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!

It's Bombshell's Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!
Receive 25% off your entire purchase from NOW through Monday, Nov. 28!
Just use coupon code "CYBR30" at check out!

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!