some OLD cards with GREAT stamps

Some of my favorite stamp sets are on the Last Chance List this year, and I had to take a peek at some old cards that I made with them.  Some of these are several years old, and some are case’d from others that I don’t have documented.

I love Wild About You.  It’s a darling and versatile set, and will no longer be available after June 30th.  (You can still get it for a few days here.)

baby girl-2007

Remember, these are kind of embarrassingly old. :)


baby girl

And Big Bold Birthday?  Cuteness!  Really, click on that link and check out the whole stamp set.  Darling.

gift card-2007-outside

I do remember where I made that one — a couple years ago at my awesome card club (there is a much better picture here.)

Then there is this fun set, Big Flowers.


And probably the set I use the very most, Hugs & Wishes.  Seriously, I use these sentiments on most of my cards.  Actually, see the “Warm Wishes” on the above card?  Yup, same stamp set! :)   Love it, really.

girl-2008Remember, all of these sets, plus many more and a ton of awesome accessories (with some great discounts!!) are only available for a few more days!  After June 30th, they are gone forever, so quickity quick!  Happy shopping! :)

Blog Candy revisited — NEW WINNER!

Okay, sorry Kristin, I waited!  Since I have no way to get ahold of her, I chose a new random winner, and the Royal Bonbons now go to ….

bonbons… comment #2, Risa!!  Email me your address, Risa, and I’ll get the treats to you. :)

I’ll post some fun new doo-dads soon!

Laura :)

Um … Kristin?

Okie dokie,  I haven’t heard from Kristin Yong on my blog candy, so if I don’t hear from her by tomorrow, I’ll choose a new random winner!

And speaking of candy, a co-stamper is having some great candy over here.  Fun!

Laura :)

Ready to BBQ?

Take advantage of all the Summer Fun in the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit!  You will love how easy it is to create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbecue!


Dates: June 15 – August 31, 2009 or while supplies last


Contact me for any questions! :)

Blog Candy WINNER!!


Thank you for your ideas!  As promised, we just had a little family vote with your suggestions. :)   It was hard, too!  Not a lot of entries, but great ideas!

The winner is …………..

Kristin Yong!

with “Royal Bonbons.”

I’ll be doing this again once in a while (but for diff. reasons, of course), so keep an eye out for my Royal Bonbons in the future! :)

Kristin, please email me your address and I’ll mail your goodies.  If I don’t hear from Kristin in a couple days, I’ll draw a random winner from the other entries.

Laura :)

KW’s Color Inspiration #54

Hey lookie, 3 posts today!  Go me!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! 54

And considering the result tonight, maybe I should have waited a bit longer. ;)

Ack!  My creativity fell asleep!  Well, here goes.stampprincess_8

Hm.  Certainly not what I was aiming for, but sometimes you just have to step back and consider it done.   FYI, there are some tufty clouds above the bird that you can’t really see in the picture.  It makes me feel better to tell you that.  :)

Off to bed I go!  Thanks for stopping by! OH!  And don’t forget my BLOG CANDY!!

Laura :)


Stamps – Cheep Talk, Polka Dot background

Ink – taken with teal, green galore, pumpkin pie, soft sky (retired)

Paper – whisper white, taken with teal, soft sky (retired),

Supplies – hodgepodge hardware, stamping sponge, pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin pie marker, designer label punch

my color sampler

I don’t know if others use these, but I made this for myself and use it all the time.img_0002_1See the new In Colors peeking out there? :)

Anyone that joins my team will get one of these from me, too.  Fun, no?

Laura :)

Helloooooo new catalog!!

Wowwwww!  No, really, wow!

I got my new catalog yesterday, and brace yourselves — it’s a goodie.  Seriously, ask my husband, I oohed and ahhed through the whole thing. :)   (And I’m pretty sure his eyes rolled.  Tee hee.)

As a demonstrator I also get to preorder some things, and my order came today!  You’d better believe I took advantage of nap time to play. :) img_0016_11Mmm, I’m going to have some good times with this catalog!!

Laura :)

Don’t forget about the Last Chance List! Visit my website to order retiring products before they are gone forever.


Stamps – Circle Circus

Ink – pumpkin pie, crushed curry, rich razzleberry

Paper – Razzleberry Lemonade dsp, whisper white, crushed curry

Supplies – Build-a-Brad, pumpkin pie 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8″ square punch, 1/2″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, paper piercing tool & mat

Last Chance lists!

last-chance-listThis is an exciting time in the Stampin’ Up world!!  Not only does the new catalog come out on July 1st (!!!!), but this is your last chance to get retiring product — many at a discount!

Click to view:

Last Chance Stamp Sets (alphabetical) PDF

Last Chance Stamp Sets (by page #) PDF

Last Chance Decor Elements PDF

And what about the accessories??  These are available while supplies last, with some fantastic discounts.  Check my online store for daily updated availability.

Check out these deals:




Happy shopping!  Remember, some things are already sold out, so shop soon while supplies last!  Questions?  Contact me.

Laura :)

Birthday class

I’m doing a birthday class for a friend, Jen.  This will be so fun! img_9978_1

Each project was so fun to make.  img_9992_1


That one was CASE’d almost exactly from Beate.  Check hers out here.  I liked it too much to change anything. :)

This next one is a gift card holder.


Target gift card not included in the class. ;)


I used Jill’s measurements for that one.

And every so often you just need a simple, masculine 3×3 card to attach to a gift.


This last one came together so fast.  My husband was working in the office next to me, and I turned around to show my finished box to him.  His response?  “Whoa, did you just make that?  That fast?” img_9994_1

Yes, it really is that fast.  Love the Big Shot.


In that one, the chocolate is included! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget about the blog candy in the post below!

Laura :)

Birthday Hugs & Wishes card
Stamps – Hugs & Wishes, Priceless
Ink – rose red
Paper – regal rose, rose red, chocolate chip textured
Supplies – 5-petal flower punch, eyelet border punch, chocolate chip grosgrain 5/8″
Ladybug Card
Stamps – Stem Sayings, Pick a Petal
Ink – basic black, baja breeze
Paper – baja breeze, whisper white, basic black, Good Morning Sunshine dsp
Supplies – 1″ circle punch, black gingham ribbon, paper piercer & mat & template, black brads, black Stampin’ Write marker, scallop edge punch
Gift Card Holder
Stamps – none
Ink – none
Paper – Walk in the Park dsp, kiwi kiss, whisper white
Supplies – whisper white taffeta ribbon, kiwi kiss corduroy button, silver eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, scallop edge punch
3×3 Card
Stamps – Party Hearty
Ink – basic black, sahara sand or versamark
Paper – kraft, Urban Oasis dsp
Supplies – 3/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, dimensional
Stamps – Great Friend
Ink – chocolate chip
Paper – pretty in pink, chocolate chip, Sweet Always dsp
Supplies – Big Shot machine, Matchbox die, stamping sponge, pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon 1/4″, linen thread, dimensional, glue dots, Hershey nuggets