Tuesday, December 25, 2018

December 2018 Club Kit from La-La Land Crafts

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!! Hoping that you are all having a fantastic day. Christmas is a relaxing day here at the Goodwin house. We open gifts in the morning, watch movies and nap until about 11:30 and then we head out to the Community Christmas Dinner to volunteer. This has been a tradition for us the last 8 or 9 years.

I love seeing all the smiling faces at the Community Dinner. So many people to talk to and laugh with. There's live music, Santa and his elves, and good food. 

Now, lets get on to the reason you are here...CRAFTS! I have really enjoyed creating with the December 2018 Club Kit. I am in love with these little pandas. I think they are my favorite La-La Land Crafts critter thus far. 

Of course I love them because they are way too cute, but I also love them because they are super easy to color. I am a huge fan of simple coloring. I tend not to like images that have a lot of little details. 

I used Copic markers to color all the images on the cards for today. 

Pandas: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20, E93, RV00, RV0000
Cups: YR24, YR23, Y19, Y15, Y11

I used the La-La Land Crafts Scalloped Rectangle Die on both of the cards that I made today. 

I am in love with Marci's outfit! When I was thinking about the daisies, I didn't intend for there to be so many. I got a little excited and put too many yellow dots on the blouse. Lol

Copic markers used...
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E25, E11
Shirt & Boots: 110, C08, C6, C4, C1, C00
Skirt: YR24, YR23, Y19, Y15, Y11
Phone: R89, R29, R24

There is no more time to sign up to get this kit, but you can sign up now to get the January Club Kit. You know January's kit is going to be a must have. They all are!!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day! 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

La-La Land Crafts December 2018 Club Kit

Hello friends! It's the 15th of the month which means the NEW LA-LA LAND CRAFTS CLUB KIT is out!! This month we have new critters! Panda bears! They are way too cute! Take a look. 

I love how the panda is using the cup for a phone. Did you ever do that as a kid? It's something that we have done with our kids. They had a lot of fun with it. 

I used copic markers on both of my cards. You will find the color combinations below. 

Copics used...
Panda - C10, C8, C6, C4, C1, C00 E93
Cup - B26, B24, B41
Hello - C6, C4, C1, C00

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E25, E11
Shirt: BG57, BG53, BG15, BG11 
Skirt: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Boots: E49, E29, E25, E33, E31

Take a look at the entire kit! Talk about cuteness overload!! 

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. 

You have until the 18th to decide if you just have to have the December Club Kit. After that, if you sign up, you will be getting the Club Kit starting in January 2019.
If you have been on the fence about joining the La-La Land Crafts Club Kit, take the plunge! Every month, they just keep getting better every month. 

Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you have a craftastic week! 


Friday, December 14, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside with La-La Land Crafts

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I'm here with some La-La Land Crafts inspiration. 

I think this may be my favorite Christmas card of the year. I used the newly released Comfy Sweater Marci.  She is so beautiful. I think she really rocks the red. 

I colored Comfy Sweater Marci with Copic markers. I used a new hair combination, which I am loving. You will find all the color combinations listed below. 

La-La Land Crafts items used:

Copic markers used:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E18, E15, YR23, Y21
Red: R89, R29, R24, R32 
Black: 110, C8, C6, C4
Boots: E49, E29, E25, E33, E31

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great weekend! 


Sunday, December 2, 2018

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Long Sweater Molli

Good morning! I hope you all have a peaceful Sunday in store for you. My day will include church, crafting and napping. Three things that make Sunday's the day I look forward to every week. 

Today I worked with Long Sweater Molli. She is so pretty with her long flowing hair. And she looks amazing in purple! 

Using the heart stamp from the Sweater Weather Background Stamp set, I was able to create a cute background paper that matched Molli's sweater. 

List of La-La Land Crafts items used...

Molli and the purple hearts were colored with Copic markers. Below is a list of the color combinations,. 

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E49, E29, E11
Purple: V09, V04, V01, V000
Grey: C4, C3, C1, C00

You can find the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE HERE...if you purchase through one of the links that I have provided I get a small commission =)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you love the new release as much as I do! 


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Reneabouqutes Vintage Christmas Ornaments and New December Mood Board Challenge

Good morning! I am super thankful to be able to do this post today. We had a 7.0 earthquake here yesterday. Thankfully, we are all ok. All we had was a big mess to clean up. All just things. Things that can be replaced. 

Anywho, we are on to a new month which means Reneabouquets has a new mood board challenge. This month, our theme is Christmas. For the inspiration project, I created three, vintage Mason jar lid Christmas ornaments. 

These lids were shiny silver before I got a hold of them. I soaked them in vinegar over night and then soaked them in peroxide and coated them with salt over night. When I took them out. They were beautifully rusted. I was super excited to see the transformation. I have seen people talk about rusting things, but had never tried it. I'm sure this is something that I will be doing again. I put the vinegar in an air tight container so that I could save it and reuse it.

I cut up the Printed Beautiful Board Trellis Rose Overlay Frame to use in each of the ornaments. Let me tell you that was not an easy thing to do! That frame is soooo beautiful! 

