Friday, November 29, 2019

La-La Land Crafts Waiting For Santa

It's Black Friday!! Did you go out shopping or stay in your jammie and wait for Cyber Monday? It's been snowy, rainy, cold and windy here in Alaska. The weather seems a little Bipolar, but I went out shopping anyway. 

Before I did though...I sat down and had me some craft time! 

Working on more Christmas cards. This one here is made with Waiting for Santa Marci. I wanted her to have a cute Christmas Sweater so I went to Pinterest. I searched Christmas sweaters for women. 

There as so many options! One with Ho Ho Ho on the front poped up. I really liked it. I did change the sleeves though. They were plain. 

I am totally in love with the NEW CHRISTMAS PAPERS that La-La Land Crafts put out with the last release. The quality is amazing and I love the colors and patterns. 

Products used...

Copic markers 
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E000, R20
Hair: E29, E09, E99
Sweater: R89, R37, R29, R27, R32, C3, C5, YG11, YG07, Y38, Y17, Y11, B04, B01, B00
Hat: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Pants: N10, N8, N6, N4

Thank you for stopping by! 


Friday, November 22, 2019

La-La Land Crafts Dear Santa

Good morning! It is once again Friday and the La-La Land Crafts team is working with the new release items again this week. I love it when we are able to continue playing with the new releases. It gives me a chance to work with some of the stamps I was not assigned.

I was dying to color Santa Luka. Luka is probably my favorite La-La Land Crafts character. We need to see more of him!

I colored Luka with Copic markers. This time, I played around with a new skin combination. My go-to skin markers were really dirty and I was too lazy to clean them. 

I'm happy with the way the new skin combo looks. You'll find all of the color combinations listed below. 

The Christmas Postcard Stamp Set is so awesome! I was so excited when I first saw it. The Dear Santa Clear Stamps Set have a couple of sentiments that work perfectly for the postcard. Like the Dear Santa, I can explain. It's perfect! I can totally see a little boy waiting for Santa with cookies and milk in order to change Santa's mind and put him on the nice list. Just like Santa Luka

La-La Land Crafts products used...



Copic markers
Skin: E31 E30, E50, E0000, Cheeks R20, R11, Shadows BV23, BV20
Hair: E79, E39, E31, E23
Clothes: E49, E25, E33, E31, E30
Plate: W5, R46, R24
Cup: BG10

Thank you for stopping by! Have a craftastic weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 17, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Happy Camper Marci

Good morning!! Here we are with my third project for the November 2019 new release. You may remember Camper Marci from a Club Kit awhile back. Well, now she is available to everyone!! 

Happy Camper Marci would be great paired with the new Happy Trails Clear Stamp Set

I have had a lot of fun with this release. I love all the critters AND the dies. I am a sucker for all La-La Land Crafts dies. I know I am not alone in this! 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers used...

Skin: E55, E53, E51, E50, R11 Lips: E04, R20
Hair: E79, E09, E07, YR24
Shirt: W10, W3, W1
Shorts: G99, G94, BG93
Boots: E29, E25, E33
Vest: B39, E37, B34
Cast Shadows: BV23, BV20

Thank you for stopping by to visit. I will be back again Friday with another new release project.
Have a great week!


Saturday, November 16, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release - A Caroling We Will Go

Do you go Christmas caroling? It's not something we do every year, but the years that we have, it's been fun. Part of the reason we don't make this a tradition is because it is so darn cold here in Alaska. 

Ok, I know you're not here to talk about caroling so I will get on with it. Today's card features the NEW A Caroling We Go clear stamp set

These mice carolers are the cutest!! They are not the only critters released this month. Take a look! 

I place the mouse next to my favorite new die. The Lantern Die. I love the way it looks with the flame covered by velum. 

Let's talk a little bit about these gorgeous papers. 

First of all, I love the designs. The quality of this paper is awesome. It's thick, smooth and has a tiny bit of shine to it. It's great for distressed edges. Like on the first card I did for this release. 

Copic markers used...
Mouse: E44, E43, E41, 40, R11, R20
Scarf: W10, W8, W6
Book: R89, R46, R24, E33, E31 

La-La Land Crafts products used...

