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July 1, 2015

Hello My Friend Card for La-La Land Crafts


This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Washi or Twine!! I decided to use twine for my card!

I recently got the gorgeous Dress Form Die and I just had to make a card with a sewing theme to use it! I found this great vintage image of a woman sewing to base my card around. I tucked a bit of lace under the photo and then added a flower cluster using a gorgeous Petaloo flower and the rolled roses using the Rolled Rose Large Die and Rolled Rose Small Medium Die. I tucked in the Open Leaf Flourish die leaves. I also tucked in some twine loops to finish off the cluster.

I added the Filigree Corner Die in the corner of course and finished off the card with the "hello, my friend" sentiment using the Folding Banners Die set of 2. I tucked in a stick pin and finally sewed around the edges of card to finish it off.

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Berry71bleu July Challenge: "To Die For"

As you know, I am part of the Berry71bleu DT. It is my turn this month to host the challenge and
this month we are sponsored by the AMAZING company

  Heartfelt Creations

They produce gorgeous papers, stamps and dies and our challenge this month is inspired by them, the 


You can create layouts, cards, art journals, tags or even altered projects, as long as they contain dies. Now since everyone might not have a die cutting machine, purchased die cuts are great to use too...I seem to always have some of these in my stash and I bet you probably have some too!!


Here is my layout I did this month for the die cut challenge. The beautiful paper collection I used is the Arianna Blooms papers. The dies are the gorgeous flourishes and bleeding hearts that were both stamped and die cut using gorgeous Heartfelt Creations products


Here is a close up of the beautiful bleeding heart stamps from the Romantique Garden collection. The stamps are part of the Heartthrob Cling Stamp SetI stamped them on some of the Arianna Blooms paper and inked them using Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to make the darker sections of the bleeding heart.



The  Romantique Garden die set that I used cut out the beautiful bleeding heart stamps perfectly and also included the gorgeous flourish stems I used.  I used some tag cut outs and a title from the Arianna Blooms papers and fussy cut some butterflies. I also added some Shimmerz Texturez masked in the background using a Prima wall mask and splattered some green ink as well, finally adding some twine for an extra fun detail!

We'd love to see what you will come up with for this month's challenge!!!

As always, we have some yummy goodies up for grabs.

1st Prize:


A prize pack from Heartfelt Creations containing papers, a stamp set and a die!!

The winner will receive a package worth $74.99 including:

Sweet Juliet Paper Collection
Luggage and Tag Die 7 Piece Set (Part of the Celebrate the Journey collection)
Luggage and Sentiments Cling Stamp Set (Part of the Celebrate the Journey collection)

Random Prize:


Cathi's Giveaway: Three Spellbinders Dies!

Sponsor:

Heartfelt Creations



Heartfelt Creations is a family owned company started in 1997. We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in contact with our creative inspiration and crafts.
We do this with a unique line of coordinating artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers.
Our products create timeless and elegant handmade cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art projects. We invite you to join our mission.

Here is a link to our blog and Facebook page:


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!



June 24, 2015

La-La Land Crafts June 2015 New Release!!!

 There is no doubt about it, La-La Land Crafts make the most amazing dies. They cut like a dream and have so many amazing designs!! Just check out their new die release (and their gorgeous new MOLLI stamps if you are a colorer!!!)



Not surprisingly, I chose to do two layouts to showcase the gorgeous new dies!! The first one showcases the Stitched Clouds Border Dies, the Flower Banner Die, and the Scalloped Trim Banner Die.



I started the layout by layering papers edged with the Stitched Clouds Border Dies.  I put my photo on top of these layers, adding some gorgeous Prima flowers and Petaloo butterflies to my cluster. I then layered the Flower Banner Die and the Scalloped Trim Banner Die


 I love to use the Heart Scroll Corners Die as a vine flourish for my flower clusters, I think it is very effective!  To add a bit more layers I placed a Heart Doily Border Die under my photo and then added the beautiful delicate hanging hearts from the Hanging Hearts & Love Word Dies.  


The gorgeous paper from Blue Fern's gorgeous Deja Vu collection is very detailed so no mixed media was used for this layout and I finished off with a title sticker "Smile".



My second layout features the dies in the new release that fit the seaside perfectly!


Here you can see the cute Flip Flops Die. I layered up the die and added cute little rhinestones to the flowers! The Double Stitched Hills Border made an effective wave look for the layers under the photo.



I added some more beautiful Prima flowers from my stash and then added the cute Beach Umbrella die to the cluster! I picked a gorgeous photo of my girls playing at the beach as my photo and added the title "You & Me". I added the Fancy Butterfly Die to finish off the layout adding a bit of whimsy to it!

I think you'll agree there are some great new dies in this new release! If you are interested in purchasing them you can buy them in the store HERE!! Pop on over and get yours soon!!


June 19, 2015

The Usual Suspects

Hello scrappy friends! Cathi here with my layout for this month's Stamp it Up challenge!!


This month our team has been sponsored by Viva LasVegaStamps!! They have such an amazing amount of stamps in their shop, something for every theme, style and subject! I had fun working with the stamps I was sent, using them for the background, title and journaling!

Here is the moodboard I used to inspire me: 



I used the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Illumination paper and tags for this. Here you can see a cute ampersand stamp I used for my background. I added some flowers, wooden pieces and flair from my stash.



I added a bit of bakers twine for fun here. My daughter and her friend acting crazy: the Usual Suspects around here!


Here you can see the Viva Las VegaStamps "Usual Suspect" stamp fully and the stamped sentiment I added, appropriate one for the two of them!

Join our challenge and win fantastic prizes!!!

1st Prize:

1 plate o' rubber, the winners choice, shipped to them for free.

Random Prize:
Denise's Giveaway




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Wedding Card for Riddersholm Designs


This week I have a wedding card to share with you! I have used the gorgeous Vintage Venture In Time paper as my base to my card and for the die cuts.


I have distressed the edges of the image and added some gorgeous lace underneath as well as a beautiful die cut on top of the photo.


I added some gorgeous Prima flowers and a beautiful Ink It Jasmine flower and finally finished the card off with a bow and some stitching.

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!!!



June 17, 2015

Masculine Card for La-La Land Crafts


This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Father/Masculine!!  I found this great vintage image of a pilot and it fit my theme perfectly!

I used the Stitched Ribbon (Set of 3)  ribbons to make a frame for the image and took some fun screw head brads to add to the frame... I also added some small Tim Holtz paperclips for more masculine/industrial kinds of looks.

I took the die cut tools from the Tools Border Die as an effective decoration for my masculine card, adding some cogs from my Steampunk Heart Cogs Die tucked in under the frame. I finished up the card with a bit of stiching around the edges.

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by adding your creations to our Facebook Page and Twitter.

June 10, 2015

Tick Tock Use a Clock!


This week at La-La Land Crafts the theme is Tick Tock Use a Clock!!  I found this fun vintage image of a lady holding a clock and just had to use it for my card!

I used the beautiful Steampunk Clock Die as a base for my card design, adding the gorgeous photo on top of it.  I added a flower from my stash then added in the beautiful rolled roses using the Rolled Rose Small & Medium Die and Rolled Rose Large Die, tucking in the Cherry Blossom Branch Die and Creepy Vines Die behind. I added some twine loops and some stitching to the card 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.