Monday, February 27, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #69: Tag You're It!

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"Tag You're It" is our challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts and we are sponsored by the fabulous 
Little Miss Stamps. I worked with sassy lil' gal called "Linda Lee Hatter", which I have colored and then fussy cut her out and popping her up on my tag.  I created my tag using CTMH's Lucky Journaling Spots and then adding a little ribbon.  A few pearls in opposite corners and I have the perfect tag to attach to a gift!

Make sure you check back with us Thursday as we feature our sponsor, but in the meantime head on over to the blog and check out the rest of my team's tags HERE!

Craft Your Passion #99: Paper Piecing

It's time to start off another week with a bang, so how about another great challenge at 
Craft Your Passion Challenges. This week's challenge is about a technique that I hardly ever do, but it great to use your scraps or totally change the look of an image- paper piecing.  We are luck to be sponsored this week by AI Factory and Bunny Zoe, so that means 2 great prizes up for grabs!!!

Come join us this week HERE and see what our talented ladies have created using paper piecing!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jellypark New Release Day

It's Friday and I am ready for the weekend, do you have big plans this weekend?  Here in my home it's the weekend before high school baseball tryouts, so it will be full of lots of preparation to get ready for the big day on Monday!!!  I cannot wait for baseball season to start and watch both my boys put on their unifroms and hit that dirt.

Today brings us a anothee "NEW RELEASE DAY" at Jellypark and there are two wonderful new images that have been added to the store HERE! Since our challenge this week is all about the Oscars, the new release images are perfect to plat along with.  Want to join our challenge?  Just click HERE to play along and see what the team has created.

I created another CAS card using "all dressed up" and I have paper pieced her dress, purse, and shoes. I added a little faux stitching around the edge, which at first I wasn't crazy about but now love it and will be trying more often. My sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set and to complete it the inside says:  live live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.~Lucille Ball

Want to see what rest of team has done with new release images?  Come visit us HERE to be inspired!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes

 Don't forget about our challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts, it's the end of the month and that means "anything goes" is the theme. We love seeing your wonderful projects from week to week, so please come share them with us.  Check out our FABULOUS design team's projects this week, lots of inspiration as usual HERE!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Craft Your Passion #98: Patriotic Colors

Craft Your Passion is celebrating President's Day with a color challenge of red/white/blue this week.  We are excited to be sponsored by 2 wonderful companies this week: Mami Doodles and The Robin's Nest.  I got the pleasure of working with "Nick with Skateboard" on my card.  My checklist is courtesy of CTMH and comes with several different descriptive words that are interchangeable making this stamp so versatile. My fun paper is from Echo Park's 6 x 6 stack called "A Boy's Life."

The CYP team have created loads of AMAZING projects this week that you won't want to miss, so come over and check them out HERE.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Shades of Love+ New Release

Woo Hoo it's Friday finally and we have a busy weekend, basketball comes to an end for my lil' man Saturday and baseball season starts Sunday.  However the highlight will be the Mom Prom tonight and I have the cutest date in the world!  I will share pics later, just hope I don't get ditched this year for the same cute little blond-lol!!!

Well Friday means challenge day at Jellypark and this week is all about the "Shades of Love" to get you ready for Valentine's Day.  We want to see projects using reds, pinks, and purples. I grabbed this sweet image from the Jellypark store called "cute rabbit with a balloon"- what is great is this image comes with 2 sentiments to choose from to use on your projects! I have paired my image with paper from
Echo Park Yours Truly 6 x 6 stack. Head over and check out rest of team's projects HERE!

Wait though not only is it challenge day, but it's NEW RELEASE DAY too!!!  We have 2 adorable new images for you this week and you can check them out HERE! This super sweet guy is called "rabbit costume" and I have paired him with paper from MME Love Me 6 x 6 stack and cardstocks from CTMH.  Want to see more, CLICK HERE to see what other fab projects the team has created showcasing these *NEW* images!

Mark your calendars for the weekend of March 2, 3, & 4 because it is going to be BIG BIG BIG fun at Jellypark! Some of our former DT and Guest members will be returning to join us in a first ever Little Havens Charity Fundraiser Blog Hop! Some stops will have blog candy, but EVERY stop will bring you papercraft inspiration using some of Claire's adorable fundraiser images, designed especially for Little Havens Hospice Center. Even the Jellypark Juniors are playing along! :)
Little Havens is the 2012 chairy recipient for Jellypark. All proceeds from the sale of select digi images will go toward helping making life a bit more comfortable for the children who call Little Havens home.

Claire has also set up a special page at for donations.

Won't you please plan to join us?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lollipop Crafts Spotlight: Meljen's Designs

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly-lolly-lolly lollipop!!!  That's right it's spotlight day at Lollipop Crafts and it's for one of my favorite sponsors Meljen's Designs.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Our winner this week will be lucky enough to win 4 images of their choice from Meljen's great collection! 

Our "T team" is showcasing images this week from our sponsor and you can check out their projects HERE.  For my project I wanted to work with this fun image called "candy land dreams" just in time for 
Valentine's Day!  I colored my image with Copics and then outlined everything with my black Spica pen to add a little glitz.   The poofy white cloud, I have covered in white sparkly fluff. I was inspired by the photo at There's Magic in the Air, my pp is from CTMH.

Don't forget to join our challenge this week HERE for your chance to win the AWESOME prize from Meljen's Designs.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Heart

Lollipop Crafts is getting you ready for that special day, so our challenge #66 this week is all about showing us those Valentine cards.  We are over the moon to bring you Meljen's as our sponsor this week and one lucky person will win 4 images!  
I have used images from the Unity stamp set "Loads of Love" by my dear friend, Tracey Malnofski. I have paired it with scraps from the CTMH Roxie paper set.  

Come on over and check out rest of Lollipop Girls projects and we will spotlight our sponsor this Thursday- you won't want to miss the other 1/2 of team's projects that day!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Won't You Be Mine?

Do you have your Valentine cards ready for all your sweethearts?  I am building my stash and couldn't resist using this image called "Tommy Valentine Toad" from our fantastic sponsor Robyn's Fetish.  
Our sketch # 92 this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp is courtesy of fellow DT member Emma.

I used some cardstock from my scrap pile and added a little embossing, everything is inked in black.  My image is colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Stampendous Changito Valentines set.  My patterned paper is from another one of my new 6 x6 stacks "Love Story: by Fancy Pants Designs."

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dutch Dare #150-Photo Inspiration

Are you ready for some photo inspiration this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenges? The possibilities are endless for your projects using this fabulous photo from Simply Hue. As soon as I saw it I went for the middle square as I knew I had some paper similar to those polka dots in my stash, now the task was to find it-lol!!!

We have a brand new sponsor this week In 2 Stamps and we super excited!  

Here is a little bit about them:
In2stamps is a Belgian rubber stamp company owned by Wendy and started back in late 2009.

We gladly invite you to discover our complete range at the In2stamps online store
We ship to crafters all over the world and you can check our store locator to see if there's a retail store near you selling our stamps.

And if you are looking for inspirational ideas, then our inspirational blog is the place to be.
They have kindly donated a 10,00 euro voucher for one lucky participant.

Now I have quickly fallen in love with CAS cards and so once I had my inspiration from photo above and found my scrap of paper, I hopped over to Clean & Simple Stamping to follow the sketch. My flower images are from the Unity September KOM, which I have stamped in CTMH Juniper ink and then punched with my Stampin' Up scalloped square.  The sentiment is also from CTMH.

Now come on over an join us this week, the team has made some AMAZING projects that you will want to check out HERE.