Thursday, April 16, 2015

Precious Memories - Scrapbook Layout and Tutorial

Hi crafty friends! ♥

Just wanted to quickly share a scrapbook page I created for my sweet baby niece Jaelyn. She is so adorable, and I love that I can get girly when I create for her (I have 3 boys, so I don't break out with the pink very often, LOL!) I had so much fun layering and playing with Graphic 45's Precious Memories paper collection!

Here are some photos:

Here is my video tutorial, walking you through the creation of this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by to peek! ♥

Hoping you enjoy the rest of your week!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

La La Land Crafts April 2015 Release Showcase - Day 3!

Hello there and welcome to day 3 of the La La Land Crafts April 2015 release showcase!

I hope you've had a chance to follow us this week where each day new projects featuring the new release products will be posted to the La La Land Crafts blog! So much eye-candy to be seen, I hope you can join us!

First, let's take a look at the products available in the April 2015 release. These are all available NOW at the La La Land Crafts shop located HERE.

I created 2 samples featuring some of the fabulous new dies available with this release.

First up is this baptism card I created featuring the Arched Window die,  Cross Set 2 die (Set of 2), and the Stitched Ribbon die (Set of 3):

For my second project I created this sweet scrapbook page of my adorable niece Jaelyn. This page features the new Arched Window die, Diamonds Lattice Border die, and Tall Birdhouses die (Set of 2). I also included the Open Leaf Flourish die and Folding Banners die (Set of 2).

Shop for the new release HERE.

Be sure to visit the La La Land Crafts BLOG for more new product inspiration from my teamies! ♥
And don't forget our Facebook page for endless of inspiration from our designers and fans!

Have a fabulous week! 

xoxo ♥,

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Butterflies and Buttons!

Hey friends, Arlene here with another Inspiration Wednesday with the La La Land Crafts design team!

This week's theme is:

Butterflies and Buttons!

I created a card for a sweet friend featuring some of the fabulous dies from Irina's store...

La La Land Crafts Dies:

As always, you can find us on the La La Land Crafts Facebook page and you can also see all of our Design Team creations on Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by!


Arlene ♥

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Club La La Land Crafts - March 2015

Hi Everyone! 

Today, I'll be sharing my projects featuring the March 2015 La La Land Crafts kit club products!

What is Club La La Land Crafts you ask?

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription
for EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!
Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit based on your subscription! The kit will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month.
Click HERE for more information on how to subscribe.
I created 2 cards featuring Dancing in the Rain Marci, sentiments set and coordinating dies.
Here is card #1... an easel card!

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00 E21, E11, R20, BV00
Hair: W4, E44, E47, E49
Socks: RV00, RV63

Here's my second card...

I made the umbrella 3 dimensional by die-cutting 3 umbrellas, then adhering them in the center and "fanning" them out. I added pearl bling to accent...

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Hair: YR23, YR24, E99
Umbrella: W2, W3, W4, C1, C3, C5
Dress/Headband/Shoes: R00, R01, R02

Join us on the La-La Land Crafts blog each Tuesday for Design Team inspiration using this month's Club Kit products!

You can find us on our Facebook page and you can also see all of our Design Team creations on Pinterest

Sign up today to start your subscription with the April 2015 Kit!
Click HERE for more information.

Have a fabulous week! ♥


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LLLC Inspiration Wednesday - Spring!

Hello friends! ❤

I'm here with another fun Inspiration Wednesday for La La Land Crafts!

This week's theme is:

Spring or Easter

The sun is out, the flowers and trees are blossoming and the birds are chirping outside the window.
I LOVE Spring time! ❤

I created this Spring card for this week's challenge. I had so much fun layering the die cuts, which were created with a variety of La La Land Crafts dies (product links below).

Here are some photos of my card:


For more inspiration from the Design team, be sure to drop by our  Blog or Facebook page!

To shop La La Land Crafts dies, click HERE.

Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Arlene ❤


Feathers (set of 2) die
Open Hearts Doily Border die
Stitched Elements (set of 7) die
Open Leaf Flourish die
Pretty Poinsettia die (for the leaves)
Scalloped Banner die
Wrought Iron Fence die
Prima Seashore paper collection
Prima flowers
I Am Roses rose buds
Papertrey Ink white card stock
Hemp twine
Recollections adhesive pearls
Cheese cloth

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Doilies!

