Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Bombshell Card

I’m sooo last minute with this one.  But I really wanted to make something, so here I am.  I made this card for the December Bombshell Sketch Challenge and for the Ms. December Pinup Challenge(Steampunk theme).  I used Bombshell Angel and Biker Bombshell from Bombshell Stamps.


I really like the way the embossed metal turned out for this.:)

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Bombshell Hop!

This month the lovely Alison gave us a color challenge!  I love color challenges!  Here’s our inspiration…


(every time I look at it the colors look different to me, so my card probably looks nothing like these colors, lol)

Here’s my card using Peek-A-Boo Geisha from Bombshell Stamps.



And here’s the hop list for you…

Bombshell Blog


Laura(that’s ME!)

Mary G






Glittery Katie

Celina Anthony



Sparkly Mary



Happy Hopping!

This card goes along with the Bombshell Ms. November Challenge.(I really did raid my scrap drawer for this!)

This card also goes along with the November GDT Challenge on Smeared and Smudged.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #7(cdacpc7,smc)

Hello!  I’m here to show you a card I made for the current progressive challenge over at CDAC.  The adorable image is from Sew Many Cards.


I have a friend who has the nickname “honeybear” so I think this will do nicely for her.:)

I’m going to do something different here and then you can let me know whether or not you want me to keep doing it.  I’m going to list the Copics I used on this image. 

Bear:  E31, E33, E35, E09  Flower:  BV00, BV02, Y11  Leaves and Grass:  YG67, G21  Tree Bark:  E29, E37  Beehive:  E15, E13  Honey and Honey Jar:  YR65, Y38, B000

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge #126 – Winter Wonderland

Hello.  I know it’s been a while.  Here’s a card I made for the new Squigglefly Challenge.  Marlene is asking for winter scenes this week.  Here’s what I made using the Squigglefly image Shy Bear:  Slippery Sled Bear by Lynne Stansbery.


I tried to stay with icy blues for this theme.  Hope you like it! 


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bombshell Stamps Sale!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio – Twilight Inspired Blog Hop!

Hello!  If you’ve been hopping along today you should have arrived here from JessicaIf that’s not where you came from you should head over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog so that you don’t miss anything.:)  Trust me, you don’t want to miss anything!  There are prizes up for grabs…

“- TWO lucky random winners will win THREE images of their choice!!!

- And ONE lucky grand prize random winner will win their choice of a Pixie Pack!!!

- The grand prize will be awarded to the person who plays along with our Twilight Inspired Challenge,  which will end on Wednesday, 11/23rd Noon CST. 

- The 2 other prizes will be awarded to those who have completed the hop and leave a comment on the Pixie Dust Studio Blog (Kathy's Blog.) 

Comments will close on Saturday, 11/19th Noon CST.

- All 3 winners will be chosen through and will be announced during next Thursday's Challenge (11/24th)”

Deciding what characters to feature for this hop was hard for me…so I decided to feature multiple characters!

My first card features the Alice Cullen and Jasper images.  They’re actually my favorite couple from the books.


(it’s hard to tell, but there’s actually a lot of sparkle on the paper squares)

Next is a card featuring the Marry Me…Bella image.


And I couldn’t leave Jacob out, so my last card features the Wolf Jacob image.


All of the images I used can be found at Pixie Dust Studio.

The next stop on the hop is Caz!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!(and the movie!!)


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Smeared and Smudged November Member Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the Smeared and Smudged November Member Blog Hop!

Here is the blog hop list for you, just in case you need it.

Laura – That’s ME!
Abbie Kay
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

“The theme this month is A Little Steamy. Use images, pieces, or parts that embrace the steampunk genre. Use your imagination and have fun with it. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine).”

Those were our instructions…and this is what I came up with…



And here you can see the size of the little composition book…


I used a small sheet of aluminum and embossed it, then I used some Copics on it for color, then I used a little sanding block to remove some of the color and make it look more distressed, then I stuck on a couple of gears and the Bluebird Rider image from Smeared Ink.  And there you have it!  A fancy new cover for my little notebook!

