Monday, April 30, 2012

That's Mister Old Fart!

Is this the cutest old fart or what!!  This week at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog is:

Anything Goes!

So I decided to use one of Bugaboo's hilarious images of Gus in his robe smoking a pipe!  I thought why not kill two birds with one stone and also used the "dry embossing" that Catch the Bug asked for this week!'s my guy - the border on top is a Spellbinders that I cut and embossed - well, the bottom is the negative from that cut!  I love using all the pieces - the blingy flourishes are from Sizzix - Thanks so much for popping in today and Hey - don't forget - It's Anything Goes at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog!  So join in!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Our Topic this week is at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog is:

(we would like to see some sort of distressing on your cards)

Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.
Our Prize this week is

Now -- here's my card!  Isn't this kitty way too cool!!

Now come join us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Baby!!

This week at Lollipop Crafts is gonna be a good one!!  

It's Baby baby week!  

Now this week should be a fun one!  I decided to fussy cut this Robyn's Fetish image and use a simple layout!  I so love this Tim Holtz clock die and the simple Stampin up Sentiment!  

Our ever so generous sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish!  Now go check out the mojo going on at Lollipop Crafts and pop into Robyn's place and check out her images!  They are awesome!! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Don't go in the water - LOL!!

Wowee- what fun, eh??  This is the new challenge at Patties Creations Challenge!!!

Stop on over to Pattie's ETSY Shop and have a look at her many images.
The challenge starts now and ends Thursday, May 3rd at 1PM CST (Central Standard Time).
So let's have a look at our DT and their creations! You can check their details by clicking on their names and leave some Luv at their blogs.

Here is your Photo Inspiration:

I do hope you'll stop by Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog and I hope you've enjoyed my interpretation of the challenge  - now - go have fun!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Hello everyone! We at Lollipop Crafts are excited to bring you a brand new sponsor! This week we are happy to introduce Kitty Bee Designs

Here is some info on this great new sponsor:

"Kitty Bee Designs" is proud to render its original artwork of whimsically cute characters with seasonal themes, that you can't help but fall in love with. Being born and raised in the most beautiful place in the world, Hawaii has so much to offer. Being known as the 'melting pot of the Pacific', Hawaii is a proud host of the many cultures and traditions all in one place. Kitty Bee Designs is slowly introducing our island favorites to the national main stream, sharing a little bit of Hawaii. An artist at heart, and a familiar fixture at local craft fairs, there is never a slow moment in the studio. With a wonderful family with three teens and three kitties, there is never a dull moment."

For this week's challenge Kitty Bee has graciously donated a prize for TWO winners!!
One winner will win 3 Clear stamps of choice (choose from pups, penguins, cats and rabbits (singles)) and One winner will win 3 Digis of choice.
What a great prize and with our theme of SPRING there is no reason not to enter!!
Here are some great projects using some more of Kitty Bee images

Yellow and....

Well, not your conventional combination but I'm loving it!

Crafty Creations Challenge Blog is having another challenge - 

Yellow and.......

You pick what the and.... is - well, I chose - colors yellow and pink - you could pick - glitter, embossing, etc.  This is one of the new images from Tickled Pink Stamps - isn't she just the cutest??  I used this frame with the flowers colored yellow and the fence just inked - the corner embellishment is from my cricut and the semtiment is cut with a Stampin up label pucnh!!  I do hope you enjoy her and I hope you join us at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog and...

BERNIE is our sweet SPONSOR this week, with a fabulous prize for the winner! Thank you B!! 
 Now, come join us and check out what the team has conjured up by clicking on the hyperlink below!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Whimsy - Bring on the Punches and Dies!!

It's today It's today!!  It's time for:


Ok - as all of you know -- I'm all about the PUNCHES and DIES!!

Really now - this week at Whimsy Stamps Challenge blog it's all about punches and dies!  So I decided to use one of Kathy's images - isn't this guy too cute?  You can find him here in the Whimsy Stamps Store!  Anyway, I used my EK Success punch on the border (clearance at Joanns - Woo Hoo!) and my Stampin Up punches! Oh!!  I almost forgot - I paperpieced my image!!  Too fun, eh?  I wanted a textured look on the mailbox!  

So, come on and play with us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!  But first go check out what the design team has going on - I truly believe it will inspire you to PLAY!! 

Then.....come play with us!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fishin' You a Great Birthday

Well, I decided to post this card that I made using one of Just Some Lines adorable images! 
I just love this little guy - he's called boy fishes.  He is way too cute

I used a negative from another cut and cut him with the next smaller nestability.  Cuttlebugged the base, a ribbon and Voila!  Done!  Simple but I'm so into simple lately and I always need male cards!

Thanks for popping in and check out the store and/or the image I used by clicking on the store button on the side or the hyperlink above!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dancing in the rain....

I cut out the rainbows some time ago and I finally am using a couple of them this week!  i thought this was perfect for this challenge!  I used the little "Canary Love".  I think she is too cute!!!  It's all about the rainbows after the rain and the flowers!  I made this an easel card!  Anyway, thanks for popping in!!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Just a simple quick post - but loving this Bugaboo image (BCFence 2) - this little cowboy is kickin' it!!  What a great male card, eh??  Simple but fun!!  Gotta' run to work - TTYL!!!