Hi Friends!

Welcome to another Inspiration Wednesday with the La La Land Crafts design team!

This week's theme is:


Oh, how I love doilies! And I'm your host over at the La La Land Crafts BLOG today, so be sure to hop over there to check out what the other designers created!

But before you go, here are photos of the Zig Zag card I created:

Thanks for joining me today!

Happy Hump Day! ♥


Product List:

Graphic 45 - Time to Celebrate collection

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

When the Graphic 45 Design Team call for 2015 opened up, I found myself reminiscing on the days not so long ago when my dream came true and I was selected to be a designer for my all-time favorite paper company - Graphic 45! I completed 2 terms (2012-2014) and hope (fingers crossed!) that I would be considered for another term with the 2015 design team. ♥

Here is my First Round submission of projects that define my strengths as a designer. 

Mixed Media Altered Canvas

There is something "freeing" about mixed media art and it's one of my passions. Here is a mixed media canvas I created with inspiration from the Secret Garden paper collection.

Steampunk Spells - Easel Card Box

I created this box by hand using heavy weight chipboard, lots of Scor Tape and the gorgeous Steampunk Spells paper collection. I had a ton of fun with this one and also created a video tutorial to help others make one for themselves! ♥

Bohemian Bazaar: Card

I created this card for Summer CHA 2013. I love the bold colors of the Bohemian Bazaar collection!

Bohemian Bazaar - Upside Down Tag

I created this tag for Summer CHA 2013 as well. The Bohemian Bazaar collection screams to be fussy cut with all the amazing images! ♥

12 Days of Christmas - Door Album

I had a fun and festive time creating this door album which features the 12 Days of Christmas paper collection. I share a few pictures of the inside of the album as well below...

Steampunk Spells - Altered Printers Tray

If there is one thing I enjoy, it's to get down and dirty and alter something! :-)
I did just that with this printers tray and Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells paper collection. Fun times! ♥

Secret Garden - Mixed Media Altered Wooden Spatula

I'm always looking for new things to alter. I found a set of wooden cooking utensils in my kitchen drawer that have never been used... so I decided to alter the wooden spatula! ♥

French Country - Altered Mason Jar Tabletop Candles

The perfect decor to warm-up your Thanksgiving Table!

Couture - Wedding Layout

I enjoy creating scrapbook pages with TONS of layers! And all the wonderful images included in Graphic 45's papers allow for tons of layering fun! ♥

Botanical Tea - My Friend Layout

Sweet, sweet Nala commemorated on a layout with sweet, sweet Botanical Tea by Graphic 45! ♥

Sweet Sentiments - Artist Trading Card

The Staples tags are so versatile! I enjoyed making this upside down tag for Winter CHA 2014.

Sweet Sentiments - Altered Wooden Heart Box

This is the perfect keepsake or gift for Valentine's day! A lot of "heart" and love goes into making one. I also shared a tutorial on my YouTube channel to show step by step on how to alter this box. ♥

Botanical Tea - "Just Because" card

The perfect way to let that special someone know how much you mean to them! ♥

Sweet Sentiments - "LOVE" Banner

A sweet way to let that special someone know how much you love them! Put your LOVE on display with a banner! ♥

Good Ol Sport - 49er Layout

A great way to keepsake a special moment. This was definitely one of my favorites! It includes one of the pockets from the Tags and Pockets collection to store our ticket stubs from the 49er game! ♥

Botanical Tea - Treat Bags

These are the perfect compliment to your party table! ♥

Sweet Sentiments - Altered Printers Tray

Another fun project getting down and dirty and Shabby Chic with Sweet Sentiments! ♥

Time to Flourish - Step Card

The purples of this collection are gorgeous!

An Eerie Tale - Halloween Card

Layer after layer, this was fun to create! ♥

Last but not least, here are a few projects not made with Graphic 45, but reflect my style and strength as a designer...

"Ride the Tide" Layout

Mixed Media Altered Pumpkin

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my work.

There are many talented artists out there and I wish everyone who is applying for a spot on the Graphic 45 design team the best of luck! It truly is an honor sitting on the Graphic 45 design team.... a crafter's dream come true. ♥

Have a great week everyone!

xoxo ♥,


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