Friday, February 24, 2012

Just Betty

There is some exciting news over at Simply B Stamps today and tomorrow... a Spring Cleaning Sale and a Surprise Limited Digi Release!! So head on over and load up while you can. :D To celebrate, I created this bookmark using Just Betty and colored her in festive spring colors.

Somehow I always seem to use the new stuff on the table instead of digging into my stash - am I the only one? It's just so simple to reach out and use it! I really need to learn to put my stuff away then all my supplies could get equal share. LOL This one uses new papers, new pearls and even new diecuts. :D

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Finally, I'm back in business!! LOL I finally got my printer setup from Christmas and started printing my digi images on quality paper! I get to say goodbye to copy paper and hello to blending!! Well, at least, I will in the near future. I have to order some blending paper now and finish up coloring the stack of digi images I already have printed and planned as projects. But I'm on my way to happier days. :D

Thanks for stopping by and I hop you all have a great Friday!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Emily Rose Hatter

We have a fantastic challenge for you over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this time our theme is "Fancy or Lacy!" I know we all love to dress up our projects with lace and lots of embellishments - at least for me, it's hard not to! So to celebrate this compulsive habit, I've decided to make a challenge of it - so the fancier or the lacier the better!! :D

For my project I used Emily Rose Hatter from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and placed her in front of Ivy Window Wall the from Make it Crafty. Then I used the coordinating chippies and diecuts to create the sentiment (N3 Swirl Frame chippie from Make it Crafty and N3 Notables Die from Whimsy). I had to chop the frame a little and move around a couple swirls to get it to fit in the corner but it's still just as fancy and elegant. :D The sentiment is also from Whimsy and is from Birthday Letter Seals.

The fancy part comes from the wide lace ribbon and all the pearls scattered around the card. Plus I was able to use two of my pearl brads from Whiff of Joy at the top corner.... and of course, the frame/sentiment helps. The papers are new and something I picked up at the scrapbook store the other day - I've noticed that yellow is coming back into season! So many to choose from and they're all perfect for spring.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed my card. Don't miss out visiting the Little Miss Muffet Challenges for more inspiration and also the current Paris Blog Hop - which only goes until Sunday to be eligible for the prizes!

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

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #21 - Favorites (chippies embellishments)
Sarah Hurley Challenge #60 - Diecuts
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It's the final day of previews for the new Nouveau Girl clear stamp releases at Some Odd Girl! Today we have our third beaut named Fan, and of course, she comes with her own sentiment and accessory stamp! All three of these NG are already available to head on over to the SOG store and get your fix. :D Plus don't for get to check out the Some Odd Girl blog for a chance at some prizes!

For my project I did a quick tag using Fan, and the included sentiment, from Some Odd Girl. I also took advantage of the Notables 1 die from Whimsy and paired it up with the coordinating N1 Fancy Feather chipboard frame from Make it Crafty - they've been such a fun accessory to use and a new way to include a sentiment!

The papers have been distressed and I added some faux stitching and pearls to brighten them up a bit. Tags are so much fun to make and really come together quickly! It allows me plenty of time to spend on the coloring and even less stress. Why less stress you say?! Well, I don't think I can fit another card into my many boxes of cards without pulling a blood vessel. LOL At least this way I can start a whole new box and feel good about it. He he he

Since I have so many tags... I thought I would finally add a new category to the list... Bookmarks 'n Tags! Now you can click on that and get some ideas - they're even great ideas for ATC.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Welcome back! It's day two of the Nouveau Girl release!! Today we are back with another beauty and this time she's mysterious and dainty - Wishes! The adorable fairy comes with two sentiments and a small star burst stamp - perfect for celebrations, scrapbooks and more! For added sparkle to my fairy, I added glitter pen details all over including her hair, wings and the light bulb. Come check out the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration and a chance to win a prize!

On my project I used Wishes and also Electric Love, both are clear stamps from Some Odd Girl. The paper I used is Darling Dear by My Minds Eye and also what I grabbed the color combination from. There is a little bit of kraft paper and I even used some of the sticky notepad paper to carry the color theme around. And because my handwriting sucks, I used a sentiment stamp from The Greeting Farm as a message to the teacher.

