Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Wishes...

Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you all my first post on All That Scraps' Wednesday Challenge.  It's a fun and easy one...all we want to see are.... SPARKLES!!!
Today, the adorable Kiki is having a fun and carefree day at the carnival! It makes me long for those nice warm summer days! Wouldn't you just love to have some ice cream, cotton candy, and maybe even some funnel cake with strawberries, bananas and hot fudge! YUMMMY! Then ready to ride some coasters! ummm... better do the rides first then eat! lol!

Okay, time for you to go check out the ATS team's awesome eye candy, and all the details to play along. This week's prize is 3 CC Design stamps of winner's choice!!

Image - Sweet Kiki La Rue (CC Designs)Amy R Handy Additions, Inkadinkado (Tickets &Coupons)
Paper - s.e.i. Fair Day, DCWV cardstock
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20  hair: Y21 Y23 YR24  clothes: R000 RV52 R83 R85 YG11 YG17 ice cream: E34 E37 R35 RV000 RV52
Others - Momento Ink (Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa), Colorbox Chalk (brown), Twinery Twine (Pink Sorbet & Blossom), Stickles (Cotton Candy, Crystal), Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Recollection gems

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a fantastic day ;D  

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - RCC42 Anything Goes

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tag it...

Happy Monday! Did you enjoy your weekend? it was pretty short and quick for me.... but i got to try something new...

stamped onto kraft paper and left it uncolored (well almost)!

Lollipop Crafts' starts a new challenge today and we want you to 
and our wonderful sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps. For my tag project, I used a MFT Pure Innocence sweetie, and stamped it on kraft paper (first time!) and colored only tiny bit of her outfit and the ice cream cone, with some white highlights. Added a bit of sparkle and shine to it too. Little bit of gem and flowers, and ribbon atop. VOILA... watcha think? The back isn't finished, so I could easily add a message, or even put a little pocket for a gift card.
Okay... now hop on over to the LC blog and see more gorgeous tags from my team mates! and get all the deets to join in on this week's fun!

Image/Sentiment - MFT Pure Innocence (Make Mine a Double)
Ink -  Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black, Cocoa), Colorbox Chalk (browns)
Copic - R83 R85
Papers - Recollections (Itsy Bitsy Ditsy, Kraft) DCVW (pink cardstock)
Others - Spellbinder Labels Ten, doily, Recollections (ribbons, small white flowers, gems), e. line flowers, Glossy Accents, Sakura pen (Clear Star, white), Fiskars small flower hand punch

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

The Ribbon Girl - #16 Colors (pink brown cream)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

All That Scraps...

Hello Friends! I have some news to share, unexpectedly the digi team at All That Scraps has been dissolved. :{ The good news is... ATS have asked me to join the CHALLENGE TEAM!! :D
YAYY!! was so surprised when I received the email... I just sat there and read it a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly! lol
So with that being said... please join us at ATS with our current challenge "FANCY FOLDS"!

I've made this easel card into a desktop calender and post-it note holder.
Scarf Honey is an adorable digi image from C.C. Designs, and sentiments are the Amy R. Stamps Big Words and Handy Additions - both are available at the ATS Store.

If you're crafting this weekend, think about trying some Fancy Folds! There's still plenty of time to enter... you have until Feb 28th, and the prize for this challenge is 5 C.C. Designs digi stamps of the winners choice! Click HERE and HERE to see the DT gorgeous eye candy! Hope to see you link up soon!

Image:  Scarf Honey (CC Designs Digi), Amy R. Stamps Big Words & Handy Additions , flower (Studio G)
Paper - Basic Grey (Hopscotch), DCVW (colored cardstock), Recollections (kraft base)
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20 R22  hair: W1 W3 W5 W7 clothes: BG000 BG01 BG05 G00 YR00 YR02 YR04   boots: E40 E41 E43 E84 E89  ground: YG91 YG95
Others - Momento Ink, Colorbox Chalk Cat's Eye, MS flower punch, Recollections gems & flowers, calender (RAK from Cyndi), buttons (BG colored buttons), embroidery floss, 1.5x2 post-it pad.

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

Papertake Weekly - Get Krafty
Simon Says Stamp -Use 3 Different Papers

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Sunshine...

