Monday, August 27, 2012


It's the 1st day of school here and it's a little bittersweet for me.  I hope your 1st day is fantastic.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ever considered...

Have you ever considered signing up with Stampin' Up?  

I love my job!  I get to make cards and be creative all day.  It truly doesn't feel like a job.  Right now is a great time to sign up with Stampin' Up!  You will receive the materials to make this great project as well as your fully customizable kit.  When I signed up, I had most of the items that automatically came in my kit.  However, Stampin' Up is truly awesome and I was able to replace the items I already owned.  

Whether you are looking for to own your own full-time, or part-time business, or maybe you are just a hobby demonstrator, now is great time to sign up.  

Sign up here.  I would love you have you join my team!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Free Shipping!

Free shipping on all orders over $50 before shipping and handling!  Email me at laurastampingspot at gmail with your order by August 29 to receive this deal.


Keep Calm...

I love this hostess set and know I will be using it often.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I love argyle patterns and it inspired this card.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Birthday Card

Simple Birthday Card

I made this a couple of months ago and wanted to share.  Enjoy.


Thursday, July 5, 2012


Two of my friends are getting married with in the next year and when I saw this set I knew it would be perfect for cards for them!  I also think it is perfect for bridal shower invitations.

I kept this card rather simple, as is my style, though I still feel that it needs something.  I'll update this post if I figure it out!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can't wait!

I've recently decided to take my hobby into a business and this had me looking at my stamp sets.  I realized that I would need to use mostly current sets, so I got out my new catalog and looked to see what sets are still available.  To my shock, I had only 8 stamp sets that are current!

Well you know what that means...time to place an order!  This lovely box will arrive at my door today and I'm super excited to get my new sets and start playing!  Stay tuned!


Monday, July 2, 2012

July Special

Do you need a reason to smile?

During the month of July, you can purchase this exclusive stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase.

Be sure to use the item codes when purchasing!

Reason to Smile Wood          131274
Reason to Smile Clear            131275


Sunday, July 1, 2012


Here is a sneak peek of my July class, and for the first time, I'm going to offer it to my blog readers.  This month, I am focused on the stamp set, Pretty Postage.

In your packet, I will include all papers pre-punched* and textured, as well as an instruction sheet.  The instruction sheet will include a picture of the final card, a list of all materials used, and step by step instructions.  You will need adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, and ink.  *I am unable to pre-punch items that need to be stamped first.  I will include alternate instructions if you don't own the punch I use.

There are 3 options to choose from:
               1 - Class with Pretty Postage Stamp Set Wood     $27.00
               2 - Class with Pretty Postage Stamp Set Clear      $25.00
               3 - Class only                                                  $15.00

There will be a $5.00 shipping charge and I only have 4 spots available, so sign up soon.  The class will be available to purchase until July 9th (or until all spots are filled) and will ship on July 19th.


Thursday, June 28, 2012



I learned this technique from Dawn Olchefske.  She has a great video tutorial on her website here.  I love her work and get a lot of inspiration from her!

Who inspires you?


*Materials used:
      Paper:  Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Early Espresso
      Ink:  Primrose Petals
      Stamp set:  Hello, Doily

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank You Card


I know, I know.  Long time, no posts.  I've been crazy busy with my role on the PTA board, and then my muse just up and left me!  I just couldn't think of a card design for the life of me.  I finally sat down and just made myself make a card, any card.  This was the first card of 8!  I will be showing you those in the next few days.  I hope you enjoy!


*Materials used:  
      Papers:  Kraft, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Floral District DSP
      Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
      Stamp Set:  Wacky Wishes Hostess Set

Friday, June 1, 2012

It's finally here!  Our new catalog is now available online.  And this month is a great month to host a workshop because we love our hostesses!  In June, not only will you be able to see all the new goodies in our new catalog, but you could also earn an extra $50 worth of free product.  I have a few times left for a June workshop, so contact me today to find out how you can get your $50!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Be sure to check out our retiring products and order your favorites!  On May 31st these products will be GONE!

Click on the catalog at the upper right hand of my blog to go to my website to order.

And on June 1st we have a whole new catalog!  Every order over $50 by midnight on Tuesday, May 29th will receive a free catalog.  Contact me at laurasstampingspot at with any questions.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

This is a card I made for my dad's birthday.  While it was a time consuming card to make, it turned out even better than I had planned.  The DSP is Well Worn from the current catalog.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I make mistakes.  We all do, right?  The first time I stamped the doily for the card I made yesterday, I didn't get it pressed down very well, especially in the center of the stamp.  When I do that, I usually just turn the cardstock over, and try again, but the Melon Mambo is too dark and you could see the goof on the back.  I've seen a few cards with the scallop punch in the center and so I decided to try that.  Perfection!  It covered up the goof, saved a perfectly good piece of cardstock, and I ended up with another pretty card.  Yea!

Item #119854 1-3/4" Scallop Punch $16.95

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Girly Birthday Card

I love everything girly and of course pink is my favorite color.  This is another super simple card.  All you need is the Hello, Doily background stamp, a rhinestone, and a sentiment, then pick your colors, and your done!

Item #122845 Hello, Doily $17.95

Friday, March 9, 2012

Check out the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  This plate rests on top of your Simply Scored.  These are must have tools for me.  They make it super easy to fold cards, make boxes, and the diagonal plate makes it super easy to make coordinating enevelopes.  Check out this video from Stampin' Up.  As always you can contact me or purchase these great items at my website on the right, just click on the catalog.  Thanks!

Catalog Item #125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate $11.95

Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Card

I am always needing another birthday card, so it seems that this is mostly what I design.  I like to keep it simple since I am usually very short on time!

This is a very simple card to make.  All you need is some designer series paper, some matching card stock, the postage stamp punch and your favorite birthday sentiment.  Easy, simple, and cute.  My favorite kind of card!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


It's Sale-a-bration time at Stampin' Up!  That means that for every $50 you spend you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  This promotion will only last through March 31st, so put in your order today! 

There is some really great stuff that you can choose for free this year, so be sure to check it out.  You can place an order, view the catalog, and view the Sale-a-bration brochure by clicking on the catalog picture on the right side of the blog.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Is it too late to post this?

Wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I sat down and actually wrote a new post. I've still been making cards though! I thought that I would go ahead and show you a few of my Christmas and Valentine's cards. I get inspiration from all kinds of cards, so I hope you enjoy these even if it is well past these holidays!


 I got the inspiration for this card from Deesigns by Nina Dee.  I attached the pearls directly to the card.


This is made the same way as the ornaments, but this time with rhinestones.

Yes, this is a card to look like the outside of an envelope!  I cased this from an enevelope pictured in Stampin' Success, a magazine with lots of inspiration for demos only.

I've just recently passed my 1 year anniversary with Stampin' Up!  I am mostly a hobby stamper, but I really love the products and would love to share them with you.  Please contact me at laurasstampingspot at gmail for more information. 

I will also custom design handmade invitations for your wedding, shower, or next party of any type.  Contact me for details!