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Carousel Tissue Box Cover

Happy Sunday crafters!  Yup... my 3rd tissue box cover this week!  LOL.  Can't have too many ya know!  Actually, my sister Kathy has been wanting to try one and so we made it our "sister challenge" for this week.     This Christmas carousel horse was a free digi over at Beccy's Place.  I added clear sparkly gellyroll pen to the pole and jingle bells on the bridle, saddle and his feet wraps.  It's hard to get a good picture of the sparkle.  Ü  and here's the other horse on opposite side of box  Have a lovely Sunday and a SAFE and FUN Halloween!!

Mellow Out with More Tissue Box Covers

Hi!  I'm back with yet another tissue box cover! LOL.  I just think these are so cool.  Easy to make and fun to add lots of different images to!  I just love Shawne's cute digis from Studio 313 ( available exclusively now at McMahon Five Designs ! )... this new set is called " Mellow Out ". This new digi set has 4 different cups, 3 have the cutest li'l marshmallows in them... and 4 sentiments as well for a total of 8 digis!  (You can get them in JPG or PNG formats for only $5.95 and they come with precolored images as well as line drawing!!)   I'll show you all the sides ...   "I like my friends fluffy & sweet!"   "A latte Love"  "Ahhh... time to mellow out!"   "You're my cup of tea!!" (I replaced one sentiment from the set, "Thanks a latte" with this one) If you'd like to make one, you can find both picture and video tutorials on SCS !  ( See what you started Diane... now I can't stop! LOL )

Fall Marci Tissue Box Cover

Today's my turn to post on the La-La Land Blog and I have this fun project to share!  I saw this tissue box cover in the SCS Weekly Inkling and just had to try it.  There's no bottom to it, and the "lid" is glued on so these are real simple to lift up and switch out the tissues!  I think I'll make one for each season for my desk at the office =)    For 2 of the sides I stamped Winter Marci and colored her in Fall colors to match the designer paper.  Isn't she just the sweetest??  LOVE her!   Definitely one of my faves in this winter release from LaLa Land Crafts!  I used Spellbinder's  Labels 13 to cut the opening in the lid.  Hope I've inspired you to INK SOMETHING!  =)  

Harvest Blessings

Happy Saturday!!   My card features the D2D freebie this week!!  It's this adorable Fall time Scarecrow Teddy .   It's part of a new set (of 8) that's available in the shop!  If you didn't play along last week to get him for free, you may purchase the set and then come play in our challenge for a chance to win a $10 GC to the D2D shop!  =)  What a cute digi this is!!  Thanks for looking!  Have an Inky kinda day!  :)

Have a Super Day

Today I have a card featuring Super Star Boy and his dog, Tuffy !  Today's my day to post at the LaLa Land Crafts Blog and Shantaie will be posting there later today so pop on over and see what fabby cards have been posted this week.  Very cute stuff!!  My daughter has a new ... okay, kinda funky... sketch posted today at Sketches by Carly , so I thought I'd play along to support her efforts.  I admit this one was a real challenge - but I think I did okay with it and actually like the outcome!  Besides, what is a sketch challenge if it's not "challenging"?  Then I made the mistake of telling her " I can handle whatever you throw at me Carly "... so she drew up her next sketch.  Just wait til you see #16!  LOL - I double dare ya to play along in her sketches with me!!   *Ü* (You're doing such a great job Carly--I'm proud of you and your creativity !)  Have a wonderful Wednesday!! 

New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to our La-La Land Crafts Mid-October stamp release blog hop !  You will be WOWed over with all the cuteness from this new release of rubber stamps!!  Not only that, but ONE of YOU will win a fabulous BLOG CANDY PACKAGE !!  (see pic below)  If you didn't start at the beginning of this hop, please start at Irina's Blog . " It's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME of the year !!"  My card showcases the new Ice Skating Marci ... doesn't she look fabulous in her skating get-up?!!  I just had to change my blog header for this hop.  I made my card with 2 iceskaters... after my own li'l girls, Carly & Maddy.  =)    I made a " TUNNEL CARD " by following the instructions here . Here's the outside front of card... For this great new release, we have some amazing BLOG CANDY to give away.   For your chance to win, visit and leave a comment on every blog of the hop . For additional chances, like us on Facebook , and mention our hop and blog candy on

