Friday, January 26, 2018

January 2018 New Release From La La Land Crafts.

I'm back with more La La Land Craft goodness today! The last 2 out of the 4 cards pf mine that went to CHA. 

This first card features one of the Tea Time Kitten Stamps. They are so stinking cute! 

I even gave the little kitty a cat toy =) 

Copic Markers 
E15, YR14, YR16, YR23 R30
W10, W5, W3, W1

La La Land Crafts products used...

Stitched Nested Circles Set
Stitched Slots Die

On to my 4th and finial CHA project. Which just happens to me my favorite one!

Meet Jaunty Luka! Isn't he handsome?!?

I made a box card for Jaunty Luka. I filled it with lots of vintage die cuts from the new release

The books are old bibles. They belonged to my grandparents. They made the perfect props for this vintage box card.

My favorite thing about box cards is that it's a 3D card that will fold flat for mailing. 

Jaunty Luka is colored with Copic markers...
Skin: E35, E33, E51
Hair: C10, C7, C4
Hat and Vest: E49, E29, E25, 
Shirt: G99, G94, BG93
Jeans: B99, B97, B95, B93

Stitched Nested Circles

Vintage Typewriter Die

Vintage Bike Die

Two Flags Die

Small Teapot Die

This release from La La Land Crafts has a ton of amazing stamps and dies. Check them out!

Aren't they all fabulous!?!? How many items did you put on your wish list?
I want them ALL!!

Here's the link again ... just in case you HAVE to go shopping =) 

Thank you for popping in for a visit! 


Thursday, January 25, 2018

La La Land Crafts January 2018 New Release

Hi crafty friends! Today is a super exciting day. I FINALLY get to share the La La Land Craft projects that I made to go to CHA and the new release from La La Land Stamps. 

The first card I made features Thinking of You Marci

I colored Thinking of You Marci with Copic markers. I wanted her dress to look like jean material so after I was finished coloring it, I took a scrap piece of fabric, put colorless blender on it and then dabbed the jean fabric on Thinking of You Marci's dress. I love using this technique to add texture to clothing. 

I used the two flags die to make the boarder of Sparkly Red Vinyl flags. I love how the Sparkly Red Vinyl pops against the papers. 

Another fabulous new release stamp I had the pleasure of working with is Afternoon Tea Marci.

She is beautiful with her long hair and pretty dress. It wasn't hard to decide what colors I wanted to use for her. Her dress was screaming purple from the moment I laid eyes on her. I knew the perfect Copic combo...V09, V04, V01 and V000. I added sparkles to her dress with a white gel pen. 

To stick with the theme of tea. I made a teapot card for Afternoon Tea Marci. I embellished the teapot using the Shabby Flourishes Die Set, the Open Leaf Flourish Die, the Two Flags Die, the The Spoon and Napkin Die and the cup from the Large Teapot Die. Some of the die cuts are cut out of beautiful Sparkly Purple Vinyl

Take a look at the entire release. So many amazing stamps and dies. 

Just look at these stamps! Every single one of them are on my wish list! 

And these dies...SO FLIPPING AWESOME!!

You can shop the entire New Release HERE.

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20 
Hair: R59, E08, E35
Headband and Heart: R89, 29, 05
Dress: B99, B97, B95, B93
Shoes: R89, R29, R05, C1, C00

La La Land Craft items used...
Afternoon Tea Marci Card 

Colored with Copic Markers
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E35, YR14, YR23, YR21
Dress and Headband: V09, V04, V01, V000
                                     G99, G94, Y03

La La Land Crafts items used...

Afternoon Tea Marci

Shabby Flourishes Die Set 

Reneabouquets Shabby Card Set

Hi there! Popping in to start your day with some sabbalicious cards.  As most of you know, Shabby Chic is one of my favorite styles. It's so delicate and feminine. 

This first card is for all my coffee loving friends. 

I started with a 5x7 inch white card base. I matted Blue Fern Happy Accident Collection Papers and added Trim Promise Ring Embroidered LaceBeautiful Board Large Brick Elements and a big 'ol coffee cup. 

 The coffee cup was cut with my Cricut Maker. The file from The Cutting Cafe. I LOVE this file and have used it several times.  

I tucked cheese cloth under the coffee cup to look like steam and then added a gorgeous handmade Shabby Pink Roses Glass Wing Butterfly.

I finished the card off with seam binding an little flower from the Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses Leaves Set, a sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps (Out Of Jail),  and a tiny Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Shabby Heart

For the second card, I used the Blue Fern Happy Accident Collection Papers again. I love these papers! The colors and designs are just beautiful. 

I used distress inks to color the Beautiful Board Medium Everyday Elegance Frame. The distress inks work really good for coloring the beautiful board pieces. 

After coloring the frame, I laid seam binding down on the card and put the Beautiful Board Medium Everyday Elegance Frame on top of it. I added a sentiment and then tied a big beautiful bow with the seam binding and finished the card with a Shabby Pink Roses Glass Wing Butterfly and a Treasures Pink Champagne Dragonfly

The sentiment is Luke 1:37 from Rubbernecker Stamps. This is one of my favorite scriptures. 

Beautiful Board Medium Everyday Elegance Frame

Beautiful Board Large Brick Elements

Shabby Pink Roses Glass Wing Butterflies

Blue Fern Happy Accident Collection Papers

Beautiful Board Beautiful Bits Shabby Hearts

Tiny Treasures Pink Champagne Dragonflies

Trim Promise Ring Embroidered Lace 

Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses Leaves Set

You can find Reneabouquets here...


Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you again soon! 

Steampunk Valentines Card With Angels Hearts and Memories

Hi there! So excited to share some more Valentine inspiration with you. 
Steampunk is one of my favorite styles. I love the metal, gears and rough rust. Strolling through steampunk boards on Pinterest is so inspiring! 
When I saw this Steampunk image I just had to color her. She is colored with Copic markers. 

Copics used...
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E25
Pants: E35, E33, E31
Boots: E49, E29, E25, E33, E31, E51
Top: R89, R59, R29
Goggles and Bustle: E53, E51, E50

I love the Steampunk Clothing style too. It's not something I'd wear everyday, but it sure would be fun to dress like this for a party. 
We saw some people dressed in Steampunk style at one of the craft bazaars we did this winter. I thought it was so cool! It was the first time my Mom had ever seen or heard of Steampunk. 

I made the belt with a piece of thin red cardstock, a Tim Hotlz belt buckle and brad. 

We have a lot of fun over in the A&M facebook group. You really should come and join us! Here is a link to the A&M Facebook Group. In the group you will get even more fantastic inspiration for all the wonderful things in the A&M Etsy shop. PLUS! notifications of any sales, new releases and other exciting news about Angels Hearts and Memories Etsy Shop.
If you decide this is an image you can't live without, use this code TINAG15 to get a fantastic discount! Who doesn't love a discount? 

See you again soon! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Rubbernecker Stamps Thank You Card

Good morning friends! Today's card is a thank you card, made with the Thank You Stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps.

It seems that sending thank you cards is something of the passed. I however, still enjoy sending and receiving them. I tend to be a little old school about things. Sending a thank you card is a little thing that we can do to make a big difference in someones day.

I've paired this sentiment with embellishments from Reneabouquets. The yellow handmade butterfly and painted beautiful board accents the Blue Fern Happy Accident Paper  perfectly. 

The Blue Fern Happy Accident Paper  is one of my favorite paper packs of all times! I love the colors and the vintage look that the papers have. 

 The yellow lace is lace that I had hiding in my stash. Going through my craft stash can be pretty exciting. You'll never know what you can find! 

This card displays a simple elegance that is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

You can read about my card on the RubberNecker Blog here...

Items used:


Thank you for stopping by today. Have a toadally awesome day! 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

I Heart You From The Cutting Cafe

Good morning! I've got some Valentine's Day inspiration for you today. The great thing about today's's from The Cutting Cafe. That means that not only is the card going to be super cute, it is going to be quick and easy to put together. 

Regina, the owner of The Cutting Cafe, has tons of Word Shaped Cards. I used the I Heart You file to make my card. 

I turned on my Cricut Maker, cut out the I Heart You outline and singles, put some pretty ribbon on the heart, put them on the card and was ready to go in 25 minutes. 25 MINUTES! 

