Welcome to the La-La Land Crafts For Kids blog!

This blog is now CLOSED!
With much sadness in our hearts we had to make a decision to CLOSE our La-La Land Crafts For Kids Blog. We would like to thank everyone who'd participated in our challenges and of course the biggest thank you goes to our Blog Hostesses! We hope that you all will continue sharing your La-La Land Crafts makes with us on our "grown-up" blog and/or on our Facebook Page and Group.
All the best from all of us at La-La Land Crafts!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Winner of Contest #3!

WOW, we had 11 entries in our "Favorite Color" challenge!!  And they were such AWESOME entries too!  Thank you everyone who came to play... and some of you entered more than once which means more MARCI MONEY for you, WOOHOO!!  You will ALL receive $1 in Marci Money for each project you entered, and the winner will get $10!!  Please check your email soon for that!!

And our winner from the Favorite Color contest is...

#5  Charlotte!!

We can tell you are having fun creating with these adorable stamps!!  Keep em coming *Ü*  NEW CONTEST STARTS TOMORROW!! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Alcohol Inks - Tutorial.

Hello La-La Landers!

Today I had a very creative morning, I got to do one of my very favourite activities. I made backgrounds using Alcohol Inks. It is very easy to do and all of the pieces look very different from each other.

I started with a piece of 4x6 glossy photo paper and some bottles of Adirondack Alcohol Inks by Ranger. These inks can be pretty messy, but that is part of the fun.

I protected my work space and started my first piece.


I put a piece of felt on the end of my inking tool and added a few drops of ink Wild Plum and Butterscotch.


Then I set to work stamping the ink tool all over the glossy paper. As you go you will need to add a few more drops of colours to give the whole paper a good cover. The fun thing about the inks is that you can’t really mess them up. Because when you are finished adding the colours you add a Mixative and some Blending Solution to make the magic happen.

I used Silver Mixative and stamped on top of my ink colours. The colours move about, because of the Blending Solution, to create a really cool look that makes a perfect background for stamps.

You really need to bang the felt down onto the glossy paper and go over white spaces to get a full background. You can change the way your paper looks by adding Ink, Mixative or Blending Solution to spots that you think are not quite right.

While I was working I chose some cardstock colours and had help sewing them together to make a card. I used the Big Shot to cut out one of my background papers and foam dots to attach it to the cardstock. I chose pink and yellow cardstock colours to match my inks.
I used ***Marci With Rose*** to go on top. I never used Gelly Roll Pens before but now Mummy thinks I have found my "medium" - whatever that means.
The best part of this activity is CREATING, TRYING, EXPERIMENTING. I hope you get the chance to try something crafty and new too! Especially Alcohol Inks and Gelly Roll Pens with La-La Land stamps!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Making Velvet Paper

Hi everyone, it's Carly and I'm back to share a tutorial on how I made my background paper look like velvet!  Here's was my card I shared the other day:
Here are the supplies I used: 
A Cuttlebug folder, your embossing machine, a cutter, a 4.25x5.5" white cardstock, and 2 SU! Markers.
 First I ran the white piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug withe the embossing folder.  The one I used is called Floral Fantasy.
 Then I just colored all the flowers and leaves with my markers!
The first time I showed it my mom and my sister, they both said it looked like velvet!  So there ya go.  Here's my whole sheet colored.

We still have a KIDS CHALLENGE going on with the theme USE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!  Everyone who enters will win Marci Money, so be sure to enter if you are a kid 17 or under.  Thanks
xxCARLYxx


Friday, September 23, 2011

Velvet & Roses are 'Darling'

Hi, this is Carly.  I'm sharing a card I made using Darling Marci.  I made some paper that looks like velvet and I rolled my own roses!  I took lots of pictures along the way for both techniques so I will be sharing those tutorials with you very soon.  Maybe later today!  Here's a close up of my card before adding Marci: 
That's all for now.  I have to get to school!  I hope you'll join our KIDS Contest going on right now. 
The theme is to use your favorite color!! 
xxCARLYxx

Friday, September 16, 2011

Maddy's Movie Theater 3D Card

*If you are looking for our current CONTEST, please click HERE.

Hi, Maddy's mom here to share a fun "Movie Theater Concession Stand" card.  She used her sister's sketch at Sketches by Carly!  Maddy has a very creative mind and likes to create "mini" things.   So she went to town making a pizza, popcorn popper, soda dispenser, butter dispenser, nachos and even a hot dog complete with relish, ketchup and mustard... and of course lots of stickles and ziggy paint.  The alpha letters are purple and have stars on them... get it?  STARS (theater)  *Ü*  Oh and the movie attendant is actually Marci Ballerina!

Here are some pictures that you can click to see stuff larger:

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope you'll come play in our CONTEST going on right now.  All you need to do is;
  •  1) Be a Kid,
  • 2) use a stamp or digi from La-La Land Crafts and
  • 3) use your favorite color

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Contest #3 - Use Your Favorite Color!

Hello again!!  If you missed our WINNER of the last contest, please scroll down one post  *Ü*

Before we get to our next Contest we have something exciting to tell you about!!  It's a way EVERYONE who enters can WIN! 

We introduce to you... MARCI MONEY!!
Who doesn't like money??   Now everyone who plays in our contests will win ONE Marci dollar for every project you enter!!  And the WINNER of the contest will win TEN dollars in Marci Money!!  Kids can save up their Marci Money, and when you have enough, you can mail them to La-La Land Crafts with your "shopping list" and your stamps will be mailed to you!   How FUN Is that?!!

The way it'll work is that each bill will be marked with the starting date of the contest and will be Emailed to you (or your mom) for you to print out (color or can be black/white).  You may only print ONE of each dated bill for each project you entered.  Enter once, print one dollar.  Enter twice, print 2 dollars.  Put them somewhere safe and save them up for your "shopping trip"! 

