Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Anything Goes...

Happy LATE Monday! It's a brand new challenge at Lollipop Crafts today, and the theme this week is... ANYTHING GOES!! I'm a bit late in posting this, but I have a fun card to share with you...
This is one of The Greeting Farm's gorgeous stamps, Beanie Anya, and she's been colored up for awhile now... just waiting for me to put her together with some pretty papers! This coloring technique was done with Copics, more about it here on this post. The awesome sketch is from the brand new TGF Farm Fresh SCS Saturday Sketch Challenge, you can find out all the details here! Sentiment is also from TGF Clear Stamp sets... actually from three of them - "HUGS" is from Build a Onsies Boy, "KISSES" from Build a Onsies Girl, and "&" from Furever set. All three are  part of an awesome candy win from Margie! The tag punch is from Recollections, and trimmed it smaller to what I needed. Layered the doily atop of a Spellbinder circle nestie, and popped-on Beanie Anya!

Take a hop over to LC blog to see more yummy eye candy from the team! We don't have a sponsor this week, but you'll still be entered to win our Top 3 badge! Come on and join the fun!

Stamp - The Greeting Farm: Beanie Anya, Build A Onsies Boy and Girl sets, Furever
Paper - Basic Grey (Olivia), Deja Views (Timeless Collection), DCVW cardstock, textured tan cardstock
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20  hair: W1 W3 W5 W7  clothes: BG10 BG13 B21 G94 0Blender
Others - Spellbinders Eyelet Circle; BG Olivia Brads; Flowers from E-line and Recollections; Recollection Tag punch and ribbon; Embroidery Floss; Memento Ink, ColorBox Chalk Cat's Eye

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TGF SCS- Saturday Sketch  TGFSC1
Basic Grey Challenges - #61 Favorite Things (TGF stamps!)

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a Moo-valous...

day over at All That Scraps, where we are rounding up our January release reviews. I got to play with "Moo-valous" from the Animal Crackers line...

He's just the cutest cow around... and looks like he's ready to PARTAAAAAY!!! The sketch is from MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, and the color scheme is from  ATS Wednesday Challenge! The papers are from my collection of scraps, and the sentiment is a hand-written version of the sentiment that comes with the rubber stamp of Moo-valous.

Check out the ATS blog today for more reviews of the January digi-stamp releases. All these adorable images are available now at the Store... in rubber too! And don't forget to play along with the ATS Wednesday challenge where a random winner will receive their choice of 5 CC Design digi images!

Image- Moo-valous (ATS store)
Paper- Deja Views (Timeless Collection), Recollections (Kraft cardstock), others from stash
Copics- E40 E41 R20 E53 E55 E57 W1 W3 W7 B95 B97
Spellbinders - Classic Round and Scallop
Others - Colorbox Chalk Cats Eye

Thanks for stopping by :D          
Have a wonderful day...

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
MFT Wed Stamp Club - MFTWSC56
All That Scraps - Color Challenge (Blue Brown Tan)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ATS Review

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Today at All That Scraps, we are reviewing our January Digistamp releases. Birthday Lucy is one of adorable new Swiss Pixie girls, and she's now available in the ATS store in both rubber or digi!
I just loved coloring her up! The ledger paper, from KC&Co., is so soft and pretty. It comes as a spiral bound paper pad, so the "notebook rip" is already there! No need for another punch! Used a CC Design Cutters Butterflies Die.. butterfly is the smaller one with some pink gems added. I didn't have small flowers to match the purple on the dress, so took some white flowers and colored them with copic markers. The gorgeous green ribbon is from my good blog-friend, Amy, and thanks to Amy, I found a new way to tie it... you can check it out here on one of her many awesome videos. She's super amazing!!

Be sure to stop by the ATS blog to see more spectacular reviews from my team-mates! All digistamps are now available at the  All That Scrap store!!

Image - Birthday Lucy (ATS digi)
DieCuts - CC Design Cutters Butterflies Die (blog candy from 1LUVNMAMA), Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large 
Paper - KC&Co. (BW Flora & Fauna Ledger), Basic Grey (Kioshi), DCWV cardstock, Recollections Kraft cardstock
Copics - skin/hair: E50 E51 E53 R20 / Y21 Y23 YR24  clothes:  V000 V1 V04 YG00 YG23 YG25  shoes: E40 E41 W3
presents: E40 E41 R21 R83 R85  ground: YG91
Others - Recollections flowers & gems, ribbon (from Amy), buttons (from stash), embroidery floss, Stickles (Eucalyptus)

Thanks for stopping by...  

Cute Card Thursday -
 #201 You're a Gem
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspirations - #23 Pearls or Bling 

SMILE for Abbi...

