Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Anything BUT a Card

After a small break and some changes in our challenges The Sisterhood of Crafters is ready to start challenging you again. This time we are focusing our challenges on trying to help you accomplish things that you need to get done. We want you to create something you need and will use. For the challenge this week you are to create anything BUT a card. So if you have a LO that needs to be done or gift that needs to be made go for it. Get R done!

I made a couple of bookmarks for my son, Austin. He is in 2nd grade this year and he is starting to read for enjoyment. He needed some bookmarks and I asked if he wanted to make him some. He said yes but make them something I like. I was going to make them boyish but then he said like "Tom and Jerry". He loves that on the Cartoon Network. So I went online and found these images and just printed them out. No coloring on this at all.
If you didn't notice the book that I'm using is "Shiver". I was told about this from another Twilight fan. They said I'd like this if I like Twilight that I would like this and I did. I have since bought "Linger" and started it but then loaned it out to my sister. Hopefully I'll get it back soon and can finish it.
The next is a corner bookmark. I found this spider image and just printed it off and did color it a little. Then I just glued it on on a corner bookmark that I made.
Now check out what the other DT's did at The Sisterhood of Crafters. They made some great projects this week.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge

Over at Lollipop Crafts this week the challenge is Sympathy. Now I consider this a real challenge. Making a sympathy card is definitely not one of my favorite things to do. But it is nice to have a card ready to send out when needed. Unfortunately it seems like when I do make a sympathy card I end up using within a short period of time. Hope that doesn't happen this time. : (

Inside of card:

We have another generous sponsor for this week's challeng and it is Fairy Knoll Magical Digi Stamps. If you participate in this challenge you will be in the drawing to win some of their images. You can check out their digi images right HERE. Now head on over to Lollipop Crafts and see what the other Lollipop Girls made for their project.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ribbons and Buttons with Lollipop Crafts

The challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts is to use ribbon and buttons on your project.

I used Fresh Brewed Designs image called "Have a Tweet Christmas". I just typed the sentiment under the image before I printed it. It is colored with Copics and the fluff on the hat is made with Liquid Applique. The challenge is to use ribbon and buttons which I did but it ended up looking more like a "non-traditional" Christmas card. Maybe it's because the heat index was 111 degrees on Friday when I made the card. Not feeling very Christmasy around here right now.
Our sponsor this week is Fresh Brewed Designs, so one lucky challenge participant will win some images from them. You can check out their digi images at their Etsy shop HERE.

Now check out Lollipop Crafts and see what the other Lollipop Girls did for their ribbon and buttons project.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

The Sisterhood of Crafters is celebrating the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our sister Teri's digital image store called Delicious Doodles with a Birthday Bash Blog Hop. Now if you came from you are on the right track, if you didn't you'll need to start at the beginning of the hop which is at The Sisterhood. Teri is celebrating at her Delicious Doodles shop blog by having a FREE DIGI-a-DAY this week - August 16th through 20th. Be sure to stop by her shop each day and grab the freebie! Some of her images are far from what I would call a "doodle"! She is a VERY talented artist and beautiful sketches too.

I used Teri's Delicious Doodle - Celebrate with Cake for my image. I colored it with Copics and used paper from my scraps for the entire card. WOO HOOO---love using those scraps. I just typed the Happy Birthday Sentiment under the image before I printed it out.
This is a gift holder card that I have made before - very easy. HERE is a tutorial I did on how to make this card.
The sentiment inside is from either Ginger's House Blog or Create with TLC. I couldn't find the exact link but they both have tons of free sentiments.

CSN Stores has donated a $60 gift certificate that you can use on anything you like. CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from dinnerware to storage, to sofas and suitcases! Want to get in on the prize? The challenge this week is to make a project using a Delicious Doodles image.

We are hopping for the next two weeks then we have a whole new round of challenges for you crafty little geniuses so be sure to make the rounds and come back to The Sisterhood September 1st for some fun!

