Sunday, January 30, 2011

Shaking off the dust

Anyone need a Kleenex? I can't stop sneezing. This place is dusty! Thanks to a couple of lovely friends and a little bit of guilt, I am back. I have been a scrappin' and stampin' fool the last few days. I may even have something for you tomorrow. Yeah, don't bet the farm on it. :-)

So right now is my favorite part of the Stampin' Up! year. It is Sale-A-Bration! Hot deals galore! Who doesn't love FREE? There is so much to choose from this year. There are cute stamp sets, a scrappin kit, some adorable accessories; and then if that doesn't suit your tastes, there are dozens of sets from the main catalog you can choose from. Yippeeee!

This card uses one of the SAB sets. It's called Sweet summer.

This second project, I love. It makes me happy every time I look at it. I better stop before I have to buy all new hats. These pictures are special. This is my beloved grandmother and her family. I used the Nature Walk set and the matching paper along with some of my favorite embellishments. This set has so many possibilities. This project was hard to photograph, but I took a close up of the tag to give you a little feel for the texture. I finally broke out my Distressing kit and used the tea stain on this project. It was a great fit.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!

All products are Stampin' Up!
Sweet Summer
Stamps : Sweet Summer, Teeny tiny wishes
Paper : Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, So saffron, Marine Mist
Ink : Black Stazon, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Markers, oval punch, scallop oval punch, label punch, Poppy Parade stitched ribbon, square lattice die, tulip die

Grandma's Family
Stamps : Nature Walk
Ink : Early Espresso, tea stain, Old Olive
Paper: Crumb cake, So saffron, Early Espresso, cream, Botanical Gazette
Accessories : Markers, Distressing kit, crochet trim, antique brad, Crumb Cake seam binding


  1. Love them both! The card is lovely and the scrapbook page is just beautiful!TFS!

  2. Oh my WORD ~ it's a miracle!!! And so worth the wait ;) ... I love the SAB card with the top note ... those flowers are adorable, mine comes this week! I'll be CASEing this one for sure! And the scrapbook page is absolutely amazing. I think the set is a perfect fit too and so glad you took a close up of the tag. You are someone who hides their talent under a rock ... these are wonderful.

  3. Holy cow WOW! Wonderful. I love, love, love the scrap page. It is just beautiful. And the card is so cheerful. Love those colors together.


  4. Laura, Beautiful. the card is AWESOME, but the scrapbook page is Grand Canyon AWESOME. Do you have a Nun in the Family? I love Vintage things and this page is right up my alley. Thanks for coming back with a bang!!!

  5. Love them both, but especially the scrap page. I am a sucker for layouts showing old family photos and history. Those soft colors and tag are perfect showcase for those great photos! ♥♥♥

  6. They're both great, but I love that layout!!!

  7. I had to do a double take when I saw my sidebar ;). Last time I looked, it said '6 months ago' then today it said '13 hours' and I said "HOT DANG!! What's she been up to??" lol. These are GORGEOUS Laura!! Love that SB page, you nailed vintage girl...something I'm SOOO NOT good at (just like my grammar usage just now ;) ) I also adore the bright happy colors you used on your card...glad you're back...keep it up, girl!

  8. What fun! Love the scrapbook page, anything that helps keep happy memories alive and the little bird in the corner, so cute!

  9. Wow that scrapbook page is amazing. Really beautiful. Love the card to makes me want spring.

  10. What a great vintage page! I love old pictures! And I must say, I LOVE your card! I am thrilled I chose that SAB set after seeing your card! Beautiful color combo,too! Bright and cheery!

  11. love the vintage look to the scrapbook page...and great color choices for the the little bluebird