Saturday, February 5, 2011

Butterfly Baby Girl

Yeah - it's another weekend! We've had four days in a row with no school because of "Snow Day" cancellations so it's been a great week to relax. Today is another day for a Make it Colourful challenge and this time we're challenging you to mix your colors... blue and purple to be exact! I made my card using Butterfly Baby Girl from Karen's Doodles and behind it I added Sheepish Rainbow by Make it Crafty.

Most of my blending is found right in the center with the flowers, dress and butterflies. The flowers were first colored purple then blue was added - and the dress was the opposite, colored blue first then purple was added. I felt they turned out too similar but also tried blending purples/blue with pinks in the butterflies.

Here's the complete view of the background, Sheepish Rainbow, before most of it was covered. I had originally wanted the rainbow without the sheep, but in the end it turned out perfect. Growing up, I helped my parents raise sheep and bottle feed the lambs in our backyard until they were old enough to send out in the pasture. It was fun and those little lambs were so cute.

DT Challenge: Make it Colourful - Challenge #4 (mix blue/purple)
Challenge: Scrap it with a Song - Challenge #42
("My life would suck without you" so I stamped my life "with you")
Challenge: Paper Playtime - Challenge #36 (anything goes)
Challenge: Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #72 (3 butterflies)
Challenge: The Crazy Challenge #52 (Happy Birthday)
Main Stamp: Butterfly Baby Girl (KD) and Sheepish Rainbow (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12
-hair: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV01
-tulips: BV01, BV04, B21, B23, E17, E18, G20, G21, G24, G28
-butterflies: E13, E17, E18, R11, R12, R21, R22, BV000, BV01, B41
-rainbow: R11, R12, YR20, YR21, G20, G21, B91, B93, BV01, BV02, BV04
-pasture: G20, G21, G24, G28, YR04, V06, V12, V15, V17, BV01, BV04
-trees: BG03, BG06, BG00, E39, E37
-clouds: 0, B0000, B41
-sheep: C1, C3, T2, T4, T6, T8, W10, E04
-other: W1

Did you know? The genus Tyto includes all barn-owls except for the bay-owls - that is, the true barn-owls, the grass-owls and the masked-owls collectively making up the subfamily Tytoninae. Tyto owls tend to be larger than Bay-owls. The barn-owls' main characteristic is the heart-shaped facial disc, formed by stiff feathers which serve to amplify and locate the source of sounds when hunting. Further adaptations in the wing feathers eliminate sound caused by flying, aiding both the hearing of the owl listening for hidden prey and keeping the prey unaware of the owl.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I made this card using Louisa from The Stamping Bazaar, illustrated by Marina Neira, and our challenge for this week is Anything Goes! Yep, that's right! Use one of the sweet characters from The Stamping Bazaar and join in on the fun. ;D

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #13 (Anything goes)
Challenge: Pink Gem Challenges #13 (ribbon & lace)
Challenge: Stamptacular Sunday Challenges #96 (whateva)

Main Stamp: Louisa (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Olivia (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten and Scalloped Edge Frame
Copic Colors:
-lioness: W1, W3, W6, W8, W10, E31, E35, E37
-clothes: E50, E51, E53, E55, R20, R21, R22, E70, E71, E74, E77
-other: E50, E51, E53, E55

Did you know? Goblin Valley is a State Park in central Utah, in the western United States. Its eminent feature is its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as high as several meters. The distinct shape of these rocks comes from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop softer sandstone. A portion of the movie Galaxy Quest was filmed here featuring the rock monster.
[Goblin Valley State Park,]

Monster Balloons

Here's a bright and cheery card featuring my new stamp, Monster Balloons. This time I colored him in an ice blue with chocolate spots and sherbet colored balloons. Yummy! :D This card is a reminder for two challenges, the first is Lollipop Crafts, who I've sponsored this week, and for my own 2nd Challenge. Hope you can come along and play in both!

Challenge: Make it Crafty - Australia Day Challenge (Aussie Slang Interpretation)

Have you ever heard the term "Well I'll be buggered!" recently? You probably think it has to do with a water dam, and perhaps you're right, however, we're talking about Australia here. This term is of utmost importance and may one day safeguard your most treasured secrets against espionage. It all started back in 1818 when it was primarily used by corporations and the government, and was a key signal to disrupt confidential conversations if someone suspected an eavesdropper. Today it is widely used in much the same way and does wonders to baffle all those involved. So the next time you're discussing family secrets with your hubby and you suspect your kids are listen in, then just take a deep strong breath and shout "Well I'll be buggered!"

