Thursday, June 28, 2012

CropStop Challenge #78--Blue and White Only

Happy Thursday y'all! I hope you are having a great week so far! I've been busy this week working on DT projects for CHA!! It's been a crazy month and will be even more hectic over the next few weeks and we figure out our quick move to Texas. What makes it even worse is the hubby had to go to training for a week so he won't be back home until tomorrow night. I'm having to stage our house, get DT projects done and entertain my 5-year old....YOWZERS!

The CropStop Challenge this week is:

Blue & White ONLY

I thought it would be difficult, but once I got Graduation Marci all colored up the rest of the card came together pretty quickly....and I didn't use any designer papers....can you believe it?!?!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Lips: R22
Hair: E49, E47, E34
Cap & Gown: B21, B23, B24
White areas: N0, N2, Colorless Blender

I embossed the white cardstock with Cuttlebug Polka Dots. The blue panel behind Marci was embossed with Cart-Us Ornament Circles on Coordinations Cardstock. Then I sanded it and it exposed the white it! The Filigree Corner Die is from La-La Land Crafts. The pearls are from Recollections. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash.

The white panel behind Marci was cut with Spellbinders Page Maps Jar Labels. I rubbed blue chalk around the inside border of the die and then rubbed Faded Jeans Distress Ink around the edges. Marci is raised on pop-dots.

You can play along with us by linking up your Blue & White creations to the CropStop Challenge Blog. Don't forget to check out the CropStop Store when you get a chance.....there are lots of great goodies!! And you can save an additional 10% on your order by using my discount code on the side bar. :)


Monday, June 25, 2012

Inspiration Monday-Birthday

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a great weekend! I'm in the process of getting our house ready to sell so it's been busy, busy, busy around these parts lately. We are relocating to Texas in a couple of months so I don't have much time to get things done! I just hope I survive, LOL!

This week's La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday challenge is:


Since I did a birthday card last week using Karate Luka, I decided to make a girlie birthday card for today's challenge. My favorite color is pink and you just don't get to use it that much when you have a little boy. :) So this was a great opportunity to go all girlie and pink!

I used the super adorable Fancy her pigtails and fancy dress!!

Copics & Chalk
Skin: E000, E00, chalk
Hair: YR23, YR21, E11
Dress/Shoes: R81 & chalk, YG41, YG45, stickles

The gorgeous dps & sentiment came from Echo Park. I also used the LLLC Filigree Corner Die in the corners....this die is so elegant and beautiful! The ribbon came from my stash and I tied the perfect bow using my Bow Easy (I love this tool). The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

You can see in the side view that I raised Marci on pop-dots.

Now don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creation to the LLLC Customer Gallery. And check out the LLLC Store to get your awesome stamps & dies!!

Have a great week!
Rosie :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

CropStop Challenge #77--Kid Birthday Card!

Happy Thursday y'all! Hope you're having a great week. Today is my little man's birthday!! He is officially 6 years old!!! We had his bday party last Saturday so he's a little confused that after the party he was still 5, LOL!

Here he is at his party blowing out his candles. I'm so proud to have this little boy as my son! He's the best thing ever and brings us so much laughter and joy! Love you my sweet baby!

Here's a pic of Isaiah with the next door neighbor. Cooper helped Isaiah open each and every present. You would have thought it was his birthday, LOL! Isaiah didn't mind though....I think he was happy to get to the present sooner, haha!

My awesome and talented niece, Kira, made him this Super Saiyan Birthday Card! She's so clever!!!

Today is also my sweet friend Jing's birthday!! Happy Birthday my friend!! She so amazing and talented!! You should stop by her blog HERE and leave her some love. :)

How appropriate that this week the CropStop Challenge is to create a Kid Birthday Card!

My little man is in Tae Kwon Do so this cute Karate Luka image worked perfectly on my card.
I stamped him on Copic X-Press It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copics.

Skin: E000, E01, E02, E11
Hair: E49, E37, E33
Headband & Belt: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Black: 100, C7, C5, C3

My dps are from Echo Park. I cut the white circle for my Sentiment using Spellbinders Standard Circles and inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Then it was matted onto light blue cardstock cut with Spellbinders Ironwork Accents.

The glittery stars in the corners and under the sentiment are from The Paper Studio and the ribbon came from Michaels.

You can see in the side view that I raised the sentiment and Luka on pop-dots.

Now don't forget you can play along with us by linking your card up to the CropStop Challenge Blog! You have until next Wednesday to link up for a chance at winning a gift certificate to the CropStop Store.

Have a great week and see you back here soon!

Rosie :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Fun in the Sun!

