Cheers Kaylee and Tropical Mae

Click, click, click – testing, 1, 2, 3.  It works!!  😀  I can’t tell you how I felt when I found my laptop computer in shambles with keys missing and parts spewn all over the floor!  I’m usually not one to be surprised by anything but this time I actually gasped in such an alarm that all the kids came running to see if I was ok!  LOL But the good news is after I initiated “quiet time” and spent some effort tinkering that I was able to get it all back togehter.  Phew… ok so on to todays cards… tada!

These two cuties are new from Some Odd girl and are part of the new digi releases this week!  These two cuties are Tropical Mae and Cheers Kaylee and are available in the store right now.  Tropical Mae was previewed on the SOG Blog yesterday and today it’s time to show off Cheers Kaylee – so be sure to check out the rest of what the DT has created.  😀

These two cards were fun and quick to make – sometimes those are the best.  I grabbed the paper choices before coloring then just worked off the papers to select my markers.  I usually add some ribbon but skipped out by using scraps or the reverse side of the decorative paper to create the horizontal interest that I seem to be attached to – it just looks weird if I don’t include that on my cards so I guess you coudl call that my odd quirk for the day!

I used the same colors, papers and even the layout on both projects if you haven’t noticed already.  He he he.  In addition, the background stamps I used are the Chandelier from Stampavie and I still can’t find where the sentiment stamp is from… but somewhere as I’m sure it’s not that old.  LOL

That pretty much wraps this up and I hope you’ve enjoyed the card for today.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great mid-week.  😀

Diane & Cardine

Hello, hello, hello!  I should be in bed getting my beauty sleep for tomorrow’s long drive, however, I couldn’t resit taking a moment to show off some new stamps I added to Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!!  There are 17 new images that will be previewed today and tomorrow plus some very exciting news – head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge & Release Blog to catch up on all the details!

For this project I used Diane from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampabilities; and we’re also showing off more samples using the Park Glen Door Diecut from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I chose to use the screen mesh that comes with the die on this project.  I went crazy with the diecuts and also forced myself to use the blue paper on my desk!

This next project is actually one my daughter made and uses the new fairie, Cadrian, also from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  She was so proud of her creation today and even decorated the inside full of gems, stickers and a sweat little note to Grandma and Grandpa.  😀  Everytime she makes something she always asks if it’s as pretty as mine then she’ll put it up next to may latest creation and compare the two – today, she FINALLY said it was just as cute!!  LOL

So what’s all this exciting news I hinted towards?  Well, I’m excited to say that Paula from Pollycraft will now be drawing images for Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!  Whohoo!!  I selected a few of my favorite characters to start with and tomorrow we’ll be previewing them all – plus there are TWO NEW stamps that you don’t want to miss out on.  😀  I made a card with one of the new ones and will show it off tomorow.  Until, hope you have a great day!


I’ve got some Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration for you today and the design team has gone all out with their creativity too so make sure you visit the LMM Blog and check them out. 😀 Also, you’ll want to make sure you come back on Valentines day because there *might* be another freebie! Oops, did I say that out loud? LOL

I’ve made two tags today so if you want to see the other one scroll down a post or click HERE.

For my project I’ve used Caroline from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I drew up this little cutie which was directly inspired by my own daughter. One day while shopping she spotted this sock monkey hat in the store and wanted to try it on. Apparently someone else didn’t want it because we found it in the electronics section all alone. LOL It was large a large size – probably a one-size-fits-all but to my 4-year-old it seemed like an XL. We also carry things around the store in a similar fashion – hay, anything to keep the kids happy while shopping, right?! Well, little did I know that this particular item would be permanently attached! We ended up getting it – after all, winter was *was* approaching so I could justify it. The funny thing is, she wore it the whole week and even slept with it on! 😀 It wasn’t long before this trendy new idea caught on and we had to go back to find hats for my other two kids. So now we have a dinosaur and panda hat to add to the collection! LOL

Thanks for stopping by… and for those wondering where my elusive camera was yesterday? Well, it’s embarrassing to say, but I had it right behind my laptop screen – only just 5 inches away from where I was typing!! (I’ll hide my head in shame now.) I knew I would have problems finding it so I hid it from my daughter… which, apparently was a too good of a spot for myself. LOL

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make it Monday Challenge #75 – Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #11 – Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge – Let’s Get Girly
My Time to Crafty Challenge #172 – ‘A’ is for Adorable
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

Cupid Ridley

I have something fun for today… I’m the Guest Designer for Quirky Craft’s Challenges #4 this week! Remember the Miss Anya Dressy I made a while back? Yep, that was the winner. So now I get to briefly join in with the team today and bring you this card using Cupid Ridley, from the sponsor Digital Delights.

