Friday, June 8, 2012

Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock

It's the second day of releases at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and our day to show off the new Pollycraft stamps now available through LMMS!!  I have invited Paula to illustrate for me and I'm excited that she said yes - it was a grand day!  :D  There are twelve stamps in the store today and two of them are brand new - so be sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Challenge & Release Blog for inspiration and then the LMM Store for some shopping.  :D

For my project today I used Luna Bitterfrost Birthdays Rock and the new Park Glen Door Diecut (with the included screen mesh) both from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Then the sentiment is a Kid's Quote from Inkadinkadoo.

This is a short post because I'm actually out on vacation and my internet connection is practiacally useless!  LOL  However, there is a sale goingon while I'm away and you can read about those details HERE on the challenge & release blog.  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Diane & Cardine

Hello, hello, hello!  I should be in bed getting my beauty sleep for tomorrow's long drive, however, I couldn't resit taking a moment to show off some new stamps I added to Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!!  There are 17 new images that will be previewed today and tomorrow plus some very exciting news - head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge & Release Blog to catch up on all the details!

For this project I used Diane from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampabilities; and we're also showing off more samples using the Park Glen Door Diecut from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I chose to use the screen mesh that comes with the die on this project.  I went crazy with the diecuts and also forced myself to use the blue paper on my desk!

This next project is actually one my daughter made and uses the new fairie, Cadrian, also from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  She was so proud of her creation today and even decorated the inside full of gems, stickers and a sweat little note to Grandma and Grandpa.  :D  Everytime she makes something she always asks if it's as pretty as mine then she'll put it up next to may latest creation and compare the two - today, she FINALLY said it was just as cute!!  LOL

So what's all this exciting news I hinted towards?  Well, I'm excited to say that Paula from Pollycraft will now be drawing images for Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!  Whohoo!!  I selected a few of my favorite characters to start with and tomorrow we'll be previewing them all - plus there are TWO NEW stamps that you don't want to miss out on.  :D  I made a card with one of the new ones and will show it off tomorow.  Until, hope you have a great day!

Valentine Betty

Simply B Stamps is taking a little twist and turn with the design team and I'm now doing challenges!!  We'll have challenges once a week featuring new and old Simply B Stamps and I'm excited to bring you today's challenge.... "Your Inner Betty!"  The task is to create a project that reminds us of my we love Simply B Stamps!  So here's my project...

For my project I used Valentine Betty and enlarged her to fill up more of the panel.  What I like about Simply B Stamps is the versatility and the fact it often reminds me to try new things and expand my comfort zone a little more.   In addition there's always a stamp that fits my various moods.  LOL

In the spirit of this challenge I used some paper that has been sitting on my desk for months!  It's Authentique Journey Collection and because of all the bright blues, it's one I haven't been able to use very often.  So I put on my thinking cap and finally decided I would make the blue stand out and realized that was better than hiding it.  He he he

The card I made with my nestiabilities dies and used three different shapes then went around the edges with some ink to give them more definition.  It turned out better than I thought!  Hope you've enjoyed it and be sure to head on over to the Simply Challenged Challenges Blog for more inspiration!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mice are Nice

I have another mouse card to show you using the Mice are Nice precoloured diecut sheets from Lili of the Valley.  These sheets are easy for when you're tired of coloring and want to put something quick together - plus they're reasonabily priced.  :D  This is the five out of six image from the sheet which I've shard on my blog.

The book I'm currently reading is called Wonder Struck by Selznick, who was also the author of Hugo.  Both books are a great combination of a short novel and wordless picture book - it's brilliant.  There was a movie that just came out under the same name, Hugo, which was a pretty good adaptation of the book - that's rare, but it happens sometimes.  I always find it thrilling to have read a book first before a movie was ever in the works - it's like finding a gem and then later on having it confirmed as a good storey.  LOL

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Under the Sea Mae

Remember the new releases from Some Odd Girl?  I have another one to show today using the Narwhal from Under the Sea Mae!  I colored him pink and went with a bright neon pink underbelly.  Then I searched my stash for some paper colors that were opposite the color wheel and came up with this card...

