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

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wee Stamp on Sept C.A.T.S.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! with lots of good eats with your family! and for my friends not in the US.... hope your weekend was a wonderful one too! Today I'm kinda going backwards to share this card/tag set I made for my Sept CATS partner, Leanne. If you haven't seen her awesome creations, pop over to visit her here... where you'll find an inspiring groove! ;D
For Leanne, I used my new Wee Stamp that I won from one of the Whimsy Stamps release hops. She is so, sooo cute!!!
The card followed an old sketch from Papertake Weekly:
sketch #61 colored the cute Winter Fairy with Copics, used BG Eskimo Kisses paper, flowers from Joy, sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado, snowflake punch from MS, ribbon from my stash, and loads of stickles! Here's a close up of the card...

It was fun to make this matching tag

which was inspired by Mariska's amazing bottle tag here... if only mine turned out half as gorgeous as hers!! lol! OMGosh... all her projects are in 3D! just check out her amazing blog! Anyways, the image was cut and framed with a round nestie and eyelet circles nestie.  The little sentiment tag was cut using a nestie ribbon tag die, but cut in half. Ribbons, flowers, and pearls are all from Michael's.
ok...that's it for me today. check out Leanne's and Mariska's blogs... they are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Simon Says Stamp: Tag You're It
Paper Sundaes: Ch#97 Winter Wonderland
Sundays with Crissy: Non-Traditional Xmas Colors

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter Wishes...

Are you keeping warm these days? It seems like a cold winter coming... and early too! Even here in the SF Bay Area, we have been getting pretty cold temps...and starting to get snow in the Sierra! Well, I've trying to stay warm during my craft time, which is usually in the early morning or late night, with a blanket on my lap... feel like an old lady!! hehee!

Anyways, my daughter and I started making some more holiday cards this past weekend. Some for friends, and some for the Cards that Care drive. DD colored about 6 images, and me just one... and we ended up with only one complete card! There were alot of "Mom, can you/should I ..." throughout the whole day between her and DS! (DS was working on a LEGO project.) Okay, enough rambling on... here's my card...that took nearly 4 hours!!
This is a darling SOG girl named Tia with her adorable penguin friend! Did you know that I LOVE penguins?! not so much in RIL... but cute adorable images!! I HAD to get this adorable image when I first saw it here on Amy's post. SOG current recipe challenge is to use 2 patterned papers, buttons, punch/die, and NO white/kraft for base card. Followed a great sketch from The Sweet Stop, and made a festive holiday card for Papertake Weekly!

Paper is from BoBunny's last year collection "Winter Joy", a MS border punch, and a Recollection tag punch stamped with an AmyR sentiment. Added a BG button and some twine. Stickles to Tia's earmuffs and along the tag. There you have it... four hours of work! LOL! but it always worth it to spend some FUN creative time with the kids!

I'll be sharing DD cards soon... she wants to finish up on a couple of more. She says it's really stressful to put it all together! but enjoys oloring of the images much more! ummm, that sounds familiar... hehee!

Thanks for stopping by! ;D     

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanks for...

Hi All! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Ready for a brand new challenge at Lollipop Crafts? We have both teams creating for this week's theme ...  ANYTHING GOES!   That's a perfect fit for my project that I finished this weekend...
The "Thank You Tiles" stamps are from Whimsy Stamps, which is where my inspiration to make this set of cards came from. Followed this tutorial at SCS, but changed the size to fit the 4x4 cards. The dp is from K&C's Julianne paper pack, and ribbon is May Arts. Cut the stamped tiles out in a square nestie and framed it with another nestie (labels 3).
Here are a couple more pics of the cards and box...

So what am I going to do with this? Well, it's going to my Nov. Secret Sister! Hope she likes it and can use it too! This month's theme is "Thanks" ... we have alot to be thankful for these days. Including a big THANK YOU to our fabulous hostess of Secret Sister Swap, Kris P! (if you want to join in on the fun, click HERE.) and thanks to all my Secret Sisters for the gorgeous fun swaps that I have received!

Well, that's it for today. Remember to stop by Lollipop Crafts to see all the wonderful projects by both teams members... and hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by! ;D         

Simon Says Stamp - Thanksgiving/Thank You

Monday, November 14, 2011


Happy Monday... hope everyone had a great weekend! Today Lollipop Crafts brings us a brand new challenge... we want you to create a card/project using EMBOSSING and NO PATTERN PAPER!

Today, I have a little tag/tea bag holder to share with you. It's actually for my October CATS partner, Shirl.
The image is the fall wreath from Meljen's Designs and the background is embossed with the swirls folder from Cuttlebug. I hope she likes it (and the green tea!) along with the card I made on this post here.
Here's a picture of the back pocket with the tea packet...
The stamp is from Verve, which was stamped on with VersaMark ink. Inside the pocket is Green Tea from TenRen tea company... love their tea!!
The prize for this week is a $15 GC from our fabulous sponsor, Just Some Lines,

they have some adorable images! Be sure to check out LC blog for more deets and inspiration from the Lollipop girls.

That's it for me today... thanks for stopping by! ;)     

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Keeping Warm...

Hello Friends! Today at Lollipop Crafts, we have our sponsor spotlight on...
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!

Brrrrr... it's been cold here in SF Bay Area, especially at night. The kids have been making hot cocoa, and me? COFFEE! nice and hot... caffine doesn't bother me at night... can drink it and go right to sleep! zzzzzzz :o)

My card for today features one of the cute penguins from Meljen's!
An adorable penguin with a cup of hot coffee....mmmmm! The tree punch is from EK Success, and the snowflakes are MS and Recollections punches. Paper and ribbon are from last year's xmas scraps.. have alot left too! lol! Sentiment is from AmyR Winter Sentiment collection and punched with a Recollections punch. There are hints of glitter all over the card... couldn't catch all of it in the photo.

Hope you get a chance to play along this week's challenge. Be sure to check out more eye candy from the other gals, and from our fabulous guest designer this month, Ashley Walker!

Thanks for stopping by...
stay warm! ;)     

Card will be donated to Card that Care
you can find out more here!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

It's Monday..and that brings us a brand new challenge at Lollipop Crafts...

The sweetest witch ever is from TGF's halloween collection... and I made a slide out treat holder that can hold a single candy bar or what I did was made a little sleeve for inside and put four mini candy bars...

This sweet treat went out to my October Secret Sister (click here if you want to sign up) along with my other halloween card here. I hope she enjoys them! The sentiment is a freebie from The Twinery, MS spider punch, and the gorgeous paper is from my August SS and fellow DT member, Leanne! She is the sweetest and look at the gorgeous card she made...

Now...pop on over to LC blog to see more from the DT... although we don't have a sponsor this week, we hope you can join the FUN!! and a big THANK YOU to Linda for guest designing during the month of October. It was such an inspiration to us all!

Have a safe a Happy Halloween!!!