Monday, April 30, 2012

Inspiration Monday-All Wired Up! (use Wire or Chain)

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a great weekend! We didn't do much this week....just lots of hanging at home together as a family. Sometimes those are the best weekends!

It's Monday and time for another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday Challenge. This week our theme is:

(use wire or chain on your project)

For my project I used one of the NEWLY RELEASED images called, Marci with Lantern. I'm loving this entire release!! If you haven't seen them yet, click HERE! I know I say I love every release, but this one may be my favorite! :)

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Cheeks: Chalk
Lips: R22
Hair: Black 100, N6, N4
Outfit & Lantern: Paper-pieced & Stickles

I made a little gift box for my project inspired by this Whiff of Joy Tutorial HERE. The measurements are in cm, but I used inches to make my box. To make the lid I used a 4.50 inch square and scored 1/2 inch on each side. To make the base, I cut my square just a tad bit smaller than 4.50 inches so the lid slides easily on top. I used the largest die in SB Labels One for the top and bottom. It's a fairly thin box and would hold maybe a gift card or some jewelry.

The kraft cardstock is from Recollections. The dps are from ColorBok Fancy Fleur at Walmart. I love the purple, green and turquoise color combo of this paper pad! I even paper-pieced Marci's outfit and all the lanterns from this same paper pack and added lots of stickles! The chain is also from Walmart.

The lanterns in the corner and the sentiment are included with Marci with Lantern. I raised Marci, the lanterns, and sentiment on pop-dots.

Now, don't forget you can play along with us and upload your creations all month long to the LLLC Customer Gallery. At the end of the month, Irina will randomly draw a winner for a gift certificate to the LLLC Store.

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

CropStop Challenge #67-Birds

Good Morning everyone! If you are looking for my La-La Land Crafts New Release post, click HERE!

It's Thursday and time for another CropStop Challenge!

The theme this week is...


Before I get to my "Birds" project, I wanted to remind you of CropStop's second challenge going on right now based on the sketch below. You still have until April 30th to enter the Spellbinder/Becky Fleck Challenge for a chance to win Becky's Potpourri Dies from Spellbinder. You can view all the rules HERE!

Here's an 8x8 scrapbook page I started for my son's Tae Kwon Do Album. He's so excited I'm making him his own album! :) You can view details on this scrapbook page HERE!

Now, onto the current CropStop Challenge.....BIRDS!

I used this adorable (and NEW), Kimono Marci from La-La Land Crafts. I used X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and chalk for her cheeks. Her dress is paper-pieced with Washi Paper and I added mini pearls for earrings. :)

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, chalk
Lips: R22
Hair/Shoes: C7, C5, Black 100
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Umbrella: E31, E34, E35, R83, R85, B000, B02, B05, V15, V17

The background papers have cranes printed on them and I also made an origami crane to go in the bottom left corner for the bird theme. :) :)

For the center cardstock strip, I embossed it with one of the folders in the Plum Blossom Set, then I rubbed Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Antique Linen & Walnut stain over the top.

Supplies Used:
X-Press It Blending Card
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Antique Linen Distress InkSpellbinders Labels Twenty-Three
Cuttlebug Plum Blossom Embossing Set
Recollections Pearls
Washi Paper
CTMH Ribbon

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. I raised Kimono Marci on pop-dots and also put pop-dots behind the SB Labels 23 cut-out.

I hope you join us for both our current challenges. Can't wait to see what you make!

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Inspiration Monday--NEW RELEASE SHOWCASE!!

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm so glad you joined me this morning as La-La Land Crafts has something SPECIAL for you!!

Our challenge this week if you would like to play along is……


Starting today, the La-La Land Crafts Design Team is showcasing 14 BRAND NEW Stamps for the April Release….YIPPEE!! How’s that for something NEW!! :)Link

Kimono Marci, Marci with Lantern, Karate Marci, Karate Luka...

I think you’ll agree that these new images are once again the CUTEST things ever!! :) :)

This time around La-La Land Crafts will have different levels of PRIZES!

--Comment on EACH Blog from participating Guests and Design Team Members (links are attached below for your convenience) for a chance to WIN THREE STAMPS of your choice from the LLLC Store! We will pick two winners from your comments on different blogs.

-- Make a qualifying* purchase in the La-La Land Crafts Store between April 23rd and May 1st for a chance to have your whole order refunded, making it FREE!
*rubber stamps only, digis excluded

In addition, we have a bundled package for a limited time!! You can purchase ALL the stamps in the release (14 stamps total) for $125.00…..a savings of over 20%!!

Now let’s get on with the show! Don’t forget there is a blog link list at the very bottom to assist you in the hop!!

I've made two projects today! :)

First up is a cheap frame I spruced up with some Washi paper and KARATE MARCI. Isn't she adorable?!?! I wanted to do something girlie with her so the frame was perfect!

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E01, E02, E11, chalk
Lips: R22
Hair: E49, E47, E25, E44
Hairbands: R29, R27, R22
Black: 100, C7, C5, C3

My next project is an 8x8 scrapbook page using KARATE LUKA! My little boy is taking Tae Kwon Do, so I'm thinking about starting a little scrapbook for it. He just tested a couple weekends ago for his white belt with orange stripe, so I thought this would be a cute starting page. I found some awesome digital papers at & combined them with some more Washi papers.

I used the CropStop April Spellbinder/Becky Fleck Sketch HERE for my layout!

Skin: E000, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E49, E37, E33
Headband & Belt: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Black: 100, C7, C5, C3

Your next stop on this HOP is the amazing and wonderful RUBY MONTES!!


Cindy Haffner:

Debra James:

Faye Wynn-Jones:

Karen Maldonado:

Kim Dellow:

Leanne Poe:

Rosie Bridges:

Ruby Montes:

Sara Winter:

Suzanne Dean:

Tracy Valure:

Please check back at the LLLC BLOG throughout the week for more inspiration! You’ll want to leave comments on all the DT and GDT posting projects this entire week to be eligible for the PRIZE drawings!!

Now, head on over to the LLLC Store and snatched up these NEW STAMPS right away!!

Have a great week!!

Rosie :) :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CropStop Challenge #66-Make Your Own Paper Lace

Happy Thursday y'all! Hope your week is going well. Just one more day and it's Friday...YIPPEE!

Today starts a new CropStop Challenge and the theme this week is:


Before I get to my card, I wanted to remind you about our MONTHLY Challenge going on right now. You can view all the details on the CropStop Blog HERE. You have the entire month of April to create and link your project using the sketch for the opportunity to win Becky's Potpourri Die Set from Spellbinders. Just follow the rules and link your project by the challenge deadline.

Okay, now on to the nitty gritty.....I used this adorable La-La Land Crafts image called Marci with Bunny for my card and colored her with Copics.

Skin: E000, E00, E11,
Hair: E49, E29, E25, E13
Headband: R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y15, Y21, G46, G02
Dress/Shoes: R81, R83, R85
Bunny: E33, E31, R20

I used the Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral Edge Punch to make the outside border. The dps from MME Fiddlesticks 6x6 pad have lace stamped throughout them. I distressed the edges of my paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and added pink lace ribbon over the center panel.

Then I made the frame around my sentiment using Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs. The sentiment is from CTMH. I cut a green corner vine using Memory Box Madera Corner and layered various flowers on top. The pearls are from CTMH. And, of course, my go-to adhesive is Scor-tape.....I use it for everything!

Don't forget to link up your "paper lace" creations for a chance at a gift certificate to the CropStop Store! Have a great week and see you back here soon!

Rosie :)