In 25 minutes I had this adorable card ready to go. That is less time (and money) than I would have spent if I would have drove into town to pick out a Valentine's Card. Plus, it's always better if you make it yourself =) 

These Word Shaped Cards are perfect for those last minute "Mom, I need a birthday card for so and so tonight." All of us Moms out there know this happens...FAR TO MUCH in my house. I ended up making a bunch to have on hand for this reason. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your Sunday and don't forget to stop by The Cutting Cafe Blog to see today's  Word Shaped Cards inspiration from the rest of the team. If you leave a comment on that post, you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe Files of your choice. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

La La Land Crafts Fireman Luka Clean and Simple Card

Good morning! Popping in with a clean and simple card using the La La Land Crafts Fireman Luka Rubber Stamp.

Isn't HE the cutest!? Perfect for the clean and simple them we are creating with on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

I colored Fireman Luka  with Copic markers.



Uh oh! forgot to snap a picture of the clothes combo.
Clothes: E35, E33, E31



                                WATER DROP:

I used burlap and colorless blender solution to create texture in Fireman Luka's clothes.
After coloring his hair, and skin, I colored the tan part of Fireman Luka's clothes and waited for the ink to dry. Once dry, I took a scrap piece of burlap and put some colorless blender on it and dabbed it on his clothes.

This is really a fun technique. You can do this with many other fabrics. Jeans, canvas...I've even used a beanie once. Give it a try. Remember not to soak your fabric with the colorless blender. It really doesn't take much to get the desired effect.

OOHHH!! I just had an idea! I will try it out before I tell you about it. I want to make sure it works before I tell you about it =)

Until next time, have a craftastic day!

La La Land Crafts items used...

Fireman Luka Rubber Stamp

Copic markers used...
Skin:E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E35, E31, E51
Clothes: E35, E33, E31
Yellows: Y19, Y11
Hose:R59, R29, R05, TR24, Y19
Hat:110, C10, C7, C3, C1

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lollipop Card With La La Land Craft Fabulous Marci

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be writing my first tutorial for La La Land Crafts. This is also the first time I have made a lollipop card. 

Lets walk through the steps together. 

I always color my image first. 

I colored the Fabulous Marci Rubber Stamp with Copic markers. Starting out with the skin.

This is my go to skin combo. You can create many different looks with this combo. R20 is used for blush. 

After the skin is done, I move on to the hair. I love this color combination because it is simple with just three markers to use. 

From there, we move onto coloring the clothes and headband. I started by coloring the flowers around Fabulous Marci's waste, adding flowers to the headband and then coloring around the flowers with the black combo below. (also used this combo for her lips)

I used the same black color combination to color the dress. Once completely finished with the coloring, I added sparkles by using 110, C7 and a white gel pen. 

Use a sharp pair of scissors to fussy cut the image and set aside. 

Choose a cardstock that coordinates with your image, you will need two 2 x 12 inch strips. Double sided cardstock would be best. 

Score each 2 x 12 inch strip at every half inch and then fold accordion style.  

Hot glue the strips together at the ends.

Shape the cardstock strips into a circle and glue the ends together. 

Cut out 5 circles. You will need two pink, two large white and 1 smaller white. 

You can make your rosette different sizes depending how much you leave the center open. I wanted to leave it bigger to accommodate Fabulous Marci

Hot glue one of the large white circles to the back of your rosette. 
Then take a paper straw and hot glue it between one of the pleats in the rosette. You will want to slide it up so the straw is sticking out above the rosette on the other side.  Hot glue the straw down on the circle. This will add a little more stability. 

I wanted to place a black doily over the white circle, but I didn't have one. So, as my husband would say I had to "Improvise, adapt and overcome." (He's a Marine)

I turned white doily black using Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I only inked around the outside since the center of the doily will be covered by the circles cut out with the Stitched Nested Circles dies. 

Attach the doily over the white circle on the back of the rosette. Then place the large colored circle on top of it followed by the white smaller circle. The white circle will be where you write your message to the recipient of the lollipop card. 

Now to work on the front of  the lollipop card. 
Take the second large pink circle you cut and glue it to the white circle. The white circle is just to make the card more sturdy. (You may not have to have the large white circle if you make the center of the rosette smaller.) 
Hot glue lace to the bottom of the white circle. Hot glue the laced circle to the rosette. 

Embellish the front of your lollipop card. I decided to go with flowers, cheese cloth and stringy beads Heart Banner Die as embellishments. 

Now, add Fabulous Marci, the sentiment and any last minute embellishments. 

Viola!! You have a beautiful lollipop card ready to brighten someones day. 

Thank you for stopping by to check out my tutorial. Hopefully you are inspired to try one of these lollipop cards. It is a lot easier than I thought it would be.