Monday, July 11, 2011

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday-SKETCH

Have you checked out the La-La Land Crafts Blog today? If not, then you haven't heard my good news yet......I'm an official DT member for La-La Land Crafts.....YEA!!!! I was asked a couple months ago to be a guest designer for June and July. Then, just recently Irina asked if I would like to stay on as a full time member. I'm soooooo giddy with excitement!! I've loved these stamps since the moment I saw them and this is a great honor for me! They are absolutely adorable and fun to color up. To top it all off, there are going to be lots of new stamps coming out soon. As a matter of fact, Irina will be showing off these new releases at if you're going you should definitely check out her booth!

Every Monday and Friday, the La-La Land Crafts Design Team will be showcasing a new inspirational theme.We would love for you to play along so we can oooooh and ahhhhh over your creations using La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery so we can view your fabulous work.

This week's challenge is a

(by our fabulously talented Michele)

My wonderful SIL, Brooke, celebrated her birthday on June 28th and she loves home-made things. I usually try to make her something either for her birthday or for Christmas. Usually though, I'm a day late and a dollar just seems to get in the way, KWIM?! Well, once again, I'm late, I'm late...for a very important date. We've actually been trying to get together for months now, but the summer has been hectic for both of us. Hopefully, when my little boy and I get back from visiting my mom, we'll get to spend more time with them. Anyways, this card is for you Brooke!!

For my card today, I used the adorable Darling Marci.

I did a little paper-piecing for her dress and colored her with Copics and Chalk.
Skin: E000 & chalk
Lips: R32
Hair: YR23, YR21, YR31
Clothes: Paper-pieced and shaded with chalk
Shoes: R32, BV23, chalk

My cardstock, background floral dp, and dp for her dress came from Close to my Heart "Sophia" paper pack (X7131B). I love that everything in the paper pack coordinates so I don't have to do a long search for matching dps. The dp paper is also printed on both sides in different colors. You can view CTMH products at If you see anything you need, just let me know. :)

The pink striped paper and green polka dot paper is from Michaels "Recollections" line. The felt flower border came from Hobby Lobby. It was part of their Easter decorations. The striped ribbon came from Michaels. The large rose is from Recollections and the rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I punched the leaves from a Stampin Up bird/branch punch. All the paper edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Here's a side view:

If you stuck it out to the end of this post then boy do I have a surprise for you! I'm giving away some blog candy......a Marci with Rose stamp along with a few extra goodies!!
Want a chance to win? Leave me a comment and advertise this candy on your blog. Since I'm going out of town soon, this candy will end this Friday, July 15th at midnight, CST. I will announce the winner on Saturday. If you join our sketch challenge this week and upload a card by midnight Friday, then come back here and leave me another comment and you'll be entered in the drawing twice. :)

Have a great week!



Anonymous said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the DT! Your work is so great!

Arlene said...

So pretty, Rosie! Love the paper pieced dress. ♥

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! I'm so blessed I'm the SIL who gets these awesome cards and other homemade gifts!:) Love u!!

Karen said...

Loving the paper piecing on her dress, and the beautiful flowers and gorgeous! Congrats on official DT too! Hugs, Karen

אורית said...

The card is beautiful- the way you combined with the paper piece us fab.
I've linked at my sidebar ....

Vivi Casale said...

oh, I`d love to win this adorable Marci.. I`m going to add on my sidebar!! thanks for the chance!1

beautiful card by the way!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

wow...... you know how to work the details on a card. this card is over the top gorgeous. I know a couple of little girls who would be totally in love with it. tfs

Carly said...

Wow what a gorgeous card! Your colouring and embellishing is amazing. I have advertised your candy on my blog. Thankyou so much for the chance to win what hopefully will be my first La La Land stamp.

Leona said...

Wow, very pretty card. Love the color combo.

tweetskeek said...

What a gorgeous card with all those beautiful layers!

Sheila said...

Such a very lovely card! Congrats on being an official design team member! You have some gorgeous designs to work with.

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