Monday, February 28, 2011

It's beginning to look like SPRING!

well, Spring will be here soon enough! Happy Monday friends!! Thank you so much for bearing with me while i've been down, out and sick these past weeks... i am feeling much better!! better enough to get back to crafting, blogging, emailing and the works... =D

this week at Lollipop Crafts, Lollipop Girl Tammy is hosting Challenge #28 - Think Spring! use spring colors and/or a spring themed image on your creation and come and play with us!! there is a fabulous surprise prize and you have to check out this week's challenge post to find out who it is!! and hey, while you're there, why not check out what the Lollipop Girls have in store for you today and show them some love!!!

i absolutely LOVE spring!! lots of great things to look forward to in the spring time!! many celebrations too... when i think of spring, i think of girls' day, Easter, mother's day, my wedding anniversary and of course my bday (which i'm not looking forward to cause it makes me old, LOL)... and i just love the bright colors that represent that spring is here and the blossoming of flowers... it's really a wonderful season to be in... so today, my creations are based on bold spring colors with Easter and Mother's day celebrations in mind... take a look!

i once again turned to my old faithful french fry box die and added a new twist... after cutting out the templates, i embossed the sides and front of the box using my swiss dots embossing folder... took out my spring colored papers and added a strip to the front... then after going through the many dies i haven't used in a while or haven't used at all, i found this layering flowers die tucked away... cie-cut some of those completed with a brad middle and popped it onto the strip... for an Easter theme i used this bunny with the Happy Easter around it by Studio G and punched it into circles and layered it with the scallop nestie... these are ready to be filled with treats and given away! in fact, i'll have some of these at the next craft fair event i'm participating in...

so what do you think of when you think of Spring?? be sure to come and share your creations with us at Lollipop Crafts! We would LOVE to have you participate in this week's challenge!

thanks for stopping by today! be back soon!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

March Secret Sister Swap

Time for sign ups for March's Secret Sister Swap!

Previous players leave a comment here if you want to play this month, i have your info...  New players, please email me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com with the following info:  Name, Address, and blog URL...  Sign ups end on March 1st so hurry now and get in on the fun!

Here's a little recap of how it all works!

1. You can swap anything you think is appropriate. Such as cards, 3d projects, gift tags, altered items, etc. You are not restricted to just a card for each swap... for example, you can do a card this month and gift tags next month, etc... be creative and use your talents! Many of you do not limit yourself to cards, there are some that do awesome jewelry, altered items and so on, so this is the swap to make something special and surprise someone...

2. I kindly ask that you please send out your swaps before month's end. If you can't send it by the end of the month, please let me know so i can inform your partner.

3. The most important of all, HAVE FUN! We all love surprises!!!

Hope you'll come and play along!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Black and White with a POP!

Happy Monday and a Happy President's Day to all of you... Time for another FUN challenge at Lollipop Crafts!

Lollipop Girl Alanna is hosting this week with Challenge #27 - Black and White with a POP of color... yep, black and white PLUS one other color!! Fun right?!?

We are sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish... Cute digital images for all occasions... read up about the challenge and sponsor over at Lollipop Crafts!

I apologize for not having a creation for today's challenge!!! =( been sick all week and had no energy to craft much... stayed up late friday night packing craft stuff and last minute things for the Whale Day celebration on Saturday, which being sick i wasn't really into it, but we paid for the space and didn't want to loose out, so i suffered... my lil' man is almost a 100% better, but now it's mommy's turn to get better... dealing with a very sore throat and an ear infection, yah, had to take a rain check on crafting... felt a little better today and thought i could atleast try and attempt to get something done, but then my eldest girl twisted/sprained her ankle riding her scooter... no fun at all... story of my life... LOL...

Please check out what my Lollipop Sisters have created for you this week on the LC blog and come and play along with us... all the details you need is there...

alrighty then! gonna rest it up again... hope i feel a little better tomorrow, i so need to go craft shopping! LOL... toodles friends!! be back SOON!!! =D

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TOTE-ly giving!

