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Monday, March 27, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday: BIG WORDS

Happy Monday!  This is my last Inspiration Monday post as guest designer for La-La Land Crafts!  Gosh, that was fast, huh?!?!  I have loved every minute of it and will treasure the experience!

Today in La-La Land the theme is BIG WORDS!  I have created two shaker cards (my very first time trying this technique) for my best friend's twin daughters.  They turned Sweet 16 this month, and I wanted something special for them.

First up is Birthday Gift Molli.  She is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I popped her up with foam squares for added dimension.  The shaker part was created using the Double Stitched Square, a piece of acetate (I cut up a clear report cover for this purpose), and iridescent sequins purchased at Michaels for the occasion.  Patterned paper is Garden Party by Pebbles.  Flowers are from my stash.






Second is Selfie Molli.  She is also colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on foam squares.  Here I used the Polaroid frame in the Photo Elements to create the shaker part.  I used some of the brand new adhesive vinyl from LLLC for the crown and the numbers.  See how they sparkle and shimmer?!?!  Patterned paper is from Stampin' Up and flowers are from my stash.





PRODUCTS USED

Stamps:


Other:


Copics Used:
Birthday Gift Molli

Skin-E51, E21, E11, E04, E00, R20
Hair-Y35, E31, E23
Clothes-R89, R85, R83, R81, E57, E55, 553
Present-BG75, BG72, BG10, N0
Selfie Molli
Skin-E51, E21, E11, E04, E00, R24, R22, R20
Hair-E79, E74, E70
Clothes-BV11, BV08, BV000, N8, N6, N4, N2, N0

Head over to visit the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial blog HERE to see all the amazing creations from the DT as well as awesome tutorials.  There are new posts for both weekly!  Then join us on Facebook where LLLC has a Facebook page HERE and a Facebook group HERE where you too can share your La-La Land Crafts projects!

Wishing everyone a lovely day!

{hugs}
Regan

*Special thanks to Lucy Gregg for watermarking my photos for me when I ran into a bit of computer trouble last evening!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Marci with Dinosaur

Hey there!  Did you see this new mini release from La-La Land Crafts?!?!  Originally the March 2016 Club Kit, Marci with Dinosaur and A Rare Find are now available in rubber along with the three corresponding dies: Pointy Flower Border, Pointy Flowers, and Two Branches!

Of course I HAD to make something right away!  I colored Marci with Dinosaur with Copics then paper pieced her outfit.  The adorable dinos are also colored with Copics.  Both are fussy cut and popped up with foam squares.





Products Used

Images: Marci with Dinosaur and  A Rare Find

Dies: Pointy Flower Border, Pointy Flowers, Two Branches, Stitched Nested Circles, Stitched Tags, Stitched Elements, Seaweed Border, Loopy Doily Border, and Palm Tree Island (June 2016 Club Kit)

Copics:
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E09, E04, E00, R20
Hair - N8, N6, N4, N2
Clothes - E57, E55, E53 (and paper piecing)
Pouch - YG03, G99, G94, G29
Dino - G19, G09, G07, G05, G03

You can visit the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial blog HERE to see all the amazing creations from the DT as well as awesome tutorials.  There are new posts for both weekly!  Then join us on Facebook where LLLC has a Facebook page HERE and a Facebook group HERE where you too can share your La-La Land Crafts projects!

{hugs}
Regan

Make A Wish!

Hello! I have been around the crafting block a time or two in my decade or so of card making.  I've been a part of or in charge of several design teams in that time.  Sometimes you have a team so fabulous that though they are spread near(ish) and far and you have never met in real life, you just feel like family!  KennyK Stamps is that kind of team for me!  And so when one of our own has a special birthday (40th!  Holla!) we celebrate!  Please join me in wishing Nick a very Happy Birthday!!!  

This card, featuring Jeannie from KennyK Stamps, that I made especially for the birthday girl is winging it's way to her as we speak, but I wanted to share it online today so she would know she is being wished the very best on this special occasion!  Happy 40th, Nick!

Check out all the details for my card below.