Happy Monday! and President's Day!  Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! Or if you're working, hope you get a chance to relax a bit. Today, there's a brand new challenge at Lollipop Crafts... and it's one of our most popular themes... ANYTHING GOES!!

I haven't made an easel card in awhile, so i thought it would be a great time to do so...
This is an adorable image from All That Scraps, Honey, from the CC Designs collection. The papers are BG's Hopscotch... love the beautiful colors! So the "rain" (top half paper) turns into "flowers" (papers on bottom), and with some sunshine brings a beautiful garden of flowers behind the picket fence! The flowers are made with CC Design Cutters, and here are some close-up pics...
the die set comes with all three flower sizes
this one is made with two of the middle size and added a small prima flower... I can't wait till the "real" spring weather comes! That's it for me today... please stop by the Lollipop Crafts blog to see more awesome creations from my fellow team mates! There's no sponsor this week, just an easy fun challenge!

Images - CC Designs Honey (Honey with umbrella), computer generated sentiment
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20 R000 hair: E53 E55 E57  clothes: B000 B00 B02 G00 R22 R24 R42 R000
umbrella/boots: Y00 Y02 Y06 Y08 Y17 YG00 YR24 W1 W3 W5
Die Cuts - CC Design Cutters (Phlox Flowers), Spellbinders (Labels Ten), Martha Stewart punches (Fence edger, Daisy Dot)
Others - Basic Grey (Hopscotch) DCWV (cardstock), small yellow flower, Recollections (pearls, ribbon), Sakura pen (clear star), Stickles (Crystal, Star Dust), Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Colorbox Chalk (brown), Studio G (yellow pigment ink)

Thanks for stopping by....                  

ATS Wednesday - Fancy Folds
Cute Card Thursday - Ch#204 Flower Power
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - RCC40 Sketch

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Award from Leanne!

I was given this wonderful award from Leanne (who's pretty awesome herself!)

A short introduction about Liebster Blog Award: 'Liebster' is German for 'dearest'. The award is a 'share-the-love' arrangement, given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followersThese awards give small bloggers some well deserved recognition for their creations. Here are the rules:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. 
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
Here are the five blogs that I've chosen (in no particular order) and it took me long enough to pick which ones! Wish I could pass it to all who inspires me!

  1. Nancy - Creative Palette
  2. Linda - Simple and Sassy 
  3. Jenny - Crazy for Paper
  4. Dangina - My Carden
  5. Elena - Bearaurus Craftroom Haven
Have a wonderful day and Enjoy the long weekend!! ;D

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Best Friends at Karber Stamps

It's Thursday! and that means it's time for sponsor spotlight at Lollipop Crafts. This week's challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Karber Stamps...
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 HERE or their blog HERE . 
and I got this adorable image to play with...
are they the cutest BFFs? Jenny and Layla are just two of the cuties from Karber Stamps, and you can find more adorable images at their store!

Followed a sketch from The Sweet Stop, colored the images up in Copic markers,  and added some shine and sparkle! The sentiment tag has Baker's Twine in Lilac and Pink Sorbet - to match the girls' dresses. Using a Fiskars hand-punch with a small heart, punched out the border on the red strip. Some old hearts from previous punching were left in the plastic holder... and when I emptied it, there were a couple of hearts that had the perfect colors!

Now, time for you to hop over to the Lollipop Crafts blog to see more inspiration from my team mates. There's plenty of time still to join in this week's challenge, where you can win some adorable images from Karber Stamps!

Image- Karber Digi (Best Friends) Sentiment - Studio G
Paper- Little Yellow Bicycle, cardstock
Copics- skin: E50 E51 R20  hair: Y21 Y23 YR24  E31 E33 E35
dress: R83 R85 V22 V28 W3 W5  heart: R32 R35 R37 R20
Others- Baker's Twine (Pink Sorbet, Lilac), Recollections (gems), Fiskars small heart punch, Stickles (Xmas Red), Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a wonderful day! ;D      

The Sweet Stop - SSS145 Sketch

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone! Hoping you all get to spend time today with those who are special to you... sending BIG HUGS to all my family and friends... and that includes you too... and of course my hubby and kids!

