Monday, August 1, 2011

Laurie - Our Gallery Idol

My fellow Papertrey Paper Doll Laurie Willison is one amazing papercrafter!  She made it all the way to the Top 10 Gallery Idol competition for Papercrafts Connection.  What a fantastic accomplishment.  I am so proud of her.  I was a big fan of Laurie's work even before I became a Paper Doll.  When I met her in person last year at CHA I was so excited to tell her how much I loved her cards.

Today a few of us Paper Dolls are doing a special blog hop in honor of Laurie.  I had so many choices when trying to decide which card of hers to gain inspiration from.  Seriously, I could browse her blog for days.  I finally chose to CASE THIS card of Laurie's.


Here is what I made:


Don't you love this layout?  I needed to make a birthday card for my BIL so I thought this was perfect.  I used my Sunshine IP and Star Prints dies and stamps for this one.

I'm also making this card for Michelle's Paper Dolls challenge to make a masculine card.  I'm so behind on the Dolls challenges:(  Sorry ladies.  I'll try to do better.


Here is the list of the other Paper Dolls in this blog hop.  Please feel free to play along with us.


Amy (kolling143)

Christy (christea)

Kristin (jcmom04)

Suzanne (*suzanne*)

Katie (choc0holic)

Lee Anne (Lee Anne)

Renee (Renee L.)

Tanna (tfiskers)





All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated

Stamps:  Star Prints
Paper:  Kraft, white, Enchanted Evening, 2008 bitty dots pp, textured yellow (unknown)
Ink:  black (memento), dutch blue (CTMH)
Other:  Sunshine Impression plate, Seeing Stars dies, corner rounder (fiskars), circle nestabilities, 1 3/4" circle punch & star punch (ek success)

19 comments:

Marlena M. said...

Such a blessing for Laurie....very sweet. Awesome card.;)

Hey, it was cool to see you in my inbox..PTI From the Gallery. ;)

Jennifer K said...

Awesome card, Sara. I love how you cut out a circle from the top layer and then popped it up on top of the stars.

Congrats on being featured in PTI's newsletter this morning. How fun!!

Arlene said...

This is such an awesome card...brilliant the way you layered all the details involved. :)

TenSGal said...

Wonderful card...I had a good time looking around your blog, too!

Susan

Lee Anne said...

This is PERFECT! I love the impression plate on the Kraft and the stars in the center. This is a wonderful, Sara.

Leigh said...

I love your take on Laurie's card! It's fabulous!

Kristin said...

LOVE THIS- and so excited to see you featured this morning in the newsletter!! Congratulations!! :)

I'm Renee said...

It's fabulous...
I LOVE it! :)
The colors...
and it's a perfect man card...
so loving it!! :)
And now we have another famous Doll...
so excited to see you this morning!! :)

christy compton hall said...

Wow, Sara, talk about taking it to the next level! I'm head-over-heels with all the lovely textures in your card! And I'm so digging the stars with the sunshine IP - you hit a home run with Laurie's design and totally made it your own card!

Jen Carter said...

Love this!! That is a super fun layout and the sunshine IP looks great! the stars are perfect in that circle too!

tfiskers said...

WOW! You rocked it! I love your color combo and the IP works so well!

Joyce said...

Love this card. I remember the card Laurie posted that I think this is based on. Love the stars. Very fun and also masculine.

Amy said...

Amazing card Sara! I have got to try one of these little window cards....this is just fabulous!!! Love your use of color especially with that IP!

Lynn said...

What a great tribute to Laurie, Sara...and I love all the texture on this card...fabulous!

Suzanne said...

Sara! My jaw is on the floor because this is so so perfect in every way! I love stars and the PTI set is one of my favorites. Love it, AND I loved reading about you today! GO SARA!

Laurie said...

Sara I LOVE this card! That layer of texture is perfect!!! And I love the focal point! The starts look great! Thank you so so much for the blog hop today! You guys really made my day! I am so lucky to have such a great group of blog friends! And even better to say we have had the chance to meet in person already! I so look forward to when we can get together again! Hugs!!

Niki Estes said...

Sara, I love this! I love the cut out circle and all the stars! So neat!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

This is stunning! I love the layering, the texture...love it all!

The Paper Parade said...

Oh my goodness, I love everything about this card!! I love the colors, the circle cutout, the stars. Gheesh, its awesome :)