Today is all about the diamonds at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge!  I decided to use the bling but in a more subtle way - check out this girls cross necklace and the boot lacetops!  So...loving her!  I used an EK Success punch to break up the simple background along with an "outside the box" technique on the image and Bam!!  Too fun and a great birthday card for a male friend!!  Thanks for popping and join in - I always love a good competition!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Just a note

Just a hint of spring - LOL!!  Well, maybe a little more than a hint!  I thought this was a fun card to make !  I went a little looney with colors but I definitely think this is "springy" and bright!  The challenge this month at Some Odd Girl challenge Blog is Spring with a bit of inspiration - I kinda' used the inspiration but wanted something very springy!  Join in the fun at Some Odd Girl Challenge and check out the Some Odd Girl's new images/stamps!  I know I'm going to pick some up this week!!

Flower Power

Crafty Creations Challenge this week -

 Flower Power.  

We are proudly sponsored once again by Whiff of Joy!
Check out their new releases, the new Henry Mouse Collection is too adorable!

So this week we want to see some Flower Power!  Let's see what you can pick from your garden of crafting goodies!  Now on to the Design Team for some Powerful! inspiration - you can find them here at the Crafty Creations Challenge website

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Shopping Therapy

Our Topic this week at Whimsy Stamps Challenge is

Easel Cards R Easy
(Create an Easel card)

Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.

Our Prize this week is

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Super Star!!

I decided since I didn't get this ready for the start of our challenge - I figured - I'd remind you of our

Stars and Moons challenge

I used a special cut box from Shape EZ at Whimsy Stamps for the box and the image is from our ever so fabulous jehanne and JSL!  Is she the cutest little girl with her present!!  She is called Jessi Gift and she can be found at the store - here

Now don't forget to join us here - just scroll down and you'll see the challenge - it's 2 weeks long and you have another 10 days to join in!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Fishin'

Ok - I'm not sure how Easter this really is - but I put in a couple of eggs so that makes it EASTER!!!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!  

This week at Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog - Challenge #75 is Easter Monday!!  So...i just love this image from Elisabeth Bell - she's way too cute!  a friend gave me the stamped image and i modified it a bit!  I so hope you like this card and I hope you decide to join us here at Lollipop Crafts - in the meantime - go check out what the team has come up with - it's way too fun!!  and remember - you only have a week to join in !!  Don't delay!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring is in the air!

I hope you all have a simply marvelous Easter!  I know I plan on having a great day!  Today "should" be different in many ways than the last couple of years - hope all goes well and the Lord smiles down on me and blesses me and my family!  We decorated eggs last night and it was fun just being together!  Let's hope this continues!  I hope yours is blessed and joyous!!  

By the way - this is a Just Some Lines bunny stamp - he's way too cute for words but stuck a spring sentiment in there anyway!!  Have fun this holiday and remember what it is about!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Well, I used a double image - I fussy cut one and one I printed right on the background paper!  It makes it easier to fussy cut when you don't have to cut out the itty bitty stuff - like the end of the curls!  Anyway, I colored her - glued her down and used a simple sentiment!  I love the way it came out!  i too hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for coming by and checking out my card / work! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Wishes

This is another two week challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!!  I decided to use the Noah's Ark image from Pattie's store  It is way too cute and so fun to color!  So....I think you can guess what the challenge this time is:

Easter is this Sunday and promises to be fun fun fun!!  i hope your enjoy your day with your family but before you get started on the eggs - get your card done!  Time will slip away from you - and we want you to play with us!!  So...come check out what the girls have come up with and play!!! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Bunny's Gone Techno!

Okay - the gals at Crafty Creations Challenge Blog have done it again!!  This week it's all about 

Spring Greens!

Ok - for me it was the green in the grass - I used this freebie from Digital Delights last year's Easter season and the sentiment which is a current freebie!  They are our sponsor and thought it would be fun to use their images!  They have some great stuff!!  Come play with us and you could win some fabulous Digital Delights images!  Don't wait the week will fly by and then it's too late!  Now go on over to the Challenge site and check out what the design team has come up with - it'll definitely get you going!!  and JOIN IN!!! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

bundle of joy

Alrighty then!!  It's time for another challenge at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!  and this week is:


Use a ribbon on your project!  I just love this little raggedy anns Stamp Art Design by Kathryn at Whimsy Stamps.Com

I chose to use only one ribbon for the bow - the background is DCWV and plain pink cuttlebugged (the green is a scrap piece that I cut out leaves from my Stampin up punch - it left this negative so I put a darker piece of green behind it) - loved it!

Well, now come join us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog!!  You could be the winner of 5 wonderful images of your choice!  Don't wait - joint us today!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

A little Pick up

Too fun!!  This week at Lollipop Craft Challenge Blog we are challenging you to Leave off the Embellishments!  That's right -- 

No Embellishments

This week our ever so generous sponsor is Meljens Designs

I used their pick up truck with a sentiments from my Cricut!  Too fun!  I love combining my images with my cricut cuts!  Now, come on - show us what you've got and remember to join in and Lollipop Crafts Challenge Blog and 

Leave off those embellishments!~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's April!!

Well, it's that time again!!  Whimsy Stamps is releasing some new images!  Isn't this little one too cute!!
She is an image from Crissy and can be found at the Whimsy Stamps Store.  This challenge will run for one week and we would love to see your creations!  Don't wait too long - our hop will end on Sunday April 8th at Noon EST.  Now, check out the hop and remember - you're next stop is Evi.  If you lose your way - check out the order below!  and remember - leave a comment on my post - 2 blog comments will be chosen for a Digi of their Choice - so leave the team some love and maybe this will be your lucky week!!  Oh - wait - the grand prize will be 5 images of your choice !!  So, leave the love baby and we will love ya' back!

Now - here's the order!

WhimsyInspirations Blog

Alissa Wells
Kim Bell
Sarah McLaughlin 
Juelmarie Morgan (that's me)
Evi De Herdt
Charlene Brown