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November 24, 2014

It's Your Day for Berry71bleu


This month Berry71Bleu want to see a project based on an Early Year Birthday. Create a project about yourself, your children, a member of your family, or a special someone - an early year birthday celebration! I have chosen to do a layout of my youngest daughter Aisling on her 2nd birthday. I used the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Cold Country papers, cutouts and stickers for the base of my designs here.


On the photo above you can see some gorgeous UmWow Studio chipboard star and chevron confettis along with one of their flairs I used on the layout. I used a lot of stamping from the 7 Dots Studio  Cold Country clear stamp set. I used some of my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays to color it!


I used the number 2 chipboard from Molossi and you can see another gorgeous Butterfly chipboard and star flair from UmWow Studio. I added just a few flowers and thread from my stash and journaled about my gorgeous little independent girl and how she inspires me every day!

I hope you like it and will come and play along with us!!

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

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



2nd Prize: RAK from Denise
(Paper, Chipboard, Mini Album, Stamps, Flowers, Flower Soft and Wood Hearts)




3rd Prize: RAK from Sandra
Technique Tuesday Dies, Kaisercraft Stamp)




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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!

I used the gorgeous Once Upon A Sketch sketch to make my layout and would love to enter the November challenge! My daughter inspires me to see the world through her eyes, unique and individual. I have journalled on the layout about it.




November 22, 2014

Vintage Christmas Card with a Twist for Sugar Creek Hollow


This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Vintage Christmas Cards with a Twist! This time we are looking for VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH A TWIST - NON TRADITIONAL COLOURS.  Your cards must be either vintage or shabby chic with a vintage image.

I found this great Blue Santa image online for this card! Blue and Gold I figured were fairly non-traditional Christmas colors. I used some gorgeous paper, a doily I aged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, some twine and bit of golden blingy holly. I finished it off with blue stitching.

I hope you will come play in this fun challenge this week!!!

November 19, 2014

My Favorite La La Land Product!!


This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Our Favorite La-La Land Product!

The first La-La Land die I fell in love with even before I joined the DT was the gorgeous Hot Air Balloon Die ! I just love it!! I paired it up with the Steampunk Heart Cogs for a romantic steampunk themed card. I added a Prima flower and some gorgeous Rolled Rose Small and Medium and Rolled Rose Large Die roses.

The papers I used for the card were the gorgeous Fall Flea Market papers from Riddersholm, I love that there is a subtle quote about flying on the paper at the bottom of the card (you have to look hard!) I added some stitching and a sentiment as well as a twine bow to finish it off.

Don't forget, you can join in all the fun at La-La Land Crafts
 by adding your creations to our Facebook Page and Twitter.



November 16, 2014

December Paper and Add On Reveal for C'est Magnfique Kits

Here we are at the middle of the month again and that means we're excited to give you a look at the paper we will be using in our December Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for December, Riddersholm Design Our Country Christmas.



Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Robin and Berry
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: The Drum
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Carol
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Santa's Beard
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas Spirit
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Frosting
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas News




The December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store!

Silks Acrylic Glaze: Nutmeg
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray: Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Prima Chalkboard Paint: Plum*
American Crafts Pop! Microbeads: Rouge
Petaloo: Bonatica Collection: Sugared Berry Clusters: Brown
Docrafts: Victorian Christmas: Die-Cut Sentiments*
My Favorite Things: Mix-Ables Stencil: Small Checkerboard
FabScraps: Chipboard Word: Noel
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Game Pieces*
Prima: Red Rose*
Green Wired Ribbon*
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout*
Embossed Felt: Red

*Some Items Are Partial Packages


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



Prima: Capistrano: Cola
Mini Red Roses*
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Chantilly Mixed Blooms: Red/Burgundy
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets: Humidor
Prima: Large Red Roses (3) *
Petaloo: Textured Elements: Burlap Poinsettias
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Sugared Blooms: Green
Burgundy Bloom (1)

 *Some Items Are Partial Packages


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


Prima: Finnabair Elementals: Resist Canvas: Dots
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard: (3) Custom Snowflakes
Paper Leaves (Assorted Colors and Sizes)
Red Rhinestone Trim
Kaisercraft: Yuletide: Sticker Sheet
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout (1 Piece)
Heidi Swapp: Mixed Media Watercolor Paper Tags
Red Velvet Ribbon
My Mind's Eye: Joyous: Gems
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Word Bands: Christmas


Doesn't the December Kit look gorgeous?

