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Autumn Blessings

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have a new card for you for Delightful Thursdays!   Make sure you head over to the Digital Delights blog to check out what the DT has for you today.  Delightful challenges is also having a Giving Thanks challenge this weeks so don’t forget to enter as well.

I used one of Wendy’s colored images for you this week.  It’s the Fall House image which I thought was really pretty.  I then paired it with the fall sentiments.

 

 

 

 

With the image I used some paper from Basic Grey.  I inked it with some Tim Holtz Ranger Ink in spiced marmalade.  I used a border punch as well as a Sizzix flourish die.  The sentiment is cut out with a Stampin up Punch.  I also added some ribbon and bling from my stash as well.  The big leaf is from Walmart.

I hope you like today’s card.

entered into these challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays: Happy Thanksgiving

ribbon Carousel: Fall Spirit (must use a spooled item)

Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes

Paper Playtime: autumn colors

 

 

 

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Lollipop Crafts 2 Year Blogaversary Hop!!

Lollipop Crafts is celebrating 2 years of challenge blogging!!!  Wow, doesn’t feel like it’s been 2 years, but it really has been according to the calendar!  Time surely flies by when you’re having fun!!  We have a special treat for you in honor of our marking.  A BLOG HOP!!!   yep, filled with lots of surprises!  The blog hop runs from today August 1st until August 4th.  So if you don’t have time to check out everyone today, you can come back tomorrow and finish the hop.

If you hopped onto my blog by chance, PLEASE head back to Lollipop Crafts blog and begin your celebrating there.  There’s so much going on you don’t want to miss out on fun and surprises.   You should have reached my blog from Juelmarie’s  blog.

In addition to our celebration and blog hopping fun, we have a SPECIAL challenge just for this celebration too.  Hurry though, this challenge ends on the 4th at Midnight PST as well.  The challenge is CELEBRATION!!  Any celebration that is, birthday, anniversary, new baby, wedding and more!  Link up your celebration creations to InLinkz on the LC blog.

Just so you know, there are hidden prizes around the DT blogs, so don’t miss out on visiting everyone and there are 2 prizes on the LC blog – one for a random hopper who leaves a comment on the LC blog and one for participating in the challenge.

As well, just for this hop we have a fabulous guest designer joining us!  It’s Barbara from Forgotten Scraps!  You are going to meet her at the end of the hop!

So I’ve got a great couple of cards for you for this Celebration!  I am not going to tell you who my sponsor is for it!  I am hoping that you can guess by looking at the image!

Leave me a comment telling me who you think my sponsor is, and after the blog hop I will announce and from all the correct guesses, will randomly pick a name to receive a small batch of goodies from me! :)   I am going to be away until the 13th tending to some important family matters but I will try to post my winner before then and the prize will be mailed out when I get back.

This card represented just a personal celebration! I love shopping and anytime I can have the chance to do so, works for me.  If I have to pick an obscure celebration like National Happiness Happens month (people actually celebrate this) I am all for it. Any excuse to hit the mall!

I created this one with some Basic Grey papers I had used for another project.  The image is colored with copics and my sew easy ink stitcher added a bit of faux stitching.  The sentiment is just printed out from my computer.  Ribbon and bling are from my stash.

 

and card #2

This one is just a fun birthday card.  Who doesn’t love to shop for new stuff with all the gift cards and cash for their birthday! I was working on another project and came across this kit that I had of birthday papers from Hot off the Press.  I had totally forgotten about them.  I am loving the colors so I have started to use them over again.  Again the image is colored with my copics and I have added some big brads, bling and twine from my stash.  The kit came with some word art so I thought it would be fun to add that as well.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! and now it is time for you to hop along.  Your next stop is Mimi who has another great sponsor for you to check out!
When you’re done with the hop, make sure to stop by the LC blog again and say so.  Have Fun!!!

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A Card for Mom

Hello everyone! Welcome to Wednesday and this week’s sponsor spotlight for Lollipop Crafts.

This week Robyn’s Fetish is offering 5 images of choice to the lucky winner.  The challenge this week is Baby Baby, so any baby creations.

