Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Bag Tag with Ice Skating Marci!

Hello there and happy Tuesday! I have a fun and sweet little gift bag tag to share with you today!

My gift bag tag is cut with a Silhouette die label frame tag.  I thought what a sweet way to showcase Ice Skating Marci in these soft blue and pink designer papers to the ivory color tag! 

Marci's been colored in with Copics, then I tied a little pink bow, DMC thread, and added a little rose bud to the top!  Beneath the rectanugular piece, I added some lace and then used pearl flourishes behind Marci so as to appear that she is swooshing right by you in her adorable skates!!  Makes me want to go to the ice skating rink!!

It's the end of the month, so don't forget to keep adding your Marci & Luka projects to the Customer Gallery for a chance at a prize this month!!  

Have a beautiful day!

Hugs & Smiles,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Tags

A new week and a new make from me today. I've got a Christmas Tag using the very cute Ice Skating Marci.  She looks very happy in her bobble hat (do you call it a bobble hat in the US?) and gloves! 

I've added a lot of glitter sparkle and some hand-stitching to finish her.

Have a lovely warm week!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Warm Wishes

Hi! It's guest designer, Alice. I have a card made with Ice Skating Marci to share with you today.

Marci is such a cutie and so fun to color! I paired her with patterned paper from BasicGrey's Eskimo Kisses collection. I also added Flower Soft to her hat and gloves. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Did you hear that ALL Marci and Luka stamps are now available as DIGI?!!  And you can buy them right here, on this Blog!!!  Just click on DIGIs tab under the Blog Banner or click HERE to go SHOPPING!!

Also, Irina has a Blog CANDY on her blog right now, check it out!!

That's all from me. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by! =)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Formal Luka

Hi Guys - it's Debbie here again to bring you a little bit of La-La Land inspiration! I love this little guy - this is Formal Luka and he could be used for sooo many different occasions - for example graduation, a new job, birthday, Christmas. I've left this pretty open as my sentiment is non specific. The DPs are from Basic Grey's Jovial paper pad but the ones I've used aren't just for Christmas and work really well here - I just loved the brightness of the tartan with Luka's suit and tie.

Don't forget Formal Luka and Fancy Marci are available as digis for only a limited time - once the rubber is instore they'll be gone as digis - check them out HERE!

I used last week's Sketch Saturday sketch #130 and rotated it - I know it's too late to enter it there this time, but the sketch was too great NOT to use.
One more reminder.. Irina has a Blog CANDY on her blog right now, check it out!!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Super Cupcake Marci

Happy Friday!

Are you guys out and about, looking for great deals on Black Friday? LOL I plan to go to a couple of places later today. Wish me luck since there will be an ocean of people....EVERYWHERE! I might decide to just stay home...

Today I have this fun gift bag to share! I used Super Cupcake Marci. She's a cutie, isn't she?

This bag measures 5x7x1.75. It's a pretty good size, perfect for a lot of stuff. I might be making more of these for Christmas....if time permits, that is.

Don't forget if you have a Marci/Luca card to share, please add your link to our Customer Gallery. You might just win some goodies! Also, Irina has Fancy Marci and Formal Luca up for grabs! Check out her blog for details!

Well, that's all I have today. Have fun shopping, everyone! Be safe!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, now on to Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, Jana here! I hope you're all sitting down and taking a rest after wrangling that bird into the oven. Goodness...I hope I'm doing that!! Since I'm sure we're all super busy today, here's a quick card featuring the adorable Santa Marci!

I used this week's sketch challenge from Mercy along with some Candy Cane Lane DSP from SU! to create this large 5" by 7" card. I colored Marci with my copics, then added some texture to her outfit with my polar white flower soft. (I need me some white sparkly fluff!)
Now go baste your bird, and have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving day. And if you're not here in the U.S. celebrating our day of indulgence and gratitude? Eat some turkey anyway! :-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful, Fancy Marci and Formal Luka

Hello and Happy {almost} Thanksgiving to you! I'm Shantaie here to share a Fancy, Formal Thanksgiving card with you...Fancy Marci and Formal Luka that is :)

Wouldn't you agree that this is a very good looking couple? I just had to color them both for this project, I couldn't bear to separate them! I love how the rich fall colors give Marci and Luka a whole new look, its so amazing how many different ways you can use these stamps!