Products Used

Image: Jeannie (KennyK Stamps)

Dies: Make A Wish, Palace Border, Fancy Doily Border, Ornate Scroll Flourish, Fancy Label, and Fancy Numbers (La-La Land Crafts) 

Copics: 
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E79, E31, E23
Clothes: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG10, R27, R24
Lamp: BG72, BG10, R27, R24, Y28, N0


{hugs}
Regan

Monday, March 20, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday: Photo/Color Inspiration

Hi!  My month as guest designer at La-La Land Crafts seems to be just flying by!  Today I am back with a Photo/Color Inspiration theme!  We were given the gorgeous photo below to spark our creativity!


I chose Sewing Faerie Marci to color in the same scheme as the photo.  I also incorporated flowers into the card (in the patterned paper, flower banner die, and flower embellishments).  I used my Copics then fussy cut and popped up the image with foam squares.  I added a few sewing related items with the crystal pins, button, and wooden spool wrapped in baker's twine.  She is going to be a birthday card for my aunt who loves to quilt.






 PRODUCTS USED
Stamp:
Sewing Faerie Marci

Dies:
Loopy Doily Border, Loopy Border, Fancy Scissors, Buttons Border, Stitched Bracket Border,
Balloons, Double Stitched Squares, Flower Banner, Two Butterflies, Two Flags

Copics Markers:
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E79, E74, E70
Clothes: R89, R85, R83, BG72, BG10, YG95, YG93, YG91, N2, N0, E79, E74, E70



It has been really amazing so far to be part of this talented and awesome team!  I hope you have been enjoying my creations!

 Head over to visit the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial blog HERE to see all the amazing creations from the DT as well as awesome tutorials.  There are new posts for both weekly!  Then join us on Facebook where LLLC has a Facebook page HERE and a Facebook group HERE where you too can share your La-La Land Crafts projects!

Have a fabulous week!


{hugs}
Regan

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2017

Hello!  Happy (Belated) St. Patrick's Dayand Kayne's half birthday!  Yes, that's a thing.  I've made it a thing.  Lol  (I'm a day late in posting this, but that's typical.  Fashionably late to every party!)

To celebrate we always have some sort of green frosted baked good and I make him a card.  This year we had rainbow chip cupcakes, and I colored up Lucky Leprechaun from Some Odd GirlThe sentiment is one of those $1 deals you find in the bins by the register at your local craft store.  I used foam squares to pop up and add dimension to both the fussy cut image and sentimentI added a few of black flat-back pearls and a couple of gold hearts done with a Martha Stewart punch.  Shamrock paper is from my stash.  See my product list below for all the other details.




I've entered SOG's March challenge HERE.  It's Anything Goes with an optional twist: Pop-Up!

PRODUCTS USED
Stamp:
Some Odd Girl - Lucky Leprechaun

 Dies:
La-La-Land Crafts - Sunburst, Lattice Border, Country Fence, Stitched Pennants, Grass Border, Stitched Elements, Heart Handles
Spellbinders -  Celtic Motifs

Copic Markers:
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - R24, E19, E09
Clothes - G29, G19, G09, G07, G05, G03, YG93, YG91, Y28, N8, N6, N4
Clover - YG03, G99, G94, G29  

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend so far!  Thanks for stopping by!

{hugs}
Regan

Monday, March 13, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday: One for the Girls

Hello!  Happy Monday!  I'm back for week two of my guest designer spot with La-La Land Crafts!  Today the theme is One for the Girls.  Here in the US we celebrate Mother's Day in May, but in the UK they honor their moms at the end of March so this theme fits perfectly!

I decided to get ahead of the game and make my mom's Mother's Day card even though it's still two months away.  I colored up Owl Hat Marci for the occasion.  Anyone who knows me knows I tend to be a last minute crafter so this is a big deal that I'm so early!  Lol  Marci's super cute and was a blast to color!  My supplies are listed below.  I dug deep in the embellishments drawer and pulled out some old pink pearl brads for the corner.  The memo pin is from Tim Holtz.  The lace and flowers are from my stash.






Head over to visit the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial blog HERE to see all the amazing creations from the DT as well as awesome tutorials.  There are new posts for both weekly!  Then join us on Facebook where LLLC has a Facebook page HERE and a Facebook group HERE where you too can share your La-La Land Crafts projects!

