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I'm the Mother of Girls

Hi there!  Have you seen these adorable new stamps and digis released at La-La Land Crafts last week?  This is Dress Up Marci , from  Playtime Collection.  My sister sent me this vellum poem called Mother of Girls and I thought it was perfect with this Marci.  I think I might have to frame this card or add a ribbon hanger for the wall *Ü*  The poem reads : SHOES in the HALLWAY and CLOTHES of the FLOOR; THe LINE is BACKED up to the BATHROOM Door. MAKEUP and HAIRSPRAY and GADGETS for HAIR; DRESSES and JEANS and PINK UNDERWEAR. All COLORS of JARS to POLISH your NAILS; A MOTHER spends HOURS SHOPPING for SALES. THINGS that SMELL Good and LIPSTICK and CURLS; I'M sure YOU can GUESS, I'M the MOTHER of GIRLS. Thanks for stopping by today!  You can see new DT posts every day at the La-La Land Crafts Blog !!

Introducing Little Frieda and Lulu - Mischief

*Post Update:    The Craft's Meow  has since closed up shop, but I still wanted to share my card - it's a great sketch layout and colors and can be used with many different stamps or digis.  :)   Thanks for looking!  Happy crafting :)

D2D - Caring Kaela Stand Up Card

Happy Friday!!   Today was the last day of school before Spring Break for the kids.   I picked up my mom and we went to the Talent Show at the Middle School for the last hour and a half.  My older daughter Carly sang in it and was fabulous!  She was so nervous though understandably!    She had me get up early today to curl her hair in ringlets and it turned out so cute.  Here’s a pic I snapped just before school today.   So my card today showcases the cute new digi set called “ Caring Kaela ” by Designed 2 Delight !   I first saw this card by Lorraine so I searched SCS forums and found instructions for this Stand Up card and thought I’d try it!  This fun set comes with so many images, with or w/o a smile, butteflies or w/o, tulips, scenes or individual!  So I used my picket fence punch and grass die to create this cute li’l scene.  Whaddaya think??     Here’s the pattern I followed.  It’s sooo SIMPLE too!  (click the pick to enlarge for detail).      1)   Cut your cardstock to 12

Gorjus Dress Up Marci is Fluttering By!

Hello!  My daughter, Carly is providing the sketch today over at Flutterby Wednesday , and so I've used it here on my card!  Pop on over to play along and enter your creation using this sketch, and be sure to use either a butterfly, fairy, or angel on your card. *Ü* If you stopped by the La-La Land Crafts blog yesterday, then you've already seen this card using the new Dress Up Marci from the Playtime Collection.  (There was a switchy-switchy at the last minute.)  If you are seeing this for the first time, then I've gotta tell you that this is one of THREE brand new digis available for purchase right now!!   You can check em out HERE and see the DT's samples while you're there too--fabby I tell you!  *Ü* This sketch allows for lots of interpretation and embellies, so come flutter-by and join the girls at Flutterby Wednesday Challenge Blog ! 

Princess and Her Castle

 I'm happy to be joining the team this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations for an EASY challenge this week!!  You can enter anything you'd like!!  Our sponsor is Stampotique Orginals and they were AMAZINGly sweet to let the DT pick any rubber stamp and sentiment for our projects this week and they mailed them to us FREE!!  So be sure to visit our sponsor, and then come enter our challenge for a chance to WIN!! The stamps I chose from S.O. are this cute " Castle in the Air " (although I grounded mine) by Kristen Powers and the " Princess " sentiment by Joe Capper-Sandon.  **Note, my princess is not from Stampotique Originals, it's actually from Paper Pretties called "Princess Sophia"  which explains why the proportions aren't quite right with her and the castle, but still!!  I think they are perfect together *Ü*  And then this gorgeous paper is called "Madaline" by Prima.  I pop-dotted the castle and sentiment once and Pri

Asian Garden – Wishing You Peace

Today's card uses the new digi set from Doodle Pantry called Asian Garden .  Love how peaceful this scene is… and who wouldn’t treasure peace in their life?  This card is full of my crafting treasures, like this designer paper from Prima called Madeline (which sounds like my daughter Madalyn, who I treasure *wink*), pearls, and satin ribbon. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you get time to 'ink something' :)

Ta-Da! {Magician Luka}

Wanna go to the circus?Luka does, and he’s dressed up and ready to go!  =)  I made this card weeks ago for winter CHA using  Magician Luka (now available in both rubber and digi) and some stars and circus elements that I cut out using my Cricut and the “Create-a-Critter” cartridge.  This li'l guy just CRACKS ME UP with his li'l shorts and cowboy boots.  But isn't that what li'l boys do??  Dress up in whatever they can find?  Love it!!  Irina and Eric did such a great job with this playtime collection.  My husband actually convinced me to make his li'l boots STRIPED!  LOL.  He thought that'd be "soo cool" to have striped cowboy boots (for real!… or maybe not LOL) Anywhoo... did ya do the Blog Hop yesterday at La-La Land Crafts?  If not, you can start HERE .  I’m not actually in the hop because I had to pre-post this.  But you’ll find some real cuties along the way, so hope you’ll join the fun! To get your Magician Luka in rubber, see the store!   For

Cuddly Bear Kleenex Holder

Hi there!  Bet ya thought you wouldn’t hear from me this week, didja?  I was good and pre-posted some things for your viewing pleasure while I am recovering from surgery… wasn’t that nice of me?  LOL!    So I wanted to use this adorable Cuddly Bear set from Doodle Pantry to create this adorable “ Mini Kleenex Package Holder ” (tutorial by the very talented Maria Bell)   She created this simple design in 2009.  It was so easy to make and perfect for this cute li’l guy!  Oh wait, I think she’s a girl (with those lace curtains and pretty colors and all! LOL)  I paper pieced the pillow and bedspread.  I first printed him on copy paper, half-way down the page, then I taped a piece of designer paper in the right spot and ran it back thru.  Then I repeated for the 2nd designer paper, cut them out and taped them onto the bear layer!  Whala!  Oh, then I pop dotted him to the backdrop for dimension.  The sentiment came from the Turtle Hello digi set, also by DP.  Go check out Maria’s easy tut

Wishing You a Speedy Recovery

Welcome to another post from La-La Land!!  Today I’m sharing another one of my cards from CHA with you.  This is Doctor Marci , and is soo great for Get-Well type cards.  I really love all the stamps in this Playtime Collection--what an awesome idea to have the kids playing dress-up.  I've added a double-crocheted flower that I made and a cute li'l button center… and what better thing to go on a Get-Well card than hearts! *Ü* That's it for today... hope you find time to Ink Something !  *Ü*