And NOW on to our Contest!! 
Maddy is our hostess this time and she'd like you to use your Favorite Color as the main color in your project.  HThis contest is open to all kids ages 17 and under and will stay open until Sept. 30th. 
Here's what our hostesses created to inspire you:

Carly's beautiful mermaid card using
 Mermaid Marci:
Hannah's interactive scrapbook page using Panda
(hidden... see him??)  *Ü*
Julia's yummy 3D cake box using Chef Marci:
Maddy's cute doodley card using Buccaneer Marci
Show us YOUR favorite Color!!  Remember, if you don't have a gallery or blog to upload your entry, you may email it to us at lalalandcrafts4kids@yahoo.com and you will be entered.  Also, please type your AGE next to your name in the linky widget.  THANKS!!
 

Winner of Contest #2

WELCOME BACK!!  It's time to announce the winner of the Back-to-School Contest!!   PLUS... we have some very exciting news to share with you about how ALL of you can be winners every single time!!  We are introducing MARCI MONEY!!  You can read more about it in our next Contest Post, coming right up after this!

THANKS to all who entered our last contest! 
The winner of $10 Marci Money
(good for one stamp of your choice) goes to...
CHLOE!!
Congratulations Chloe!!  You will be emailed a $10 bill in Marci Money very soon!  You can save it up, or send it in to La-La Land Crafts for your choice of rubber stamp! 
~  ~  ~
And we'd also love to showcase our other 2 fabulous Back-to-School Entries, who will each be emailed a $1 Marci Money to save up towards a shopping trip to La-La Land Crafts:
Bryanna
Brooke

THANK YOU GIRLS for entering our contest!!  Fabulous work on all the projects!!

Please read our next Contest Post to find out more about our MARCI MONEY and how it works!!  I think you will really like it *Ü*

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Birthday Cards

Happy Saturday.
Tomorrow I am going to a Birthday Party for two of my school friends, so tonight I was busy making cards. I thought I would share my cards with you because I am happy with how they turned out. There was lots of colouring, cutting and pop dotting. I had some help with the bows and the layers of cardstock were from my mum's collection, but the layout and colour choices were my idea.
I used lots of foam circles to stick all of the layers together then I added a pocket inside to hold the gifts. I chose movie tickets and also made each girl a bracelet with her initial on it.
Do you make your own birthday cards and presents too? We would love to see them on our Facebook page.
See you next time.
Hannah oxo

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mermaid Marci ~ by Maddy

Hi, this is Maddy and I have a cute Mermaid Marci card to show you. 
I colored this Mermaid Marci and then added stickles (glitter glue) to her hair star barrette and some scales.  I made a treasure chest and some seaweed by drawing them and cutting them out.  I also cuttlebugged the blue cardstock to look like water bubbles and added some blue mesh for a net.

My mom had some colored see through envelopes so I put my card in one and it really looks like water!!
cards 158 See??  My card is actually a postcard because it doesn’t fold. 
You can write on the back.  Hope you like it :)
 Create anything using a La-La Land stamp or digi with a school theme!  One player will win a free stamp ☺

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Caution:Passenger Colouring!

Hello Everyone Hannah here!
Did you ever work on a stamp and then go out of the lines and think it was ruined? Here is a quick and easy way to save all of your hard work. All you need are a pair of scissors and some glue.
Yesterday we went to the Brome Fair, which is a long drive from home. To make the journey faster I coloured some of my LaLaLand stamps. Buccaneer Marci was first, but the roads were not very good and my colouring was wobbly. I was disappointed but my Mum came up with a way to fix the problem...
First I re-stamped the face.
Then I cut it out - I got a little help to stay as close to the lines as possible...
Then I glued Marci's nice clean face OVER the problems, coloured her hair without bumps and VOILA! Saved myself from having to do the colouring all over again! Phew.
Hope you get to do something fun this Long Weekend too.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Contest #2 Back To School

Hi everyone!  Carly here.  It's my turn to post the next contest . ☺ We're so excited that we had so many entries for our first contest! If you played then you'll want to scroll down one post to see what you won! 

The theme for this next contest is 
"Back to School"! 
Perfect for the start of September.  You can make a project that would be used for school or just make a project with a school theme!☺  Please remember to use a La-La Land Crafts stamp or digi to be eligable for the prize.

Here's some inspiration from our awesome hosts.

Carly's Card using "Sitting Marci"

Hannah's Page using

Julia's Card using Sitting Marci


Maddy's Tissue Cover using "Fancy Marci" and "Panda"
Now it's your turn!  Please make any project using La-La Land Crafts stamps or digis and make it a school theme (colors, apples, ABC's, pencils holders, gift for your teacher...)

If your mom doesn't have a blog, ask her to email your entry to us at lalalandcrafts4kids@yahoo.com.

A winner will be chosen on Sept. 14th!

Our first contest WINNERS!

We're all so excited at the great response we've had to this new blog! And to celebrate having 11 entries in our very first contest, we're sending each and every entrant a FREE Panda stamp!! How cool is that?? Marci's adorable Panda is so much fun to color and use on projects, we hope you all enjoy it!

And now for the big winner. We put all the names into a hat, and Julia pulled one out...drum roll please!

And the winner of not only a Panda stamp but also Birthday Marci is...

ETHAN! Congrats Ethan. I hope this will inspire you to keep creating! And remember, if you already have Birthday Marci (or would prefer one of the Lukas!) let us know.

If everyone could please email us your name and mailing address we'll get these sent out as quick as we can! Thanks for playing along, and we hope you'll play along with our NEW contest, Back to School!