Okay, back again to share some more crafties that i was suppose to share last week... i'm still down with the sickies and have been told i'll probably be sick for another week along with the hubby and lil' man... wish i had a magic wand to zap this away... been trying to craft here and there when i feel up to it, but not much progress has been made... i've went as far as try to clear up my desk... LOL... so guess not much at all right!

anyway, quick post and then back to some down time with the TV... made these cute totes for the craft fair also... i've received a few as RAKs from some talented ladies the past year and always wanted to try and make a few myself... of course playing with dimensions is always the work load of it, but i love the way these turned out... not as nearly nice as the ones i received but a simpler version... haha!
and YES, i used some scraps on these too! Love it when i can use up the pile... although it seems to be growing again and i'm not sure how... LOL... these totes are fabulous for gift giving... like i was telling some peeps, it can fit lots of goodies inside... gift cards, yummies, little knick-knacks, even my post it holders... hehe! i tried to match some of these totes to the other things i had for any easy gift "bag" to give away... but i think i only sold 2...

okay peeps... time to couch it again.... can someone please make the ceiling stop spinning?!?! LOL... until i post again.... TAKE CARE!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Copics... copics... copics...


Monday has rolled in once again! Darn it, why can't i keep track of time?!? seems like it was just Monday, LOL! the weekend was wasteful, being sick is the reason... and no matter how much i tried to stay in bed, i just couldn't not participate this week with Lollipop Crafts!

Challenge #26 - FAVORITE COLORING MEDIUM is hosted by non-other than my GF Kim! We all have favorite coloring mediums, whether it be copics, pencils, watercolor, etc. So this week use your fave and join us at Lollipop Crafts!

We are sponsored by JLJ Designs this week and Jennifer has some CUTE images available for purchase. She is also giving away a wonderful prize so be sure to head to Lollipop Crafts and pick up all the details....
My FAVE coloring medium is COPICS! haven't mastered the different techniques in using them though... i'm still working on blending, which i'm getting a little better at, but i'm still no pro, yet i just LOVE coloring with them.... might have to look at taking a class on how to use them, hehe!

and today i have a showing on just that! Fleur Anya from TGF is colored using copics... a little blending on the image but not too much... my head is still a little stuffy so i didn't really want to get extremely detailed on a creation, i thought this was really simple and lovely to do... it's an easy peasy notepad cover... notepad is a little bigger than the ones in my previous post...

i just found out we got a spot at a whale day event this weekend and so now i'm trying to put a few things together... i like these notepads and i think i'll be making a few more.... OMG, can i do all nighters again with this cold?!?! probably not, i'll just do what i can... =D

don't forget to show the other Lollipop Girls some love too! their links are on my sidebar and you can also check them out on the Lollipop Crafts blog... it's another round of their fabulous creations!

well, have a fantastic and beautiful Monday and Valentine's Day and i'll be back shortly (as in maybe tomorrow)! Hugs!!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Alright... i know i said i had a lot to share... i still do.... but i've been MIA once again in hopes that i can get rid of this cold/sickness... this time around, it's got me not wanting to craft at all... i sit at my desk and my head just stays stuffy... usually i could do little things, but nope, can't even do that... so for the time being, i'm going to lay low (in other words lay in bed) and try and get better... once i'm feeling better i'll share the rest of the things i've been holding on to... =/

Dear Mr. Cold....

Please go away! I've tried everything to get rid of you but you're just SO stubborn and annoying if i may add. You make the day drag, food tasteless, sleeping uncomfortable and my mood irritable. Medicines won't cure you, vicks and cough drops do nothing, what will it take to just send you away?

Dear Ms. Sick and Irritable...

Too bad! Just deal with it!

Mr. Cold

Haha!!! Gottah atleast have a sense of humor when sick!! LOL... Take care, try not to catch what's been going around and i'll be back soon! miss you all!! =D

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Oh jus' CLIP it!

