A joy worth repeating, again and again, warm conversation, tea, and a friend.

A joy worth repeating, again and again, warm conversation, tea, and a friend.
Miss Madeline

October 31, 2011

It is Time For Tea - Bling Challenge October 31

 Challenge October 31 – Bling

Stamps: La-La Land – Dress Up  Marci
Skin : E000, E00, E01, R11
Hair: E25, YR31, YR50
Dress/Hat/Shoes: V17, V25, BV00, BV000, T0, T1, T3, T7

It is Time For Tea is a paper bag card.  There are three tags in all and  a place for a gift card.  Two tags are inside the bag at the far right, Thought this would be appropriate for a gift card or taking someone to tea.  The teacups are Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups.  Flowers, corners, are from various punches.  The metal corners are from the funkie junkie. The paper is 6 x 6 squares that I had in my stash and do not know the name.  Just a hint of Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, dusty concord for the effect I wanted. 

October 24, 2011

Snowflake - Santa Marci Card and Corner Bookmark - Inspiration Monday. This week's challenge is Snowflakes

Stamps: La-La Land – Santa Marci

Skin : E000, E00, E01, R11
Hair: E55, YR23, YR24
Jacket/Skirt/Hat/Boots: B91, B93, B95, B97
T0, T1, T2, T3
Panda: T0, T1, T2, T3, B91, B95
 Stocking:  R35, YG63, YG93

October 23, 2011

Witch Way Is The Candy? Treat Box

One more treat box.  Halloween is just around the corner.  Base is  7 x 11.  Score at 2 1/8 and 2 3/4 on the 7 inch side.  Make sure not to score all the way down at 2 3/4 inch.  Cut away corners and fold up (Leave the 5/8 inch tab).  The handle is Martha Stewart spiderweb border punch and spider EK Success.  The stamp is Whipper Snapper.  Back punch is button punch was bottle cap cut outs.  Image is colored with Copic Markers.  Hat Diamond Glaze.  

HAG Day Party at Cranberry Hill (Happy and Giddy)

Here are some Make and Take projects that we made at Cranberry Hill yesterday for HAG Day.  Thanks Gerry for the great time and delicious food.

October 22, 2011

Christmas Shadow Box Card or Gift Box

This is a Shadow box card or gift box.  It is a technique that I learned at Irina Blount's workshop and on Camillas blog.  I had so much fun making the Halloween theme that I decided to make a Christmas theme.  There are so many possibilities. 

October 19, 2011

Blog Candy to Support La-La-Land Kids Blog

La-La Land Crafts For Kids was started with the idea to have a place for children to share their love to create with our stamps.  Win all eight stamps from the October 2011 Release by visiting La-La Land Kids blog.  See the badge on the sidebar of my blog

October 17, 2011

Challenge October 17 – Punch It Out Autumn Marci

Stamps: La-La Land – Autumn Marci
Skin : E000, E00, E21, E01, E11
Hair: E25 29 E31
Jacket/Shirt: YG63, YG 93, G20, YG95, T0
Skirt:  Paper Pieced
Hat/Scarf/Socks: YR16, YR21, YR12, R08
Boots: E25, E29, T0

October 12, 2011

Halloween Treat Bag Front Back and Sides

The treat bag is a small paper bag from Michaels (there are 12 in a package).  I used Tim Holtz dies and stamps.  The distressing colors are gathered twigs, spiced marmalade, and black soot.  The bag is folded in up about two thirds of the way and score tape on the side to make a small pocket for the lollipops. There is another pocket in the back. I made 12 for my grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Inside there are lollipops, gummy bears, candy bar, peppermint patty, and toy.  In some, I put a small color book and a toy in place of candy bar, plus lollipops.  Some of the children are allergic to corn syrup and nuts. The lollipops are Yummy Earth Organic Fruit Lollipops and Annies Organic gummy bears.

October 10, 2011

Challenge October 10 – Halloween – Treat Box

Good Morning.  This is my second challenge for La-La Land Crafts.

Stamps: La-La Land Buccaneer Marci
Skin : E000, E00, E21, E01, E11
Hair/Bag : E15 E74, E57, E59
Jacket/Skirt/Bandana/Blouse: B95, B97, B93, B21, R35, R24, R22, R02
Hat: G20, YG61, YG63
Boots/Skull/Telescope: To, T1, T5
Buckle and Buttons: Gold Pen
Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade

Card Base 8" x 5" Score at 3" 4" and 7"
Insert 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" Score 1/2" 3/4" on all sides and bottom
Cut out ends to make a half box 

October 3, 2011

Winter Marci Dot and Spots Challenge

Card Recipe:
Stamps: La-La Land Winter Marci, Sentiment
Papers: Patterned Papers by Memory Keepers
Tools: Punches
Embellishments: Crinoline Flower, Died Ribbon, Pearls, Metal Corner
Skin : E000, E00, E13, E01, E11
Hair : E53, E99,  and E35
Coat/Shoes : YR000, E31, E53, E35
Hat: G20, YG61, YG63
Colors: Tim Holtz Aged Magnolia

October 1, 2011

Here are the new stamps from La-La Land. La-La Land is showcasing the new images for the October 1 Release. They will be on pre-order starting October 1 with a ship date of October 15. The link is below the Angel Marci Card.

Happy World Card Making Day

National Card Making Day, which is now known as World Card Making Day, was founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning the busiest card making season of the year and the first was celebrated on October 7, 2006.

The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only.  Due to the positive response and the worldwide popularity of card making, it soon became known as “World Card Making Day.”  This year we celebrate its sixth year which is held annually on the first Saturday in October.  What a great way to unite card makers, hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers. 

Angel Marci La-La Land New Release

La-La Land is showcasing the new images for the October 1 Release. They will be on pre-order starting October 1 with a ship date of October 15.  Here is the card I made for the October 1 Release.

Skin : E000, E00, E13, E01, E11
Hair : E53, E99,  and E35
Gown and Wings:  BG10, BG70, BG11, BG0000