Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Scroll down a little bit to see her upclose and to give your eyes a bit of a break! LOL - I realize this is a TON of green, but my li'l cowgirl loves lime green so this page for her.
Our challenge hostess this week is Maureen Wong and she'd like us to alter a store-boughten embellishment! There's examples over on our DT Blog if you're as stumped as I was, LOL! But I decided to take my natural hemp twine and make it into a flower (using glue dots along the way to secure the loops on back). My page kinda reminds me of a kids hide-n-seek puzzle... find the flower!! LOL.
For her hat I traced the "tiara" with clear stickles, but for some reason it's picking up all the surrounding color and making it look green. For the glitter trim, I actually did use light green stickles. Looks much better in real life ;^)
We'd love to see how YOU alter an embellishment! You have until Monday night to enter. Remember, you have to use stamps or digis from La-La Land Crafts to be eligible to WIN a $10 Store Credit or a TOP 3 award blinky for your blog!
The Sale-of-the-week item is... Birthday Cake Maya!! She'll be 20% OFF until next Tuesday.
Don't forget... there's lots of stamps from our first release currently 40% OFF right now through the end of April!! Come-n-Get-Em!! *Ü*
Sunday, April 25, 2010
A few weeks ago Sue McMahon asked me what I'd like to see in a digi and I gave her several ideas, one of which was some hat boxes, perfume bottles and pearls, and... here it is!! She named this one "Feminine Perfection"... it's exactly what I hoped for and perfect timing for Mother's Day *Ü* Thank You so much Sue!!
Today's challenge hostess is Randi Barrett---very wonderful gal!! Hop on over to the challenge blog to read about her scripture and challenge for today!
Stamps: Feminine Perfection digi (McMahon Five Designs); sentiment (SU!)
Accessories: Opaline Pearls swirls & Blue prima roses (M5D); silver heart charm (KLSNS)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Hi there! I'm so glad it's Saturday!! I get to do something fun today... something very girly! My church is hosting a ladies tea party this afternoon where we will enjoy a fashion show (put on by a local Girl Scout Troop), my girls & a friend are singing a couple songs on a catwalk stage, and I've been asked to judge the decorated tables! I sooo need this day to relax and go do something fun with my girls as it's been a very stressful week. :(
So, onto today's card!!
We have been celebrating Earth Day all month long at KL Stampin N Scrappin, and this week we have a color challenge, hosted by Joanna: Naturals, greens, browns. Challenge will end midnight on Friday night. OOOH, and since this is the LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH... THERE'S A PRIZE!!! Hop over to the KLSNS blog to see what it is!!
The stamp I used is called Birgitta on a Tree Stump. I used Sketch Saturday #99. This is my last challenge as a DT member at KLSNS. After 16 wonderful months there, I'm really gonna miss Kelly and the wonderful KLSNS Girls! (although I know where to find y'all so I'll be popping in on your blogs.) But I am needing to wind down some of my Design Teams for summer--to spend more time with my girls and just take a breather from so many commitments. Kelly will be adding 3 more DT members though and you can see this post to read who they will be!!
Speaking of "Nature" there's a new li'l colt in town! LOL. Actually right next door! This cute li'l colt was born yesterday morning and as soon as we heard, my girls were bolting over there to touch and look ☺ Of course I had to grab the camera!! We think he'll be called "Freckle" because he has one little freckle on his face. It's a good thing I'm not named for MY freckles... that'd be scary!! LOL -- Quit That! I know you went up to look at my profile picture just now ;o)
And here's one with his mama.
This last picture is of some deer that I took on Thursday - there were about 5 of them on our property, grazing right next to the dog pen. One of them was limping :( Love having them around... except the eating the garden part! ☺
Anyway, come on over and enter the challenge and see what the rest of the KLSNS Girls made!
Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixies "Birgitta on a Tree Stump"; Riveting (SU! sentiment)
Paper: March KI Kit (TE)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
What do you think of "Shabby Chic"? Well, I think it means distressed edges, but here's a great article that explains it in a bit more detail if you're interested: Shabby Chic Tecnique
Come on over and enter the challenge for your chance to WIN a $10 Store Credit to spend on any stamps of your choice!! You do need to use a LaLa Land Crafts stamp or digi to be eligible to win, but now that lots of stamps have gone digi, you can get them instantly at a reduced price!! *Ü* Come play along!! Challenge closes on Monday night!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thank you, Thank you!! You are an amazing and caring group of stampers. Many blessings to you!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."
We'd love to have you join our challenge this week! Our sponsor is The Art of Michelle Perkett who is donating a $15 GC to her Etsy digi store!! If you upload to online galleries, please use the keyword SSCC35.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Two days ago we learned that my daughter's Kindergarten teacher, Cathy Downing was in a bad car crash recently. By the looks of the car, it's a miracle she came out of it alive, but she did, thank God! Angels were definately with her that day and shows that God must not be done with her yet! *Ü*
I found this picture of her with Fireman Bob from when she taught my daughter's class a few years ago. "Miss Cathy" is such an awesome teacher, and just a wonderful, loving and happy person!!
I would love to hold a Card Drive for her--to help cheer her up when she gets a little further along in recovery. I know that there are so many caring stampers out there who's beautifully hand-made card can bless someone's life in such a positive way and so I'm giving you that opportunity!
If you'd like to send Cathy a card, please email me, Kristine, to get my address. I will leave it open for the next few weeks. I will be pasing them on to Miss Cathy. Thank You so much!!
Sending lots of love and Get well Wishes!
Many THANKS to those who have sent me a card for Cathy!!
If you would like to be sure it got here, please see the list below.
Dawn B - NC
Jan H - AZ
Gloria W - TN
Betty S - TX
Clarissa VW - NZ
Carol N - WI
Crystal B - OH
Each of the girls have made a special birthday card for Jodi and brought something festive for the "party"as well!!
First up is my card...
Next stop on the hop is RISA!!
Don't forget to stop by Jodi's Blog to wish her a Happy Birthday!! *Ü*
Stamp: Digi stamp by Designed 2 Delight
Paper: Green at Heart (Basic Grey)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Introducing... Princess LaLa
Challenge info from Jane:
"This week, I want to see what you can make with the SCRAPS that you have lying around. If you are like me, you have folders and bins of scraps stored away just for the right card... or maybe you have some lying around on your craft table (like me). LOL! Scraps are everywhere in my craft room! So now is the time to get your collection out and put them to good use! Scraps of cardstock, designer paper, ribbons... whatever you have lying around."
I used this new Princess LaLa stamp, and my red glitter-dot paper was left over from my Valentine cards (it has a huge hole cut out of it but worked great as a mat!)
One lucky player will win a $10 Gift Certificate to spend on any rubber stamps in the store!, and 3 players will win a TOP 3 blinky to display on their blogs! Hop on over and enter to win!! *Ü*
EDITED TO ADD: In addition, Jane our challenge hostess used Lucky the dog digi, so all this week, Lucky is on sale at 20% OFF!! What a cutie patootie.. and you should SEE this card that Jane created with him!!
Stamps: Princess LaLa; computer printed sentiment / Papers: Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
She posted this inspiration photo and we are to create something with the theme April Showers, and preferrably use the colors from this collage:
and one player will win a $20 gift certificate PLUS 30% off your next order at
Congratulations to... Maria! (please email me your mailing addy and your new stamp will soon be on it's way to you!)
You will win this adorable rubber stamp--however, you'll have to wait til tomorrow to see it in full when we release 4 new rubber stamps and 3 new digis, including 2 brand new characters!