Happy Monday ya'll! Well this past weekend was a busy one for me and the family! My little boy turns 6 on June 21st, so we celebrated his birthday on Saturday with a water slide party at the house. We had 2 inflatable water slides and about 17 kids. With parents we had about 30 people at our house!! It was a lot of work, but to see the smile and excitement on all those kids faces, including my little boy, was priceless!! He said it was the best birthday ever!!

What makes it a little bittersweet is that we just found out Paul's company wants to promote him and with that means a move from Oklahoma (the place we call home) to Texas. On top of all that, they want him to report to the new facility on August 16th!! I've got 2 months to put my house on the market and find a new house....CRAZY!! So if I forget some things over the next couple of months I hope you'll forgive me!

Then Sunday, we had Father's Day followed by a dinner birthday for my nephew who turned 16!! I remember the day he was born. I used to hold him and sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to him and rock him to sleep. Now he's 6'2" and he's still not finished growing, What in the World?!? I told the hubby that I felt kind of old remember 16 years has passed!! Time certainly doesn't stand still!!

Well, now that I've updated you on what's been going on, let's get on with the show! This week at La-La Land Crafts we challenge you to make a card/project that is based on.....


For my card today, I picked Beach Marci....isn't she just perfect for this theme?!?! I love her flower hat and CUTE!!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E43
Hat/Bathing Suit/Inner-tube: R81, R83, R85, BG15, BG18, BG32, Y11, Y02, Y18

I also used some new exclusive dies from LLLC...Filigree Corner Die and Wave Border Die.

The dps are from various MME (Bee Happy & Howdy Doody) and BoBunny (Serenity) paper pads. I distressed the edges with Walnut Stain. The ribbon came from my stash and the pearls are from Close To My Heart.

Now don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your cards to the LLLC Customer Gallery. If you want to purchase any LLLC stamps or dies, head on over to the LLLC Store. The dies are selling like hot cakes, so you definitely want to snag yours while you can!

Have a great week and see you back here soon!

Love and Hugs!
Rosie :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CropStop Challenge #76-BANNERS!

Happy Thursday y'all! How's your week going? It's almost Friday and I've got my little boys birthday party to plan on Saturday. His actual birthday is June 21st, but we're having his party this Saturday. I've got a lot on my plate these next few months!! I'll fill you in on another soon as I know more of the details. :)

After Isaiah's birthday is my SIL's birthday, so I worked that into this week's CropStop Challenge which is


I used the super CUTE La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart Marci. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored her with Copics. I also added lots of Stardust FAVE! I think I use it on everything!! You can't have enough bling, if ya know what I mean. :)

I found this AWESOME banner dp at Hobby Lobby. It's from The Paper Studio and I think I need to add lots of it to my stash....I LOVE IT!! In addition, it was the perfect find for this week's theme, don't ya think?! The edges got a coating of Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I just hand-wrote "Happy Birthday Brooke" on the pre-printed banner. The blue crystals are from Studio G. I added lace from my stash. Then I layered the GORGEOUS Turquoise Ruffle Edge Trim on top of the lace.

Don't forget to link up your "BANNER" creations to the CropStop Challenge Blog for a chance at winning a gift certificate to the CropStop Store! Hope to see your creations there!!

Rosie :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Inspiration Monday--Something For Dad

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you had a great weekend! We were busy landscaping our yard. We spent hours raking and digging for the past two weekends and we are still not done. I realize too that I am not a yard person, LOL!

Hard to believe it's already June and this Sunday is Father's Day....WHAT?? I'm just floored at how fast this year is flying by! To get us going and motivated this week on those projects, we at La-La Land Crafts are challenging you to make:


I found the cutest ideas at Fiskars for Father's Day and decided to make my hubby a tie coupon book. You can get the Tie Template & Coupon Book HERE. For my project I used the super cute Formal Luka...perfect with the tie, huh?!

Copics & Chalk:
Skin: E000, E00, chalk
Hair: E29, E25, E33
Shirt: BG15, BG13
Tie: E55, BG13, White Pen
Suit Jacket/Pants: C3, Black Chalk
Belt/Shoes: E25, Chalk

The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist. I just punched a hole in the top corner and used a ring clip. Then I tied CTMH ribbons to it. I raised the sentiment and Luka on pop-dots.

I haven't written on the tags yet for what the hubby can redeem the ties for....gotta leave something as a surprise. :)

I hope you join us over at LLLC and link up your creations in the Gallery. Don't forget to stop by the LLLC Store and get your Stamps and DIES....they really are lots of fun to color!

Have a great week and see ya back here soon!

Rosie :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

La-La Land Crafts Aussie Release!

TGIFriday BABY!! Thank goodness.....because it's been a long week!! I'm ready for the weekend! Today, we have a special release showcase on the La-La Land Crafts Challenge Blog featuring both Team Monday and Team Friday. :)

For those of you who don't know, Irina and Eric, flew to Australia for the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in Brisbane. Then Irina will be doing a class in Sydney!

