Wednesday, October 28, 2009

LLWWC10 - Witching you a haunted Halloween!

It's time for another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Lisa is hosting this week's challenge and she wants to see ribbon!

I have always wanted to try something similar to Pam Bassett's Ribbon Blossom.
They are beautiful! I just didn't have enough scraps of ribbon to make a full blossom.
I think it still works though. What do you think?

Stamp: Witch Lala,Haunting Halloween (SU)
Paper: Whisper White (SU), Basic Black (SU), designer paper (Best Creation)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: 0, E0000, E00, E01, E47, E57, E59, FV2, FYR1, FYG2, T10, 110
Accessories: ribbon, corner punch (SU), bling

Now it's your turn! Come join me in the ribbon challenge!
OH! Did I mention that the person with the most votes for TOP 3 will get this beautiful Lala?

Go check out the details at La-La Land Crafts!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Treat Holder recycling baby food jars

My boys are now 4 and 6... hardly young enough for me to validate holding onto all those empty baby food jars that I have been collecting over the years. Well, the Paper Pretties challenge (PWC74) this week, hosted by Frances, is to make something for a Halloween Treat. I just happened to have one of the jars in my hand, ready to toss, when I thought it would be cute to fill these jars with Brachs' Mellowcreme Pumpkins.

Then I found some coffee filters that I thought I could use to cover the lid of the jars. I'm sure this has been done before. The coffee filters are too large for the baby food jars so I trimmed about an inch off all around. I took the acrylic stamp set of three pumpkins from Clear Stamps, cut one off, and stamped it all around the edge in Tangelo (Memento)and Bamboo Leaves (Memento).

The coffee filters are a bright white so I sponged on some Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz Distress Inks) to add some background color.

I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the lip of the jar and added the sentiment with a piece of linen thread. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped Cooper twice. I colored Cooper with Copics and then cut him out carefully. The trick-or-treat bag is layered twice to add some dimension.

Stamp: Pick of the Patch (Paper Pretties), Series 34 (Clear Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, and Bamboo Leaves (Memento); Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold (TH Distress Inks)
Copics: 0, E00, E01, E33, E37, YR04, G24
Accessories: sponge(SU), linen thread(SU), ribbon, dimensionals(SU)

There you have it! A treat holder recycling baby food jars!

Now for some fabulous treat holder ideas, start with Christie's blog, Little Pink Flowers, and blog hop to visit all the Prettie Girls! Really awesome and spooktacular creations you don't want to miss!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Welcome to La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #9!

Guess what?!
I get to host this week's challenge and it's all about the sparkle this week!

Bring it on, my crafty friends!
Let's see what you've got!
Glitter, bling, shimmer... it's all good!
For more info on the challenge, please visit:
La-La Land Crafts

Here's my card:

Sparkly Angel LaLa


Can you see the shimmer and shine? I put some Shimmerz all over my angel. Her wing has Diamond Glaze on it. I also sprinkled some glitter onto the wings before they dried. Speaking of glitter, do you see that the snowflakes sparkle from all the glitter I put on them?

Stamps: Angel LaLa (La-La Land Crafts)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU), Whisper White (SU), Snowflake Falala (Making Memories)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Olive (SU)
Copics: 0, B95, BG0000, E0000, E00, E02, RV95, Y21, YR31
Accessories: Diamond Glaze, Shimmerz (Angel Wings, Gold, Pink, Sky Blue), glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls (Kaiser), Latte Bulk buttons (SU), ribbon, linen thread, Nestabilities

Okay! Now it is YOUR turn!
Sparkle away!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PWC73 - Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy

I am so excited to be able to participate in a Paper Pretties Challenge!

This week's Pretties Wednesday Challenge is a color combo!

Barely Banana
Ruby Red
Not Quite Navy

What a neat color combo, Christi!
I had SO much fun putting this one together. Thank you!