BUT WAIT EVERYBODY!!! There's a fun NEW GAME going on all day today at La-La Land Crafts Blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to buy whatever stamps you'd like including the New Releases!! And EVERYONE can enter!! You will enjoy it and I don't think it's hard at all!
alright... I'll give you one more sneak that's a huge CLUE for one of your guesses...
Irina has posted sneak peeks of ALL 7 new releases, each with a little RHYME. The last word in each rhyme have the number of letters-- all you have to do is EMAIL HER with your 7 correct words (and leave a comment on the post, but don't disclose your answers!!) and you will be entered to win the $25!! It closes midnight tonight though, so hurry on over and place your guess.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Okay, so this is my THIRD post in one day--a record breaker I'm sure! LOL. But I just couldn't wait to share this little sneak peek with you all!! You will be able to see more sneak peeks tomorrow... BUT I'm not going to tell you where just yet! You'll have to check in here tomorrow, Tuesday to find out!
So let's make a game of it. Just leave me a comment here on this post and tell me what you think this is... and what company she is coming from!! I will draw a winner from the correct guesses and that person will WIN THIS stamp!! *Ü*
Here's a card I made using a cute Girly Bear digi from McMahon Five Designs. I just love that store so much. Lots of wonderful digis, but not only that, they have lots of gorgeous prima flowers, some Nesties, pearls, DP, wood paper--just a crafting paradise really! I am also loving this fence punch by MS. So many uses for it! =) Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Isn't this scrap page ADOREable?? This is my teammate, Kim Yu 's entry for this week's TGF Royal Battle #3 which was to make a scrapbook page. And this ADOREable li'l girl is Kim's daughter! Say it with me, "Awwwwww!!!" *Ü*
If you'd like to vote for us, we'd really love that! Just GO HERE and look for the photo above and leave her a comment (that will be your vote).
The scripture she chose to share is:
Philippians 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, wihch transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
I love this set of verses.... who wouldn't? God's peace... a peace that no one else can give... is ours when we trust Him with all our needs/requests.
This week's Challenge is create a card/project about prayer or peace.
My card today used 3 sets from Layers of Color: Fruitful Harvest, Backyard Birds, Her Majesty's Urns, in which I stamped them all in VersaMark and chalked the color on. I love this look so much as opposed to my first try in which I stamped them in black. The sponging around the edge goes nicely with the soft look of the chalked images. This card went to my friend (and LOC boss) Laura for her 50th Birthday, so it had to be special. I hope I achieved that? The verse is about prayer: "I thank my God upon every remembrance of You." Philippians 1:3.
Here are some close-ups.
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp (our monthly sponsor!) who is donating this cute stamp set:
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I also used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #63 and entering this in Kristen's Basic Grey Challenge #5 which is "Sew Cute" - to make a cute card and use Basic Grey--how hard is THAT?! LOL The winner will get 5 Free images from Sew Many Cards digi store!!
Come check out what the rest of the KLSNS Girls created and enter to win!! *Ü* 3 players will be awarded the Top 3 blinky for your blogs and who knows... Kelly often throws in a surprise package when we get enough players, so come on over! OH ya, you can use any vendor's stamps and you may combine challenges!
Friday, April 09, 2010
See THIS POST for a list of all the stamps that are on sale. Plus... you can get FREE SHIPPING as well if your order reaches $50.
For this week's sketch challenge, scroll down one post. *Ü*
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
and what's a party without a little entertainment?? I arranged for little Amy Castle to drop by and sing you a special cuppycake song for your special day!!
I'm going to walk you through how to make one of these easel 4-Drawer cards without having to use a Sizzix template. Easy peasy... anyone can do this!
First, we will start by making the drawers. I used lightweight designer paper here, but in my first one I used SU! cardstock. The c.s. is obviously more sturdy, however is harder to fold.
Open up the top and bottom sections but leave the 2 sides folded in like this:
Next, fold the 2 sides up on the fold line like this:
Then you will tape the bottom of your card to the top layers of the drawer wrappers and... Wha-La!!