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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Picture Perfect Dad

Hello!  Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there!  We spent the day with mine, celebrating with a cookout.  I have been feeling much better, eating healthier, and trying to get some walking in every day.  Still easing back into the crafting, but I did make a card for my dad for Father's Day.

I'm loving all the My Favorite Things goodies I've acquired in the past few months and I have been trying to participate in their challenges when I can too.  Today I decided to play along with their current sketch challenge.  Here's my take on sketch #441.



I colored up the cute monkeys from the Picture Perfect set.  The sentiment is from the retired All About Dads stamp set.  All dies used are from MFT too.  The Dad one is also retired.

Die-namics Used:
A2 Stitched Stax Set 2
Polaroid Shaker
Dad 

Copics Used:
Monkeys - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E34, E35, E37, E39, E50, R20, R22
Background - BG10, BG13

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creation!  Have a fantastic week!

{hugs}
Regan

Monday, June 3, 2019

Magical Dragons, Birthday Bears, and Cocktails

Hi there!  It's been a while. Sometimes you need a break to recharge.  I finished with all of my design teams earlier this year and with no commitments looming I was looking forward to easing off paper crafting a bit and enjoying some books and TV in the evening.   I didn't mean to disappear completely, but a pinched nerve causing some severe neck and arm pain waylaid me for three months!  An MRI and physical therapy later and I'm starting to feel up to dabbling in the craft room again.  I've made a few CAS cards during my hiatus, but I'm looking forward to finding my mojo again and getting back in the swing of things.  

Luckily my injury didn't impede my ability to shop for crafty items!  ;-) . So I have lots of new goodies to play with!

I thought I would use this week's sketch from My Favorite Things Stamps.  I had colored up this adorable dragon from their Magical Dragons clear stamp set and thought he'd make a great birthday card!  Here is my take on sketch #439:






Isn't he darling?!?!  If you want to see all the entries for this challenge you can visit the MFT Stamps blog HERE!  If you want to shop, go HERE!

I've made a few other MFT Stamps cards as well. I'll share them here for the sake of getting caught up.  If I continue to feel good maybe I can start crafting and posting a little more regularly again.

I made a quick and cute birthday card for a co-worker with this retired Birdie Brown Birthday Bears clear stamp set.  All of the dies are from MFT Stamps as well.



The next card two cards have no coloring and feature only a stamped sentiment and die cuts.  The first was a Mother's Day order.  It was a last minute request so I threw a little something together after I was told she loved Cosmos.  Cheers!


This last card was another birthday card for a co-worker for his big 3-0!  Simple yet fun, right?


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope all of you out there have been well!  Have an awesome week!

{hugs}
Regan

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Oldie But Goodie

Hi!  It's been a quiet month craftwise.  I seem to have pinched a nerve in my neck or some such nonsense and despite multiple chiropractor visits I am still having pain in my right arm, wrist, and hand.  Being right handed, this is a bit of a bummer.  I haven't felt much like doing anything.  Writing and typing for long periods are troublesome.  After work, I want to rest my arm as much as I can so I haven't been coloring.  But today was my boss' birthday and he always springs for cake on ours so I had to make him a card.  It required no coloring and I got to use a few of my new My Favorite Things Stamps products!  Bonus!



I used the new Turntable Die-namics to make this card.  The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, For the Record.  The sentiment was die cut using the Essential Slanted Sentiments Die-namics.  I layered the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 2 Die-namics over my card base.  The background was made using the Card Sized Confetti Stencil Set.

Thanks for stopping by!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Margarita Time

Hello!  Popping in to share another My Favorite Things Stamps card!  This one was made for my best friend for her birthday.  She loves a good margarita so I couldn't resist using the Margarita Shaker Window & Frame Die-namic!  The coordinating Margarita Shaker Pouches make creating a shaker card super easy!  I even threw in some Frosty Ice Cubes!

The background was creating using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namic and the Snowfall stencil with Distress Ink.   The sentiment is from the Spirited Sentiments stamp set and I paired it with the Cheers Die-namic.    


She absolutely loved it and I had a blast making it!  I have a feeling more of these kinds of cards are in my future!  Thanks for taking a look!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Yay! It's Your Birthday!

