Friday, March 2, 2012

Bear's Underwear

Here's my project for today... it doesn't look like much but I'll have to tell you it's one of the more important projects I've done in a while!! What is it you ask? Well, this is a pair of Bear's Underwear!!! One side is for Wednesday and the other side is for Friday. :D Confused yet? Check out this adorable potty training book called Piggy and Bear in their Underwear by Dara Goldman!

For years we've been missing this pair of boxers and it hasn't bothered my other daughters but this time around it was different. You see, on the border of each page is the pattern and color of the undies that are suppose to be placed on that page. The other kids didn't care and would fit and exchange all the boxers... but this little peanut... well, let's just say it's a big deal! LOL

I cut out three layers of grunge board plus two more from white cardstock. I drew in the shapes to match the border of that page then colored them with Copic markers. Finally I glued all the layers together then sanded the edges. Finished! Now we have a complete wardrobe and I have a happy toddler! :D

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

La Jeune Fille à l'Eventail

It's finally here!! The day the winners are announced for the mini Paris Blog Hop at Little Miss Muffet Challenges AND the winners of the Paris "Love" Challenge at ThreeCompaniesTeamUp blog!! Check out both places and see if you're a winner! Plus the latest issue of the Whimsy Magazine has come out featuring even more Paris inspired projects - check out Issue 7, pages 46-60!

For my project I used elements from all three companies... La Jeune Fille à l'Eventail from Little Miss Muffet Stamps (which means "The Girl with a Fan" in case you were wondering), Vintage Travel Postage Stamps from Whimsy, and Love Heart Swirls chipboard accessents from Make it Crafty.

I colored his French girl for the rubber stamp packaging which was done a while ago so putting together the card went by fast. It's nice when that happens sometimes! Nothing extra special about the card layout except I was able to use a new Netabilities die I got last week and I was even good to use a few old flowers I've had laying around. So that would be something new, something old... now I'd just need something borrowed! LOL

Hope you've enjoyed all the Paris inspired festivities and have a Happy Leap Year day!! After all, it only comes around once in a blue moon... I mean once in four years! He he he

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

Party Time Tuesday's Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #41 - Sentiments Included
Make it Monday Linking Party #78 - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Flowers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Surprise... two posts today!! Don't miss out on my Halloween project HERE, or scroll down, then check out this fabulous teacher project. :D You might have remembered this project from before but it's slightly different and features another cute Nouveau Girl! I made this project for an inspiration post over on the Some Odd Girls blog. Come on over to take a look and I hope you like it!

For this project I used Grow from where?.. you know where, from Some Odd Girl, of course! :D I love that it comes with the extra images and sentiments which I used all over.

I thought this image was perfect because of the apples but I sometimes wonder if teachers get tired of apples. LOL But I colored it yellow, maybe a Golden Delicious, to not make it so obvious. The papers I used is from last year and it always feels good to use up the old stash - at least it justifies buying more!

The frame is a simple plastic picture frame from Walmart and about the size of 4x6". This project fits nicely inside and then I placed a 3x3" sticky pad on the front plastic side. Then when all the sticky notes are gone, it reveals the hidden message "Grow Everyday."

Here's what the frame looks like on the side and as you can see would sit nicely on a desk. They're super easy to make and I think I'll do it again for Christmas too! Thanks for coming back! :D

Lavinia Portrait

It's time for another 12 Months of Halloween challenge at Simply B Stamps! This month our theme is to create any hand made Halloween treat bag, trick-or-treat bag, cupcake holder, or anything Halloween that would hold any special treats! I ended up getting out my long forgotten Cricut machine and cutting out a treat box which worked out perfectly.

The top part of the box features Lavinia Portrait from the Steampunk Line at Simply B Stamps. I placed it inside a Martha Stewart label then added some gems. The ribbon is lopped around and glued under it for a handle.

Around the outside of the box I cut out small 2x2 inch squares of scene of Haunting Hill Jumbo Wheel from Stampin' Up! The whole scene is probably 7 to 8 inches wide so I was pretty much able to get four unique scenes punched out. I loved how simple the box came together and I got to do a lot of coloring. ;D

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you get to make it over to the SBS Blog to see the rest of the inspiration from Challenge #2! :D

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

The Haunted Design House Macabre Monday #122 - Which Witch Are you?
(I'm the shy one with the hidden surprise inside. LOL)

Update: I'm a Gruesome Twosome at Haunted Design House for this project!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hatter Hats

Welcome to another inspirational day with Little Miss Muffet Stamps!! First, I just have to say that the design team is knocking this release out of the part and you don't want to miss out on what they've created today - check them out on the LMMS Challenge blog. :D

For my project I used Elisabeth Louise's hatter from the Hatter Hat rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I thought those cute little hats would be perfect for tags or even to scatter them around your projects for added color! I also used the LOVE sentiment from Whimsy that came in one of their ticket stamps which had a goof vintage fell to it.

The charm was found at the local hobby store and it was only by chance that I happened up on! They didn't have very many in stock, but between the two of us, my Mom and I got them all. The black filigree is a chippie from Make it Crafty then painted with acrylic paints.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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

The Craft Place Challenge - Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge #80 - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #96 - Lace