Products Used
Stamps:
Owl Hat Marci
Picnic Marci (sentiment)

Dies:
Lacy Heart Die, Lacy Hearts Border, Love Owl Tag (set of 5), Stitched Elements (set of 7), Filigree Corner, Shabby Flourishes (set of 2), and Tabs Border


Copics:
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, R20, R81, R83
Hair - E37, E35, 31
Clothes - R89, R85, R83, R81, BG75, BG72, BG10, E79, E74, E70


{hugs}
Regan

Monday, March 6, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday: Anything Goes

Hello!  I am SO excited to be sharing my first post as guest designer for La-La Land Crafts!  I have the honor of participating with the team for the month of March and I couldn't be happier!
 
This week in La-La Land it is Anything Goes!  I absolutely love all of the coffee themed goodies from the January release so I decided to color up Cool Beans Luka
 


 
I discovered La-La Land Crafts in 2010 and fell in love with Luka because his sweet round face reminded me of my then 1 year old son, Kayne.  I think Formal Luka was my first digital stamp and Football Luka was my first rubber stamps.  Seven years later and I still use Luka for cards for my little man.  Even sometimes when they're not necessarily intended for him.  Lol He saw this Cool Beans Luka colored image sitting on my craft desk and asked if I was making a card.  I said I was.  His response "Ok, good, can I have it?"  The next day when he saw the finished project he told me he couldn't help asking for it because he loves my cards.  Awww!  Bazillion dollars spent on dies justified!  :-)
 
Head over to visit the La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial blog HERE to see all the amazing creations from the DT as well as awesome tutorials.  There are new posts for both weekly!  Then join us on Facebook where LLLC has a Facebook page HERE and a Facebook group HERE where you too can share your La-La Land Crafts projects!

Products used:

Copics Used
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E37, E35, E31
Clothes - B39, B37, B34, B32, E57, E55, E53, BG72, BG00
Coffee Cup - E57, E55, E53, E51
 
Thanks for visiting for my first GDT post!  Have a fabulous day!
 
{hugs}
Regan

Saturday, February 25, 2017

La-La-Land Crafts Tea Time Marci

Hi!  Happy Saturday!  It has been so warm out this past week, that I couldn't help dreaming of Spring.  I think that's where this card came from with it's garden tea party feel.  This is my mom's birthday card.  Every night she makes tea for herself and my dad (and anyone visiting).  Tea Time Marci from La-La-Land Crafts seemed like the perfect image to color up for her.  I printed the digi version, and though retired, she is still available in rubber while supplies last.





Products Used
Image: Tea Time Marci (retired in rubber)
Copic colors:
               Skin-E51, E21, E11, E04, R20, R32, R35
               Hair-E37, E35, E31
               Clothes-BG75, BG72, BG10, R39, R37, R35, R32, N2, N0
Dies: Heart Doily Border (retired), Open Hearts Doily Border, Open Leaf Flourish, Birdhouse, Filigree Hearts, Large Lacy Border, Small Lacy Border 
Paper: Truly Yours - Pebbles      
Embellishments: Flowers

I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as I did making it!  Have a wonderful weekend!

{hugs}
Regan

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chase Your Dreams

Hey there!  I should be asleep right now, but I have some UNBELIEVABLE news and now that it's official I just HAD to share it!

Earlier this month I decided to pursue a dream and submitted my name for an open design team call.  Not just any design team...  One that supports a company that has a large following of exceptional and outstanding crafters.  It is with great joy, and a little bit of incredulity, that I announce I have been selected to be Guest Designer for La-La-Land Crafts for the month of March!!!

Squeeeeee!!!!!!!  *does happy dance*   See, look!


 I am over the moon and thrilled beyond belief!  Anyone who reads my blog or follows me on any of my social media platforms knows how much I adore LLLC!  I am completely addicted to their dies and I am giddy at the prospect of being on the team as a guest for a month!

To celebrate, and to thank LLLC for this AMAZING opportunity, I have a couple of cards I made for Valentine's Day that I would like to share.  One was for my son and the other for his teacher.

