Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Witch and Pumpkin Marci Layout

I just love Halloween, and what a perfect time to preserve all those wonderful trick or treat memories! My girls have dressed up as almost everything you can imagine including the all time favorite witch!
Witch and Pumpkin Marci are the guests of honor on this not so spooky layout!To see all of the cuties from La La Land carfts click here

Anytime you talk to a stamper, they usually don't scrapbook, or a scrapbooker does not stamp..but I'm here to tell ya' its all paper crafting! Go ahead.....broaden your horizons and add stamped imaged to your pages, its the most wonderful way to customize your layouts! These cuties are colored with prisma pencils and copic markers, and match the patterned paper to a "t"

Its no secret  {I LOVE pom poms} and I even added a little retro wire, I have had it so long its almost "in" again LOL..almost :)

How cute are these die cuts from K and CO Halloween collection?!! Love how quick and easy they are!

Do you just have to use this sketch? No problem! Hop on over to Jana Eubanks blog and print out a copy to play with!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Espresso and Green DIno Baby

Whats big and green and as cute as can be? Its espresso the dinosaur! My daughters life long friend is having a baby boy, and she had a super cute dinosaur ensemble on her registry that instantly had me thinking of the create a critter cricut cartridge {say that 3 times fast} ....go ahead Its funny! If a dino was ever huggable this big guy is the one!

As always I layered and added dimension to my cricut cuts, I really love the thickness of all those layers! And yes I will pay the extra postage to mail them :) I figure its worth it to "WOW" the recipient!
You may recognize this paper from my minds eye, I have made a ton of projects with it! its so perfect for this color combo!

Did I hear you squeal? Are these the most stinkin' adorable little shoes ever? AAAACCCCKKKKK! I almost didn't want to part with them...don't know what I would do other than stare at them but oh they are precious! {Target} just in case you Need a pair!

As you can see I dint stop with just one outfit...I had to have it all! Can you believe how much this dino looks like the create a critter dino, crazy right?? Its a match made in heaven!

I made an over sized tag to tie to the package, its a fun way to give a little hint at what the wrapped box has in store. She loved it all, and didn't want to open it at first...but like all moms to be, the excitement of sweet little baby goodies hidden inside was too tempting!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cricut Swarm In Utah!


Its always exciting to get together with others who share the same passion for paper crafting !
This is going to be a great event! What are ya' waiting for? Sign Up today!!! A room full of fun cricut energy, classes, and a chance to play with the imagine? Oh Yes please Sign me up for that! Click here for more information, or to purchase tickets...hey it doesn't hurt just to check it out right?

Have A Super Day

It IS a super day! Today is the release of even more spectacularly cute La La Land crafts stamps.If you are joining us on the blog hop and you came here from Lisa's then you are right on track! Next stop is La La Land itself! Don't forget to comment all the way through to enter to WIN some La La Land Blog Candy Hidden along the hop trail!

Star Hero Luka is TOOOO cute in his boots, cape, and gloves! Oh how cute for A superhero birthday party, or a layout of your little super star in his costume! I had to make a Birthday card, in primary colors he looks so charming! The moment I saw him all I could think was "I have to use my star embossing folder" and I L.O.V.E. the way it turned out! He reminds me of little Mario my nephew ;) {heart}
My card was also made using this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch 157, you all know how much I love a good sketch-a roo!

If you want to see all of the new Halloween stamps from La La Land  the hop order is as follows! Have fun Hoppin' !
Shantaie...{Thats me}..You are here :)

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fortune Cookie video and Takeout Box Template

I'm re posting this for all those that attended stampcation, you can print the template and make your own little fortune cookie box!

To Print Template click on picture and print

Check back to see the new project I will be making with this fun template! I know you will have fun with this takeout container!!

Winter Woodland Winner

The winner is..........drum roll please
Marionment said...

A big shoutout for your acceptance to the Cricut Circle magazine Design Team. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Marionment, send me an email with your shipping address, and I will send out your new cartridge right away so you can start playing! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Stay tuned into for more giveaways in the next few weeks! Im nearing the 100,000 visitor mark! Big giveaway when I hit that mark! Subscribe or follow me to find out when!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Way 2 Go!

Sometimes a special person in your life just needs a little cheering on, and Cheerleader Marci is just the girl to get the job done! If you would like a Marci of your very own round-on-over to La La Land crafts to check out all the cute Luka and Marci images { be prepared to love them all}

Marci is water colored with Stampin' Up! Markers and an aquapainter. Her little pom poms are coated with crystal effects for that shiny look!You Know Pom Poms are always shiny and sparkly! I have been in a bright color mood lately, it seems I gravitate towards the oranges and pinks like a moth to light! 

Thanks to all of you for being my cheerleaders and leaving such sweet and welcoming comments!Its been like a pep rally around here!  Scroll down to enter to win the winter woodland cricut cartridge! Tell everyone to swing by and enter, I will announce the winner Tomorrow at 8AM 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Many of you already know that I am on the Cricut Circle magazine Design Team, But I wanted to make an official Announcement! Can I just tell you That I'm excited beyond measure to be part of this amazing group of talented, and wonderful designers! I want to celebrate!!!
 How about a giveaway to keep the excitement momentum in full swing?