DT Challenge Reminder: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #24
DT Challenge: Forgotten Scraps - Challenge #2 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #51 (for kids)
Challenge: Res-Q Challenges #68 (in a line)
Challenge: CES Challenges #21 (bold & bright)
Challenge: Copic Creations - Challenge #43 (cool colors)
Main Stamp:
Monster Balloons (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Sweet (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Small Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-monster: B0000, B000, B02, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20, R21, R22, E000, E00, E11
-other: B0000, B000, B02, YR00, YR02, R20, R21, R22, Y32, Y35, G40, G82, BV01, BV02, C1, 0

Did you know? Within Australia's Organ Pipes National Park, there are 400 million year old volcanic geological formations, most notable the hexagonal basalt columns known as the "Organ Pipes". These are set in a vertically standing formation, in layers, as if thickly welded together. The rock formation emerged as the result of slow cutting of a deep valley in the basaltic plains over several centuries by the Maribyrnong River. Study of the fossils in volcanic rock formations have been inferred as sedimentary rocks that got buried under the sea about 400 million years ago.

Update: My definition was a top pick at Make it Crafty with this challenge!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 2nd Challenge of Forgotten Scraps featuring my new digital stamps at Little Miss Muffet Designs! Because I opened the store yesterday, this actually feels more like the 1st challenge therefore to commemorate the "grand opening" the theme will be "ANYTHING GOES".

Of course, our sponsor for this challenge is Little Miss Muffet Designs! :D One lucky winner using a stamp from the store will receive TWO stamps of their choice - and I might even have a few new stamps added by then! In addition, the Top Three picks will be selected from all the entries!

Little Miss Muffet Designs

These challenges will be run bimonthly, starting on the 2nd & 16th of the month and ending on the 14th & Last day of the month, respectively. So this current challenge starts February 2nd and will end on February 14th.

The theme is ANYTHING GOES and there are separate rules if you use one of my stamps or another company's stamp. The winning prize will be drawn amongst those who use a Little Miss Muffet Designs but the Top Three will be selected amongst all the entries.

And what is a challenge without a some visual inspiration? Here's what my Mom and I have created for you to enjoy!

Barbara (me)

You may have already figured it out that you can use any stamp to particaly particpate. Keep in mind that you may only enter once OR you can enter as many times as you like IF you use a Little Miss Muffet Designs.

Projects must be new, with no back linking, and include a link to this challenge post. Remember to link up your entry directly and not just to your main blog page. You can combine your entry with as many other challenges as you'd like.

Our Design Team is small right now so if you'd like comments please make sure word verification is turned off. (Psst... there will be a DT Call in the future so you can view February challenges as extra browny-points! Mmm, I love brownies! LOL)

Good luck and we can't wait to see what you create!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christmas Dino

Welcome to the 2nd challenge at Forgotten Scraps, hosted here, and featuring new digi stamps from Little Miss Muffet Designs, my own creation! I made this card using Christmas Dino but wanted to show it was equally suiting for a boy's Birthday! I loved plush toys when I was growing up so drawing them comes naturally to me - I normally just have to think about one of my own toys! LOL

DT Challenge: Forgotten Scraps - Challenge #2 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: Crafty Sentiments Design Challenges (favorite things)
Challenge: Do you stack up? Challenge #4 (patterned paper)
Challenge: Guylou's Inimitability Challenges (red)
Main Stamp:
Christmas Dino (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: Animal Crackers (DCWV)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-dino: B91, B93, B95, BV04, BV02, BV08, BG10, BG11, BG13
-other: G21, G24, G28, G20, R22, R24, R29, R89, E41, E42, E43, C1, C00

Did you know? In the context of social invitations, RSVP is a request for a response from the invited person. It is an initialization derived from the French phrase répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning "Please respond". The writings of Emily Post, high society England in the late 20th century, states that "Anyone receiving an invitation with an R.S.V.P on it is obliged to reply....", and some recent editions describe breaching this standard as "inexcusably rude".
[RSVP (invitations),]

Update: I'm the winner at Guylou's Inimitability for this challenge!

Blog Candy & Challenge #1 Winners

I can't believe it's February 1st already and what a surprise to see so much support! Thanks everyone... you all deserve great big *HUGS*. I have a story to share... back when my Mom and I started the Blog Candy we were keeping our fingers crossed that our goals would be met. Little did I know that one thing would lead to another and I would start drawing again! Previous to that, I was quite content letting someone else be the illustrator and didn't put a freckle of thought into it otherwise. But from everyone's wonderful comments and words of encouragement, I am please to announce a new venue:

Little Miss Muffet Designs
Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards and More!