My little Fancy Marci and Formal Luka are colored with prisma pencils, and coordinate with the gorgeous Teresa Collins Giving Thanks papers. These adorable images are available for a limited time as digital stamps, so don't delay..in fact why not pick up the pair as a Christmas gift for yourself! ;-)


♪ Falalala--lalalala ♪

Happy Wednesday!!  Kris here with the super cute Caroling Luka!  Isn't he the cutest?  I even put him on my new Christmas blog header along with Winter Marci so my readers can enjoy seeing these cuties as they visit my blog.  *Ü*

The papers I used here are by Cosmo Cricket... Oh Jolly (? I think)... they were a gift from the lovely Irina last year.  I CASEd Irina's coloring of this Luka because they were the perfect colors for my header =)  Thanks for allowing me to CASE ya Irina!! 

I also have a new sketch to share... Carly's whipped up this one and posted over at Sketches by Carly this week.  It's an unsponsored challenge this week, but she continues providing fun sketches for us to play with. 

Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to come back later when Shantaie posts her LaLa creation ... right here at 2 p.m. today!  *Ü*  Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Holidays with Marci!!

Happy Tuesday!  I'm Karen and I am here to share Birthday Marci today!  This time Marci is ready to celebrate the holidays with her sweet little panda and present she has all wrapped up for that special someone!  Designer papers are from Basic Grey's "Jovial" collection!

We are coming close the the end of the month, but there's still time to submit your cards into the Customer Gallery for your chance at a prize!!

Enjoy your day!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Tray

This was quite a project!!  It was almost like designing seven cards at once and they all had to go together :-)  But it's done now and I am pretty happy with it.. It was actually fun to do and I know that I will make this type of trays again for other occasions.

This tray measures 12" x 12" with each opening measuring 4" x 6".  Click on the photos to enlarge to see the details :-)

Did you notice that I made a window for Marcy?  I made it out of Grunge Board - painted with acrylic paints, distressed with Inks and embossed with wood grain embossing folder to give it some texture :-)

I used tons of different products and used a lot of different techniques for this project.  To name a few.. 

Project Recipe:
7 Gypsies Tray in White
Stamps: La-La Land Crafts - Fancy MarciPanda and Tuffy (dog) - From Tuffy Set
Winter Scene stamp (in the window) by Stampendous
Papers: Cardstock - Couture, Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Tim Holtz - Grunge Board, Wood Embossing Folder, Swirls die, Flower Die, Christmas Tree die, Martha Stewart Border Punch punches and Snowflake punches, EK Success Flower Punches and Corner punches, Cricut tree
Embellishments: Stickles - Crystal and Golden Rod, Viva Pearl Pen - Cream and Gold, Mudd Puddles - Snow, Flower Soft in Polar White, Ribbon and Twine - May Arts
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Old Paper, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Hair- E50, E13, E35, E37
all Red- R21, R24, R27
all Green - YG03, YG63, YG67
Panda - E13, E35, E37

Please email me if you would like to join my Workshop and if you have ANY questions  :-)


Icy Santa Marci Sends Her Christmas Wishes!

Hello all, hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Where does the weekend go? It is Monday so I'm back and this week I have a little Icy Santa Marci for you today, she is very cute with her little Panda. 

Hope you like her, I've been a little free with the glitter, started putting it everywhere!

Hope you all have a stunning week. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Season's Greetings & Birthday wishes

  We had such a great response to our "Friday BEFORE Black Friday SALE" that we decided to extend it throughout the weekend, until 11 PM PST on SUNDAY (today)!!!  If you didn't get the opportunity to shop our sale on Friday, here is your second chance!!!!  Details HERE..

Hi all! This is guest designer Alice. I have two cards to share with you today.

