Friday, March 22, 2019

Heigh Ho




Happy Friday Everyone!

I don't know about you, but these gnomes from La-La Land Craft's "Best Gnomies Clear Stamp Set" remind of the dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  I kept envisioning these cuties in black and white, even though Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Disney's first full-length animated feature film in color.  I also kept finding myself humming their marching song, Heigh Ho, so I decided to make up my own little diddy to that tune...and it goes like this:

We stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp in our craft room the whole day through
To stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp is what we really like to do
It ain't no trick to make a card quick
If you color up with a Copic
It's a card! It's a card! It's a card! It's a card!

We stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp from early morn till night
We stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp up everything in sight
We make up cards by the score
Sometimes using a thousand dies or more
But we don't know what we make 'em for
We stamp stamp stamp a-stamp stamp

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, heigh-ho

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to craft we go...

Now you know why I design cards and not write song lyrics for a living...*wink *wink


This card was pure joy to color and design!


Just look at their adorable faces...don't you just want to pinch their little cheeks?!


~ Copics ~
W00 W0 W1 W3 W5

**I participate in La-La Land Craft's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Thursday, March 21, 2019

~ Whimsy Stamps - Miss You ~

Whimsy Stamp's new release is full of awesome springtime stamps!  When I saw the new Bunny Balloons 2 Clear Stamp Set, I knew immediately that I wanted to use this adorable bunny along with the floating balloon.  I think it makes the sweetest "missing you" card plus, I  think it would make a lovely sympathy card.  My husband was my biggest fan and this is my way of sending a love not to heaven!


The new Up in the Clouds Die Set is so cool!  You can choose to use the center pop up circle for the sun, like I did here, or use the sun by itself.  I love the extra dimension the pop up circle gives to the design of my card.  I have also used the new Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set.  There are eight dies in this set, which gives you so many layering options.  I have chosen to trim off part of the left side of the circles and grass.  You don't always have to use the whole die cut.  It's nice to use your dies in different ways and to change things up once in awhile.  I am totally in love with this card and that I was able to create my vision!


*NEW Bunny Balloons 2 Clear Stamps

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

*NEW Up in the Clouds Die Set

Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

~ Copics ~
Bunny:  W00 W0 W1 W3 W5 R000 R01
Balloon:  R24 R25 R27 R89

**I participate in Whimsy Stamp's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Happy Stamping!









Sunday, March 17, 2019

~ Introducing Club La-La Land Craft's March 2019 Kit ~





Squeeeeee....La-La Land Crafts has done it again....another stinkin' adorable Club Kit!  I know I said this about the last kit, but seriously, how stinkin' cute are these hamsters?!!! I absolutely love hamsters!  They are one of the most fun critters to have as a pet!  You are NOT going to want to miss out on this kit...nope, nope, nope!


Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription for the EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!

Each month you will receive a package with the Kit based on your subscription!
It will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month.

At this time we offer 3 Subscription Plans:

PRODUCT KIT:  $39.99* (Stamps & Dies)
Stamps ONLY Kit:  $19.99* 
Dies ONLY Kit:  $29.99*
*Plus Shipping 

Click HERE for more information and to subscribe.
SIGN UP by March 21st to start your subscription with THIS KIT.

~ What Comes in This Kit ~

Serious cuteness...right?!!!



I just adore Love to Bake Marcie!  She reminds me of my daughter, Madison, who is a professional cake decorator.  She, too, wears glasses, styles her hair in such cute ways and is always fashionable! 



Look at those yummy delicious looking strawberries...don't you just want to eat them up?!



If you order in time to receive this months kit (March 21st), you will receive the step-by-step instructions to make this card.


