Friday, May 28, 2010

More Lala

Hello there! Yay! It's Friday! Are you as happy about this as I am? And it's a long weekend to boot ;D Doing anything special to celebrate? I'm meeting my buddy for a pedi tomorrow morning, which I absolutely positively need and you would know this if you have spied my gnarley (not in a good way) toes and feet as of late. Tomorrow night I'm taking the hubbs out for a celebratory birthday dinner to a fabulous local restaurant here in Albuquerque called Artichoke Cafe. Lovely place, lovely food. Let me add also, that hubbs has beautiful baby smooth feet and has never had a pedi in his life. So not fair. Sunday we're off to a cookout/party with friends. AND after all of those fun and festive events, we still have Monday to relax and just enjoy the day :) Let me just add a sincere, heartfelt "thank you" to the families of the men and women who have given their lives and those who risk their lives everyday to allow us the freedom to experience such luxuries.

Today I have another Lala image to share with you. This is Lala with Rose and she is just as adorable as all of the other Lala images. Head on over to La-la Land Crafts and check out all of the wonderful stamps, both digi and cling mounted rubber, that they have to offer. Their site is so pretty and if you visit the gallery, you'll see many beautiful card samples using their images.

I have to confess. This card was born out of an accident and a complete inability of mine to follow directions. Until a couple of years ago, I used to be one of those folks who read directions thoroughly, on some occasions, two and three times. Not so much now. So when I saw the description of this week's La-la Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge, I spied the word "Nestabilities", squealed with delight, then proceeded to make a card piled high with die cut Nestie shapes. Little did I realize that the challenge was to create a Nestie "Shaped" Card. Ooops! Back to the drawing board! Looking on the bright side, this gives me another card to share with you and something new to add to my blog.

This card was Take One. Hmmm, no, I don't mean "take one" as in take it, but "Take One" as in I had to do it again and that was "Take Two" and if I messed it up again, that would be "Take Three" get what I mean ;D Luckily I only had to go as high as Take Two. Again, this card features Lala with Rose. I have colored her with Copics and for her I opted for black hair. I am in a Red and Aqua frenzy right now, so once again you see that obsession making an appearance here. I sponged Lipstick Red and Fired Brick Distress Inks on the panel behind Lala, who sits atop a pile of three Nestie die cuts. All of this is anchored by the beautiful Cosmo Cricket patterned paper underneath. A little glitter glue, a couple of flowers, and a few gems are a must on all my cards, and this one was no exception. Okay, another confession. Her eyes look a bit odd. They started out green and then I decided to go brown. This resulted in giving Lala the appearance that her eyes sort of resemble a cat's. AND as if that wasn't enough, I added a couple of drops of dimensional glaze...not a wise choice. Oh well, she is still sweet none-the-less ;D If you're interested in seeing my Take Two card, click here.

That's it for today. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Don't forget to get inky!


  1. Love the yummy colors you used on her! just too dang cute...and look at all the layering! Gorgeous card!!!

  2. This is so pretty, Cheryl! Everything so coordinated, so perfect! Love the colors especially!
    I sometimes do that, jump right to the challenge without reading all the details and end up with a card totally not for the challeng

  3. Love your coloring on Lala and the shading inside the Nestie is perfect! She coordinates with the papers, too! Have a safe weekend, and enjoy that pedi!

  4. This is lovely Cheryl. I love the way you layer your papers and everything co-ordinates beautifully. And the way you shaded that circle nestie looks totally perfect

  5. Love how you combined different Nestie shapes!! Love your choice of colors!! Love all the layers!! Love your sponging!! Love your coloring of Lala!! Love the border punch (which one is that? I have to have it!!)!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card!!!

    :) Irina

  6. So cute! I actually like the color of her eyes - they remind me of my dad's. Everything about this card is super yummy - especially that red and aqua!
    Oh, and I'm with you on the feet thing. My hubby has never even put lotion on his feet and they're as soft as a babies. So.not.fair!!


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