Monday, April 30, 2012

I know you probably thought I had fell of the face of the planet, but I am still around but mostly spending every waking minute at the baseball fields so my crafting time has been extremely scarce!  This week is no exception either with 2 games tonight, 3 tomorrow, and 2 on Thursday- I'm pooped already!!!

Well how about a couple challenges to start the week off with a bang?  I decided to combine challenges to create one fun project!  Craft Your Passion challenge this week is all about "texture" and we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe and The Robin's Nest.  The end of the month over at Lollipop Crafts brings another "anything goes" challenge.

That adorable image is from "rain rain go way set" from The Cutting Cafe.  I added texture to my card by distressing all the edges of my papers as well as using textured cardstock.  It's hard to tell but when you distress the black cardstock, there is a lovely blue color that shows. A few clear bling on the centers of the flowers on those cute boots, some faux stitching, and black bling to finish the card off!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lollipop Crafts #75: Anything Goes Easter

I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter weekend full of family, some wonderful memories, and maybe even a few chocolate treats!  We had a busy weekend as my oldest son turned 16, where does the time go? It's hard to believe that 16 years ago he made his appearance just 13 minutes before Easter was over, he was mad that his birthday fell the day before Easter this year with the leap year.

Once again it's Monday so that's mean another challenge at Lollipop Crafts and this week's theme is all about Easter.  We want to see all those projects you created for Easter, the skies the limit on this challenge as anything goes!  No sponsor this week, but there is lots of yummy eye candy from the design team so stop on by and check out our projects!

Craft Your Passion #105: Shaped cards

Batter up!  I just loved this image from Kenny K with 2 baseball players in my home, so I knew it was perfect for my project this week at Craft Your Passion.  This week is all about shaped cards and so I decided to try my hand at creating my base to look like home plate. Well after many attempts I finally settled for this one, not quite right but close enough. I dug into my scraps for the all-star paper which I picked up at Hobby Lobby when on sale!  Of course now became the task of how to color the image, since I have one boy wearing black and gold (Tigers) and one wearing blue/black/white (Dirtbags) how would I ever decide.  Well in the end my little guy won out, since he chose to help!  I kept this one nice and simple with no sentiment that way I could use as needed for a coaches gift or birthday card for one of players in future!

Make sure to check out the blog as our design team has "hit it out of the park" this week with their shaped cards!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lollipop Crafts Spotlight: Meljen's Designs

We are changing things up a little at Lollipop Crafts, our sponsor spotlights will now be on Wednesdays instead of Thursdays.  So remember to check us out on Mondays for new challenges and Wednesdays for more about the AMAZING sponsors we have each week!!!

Vroooom, vroooom!!!!  Isn't this image perfect for all those rough and tumble, dirt covered boys in our lives? Our challenge # 74 this week is all about keeping things simple- NO embellishments allowed, I know it's hard not to add some ribbon or bling to our projects but sometimes less is more. 

This image is courtesy of one of my favorite sponsors this week at Lollipop Crafts, Meljen's Designs.  The image is called "Flaming Monster Truck" which I have colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  Now the way I wanted to put it on my card required me changing things up a little with the flag, so I cut out my flag and then drew the antenna back on.  After I computer generated my sentiment, I popped up my truck on my card at an angle making it look like it had just finished jumping it.  I am going to give this to my lil' man as he is working hard on his sight words and math at school!

Our prize this week is 4 images from their store. Make sure you check out the Lollipop Crafts blog as we have some new faces as well as some seasoned gals!

Here's a little more about Meljen's:

 Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebook FAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Craft Your Passion #104: Dots and/or Stripes

 (Sorry for crappy photo, using a back-up camera)

Craft Your Passion Challenges has a great challenge this week, we want to see stripes and/or spots on your projects.  We have 3 wonderful sponsors this week, so make sure you join us to win one of the fabulous prize packages.  I got to work with images from Scrapper's Delight and the "tears from a clown 3" set.  I chose to do something a little different and not work with the main clown image, but combine the balloon image along with the sentiment using to create my fun and simple card!  I added some fun scraps of polka dot ribbon and faux stitching to make my project complete!

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!

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.