The card I have for you however, is a Mother’s Day card.  Using one of Robyn’s images I made this simple little card.  The  lighter DP is from my stash as are the ribbon and the pearls. (The flower DP I got as an extra with an order I placed with GingerSnapScraps). I have been reorganizing and found this big box full of paper that needs to be used up.  The stamp I bought ages ago (like 2 or 3 years ago and am just using it now!) and is from My Sentiment’s Exactly.

Entered into the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions DCC425: Card for a Woman you Love

Little Darlings Challenges: Flowers

Scrapalicious: Flower Power

Oldie but a Goodie: on the farm or in the garden

Make it Monday: anything goes

Squigglefly: Mother’s Day

 

 

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Birthday’s Buttons & Bows

ahhh another challenge day at Poodles Parlour..this is a fun one, it’s the 3B’s birthday, buttons and bows!  I really had some fun with this one…

I used an image that I received eons ago in a swap and colored it with my copics. The DP, brads and button are from my stash.  So is the twine.  I used my scalloped border punch as well.  The ribbon is Savvy N Sassy.

Now head on over to the blog for some more great inspiration and to enter your project for a great prize from this week’s sponsor Crafts For Eternity!

I have entered into the following challenges:

Crafts for Eternity: Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

Celebrate the Occasion: Any occasion

Deep Ocean: Happy Birthday

Simply Create: Use anything older than 6 months (LOL pretty much everything on here is! )

Inspire Me Fridays: Always anything goes

4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Anything goes

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AIF Celebrations Blog Hop!

Welcome to theAifgraphics Celebration blog hop!  We want to introduce you to our new site and all the great fun that you can find there. The hop runs from Friday September 2nd until Sunday September 4th.  The winners will be announced on the new site on September 6th.  Our new site has challenges, tutorials, a gallery, freebies and more.  We are excited to have you participate and join us! Each DT member will showcase a different AIF image, one that is a favorite to work with.  Complete the blog hop and leave a comment on the DT blogs and the new site for a chance to win one of 5 great prizes!  We have digital images, GC to our store and yummy scrapping product to give away!  Here is your blog hop order:
                                Petra: http://pscreations-sa.blogspot.com/
                                Ika:    http://www.createdbyika.blogspot.com/
                                Shelley:  http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/
                                Tammy http://tampatha.wordpress.com
                                Anne:     http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com/
                                Aifgraphics site: http://www.aifgraphics.com/blog/
Make sure that you leave a comment on each DT blog as one of the 5 prizes will be a random winner from one of the blogs.  Even the DT members don’t know which one it will be! Once you have completed the hop, leave us a comment on the new site letting us know what you think of the new site and anything you might like to see in the future, images, tutorials etc.
This is one of my favorite images to use.  It’s an older  one and honestly I am not even sure that you can get it anymore in the store, (but who knows it could turn up as a freebie posted by me;) ).
I wanted a simple thank you card.  Now normally I am not a pink person, but I wanted to use some pink scraps I had found and so I decided to give it a whirl.
Almost everything on this card is from my stash.  I did emboss the one panel using my hearts Cuttlebug folder.  The ribbon is SavvynSassy.  I just colored the image with my copics, did a bit of a doodle border and the added a bit of bling in the corners.   The stamped sentiment was sent to me in a swap.   (I apologize for the bad picture..)
I’ve entered into the following challenges:
Charizma Cards: Anything goes
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge Blog: Embossing
Fab’n’Funky Challenges: Embossing
Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious: Rocked up Pink (use mostly pink)
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
I also wanted to share with you just for fun, some other older AIF projects that I did with the same image
and this one
Enjoy! and don’t forget to hop!
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New DT debut

Soooo.. I am proud to say that I am one of the new DT members at The Poodles Parlour and this week is my debut.  Our challenge this week is any anything goes. Who doesn’t love that!  Make sure you visit the blog to find out all the challenge details, prizes and to link up your project as well.

I love the card that I did this week.  Jacqui’s images are awesome and so easy to work with.  I decided to make a simple masculine birthday card.

