Sunday, July 23, 2006

Busy Weekend of Fun

The above card was made with the image of Jane's grandma front and center! I love how this card turned out. It was so simple to do, yet I think it packs a lot of punch! I think Jane is responsible for a lot of this look, cause without her I would not have the image of her Grandma to use, I would not have the happy stamp from Hero Arts (it was on sale and she convinced me to get it! and now I love it!), and the background Basic Grey paper is one I might not have appreciated as much without her (because it is so colorful and I usually stick to blues and yellows). Also, I used a Galaxy marker in white to go around the circles and I think that adds a cool look.

So, this weekend started out on Friday night with Mike and I going to dinner at Portillo's again, cause I love that Chicken Pecan salad! Then we made an impromptou decision to go to the movies, Lady in the Water by M. Night Shamalayan. I love his movies!!! It was very entertaining and interesting. Not his best, but still worth seeing for sure. I love Paul Giamatti too!

Saturday morning I drove out to Lorie's to pick up my Stamping Up order....I could not wait to use the new hot off the presses rubber! I got Living Large and the Fontastatic background stamp, along with the new colors of card stock (for those of you in the SU know!). I was also in time for mail delivery at Lorie's....she has been on an Ebay kick for vintage sewing notions and has bid on and won some amazing things.....the best being some Lucky Day buttons and the cards they come on! If you have not seen these, keep an eye out. They have great illustrations on the button cards. We also went through her stash of stuff that has come since I last saw her and I was all agog over vintage rick rack, trims, and ephemera.....who knew I would turn out like this???

In the evening my Mom came over to make cards and stay overnight in anticipation of an early morning take-off for Sandwich, Illinois. There is a monthly antique fair there. We stamped on Saturday night and I made the cards above and below. I decided that my favorite way to make a card is to use pattern paper, vintage photograph, color with Photo Twin markers, layer with cardstock, and stamp a cool saying on card. These cards just make me happy!

This card below was actually a mistake at first. My Mom bought me the new Stamping Up paisley background stamp (!), and on the left side of the card I did not get the whole image down, so I covered it with the ribbon and it totally made the card! I love the picture on this one, especially the black/white border around it! I also love this SU cardstock, Blush Blossom, and have to order some more STAT!
Oh, while I was waiting for my Mom to come on Saturday I made some ATCs. Trish told me about this site,, and I signed up for two ATC swaps. It is a cool site that has lots of different types of swaps on it and the rules are really easy. Following are two of the ATCs I made.

Today Mom and I went to the antiques fair. I hade been there once about 15 years ago. It seemed a bit "reduced" from that time, less dealers and less good stuff, but I still managed to find some really great vintage photos and some more cool ephemera...I will post some of that stuff throughout the week for those of you who are into that kind of thing.

So, it was a good weekend! Although I did not hang out enough with the dear husband....hope to make him good and sick of me this week!

Hope you all had lots of good fun this weekend and have a wonderful week!


Kimberly Kwan said...

Love the cards!

Jane said...

Oh these cards and ATC's are so wonderful!!! You had some great creativity going and just love the card with Gram and that paisley "goof up" one is to die for!!!! The ATC's are some of your best ever too! Good stuff and can't wait to see all the goodies you found at Sandwich!
I got a "sneak peek" but they were all in the bag still! WOO HOO!

Liz said...

Great cards Laura. I'm back in Florida and going through the list of sites Jane gave me and you were first. I'm glad I got to see the pics of Jane's grandma and your card using her pic is very cool. I'm wishing we could have stamped more together but I'll check your site out often for inspiration.

Tricia said...

My Girlfriends back!! Was so nice to see your work again and hear your tales of fun, frolic and artsy fare! We must have a play date soon! Miss you much.

Beth said...

Ohhhh....the cards are all so cute. You were a busy girl this weekend and based on what I read, it sounds like the art fair was a no-go ???? But, you sure had a good time with everything else you did !!!! It must have been fun having a girls night with your mom...that's so nice !!!!!