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!