Monday, September 14, 2015

{Technique Tuesday & Cath Edvalson}

Hello friends! I am absolutely, positively, and COMPLETELY thrilled to celebrate with my friends, Cath Edvalson and Technique Tuesday on Cath's new collection of stamps and dies which debuted at TT earlier this month. 

And what better way to celebrate??? A blog hop of course. After all, we're crafters, and when we aren't crafting - we're blog hopping! I am sweating and giggly, just being in the lineup with the amazing crafters participating in today's hop. You should have come here from the lovely and talented Melissa Phillips. I just know you're loving the inspiration, and I can't wait to check it all out myself!  (If you're just starting here, or you get lost along the way, head to the Technique Tuesday blog for the whole list of participants!)

So, I have two projects to share with you today, using Cath's Heartfelt Thanks stamp set, Chain of Flowers die, and Garden Leaves die. 

The Garden Leaves die is my favorite of this release (I think. . .it's so very hard to choose!) The leaves can be used by themselves, or with the shadow layer behind them. I had a ton of fun playing around with all the different options!


You can find all of Cath's products on the Technique Tuesday website, as well as at Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson

Blog hops also mean PRIZES! (Am I right!?) Comment along the hop for a chance to win! One person will win all 5 of Cath's new products, and two other lucky winners will receive $25 gift certificates to Technique Tuesday! Leave a comment on one blog, or all of them! More comments equal more chances to win! (Comments close at midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015.)

And now, be on your merry, crafty way to Jaclyn Miller and enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for celebrating Cath Edvalson and her beautiful new collection with Technique Tuesday!

134 comments:

Detra said...

Great cards....love these garden leaves dies. Can't wait to see the rest of the release.

Shirley said...

WOW! your cards are very stunning, especially the first card...love the colors and design...really beautiful!

Janice said...

Love what you've done with Cath's designs.

joycemc57 said...

Great cards! I love the lines of black flowers with the multi colored centers!

Marcia said...

Cute cards! The new stamps and dies are awesome!

Laura said...

These layered dies are just fantastic, and you have created such lovely, happy cards with the new release products! Love your color choices!

Karen said...

Just love the chain of flowers card!

jcobb said...

I love what you did with the chain of flowers die! Here was me thinking just borders! :) Thanks for the inspiration for using it!

Therese Hoffman said...

I like what you did with the chain of flowers die. Cute!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful, Laura! I love your bold designs with Cath's new sets!

jan metcalf said...

Oh yes I do love the leaves!!

Shelly said...

Super cute cards!!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards and very pretty too!!

Jean Arizona said...

Love the colors and designs.

Kathy said...

Like what you have created with Cath's stamps for us today! TFS,

Debbie Skluzak said...

Really like the first card, it was one I would make myself.

I Card Everyone said...

Bold, bright, brilliant!!! Yep. I have to have those leaves!
=] Michele

Joy Moody said...

I love this release the leaves are so colorful great card!

D.Ann C said...

What neat ideas - I especially like the first one!

Cary Ann said...

Love your first card.

babs said...

Whimsical cards, fun and playful sweep of leaves...lots of possibilities for fall!

justme81233 said...

Gotta love those "choices". Very beautiful.

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both beautiful, love how you used the dies!!

mom2h said...

These cards remind me of Matisse's paper cut designs. Love the graphic look to them! Would like to get my hand on these dies and try this!

Deby Lake said...

love your cards!

peaches said...

I like how you used a little bling on your first card!!

Dianne said...

I love the dies.

Kelly B said...

Love the leaves!!!! Would be great for fall themed card too! Good job!!!

Deborah Vasel said...

Love all the bling and the unusual color combinations you
chose for your cards. Great stuff!

conil said...

Fabulous bold color with black, a favorite of mine. Both cards really do Cath's new products justice.

Carol Didier said...

Love your graphic striking cards with this stamp set. It's so versatile!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Really like the colors on the leaf die card. reminds me of country primitives!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I really love the leaf dies -- looks fabulous

Renee M said...

