Monday, May 7, 2012

Inspiration Monday-Hey Girlfriend!

Happy Monday to ya! I'm so glad you joined me for another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday!

The theme this week is:


You can make anything for a special girlfriend or even Mom for Mother's Day, which is just around the corner!! Hard to believe that it's already May, huh?! This year seems to be flying by....quickly!! Pretty soon school will be out and the start of summer break....I am excited about that! Just FYI: You might want to read all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance at some blog candy. :)

For this week's inspiration, the La-La Land Crafts Design Team is using stamps from the "Girlfriends" Collection. Did you even know there was a "Girlfriends" Collection?? Well, there is, LOL! And, although there aren't very many yet (key word is YET, hint, hint), they are wonderful to color up. Plus, some occasions just require an image that's a little more sophisticated, don't ya think?!

For my card today, I used this awesome stamp called Shopping Ally. She sooooo reminds me of me. I love to go shopping!! My poor hubby can attest to that, LOL!

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, chalk for cheeks
Eyes: YG41, G00
Eyeshadow: E13, stickles
Lips: R85, R81
Hair: E49, E29, E25, E13
Shirt: RV21, R83, R85, YG41, YG45, G00, Stickles
Belt: Black 100, Stickles
Pants: G00, YG41, N2, N4
Shoes: Black 100, C7, C5
Clutch: R81, R83, R85, Stickles
Shopping Bags: E53, E55, Black Sharpie, R85, R83, R81, Inkssentials White Pen

Did you also see that La-La Land Crafts is NOW carrying exclusive DIES!!! I can't tell you how excited I am about these AH-MAZING dies!! They die for, LOL! You can see the entire Die Release in the LLLC Store HERE. On my card I used the Eiffel Tower Die and the Filigree Corner Die. I run my dies through my Cuttlebug frontwards and backwards, which I did when cutting these and all the little pieces cut perfectly!! I am using fairly new plates so that may be why it cut so easily. If your plates are older you may have to run it through a few times or use a shim. But for me, they worked FABULOUSLY!! :) :)

The gorgeous Dps came from Collage Press Studio London Market, and the edges were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The black cardstock, black pearls, and crystal swirls are all from Recollections. The cream lace and cream poppy are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the light pink ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

I used Spellbinders Labels 10 to cut out Shopping Ally and raised the panel on pop-dots.

I hope you enjoy our challenge this week! Don't forget you can get Shopping Ally and the NEW Dies in the LLLC Store! If you'd like to play along with us, you can upload your creations to the LLLC Customer Gallery.

If you've read all the way to the end of this post, then I have a little surprise for you! Leave me a comment here letting me know your favorite "Girlfriends" stamp and your favorite LLLC DIE and I'll do a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to the LLLC Store! You have until this Saturday, May 12th, 11:59pm (CST) to leave your comment.

Have a great week!
Rosie :)


Kwilt said...

WOW!!! Again...Inspired this morning. I just bought my first digi stamps from LLLC last night and decided to dust off the few Copics I have and give it a whirl!
Thanks for the opportunity to win...but mostly for the inspiration to start!

cebelica said...

I'm all ready for summer break too. And I believe that kids in school are as well. ;) Not much longer now. I don't know when the school ends over there, but here we have classes til the middle of June (a couple of days longer).
When I came to your blog to see the ne LLLC card (you know I can't miss any Monday lol) I was a bit surprised because there wasn't Luka or Marci on your card. I didn't know LLLC has "girlfriends" collection. It's very different from Luka and and Marci collection. But I like these images too. Esp. the one you used (this girl is SO me - I love shopping *blush*), but I like Ally a lot too. And these new LLLC dies are amazing as well (I loooove the ones you used, the corner die is so versatile, I'm sure you will get to use it a lot). But I've already told you this. lol
A great inspiration card once again. :)
Have a great week! Hugs! xx

Unknown said...

I really like them all but my fav is jesalyn !!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous.

I think my fave would be Music Jesalyn and I LOVE the Eiffel Tower die.

jan farnworth said...

wow pretty card i love music jesalyn and the effiel tower die is awesome

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I like the Jesalyn Stamp and the Palm Tree Die!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

CityGirl Planners said...
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CityGirl Planners said...

Wow, what a cool giveaway! My favorite die is the cloud, sun and island set. My favorite girlfriends stamp is the Shopping Ally.

The Happy Card Encouragement Factory
happycardfactory at gmail dot com said...

Very inspiring indeed, thank you very much. And, thank you for the chance to win this fab giveaway. My favourite stamp is Shopping Ally and as for the die, it would have to be the palm tree (as i live in the desert!) Hugs, Jill x

Stacy H-W said...

Totally gorgeous!!

Just stopped by to tell you that you might want to check out the Crafter's Companion DT blogs - winners have been announced for week 1...just saying....