Friday, September 21, 2018

Use New Release - La-La Land Crafts

Good morning crafty friends. Let me tell you, I am so thankful that it is finally Friday! It's been a long week and I am ready for some relaxation and craft time. 

This week we are using the NEW RELEASE for out La-La Land Crafts inspiration projects. 

I used the Happy Boo to You Clear Stamp Set. I love this little girl in her pumpkin suit! I decided to go with a white pumpkin. I gave it a tiny hint of orange in the shading. 
Copic markers were my choice of medium for this project. I even gave some color to the Filigree Pumpkins Die cuts with the copic markers. You will find the color combinations that I used below. 

This card is super simple to me, but I love the way it turned out. I have to learn that sometimes, less is more! I'm not sure why it's so hard for me to create clean and simple. 

I raised the little girl off of the card using foam squares.
Before adding the grass boarder die, I curled and bent the blades of grass to give it a little dimension. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...



Copic Markers used....
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E25, E00
Pumpkin: YR01, W42, E50, G99, G94, BG93

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

La-La Land Crafts September Club Kit Release

Good morning! Guess what day it is?! That's right!! La-La Land Crafts Club Kit release day!! 
Septembers Club Kit is just too cute! 

I don't know about you, but I love everything about mason jars! With this Club Kit, there's a mini jar!! And a bear holding a jar! Oh the possibilities! 

Take a look at everything that comes with the September Club Kit

Crazy cute!! I love Irina's coloring. She really has a knack for putting cute patterns on clothing. 

So, I've talked before about being a member of the monthly La-La Land Crafts Club Kits. Do you remember me mentioning the tutorials that come with the membership? Yep...each Club Kit DT member writes up a tutorial on one of the projects they make for the release. What I love about having to do these tutorials is that it pushes me to find something new to try myself. This month, I made a gel card. Ever heard of that? I have only seen one. I didn't go looking on Pinterest where there's probably a gazillion. Anyhow, I decided to give it a go. 

Turned out pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself =) If you are already a subscriber to the monthly Club Kit, you will see the tutorial on how I this gel card. If you're can run on over and sign up! You have the 15th and 16th to sign up and receive the September Club Kit. After that, you will be receiving the October Club Kit

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E25, E31, E00
Dress: BG09, BG45, BG15, BG11
Apron: C3, C1, R89, R24
Bear: E25, E33, E31, E51
Jar and Jam: R89, R46, R24
Large Jar Lid: W1, W3, W5

La-La Land Crafts items used...

The second card that I made with the September Club Kit was much more simple. I colored Marci's apron with blueberries this time. I wanted to have blueberry paper to match.

I made my own! I used the So Many Layering Dots Stencil and distress ink to create my blueberries. I love how it turned out! I am learning to be a little more creative in the way that I use the stencils...thanks to the awesome La-La Land Crafts DT! 

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: EE31, E51, E50
Dress: V04, V01, V000
Apron: YG25, YG23, YG11, V09, V05

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Here's my release video. My husband made a guest appearance! He's such a dork. Lol...I love that about him. He keeps things fun. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Friday, September 14, 2018

Use a Stencil with La-La Land Crafts

Good morning and happy Friday! It looks like we have a gorgeous Fall weekend in store for us here in Palmer, Alaska. Fall comes early here and only lasts for about 2 months. I cherish the warm sun, pretty colors, yummy smells and the delicious hot drinks that come with the season. 

Ok, moving on the reason you stopped in! Today's card is a La-La Land Crafts card. Our theme this week is to use a stencil. Easy peasy! Especially since La-La Land Crafts started selling stencils! 

I chose to use the So Many Dots Layering Stencils. I love how the La-La Land Crafts stencils are made to layer or to use individually. 

The designer cardstock that I used is from Reneabouquets. Renea sells gorgeous packs of cardstock from Prima, Blue Fern, and Graphic 45. 

I really like the pink and blue together. It's not a color combo that I see together often. 

Autumn Marci is colored with Copic markers. I love how Marci's hair is blowing in the wind. 

Copic markers used. 

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E29, E31, E00
Jacket: B99, B97, B95, B93
Shirt: R83, R81
Skirt and Boots: E25, E33, E31

La-La Land Crafts items used... 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a craftastic weekend! 

