Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweetheart Marci

It's almost right smack in the middle of February and I thought I best be showing some Valentine projects! Here's one I've had finished for a while which was originally for a flower power challenge, hence all the flowers. This project uses Sweetheart Marci Digi Scene from La-La Land Crafts which is one of the ones I purchased back in January. Check it out...

I think if I was to do it again, I'd remove all the flowers. Most of my projects are sans-flowers so I guess it's good to create outside of my comfort zone once in a while. :D I also added the white lace and used a Tim Holtz die for the clock face in the background. Here's a closeup of the details of Marci...

I love coloring their faces with the extra details which really brings out a 3D look. On this project I also brought out the white gel pen and added extra details to the hearts. My own daughter is in this phase and lately has been cutting hearts galore every day after school! Scalloped ones, big ones, small ones, hearts within hearts, reds, pinks, purples - you name it... she's been cutting it! I think when Valentines finally hits she'll have enough to give all her classmates two or three each! LOL

A huge thanks to Sandie, I have saved the colors I used on this project to share. (Long story, but she actually helped me save the colors on all my LLL projects!)

Copic Colors: T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T6, T8, E55, E57, E59, E04, E000, E00, E21, E53, R11, R12, E50, E51, E53, YG61, YG63, YG67, R81, R83, R85, R21, R14, R17, R37, R46, R59, BV11, BV13, BV17

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #9 - Valentines Love Hearts
Card Makin' Mama Challenge #38 - Valentines
Crafty Ann's Challenge #58 - Love is in the Air
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #119 - Valentines
Delicious Doodles Challenge #12 - All loved up
Prairie Fairy Fridays Challenge #72 - Let me call you sweetheart
Fairy Tale Challenge #34 - Love, love, love
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #56 - With all my heart
Pattie's Creation Design Challenge #37 - Valentines and Love
Glitter Geeks Challenges Week #6 - To the one I love

Update: I was in the Top 3 at Glitter Geeks for this challenge!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Betty Munster

It's the final day of our previews for Simply B Stamps and you know what that meas? It's release day!! Whohoo! We have one more image to preview off but before I show you my project, make sure you visit the SBS Blog for all the release details on how to get your Teen Scene set!

For our last day we are bringing you Betty Munster and she has baked one yummy cake to share! What's her secret ingredient? Well, it's Eye of Newt of course. Plus a little frog tongues and spider legs for that added kick. LOL Check out that atomic green icing... doesn't that look yummy!

The background is another one of those Halloween stickers I found at Target or Walmart. I was tempted to put Betty Munster on there and leave it... but a few ideas popped into my head and I added the kraft tag, spider webs and some gems for good measure. It turned out better than I thought. Hope you've enjoyed it and thanks for keeping with me through this release! :D

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I've got some Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration for you today and the design team has gone all out with their creativity too so make sure you visit the LMM Blog and check them out. :D Also, you'll want to make sure you come back on Valentines day because there *might* be another freebie! Oops, did I say that out loud? LOL

I've made two tags today so if you want to see the other one scroll down a post or click HERE.

For my project I've used Caroline from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I drew up this little cutie which was directly inspired by my own daughter. One day while shopping she spotted this sock monkey hat in the store and wanted to try it on. Apparently someone else didn't want it because we found it in the electronics section all alone. LOL It was large a large size - probably a one-size-fits-all but to my 4-year-old it seemed like an XL. We also carry things around the store in a similar fashion - hay, anything to keep the kids happy while shopping, right?! Well, little did I know that this particular item would be permanently attached! We ended up getting it - after all, winter was *was* approaching so I could justify it. The funny thing is, she wore it the whole week and even slept with it on! :D It wasn't long before this trendy new idea caught on and we had to go back to find hats for my other two kids. So now we have a dinosaur and panda hat to add to the collection! LOL

Thanks for stopping by... and for those wondering where my elusive camera was yesterday? Well, it's embarrassing to say, but I had it right behind my laptop screen - only just 5 inches away from where I was typing!! (I'll hide my head in shame now.) I knew I would have problems finding it so I hid it from my daughter... which, apparently was a too good of a spot for myself. LOL

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Make it Monday Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #11 - Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Let's Get Girly
My Time to Crafty Challenge #172 - 'A' is for Adorable
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Chris Munster

Welcome back to another day of preview for Simply B Stamps! Today we have a new character to show in the Teen Scene line... meet Chris Munster!! This little dude look ready for any kind of party, although, I got him all decked out for a Halloween. ;D

I created this tag using one of the diecuts from Stampin' Up! and some paper and stickers I've had from last year. Actually, I think I've had this paper for two years now but it's still some of my favorite. I've enjoyed doing these tags and can't wait to start using them. My family gets together often and we celebrate birthdays once a month so they'll be perfect to use.

