Monday rolls around once again.... Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! mine was busy as usual, crafting, family time, more crafting and house chores... i'm drained! but you know that won't stop me.... =D
new challenge over at Lollipop Crafts! but before we get into details about that, don't forget my GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow at midnight.... take the link above to see how you can enter for a chance to win a FREE MY MEMORIES SUITE SOFTWARE PROGRAM!!
ok, the deets... Challenge #48 is Eyelets and Brads... we want to see these embellies on your creations, either one of them OR both... we are definitely sure you have many eyelets and brads stashed somewhere screaming to come out... hehe... it's time to release them... A Team is hosting the challenge this week so you'll want to head on over and check out what they have to share...
Di's Digi downloads is a very new sponsor to Lollipop Crafts and they have a fabulous prize to give away... you'll definitely want to check out all the CUTE images they have... oooh it's all so CUTE! and get the deets on the prize up for grabs on the LC blog...
i have to say... can you believe Sister Stamps are already getting ready for their 3rd release and i'm STILL working on using the first?! LOL... talk about slow boat! and i still have some from the 2nd release to use too... but yes, i've finally been able to get to using these adorable asian stamps (1st release) on a few more upcoming projects besides this one i'm sharing today...
my creation features Kiyomi (my absolute FAVE from the very 1st release)... Jenny (co-owner of Sister Stamps) did some treat box cards in the beginning of the year that i've been meaning to case for awhile now (Thanks for the inspiration Jenny!!)... well, i've finally been able to try one! yay!! you can check out Jenny's creations here and get the tut for this sassy and sweet treat card box here...ok so back to my card... i learned a few trial and errors making this too... like not making the top so heavy (had to apply a "brad" so the card flap stops opening), LOL and not making the treat window so big... one of Jenny's creation featured Hershey's nuggets, which fits great... i did buy some to put in there but it fell out of the window, so i dug into my stash of snickers... heheh! i used SU!'s square lattice embossing folder to emboss the background and added a strip of washi paper that is matted on a piece of CS punched with the cherry blossoms MS border punch... added brads to the corners and stamped Kiyomi's butterfly a 2nd time for a playful scene... searching for a sentiment i came across TGF's Butterfly Wishes set and thought this sentiment was absolutely the perfect match to this card.... since Kiyomi is trying to catch the butterflies.... =D i tried my hand at black hair coloring again, little better... =D and can't really tell but i added AC metallic gold pen ink on the design of Kiyomi's kimono and the centers of the butterfly wings... the treat box window was cut out with the double ended largest tag... the inside... used eyelets in the corners this time... using the same strip of washi paper as the front but i didn't emboss the background CS this time... used a cutout of labels 4 so you can easily write a note... tadduh! i think it came out not that bad for my first try!! hehehe!
wow! this post became longer than i thought it would... sorry! hehehe! now that you've seen my creation, go on and take a look at the other creations on the LC blog... thanks for coming by and i'll be back soon!
- I'm a mommy to 2 little girls and 1 little boy... married to my HS sweetheart est.2001... I LOVE to craft and meet new friends that enjoy the same things as I do... my life is crazy but I enjoy every second of it! Family is the core of my life and is the reason for my existence... hop aboard my roller coaster and enjoy the ride!