Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sugar 'n Spice Dolls

Welcome back! It's the third day for previews from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I have a whole new set of Sugar 'n Spice Dolls for you!! Be sure to head on over to the LMM Blog for the design team's inspiration and for a chance to win two rubber stamps for yourself! This one will be a quick post, but don't worry, I've got lots of pictures for ya. :D

Like yesterday's projects, these cards were created at the same time so I had fun coloring all Sugar 'n Spice Dolls at the same time! :D The paper I used are from Jillibean Soup called Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup; and the fence is a Magnolia die.

Now it's time to meet the Sugar 'n Spice Dolls...

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you've enjoyed this next set of cards. If you have a favorite, I'd love to hear about it. :D

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sugar 'n Spice Dolls

Here it is!! Are you ready for the second day of previews from Little Miss Muffet Stamps AND a long post for inspiration?! But before we get onto to that, make sure you check out the LMM Blog and see if you were the winner from yesterday - plus you can leave your comment for a chance to win 2 new rubber stamps!

Today the design team is showing off projects using six of the new Sugar 'n Spice Dolls in rubber stamps and - you guessed it - I made another gift set! :D This one features papers by Jillibean Soup called Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup and it was perfect for our Spring Colors Challenge that is currently going on. (And perfect for the season too!)

For these cards, I used the basic same layout and used the Nestabilities dies to help - the mini scalloped ovals for the center. Then I used my new Magnolia fence die that I ordered (well, new for me) and added it as a horizontal element. Finally a few flowers from Recollections and some miscellaneous gems finish it off.

While I was at the scrapbook store buying this paper, I also grabbed a 12x12 version of one that had a bunch of labels on it. So some of those were cut out and after distressing the edges a little I used them in with the mix. I think the cards that have them are more of my favorite - but I'm allowed to have favorites, right?! LOL

As for a favorite in the stamps for today I'm not sure I have a favorite - each of them represent something about my daughters at one time or another and give me a satisfied smile when I look at them. That's what also makes these so fun to color! I was thinking on coloring up a bunch more and using them in my scrapbook pages as they would be perfect for my Little Miss Muffets! :D

Speaking of the girls, today is a huge day for them as they're excited to run in the school marathon! All the grade run around the block, which is about 0.9 of a mile, and the school makes a big deal of it. The weather isn't too bad either so I'm hoping it will be a lovely outdoor activity. Wish them luck!

I thinks that's all my words for today! LOL You've met all the dolls for today ... Vanilla, Paprika, Rosemary, Sugar, Cocoa and Pepper. Plus the Sugar 'n Spice Sentiments are also available but sadly I don't have a card for today... you'll just have to check out this older post HERE and hopefully that count. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations! (Even if I was late in posting - but isn't da' boss allowed?! LOL) So do you have a favorite Sugar 'n Spice Doll from today?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hatters Release

It's new releases this week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and we have a bunch to show you!! Today we're featuring the new Hatters available in rubber and the much desired Hatter Hat Stands too! Check out what the design team has created for you at the LMM Blog - also you want to head on over there and check to see if your a winner!

This project above uses the an image from each the Hatter Hat Stands and Hatter Hats Combo C
from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. But below you'll see that I used all the other new Hatter stamps and created another gift set. (Plus the other two posted earlier this week.)

These gift sets have been fabulous to make and really puts all the focus on the coloring portion of the crafting which is my favorite part! Then I can use the same papers, layout and tools to create 6-8 cards at once - so they really come together quickly. Plus it's nice to have a couple handy for when last minute birthday or teacher gifts are needed. :D

Now that all of these images are available in rubber, the digi version will be retiring. So if you're a digi fan, be sure to head on over to the store and pick them up before they're discontinued! You'll have until this Sunday, April 15 at 8:00pm Central US Time before they're no longer available.

This last card features Eleanor May Hatter and you can have a chance to win it the rubber version!! It's easy too - just visit the LMM Challenge & Release Blog and leave a comment! Once lucky winner will be drawn and announced tomorrow. We'll have prizes for each preview day too - so be sure to check back each day!

I'm so excited about these rubber stamps that and I hope you are too! They're all available now and shipping is available worldwide! Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come back tomorrow. :D

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tweet Kaylee & Spring Pup

It's been a while since I've done a full scene card and the new releases at Some Odd Girl gave me a little inspiration! Plus getting the whole card colored sure makes putting it together a cinch! LOL Here's what I made...

The images I used are Tweet Kaylee and Spring Pup from Some Odd Girl (both new releases for this week) and I've combined them with Open Window, Pebblestone Patch and bricks from Paris Building Elements by Make it Crafty. As embellishments, I also used Mini Dragonflies chippes from Make it Crafty.

I colored Spring Pup to mostly look like my dog. My dog is probably a mutt but mainly has pinscher markings with a little white on the chest. She's a tiny dog and super friendly so not really the scary kind of pinscher. LOL She was adopted last year so who knows what her background story is.

Tweet Kaylee fit perfectly in the window and it looks like she is leaning out to say good morning to the little bird. Reminded me a little of Snow White so I had to color her heir black with a little bit of a turquoise twist.

