Monday, June 20, 2011

SWEET Summer...

Jessica here with a fun summer treat for you- and a SUPER easy one at that!   I'm also being featured on the TWINERY BLOG today and it's also Mystery Monday on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog so please head on over to say hello there, too!  Thanks!

A few weeks ago, THIS card by Sarah Milbourn caught my eye and I thought the lollipops were SO adorable I knew just what I wanted to create.   I'm sure there are a lot of FUN lollipop projects with Twine out there that I haven't even seen yet, but all I know is I was SUPER anxious to get started on a project of my own!  Just in time for a "SWEET" summer, indeed!

It also brings back SWEET memories.  Every year, we'd go on our one family vacation up to Door County, WI to stay at my Grandma's house- usually for about two weeks at a time.   Maybe once a week, my Dad would take us to "The Yum-Yum Tree", a local ice cream and candy shoppe in town.    It was always SUPER difficult to decide if I wanted Bubble Gum or Butter Brickle ice cream or if I wanted a giant lollipop soooo similar to the one on my card today!  Ahhh, sweet memories.  Love my Dad and so enjoyed celebrating him on Father's Day yesterday!


Ok!  So, after stamping and coloring my LOLLI ANYA (who is sadly discontinued, sorry guys!) from The Greeting Farm, I applied some HELMAR 450 Quick Dry onto the lollipop.  This was even easier for me than making hand-designed ones because I had the image as a 'template' of sorts to follow!  Fun!   Here's the image about half way covered with Twine.  I used Pink Sorbet Baker's Twine from The Twinery!

I also snuck in some Blossom twine between my two different types of designer paper behind my flower.  Normally I would think to use ribbon but the twine REALLY gives it a cute and simple look, don't you think?  I like that it doesn't 'take away' from my focal point either.

Here's my finished product, good enough to eat!  My layout is taken from today's MYSTERY MONDAY CASE challenge on the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog, so be sure to check out the links of my teammates too- links on my left sidebar and MAN are these girls talented!!!!
Last but not least, if you didn't catch the Father's Day slideshow for my Dad or some of my favorite childhood memories listed, please visit my personal blog, Yeah She Blogs!  I'm gearing up for a FUN SUMMER GIVEAWAY there too- give me a bit to get it together!  Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!!

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15 comments:

Emma said...

Aww Jess she is Gorgeous! I love how you have used the twine for her lollipop, what a FANTASTIC idea and it looks Amazing!

I saw your Pictures of you and your dad and they were just beautiful, you can tell that you guys are very close!

CardArTart said...

Great idea with the twine, it makes great candy :)

Tasha said...

Jess this is so cute! The twine lollipop is ingenious! Love the funky colours and mix of prints...totally gorgeous sweetness
love tasha xx

Crafty Jenn said...

What a cute idea Jess! Love how it all turned out!

Thanks for the kudos on my MM card! I'll be emailing you soon.

<3 Jenn

grandmabonnie said...

I love this image...what you did is so clever!

Debbie Carriere said...

What a sweet card!!! love the twine lollipop!

Kelly Booth said...

HOW CUTE!!!! I always LOVED Sweet Lolli...... xoxoxo!

Sparkle said...

This is just darling!

Darla said...

So cute Jess! I love the texture and height that the twine brings to the lollipop. You do excellent work. And thanks for the beautiful card - loved it! As always, the coloring is fabulous. What a talented stamper!

Denice said...

Loli Anya is always sweet, but wowza...now she's got the cutest little loli around!

:D

Emily Leiphart said...

Jess, this is adorable!! I love your colouring and the twine lollipop is so sweet!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Awww...Jess she's adorable and I love how you used twine on her lolli. Wonderful job my sweet friend!!
Hugs~
Sheri

gobeagirl said...

Oh Jessica, She is just so adorable with her twine lollipop! I love your coloring on her and the papers are just perfect. I am sad to say that I never did get Lollipop Anya and now I can't find her anywere. Have a great week. Hugs, Lisa G

Leanne said...

AW!! such an ingenious brain you have girl!! that twine on the lollipop is a terrific idea!! ur rock, and so does this card! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE how you did the twine...so FUN!! Super cute!!