~ Copics ~
Love To Bake Marci
Skin:  E50 E51 E21 R20 E04
Hair & Shoes:  E30 E31 E33 E35 E37
Reds:  R24 R27 R29
Blues:  B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
Grays:  C0 C1 C3 C5 C7
Cast Shadow:  BV20

Cake:  Y11 Y13 Y15 Y19 YR24
Strawberries:  R24 R27 R29 R89 YG03 YG17 YG67
Icing:  Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops
Cast Shadows:  BV23 BV20

~ Misc. ~
Memento Love Letter Ink Pad
White Gelly Roll Pen #10
Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Red Rhinestones
Scor-Buddy

For my second project, I colored up this uber-adorable "chef" hamster.  He just cracks me up!  He has been very busy baking all day and whipping up quite the delicious mess.



I have used Petal Pink Liquid Pearls for the frosting.  What I love about Liquid Pearls is that they are very easy to use and control with the tiny tip applicator plus when you use the applicator to swirl the pearls, as I have done here, it keeps the dimension and pattern, which gives a really fun look when dry.



~ Additional La-La Land Products ~
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die Set
Scalloped Rectangles Die Set
Long Flags Die Set

Hamster:  Y21 Y23 YR24 E23 E25 R20 R11
Chef Hat:  C00 C0 C1
Whisk & Cupcake Wrapper:  C0 C1 C3 C5
Cast Shadows:  BV23 BV20

~ Misc. ~
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Petal Pink Liquid Pearls
Black Rhinestones

Ready to join the CLUB!
Click HERE for more information.

NEW! CLUB KITS now include a link to download the step-by-step TUTORIALS from our Design Team!

Make sure to join our CLUB LLLC FAN GROUP on Facebook for more creative ideas.

**I participate in La-La Land Craft's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

~ La-La Land Crafts...Hello Gnomie ~




Hello Gnomies,

I have had so much fun creating with La-La Land Craft's new release!  This gnome from the Best Gnomies Clear Stamp Set happens to be my favorite but don't tell the other gnomes. *Wink*Wink  I love the fact that La-La Land Craft's encourages you to use your own imagination by leaving room for you to add your own details to give each La-La Land character their own personality.  Here I was able to add stripes to his hat and whiskers in his beard.  So fun!!!



The dies in this release are amazing!  They are so much fun to color and to create scenes with!  Aren't the mushrooms to die for?!  I cannot wait to use them again and color them in different color combos.  In this scene, I embossed one of the Water Ripple Stencils to make the background look like woodgrain and stamped the dot background stamp from the Hello Lovely Background Stamp Set in  Memento Sky Ink.  It is the perfect sky blue color.



Don't be afraid to add layers and pop diecuts up with foam tape on your cards.  It adds dimension and texture, which gives your creations that "WOW" factor.

~ La-La Land Crafts ~
~ Copics ~
Skin:  E50 E51 E21 R11
Beard & Mushrooms:  W0 W1 W3 W5
Flower:  Y15 Y19 Y38 YR68
Leaves:  YG03 YG17 YG67
Red Berries:  R14 R24 R29  R89
Blue Berries:  B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
Golden Berries:  YR15 YR68 YR09 YR27
Mushrooms:  Y19 Y38 YR14 YR24 E35 E57 E59
Grass:  YG03 YG17 YG67 YG97
Stump:  E33 E35 E57 E59
Twig:  E33 E35 E59
Cast Shadow:  BV20

~ Misc. ~
Memento Summper Sky Ink Pad
Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Saturday, March 16, 2019

~ La-La Land Crafts...Hippos in Paradise ~




Hi Friends,

I am back again today sharing with you my next creation that I made using La-La Land Craft's new release.  This time I am using Hippos In Paradise.  Aren't they the cutest?!  Ahhhhh...to be in love and on vacation in a tropical paradise...sounds good to me!!!



I created the background by die cutting the Hibiscus Border five times and adhering the border strips to the white scalloped cardstock and trimming off the excess.  This was so easy to do and I am totally in love with how this turned out!  Just look at the dimension and texture this technique gives...it really gives this card that "WOW" factor!