Come on over and take a look at what you all inspired!! It really couldn't have happened without you and also a special shout out to Peggy (Grandma's Pearl) and Zoe (Make it Crafty) for their generous support and plethora of ideas! Thank you!

Even after all that excitement, I'm sure you're still wondering who gets the free stuff!! Yes, well I haven't forgotten... and we have some extra stuff too! The winners are spit up between my Mom and I so be sure to check out Grandma's Pearl for more winners!

Using, the winner of the the of 1st Blog Candy is...

#320 dj (Debra) - (FS)

Congratulations!! You win all the goodies in this picture below!
(Please email me with your mailing address to claim your prize.)

Now onto the challenge - what a fabulous response we had with over 25 entries! It was so much fun to see how my images were being colored and I got some fabulous ideas along the way. ;D In fact, it was so much fun that we're giving out extra prizes AND we're doing it again... come check back tomorrow for details on the next challenge!

Using, the winner of Challenge #1 is...

#6 Hilde

Congratulations! You win both digital stamps below!
(Contact me to claim your prize and winner's badge.)

Christmas Dino
Monster Nom-Nom

And finally, on to our top three picks - it was difficult to choose so we decided to pick SIX top three picks! Below are my three picks and don't forget to check out Grandma's Pearl for the other three. Each of these winners below will receive Monster Nom-Nom as a prize!!

#11 -Anne-

#21 Elin

Congratulations ladies!! All three of you win Monster Nom-Nom!!
(Contact me to claim your prize and receive the Top 3 badge.)

Thank you to everyone who participated and I can't wait to see what comes next. ;D Remember to check out Grandma's Pearl for the other winners and Little Miss Muffet Designs to check out the new buzz! We hope you've started off to a fabulous February!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

A Lollipop For Suzan

It's another challenge over at Lollipop Crafts and this week's theme is Sisters! It's my last week on the design team and I'm hosting this week to commemorate all the friends we make online, new and old. I made this card using A Lollipop for Suzan by Sarah Kay because it reminded me of several things... friendship and my own daughters.

DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts Online - Challenge #24 (Sisters)
Challenge: Crazy Amigo Challenges (two brown tags used)
Challenge: Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge #20 (add a friend)
Challenge: Diva Coffee Break - Challenge #212 (peach, pink, olive)
Challenge: Freshly Brewed - Challenge #32 (photo inspiration)
Main Stamp:
A Lollipop for Suzan (SK)
Patterned Paper: Once Upon a Springtime (Spellbound)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seveteen and Whiff of Joy Whimsical Tag
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E000, E00, E11, E43, E44
-clothes/candy: R11, R12, E50, E51, E53, E43, E44, E47, YG91, YG93, W1, W00

Did you know? Sunflower are large flowering plants native to the Americas. They most commonly grow to heights between 5 and 11 ft (1.5 and 3.5 m), although the tallest known sunflower reached 39 ft (12 m) high. The Sunflower is a "composite flower" composed of numerous small flowers crowded together. The florets in the center's cluster are arranged in a spiral pattern and will mature into seeds. The seeds are used as snack food, expeller pressed into sunflower oil, made into sunbutter (a peanut butter alternative), or milled into flour.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Do

I found some foil paper in the bottom of my stash and thought it would make a perfect elegant wedding card. I used Anya from the I Do set and embellished the card with black rosette ribbon, two heart head pins and two decorative wedding rings (in the upper right corner).

Challenge: Easy Craft Projects - Challenge #30 (Black & White)
Challenge: Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge #51 (Bling it up)
Challenge: Pollycraft - Challenge #77 (Black & White +one)
Challenge: Sketch N Stash - Challenge #53 (sketch)
Challenge: Play Date Cafe - Challenge #66 (Black & White + Lilac)
Main Stamp:
I Do (TGF)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Decorative Doily
Copic Colors:
-skin: E0000, E000, E00, R12
-hair: E40, E41, E42
-clothes: N0, N1, N3
-other: V91, V93, V95, G40, G82

Did you know? Temple Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation in Memphis, Tennessee. It is the only Reform synagogue in Memphis, the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in Tennessee, and one of the largest Reform congregations in the United States. It was founded in 1853 by mostly German Jews as Congregation B'nai Israel (Hebrew for "Children of Israel").
[Temple Isreal (Memphis, Tennessee),]