Hi everyone! Today is sponsor spotlight at Lollipop Craft's. This adorable image, Angie Angel...

is from our wonderful sponsor
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

When making this card, I had a little girl in mind, and her name is Abbi. My blog friend, Danni, is asking for cards to help make this sweet girl smile. You can find out all about it here on this post, and hope that you can send a happy card her way.

Be sure to head on over to Lollipop Crafts to find out all the deets to this week's challenge, and how your awesome creation could be the winner of some cute digi stamps.

Image- AngieAngel (Robyn's Fetish) Sentiment- Wild Sprouts Roll Call (TGF)
Copics- skin: E50 E51 E53 R20 hair: Y21 Y23 YR24
dress: B00 B12 B14 B16 YR00 YR02 YR04
wings: YR000 YR31 YG00 0Blender
flower: YR00 YR04 G17 YG17
Other: WeRMemory Keepers Paper, DCWV cardstock, Recollections Kraft paper and orange gems,
ribbon from Michaels

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Happy Chinese New Year!! Wishing everyone a happy lunar new year

2012 is year of the Dragon...  may the new year bring you health, happiness and prosperity...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Party Time Lucy...

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend?? I sure am! But before the weekend comes, I have another ATS January digi review today...  Lucy from the Swiss Pixie is here to celebrate...
Party Time Lucy is all dressed up and ready to have a good time! She's available here at the ATS store, and also in rubber! Lucy is colored up with Copics with a sprinkle of Clear Star here and there. Followed a sketch from Ribbon Carousel Challenge #36. Gorgeous background paper and matching green strip is from K&Co., plus a little strip of BG Nook & Pantry.

Be sure to head over to ATS blog for more reviews from the team. All of January's digi stamps releases are available now in the store, and play along in ATS Wednesday Challenge where this week's awesome prize is 5 digi stamps!

Image- PartyTime Lucy (ATS Digi)
Paper- K&Company Amy Butler mat pad, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry, cardstock DCWV, base textured cardstock from stash
Copics- skin/hair: E50, E51, E53, R20, E30, E31, E34
clothes: BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, E40, E41, E43
shoes: W1, W3, W5, W7
Others- Colorbox Chalk, Ribbons from Michael's, Sakura Clear Star

That's it for me today...              
thanks for stopping by and          
have a fantastic weekend!! ;D      

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - RCC36 Sketch

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Animal Crackers...

Hi all! I have a fun card to share with you today...

All That Scraps is having review week of January's release! The adorable monkey is from the Animal Crackers line and is available in both rubber and digi stamp at the ATS store. Followed the sketch from SFYTT, and colored with my Copics.  Some more new paper, this time from Lime Twist and snuck in a scrap from Basic Grey. The double stamped birthday sentiment was actually a mistake... the white by itself didn't show good, so I tried to stamp black on top of it. Well obviously I missed, but not bad... it looks like a shadow effect. :)

Head on over to ATS blog for more spectacular projects from the team! and there's a brand new ATS color challenge! Play along for your chance to win 5 digi stamps of your choice!

Image - Monkey Zoo (ATS digi), Hero Art (sentiment)
Spellbinders - Stand Circle Large, Classic Scalloped Circle Large
Copics - monkey: E08, E00, E02, E13, R59
present: BG10, BG13, B00, YR00, YR02, YR07
Others - Memento Ink, G Studio Ink, Ribbon (from Michael's), Sakura Clear Star

Thanks for stopping by...
have a wonderful day!

SFYTT - January sketch                      

Monday, January 16, 2012

No Embellies???

Is it Monday already? The weekend sure went by quick, lucky for me, we have an extra day before going back to school/work, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. birthday. So come join me on Lollipop Crafts and  play along our new challenge: NO EMBELLIES! Create a card/project without any sparkle, flowers, buttons, ribbons, bling, etc.  If I can do it, you can too... just give it a try! Our fabulous sponsor this week is

Here's what I came up with...
The sweet image, sentiment, hearts, and paw print are all from The Greeting Farm's Furever stamp set (blog candy from Margie), and followed last week's sketch (SSS140) from The Sweet Stop. The blue border is outlined with a white gel pen, and traced the paw prints and hearts with a sakura pen. That's it!

So let's see what you come up with! and be sure to check the LC blog for all the deets and some sweet treats from the team!

(will be back later today to add!)
Stamp - Furever (TGF Clear Stamp)
Paper - Bo Bunny (Kitchen Spice), Kraft (Recollections), cardstock (DCWV)
Copics - skin/hair: E50, E51, E53, R20, C3, C5, C7, 100
clothes: BG000, BG01, BG05   cat: YR23, YR24, Y31, Y28, R000, R20  ground: YG91
Other- Sakura (Clear Star, White), Memento Ink, ColorBox Chalk, Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by...
and have a wonderful day! ;)            

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blowing Hearts in the garden...

