Sunday, January 29, 2012

La-La Land Crafts CHA Release is HERE!!

Are you reading this from CHA? Have you been to the La-La Land Crafts booth yet (Booth 1780)? No??? What are you waiting for?? LLLC has some AMAZING new stamps for you to see, super fun make and takes, and you get to meet some amazing artists and owners!

For those of you not so lucky to be at CHA, don't worry. You can check out the LLLC Blog to see the NEW stamp images and some gorgeous samples from the uber-talented design team for your visual delight.

Best of all, you can PRE-ORDER these NEW stamps RIGHT NOW in our STORE!

Click HERE to go SHOPPING!
All pre-orders will start shipping on February 10th!

For my CHA release project, I decided to make and 8 x 10 canvas to showcase a few of the NEW stamps....LOVE THEM!!

Here it is with Tricycle Marci, Sitting Luka and Tire Swing.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, chalks
Lips: R20
Hair: E49, E37, E33
Headband: Y15, Y11, YR31
Shirt: R83, Y15, Stickles
Shoes: Y15, Y11, Stickles
Shorts: B91, B93, B95, C5

Tricycle: R81, R29, R83, R85 N8, C7, C5, C3,
Basket: R24, R29

Sitting Luka:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: YR21, YR24
Hat: N4, R29, R27, R24
Outer Shirt: R29, N4
Shading on white shirt & hat: N0, N2, colorless blender
Pants: B91, B93, B95, N4
Shoes: R27, N2

Tire Swing: N8, N6, N4, C7, C5, C3, Black 100

That's it for me folks. For those of you that know, I'm at CHA to work the LLLC Booth so I hope those of you who are attending get a chance to stop by and visit. It's been a lot of work and not a lot of sleep so I'm one tired cookie! Thank goodness for COOOFFEEEEE! :)

Hugs,
Rosie

Monday, January 23, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Love is in the Air

Happy Monday morning to ya! It's time for another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday and the theme this week is:

Love is in the Air

I decided to use Heart Balloon Marci for my card today. She's so adorable and absolutely fun and easy to color up....I {heart} LLLC! I'm still working on coloring pleats....it definitely takes lots and lots of practice for sure!! I'm not quite there yet, but maybe by the summer, LOL! I do love how her hair turned out....lots of "flicking" involved on the hair. :)

Copics:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R24, chalk
Hair: E49, E37, E33
Dress/Headbands: R22, R24, R32, Inkssentials Opaque White Pen
White areas: C3, Colorless Blender, Stardust Stickles
Balloon: YG25, YG17, Inksentials Opaque White Pen, Stardust Stickles

It's a pretty clean and simple card, but most of my cards still take me forever. I have a hard time figuring out card designs and papers. If I could just have someone come over, pick papers out and do some card layouts ahead of time for me, my card-making life would be sooooo much easier, haha! Although I'm sure lots of you wish for the same thing. :)

If I just didn't have to work full-time, but the hubby said I would just find something else to take up all my time...so true!

Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock from Close To My Heart
White Ink Pad from Close To My Heart (rubbed over embossing)
DP from Echo Park Little Girl Collection Kit
Sentiment Sticker from 7gypsies Together Ensemble
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections
Candy Hearts Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug Love's in the Air Embossing Set
Martha Stewart Edge Punch-Lace Heart
Pink Pearls from my stash

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. I raised Tilda and the sentiment on pop-dots.

Now, don't forget you can play along with all our challenges by uploading your creations to the LLLC Customer Gallery as many times as you like during the month. At the beginning of the next month LLLC will choose one of the entries to award a prize to... it could be YOU!!


Have a great week! CHA is fast approaching (this Friday I'll be flying to Cali)!! I'll try to post pictures throughout CHA for your viewing pleasure!

Hugs,
Rosie :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CropStop & Tutorial News!

Don't forget you have until tonight (Wed., Jan. 18th) to get your card done and uploaded for CropStop's Challenge #53: You can "Quote" me on That! We want to see a quote on your project. There are lots of "quotables" to be had. Whatever you choose, be sure to give credit to the owner of the quote. Visit the RULES tab on the CropStop Blog Sidebar to be sure your entry qualifies for the gift certificate prize!

Do you have bottles of loose glitter sitting around collecting dust? I have lots of them, because frankly, I hate using them and having glitter all over the place. Check out the CropStop Blog today to see my first ever TUTORIAL on how to use Scor-Tape and Glitter to add lots of sparkle to your cards!

You'll need Scor-tape (the sheets work awesome for this technique), loose glitter, and a sharp craft knife.

Here's a picture of the top of my Easel Card using the Scor-tape/Glitter Technique. See the CropStop Blog for all the details!!

Supplies:
Magnolia Hello Tilda Stamp
(Colored with Copics/Chalk & Stardust Stickles)
Craft Concepts 5th Avenue Glam SOPHIA'S GARDEN Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Loose Glitter
Martha Stewart Grass/Bunny Punch
CTMH Liquid Applique (white)
DPs (from my stash)
Ribbon (from my stash)
Sentiment from La-La Land Crafts Suitcase Set
Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs
Scor-Tape

Here's the full-view of my glittery and sparkly Easel Card using Hello Tilda!
Challenges Entered:
The Emerald Faerie Garden - Green & Gold/Yellow
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - Bright & Cheery

I'll post the Tutorial on my blog later in the week!
Have a great Wednesday!

Hugs,
Rosie :)
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Inspiration Monday-Favorite Things

Good Monday Morning to ya! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty busy! We babysat our nieces and nephew so their parents could celebrate their wedding anniversary. It was great having them over and Isaiah LOVES playing with his cousins!! That's something my husband and I didn't get to experience as kids because we were both military brats and had to move every few years. It's nice that we live close to Paul's family so our little boy gets the opportunity to see his cousins, Aunt, and Uncle almost every week. :)

Before I get to this week's Inspiration Monday Challenge, did you see that LLLC is have a SALE??
PRE-CHA Rubber Stamps SALE!! Enter PRECHA20 code upon checkout to receive 20% OFF on all LLLC rubber stamp purchases of $100 or more (before shipping and taxes). It's like getting two free stamps!! PLUS we will add one FREE stamp from one of our older collections to every order placed using this offer code.
*LLLC RUBBER stamps ONLY! Digi Stamps, Cheery Lynn Dies, Dyan Reavley stamps and Kits are NOT included in this sale!
*This offer is valid until Friday, January 20th.
Now on to our Inspiration Challenge:

Favorite Things

This can be anything - your favorite La-La Land Crafts stamp, colour combo, dies, papers etc!

I thought this would be an easy challenge, but I have so many favorite things!! I had to limit my card to just a few things so it wasn't so overwhelming......lots of layers scare me, LOL! I'm just not very good at the whole layering thing....it boggles my mind!

Since I love cupcakes, I had to use this super-cute Sugar n' Spice Marci. And, of course, she wouldn't be complete without another favorite of mine....Stardust Stickles! I use them all the time!!

Copics & Chalk
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20, Chalk
Hair/Spoon/Cupcake Frosting: E29, E37, E33
Cupcake Liner: Y21, Y15, R20
Pink: R32, R24, R22, RV13, Stardust Stickles
Apron: Paper-pieced, Stardust Stickles

I absolutely love paper kits, but most 12x12 kits have dps with huge designs that don't fair very well for card-making. Well, recently I came across some Echo Park kits and they are FABULOUS! The dps are double sided and have smaller designs on them that are perfect for us cardmakers! The dps and sentiment for this card came from Echo Park Little Girl Collection.

Another new favorite of mine are the Craft Concepts 5th Avenue Glam Embossing Folders. These embossing folders have an open middle section at the top of the embossing folder so you can slide a strip of long paper through the opening and make a continuous embossed strip....AMAZING!

For my green embossed background I used the 5th Avenue Glam BROCADE embossing folder. After I embossed it, I rubbed CTMH White Daisy Ink over the top with my finger to bring out the design. I used my wonderful Bow Easy to make my double-loop bow.

My other favorites: Pink Lace from Recollections, Close to my Heart Pearls, and Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms (I love all their flowers!).

Challenges Entered:
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Don't forget you can participate in all our challenges during the month by uploading your creations to the LLLC Customer Gallery. At the end of the month, LLLC will do a random drawing for a gift certificate to the STORE.

Have a great week and see ya back her soon!

Love ya and thank you for visiting!
Rosie :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Inspiration Monday-Make a Scene

Good Monday Morning to ya! :) Now that the holidays are over, are you getting geared up for 2012?! Hard to believe we are 9 days into the New Year! So, do you know what's right around the corner, other than Valentine's Day?

CHA baby!! Yes, that's right....at the end of January will be the next Craft & Hobby Association Convention in Anaheim, California. Now's the time to get with your local scrapbook stores and let them know about La-La Land Crafts so they can scope out the new stamps at CHA and bring them to their stores!!

