Sunday, September 25, 2011


Hi!  Yes, I'm still here out in internet world.  It's hard to believe that 2 months have already passed!  I will be posting some pictures of new cards soon, I promise. 

In addition to Stampin' Up!, I'm also a mom to 3 boys and I'm very involved in our elementary school's PTA.  I happen to be in charge of fundraising and it's been really busy.  I don't think that it's going to die down soon, but I'm starting to get a better handle on how much I have to do.

Keep watching for new posts coming soon!


Saturday, August 6, 2011


Today, I'm sharing more detail about a card we made at my last class.  This class featured thank you cards.  This card is made with 2 of this year's in colors from Stampin' Up!  The background color is Island Indigo.  This is such a lovely teal blue color.  I layered it with a Top Note square in Pool Party.  To create this square, I first cut it using the Top Note die.  It is then a rectangle, so I turned it sideways on the same die and lined up the points and sent it through the Big Shot again.  This creates the square shape with the pretty points.  I then stamped it using the flower and ivy stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers set in Pool Party ink.  After that, I ran it through the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I absolutely love the texture of this folder and all the neat things you can do with it.  I tied my Whisper White ribbon around the front and made a simple double knot.  The last detail was the stamped sentiment in white ink, punched out with the decorative label punch, a few rhinestones and popped up with dimensionals.  I hope you like it!


Monday, August 1, 2011

August Paper Promotion

From now until the end of August, when you purchase 3 packages of Designer Speciality Paper you will receive one FREE!  Click the catalog button to the right to order directly from my website, or contact me by email to make your order.

Don't miss this great offer!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thank you card class


Here are 3 of the cards that we will be making at my August class.  This month the theme is thank you cards. These cards are a lot of fun to make and will make someone's day when they receive one of these from you!  The class is on August 4th.  Please email me at laurasstampingspot at gmail dot com to learn more!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I am so blessed to have several beautiful women that I am lucky enough to call my friends.  Since we are a Navy family, they are scattered across the country, but technology is a wonderful thing and I am able to keep in touch with all of them.  I always know that each one of them is there for me with open arms and I hope that they always know the same is true from me.

I made this card with Pacific Point paper as the background.  The strip is made out of Melon Mambo and stamped with white craft ink.  The sentiment comes from the stamp set, Happy Greetings.  The flowers are punched out of Rose Red and Pretty in Pink using the Triple Layer Flower punch.  I had a Whisper White Top Note punch out that I used half of and placed on the edge and finally finished it off with 5/8" Organza Ribbon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wedding White

Hello again!

My husband is one of my best customers and today he needed a card for one of his co-workers that is getting married. 

I love to look at blogs by other Stampin' Up demonstrators and typically get my inspiration from their cards.  One of my favorite blogs to read is DoStamping by Dawn Olchefske, she creates truly beautiful cards.  When I saw this card several months ago, I knew that I wanted to use this design myself.  You can see her original card here.  I loved the idea of white on white for a wedding.  It is so elegant and simple. 

This was a quick and simple card to make.  The materials used for this card are the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Eyelet border punch, Happy Greetings stamp set, 5/8" Organza ribbon, and rhinestones.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pinwheel Fun!

Hello!  I'm super excited to share my card creations with my brand new blog.  Thank you for joining me.

This is a card I recently made for a really sweet boy that was turning 4.  I don't have a lot of kid-oriented stamps, but still wanted a card that would appeal to a little one.  The pinwheel is a rather popular fad right now, and I knew this would be the perfect fit.  This was my first time making a pinwheel and I was very pleased with the way it turned out and that it wasn't difficult to make.  I used Real Red and Whisper White and a Whisper White brad.  I created my own DSP using the cupcake from the retired set, Party Hearty.  The ink and paper are both Tempting Turquoise and then I cut it out with the Top Note die.  The happy birthday stamp is from the Pretty Postage stamp set and is stamped in Pacific Point ink and then punched out with the postage punch.  I also punched out some Real Red using the postage punch.  The last little bit was some 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Real Red and it's all on a Whisper White card.

Please leave a comment.  I'd love to know what you think!!