September 17, 2014

Fairy Whispers for La-La Land Crafts

This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Washi TapeI decided to use washi tape as a base for my two embellishment clusters, building up my layout on top of the designs... Naturally, I used a lot of my La-La Land Crafts dies!

Here you can see the several washi tape I layered. I then added some molding paste and masking as well as some mist, adding a gorgeous Prima resin topiary and some roses using the Rolled Rose Small & Medium . I added the butterfly using the Fancy Butterfly Die.

For my main photo cluster I chose a gorgeous vintage child image...I wanted to use the Fairy Whispers words in the paper as my title and thought this little girl could be a great fairy, so I added some wings to her using the Wings Set. To build up the layers under the photo I used the oval from the Stitched Elements Dies and the Heart Doily Border Die. I tucked in the sweet Steampunk Heart Cogs around the cluster to add detail. I used the Rolled Rose Large and the Rolled Rose Small & Medium dies to add some sweet delicate flowers to the layout and finished it with another butterfly from the Fancy Butterfly Die. I added stitching to both clusters on the layout and hope that I succeeded in the ethereal fairy like look for the layout!

I hope you enjoyed this layout and thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Remember, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page,
where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!

September 15, 2014

C'est Magnfique October Kit

It's time for C'est Magnifique to reveal its newest kit papers and add ons!!!

Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Raspberry Cupcake
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Feel the Grass Between Your Toes
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Butterflies are Free
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Homemade Lemon Curd
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Lovely Weather
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Grandma's Old Porcelain Cups
Maja Designs: Coffee in the Arbour: Delicious Moments

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

Our October Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store.  We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon with our Guest Designer Olga Heldwein.  You won't want to miss it!   

Prima: 6x6 Stencil: Decor 2
Prima: Shabby Chic Resin Treasures: Butterflies
Blue Fern Studios: Rose Border
Blue Fern Studios: Vintage Keys **
Kaisercraft: Stamp: Sketchy
Ranger: Emboss-it Dabber: Clear
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder: Orbit Olive Gold
Embossing Powder: Pink
Twinkling H2O: Mediterranean Blue
Shimmerz: Inklingz: Spotlight White
Stampendous: Frantage: Copper Lux Mix**
(**some items may be partial packages)

Flower Add-on

We create a Flower Add On each month for those of you who like extra flowers.   We have selected six additional packages of flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.

Prima: Parfait: Buttercream
Prima: Vine: Fairy Rhymes
Petaloo: Darjeeling Dahlia: Teastain Blue
Prima: Pankita: Winter Mix
Prima: Divine Large Flowers
Prima: Elle: Majestic

Embellishment Add-on 

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add On so you can stretch your kit even further.  

Blue Fern Studios: Garden Quatrefoil Panel
Prima: Say it in Pearls: Swirl with Lace: Cream
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Key Holes
Ruby Rock-it: Heritage: Die-cut Pack
Jillibean Soup: Beanboard Alphas: Braised Brown
Magnifique Mist: Blueberry
American Crafts: Ribbon Roses: Yellow

Doesn't the October Kit look just amazing?
Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in our Store.

September 13, 2014

Word Play at Sugar Creek Hollow

This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Word Play! Make a vintage project and include a sentiment and join our challenge!

I just love to search for new vintage images to use on the computer and when I saw this one I knew it would be perfect for the Word Play challenge and that the colors and image were just beautiful! I have a little basket with extra flowers, lace off cuts and other leftovers from projects and I always challenge myself to make my cards from this little basket of beauty!! I added the gorgeous Tim Holtz word key and butterfly flower from my metal embellie stash but the twine lace and flower all came from my basket! I added my standard stitching around the card base edge and the image.

I love the way this card turned out and I hope you will come join us in the challenge!!!

September 12, 2014

Things we Love

The September Challenge at Berry71Bleu is hosted by our fearless leader Marivic! We want to know about the THINGS that you love. Make a project telling us about the things that you love, no matter what it is, we'd love to know!

You can take photos and add to your project or you can journal. Most of the time we never get to talk about ourselves, so this month we will talk about all the lovely things we love.

My layout features some of my favorite things in the world, all things vintage, like the gorgeous tag from Marivic's Zeus&Zoe Etsy store, and the gorgeous vintage dresser and dress form chipboards from Molossi, as well as all of my scrappy supplies! You can see my shelves above my scrap desk which make me happy, full of ribbons, paints and mists... My flowers, stamps, embellies, chipboard and so much more are surrounding me in my scrap area and make me happy!

