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 each...lol! 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!