I used the super cute Ice Skating Marci for my first card. Isn't she a cutie? I added Flower Soft to her hat and gloves for some fun texture. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather collection and the sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I used the beautiful Fancy Marci for my second card. She looks so elegant in her pretty dress! The patterned paper is from BasicGrey's Wisteria collection and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all from me. Hope your Sunday is fabulous! =)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fancy Marci

  We had such a great response to our "Friday BEFORE Black Friday SALE" that we decided to extend it throughout the weekend, until 11 PM PST on SUNDAY!!!  If you didn't get the opportunity to shop our sale on Friday, here is your second chance!!!!  Details HERE..

Hello everyone! Lisa stopping by today to share a little something I created featuring our newest Marci! Isn't she adorable, all dressed for a party? Fancy Marci is available for a short time in digi format until the rubber arrives, so if that's your preference, you'd better act quickly! And while you're there, you'll want to snag Formal Luka, too!

I paired Marci with patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy collection by American Crafts. I thought the dresses in the background paper were perfect for a party girl. :)

Have a la la lovely day!

Fancy Marci Celebrates Christmas

Hi everyone - Debbie here. I hope you all managed to grab some gorgeous stamps for yourself in the LLLC sale yesterday - woohooo - who doesn't love a bargain?!?!?!  

SALE EXTENDED!!!  We had such a great response to our "Friday BEFORE Black Friday SALE" that we decided to extend it throughout the weekend, until 11 PM PST on SUNDAY!!!  If you didn't get the opportunity to shop our sale on Friday, here is your second chance!!!!  Details HERE..

Last week saw the release of 2 new images from La-La Land Crafts - this is one of them. This is Fancy Marci and she's all dressed up to celebrate Christmas here. She is such a dream to colour up and looks adorable in many different colour combos - I just love her cute little pose.

My DP is from Basic Grey and I cut the poinsettia flowers using a My Time Made Easy template and my craft robo. I downsized the template so didn't use all the layers.

Fancy Marci is available for a limited time only as a digi before she comes out in rubber - check her out HERE.


Friday, November 19, 2010

SALE!! plus Birthday Chipboard Album

Happy Friday, everyone!

First of I want to remind you that today we are having a BIG SALE on all Marci and Luka, all stamp sets plus the cute panda!! Today and ONLY TODAY! They are all 20% off (excluding digis).  Scroll to the post below or click HERE for more details

As always, shipping is FREE on orders of $50 and over!!  What a GREAT deal combined with the SALE Discount!!

Don't let this great deal pass!!  Click HERE to go to our store, you might want to start your Christmas Shopping EARLY!!  ;-)

Have fun shopping! 


Onto my post...

After checking out the Cinch at the Scrapbook Show last month, I was in the mood to make albums! LOL I didn't get the Cinch at the show but it did inspire me to create this album!

The album itself didn't take me long to finish but using a single hole puncher to punch these holes was a pain! Now that I've completed this album, I ordered myself a Cinch! LOL I guess I do things in reverse. LOL I haven't tried the Cinch yet but I am sure it's way better than a single hole puncher!

Anyway, I thought it would be a cool idea to have a little book of all my friends' birthdays. These books are handle. I keep books of everything. hehe

This book measures 5 x 8 1/2 inches. I used Marci and Luka images..plus the little adorable panda.

For the cover, I used Marci With Rose.

January: Sweet Dreams Marci
February: Winter Marci
March: Panda
April: Marci With Rose
May: Birthday Marci
June: Star Boy Luka
July: Super Cupcake Marci
August: Marci With Rose
September: Pirate Luka

October: Pumpkin Marci
November: Ice Skating Marci
December: Birthday Marci

So what do you think? Pretty cool, huh? I wasn't thinking so I repeated a couple of Marci's. I had really wanted to use a different image for each month.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One day ONLY SALE!!!!

During this time of the year we are reminded that there is a lot to be thankful for.. Here at La-La Land Crafts we are most thankful for our loyal customers!! 

To show you our appreciation, for the FIRST TIME EVER (!!) we are having a SALE on our new Marci and Luka Collection!!  YES!!  You heard me right!!  You can get all of your favorite stamps in our new collection at a sale price!!  But keep in mind, this offer will be available ONE DAY ONLY, tomorrow - Friday, November 19th starting at 12 am PST.

We call this

Friday BEFORE Black Friday SALE!!