Where: St George Rowing Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek
When: Saturday, 16th June, 2012
11 am to 2 pm

So to celebrate this AWESOME trip to Australia, we have a special Showcase of 4 brand new Aussie images!! These stamps are only available in Australia for now. However, they will be released world-wide on July 17th at CHA!!

For my card today I used the awesome Cute Koala Marci! I love her entire outfit, and that hair is just amazing!! I wish I had waves like that!!

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E47, E57, E37, E13
Koala Hat: Black, C7, C5, R22, Liquid Applique, Gray chalk
Shirt: R24, R27, R29, R22, C7, Liquid Applique, Gray Chalk
Skirt: BG57, BG53, BG10, R29, Y18, N2
Boots: Black, C7, C5, C3, R29

I used some random dps I had, so I don't know the manufacturer....very colorful, though! The Filigree Corner die and Wave Border Die are both from La-La Land Crafts. You can see our Die Showcase post HERE.

The ribbon is from Michaels. The flowers are a combo from Wild Orchid Crafts, Recollections, and The Paper Studio. The black pearls are from Recollections.

In the side view, you can see I raised Marci on pop-dots.

Don't forget to head over the to LLLC Challenge Blog to see the rest of the makes from my fellow DT sistas!! I'm telling ya, you won't be disappointed!! These ladies totally blew me away with their SPECTACULAR creations!!

Have a great weekend and see ya back here on Monday!

Rosie :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CropStop Challenge #75--Monochromatic!

Happy Thursday Morning to ya! It's the first CropStop Challenge for June and I'm back on the roll-call, haha! I'll be one of the DT members posting for June so you'll see me here every Thursday this month. :)

The CropStop Challenge for this week is:


I had a hard time with this one! It's just so hard to do monochromatic when you see so many beautifully colored designer papers out there!! I eventually settled on using the beautiful papers from the Glitz "Pretty in Pink" 6x6 Paper Pad....this pad is one of my FAVES! I even used the papers for Darling Marci's dress and shoes!

I stamped Marci on Xpress-It Blending Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her hair and skin with Copics.

I used some Memory Box dies...Spring Border (along the bottom) and Quinn Flourish (not in the CropStop Store right now) behind Marci. I traced the metal die of the Quinn Flourish and cut it out to mat behind the flourish die-cut. The pink rose and pink fibers came from my stash. The pink lace behind Marci is from CTMH. The "Love" tag is from Tim Holtz.

The edges of the tag and papers are distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Now don't forget you can play along with us by linking up your creation to the CropStop Challenge Blog for a chance at winning a CropStop Store gift certificate. You have until Wednesday evening to link up. Hope to see you there!!

Have a great week and see you back here soon!


Monday, June 4, 2012

La-La Land Crafts New DIE Showcase!

Happy Monday to you all!! I'm so glad you joined me this morning because I have a special announcement for you! As many of you know, La-La Land Crafts now has steel dies and they are AWESOME!

Today there is a SPECIAL post at the La-La Land Crafts Blog! Our Design Team members (both Team Monday & Team Friday) are showcasing all of the wonderful, new LLLC DIES!! WOOT, WOOT! :)

To top off all the goodness, LLLC is having an Introductory DIE sale!!

Use discount code INTRO10 at checkout to receive 10% off your total die order (you may purchase other products along with dies, but the discount will be applied to dies only). You will need to hurry over to the LLLC Store because this sale is only good for two days! Today and tomorrow - JUNE 4th & JUNE 5th!!

*at this time LLLC is not shipping dies to Australia and New Zealand. If you are in Australia or New Zealand, please contact your local craft store to purchase these dies. If you need to find a store location, please email Copic X-Press at and they will be happy to assist you.

If you would like to play along with us this week, our challenge for you is:

For my project today, I used several of the new DIES:
Cloud, Sun & Island Die Set, Palm Tree Die and Wave Border Die

I cut out 6 Islands and layered them to create a larger island. I also cut 8 Wave Borders (4 in white and 4 in dps) and layered them over each other. For the sun, I traced the die and cut a little outside of my pencil line to create the mat for the sun die.

I also used the super-cute Mermaid Marci and colored her with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E47, E57, E35
Starfish: YR21, YR23, Y02
Top: BG53, BG57, BG70
Tail: YG11, YG17, YG25, YG67

The Palm Tree, Sun, and Mermaid Marci are raised on pop-dots.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don't forget to head on over to the LLLC Store and get your dies using the discount code INTRO10. Believe me, you'll love the versatility of these dies!

Have a great week and don't forget to check back here on Friday for another special release! :)

Rosie :)