Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Sale...

Check out this great sale on Simon Brand Products today over at Simon Says Stamp!  

Click HERE to shop!  

Happy thanksgiving to all my crafty friends!  






Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge....

Happy Wednesday!  Today we are bringing another round of MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  If you are new to MFT, every Wednesday a new sketch is available to play along with.  Sketches are an amazing way to bring back that lost mojo or just spark some creativity.  

I love this week's sketch!  I am a clean and simple card maker and this sketch works so well for that type of card.  Here is my card for this week....

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For this card, I used a Mod Rectangle Stax for the background after doing a little ink blending, water misting and white paint splatter.  I love this effect!  Next, I added in a vellum banner to hold the "hugs" sentiment die.  I added a little black and white washi onto white cardstock.  I cut it down and then tore the edges for that fun washi look.  By adding the washi to the white cardstock first, it gives it a bright white striped look.  To finish off the card, I added in little coordinating hearts along the side with some glossy accents and glitter.  

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I used a little creative license with this sketch adding the hearts for the vertical elements in the sketch....


Head on over to the MFT Challenge Blog for a list of stops to make to see more inspiration using this week's sketch.  I hope you can play along too!  Have a great day!


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Supply List: 


Monday, November 20, 2017

Spellbinders November Blog Hop...

Welcome to the Spellbinders November blog hop!  I am so excited to be joining in on this hop with some amazing crafters today.  We are sharing the latest release from Spellbinders for November 2017.      I am so excited you are joining me here today.  You can follow me over on Instagram for more crafty fun at @laurie_willison. 

When I saw the release and spotted this adorable collection called Love Set Match, I fell in love!  I have lots of pictures here so hang in there with me.  :)

This first card showcases the new set from the Love Set Match, called Near or Far...

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I love clean and simple, so I knew when I saw the adorable die of the US and its outline I could create a fun CAS card.  First, I die cut the "shadow" out of some gold glitter cardstock.  Next, I die cut the main die out of white cardstock.  I die cut and color that adorable little camper and then popped it up on foam tape, after I stamped the sentiment.  The die set also comes with those adorable hearts, so I cut a couple of hearts and then did a little Copic coloring to give a little dimension.  I trimmed the bottom of the card front so I could add a little striped washi to the card base, and then popped the from up on fun foam to finish it off.  

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Another stamp set in this new release is called The Breakfast Club.  I just love this set.  It comes with some adorable sentiments and the cutest dies!  

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To create this card, I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the card base and then added a few score lines above it.  Next, I used the Standard Nestabilities Circles to create a plate for my eggs and toast.  

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First, I cut the large circle and then took a smaller circle and embossed it in the center....I promise it didn't come out as crooked as it looks in this picture.  :)

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The Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine is AMAZING!  When embossing your dies, it gives an a beautiful impression.  So just with these 2 circles, one to cut and one to emboss, I have my own plate...

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I added the plate to the card front with fun foam, and then served up the toast, egg and bacon.  

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One more set that called my name is called Cool Beans.  When I saw those Tacos smiling at me?  Yep!  Because who doesn't love tacos?  

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I used the sentiment "Holy guacamole!" in the background with a little ink blending.  Then I colored and die cut the 3 tacos....


Spellbinders open dies make die cutting the images super easy!


I filled in the lettuce on the taco with some Tonic Nuvo Drops for a little shine....


Last, I heat embossed a sentiment on a black banner and arranged the tacos on the card front.  

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I hope you have enjoyed my Spellbinders projects today!  There is lots mores to see for the November Release.  Here is a list of places to stop...

Laurie Willison you are here!
Nicole Picadura

 To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, November 26th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Spellbinders is also giving me a $25 gift certificate here on my blog.  Please leave a comment here by Sunday, November 26th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced here on my blog the following day.

So glad you stopped in today.  Hope you have a great week!  

Laurie 

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Supply List:

Stamps: 

The Breakfast Club
Cool Beans
Near or Far
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday Place Setting Tags...

Yesterday I was a part of an Instagram Hop for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  Head on over to IG and follow me @laurie_willison and you can follow and comment to win prizes.  

I thought I would stop in here and share my projects.  These are SO very easy to make!  I love to personalize my table for the holidays and there are 2 products from Concord and 9th that will help you do just that!


To start, I grabbed some mini grapevine wreaths from Hobby Lobby or you can get them from Amazon....links below in my supply list.  

You can grab any tag you have for these place setting tags.  I took the Sophisticated Script set and stamped each of my friends names....

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I took a small piece of red and white striped washi and wrapped the top of the tags.  

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Next, I stacked the tags up and used my Crop-o-Dile to cut holes in the stack of tags.  

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Next, I cut some boughs from the Take A Bough die set.  This die set is SO much fun because you can create your own paper tree.  Or in this case, it just adds a little greenery to the place setting.  

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To finish off the tags, I tied the tag, the boughs and a silver bell to the grapevine wreath with some Lawn Fawn Glitter Twine.  

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Seriously these are just super easy and quick and paired with a fun napkin, your holiday table is sure to look festive!  

Don't forget to stop on over to Instagram and find me.... @laurie_willison and follow and comment for a chance to win!  There are lots of prizes to be given away!  

So glad you stopped in today! Thanks for coming by!


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Supply List:

Misc: Pretty Pink Post Silver Bells
Mini Grapevine Wreaths or from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge...

Good morning!  It is time for another weekly Wednesday sketch over at My Favorite Things.  Today's sketch is right up my alley....clean and simple!  First off, here is my card....

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I used the Square Peek-a-boo Window in the background and then filled it with a little kraft polka dot paper from the Dots and Stripes Neutral pack.  Next, I added a vellum banner and sentiment to the front of the card.  Last, I popped up those adorable coffee cups on foam tape.  The coffee sets from this latest release called, Coffee Break and Coffee Date, are so fun and so versatile!

Here is this week's sketch....

Head on over to the MFT Blog to see more sketch inspiration this week.  So glad you stopped in! 


 
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