Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Have You In My Heart . . .

Hi all!  Just wanted to share this cutie, Darling Marci.  She is one of the new line of Marci's at La La Land Crafts.  I'm slowly trying to create some cards and projects and let me tell you, it sure is a  . . . s-l-o-w . . . process. 

Here I used my Martha Stewart border punch and the DP is also from Martha Stewart called Key and Heart Mat Pad.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I wanted to enter my card in a sketch challenge over at Sketches by Carly #21.  This is the sketch.

A close-up of Darling Marci . . .

Well, that's it for now.  I have some tags I want to share later.  Ta-ta!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Make A Wish

Happy Saturday!  I couldn't resist inking up my Lili of the Valley stamp called Dandelion Clock.  This girlie is one of the new releases and I just had to have her {had to get a few others as well}!  

I followed the sketch for the LOTV Challenge going on right now - Sketch #81 by Dawny P . . . it's been ages since I entered any challenges.  The papers are from the Wisteria paper pad by BasicGrey and the sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! set.  The edges of the papers were distressed using Antique Linen and sponged the area around the image and the sentiment with Tumbled Glass. 

Here's a closer look . . . I added some glitter to the dandelions and to the wings.  The roses were also glittered up.  I'm entering Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge #138 too.  Since my girlie has wings, I think she qualifies.

So there you have it . . . enjoy your weekend and thanks for stoppin' in!  :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

With Love . . .

Hey all!  OMGoodness . . . can you believe that I was so silent for such a long time and this week I've been posting like heck!  :)  I just had those pictures on my computer and never got to editing and posting. 

La-La Land Crafts is going to CHA and Irina has been hard at work getting ready for it.  Boy, if you haven't seen the new Marci's and Luka's, you're really missing out!  Since being on a sabbatical of sorts, I couldn't resist myself and had to color this cutie . . . SWEETHEART MARCI!

When I saw her, I fell in "luv" with this image.  I've got her surrounded by Bo Bunny Crazy Love Collection papers.  I added a couple of heart pins and distressed the edges of the papers.  If you look carefully, you can see the shine of the strung hearts . . . Glossy Accents is the trick!  :)

This is the inside of the card.  I used a sentiment from Paper Pretties called Sealed With a Kiss.  The sentiment actually reads, "I only have eyes for you!", but I wiped away where the 'eyes' part was and instead, added a punched out heart.  Now it reads, "I only have {heart} for you!".

That's it for me!  I'll be back soon to share another card I've been working on.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Got Cake?

The title says it all.  My cousin's daughter got this cake for her birthday party.  I used the same papers for this cake as with her birthday card.  This cake took me about a week to complete and I didn't think I would finish in time.  I can no longer sit at my craft table for an extended amount of time to craft.  Just have my hands full with a new infant and caring for my other 2 children. 

This inspiration came from seeing my dear friend's cake.  Kim is amazing at creating cards and 3D projects.  Check out her cake {HERE}.  While there, check out her whole blog!  She's so talented you won't be disappointed.

How did I create the slices of cake?  I bought a cake die from a local craft store, Stamps & Memories.  When I saw Kim's cake, I knew I had to use my die, at least once.  I'm so glad I did 'cause I really liked how the cake came out!

As a topper, I created this tealight cake.  You can find many tutorials on how to cover the tealight.  I just cut a strip of DP and used my Stampin' Up! Scallop punch.  Add some flowers and bling and voila!

Here's a slice of the cake.  I love how the die cuts the cover with a scalloped edge.  If you want a clean edge, then all you have to do is cut off the scallops.  Easy peasy!

I stuffed a bag of M&M's inside the slice of cake.  I'm so glad Valentine's is coming up . . . I was able to pick up these Valentine M&M's and the colors matched perfectly with the yummy papers!

Well, some of my aunties thought the cake was real until they took a closer look.  Then, no one wanted to take a favor home because if they did, the cake would be ruined.  I laughed . . . it's just paper!  Paper is replaceable, but my family is not!  I luv spending time with my family and luv making sweet memories!  :)  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Birthday Suprise Pop Up Card

I don't really like surprises, but I sure like to surprise others!  I created this Surprise Pop Up Card using Birthday Anya for my cousin's daughter who recently celebrated her 3rd birthday.  I made one of these cards in the past and wanted to make one again using the tutorial by Beate Johns. Click {HERE} to the see tutorial.  Pretty much CASEd her card . . . thanks for the inspiration!  :)

 When you pull the tab up, a sentiment is revealed on the tag portion and the card. 

Here's Birthday Anya!  I added some stickles to her headband and the frosting on the cake & distressed around Birthday Anya with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

This is the inside of the card.  I stamped and cut out 3 cake images from the Stampin' Up! set called Birthday Bakery.  The sentiments used for the entire card are from Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts.

Thanks for letting me share!  You don't wanna miss out on my next post . . . let's just say, I had more than my fill of CAKE!  ;)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Another Bugaboo card

Here's a quick post today.   Like I mentioned in my previous post, I had colored up some images a while ago before baby Asa came into our lives.  I was able to make a card using this image . . .

This digi cutie actually holds some balloons but I decided to cut them out and let the balloons fly away.  :)  I just wanted that girly!  When you flip the top portion of the card over, here's what it looks like.  Similar to a gatefold card.

Here's the card opened up.  The sentiment on the outside of the card is from Hero Arts and the sentiment on the inside is from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stoppin' in today.  I do have more to share . . . really!  :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monkeyin' Around . . .

Hi there!  Maybe I should re-introduce myself . . . 1LuvnMama here!  :)  hee, hee!  It's been way too long being away from my blog.  All is well on the homefront, just taking care of business and enjoying my little "boss" who is 2 months already.  Time flies by so fast and I sure don't want to miss out on any milestones in my kids lives!

My poor craft table has been neglected too and I do admit, I'm missing the time to craft.  I have some cards and projects to share but just don't have the time to edit my photos and get to my blog.  Here is a quicky.  I sorta cheated here . . . I had this image colored up (Bugaboo) a while ago and put together a card for a very special friend.  :) 

Here's a closer look . . . I used Glossy Accents for the balloon.  I colored the area around his neck green because I thought it was a scarf.  Quick question.  Is it a scarf?  Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't tell or decide whether it was a scarf or part of the monkey's arm/hand.  If anyone can tell me that would be great!  :)

Well, I have another card to show you next time I pop back on the blog.  It's another Bugaboo image which I pre-colored.  I suppose the Lord knew I needed to color some images in advance for times such as these (when I don't really have the time)!  :)  Have a great Sunday!