Here is my card:

Prettie Snowflake Angel

Stamp: Snowflake Kisses (Paper Pretties), Sparkling Snowflake (Hero Arts), Series 37 (Clear Stamps)
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Barely Banana (SU), Not Quite Navy (SU), Ruby Red (SU), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Copics: 0, B97, BG0000, E00, E30, E37, R37, RV95, T3, Y21
Accessories: Barely Banana 1/2" grosgrain ribbon (SU), linen thread (SU), Fresh Favorites II buttons (SU), Scalloped Tag (Spellbinders), clear embossing powder (SU), glue pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), Stampin' Dimensionals (SU)

A couple of closeups:

Prettie ribbon and tag:

I used Barely Banana grosgrain ribbon across the front. I tied a separate bow down to the ribbon going across with some linen thread. A ruby red button was tied onto the bow with the same thread. I used the smallest die from the Scalloped Tag Shapeabilities Collection to cut out this cute little tag. Using a sponge, I added some Barely Banana to the edges. I stamped "holiday" in Ruby Red and "fun" in Not Quite Navy. The tag was added to the bow with a separate piece of linen thread.

Snowflake Kisses Sophia:

Here is darling Sophia making a snowflake angel in the snow.
Isn't she adorable?! I knew I wanted to use her for the challenge right away!
I managed to find Copics to match the Ruby Red, Barely Banana, and Not Quite Navy colors. Let's see... I used R37 first and then put a layer of RV95 over it for Ruby Red. I used Y21 for Barely Banana and B97 for Not Quite Navy. Perfect matches! :)

The big snowflakes in the background was made by stamping the large snowflake in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I hope you like Snowflake Kisses Sophia as much as I do!

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LLWWC 8 and La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Release!

Welcome back! I am so excited to be able to finally show you La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Release! To see ALL 12 Christmas releases, please visit the La-La Land Crafts BLOG.

Many of you were wondering what was behind my sneak peek:

Well... here she is!

Candy Cane Clover!

Here's my card! It's for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #8!
For this week's challenge, you get to make a card with a Christmas or Winter theme!

Paper: "Tis The Season Cut Outs" (Bo-Bunny)
Stamp: Candy Cane Clover (La-La Land Crafts)
Copics: E30, E11, E17, E19, R29, YR23, BG02, YG17, 0
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen & Tea Dye (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
Accessories: Ribbon, pop-up dots

I LOVE coloring Clover!

Here's how I put Clover together...

The first layer is the candy cane, her left wing, and her beak. The next layer is her right wing. The bottom layer is her cockscomb, tail, and shoes.

Here's a closeup of the candy cane. I filled it in with Glossy Accents.

I have a giveaway from the blog hop!
Wow... 100 responses! Thank you all for joining in on the fun!!

Drum roll please...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-10-14 06:43:59 UTC

The winner of one cute Candy Cane Clover and a few extra goodies is:



She said...
Thanks for this great sneak peek! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Congratulations!! Please email me your mailing address.
whoopsie.daisy (at)

Come back next week for another fun giveaway!


Monday, October 12, 2009

La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Release Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone,

This Blog Hop post will stay up on top until our Christmas Release & Challenge next Wednesday. Please scroll down for newer posts. Thank you!!

Welcome to La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Release Blog Hop!! To celebrate the release of the fabulous Christmas stamps on October 14th, we are having a fun Blog Hop. Each DT Member and all of the Guest DT members will show you a sneak-peek of one of the new Christmas stamps...

If you are just starting out, be sure to start at the very beginning at La-La Land Crafts!

Here's my sneak peek...

I can't wait for you to see ALL of the new releases. Isn't this one so cute?!

