Monday, December 17, 2012

La-La Land Crafts Valentine's Day RELEASE!!

Happy Monday everyone!! If you've been following the La-La Land Crafts Facebook page then you've see some of the sneak peaks of the AWESOME Valentine's Day Release! Well, the wait is over!! These CUTE and ADORABLE new stamps and dies are NOW available for purchase in the La-La Land Crafts STORE!!

This release is one of the cutest ever!! And I think you'll agree that the DT on the La-La Land Crafts Blog totally knocked it out of the park today! Grab your coffee or tea and click HERE to see all the samples made by the LLLC DT!!

For my card today I used the super ADORABLE Best Friends Luka!

Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Jacket/Shoes/Dog Collar: R24, R27, R29, R89, C3, C5
Shirt: C3, C5
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Tuffy the Dog: E51, E53, E55, E35, N8, R20
I used a couple of the NEW dies on this card too!

For my papers I used some AMAZING freebies from MelStampz! Her FREE papers are soooooo beautiful and versatile!! I also love that she offers them in various sizes. :) I raised the Heart Banner and Best Friends Luka on pop-dots for added dimension. The sentiment is part of the Best Friends Luka set.

Now don't forget to head on over to the STORE to snatch up your new stamps and dies! I think you'll agree that they can be used for more than just Valentine's Day....they are sooooo versatile!!

Have a great week!! I'm taking a little break until after the holidays so I'll see you back here in the NEW YEAR!! Have a great Christmas and New Year's Day!!

Love ya,
Rosie :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Designed to Color December Challenge-SKETCH!!

Happy Sunday everyone!  This weekend was an eventful one for me. My birthday was on Friday, Dec. 14th.....the big 40!! Hard to believe.....probably because I've been 28 for soooooo long, haha! I guess I better move that number up to maybe....34?! So many friend took time out to make me a card, send me a card, send me flowers or a gift, and leave me love on my FB page. I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for leaving me well-wishes with everything that's going on!! You all are truly special!!

Friday was such a horrific day for many in Connecticut and the entire nation! I can't even image the hurt and pain those families are going through right now. I have a 6 year old son and he is the light of my life! I spent a lot of the weekend hugging and loving on him. Just breaks my heart to know that so many are not able to do that anymore. It was a senseless tragedy. I send all those affected lots of prayers for strength, comfort, and healing.

Yesterday, started our new month-long challenge at Designed to Color. This challenge is a sketch challenge....I love sketches to get the ol' mojo going! Make a card/project using this sketch and link it up HERE.  Don't forget to include a colored image!

And what is a challenge with out a little incentive?  The fabulous folks over at Spectrum Noir have an equally fab prize pack to give away to one of you lovely players. Awesome, right?!?!

For my card today, I used this super cute image from La-La Land Crafts called Christmas Elf Luka. Perfect for Christmas! :)

Copics & Stardust Stickles
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29
Green: G14, G24, G28
Gold: YR23
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, YR23
Presents: R22, R27, R29, YG06, YG03, V15, V17, BG02, 
BG05, RV19, RV34, C3, C5, Stardust Stickles, Silver Stickles

Here's the full card. See the presents stacked on the left? That was actually an ornament in the Christmas section at Walmart. It had a clip at the bottom and the presents hung off of wires extending from the clip. I cut them off the wires and then cut the styrofoam presents in half so they didn't stick out so far from the card. 

Supplies: Glitter Present Ornament from Walmart (taken apart and presents cut in half), Core-dinations Cardstock, K&Company dps, Recollection Pop-dots
Sentiment: Sticker from Me & My Big Ideas
 You have the entire month of December to play along with us!! Don't forget to follow the sketch, add a colored image and link up at the Designed to Color blog for a chance at that AMAZING prize!!

Sending you all love and hugs!
Rosie :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday~Snow/Snowflakes

Happy Monday y'all! I'm back today with another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday, but before I get to that I wanted to remind you of this special Valentine's Day Release Pre-Order Bundled Package Irina has up for sale right now! We will showcase these new images and dies on the LLLC Blog on December 17th. I will tell ya, they are CUTE and're gonna love them!

In addition, NEW!  Just in time for Holidays....La-La Land Crafts is offering Gift Certificates! *IMPORTANT! Paypal account is not required to purchase, but it is required to redeem all Gift Certificates purchased from the LLLC Online Store. Gift Certificate Code must be entered during Paypal checkout.  
LLLC offers FREE Shipping on all US orders of $60 and more.  No code required, FREE Shipping will be applied at the checkout!!
Now on to our Inspiration Monday! The theme this week is:
I used two images: Snowboard Marci and Snowboard Luka.
 Snowboard Marci:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E47, E44, E43
Pink: R81, R83, R85
White: N0, N2, Colorless Blender, Stickles
Board: C5, C3
 Snowboard Luka:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Gray: C5, C3
Red: R24, R27, R29
Board: C3, C5, C7
My little boy brought home an ornament template from school over the Thanksgiving break and we had to decorate it as a family....which this momma kind of took over, LOL! Isaiah picked out the images and I colored them. He also picked out the papers, but I traced and cut them out from the template. Then Isaiah helped add the Liquid Applique to the ends of the tree branches and also helped punch out the snowflakes. Daddy and Isaiah then placed pop-dots behind the snowflakes and added them to the snowy hills.
 Those beautiful trees are a La-La Land Crafts Die called Christmas Tree.
 The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Here's a closer view of our snowboard scene (you can click on the image to enlarge it):
 Don't forget to check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page  and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :)