Are you all ready for the 3-day weekend? I certainly am... and plan to get alot of crafting done! Today I have another new ATS digi to share with you all... Swiss Pixie Blowing Hearts...
Followed a sketch from MFT, and created a garden of flowers! This sweetheart is just so cute and fun to dress up! Don't you just adore her lace-up boots? Too cute! Colored up her with Copics, and add some sparkles to her pretty dress. Some flowers and buttons to complete the garden where this Swiss Pixie is blowing hearts to a special someone!

Be sure to stop by the ATS blog to see more previews, and all these sweet digistamps are now available to purchase at the ATS store... and there's more sweetness coming in the next few weeks!

Image - Swiss Pixie Blowing Hearts (ATS)
Paper - Kraft (Recollections from Michael's), Lime Twist (Life of the Party), Basic Grey (Bittersweet Mousse), cardstock (DCWV)
Punch - MS Fence
Copics - skin/hair: E50, E51, E53, R20, E31, E35, E37
clothes: BG10, BG13, BG23, R000, R83, R85   shoes: E30, E31, E35, E7
Others - buttons (making memories), flowers (Recollections), e. line pearls, embroidery floss

Thanks for stopping by...
and have a wonderful weekend! ;)            

Thursday, January 12, 2012

All That Scraps - January Digi Preview...

Hi all! Today is preview day for the All That Scraps Digi Team, and we have some brand new Lucy images from the Swiss Pixie line to show you! Continuing with the birthday celebration theme for January's new release, here is Surprise Lucy...

She's just so thrilled to be celebrating... like I am... so excited to be on the ATS Digi Team and with my first preview post!! The sentiment is from the Party Time Logo set. To get the stamped edge look, I used a small flower punch and just using the tip of the punch, went all around the image... had to put my glasses on for that! LOL! I got a bunch of new paper during the holiday sales... this one is Basic Grey's Hopscotch. Love the pretty soft colors in these papers! Added some twine, sparkle, and shine! There you have it... my first card for ATS!! ;D
Don't forget to visit the All That Scraps blog for more previews and cuteness! These new images will be available at the All That Scraps store tomorrow, Jan 13th. Plus there's plenty of time still to join the ATS Wednesday Challenge... this week is "Anything Goes"!

Image - Surprise Lucy and Party Time Logo (All That Scraps)
Paper - Kraft cardstock (Recollections from Michael's); Basic Grey (Hopscotch), cardstock (DCWV)
Twine - Twinery twine (Denim and Cappuccino)
Copics - skin: E50, E51, E53, R20  hair: E31, E33, E35, E37   clothes:B12, B95, YG00
present/confetti/sentiment stamp : YG00, Y00, YR00, YR02, RV42, B12, B14
Others - Sakura Clear Star pen, Glossy Accents, Spellbinder Circles Large, Memento Ink, ColorBox Chalk Cat's Eye

Thanks for stopping by...         
have a wonderful day! ;)          

Basic Grey - #60 Something New
Simon Says Stamp - Spots or Stripes

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Monday..

Hope everyone had a great weekend... the first week of 2012 has come and gone! I'm so glad you can join me today to welcome back Lollipop Crafts from our winter break! We're ready for a new and exciting year, and our first challenge of the year is the ANYTHING GOES with a NEW twist! Just use a new stamp, technique, supply, etc, or create a card/project for New Baby, or New House, or Happy New Year! etc... Be sure to check out the LC blog for all the details and some gorgeous projects from both teams!
Here's my card to share with you...

The "NEW" features are paper from Jillibean Soup, and a new clear sentiments stamps set I got from my friend, Leanne, who happens to also be on the LC team! Picked a few of the sentiments and stamped it randomly on the yellow cardstock for the background. I also tried a "new" skin color combo... my friend, Amy, has a bunch of GREAT tutorials on this blog... where I visit very often!! Followed the Friday Spy Day #14 challenge on FFC... cased the layout of the featured card. Cheeky Chat is colored in copics... isn't she just the cutest... with her pink phone!!
For another "new" thing for my blog this year, I'm going to list out all the supplies I used for the posted project, including a list copic colors! so here goes for the first post of the year...

Stamp - Cheeky Chat (TGF), clear sentiments (from Leanne)
Paper - Kraft (Recollections from Michael's), Jillibean Soup (Homemade 6 Bean Soup), cardstock (DCWV)
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Copics - skin/hair: E00, E21, E13, R20, G94, E34, E35, E37, E57
clothes: YG03, YG23, YG25, G14, YR16, YR31, Y23 phone: R32, R35, R37, R000, RV10
Others - e. line crystals, Memento Ink, ColorBox Chalk Cat's Eye

Thanks for stopping by...
and have a wonderful day! ;D              

FFC - Friday Spy Day #14 (case Wilfreda)
Simon Says Stamp - NEW Something
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (new theme)