I colored the snowman's hat, scarf and nose with Copic markers. I really like the way that the markers work on the beautiful board. 

The snow is a mixture of salt and glitter. I laid down a thin layer of mod podge and then sprinkled the salt and glitter mixture on the ornaments. 

Now on to the mood board! 
I found this mood board on Pinterest. I am in love with it! The colors, and vintage theme totally inspire me. What about this mood board inspires you? Wait! Don't tell me, show me by entering the new Mood Board Challenge in the Reneabouquets Artists with an Edge Facebook Group. Everyone that enters a project will be entered in a random drawing to win the ReneaBouquets gift package below.

Challenge Rules

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

2. Your project can be any style. 

3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets Artist with an Edge December Mood Board 2018 Facebook challenge event by 12:00 am Dec. 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!

Reneabouquets items used...

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Papers

Toffee Flatback Beautiful Beads

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Winter Snowflakes

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bit Gears

Beautiful Board Special Edition Beautiful Bits Homemade Christmas Cookies

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Tweet 

Beautiful Board Medium Brick Elements

Printed Beautiful Board Trellis Rose Overlay Frame

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La-La Land Crafts New Release - Cozy Christmas

Good morning everyone! What are your thoughts on the new La-La Land Crafts release?!? Awesome right?!?! 

I am in love with the little critters in the NEW Cozy Christmas Clear Stamp Set! Which is the stamp set that I got to play with for today's project. 

The It's Snow Layering Stencil set is GORGEOUS! You can totally use the blowing snow as a stencil for wind and water. 

Here's a list of the La-La Land Crafts items that I used for today's card...

Copic markers used...

Bunny: E25, E33, E31, E51, E50
Scarf: B99, B97, B95, B93
Sweater: E49, E29, E25, E33
Tree: G99, G94, YG23, YG03

 You can check out the entire NEW RELEASE HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! I will be back again with a third project using the new release!


Friday, November 30, 2018

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Deck The Palms

Happy Friday friends! La-La Land Crafts has just released some amazing new stamp sets, stencil set, and dies. I love how often they do new releases! For the next three days, I will come to you with projects made with the newly released products

The first new stamp set that I played with is the Deck the Palms Clear Stamp Set. I love this set because it's different than the typical Christmas stamps that we see. Don't get me wrong, I love the typical Christmas stamps too, but Christmas isn't always cold and snowy. In some places it's warm and sunny. 

I folded a piece of cardstock in half making a card base. Then I took the largest tag in the Large Stitched Tags Die set and set it to cut, leaving the crease of the card just inside the die so it was not cut. 

I used the Sweater Weather and the It's Snowing Layering Stencil set to create the background. 

Take a look at the entire NEW RELEASE! So much awesomeness! 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

I used Copic markers to color Santa and the Palm Tree. Here's the color combinations that I used.

Santa ~
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Beard: W3, W1
Sunglasses: YG07, YG11, W5, W3, W1
Hat and Suspenders: R89, R29, R24
Shorts: B99, B97, B95, B93
Drink: E29, E25, E31, YG11, YR15, Y15

Palm Tree ~
Leaves: G00, G94, BG93, YG23, YG11
Coconuts: E29, E25, E31
Tree: E25, E33, E31
Lights: R29, R05

Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back tomorrow for more NEW RELEASE awesomeness! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

La-La Land Crafts November 2018 Rock Star Club Kit

Hello there! I see you survived the Thanksgiving holiday and the Black Friday shopping.

I am excited that you stopped in. I am sharing more of the fabulous La-La Land Crafts November Rock Star Club Kit. 

This time I went with simple cards. Simple cards are out of my comfort zone. I always feel like they are missing something. 

On this card, Marci is rocking pink hair. That's what I originally pictured her with when I first saw her. No matter what color of hair Marci has, she is always cute. 

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000 Blush R20
Hair: RV29, RV23, RV00
Vest: YG17, YG23, YG07, YG11
Guitar: B02, B00, B0000, RV17, RV34, RV23, V09, V04, V01
Clothes, Shoes, Headband: 110, C8, C6, C4

The second card I made for today is made with one of the adorable hippos in the club kit

I love coloring these hippos. It's quick and simple. 

C4, C3, C1, C00, R20
B99, B26, B24, YR16, Y15, Y11, G09, YG07, YG11

La-La Land Crafts Die used...

Here's what came with this months kit. 

Let me tell you that next months stamps are ssuuupppeeerrr cute! If you are not already a member, you should totally sign up! Here is the link...https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Club-La-La-Land-Crafts_c_35.html?AffId=4

Ok, gotta run for now. See you again soon! 
Tina Goodwin 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Gingerbread and Candy Canes with La-La Land Crafts

Good morning everyone! Did you survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping?!?

Our Thanksgiving was so nice. Lots of good food, fun and laughs. At the end of the day, I was exhausted and feeling very, very thankful for the people that have become like family to us here in Alaska. 

This week at La-La Land Crafts,  the design team was given the theme of Gingerbread Men and Candy Canes to work with. Fun, right!?!

