Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thank You

I realized my "Thank You" card stash is running low (I have so many birthdays!) so I made a couple identical CAS ones, just used different background designs. Used the sketch at Clean & Simple.
Hope you're all having a great week!

-TGF Lucky Bunnies stamp set
-Cosmo Cricket Clementine DP
-Sentiment by Stampendous
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Sharpie black multiliner pen
-Spellbinder circle and scallop circle
-Glossy accents

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I just received the Versatile blogger award from Karen! Thank you so much...I'm honored! Please stop by her blog and check out her beautiful creations!

Now I would like to nominate 16 bloggers that I follow regularly or have discovered recently. I will list them in no particular order. Of course it's hard to only choose my opinion I feel everyone is unique in their own way.

1. Karen (nominated her again, she deserves it.)
2. Joy
3. Shirl
4. Kris
5. Leanne
6. Linda
7. Cami
8. Teri
9. Shirley
10. Berenice
11. Tan
12. Cely
13. Danni
14. Linda K.
15. Sony
16. Sparkle

Thank you everyone that visits my blog and all your encouraging comments! It really means a lot and motivates me continue my crafting journey!

Together is the best place to be...

Did a challenge at There She Goes since it's a sketch this week! :) Had fun making this spring themed card with the cute animals! 
Hope you're having a great day and thank you for your sweet comments!

-Stamps: image and sentiment There She Goes "Back in 10" set
-My Mind's Eye Stella Rose DP
-Memento Tuxedo black ink 
-Sharpie black multiliner pen
-Baker's twine
-Crocheted flower from an RAK

Monday, March 26, 2012

Something special just for you...

Made another PI card for fun! Did a sketch challenge at My Favorite Things!  
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

-Stamp Pure Innocence- Something Special Just for You
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Basic Grey Lemonade DP
-Stampin' Up Paper piercer tool
-Dew drops
-Baker's twine
-Sharpie multiliner pen
-Glossy accents

Happy Birthday!

Hello! Today is another challenge at Lollipop Crafts! It's an easy one this week...Anything Goes. I made a simple birthday card using a cute Sweet November image! Got the layout idea from the Cardmaker Jan. 2012 issue. Also entered this at All That Scraps- Anything Goes too. 

Please stop by Lollipop Crafts to check out the rest of the DT creations! And hope you can participate too! :)
Have a great Monday!

Edit: 3/28/12- I was the random winner for this challenge. :)

-Stamp: Sweet November Fairwee Piper Surprise stamp
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-DP from Hobby Lobby
-Ribbon from scraps
-Sentiment by Taylored Expressions
-Dew drops from Ben Franklin 
-Pilot G2 pen for faux stitching

Friday, March 23, 2012

For You

Made another birthday card using Birthday Anya! Did a sketch challenge at Sketch for you to try. Hope you all have a great Friday!
-TGF Birthday Anya 2
-Wild Rose Studio DP
-Sentiment by Hero Arts
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Gingham paper from stash
-Solid color cardstock from Michael's
-Dew drops
-White galaxy marker

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Cupcake!

Tracey Malnofski's  resume reads like a who's who of the Stamping Industry. Besides being the owner and a designer for The Stamping Boutique, she's also a stamp artist for Unity Stamp Company and has also worked for InStyle Stamps, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. She's a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in her community.Tracey has quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but she loves them all. Her "Boutique" has it all - fairytale, whimsy, sentimental . . . and Candy!

Here's what Tracey says about her Stamping Boutique.

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as,
 their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

They have a lot of cute images so check them out! I made my sample card using their image called "Easter Cupcake". If you know me, I love anything cute!! Love cupcakes and peeps!! Also thought I'd be good to make more Easter cards! :) 

There's still time so I hope you can participate in our challenge. This week our theme is "Sentimentally Yours- make your sentiment the focal point of your card". Stop by the rest of the DT creations here.

Have a great day! 

It's a party...

Made this card using a super cute image by Taylored Expressions! If you know me, I just have to get images with faces that don't have faces in real life! :) 

Hope you all had a great Wednesday!

-Stamps: image and sentiment from Taylored Expressions "Sweet Party" Set
-My Mind's Eye Life of the Party DP
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Sheer ribbon
-Gross grain ribbon
-Half pearls from Michael's
-Glossy accents
-Tim Holtz distress ink

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sending You Lots of Hugs

Feels like it's been awhile since I've made a card...since the recent ones were pre-posts! Too long that my "mojo" is on vacation! I'm a bit embarrassed to share this card but I thought I would anyways! :( The worst part is the black lines that I tried to make to connect the dots from paper piercing. Oh well...I was sad since I already colored her! 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you had a great Monday!

-Pure Innocence Stamp (sorry forgot the name)
-Basic Grey Hello Luscious DP
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Paper piercer
-Sharpie black multiliner
-Glossy accents
-Half pearls from Michael's

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy birthday Mimi!

Hello! Today we have another birthday celebration at Lollipop Crafts! It is my fellow DT member, Mimi's birthday!!! Here's the card I made for her special day!

I had fun with this one even though I did not color Birthday Anya. It was my first time not doing so...need more practice. Used DP again by Best Creation: Candy Shop. The base DP is supposed to be donut sprinkles. 

Happy birthday Mimi and hope you have a fun-filled day with love and happiness!
Stop on by Mimi's blog to wish her a happy birthday!

Have a great day! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Kris!!!

Used the cute fairwee image and DP by Best Creation: Candy Shop. Got the sketch from here.

