Thursday, October 7, 2010


I made this card for a dear friend whose husband just recently died. He had been sick for a while, but that still doesn't make it easy to say Good-Bye. Her faith in Jesus Christ and his Promises will sustain her at this time, so I wanted to send her a card to let her know I care.
I used Wisteria patterned papers and Stampin Up cardstock for the card, and Stampin Up stamp sets; Watercolor Trio and I forget the one. Ink is Close to Cocoa and I also used Nestablities Circle and Scalloped Circle. After seeing a photo of my card, I'm thinking its a bit plain and now wished I had added some rhinestones down in the bottom right corner. Oh, Well, its on its way and I know she will appreciate it.
Well, off to browse some blogs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Trick or Treat...

I made this card up for the weekly challenge over at Totally Stampalicious, where the challenge was to make a Halloween card. So I saw this image set from Our Craft Lounge stamps and thought it was cute. Well, Tricia over at Priceless Scrapbooks just got them in last week... so I decided to get them along with a Halloween word set from Hero Arts. Well, then I needed Halloween paper... (I don't really fuss with Halloween) so I picked up the latest paper pack from Echo Park.. I'm really loving their papers too. The inks I already had, Black Tuxedo from Memento and various Ranger Distress Inks. What little coloring it needed was done with my Copics.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fall Happy Tilda Set

Fall Happy Tilda Set
Originally uploaded by the Purple Princess 24

Made up this fall Tilda set for the Challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge blog. I used Bazzill cardstock, Apple Cider paper & leaves by Imaginesce, Pumpkin Shapeablities by Spellbinders and the sheer ribbon from my stash. Tilda was colored using Copics.

Still learning how to do different things on my blog, so please forgive any redundancy. LOL

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sometimes, Life is the pits...

Sometimes, Life is the pits.
Originally uploaded by the Purple Princess 24

Just playing with my camera. Over at the weekly challenges this month are to take Macro photos... so this photo was my choice for this week.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Did a couple of layouts for some challenges over at Scrapbook Elements. This one is
for the Power of One Challenge:

Did a couple of layouts today for some Challenges over at Scrapbook Elements. This layout is for the Bookmark Exchange:

If you would like a copy of this head on over to Scrapbook Elements and join the Bookmark Exchange, you will get this bookmark, plus many other wonderful ones to brighten up your Summer Reading.


Kimberly’s UBI Summer Memories Paper Pack 2; UBI Summer Memories Element Pack 3; UBI Summer Memories Element Pack 1 and Rina Kroes' UBI Summer Memories Page Titles.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Last Day for this Magnolia Blog Candy!

Today is the last day to get your blog entered for this Magnolia Summer kit! Run, don't walk to this blog to get entered:

Lot's of Luck... But I really hope I Win!! hehe

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Magnolia Blog Candy...

Wow... Another chance for a FREE Magnolia Summer Kit!! Go check this out at Inked Inspirations to learn how you can enter! Good Luck!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You Everyone...

Gosh... Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my Chocolate Tilda card! I am amazed that so many of you liked it. I'm going to play with some of the suggestions to hide the adhesive and see how it turns out. I'm liking her a lot more now! Thanks for the encouragement.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chocolate Tilda...

Well, this is what happens when you try to create when you're not feeling it! :o(

I was attempting the Chocolate Tilda challenge over at Totally Tilda Challenge Blog. The colors didn't turn out as I'd hoped... and as you can see... totally forgot to use different adhesive for the vellum! (duh..) I also used the sketch from the monthly sketch challenge over at Card Scraps

Tilda stamp by Magnolia Stamps
Patterned paper by Basic Grey: Capella collection
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Image and pearls colored with Copics.

My Little Craft Shop...

I've been busy out in my little craft shop... clearing out a place to do my stamping and crafting. I still have a long way to go, but at least its a start and I'll have somewhere to play, without messing up the house. LOL

Craft Room counter

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Magnolia Blog Candy...

Wow... Here's an opportunity to good to pass up! More Blog Candy! WooHoo!

Go to this blog and check it out! Who wouldn't want more Magnolia Stamps!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Almost forgot to send out my Dad's Birthday card!

Everything is Stampin' Up except the pattern paper, which is Basic Grey Cappella collection.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

In the second class we used patterned paper and cut it for the backgrounds. It was a really neat technique which will help me see patterned papers in a different light. The Unity Stamp set we used for this card set was called Could I Be Any Cuter and the papers were Bo Bunny's Sunkissed Summer. I really enjoyed these classes and have found another series of stamps to be addicted to! LOL

Well, I spent the day at my local scrapbook store taking some card classes using Unity Stamps ( ) The teacher for the class was Kelly Landers ( ) who taught a couple of really neat classes. The first card class was for the Spring Fold card. We used the Unity stamp set called Best Wishes and Blooms, the patterned papers were from Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane collection. (love those papers!)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Here is my card for the MAGNOLIA-licious challenge. This was so fun to make, even if it did take me all evening! LOL The real challenge was figuring out the scoring on my Scor-Pal, but once I got that done, the rest just came together. I did stamp her swim ring on patterned paper and then layered Tilda over it and Pop-Dotted the whole thing.

I used Beach Tilda and Swim Ring both by Magnolia Stamps; Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts; Everything else is Bo-Bunny Sunkissed Summer; Ribbon is unknown. Coloring was done with Copics.

I realize this card is rather simple, but I made it for my hubby. I tucked it in his suitcase for him to find when he unpacked. Kind of a tradition with me, only now they are handmade.

Magnolia Stamp, Sentiment is MFT, Patterned Paper is Capella by Basic Grey, CS is Stampin' Up. Colored with Copics.

Well, found this guy hanging around our backdoor.. thought it was a perfect photo opp, so grabbed my camera. Composition is a bit off, but not a bad photo. (kind critiques, welcome)

~ Laurie ~

aka: Purple Princess

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Added the Swagbucks Swidget to the bottom of my page. You can earn points by going through the Swagbucks link and earn gift cards and such. I have enough points now to get $10 in Amazon gift cards. Just for using them to search and shop through. Its worth taking a look.

~ Laurie ~
aka: Purple Princess

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I've been a bit under the weather and my right arm has been bothering me, so I've been staying away from the computer. Hopefully I'll be able to get in the swing of things and actually do something with this blog. Wish me luck!! LOL


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Well, I finally went ahead and signed up for UStamp with Dawn... with Love 2010 They always have such cute projects and ways to use my new Stampin' Up goodies. So I will be off stampin' and creatin'. Saturday I am going to an all-day crop at my LSS, so maybe I'll get even more goodies done!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Well, Here we go with a New Year! Maybe this will be the year that I actually stay on top of my blog and update it enough to draw visitors. I've been doing a lot of stamping and card making, so I need to get photos of my creations up on here. All the Christmas cards have gone out, so can't get pictures of those!

Hopefully I'll post more soon!