Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Guest Designer-Laura Bassen

Today is a very special day having my dear friend Laura Bassen here as our guest designer. Laura is an accomplished stamper with a super creative style all of her own! Her colorful cards make you happy happy happy. I think the latest hit song from Pharrell Williams "Happy" (see video here ) is the perfect theme song for her creations!

Laura created not one...but two inspiring cards for our challenge!
She made color-layering with the stencil look so easy and fun to re-create!
Laura used the latest stencils from Simon Says Stamp (Mom and Dad) for her projects.
Isn't this card artsy and fun?

And if that's not enough, she made this very special video, too! Got to love that Laura!
You have to see the video to see how she did the 2nd card...and who inspired her!


In her lovely video, Laura chatted and mentioned our meet last October in Chicago...well, here are the photos to show what she was talking about :) 
(left to right) Cristina, Laura, Virginia, Dr. John and Kelly

 Isn't card-making fun? I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet these sweet and uber talented stamping friends. BIG thanks to Laura for guest designing here today! Please stop by Laura's blog and give her some love ( if you haven't already)! I highly recommend that you subscribe to Laura's blog and videos. They are my happy-go-to stamping places :)
Thanks for stopping by!


14 comments:

Barb said...

Wonderful choice for a guest designer, Virginia! Laura is one of my faves too - her blog, videos and cards are always so fun! Love both her cards today! Gotta try that last technique for sure! ♥

donna mikasa said...

I ♥ Laurafadora and I'm so glad she shared her awesome video! And look at that gallery filling up! Woo hooo! Another winner of a challenge, Virginia!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love Laura and her cards. Congrats on your second challenge. Hope I can play! Hugs

~amy~ said...

awesome cards and LOVE meeting up with crafty friends. This paper crafting community is THEE best!

joy said...

LOVE Laura's card-making style! These cards are so pretty; will have to give that last technique a try. Hope I can get something going before the deadline. :)

Carol McCready said...

Great card. Love the 2nd card with the water reaction. Can't wait to give that a try.

Shelly said...

Love Laura's cards!!! And what fun photos!

Bobby said...

It looks like this second challenge may have more entries than the first. I love Laura's cards and videos. How fun it must have been for you all to get together.

Jennifer said...

Very cool cards and videos! Always love watching anyone's techniques...always something new to learn!

ThePurplePlace said...

How exciting to have Laura here and I just saw another video of her doing an interview and she even mentioned in that one about meeting you and how one of her favorite things is being able to meet other crafters! How cool!

I would ALSO love to meet her -- she's such a natural, very down to earth and such an amazing designer!!

You're one very lucky lady to have met so many of my favorite designers!

:)

jintyoo7 said...

Looks like another very successful Challenge, Virginia - fabulous photos too :)

Julia Aston said...

A great challenge - and so much inspiration here!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Wow, Laura is rocking it!

lynda said...

I've never seen this technique before & think it looks so cool! Can't wait to try it!