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July 23, 2014

New Product Showcase at La-La Land Crafts!

La-La Land Crafts have released some gorgeous new products this month!! Have a look at the gorgeous dies and stamps available HERE in the store!!!


Though I am not a stamp colorer myself, have a look at these amazing new stamp designs, perfect for the summer!!


My first layout I am featuring uses the Lattice BorderLattice Doily Border and Fancy Butterfly dies.


Here you can see the Lattice Doily Border and Fancy Butterfly close up. I just love how amazingly well the La-La Land Crafts dies cut, the waste pieces just fall out and leave behind the most detailed die cuts. I love the stitched details on the Lattice Doily Border and the delicate antennae on the Fancy Butterfly.


In the photo below you can see the detail on the Lattice Border die, again I just love the intricate pattern and stitched detail!


My second layout uses the gorgeous nautical themed dies! I just loved working on this one, and my dad loves that he is featured on the internet lol!!!


Here you can see the Wheel & Anchor dies which I have used as accents in my flower cluster. I have also used the Water Lily die adding a bit of bling to the centre!


This close up shows the gorgeous Pelican die, I added lots of shells, tags, masking and inking to my photo cluster.


My final closeup lets you see the beautiful Birds die, I just love them as an accent on a nautical page! My final die I used was the Fancy Bracket die for a few accent layers at the top and the bottom of the layout.


I really love how both layouts turned out and I really appreciate you stopping by!!

If you love any of these dies and must have them,  click HERE to go SHOPPING!

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!

July 19, 2014

On The Road Challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow


This week our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called "On The Road", it is a vintage travel themed challenge and I had a lot of fun with this one!

I found a great vintage image online of a woman sitting on her steamer trunk, maybe waiting to start her travels to somewhere exotic! I have used some gorgeous 7 Dots Nature Walk paper with this card then added some clock chipboards from my stash , a shipping tag, a gorgeous Prima luggage resin, some flowers, pearls and a vintage key.

This is a current favorite card of mine, and love how it turned out, especially how perfect the resin fits the theme!! I really hope you feel inspired to join along in our vintage travel challenge this week!!

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and More with the August C'est Magnifique Kit!


I love to use mixed media in my projects, have you seen our GORGEOUS August Mixed Media kit? It is in the stores on sale right now and I just wanted to share a layout I did using only the Paper Add On and the Magnfique Mixed Media kit.


I have used a gorgeous paper from the Kaisercraft Storyteller collection included in the paper kit as my base. My daughter has been a part of a ballet camp for the last few weeks here, so I have used several photos of her lately in my layouts, here she is wearing a beautiful tutu that the teacher owns. I have used the Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Bubbles Mask and some molding paste to start my background. I built up color with the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine and Prima Gilded Color Bloom. I used the Dina Wakely Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in Sky to add accents to the molding paste, color the chipboard and around the edges of the paper.


I have used many many Kaisercraft Storyteller die cuts to embellish the layout, along with the gorgeous Prima flowers included in the mixed media kit!

From my stash: I just used a bit of distress ink and a script stamp!!

My next layout features my youngest daughter and a garden of flowers from the Main Kit and the Flower Add On. I had a great time layering up, masking, molding paste, mist and stamping, then layering on the papers and finally the gorgeous flowers!



From C'est Magnifique: Main Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, 
and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit


From Stash: Mask, Molding Paste, Stamp


There are lots of gorgeous details in the kits, you can see items from all the add ons and the main kit here


I hope you like my layouts, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

July 16, 2014

Dancer: A Layout for La-La Land Crafts


This week our theme at La-La Land Crafts was Pins and Pearls. I am away from my studio this summer visiting my parents and didn't bring my pins or pearls, oh no!!! Luckily I got a gorgeous gift from my friend Debbie and inside were some gorgeous flowers with pearl centers and those two gorgeous stickpins!!! Of course I used a ton of La-Land Crafts dies to make this layout too!!


