Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PWC97 - A Card for My Guy!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! It's time for two new challenges! If you are searching for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge, then please scroll down to the next post or click HERE.

It’s time for another Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and Blog Hop! If you didn't get here from Wendy Bond's blog, then you might want to hop back over to Prettie Mama Christie Ortman's blog... don't want you to miss out on a thing! Speaking of which, have you seen her beautiful photography? I love the ones of her children flying kites. Have you seen her new craft space? I wish I was that organized! lol!

So this week's is brought to you by Prettie girl, Wendy Bond. Wendy is in the mood for masculine cards since she has several birthdays coming up that calls for the manly look. For this challenge, the Prettie girls are using “Wade E Bug” and “Bugs and Fishes” which are both 20% off this week!!

I went with “Wade E Bug”... I think he's just the cutest 'lil bug!!
The sketch is from Friday Sketchers Challenge #95. I LOVE this sketch!!

Heeeeeere's Wade E Bug!

I was thinking of giving this one to my husband for his next birthday.
The guy gets carded all the time... he's older than me too!
A lot older.

HEY! It kinda looks like him too. Cute!!
I just need to add the glasses. :)

Come play along with us!

How to Enter:
Create a card/project using this week's challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have.
Upload your project to the Paper Pretties Gallery.
Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC97.

Now it's time to hop hop hop over and see what Jennifer Greco has in store for you!

LLWWC32 - Paper Pieced Happy Maya

Welcome to La-La Land's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!

Before I get started with this week's challenge, I just to give a big "Thank you!!" to all the talented ladies who joined us for last week's "Make-your-own-flowers" Challenge!! I love seeing all of your wonderful projects! A special "Thank you" to those who used our stamps and digis!

Today's host is Kristine and her challenge is PAPER PIECING! For those who have never tried this or need some help, a few of us on the design team have posted tutorials on paper piecing. You can find Jane's Here, Maureen's Here, and Jana's Here.

Kristine has used Rosie with Bird, and so this adorable rubber stamp will be on sale 20% OFF this whole week!

I paper pieced Happy Maya, one of my favorite La-La Land Crafts' stamps.

I joined in on the fun over at Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge #274.

Just a few reminders, since the rules have changed a bit this past month:

  1. Create a NEW card/project for the challenge. You are more than welcome to combine challenges!
  2. Everyone is welcome to play, but to qualify for Top Three and for the prize your project MUST have a La-La Land Crafts stamp on it!! You are welcome to use any other stamps along with LLLC images, such as sentiments, background, etc.
  3. Link your project to Mr. Linky below by Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 11:59pm PST (GMT-8). Be sure to link directly to the blog or gallery post featuring your entry! If you post your card on Splitcoaststampers, please use BOTH keywords LLLC and LLWWC32.
  4. Create the link to this challenge (link back to us) in your blog or gallery post.
Now hop on over to La-La Land Crafts to check out what the rest of the Design Team and Guest Designers have whipped up for you!

I can't wait to see what you paper-piece!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Hoppy Birthday!

Last Sunday, I was lucky to have been asked by Melissa to participate in her Pink Cat Studio New Digi Stamps release. The Easter Digi Stamps are super cute! One of my favorites is the "Hopping Bunnies". What I love about this one is that it is easy to use for occasions other than Easter.

Well so happens that today is Melissa's birthday... so I decided to make her a card using Hopping Bunnies! HOPPY BIRTHDAY, Melissa!

I love this sketch!

Melissa, I hope that your birthday is full of laughter, love, and CAKE!


Monday, March 29, 2010

A Prettie Peek of Everyday Miracles!

Hello everyone!
I have another Prettie Peek to share with you today!
It is from a set called "Everyday Miracles."
I absolutely LOVE this one!

I used this sketch from The Sweet Shop Sketch Challenge #49.

I hope you enjoyed today's sneak peek!
Be sure to hop over to visit with Christie and Wendy.
They are also showing you a sneak peek using this set!
Please come back on Wednesday for our Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and the Pretties New Release scheduled for April 1st!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts!

Hello everyone! I have some Ellephantastic news to share!

Take a look at this adorable bear dressed up in a bunny suit! It's Roger Dressed as the Easter Bunny by Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts!

I have some exciting news to share!
Helen invited me to join her Design Team for Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts! I am so pleased to be able to work along side Heidi, Jilli, and Linda!

Here's my Roger card:

You can buy this adorable image and other Ellephantastic digis HERE.


NEW digis

NEW shop

• Ellephantastic Challenge blog!

• If you would like to send in your cards or projects, then please post a link to your card or project over at Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts blog, or send Helen an email with a photo of your card or project HERE & it will be posted on the NEW Ellephantastic Digi Showcase!

Have a fabby day!


Friday, March 26, 2010

A Prettie Peek at Lamb Toy (Fluffy Lambykins)

I'm so excited that it's time for another round of Prettie Peeks! This one is for the Paper Pretties April Release! All of the new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Monday, April 1st!

We kicked it off yesterday with Prettie peeks from Heather and Jennifer. They have a couple of awesome projects using Julie's latest scripture. It's so elegant! Be sure to go take a look!

Also, if you didn't know already, Prettie girl Heather is hosting her 3rd annual Blog Candy for a Great Cause giveaway. This year, Heather is trying to help raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. Her friend Chava is going to be participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walk and Heather is helping her try to reach her fundraising goal. I know that together, we can make this happen!