I used scraps of course!  Colored the image with my copics.  The twine is from Whisper Graphics (from my win) and attached with my crop-a-dile. Man I had to blow the dust off of that! I can’t remember the last time I used it.   the little charm I have again had forever.  Like I said, really simple but I love it.

 

 

 

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Color Me Green

Good day everyone!  It’s Monday so a new Lollipop Crafts challenge for you this week.  I am hosting and my theme this week is Monochromatic! I love the look of varying shades of the same color.  Mine of course is green. It has to be green.

This week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Designs. 

Really cute images! We’ll have more on them on Thursday for our Sponsor Spotlight.

Here is my card this week.

I colored the image using my copics.  The DP is just some scraps that I had.  I used a bit of a border punch, a flower (to which I added some glitter), a button, some ribbon (Savvy n Sassy) and a ticket that was originally beige and I just inked it green.   I cut the leaf out using my cricut. A little paper piercing and distressing to add some texture and voila!  I hope you  like it

Don’t forget to head over to the blog and enter for your chance to win.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

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Taking a PaperCrafting Journey

As their guest DT for August!  I am very excited to be joining the Paper Crafting Journey team for a couple of challenges this month.  This week it is a photo inspiration challenge using this photo from the ceiling at the Bellagio (I have seen this..gorgeous).  All the details and a link to play can be found on their blog here

The sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou who is offering 3 images to the winner.  A great prize!

Here is my card for this challenge

I finally broke open my Echo Park Summer days  6×6 paper pack  for this I just love the patterns and colors.  They really do scream summer! I colored the image using my copics, added some ribbon from my stash and  buttons and baker’s twine (from Whisker Graphics).  The thickers were white but I just colored them with my ink pad to fit better for the card.  I hope you like it!

I’ve entered into the following challenges…

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes in August

Dutch Dare Challenge: For the kids

Hanna and Friends: Dots or Stripes

Sassy Studio Designs: Use a sentiment on the front

Cooking it Up with Katie: Your New Favorite Old Thing (old ribbon, new EP paper, favorite technique is coloring white thickers to match my projects)

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Kelley’s Kids Challenges: Anything Goes

Paper Variety: Circles

Truly Scrumptious: Buttons and Bows

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Sizzling Summer

Crazy Amigo: Anything Goes

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Buttons or Bows

Sweet Stamps Blog: Hot time in the city

 

 

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Lollipop Crafts Sponsor Spotlight

Today we are spotlighting Sassy Cheryl’s who is our sponsor for this month’s anything goes challenge! Make sure you check out her site and all those awesome digis.   A big thank you for sponsoring this month!

I hope that you will stop by the Lollipop blog to see some more DT inspiration and to find out more details on our challenge this month.

Here’s my spotlight card this week…

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It’s Magical

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!  It’s Monday so I have another challenge for you as the Guest Designer over at Craft Your PassionThis week the theme is ‘It’s Magical’.  So we would like to see your creations of magical things, fairies, dragons, cupids, angels, anything that has a magical aspect to it!  All of the challenge details, including the link for your project and prize information can be found here.

For my card, I was given an image from CocoDingo.

The image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of stickles to the wings for some texture and sparkle.  the DP is from my stash and I added a bit of paper punching to it.  The rikrak is SavvynSassy.  The jute is from the $$ store and the button I received as part of a swap.  I finished the sentiment with some tiny type letters.  I hope you like this and don’t forget to enter your own card/project into the CYP challenge.

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: I used Copics, Paper Piercing, digital stamp, color (blue brown & green)

Come & Get it Color Challenge: Green, Brown & Blue

Here Come the Boys: Myth & Magic

Sentimental Sundays: Father’s Day or Masculine

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Dad’s or Grads

Crazy For Challenges: Masculine

Little Claires: Cards for Men

Secret Crafter: a Male Card

Fussy and Fancy: Man Cards

Mami Doodles: Card for a Man/Boy

Wags N Whiskers: One for the boys

CES challenge: Inspired by a Movie (The Guitar starring Saffron Burrows(2008)

Craft Us Crazy: Father’s Day or Masculine

 

 

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