Tuesday, June 22, 2010

La La's goin' to the beach -

I feel a little behind today!

   We've been out and about the last few days, we left for church on Father's Day and didn't return home until after 5:00 p.m.  We went from church to lunch out and then to the movies with my husband's sister's family.  

Monday my kids grandma picked them up at noontime to spend several days out at their ranch in Wickenburg so  my husband Rick and I headed for Havasu to Lowe's to order some much needed new windows for our house, went out for lunch, stopped by my friend Linda's store "The Sugar Shack" and returned home by about 6:00 p.m.  Whew, I'm ready for a day at home with my stamping goodies!  

I do have to go out and get some groceries at some point today, darn it!  
Sometimes I wish that kind of stuff just magically appeared.

When I checked the mail yesterday I found a nice little package from La La Land Crafts, design team goodies!  I cut out my new stamps, (I must say these are really nice quality thick red rubber stamps), stamped this cute La La image and colored her.  I masked her off and sponged some Palette Sea Scape blue around her and matted her on a Spellbinders Labels 10 die I picked up at Linda's store.  I didn't have a sketch to follow so I just winged it and made up my own.  The pink is Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst put through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix large dots embossing folder and the turquoise panel is from the Astro Brights collection of card stock.  I finished it off with 5/8" organdy ribbon folded in half and another Spellbinders die from the Fancy Tags collection.  Oh, that back ground stamp on the turquoise is an old Stampin' Up! Friend definition stamp.

I almost forgot!  I won over at Kah-Wink-E-Dink for my Father's Day card!!

I'd like to enter my card into a few challenges today too!
Stamp Something - Something Summer
Caard Varks - Embossing
Crafty Ann's - Embossing
Kah-Wink-E-Dink - Kick off summer! 
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar & Spice 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice & Girly 
Speedy The Cat's Friends - Challenge 8 Embossing 
Rosie D's - Blue with the option of FISH
Wednesday's Stamper - I Love... La La Land Crafts stamps! 
Hand Full of Stamps - Nothing Like a Little h20 
Tuesday Throwdown - Dry Embossing


Joanne Travis said...

What a fun image and I love the pink and turquoise color combination. So sweet!!
Thanks for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Brenda Brown said...

I love your little card Jan, such a cute image. Enjoy playing with your new goodies.
Luv Brenda {xx}

1CardCreator said...

This is an adorable card Jan, I love how you colored her eyes, and the shading in her hair is perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the deets I asked for about your light box. I see them everywhere and they always have 3 holes for the light to go in, but they only show 1 lamp sitting near them. I am going to take your suggestion and make one. Thanks again! ~Diane

1CardCreator said...

Oops, and thanks for playing along in the Kahwinkedink challenge too! ~Diane

Vicki Dutcher said...

My FAVORITE - embossed dots! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Nancy Keller said...

She is super cute. . I am glad that you posted this today - I have to color a infaltable pool toy and I am boggled. Your beach ball is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Markie's Mom said...

Your color combo ROCKS! And, I LOVE this layout. Your coloring is EXCELLENT! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

Mervi said...

Fab bright colours, great layout!
Thanks for sharing this with us
at Rosie D's, good luck;-))Mervi

iReneM said...

I love the summery look of this.
Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge


Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card! I love this cute image and your whole layout is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Davi said...

Fun image...love those embossed dots and the colors! Thanks for joining us at TT this week. :)

Courtney said...

Too cute! I LOVE the color combo! Congrats on your win and thanks for joining us again this week at KWED! Good Luck!


Claudine Poch said...

Sweet image. Great coloring and layout. Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

1LuvnMama said...

Woohoo! Luv your card! Ain't it the best to get some happy mail! Glad you were able to ink Beach Lala up right away and create! :) Great job!

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

What an awesome card! AND eleven challenges...! You rock!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

fun polka dots! Thanks for joining Speedy Cat's Friends!

Beryl said...

A very sweet image and a super card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

debs said...

such a sweet card :-)...thanks for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

Trish Hughes said...

super cute, love the dots!!! thanks so much for playing along again with HFOS.

Kristen said...

Thank you so much for joining us again, with another wonderful creation! We love having you play with us at KWED! Have a GREAT weekend. And so happy to see your awesome card!

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patty (LaLatty) said...

What a darling card, your coloring just amazes me, you do such beautiful work!

Scrappy said...

Another fab card! :) Thanks so much for joining us again at KWED this week! We hope you'll join us again next challenge! :)

Lauren said...

Great job! I love that the embossed dots match La La's swimsuit! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! I hope you will join us again next week!