A little birdie told me that Deonna is putting a Christmas bag of FREE GOODIES into every box containing any December kit purchase!

Paper Add-Ons, the MMM Kit, and both Embellishment Add-Ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.


November 15, 2014

Skater Boys: A Layout for Meg's Garden


I am here today with  another project using the gorgeous The Sherlock Book Kit by Watson by Meg's Garden!!  I decided to make a layout with mine using the book pages and amazing ephemera provided in the kit!  

For the background 12 x 12 inch page I used the The Gentlemen Collection: Gentleman paper. To me, in the Sherlock Book Kit there was a lot of masculine ephemera, many using new inventions for the turn of the century and one even looking like a globe...which reminded me of the Worlds Fair... I tucked that into the layout here and decided to use this amazing photo I have in my family collection of my Great Great Uncle Leo at the St. Louis World's Fair in the early 20th Century. Roller skating was being demonstrated there as a possible entry into the Olympics. Leo and his buddies looks so cool posed here!!


Above you can see several layers of ephemera cut out and layered under my photo. I have also made some gorgeous flowers using the Bitty Blossoms die I have in my stash and papers from the book kit.

I have twirled and tucked in the gorgeous Brown Dodo Vine Wire for some cool detail and added a Vintage Trinket: Cog.


I added a fun ticket cut out from the kit, and here you can see the masking misting and stamping I have added to my background. I thought the title "Skater Boys" worked well for this!!


Tucked in behind the photo cluster I have one of the tag cut outs from the kit and have added some journalling information. I attached the Filigree Oval Vintage Trinket to the tag to help pull it out and to add some gorgeous detail to the layout.

I had a great time putting this together and I hope that you enjoyed it!!


Supplies from Meg's Garden:



Supplies from Stash:
Bitty Blossoms Donna Salazar Die
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Prima Stamp

November 14, 2014

XO - Having fun with the November C'est Magnifique Kit!


A lot of the die cuts provided in the November kit and add ons lended themselves toward some fun layouts. I took several tags, tickets and die cuts and added them to my embellishment cluster here, along with gorgeous flowers from the Flower Add On (sold out). I used the Mint gesso to add some subtle coloring.  Again I used the Main KitEmbellishment Add On, Flower Add On (sold out) and Magnifique Mixed Media Kits for my layout.

From my stash: Molding Paste, Mask, Stamp, Ink.


In this close up above you can see some great die cuts, gorgeous flowers and lots of masking, stamping and painting with the mint gesson. I added the metal butterfly from the Prima Epiphany Ephemera pack found in the Main Kit.


The bakers twine came in the ephemera pack and I added it as fun bows to some tags also found in the Magnifique Mixed Media Kits

The November Time after Time kit and add ons are full of versatile embellishments, flowers, and media, don't forget to get yourse while you can!!

November 12, 2014

Wintry Day: A Layout for La-La Land Crafts


This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is It's Cold Outside.

This week I did a fun watercolor background technique for my layout and chose three of my La-La Land Crafts dies to showcase! Just a few embellishments added to this layout to make it pop.


I chose a gorgeous photo I took of our village during one of our rare snow falls. I love the blue of the boat popping out of the photo and used that to help make my background color choice. I added some beautiful flowers from my stash and here you can see the Cherry Blossom Branch Die  I used to add to my flower cluster.


The gorgeous blue watercolor background makes a perfect backdrop for the Snowflake Banner die. I cut apart all the gorgeous snowflakes from the banner and spread them across the layout.


Behind the photo I used the Lattice Border die to add a design element. I also added some white twine from my stash around the photo. I really had fun experimenting with new techniques and streamlined embellishments. I love how this turned out!

Don't forget, you can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts
 by adding your creations to our Facebook Page and Twitter.