Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LLWWC31 - Make Your Own Flowers

It's Wednesday and you know what this means! I have TWO challenges for you today! Please click HERE to see the Paper Pretties Challenge / Birthday hop.

Welcome to another La La Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Our hostess this week is Kim!
This week's challenge is MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS

Before I get to my card, I just wanted to thank all those who participated in our challenge last week AND used a La-La Land Crafts stamp. Please remember that in order to qualify for TOP 3, you need to use a La-La Land Crafts image. If you do not have any of our stamps yet, you can start your collection by purchasing one or more of our new digi stamps! Digi stamps are now available in our online store. Awesome news for anyone who prefer rubber... these digis are now in RUBBER!! You can find them HERE.

Here is LOTUS sitting pretty for The Pink Elephant Challenge 59 and Creative Card Crew Challenge 46 (Going Dotty).

Here's the sketch from The Pink Elephant:

I've made these flowers in the past (2007) using the Three For You punch (SU). I use my fingernail to rough up the edges and as the petals soften, it begins to separate. I push the top layer up and push both layers in the middle to crease it a bit. Very easy to do once you get the hang of it. I  used the larger hole punch on my Crop-A-Dile to create the centers for each flower. Then I added a drop of glue to each center and added micro beads.

You can see my original flowers HERE on Splitcoaststampers.

Here's a closeup of the flowers that I made today:

Here's a closeup of Lotus:

Thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to go visit La-La Land Crafts and join in on the fun!
I can't wait to see your handmade flowers!

Whoo's Prettie Birthday Is It?

Whoo's birthday are we celebrating today? Whoo whoo?! Why... it's our very own StampOwl, Frances's Birthday! In addition to our Wednesday challenge, we're hopping for her birthday! Now, if you didn't get here from Wendy's blog, be sure to hop back over to Prettie Mama Christie's blog so you don't miss out on having a hoot of a good time today!


This week the challenge is hosted by Jana Weaver.

Jana’s challenge, in honor of Frances' birthday, is to find inspiration for your card from some type of owl (real or fictional) and include a picture of your inspiration with your post.

Now most of you know that I have been collecting all things owls since I was a little girl. I LOVE owls! Surprisingly, this challenge really got me thinking hard and I couldn't decide what to do! Instead of looking at my collection for inspiration, I decided to just pick one of three favorite owls in real life. I love the Snowy Owls and Sooty Owls... but the one I chose today for my inspiration is the Spotted Owl.

I used the sketch from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch 61 for the layout and included this card in the Cupcake Craft Challenge 83 (food & drink):

 I used Make A Wish for this week's card...
I tried to capture the brown and white of the owl.

This week the Design Team are using “Lady Sophia” and “Make A Wish”. Both sets are on special in the Pretties Boutique for one week only. 20% off!!

Come play along with us! Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties Gallery. Be sure to add it to the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC96.

Hop on over to see what kind of owl inspiration and fabulous project Jennifer has put together for today's challenge!

Don't forget to stop by with Frances and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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