Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Day!

Happy Halloween, all! This is guest designer Alice. I have a card made with Super Cupcake Marci to share with you today.

This would be such a fun Halloween costume, don't you think? I had a lot of fun coloring this cutie! I paired her with BasicGrey's Sugar Rush collection. The sentiment sticker is from SRM Stickers.

Copics used:
skin: E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
outfit: BV02, BV00, BV000, Y35, Y32, E35, E33, E31, E51, E50, YR04, YR02

That's all from me. Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by! =)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Short Term Farewell and a Votive . . .

Hey Gang, 1LuvnMama here! Don't let the title of this post scare you. Although this is my last post for La-La Land Crafts Blog, I'll be back at some point. My farewell is for a short time since I'm awaiting the arrival of my little guy. Like I said, I wanted to go out with a BANG with this post. I hope you'll stick with me because I have lots of photo shots to share with you!

For my project, I made a Votive Card using a tea light. I saw this on Splitcoaststampers some time ago and thought I'd give it a try. I made this Votive Card two-sided . . . one in a Halloween theme and the other in a Christmas theme.

Here's the Halloween theme featuring Pumpkin Marci and Witch Marci.

Got Candy?

Witch Marci is just flying by to say "HI"!

Now here's the Christmas themed side featuring Santa Marci, Caroling Luka, and Winter Marci.

Ho, Ho, Ho . . . Merry Christmas!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

This is the top view looking down on the tea light.

I wanted to show what the Votive Card looks like with the lights dimmed and the tea light on.

How did I make this card? Here's the dimensions . . .

I cut a piece of CS at 8-1/2" x 12". On the 8-1/2" side, I scored the CS in half at 4-1/4". Turn the CS around to the 12" side and score at 3", 6", and 9". Using an Exacto knife, cut on the score line from the 3" mark to 9" mark. This will give you an opening for the tea light. Decorate as you wish and adhere the two ends shut. You can make the dimensions any size you want, it's totally up to you. I hope my directions make sense . . . I'm not good at tutorials. You can actually fold up this Votive Card and tie a ribbon around it to give as a gift.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it. I know I'll keep this out in the next couple of months. Be sure to visit the Online Store to get your Marci & Luka stamps. They are perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Thanks again for all your support and I'll definitely keep you updated on the "boss"!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sweet Little Witch Marci

Hey y'all! Lisa popping in to share a card I made for this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I just couldn't resist making one more Halloween card featuring adorable Witch Marci. For awhile there, I thought I was getting burned out on Halloween. Now I'm sad to see the holiday pass because I still have lots of wonderful Halloween images and goodies to play with. How does that happen? LOL

It's a good thing that I can still have lots of fun with the winter Marcis and Lukas!!! I'll be back soon with more to share. In the meantime, I hope you have a la la lovely day!!!

Santa Marci

Hello, everyone! Kim here today!

I am so glad Friday is finally here! This week has been loooong!

I am slowly but surely getting more Christmas cards done! Yay! All thanks to all these cute winter/Christmas Marci's!

For my card today, I used Santa Marci. She is as cute and sweet as can be! I love little girls with Santa's hats! So cute! Oh which reminds me, I gotta start working on my daughter's hat! I think my son outgrown his already so that's two crocheted Santa's hats on my list...

Anyway, I decided to use up some of my scraps and this is what I came up with! Pretty cool layout, huh? LOL Did you spy a Tim Holtz' embossing folder?? Well, not the folder here but I used it on the green cardstock. It's not Christmas themed but thought it looks cool for Christmas.

Those gold snowflakes are K&Company chipboard stickers. Border punch is by Martha Stewart. Sentiment is by Hero Arts. I also use polar white Flower Soft and Sparkly Fluff on Marci's outfit.

Well, that's all I have for you guys today! Hope everyone have a lovely Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Girl Power!!

I know this is a pretty simple card, but for whatever reason.. I just LOVE how it turned out!!!  It is sweet, not too girly and would work for any occasion!!!

This card is one of the MAKE-AND-TAKE projects for our TRUNK SHOW next Saturday at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA.  For the second Make-and-Take we will make a project with one of our NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN stamps!!! 

For details about the Trunk Show please click HERE.  Please call Scrapbook Island at 408-978-8900 to purchase your tickets!! 

This card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

BoBunny designer paper.  EK Success border and flower punches.  VIVA liquid pearls in the centers of the flowers -LOVE this stuff!!, I buy mine from Scrapbook Island store. 

Sentiment is from our Super Heroes stamp set.  This stamp set comes with the Skyline Window, various sentiments and a few of coordinating stamps.
   *at the Trunk Show you will have a choice of sentiments for your card :-)

Super Cupcake Marci was colored with these Copics:

Skin - E000, E00, E01
Hair - YR20, E31, E33, E35, E37
Mask and Clothes - R00, R11, R20, R32, R24
Background - E01

You can buy both of the stamps from this card in our online store, click HERE.