My Prettie peek for today is using one of the four new Prettie digi stamps being released on April 1st. This Lamb Toy image is absolutely precious! My boys called my lamb "Fluffy Lambykins" when they saw it on my craft table.

I added flowersoft to the lamby and buttons to the wheels.
Isn't that little lamb just the sweetest?!

Now hop on over and visit with Frances and Julie to see what wonderful projects they have been putting together for the Paper Pretties' April Release!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Teddy Loves Spring" cards and box class this Saturday!

My "Teddy Loves Spring" cards and box class is this Saturday at Memories Live On!
The class is from 2p - 5p. Please allow an extra half hour or so at the end, just in case you need more time to finish up.

If you have the following items, please bring it with you to class:

Favorite adhesive (snail adhesive, liquid glue, glue stick, etc)

Double sided adhesive such as Scor-Pal Tape

Pop up dots

Circle punches (1", 1-1/4" and 1-3/8")

Cutting tools (scissors and paper trimmer)

Scoring tool (black blade on the trimmer or the Scor-Pal)

Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Punch

COPIC Markers

Please be sure to put your name on ALL of the items that you bring to class.
There are a few seats left so please be sure to call the store and reserve your seat today!

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!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pink Cat Studio - NEW Easter Digi Stamps!

Melissa has 10 new Easter themed digi stamps to share with you!

Six of them are brand new and 4 of them are converted rubber stamps. I was so excited when Melissa asked if I would be interested in making a sample for her new release. Of course I said "YES!!" I am so pleased to be able to participate along with guest designers Laura Pryor, Lysa Rohrer, Lauretta See, Crystal Irwin and the incredibly talented PCS Design Team.
Thank you, Melissa!

To view ALL of the awesome projects for the new release, please hop over to Pink Cat Studio.

Here are several projects that I came up with for the new release.  Enjoy!

Hopping Bunnies! Can you hear 'em? Wooooo hooooooo!

Yes... I cut the three bunnies apart and put them in separate windows.
But I kept them together for the next card.

This card uses the sketch for Mojo Monday 130.

Here's Easter Lily! Isn't she just adorable?!
I gave her fuzzy bunny ears, flower with glassy glaze, and a popped up basket.

Easter Bunny with Balloons is one of my faves!
I found a really cute bunny and carrots notepad with a magnetic strip on the back in the dollar bin at Target. I used it to create this altered notepad.

Flowersoft for da bunny and pink fluff for his ears.
The basket was cut out and popped up with dimensionals.
The balloons have glassy glaze on them.
All of the images have been colored with Copics.

Thank you for looking!
Don't forget to hop on over to Pink Cat Studio!
You are gonna love seeing what everyone has come up with!

Have a marvelous Monday!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Your Day, Julie!

We have a birthday to celebrate! Prettie Girl, Julie Masse, is another year wiser today! We can't be together in person so the Pretties Design Team is throwing Julie a virtual birthday party! Happy Birthday, Jules!!

If you didn't get here from Wendy's blog, then you might want to hop back over to Prettie Mama Christie and start at the very beginning. There's a ton of fun to be had and you won't want to miss a thing!

The weather here in Northern California has been gorgeous and warm these past few days. I wanted to send some it over to Julie... hoping that her day is full of sunny smiles, warm love, and happy laughter.

Cute Card Thursday - Anniversaries
Stampin' B's- Monochromatic Green

Time to hop over and keep the birthday party going with Jennifer!
Don't forget to make Julie your final stop.
Let's shower her with birthday wishes!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scallop Envelope Box Tutorial

The leprechauns were very busy in our home in the wee hours of the mornin'.
I stayed up until 4am so they must have come out sometime between then and 6am when the boys got up.
The family room is trashed!! LOL! Green glitter everywhere!

I have some AWESOME news to share!!

My Scallop Envelope Box Tutorial is now up over at Splitcoaststampers!!!

When Beate emailed me a few months ago, I thought I had done something seriously wrong and I was in trouble. I wonder if she gets that a lot. Anyways, I have been holding on to this since the end of last year and could hardly wait for today to finally arrive!

I have both step-by-step pictures as well as my very first video tutorial!

Please take a look and let me know what you think! If you have any questions, please leave them here or there, under comments.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!

Soft and Sweet Easter Cooper Basket

It's Wednesday and this means I have TWO new challenges for you! If you are looking for the challenge for La-La Land Crafts, please scroll down or click HERE!

Hey Prettie Peeps! HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!
It's time for a new Pretties Challenge (PWC95)! You are gonna like this one!

Before we get to my project, I just wanted to check in with you and see if you made it here from Wendy's awesome blog. If not, hop on over to Christie's and start from there. I don't want you to miss a thing! :)

Here's my project using the colors as my inspiration!
This is the Scallop Envelope Box.
My tutorial for it is now up over at Splitcoaststampers!
You can see the step-by-step over HERE.


This is what it looked like before I put some Aquamist cardstock on the flaps

Here's the after:

I added a handle by placing the ends underneath the Aquamist cardstock

Here's a closeup of Eggstra Special Easter Cooper

Our featured sets this week at Paper Pretties are Eggstra Special Easter and Love You This Much. Both of these adorable Coopers are on sale for 20% off... this week only!

Ready for more? Time now for you to hop over to Jennifer's blog and see what she has come up with for this challenge!