Thanks to everyone who left those wonderful comments yesterday and wishing Rio a Happy Birthday! It was great! I have another project later today and if you get a chance you can come back... I'll even tell you where I found my camera last night! LOL Don't forget to visit the Simply B Stamps for the rest of the team's creations. *Hugs

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Princess Rio

It's a Birthday Blog Hop today and we're saying Happy Birthday to our very special Rio!! To celebrate, the Simply B Stamps DT have come together and used the new release Princess Rio to inspire you along the way. :D So sit back, enjoy and sing along with us as we wish her a very Happy Birthday!!

You should have arrived here from the tallented ALISON!

Also, make sure you visit the SBS Blog as there will be SEVEN lucky winners who comment on that post to win one stamp from the new Teen Scene line that we're previewing this week! How cool is that!

On my card I used Everyday Flair designer paper from My Minds Eye and used those colors for Princess Rio. Then I went back in and added some black dots to the presents and white highlights in her hair. She's the perfect image for any birthday girl and such fun to color. ;D

My daughter has swiped my camera earlier today and it took forever to find it! She has some crazy hiding spots including one for herself in the kitchen cabinets. The other day I found a whole stash of toys under there. LOL I remember my own special hiding space and how it got smaller and smaller as I grew up... but the best part was, my brothers never found it so it was a perfect getaway. ;D

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! and is in French, which translated says: "Isn't that wonderful? Happy Birthday. Make a wish. How old are you? And that's not all. Eat cake! Blow out the candles."

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome BETTY!

Thanks for stopping by and joining us in our fun. Happy 14th Birthday Rio! :D

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Miller Munster

Welcome back to day four of the new releases from Simply B Stamps! I'm excited to show you another boy birthday card but even more excited to add one to my stash! I've already used my last one - just sent it out yesterday. They slip through my hands like butter on a hot summer day!

The image I used is Miller Munster from Simply B Stamps and I even got to use a few of my new Copic colors. I was excited about the khaki greens and fig colors so that's what I used on his shorts and jacket - that would be E81, E84, E87 and E89. I like how it turned out and it's just the right shade of putrid green and warm grays for my liking.

The sentiment stamp and ticket die are from Whimsy which turned out to be perfect for this image. The last time I used this sentiment, it wasn't exactly fitting but now I think I've redeemed myself. LOL

Be sure to head on over to the SBS Blog to see the rest of the team's creations and come back tomorrow for an adorable image. (hint, hint)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Birthday Confetti London

Welcome back to day three of the new releases at Simpy B Stamps and today we're bringing you Birthday Confetti London! This gal is perfect for throwing confetti at any party or even winning the marathon and passing the finish line. I think the ideas are endless... great for graduation too. ;D Don't forget to check out the SBS Blog to see what the other design team members have created for you today.

I love the little cat with her pouncing on the confetti strands! I had fun with this image and even brought out the fluorescent Copic markers to color the confetti. I've heard they look awesome under a black light so I'm going to do some more experimenting and purchase a black light the next time I'm at the store. Jane has already beat me to the punch and hopefully you'll see her creation pop up on her blog soon too.

The felt flowers are new on this project and are from my stash of unused flowers - I really need to use more of them! I think they were from Stampin Up but since retired. Other than that, I have the standard embellishments and went for a birthday themed card with the ice cream cones in the background. Yummy! Come on back tomorrow and I'll "share" some cake too. LOL

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Party Lola

Welcome back to the second day of previews for Simply B Stamps! Today we're bringing you inspiration featuring Party Lola!! All of the images are so much fun in this release but I think this is one of my favorites. Make sure you visit the SBS Blog for the more inspiration and ideas on how to color her.

This project didn't start out this way and I was planning on creating a birthday tag. However, I was so inspired by how Cleota and Rimna did their cards with the background that I totally forgot about my plan and had to make a card instead. On one of her cards she used several colors and dotted around with different size circles. I love how it looked and thought it would be perfect for a birthday themed image.

I love Party Lola's plaid skirt which reminded me of a Scottish clan tartan. Then I had to give her red hair - I don't know why, but tartans and red hair just fit in my mind. The card came together easily enough and will hopefully cheer up someone on their special day. That's about all folks and thanks for stopping by!