Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teaser - Bling, Brads, and Buttons Assignment!

Happy Thursday Tamiko fans!  Yes, it is Tamiko's Thursday Teasers.  Before I begin, did y'all create something for the on-going challenge?  Click {HERE} for the details --- the challenge ends September 30th, today, and the winner wins a Sweet Anya stamp for FREE!  :)

Ok, the CT's assignment for this week was to create a card using BLING, BRADS, & BUTTONS!  That's ALL 3 items on one card!  Boy, oh boy . . . I didn't think I could possibly add all 3 but had a light bulb moment.  Here's what I came up with:

I used Creeper Thursday.  Her kitty cat hat had button eyes so I added 2 real buttons there.  One down . . .  2 more to go!  Then I thought that I could add a square brad to her belt buckle.  That's two down . . . 1 to go!  Lastly, I just added brown gem blings to the centers of the flowers . . . ALL 3 items taken care of!  I did it!

Here's a closer look at all of my 3 items on one card!

I just got my Labels 14 nesties and had to try them out.   It's been such a long time since I've entered in any challenges and thought I'd submit this one.  This card was based on a sketch challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 62.   The challenge is to use a decorative edge on your card.

Don't forget to check out Tamiko's Online Store for some great deals!  Thanks again for stoppin' in!   

Friday, September 24, 2010

Did Someone Say Treat?

Hey there!  I'm checking in with another card made with the new La-La Land Crafts Halloween Release.  Meet Pumpkin Marci.  I just adore this image and her pumpkin costume is so darn cute don't you think? 

I cut a window on the card using my Nestabilities and then framed the window. 

Here is the side view of the card . . .

This is the inside of the card.  The front is flipped over.

A closer look . . . I colored Pumpkin Marci's lollipop with my copics to match the lollipop on the DP. 

You can snag her up as well as the other Halloween images at the Online Store.  If you haven't heard, we also release Tuffy, Luka's dog, and the new Superheroes!  Go check them out now!  :)  Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Nestabilities Assignment

Happy Thursday everyone!  The Tamiko's Creative Team have more to share with you . . . this week's assignment is to create a card using our Nestibilities.  I don't know about you, but I just luv my nesties.  I can't get enough of them and the possibilities are endless.  Plus, Spellbinders keeps coming out with new designs . . . I just want them all!  :)  Need the moolah first!  Anyway, I went with my trusted Circle and Scalloped nesties for this project.  Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought I'd use the TGF Spooktacular set

Basically, frames were cut out using the nesties and then I just added 3 out of the Halloween images in the frames.  The webs were created using the Martha Stewart corner punch & the border punch as well. 

Don't forget . . . there is a current challenge going on till September 30th.  Click {HERE} for the details and to link up your project.  Sweet Anya is the PRIZE to the lucky winner!  :)   You can also find great deals at the Tamiko's Online Store.   FREE shipping in the USA only when you make a purchase of $25 or more!

Thanks again for your continued visits.  I know I haven't been the best at visiting everyone & leaving comments on a daily basis, but when I do, I totally get inspired by YOU!  :)  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

La La Land Crafts Halloween Release Blog Hop!

Aye there La-La fans!  :)  You have been seeing the latest in the Marci line and aren't they just adorable?  Well, I'm here to share with you Pirate Luka!  He was one of the very first digis to be offered here at La La Land Crafts some weeks ago, but has since been in hiding awaiting his debut.  You can get him in RUBBER right this instant at the Online Store along with Witch Marci and Pumpkin Marci!  Not only that, we've decided to also release our Superheroes and Tuffy too! 

I've made a Criss Cross card using Pirate Luka. 

When you pull the skull tab at the top, the insert comes right out.  I've embossed the top, black cardstock with my QuicKuts Diamond embossing folder.

Here's a closer look . . . I typed out the sentiment on the computer saying, "It's Yarr Birthday!" 

I bet you just can't wait to use this Pirate for your Halloween projects!  Actually, he's great for all occassions!  Do you want a chance at getting him or the other Halloween Marci's for FREE?   Well, there is BLOG CANDY hidden somewhere on the hop so all you have to do is leave a comment on every stop to maximize your chance of winning.  Just start at Irina's blog and hop away!

Irina - Start here!
1Luvn Mama => me!

Thanks so much for stoppin' in!   Have fun on your hop!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friends Always . . . Sweet Dreams Marci!

Hey there!  I'm here to share another card using Sweet Dreams Marci.  You can get her at the La La Land Crafts Online Store . . . and if you purchase ALL 5 of the latest release, you'll get the Panda absolutely FREE!  It's only for a limited time only so run your fingers over to the store now!

I tried my hand at ruffling ribbon.  I had sewn a straight stitch through the middle of the satin ribbon and pulled the thread to create the ruffles.  I think it came out okay, but I still need to practice.

Here's a closer look at Sweet Dreams Marci and Panda. 

Be sure to leave a comment on the LLLC Blog.  There is a chance at winning the entire Halloween Release coming up very soon!  :)  Thanks for stoppin' in!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Altered Image Challenge with a PRIZE!

Hey Tamiko's fans!  Today we have a CHALLENGE for you!  You've been seeing the CT members create up a storm, but now it's your turn to join in on the challenge.  The challenge is:

~ to make an ALTERED 3-D project or a card using any TGF image(s).  You can alter 2 TGF images swaping the head and body or alter the eyes or hair on the image.  Anything goes as long as you change something! 

This is my ALTERED image . . .  I used WS Edward's head and the body of the boy in the Sweet & Toxic set.  

And this is my 3-D project . . . it's a simple box to hold some Bath & Body Works lotion.  It easily fits 2 of them inside the box.

And the side view . . .

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  Here are the details:

~ the PRIZE is: Sweet Anya stamp
~ the deadline to submit and link your project on Tamiko's Blog is:  September 30, 2010.

Just a couple of things . . . Tamiko's is able to do special orders for you, but you'll need to contact & email Joy directly for price quotations and ETA.  She will still require payment to be made via Paypal.   And remember about the FREE shipping of purchases of $25 or more (only in the USA).

Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit the rest of the Creative Team to see their wonderful projects!  :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September Release of the NEW MARCI line!


Yes, the new release of the Marci line!  Today is the day you can get these sweeties, ALL 5 of them in RUBBER, at the La-La Land Crafts Online Store!  These stamps come in deep, etched red rubber & mounted on cling-mount.

Here's my card using Cheerleader Marci!  

You can get her right now!  If you decide to purchase ALL 5 of the new Marci's for this first week only, you'll be able to get the PANDA stamp as a FREE gift!  This panda can be accompanied with any of the stamps!

The Designs Team will be posting cards using these wonderful images throughout the week at the LLLC Blog so be sure to check back everyday!  Leave us a comment on the blog letting us know what you think of our latest addition and you could WIN the eintire next release!  You heard right . . . the next release which is the Halloween Release!  Please, 1 comment per person.

Thanks for stopping in!  :) 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dreams Really Do Come True!

Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday!  Today I'm sharing with you Sweet Dreams Marci.   She is such a sweetheart!

I just had to paper piece her nightgown . . . the DP had swirls and stars on it, I just couldn't resist!  It totally matched the background paper I used.  The sentiment was typed on my computer and thought it was perfect for the card. 

If you've fallen in luv with this sweetheart, you'll be able to snag her up on September 15th when we release the 5 new images, in RUBBER, from the Marci line that owner, Irina created.   You can still get Cheerleader Marci and Marci with Rose at the Online Store in digi form.   The DT's and Guest DT's have been creating many cards using the new line so check them out at the LLLC Blog.

One last thing, if you live in the Northern California area, you can join the fun at one or both of our Trunk Shows!!!
Wednesday, September 15th, 4 to 7 pm at
Cranberry Hill Mercantile in Sunnyvale, CA
Click HERE for more details

Saturday, September 18th, 1 pm to 4 pm at
Scrapbook U in Fremont, CA
Click HERE for more details

Thanks so much!  Have a great weekend peeps!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teasers - Sketch Challenge!

Hey Tamiko fans!  Before I get on to my card for Tamiko's Thursday Teasers Challenge, click {HERE} to see the winner of the $10 gift certificate and a FREE stamp (either Sweet Anya or Oh Boy Ian).  If you're not sure what I'm talking about, the Creative Team put on a SURPRISE BLOG HOP for our dear friend, CAMI, who celebrated her real birthday yesterday. 

Now on to the challenge . . . the CT was challenged by creating a card using a CC Design line or a TGF Wild Sprout image and this sketch.  Thanks in advance to Cindy Haffner for a wonderful sketch!

Here's my easel card using WS Paul from the Wild Sprout ROLL CALL set.  I luv his casualness and sweats.   I found this DP in my stash and it was perfect for the 3 panels in the sketch.

Luv his chubby cheeks!  :)

You can purchase the ROLL CALL set at the Tamiko's Online Store.   There are some good deals and best of all, shipping is FREE with orders of $25 or more (only in the USA)!  That's it for me today . . . thanks for stoppin' in again and be sure to check out the other CT's wonderful cards {HERE}!

Friday, September 3, 2010

- Get Well Soon -

Hey there!  It's time to share another preview.  On September 15th, La-La Land Crafts will be releasing 5 new Marci images in RUBBER!  I can't wait . . . but, you can still get 2 of the 5 right now in digi form.  Check out the La-La Land Crafts Online Store and pick up your digi now!  You can get Cheerleader Marci & Marci with Rose.

Today I'm using this adorable image called Marci with Rose.  A couple of my family members are going through some tough times with illness.  A Get Well Soon card came to mind and this is what I came up with.

Wouldn't this face cheer anyone up?  Maybe forgetting about the struggles for just a moment?

Well, that's it for me!  Thanks for stoppin' in and hope you'll have a great Labor Day weekend!  :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tamiko's Thursday Teaser - Color Challenge

Welcome to Tamiko's Thursday Teaser!  Today is a color challenge and it's in the colors of . . .


This is what I came up for the challenge. 

I made a wee, itty bitty card using Belle from the C.C. Designs line.  It's a simple card and I luv the color combo that the Creative Team has been challenged with.  Wanna see more inspiration?  Check out all the CT's creations by going {HERE} to Tamiko's Blog. 

Tamiko's is having a SURPRISE BLOG HOP happening right now!  The hop will end on September 7th so if you didn't check it out yet, click {HERE}!  There is some surprise blog candy hidden on one of the blogs so come join us on the fun!  Thanks for stoppin' by!  :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


We are having a SURPRISE BLOG HOP today featuring the new release of Sweet Anya, Oh Boy Ian, and the Sweet & Toxic set.  Not only that, the Creative Team has put together a Blog Hop to celebrate a very special birthday!!  All of us at Tamiko's would like to wish our dear friend and CT member, CAMI, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 

Here's my card using Oh Boy Ian

There is no way that I would send Cami a birthday guy card, so I made another card just for her in PINK!  Here is the Creeper Girl from the Sweet & Toxic set

Be sure to start off by leaving CAMI some LOVE on the Tamiko's Blog!  Then follow the blog hop order and leave comments on each CT's blogs . . . you want to be sure to leave comments because there is a surprise blog candy hidden on one of the blogs!   The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Tamiko's and one of the new releases you'll see here today, either Sweet Anya or Oh Boy Ian.  This surprise blog hop will end on Cami's actual birthday, September 7th and the winner will be announced the next day! 

So . . . let's get hoppin' people!

Tamiko's Blog => Start here!
Joy - A Place to be Me
Mama - Luvn the Journey => that's me!
Kyoko - Cards and Tags Mania
Michelle - Mushi's Creative Inspirations
Cami - Capture a Heart => THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!
Tamiko - Things of Joy
Teri - big Ideas from a Little Girl
Janis - Creative Expressions
Linda - Simple & Sassy Creations
Joni - Crafty Hula Hands

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out Tamiko's Online Store for all the good deals!  Remember, you get FREE shipping with a purchase of $25 or more (only applies to deliveries in the USA)!