Pretty cards--I especially like how you did that adorable daisy chain on the first one!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I have to say your first card is fun! Love all the bling on the black flowers. Love the whole design of it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous cards. You showed a completely different way of using some of those dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue said...

I love everything about Cath's new products. Thank you for your inspiration and for the chance to win!

silverrabbitstudio said...

Love the black flower strings with the pops of color! So pretty!

Tammi Mixon said...

I absolutely love these dies!

Amy C. said...

I like these bright, fun cards!

Laurie Unger said...

Love the bold colors! Awesome cards.

Marci Collins said...

LOVE your bright happy cards Laura - I was waiting to see someone use the Chain of Flowers die in exactly this way! LOVE Cath's Garden of Life stamp and die sets! Thanks for sharing your art with us all!

Jeri said...

Awesome cards! Love your bold color choices and design.

Joyce Smith said...

I love a card with some bling. This one suits me to a tee.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the rows of black flowers with their bling centers.
The leaves and flowers are so pretty - nice that they can be layered or used singularly.
thanks for sharing some beautiful cards.

jamie vanskiver said...

Terrific cards! I LOVE these dies!

Casey-Diane said...

Such fun Cards!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I like it!!

Laura Williams said...

I was thinking about Matisse on that second card! Thanks for noticing!!! :)

Laura Williams said...

Oh yes, you're right!! I hadn't even thought of fall with these goodies! :) thanks for the great idea!

Kim said...

Love the way you used the dies and designs on your cards. So pretty.

Betty said...

Great cards! Love the black with pops of color! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Hi, I really like your cards. I am new to this world of crafty ladies and their blogs. I need to add yours to my list b/c I like your style. I don't know how you would classify these cards, but they are clean looking and super pretty! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you embellished those borders!

Nandini said...

Wow! Really pretty cards from an awesome release!

Sonya said...

Very pretty! What a great set of dies and stamps, love the black on white with the splarkly gems.

Angelique Vela said...

Such bright cheerful colors make me smile!

LauraJane:) said...

Bold and BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the flower chain in black!!

Pam said...

Your cards are super cute!!

Gloria said...

Just beautiful!! The foral chains are very cute...awesome job...thank you for the inspiration! Gloria

Karen Siegel Fitting said...

I love the black flower chain. And I hadn't thought of doing the leaves as the focus - great ideas - Thanks!

Leslie said...

Like these new dies. Thanks for the nice cards

Suzan D. said...

stunning!

Sandra Colebank said...

I also like the garden leaves.

Rufred said...

WOW...I really like the unique display of the first card.

"glow" said...

hey... gorgeous cards!!!:) thanks for the chance to win....

"glow" said...

i am wishing for Attention from Lauralooloo at her comment site...you are
in front of the hop by designsbyJax. BUT something is not working with the links? blog? at jaclyn millers comment section in her blog... which is called "designsbyJax".. i have commented twice fcuz i noticed that section was empty and checking back saw they werent getting posted to her.. i went back three times and it says "No comments" i am sure theres a glitch of sorts wich i am hoping she will get informed of this.. She has a gorgeous card up there by the way..it deserves SOMEthing.... i hope someone can get her attention so she can enjoy her comments 2...

happygolucky said...

beautifully done. I love the bold colors - they work so well with the die shapes.

Pam C said...

Love the colors!! Can't wait to "lift" these examples.

N Patricia Castillo said...

These are great! LOVE how you used that banner die...

Taunya Butler said...

BEAUTIFUL cards - each one blooming with color, texture and sparkle!! So wonderfully done!!

Karenladd said...

I do love those leaf dies as well...so unique and fun! I really like the way you combined the two dies for a creative card design

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

all cards are gorgeous - I love the first one - what a great way to use up all the odd and end jewels we have in our boxes
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Karen King said...

Those rich colors and the black are wonderful together!

Giovana Smith said...

Lovely cards!!

Debbie Craine said...

Great Cards. Love the way you used the chain of flowers.

jules said...

