*New on the blog* You’re On Your Way Up + exciting news!!!

I hope you guys aren’t tired of the hot air balloon. I just can’t seem to get enough if it, can I?  This time I combined it with a tree from Funky Foliage and created some hills from October Afternoon’s Farm Fresh Patterned Paper and some polka dots using Hero Arts polka dot cling stamp. I created a background of circular swirls using Hero Arts Hello Circles… This is the first time I “paper pieced” and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be… Thank you Color Throwdown and CPS Sketch challenge for the color and sketch inspiration….

Are you ready for my exciting news? I was sitting in Panera with a friend a few days ago when I checked my email on my Iphone and literally jumped out of my seat, causing a scene I am sure!!! I, little ole me, am being published in the August edition of CARDS MAGAZINE! I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am…. I was in shock! Seriously…. The first time ever being published for one, but in CARDS MAGAZINE?!? Seriously. That is like the bible for card makers! I am so excited and humbled…. HUGE smile on my face right now!!! 🙂


Stamps: Practicing Creativity Look Up, WPlus Design Funky Foliage, Hero Arts Hello Circles and Cling Dots
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Farm Fresh

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  1. Congrats again on your first pub!!!!

  2. Adorable card, Laurel! Congrats on your big news! Thanks for playing along with us in the Throwdown!

  3. This is total cuteness! And a big, huge CONGRATS on your 1st pub!!

  4. This card is adorable! And congrats again on getting your first card in Cards! It’s so awesome. Can you e-mail it to me. I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  5. Love this and a big congrats again to you!

  6. This is fabulous! I love that rolling hills, and that hot air balloon rocks!! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


  7. Congrats on your first publication! It is so fun to see your card in a magazine!! I am loving what you are doing with this terrific set!!!

  8. This is so nice and cheerful!! Loved it!!

  9. Yay! 🙂 Congrats on your first publication!
    Your cards are great!

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