Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Let's get this year started!!!!

I am off to such a slow start this year!!! Not sure why, maybe just feeling under the weather for the past two weeks has a lot to do with it! Nothing like a busy week at work to jolt me back into wanting to stamp and craft all day! I have been lurking around everyon!e's blogs, and apologize I have not left many comments and notes of love....but I should be back on my daily schedule shortly! I really appreciate all the words of encouragement!! You guys are the best!

Before I give you the scoop on my little giveaway, here is a card I put together today following this week's SCS Sketch Challenge and the Ink, Spray and Smash technique! Fodr the smashed background, I used three different re-inkers from the SU! Bright palette: Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise. I layered the pieces of the smashed glossy cardstock on Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise, and use both the Wonderful Favorites and Stitched Exotics stamp sets with coordinating inks.


Really needed some spring colors today with all the rain and ice!

Next...my giveaway! In the valentines' theme! Here you go! A glass jar, bag of candy, 2 clear stamp sets and lots of little heart/red/pink themed embellishments! All ready for you to decorate and a quick and easy Valentines' Day gift (or to keep!)

All you have to do is leave me a note here on this post no later than Tuesday night midnight, EST, January 13. Feel free to pass the word! Everyone needs a little chocolate now and then!

Thanks for stopping by and keeping me on your list of places to stop!

17 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love what you did with today's sketch...awesome dimension and I love the colors!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Lauri.
The colors are so pretty. Love the layout too.

Karen x

Barb said...

Happy New Year, Lauri! I know how you feel about getting back in the swing of things after the holidays! But you are back with a wonderful, bright and cheerful card! I love the colors --- perfect for a cold January day!

The Giveaway Diva said...

yay i'm the first to comment! i can think of a few ideas to use! =)

kate said...

ooo i would love to be entered into this awesome giveaway! thanks!

glittergurl04(at)hotmail. com

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a beatiful card!!! I love the fun, bright, festive colors!!! Makes me want to celebrate:o) I don't have any reinkers, but have them on my list of wants along with a bazillion other fabulous things. Hahaha! As soon as I get some, I will be giving this awesome technique a try!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Julia Aston said...

I love your smashed bg - that's such a fun technique! your colors and cut out flowers look great on this pretty card!

and what a fun bunch of blog candy treats!

karen said...

OH this is fantastic! I love the colors & the brightness! Need some with this winter weather! For sure!

Good to see you hit the ground running this year!

Seoulscrappin' said...

Gorgeous card for the sketch -- love the colors and layout! I am suffering emotionally and physically this new year and this card just says ... shake it off baby! Thanks for sharing.

dpkennedy said...

This card is just gorgeous! Love the bg technique!

Macpurp said...

i love the spray and ink !
will need to go look that up!
beautiful card!
glad you are feeling better too.
much love Teen xx

Denise said...

Beautiful, love the bright colors. Great job.

JoAnna Goodman said...

Hi, Lauri!! Hope this finds you well! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Lisa said...

I'll second that and oh my gosh what a way to get it started this card is absolutely stunning, love the colours.

Lorie said...

That is one great card, Lauri! I LOVE the colors! Your new blog background is fabulous too!! A whole refreshing look! Its absolutely wonderful!

patty w said...

Hi Lauri !

I thought I had popped onto the wrong blog! Love the new look...blogwise and hairwise!

The card IS wonderful! So cute, but then you always do such gorgeous work!

Wishing you many Blessings in 2009 !

Judi Sparks said...

I love the idea of giving away free chocolate. Now that is real blog candy. Love your blog.

Judi

 
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