The last stop on this birthday hop is the birthday girl's blog - Delicious Doodles. Thanks for hopping by. : )

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ling Love - Lollipop Challenge

For our 3rd challenge over at Lollipop Crafts, you are to create a project that is pet related.

I did a LO with my daughter Kaitlyn and our cat Ling. The paper is a line from My Mind's Eye. I used some sparkly stickers to make the title. They were pink and I took a Copic marker and colored over them to get them to a color that matched. It worked perfectly.
I probably need to journal a little bit on this to explain the title. My husand will get Ling if one of the kids is upset and say "Do you need some Ling Love?" Well, Kaitlyn likes to get Ling love a lot and will go and get it on her own! Not sure if you can tell but Ling doesn't really care for it at all. : )

Now go check out what the other Lollipop DT's did at Lollipop Crafts.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby Shower Blog Hop - Lollipop Style

Lollipop Crafts is having our first Blog Hop. It's kind of early for us to do this since this is only our second week running but we are doing it in honor of one of our own - Kris - who is going to have a baby. Well by the time you read this she may have already had him. We are making this a Baby Shower Blog Hop. Now if you didn't arrive here from Barbara's blog then be sure to start at the beginning of the hop at Lollipop Crafts.

For this hop/challenge we all made a baby boy project. I made a LO with my son Austin and his cousin Zakkary. It's a pretty simple LO but the boys were so cute I didn't need to do much to the page. It's hard to read the titles because of the glare but it says "Austin meets Zakkary". Then on the left side it's "X Y Z" and the right side says "BOYS". The stickers are blocks just like the paper behind the picture.Now we couldn't have a Blog Hop without offering a prize. Check it out below:

If you want to get in on this prize then be sure to leave a comment on each blog of the hop and a winner will be chosen at random.

Your next stop on the hop is Danni.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Color Challenge with the Sisters

It's time to "Celebrate the Month" with The Sisterhood of Crafters. The colors for the month of August are ORANGE, RED and GREEN. So the challenge is to make any project using these as your main colors.
I made a birthday card using a Stamping Bella image and colored it with Copics. Don't remember what the paper is that I used for this, I forgot to write it down. I made this card about a month ago for my neice's birthday and have already mailed it off. I love it when I actually use what I make. : )

Be sure to check out what my other Sisters did for their color creations at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lollipop Crafts - First Challenge

Today is the first challenge over at Lollipop Crafts. Being the first challenge it's going to be an easy one, it's "Anything Goes". That's right, you can create any type of card or project for this challenge. Doesn't get any easier than that does it?!!

I used Meljen's digi image "Candy Land Dreams" for my card. I thought this was the perfect start for me as a Lollipop Girl. : ) I know I went waaaaay overboard on the coloring and embellishing but once I got started, I just couldn't stop. I used Copics to color the image, outlined it with Stickles and then added Dew Drops. I typed the sentiment in under the image before I printed it out.
I also decorated inside the card by adding another image from Meljen Designs and this is a freebie that I got from her blog (scroll down to find the link to her file sharing). I then typed in the Happy Birthday under it and printed it out.

This week the Lollipop Crafts challenge is sponsored by Meljen's Designs which can be found at Whimsy Stamps. Be sure to join in on the challenge for your chance to win some of her awesome images. Now go check out Lollipop Crafts to see what the other DT's made for their projects and then join in on the challenge.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lollipop Crafts - I'm a Lollipop Girl!

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you all know about a new challenge blog called Lollipop Crafts. I am please to announce that I made their Design Team. Woo Hoo!!! I really excited because I plan on concentrating on doing LO's for the challenges. I'm so behind in my scrapping and I really want to get more accomplished in that area. Being a Lollipop Girl will help get more done. I hope you follow along with Lollipop Crafts challenges and you can more of the scrapping that you need to get done also. Go check out the blog today and meet the other Lollipop Girls. : )

Our first challenge starts tomorow!!