Monday, March 26, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #73: Anything Goes

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As March is winding down, that means it's time for our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lollipop Crafts. I grabbed some scraps and this super sweet set of images from Unity called "sweet as a bowl of cherries."
Once again I decided to go with a super simple design to let my images be the stars of my card.

The Lollipop girls have joined together this week to showcase their "anything goes" projects, so make sure to head over to the LC blogs to see the girls in action! 

Craft Your Passion #103 : Monochromatic

Monochromatic is our theme this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and we are sponsored by 
Delicious Doodles. I feel in love with this "Panda Love"so black and white immediately was my color pallet! 
I decided to only add a small pop of color to the cheeks and left the rest of image alone to shine!

Monochromatic is one of those things alot of people find difficult, but if you want to get some ideas then head over to CYP blog and see what our talented design team has come up with this week!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Challenges, Challenges, & More Challenges

Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend, I know we did as temps were in the high 70's and that means the start of another baseball season!  This is an exciting time in our house as both of my boys are die-hards when it comes to baseball, I am not kidding dueing this time of year they literally eat, sleep, and breathe the game!  We are so proud of Micah as he found out last week that he made the Varisty Baseball Team, one of only three sophomores- he worked so hard in the off season, even giving up basketball to foucs and prepare for baseball.  I loved it when he told me some of the kids asked him "Why didn't you play basketball this year" and he repsonded "This is why, making the varisty squad was my goal."  I do not think I have seen him with a bigger grin on his face, reminded me of when he was a little-oh what a moment!

Well enough of that today brings a busy Monday full of lots of challenges that you need to check out!  First up we have Craft Your Passion Challenges, where this week is all about the sentiment!  That's right we want to see you focus on your sentiments, now I went with a simple design as I have been a little under the weather so my MOJO has left the building for a bit.  We are sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamps and one lucky winner will win a $20 gift certificate to their store!

Now it's not often this happens, but the challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts is "Sentimentally Yours"- use your sentiment as your focus.  How about that you can kill 2 birds with one stone and enter both of these challenges!  This week the sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and someone will win 3 digis of their choice from one of my fave stores!

Both of my cards are done using stamps from Unity, I hope I have shown you a few different ways that you can make your sentiment the star of your cards!  Come play along with us for your chancce to win some fabulous prizes and see what both DT's have created to inspires!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's a Birthday Blog Hop for a Lollipop Girl!

It's Krista Palakiko's birthday today and a few of us are throwing her a surprise birthday blog hop.  If you've come here from Cyndi's'blog then you are on the right path, but if you just popped in you might want to hop on over to the beginning at the Lollipop Crafts blog.  Why?  Well one lucky hopper will win a SURPRISE PRIZE!  
All you need to do is hop along to each friend’s blog, leave some love, then head back to the Lollipop Crafts blog and let them know you completed the hop.  Who knows maybe along the way some of Kris' friends might be giving away RAKS of their own, so make sure you stop and give some love to everyone.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 18th.  
**If you get lost along the way the MASTER LIST is on the Lollipop Crafts Blog.

Now head on over to Mimi's blog to see what beauty she has created for Kris.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #71: White + Splash of Color

White + splash of color is our challenge this week over at Lollipop Crafts, so I grabbed this super cute stamp set from Unity called "Love You Most."  I created another CAS card using my most FAVE color red for my pop of color.  This week we are excited to have a brand new sponsor, The Greeting Farm- so make sure to check back on Thursday as we spotlight images from them!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Craft Your Passion 100: Anything Goes

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We are celebrating a BIG challenge this week at Craft Your Passion, this week marks our 100th challenge!!!  We have lots of great goodies and prizes up for grabs this week, so make sure to play along.  This week's challenge is "Anything Goes" so show us what you got! 

I got to work with this fun image from Stamp Fairy called "garden goblin" which I have colored with Copics.  My papers are from Doodle Bug Designs 6 x 6 Sweet Cakes stack for the dots and trees is from Echo Park 6 x 6 Country Drive stack.  The sentiment is from Unity's Apple Cheddar Soup stamp set.

Come play along and check out what the rest of the CYP team has created this week HERE.

Lollipop Crafts #70: Clean & Simple

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It's challenge day again at Lollipop Crafts and this week is all about those CAS cards!  What is CAS you may ask?  That means less is more, we want to see lots of white space on those cards.  This used to be a real issue for me, but I am finding that I love this style more & more!

This week we are happy to be sponsored by Meljen's Designs and come back on Thursday as we spotlight images from them. One lucky person will win some free images, but you gotta come back Thursday to see what the prize is!  Head over and join the challenge and check out what rest of my teamies created HERE.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Little Havens Blog Hop with Jellypark


Are you ready for a FANTASTIC filled hop full of inspiration and for a great cause?  Well come hop along this weekend with myself and the rest of the Jellypark team as we support the Little Havens charity.

Little Havens is the 2012 charity 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.

If you came here from the Jellypark Challenge blog, then you are on the right track and if not CLICK HERE to start at the beginning of hop!

For my creation today, I decided I wanted to make my image the star of my card. I grabbed this sweet image called "rabbit and balloon" and colored it up with Copics.  Now to create my cloudy background, I started by punching out a scalloped circle. I then place it on my panel and sponged on CTMH Heavenly Blue ink, I finished by added a little more ink around edge of panel to make those clouds pop.  I found the perfect sentiment on a set of CTMH stamps called "Love Quotes."  I love how such a simple design can make such a big statement!

Now if you would like to purchase any of our fundraiser images to help support our great charity, just click HERE for all the details.  If you would like to learn more about Little Havens, please visit the Jellypark Store and our 2012 Charity tab.

Oh did I mention that I have some BLOG CANDY available for one lucky commenter? I will randomly select one lucky person to win 3 Jellypark images of their choice courtesy of me- how cool is that!

So leave me a little love and then head on over to Diane's blog to continue the hop and see what AMAZING project she has waiting for you!  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!