I used gorgeous Melissa Frances papers from my stash as well as some lace. I added masking and stamping and splashing...

Some gorgeous Prima flowers from my stash and a can see a close up of my yummy goodies on my shelf!

Another detail shot here with some fun alphas from Tim Holtz!! I had a lot of fun making this layout and I hope you like it and will join in the challenge this month!!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize: Zeus and Zoe Gift Certificate

3rd Prize: 2 Handmade Tags from Berry71bleu

(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

Marivic Clifton

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international
they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye
on our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

September 10, 2014

La-La Land September 2014 Release!

La-La Land is getting in the holiday mood this month with gorgeous Halloween and Christmas stamps and dies!! I am in love with all the amazing new holiday dies we have to play with!! They also have an amazing set of stitched circle nesting dies and another set of stitched elements to add to their dies.

Here is my Halloween layout, I had that creepy pumpkin vintage children image saved for ages and thought it was perfect to use!! I used a LOT of the La-La Land Halloween dies for this layouts and you can see in the large photo that I have used the Spider Web Corner die in all four corners.

Here you can see the newest dies, the SpiderWeb and Spider and Tombstones, which I have cut out in orange.  The Frightful Fence makes a great backdrop for the photo cluster and embellies.

I added the Pumpkins and Eerie Bats to build up the scene more and add detail. I used the Spider Web Border at the top and bottom of my photo mat as a perfect touch. A title and a few stickers here and there and I really like how the Halloween layout turned out!

My next layout features quite a number of the new Christmas dies! I decided to use the Stitched Nested Circles as ornament shapes and then used the different dies as a feature in each ornament.  To make my pine tree effect at the top of the layout I used the Cherry Blossom Branch die!

Here you can see the Christmas Tree Hill die all glittered up on the red Christmas ornament.  I really had fun using the Build A Snowman die to make my vintage looking snowman. He got glitter on all his snowy bits too!! I added a ribbon and some twin to make the ornament details.

My last two ornaments feature another glittery one using the gorgeous Snowflake Banner, then another ornament featuring both the Candy Cane and the Build a Tree die.

My layouts today are quite simple and show off the dies rather than any other mixed media I could add... I had a lot of fun thinking outside the box for these two layouts and using lots of my new dies and am really happy how they turned out!!

If you are interested in any of these gorgeous dies or the stamps shown above, please visit La-La Land Crafts store!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

September 8, 2014

Gone Fishing

Hey, I'm back with another layout to share using the gorgeous C'est Magnifique September Kit Nature's Journey! I am in love with the gorgeous colors in this Riddersholm Designs paper line called Tailgate Marked. I chose this nautical paper from the collection to feature a photo of Aine fishing. She LOVES to fish and has been fishing several times since coming home from our visit to the States as well. She finally caught a fish this past week!!

Lots of gorgeous Prima flowers, trim and wire thread on this layout!!! I used some metal pieces, corrugated card and some Riddersholm and Kaisercraft diecuts and tags. The flowers are all from the yummy Flower Add On and you can find the Kaisercraft Die Cuts, Doilies, and Butterflies in the Embellie Add On!

For the background I used Weathered Wood Distress Stain from the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and the inks and stamp from the Main Kit.

I am going to enter this into the Pixels and Paper Challenge.  Here is the inspiration image:

I had to enter! Fits pretty well with my fishing image :D.

I hope you like my layout and thank you so much for stopping by!!

September 3, 2014

Sketch Inspiration at La-La Land Crafts

This week at La-La Land Crafts we used a sketch for inspirationI translated the card sketch into a layout sketch using it as the basis of layout design... Of course I used a lot of La-La Land Crafts dies!

In my photo cluster I used lots of gorgeous Prima and Petaloo flowers from my stash. The papers are the from gorgeous Autumn Basics from Maja Designs. I cut the words from the strip from the bottom of the paper. You can see several of the Fancy Butterfly Die butterflies here, as well as the Lattice Doily Border Die tucked in under the photo, I used the inner heart from the Heart Doily Die here too. I tucked in a little Prima light bulb here too...

I used the Filagree Corner Die, like in the sketch at the bottom left and top right corners of the layout.  I used the outer heart doily from the Heart Doily Die, loaded it up with flowers and a Fancy Butterfly Die and the Heart Lock and Key Die  I did some stamping, stitching, masking and splashing to finish off the layout. 

I hope you enjoyed this layout and thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Remember, you can join in on all the La-La Land Crafts fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can also post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find us on Twitter!