Friday, September 7, 2018

La-La Land Crafts September 2018 New Release

Good morning! Are you ready for a NEW RELEASE from La-La Land Crafts?! I love that they have new releases so often. Every time I see the new stamps and dies I squeal with excitement. 

Okay, okay, I won't stall any longer =)

My first card is made with two of the new clear stamp sets. BATTY FOR YOU and the sentiment set, TRICK OR SWEETS.
These little bats are so stinking cute!! I like them so much, I made the background paper for my card with them. Here's a picture of what it looked like before I added die cuts and a colored stamp...
The tiny bat is in the TRICK OR SWEETS clear stamp set.
I used foam squares to add a little dimension and then used one of those wobbly spring thingies for the bat. I love that we can make interactive cards!
La-La Land Crafts items used...

NEW!! Boo Die
Copic markers
C10, C8, C6, C4, C3, C1

The second card I made is a Fall card. I love Fall. Hot drinks, beautiful colors, gorgeous sunsets (living in Alaska I really miss the sunsets during the summer because it's light pretty much 24/7) and lots of yummy smells.
For this card, I used the HAPPY FALL RUBBER STAMP SET. I had some beautiful Fall papers in my scrap stash that I knew would be perfect for Marci and those sweet little hedge hogs.

I used foam squares between layers to add dimension as usual. Then finished the card off with a seam binding bow. Seam binding makes the prettiest bows!!
I love taking pictures. Even of my projects. I think it's nice to be able to show how the cards look from different angles. Especially if you are trying to sell the cards or products on the cards. 
La-La Land Crafts items used...



Copic markers

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E18, E15, E13, YR04
Shirt: E31, E51, E50, R83, R81
Jacket: G99, G94, BG94, YG23
Boots: E59, E33, E25
Critters: E59, E33, E31

And last but not least, my third card. A Halloween card. I think this one is my favorite out of the three. I just love a card with lots of layers!
I stamped the SHINE BRIGHT BACKGROUND STAMP SET on white cardstock using Ranger Embossing ink and clear embossing powder. Once the embossing powder was dry, I colored the starry background with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink and Distress Inks.
I love La-La Land Crafts background stamps. They are great for backgrounds of course, but you can also use them to put patterns on clothing and to put patterns on die cuts.

La-La Land Crafts items used...



Copic markers

Skin; E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E33, E31, YR31, E50
Broom: E31, E33, E51, E50
Clothes and hat: V09, V05, V04, V01, R24, YR04, Y19, G94, YG25, YG23, YG11

Pop in at the La-La Land Crafts store and check out the entire new release. There's lots of new stuff to get you started with your Fall and Halloween cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a toadally craftastic weekend!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Reneabouquets September Mood Board Challenge and Give Away

Happy Saturday morning everyone! Today is September 1st which means there's a new Mood Board Challenge starting in the Reneabouquets Artist With An Edge Facebook Group AND we are celebrating the 1st birthday of Reneabouquets Beautiful Board! There will be giveaways in the Reneabouquets Artist With An Edge Facebook Group this weekend. So stop on by to enter the new challenge, get the details about the giveaways and get some discount codes for some shopping! (Coupons listed below)

I love being the one that chooses the mood boards. Sometimes I find one on Pinterest that is perfect for the theme and sometimes, I put one together using pictures. This month, I found one that was perfect for the Shabby Chic, Rustic, Farmhouse theme that I wanted to go with...

Take a look at the card I made. Then I will show you the mood board =)

I have to say...I'm in love!! This is one of those cards that will be hard for me to part with. Are you like that with the things you make?

Here is the mood board.

Gorgeous right!!

What about this mood board inspires you? The colors? The Textures? What about that quote? Whatever it is, make a project going with the inspiration, use one or more items from Reneabouquets and enter it in the mood board challenge. 

As I was making this card, I kept thinking of a gal at church who gave birth to a sweet baby boy who had already gone home to be with the Lord. The saying that kept coming to mind was "All in His timing." His take the boy home...His timing will also decide when they will be allowed to hold that sweet baby boy again.

I may end up using this as a sympathy card for the family. I have something else in mind to make for them too.

I added color to the Beautiful Board pieces with Distress Ink markers. I love the way these markers work with the Beautiful Board! 

