300,000 hits! WOW. Now that's a reason to celebrate! And how cool is it that my friend Julie Koerber is celebrating the same milestone! So cool, that we had to celebrate together...with you! Details and info on how to play and what you can win are at the end of my post!
I started by stamping the branch from the newly released "Branching Out" on a scrap of designer paper from the kit; coloured it with my SU! markers, then punched the end of the branch out in a circle. The little squirrel from the Branching Out Coordinates was stamped, coloured, cut out and then popped up with dimensionals on the branch. The image was layered on a scalloped circle punch, and tied to the stitched grosgrain ribbon (included in the kit) with linen thread.
The card base is from the kit; Papaya Puree dark, and Birchtone dark in the forefront. The centre portion is one of the designer papers from the the kit and in fact they are both sides of the same paper! I cut the paper in half, and the lighter side was scalloped and the dark patterned paper was cut down to fit inside. I added some Cinnamon Stickles to each scallop. The designer paper was too dark to stamp the sentiment direct as Julie did, so I stamped it on the light dp, punched it out with the word window punch, and popped it up with dimensionals. I love this card...so cute and the colours and patterns are so rich and fun.
Recipe: Stamps: Branching Out & Branching Out Coordinates (Taylored Expressions) Paper; all from March Key Ingredients kit Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Accessories: circle, scallop circle, scallop border & word window punch, linen thread(all SU!), ribbon(TE Mar Key Ingredients), Cinnamon stickles, foam tape
Because we are so excited to hit this blogging milestone, we want to share our excitement with you with a challenge or two. All you have to do is CASE! Just as I cased Julie today!
For day 1, all you need to do is page through my blog or my gallery on SCS, find a card you would like to CASE. Put your own creative spin on it and then post a comment with a link to your creation on this blog post. You can also upload to SCS using the keyword CEL300L (L is for Laura!). What can you win? Well, if you are loving the Key Indgredient kits I've been sharing on my Taylored Expressions projects this month, then here's your chance to win one! Taylor of Taylored Expressions has generously donated Birthday Boy Key Ingredients kit.! And, Flourishes is generously offering a stamp set of your choice! Well, off you go to case me!
Julie will draw a second person to win some goodies from her! She'll be giving away the fabulous Impression Obsession clear set that she used in her card today! So, find your inspiration and let your creative juices flow! You have until Next Monday at Midnight (Mar 30) to make and upload your card! We'll announce the randomly chosen winners sometime on Tuesday (Mar 31)!
Happy Monday and happy stamping!