Hellllo Tuesday!!! ok, yah i'm a little "late" into the night to be posting, but hey, please give me some slack as i'm a bit under the weather... so much for pre-posting huh! i really did mean to post this earlier but chose to stay in bed..... stuffy head, congestion, cough, blah! the wonders of being sick! Thanks for all the get well wishes too!! really puts a smile on my facey....
see ---> =D

alright, so i have a few more sharings for you and today is all about CLIPS!! best thing about doing these clips, you can use up those scraps... even the itty bitty ones....
that's exactly what i did here... these are the really small binder clips... i had some medium ones too but failed to photograph them (don't know how i missed it)... again making these didn't dent my pile but i made good use of the smaller scraps... and i was really surprised i sold some of these at the keiki karnival... guess i'm not the only one that likes to "color" my office supplies... LOL
here's some jumbo paper clips that i also used scrap on.... one side is just a punch out of scrap and on the other i used my MS layering daisy punch and added a rhinestone to the middle... not much of these sold but i did sell some...

all in all doing the keiki karnival was a great experience... it wasn't a full blown craft fair but we met some awesome vendors/crafters and made some contacts for future events... not bad at my first attempt... so this week and hopefully next, i'll be laying low on the crafting and catching up on those zs, cause we already got a space for another event next month, which means i'll be back to crafting full blown again! well, unless i start prepping now... haha!!

Thanks for coming by today and checking out my creations... be back tomorrow for more sharings.... Smile!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Anything but a card at Lollipop Crafts!

Hiya Friends!! Oh my how fast the weekend has gone by.... it was a super super busy one for me... and i'm liking the fact i don't have to do any late nighters this week... i need sleep!! LOL, and hopefully i'll get some this week! i have a lot of catching up to do on that... =D

So yes, the weekend or last week in general, has been super busy with sleepless nights and then finally doing the Keiki Karnival... but i'll rant about that tomorrow... today's posting is all about the new challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts!!! Yep, and it's hosted by ME!!! Challenge #25 - Anything but a card!

our wonderful sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs and another great prize is being awarded... head on over to Lollipop Crafts and check out the DEBUT creations for this challenge from the DT2 Lollipop Girls!! oh and it's an amazing and SWEET showcase of creativity!! be warned, you'll be on a sugar rush!!

here's my creation this week!

so i'm still learning how to use my Cinch and i figured, why not try it for this week's challenge... so, with that thought, i created this notepad.... i think out of all the Meljen's images, "Tutu Sweet" is by far, my most FAVE!! Of course she is, i always use her... hehe! she's just, well, Tutu Sweet! very versatile and you can color her up to match any paper you want to use... so for my notepad, i used this hearts in rainbow colors paper and colored her up in rainbow colors... the sentiment is from Dandelion Designs and i couldn't resist adding some rhinestones, in hearts shapes too...

ok, this week i have a lot to share... maybe some pre-posting will help me out... haha, yah right! before i head off, i just want to wish a very sweet and loving blog sister a SUPER SWEET and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! as she celebrates her birhdhay today!!! You know who you are!! and hey, if you know who it is too, then please hop on her blog and wish her a FABULOUS day!!

Thanks for checking out my blog today!!! hope this inspires you to think outside the "card" and join us... all the 411 you need on how to play with us this week can be found on the Lollipop Crafts blog! Ciao for now!!! Hugs!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Simple Notepads...

Ah-HA! 3 days in a row for posting... i'm so on a roll!! LOL... but then i'll probably break again for the weekend, since today is the 1st day of the Keiki Karnival... we'll be busy stuffing our faces, playing games, watching good entertainment and hopefully selling some of our things! awesomely our booth is right next to the soda booth... caffeine fix... hehe!

a fabulous challenge is happening over at All That Scraps and well, i decided to play along this week... Anything goes is the theme and i do believe this project fits right into the catergory... so here it is...

and yes, i've used scraps on this notepad cover too! i used Laying Nora from the Swiss Pixies line by CC Designs and paired it with the senitment from TGF's Butterfly Wishes set... you can get both sets from ATS... i really like this one...

since i was on a roll with creating this one, i decided to do another... and that's this one using Country Girl, also a CC Design... a sweet stamp i got from my blogging sister Michelle for Christmas! Thank you Michelle! she was perfect to pair with some yummy candy paper from DCWV...

sad to say i've only made 2 of these... didn't get a chance to pick up more notepads until last night and well, my desk looks like this right now....

might not have time to put more together, so we'll see... oh and my desk is considered a "clean" craft night... hahaha!

time to say toodles and get some sleep... i didn't know it was waaaaaaaay past my time limit... i'm weighing in my head "finish up now" or "finish up after some sleep"??? hmmm, i think i'll finish up after some sleep! good choice right?! hehe

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Bunny!