We would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize. :)

Have a great week and see you back here soon! 

Rosie :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday--Glitter & Gold

Happy Monday y'all! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was busy celebrating my hubby's bday on December 1st and my Godson's bday on December 2nd. Can you believe I still have 6 more birthdays to go, plus Christmas?? Yes, December is a broke month for us, LOL!

Today, I'm back with a new Inspiration Monday at La-La Land Crafts.

The challenge this week is:


For my sparkly card today I used Angel Marci with Lyre. I absolutely love the LLLC Angels! I think they are soooooo gorgeous! She's colored with Copics on X-press It Blending Card.

Skin: E000, E01, E11, chalk
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Dress: R24, R27, R29, R89
Gold: Y28, Golden Rod Stickles
Wings: E01, E000, Stardust Stickles

The dps I used came from Authentique's Festive 6x6 pad.....beautiful papers! The blinged out circle frame is Making Memories Embellished Frame Noel. I took the white flower off and made a red poinsettia with the LLLC Lotus Die. I just curled in the edges and then added a gold rhinestone to the center.

The gold cardstock is from The Paper Studio. The lace is from May Arts. I raised Marci on pop-dots as usual. :)

Well, that's all for me folks! If you have some time, please stop by the LLLC Blog and check out my sister DT creations....they are amazing!!
In addition, you might want to check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :)

Don't forget that we would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize.
Have a great week my friends! I'll see you soon!
Rosie :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Challenge---SKETCH and/or Red, Camel & White

Happy Sunday everyone!! It's DECEMBER, WOOT, WOOT!! Hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner and the end of the year is almost here.....wowzers! Yesterday was my hubby's birthday!! We didn't do anything was just the 3 of us. Just hung out and went out to eat and even did a little movie night when we got home. I kinda felt bad that I didn't throw a big party for him. But I think he loved it being just us (at least I hope so), LOL!
We've got something exciting for the month of December at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts!!
Today, we have a MONTH long challenge for you with a big PRIZE package!! The prize package will be one that grows as the challenge continues over the month of December. The winner will not only receive a Y&F stamp of our choice, but other goodies as well (which right now includes a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Paper Pads, Embellishments, Embossing Folders, additional stamps, etc.). Believe me, you'll want to definitely participate!! :)

The challenge this time around is an AWESOME SKETCH from our fabulous DT member Kim Yu. We've also included a twist.....a color combo of RED, CAMEL, and WHITE. 

Now, you can combine the color combo with the sketch, or you can just do the sketch or just do the color combo. We are giving you options and leaving the decision up to you.....easy peasy!!

Remember you don't have to use a Yumi and Fumi image to participate. You can use any image from Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm!! I'm sure you have at least one of those to work with. :)  You can see all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify.

Here's the SKETCH from Kim:
And, here's the color inspiration from The Perfect Palette of RED, CAMEL & WHITE:

For my card I decided to use one of the new releases, Yeti Yumi!! I love her fluffy jacket and boots!! And her smile is contagious, isn't it?! She's colored with Copics on Neenah Cardstock.
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E44
Eyes: E44, E43
Lights: R29, B12, B18, Y18, G14, G28
Gloves/Tights: R22, R24, R29
Skirt: C3, C5, C7
Coat/Boots: N2, N0, colorless blender

 I decided to combine Kim's Sketch with the color challenge. I kept it pretty simple and I kind of like it. :) The dps came from two new paper packs I bought at Target: Peppermint by Crate Paper and Dear Lizzy Neapolitan by American Crafts. I didn't even know my closest Target was carrying 6x6 paper pads....I think I bought them out tonight!! :)

The large pearls came from my stash. I think the rose ribbon is Tim Holtz. The doily came from Walmart's baking section. I raised Yeti Yumi on my favorite Recollection pop-dots. I get them at Michaels and they are AWESOME!
We hope to see lots of you participating in this month long challenge at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts Blog!! Now, don't forget to come by and "like" our Facebook Fan Page, so you can stay up-to-date on specials and sales, get your challenge reminders, and share your stuff!! 
Have a great Sunday!!

Love & Hugs!!
Rosie & the Y&F Design Team :)