Up first is Marci with Rose for Mrs. M.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The mat is one of the Floral Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  All the rest of these gorgeous dies are from LLLC!  On this card I've used Lattice Border, Lattice Doily Border, Heart Doily Border, Hello Tag, Stitched Tags, Clipboard Border, Arrow, and Heart Globe. A little bling, a couple of flowers, and if that isn't worthy of a good grade for the day, I don't know what is!  (Not to mention the Ghiardelli chocolates and homemade heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie pop!)  Lol



Here is the card I made for Kayne.  He sometimes likes to help me in the kitchen when I bake so I printed this adorable Heart Cookies Luka for his card.  This little cutie is colored with Copics and cut using the Stitched Squares from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The banner the sentiment is stamped on is MFT as well.  The Picture Wheel is Tim Holtz and the rest are from my LLLC collection.  Here I've featured Sunburst, Stitched Bracket Border, Heart Fan, Rolling Pin and Whisk, Heart Arrows, Steampunk Heart Cogs, and String of Hearts Border.  The small heart is a Martha Stewart punch. 





I cannot wait for March to arrive now!  Okay, I guess I should get some rest....  I will be having sweet dreams for sure!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy news!

{hugs}
Regan
 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Red Hot Lady Raven

Hello!  It's snowing here again and the storm is predicted to last through tomorrow so I am checking things off my To Do list today.  So far we've had bacon for breakfast (yes, that was absolutely on the list), made Valentine's Day goody bags for school, and I've done some DT admin work online.  Still on the list are things like dishes, laundry, dinner, and Valentine's Day baking.  And maybe, hopefully, some crafting time.  Currently I am knocking out that DT blog post item on the list.

I'm one of the DT coordinators and Facebook group admins for KennyK Stamps and Club KennyK.  For 2107 we are changing the way we do our challenges and give away our freebies.  If you would like to find out how to get this month's awesome freebie you'll need to join us over at Club KennyK and enter the monthly challenge.  It's that easy and our theme is always "Anything Goes"!  Each month there will be a new challenge and a new freebie.  This month's image is from the Steampunk Burlesque collection and her name is Scarlett West!




The DT has a theme to work with each month and for February that theme is Red Hot!  I colored up one of my all time favorite KennyK Stamps digis, Lady Raven!  She is the very definition of HOT!  I colored her with Copics, opting for red hair and outfit, then I fussy cut her and popped her up with foam squares to give her dimension.  I added dies from my collection, some recycled black mesh, and a length of rose ribbon.  Most of the dies are from La-La-Land Crafts.  On this card I used Heart Fan, Lacy Heart, Lacy Heart Border, Dress Form, Wings, and Filigree Crown.  The flames are from a My Favorite Things Stamps set called Accent It - Rock and Roll and the zipper is a Marianne Designs Craftables die.





Hope you like my card and that maybe you'll visit us over on Facebook!  And now I'm off to do that other thing on my To Do list... shovel!  Again.  Lol

Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mo's Digital Pencil Trio

Hi!  We are in the middle of a snowstorm here and there's no school or work today!  And what better way to spend a snow day than blogging and crafting, right?  So I thought I'd pop in to share a few cards I made recently with Mo's Digital Pencil images.  I've also entered the current Anything Goes Challenge #272 at DP2 Challenge.

My first card is a first birthday card.  I used One (girl version) and colored her up with my Copics.  As usual I used a bunch of dies from my collection.  Most are from La-La-Land Crafts.  Here I've featured Filigree Border, Filigree Moon, Heart Banner, Hot Air Balloon, ad Hello Tag.  The image is matted on Labels Fifteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I added some flowers, a sparkly binder clip, and ruched ribbon.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.





As soon as I saw Dwarfs 5-7 I knew I needed them!  I used two of them for birthday cards for my my dad and one of my brothers.  This is Dwarf 6 and he is colored with Copics.  Masculine cards are always one of those crafty challenges that get me so I tend to keep them simpler than my other projects.  I did use a few dies on this one, though.  The Weather Clock is a Tim Holtz Bigz die (Sizzix),  Fishtails Flags is My Favorite Things Stamps, and Birthday Corner and Diamond Lattice Border are La-La-Land Crafts.  The compass coin is also Tim Holtz.





The final card was made for my dad.  I think the bald head, beard, and mustache reminded of him!  Lol  Although my dad's not rotund like this fella.  I've got some La-La-Land Crafts dies going on here too.  On this card I've featured Lattice Doily Border, Steampunk Border, and Stitched Bracket Border.  The banner border is My Favorite Things Stamps.  The metal gears are Tim Holtz.





Hope you enjoyed my creations!  Now to go shovel...

{hugs}
Regan