Thank you so much for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for the third project I've made for the NOV 2019 New Release. 


Thursday, November 14, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Santa Mona

Good morning!! I am here this morning with La-La Land Crafts NEW RELEASE! I am so in love with this release! I have been so inspired that every card has come together without much thought at all. 

My first card is showcasing the new Santa Mona. 

I built a Christmas tree using the Three Christmas Trees Die. I cut the trees apart and then layered them on top of each other. I love the dimension I was able to achieve. 

I used the bulb paper from the Blue Christmas Paper Pack for the ornaments. I fussy cut each one glued it to the tree and then added a twine bow. 

I am super happy with how this card turned out. I'm not going to lie, it took quite a bit of time to build that tree and fussy cut the bulbs, but it was well worth it. 

Ok, if you haven't already, you HAVE to take a look at this release. So many cute stamps and dies! 

Copic markers used...
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R11
Hair: E35, E31, E50
Blue: B99, B97, B05, B93
Black: W10, W7, W5, W3, W1
White: W8, W6, W3 (white gel pen)

La-La Land Crafts items used...

NEW!!  Fireplace Die

Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back Saturday and Sunday to see more NEW RELEASE projects. 

Have a craftastic day! 


Friday, November 8, 2019

Fall Colors with La-La Land Crafts

Good morning everyone! How are you this fabulous Friday morning? I am a bit exhausted to tell the truth. We have been remodling our bathroom. 

My husband is sort of a jack of all trades. This is the first time he has ever done tile, but I always have faith in him to do a good job. We should be done with everything next week. 

Let's get on with this Friday's inspiration post. We are working with fall colors this week at La-La Land Crafts

This time of year makes me think about baking. We bake a lot and share with others. 

I love the sentiment that Baker Marci comes with. It's so and cookies...I'm good. 

I used the Stitched Nested Circles Die to make the chocolate chip cookies. I used Nuvo to make the chocolate chips. I love that they actually stick up off the paper. 

La-La Land Crafts products used...

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R11
Lips: R89, R35
Hair: E49, E11, E00
Dress: E99, YR14, YR24, Y19, Y15, Y11
Shoes: W5, E31
Bowl: BG49, BBG45, BG11
Dough: E35, E33, E31, E25
Spatula: R89, R29, W5, E31
BV25, BV23, BV20

Ok, back to work on the bathroom! Wish me luck!


Friday, November 1, 2019

La-La Land Crafts So Grateful For You

Good morning friends! It's the first day of November. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. 

I am excited for the next couple of months. I am always excited for the holidays, but we have a lot of fun things going on to finish out 2019.  

Anyway, on to today's card. The La-La Land Crafts design team is working on Gratitude/Thanksgiving cards. 

I used Autumn Marci. I used Copic markers to color her. 

Here's a picture of her before I put the leaves on the card. 

I love her outfit. I think I might need one like it. With a longer skirt. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers used...

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, Blush E93  Lips R89, R37
Hair: E49, E09, E07, E13
Jacket: G99, G94, BG93, G40, C10
Skirt: B99, B97, B95, B93
Shirt: E42, E41, E40
Boots: E25, E33, R31
Cast Shadows BV23, BV20

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


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Paper Nest Doll's Spooktacular Haunted House

Happy Halloween everyone! My kids have the day off from school today. We will be out and about this evening getting our score of candy with the rest of the crazies. 

I am sharing the last Halloween card of the season today. The images are from Paper Nest Dolls.

This is the Spooky House Set. It comes with 7 different images! So many possibilities!

I used Copic markers to color the images and La-La Land Crafts Dies. 

Copic markers used...

Roof: W9, W7, W5, W3
Trim and Door: RV99, RV69, E09
Ghost: YG01, YG0000
House: T9, T6, T4, T2, T0, W3, W1
Ghost Trick or Treaters: Y11, Y0000
                 Girl: R81, RV10
                            Boy: B02, B00, B0000
Pumpkin: E07, YR09, YR16
Wood Signs: E79, E25, E33, E31, W3

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a safe and happy Halloween! 


