Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Monochromatic!

Hello friends and welcome to this week's Inspiration Wednesday with the Lalaland Crafts design team!

This week's theme is:


I created a 12x12 layout of a picture I took with my sweet God-daughter Calista (we call her "Cali"). I LOVE this pic of us together, I decided to scrap it! :-)

I used a bunch of amazing Lalaland Crafts dies on this layout, product list is included below.

Play along with the design team and upload your project to our Facebook page! For inspiration visit us on our Pinterest page, and follow us on Twitter!

Have a fabulous Wednesday... happy hump day! ❤️



Other Products:

Graphic 45 - Botanicabella Deluxe Collector's Edition pack
Petaloo flower
Recollections Flower
Joilee black bling
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Scotch 3D ATG adhesive
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Monday, July 27, 2015

Graphic 45 and Faber-Castell - Blog Hop!

Join us this week as Graphic 45 teams up with Faber-Castell for a fun blog hop full of inspiration! ♥

Start HERE on the Graphic 45 blog and then jump on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more!

But before you go, here is a quick peek at a Mixed Media Scrapbook Page I created featuring Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime Collector's Edition and Faber Castell Gelatos and Whipped Spackle (complete product list for this project below):

Thank you so much for popping by!



Faber-Castell Gelatos: Caramel, Guava, Kiwi and Coconut
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
MFT Small Brick Wall stencil
Prima “splatter” stamp
Ranger Archival Ink
Strathmore Heavy Watercolor paper
Prima resin frame
Prima metal embellishments
Petaloo Flower
I Am Roses Flowers
Wild Orchid Craft sprigs
La La Land Crafts Cherry Blossom die
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Glossy Accents
Scor Tape

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Bendi Fold card featuring Graphic 45's new "A Christmas Carol" paper collection!

Hello friends! I have a special project for you all today. It's Christmas in July as we introduce one of Graphic 45's newest paper collections -- A Christmas Carol!

This paper collection captures vintage Scrouge in his finest! The papers are festive, colorful and vibrant and classicly Graphic 45. I love every page! Be sure to check the Graphic 45 blog for sneak peeks of this fabulous new collection. I also share a video tutorial at the end of this post showing you how to create a bendi card of your own and I share a quick peek at all the designs of A Christmas Carol collection.

So without further adieu... here is the bendi fold card I created with inspiration from's tutorial website:

This was such a fun card to create, with all the dimension and holiday imagery...

I fussy cut some of the hollies and postage stamps... and added a pink rose to match the roses in the collection...

Here is the video tutorial showing you how to create a bendi fold card. I also share a quick peek at the new Christmas Carol collection:

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my latest project.

Be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog to get the first glimpses of this summer's newest collections!

Have a fabulous day everyone!

hugs n' butterflykisses xoxo,


Product list:

A Christmas Carol 12x12 papers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
I Am Roses flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Hot Glue
Dimensional foam squares
Glossy Accents

Inspiration Wednesday -- Christmas in July!

It's Christmas in July over at the La La Land Crafts blog this week! This week's Inspiration challenge is to create a Christmas project. It was fun to bust out with the Christmas papers and dies for this challenge when its triple-digit heat outside! LOL!

And this is my Christmas project for July... a bendi fold card, with inspiration from's tutorial website. I just changed up the dimensions for my card. Instead of an A2 card, this one is 6x6. :-)

Here are some photos:

Join us for this week's challenge and upload your project to the LLLC Facebook group. Be sure to check out the LLLC Pinterest page too for inspiration! ♥

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulously crafty day!


Arched Window Die
Flower Banner die
Pretty Poinsettia die
Wrought Iron Fence die
Berry Flourish die
Stitched Scallops Border die
Snowflake Border Die (Oct 2014 Club Kit)
Snowflake Set Die (Oct 2014 Club Kit)
Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet paper collection
Paper Trey Ink white card stock
I Am Roses Flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Hot glue
Stickles: Diamond
Recollections pearls

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer Mason Jars to decorate your party table!

Hey there friends!

For today's post, I want to share these fun, simple mason jars that I decorated. Something unique, festive and inexpensive for your summer time party or BBQ!

These are quite simple to make. Grab a dozen (or more) of the mason jars on for a great deal, get your hands on some Graphic 45 By the Sea papers... some paper straws, buttons and adhesive from your stash, some creativity and you're all set! 

 Here are some photos of the mason jars I decorated. At the end I will share a video tutorial showing you how to create the cute paper umbrellas, so don't go away too fast! ♥

Be sure to check out my video tutorial, showing you how to create these festive summer mason jars and adorable paper umbrellas!

Have a blast creating and thanks for stopping by today!




By the Sea paper collection
Staples: Stamped Metal Brads
Bamboo skewers
Scor Tape
3M Adhesive
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Hot Glue
1” circle punch
¼” hole punch
Paper Trey Ink Kraft card stock
Paper party straws
12 oz. Mason Jars

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Anything Goes!

Hello friends and welcome to another fun Inspiration Wednesday with the La La Land Crafts design team!

This week's theme is:

Anything goes!

I created this sweet 12x12 scrapbook page of my sweeeeeeeeet niece Jaelyn, who has a smile to melt your heart away! ♥

Here are photos:

 Doesn't Jaelyn just have the sweetest smile ever? My heart sings when I see her smile. ♥

Here is a video I created to show you this layout up close:

Join us for this week's challenge and upload your project to our Facebook group. Be sure to check out our Pinterest page too for inspiration! ♥

Thank you for popping by. Happy Hump day!!


Fancy Label die: May 2015 Club kit 
Shabby Flourish die: April 2015 Club kit
Smile Word die: September 2014 Club kit
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride 12x12 paper collection
Prima Flower
I Am Roses flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Recollections pearls

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday - Photo Inspiration!

Hello Friends!

It's Inspiration Wednesday with La La Land Crafts and this week's theme is:

Photo Inspiration!

Here is the photo used to spark inspiration for this project:

I thought... BEACH.... BEACHY colors....

Here is the card I created with this in mind:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Pinterest for more design team inspiration!


LLLC Dies:

Other products:
Prima Seashore paper collection
Prima Flowers
Paper Trey Ink White card stock
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Recollections pearls
I Am Roses S-10 Flowers