Leave me a comment any time between today {Friday} and Monday night at midnight and you will be entered to win this fab cartridge! Its really fun and just in time to start your Holiday projects! Check out all these images... Now you KNOW you want this one!  :)
 If I get over 300 comments I will also add Christmas countdown cuttlebug folder, No jumping through hoops required, just leave a comment! {of course I do love my followers and subscribers} *wink*
If I get more than 400 comments I will add  Diamonds in the rough cuttlebug folder!
Help me celebrate! Leave a comment, you could be the winner!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Luka Treat Bag and Tag

Could you just pinch those sweet little cheeks? He may be a pirate, but he is the most adorable pirate on the seven seas! This is Luka from La-La Land crafts, I have colored him on watercolor paper and....drum roll please ~ Stampin'Up! markers! I know most of you didn't know that SU markers could be used in this way, but the results are fantastic!

Today is the official rubber stamp release for Luka and all those gorgeous Marci images. Yippee!!! I know you will want them all {yep I'm smitten for sure} Hop on over to La La Land crafts to see all the precious Marci and Luka stamps available.

If you look really closely...go ahead and get right up next to your screen... can you see his little buttons are colored gold with the sakura gel pen...what a life saver because I slipped a little and all of his buttons on his vest turned red! {Don't tell anyone I'm not perfect, I would hate for the word to get out *wink*} I always try to cover up my boo boos, and Sakura gel pen to the rescue!

Fill this treat sack with gold coins for a party favor, or with Halloween goodies. No matter how you use them these awesome new bags from SU are my new favorite container!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Life is SWEET! Magnet board

I love to decorate everyday functional items to make them unique and extra special. This message board is bright and happy, and serves as a reminder that no matter how long the "to do" list is," life is SWEET"!

I added a second dry erase board to layer over the cosmo cricket delightful paper, I removed the board from its frame...a word of caution it was very sharp, and I recommend you cover all corners and edges with a layer of paper, especially if you put this in a child's room. Its a great way to have additional writing surface! The sticky notes serve as a quick shopping list, or to leave yourself {or kiddos} a quick note!

The title is cut with the cricut using straight from the nest cartridge, the original sentiment is life is tweet, I lopped off the "T" and added a big glittery "S" . The best thing about paper is that we can cut parts off and add what we want to personalize anything! I also embossed the words with the swirls folder, you all know how much I love texture!

What a bonus item this was! These three magnets came with the board, I just popped the stickers that came in the cosmo cricket kit, and they fit perfectly! {I never get that lucky}
This message center is in my daughters room in our summer cottage, but I think she needs one for school memos too! Any reason to create right???  :) So fire up your cricket, dust off you mod podge and make a magnet message center of your own, or get started on your Holiday gifts....yes its almost that time!

Happy Creating,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stampcation Friday was fun for all!
My sweet friend Cyndra and yours truly sneaking a quick pose for the camera in between stamping time! It was so great to catch up with so many stamp buddies! {love ya' Cyndra} For more fab stampcation photos hop on over to my partner Linda Heller's blog for all the make and take projects!

This room was full of concentration as our shoebox swap was underway! 75 different cards in all, what a night! So much ingenuity papercrafters have, and freely share is the heart of stamping...don't you agree?

We stamped until around 11:00 and chatted the rest of the night away! Matt Heller our tech super hero set up all the audio visual equipment, and in general made us look and sound great! Thank you Matt!!!!!

The candy buffet we set up was a big surprise chocolate was a crowd favorite! A bitty refillable bucket was theirs to keep the whole weekend for endless sugar supply :)

How about a refreshing bottle of water as a sugar chaser? Of course we had to decorate those too *wink* if it can be enhanced with paper or embellishments, you better believe a paper crafter will do it!
 Stampcation was an absolute success for us, because of all of you! We enjoyed your company, your participation and your spirit of friendship! So thank you stampcationers for making our weekend the best it could be!!!! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


 I'm the newest Guest Designer at La-La Lands crafts!!
I'm so excited to finally let the blog world know! Whew its hard for me to keep a secret, especially from all of you! I have another secret to reveal in a couple of weeks...but sorry Charlie That will have to Wait a little longer :)

Have you seen this cutie pa-tootie Ballerina Marci yet? Oh! she just captured my heart at first sight, is there any doubt? That precious face reminds me of my own little ballet dancers...long gone are those days of tutus and tights, but the memories are priceless. I "borrowed" my prisma pencils from my youngest to shade this sweet little princess in greens and pink {of course}

With a glittered tutu, and pearls in her hair Ballerina Marci is the sparkling star of the show.I had to smile at the memory of a fair haired four year old dressed as a pixie for Halloween complete with fairy dust and green slippers. {loved those days}  Be sure to visit La-La Land Crafts to see all of the Marci images available as stamps the 15th of September and as Digital for limited time only!
Happy Creating! 
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