Hey there!! i'm back again!! a little late in posting this AM, but so worth it! today i'm extremely excited to be sharing something really special!! We had a surprise sponsor this week at Lollipop Crafts and i'm happy to announce that sponsor is LITTLE MISS MUFFET DESIGNS!!!! Guess who the owner is????? oh, i'll just tell you!! None other than Lollipop Girl on DT1..... BARBARA! Congrats Barbara on opening your own store!! So very, very HAPPY for you!!! Here's to your success!!! and many more...
Here's a little bit about her company:

"Little Miss Muffet Designs is the newest digital stamp source on the web created by Barbara from Forgotten Scraps. This little shoppe was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It was opened with a bit of luck and loads of encouragement from friends and fellow bloggers around the world. Challenges and inspiration can be found on my personal blog at Forgotten Scraps and the 2nd challenge opened this week! Digital stamps, handmade cards & crafts and more can be found in the store... and who know what I'll add along the way. I hope you join me in this new endeavor so come on over and join as a Follower and watch it grow!"

awesome huh! help us spread the news about this growing company and send a few "best" wishes to Barbara when you get a chance!!

the most exciting part of all of this is being able to participate and share some cutesy images she has to offer... the Lollipop Girls, old and new, were given the chance to play with her images on a SPECIAL spotlight today at Lollipop Crafts! head over there right now and check out what the DT has done for you... you don't want to miss the MONSTER-LY CUTENESS!

i chose to use Birthday Bunny!! isn't he/she just adorable?! the image is very versatile, birthdays, baby showers, get wells... well, just about anything! i did a neutral take on this birthday card... boy or girl, the image itself will bring many smiles, and lots of birthday wishes too!

alrighty folks, be sure to check out the other images being previewed today at LC! i'm heading back into the craft room... ooooh, the pressure is on... 2 more late nights to go and an extra if i have to make more to sell on saturday!!! could someone send me a pillow for my desk and an alarm clock?! LOL... Have a good one peeps!! Be back here soon!

**i should get a bonus for posting 2 days in a row!! haha! could i get a white chocolate mocha frap with cinnamon on top of the whip if i post a 3rd??? hehe! jus' kiddin'!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Post-it! Literally!

Good Morning to yah peeps!! techniquely it should be good night since i haven't slept yet.. LOL... oh well! anywho, Happy Wednesday!! day or night... =D

caffeine has been my "bestest" friend this week... naps have been second... counting right now, i have 3 more days of sleepless nights... okay, okay, i do get about 4 hours of sleep and an hour or 2, nap during the day... after this weekend it should be back to my regular schedule which i have penned in "SLEEP!" LOL...

so i'm savoring the fact that i've finally taken some pictures of my completed projects, but i'm not going to share them all at once... my blog is in need of some love of regular postings so i'll share a project every day or so... today i have post-its to share...

i am extremely happy to say that i've been using alot from my scrap pile for most of my projects... with an exception for the bigger projects... majority of these post-it holders have scrap on them, with some that i couldn't resist using a certain paper... excuse the glare please, they are packed and ready to be sold... but even with using the scrap pile, i still can't see the bottom of the container... ugh, i feel so wasteful... hehe!

my aunt wanted to buy me the memo sizzix die to do this, but i told her i could come up with something like it, it's all about playing with size... couldn't see paying $45 for something easy to figure out... and i'm happy with the way it came out... lots of paper and cutting and putting together, but some came out really cute! made about 25 so it's first come, first get it, cause i don't think i'll be making more to sell... LOL...

okie dokie, time is real precious this week... if i could add another 12 hours in a day, i would, no questions asked.... but i think i should be heading back into the craft room to finish up what's on the desk and maybe (hopefully) get some shut eye!

Thanks for visiting with me today!! I appreciate you all stopping by and dropping a few words on my comments, even if i've been so bad keeping up with my blog!! Laters...