Hi!  I recently received an order from My Favorite Things Stamps and I couldn't wait to play!  I made this birthday card using their Yay for You stamp set and So Many Yays Die-namics!  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips to die cut it.  The star is from the retired Accent It: Rock and Roll Die-namics.  The whole thing is matted with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangles Set 2.



I love to color but am really enjoying making something a little different lately.  The sketch is based on MFT Stamps current Wednesday challenge HERE.



{hugs}
Regan

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Valentine Showcase

February is almost over so I wanted to share the Valentine's Day cards I made before we move on to the next season/holiday!  I received some orders for custom cards and here is what I created.

For the first card I colored Bumble Bee Marci from La-La Land Crafts and fussy cut her.  The cute little bee die is also LLLC.  To create the rest of the sentiment I used chipboard words from Make It Crafty.  The Valentine is a layered chipboard, done in white embossing powder on a background colored with a black Copic marker.  



Products Used
La-La Land Crafts Bumble Bee Marci digi

La-La Land Crafts dies - Stitched Nested Hearts, Honeycomb, Build-a-Bee, Heart Garland, Half Doily (September 2018 club kit)
Make It Crafty Chipboard Words - Valentine Adapt-a-Word, Valentine Single Layered Word

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E21, E93, R20, R22
Hair-E43, E47, E49
Wings-B00, B02
Flower-Y15, G94
Clothes-Y11, Y13, Y15, C3, C5, C7
For the next card, I colored Office Pretty from Krista Smith/Saturated Canary.  She is cut with the oval from the La-La Land Crafts Stitched Elements die set.  All the other dies are LLLC as well.



Products Used

Krista Smith/Saturated Canary Office Pretty digi

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E13, E15, E21, E93, R20, R22
Eyes-E25
Hair-E43, E47, E49
Clothes-R32, R35, R37, R39, R89, C3, C5, C7

Up next is Cheerleader Kaylee from Some Odd Girl.  She is pretty in pink and decked out with several dies from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The heart locket die is from La-La Land Crafts and the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up set called 



Products Used

Some Odd Girl Cheerleader Kaylee digi
Stampin' Up Something to Celebrate
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Cheers, Jumbo Fishtail Banner, Heart Doily, First Place Award Ribbon
La-La Land Crafts die - Heart Locket (January 2019 club kit)

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R02, R20
Eyes-B00, B02, B04
Hair-E51, E55, E57, E59
Clothes-R39, R83, R85

Lastly, I have another Krista Smith/Saturated image. This one is called Baseball Girl.  All the dies on this card are from La-La Land Crafts.  





Products Used
Krista Smith/Saturated Canary Baseball Girl digi
Hero Arts - Valentine's Day Message


Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93
Hair-Y38, YR15, E08, E19, E97
Clothes-B32, B34, B99, R24, R27, R29, R89


Here's to March, St. Patrick's Day, Springing Forward, and hopefully hints that Spring is on its way...

{hugs}
Regan

Monday, February 25, 2019

Hooray for Birthdays!

Hi!  There has been quite a bit going on here.  This month I decided to start cleaning my craft room AND my son's bedroom, which got a complete makeover!  I also somehow managed to give myself a pinched nerve in my neck resulting in pain all down my arm which has really cramped my style these last few weeks.   I haven't been doing much of anything.  No reading.  And only the occasional crafting.  This past weekend I had an 84th birthday party to attend and a coworker was celebrating his special day as well.  I splurged a bit over at My Favorite Things Stamps this month and I decided it was the perfect opportunity to break out some of my new goodies.

The first card was made for my great-aunt's birthday.  I wanted something elegant and simple and I think this card is the perfect combination of both.  Also, notice.  No coloring and it's a standard A2 size instead of one of my usual 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" squares.  Trying to step out of my comfort zone a bit more...




Products Used
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Celebrate, By the Number (retired), Stitched Scallop Basic Edges

My co-worker has a characteristic red beard and it was a no brainer to use Hipster Cat from Some Odd Girl combined with new dies acquired from MFT Stamps for his birthday card.  I embossed the sentiment using a stamp from the MFT Stamps Essential Sentiments stamp set.




Products Used
Some Odd Girl - Hipster Cat digi image
My Favorite Things Stamps Die-namics - Wonky Stitched Circle STAX, Hooray, Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips

Thanks for taking a peek!  Hope you have an amazing week!

