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We’ve Moved!


~ Come visit us at our new Website and Blog ~

Laura’s latest craft product designs are available worldwide through
Spellbinders and Penny Black, Inc!

Layers of Color is no longer manufacturing our own stamps or selling them online.  The owner and artist, Laura Kirste Campbell is now a full-time product designer for major craft industry companies. You may find that some Layers of Color stamps are still available through select retail locations (see “Find a store near you“.)

Thank you for your support and for your business.  We appreciate your patience during all of these transitions. It has been a tremendous pleasure serving you! We look forward to continuing our creative journey together through these new inspiring avenues!

We’ll see you at LauraKirste.com!


We’re Moving!


We’re moving to a new location!

Layers of Color is no longer manufacturing our own stamps or selling them online.  The owner and artist, Laura Kirste Campbell is now a full-time product designer for major craft industry companies. You may  find that some Layers of Color stamps are still available through select retail locations (see “Find a store near you“.)

But, despite this bitter sweet transition, more new and unique Layers of Color style stamp designs designed by Laura will soon be available worldwide this Spring through Spellbinders and Penny Black, Inc!

Of course, in the meantime, you can continue following Laura through this blog, permanently on Facebook and at her new Blog & Website (launching soon!)

A more detailed announcement is coming soon, but here are some things we can share… (more »)


Four New Dies Revealed!


I’m thrilled to announce that Spellbinders Paper Arts has revealed four more of my die template designs! I praise the Lord for this wonderful opportunity to share the talents He has given me and to work on this creative project with my best friend and husband, Mark. Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Honey!

It’s exciting to see my drawings become dies and very special to see what Spellbinders creative designers make with them!

S5-076 Tea Service, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Tea pot: 3 5/8 x 2 1/4″
  • Lid: 1 1/2 x 7/8″
  • Sugar: 1 7/8 x 1 /34″
  • Lid: 1 3/8 x 3/4″
  • Creamer: 2 x 1 3/4″
  • Spoon: 5/8 x 3″
  • Tea Bag: 1 x 5/8″
  • Tea Bag Tag: 3/8 x 1/2″

Please visit Christine Emberson’s blog for inspirational projects with Tea Service die templates!

S5-093 Crosses Two, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  1. ¾ x 1 ¼”
  2. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼”
  3. 1 7/8 x 2 ¾”
  4. 2 7/8 x 4″
  5. 3 ¼ x 4″

Please visit Julie Overby and Becca Feekan’s blogs for inspirational projects with Crosses Two die templates!

SKU Name S5-080 Damask Accents, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Border:  8 5/8 x 1 1/8″
  • Buckle SM:  3/4 x 3/4″ for 1/2″ ribbon
  • Buckle LG:  2 1/4 x 1″ for 1/2″ ribbon
  • Damask:  1 7/8 x 1 3/8″
  • Leaves: 2 x 1″

Sku Name S5-081 Damask Motifs, MSRP: $24.99
PRODUCT SIZES:

  • Oval 2 1/8 x 1 3/8″
  • Fleur de Lis LG:  1 3/8 x 1″
  • Fleur de Lis SM:  7/8 x 5/8″
  • Corner:  7/8 x 5/8″
  • Square:  1 3/4″
  • Damask SM:  2 1/4 x 2 5/8″
  • Damask LG:  2 3/4 x 3 1/8″

Please visit Holly Simoni’s blog for inspirational projects with Damask Accents and Damask Motifs die templates!


Faith Art Friday ~ The 5 BEST Christmas Gifts!


Mini Wreath by Laura Campbell

Children count the days until Christmas with joy and excitement! We can catch that contagious enthusiasm and spread it around to others as we are busy with holiday preparations. Christ is Christmas, His birth and resurrection are the reasons for the greatest celebrations the earth has ever known! When we understand the full magnitude that we are the recipient of the gift of God’s son, our gratefulness overflows with desire to give. Let’s allow our daily actions to  reveal the character, love and spirit of Christ that dwells within us!

The best way to celebrate His birth is to first make Him the center of your life, accepting Jesus as your Savior. Where your heart is, so there is your treasure. And from that abundance of treasure we can give generously and freely!

The Five Best Christmas Gifts

Forgiveness

Letting go of resentment and bitterness by forgiving someone, or our self is a magnificent gift! Christ asks us to share the gift of forgiveness that He gave us, even while we were still acting against Him. The bonus of this gift is that once forgiveness has been given, it can bring peace and freedom from the bondage and burden of the traits of unforgiveness. Forgiveness can be given regardless of the severity of pain caused or the lack of change or repentance on the part of another. It is a gift you can present to yourself that can enhance the quality of your entire life and spill out onto others in the form of compassion and love.

Kindness

We are called to love each other as we would like to be loved. To treat our neighbor, our co-workers, our boss, our relatives as we would want to be treated. Extend a hand, give a minute of your time, send a card, bring cookies, let someone get in front of you in line, give someone that parking spot,  listen attentively, say “Merry Christmas” to strangers. Act like Jesus despite your desire to put anger, busyness, or yourself first. Even minor kind gestures and acts can have a major impact on someones day and can encourage them to do the same for someone else. Little acts of kindness are gifts that keeps on giving!

Smiles

Look directly into someones eyes and give the gift a big genuine smile! A smile can pick up the spirit of a stranger who is having a hard day. It can help to heal, foster compassion and empathy, encourage, bring security, and connection. When appropriate, add a wink, it’s like putting extra whipped cream on a dessert! Every time you see someone as you walk through the room, smile! Give a for-no-reason smile as a gift to a checkout clerk, a passing mother and child, the driver in the car next to you at the stoplight. No matter how down you may feel, you can “fake it til you make it” as smiles are contagious and become better with more use. Let the spirit of Jesus shine through your smile this Christmas!

Time

The best time spent is time with God. Give Him some of your time every day of your life. Praying and reading your bible is the best way to get to know him. Learn about Him and you’ll learn more about yourself and others. You can talk to God in the midst of hectic or calm situations. Every stoplight that holds you still for a moment, pray and talk to God. Make Him the first one you go to for every question, concern and praise, no matter how tiny or how huge. Make Him the center of your life and you can know the deepest relationship with eternal significance and lasting joy!  And give your time to other people. Give a moment to hear a child’s story, have coffee and listen to someone share, serve those in need or hurting, sing in the choir, drive for the elderly, volunteer at school or a non-profit organization, make a meal for someone, share family photographs with long distant and lonely friends and family, tuck your children in every night as if you are not in a hurry and stop whatever you are doing to give love to your family every time they walk in the door. Giving time sends the message of love, and love rewards both the giver and the recipient.

Love

God has shown us how to love and has given us all His love through His son, Jesus. The bible is rich with words of wisdom that gives us power, knowledge, truth, guidance, and love. These are among an endless list of special treasures He presents to us, if we will only accept them. The beauty of love is that every human being needs it and it’s a free, sustainable and green resource that builds and grows the more it’s given away. It’s as good to give as to receive. And it is the first and greatest commandment.

“Love your God with all your heart,

and with all your soul

and with all your strength

and with all your mind

and love your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 10:27

Celebrate in a BIG way this Christmas and generously give the BEST gifts! Give the gift of forgiveness, kindness, time, and smiles and wrap each one with love! You will be giving the perfect gift and spreading the true reason for the season!

Merry Christmas!,


Prayer Journal by Savannah O’Gwynn!


Another delightful creation by our November guest designer, Savannah O’Gwynn!…

Prayer Journal by Savannah O’Gwynn

Tee Hee, I just can’t help but giggle at this whimsical project made by Savannah! She was inspired by the colorful paper and Polka Dot Parade art stamp set.  I love how the joyful animals are marching along and celebrating! Savannah added the perfect welcoming verse and ribbon from Sentimental Banners that matches Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die template.

This happy project makes me want to parade with joy because what makes it extra special is that it is the cover of a Prayer Journal for a little one! Praying for every part of your child’s character is a precious legacy for the whole family. Savannah has more details of this wonderful gift idea on her blog, “Savannah Land 2“, where you’ll also find a beautiful prayer list that just may become part of your family prayer traditions! Now that’s something to celebrate! Thank you, Savannah! And Thank You, Lord for prayer!