Hope to see you at the TRUNK SHOW!!


Winter Marci in Fall colors

Howdy La-La fans, Jana here. How is everyone today? For today's card, I was totally inspired by this card from Karen, because I just loved the colors she used, and I remembered I had this fabulous dp from my LSS (sorry, can't remember who makes it just now!) that would be perfect.

I stamped Winter Marci on a perfect panel from MFT, then stamped her again on the reverse side of this amazing floral print for the linen look burgundy to paper piece her coat and hat. I then used my W1 and W3 copic markers to add some shading to her coat and hat - that works like a charm!! I colored in the rest of her, cut out the pieces and put her all together. Then, I cut her out with my labels 14 nestie and went to town with my sponges and some creamy caramel and true thyme inks.

I went for a very simple layout, and just added a strip of the reverse paper with some lace across the card, then started playing with different buttons. I hadn't quite finished when my good friend and demonstrator Michelle came over with my jumbo button share from SU! It was EXACTLY what I needed!!

I finished off the inside with some more dp and a great SU! stamped greeting, and voila! Perfect fall bday card! So...what have YOU been creating with your La-La Land stamps?? We'd love to see your creations, so please link them up on the LLLC blog here, and you could win some La-La Loot! Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Need A Hero

Hi I'm Shantaie Fowler and a big "Hello and Happy Wednesday" to you all! Could you use a Hero today? If you are like me an everyday hero is probably easier to find than a super hero that can leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Star Boy Luka is the perfect guy to to celebrate the heroes we have in our lives each and every day! Watercolored  with markers in muted oranges, reds, and turquoise Star Boy Luka is bold, brave and ready to go.

Be sure share your latest creation in the customer gallery it just makes our day to see the fun and inspirational ways you are using your La-La Land  Images,  { you could even say that makes you our hero! }

Thank you so much for visiting today, we appreciate you  spending part of your day here with us here in the Land Of La-La! *grin*

Fall Marci Tissue Box Cover

Happy Wednesday La-La stampers!!  I'm Kris and I have a fun project to share... this tissue box cover that I saw in the SCS Weekly Inkling.  There's no bottom to it, and the "lid" is glued on so these are real simple to lift up and switch out the tissues!  I think I'll make one for each season for my desk at the office ... pretty it up a bit at work =)  

For 2 of the sides I stamped Winter Marci and colored her in Fall colors to match the designer paper.  Isn't she just the sweetest??  LOVE her!   Definately one of my faves in this winter release.

Hope I've inspired you to Ink Something!  =)  If you create with these adorable LLLC characters, please share them with us in our customer gallery!  

Please come back later today to see Shantaie's Super Cute card!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweet Dreams Marci!!

Karen here today, and I am sharing Sweet Dreams Marci with you!!   I thought I would paper piece her little nightgown and bunny slippers today with this beautiful and soft paper from My Minds Eye!! 

I loved the print on this designer paper, and it kind of reminded me of those little nightgowns I used to purchase for my beautiful daughter when she was younger!  The pink backround has been embossed with the little hearts and a simple little ivory bow was tied with a little flower, button, and pearl added!  The card base is one of my Silhouette die cuts by Hero Arts!  I love the sweet little flowers on each of the four corners!!

Don't forget to upload your cars to the Customer Gallery!!  It's almost the end of the month, but there's still time to play and for a chance to win a prize!!

Have a wonderful day!

Country Christmas

Please see the post below this one or click HERE for information about our upcoming Trunk Show in San Jose, CA!! 

I made one more card with Caroling Luka, this time he is out in the Country ;-)  You can now buy this stamp along with all our newly released Winter/Christmas stamps in our online store, HERE is the link.

This card measures 6" x 6".

I used my "tile" technique on the Country background image behind Luka.  It is oh so pretty in real life, I really wish the picture would show it!!  Background stamp is by Stampendous called Forest Cottage Scene.  After I embossed the whole layer with UTEE twice, I colored on the top with Copics (BG72, BG75, G99, E39, R27) and White Sharpie.

Martha Stewart Fence punch.. I usually use this punch for Halloween, but it also looks like the fence on the background stamp.. country like.. The snow on the bottom of the fence was made with Snow Paste by MuddPuddles, I bought mine at Scrapbook Island.

Caroling Luka was colored with these Copic Markers:

Skin - E00, E01, E02
Hair - E13, E35, E37
Hat, Sweater and Mittens - R22, R24, R27
Pants - YG91, YG93, YG97
Jacket and Boots - E11, E13, E35, E37
Wreath - YG03, YG63, R27

Stampin' Up corner.  Copper brads in the corner and on Luka's jacket for the buttons.

