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













Romance..everyone loves it…So that is what I decided to do my card on this week for the Crazy Challenge.  Our theme is actually ANYTHING GOES, (my favorite) so you can put together whatever you like! The sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou

Here is my card for this challenge

I used the Bride and Groom image from Digital Delights, which I colored with copics and added a bit of stickles to her dress and veil.  The DP was just some pieces from my stash.  I added a seed bead flower that was sent to me in a swap as well as some felt hearts and a little metal tag.  The last bit was some silver cord into a bow behind the flower.  The actual sketch for this card came from the Scrapbook and Cards Today Cardmaps book.

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you create!

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

Card Cupids: flowers

Dream Valley: flowers

Raise the Bar: flower power

Stampin’ Sisters in Christ: All things beautiful

Wags N Whiskers: Use a diecut/punch ( I used a diecut for the image and backing as well as a corner rounder punch)

Paper shelter: Bling

Art Impressions: bling, glitter and sparkle

Divas by Design: anything goes

Creative Inspirations: Glitzy & Bling

Easy Craft Projects: Inspired by the royal wedding

Paper Crafting Journey: bling

Totally Papercrafts: 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 embellishments

Coloring on the Lollipop

Our challenge for you this week at the Lollipop Crafts challenge blog is to color with your favorite medium..maybe its Copics, maybe its Prismamarkers, maybe it’s paint…we’re being sponsored this week by LJL Designs this week who have a great prize for the winner..digi images AND a digi paper pack!

So here’s this week’s DT card

I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to color this time..I love my copics, but I just love coloring with my inks and my waterbrush too!  The DP was just from my stash as were the flowers and glass balls that I used.  The heart brads I have had forever and finally found a card to use them on.

I hope you enjoy the card and don’t forget to stop by the blog to check out this week’s challenge details and to see the other inspiration from the DT …don’t forget to leave them some love, especially today of all days!

HappyValentine’s Day everyone!

I’ve entered this in the following challenges:

Crafty Pad: hearts

2Sisters: hearts

Crazy 4 Challenges: hearts

Little Clare’s : Anything Goes

Crafty Ann’s: Love is all around

It’s a Love challenge at Sarah Hurley

Okay…so there is a challenge up at Sarah Hurley Challenge blog where I am the guest designer this month.  My theme for the challenge this week is Love, Be my Valentine….

Here is my DT card this week

I used some of Sarah’s great heart & fleur de lis paper as well as her Queen of Hearts image from her Wonderland CD..very cute.. I cut the image out using my Cuttlebug and my nesties as well as the matching red piece which I then ran thru my heart embossing folder.   I cut the LOVE out using my cricut and the flowers and pearls are from my stash… The big red chipboard heart is from Kiki-Art…

I hope you like it, and don’t forget to stop by the challenge blog to get the deets on this week’s challenge

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



Love is in the Air Blog Hop!



Love is in the air and the Challenge Master Divas are celebrating by having a blog hop! The hop is going to run from Friday January 28th until Sunday January 30th. We have lots of prizes, fun and inspiration for you this weekend. If this is your first stop on the hop, PERFECT! you are on the right track.  I am starting you off.  If you have gotten here from someone else’s blog along the way, make sure you go from here so that you don’t miss anything!
All of the Divas are creating love inspired projects for you to enjoy.  Each one representing what love means to them.

We also each have a word for a secret phrase. You need to stop by each blog and collect the words (they are all jumbled so you will need to visit each one) and once you have unscrambled them, send the phrase to tealeaf@shaw.ca to be entered to win one of the two grand prizes.

We each have a small blog prize as well so you want to make sure that you stop by all the blogs and leave us some love, so that you have multiple chances to win!

Another way to win, is to create your own love inspired project and remember it can be anything you love (a person, a place, a thing, a hobby..whatever love means to you) and upload it to the Challenge Master’s Gallery in the forum. You will have until Sunday February 13th to enter your projects and then after careful deliberation a winner will be announced on our challenge blog! The grand prize winner will receive a great prize pack donated by ME! You don’t want to miss out on this so start creating! You can enter as many times as you wish as long as you create new projects each time.

So for my project for the hop, I decided to create some cute little love notecards.  They were fairly simple to put together and I thought that they would be fun to put into my husband’s lunch bag for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

The DP was from a swap that I did and I thought that they would be perfect for these.  I added some ribbon across the top (I used a few different ones).  I cut the circles out using my Cricut and then using a Stampin’ Up set I found in my cupboard, I added a little heart.  The little note sentiment is also from Stampin Up as well.

I also want to share with you a project I made last summer that totally fits in with this hop.  I had this old tin laying around and didn’t know what to do with it.  So I thought it would be fun to make some magnets!  I used all Kiki-Art product for this project! I really love her stuff and I’m proud to be on the DT!

I used modge podge to apply the Amor Corozon Mulitcolor (#010104) to the top of the tin.  I wanted the hearts of this paper to stand out, so I kept the embellies minimal and just used some red ribbon and one of the Kiki glittered chipboard hearts. (#010304).  The magnets themselves were the fun part.  I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut out some random hearts in the varying colors.  I then applied them to the clear pebbles (which you can find in any craft store) using diamond glaze adhesive.I had to trim just a bit once they were dry and then I added some magnetic strip to the backs.  I picked up a roll of magnetic strip at my local dollar store. I thought it turned out really well!

Okay…to win my blog prize below, leave me a comment and tell me what love means to you!  I’ll draw a random winner on Monday Jan 31st.  I would also love it if you became a follower as well!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the hop…and of course the word that you need from me is  WE

I’m also going to throw in a set of the notecards that I made for this hop!

Now head off to Sally’s blog and see what she has in store for you~!

New Cards

I had to make some cards for a swap in my Just Cards and my Crazy Card Makers groups on Yahoo. 

The theme for the first one was fantasy, so some kind of fantasy creature..I chose a dragon digital that I had found and colored it with my copics.  I also used some of my older K & Company paper that I have had forever (I’m trying to use up old stock)


Next theme was just a spring card, remember, I’m still learning how to use my Copics.  I didn’t at the time have the right color for faces but I tried the best I could.


and finally the theme was  an ‘X’ card..so I chose ‘xoxoxo’