and tradition), I am doing my 13 Favorite Stampin’ Up! items right now today!

13th Anniversary, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My 13 Favorite Stampin’ Up! Items!!!

~Enamel Shapes – I love the shape of these and the little POP of color they add to a project!

~Perfect White Accents – I honestly just found out about these things and I’m in love! They are flat and smooth and perfect for a card!

~Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper – Simple Navy and White look is just stunning for every occasion! Check out this One Sheet Wonder I did!

~Beautiful You Stamp Set – The ladies are beautiful but the greeting are even more amazing! Check out some samples here, here, and here!

~Lift Me Up Stamp Set – I just love these greetings. Sending Smiles Across the Miles is my favorite. You can check out samples here, here, and here!

~Watercolor Pencils – My new favorite coloring tool! These things are amazing. Check out some samples here, here, and here!

~Blender Pens – Since I have been playing with the Watercolor Pencils so much, these work perfectly to blend the colors for the perfect look like in this sample and this one!

~So Detailed Framelits – The details and beauty of these are just AMAZING! Check out my favorite card right now here!

~Brights Collection – I had a stamper tell me she owned the color collection I recommended….I knew exactly which one that was!

~Stitched Shapes Framelits – These are the perfect shape (circles, ovals, squares) with amazing detail!

~Grid Paper – This stuff is amazing to use when stamping for when you stamp off the paper, stamp off for a shade lighter, or just practice stamping!

~Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon – I love this color and the texture of the ribbon is perfect on so many projects!

~Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon – I love pink and this ribbon has a fabulous texture and it’s easy to use. There isn’t a big knot when you use it on a card!

Are any of these your favorites?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out my Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new. I post a new video every Tuesday and Thursday (or when my Anniversary falls on a Wednesday)!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Laura’s Ink Pad Collection Giveaway!!!

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I had such a great response to the Big Shot Giveaway I did back in the Fall that I thought I would do another one!!!! This time it’s Laura’s Ink Pad Collection Giveaway!!!! If you win, you can pick the color family you would like – Brights, Regals, Neutrals, or Subtles!!!

Ink Pad Collection Giveaway, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I decided to start this Giveaway at the end of March so that you can also take advantage of Sale-A-Bration as well!!! Here is how it works!!!

Everyone that places a minimum of a $50 order (before tax and shipping) using the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF will be entered for a chance to win an entire color family of your choice of Ink Pads (Brights, Subtles, Regals, or Neutrals)!!!! If your order is over $100, you will get your name in the drawing twice!!! Click here to start shopping!

This special will run from March 27th to April 13th! The winner will be drawn on Friday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

~This special is open to United States residents only!

~You will enter the Hostess Code: FCCVREYF on the bottom right hand side of the page when you are looking at your Cart!

~Be sure to click “yes” for contact when filling out your profile so I can see your name for the order you placed. If I can’t see who placed the order then I can’t enter your name in the drawing!

~Minimum of 9 people needed to participate in order for the Ink Pad Collection to be given away. If fewer participate, the winner will get Stampin’ Up! Bonus Bucks to use towards product!

I can’t wait to draw the name of the winner on April 14th! I will do it as a Facebook Live Video like last time but I will also contact the winner as well! It is always so exciting. I remember I was so nervous last time because I just wanted everyone to win!!! 🙂 Good luck and I hope I draw your name!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura