Sunday, October 30, 2016

Life is an Adventure

Hello crafters! Today's scrapbook layout is of our very first moms and kids camping trip.  There were just three of us moms and sevens kids.  The kids stayed up late every night and had a hard time waking up in the morning.


I used a lot of stamps and ink sprays on my layout.  The title, Life is an Adventure, is created with epoxy stickers.  The Love it! above the picture of my son sleeping, is a piece of washi tape.  I am entering my layout over at Let's Get Sketchy's sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lala

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Welcome to Oz

Good morning crafty friends!

This morning I have a scrapbook page of some of my lovely scrapbooking friends, the Design Divas.  The women in this group are so amazing, both with their art and with kindness.  One of my bffs, Stacy, introduce me to them.  They welcomed me into their group even though I live 300 miles away. I've been flying or driving back to Henderson to join them at crops ever since.

One of the crops we like to go to is Scrap Society.  Scrap Society is AWESOME!  It is run by two hilarious women and their children and held at a hotel in Henderson.  They always have a really fun theme with lots of fun games.  If you zoom into the picture on the right, you can see what their three-day crops entail.  They also have one day crops about four times on various Saturdays.


I started my layout off with a fun scrapbook sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers.  The plaid Scrap Society paper showing in the background was cut down from a place mat at the crop.  The KEEP CALM picture was also give to us at the crop.  The red and white polka strip along the top and bottom is washi tape, while the white hearts and lace design were rub-ons.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fantastic day!

Lala

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Each Snowflake is Unique Just Like You

Hello crafters! Today I have some beautiful winter cards, in very nontraditional winter colors.  It seems like going a nontraditional route is the in thing these days, so I decided to give it a shot.  And I totally LOVE how they came out.  I was inspired by fellow crafter, Kristina Werner.  I love her work.


To create them, I heat embossed the stamped images with white embossing powder and then painted right over the words with Twinkling H20's Shimmering Watercolors.  The watercolor just slides right off the words. Super easy and fun!  I also experimented with adding a little Tea Dye Distress Ink to a few cards to a few cards, as well.  You can see it more in the next picture.  


This is what I put on the inside of the cards that have a blank front.  I also sprayed all the cards with Fabric Glitter Spray. I love just grabbing what is around me and using it for various projects. Just because something is meant for one thing, doesn't mean you can't use it for another.  Right?

I am entering my cards in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!

Lala

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Beach Boy

Good afternoon, scrappers!  It's rainy and overcast in my neck of the woods, so of course, I scrapped a beach layout of my son.  The photos were of a camping trip in Malibu a couple of years ago.


I used a sketch challenge from Stick It Down as a starting off point.  This Indie Chic collection is from My Mind's Eye.  This older kit came with a ton of different brads and I was able to use a lot of them on my layout.  I also used some large alphabet stamps from Close To My Heart for the title, as well as a few small gear stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lala

Sunday, October 23, 2016

One layer Christmas card

Today's one layer cards were super quick and easy.  When I'm mailing cards, I like to try to make the cards nice and flat.  


The border of the cards was created with pine branches and pinecones stamps.  I then stamped, "Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas" in the center of the card.  With a half hour and a few supplies, you can mass produce these quickly.  I created these for the 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive.

I am entering my card over at the Alphabet Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lala

Friday, October 21, 2016

Things that go bump in the night

Happy Friday friends!  We have a busy weekend planned starting with a sleepover with five 14-year-old-boys.  I'm sure their will be a run on my cabinet!  My son is an eating machine these days.  Speaking of my son, I have a layout of him today.

                      

I based my layout on a sketch challenge over at Sketch N Scrap.  I printed out the journaling on vellum and attached it to the paper with a creepy store and large moon.  Then I added a few stickers to cover the glue under the adhesive.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Lala

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Distress Ink Backgrounds

I enjoyed making today's card so much.  I just took a few different Distress Inks and applied the colors all over a sheet of paper to create these fun backgrounds.  I then stamped the large Hero Arts Prism background stamp over it.  


The endearing sentiments are from Technique Tuesday's Labels by Ali Edwards.  To make the sentiments and background pop, I mounted both with black card stock.

I'm entering my cards over at the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff - Two or more stamps
Love to Scrap challenge - Anything goes

Thank you so much for swinging by today!

Lala
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

I'm still working hard on making cards for the Caring Hearts card drive.  Today I embossed red cardstock for a beautiful but quick background.  


I also stamped "Wishing you a Magical Christmas" and added a few embellishments I found in my Christmas stash.  Quick and Easy!

I am entering my cards over at:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up challenge - Anything goes
Crazy challenge - Use the color red

Hope you day is off to a great start!

Lala

Monday, October 17, 2016

Live the Live You've Imagined

Good morning, crafty friends!  Today I have layout of the beautiful island of St. Barthélemy. The name of the villa we stayed at for a week was called Via Arc en Ciel which means rainbow.  It was absolutely paradise.  



I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and stencil for the yellow and blue clocks in the background.  The title, "Live the Life you've Imagined" is also by Tim Holtz.  The other two stamps I used were from Kaisercraft (Fishing Net) and Technique Tuesday (Labels by Ali Edwards). The paper is from American Crafts. I am entering my layout in the Stuck?! Sketches and The Paper Girls Challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Lala

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happiness

Today's layout is of my darling children enjoying my birthday gift from my husband.  They don't seem to mind sharing it either.


Living in Southern California sure has its perks, and being able to enjoy my hammock all year long is definitely one of them!

I created my layout using all kinds of bits and bobs from different collections.  It's always nice to use up various craft supplies to make something new.

Enjoy your day!

Lala

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pretty Girls

Good morning crafters!  There are lots of pretty girls in my layout for today. The pictures of my daughter pretending she's in jail was taken at Knott's Berry Farm.  The picture of the girls hanging around the table was at our hotel.  



To begin my scrapbook layout, I used this month's Scrappy Friends' sketch from Brenda Ragsdale.  I also used a ticket, so I could enter Rochelle's This or That October challenge.  The paper and stickers were from Authentique's Classique Pretty collection.  I believe the play ticket was from Tim Holtz.   The stickers say, "Happy girls are the prettiest" and "Don't let anyone EVER dull your sparkle".

Thanks for stopping by!

Lala

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

In honor of National Card Making Day this month, Sketch N Scrap are having a flashback sketch every Friday.  This is a great way to get a head start on your holiday cards.


By using the same sketch, and some leftover rub-ons that I had on hand, I was able to create these five Christmas cards very quickly.  I added a few red sequins in the corner for a little sparkle.  I created these for the Caring Hearts 2016 Card Drive.  You can more about sending cards to elderly people who are residing in nursing homes here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lala

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

So you want to build a snowman

Good morning crafty friends.  Today's project was inspired over at Pinterest.  I saw this cute, winter game and thought it would be a fun project for my daughter and I to make together.  The great part was that I already had all the supplies on hand.

The only thing we haven't done yet, is create a couple of yarn balls that will be thrown through the holes.

Here she is hamming it up.  


Hope you are having a great day!

Lala

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Cat in the Hat

Hello friends!  I have always been a huge reader. I was reading Stephen King in Elementary school (often in my math book which led to phone calls home) and I majored in English Literature so I could read my way through college.  So when my daughter's kindergarten teacher asked me to be the Cat, from Dr. Suess' Cat in the Hat, for reading night at school, I emphatically said, "yes"! 


You can see from her smile, that my girl was really happy that mommy was involved in her Reading Night.  Showing my kids how important reading it has paid off over the years; both my kids enjoy reading and do it every night for 20 minutes before bed.  Love it! 

For layout inspiration, I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I used Distress Ink with a stencil and lots of rub-ons to create the background.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lala

Friday, October 7, 2016

You are my Sunshine

Happy Friday!  Today I have a quick and easy card for you, featuring a sketch by Feeling Sketchy.  


This card would be great for leftover bits and pieces you have lying around.  It was a nice change to make it after so many Christmas cards.   I think the flower looks a little bit like a sun.

Hope you have a fun weekend!

Lala

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive

Good morning! Today I have 12 cards that I created for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  The purpose of this card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes throughout the US, Canada, And Australia.


To make these cards, I used a fabulous card sketch from Sunday Stamps.  To make the card bases, I used pieces of card stock that I had leftover from scrapbooking.  Card making is a great way to use up your stash.  Why not start the holidays out feeling great by making a few card for this worthy cause?  I did all of these while watching a movie - easy peasy with the Sunday Stamps Sketch!

Have you started making holiday cards yet or does the thought of Christmas cards send you in a panic?  

Cheers!

Lala

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dream a Little Dream

If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?  What's your dream in life?  That is this month's challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge.  For those of you that know me, my dream is to live in a warm tropical place, overlooking the ocean.  There is just something about being near the ocean that makes me so happy and content.  Somewhere like Hawaii or the Virgin Islands would be amazing. Hopefully in about ten years, when my husband retires, that will be an option for us.  These photos are of St. Croix, a beautiful island we visited in July for a week. 


For added inspiration, I used a scrapbook sketch challenge from Stuck?! Sketches.  


What do you dream of doing?  Feel free to share in my comments section.  I'd love to hear about them!

Lala
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fun House

Scrap It with a Song has a new challenge up for October and it's just in time for another Halloween layout.  The challenge is to scrapbook something that is inspired by Rihanna's Mad House or Red Hot Chili Peppers' Dark Necessities. I used Rihanna's Mad House for this layout.  The pictures took place at a Halloween party at a friend's house.


My little Tinkerbell is cute, though I'm not sure Tinkerbell is known for eating bloody feel or having scary eyeballs.  My girl is spicy, for sure!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Lala

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tinkerbell

Now that's it's October, we are starting to think about Halloween.  So I decided to scrap a couple of pages of my daughter from a couple of years ago, when she was Tinkerbell for Halloween.  I think she looks so cute!!!  This year she is thinking about being a ninja.  We'll see if that sticks.


I used a sketch from over at Sketch-N-Scrap to start my layout off.  Here is the sketch:


I used Echo Park's Happy Halloween collection.  Speaking of Sketch-N-Scrap, I was honored to be their September Card Designer of the month.  How cool is that?!
Sketch-N-Scrap is celebrating World Cardmaking Day all month with an extra sketch every Friday.  Be sure to stop by for added inspiration.

Have a great day!

Lala




Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello My Dear

Hello Crafty friends!  In honor of World Card Making Day, I have a wonderfully autumn-inspired card for you.


The embossed saying reads,

"HELLO MY DEAR
I Love you to the MOON & BACK
FOR ALL ETERNITY
To Infinity and Beyond
FOREVER & EVER
THROUGH THICK AND THIN"

How sweet is that?!  I used Spellbinder dies for the frame and leaves around the sentiment.  The paper is from Authentique and Basic Grey. I am entering my card for the following Simon Says Stamp challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday September challenge - use colors red, brown, orange, and yellow
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Powder Power