Monday, July 12, 2010

Flip - Flops

It is 5:30 on a Monday morning after a convention and my hubby needed a ride to the train station for a day of "Guy Fun" in Milwaukee.

Bella and I are tired, but we understand that even Dad needs a day he can call his own - especially after he spends a weekend helping me out at a stamping convention behind the cash register talking to many many women .... he is a quiet guy .... do I need to say more?

So here we are, up waaaay earlier than usual in the backyard watching the sun rise. As Bella patrols the backyard fence under the bushes in search of a bunny, I drink my iced coffee planning out our day.

I flip flop back and forth on a full day of work and a few hours of play as I rub the sleep from my eyes and take in all the possiblilities.

As I do this I think to myself that you may also be looking for something "new" to do today so I have posted a sample of my favorite "Flip-Flop" card made with our 417G - Flip - Flop stamp and our 453C Small Solid Hibiscus stamp.

In the center of your 4" x 5.25" white cardstock stamp the 417G Flip - Flop stamp. Mask it and stamp repeatedly on either side of the first image until the card is full of flip-flops.

Using the Pan Pastels (I'll let you choose your own colors here!) color the flip-flops in. ***hint ***you may need markers or colored pencils for the toe straps.

Color in the background using the larger sponges with the Pan Pastels dragging the sponges up at the top of the card and down at the bottom to get the effect shown. You may also use the sides of sponges in a slightly darker or lighter color to get some added texture.

Stamp the Small Solid Hibiscus using a dyebased rainbow pad 2x onto a scrap peice of white cardstock.

Cut out. Punch 1/8" holes into center of the hibiscus and also on the center flip-flop at the tip of the toe and strap.

Attach the cut out hibiscus" to the center flip-flop image with decorative brads.

Layer onto colored cardstock.

Stamp inside the card with either our 795I - Flip Flop Poem or our 7092E - "No One Can Fill Your Flip-Flops" and you are ready for a day in the sun!

Hugs to all as Bella and I get our Flip - Flops on and go for a walk!

Laura Anne and Bella Boo

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On the Road Again....

Here we go again!

We've had a few weeks off to restock, rethink, and repack for our summer road trips.

This weekend we will find ourselves in Tinley Park, Illinois with the

Our next trip will be with in Novi, MI on August 7th and 8th.

Of course we will be bringing with us the wonderful, the fabulous, the newest pastel on the planet - Pan Pastels and Sofft Tools so make sure that you stop by our booth and check it out. If you can't get there from here, go to our website at , catalog, then "EXTRAS" and that should give you all the info you need to see what this unbelievable product has to offer!

Bella and I need to get packin' so we are ready for all of you!

Bugs and Kisses!

Laura Anne and Bella Boo - looking forward to moving on!