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What does AMAZING mean to you?

19 Nov

a·maz·ing

[uh-mey-zing] –adjective

causing great surprise or sudden wonder.

As most of you know…I am a mom to many kids.  Each one of my kids has their own, outward talents.  I have one who, if asked, would say, she has no talent.

This 2nd oldest child of mine, has at times felt overshadowed by her older sibling, for his accomplishments in the creative sense.

My oldest daughter, who had been home schooled for quite a few years, is back in public school as a SENIOR!!

Whenever she has an assignment, in a class she really likes..she has always gone, WAY BEYOND what one expect.

She had a project for one of her classes, I think she needed to do a drawing of a conflict or scene in the book.

She could have done..just a simple drawing and handed it in..but no!  She did her project a’ la SOFIA.

She fretted so much about this and I am sure that she was very uncomfortable with the way her FINAL project turned out.  She is not one to bring attention to herself, but when she puts her heart into something..

**”The whole world stops and stares for a while”

This post is to pay tribute to her,  because…

**”When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don’t see what I see”

** ~ from  Just The Way You Are Lyrics by Bruno Mars~

I created this page for this weeks challenge on The Lollipop Spot.  The challenge this week = YELLOW.

You can’t really see the detail of her picture, so here are some larger images.

TOP

LOWER

One more time, the whole Image..

 

Sadly,  here teacher wants to keep it(sad for mom)..she also did this on poster board..so I am a little worried how it will age(weird mom!)

What do you think??  Well, that is my definition of AMAZING!!

For some unrelated news…here is a card I did as part of a Design Team Submission I did for the company IMAGINISCE.  I am hoping they will view my whole portfolio on the blog, but they asked for us to create a project using at least 75% of their stuff.  So here is what I came up with.

Side View

Parting view…

Talk about competition….wish me luck.  This would be like a DREAM TEAM…but competition is steep and numerous.  I am sure.

That is it for today…I have some fun ideas for tomorrow and next week!

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Just Lollipopping along!

15 Nov

I have more than one post today.  I have been having so much fun with my “JOB”, that being one of the Design Team Members for THE LOLLIPOP PRESS.  Have you thought of participating in the weekly challenge?  There is no reason you can’t!  You do not have any of THE LOLLIPOP PRESS kits, well you have 2 choices.

1)  You can shop here and get yourself one of the fabulous kits OR

2) You can go here, look at a sketch, use one and that counts as a qualifying entry.

If you need more incentive, here is a picture of the GIVEAWAY for November’s winner.

 

The Lollipop Press is also looking to bring on some more members for the DESIGN TEAM, and by entering and winning, you can have you choice of being a PERM. Team Member and play with all the fabulous kits that us DESIGN TEAM girls get to play with!  So, think about it!  Scrap a page, scrap a card, DIGI, HYBRID?  There are no boundaries, JUST DO IT!!

Here are my latest pages for The Lollipop Press

Using the DAPPER MAN line:

This is a masculine line…but I made it work for a GIRL PAGE, well at least I think I did!

 

Play Money for my Kids…because my son is really into buying things from me…like a pair or scissors, a piece of paper, etc.

 

 

Lastly, this is a page I did for the CHALLENGE which was for LEAVES.  This is using the NUTTY BUDDY line.

 

Today a new challenge was posted.  The challenge is…..YELLOW!!!  So, go make something yellow.  If you email me letting me know you are participating by WEDNESDAY this week, I will post your creation, along with mine, here on my blog..along with all your blog info..etc!!!  Any takers?  Come on..let’s go get our yellow stuff out!!!!

This is HOW I DO THIS!!!!

9 Nov

When I first heard of Digital Stamps, I thought, hmm, don’t think I will ever use those.  But, I have seen the light, so to speak and NOW, I REALLY love them.  This is a tutorial I created for my friends over at THE LOLLIPOP PRESS BLOG.  I am using one of the new lines for November called Dapper Man.  You can purchase this fabulous kit, here:   http://www.thelollipoppress.com/

Digi Stamps with Digital Papers – Hybrid Project

Today I will show you the technique I use for making a Hybrid Card.  Hybrid meaning, I have used a DIGITAL stamp, with DIGITAL paper on a NON-DIGITAL card.

To start with, I printed out all the patterns I wanted in the card on 3 ½ x 5 pieces of paper.  The paper I am using is from the new November line called DAPPER MAN.

You can see from the above picture that I also printed my Digi stamp on the papers.  I have 10 copies of the stamp and 1 with no DIGI stamp for BACKGROUND layering.  Here is a closer shot so you can see all the patterns and all the printed images.