Thanks for dropping by and make sure you check out all the other awesome creations by the DT over on the SOG Blog! They're fantastic! :D

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Emily Rose Hatter

I got a little bit of "Monday cleaning" done around here and I'd have to say my desk looks fantastically clean!! Just don't look at my floor, however! LOL But I'm more than 24 hours ahead on my projects (knock on wood, then knock again) so I'd say it's been a good Monday so far. :D

Here's my project that I have for you to today which features Emily Rose Hatter from Little Miss Muffet Stamps... and I'll give you a little hint as to it's origin... it's not a digital! Oops, probably said too much already! But if you're still in the dark, be sure to check back this Thursday for the official big news!! :D

If you remember from Sunday, this is part of the gift set that was created using the Sincerely decorative paper by Trinity Papers Arts which is also the same stuff I used yesterday. It always feels good to finish up a paper pack and I think I have enough to make two more cards. (Well, apart from what I've already made!)

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

Make it Monday #84 - JFF Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge #31 - Coloring (click HERE for insp. photo)
Paper Pretties Challenges - 3 or more Layers
The Cutie Pie Challenge #15 - Favorite Cute Stamp

Update: I was the winner at The Cutie Pie Challenge for this project!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Little Loves (Tia Version)

Are you ready for some new releases at Some Odd Girl? I couldn't resit jumping in on this release as these digis are so cute! The first ones being released are Little Loves (Tia Version) and Little Loves (Tobie Version) which are perfect for mother's, teacher, aunts and even grandmas. :D

For my project I used Little Loves (Tia Version) and made another post-it notepad holder as a teacher gift. I have four total to make so only one more to go! These have been great teacher gifts and the plastic picture frame I've put it in is only a $1 or $2. The hardest part was keeping the project flat so it would fit inside. :D But they look great on the desk and hardly take up any room.

The decorative papers are Sincerely by Trinity Papers Arts and I had the hardest time matching that pink this time. (I should have written down my numbers from last time!) But I ended up going through almost every shade of RV on top of my reds to try and correct it.... then after realizing it isn't changing colors anymore, I had to give up! LOL But in real life the colors are close enough to call it good. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired by the project, colors or something. :D Don't forget to head on over to the SOG Blog for more inspiration and have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Blog Candy - Winner

Oh my, the Blog Candy - The day is nearly over and I had plum forgotten about it! Someone should have thrown a stick at my head as a reminder. LOL

Ok, so the winner of the You Make the Grade Blog Candy found HERE is ...

#28 JLJ Designs

Congratulations Jen!! My email is on the sidebar and you can contact me with your mailing address so I can get her mail out. :D

Thanks to everyone to played along and I have a couple more extras that I'll offer once in a while - so if you didn't win this time then you can keep your fingers crossed for next time. And for some news... I am releasing some new stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps this Thursday so you don't want to miss out on that excitement! (hint, hint)

Chocolate Bunny

Welcome back and I hope you are all having a great Easter so far! I couldn't resit coloring up the bunny but gave up on the Raspberry Swirls and went with straight chocolate. Yummy! I ended up using E31, E25, E27, E57 and E59 with my Copic Colors then highlighted with a white gel pen. So while my kids were enjoying their chocolate bunnies, I got to enjoy mines. :D

This image is Bunny from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and you can get it for free today only! You can check out the details HERE or click on the image below.

The paper I used on my project is from My Minds Eye and is Lost and Found Two Blush. I also used a Memory Box die, key and lock chipboard and some rose ribbon. The "bites" out of the card are made with a scalloped punch and lend well with the chocolate theme. LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by again and I hope you've enjoyed this mid-day inspiration! Now we're off to Grandma's house for dinner and to enjoy a few more Easter Day traditions. :D *Hugs

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

Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #7 - Chocolate Bunnies
Creative Inspiration Paint Challenges - Inspired by Bunnies or Chicks
Simply Create Too Challenge #10 - Eggs or Bunnies
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #66 - Bunnies & Chicks

Update: I was in the Top 3 at Card Crafter's Circle for this challenge!

Update: I was a winner at Creative Inspiration Paint for this challenge!

Hatter Hat Stands

I hope everyone is having an awesome Happy Easter with some beautiful weather too! We have lots of festivities planned today and my kids are super excited. :D Hopefully they won't be too loaded up on candy and we'll get through the day temper-tantrum-free. LOL Anyway, I have a fun project to show today featuring images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I thought it was perfect for the occasion. :D

This project uses an image from the Hatter Hat Stands and a rubber one from the Hatter Hats Combo B available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. You'll also recognize the hat as the one from Elisabeth Louise Hatter which I thought looked very Easter-y.

I colored the hat stand to look like wood and used E55, E57 and E59 but it took me two times to figure it out. Finally it worked if I started with the lightest color and gradually built up the darker colors with the blending and wood marks. Also, it helps to keep away from the eye are on the "face" when coloring the wood knots unless you're going for an added face look. I've seen some wood hat stands with a shaped face that would look awesome on this too!

I picked up the decorative papers from my local craft store and I think they are Sincerely by Trinity Papers Arts. It was a fun sophisticated look that went well with the Hatters theme so I ended up creating eight cards at a time with the same layout. It's a great way to get a bunch of cards made and they look awesome all packaged up together! But you'll have to wait until a bit later to see the rest!!

I'm also excited to announce that I'm giving away a free bunny with every purchase at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! (Click HERE for details.) I found some huge chocolate bunnies for the Easter baskets and I thought we could all use some fat-free chocolate bunnies ourselves! So here's the bunny and now you just have to coloring it up to look like chocolate. LOL Hmmm, what color scheme would that be? I might have to give that a try myself and see if I can get it to look like a Silky Smooth Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Swirl - yummy!