Thursday, August 27, 2015

Grandpa's Calendar

I've created a project for the challenge that is starting up today at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.  The theme is "One for the Boys" and I've used Grandpa's Calendar for this project.  I had fun coloring this one and wanted to try coloring grandpa with big huge eyes behind those magnifying glasses.  LOL.  I think he looks adorable.  :).  It felt good to get the colors out and with school starting again, I hope to get them out again.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dexter Gives

I can't say that I'm ready for Christmas but every once in a while it's fun to color something out of the season.  This one was just perfect for the day and it allowed me to play with some other colors that I normally wouldn't pick.  I've used Dexter Gives and the full recipe is below.  For some more inspiration today, check out what the Little Misses have created.  Enjoy! 

Stamp: Dexter Gives by Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Copic Markers Used:
C7, C5, C3, C1, BG72, BG34, BG10, YR14, YR21, Y32, BV23, 0
Paper: Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane
Ink: London Gray (or Tuxedo Black) Memento
Other: ribbon, twine, teal enamel dots, black fine-point marker, white gel pen, foam pop dots, glue/tape

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Broasca Frog

I'm back in town for the summer and what a whirlwind - I loved it!  I was even lucky enough to skip out on some of the hottest days in Texas while I was enjoying the more cooler weather up north.  Bliss! 

As a welcome back into the internet, I thought I'd get right into posting a project I created.  This one uses Broasca Frog and I had fun coloring him with vibrant greens and blue eyes.  I kept the project simple and focused on the techniques of coloring and mixing colors.  I like how he turned out and I even have the color combos to share, which are listed below in the recipe.

Copic Markers Used:
C5, C3, B95, B12, BG10, E27, E17, E13, E07, YR15, YR07, YR30, Y35, YG23, YG21, G85, BV23, 0
Paper: Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan cat's eye for distressing
Other: Orange Twinkle Goosebumps, ribbon, twine, button, white gel pen, foam pop dots, glue/tape/stapler

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jr. Hatter Frankie

Welcome! Today Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring a special young girl, Cassandra, who is deaf. She also happens to be my 11-year-old daughter and one of my muses when drawing images. She attends a public school and has asked for real-time captioning (RTC). RTC is where a captionist will type up what is spoken in class and display it on a tablet so she can read information that she has missed. Without it, she struggles every day and has to guess at the meaning of half-heard words and sentences. 

This event is to raise awareness and to spread the word. You can read more about her story HERE and sign the petition HERE. For each signature we receive, the school administrators receive and email regarding our request. I hope you can help me fill their inboxes! 

To support this petition, and to spread the word, Little Miss Muffet Stamps has released a dozen New Images to play with.
Plus Polka Dot Pals Rosalie is a freebie in the store for everyone to join in. We’d love to see what you’ll create… but more importantly, we hope you can help Cassandra by signing the petition and spreading the word. 

You are welcome to send words of encouragement:
CART for Cassandra
P.O. Box 163462
Fort Worth, TX 76161-3462 

This is the project I've made for today using Jr. Hatter Frankie.  I used a simple design with twine and a chipboard dragonfly from Make it Crafty.  Then I had fun with the colors - especially the puppy.

Check out what the other Little Misses have created HERE.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jessie Summer Breeze

This adorable character is Jessie Summer Breeze by Pollycraft.  Paula has opened up her shop again onto Etsy and you can find many wonderfully cute images to play with.  As many of you know, Paula draws for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and we enjoy new images from her all the time.  However, these images on Etsy are all different characters is you'll want to make sure you check those out too.  This one below was one I couldn't resist coloring myself.  TeeHee  

Also you can read about what Paula has been up to on here blog HERE.  Two of my daughters are deaf so I laughed, cried, and sympathized with her latest post all the way.  We couldn't get the BAHA but was able to utilize cochlear implants.  If we ever get together, we can compare American Sign Language with British Sign Language.  Oh, yea!  Hang in there Paula and thanks for all the adorable images! 

Lastly I used the Happy Days Tab Sentiment from Make It Crafty to create the sentiment.  The chipboard tag also comes in the set and is always fun to use.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Polka Dot Pals Yang

Here's a card I've been saving up to share.  This mini card was created to show what you can do with the little gift you'll currently receive when placing a rubber stamp order.  I wanted to include something that you could use and this is what I created with my supplies.  The girl, Polka Dot Pals Yang, and the books, Cupcake 'n Books, were masked and stamped then colored to match the supplies.  This was inspired by a card Faye created and the freckles on Yang's face was inspired by an image Zoe colored.  Thanks ladies for your inspiration!