Usually when I am doing a card or project this way, I usually print out my DIGI image on WHITE paper and use that one as my BASE.  You can see my BASE in the middle of this image.

Grab all you supplies or have them close at hand.  Here are most of the basics I used.

You will also need some ink and sponges for shading your pieces.

Additionally have your card base and envelope chosen with some nice coordinating ribbon.  I am using some older Stampin’ Up! Ribbon, I have no idea if they still sell this pattern.

Now it is time to decide what paper you want to be what piece.  Here are all my pieces cut out and ready to go.

You can see how small some of the pieces are, I have put a dime in the picture so you can get an idea of their size.

Note to self:  Even though you might be tempted, do not throw your scraps away, not matter how small they are.  You never know when you might have misplaced a small piece.

After all your pieces are cut out..start sponging and shading!

2nd Note to self..when you are done…sponging…wash the ink off…you are next going to be working with WHITE paper.  (I give you this advice from experience!)

It is time to start assembling.  Look at your image and try to see the image in LAYERS.  What will go on the bottom, some pieces work best on top, some on the bottom, it just depends on your image.  Here, the wings will be my bottom layer.

Do not worry if there is a small gap.  Sometimes your printer can do strange things…you just fill in the white space with a skinny sharpie and these gaps will go away.  My stylus is pointing to the gaps I am talking about, which will not be visible in the final product.

At this point..you just keep adding your layers.  It is like putting a puzzle together.  I love this!

Ok, here is little ELVIE all dressed up in her DAPPER DAN duds!  He is ready for spot on the card!

Here is the card all assembled with some more DIGI paper and some coordinating ribbon and buttons.

Now, add a nice phrase on the inside, and you have got one great looking, one of a kind card.

I hope you liked this technique.  I want to thank Therese Travis of http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperfacesdesigns for allowing me to use Fairy ELVIE in this project.

If you have any questions..just leave a comment!  If you love this card..it will be in my ETSY STORE later today!

Ta ta for now!!

Just Making Sure You KNOW!!!

4 Nov

Did you know all websites for THE LOLLIPOP PRESS are up and running?  I have been doing a lot of work for THE LOLLIPOP PRESS lately.  This has been a life changing situation for me.  I am doing and learning things I never thought I’d know how to do, thanks to my affiliation with them.  Go visit the websites!

The MAIN site is: http://www.thelollipoppress.com/

The PRESS blog is:  http://thelollipoppress.blogspot.com/

The CONTEST blog is:  http://thelollipopspot.blogspot.com/

The 1st contest is up and running and I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE AWESOME giveaway!  You have to go check it out here!  http://thelollipopspot.blogspot.com/p/monthly-prizes.html

The conditions for entering the contest are on the ABOUT page here:  http://thelollipopspot.blogspot.com/p/about.html

Please understand…although it would be great if you use ALL Lollipop Press stuff.  It is NOT a requirement.  Simply using a sketch found here: http://thelollipopspot.blogspot.com/p/spot-sketches.html

counts as a LOLLIPOP PRESS required item.  So please, friends, followers!  ENTER THE CONTEST!  I might even have to enter it also…how cool is that?  I CAN PLAY TOO!

 

The new lines release are called DAPPER MAN and NUTTY BUDDY.  Here are my projects so far, for these lines.

Nutty Buddy First!

 

This here is called a MOO.  What is a MOO you say?  It is a tiny card.  If I were to print this out the size would be about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. They are very cute and can be used as calling cards, birth announcements, wedding pics, or just a written or photo greeting insert.

Next is the DAPPER MAN line.

This page is PAYBACK.

You know, I have a NICE camera..if I could keep my boys from taking it over..that would be great.  But no, I have so many pictures of my BOYS goofin’ off…I will never be able to use them all even if I scrapped EVERY DAY..which I am about doing these days!  So…”YOU PLAY WITH YOUR MAMA’S CAMERA…..YOU PAY.”  Payback is fun….they will laugh at this layout!

 

 

I have another project with the DAPPER MAN line I want to share with you, but I am waiting for the green light from the POWERS THAT BE, to post.  So stay tuned and I hope you have enjoyed the peek of my HILARIOUS kids today!

Look what you can own!!

20 Oct

This is a quick post for the day!  I am adding things to my ETSY store.  I will try to get more variety in there for you.  Things you can make yourself, things finished for you.  I can take orders.  The HYBRID CARDS can be customized to fit your needs.  Buy one, buy a set?  Think Christmas?  Mother in law?  Best Friend? Boss?  Let me know if you have any special requests!