It's Krista Palakiko's birthday today and a few of us are throwing her a surprise birthday blog hop.  If you've come here from Alanna's blog then you are on the right path, but if you just popped in you might want to hop on over to the beginning at the Lollipop Crafts blog.  Why?  Well one lucky hopper will win a SURPRISE PRIZE!  All you need to do is hop along to each friend’s blog, leave some love, then head back to the Lollipop Crafts blog and let them know you completed the hop.  Who knows maybe along the way some of Kris' friends might be giving away RAKS of their own, so make sure you stop and give some love to everyone.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 18th. 
**If you get lost along the way the MASTER LIST is on the Lollipop Crafts Blog.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of love and happiness, Kris!!
Stop on by to her blog here to wish her a happy birthday! :)

Your next stop is Christy.

Have a great day everyone! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Day

Made another birthday card using a cute image from Taylored Expressions. Can't believe how fast March is going by! :O Did a sketch challenge from here

Hope you're all having a great day!

-Stamp from TE Sweet Celebration Set
-My Mind's Eye DP
-Sharpie multiliner pen
-Spellbinders nestabilities (circle and lacey circle)
-Baker's twine
-Glossy accents

Monday, March 12, 2012

Popping up to say hello...

Made a super simple card to focus on the cute images by Lawn Fawn!! The "hello" didn't come out aligned with the rest of the sentiment but I still like how it came out anyways. :) Again, I love images with faces that usually would not have faces in real life! :O 

Challenge: Lawnscaping Challenge - sketch 

Thanks for visiting and hope you're having a great Monday!

-Stamps from Lawn Fawn Love 'n breakfast set
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Dew drops
-My Minds Eye Stella Rose DP
-Glossy accents 

Ballet Anya

Today is another challenge at Lollipop Crafts! This week we want you to make a card with white and a splash of another color. This my first time trying this. My main splash of color is pink...with the exception of the colors of the hair and skin. Dry embossed the background.

Please check out the rest of the DT creations here and hope you can join us this week!
Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bunny Cupcakes

Made a simple card to focus on the cute image by Lili of the Valley! Again, first time using this image...not sure why I didn't use this sooner! :)

I also wanted to share a magnetic calendar I made using Sister Stamp for my secret sister this month...

Thanks for dropping by today and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 
For those of you in Hawaii, please stay safe and dry!! 

Ingredients for card:
-Lili of the Valley "Bunny Cupcakes" stamp
-Gingham cardstock
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Grossgrain ribbon
-Half pearls from Michael's
-Versa ink for distressing
-Gloss accents

Ingredients for calendar:
-Sister Stamps "Miyako" stamp
-Cherry blossom paper punch from an RAK
-Flower punch for middle of cherry blossom
-Clear and silver dew drops
-Glossy accents
-Silver versa ink for distressing 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today at Lollipop Crafts is Sponsor Spotlight. Our sponsor this week is MelJen's. Here's a little info about them:

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!

I used the digital image called "Cupcake Treat Trio". Besides strawberries, I love cupcakes! :) I used a layout from the Holiday edition Paper Crafts Magazine 2010. Hope you can join us this week for our challenge, which is "clean and simple". Please check out the rest of the spotlight creations here.

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Heart U...

Used yet another neglected stamp...this one by Wild Rose Studio. My goal is to use all my stamps at least once before I buy more! :O Too many cute ones! I followed the sketch at Card Patterns and hand wrote the "i" and "u". I wish I had better handwriting! 

Thanks for your visit and hope you're having a great hump day!

-Spellbinder square/lacey square
-Memento Tuxedo black ink
-Kissing Booth Basic Grey DP
-Satin ribbon
-Half pearls from Michael's
-Marvy Uchida heart punch
-Sharpie multiliner pen for handwritten i and u
-Glossy accents

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Merry Christmas

Made another Christmas using a cute neglected Pink Cat Studio stamp!! Tried to use non-traditional colors with the pinks! 

Challenge: Sketch n Stash

Going to try my first supply list...sorry, I may not know all the specific brands. :(

-My Minds Eye 12 days of Christams DP 
-My Favorite Things dienamics
-Baker's twine
-dew drops
-Tim Holtz distress ink 
-Glossy accents
-Memento Tuxedo black ink

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments! 
Much appreciated! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Have a blooming good day!

Decided to make a spring card with this cute PI image. Used the flower DP from Simple Stories. 
Pretty simple...

Challenge: My Favorite Things - sketch

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a great Monday!! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Somebunny loves you...

Made yet another Easter card using a cute Taylored Expressions stamp! Used new DP I just got by Simple Stories! I colored the eggs in the basket yellow because it looks like a marshmallow peep hiding in there instead! :) 

Challenge: The Pink Elephant - sketch

Hope you're having a great Saturday!
And Happy Girl's Day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thinking of you

Made a card using a cute image by There She Goes. Used more Basic Grey DP, I believe Green at Heart. Tried to make it look like she's standing on the grass and the butterflies are in the sky. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Yay, it's Friday! Happy early Girl's Day! :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Be Happy

I think this is my first card with this TGF image and also first time using the Basic Grey Origins paper! :( So many neglected craft items that still need to be used! Used a simple layout from the Holiday Cards Issue 2010.

Challenge: Monday Fun Day Challenge - Anything Goes (must used a TGF image)

Edit: 3/5/12 - I was the winner of the challenge.

I also wanted to share some swap cards...

Candy from California...

Cely from Hawaii...

Theresa from South Africa...

These were all such fabulous cards and love the variety!! Thanks for the extra goodies too! 

Thanks for visiting and hope you're having a great week! :)