{hugs}
Regan

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Club La-La Land Crafts February 2019 Showcase

Hi there!  I'm back with my final two projects for the Club La-La Land Crafts design team.  It's really been a dream come true and I am going to miss this lovely team!  I will be still be here crafting with my LLLC collection, though, so I do hope you'll continue to visit.  Before we get into the details for my creations, let me tell you a bit about the Club!


Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription of EXCLUSIVE stamps and/or dies from La-La Land Crafts!

Currently there are three Subscription Plans:
$39.99* USD Product Kit (Stamps AND Dies)
$29.99* USD Dies Only Kit
$19.99* USD Stamps Only Kit
*plus shipping 

Choose the option that is right for you based on product/price then you will be automatically billed via PayPal every month and your kit option shipped to you by the end of the month!  Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!  Sign up now to start your subscription with the January kit!

I'd also like to mention that I'm a LLLC affiliate. If you click my unique link at the top of my blog it will take you to the shop where I can earn a small commission from your purchase at no additional cost to you.

February's kit is all about laundry day!  Look how cute and casual Marci is in her comfy chore clothes!  And don't even get me started on those adorable cats!



My first card features Laundry Marci.  I created my own background using the Hearts & Harlequin Layering Stencils.  I picked a few Distress Ink colors that matched my color scheme and the result reminds me of those Lisa Frank stickers I collected when I was a kid in the 80s!


Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R00, R02, R83, R85
Hair-E50, E51, E53 E55, E57, YR21, YR24
Clothes-R83, R85, R89, BG10, BG72, BG75, V20, V22, V25, V27, E53, E55, E57
Cat-E50, E51, E53, E57, E59, RV10, RV21

My other project stars one of the Laundry Cats.  I love the encouraging sentiment!  So true!  No one wants MORE laundry!


Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
Cat-E23, E25, E27
Towel-G00, G02

Click HERE for all the details and to join!  If you sign up today, your subscription will start with the March 2019 kit, but after you are a member for two months you have the option to purchase available past kits as well!  So if you love this one, keep that in mind!  Visit the La-La Land Crafts blog HERE for more inspiration from the uber talented design team!

{hugs}
Regan

Friday, February 15, 2019

Club La-La Land Crafts February 2019 Reveal

Hello!  It's a bittersweet reveal this month as it will be my last on the Club La-La Land Crafts design team.  I will have one final set of projects to share with you next week and then I say goodbye to the team. It has been an amazing year and I have loved every minute of the experience!  Of course, I'll still be around as a Club member!  You didn't think you could get rid of me so easily, did you?  Bwahahaha!  

Now on to the February 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts club kit!  If you love this kit and you're not yet a member you still have a little time left to subscribe (until the 17th), to join and start your subscription with THIS kit!  I have two projects to share with you today featuring the adorable February 2019 Club Kit, but first let me explain about the club...

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription of EXCLUSIVE stamps and/or dies from La-La Land Crafts!


Currently there are three Subscription Plans:

$39.99* USD Product Kit (Stamps AND Dies)

$29.99* USD Dies Only Kit

$19.99* USD Stamps Only Kit

*plus shipping 

Choose the option that is right for you based on product/price then you will be automatically billed via PayPal every month on the 15th and your kit option shipped to you by the end of the month!  Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!  Remember, this month, if you join by the 17th your subscription starts with THIS kit!  So if you love it and have to have to it, now you can and without having to wait two months to order a past kit!

I also want to mention that I am a LLLC affiliate and if you click my unique link at the top of my blog it will take you to the shop where I can earn a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you.

Now for the big reveal!  Here is the February 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit!



My first project features one of the sweet kitties from the Laundry Cats stamp set as well as the Laundry Basket and Washing Machine dies.





Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
W1, W5, W7, W9, E93, R02

Next, I colored up and fussy cut Laundry Marci.





Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R02
Hair-E70, E74, E79
Clothes-BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, B91, B93, B99, C0, C2, W1, Y32
white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be going live HERE this evening on Facebook to show you the kit and my creations!  Be sure to visit the La-La Land Crafts Blog as well as the La-La Land Crafts and Club La-La Land Crafts Facebook Groups to see all the fantastic projects from my design teammates as well!

Remember, you have until the 17th to join if you are not already a member!  Don't miss this kit!  Sign up today!