Also..DONNA……DONNA… DONNA WOODS!!!!  You are the winner of the personalized alphabet letter…hmmm I wonder WHO we could make a letter for….let’s think..newly PINK????

Please contact me and let me know.

 

HYBRID BFF CARD

 

 


 

Here are the ones I have made from the BEACH BOY line.

 

 

Hybrid Cards were made from THE LOLLIPOP PRESS DIGI lines.  The BFF and the BEACH BOY lines.  I can customize these for you however you might need them.  Ok..that’a all for today!!  Bye and have a great sleep!!

 

View the slide show to see everything I added to my ETSY store today.

 

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Another GIVEAWAY! Everyone wins!!!

18 Oct

Ok readers!  I am here to share some things again!

I will post the winner of the ABC creation in a later post today..but for now let’s look at some more of THE LOLLIPOP PRESS’s fabulous kits!

This one is ONE of my favorites.  It is called BFF!

 

 

These kits will be available for purchase as soon as the GRAND OPENING happens.  For now, I am lucky enough to play with the kits.  The perks of being on a DESIGN TEAM!!  Here is a digital page I made with this kit.

Later this week I will show you some HYBRID projects made with the same kit!  But for now…what do you think?


 

Can you tell made the little banner from pieces of the paper from the kit.  Another trick I learned on the JESSICA SPRAGUE website!  So today’s giveaway is for all who request.

It is the Word Art I created for this page that says “SLEEPING BEAUTY.”

 

Here is an example of what it looks like with a background paper(not included) in the back.

Just leave a comment that you’d like to have the MONDAY FREEBIE and it is yours, for personal use only.  This will remain free through this FRIDAY, October 22, 2010.  After Friday, I will put it in my ETSY store!

It is in a .png format and you will need a background paper, other than white for the sparklies to show up!

Have a great day and look for another post from me later today!

I am in so much trouble!!

15 Oct

Ok…I graduated in 1987…Married in 1989…Had my first child in 1991…Started SCRAPBOOKING in 1992.

Since 1992, I have always done the traditional scrapbook thing.  Remember, taking a roll of pictures,  taking the film to the store..waiting for the pics, picking them up, throwing half of them away because they were lousy?

Oh those were the days.  Fast forward to now.

DIGITAL CAMERAS.

Now we take oodles of pictures, load them onto our computer and complain because we can’t afford to print them out etc.

What does this all mean?

Well, I have already announced that I am designing for a start-up company, THE LOLLIPOP PRESS.  I was brought on to be a HYBRID girl.  Hybrid girl, I will be, but thanks to JESSICA, I am really starting to get hooked on this digital process.

AGH!!!!  I DO NOT, I REPEAT, I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER HOBBY!!

But hey, this one is not messy right?  Also, this is a way to get through all those pics on the computer that are sitting there patiently waiting for me to do something with them.  I can make some DIGI PAGES, if I can print them out some day, OR I can simply do something like make slide shows on my computer put to music and this can be very cost effective.

So, I want to show you again, and will keep highlighting, my works in progress as I learn new things.  At the bottom of this post I am posting me DIGI page I did for THE LOLLIPOP PRESS, just because I wanted to try my hand at it.  Remember, my ALPHABET GIVEAWAY is still going..so if you want a chance to win a piece of art designed by ME with YOUR pictures..be sure to sign up, leave a comment on the post titled : October 12

Have I lost my touch? Trying something new, then!

On, with this post:  Here is another one of my DIGI LESSON final products.  In this lesson, I learned how to draw that brown outline around my pics, but more importantly how to make the brown out line not got through my words.  There are some techy terms I could throw at you here, but I will refrain!

 

 

Here is my Lesson 2 finished product.  In this one I learned how to make that shape in the back (the pink one) and apply a patterned paper to it.  I always add stuff that are not included in the lesson..but this is pretty much close to the lesson agenda.

 

 

Lastly if you happen over to THE LOLLIPOP PRESS today, you will see that I am the Designer of the day.  Hooray!  If you scroll down on THE LOLLIPOP PRESS page, you can see other Designers pages made with the same supplies.  The possibilities are endless with THE LOLLIPOP PRESS‘s kits.  I hope you enjoyed my sharing for the day!!

 

Here is my featured page on THE LOLLIPOP PRESS‘s home page.

 

Today, I leave with you a thought:

 

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Just remember, we all have to start somewhere!!