This also goes along with the current challenge over at Smudgy Antics – Alter Something.

Thanks for looking, and happy hopping!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November Bombshell Sketch

We have a new sketch challenge up on the Bombshell blog.  Here’s the awesome sketch that Kathi gave us this month to work with…


And here’s the card I made…


The main image and sentiment are from the Western Gal digi set from Bombshell Stamps.  I used the small star stamp from the Bombshell Angel set to make the star pattern on the kraft cardstock.

Hope you have a chance to play along with this great sketch!


ADFD Challenge #30

The challenge at a A Day For Daisies was to “throw in some metallic”, so here is my simple card using some metallic gold paper in the basket weave…


I really like this cupcake image.:)

Thanks for looking!


Journal Pages x2

I’m terribly behind on things.  Here are mine and my daughter’s pages from last week…


The theme was to use stickers or tapes, etc. on our pages.  I used TH tissue tape, and one of my daughter’s ladybug stickers.:)

And this week’s pages…



This week’s challenge was "Heart to Heart"

I love my daughter’s page this week!  She said the playing card guys are like the ones from Alice in Wonderland.:)

For my page I used a layer of gesso that I textured up a bit, then a light wash of blue watercolor paint, then acrylic paints.  Writing was done with a white gel pen.

And as for the words on my page…well, I went through a really rough time about 12 years ago, and the words around the center are from a poem I wrote back then…

Meaningless vows of eternity
he did bestow 'pon me
"Forevermore", Nevermore
"Je t'adore", Nevermore
Abandoned in the heights
to sink below the depths
Showing no care of blade
Blade almost put to use
Still no remorse
Still no answers
E'en a year passed
Forevermore, Nevermore...

(©Laura E Boyd. All rights reserved!)

But then I met my husband and things began to look up…thus the “time heals” bit on the heart hourglass.

Just a little glimpse into my secret self there.;)

Thanks for looking!


Monday, November 7, 2011

My Memories Giveaway!

Hello!  I was recently given the opportunity to try out the My Memories Suite.  Now, I had never really tried digital scrapbooking software before, so I was a bit skeptical of whether or not I would like it, to be honest.  But I must say that I am glad I gave it a try!  It’s actually very easy to use.  And I may be able to finally get caught up on some scrapbooking now.:) 

And what’s more, I’m being allowed to give a copy of the scrapbook software to one of you!

To enter please visit My Memories and check out the variety of digital scrapbooking kits available, then come back here and let me know what peaks your interest.(just leave me a comment on this post about it)  I’ll give you until 9pm (Eastern) next Monday, November 14th to leave your comment, and then I’ll draw a random winner.

I downloaded the Don’t Look Under the Bed! kit and used some of the elements from it to make this page…

First Album-002

It only took me a few minutes to make this page, too!

Here’s another page I put together just using some of the elements that were included with the software…


You can also import graphics and things from your own image collections to create all kinds of other projects.  I’ll try to show you some of the other things I’ve been working on soon.

And if you don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end, or you really want to get your hands on the scrapbook software right now you can use the code STMMMS70779 for $10 off the software.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, November 4, 2011

A Wintery Sneak Peek!

That’s right, I have a sneak peek for you today!  Tomorrow two new artists will be added to the Squigglefly family, and I get to show you one of their images a day early!

I’ve made a wintery card using Fairy Snowfall by Rachel Goble.  Make sure you check out the Squigglefly shop tomorrow to see all of the beautiful new images.




I think this is such a sweet winter scene.:)

Thanks so much for looking!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Bombshell Party – Wearable/Usable Art Challenge

Hi!  I’m back with a challenge for you!