Wonderful creativity in your beautiful cards! Especially like the chain of hearts and the multicolored gems.

pcm said...

fun graphic cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, both of them! I love the color combs on the die cut leaves and the chain of flowers card too!

Laura Williams said...

I just looked and Jaclyn has 72 comments right now, so if there was a problem, it seems to be fine now! Thanks!

Laura Williams said...

Thanks Jeanne and WELCOME to our crafty world! 😄

Laura Williams said...

That's exactly what I did!! I pulled from all my bits of this and that!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, what beautiful and creative cards.

Cathy Montoya said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Laura Turcotte said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Your cards are so fun and colorful! Great!

Kathy M said...

Love the leaves! Thanks

Irene Grau said...

Lovely cards. I really like that the leaves die has both the solid and the outline. Fantastic!

l rekroc said...

Both are very pretty!

Robyn Lynn said...

Love the new dies and stamps. Thanks for the giveaways!

StampingbugKerry said...

Oh Laura. LOVE the black posies in the first card. I think I'd like to order this as a fabric pattern. OK??? :) Love it!

Janet D. said...

Great use of the new dies and stamps, great cards!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Very pretty cards that someone would love receiving. Caths release designs are awesome.

rutrowe said...

Love the black rows of flowers. Never would have thought of that and it really is so pretty.

Michelle said...

They are both such lovely cards.

Billie A said...

Wow lovely cards.

Sue D said...

Fabulous designs and I like the bold colors.

Pam Crusberg said...

Lovely cards! I like the unusual color combo.

Dawn Westover said...

Fresh take with the dies, thanks.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used the leaf dies as an embellishment and as a focal image.

Dana Massar said...

Super cute!

Memories by Manda said...

Cool cards

Windy said...

Love the bold and colorful use of the dies. I really like the leaves die.

Brithzi said...

Bold, cheery and beautiful!

Kelly Flaherty said...

What wonderfully bright and cheerful cards!

loceanjo said...

Love what you've done with Cath's designs.

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful design for but cards!

Colleen said...

That first card was so different from anything I have seen on this blog hope; but I LOVE it! Great work and great creativity!

ciny m said...

so colorful

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS cards Laura!!!
WOW - what FABULOUS flowers and sentiments to get creative with - LOVE your ELEGANT designs and STRIKING colours - I am TOTALLY INSPIRED!!!
THANK YOU for sharing such a SWEET introduction :)

Martha Miller said...

I like the flower chain....so cute and using black accentuates the pops of color. Well done!

TBuck said...

Loved the bright colors. You created such cheerful cards using Cath's new release.

Mary Hano said...

These cards are lovely! The colors make me happy! I also love the leaf die but the big flower has captured my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

This is a really different & fresh take using these stamps. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Sharon Klumph said...

Hello. Very nice creative use of Cath's flower chain and accepting the leaves

Ina Good said...

Love the garden leaves die and cards

Kathy said...

I agree----Cath's release is awesome! And you have rocked it here. She will definitely feel honored!

Pat said...

These cards are just so bright and pretty Laura. x

bev said...

Great cards!

Jenny McGee said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the bright colors with the black.

Marie said...

Love how you used the chain of flowers die.

mtscrapgal said...

I'm like you, it's hard to decide which of Cath's designs is the favorite. Thanks for giving some stunning ways to use her new creations.

Tina Perkins said...

I love the use of the black for the flowers. It totally popped!

Bess A. said...

Very bold and funky! I love your creative use of the leaves!

amee said...

LOVE the Heartfelt Thanks card!

Carey Nusbaum said...

I love the chain of flowers you did on your card Laura! The bit of bling is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Jean said...

So pretty!

janet said...

Very bold and striking, you did
a great job in showing the versatility
of these dies. SO pretty! Thank you
for sharing.

Patricia said...

What a great way to make those little flowers pop! The gems in the center of the black really make them shine!

Helen F. said...

TWO amazing cards, Laura. Love the bright boldness of each design.

Di W said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

judy said...

Fun card--I love the leaf die!!

Huskerrhonda said...

Wow!! I just loved your cards!!

Eveline said...

Lovely cards.