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Sharon Kropp
Really-Really Tiny Town, CO
Designer... lover of all things beautiful, and beautiful is everywhere!
Interests: hmmm... i adore.... gardening, designing, traveling, great food, flowers, photography, sunshine, learning and growing, and enjoying the precious people in my life.
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Lisa, I'm inspired! What a beautiful job you've done with our product! It thrills me to see what you come up with~ Great work.
Jill~ What a beautiful page! : )
OH. MY. GOODNESS. I can't believe what a difficult task it has been to try to make final selections from the AMAZING caliber and quantity of submissions we got for this Cycling Team call!! Difficult but delightful... I had so much fun reviewing each submission and reading your emails, also! It's truly a treat to see your amazing creations, and to see your personalities in your work and in your journaling (I love reading journaling!), to see a little glimpse of your lives, your stories, from all around the globe!~ It's one of my favorite parts of my job, to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Hello! We're excited to be announcing another call for new LYB CYCLING TEAM members! If you'd love to guest design for us, play with some FREE and FUN new product, now's your chance! We were blown away by the response from our last call, completely awed and inspired by the talent and inspiration behind the projects submitted! Thanks to all of you who sent in your amazing work! Here's the scoop... We're looking for 3-5 new designers to showcase for each upcoming collection, who will create projects using the free assortment of goodies we'll send, which will be posted on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Well, Anna Griffin's Blend Fabrics launch at the International Quilt Show in Houston proved to be every bit as exciting and fun as I had anticipated! It was such a treat and and an honor to be part of the celebration, to have the privilege of being embraced by Anna's amazing team (more like a family!), and the other wonderful designers (instant sisters!) who had their work featured in this exciting release~ Since I've been sewing from the time I was a very young, I've dreamed of designing fabric. From sewing doll clothes and funny little finger puppets as a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
Hello~ I'm sitting in my garden with a cup of coffee, listening to the birds twittering their delight over the long-awaited sunny weather. Oh, and you're all here with me too, as I pour over your clever and creative comments on organization! It's great connecting with you all this way, sharing ideas~ And I've picked a winner..... ..... it's SABINE NIEUWENHUIZEN from the Netherlands! Sabine, I love your idea of keeping all of your embellishments in little jars with magnets glued to the lids, displayed and accessible on a big magnet board. Not only are they easy to see and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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.... Welcome to my studio! I'm giving you just a little peak into my creative space, a little carriage-shed-turned-cottage-studio nestled in the back yard behind my house, where I escape to do my work~ It's featured, along with 40-some other wonderfully inspiring spaces of some of our other designer friends in the industry, in CK's special issue, "CREATIVE SPACES", out TODAY! You can see a peek here, or order it here (use coupon code SPACESBB for free shipping in the US, expires 5/27/11), and keep reading for a chance to WIN A COPY!!! Here are a few more little tidbits... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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... Because it's never too early to be thinking BUTTERFLIES and BLOSSOMS... Even though spring is not quite here (oh, please hurry, Sweet Spring!), we can still create and celebrate the things we love most about this beautiful season NOW, with ELIZABETH PARK! This brand new, color-drenched collection will be shipping next week, and we wanted to give you a little peek at a few more projects~ I created this card with some of my favorite pieces from the collection; Fabric Frames, Dimensional Pop-Up Butterflies, Mini Banners and our new Paper Flower Kit. I love how the butterfly flutters on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Wow, so much going on getting ready to head out to CHA! We're so excited about our new collections, and happy to hear great feedback from you all on our sneak peeks and giveaways~ I'm pleased to announce the winners for the Elizabeth Park giveaway! Your messages were fun to read, as always! Thanks, everyone! The lucky winners are: 1. Janet Goulet 2. Heather N. 3. baby2U *Please be sure to send your contact info to info@mylyb.com, and mention the Elizabeth Park Giveaway in the subject line! Now for another quick little peek