Pop Up Stage Card Tutorial

This collapsible Pop-Up Stage card is sure to delight your special someone this Halloween... and I'm going to show you how I did it!! *Note:  this is how I made my 5.5" square version...  adapted from the original 5.25x4.25" found at Kim Score's Paper Punch Addiction Supplies: Card base- 5.5" x 11" and folded in half at 5.5" Black cardstock for stage - 5.5" x 6.25" Black cardstock for tabs - 2" x 1/2"  *Optional-- Clear acetate ( or clear cardstock ) - 2" x 1/2" if you don't want tabs to show Green cardstock for belly band - 12" x 1 3/4" BG Eerie Papers - 5 3/8" square ( for inside top ); 5 3/8" x 5.25" ( to cover top of stage ); and 3/4" x 5 3/8" ( front bottom piece ) Halloween images - Pumpkin Marci & Witch Marci.  ( ) Cherry Blossoms Die - Sizzix Fence Border Punch - Martha Stewart Exacto knife Strong Double-sided tape , like Tear 'n tape C

Keep On Truckin'... {a sister challenge}

Happy Sunday!!   My sister Kathy and I had a lot of fun with this week's D2D image... in fact, we both had made a " fancy fold" card ... basically anything other than your normal fold card.  So we decided to do it again... using any image we want and post them to our blogs today and see what we each came up with!  I went looking thru the resources page on SCS and I found the T-Slider Card and tried it out!  Here's the adorable new Luka with Truck .  You pull the blue tab at the top to reveal a surprise message: This paper is called Wander (by Basic Grey) and is so perfect for this Luka!  There's also lots of great papers in there that would go really well with the new Super Star Boy Luka as well!    Okey dokey... don't forget to pop over to KATHY'S blog and see what fancy fold she made today!! Supplies: Stamps:   Luka with Truck (LaLa Land Crafts) Paper:   "Wander" ( Basic Grey ) Coloring:   Copics

DD #15 - Flip Flop Friendship

I've decided to try one of those Flip Flop cards (aka. swing cards) for this week's Double Delight Challenge !  But before I get to those deets, I've gotta show you a brand new set by Faith at Designed 2 Delight that is indeed "Delightful"... and is only $3 $1.50 for all 6 digis in the set (for members of D2D over at the CDAC forum !)  How cute is THIS?!! You're prolly thinking, "that's only FIVE digis"... but there's also another tree in this set that's not shown here.  It's very similar to this one but a li'l smaller with fewere limbs.  Great deal for only $3 for everyone... and better for only $1.50 for members of the D2D forum!  You can get yours HERE !! Okay, onto this week's DOUBLE DELIGHT CHALLENGE :  It's my sister Kathy 's week to choose the challenge and she wants us to use BLUE & GREEN as our main colors.  And don't forget to use this week's progressive FREEBIE (part of this set above)

Happy Birthday Karen & Sue!!

Happy Friday!!   Today is Karen ( DT at LaLa Land Crafts )'s birthday... Happy Birthday Karen!!!     and we're all wishing her lots of happy wishes for special day and you can too... just pop on over to her blog Real Life in Pictures and leave her happy wishes!  ALSO... we have a very special post in her honor at the LaLa Land Blog ... a "Walk of Fame" of sorts, showcasing some of Karen's fabulous work so far.  So be sure to pop on over and be inspired!! The fun doesn't stop there!  It's also Sue's birthday ( owner of McMahon Five Designs )... Happy Birthday to you too SUE!!   Be sure to hop over to the M5D blog and leave her happy wishes on her special day as well!!  =D (Here's the inside of my card:) CHALLENGE: I used the brand newly released Winter Marci and used my daughter's new sketch challenge at  SKETCHES BY CARLY    (started today!)  Supplies: Stamps:  Winter Marci ( LaLa Land Crafts ) Designer Paper, Ribbon, Doily, Leaf stic