Monday, October 31, 2011

Inspiration Monday-BLING IT!

Good Morning & Happy Halloween (for those of you that celebrate it)! :)

It's Rosie here with another Inspiration Monday. But before we get to that, did you see the cuties Irina released just in time for Autumn and the Thanksgiving Holiday?! They are NOW available in rubber!! We've got Baking Marci, Luka with Pumpkin (our very 1st sitting Luka!), Pilgrim Marci and Pilgrim Luka! They are absolutely ADORABLE! So head on over to the STORE and get your NEW stamps so you can get started on your holiday creating! :)

This week our challenge is:


We've got some amazing creations to inspire you from our fabulous DT so let's get on with our show. :)

Rosie Bridges with Skeleton Luka & Kitty Kat Marci
Coloring Medium: Copics & Chalk
Skeleton Luka:
Skin: E000, chalk
Hair/Stick: E37, E33, E35
Hat: BV08, V17, V15, C7, C3, BV23, YR04, YR02, Black, Stickles
Jacket: YG17, YG25, YG03, Stickles
Outfit: C7, C3, BV23
Bag: YR02, YR04, YR07, C3
Shoes, Black, C7, C3

Kitty Kat Marci:
Skin: E000, chalk
Hair: V17, V15, V05, BV08
Hat: YG03, YG25, YG17, C7,, BV23, C3, stickles
Shirt: BV23, C7, C3, YR07, YR04, YR02, YG03, YG25, YG17, stickles
Skirt: C7, C3, BV23, stickles
Stockings: YR02, YR04, YR07, YG03, YG25, YG17
Shoes: C7, C3, BV23, glossy ac

Jing van Opstal with Fancy Marci
Coloring Medium: Copics
Hair: E57, E31, E35, E50
Face/Arms/Legs: E000,E00, E11, BV00, R20
Dress/Ribbon: RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV19,RV69, RV11,
Atyou Spica #08 (Turquoise), Swarovski (pink), Stickles (Turquoise),
BG000, BG01, BG07, BG09, W3
Shoes: W0, W4, RV00
Lips: Atyou Spica Lipstick (21)
Opaque White

Karen Maldonado with Autumn Marci
Coloring Medium: Copics
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
Hair: Y11, Y17, Y21
Shirt, Gloves, Socks: YR21, YR24
Skirt: E08, E09
Hat & Jacket: E31, E35, E37
Boots: E49, E37, E31
Scarf: YG93, YG95

Kim Dellow with Bedtime Luka
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils
Skin and hair: peach beige, light umber, burnt ochre,
dark brown, seashell pink, peach, pink, black
Clothes: powder blue, indigo blue

Sharon Zeches with Dress Up Marci
Coloring Medium: Copics
Skin: E000, E00, E01, R11
Hair: E25, YR31, YR50
Dress/Hat/Shoes: V17, V25, BV00, BV000, T0, T1, T3, T7

We want to thank you for stopping by and hope you visit our DTs blogs and leave them some love! Don't forget, you have a chance at winning a gift certificate to the STORE by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery!

Have a great week and check back here on Friday for more inspiration from my amazing DT sisters!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tuffy Treat Box

Well, after making a house type of project for Marci (see yesterday's post), I just had to make a little house for our Tuffy too!!  I know Tuffy stamps are not yet as popular as our Marci and Luka, but he is WAY TOO CUTE to be forgotten!   This dog stamp is one of four stamps in Tuffy Stamp Set, it also comes with five sentiments and three coordinating doggy stamps.  You can buy this Stamp Set in our online store HERE.

I added Santa Hat - this stamp is one of the stamps from some Stampin' Up set - sorry it was loose in my container and I do not recall what set it came from.

This house shaped Treat Container was cut with my Silhouette Cameo.   It measures approximately 3" x 4".

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Tuffy (dog) by La-La Land Crafts , Sentiment by Hero Arts, Santa Hat by Stampin' Up
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Pink Paisley
Tools: Silhouette Cameo (House Treat Box), MS Border Punch, EK Border Punch
Other: TH Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, Crystal Stickles
Copic Markers: 
E35, 37, E59,
E51, E53
R24, R27, R38


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Milk Carton Marci Project

I admit, I LOVE project which have anything to do with Houses!  When I saw the most awesome tutorial on Whiff of Joy blog, I fell in LOVE with the project and the idea of making a milk carton to look like a house.  It is so perfect that I almost ordered both the die and the large die cutting machine just to make the project.  Then I had one of those AHA!! moments ;-)  WOOHOO!!  See, my new Silhouette Cameo cuts 12" x 12" paper and I can now make larger projects!!  I even found a template for the milk carton and after about an hour playing with different sizes, here it is!  TADA!! 

I closed the top of the container to create the roof, but you can still open it on the bottom.  It is sooo cute!!  Seriously!!  An absolutely perfect container to use for the holiday gift giving.  I am going to make a summery one later on too, really want to make one with our Marci with Flower.

Thank you SO MUCH for the inspiration Angie!

The Lamp Post was also cut out of chipboard with my Silhouette, yes - it now cuts thin chipboard too!!

I thought that our Autumn Marci would fit this project the best.  I paper pieced Marci's beret and dress. 

This is one of the projects for my October WorkshopTo see other projects for this Workshop please click HERE.

OCTOBER Workshop is scheduled for:
Sunday, October 30th
10 am to 6 pm
at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA

This Workshop is by invitation only.  If you would like to attend but did not receive an Evite invitation from me, please email me at and I will add you to my email list.

January Page Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Marci by La-La Land Crafts
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Pink Paisley, Kaisercraft
Tools: Silhouette Cameo (Milk Carton, Lamp Post, Fence, Roses), MS Border Punch, EK Success Flower and Leaf Punches
Other: TH Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence, Crystal Stickles
Copic Markers:

Skin - E000, E00, E11
Blush - R11, R20
Hair - E70 - 79
Mittens and Scarf - R21 - 29, R38
Jacket - YG91-97
Boots - E70 - 79
Shading on paper pieced Beret and Dress - T3, E53, E51


Friday, October 28, 2011

Inspiration Friday {Snowflakes}

Happy Friday Everyone. This is Jeanette and I am here to show you the Friday Team’s creations inspired by this week’s challenge:

Copic Markers:
Hair : E35, E31 and E23
Skin : E13, E11, E000, E00, R20 and R21
Flowers : B93, B95, B97, YG95 and YG97
Halo : Y23
Dress : E41, E42 and E43
Wings : B0000

Cindy Haffner has used Angel Marci as well!
Copic Markers:
Skin E00, E11, R20
Dress W0, W1, W3
Wings YG91
Roses R59, RV69

Copic Markers:
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Jacket & Hat: RV63, RV66, RV69
Hair: E30, YR21, E74, E33
Snowman: E50, E51, E53, YR04, YR18, Y19, BG49, BG45, BG53, BG02

Sue has used Marci with Snowman too!
Copic Markers:
Face/skin- E000, E00, E11
Lips/ cheeks- R01, R02
Hair- E50, E51, E53
Branch Arms- E25, E27, E29
Tights- R20, R22
Carrot- YR02, YR07, YR09
Pinks:RV00, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25
Reds- R22, R24, R27, R29 Grey's- , C3, C5
Blues- BG0000, BG10

Copic Markers
Skin - E00, 01, 11, R20
Hat/Coat - R32, 35, 37, 39
Pants/Hat/Gloves - E51, 53, 55
Shoes - E42, 43, 44
Book - E30, 31
Holly Wreath - G20, 21, 24. R24

Jeanette has used sweet Bedtime Luka:
Praying Luka copy
Copic Markers:
Skin – E000, E00, E11 R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Hat & PJs: B00, B21, B24, B93
White Gel pen to create dots
Every Monday and Friday our Design Team will bring you a new and inspirational theme.We hope our post today inspires you to be creative. Don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Have a fantastic day!
Hugs Jeanette

Thursday, October 27, 2011

September Customer Gallery WINNER

We were having a really hard time picking up the winner from the last month's Customer Gallery.  So instead of picking just one, here are a few that came on the top of our list :-)

The first project is Halloween Book Card by Sharon.  You will have to visit Sharon's blog to see the photos of the rest of this project - you really need to, this card is finished in and out!!  By the way, we invited Sharon to be our Guest Designer based on her submissions to our Customer Gallery!!  See, there are plenty of benefits of uploading your makes!!  :-)

Next I would like to show you this pretty with Faerie Marci card by Giovanna.  We just love the sweetness of it, so pretty in yellow and purple!!

This FUN Birthday card with our Super Cupcake Marci was made by Annette.  We can't get over the clever use of paper piecing on Marci's skirt!!  LOVE it!!

And here is one more - have you seen a more CREATIVE use of a rubber stamp??!!  Faye, you blew us away!!  LOVE how this card with our Marci with Flower makes such a big statement - NO COLORING REQUIRED!! 

CONGRATULATIONS Ladies!!  You will each receive a stamp of your choice!  Please contact us at with your mailing address :-)

Only a few more days left to enter to OCTOBER CUSTOMER GALLERY!!  The link is on the top of our blog.

:) Irina

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Now in RUBBER - November 2011 Release

GREAT NEWS!!  Our November 2011 Release is available in RUBBER!!  Pre-order yours TODAY, shipping on November 1st!!

Click HERE to go SHOPPING!!

:) Irina

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Marci and Luka CALENDAR

I had this idea in my head for quiet awhile now and then when I went to work on it, it didn't turned out the way I thought it would.  A lot of scraps into the garbage can, but here is the result.  I do like it even more than my original idea though :-)  I know I will love having my favorite Marci and Luka displayed on my desk all year long.

I used wooden album covers for the base of my calendar.  The base measures 7" x 7" and the calendar pages are 6" x 6".  The page of the month is displayed on the front/top and the other pages are inside of the frame.  Each page has a side pocket with a calendar tacked inside.  Pullout tabs have the names of the months of them.  What's great about having calendar in the pockets and not permanently attached is that you can use it the next year too by just printing the another year calendar.   And, if you ever get tired of it, you can use the fronts to make cards!!

The pockets can also be used to store some photos/memorabilia throughout the year, and/or you can tuck in some special notes, etc.

I should add that this is still a work in progress.  So far I've done 2 months - January and November.  Yes, I am not going in chronological order.  Luka with Pumpkin was calling my name!!  LOL  

Most likely I will also add something to the covers too.  Still trying to decide.  And you can also add ribbons and twines to the book rings to make them festive to your preference.

Did you know that I hold WORKSHOPS every month?  If you live in Northern California, check it out!!  Every workshop is different and we make tons of different things.  Most if not all of the projects feature our stamps!!!

This is one of the projects for my October WorkshopTo see other projects for this Workshop please click HERE.

OCTOBER Workshop is scheduled for:
Sunday, October 30th
10 am to 6 pm
at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA

This Workshop is by invitation only.  If you would like to attend but did not receive an Evite invitation from me, please email me at and I will add you to my email list.

January Page Recipe:
Stamps: Marci with Snowman by La-La Land Crafts
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Tim Holtz Christmas Tree, Memory Box Christmas Border and Snowflake die cuts, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, MS Snowflake punch
Other: Viva Pearl Pen in Cream, Crystal Stickles

Copic Markers:

Skin - E000, E00, E11

Blush - R11, R20
Hair - E50, YR20, E33
Hat - R20, R21, R22, YR21, YR23
Mittens and Tights - R20, R21, R22
Jacket - B97, B91, O
Boots - E13, E35, E37
Snowman - BG000, BG10, R21, R22, R24, R27, E13, E35
November Page Recipe:
Stamps: Luka with Pumpkin by La-La Land Crafts, Pumpkin Bench by Pixie Cottage
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Kaisercraft, Echo Park
Tools: Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, MS Fence punch, Silhouette Cameo clouds
Other: Crystal Stickles

Copic Markers:

Skin - E000, E00, E11

Blush - R11, R20
Hair - YR20, E33, E35
Coat and Hat - E50-57
Pants - YG91-95
Boots - E13, E35, E37, E39
Pumpkins - Y38, YR14, YR16, YR04, YR18
Bench - E41-49


Monday, October 24, 2011

Inspiration Monday {Snowflake}

Hey Guys and Gals, Kim here with your Inspiration Monday post. This week we are inspired by Snowflakes! Take a look at what the Monday team have been up to...

Rosie Bridges with Ice Skating Marci
Colouring: Skin: E000, chalk
Lips: R20
Hair: E57, E37, E33
Hat: R81, R83, R85, C7, C3, BV23, Liquid Applique
Jacket: C7, C3, BV23, R85
Clothes: R81, R83, R85, Liquid Applique
Socks: R81, R83, R85
Ice Skates: R85, C7, C3, BV23

Sharon Zeches
with Santa Marci
Colouring: Skin : E000, E00, E01, R11
Hair: E55, YR23, YR24
Jacket/Skirt/Hat/Boots: B91, B93, B95, B97, T0, T1, T2, T3
Panda: T0, T1, T2, T3, B91, B95
Stocking: R35, YG63, YG95

Colouring: Hair – E31, E35, E37, E49
Face/Arms/Legs - E000,E00, E11, BV00, R20
Jacket / Skirt – B0000, B00, B02, B06, W3
Shoes – C0, C1, C3
Lips - Atyou Spica Lipstick (21)
Hat – Atyou Spica #08 (Turquoise), Atyou Spica #03 (Red), R000, B000, W6
Opaque White
Background - B32, B34, B37, B39, FB2 (Airbrushing)

Colouring: Prismacolor Pencils - Sand; Yellow Ochre; Gold; Burnt Ochre; Chocolate; Peach Beige; Crimson Red; Crimson Lake; Tuscan Red

Thanks for joining us and don't forget to drop by on Friday to see more and you can always link up your makes to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize!

Have a great week.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Check out NEW section on our website - CLEARANCE!! 
Stamps listed in this section are being discontinued, once we sell out they will be GONE!! 
This is your LAST CHANCE to get these stamps AND at the DISCOUNTED PRICE!! 
FREE SHIPPING still applies to all purchases of over $50 (US only).
Click HERE to go SHOPPING!!
:) Irina

Friday, October 21, 2011

Inspirational Friday {PUNCH it OUT}

Hi Everyone Cindy here, hosting the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. Every Monday and Friday our Design Team will bring you a new and inspirational theme. This week we are punching it out. Lets see what dies you have!!!~

Well, let's get on to our gorgeous projects from our fabulous DT to inspire you.

Skin: YR000, YR00, E11, R00
Dark Greys: Ice Grey 5, Black
Greys: Ice Grey 5, 4, 2
Guitar: Ice Grey 1, 2, Blender
Blues: Cornflower, China Blue, Midnight Blue

Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E33, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y13, Y15, C1, C0, C00, E34
Bear: E40, E41, E0000, R20

Skin E00, E11, R20

Grays, W0, W2, W3
Orange YR07, YR02
E15, E33

Skin: E00, E11, R20

Rust: E08, E19, E09
Browns E15, E33
Jacket: Prismacolo: r Bronze, Mocha Dark

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R30

Hair: YR0000, YR00, YR31, E50, E31
Hat & Mits: E07, E13, E15, E17
Coat & Leggings: E40, E41, E43
Scarf: YG00, YG03, YG63
Dress: BG10, BG13, BG11, BG72
Boots: E41, E43, E44, W5

Copic Sketches

Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Dress RV11, RV34

Face/skin-E50, E51, E53

Lips/ cheeks- R11
Hair/ Guitar- E31, E33, E35, E37
Blue's- B00, B02, B04, B06, B37
Greens: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09, G09
Gray's- C1, C3, C5

Hair : E29, E27, E25, E23 and R27
Skin : E13, E11, E000, E00, R20 and R21
Shirt and Socks : E41 and E42
Apron and Shoes : R27
Pie : E23, R24 and B93
Gloves : YG67

Skin - E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair - E41, 43, 44
Pinks - R81, 83, 85
Teal - BG 70, 72, 75
Yellow - Y02, 04, 08

We hope our post today inspires you to be creative. Don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize..
Hugs from Cindy and the Team!!~

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

BLOG CANDY - Support La-La Land Crafts KIDS

As you probably already know, a couple of months ago we started another La-La Land Crafts blog, the one that is FOR KIDS and BY KIDS.  We call it La-La Land Crafts For Kids.  This blog was started with the idea to have a place for children to share their love to create with our stamps.  We have a page there where you can read about our wonderful Hostesses - we got four girls of ages 8 to 12 who share their creativity with you by posting their projects on the blog frequently.  We have bi-weekly contests for children too!!  And, everyone who participates earns some Marci Money!!   How fun is that?

Now you must have be wondering what all of this has to do with the BLOG CANDY :-)  Well, we would like to get more exposure to our new blog to show children that their work is being seen.  Please show them your support by displaying our LLLC4Kids Badge on your blog, join our Facebook page and most of all please visit our LLLC4Kids often and leave them some love by commenting on the posts and contest entries.

Our Blog Candy today is nothing else but our last rubber stamp release!!  Yep, one lucky person will WIN ALL eight STAMPS from our October 2011 Release!!

Here is what we ask you to do:

1. Grab the code (below the picture) for our LLLC4Kids Badge and display it on the sidebar of your Blog.
Come Join the Fun!

2. Subscribe to our LLLC4Kids Blog.  Click HERE.

3. Join our LLLC4Kids Facebook Page.  Click HERE.

4. After completing as many things as you can do from the above, please leave a comment on this post to enter into the drawing.

You have until October 31st to enter.  We will announce the WINNER here on our blog on November 1st.

Thank you so much in advance for your support!!

:) Irina