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

Hello! Today, I wasn’t able to film a Saturday Stamp Day video. So I decided to make it up to you by doing a giveaway. 🙂

I love die cutting—and I’m always looking for new ways to use my die-cutting machine and dies to make cards. The girls at Online Card Classes felt the same way! Their new class, Stretch Your Dies, is all about discovering new, cool ways to use dies for card making. It’s based on the same concept as their popular Stretch Your Stamps class—each day the class will focus on a different kind of die, so it’ll be easy to find a die or two in your stash to follow along with. The class will have 20+ videos! For more information, visit Online Card Classes.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m one of the guest artists (YAY!) for Stretch Your Dies! But even better… one of you will get to attend! Just leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, March 11 at 11:59 P.M. est to be eligible. Class starts on Monday, March 16, 2015. I can’t wait! And I hope to see you there!

I hope to be back sharing a new card with you very soon! Be sure to follow me on social media for updates. I have social media buttons underneath my picture in my sidebar. 🙂

Hello everyone! In today’s blog post I will be sharing a couple of peeks of my planner and I’m also linking to  goodies of the new Simon Says Stamp Release called Plan On It.

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Let me talk a bit about the new Simon Says Stamp Release first. 🙂 This release features new stamp sets that are perfect for planners, dies and brand new ink cubes in cute colors. These ink cubes feature a brand new hybrid formula of ink. Hybrid inks are pigment based, but dry quickly like dye inks and won’t bleed through thin papers often found in planners.

This planner release comes with three new stamp sets. The “Planning Ahead” stamp set was designed by Waffle Flower, the “Plan on it” stamp set was designed by “Studio L2E” and Shari from SSS designed the “Life Planning” stamp set. I am personally not a fan of stamping in your planner, but there are a lot of people out there who do like to do this so I thought I’d share the links to these stamps anyway. 🙂 

I do like the these new stamp sets for their little details such as the little television, the clothing hangers, etc. I will be using those tiny stamps in my planner. As you can see, I just stamped the little television icon and wrote “movie night” next to it since I prefer to write in my planner. 🙂 By the way, I used the new Life Planning stamp set for that.

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I don’t have an Erin Condren, Filofax or Kikki K. planner. Instead, I use a cheap one that I purchased at one of my favorite shops… Hema. 🙂 This planner was €12 (about $10) which isn’t expensive at all! It works perfectly for me since there are lots of lines to write on, and there are extra storage pockets in there that I use to store stickers and sticky notes. 

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Phew, that’s it for now! 🙂 Just a little heads up: due to lots of school work, I won’t be able to upload a Saturday Stamp Day card and video tomorrow. I’m so sorry about that! Big hugs! Thanks for visiting.

 

Hi everyone! Today I am here sharing another sequin shaker card that I made using the brand new goodies from the March release from Pretty Pink Posh along with adorable stamps from WPlus9. This card is part of a Product Release Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh in honor of the new products. I will have more information about this blog hop and a giveaway at the end of this blog post. 

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For today’s card, I wanted the design to be clean and simple to highlight the use of the wonderful dies from the new Stitched Banner Duo die cut set from Pretty Pink Posh. I die cut the stitched banner using some patterned paper from the Serendipity paper pad from Dear Lizzy. Don’t you just love that lemon pattern? I do! Next, I die cut the rectangle from the same die cut set to create a window.

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On the inside and outside of the shaker, I created a little scene using the Unforgettable and Bubble Talk stamps and dies from WPlus9. I am in love with those elephants. They are simply adorable and I can already tell you that you will see me using these stamps a lot in the future. I filled up the shaker using the new 4MM Springtime Mix sequins from Pretty Pink Posh along with Sparkling Clear beads, a sweet flower mix and the 4MM Lime Sorbet sequins. I love all of these new sequins. They make my heart happy!

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Since this is such a fun blog hop, there are two $25 gift vouchers to be won. Simply leave comments along the hop for your chance to win. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 3/11/2015. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Good luck!

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As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, this blog post is part of the Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop in honor of the new steel dies and sequins. Your next stop on the hop is Lisa Elton‘s blog. Here’s a full list of participants in case you’d like to start from the beginning of this hop!

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Nichol Magouirk
Leigh Penner
Joni Andaya
Gayatri Murali
Maureen Merritt
Amy Kolling
Stacey Schafer
*me*
Lisa Elton

SUPPLY LIST

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