Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing You...

all Health, Happiness, and Prosperity in the New Year!
Here's a card I made earlier this month for my MIL's birthday. This adorable little girl is Kiyoko from Sister Stamps, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. Found some scrap origami paper from my dd's stash, and paper-pieced her kimono with it too!

What a year it's been... thank you to my followers, and visitors too, for all the sweet luv and support. It's been so much fun learning from all the fabulous crafters out there, and being able to share my inspiration with you too. I've had a wonderful experience being with the Lollipop Team for 2 terms, and looking forward to working with the ATS Digi team as well in the new year!

Thanks for stopping by...
have a Safe and Happy New Year!!     

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December C.A.T.S...

Hi all! I'm just starting to clean up my craft area (very slowly)... and remembered that I haven't shared with you my card and tag set I made for my Dec C.A.T.S. partner, Karen.

The card was on a previous post here, and here's the matching tag...
colored Beanie Anya up with Copics on this textured cardstock. I love the way the color shows... almost like watercolor. All I did was lightly colored each area and used the blender pen to soften the strokes. I colored up a few more TGF images, but haven't made anything with them yet, just couldn't resist doing the new technique! ok... back to the tag... the paper, ribbon, and gems are from Recollections, a MS holly punch, and a couple of red buttons! Quick and easy to put together!

This is what Karen sent me...
if only you can see it IRL! It's so beautiful with all the adorable 3D embellies, and the embossing and stitching is incredible! Plus she added some sweet embellies for me to use too! Stop by and visit Karen here, and you'll find more amazing projects!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)


Monday, December 26, 2011

Some exciting news...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful time celebrating the holidays! I'm just popping into share some exciting news that I received just before Christmas...
woohoo!!! I was picked to be on the ATS Digi Design Team! how exciting is that?!?!! I can't wait to get started and to share some awesome new releases with you all!

Have a wonderful day! ;D

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and...

Happy Holidays to everyone!
Just popping in to share a card... this one went to my Dec Secret Sister. It's a criss-cross card using an image from SOG, and sentiment is from Amy R. Winter sentiments. Paper is from my last year's christmas stash... forgot which company, and the pretty ribbon is from Michael's.

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you all a very happy holiday!! ;D

Monday, December 19, 2011

TGF Customer Blog Hop

Happy Monday! So glad you are here to join in on the exciting 3rd Annual TGF Customer Blog Hop! If you didn't start from the beginning, make sure you start at TGF for a complete hop list and there's TWO grand prize winner, plus a random hopper will ALSO win the ENTIRE upcoming January Release! That's 6 sets in all- a HUGE prize...and the only way to win is by participating in the blog hop!

My project is in the Holiday Category...
These two TGF cuties, Odette and Logan, were colored up with Copics on some cardstock that someone gave me. First time using them to stamp and color images on... like it? I likeee! I found a great tutorial here on making these are two gift holder cards. It was quick and easy... and turned out so cute! Think I'll be making more with this coloring technique! The base is kraft cardstock, dp are from BG Eskimo Kisses and Recollections Jolly and Bright, sentiments are Amy R. Winter Sentiments stamps, some twine, button, and ribbon!

Here are some more pics of the card holders...



Be sure to check the TGF blog for the complete list... you don't want to miss a thing!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Challenges: FFC Monday Fun Day #12

Thursday, December 15, 2011

FFC Spy Day #10

Hey... what another post?? I haven't played along FFC Friday Spy Day for awhile... thought the deadline to enter was later today... so I missed it, but thought I share what I made...

What a great sketch to play the vellum paper idea! Paper and ribbon are from Recollections Holiday Traditions. Colored up Anya in copics with stardust all over her outfit! with glossy boots and buttons too! This is part of set that i'm making for a friend... stay tuned!!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)  

Snow Family...

Hello friends! Today is Thursday which means it's sponsor spotlight on Lollipop Crafts...
"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps. We started this store on April 1st, No fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha. I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I've been creating stamps for less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there were much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone... stitchy xoxox"

My card features a snowman family trio...

Kept the layout CAS, colored it up with Copics and followed Amy's fabulous tutorial on coloring snowman. Didn't really have the exact colors, but it's close. :)  Added ice stickles for the snow and used the good ole stardust gelly pen for some sparkle all over. Paper is from Recollections Jolly and Bright paper pad, and sentiment is from Imaginisce.

Head on over to Lollipop's blog  to see more inspiration from the team and join in on the current challenge.
Thanks for stopping by! ;)  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Princess Twins...

Hello! Oh my... it's been awhile since my last post! the days are just flying by... there just aren't enough hours in a day! hehee! now... how many more days until Christmas?!! O-M-G!!! :{
Today I want to share a card, or two, that I made over the weekend for a pair of twin girls' first birthday.
Princess Tia from SOG is so adorable, and is perfect for little girls birthdays! I colored her up in different shades of green but kept the pink for both cards. Used papers from  BG Olivia, and picked the cardstock to match the skirts. Added some gloss on the crowns and some shimmer with the stardust pen in her hair, crown and outfit. Sentiment stamp is from Birthday Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps, and colored it up to match the outfits.

Here are pics of the cards separately:

The front of the card follows a sketch from The Sweet Stop... (forgot to take a pic of the card closed) and SOG current challenge is to make an easel card.

Well that's it for today. Be sure to stop by later this week for Lollipop Crafts' sponsor spotlight. The team will be taking a short break, so we are having our last challenge of the year, ... check out the deets here... hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by...  

SOG - Show us your Easel
The Sweet Stop - Sketch 138
The Paper Shelter - It's A Celebration
Basic Grey Challenges - #59 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

                                                                 Have a fantastic day! ;D

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spotlight: Karber Stamps

Today on Lollipop Crafts, our sponsor spotlight this week is Karber Stamps! They have some adorable stamps and digis, and the awesome prize for this week's winner is 2 digis of their choice!

"KARBER is a company created by Karla Barradas and Berenice Rendon. All began for passion to art and crafts, as friends we decided to join our different talents. In July 2010 that journey would lead us from hobby to a business and “Karber Digital Images” was created.  Recently, Karber Digital Images expanded to offer it's customers rubber stamps available through Sparkle Creations Store  and therefore,  have changed their name simply to Karber Stamps.  Visit Karber Stamps store and blog.

My card has the adorable "Christmas Millie"...
The papers are from Recollections holiday pad, MS punch and Recollection punch for the snowflakes, ribbon is from Michaels. Colored this cuite in Copics, added some stickles, and followed a sketch from Papertake Weekly.

Stop by the LC blog to see more creative inspiration from the girls, and deets to play along this week's challenge.

    Thanks for stopping by! ;) 

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Paper Shelter - Ch#42 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Scrapmaster's Paradise - Color Combo #128