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Release +Winter Wonderland Challenge at Jellypark

Don't you think penguins are adorable? This little guy is no exception and is one of the "New Releases" this week at Jellypark. I got some new papers in the mail and couldn't wait to use on my project, these are from MME 6 x6 stack called "Blink of an Eye" which I picked up at 2 Peas in a Bucket.  I started with a sketch from My Time Made Easy and inked all my papers with CTMH Desert Sand pad. I colored my lil' guy with my Copics and then paper pieced his hat, adding brads to the little pom-poms. I outlined everything using my black spica pen and finished it off with a couple buttons with ribbon.
Now not only is it "New Release Day" but it's challenge day to at JellyPark, this week's challenge is called "Winter Wonderland"- so show us those projects featuring snow/snowflakes!  They are actually predicting a little dusting her in KCMO, which the kiddos will love as we haven't had hardly any snow this year!

Come over an join the fun and check out the team's projects for the new releases HERE and challenge HERE. Don't forget that Jellypark Juniors is now open for all those little crafters, we would love to see their projects and leave some love for our future stars! To pick up any of new images (or older ones) Stop by th Jellypark store.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, January 23, 2012

BINGO over at Craft Your Passion this week!

That's right it's time for a fun little crafting color BINGO this week at Craft Your Passion and this is was a little harder than I thought it would be! I decided to go with pink/red/brown line and came up with  fun birthday card! The image I used is from one of our fabulous sponsors this week, Limited Runs and the set is called "Big Birthday Set-lit." I started with a sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp and grabbed papers from 

Come join us this week as we have a super cute guest designer that I get the pleasure of being with everyday! Yes that's right my lil' Lucas has been crafting with me again and created this wonderful card for this week's challenge as well. I invite you to visit his blog Freckles 'n Fun and leave him a little love, he loves to get comments on his projects and grins from ear to ear!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jellypark: Something In My Pocket

It's finally Friday and I am ready for a great day full of scrappin' and girl time with my friends tomorrow!  We have a packed weekend again with a basketball game for Lucas and my oldest Micah is traveling to another math team competition and had to catch bus at 4:30 am.  Crossing my fingers for him to have a great competition, last one he was the top Sophomore out of entire competition (as well as top participant from his school) and brought home 4 medals+ plaque+ lettered! This momma is so proud!!!

Well enough of that how about ending the week with a challenge?  Today is challenge day at Jellypark and our theme is "something in my pocket" and it's new release day as well!  I never make many masculine projects, so I wanted to make this bookmark card for my stash.  The image I used is called "space rocket" and is colored with copics.  I  found this fun piece of patterned paper and inked the edges with CTMH Cocoa ink.  I decided to create a moon so I cut a circle on my Cricut and then embossed with tiny bubbles, flipped in over and inked. The rocket image is mounted on cardstock and I cut a slit in front of my card to secure the bookmark.  Inside I stamped "I think the world of you" which is from Stampendous Changito in space stamp set.
Come on over and check out what new images Claire has created HERE and see what 
the rest of team has done this week HERE.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wedded Bliss Club

Jellypark is sponsoring the challenge this week at My Mum's Craft Shop, the theme is "NEW." Well what couldn't be more new than a marriage, so I created this card using "cute wedding couple bride & groom" from the Jellypark store. I had so much fun creating this card, I have used some new Nesties to frame the image.  The roses were created using my Die-Namics Mini Rose die, then I added a little glue to then and dipped in some glitter. I added some hearts on background using one on my embossing folders and cut the heart for sentiment on my Cricut.  The sentiment is from Congrats set from Stampin' Up.

Don't forget to join the "old year/new year challenge going on right now at Jellypark Challenges for a chance to win more FREE images.  You can see all the details HERE!

Kaboodle Doodles #101-Fireworks + Sketch

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This is an exciting week for me as it was my turn to design a sketch for Sunday Sketch & Stamp, this is only the 2nd time I have created my own sketch. I hope you like it ans will come and play along with us and check out what the rest of the Sunday Sketch team has created HERE.

So I took this opportunity to kill 2 bids with one stone and combine my sketch with the challenge this week at Kaboodle Doodles. Our challenge this week is "Fireworks" and we have the wonderful Meljen's Designs as our sponsor this week. The prize this week is 4 images from Meljen's, so make sure to play along for a chance to win!  