We all know that Bombshell Stamps are versatile, but let’s see just how versatile they can be!  I am challenging you to use your Bombshell Stamps(rubber or digi) to create a project that is either wearable or usable.  There are tons of possibilities for this.  Jewelry, headbands, barrettes, shirts, candles, wall hangings, clipboards, etc.

You can have a lot of fun with this!

I made a sample for you.:)  I made some charms using Bombshell Angel.


If you win this challenge the charms are yours!(I’ll even make them into jewelry if you want!)

Be sure to post your project in the Bombshell forum before Wednesday night at Midnight(PDT).  Just go to the Gamblers Annon section and look for the Wearable/Usable art thread.

Don’t forget to head over to the forum to check out all of the other challenges and games, too!  There are lots of prizes up for grabs!

Thanks for looking!  Hope to see you over there!


Bombshell Scavenger Hunt!

The Bombshell Forum re-launch party is getting underway! 

I’ll be back later today with a challenge for you, but first I wanted to let you know about the Bombshell Scavenger Hunt!

All you have to do is visit the Bombshell’s blogs and look for the Senora Muerta logo.  It will be hidden.  But, it should be hidden in a post involving Bombshell Stamps, so that will help narrow down your searching a little on the blogs.  Once you’ve found Senora Muerta on as many blogs as you can then you’re going to need to email Glittery Katie at and let her know the addresses of the blogs and the dates of the posts you found them in.  There are prizes up for grabs to those who spot the most logos! 

And yes, I do have a Senora Muerta logo hidden somewhere on my blog, so get looking!:)

See you later for more fun!  Don’t forget to check back at the forum from time to time to see what new games and challenges have been posted.


Squigglefly Challenge #122

The challenge beginning today on the Squigglefly Challenge blog is “Tickle My Fancy”!  That’s right, you have to make a funny card this time around.:)

I chose to use the Squigglefly image Gassy Gramps by Marlene S.



The look on his face cracks me up!

Sentiment was computer generated.  Paper from Crafty Chaos Designs.

Thanks for looking!  Hope you can play along with the challenge!:)


Sunday, October 30, 2011



Bombshell's Forum has been upgraded and we're having a party!!!

Join us in the Gamblers Anonymous section of The Casino at Bombshell's Forum for a party!

There will be games, challenges, and prizes!!!

Come celebrate Bombshell style! The party starts Monday, October 31st and runs through Wednesday, November 2nd!!!

Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink and Green Ribbons

I’ve been meaning to do this post all month.  Most people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but a lot of people don’t know that it’s also Depression Awareness Month, which is symbolized by a green ribbon. 

Both of my grandmothers had breast cancer.  One of them is a survivor.  My other grandmother received treatments for her breast cancer, but they didn’t get rid of all of it and it spread to her lungs and killed her.

Please remember to do your monthly self-exams.  And if you’re over a certain age, please don’t put off having your mammograms.

I made this card using Lynne Stansbery’s Shy Bear-Show Your Support image and Marlene’s Hope ribbon.



I think I’m going to give this card to my surviving grandmother, since she’s a bit attached to anything with a pink ribbon on it.

On to the next card.  Most people know someone who suffers from depression, whether they realize it or not.  I myself have struggled with it.  One of my friends killed herself.  Multiple others have attempted it.  People who have never been through these kinds of things often struggle to understand the how and why of it all.  Well, honestly, I don’t expect people to understand completely.  But what I do appreciate is a non-judging ear.  Someone who is quick to listen, but not quick to dismiss my feelings as trivial.  And if I don’t feel like talking, just knowing that someone is there for me, and that they really do need me in their life helps a lot.  Just some personal feelings of my own.

Please, tell the people you love that you love them.  Make sure they know that you are glad to have them in your life, that they really are needed.


Thanks for taking the time to read this post, it means a lot to me.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bombshell Monthly Challenge

Hi.  Today I’m showing you the card I made for the Bombshell Stamps – Ms. October’s Challenge.  Ms. October is the lovely Paula, and she chose the challenge of “Think Pink” – to use the color pink in our creations.  Remember, you can enter your challenge on the blog and on the forum for extra chances to win.  Also, don’t forget about the upcoming forum re-launch party.  It’s going to be fun!