Challenge Rules

1. Create a NEW project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the store or the Renebouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style. 

3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets September Mood Board 2018 Facebook challenge event by 12:00 am Sept. 28th, 2018. Check back on the 30th to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on an unedited video to ensure fairness) 

4. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

5. Have fun!

My favorite part of this post...sharing the BEAUTIFUL prize package!

Reneabouquets items used...

Beautiful Board Large Vintage French Bracket Clock

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Decorative

Shabby Hearts Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits

Large Brick Elements Beautiful Board

Aurora Borealis Blue Butterfly Kisses

Aurora Borealis Glitter Glass Butterfly

Blue and White Mulberry Flowers

Teal Glass Beautiful Beads

Chunky Teal Glitter Glass

Coppered Treal Iridescent Pearls

Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace

Natural Cotton Crochet Lace

Only 1 Coupon Code Use per Purchase please.​
SEPTEMBER $20.00 Purchase COUPON: Happy Birthday Beautiful Board!! Spend $20.00 or more before shipping at Put 1-Jar of Reneabouquets Beautiful Bits In Your Style Choice in your cart, enter Coupon Code: BEAUTIFUL BITS (all caps) at checkout, and and receive 1-Jar of Reneabouquets Beautiful Bits In Your Style Choice free. A $2.75 value. Only one coupon per order. Purchase must be $20.00 or more before shipping.
SEPTEMBER $40.00 Purchase COUPON: Happy Birthday Beautiful Board!! Spend $40.00 or more before shipping at Put 1-Small Sized Set Of Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board in your cart, enter Coupon Code: HAPPYBIRTHDAY (all caps) at checkout, and and receive 1-Small Set of Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board free. A $4.25 value. Only one coupon per order. Purchase must be $40.00 or more before shipping.
SEPTEMBER $75.00 Purchase COUPON: Happy Birthday Beautiful Board!! Spend $75.00 or more before shipping at Put Any Reneabouquets Beautiful Board of Your Choice in your cart, enter Coupon Code: BEAUTIFULBOARD (all caps) at checkout, and and receive $7.50 off of your $75.00 purchase. Only one coupon per order. Purchase must be $75.00 or more before shipping.

You can find Reneabouquets here...


Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Friday, August 31, 2018

La-La Land Crafts Altered Pringles Can

Good morning! It's them for inspiration from the La-La Land Crafts Friday Team. This week we were to come up with a 3D project. I had saved a little Pringles can from one of my girls' lunch for an occasion just like this.


It turned out super cute! I am loving Winter Molli in this dark color. (You will find the Copic combo I used below)

When I make some caramels this winter, I will put them in this can and gift them to someone special.

I made sure to snap a picture at every angle. 

This was a simple, yet fun project to put together. I always love turning trash into a treasure. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers used...
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E31, E51, E50
Clothes: dark: RV99, RV69, R39, R37 light: RV91, RV34
Boots: E25, E33, E31

GUESS WHAT?!? La-La Land Crafts is having a Labor Day sale!! Here's the dets...

LABOR DAY SALE at La-La Land Crafts! Today through September 4th, save 20% on ALL products in our online store with coupon code LD2018 ! No exclusions! No minimum purchase required! Have fun shopping -->    
*valid August 30th through September 4th
*promo code must be used to receive a discount
*cannot be combined with other offers/discounts
*not valid on previous orders
*not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts Kits and subscriptions
*not valid on classes and events
*not valid on wholesale orders

Have fun shopping!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Reneabouquets Lady Bug Card

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! It seems like the weeks just keep going by faster and faster. Before we know it, it's going to be Christmas and then we will be ringing in a new year. 

Today I am sharing a card that I made with products from Reneabouquets

I have been wanting to use this Lady Bug ever since Renea put it in the shop. It's gorgeous! Plus my Mom has a thing for lady bugs.

I thought the red, black and white colors made a pretty romantic card. I colored the beautiful board pieces with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to stick to my color theme. 

I love making cards with Reneabouquets Handmade Butterflies and Beautiful Board Pieces. These pieces are very unique and gives my cards a one of a kind look. 

I love cards with lots of layers and dimension. To mail this sort of card, I put it in a padded envelop. They get to their destination safe and sound =)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a fantastic day! 

Reneabouquets items used...