If you haven't been to the LLLC Store in a while, you may have missed some of the new things Irina has added. You should head on over and check out the "OTHER" section... Irina is now carrying sentiment stamps and Cheery Lynn Dies!! The other new items that I'm really loving are the DIGI SCENES....so convenient and easy to use!

So to bring us into our 2nd week of the New Year, the LLLC Challenge this week is to:

MAKE A SCENE

For my 8x8 Shadow Box, I decided to use one of the new DIGI SCENES in the LLLC Store called Heart Balloon Marci Digi Scene. I colored my scene with a combo of Copics and Chalk.

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, chalk
Lips: R20, chalk
Hair: E57, E25, E35
Dress/Hairbands: Paper-pieced & shaded with chalk, stardust stickles
Shoes: shaded with chalk, stardust stickles
Balloon: Paper-pieced
Presents: Paper-Pieced, MS Blue glitter, B02, B04, B05, YR02, YR04, YR07, stardust stickles
Garden Bench: E49, E29, E37, E33, N4, N6, N8
Bird: B02, B04, B05, G02, G14, YG17

These gorgeous papers came from the 8x8 DCWV Mariposa Stack. They are absolutely beautiful so I didn't want to cover them up very much. I cut out butterflies from some of the other dps in the same pack and added them in the corners. The butterflies in the pack have glitter on them, but I added more gold stickles. It's very sparkly in real life. I'm thinking about stamping a quote or sentiment either at the top or bottom, but not sure yet which one I want to use. :)


Here is the 8x8 page in a Shadow Box Frame I got from Walmart. I just found these cute and cheap frames at Walmart over the weekend.
I now need to go back and buy several!


Here's a side view:


Now don't forget you can play along with our LLLC Challenges all month long by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery! And you'll definitely want to check out the LLLC Challenge Blog to see all the inspiration from my fellow DT sisters....they are AH-MAZING!

Have a great week and see back here soon!
Hugs,
Rosie :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

BLOG CANDY WINNERS!

YES, I said winners!! With the holidays and the fact that me and the little man were sick last week, I am late drawing the winner of my blog candy.

So I decided to add a little mini 2nd blog candy and have my little boy pick two winners!!


The winner of the big Grand Prize from my Birthday post HERE is........CEBELICA!!


The winner of a small goodie box is....... KELLY NEIS!!


Thanks to all of you who left your wonderful comments on my Birthday Blog Post. I wish I could send you all goodies!! You really make blogging worth it and I love you all! Stayed tuned because I will have some more blog candy soon.

Hugs,
Rosie

Inspiration Monday-Pink, Black & White

Happy New Year everyone!! Were you able to stay up until midnight??
We had some family and friends come over. I cooked up a bunch of finger foods and we all did our best to keep each other up so we could ring in the new year. It was lots of fun! Once we blew our horns and took pictures, I was off to bed....I'm getting too old to stay up to midnight, LOL!

Before I get to my La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday Challenge, I wanted to let you know that LLLC is having a sale!
Five days ONLY!!! Today through Friday LLLC is having a 20% OFF SALE on selected Marci and Luka RUBBER STAMPS in the STORE!!
Here is what's included in this SALE:
Angel Marci/Autumn Marci/Baking Marci/Bedtime Luka/Luka with Pumpkin/Marci with Snowman/Pilgrim Marci/Pilgrim Luka/Snowboard Marci/Snowboard Luka/Luka on Sled/Sunny Christmas Marci/Sunny Christmas Luka/Chef Marci/Santa Marci/Caroling Luka/Ice Skating Marci/Winter Marci/and Pumpkin Marci!!
Click HERE to go SHOPPING!!
The challenge this week at LLLC is:

PINK, BLACK, & WHITE

For my New Years card today, I used one of my favorites, Autumn Marci! I think she's so versatile and CA-UTE!

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E11, E02, R20, chalk
Hair: Prismacolor Sienna Brown, E18, E33
Hat/Scarf: Stamp, Black Copic,Black Chalk, Glossy Accents
Coat/Boots: C3, C5, C7, N4, N6, N8, Black chalk, Glossy Accents
Dress/Gloves/Socks: R81, R83, R85

Additional Supplies:
Couture Creations Renaissance Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Black Soot Distress Ink
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Hyacinth Dew Drops
The Paper Studio White Lace
Close To My Heart Pink Lace
Making Memories Wedding DP

I hand-wrote the sentiment and raised it and Autumn Marci on pop-dots.

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Happy New Year
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Now don't forget, you can play along with us and upload your creations to our Customer Gallery. Don't forget to check the LLLC Blog for more inspiration!

Have a great week and see ya back here soon!

Hugs,
Rosie