ONE DAY ONLY - Friday, November 19th

What's on SALE? 
- ALL Marci Stamps
- All Luka Stamps
- Panda stamp
- Super Hero Window Stamp Set
- Tuffy Stamp Set

* digis exluded 

How to get the SALE price?
- no coupons or special codes needed!! 
- your 20% OFF Discount will be automatically applied in the Shopping Cart!!

COME BACK and shop with us TOMORROW!!!  Click HERE to go to our store, you might want to start your Wish List early ;-)


Vintage scrapbooking can be fun!

Hey everyone, Jana here! Before I get to my project, I have some exciting news for you all - LaLa Land is having a HUGE sale TOMORROW, the Friday BEFORE Black Friday! So be sure to come back here to the blog, or straight to the LaLa Land Boutique midnight tonight (Pacific Standard Time!) to check it out!

I have to admit, I don't often scrapbook with paper anymore having switched over to digital scrapbooking recently, but when I sat down to work with the newest Marci and Luka images (only available digi right now, but rubber is coming SOON) all I could picture is this photo of my parents taken over 50 years ago when they were in high school and going to a formal dance. Of course, no one can FIND the photo now...but as soon as I do I'll be scanning it in to fit onto this page!

Since I know the photos is black and white, I wanted those to be the primary colors on the page. However, I also know that my mom's dress was blue, so I wanted to add a touch of blue. I thought marina mist would work well. I used some new SU! dsp for the base of the page, then I created my photo layer (the vanilla) with the 2 mats (black and marina mist) and I put those on top of the Marina Mist satin ribbon layered under the lace. I added the satin bow on top (along wtih a little extra narrow vanilla grosgrain) and then added the rhinestone accent as well.

For my stamped images, I printed them on vanilla cs and colored them with my W00, 01, 03, 05 and 07 markers. Then I added just a touch of blue (B93) to both Marci and Luka (see if you can spot his, it's pretty small!) I cut them both out and then created ovals for them using more dsp layered on some Marina Mist cs. Don't Marci and Luka look adorable all dressed up for their prom?

Now, don't forget to come back and check out the SALE tomorrow!! Have a  wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Santa Baby

Hi and Happy Wednesday, I'm Shantaie with another Santa Marci project to share with you today. My house has always been sprinkled with pink and the laughter of girls, so naturally I envisioned Santa Marci in  pink velvet the moment I saw her! So I chose a couple of my favorite pink Holiday photos and some gorgeous and fun Echo park paper, don't you think Santa Marci is adorable in pink?

I paper pieced her bear and of course added a bit of glam by coating her trim with stickles! A sweet trio of bitty silver pearls on her holly leaves are all she needs to be a "girlie girl" for the Holidays! Have you added you creations to the customer gallery yet? Don't forget we will have a drawing at the end of the month, you could be the lucky winner!

Shabby Chic ~ I Think??

Hi, Kris here to share another card made with the newly release Fancy Marci  *Ü*  These new stamps (digis) have totally captured my heart ---have they yours??  =) 

This is one of those cards that started out one way and completely took a turn half way through, LOL.  I think I went a little "sponge-happy" but any which way, I think I like the outcome.  This new Marci is just the cutest that it's hard to go wrong no matter what you do with her. 

These new stamps, Fancy Marci and Formal Luka are still available (for a limited time only) AS DIGIS right HERE on this blog!! 
♥  ♥  ♥  

Want to WIN some of these stamps?!!
Be sure to upload your LaLa cards throughout the month ... you just might win our next monthly Customer Appreciation Prize!! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hello from Super Cupcake Marci!!

Hi there!  It's Karen here!! Today, I am sharing a sweet little card I made using Super Cupcake Marci!!  Marci's just stopping by to wave "hello" to you today!!

I thought it would be fun to pick up the beautiful, bright, and festive colors in this Crate Paper designer paper!!  If you are interested in purchasing any of the Maric or Luka stamps, feel free to drop by the La-La Land Store!!

Also, available in digi are the NEWEST Fancy Marci and Formal Luka!!

Have a SUPER Cupcake kind of day!!

Til next time!!