Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


This is a Haunted House that I put together using the Gingerbread House Sizzix Die.  I just cut out the heart and stamped a window in its place.  I also cut off the handles.  The stamped images are from an old Stampin' Up set & Penny Black Trick or Treat set. 

Just wanted to wish y'all a Happy Halloween and have a safe and fun one with family and friends!

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Short Term Farewell and a Votive . . .

Hey Gang!  Don't let the title of this post scare you.  Although this is my last post for La-La Land Crafts Blog, I'll be back at some point.  My farewell is for a short time since I'm awaiting the arrival of my little guy.  Like I said, I wanted to go out with a BANG with this post.  I hope you'll stick with me because I have lots of photo shots to share with you!

For my project, I made a Votive Card using a tea light.  I saw this on Splitcoaststampers some time ago and thought I'd give it a try.  I made this Votive Card two-sided . . . one in a Halloween theme and the other in a Christmas theme.

Here's the  Halloween theme featuring Pumpkin Marci and Witch Marci

Got Candy? 

Witch Marci is just flying by to say "HI"!

Now here's the Christmas themed side featuring Santa Marci, Caroling Luka, and Winter Marci.

Ho, Ho, Ho . . . Merry Christmas!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

This is the top view looking down on the tea light.

I wanted to show what the Votive Card looks like with the lights dimmed and the tea light on. 

How did I make this card?  Here's the dimensions . . .

I cut a piece of CS at 8-1/2" x 12".  On the 8-1/2" side, I scored the CS in half at 4-1/4".  Turn the CS around to the 12" side and score at 3", 6", and 9".  Using an Exacto knife, cut on the score line from the 3" mark to 9" mark.  This will give you an opening for the tea light.  Decorate as you wish and adhere the two ends shut.  You can make the dimensions any size you want, it's totally up to you.  I hope my directions make sense . . . I'm not good at tutorials.  You can actually fold up this Votive Card and tie a ribbon around it to give as a gift. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making it.  I know I'll keep this out in the next couple of months.  Be sure to visit the Online Store to get your Marci & Luka stamps.  They are perfect for the upcoming holidays!  Thanks again for all your support and I'll definitely keep you updated on the "boss"!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Virtual Party Favor & More Treat Bags . . .

Hey all!  I just wanted to share a favor I received from Joy of The Joy of Crafting.  She recently celebrated her 1 year Blogaversary and invited us to her Virtual Party!  What do you know?  All the Virtual Party players received a favor from her and this is what I got in the mail!

Super cute yeah her French Fry Box Owl!  Let me tell you, all the candies are nearly gone (shared them with the "boss")!  Joy's so sweet ~ she added a clear stamp, Christmas sticky notes, and a gift card.  Thanks Joy and congrats on your Blogaversary again!

Here are some treat bags I put together.  I made a total of 6.  Click {HERE} for a tutorial on how to make a Box in a Bag.  I just altered the dimensions and added ribbon for handles.

My hubby asked me to make treat bags for the secretaries at the Fire Bureau.  If I didn't mention it before, he got promoted a couple of months ago and is now working at the the Headquarters in the Fire Prevention section.  He no longer is at the fire station, but hopes to get back to driving the firetruck in about a year. 

That's it . . . I'll be back tomorrow to share my last project for La-La Land Crafts before I take a maternity leave!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thank You Gift Card Holder

This Gift Card Holder was another project on my To-Do List.  I made around a dozen of them.  My special friends and fellow Creative Team members threw me a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER earlier this month.  I'm not one for suprises, but they did a darn good job in keeping this event hush-hush from me.  Even my mother-in-law knew!  Anyway, I had so much fun and I so appreciated what they did for me!  I know a simple gift card cannot express my sincere gratitude.

Here's the gift card holder.  See that little guy?  He is a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.

I created a slide out card to write my thank you.

In true "Mama" fashion, I purposely hid part of his face.  See, even he prefers to be anonymous!  :) 

And this is the inside . . . the sentiment was typed up on my computer.

I hope the girls will or did enjoy a treat on me to Yogurtland!  :)  Thanks so much ladies!  You are the BEST!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

These Halloween Treat Bags were made for my son's classmates.  I only made 20 of these, enough for his class.  I didn't make bags for the other classmates that he shares a classroom with . . . why?  I only had 20 bags.  I purchased these already cut boxes & ready to assemble from Joy of Tamiko's.  I bought them while attending  the Island Girls Social #2 back in August.  See . . . I'm always try to plan ahead and make life easier for myself.  Sometimes it doesn't happen that way, but I try.

I stamped and colored the pumpkin and printed the sentiment on my computer.  The goody bag is pretty big and tall measuring around 3 x 6-1/2 inches.

Here's the side view of the treat bag . . .