Just a reminder...
Besides seeing all the cute sneak peeks of our new images? The winner of the Blog Hop will receive not one, but THREE of our new stamps (winner's choice!!) PLUS all of the items in the photo below:

- Spellbinders Shapeabilites Create A Flake 1
- Spellbinders Shapeabilites Pendants Fleur De Lis
- Spellbinders Borderabilites Fleur De Lis
- JustRite A Merry Little Christmas Set
- Basic Grey Holiday Ornaments Chipboard
- Cuttlebug For You Ornament Die Cut and Embossing Folder combo
- Copic Marker Soft Case for 24 Markers
- Three Copic Markers: E11, E33 and B41
- The Paper Company Bordeaux Filigree Accents
- Hero Arts Gemstones

* Start your Blog Hop at the La-La Land Crafts' blog
* Each DT Member will guide you to the next Blog during the Blog Hop
* Final stop is back at La-La Land Crafts Blog where you have to leave a comment telling us how many different stamps there are in our Christmas Release (it can be tricky, be careful)

One comment per person please. We will draw the winning number from all the entries next Wednesday, October 14th, around 10 am PST. Everyone is welcome to participate. We will ship internationally!!

Our new Christmas stamps will be released and available in our online store on the same date, October 14th. We can't wait for you to see the new stamps. They are so cute and so much fun!!

SO... you are wondering where you need to go next, right? Well, before I send you off, I have a giveaway in celebration of La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Blog Hop!

Leave me a comment here and you will be entered for a chance to win the stamp that goes with this sneak peek and some surprise treats to go with it! Just leave me a comment here and let me know what you think of the blog hop and all of the sneak peeks!

Okay... now you can go to your next stop! Just click HERE!

Good luck!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hero Arts Penguin and Snowman!

When Holly handed me the penguin stamp and snowman stamp from Hero Arts, I fell in love with them! They are just the cutest! Here's a quick card I whipped up as a sample for the store. I know I will be making more cards with these cuties.

I also wanted to show you this pumpkin I made using the Giga Scalloped Circle by Marvy Uchida.

I know I have seen this made somewhere but I can not remember where!
If you have a link to share for this pumpkin, please feel free to put it under comments. If you make one, I would love to see it as well!

If you want to see how I made this adorable pumpkin, click HERE! I have a step by step tutorial on the Scrapbooking Supplies R Us blog. Let me know what you think of it!

Happy Belated Birthday, Karin!

I just wanted to wish Karin Hoeve, Guest Designer for La-La Land Crafts, a "Happy Belated Birthday"!! With everything going on this week, I didn't get a chance to post the card I made for her on Tuesday. Then Irina pointed out to me that even if I had posted on Oct. 6th (her actual birthday), it would have been belated because she is in the Netherlands!! LOL! Oh! Our Karin has been a busy gal herself! She is the one that has been overseeing the La-La Land Crafts' Christmas Sneak Peek Blog Hop! Awesome job, Karin!!



Sunday, October 04, 2009

LLWWC7 and blog candy alerts

Well, long story short... Ken does not have the swine flu. He has strep throat. My poor boy had another round of high fevers with a headache, vomiting, and a stomach ache. At one point, he was so stiff and could hardly move his neck so the doctor mentioned meningitis. That nearly sent me over the edge. He is now on antibiotics and feeling so much better! Phew!

I am posting LLWWC7 late. That's La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #7.
It's a big challenge... the guest design team came up with a medley of challenges. It seems like a lot at first but it's actually not that hard to put together. Have you seen those cards out there with thirteen or fifteen challenges met? This challenge can't be as crazy as putting together thirteen challenges from different sites! lol!

Here's what the guest design team put together:

Karin - Two different patterned papers
Kimmi - Color Combination: Strawberries (red), Chocolate (brown) and Cream
Marcea - Embossing (dry or heat)
Paul - Scallops
Sue - Paper Piercing

I know you can do it! C'mon! Join in on the fun!!

Here's my card:

Ahoy, Pirate Rosie!

Now I KNOW y'all love giveaways.

Check this one out!

All you have to do is go visit Irina at La-La Land Crafts HERE.

How about this cutie?

You can have a chance to win Trick or Treat La La by visiting Sue HERE.

Good Luck!!