Have a fabulous day!
{hugs}
Regan

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Club La-La Land Crafts January 2019 Showcase

Hi there!  I'm back with two more projects featuring the January 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts club kit! Before we get into the details for my creations, let me tell you a bit about the Club!


Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription of EXCLUSIVE stamps and/or dies from La-La Land Crafts!

Currently there are three Subscription Plans:
$39.99* USD Product Kit (Stamps AND Dies)
$29.99* USD Dies Only Kit
$19.99* USD Stamps Only Kit
*plus shipping 

Choose the option that is right for you based on product/price then you will be automatically billed via PayPal every month and your kit option shipped to you by the end of the month!  Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!  Sign up now to start your subscription with the January kit!

I'd also like to mention that I'm a LLLC affiliate. If you click my unique link at the top of my blog it will take you to the shop where I can earn a small commission from your purchase at no additional cost to you.



This month's kit is a love themed one and it's just in time for Valentine's Day!  Heart Locket Marci and the Key to my Heart panda set are super sweet and they certainly stole MY heart!  My first project is an altered photo tray.  I found that I was somewhat lacking in decorations for my mantle and so decided to remedy that!

I colored and fussy cut Heart Locket Marci and two of the pandas.  This project is actually BIG impact for minimal effort.  I cut 12 pieces of different designer paper to fit my tray openings (2-5/8" x 3-5/8" in this case) and adhered them to the tray.  I used foam squares to secure my colored and cut images in place and then added a few LLLC dies and a sprinkling of enamel dots.






Copics Used
Skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R00
Hair - N4, N6, N8, B91, B93
Clothes - C1, C3, N4, N6, N8, R22, R24, R27, R29
Pandas - N0, N4, N6, N8, E93, R00
Key - Y28
Heart - R24, R27


My second project is a card.  This one required a bit of masking to get all 3 pandas into position.  I then colored them with Copics and cut with the largest Scalloped Rectangles die.  I've been seeing a ton of cards with white embossed sentiments and I love the look so thought I'd try it myself!






Copics Used
Pandas - N0, N4, N6, N8, E93, R00
Key - Y28
Hearts - R24, R27, R29

Click HERE for all the details and to join!  If you sign up today, your subscription will start with the February 2019 kit, but after you are a member for two months you have the option to purchase available past kits as well!  So if you love this one, keep that in mind!  Visit the La-La Land Crafts blog HERE for more inspiration from my lovely and talented design teammates!

{hugs}
Regan

Monday, January 21, 2019

La-La Land Crafts Trio from 2018

Hi!  I'm checking in with another installment of "I need to get caught up"!  Today I have a few La-La Land Crafts cards from last year that I never shared.

First up, a graduation card featuring Graduation Marci!  She's colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on foam squares.




LLLC Products Used
Graduation Marci digi stamp

Second, I have a 1st Birthday card that was a special order.  Luka is always a good choice for boys of all ages!  This is Luka with Tractor.  Again, I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut, and mounted on foam squares.




LLLC Products Used
Luka with Tractor digi stamp

And finally, another commissioned birthday card, for an outdoorsy type, featuring Fisherman Luka. I made the tent from a piece of card stock.





LLLC Products Used
Fisherman Luka digi stamp
Camp Fire Die (August 2018 club kit)


Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for two more projects from the Club La-La Land Crafts January 2019 club kit!

{hugs}
Regan

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Club La-La Land Crafts January 2019 Reveal

Hello! We're running a little late this month, but better late than never, right?!  It's time for me to reveal the January 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts club kit!  If you love this kit and you're not yet a member you still have a little time left to subscribe (until the 21st), to join and start your subscription with THIS kit!  I have two projects to share with you featuring the adorable January 2019 Club Kit, but first let me explain about the club...

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription of EXCLUSIVE stamps and/or dies from La-La Land Crafts!


Currently there are three Subscription Plans:

$39.99* USD Product Kit (Stamps AND Dies)

$29.99* USD Dies Only Kit

$19.99* USD Stamps Only Kit

*plus shipping 

Choose the option that is right for you based on product/price then you will be automatically billed via PayPal every month on the 15th and your kit option shipped to you by the end of the month!  Click HERE for all the details and to sign up!  Remember, this month, if you join by the 21st your subscription starts with THIS kit!  So if you love it and have to have to it, now you can and without having to wait two months to order a past kit!

