Monday, March 16, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I hope everyone is doing well! I seem to have lost all mojo, interest, whatever the past week for crafting. Work has been very busy with deadlines and seems to have sucked the creative life from me! But I am slowly coming back! I think the springy weather will help! In a couple of weeks I am going to participate in the Unity Stamps blog hop so I figured I better get those stamps out and start creating so I can come up with the best project! This house stamp is from the current Monthly Kit and it is so cute, and big (love those big stamps!)

You can tell I was lazy today; I just took this picture right on my desk...did not even walk to the other room where the photo cube is.

I used more of the basic Gray Marrakesh paper that I had used below in the Butterfly sketch. Love this paper! and look at how thick this card ended up being! I recently bought some of the foam adhesive squares from Oriental Trading and they are so so thick! Too thick, really plus there is a terrible odor to them! So I need to return them. I think I should learn at this point not to buy any supplies there. My last two purchases were of such poor quality I had to return them. So much for trying to save a few dollars! I bought the ribbon at Michaels (isn't it pretty!)

Here is the inside of the card, which I left blank so a sentiment can be added later. I hope to get to catch up on all your blogs over the next few days! I really just shut myself off for the past week and I am sure I just missed tons of stuff!
stamps: Unity Stamp Company
paper: Basic Gray Marrakesh
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
techique: Kohinor colored pencils, Gamsol
embellishment: Michaels Ribbon


Curt in Carmel said...

Lauri! I love this card! I can't get over the thickness. Wow! That image is wonderful, and the colors you used on this are just simply gorgeous! Best, Curt

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job! I love that stamp....Tanis did a great job designing it, didn't she?! Thanks for sharing.

Macpurp said...

lovely card!! and how gorgeous is that ribbon!!!
love tina xx

dpkennedy said...

What a pretty house! Love the bright colors and that pretty paper and ribbon!

Diane said...

Oh wow! Such a beautiful card Lauri!
Your layers are always so gorgeous!!!

Mary said...

Wow Lauri, this is soooooooo great! love the house.

Lorie said...

I love the layers and dimension to this card, Lauri, and as always your colors are bright and cheerful!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Lauri.
Love how you colored the image and the fabulous colors in the papers and ribbon. Just beautiful!!

Karen x

MiamiKel said...

THis is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What lost mojo?! LOL!!

Doodle Factory said...

Love all the layers, and that cute house!

Laura O'Donnell said...


The Rubber Maid said...

What a bright and cheery card. Slow yourself down and enjoy your crafting time...that's as important as work. We all need some down time, just tell your boss you need to stamp. yea, right!

CraftyC said...

A lovely card and those papers are fab!

Nancy said...

Wow, this is wonderful! I love your colors. Great card!

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