L is for …

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

 For this hop we will be featuring the letter L. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  I chose to use the Laughing Lola paper packet as my “L”.  Although Laughing Lola was featured in the autumn/winter catalog it was one of four paper packs that carried over to the spring catalog.  As I mentioned before Lola was my maternal grandma’s name so how couldn’t I fall in love with this paper?

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Catherine’s Catscrapbooking then you’re on the right track!

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As you know, I love cards that are out of the ordinary!  Circle Spin cards fit my desire for movement and it’s fun to “wind” up that little circle so it spins when the recipient opens the envelope.  You can purchase any of the products to make these cards at my webpage by clicking here.

 To make this card:


  • Z1866 White Daisy Circle Spin Card
  • X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
  • M1038 Shooting Star
  • M1033 Heartfelt Birthday Wish
  • Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
  • ZA1919 Purple Shimmer Trim


Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Paper Crafts with Marloes

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Mojo Monday on Friday


I am an avid follower of several sketch challenges, but rarely find the time to participate – the moons must have aligned this week as I was able to participate my two favorite sketch challenges.

This is Sketch #340 from Mojo Monday – it’s slightly offset mat was a bit of a challenge for me.


This is my interpretation of the sketch using the retired Close to My Heart  Laughing Lola paper.  I added some purple shimmer trim in place of the ribbon and also added a sparkle flourish – because a little bling never hurt anything!


I hope you’ve enjoyed my artwork this week and that you might be inspired to stop by one of the challenge blogs and create something too!


Back To Action AHSC #26

After being gone for almost a week in beautiful Utah with three intense days of scrapbooking, I have to admit I’m happy to be home and back to my own papercrafting desk!  I have so many things to share that my blog should be busy as long as I can find enough time between loads of laundry to get them posted.

The first thing on my agenda was this weeks sketch for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I have a couple of ideas for cards this week with this sketch so we’ll have to see where my journey takes me.

AHSC #26


This card features the Laughing Lola paper packet from Close to My Heart, it is one of my favorites from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  Although it features Laughing Lola Purple, I felt that the Gypsy Colored flowers coordinated.  I popped each of the flowers up with some foam tape and actually double popped the two most inside for a little added depth.

Thank you again for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


I Love a Good Challenge!

I am always up for a good challenge…especially one that involves paper and ink!  My buddy Betsy (who won last weeks challenge) turned my attention to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and I decided I’d better play along.

The inspiration for my card from Atlantic Hearts #22

and my interpretation

Laughing Lola meets AHS #22
Laughing Lola meets AHS #22

I envisioned this as a square card but after playing a bit felt that the standard 4.25 X 5.5 would work best for what I wanted.  When I saw the inspiration piece I knew that I wanted to spell out the word LOVE and I wanted to replace one of the circles with a heart.  It came together quite quickly with minimal supplies.

Supplies Used

I hope my art has made your heart smile!


1,2,3 Craft! Heart Tag

Thanks for stopping by our very mini hop where we are showcasing cards made from the wonderful Close to Heart Originals Card Confidence Program.  This month our featured card is the Heart Tag found on page 126.  I decided to make this sweet little card just as it is featured in the book but swapping the location of the B & T paper to the bottom half of the card.


I love small cards that pack a big punch and this one at 4 3/4 X 3 is perfect to slip into a computer bag or backpack to remind someone  you love them.  My card features the Laughing Lola papers which is one of my favorites from the Autumn/Winter idea book.  I added some white stitch lines with our chalk marker and tied it up my heart with some pretty black ribbon.  For a list of the items I used on this card and a link to purchase them please scroll to the bottom of the post.

Now hop on over to Betsy and Mary’s blog and see what they’ve done with this cute little sketch.


9036  Originals Card Confidence Program (Soft Cover)

X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet

Z1767 Chalk Marker

Thanks for stopping by!



Laughing Lola Strikes Pose on Paper Trail

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop where Laughing Lola has taken center stage to kick off the release of the new Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book & Catalog.  If you are hopping here from Karen’s Inky Fingers, welcome…if you are starting here don’t worry we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you will eventually end up right where you started.

Lola was my maternal grandma’s name and I think I fell in love with the paper as soon as I read the name.  It actually is a paper with all my favorite colors and I found myself admiring it and not wanting to cut the beautiful papers.


I finally decided that I would make smaller cards (4 1/2 X 4 1/2) because that would allow me to play more with the paper.  I chose to use my newest favorite stamp set Paisley Perfect (C1556) and hand color with a blender pen one of the large paisley flairs.  The sentiment seems to fit me perfectly…a touch of class and a lot of sass!


I also wanted to showcase the new “M” size stamps in the catalog.  I love these eight mini stamps and have so many fun ideas for them.  The A True Thank You (M1029) was stamped in black ink and then colored with lagoon ink using the blender pen.  I am having a special on these stamps during the month of August so check out my Facebook Page   to learn more.


My final card is one of a set of monogrammed stationery for a very special lady in my life, my mother in law.  I purchased the “V” stamp – also a mini and priced at just $2.95 I find it to be a fun gift to include with a set of cards.


I hope you’ve enjoyed your walk down the Paper Trail and now you can hop on over to Field’s Finery to see what Lynne has in for you!

I hope you’ll come back in a few weeks and check out my 1,2,3 Craft! page…I’m pretty sure that I’ll still be playing with Lola!