I also want to mention that I am a LLLC affiliate and if you click my unique link at the top of my blog it will take you to the shop where I can earn a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you.

Now for the big reveal!  Here is the January 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit!



For my first project I made a shaker card.  I am sort of obsessed with these lately and want to make even more of them!  I used a sheet of acetate for the window and added some pretty pink and red sequins inside.  Heart Locket Marci is colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up with foam squares for even more added dimension.



Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
Skin-E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E93, R00
Hair-E70, E74, E79
Clothes-R35, R37, R39, R83, R85, R89, C1, C3, C5, C7


My second project features one of the adorable panda bears from the Key to my Heart set.  He is also colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on foam squares.  I added the die cut wings behind him so that he looks like a furry little cherub!  I used the pierced scalloped circles die to create my own heart shape peeking out at the top of the card.



Additional LLLC Products Used

Copics Used
Panda-N0, N4, N6, N8, R00
Heart-R35, R37, R39, R89

Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the replay of my Facebook Live of the Club Kit HERE!  Be sure to visit the La-La Land Crafts Blog as well as the La-La Land Crafts and Club La-La Land Crafts Facebook Groups to see all the darling projects from my design teammates as well!



Remember, you have until the 21st this month to join if you are not already a member!

Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan  

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Year's Worth of Krista Smith

Hi there!  Happy 2019!  I know I've been quiet.  I needed a bit of a break from blogging.  I needed to recover from the holidays!  Lol  I love them, but I feel like I'm non-stop from October through December!  

At the end of 2018 I said good-bye to two of my design teams.  My term at Some Odd Girl was up and I stepped down from Make It Crafty.  I adored being on both teams but working a 40+ hour work week and having all those deadlines was starting to catch up with me.  

I am hoping that a little free time in the new year will allow me to really focus on my remaining design team and to have a chance to finally share all of those OTHER cards that I make throughout the year.  I always seem to have a backlog of them.

Today I'm going to catch up on some Saturated Canary/Krista Smith projects.  I literally have a dozen of them to share with you!  This first one actually goes back to 2017!  I'll be darned if I can find any of the other specifics now, but the image is called Beach Hat.  All dies used are from La-La Land Crafts.








Here is a card for a tea party themed birthday and a girl who loves donuts!  Talk about going straight to your hips!  I can't remember the name of this image, but I think it was something along those lines.  Again, all dies are from La-La Land Crafts.  The chipboard sentiment is from Make It Crafty.






Another birthday card here.  I saved this one as Cozy Lights, but that may or may not be the name of the image.  I literally have over a thousand Saturated Canary/Krista Smith images and sometimes it's hard to keep track!  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts. 





Here's a cute winter themed one I made for a ski bunny, which also the name of the image.  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts. (Are you beginning to see a pattern yet?!  Haha!)





I've been experimenting more with some clean and simple style cards.  Here is one such attempt using Lisa's Giraffe.  The chipboard sentiment is from Make It Crafty.





This was a good-bye card for a coworker.  Though she wasn't even alive yet in the 1970s, this 70s Vibe image captured her beauty and spirit perfectly!  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts.





This darling birthday card was for a sea lover.  Sweet Sailor Girl was perfect.  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts.





And then we have one for a golf lover using Tee It Up.  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts.  (Incidentally I seem to like this paper for this image as this is the second time I have created a card pairing the two!)





My easel card using the Pitcher image.  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts.




This is my son's birthday card from last year.  He is Fortnite obsessed and as soon as I saw this piƱata Die-namics from My Favorite Things Stamps I knew I had to buy it and make a Loot Llama to go with this image from Krista's Patreon subscription.  The stencil is also from MFT Stamps and the other dies are from La-La Land Crafts. 



Almost done...  

I made an anniversary card for a baseball fan using Spring Ball.  All dies are from La-La Land Crafts.





And finally, a sweet, simple birthday card using Dreads.



Phew!  We did it!  Thanks for sticking with me until the end! I hope you have enjoyed the cards.  If you would like to acquire new images from Krista so that you can color and create, be sure to check out her Patreon where you can choose from different tiers.  Patreon is great site because it gives fans of artists a way to support their favorites and receive exclusive content in the process!

Look for more projects from me using Krista's work in 2019!  Have a great weekend!

{hugs}
Regan