Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Fall release at Lalaland Crafts!

Hey all! It's World Card-making Day today and in celebration of this wonderful occasion, I  wanted to announce that Lalaland Crafts is releasing a new series of fall 2011 stamps along with a Harajuku line going on sale today!!
 They are super cute and so versatile too!!! The stamps are on pre-order and orders placed today will be sent out before Oct.15th. I used this super-cute image of Big Panda Marci and she is colored with Copics. Here's a list of the colors I used: Skin: E00, E000, E11, E21, R20, BV000, Hair: Y32, E31, E33, E35, Clothing: RV02, RV04, RV06, R85, C1,C3, C5, C7, C9, Panda: C1, C3, C7, C9, W1, R00, R20
And now, on to some other news-sadly, this is my last creation with LaLaland Crafts as I am taking some more university courses for my Post-Bac degree, am teaching full-time and juggling being a single parent as well and I can't commit my time fully anywhere else. Many of you crafters are living similar situations as I am, but I just feel that I'm not working to my fullest potential and when I feel let down with my creations, I feel I'm letting my team down as well.
And so, I would like to thank Irina for having given me this great opportunity to create on such a wonderful design team and I wish all the DT nothing but the best as they are a wonderful group of ladies with outstanding talent. Thanks again-God Bless! xox Trish :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Use Fall Colors!

Hey all! Well, I finally caught my first back to school cold...ugh...was actually surprised that it happened this late in the month..usually I get one after the first week back in school-LOL!! Ahhh, the perks of being a teacher!!!

It's time for another Inspirational Monday over at Lalaland Crafts and the theme is to use Fall colors in your creations! I've used Sitting Marci as my image and the papers are from Basic Grey and were a gift from my good friend Prairie Fairy. I love the warmth of these colors and I also used this awesome crochet lace that I received for my B-day from my good friend, Lori. Thanks gals!!! The little leaves are from Dollarama-I bought those last year at Christmas time on sale-lol!

Marci is colored with Copics and Prisma Color pencils. here is the list: Hair: E13, E25, E29, E59, E49, Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20; Prisma Color Pencils: 1028, 1031, 1027, 1088.

Hope u all like, enjoy your week  and take in all those magical Fall colors outside, it's truly my favorite time of the year!! xox, Trish :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thanks Coach!!

Hey all! Just wanted to share this card that I made last month at my son's request. He saw this adorable image from Pollycraft  from the Swings and Slides collection and insisted I buy it and make a card for his soccer coach. He told me "Coach won't like girlie stuff, so make it manly!!" I just about burst my sides from laughing so hard!!

I'm only going to give it at the end of soccer season, as they're only having their first game tonight after the summer vacation break. BTW, I think this image totally looks like my son-shaggy hair right now and big brown eyes!! Hope u like! Enjoy your day! xox Trish :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Use a Doily!

Hey all! Yes, it's Monday again and that means it's time for another theme this week over at Lalaland Crafts. The theme this week is to use a doily in your creation. I got this mini pack of Pyress Papers from Basic Grey for my B-day and I love the color scheme!! Thanks Bertie!! :) Then, I used this super-cute image, called Cheerleader Marci and she is colored with Copics. Here is how I colored her:  Copics used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, BV0000
                                Hair: E13, E25, E29, E49Dress and pompoms: B000, B00, B02, YR20, YR61, YR68, YR04

Well, I'm off to work now, the kids are so eager to learn, must be a sign that they truly enjoyed their summer and want a new challenge!! ;) That's what I'm going with ... Enjoy your day and week! xox Trish :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Inspirational Monday- Anything But A Card and Last Week's Stitching-Real or Faux!

Here are the copics I used to color Marci below:

Grrrr! Hey all-has anybody else been having a love/hate relationship with Blogger or is it just me and my computer!!!! Happy Labour Day to all, and it saddens me that I have to see my Summer holidays end and re-enter the world of the working class tomorrow...ugh. My kids are excited about starting school, so I guess that's a sign that they've had their fill of Summer and are ready to hit the books-LOL !!
So, today is Inspirational Monday over at Lalaland Crafts and the challenge this week is to make a creation other than a card. I used Pumpkin Marci and just used her head to fit in this super-cute bookmark that was made for me by a friend.
 Last week's challenge was to add some real or faux stitching to your creation. That post was impossible to just kept saying Error!! I used my machine to sew around the card, but u can't really see the stitches, unless u zoom into the photo...ugh!
I used the Mermaid Marci image for the second creation and she is colored with Copics. Here's a list of how I've colored her:
Hair: Y21, Y23, E31, E33, Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, Scales, starfish, bathing top: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02.

