Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Blog Hop at Laura's Loft

Are you getting tired of hearts, love and Valentine's day? Well Laura's Loft has fun challenge to get you well ahead on some upcoming holidays. The theme this month is St.Patrick's Day or Easter. It is never to early to start preparing for both of these holidays.

 If you arrived here from Linda's blog I know her creations inspired you! I can only hope I can do the same!

We are also showcasing a guest designer: Noe.  Please be sure to check out her work!

I send cards out for all the holidays, I mean I a cardmaker aren't I. One of my favorite holidays to make cards for is St.Patrick's day. I mean it does feature the most beautiful color in the world- GREEN!! Also, I do know quite a few Irish folk- including my own DH, George. 

Over the years I have collected quite a few St. Patty's stamps. This year I was ready for some new stamps. I headed over to Laura's Loft and picked up some new stamps. Let me show you what I came up with.

I was really thinking outside the box here. I started with My Favorite Things- Abstract Art.
I stamped it using a the distress ink minis,  kits #15, #2, #13, and #14- lucky clover, mowed lawn, cracked pistachio and twisted citron.

 The sentiment and shamrocks were from Newton's Nook- Simply Seasonal and were black embossed.  I thought outside the box on this one huh?

My second card shows how you can use those tiny little stamps that often come in sentiment stamp sets. Again I used Newton's Nook- Simply Seasonal. I took the wee shamrock in the set and created a fun shamrock wreath.

I traced a circle lightly with a pencil to use as a guide and just stamped my shamrocks around the circle using the distress mins again- kits #15, #2 and #14. Lucky clover, mowed lawn and twisted citron.  I stamped the saying in black, added a ribbon and bling and voila there you have it.

What is better in blog hop than some blog love as in a give-away!! Here is an awesome prize that Laura is providing from the Loft!

Fuse tool, basic enamel dots, jewel box exclusive sequins and Wow embossing powder white opaque ultra high

Here are the requirements to be entered in the drawing for the giveaway.

1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag as many  
    friends as you like but one tag per comment
2. Follow Laura's Loft store page on facebook
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop

Be sure to check out these collections for new additions Laura has this month:
Tim Holtz mini ink kits 
Stamping Bella
Hero Arts
New sequins mix for St. Patty's day

Don't forget there is a sale on Christmas stamps going on. All Christmas stamps and dies are 45% off!! No code needed. Please check out the sale page.  

Don't forget Laura always has $10.00 off at checkout for all orders over $75.00 or more. use coupon code $10off75 at checkout.

Next on the hop is Linda Be sure to check out her awesome creations.

I know it it is easy to lose your way and you do not want to miss out on any of the fun, so here is a list of all the hoppers:


Anonymous said...

Loved these cards, very out of the box!!

Kim Slade-Fuller said...

love your cards, they are gorgeous!

Brandi M said...

Beautiful cards!!

CADC Blog said...

Loved both cards!

Unknown said...

Awesome use of your stamps! Love these

Heather C. said...

A Shamrock Wreath! How clever!!!-Heather C.

sue lorio said...

what a great prize!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE your gorgeous St. Patrick's day wreath! This is a really cute idea and your stamping and inking is perfect too!
Take care!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love these fantastic cards! I disagree about the most beautiful color in the world being free. As we ll know, pink is the most beautiful one in the world!!!!

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love them both


Bev Gerard / TexasGrammy said...

Love the random feel of the first card ... then you present this fabby wreath! Love times two!

Joyce said...

Very fun bunch of cards. REally love those colors together.