I chose to use this adorable penguin image called "Party Penguin"- I love the sparklers in his hand and fun banner!  What a great image for a birthday or any occasion you are celebrating.  The papers are reversible and from TPC Studio "Party Hearty Candy Buttons" line. I have colored him using copics and then layered him up several times. I have framed him using my Nesties, then added a little bling and sentiment from CTMH.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Meljen's- stars (star on pennant, hope it counts)

The Crazy Challenge # 101-Pearls and/or Lace

This week at The Crazy Challenge it's all about "pearls and/or lace" and who does that better than our sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs. I have created a wedding card for the challenge using this embossing folder that has been in my stash FOREVER and never has been used. I added a little CTMH grey flannel ink to folder prior to running through my Cuttlebug to make words stand out a little better. The image is called 
"Bella Bride" and she's all ready to walk down that aisle to say her "I Do." I have added some flowers to her dress by using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge cut at 1/2" and then added tiny pearls to centers. I then popped the image up a bit and added a little piece of ribbon. (The picture does not do this card justice, it's much prettier in person.)

Come join us this week and don't forget about our DT call going on, you can see all the deets HERE.

Craft Your Passion #92+ Lollipop Crafts #62

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I did a little shopping recently thanks to a gift certificate I received (thanks Tracey) and normally I go for Copics, but this time I went for some new 6 x 6 paper packs.  Guess what? My package of goodies arrived from 2 Peas in a Bucket just in time for some weekend crafting. This was my 1st order from them, but certainly won't be last- shipping was super fast!

These gorgeous papers are from My Mind's Eye Love Me 6 x 6 stack, it comes with 24 sheets of double-sided papers.  This was perfect for the challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts, which is 
"anything goes with a twist to use something NEW- that can be a new embellishment, stamp, craft supply, technique, etc on your card/project.  

Come check out the DT projects this week, as we are all back after a short break from the 
holiday and we are feeling refreshed and ready to bring you some wonderful inspiration!

Also over at Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is "Mythical Creatures" and we are over the moon excited to have not one but 2 sponsors this week! That's means double the chance to win an AMAZING prize from either A Day For Daisies or Pizzazaplenty. I have used this sweet image called "tucking in my bugs" from A Day For Daisies. I have colored the image using Copics and then added some glitter to her wings and hair. The sentiment is computer generated.

The design team has made some absolutely fantastic projects this week, so make sure to go check them out and leave a little love!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Craft Your Passion #91

Do you ever see an image and it just speaks to you?  That's exactly what happened when I saw this 
"polar bear" image from Delicious Doodles of a mother and her baby cub all snuggled up. I decided that I loved the look of the pencil drawing so all I did was add a little pink to that sweet baby's cheek. I made this card for the challenge this week at Craft Your Passion, the theme is "anything goes+ distressing." I added my distressing by adding a little CTMH Cocoa ink to edges of my image, papers, and doily.  The sentiment is computer generated and then punched using my Stampin' Up punches.  Make sure to come join us this week, as we have 3 wonderful sponsors not to mention a DT Call.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes-blue+1 other color
Bearly Mine- anything goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge- winter
Digital Tuesday- winter wonderland

Happy New Year + Thank You Card

Hope everyone's 2012 is off to a great start already, our starting off a little bumpy with a sick kiddo. My lil' Lucas started puking a little after midnight and continued until almost 7 am on Sunday.  Finally got him down to sleep and he was out until about 1:30 pm, one more round and then things finally settled down, he went to bed early on Sunday and slept until after 10 am on Monday.  Of course he work up and was raring to go, so we headed out to watch to movies to see "Chipwrecked" before having to head back to school today. So finally I think things are settled down, what a way to start the New Year right?

Well this allowed me lots of time to color and I have a stack of images ready to assemble, so be ready for some new projects soon!  I invite you all to come join us this week at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, we have a wonderful sketch from our fearless leader Maggie.  I decided to work with this super cute lil' man from Jellypark called "boy with sign." I added the sentiment from a Stampin" Up set, I love the versatility of this lil' guy!  Make sure to check out Jellypark's new challenge this week HERE too!

I am entering this card in following challenges: