Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How To Make Simple Cards with Word Dies {The Stamps of Life}

My goodness, hello friends - I've kinda been missing you! (Not kinda. . .I've definitely been missing you!) After almost a week in Phoenix, I left again two days later for our family vacation. I am not used to traveling so much, so it was a mixture of good but exhausting fun! I am absolutely a homebody. It takes a LOT of days in my house, before I start going stir-crazy. 

Despite traveling, and catching up this week, I've  been working like a crafting maniac who's fingers are on fire. The only problem. . . I can't show you anything that I've created these past two weeks. That will sort of be the nature of my new job with Richard Garay/Fun Stampers Journey - a lot of what I create will be for catalogs, and features on the RG/FSJ websites -so you won't get to see them right away. 

But today, I have two cards that I CAN share with you. They both feature word dies from The Stamps of Life. I am obsessed - seriously OBSESSED with word dies lately. They are easy and fun, and can add such a pop of color to a card. On this first card, I used the hello die, from the Bicycle Club Die Set, (which coordinates with the bicycle2stamp set.) It has the word, and the background to layer together - such a fun way to play with colors! The scalloped border is a Sizzix die from the Word Labels set.

I guess today is as good a day as any, to tell you that after the April releases at TSOL, I will no longer be on the team there. I have been at The Stamps of Life for over five years, and it's been such fun - seriously, one of the best companies I have designed for. It's been a great team, and a great place for me to grow and create. I've met a lot of sweet, crafty people - many of you who follow my blog, found me there . . . and I hope you'll still come and visit me! But enough of that business - onward to the next card. . . this Thinking of You die was also just released, and again - it has the sentiment, plus the background layer. You can use them together, or use the sentiment on it's own. I also used the Fancy Labels Framelits dies - these have been some of my favorites of all the Framelits dies. I just love the shape!

Okay my friends. . . .have a beautiful rest of your week! Thanks so much for coming by, especially when I disappear for a week or two at a time! I have to totally readjust my life to working part time, even though it's from home - I have to learn to limit my distractions (i.e.: laundry, Facebook, napping,  stepping on Legos, etc etc) and find my groove. But I'll get there, and hopefully I'll get back on a blogging schedule too! Hugs, my friends! xoxo

TSOL and Sizzix products used on these projects:
On Hello card-

On Thinking of You-


AJ Bodine said...

I love word dies too, and these are both so nice. Love your cheerful papers and layouts!

linda m said...

Leaving TSOL?!? I'm gonna cry :( well, I know I am going to miss your creativity with them, that for sure! TSOL is the reason why I started following your blog. You have such a clean and simple way with cards that I just love! You are the first designer I look for when I need a jump start for a card idea. YOU WILL BE MISSED!!! I have been with them for the last 5 years as well.
Congrats on your new job though...I will still be following you. How exciting!!!! Enjoy this new adventure with RG/FSJ! Easter blessings to all!

Lisa Lara said...

So cute and fun Laura.

Laura Williams said...

Linda, you are TOO kind - I don't know if you'll see this or not, but i couldn't find any way to track you down to say THANK YOU! Your kind words are so very appreciated! :) I'll try to keep you inspired, no matter what I'm working with! :) Hugs!!!!

linda m said...

Hi, Laura!
Got your message :) Hugs to you, too!