Hey dear blog followers! 🙂 While I’m on my blogging break (and while I’m battling sinusitis), I still like to check some of my favorite online craft shops so I decided to pop in to share some goodies that caught my eye.

First of all,  I noticed that the Hero Arts ombre ink pads are very hot in the card making world lately. However, they are out of stock at most stores. While I  was checking Hallmark Scrapbook, I discovered they still have the ink pads in stock. The best part? They’re offering the pads at a discount. Yay!

Are you going to purchase these ombre ink pads? Do you have them already? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you like them? Do I *need* them? 

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I love animals so I’m always happy to see cute critter stamps. Lately, a lot of stamp companies have been releasing elephant stamps. I am a happy owner of the WPlus9 elephants (click HERE, HERE and HERE for inspiration using these products), but companies such as Avery Elle and Mama Elephant have been releasing new and adorable elephant sets as well! 

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Hey everyone! It’s Laura here. As you know, I am technically on a blog break. However, it has been one week since I started this blogging and card making break and I am feeling so much better already. So, here I am with a new Saturday Stamp Day video. 🙂

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This card came together faster than you’d think! I started out by foiling a piece of patterned paper from Heidi Swapp. This paper is laser printed so the only thing you need to do is pick a color of foil and run it trough your laminator (or MINC machine). I decided to use one of my favorite colors of foil out there, it’s the Mint foil from Heidi Swapp.

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When I saw the chipboard pieces from the Confetti collection from Crate Paper by Maggie Holmes, I fell head over heels in love. The first chipboard piece that caught my eye was the pretty bird. It looks watercolored and it has different patterns. So cute! After adhering it on the card, I created a tiny tag using the Stitched Labels die cut set from Pretty Pink Posh. Next, I added an ombré look using Cracked Pistachio Distress ink. Afterwards, I stamped a greeting on the label using the Butterflies stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Finally, I finished off my card using Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by. See you soon! Xo

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(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, SCR for Scrobby, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, EH for Ellen Hutson.)

Hey stampers! It’s Laura here and I’m sharing another Saturday Stamp Day card and video. In today’s video, I’m showing you how to create three quick and easy cards using one of the hottest products right now… FOIL!

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First, I picked out stamps from the Sparkle and Shine stamp set from Neat and Tangled and from the The Big, The Bold and Fun stamp set from Winnie & Walter. I mounted these stamps on my MISTI so I could easily stamp these on multiple card bases. I used Versamark ink and then I sprinkled them using a fabulous product called Bonding Powder from Wow! Embossing Powder. This is a sticky embossing powder to add foil to cards. After heat setting the embossing powder, I used foil from Heidi Swapp and Wow! Embossing Powder to create a gorgeous foiled effect.

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I also wanted to create a foiled card. This was a bit trickier than I thought it would be. For the silver base, I used a new product called Stick It and some Heidi Swapp foil. It’s an easy and fast way, but the downside is that the result isn’t perfect. Since I wasn’t really satisfied, I ended up using card stock with a foiled look to it. It’s faster and it looks so pretty!

HEADS UP

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that I am taking a break from card making/ video making and blogging for a while. There are two reasons for that. The first one is that I don’t have a lot of spare time since I am busy for school again. Second reason is that I am not enjoying card making as much as I did a while ago unfortunately. I think that’s because I only have a small amount of time to create cards nowadays. So whenever I have that small amount of time free, I get stressed out and I don’t know what to create. That’s why I decided to take a break from card making. I don’t know for how long yet, but I will try to pop in now and then to give you an update.

I really hope to be back soon…. THANK YOU so much for all of your support and sweet comments the past couple of months. You are the best and I love you all. XO

SUPPLY LIST

(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, MSP for My Sweet Petunia, N&T for Neat and Tangled,…) 


Hello everyone!

I’m popping in to announce the winner of the Stretch Your Dies giveaway. 🙂 The winner is: Magaly. Congratulations! I emailed you. Thank you everyone for entering this giveaway. I’ll see you all in class very soon!

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I’ll be back on Saturday with a new Saturday Stamp Day video. Big hugs,

Laura