Friday, October 25, 2019

La-La Land Crafts Zombie Shaker

Hi friends! I am back from Copic Boot Camp. Let me tell you that it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! I learned new techniques, got new crafting goodies, and made lots of new crafty friends. 

One of the images we worked on is Barefoot Luka from La-La Land Crafts. As I was coloring Luka's face, one of my markers dripped. I'm sure you know how frustrating that is. I had to figure out a way to fix it. My friend Cristena was sitting next to me...I jokingly said I could make him a pirate. She came back with "or a zombie." Genius! 

That's what I did...I made Barefoot Luka into a zombie. 

In Boot Camp, Jennifer Dove taught us how to do a few different backgrounds. Backgrounds are challenging for me, but I enjoy pushing myself to new limits. 

To make Luka's flannel I colored the shirt red with Copics. Leaving a white area for the tares in it. After the Copic ink dried, I used a white gel pen and a black sharpie to add the lines in the flannel. 

Here's a picture of the coloring before I made it into a shaker card. 

Coloring this image was so much fun! It didn't turn out how I had orginally planned but, sometimes we have to change plans as we go. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers...
Skin: E50, E51, E53, E55, BG93, BG90
Hair: E49, E25, E11
Flannel: R89, R29, R24, R32
White Shirt: W5, W3, W1 
Jeans: B97, B95, B93, W3
Hills and Trees: YG03, YG17, YG67, W1
Sky: W3, W1, R11

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


Friday, October 18, 2019

Orange and Black with La-La Land Crafts

Good morning!! I am coming to you from Copic Boot Camp in Arizona today!! It's day two and we are having a blast! Keep a look out in my Facebook Group for pictures

This week the La-La Lad Crafts team is creating Orange and Black projects. The stamp I used is Baby Pumpkin Luka.

I am totally in love with him! He looks so cute in his little pumpkin costume. My kids wore a costume similar to this when they were babies. 

I colored Luka with Copic markers. You will find the color combos and the supplies I used listed below. 

Copic markers 

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Orange: E37 YR09, YR14, YR12, E31
Green: G99, G94, G24, G21
Black: C10, C8, C6

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a craftastic weekend! You know I will be! 


Friday, October 11, 2019

La -La Land Crafts Halloween

Good morning! It's Friday...October 11th which means I fly to Arizona in 5 days for COPIC BOOT CAMP!! I could not be more excited! Not only do I get to learn techniques from Jennifer Dove, but I will also have the privilege of meeting a few of my Facebook friends in person.

I will be taking lots of pictures and posting in my Toadally Love To Craft Facebook Group if you'd like to follow along. 

This week the La-La Land Crafts Friday Inspiration Team is making Halloween projects. I think that Halloween cards just might be my favorite! And La-La Land Crafts has some really cute Halloween dies. I added several of them to my collection last year. 

I chose Witch Marci for my Halloween project. I was torn between green and white skin. After much thought, I decided to go with green skin. I had also thought about putting a black dot on her face to resemble a wart but forgot all about it until now. Next time. 

I wanted to color a background for Witch Marci but wasn't sure how I would incorporate dies. Jennifer Dove suggested that I color the background I wanted on a shaped die cut. Genius, right?!?! 

I decided to go with the Nested Frames Large Die set for the shape of the background. I cut the largest frame out and then I cut out a circle for the moon using the Stitched Nested Circles. I placed the circle on the frame where I wanted the moon to be and held it in place as I colored around it with BV20. 

Once I had extended BV20 out far enough, I removed the circle and continued coloring outward with BV23, BV25 and finally BV29. I added details to the moon with BV000, BV00, and BV20. 

Using the colorless blender pen and a white gel pen, I created stars to liven up the dark sky. I love how it turned out! 

Products used...


Night Sky: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20, BV00, BV000
Witch Skin: G99, G94, G09, YG11, G20, R22 R37 & R22
Black: C10, C8, C6, C4
Purple: V09, V04, V01
Orange: R05, YR09, YR04, Y19
Pumpkins: E18, E07, YR09, YR16

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


Friday, October 4, 2019

La -La Land Crafts Plumeria Lei Marci Card

Good morning! I am up bright and early getting a start on the day. I have many things on my to-do list! One of those things is teaching a small group of ladies a Copic coloring class. I always have fun when I get to teach these little classes. 