The challenge theme is “Recycled Romance: use something in your creation that would normally be thrown away and not designed for crafting plus combine it with a Valentines theme.” On my card I used a broken zipper, a used cake-plate doily (shhh… I had to grab a fresh clean one to use! he he), and finally a gold foil candy wrapper (which really was from the trash can, go figure!).

DT Challenge: Quirky Craft’s Challenges #4 (recycle)

Challenge: A Spoon Full of Sugar – Challenge #138 (love)

Challenge: Everybody Art – Challenge #128 (Valentine)

Challenge: Scrap-Creations Challenge #8 (animal antics)

Main Stamp:
Cupid Ridley (Digital Delights)

Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers (DCWV)

Copic Colors:

-raccoon: T0, T2, T4, T6, T8, W10

-other: 0, B000, R32, R35, R37, R39, E42, E43, E44

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S.S. Hoppity

Welcome to the first challenge of the year at Lollipop Crafts! Today we have a fun sketch for you and I used our sponsor’s image S.S. Hoppity by Robyn’s Fetish. I’m seriously lacking in guy cards but I’m not sure this one qualifies with the stitching and cute rabbit but it will have to do! 😀

One thing I try to do is keep it simple without over embellishing the cards – although that is hard to do sometimes. On this card, I used a decorative bottle cap but needed something to put in it. After hopelessly searching my stash for a suitable trinket, I ended up drawing a fish instead.

DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #22 (Sketch)
Challenge: Moving Along with the Times – Challenge #81 (Dreams – gonna catch that fish!)
Challenge: Crafty Ann’s – Challenge #32 (New die, stamp and fish, old paper and twill)
Challenge: Stamping For the Weekend – Challenge #1 for 2011 (New stamp and Blue paper, water)
Challenge: Totally Papercrafts – Challenge #49 (Birthday) Challenge: AiFactory Challenge #64 (Anything Goes) Main Stamp: S.S. Hoppity (Robyn’s Fetish)
Patterned Paper: Vintage (Creative Memories)
Metal Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Baroque
Copic Colors:
-rabbit: E41, E42, E43, E44
-clothes: E08, E18, E19, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, Y23, Y26, W0, W1

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Peppermint Patti

The challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts is to make gift tags and what better time to do it. This is one that I made using Peppermint Patti from Fairy Knoll for a Christmas gift. I removed her fairy wings and colored her up in the traditional reds and greens of the season.

DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #20

Main Stamp: [altered images of] Peppermint Patti (Fairy Knoll)

Copic Colors:

-skin/hair: E00, E11, E13, R22, E25, E29

-other: G20, G21, G24, G28, R22, R24, R29, R89

Did you know? Peppermint is the oldest and most popular flavor of mint-flavored confectionery. The plant is a hybrid mint, a cross between the watermint and spearmint, is widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world. Peppermint has a long tradition of medicinal use, with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago. It is said that the aroma of peppermint has been found to enhance memory.


Tori & Adam

I made this card using both Tori and Adam from Simply Betty Stamps for the 4th Day of Christmas Challenge. The challenge is to create a card or project based on the theme “Sugar & Spice and everything Scary!” I used Lonely Tree in the background and added snowflakes to look like the first snowfall of the year. The scary part is knowing your little daughter is growing up!

Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps – 12 Days of Christmas
Main Stamp: Kat Mandu and Friends Tori & Adam (SBS) and Lonely Tree (My Grafico)
Patterned Paper: The Christmas Combo (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
– backdrop: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, BG93, BG96, BG99, W6, W8
-her: E00, E11, R20, R21, R22, E08, E19, B95, B99
-him: E00, E11, R20, R21, R22, E55, E59
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, T2, C3, C5, YR12, YR14, W6, W8, YR20, YR23, G21, G24, G28, G29
-other: C1, C3, C5, R24, R29, YR12, YR14, YR21

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On the 4th Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me… the first snow.