August 20, 2014

Discover Tag for La-La Land Crafts

This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is "Tags or Tickets". I decided to make a nature themed tag and of course loaded it up with La-La Land Crafts dies!

I used the beautiful Fancy Butterfly Die as a main focus for my tag...I imagine them flying around the gorgeous roses made from the Rolled Rose Large Die and Rolled Rose Small & Medium Die. I used some inspirational quotes and nature images from a Tim Holtz rub on set, as well as adding lots of twine and a stick pin. I had some bling mesh which I used for the butterfly centers and flower centers.

I used the Honeycomb Die for background texture and tucked in the leaves from the Open Leaf Flourish Die  in my flower clusters. For a finishing touch I added a gorgeous dragonfly charm.

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!

Time Flies

Hi! Cathi here today sharing my take on Sandra's August sketch. This month we were generously sponsored by Creative Embellishments and the byChantalVandenberg Etsy Shop! I even based the color scheme of my layout on Chantal's gorgeous Flower Dreamer Embellishment felt embellishments I used!

Here you can see the fun  #SUMMER chippie I used from the Social Hash Tag chipboard set.  Sandra's sketch has a very modern look so I went for modern shaped chippies, like the Time Flies Frame Set and the
Squares set.

I used the adorable Flower Dreamer Embellishment from Chantal in two places. I painted my chipboard  in a blue to match the embellishments and used a fun pink Scrap Cake paper from my stash that fit in perfectly. Because I had to add some of my usual touches I used a Prima Circles mask and some Shimmerz Texturez to make my background and of course added a few flowers!

I hope you will find the time to play along with this challenge. Here is Sandra's sketch:

Check out the fabulous prizes donated by our generous sponsors:

First Prize: Lemon Owl - Around The Corner Collection
(12-12x12 patterned papers, epoxy stickers, die-cut embellishments,
1-12x12 sheet with cards and two sheets with frames.)

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate

Random Prize: 2 Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags 
(Please note that the photos are just samples and are not the actual tags the prize winner will receive.)


Lemon Owl 

Lemon Owl is an Ukrainian scrapbook and paper crafting brand created in the end of 2012. We put our first collection, Attic Door, on sale right before the New Year – the magical time between old and new, past and future, when dreams can come true. We like to experiment with colour combos and interesting patterns while creating our unique designs. Our style is fresh and bright, sometimes it is eclectic, and sometimes it is clean and elegant. 

Creative Embellishments 

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

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.

If you have clicked on one of my creations and smiled then I consider my work a success! My name is Chantal and I live in beautiful Adelaide, South Australia. I began scrapbooking 5 years ago and since then I've never looked back. I've always loved art (particularly cartooning) and through scrapbooking, this passion has been dusted off and reignited tenfold! Yay! I would describe my scrapbooking style as fun, funky, colourful and whimsical. I love to inject lots of personality into my work and I really enjoy bringing memories to life through creativity.

I'm very fortunate and blessed to be a 2014 Scrapbooking Memories Master, and to have my work published regularly in scrapbooking magazines in Australia and worldwide. Plus now I'm also having so much fun designing and making my own scrapbooking embellishments - so that you can enjoy crafting and creating with a lovely collection of cute bits and pieces to play with too! If you see something you like, but would like a larger quantity, please feel free to convo me. I'm also always happy to make up custom orders.

Have lots of fun looking around and thank YOU for considering byChantalVandenberg! :)

 for sponsoring our design team this month!

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!

August 16, 2014

Celebrations Card for Sugar Creek Hollow

This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Celebrations! Make a vintage card or project that is perfect for a celebration and join our challenge!

I have had this fun vintage image in my stash for a while and I thought it would make a perfect birthday card! I added some paper twine, flowers and heart lace as well as my sentiment to make a playful and fun birthday card perfect for a little girl's (or little girl at heart) celebration.

I had fun making this and I hope you will come join us in the challenge!!!

August 15, 2014

A Sneak Peek at the C'est Magnifique September Kit

It is mid month already and time for the reveal of papers used for the C'est Magnifique September Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and the two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for September. We are featuring Danish paper by Riddersholm.

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

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

Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Ground Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**
(**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: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Embellishment Add-on 

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

Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

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

August 13, 2014

Be Free: A Layout for La-La Land Crafts

This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is a color challenge

I have used lots of La-La Land Crafts dies to make this color filled layout!!

In the close up above you can see the seagulls from the Birds Die which I inked in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I also added several die cuts of the Cherry Blossom Branch Die inked in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I added a lot of stitching, masking and stamping to the layout.

Here you can see the Diamond Wire Die  as well as the colorful stitching I did for the layout.

I tucked in little Birdhouse Die  amongst my flowers.

Finally I added some Large Medium and Small Roses, inked in Dusty Concord Distress Ink, using the Rolled Rose Large Die  andRolled Rose Small & Medium Die.

I used the August Prima BAP sketch for this layout and would love to enter it into their challenge there!

I have also been inspired by this mood board for the August Challenge at Scrap Around the World, using the purple in the bottom right dress, the stitching links to the spools in the top right photo and the lines of stitching are kind of like the cage effect on the shoe in the bottom left...I added feathers like in the middle photograph.

I had fun creating this colorful layout and hope you like it!

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!

August 11, 2014

Upcycling: Guest Designing for Craft Hoarders Anonymous in August!

This month I am proud to be guest designing for Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge Blog!!

Challenge #13 is Let's Cycle...Up-Cycle That Is!  Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!

My project is an upcycled Prima Resin Box. It started its life very usefully holding several of the resins I used on my project!

Everything I used on this project to upcycle it came from the gorgeous C'est Magnfique August Kit. First I painted it with the Dina Wakely Heavy Acrylic Paint included in the Mixed Media kit, I then loaded it up with flowers from the Main Kit and Flower Add On, as well as die cuts and chipboard from the Embellishment Add On. As a finishing touch there is lace all around the edges and those cute little fairy resins hopping in around the project! I added the sentiment "It's not about the happy ending, it's about the story" to the box. I really love how it turned out and my cousin already claimed it for her room!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join the challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

August 6, 2014

Dots and Spots with La-La Land Crafts!

This week at La-La Land Crafts our theme is "Dots and Spots". I decided to use this fun BoBunny polka dot paper to base my layout on and of course loaded it up with La-La Land Crafts dies!

I used some Prima flowers as an accent then added the beautiful Cherry Blossom Branch Die as accents. I landed a beautiful butterfly from the Fancy Butterfly Die on one of the flowers!

Above you can see the Scallop Border Die tucked in under my photo. Since the White Rabbit is sporting a big watch in this photo, I decided to add the Steampunk Clock Die and some cogs from the Steampunk Heart Cogs Dies Set, perfect accents for the photo!

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!