On to today's card! We are working with the La-La Land Crafts September Release again this week. I love that we have multiple weeks to work with the new releases. It gives me time to play with all the new goodies. 

I chose to use Plumeria Lei Marci for my card today. When I first saw her, I imagined her with black hair and tan skin. I decided to add purple ends to her hair. I always love the look of this when I see it, but am to chicken to do it to my own hair. 

I colored Marci with Copic markers. After I was done coloring her, I stopped to clean my glasses. When I put them back on, I noticed a blob on Marci's face. Some of the cleaning solution had dropped on her cheek!!! I think she looks ok though. I was able to take some of the blue tint out by coloring over it. 

I used the Sun Stencil from the Summer is Here Layering Stencil Set to create a sunny background for Marci. I LOVE this stencil set! So many gorgeous creations can be made with these stencil sets. I especially appreciate them when I don't have papers that go with what I had in mind. 

If you'd like to take a look at the entire September release, you can find that HERE.

La-La Land Crafts products used...

Copic markers
Skin: E25, E33, E31, E11, E21 Blush: R22, R32
Hair: 110, C8, C6, C4, V09, V04
Flowers: W6, BG49, BG15, BG11,
Skirt: W6, W3, W1

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Friday, September 27, 2019

La-La Land Crafts Gift Bag

Good morning everyone! It's a chilly fall morning here in Palmer, AK. There's snow on the mountain tops which means we should have it here in about 3-4 weeks. 

Anywho, today I have a La-La Land Crafts gift bag to share with you. I started out by stamping the chameleon on paper from the Endless Summer Paper Pack that was just released. It was very easy to blend the colors on this paper. I'm thinking some of these papers would be perfect for clothing. Just stamp, color and fussy cut. 

I found a super simple tutorial on Pinterest for DIY paper gift bags.  Take a look at the tutorial HERE.

Before I started folding the paper, I used the leaf stamps in the Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set to put a design on it. Oxide inks worked great for this. They leave a nice crisp stamp.

Once my paper was designed the way I wanted, I folded it into a bag as the instructions show in the tutorial. Then I added the die cuts and the chameleon. 

The bag even folds flat! 

If you missed the September 2019 New Release, you can find that HERE. If you are heading out on any warm cruises/vacas...I promise you you will need to get some of these dies!

La-La Land Crafts products used...

Copic markers
YG23, YG03, BG10. R20, R32, R30, E25, E13, E31

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


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Papernest Doll's Sewing Avery

Good morning friends! I am happy to say that I have found my mojo! It was on hiatus for quite some time. I had begun to wonder if it would ever come back. Thankfully it has!

Today's card features Sewing Avery. If you search for Sewing Avery in the shop, two images pop up. It was interesting to see how much the Papernest Doll images have grown over the years. What I love most is that they are the same in adorableness, simplicity, and style, but you can see Christine's growth as an artist. 

I fell in love with Papernest Dolls when I first discovered them about 4 years ago. My love for them grows as Christine pumps out new images every month. She has amazing ideas and some super fun stamps coming out here in the next few months...shhhh don't tell her I told you that! 

If you notice, this card has a very similar color scheme to the last PND card that I made. When I am making multiple cards at once, I tend to do that. It's like there are no other colors in the world at the time. 

Once again, I use Copic markers and La-La Land Craft Dies on my card. You will find the color combinations and the die links listed below. 

Copic markers used...
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: Y43, Y42, Y41, Y31
Shirt: BG49, BG45, BG11
Head Band: BG49, BG45, BG11, V09, V04
Sewing Machine: W10, W8, W6, C3, C1, E25, E23, R29
Blanket: R59, R37, R29, R32, G94, YG17, YG23, V09, V04

Thank you for popping in for a visit. Have a great day! 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release Vacation Mona

Welcome back for day three of the La-La Land Crafts release. Are you having as much fun as I am?! 