Anyway, that's it for today.  I'll share with you a gift card holder that I made for some really sweet and special friends.  What?  Sharing again?  LOL!  :) I know, I know.  What the heck is the matter with me?  It's all been building up and I'm unleashing!  Hee, hee!  I suppose I'll be sharing a lot in the days to come so come back now!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Haunted House - Part 2

As promised . . . here are the other 2 Haunted Houses that I made recently.  This time I used my Penny Black Trick or Treat set and added some spiderweb to the rooftop.

Top view . . .

Side view . . .

Here is the second house in orange . . . instead of pumpkins wrapped around the house, I used my MS grass punch.  There are different windows on this one too!

Here's the house with the lid off.  It's pretty roomy inside for lots of goodies!  :)

I don't get the privilege of keeping these Haunted Houses, but at least I have pictures of them.  The houses were made for my son's teacher and another teacher that shares the same room.  Yes, 2 teachers . . . 40 students.  Anyway, I made some goody bags for my son's classmates and I'll share them with you in another post. 

You're all probably wondering, "How in the world?"  I have so many different projects going on right now & I'm trying my best to finish them before my baby arrives.  I'm a planner so planning ahead really helped.   My Christmas project that I do every year to give to my family and close friends are almost completed.  I started that back in September.  My Halloween projects I can check off now.  My baby favors that I usually give out at the hospital are done . . . check!  And my last DT project is done . . . check!  Phew . . . maybe now I can relax a bit and twiddle my thumbs in anticipation.  :)  Ok, thanks for coming by! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wintery Christmas Wishes . . .

Are you thinking about Christmas?  Halloween isn't quite here yet, but I've been seeing so many Christmas cards and projects popping up these days.  I have to admit, I started on my Christmas projects back in September and I'm still not done.  I'm getting there though.

I created a card today using La-La Land Crafts newly released Winter Marci.  She is such a sweetheart and I just luv her wintery outfit. 

Here she is up close.  I added pearls for her buttons and snowflakes to the center of the flowers.

Well, I have an announcement to make.  I will be taking a leave from La-La Land Crafts Blog.  No, not for good . . . just a maternity leave.  :)  I'm hoping to continue to create for Irina and for La-La Land Crafts once things settle down and the family is in a routine.  So with that being said, I'm gonna do something a little special for my next weeks post and go out with a BANG!  Come back okay?  :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Woooo . . . TFG Haunted House

OMGosh . . . I'm posting for fun and not for a Design Team.  Now that's amazing, well, to me anyways considering I'm waiting to welcome my "boss" into the world!  :)  I made this house some weeks ago but just never posted it.  I saw this house while visiting Patti's blog, Creations by Patti.  She creates some amazing projects, especially 3D ones which I luv.  When I saw her Haunted Houses, I just had to make one for myself.  I purchased the My Timeless Templates - Home Made from Papertrey Ink {HERE}.  This house can definitely hold a lot of goodies!  Sorry, I forgot to take a picture with the lid off.

I used the TGF SPOOKTACULAR set . . . the images were small enough to set behind my windows.   I decided to put a lot of details into the house to make it just the way I wanted it.  The tree was cut using my Cricut.   My Martha Stewart & EK Success punches really came in handy can't you tell?  The fence, the pumpkins, the webs.  I also embossed & distressed the rooftops, the tree and the house itself.

Here are the different angles of the house.

Wanna see more?  I made a couple more of these which I'll post later.  Instead of using the TGF set, I use some Penny Black Halloween images.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Witches Brew

It's Saturday . . . I hope you enjoyed the La-La Land Crafts Blog Hop with our latest release of Caroling Luka, Santa Marci and Skating Marci

Now I can share with you my Witch Marci card.  I had her colored up and set in a card for a while now.  She had to be patient and wait her turn to be seen and here she is!  She is about to stir some Witch brew or some kind of magic potion.

Here's a close up . . . I added a beauty mark to Witch Marci's left check.  Well, Halloween is just around the corner and my kids are definitely getting excited about dressing up. 

Be sure to check out the La-La Land Crafts Online Store!  Thanks for stoppin' in!  :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wanna See More?

Welcome to La-La Land Crafts Blog Hop!  If you came here from Shantaie's blog, then you're on the right track.  And if you just happened to visit my blog, why not start at the beginning . . . proud owner, Irina!  I don't want you to miss the perfect opportunity to win some BLOG CANDY!

You've recently met Luka with Truck, Winter Marci, and Football Luka.  Now meet the latest in the Marci and Luka line . . .

Here's a card created with Ice Skating Marci.  She was so much fun to color!   I wanted to try something different and punched out over 20 snowflakes for the border around Marci.

 A closer look . . . I added stickles on the stars on her winter hat and Liquid Applique for the pompom ball on her hat and sleeves.

You can snag up these 3 new images plus the others at the La-La Land Crafts Online Store.  Be sure to visit and leave a comment on every blog.  For additional chances, visit our Facebook page, and mention our hop and blog candy on YOUR blog.  Finally, leave us a message on the LLLC Blog letting us know you did that!   The Blog Hop will go through Monday, October 18th, 11:59 pm PST and we will announce the winner on La-La Land Crafts Blog on Tuesday.

Here's the BLOG CANDY that you could possibly win!

- Spellbinders Shapeabilities
- Basic Grey ESKIMO KISSES paper pad
- Basic Grey TAKE NOTE journaling cards
- Basic Grey POPS layered stickers
- Prima FLOWER

Now, click away to Lisa's blog.  I know she'll have a great creation to share with you!  Thanks for stoppin' by and good luck!

Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Altered CC Design Image with a Sketch Assignment

It's Thursday and time for another Teaser.  The CT has gotten SPECIAL permission by none other than Christine Wooden, to ALTER her CC Design images.   The ONLY thing we could alter was swapping the head and body of the images.  NO WIPING AWAY of the image was allowed.  A HUGE thank you to you Christine for allowing the team to try this with your wonderful images!  :)

Here is a sketch that we used to create our cards by Taylored Expressions

Here is my card using the head of Swiss Pixie Nora and the body of Shy Kiki La Rue.  I didn't follow the sketch exactly, but tried to somehow use the parts of the sketch to create a scene.

Can you see the Glossy Accents on the clouds?  Pop dots were used to give dimension to the grass.

And there she is . . . my altered CC Design image!

Thanks for stoppin' in today.  :)

***Please do not ALTER any of the CC Design images without proper permission from Christine Wooden.*** 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Kim!

Oh, yet another birthday to celebrate!  This one is for Kim of Kimbee's Creations . . . Kim is such a sweet, giving and talented crafter!  I'm so glad to say that my friendship with Kim started early on in my blogging adventure maybe about a year ago.  I get the privilege of being on La-La Land Crafts Blog Design Team along side her . . . she's amazing!  La-La Land Crafts Blog has put together a Walk of Fame for Kim showcasing all of her wonderful creations she done as a DT member.  Click {HERE} to go directly to the LLLC and leave her some luv!  Better yet, click {HERE} and leave her some birthday wishes on her blog! 

Happy Birthday friend!  Wishing you many more blessed birthdays and that you'll enjoy your special day . . . just for YOU!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Super Star . . .

Yeah, that saying, "Super Star" reminds me of the Saturday Night Live spoof of Sister Mary Katherine Gallagher played by Molly Shannon.  But this is not what I'm referring to.  Here is Super Star Luka!  He is one of 2 Superheroes Irina has created.

See the window behind him?  That window and the sentiment is from the Super Hero Window Set.

He's perfect for creating a boy/masculine type card.  You can snag Super Star Luka or his sidekick, Super Cupcake Marci at the Online Store.

Thanks for coming by!  :)  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Karen!

Today we are celebrating a special birthday. 

Happy Birthday Karen! 

May your day be filled with wonderful gifts of luv and happiness!

Click {HERE} and it will take you directly to La-La Land Crafts Blog to see the wonderful work Karen has done for LLLC.  This is her time to shine and her Walk of Fame!  Be sure to stop by Karen's blog as well . . . Real Life In Pictures & leave her some luv and birthday wishes! 

Hope you have a blessed day Karen!  :)

Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Breast Cancer Awareness Assignment

Hi all!  As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  To those that have passed, to those who are currently fighting this terrible disease, and to those who have fought and won the battle . . . the Creative Team honors you!  Please click {HERE}.  It'll take you right to Tamiko's Blog and you can view the wonderful cards the team has put together.

Here is my card for this assignment.

I used CC Designs Rosalie for my card.  I'll be giving this to my aunty who has gone through the chemo and radiation treatments to beat her cancer.  She is a SURVIVOR indeed!  Life is precious and we must treasure each day we have with our family and friends.

For the whole month of October, Tamiko has offered a special just for you!  Get 10% off of your entire order at Tamiko's Online Store.  All you have to do is type in the code PINK10 at checkout.  That's it . . . easy peasy!  I do hope you'll take advantage of this offer.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Introducing . . .

. . . Football Luka . . .

 . . . Winter Marci . . .

. . . Luka with Truck . . .

. . . Digi Sentiments to go with Football Luka & Cheerleader Marci . . .

Here they are!  3 new Marci and Luka images and 1 digi sentiment pack for our October Release.  And guess what?  We're not done yet!  There's more to come in the next week so stick around gang!

I've taken on the adorable Luka with Truck.  He reminds me of my son who loves anything with wheels, especially FIRETRUCKS!  Just a bit bias since his daddy is a firefighter.  :)

Head on over to the LLLC Blog to check out the other DT's & Guest DT's cards.  You won't be disappointed!  While there, these cuties are in our La-La Land Crafts Online Store ready for purchase! 

Thanks so much for stoppin' in!