Enjoy your week, I know I will try to cherish every last bit of today!! Hope u like! xox, Trish :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Marci and Luka's Birthday Blog-Hop!

2011 Birthday Blog Hop--August 24th, 2:00am PST

HIP, HIP, HOORAY, Marci and Luka had a BIRTHDAY!
On August 1st our Marci and Luka finally turned ONE!

We want to thank each and every one of our customers for your continued excitement and support as we celebrate this amazing milestone! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we want you all to know…YOU ROCK!!

Are you ready for some birthday FUN?!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have a special surprise for you!! We’ve brought back some La-La Land Crafts’ alumni and friends to celebrate Marci and Luka’s birthday with us….YIPPEE!

On top of our special guest bloggers, we are offering up a HUGE BLOG CANDY for this exciting event.

Take a look at this prize package!!

This Blog Candy contains the following:
~ Set of 12 Copic Markers in NEW 2011 colors
~ Set of Spica Pens
~ Pack of X-Press Blending Cardstock
~ New Scor-pal and pack of Scor-Tape
 ~ 3 sets of 12x12 Basic Grey Collections paper packs
~ $20 gift certificate to the La-La Land Crafts Store

To be eligible for this FABULOUS blog prize, you must follow these 3 easy rules:
Become a follower and/or subscribe to our Blog.Display a picture of our Blog Candy on your blog with a link back to THIS POST.

Leave one comment BELOW after completing the blog hop answering this question:
**if you don’t have a blog, please spread the word
“Which stamp used on the projects in this hop is your favorite?”

You have until August 31st to leave your answer below in our comment section (one comment only please). 
We will draw the winner’s name on September 3rd.

Now let’s get on with our AWESOME hop!!

La-La Land DT

LLLC -- please leave one comment and let us know your favorite stamp from the hop!

Much love and hugs to you all! And a big THANK YOU from Marci and Luka too!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Winter Wonderland

Hey gang! Yup, it's time for another theme over at Lalaland Crafts! This week's theme is Winter Wonderland! I've used this super-cute image of Luka with Sled. Here's a list of how I colored him.
stamp used: Luka with Sled
Copics used: Toque and scarf: G99, YG95, YG93
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair:E31, E33, E35
pants: B32, B34, B26
Tuffy: C1,C3, C5, W1, R00,R17, R27, R29, Y11, Y117
sled: Y32, E53, E55, R27, R29, R39
sweater: Prisma Color Pencil-1029-Mahogany Red

Hope u like :) Have a great day! xox, Trish

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Make a Christmas Card or an Ornament

Hey all! It's Inspirational Monday and I'm hosting the inspirational challenge at Lalaland Crafts this week! This week's challenge id to make a Christmas card or ornament. I've made an ornament using my new favorite-using old cd's-I've made about four already-so easy and the backs will be sparkly in the tree. I've used Marci with Snowman and here's how I've colored her with Copics:
Hope you like! Have a great week! xox Trish :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fairy Fun Fridays-Sketch Time!

Hey all, yes it's another post on the same day, but I gotta do what I gotta do! LOL. It's sketch time at Fairy fun Fridays, and it's a good one too. Just realizing now that I forgot to add my sentiment! LOL-having a brain-fart moment in my sketch following!! I just love these girls that Bertie, the Prairie Fairy herself has come up with. I love the dreamy, far-away look they all have. My papers are a combo of K&Company and Bo Bunny. Hope u like. Have a great week-end y'all! xox, Trish :)

Inspirational Friday-Make your own paper embellies!

Hey gang! Finally back from my trip to the Maritimes....It was great, could have stayed there forever-LOL. But alas, I had to leave the alter-ego behind me and come back home to my regular life. I'm posting this today with the Friday team at Lalaland Crafts, as I forgot to schedule my card this past Monday. The theme this week is to make your own paper embellies. I made butteflies, punched borders, pleated fans and a cricut-cut tag. Thanks Bertie for that one. I used Ballerina Marci , she is still one of my favorites!! :) Here's a list of copics I used:
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35
 Skin: E000,E00, E21, E11,R20 
Dress: G20, G21, G24.
 Roses: R81, R83, R85.
Have a great week-end-hope u like! xox, Trish :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Tearing!