I used part of the packaging from some Halloween make-up to use as a shaker cup. I stamped, colored and fussy cut 7 gingerbread men to put inside the cup along with glitter and snowflake sequins. 

This is the first time I have used make-up packaging for a shaker. I love how easy the shaker parts move around. Next time, I will make sure to rub the inside of the packaging with a used dryer sheet so that the glitter will not stick to the plastic.

A friend of mine had asked me to make a card with Buffalo Check. I used the Funky Squares Layering Stencil and Oxide Ink to create a look that is similar. 

I love how the card turned out! 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Passed Club Kit Dies

Copic markers
Hippo - C5, C3, C1, C00, R20, RV00
Hat and Scarf - C10, C8, C6

Gingerbread Men - E25, E33, E31, E42, E50, R29, R20

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


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Reneabouquets Explosion Box Lantern

Good morning friends! We have just a few days until Thanksgiving...are you ready?!? I think for the most part, I am. We always celebrate on the day before Thanksgiving because my husband has to work the swing shift on Thursday. 

This year, we will have 20 people at our house for dinner! It will be the first year that our son will not be home. He's 18 now and has a job 😢 I don't know how he grew up so fast. He has promised to come over before dinner to visit with us though. I will take what I can get! 

Now on to this fabulous Reneabouquets Explosion Box Lantern. When I first saw these Explosion Boxes in the Reneabouquets shop, I thought they looked like a vintage lantern. So that's the look I went for while I was creating. 

What do you think? With the lights it really does look like a lantern, huh? 

I think this will make a sweet addition to our Christmas decor. 

I was able to achieve the textured rusty look by using Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste and Finnabair Prima pastes.

The snow is a mixture of glitter and salt. I was able to add it to the lantern by laying down a thin layer of Gesso and then sprinkling the salt/glitter mixture over it. 

Look at how gorgeous this butterfly is!! The colors fit perfectly with the lantern. 

I inked the edges of the flowers, snowflakes and the leaves with distress inks. 

I colored the Christmas tree with distress markers.

I am in the process of editing a process video. Once I have that all done, I will share it on my youtube channel. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Below you will find a list of all the Reneabouquets items that I have used on my project. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. 

Beautiful Board Explosion Ornament Box

Beautiful Board Small A Very Merry Christmas Tree

Beautiful Board Small Autumn Flourish 

Beautiful Board Winter Snowflakes

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Winter Snowflakes

Rose Quartz Glitter Glass Butterflies

Natural Cotton Crochet Lace 

Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste

Ranger Clear Emboss It Ink

Tim Holtz Ranger Vintage Photo Ink Pad

Winter White Mulberry Poinsettias

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas Papers

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Snowflakes

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Stars

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Self Closing Bag Tutorial

Hello friends! Today is Thursday, which means it's time for a tutorial! I am going to show you how to make a Self Closing Bag. 

First you will need to gather the following supplies...

Score Board
Paper Cutter
Wet Adhesive
Tape Adhesive
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Cheese Cloth
White Cardstock
Designer Cardstock
Solid Cardstock
Coloring medium
Paint Brush

Ok, lets get started! Cut a piece of solid cardstock down to 8 1/2 x 6 inches.

Score at 4 inches and 8 inches. Rotate cardstock, score at 1 inch and 5 inches, rotate cardstock again (putting the thinnest score line on the left) score at 2 inches and 6 inches from the top of the cardstock to the 1 inch score line, as shown below. 

Next, you will score from the bottom score line to the short 2 inch score line as shown below. Repeat the same steps for the other side as indicated in the picture below. 

 Cut all the short score lines as shown below. 

Your cardstock will now look like this...

Snip the corners off of the tab to look like the picture below.

You will need two pieces of designer cardstock cut at 3 & 3/4 inches x 3 & 3/4 inches. Cut the cardstock to match the score lines on the solid cardstock. 

Adhere the pieces to the solid colored cardstock as shown below. 

Fold the cardstock along the score lines. Place tape adhesive along the tab as shown below. 

The bottom of the bag has four tabs.

Fold them like you would a cardboard box. 

Hot glue the bottom closed. 

Stamp 2 elves from the Jolly Elves Clear Stamp SetOne on white cardstock and one on designer cardstock. Color the elf on the white cardstock with your choice of  coloring medium. (you can skip coloring the main part of the hat and the shirt.

Fussy cut the colored elf and the main part of the hat and the shirt out of the designer cardstock. Adhere the pieces of the designer cardstock to the colored elf. 

Cut one strand of Christmas Lights , one Filigree Christmas Tree and one Pretty Poinsettia set out of white cardstock. Cut an extra large Poinsettia leaf out white cardstock and one out of tan cardstock. 

Using the end of the paint brush and a craft pad, work the paper to make the flower petals curl up just a bit. Hot glue all the pieces together. Use hot glue to create texture in the center of the flower. 

Color the light bulbs on the strand of lights. 


Cut a small piece of cheese cloth and adhere (with hot glue) to the bottom of the bag to resemble snow. 

Then add your die cuts and colored elf as shown. 

Fill your bag full of yummy treats for a friend. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have been inspired to create!