Monday, July 29, 2013

Good Times. Laugh Happy

A few days ago I received an email from Laina Lamb (she is an AMAZING designer by the way) asking me if I would like to "play" with some of her dies and stamps.  Umm...YES!  TOTAL no brainer there!  When they arrived I looked at them and didn't really have any inspiration for the first day, the next day I really looked at the stamps and found this one:
I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to scrap, my pictures from my daughter and I going to see the Hunger Games movie!  These pictures have been waiting and I knew that I wanted to add the mocking jay on the page as well.  (it's something I made using my silhouette, using it on our shirts as well....)  I had to pull good old red out of the dusty closet OLD SIZZIX die cutting machine (seriously like 12-13 years old):
Good Times:
These are the dies I used, you can find them HERE:
and HERE:
 The Stamp set I used, you can find them HERE:
Laugh Happy:
 For this layout I used one of the stamps to create a background (see I told you ideas popped into my head!  LOVED using my Versamark ink--I don't think I stamp enough!)
Here is a little closeup of the die cut title (This is the same die cut as from above):
I used another die which can be found HERE:
This is what I used for the background can be found HERE:
The fun little stars came from this set found HERE:
I can truthfully say I enjoyed using my die cutting machine, it's been YEARS since I pulled the thing out but these dies cut SO nicely, it was like BUTTER!  I will definitely be using these dies again SOON!  Also, these stamps stamp clear with no shadowing.  I sometimes stamp stuff and it isn't a clear image all of the stamps I used stamp so crisp.  I can't wait to use these stamps on cards and my project life.  Thanks SO much Laina for the opportunity I REALLY appreciated it!


Ashley Horton said...

Awesome work Diana!! Love how you used Laina's dies! And both pages are really amazing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AMAZING!!! I am IN LOVE LOVE LOVE with that Mockingjay and the title work on the first one!!!

MelB said...

Love the layouts, you totally rocked Laina's products!

Lisa Andrews said...

Really liking how you used the dies!

Patricia Roebuck said...

These are awesome!!! You got a lot to play with. So cool!

Keri said...

Gorgeous use of Laina's wonderful products, that you had HG photos to go with that stamp, perfect! :)

cornellgj said...

Beautiful ideas, Diana! Loving that Hunger Games layout a lot! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love your layout friend!! Loved the theme and how you incorporated the stamps in there too!! I also like your smaller size layout, I have been thinking of doing them again myself!

P.s. gotcha covered in prayer friend!!