Swirl stamp is from clear stamp set by Prima.  Sentiment inside of the card is from clear stamp set by Hero Arts.


Monday, October 25, 2010

TRUNK SHOW in San Jose, CA!!

Join us at a Trunk Show at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA on Friday, November 5th!!  Both Eric and I will be there to introduce our Marci and Luka stamps!! 

Your $10 ticket entitles you to:

- an EXCLUSIVE preview of our newest stamps!!
- Meet both artists (Eric Berry and me) and have your stamps autographed!! ;-)
- Make-and-Take
- a Goodie Bag with a FREE stamp
- Refreshments
- a chance to win a GRAND PRIZE valued $100!!

Don't miss out on this FUN party!!  Stop by Scrapbook Island or call the store at 408-978-8900 to purchase your tickets!! 


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sweet dreams...

Hello! Cheryl, here and it's my turn to share a card with you on the blog. I chose to work with Sweet Dreams Marci as it is very late here and bedtime sounds oh so comfy ;D I paired her with papers by October Afternoon and added an assortment of paper flowers down one side. It's a simple card, but sometimes that's the way to go.

Have you played with the new Marci and Luke images yet? If so, show us what you've made by linking it to the Customer Gallery. It's easy to do and you could be selected to win a prize at the end of the month. Someone has to win ;D

Swing by tomorrow because you will find another amazing card created by one of my fabulous DT sistahs!

have a super day

Happy Sunday! This is guest designer Alice. Here is a simple boy card that I made using the adorable Star Boy Luka.

I paired him with Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend collection.  I cut out the sentiment using a set of QuicKutz alpha die.  We also have a stamp set that coordinates with both Super Star Luka and Super Cupcake Marci, it includes Skyline Window, various sentiments and some coordinating stamps!!

That's all from me. Thanks for stopping by! =)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wintery Christmas Wishes . . .

Hello there! It's 1LuvnMama. Who's in the mood for Christmas? Halloween is just a week away and then Christmas is just around the corner. What better way than to start making those Christmas cards for your loved ones!

When I first saw this image of Winter Marci, I fell head over heels for her! I just luv her wintery outfit! Too bad I live in such a warm place . . . Hawai'i. I would definitely want to wear this!

Here is Winter Marci! She was so much fun to color . . . I used my Basic Grey Wisteria paper in cool blues.

Here she is up close . . . don't you luv her pearl buttons? I added snowflakes to the centers of the flowers.

Have you picked up your Marci and Luka stamps? Be sure to get some! And . . . we'd luv to see what you created with them! You can upload your creations at our CUSTOMER GALLERY and you could be a winner in our monthly drawing! :)

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow. Alice will be sharing her wonderful creation with you!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!

The stamp used on this card is one of our newly released stamps, this is Caroling Luka!!  He is just so SWEET!!  LOVE him!!  You can now buy this stamp along with all the new stamps in this last release in our online store, HERE is the link.

This card measures 6" x 6".

Luka was colored with these Copics:

Skin - E00, E01, E02
Hair - E13, E35, E37
Hat - E30, E31, E42
Sweater and Mittens - R22, R24, R27
Pants - YG91, YG93, YG97
Jacket and Boots - E11, E13, E35, E37
Wreath - YG03, YG63, R27

I colored another book and added it on the top with pop up dots for dimension.  I added Fun Flock in white to his jacket and boots.

Designer Paper is from BoBunny.  I sponged all the layers with Vintage Photo Distressed Ink.  EK Success border punch.  Stampin Up Corner Punch.  Making Memories copper brads.  Button is from Buttons Galore.  Ribbon from my stash.  Christmas Tree branches and the sentiments on the front and inside of the card are from the clear stamp sets by Hero Arts.


Where Does The Time Go?

Happy happy Friday, Marci and the Gang fans! Kim here today sharing this darling Ice Skating Marci! This is my first time playing with her since her release. I must admit, I had a great time coloring her! So fun!

This week went by real fast for fast that I almost forgot today is Friday, my turn to post! Luckily, my good old calendar reminded me! LOL

Anyway, hope everyone have a fantastic weekend! Thank you so much for visiting today!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Witching Hour...

Hi everyone, Jana here! The witching hour - every mother knows it! It's that last hour before "daddy" comes home and rescues us from our angelic children who are tossing every toy they own all around the house while screaming at the top of their lungs. You know that time...when you're pulling out what little hair you have left and hoping there's a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge. Now we have Witch Marci to help us get through that last hour, because we won't care how messy the house is while we're coloring her!! :-)

Witch Marci is just adorable, and so much fun to color!! For my card today, I used the great Halloween stack from Basic Grey, along with the matching chipboard stickers, some fun fuzzy spiders and a killer rhinestone spider web.

