With Love

I do apologize everyone.  This post should have been up yesterday but somehow I managed to screw that up.  We have a new challenge for you at Lollipop Crafts.  Our theme is With Love…..your challenge..a love inspired project that is not a card.  It could be a 3D project like a bag or box or perhaps a tag or a frame.  We are being sponsored by Karber this week


and on Thursday, Alanna and her team will have a lot of information and new inspiration pieces for you.

My project this week is a Vintage Valentine Tag.  I don’t know what it is about these, but I just love making them.  For something totally different, instead of just the traditional pink or red, I opted for blue in there as well. The image is printed off of the internet. I cut the heart out using my Cricut and did some inking and misting for a bit of texture.  Then I just added some fun elements, vintage music sheet, there’s a doily hiding out in there , bling, flowers, some lace and distressing.  I hope you enjoy it.

Make sure you stop by the Lollipop blog to enter this week’s challenge!


Entered into the following challenges:

B’n’W Challenge Blog: A month of love and hearts

Crafty Bloggers Network: Love is in the Air

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Ohh La La Challenge Blog: Be My Valentine

Make My Monday: Hearts and Flowers

The Crazy Challenge: Valentine’s Day

Cutie Pie Challenge: Anything but a Card

Catered Crop: Hearts

The Squirrel and the Fox: Valentine’s Day

Drunken Stampers: Texture

Little Claires: Romance

Our Craft Lounge: Vintage love

4 Crafty Chicks: Love is in the Air

Crafty Purple Frog: Flower Power

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes

Crafting for All Seasons: Love is in the Air

Paper Shelter: Be my Valentine

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Love is in the Air











Just add Flowers

That’s our theme this week for the Crazy Challenge! Flowers are everywhere, DP, embellishments, brads, etc so this should be a really easy challenge. Make sure you check out all the details as well as the Design Team inspiration pieces for you this week here.

And here’s my card for this week’s challenge.

I’ve had this image FOREVER so I finally decided to use it. I just colored with my copics, added some DP from my stash and a border I cut out using one of my fun punches. The big flower was from Walmart in the wedding section and I just spritzed it with a little glimmer mist. The smaller ones just from my stash. A few brads and a bit of bling and we are done! I hope you like it.

Entered into the following Challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Pastel Colors

Crafty Pad: Flowers

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

Allsorts: Blooming Blossoms

Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Frosted Designs: Bling

Sparkles Challenge: Spring

Creative Stamp Friends: Swirls (My bling in the flowers is a swirl)

Tuesday Throwdown: Florals

Lots of Love

That is our theme for this week’s challenge on the Crazy Challenge.  I’m sure many of you are still doing Valentines so this is a perfect challenge for you.  You can find the deets here.

Now I loved those Vintage Valentine tags that I was doing and posted about yesterday, that I decided to incorporate one into a card for this challenge.  The valentine part is the same as the rest in that it is cut with the cricut, heat embossed with a script stamp altho it’s hard to see on this one, and then the cliparts are distressed and given that vintage feel.  The embellies are just lots of little bits from my stash.  I adhered it to a simple Kraft cardstock and then I added some glimmer mist to the bast to vintage it up a bit.  I also added some bling and ribbon to the base as well. Enjoy and don’t forget to enter our challenge by clicking the link above.  You have a chance to win some fun images from Hobbismo!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation: Romantic

CRAFT Challenge: in the roll of a die

Stamping Vacation: Pick 3 I have heart, lace and the word love

ECP: Love

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Hearts (my stamp is a background script stamp on the heart)

Crafty Cardmakers: hearts

Kaboodle Doodles: Ribbon

Incy Wincy Designs: Love

Wild Orchid: Love is

Whoopsie Daisy: Give us your heart


Vintage Valentine

Hi everyone!  It’s a new Tag challenge over at Challenge Masters, and this month it’s all about the love, romance and Valentine’s Day.  I had to make some tags for the Kinderstampo Tag Swap and so I thought that I would incorporate both challenges into this…

I am really loving how these turned out.  I love the vintage look but am not the best at re-creating it.  However, once I got started, I couldn’t stop and ended up making 12 of them…here are just a couple of samples.

For these, I just cut the heart shape out using my Cricut.  I then heat embossed it with an  old french script writing background stamp that I had..after that it was glimmer mist time.  I printed off some vintage sheet music from the internet, which I then distressed and ink with Tim Holtz inks for that vintage feel.  The cliparts are from the internet as well.  Just some free site I found by googling.  The rest are just bits and bobs that I had lying around in my stash, pearls, bling,  little fabric flowers, flowers that I bought from the wedding section at Walmart and then just inked and glimmer misted to give a vintage feel to.  I really love how they turned out!  If you decide to make some, please enter my challenge at Challenge Masters so that I can see them!  Click here to sign up to the free forum…

I entered these into the following challenges…

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Bling bling…(ok..so it’s not overly flashy but it’s a quiet flashy..LOL)

Crafty Ho’s : Love

Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air

Creative Cowgirls: Love is in the Air

Gingerloft: the color red

I did it Creations: Love is in the Air

Sentimental Sundays: Valentines Day & Sentiment (my second one has a sentiment)

Allsorts: Love Love Love

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love

Crafty Emma: Red & Romance

Ellephantastic: Love & Distressed

Little Claire’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White & Ribbon

Secret Crafter: Valentine

Card Makin Mamas: Valentine

Prairie Fairy: For a Sweetheart

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Raise the Bar: Hearts

Simply Create: Give your Heart Away

Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine’s Day

Tellen’s Place: Hearts

Crafty Purple Frog: Valentine’s Day/Love

Delightful Challenges: Come fly with me (things that have wings) my cupids do 😉

Do You Stack Up: Red Hot

Guylou’s Inimitablitiy: I heart you

Moving along with the Times: Red

paper crafting journey: love is in the air

Penny’s Paper Craft: Hearts Aflutter

Flourishes: Valentines

Oldie but a goodie: No digis & mystical beings (cupids aren’t real are they???)

Papertake Weekly: Anything goes & flowers

If the Shoe Fits: Get your Pink on

challenge up your life: script in the background

AIF: red/pink



It’s All About ME!

So here is week #5 of the ribbon rave…the theme was to do a layout ‘getting to know you’…I used an old kit from Lisa Bearnson that I had lying around for most of the page.  The ribbon challenge was to alter your ribbon.  I heated ribbon, stapled it, stickled it, rub ons  and I even tried to use some Tim Holtz distress crackle which didn’t quite work…  you also had to add dimension, so I have a mat that is pop dotted, as is the flower and then I have the hanging intial..

It's all about ME!

this second layout I had originally done for the rave, but realized it wasn’t so much about me as it was about friendship..ME and KATH..I really liked how it turned out…

Best Friends


PP: Basic Grey & Doodlebug

Ribbon: SavvynSassy

Cardstock: Bazzill

Flower: Prima

Chipboard Letters: Dollar Store

Flowers: Dollarstore

Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels

Buttons: from my stash

Bling: from my stash

Quote: DCWV

Friends circle: Around the block

Ink: Ranger

Punch: Martha Stewart