Do you notice anything about my coloring? This is one of the great benefits with using real rubber stamps versus a digi!! I can choose the type of paper I used and of course I'm going to grab something that I can blend and blend and blend on! LOL So I get smother colors and shadows and better blending. So... can you tell a difference or am I just enjoying it more?!

This was actually suppose to be a Valentine project for one of my daughter's teachers... however I'm a big late on that. So I changed the theme to everyday and got to use some of the new paper I found last weekend. The idea was from my sister - who is also a teach and a great source for teacher gift ideas! It's just a simple picture frame from Walmart with a sticky pad on the front. (See that store is good for something! LOL) When they run out of paper they can simply stick another Post-it pad and start all over.

Here's what the project looks like before it was put in the plastic frame. I included one of the sentiments that came with the stamp as a little surprise at the end of the paper. :D It was super easy to make and a lot of fun too - now I just have to make at least one more!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Are you ready for some more new releases? Today I get to show off one of the newest Nouveau Girls from Some Odd Girl!! To start with, we're showing off Dancer! This divine girl will be available in Clear Rubber stamp and she was a beaut to color - so much fun!

(This is my second post for today so you can scroll down or click HERE for my first.)

My project uses Dancer by Some Odd Girl and in the background is Bridge Scene by Just Inklined. I used papers from My Minds Eye and grabbed the color scheme from it. I was even able to use a few colors that were burried at the bottom of the stash. LOL For her dress, I used RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99 with a little N2 and N4 for shading.

I colored the background quickly to give a nice contrast between the two images. I was hoping for a watercolored look but not sure if it worked out or not. Even a distressed ink look would have been a good aim but I still have some practice to do. LOL Either way, I like the contrast between the well blended Dancer and background.

On the journal page I also used some accessory stamps that come with the Dancer. The two circle music note symbols and the sentiment made nice embellishments. The sentiment was stamped then cut out using the Notable 2 die from Whimsy then placed behind the N2 Simple Frame chippie from Make it Crafty.

Thanks for stopping by again today and don't forget to head on over to the Some Odd Girl blog for more inspiration and even prizes to be won!

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

Always Crafting Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Anything Goes
Art with no Boundaries Challenge - Let the Dancer in you Escape

Update: I was an honorable mention at Art With No Boundaries for this challenge!

Julia & Taylor

To keep up the celebrations - we're having another blog hop!! Come hop around with us "in Paris" this week with a New Release Blog Hop!! Check out the Little Miss Muffet Challenges Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog for all the details and prizes!!

You should have arrived here from the talented SHIRLEY!
However, if you get lost along the way you can see the complete list HERE.

Have you heard the big news? Whimsy, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps have come together to give you a little romance in Paris this Valentine season! You can join the festivities and read all about it on the ThreeCompaniesTeamUp blog. But wait... have you heard the really big news?! Little Miss Muffet Stamps has now released images in RUBBER! That's right - so pop on over HERE to get your rubber fix. :D

My project uses several images from this release to create this scene. From Little Miss Muffet Stamps, I have used Julia, Taylor, Agent Éclair Dropping and Naw the Gargoyle. Then from Make it Crafty I used a bridge scene that Zoe put together using Paris Elements and Eiffel Tower, plus a whole bunch of chippies, N3 Rustic Frame, Flower Leaf Swirls and Swirly Corners.

The sentiment stamp is Élégance Élémentaire frm Stampin' Up! and translated would be "Happy Birthday." I used Whimsy's cordinating Shapeology Die, Notables 3, which coordinates with the chippie so nicely! The rest of the journal page is deocrated with oddds and ends from my stash - pearls, rhinestones and various ribbons.

Check out all the Paris themed New Releases at:
Whimsy, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Lastly, before you leave to your next hop... don't forget to check out the Joint Release challenge at ThreeCompaniesTeamUp and submit your enteries using any of the products form any of the three companies. It's an easy theme too ... "LOVE!"

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous VICKY!

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

iCopic Weekly Challenge #70 - coloring animals
Make it Monday Linking Party #77 - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Paris, London or New York
There She Goes Challenge #144 - Animal theme

Update: I was in the Top 3 at Simon Says Stamp and Show for this challenge!!