I really love coloring in these new Marci stamps. They are nice and big (this is a 6 by 6 card!) so that you have lots of open space for all that fun shading.

I finished off the inside too...with some more basic grey paper and a happy Halloween sticker from last year's $pot at Target. Gotta love those good buys!! Have a wonderful Thursday...and make sure you've got that bottle of wine all chilled! :-)

Merry Christmas From Marci and Friends!

Hello everyone! Lisa here to share a new card with you today! I adore sweet Santa Marci. She's especially adorable holding her dear panda. I couldn't resist giving her some more "friends," a snowman and a penguin. They are all here to wish you a Merry Christmas! Okay, so it's a bit early, but Marci gets excited about the holidays. (*grin*)

What have you created with your Marci and Luka stamps lately? We want to see! Please be sure to post them in our Gallery.

Jana will be here later today to share another of her delicious creations with you.

Have a la la lovely day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Super Cupcake Sweetie


Hello Shantaie here with Super Cupcake Marci, she is pretty in pink, and even sweeter on this round treat container! She is all decked out in various shades of pink prisma pencils and a splash of glitter to top off her cupcake logo! I did a bit of recycling as the round candy container started life as a laughing cow cheese box, I can never bring myself to throw out those types of containers, they just are so useful in crafting! You can fill this little round with anything from a cupcake shaped gift card {Target},vanilla and strawberry flavored lip gloss or everyones favorite treat CANDY!!!

I found these super cute velvet brads by doodlebug, they are so soft and really cute! I will be ordering these in every color for sure! While I'm letting you in on my shopping trips, check out this fun paper ribbon I found at World Market in the gift wrap section, I'm smitten!!!

I read a quote today that I want to share with you:
"I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part" ~ Shirley MacLaine

 I plan to have the utmost fun being me, and how much more fun can you get than a hot pink Cupcake super hero? I mean really she is so SUPER cute! 

Thank you Irina and Eric for all the smiles you bring to the world everyday with the adorable La-La Land stamps!

Blog Candy Winner!!!

We had lots of entries into the blog candy contest...and were happy to see everyone LOVES the new release as much as we all do! And the winner is....

Drumroll please...

Congratulations to Dawn Edwards of Crafting on the Prairie who won the Christmas release blog candy pictured above!! Dawn, please email Irina (irina _ ca at msn dot com) with your snail mail address to claim your prize!

Have a SUPER Day!

Happy Wednesday!!  Kris here, to share my card featuring  Super Star Boy and his dog, Tuffy!  Aren't these stamps so fun?!  If you haven't gotten enough of them yet, just scroll down through our daily posts here... the DT has been knocking out beautiful and creative cards to hopefully inspire you and show off these awesome stamps.  If you have some of these stamps, please show us what you've made... just click on the CUSTOMER GALLERY and link up your card!  Also... Irina has something HUGE coming very soon that everyone will be able to enjoy so stay tuned for that!!  =) 

I used my daughter's new sketch over at Sketches by Carly.  The paper is called Wander, by Basic Grey... LOVE THIS paper, it's so perfect for these new stamps!  You can see more of what I've been creating at my blog, Ink Something 2

Have a wonderful Wednesday!! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thankful For...

Hi there! It's Karen here sharing adorable Winter Marci.  I love her little pose, and the sweetness in her face just makes me smile!  Today, I am featuring designer papers from We R Memory Keepers called "Maple Grove"!! 

I just love these warm fall colors, so I had to show off beautiful Marci in her matching coat and hat with black pearl buttons!  Little Marci is ready to be sent to that special someone to let them know that "there is always something to be thankful for"!!

If you are interested in purchasing this adorable stamp, you can visit La-La Land Crafts Store!! Or, perhaps picking up any of the other NEW'll just love them!!

Don't forget to continue to upload your cards that you make into our Customer Gallery!!  There's still time to be entered into this month's drawing for a chance to win a prize!!

Until next time...have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

You & Me

Good Morning! Cheryl, here! It's Monday in Lala Land and that means that it's my turn to post ;D I fell in love with this little cutie as soon as I set eyes on her and knew I had to color her up right away. Meet Winter Marci! She is part of the new Christmas release, but she is absolutely perfect for the Fall and Autumn cards, too. I decided to pair her with some of my favorite new papers and even made a sweet little felt flower to show her off. She is available in the Lala Land Shop along with all of the other newly released images, so you'll want to get over there right away and check them out!

Also, there is still time to join the blog hop and win some fantastic blog candy! Just click on that beautiful picture at the top of the Lala Land Blog to find out details!

Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration ;D