Wednesday, November 18, 2009


* This is my second post today. Please scroll down to the next post for the Paper Pretties Challenge!

Oh my goodness! Thanksgiving is next week! I am on Facebook and every day, I see my friends posting their "I am thankful for...". It makes me laugh because I know that it's just that time of the year to be thankful. However, I know that we all know that we should be thankful every day of the year. LOL! That was a mouthful!

Anyways, La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge this week is to create a new card that says "Thank you" or "Thankful"... "Thanks", "Gracias", "Doumo Arigato", "Merci"... you get it!

With the THANKFUL challenge this week, Irina has this awesome blog candy to give away randomly to one lucky person:

Want to learn more about how you can get in on the fun?

Just visit our La-La Land Crafts blog HERE and find out how you can qualify for the blog candy and a chance to be one of our TOP 3!

Here's my "Clover is thankful for..." card.

Stamp: Running Clover
Paper: Whisper White, "Sparrow Daisy" (Glitz), Chocolate Chip
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: 0, E00, E17, E33, R29, YR23, G05, C3
Accessories: ribbon, sponge, Champagne Mist (SU), oval Nestabilities, Flower Bed deep edge punch (Martha Stewart), white gel pen

The Limited Supplies Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is to create a "Thank you / Thankful" card using a bird. Clover is a chicken. I think she counts. Clover is very thankful that it is "TURKEY" day. The CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge at SCS is an inspiration challenge using handbags & purses from Vera Bradley! This would explain my use of the Sparrow Daisy paper by Glitz. Not my usual style.

I also decided to give "Try a New Technique" Challenge at SCS called "Cutting Outside the Box". If you take a close look at Clover, you will notice that I stamped her on Whisper White and used my oval Nestabilities to cut her out. However, her head and tail are sticking out from the frame of the Nestabilities. You can head over to the CHALLENGE to learn more about this technique. I took a few pictures of how I did mine.

We are SO thankful for all of you who follow La-La Land Crafts. The talented entries to our challenges are growing by leaps and bounds. We appreciate the enthusiasm and support of our La-La Land friends. I am thankful for being part of such a dedicated and talented design team. I am grateful for all of you who follow my Whoopsie Daisy blog and take my classes at Memories Live On. I am grateful for Irina. I love that I have such a wonderful friendship with her. I am thankful for my husband and two handsome boys, my family, my dear friends, my life... and I cherish my journey with God.

PWC78 - Color Challenge with a twist!

It's time for another awesome Prettie Wednesday Challenge! We have a new Pretties blog hop and challenge for you!

If you are hopping from Kristy's blog, then you are at the right place!
If not, please start at the very beginning with Christie's blog, Little Pink Flowers, so that you don't miss any of the Prettie projects from the Prettie Girls!

This week's challenge is brought to you by HEATHER!
It is a color challenge with a twist! You will work with red, black, and white for the color challenge... and the twist? Add GLITTER!! We would love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along with us! Full details on the challenge can be found on The Paper Clip.

How to Enter:
Make a card following the challenge guidelines with any Paper Pretties stamps.
Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery.
Please include it in the Weekly Challenges album and use keyword PWC78.
Deadline: 6 PM EST Tuedsay, November 17th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

So here's my card using the adorable new Bubble Time Sophia, December's Stamp of the Month.

Stamp: Bubble Time Sophia (Paper Pretties' December Stamp of the Month)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: 0, E0000, E00, E01, E17, R29, 100, B0000
Paper: Back to Basics "Persuasion Cut Outs" (BoBunny), "Tis the Season" (BoBunny) Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: Pearls (Kaiser Scrapbook), Spooky Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest, Crystal Fine and Garnet glitter (Martha Stewart), pop-up dots

I saw that the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #13 is a Shadowbox. I love making these... so much so that I made another one for the Copic Colour Challenge that I will post later today.

I have to explain that the scalloped edge layer inside the card are supposed to be red curtains. They do not show through the layers very well. I used Crystal Fine glitter and Garnet glitter on Sophia's towel, rub, and bubbles.

Okay! Now it's time to hop over to Jennifer's awesome blog, Glitter in My Hair.