Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season's Givings Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to the Season's Givings Blog Hop!


There are a number of bloggers taking part in this fabulous blog hop.  I jumped at the chance to participate because I have been very blessed in this industry and wanted to be able to show my readers how much I appreciate them.  I want to thank each and every one of my readers, if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be pushed to where I am today! 

To see a sample of my best projects from this past year, please click here

I appreciate all of the comments and support I have gotten here on my blog and as a way to say thank you I wanted to offer up a prize pack of stamps from Echo Park and Jillibean Soup!


In order to be eligible for the prize please:
1) Become a follower to my blog if you haven't already
4) Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/laurelseabrook

Be sure to enter for each item that you do and leave me a comment telling me you have done so.  The more you do the better your chances at winning!  Comments will close on Sunday January 5th midnight PST.

Good Luck everyone!  Now be sure to hop along to all of the blogs!  LOTS of fabulous prizes up for grabs!!!

Non themed paper for a New Year's Card.

I am looking forward to 2014 as it is starting with some fun, happy emails - will share soon.  Tonight will be a low key night for us, my parents are coming over and we will be playing cards and such - my type of night!

I created a New Years card using the Summer Stories collection by Teresa Collins along with a Silhouette cut, a MFT die and a large Candy Dot by Pebbles.  Have a fun and safe night everyone!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cutting Polaroid Frames

I am up on the Jillibean Soup Blog today with this Christmas card I created using the Christmas Cheer Chowder along with some of the Christmas Placemats.  I just cut the sentiment from the polaroid frames rather than use the whole frame.


Be sure to stop by the Jillibean Soup Blog to see what the rest of the designers have created.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Love Makes the World

I finally dug into my Studio Calico Abroad collection - can you say hoarder! I figured I better since I know with CHA just around the corner there will be more goodies that I 'need' ;)

I used this week's Stamp of the Week from Unity - Love Makes the World. The sentiment die is from My Favorite Things and the twine is from American Crafts.

Project 12 for December

These pictures are from last year, my goal this coming week is to get the last 4 weeks of this year into my Project Life album.  Anyhow, last year I took a lot of photos but didn't do Project Life.  I am thinking I may do a Project 12 album with them so now I have a good start, hehehe

I used the From Me to You collection by Pebbles with a bit from Seen and Noted.  The stamps are from the 25 Days stamp set by Unity, the sticker title are the Wise Words from Jillibean Soup, and I have a few Elle's Studio tags tucked here and there.





Saturday, December 28, 2013

Punched Circle Background

For my Top Ten Blog Hop projects click here.

I used my Lily Bee Christmas Cheer collection along with a few Unity Stamps to create this Santa layout.  I cut the title with my Silhouette and the twine is from American Crafts.







Friday, December 27, 2013

Top Ten Blog Hop

Welcome to the Top Ten Blog Hop.  I am happy to be participating once again.  I did have a hard time narrowing my favorite projects from the past year down to 10!  I like to do so many types of paper crafts that I have tried to include a sampling of each here today.  The only thing I didn't include is any Project Life pages, but I do them too!


A Mini Album using Lakeside by Pebbles

A layout using Stationary Noted by Teresa Collins and some SRM Stickers

A layout using Fancy Pants, Unity, some Dies and my Cricut.

A card using some Fancy Pants, Unity stamps and my Cricut

A layout using Kate & company by My Mind's Eye, some Unity Stamps and my Silhouette

A layout using Echo Park, Unity and some dies

An altered clothes pin using Pebbles Basics and some My Favorite Things stamps and dies


A gift basket using Fresh Vegetable Soup by Jillibean Soup and some Papertrey Ink stamps

Some Christmas tags using Mistletoe Magic by My Mind's Eye and some SRM Stickers

Finally some Christmas cards using Pebbles Basics and Unity Stamps

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my favorite projects from this past year - lots of stamps, die cuts, stickers and layers!

Be sure to stop by at all of the wonderful participants blogs - lots of fabulous inspiration!!!





Thursday, December 26, 2013

Quick and Easy card for Hubby

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  We had a house full and loved it!  My husband cooked the dinner so that is even better ;)  Today is a day of relaxing.  Well sort of, history has it that it is my tradition on Boxing Day to get in my craft room to clean and organize it.  That is just where I am headed now!

It is time for another Unity Blog Hop.  I created a quick and easy card for my husband using the December SMAK kit along with the Cupid's Arrow collection by My Mind's Eye.  Love the little enamel hearts in this collection, perfect for 'making the spot' on this card!








We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.


Lisa H

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Red and Blue Christmas card

I had a few minutes to play today so I played!  I dug out my Stationary Noted by Teresa Collins and a Unity stamp (Define Good) to create this last minute card.  I LOVE the colors in this collection - perfect for Christmas cards!  The twine is from American Crafts.


Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter card with non themed paper

I am all ready for Christmas, gifts all wrapped, house is clean, baking done... so I played a little, just for fun. I used my Memorabilia collection by Teresa Collins along with a Silhouette cut.  I love using non-themed paper for projects and I thought the gray and blue was perfect for a winter themed card.

Around our house

I love Christmas and love decorating for Christmas.  Here are some bits and pieces around the house.

My husband's grandma made these carolers about 20 years ago from pop bottles and scraps.  She knit the toques, etc.  She passed away about 15 years ago so these are special to me.

Some faux berry letters that spell Noel.

One of my many Santas, love my Santas.

The bell from Santa's sleigh we found in our driveway about 15 years ago.

Love this little Santa on a bike, it was one of my husband's grandmas decorations.

The stockings were hung.

Some letters I spray painted and they are hung above the doorway to our kitchen.

A sleigh I painted and stamped on - one of my first stamping projects about 15 years ago!



More Santas, love that vintage ceramic one.

Created this crate from an upcycled box - a mini hot chocolate bar.