I used Bombshell Angel from Bombshell Stamps.

I also made this for the card sketch challenge on Smeared and Smudged.  I really liked this sketch.:)



Thanks for looking!:)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ADFD Challenge #29

I really have to stop this last minute stuff, lol.  This is for Challenge #29 at A Day For Daisies - “Use Your Noodle & Add Some Doodles!”



I just love this image from A Day For Daisies!  So sweet.:)

Thanks for looking!


Week 14 Heart Journal Pages

Hello.  I’m back again.  The challenge for this week’s journal pages was to use only two main colors.

Here’s mine, using two purplish colors…


And here’s my daughter’s page…


She used markers.  I used artist blending chalks.

Thanks for looking!


October Bombshell Sketch Challenge

Yes, I do realize it’s almost the end of the month.  I have been running behind on everything all month.  It has been crazy.  Let’s hope November is a kinder month.  Anyway, I wanted to show you the card I made for this month’s Bombshell Sketch Challenge.

I used Rose’s Portrait from Bombshell Stamps.



I just used a white gel pen for the sentiment.  Paper from DCWV.

Remember you can enter your cards on the blog and on the Bombshell forum.  Speaking of the forum… there is going to be a re-launch party for the forum starting Monday, so you definitely don’t want to miss that.  There will be contests, prizes, and lots of fun!  Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sassy Progressive Relay Round 3

Well I’m getting this one in a little earlier than the last one.:)  The challenge this round was to “Use Steampunk Victoria to create a project that is Victorian or Vintage!”  Visit Sassy Studio Designs for more details.





Hopefully this is Victorian/vintage enough.

Paper from CCD.

Thanks for looking!


Blog Candy Winner!

Hello!  I’ve stayed up so that I could draw the winner for my blogiversary blog candy.:)  I used trusty old to determine the winner.  Drum roll please….

True Random Number GeneratorMin: Max: Result:2

The 2nd entry was:  Croms' Cubby Hole!  Congratulations!  If you could please email me your mailing address I’ll try to get your package out to you right away.:)

Don’t be discouraged if you didn’t win this time.  I’ll try to have another giveaway in the future.:)  Thank you to all of you that entered!

Thank you for all of the support and comments over the past 2 years!  I really do appreciate it!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Week 13 Journal Pages

Lucky Number was the theme for this past week’s journal pages, so we were supposed to base our page on a number that was significant to us, whether it be lucky, or unlucky.

9 is my favorite number.  I have various reasons for this, but one reason I love this number is because my children’s names begin with I and X, thus forming the roman numeral for 9.  Also, my husband and I have been married for 9 years.:)


Of course, my daughter outdid me with her page this week…


Now every Friday she asks me what the new theme is and goes off to create her own journal page.:)

But my son couldn’t be left out.  I walked into the front room and found him “doing some cwafting” ,he said…


(don’t worry, I took the Cropadile away before he could hurt himself)

Now we just have to get my husband to join in, lol!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sassy Progressive Relay Round 2

Wow.  I started this project yesterday, but I’m still getting this in close to the wire.  Ugh.  One day I’ll get something done in plenty of time.  Anyway, the challenge for this round was:  “Create a project using Steampunk Amelia plus a clock(s) and/or gears!”  Please visit Sassy Studio Designs for more details about this relay and celebration.:)

Of course I couldn’t just do a quick and simple card… I just had to try something new.  Silly me.  I can now say I have made a napkin fold card…






Sorry about all the pics, it’s a huge card!

Romance and Steam papers from Crafty Chaos Designs.

The clock on the front of the card was made from a lid of a tin can, which makes it qualify for the Smeared and Smudged Junk Funk Challenge for this month.:)

Thanks for looking!