Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Final Southern Ridge Trading Company layout

Good morning!

Its a sad day - today will be my final post for Southern Ridge Trading Company - it has been awesome being on this team!


Oh, how time flies - this was our youngest when he graduated Kindergarten - he is now 17!

I used Penelope Dee papers that I tore and layered



For the chipboard flourish and Moments in Time title piece, I painted them in the blue then inked the edges with red ink then added a few gems for visual interest. 

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Friday, March 22, 2019

Summer Fun - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
It feels great to get my creative mojo going again!  I have loved creating and feel like I am getting back to my old self!

I made this layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs using their awesome dies, Tim Holtz papers, and Creative Embellishments chipboard!



I started by trimming my papers.  The second layer I trimmed to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2.  The Tim Holtz Dapper paper pad contains sheets of divided into 4 squares.  I cut 3 of these to use as accent pieces and photo mats


I inked my chipboard with dark brown ink ten applied some Lindy's Gilded Burgundy Brass embossing powder to add depth of color.


I die cut the Sandcastle and palm tree from coordinating papers and inked all the edges before assembly.


I die cut the flowers using the small flower set,  the large flower set, and Big Flower set.  For the branches, I used the trio of leaves.  to shape the flowers and the leaves I used Susan's Garden tools...a must have!


Look at all the dimension!

Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Smile - ELizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! 
 Follow the step-by-step below to see how you can make your own version!




Step 1. Trim papers. You'll need:
  • 1 12x12
  • 1 61/4x12
  • 1 31/4x12
  • 1 23/4x6
  • 1 51/2x51/2
Once you're done the cutting, ink the edges of all papers.

Step 2. Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 7 circles using dies that one size apart so you have a silhouette and a full circle. Ink the edges of all circles.

Step 3. Die cut or fussy cut 4 butterflies and ink edges

Step 4. Create your flowers using any small Elizabeth Craft Designs flower die. I used the Large Flower, and Bunch of Flowers sets.

Step 5. Adhere everything together and enjoy!









Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below!
~Laura

I am entering this in the Lasting Memories inspiration challenge!I was inspired by all the circles

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Flowers everywhere

Good morning!
I LOVE making flowers....I can create them to suit whatever project I am working on!
The dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs really makes it fun and easy to do!


I created this bright and fun layout of our trip to the Florida aquarium using the Graphic 45 papers, Creative Embellishments chipboard and lots of awesome dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I started by layering the fabulous papers, then embossed the chipboard, then I started die cutting!


I die cut many circles using the 2 3/4" die from the Stitched Circles die set.   




I then die cut 10 2" hexagons using the stitched hexagons die set.

I inked the edges of all the die cuts using the foggy night ink pad from Prima

I adhered everything together and to add dimension and visual interest I pop dotted a few shapes.


 I created many flowers in coordinating colors and varying sizes and shapes using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies.
They are Small Flower setBig Flower Set, Large Flower Set, and Bunch of Flowers 3.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Believe in Yourself - Southern Ridge Trading Company and Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I have another layout to share with you today



This handsome guy is our oldest who graduated high school last year!




I embossed the chipboard Star Wreath with red and black then cut a section off and used it in the bottom corner.





I also heat embossed the title piece 'Believe in yourself' with red and black embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by
Laura