Thursday, August 16, 2018

La-La Land Crafts Christmas Card

Good morning! Today I am sharing a card using the newly released La-La Land Crafts Hippo Holidays Clear Stamp Set

I love how quickly you can put together a cut card with these stamps and dies! 

La-La Land Crafts Stamps Used...

La-La Land Craft Dies Used...

Copic Markers
Hippo: C3, C4, C6
Gift Box: R89, R46, R24
Lights: Y11, Y19, G94
Bow: G99, G94, YG23

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a craftastic weekend! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

La-La Land Crafts August 2018 Club Kit Release

EEEEKKK! Guess what today is!?! THE 15TH!!! You know what that means! A new La-La Land Crafts Club Kit!! Can you tell I'm excited? 

This months Club Kit is camping themed! Perfect for this Alaskan girl! 

How cute are these bears!?! I wanted to put them on something that could be useful in a camper. So I made a little box for storing hot chocolate packets =) 

This box was SUPER easy to make! If you would like to see the tutorial I wrote on how I made this, you'll have to sign up to be a Club Kit member.

I will however, tell you the dies and coloring details =) 

Bears: E29, E25, E33, E31
Camper: R46, E24, E93, R00
Fire and Logs: Y11, Y15, YR04, YR09, E29, E25, E33, E31
Roasting Marshmallow: E33, E31, E51, E29, E25, G99, G94, YG25, YG03

Let's look at all the stamps that come with the Club Kit this month. 

The sentiments are so cute! 

There are 3 choices for Club Kit subscriptions. You can purchase just the dies for $29.99 a month, just the stamps for $19.99 a month or the entire Club Kit for $39.99 a month. 

I also made a card for today's release. 

I had fun creating this little camping scene for Marci. She is so cute in her little camo shirt. 

The camping papers I used are from a local stamping store here in Palmer, Alaska. They have the best selection of papers!

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E11
Clothes: G99, G94, BG93, E25, E31, E51

Here is my reveal video. I'm a dork and held the stamps upside down. Sorry about that!

Thank you so much for stopping by. You will have until the 17th to sign up for the August Club Kit. If you sign up after the 17th you will receive the September Kit which is sure to be just as awesome!

Have a craftastic day!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Reneabouquets Fairy House

Hi everyone! Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. Oh this project. It has been a thorn in my side! Before I go on, I'll show you a picture of how it turned out. 

I had a love hate relationship with this little house. Andrew built it in June. One day of girls camp for the 8-11 year old's was held at our house. Andrew made bird house kits for all the girls. He put one together so they would know what their house should look like when they were done putting it together. This thing has sat on my table since then.

I had originally wanted it to be Shabby Chic. I put a layer of Gesso on it and looked at it for days. I had no ideas. I tried painting bricks on it. NOPE. Didn't like it...covered it with Gesso. I decided to leave the house white and I painted the roof brown. HATED IT! On went another layer of Gesso...thank goodness for Gesso

I got ahead of myself and adhered the gears on the house before I painted and textured them and the house. It looked boring. So, I pried them off.

Keep in mind, this all happened over the span of two months. I would look at the house every day trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it. 

Thankfully, I was finally inspired! It was Renea, she had posted a gorgeous layout in the DT group. As soon as I saw her layout, THE LIGHT TURNED ON!! The colors were perfect! 

Once I had been inspired, there was nothing getting in the way of me working on this little house. (Except for drying time.)

It felt so good to FINALLY have the mojo to get going. 

I painted the house brown using acrylic paint and a mostly dry paint brush to get that worn/streaky look. 

I added texture to to the gears, by covering them with Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste, sprinkling Rose Gold Glass Microbeads over the top of that while it was wet and letting them dry. When the gears were dry, I painted them with Rusty Paper. 

I covered the roof with duct tape and added little dots of hot glue to imitate bolts. After that, I added a layer of Gesso, let it dry, and then painted it with Rusty Paper. 

The bricks were made using acrylic paint that I thickened with cornstarch and spread over the Tim Holtz Brick Layering Stencil

I am super happy with how my fairy house turned out. 

Renabouquets has two challenges going on right now, in the new FB group
Magical Mood Board Challenge
Please feel free to come and play with us! You can enter either challenge using a new project you've created using any Renabouquets product.

Reneabouquets items used...

Printed Beautiful Board Junie B Butterflies

Printed Beautiful Board Larg Junie B Darling

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil

Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste

Beautiful Board Ivy Vines

Beautiful Board Clockwork Gears

Beautiful Beads Midnight Magic

Rose Gold Glass Microbeads

Vintage Blue Curly Roses 

Mini Dusty Blue Ivory Mulberry Roses

Beautiful Board Small Feathers 

You can find Reneabouquets here...


Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sail Boats and Sunsets with La-La Land Crafts

Hello! Hello! Hello! It's time for some La-La Land Crafts inspiration from team Friday!  The week we are playing with sail boats and sunsets. 
The clear stamp set Best Mates was the perfect stamp set for this theme. I also used the ship from Seas the Day.  

To create the sunset and water, I used Tim Holts Distress Inks..

Sun set: 
squeezed lemonade 
dusty concord
spun sugar 
picked raspberry
wild honey 

squeezed lemonade 
faded jeans

Copic Markers 
Pig: YR01, E51, YR00, B99, B39, B37, R46, C00
Ship: W10, W8, W6, W3, R89, R39, R46, Y15, Y11, E49, E29, E31

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Thank you for stopping in for a visit! Have a craftastic day! 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 2018 La-La Land Crafts New Release Day 3

This post contains affiliate links. 

Hello! Back for day 3 of the La-La Land Crafts release! The stamps I played with today are my favorite. The Hippo Holidays Clear Stamp Set and the Deck the Halls Clear Stamp Set.

These hippos are so stinking cute!! I am still playing around with how I like to color them. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers
Hippo: C5, C3, C1, C00
Hat and Scarf: B26, B24, B21
Candy Cane: R46, R24, W1
Christmas Tree: G99, G94, YG25, YG11, B02, B00, Y11, Y15, R05, R46

I used different Copic combinations to color the hippos. I am thinking that I like the lighter combo better than the darker one. 

Hippo: BV25, BV23, BV20, BV00, R89, R46, 
Gingerbread Man: E25, E33, E31

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Check out the entire NEW RELEASE here. 

There will be more NEW RELEASE projects from La-La Land Crafts Monday team for the next three days. Be sure to check them out! 


Saturday, August 4, 2018

August 2018 La-La Land Crafts New Release Day 2

Good morning!! Ready for day two of the La-La Land Crafts release?! There is so much cuteness in store with the two stamps I worked with for today. 

Let me introduce you to the handsome Santa's Helper Baby Luka. Isn't he perfect?! 

I really love this coloring of Santa's Helper Baby Luka. Sometimes I surprise myself =) The baby blue is so bright and cheerful (Copic combo listed below). 

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Clothes: B02, B00, B0000
Shoes: E25, E33, E31

La-La Land Crafts items used...

And now, I introduce the adorable Santa's Helper Baby Marci

One of my favorite dies in this release is the Christmas Lights Die. I wanted to use it on every stinking card! 

I colored Santa's Helper Baby Marci with Copic markers also. 

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E25, E00
Clothes: R83, R82, RV00
Candy Cane: R46, R24, W1
Belt and Shoes: E29, E25, E31, Y15, 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

NEW!! Shine Bright Background Stamp Set
NEW!! Filigree Christmas Tree Die

Alrighty, here's the link to the entire NEW RELEASE just in case you want to do some shopping. Come back again tomorrow to check out day 3 of the NEW RELEASE.

Have a craftastic weekend!

Friday, August 3, 2018

La-La Land Crafts August 2018 New Release

Hi everyone! Guess what?! La-La Land Crafts is having a mini Christmas Release! As always, I am in love with the new products! 

There is seven new dies, two new layering stencil sets, one new background stamp, four new clear stamp sets and two new red rubber stamps in today's release. 

I had a chance to play around with the new release over the last month and get my Christmas cards started. Take a look at what I made with the Jolly Elves Clear Stamp Set and the No Peeking Clear Stamp Set

Adorable right?!? I was really enjoying creating with non traditional Christmas colors. I will leave a list of the Copic marker combos I used below. 

Copic markers used...
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Clothing: E18, E33, E31, E53, E50
Star: YR04, Y19, Y11

La-La Land Crafts items used...

I used the Build a House Die to create the snowy mountain behind the Three Christmas Trees Die. That was totally inspired by on of my DT sisters.

I think that the blue card is my favorite! The Reveal Doors Die made the perfect gift boxes and the  Shine Bright Background Stamp Set the perfect wrapping paper! 

Copic marker combos...
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Candy Canes: W5, R46
Star: YR04, Y19, Y11
Clothes: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, E18, E31, E33

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Which of the new items are a must have for you? Check out the entire NEW RELEASE HERE.   While you are shopping, if you use any of the links I have provided, I get credit for the sales! 

Thank you for stopping by! Come back tomorrow to see which of the new stamps I played with!