Hey all! Yup- another Monday and the countdown is on before I head out east in 48hrs. Nova Scotia, here we come! Can't wait!! It's also time for another Inspirational Monday over at Lalaland Crafts. This week's them is to incorporate tearing in your creation! I've,R14,R1 used this super cute image of Sir Luka and I've colored him all up using Copics. here is the list I've used: Skin: E000,E00,E21,E11,R20, Armor: C1,C3,C5,C7,R27,R29 Hair: E35, E39.
Hope u like! Enjoy your week! xox, Trish :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Photo Inspiration!

Here's the photo inspiration:
Challenge #58 Inspiration Photo
Hey gang! It's Friday and it's the beginning of another long week-end here in Canada! Whoop-Whoop-doesn't affect me really because I'm on holidays, but to all of those who usually work-it's great!

So, it's been forever since I posted a card for Fairy Fun Fridays challenge, but the DT split the crafting responsibility for the summer, so we'd have a longer break. Lori A is the host for this challenge and she chose the photo above for inspiration.

My card looks crooked or something because of the corner tabs and how I angled the image. IDK, maybe it's my eyes playing tricks on me. Hope u like! Have a great week-end! xox, Trish:)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Step card

Hey gang! It's time for another Lalaland Crafts Inspirational Monday. The theme this week was to follow tthis step-card pattern which you can follow as well here! I used this super-cute image of Mermaid Marci.I've been seeing the use of cheescloth more and more on cards and love it-but was afraid to use it! I saw my good friend Lori use some cheesecloth on a mermaid card she made about a month or so ago and loved the flowy look so much,  I decided to incorporate some here as well-it turned out alright I think. There wasn't enough room for my usual flowers!! LOL-The sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio.

Marci is colored with Copics:  Hair: YR00, YR68,E 97, E99, E19, E17, E13
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20,BV0000
Starfish, scales, fin: BG000,BG32, BG34, YG45
 Hope u like! xox, Trish:)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fit for a Princess!

Hey all! It's been cloudy and cool here for the past 2 days-have definitely decided I like the hot, scorching weather we've been having instead-Summer is just too short!!
I wanted to share this card with you. Irina Blount, owner of Lalaland Crafts is in Chicago at CHA right now showcasing her newest stamps as well as the DTs cards. This is one of the cards that is being showcased right now. The image is Princess Marci- available in rubber and digi format-so pretty for a little girl or a diva! LOL! I love it! Marci is colored with Copics. The papers are all from K&Company. I'm entering the following challenges:  Cardmadfairy's Challenge (Oh so girly and use a digi), Shelly's Images, Craft Us Crazy (Anything Goes),Hope u like! xox, Trish :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Purple and Pink Make a Scene!

Hey gang! Just posting a card that I was totally inspired to make today as it was kind of gloomy this morning and part of the afternoon.  Tilda is colored with Copics, as is the background! I'm entering Magnolia Down Under's challenge (Make a Scene), House that Stamps Built (Glitter), Deep Ocean Challenge (Ribbons) and Just Magnolia (Pink, Purple and Pearls). Hope u like! xox Trisha

Monday, July 18, 2011

Great deals at Prairie Fairy!

Hey all-just a quick post to tell ya all about a fabulous deal over at Prairie Fairy. There are sooo many cute images-don't miss out!!! Just click on the image above to take u shopping! Enjoy! xox, Trish :)

Inspirational Monday! One for the Boys-use brads or eyelets!

Good morning folks! It's time for Inspirational Mondays at Lalaland Crafts! The theme this week is to make a creation for a male incorporating brads or eyelets! I used Fisherman Luka in my card and am so excited that he is being showcased this week at the Summer CHA in Chicago!! Woohoo! Hope u like! Off to the Water slides now-we are definitely going through a heat wave in our neck of the woods! I love it-but feel awful for the people who aren't fortunate enough to have air-conditioning or the option of going to the beach or other outlets of relief! Yiiikes! Have a great day! :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Make an Ornament!

Hey all! OMG-I just went on my blog and I posted this for July 18th instead of the 17th-no wonder I couldn't see this post-jumping ahead of myself here! This creation for Totally Tilda's challenge was supposed to be posted this morning!! Oy vay! So this is the challenge-make an ornament using a Tilda image of course! I used an old CD -passed a ribbon through it, glued a doily behind the shiny side ( it looks really shiny and glittery when it turns and catches the light) and then some DP on the front. Add Tilda and some WOC flowers and voilĂ ! I'm pleased with the result! Hope u like! xox Trish :)
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