at BabySaurus and Tiny Princess. I had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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... Nothing inspires me like a garden, bursting with life! When designing my new little studio behind my house, I made sure that the view of the garden (my own personal, postage-stamp park!) was given special attention... You see, flowers make me HAPPY, and happy is a very good place to be when creating and designing! When designing the Elizabeth Park collection, I thought it would be wonderful to bring some of that happiness to your projects by offering some fresh, inspiring pieces. I came up with the new Paper Flower Kit - 48 delightful pieces in an assortment of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Well, once again, you all didn't disappoint!! Thanks for all of the comments and recipes! What fun it is to share these things, to get a peek into your kitchens! I appreciate each and every one~ And I'm so happy you're liking the Savor collection. It is a special one to me, for sure! So..... I decided to go with some full recipes for the winners, and this was the criteria... What would my boys love for me to make? There's something deeply rewarding about creating meals that make them happy. My 15-year-old, Keaton, turned to me last week and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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As promised, it's time for another great giveaway... Savor, our new kitchen collection, has hit your LSS' shelves, and you're going to love it! As always, we look forward to hearing from you! Tell us a favorite family recipe, and we'll pick 3 winners, who will be the lucky recipients of a Savor bundle of goodies, in one of our coveted LYB bags! Here are a few things you just might win: Our popular 10 Things Pocket.... or the fun Slider, to pick your favorite... or adorable Mini Banners~ ...6x6 Decorative Edged Cardstocks, Canvas Borders, Fabric Favorites, or Layered Flower... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Welcome to my kitchen! Well, actually it's as close as I could come to inviting you into my actual little vintage kitchen... A kitchen collection! I've called it SAVOR, and I hope you do! Okay, now for a little about the story behind the collection: Here she is, my sweet Gramma Sansen, sitting in her kitchen, probably copying a recipe to share. I want to dedicate this new collection to her, in loving memory. She is without doubt the sweetest soul I have ever known, and I miss her. This collection speaks to what she was about; home, family, food,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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The LYB team meets regularly for planning and brainstorming at our headquarters in Connecticut. This summer, our quarterly meeting just happened to coincide with the peak of the roses blooming at Elizabeth Park in Hartford. So after a long day of work, we packed up a picnic dinner and headed out to take in the beauty. Just so happened that there was live music that night, too, so we got to enjoy that as well! Here are some fun images from our evening we'd love to share with you... Here's Lori, looking out over the incredible view from a gorgeous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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We just LOVE our fans and wanted to give a shout-out to one group of faithful LYB devotees in Cave City, Kentucky! Laura, Renee, Sherry and Hannah.... proudly displaying their much-sought-after LYB bags... *the coolest bags out there*! These ladies were thrilled to get their hands on the bags, along with other LYB product at the retreat sponsored by Scrapbook Village, put on by Bonnie! Rock those bags, ladies!! BTW, every winner of our blog giveaways gets one of those great bags with product inside!!!! Be sure to check in and enter often! We appreciate ALL of our fans, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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...... well, once again, you all left wonderful, heartfelt comments for us... made it next to impossible to pick any "favorites" , so I just defaulted to picking our SnuggleBug winners out of the hat! And they are... in no particular order: *Mireille *Wendy Crowe *Kelly Jo *Marcia Scantlin *Tegan If you are a WINNER please send your contact info (full name, phone, email and mailing address) to info@mylyb.com, and let us know whether you'd prefer SnuggleBug GIRL or BOY!! You're in for a treat! Thanks so much to everyone who left comments! We appreciate you all! One more sweet... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Okay, tell me... how sweet is this?? I just adored this little project the moment I saw it... sent to us from our talented friend and LYB fan Mari Aartun from Norway. I met her there last year when I was invited to teach at an event (by the most amazing hostess ever, MayLis).... what a wonderful bunch of creative and kind ladies, and instant friends! Anyway... Mari created this darling little "bee-house" with our brand new SnuggleBug collection. It makes me smile! Here's another little goodie from Mari~ .... and another delightful page from Biker Chick Liana Suwandi... love... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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We're so pleased to announce our new arrival~ another sweet baby collection! Just in time for Spring, and all things fresh and sweet, SnuggleBug has just made it's appearance! You can get a peek at the cuteness at your LSS! Here's an adorable page from Iris Babao Uy~ As you can see, this collection is not just for babies... it works perfectly for toddlers as well, like Iris' beautiful little Cheska. (oh my goodness, those eyes! those cheeks! that hair!) I love how Iris made ribbon-strips from the patterned paper... so fresh! Here's a wonderful example of how sweetly a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Wow, what a wonderful bunch of comments you all left... all 506 of you! What a fun time I had reading them! It really reminded me of why I'm so glad to be a part of this industry... Supporting this amazing craft of creatively preserving our stories, our loves, our precious memories, infusing everything we do with our own special touch. It feels good to be a part of that~ I always say that some hobbies will result in things that will inevitably end up in the yard-sale, but these priceless keepsakes will be cherished by our families forever... Talk... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
Hi Everyone~ ..... We have a little tiny issue with our giveaway... We planned to announce 4 BIG WINNERS tonight, to cap off National Scrapbook Day, but we're not able to view all 480+ comments we have so far, to choose those winners. We don't want to miss any of your comments, so we're going to postpone the announcement of the winners til Monday. We'll leave the contest open til midnight tonight. GOOD LUCK! Check back on Monday to see if YOU'VE won! Thanks for all of your fun comments! Happy NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Apr 30, 2010
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In honor of National Scrapbook Day, Little Yellow Bicycle is happy to announce a Scrapbook Sweepstakes! We'd love to hear from you! Tell us about how you got started in scrapbooking, and we'll pick 4 BIG WINNERS from the pool of comments, and announce them on Saturday night!!! We'll be giving away 4 of our much-sought-after Little Yellow Bicycle Bags filled with great LYB product!!! Here are some of the collections you just might find, from our Spring and Summer 2010 Releases: Gen Z, Lucky Me, or Fresh Print Clothesline.... OR, Free Spirit..... OR SnuggleBug.... Let us hear from you!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Hi Everyone~ Wow, was it fun to read all of your fun comments about your favorite possessions from the 60's or 70's... Talk about a blast from the past!! Memories of bell-bottoms (mine were plaid, for real!) and hula-hoops (I could hula-hoop for hours, literally... i won contests! :) ) and Klackers (before they got recalled, bummer!) came flooding back for me! So fun! Thanks for sharing! So here are the winners, picked TOTALLY randomly (it was way too difficult to try to select any winners, they were all equally fun and entertaining!), and listed in no particular order: **Maria... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Okay, so I promised you all a FREE SPIRIT goodie-bag giveaway today! Here you have it! First I'm going to share some more amazing pages and projects... First, check out this FUN page from Laura Vegas, who found Free Spirit to be the perfect collection to showcase her teen daughter's favorite things and what she's into... Cute, huh?? Nice job, Laura~ Then, a couple of nice little works of art from Biker Chick Renee Foss... How's this for throw-back?? Remember these acrylic photo cubes on Grandma's coffee table?? Right next to that cluster of giant glass grapes?? :) Renee's is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle
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Two of the things that rank really high on my list of FAVORITES... sunshine and daisies (white, to be exact) ...are featured here. I wanted to share the versatility of the FREE SPIRIT collection. When designing it, I tried to offer that fresh, youthful appeal of the peace-love-and-happiness trend that we're seeing EVERYWHERE, but I made sure to include elements that would lend some extra sophistication to the line, too. There really is something for everyone! Wouldn't a layout like this be perfect for just about any spring- or summertime moment, celebrating sisters, friends, daughters, kids, moms? Just about anything,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at Little Yellow Bicycle