Thursday, January 7, 2016

Love Grows Here Blog Hop with Laura's Loft

Hello! Welcome to January's blog hop at Laura's Loft.  We have lots of talent to share with you and I hope you find lots of idea's and inspiration along the hop.  You should have arrived her from Deana's blog, but if you want to start from the beginning, head to Laura's.  Don't forget to leave a comment at each hop stop to enter for the giveaway.  Entry details, sale info and a discount code are at the bottom.
My project started with glossy cardstock and alcohol inks.  While that dried, I die cut "friend" by CAS-ual Fridays from silver foil cardstock.  The stamps are from the Girlfriend set, also by CAS-ual Fridays, and I stamped them using the MISTI.  I stamped the "love ya" three times as the silver alcohol ink acted as a bit of a resist, but I loved the almost smokey effect it gave.  To add some interest, I applied Faber-Castell Glass Bead glitter gel using a heart stencil and palette knife, finishing it off with a few enamel dots once the glitter gel was dry.  To add the stitching detail, I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn.  I mounted the finished panel on a white card base and it was complete.

This my second project for today's hop.  The stamp sets are Beautiful Day by Altenew and the same CF Girlfriends stamp set and die as my first project.  Beautiful Day is a layering stamp set.  Using 3 shades of one color, the first stamp is the lightest shade, the second is the middle shade and the last is the darkest shade.  For the middle rose, I stamped the outline in Archival Black and the rose in Momento Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender and Lilac Posies.  The other two are Simon Says Stamp inks in Cotton Candy, Pale Pink Blush and Doll Pink.  The leaves are Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf and Midnight Green.  I stamped "friend" in Delicata Golden Glitz ink and layered the die cut "friend" over it, making the gold act as a shadow and to bring out the gold in the die cut.  To finish of my stamping, I stamped "hey there" in SSS Doll Pink.  The front panel and vellum are die cut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangles die set (I can't seem to get enough of the stitching detail!).  The front panel is popped up using foam tape and the DCWV foiled vellum panel is adhered using Scor-tape over a SSS Doll Pink card base.  To complete the card, I added a few sequins from the same mix I used on the first card, Garden Splendor.
The next stop on the hop is Robbie and I'm sure you'll love what she has to offer!

Feel free to let me know what you think and I'd be happy to answer any questions!

Here is a list of the each stop on the hop:

1. Laura  -
2. Deana Benson -
3. Jasmine Burgess -
4. Robbie Rubala -
5. Heart of Craft - (Emma)

6. Sue T.-
7. Kim-
8. Linda Gorman-
9. Lisa Bedigian -
10. Valentina Dalmonte -

Giveaway Entry:
There are several ways to enter and the more comments you make in the different social media platforms, the more entries you earn! It is required that you comment on each blog in the Hop.  After that, you are encouraged to like and comment on our Facebook page, tag on our Instagram post and pin on Pinterest, as well as share on your own pages. The participant with the most entries wins the fabulous prize package! How cool is that!?!

Prize: Wait for it...

Boom! WRMK Next Level Embossing Folders, Heat Wave Pen kit, Laura's Loft Exclusive Garden Splendor Sequin Mix and a pack of Virginia Turtle Enamel Dots.  I'd say that's a killer prize pack!
Bonus: All the Christmas items are a generous 45% off (no coupon code required) and Laura always offers $10 off a purchase of $75 or more with the code: $10off75.

Thanks for hopping with us!! I hope you had fun and learned something new.  See you next time!

Much love,


  1. Gorgeous Cards!!

  2. Love these!Not sure which I like better they are both so pretty! did you watercolor the paper you die cut friend from?

    1. No, it's alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. Fun and super easy technique.

  3. Very pretty! I really like the flower cards look and can already think of a few special people I'd love to make that for. Love this jasmine!

  4. Lovely cards, especially the first one! Looks like the sun peeking between some colorful clouds!

  5. Love your cards. Great job on both of them!

  6. I just love the friend die - I too have it and need to use it more often

  7. Beautiful cards. I really love the flowers and your coloring is amazing!

  8. Jasmine your cards are beautiful, I really like the second one, it is simply stunning!

  9. I love that you used the same die set but got to very different cards. Beautiful work.

  10. Hi,
    Are you looking a photo editor for your website ? I have 4 year experience choose a service listed below.

    Remove background
    photo editing
    Color change
    Clipping path
    background removal


Handmade Christmas Series 2018: Day 1 Watercolors and EH Mondo Holly 2 ways

Here's an exciting sale for everyone! is having a 20% off sale on all dies with the code above.  I&...