My card today features Sweet November's Jilly's Candle, but I've altered it so that Jilly is holding a heart stick with a couple of flowing keys. After I finished the card and thought about it... should it only be"one" key to my heart? Oh well, my two keys are for my wonderful hubby and my awesome children!

Here are a couple of pics that show the dimensions of the card...
Image - Sweet November Fairwees (Jilly's Candle), Recollections Sentiments (Celebrate Spring)
Paper - DCVW (Glitter Stack Mat and cardstock)
Punches - MS Heart & Key, Recollection tag, Fiskar small flower
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20 hair: Y21 Y23 YR24   dress/shoes: Y00 Y02  BV000 V22 V28 0BLENDER
candle: YG00 YG03 B00 B21 YR00 YR02 R20 R22
Misc - Baker's Twine (blossom), Stickles (StarDust), Recollections (small white flowers), dew drops

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a Happy Valentine's Day! ;D   
ATS Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #203 Pink Valentine
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Stamp and Create - Valentine's Day/Love

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cupcake with sprinkles...

Hi everyone! Is it Friday already??  Where do all the days go?? Well, I'm certainly ready for the weekend... but first, today at All That Scraps the digi team is reviewing their favorite CC Designs images. There are PLENTY of adorable images that could be my favorite... so for me to pick one was simply too difficult!! So, I'm sharing with you my newest stamp...
from Sweet November, Josie's Cupcake 
She is just one of the new Fairwees designed by Amy Young, and you can find all the Fairwees here at All That Scraps store. This sweet fairwee was fussy cut and her cupcake is adorned with pink gems and liquid pearl frosting! Found this tutorial for a treat holder... alter the measurements a bit... now she's the perfect size for this yummy Ghiradelli chocolate treat!
Here's a peek of the inside...
the sentiment is stamped in black ink, then used white gel pen to highlight.

Go check out the ATS blog to see what the team has to share! and be sure to see the NEW February releases here... which are now available at the ATS store... and I'm playing along with ATS Weekly Wednesday challenge... this week is Anything Goes!

Stamp - Sweet November Fairwees (Josie's Cupcake) , Recollections Sentiment (Celebrate Spring)
Paper - DCWV (Glitter Mat Stack), Recollections (Kraft paper)
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20  hair: Y21 Y23 YR24
dress: RV52 R83 RV000 cupcake: E40 E41 E33 E34 E35 E37 liner: RV000 RV10 RV13
Other - Spellbinder Eyelet Circles, ribbon from Michael's,Recollection gems, Memento Ink, Colorbox Chalk, Liquid Pearl (White Opal) , Stickles (Diamond), Sakura Pen (Clear Star & White)

         Thanks for stopping by...                         
       Have a wonderful day!! ;D

All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Ribbon Carousel - RCC39 Anything Goes

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wagon of Love...

Happy Monday! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend... and ready for a new challenge at Lollipop Crafts! Now that we are in the month of February (can you believe it???),  how about... MAKE A VALENTINE CARD! This week's challenge is sponsored by Meljen's Designs, and the awesome prize package for one lucky winner is 4 digis!! Hop over to the LC blog to find out all the details!

For my card today, I have the adorable My Favorite Things Pure Innocence...
I've had this set (Cart Full of Friends) for awhile now, and it's just perfect for a Valentine card! Sketch is from MFTWSC57. Papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and Bittersweet lines. The flowers are cut from larger felt flowers with a new CC Designs cutters that I just got, and added a pink heart button tied with embroidery floss.

Here's a closer look at the little friends...
they're fussy cut and popped up from the wagon... so cute!

Image - MFT Pure Innocence (Cart Full of Friends)
Papers - Basic Grey (Bittersweet & Eskimo Kisses)
Copics - skin: E50 E51 R20 hair: E30 E31 E33 RV21 dress: R83 R85  shoes: E11 E13 R85
wagon & friends: E31 E33 E29  W3 W5 W7C1 C3 E30 E31 R20 0Blender
Others - C.C. Design Cutters (Phlox Flowers), Stickles (Crystal), Glossy Accents, button, embroidery floss, Memento Ink (black), Colorbox Chalk Cats Eye (browns)

Now it's your turn to create a beautiful Valentine card! and visit the LC blog to see more inspiration from my awesome team-mates!

Thanks for stopping by.....
Have a wonderful day!  ;D

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 57