Saturday, August 29, 2009

All Boxed Up!

“All Boxed Up” – A Penny Black Halloween!
Teacher: Jane Matsumoto
Date: Sunday - September 13th 2009
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Cost: $25

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Jane has a few special Halloween projects this month that are fun to make and terrific to receive!

How would you like to make these cute shadow box and spooky diorama card?

Wouldn’t this little treat holder make for the cutest gifts for teachers or co-workers or friends?

All of my classes come with colored pictures with detailed instructions.
Most of the materials are pre-cut, pre-scored, and subject to change.

Please bring with you:
- paper trimmer (black & orange blades) OR a Scor-PaL
- favorite adhesive
- foam mounting tape / pop up dots
- sharp scissors with precision tip
The following items are not necessary and will be provided but it helps to have them if you do not want to have to wait too long for your turn.

- Clear acrylic blocks and Black Tuxedo Memento ink pad
- Penny Black: Spooky! Clear acrylic stamp set
- Copic markers (your favorites for coloring the Penny Black images)
- Copic atyou Spica pens (Clear, Silver/Black)
- Scalloped edge punch

A Spooky Sneak Peek from La-La Land Crafts

I have a spooky sneak peek to share with you! Well, maybe not a "spooky" in a scary kind of way but it's for the Halloween Release over at La-La Land Crafts. On September 10th, 11 new stamps are coming out!

To celebrate the new release, one of the new Halloween stamps is being given away, winner's choice!!

To find out more about the giveaway, please visit La-La Land Crafts.

Hope these sneak peeks were a real treat!

Have a fang-tastic day!! :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LLWWC2 - Stitching

In the post below this one, I posted the details for the challenge and all of the cards that were sent in by the Design Team and the Guest Designers.

I forgot to give the deets on my own card! lol!

This is Pepper with Cake. I adore this stamp!

Aside from La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge to incorporate stitching onto the card, I joined in on the fun on a couple of the challenges from SplitCoastStampers. The next challenge on my list was "Try a New Technique" TLC235 "Painted Grid". The other challenge was "Limited Supplies" LSC234 "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".

The first challenge (Painted Grid) asked for a brayer and mesh. I couldn't, for the life of me, find my mesh so I cut up a piece from the liner that protects the shelving in my cabinets. What can I say? LOL! Anyways, I wrapped it around the brayer and stuck it down with some double stick tape. I trimmed of the extra edge so that it lay flat on the brayer. I inked it up with Whisper White and rolled it over the Chocolate Chip cardstock. When I rolled it out, I realized that the "grid" on the liner was slightly raised on the front and the other part of the "criss cross" wasn't able to touch the paper. SO... I turned the cardstock once, counter clockwise, inked up the brayer, and completed the "hatching" so that it actually looked like a grid. So there you have it.

Can you guess what the second challenge on SCS was about?

That's right... masculine card! The "Limited Supplies" part of the challenge said "No flowers, no ribbon, no bling." The "no ribbon" part of the challenge said that fibers, twine, linen thread, etc. were okay. I assumed that sewing on the card would then be okay. So, what do you think? Masculine enough?

For more info on our challenge over at La-La Land Craft, please come visit us HERE. Or scroll down to the next post to find out more about this week's challenge. Hope you join in on the fun!

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge 2 - Stitching

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

This week, we have La-La Land Crafts Design Team Member, Lisa, hosting!
Here's what she has to say:

"Hi everyone! My name is Lisa Hjulberg, and it's my privilege to host the La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge. The challenge this week is Stitching. Please use stitching somewhere in your card or other papercraft project. It can be machine stitching, hand stitching or faux stitching. Personally, this is one of my favorite things to do when making a card. I hope you do too... or will, once you've tried it. Remember, anyone can play! "
Fun challenge, Lisa! I love stitching and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

The design team will be select the top 3 favorites every week for each challenge.
The Top 3 will get to put this adorable button on their blog.


The one with the most votes will get 25% off at La-La Land Crafts online store!!
Here's what you need to do to participate:
1) Create a NEW card for the challenge.
Yes, you may combine challenges!
You may also use other images.
2) Post your card or project to the SCS gallery.
3) Keyword: LLWWC1*
If you are using a stamp from La-La Land Crafts, use keywords: LLLC, LLWWC1
4) Link to this challenge in your gallery post.
5) Then come back here and post a link to your gallery under "Comments".
You do not need a SCS gallery in order to play along!
Just link your blog or email your card to La-La Land Crafts!
We will add your card to the challenge!
You have until Sunday, August 30th at 11:59 pm

For inspiration check out what our talented design team members came up with!

Pepper With Cake by Jane Matsumoto

Guest Designers

Rosie Sitting With Cat by Karin Hoeve

Rosie Sitting With Cat by Kim Blakey

Rosie With Bird by Marcea Watkins

Happy Maya by Paul Ford

Sitting Lala by Sue Kment

We can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Top 3 for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge and One Lucky Winner of Rosie the Cat

Thank you to everyone who participated in La-La Land Crafts' very first La-La's Weekly Wednesday challenge! The entries were all fabulous!

Twelve of us (Irina, the Design Team and our Guest Designers) had a poll on their favorite entries. Let me tell you... it was a really difficult to narrow it down to just three!

Well, here are our top picks:

1 - Rowena of Crafty Pagan Designs with this card

I love how so many different elements come together so beautifully on this card!
The lovely layers, the distressed edges, the silk flowers with different embellishments...
and the adorable image that is colored to perfection!

2 - Cat of Cat's Crafty Corner with this project

I adore this entry! Isn't it just the cutest?! The flowers with the pearls and the pretty ribbon compliment the basket and card perfectly! I love the colors that were used... so fresh and fun! Terrific stitching on the basket too!

3 - Ceal of Simply Beautiful with this card

Congratulation Ladies!!!

Also, for the first challenge, we had a random drawing for one of La-La Land Crafts stamps. Irina used to pick the number and the winner is Michelle VanWiggeren!! Michelle entered the challenge with this card.

Congratulations, Michelle!!

Now for the winner of one darling "Rosie with Cat" stamp from me:

Lucky #7 is SHIRLEY N. from Stampin for the Fun of It

Aloha, Shirley! Email me your mailing address! Congratulations!!

Everyone... please come back tomorrow for our next challenge and to see all the wonderful projects that our Design Team and Guest Designers have came up with for it!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge (LLWWC1) - FLOWER POWER!

Welcome to La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

LLWWC1 - "Flower Power"
Hi! my name is Jane and I am hosting this week's challenge!
Each of our DT members will take turns hosting these challenges.
Can you tell what this week's challenge is about?
That's right! You must have at least one flower somewhere on the card. It can be Prima flowers (or similiar), pressed flowers, embossed flowers, stamped flowers, etc. The challenge is to use your flower(s) in a way where it stands out but the main focus should still be your stamped image.

Anyone can play! To kick off our very first challenge,
Irina will be giving away Window La-La to one lucky participant!!

The design team will be select the top 3 favorites every week for each challenge.

The Top 3 will get to put this adorable button on their blog.


The one with the most votes will get 25% off at La-La Land Crafts online store!

Here's what you need to do to participate:

1) Create a NEW card for the challenge.
Yes, you may combine challenges!
You may also use other images.
2) Post your card or project to the SCS gallery.
3) Keyword: LLWWC1
* If you are using a stamp from La-La Land Crafts, use keywords: LLLC, LLWWC1
4) Link to this challenge in your gallery post.
5) Then go to La-La Land Crafts and post a link to your gallery under "Comments".

Check out what our talented teams came up with HERE!
Be sure to visit each one!
There may be a giveaway or two from the DT!

Here's what I came up with for the challenge:

This is Rosie with Cat. Isn't she sweet?


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Stamps: Rosie with Cat (La-La Land Crafts), Salutations (Penny Black)
Paper: Ella Dot (Bo-Bunny's Back to Basics) and Bazzill
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cameo Coral & Summer Sun (SU)
Copics: E02, E19, E21, Y15, YR14, YG95, B34, B37, R35, 0, airbrush can
Accessories: Petite Oval LG, Petite Oval Scalloped LG, Scalloped Classic Rectangle LG (Nestabilities), Candies, Taffy (Prima), Playtime Buttons (Autumn Leaves), linen thread (SU), sponge daubers, pop up dots

Here's another one that I made where Rosie's cat is all white.


Stamps: Rosie with Cat (La-La Land Crafts)
Paper: Green Mini Flowers (The Paper Co. Studio), Bazzill
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Cameo Coral (SU))
Copics: E02, E19, E21, YR14, YG95, BG10, B34, B37, R35, 0
Accessories: Classic Circle LG (Nestabilities), Cha-Cha Pink (Prima), sponge daubers, pop-up dots, Kitchen Grass notecards (Amuse)

Now it is YOUR turn!

Since this is my challenge,
I am going to offer a Rosie with Cat stamp as a giveaway!

Follow the directions up above to qualify.
Be sure to link your card to the La-La Land blog!

Remember, you don't have to own a La-La Land Crafts stamp to play!
I can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday's Fun Day Winner!

Congratulations to DANI!

Dani said...
I love Tim Holtz! I actually went to one of his demos and met him. Not only is he smart and sweet but he smells good too! LOL!I love his alcohol inks as well as his stamps. He just has so many awesome things!

The second card on here is a purple butterly. The glossy paper the butterfly is on is colored with his alcohol inks.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Email me your address, Dani!
whoopsie.daisy (at)


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Monday's Fun Day ~ Tim Holtz Idea-ology

This giveaway is now closed!

Here's a tidbit that not many know about me.
I am a HUGE Tim Holtz fan.
That's right. I totally dig all things grundge and distressed.

Meeting him in person at Winter CHA (January) was just awesome.
Thursday, I will share a tag that he demonstrated and some pics to go with it.

Here's something I whipped up tonight just for the fun of it:

I used my Nestabilities tag to make the tag from Grundgepaper.
Then I pressed the tag onto an Antique Linen distress ink pad.


A quick spritz with my mister:


I used my heating tool to air dry the wet ink.

I repeated the process with Tea Dye distress ink:


Have you ever used these masks? They are a lot of fun to play with.


I couldn't easily locate my blending tool so I used a napkin instead.


Remove the mask (Tim Holtz Idea-ology Masks):


Add some foliage from his Idea-ology collection:



I am going to use it as a bookmark. :)

So now we can move on to the Monday's Fun Day!

I had so much fun using Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line that I have a couple of my favorites to give away this week, courtesy of Memories Live On:


To qualify, simply post here if you are a fan of Tim Holtz or not. If you are, then let me know what you like from his product line. If you have something that you have made with some of his stuff, then please put a link here to share. I would love to see!

You have until Sunday, August 16th, to get in on the fun.
I will draw a name at midnight.

Good luck!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Introducing a few of my La-La Land animal friends!

I have made quite a few cards already with the super cute La-La Land Crafts stamps, including La-La and Rosie. However, I am going to save those for the upcoming challenge next Wednesday. That's right! La-La's Wednesday Challenge!

Today, I want you to meet a few of my La-La Land Animal friends.
I have created a card for Banjo Maya, Pepper with Cake, and Whiskers Sleeping. You can view the La-La Land Crafts Animal Collecion HERE.
If you go to La-La Land Crafts and click on each image, you will see that Mark Peterson has written a character description for each collection and each individual image! I have included each character description for my animal friends under each picture here as a preview.

Introducing MAYA:


At the end of a day Maya likes to strum a little song.

A tippy tap tap and a tippy tap toe.

Come on sing along as she plays her banjo.


Introducing PEPPER:


Pepper is so happy because today is his birthday.

He is taking his time to make a special wish.

He’ll huff and puff and blow the candle out.

Now it’s the perfect time to eat his favorite dish.


Introducing WHISKERS:



Whiskers is a pretty kitty who wouldn’t harm a flea.

No jumping or swatting or running through the grass.

Just toss him a pillow under an ole shade tree.

He’ll slumber for a number and as happy as can be.


Aren't these animals adorable?
You can view the La-La Land Crafts Animal Collecion HERE.

Have a Fantastic Friday, everyone!