I've added the Rolled Rose Large and Rolled Rose Small and Medium flowers to some gorgeous Prima flowers in my stash.


Here you can see the gorgeous Honeycomb die and Butterflies Set 1.


Here you can see the gorgeous stickpins I have used. I have added the Steampunk Heart Cogs and Open Leaf Flourish leaves to finish off the layout. 

My daughter did a two week camp here and really enjoyed herself, I love how this layout turned out!!

C'est Magnifique Paper and Add On Reveal for August!!

It's the middle of the month and that means we're here to give you look at the paper we will be using in our August Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for August. We are featuring two Australian companies: Manor House Creations and Kaisercraft.
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Feature
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Myth
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Reminisce
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Anecdote
Manor House: Beautiful You: So You
Manor House: Beautiful You: Fresh and New
Manor House: Beautiful You: In My Thoughts
Manor House: Beautiful You: Journal Sheet

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

Our August Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store.  We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon by our very own Karita Vainio,  You won't want to miss it!   


Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine 
American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
Studio Calico: Huey's Masks: Bubbes Mask
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables 
(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.

Manor House Creations: Wedding Belles Value Pack
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity
Prima: Tiara: Sugarplum
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Solid Flower Vine: Light Pink
Prima: La Belle: Island Mix
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: White


Embellishment Add-on 

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

Heidi Swapp: Color Magic: Notes
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Blue Fern Studios: Corner Flourishes
Prima: Caliope Collection: Chipboard Alphas
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Tassels
Burlap Bird's Nest Embellishments
Paper Doilies: Pink, Peach, Cream, Mint

I think you will agree, our August kit is just amazing.  Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in our Store.

July 12, 2014

My first C'est Magnfique DT projects!!

I am so excited to be joining the C'est Magnifique design team this month and wanted to share my last set of projects for the July Sweet Summer Dreams kit!

I love the very different colorways in the gorgeous Blue Fern Ombre Dreams paper, I have two very different colored layouts to share. My first uses the blue and purple colorway. I have used the Main Kit, Flower Add On and Embellishment Add On. Lots of layers here, I even used some of the packaging from flowers and the book page that came in the BoBunny ephemera collection found in the kit.I also added a gorgeous BoBunny fence stamp that was part of the Embellishment Add On.

From my stash: mask, molding paste, mists and stamps.

My next layout features a coral and teal color combination, I just love the look of that color mix!! I used the Main Kit, Flower Add On and Embellishment Add Ons to complete the layout. I think these papers work perfectly with mixed media, so I have added lots of misting masking and splashing for this one!!

From my stash: mask, molding paste, mists and stamp.

I also did three mixed media cards from the Main Kit, Flower Add On and Embellishment Add On. I really enjoyed loading up my cards with molding paste, paint and lots of flowers and embellies!!  These are all friendship themed cards, easily achieved  with the BoBunny Enchanted Garden Combo Stickers in the main kit, along with tons of flowers from the add ons.

From my stash: mask, molding paste, and stamps.

I really loved creating with this kit and can't wait for the next one!!

July 9, 2014

U are Unique


This week at La-La Land Crafts, our challenge was Monochromatic!! I decided to go blue for this layout using my new Bo Bunny Enchanted Gardens and of course lots of beautiful La-La Land Crafts Dies.


Here you can see the gorgeous Heart Doily Border Die and Wrought Iron Fence Die. I chose a beautiful photo of my daughter Aisling. I used some Prima Wire Thread to make a little wire heart frame.



I added some Prima and Petaloo flowers and then made some gorgeous flowers with my Lotus Die and tucked in some leaves from the Berry Flourish Die. Lots and lots of blue to add my monochromatic layout including a bit of inking using a Prima mask. I also used a Prima resin clock and added ink to it to continue the look.

I really enjoyed making this layout this week while I am visiting my parents in the States!! I can only go so long without making something, so was great to get out the flowers and papers again!!
I'd love to enter this in the July Scrap365 challenge this month,
I used their gorgeous sketch to make this layout!