I colored the scalloped heart in blues to make it look like the ocean and the stitched heart in yellows to make it look like the sunset.  I layered the palm fronds to give extra dimension and added Antique Gold Rhinestones for coconuts.



You can't go to a tropical paradise and not go to a luau.  This hippo couple went all out and dressed the part.  She in her grass skirt and coconut bralette top and he in his shorts with a palm tree design that I created.

~ La-La Land Crafts ~
~ Copics ~
Hippos: W00 W0 W1 W3 W5
Flower:  R02 R05 R08
Blues:  B91 B93 B95
Palms:  YG03 YG17 YG67
Tree Trunks:  E33 E35 E37 E59
Sand:  E30 E31 E33 E34 E35
Yellows:  Y08 Y35 Y38 R05
Cast Shadow:  BV20

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, March 15, 2019

~ La-La Land Crafts...Take Time for You ~


Happy Friday Everyone!

It's Team Friday's turn to showcase La-La Land Craft's newest release.  All the goodies in this release are from past Club La-La Land Craft Kits and are now available to everyone.  Yayyyyy!!!  Today I am sharing Spa Marci.  We all need to remember to take a little time for ourselves!  Wouldn't taking a bubble bath in this wooden tub be just luxurious?! 


I created the bath water and bubbles by first coloring them with B000 and B00 and then adding Nuvo Duck Egg Blue Crystal Drops to give the water that "wet" look.  When that was dry, I added Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops for extra raised bubbles in random groupings and then sprinkled ultra-fine iridescent glitter on top to give the bubbles that extra glistening touch.  Doesn't it make you want to jump right in?!



To give the candles and flames that extra shimmery glow,  I used Spectrum Noir's Clear Sparkle Brush Pen.  I really love how this extra shimmer adds a luxurious feel to this relaxing scene!



~ Copics ~
Skin:  E50 E51 E21 R20 E04
Hair:  E13 E39 E19 E49
Bathtub:  W1 W3 W5 W7
Towels:  E0000 E000 E00 E01 E11
Bath Gel & Loofa:   BG0000 BG10 BG11 BG13
Candle Flame:  Y11 Y15 Y19 
Water:  B000 B00
Cast Shadow:  BV20

~ Misc. ~
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen
Nuvo Duck Egg Blue Crystal Drops
Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops
White Gelly Roll Pen #10
Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Thursday, March 14, 2019

~ Paper Smooches...Hey Chickie ~

I have been a huge fan of Kim Hughes and her adorable stamp line called Paper Smooches from the very beginning.  My favorite images she has created are by far her Chubby Chum series of characters.  I have been anxiously waiting to use them and I felt these chickies were the perfect addition to my new spring class being held at Kim's adorable paint and wine studio, Our Creative Escape, on March 30th.  You can find all the details and sign up online HERE.



I created the egg by using Whimsy Stamp's largest oval die from their Basic Stitched Oval Die Set and Paper Smooches zigzag die from their Borders 3 Die Set.  What a perfect combination to create a cracked Easter egg.  I embossed the egg with the Wire Fence Embossing Folder that Whimsy carries to give the egg texture and make it look like a Faberge Egg.  To make the die cut zigzag strips look like egg yolk where the egg is cracked, I colored them with Y35 and Y38.  


What's Easter without Peeps?!  I added ultra-fine iridescent glitter to the chickies to make them look like sugary Easter Peeps. Yum!



This is what the chickies look like before the glitter.



Hand Stitched Nested RectanglesBasic Stitched Ovals Die SetNo-See All Seasons Tree Die Set


Wire Fence Embossing Folder

~ Copics ~
Pink Chickie:  R81 R83 R85
Purple Chickie:  V20 V22 V25
Yellow Chickie:  Y06 Y08 Y35 Y38
Eyes:  C00 C0 C1 C3
Beaks: Y35 Y38
Blender Solution/Texture Rag

~ Misc. ~
Ultra-Fine Iridescent Glitter
White Pearls

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~









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