Today's card is showcasing Vacation Mona. Who's Mona, you may ask...she is a new character to La-La Land Crafts! I am looking forward to seeing more of her in future releases. 

I colored Mona with Copic markers. Since she is on vaca, I wanted to go with a bright sunny yellow for her outfit. What looks good with yellow...back! You will find the colors that I used posted below. 

I had a little fun and created ice cubes in Mona's drink. I had never attempted this and had no idea if it would turn out. Thankfully it did. If it hadn't, I would have just covered the drink up. 

This is the last new release project from me this week. Don't be sad though! You will continue to be inspired by other members from the DT. They will have new projects for you to oooohhhh and awwwweee over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! 

See you again soon! 


La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E25, E11, E000
Drink: R30, R22
Yellow: YR24, Y19, Y15, Y11
Black: W10, W8, W6

Saturday, September 21, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Just Chill

Good morning! Here we are for day two of the La-La Land Crafts new release. Today I got to play with the Just Chill Clear Stamp Set

I am in love with these little penguins! They are adorable! And check out the camera die!! How cute is that?!? I think this will probably be one of those dies that I use often. 

I used paper from the Get Inky Paper Pack for the background paper. I LOVE the quality of this paper! It's thick and so smooth. I was even able to use Copic markers to color on it...which is something you will see on a future project. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Copic markers

W10, W8, W6
Y15, Y11, YR04
E,33, E31
R22, R20

Stay tuned for day three of the La-La Land Crafts new release tomorrow!

Friday, September 20, 2019

La-La Land Crafts New Release - Birds of a Feather

Hi friends!! La-La Land Crafts has a fun new release! There is going to be 6 full days of blog posts showcasing all the new stamps, stencils, dies, background stamps AND papers. saw that right. La-La Land Crafts now has their own papers. 

The first stamp set that I worked with for the release is Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set. I have never colored birds before so I went to Pinterest for inspiration. I found a bright-colored bird and tried to emulate it. 

Here's a picture of everything in the release! To see more projects from the DT, check out the La-La Land Crafts Blog or the La-La Land Crafts Facebook Group. 

Below is a list of all the La-La Land Crafts products used. 

Copic markers

R89, R29, B24, B16, YR24, Y15, Y11

I will be back with another new release project tomorrow! Have a great day! 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Papernest Doll's Baker Ellie

Hello PND fans! I'm back with a card for you! 

The card I am sharing with you today is made with Baker Ellie

I really had a lot of fun coloring this image. I used Copic markers like usual, but I was a little creative with the shading. Notice how the shading in her hat is grey and pink? I first used the W6, W3, W1 Copic combination and then went over that with R32. I love the way it turned out! 

The dies I used are from La-La Land Crafts. The links are below...

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E49, E25, E11
Mixer and Bowl: BG49, BG45, BG53, C5, C3, C1, E42, E43, E33
Dress: R39, R37, R29, R32
Apron: V09, V04, W6, W3, W1, R32
Spoon: E33, E31

Thank you so much for popping in to visit. I hope you have a craftastic weekend! 

Monochromatic With La-La Land Crafts

 Hello! Happy Friday! I'm not sure about you, but once the kids go back to school, after summer vacation, the weeks seem to go by super fast. Maybe it's the change of the seasons. Here in Alaska, Fall comes shortly after they return to school and winter is only 6-8 weeks after that. 

Anywho, let's get on with today's crafting post! This week our theme was monochromatic. I had never colored an image like this before. The first thing I did was go to the dictionary and look monochromatic up...

1) having one color.
2) having tones of one color in addition to the ground hue
Then I headed to Pinterest. This is where I discovered that you could choose any color you wanted for monochrome. I had only seen it done with brown tones before. As excited as I was to see that, I decided to go with brown tones because that is what I like best. 

I used Copic marker combination E49, E29, E25, E31, E21, E00 to color Autumn Marci. I love how you can make different colors using just a few markers. I think I will try this technique again using different combinations. For now, if you would like to see the same technique done in different colors, head on over to the La-La Land Crafts Blog. The DT did an awesome job of using different colors. You'd think we talked about it, but we didn't. 

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me! Hope you have a craftastic weekend!