I saw someone nest multiple dies the other day using various shapes and some projects using the circles and they've all turned out wonderful - I don't know why I hadn't tried it before other than there are just too many toys and so little time!  This is one I need to put into my memory banks as I enjoyed how it turned out.  Hmmm... perhaps I'll make a challenge of it at LMMS Challenges?!  LOL

This project is actually perfect for my mood right now because it's raining cats and dogs outside as I write this - so I can easily imagine myself looking out of the window into the deep sea and finding this friendly face!  LOL  Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle.

Monday, June 4, 2012

La Promenade au Jardin & Park Glen Door Diecut

Happy Monday everyone!  :D  This is our first week of Summer break and the kids have off from school so instead of it being a gruesome dreary Monday, I'm actually pretty excited.  LOL  Plus I have two projects to show off today - both of them use the new Park Glen Door Diecut that I added to the store last week.  You've had a couple other samples over the weekend and now here are a few more ideas on how versatile this door is.  Check them out...

This first project uses the Park Glen Door Diecut plus La Promenade au Jardin (in digi format) from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I was going for a cozy vintage cottage feel and created something that reminded me of  B&B I stayed at once.  The hostess was a dear old lady and so sweet.  :D  I hope I have the chance to go back for a visit and stay with her again.

La Promenade au Jardin is available now only in rubber and she's also included as part of a combo package for a reduced price.  She's a dream to color up and probably one of my favorites from that release.  In the background I've used embellishments from Stampin' Up and the large brad says "Genuine * Genuine" - they've been fun to use and I wish I had an endless supply so I wouldn't have to hoard them all.  LOL 

The Park Glen Door Diecut comes with two sheet of screen mesh and I've used one of this project here to create a screen door.  Then I used all the hardware bits that are on the diecut which include the three door hinges, door knob and key plate plus the large key.  I also used the center circle of the large key to place as a spacer in between the door knob and key plate - it was the perfect size and popped out the door knob for more interest.  I love coincidences like that!

I'd like to enter that card into the following challenges:

This next project also uses the Park Glen Door Diecut but instead of a stamp I used decorative paper and coordinating stickers to create this fun winter scene - plus it always helps to create a Christmas card here and there to help build up the stock pile!  However, for some reason many of my holiday cards represent snow - why is that?  I think it's because I grew up in a climate that had lovely white winters but since I've moved to Texas we have maybe one day of snow a year and we're lucky if it lasts all day.  Strange - at least for me it is but I'll still enjoy the occasional snow card.

For this door, I've used the three door hinges but left everything else off and added a holly wreath at the top.  This would be like in the kitchen looking out the backdoor at the new snowman the kids have created so the door handle would be the other side if this was a push door.  :D  Yea, that sounds like a good reason!  LOL  But the man excuse was I didn't want to cover the snowman's face.  He he he.

Thanks for stopping by!  Muah!  And don't miss out on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog today to see more inspiration using this door plus a few Anything Goes projects!! 

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

 Christmas Card Challenge Week 27 - Christmas and Sentiment
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #46 - Red, White and Blue
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #185 - Diamonds and Red, White & Blue

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Welcome to Hollywood Day 3

Welcome back to the final and third day of the Make it Crafty and Simply B Stamps Hollywood release!  Today is the big day and we have a fantastic game for you to play!!  Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to guess what movies are being represented on our projects!  Are you ready?

You should have arrived here from the fantastic DEBBIE!

Did you guess my movie yet? He he he, ok, I have a couple clues for you but before I get to that, just a few details about my card.  The images I used are Little Usher Miller and At the Movies Jude from Simply B Stamps which are combined with At the Movie Theatre from Make it Crafty (which I merged a couple times for a grander audience).  The box of popcorn on the bottom right is a snipet from the At the Movie Theatre image but the little bits of popcorn I had snuck in from Agent Popcorn Aiming from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - they were perfect for scattering all over the floor for a more authentic theatre experience!

Now for some clues!  These clues are elements that I incorporated into my card design which represent the move and not necessarily depicts a scene from the movie.  Oh, and it one of my favorite types of movies too.  :D  Ready?

(1) the colors, (2) the age group, (3) the door and 
(4) the saying "Kids these days. They just don't get scared like they used to."

I have a confession that I'm a movie nut - not necessarily a movie buff (nope, don't have the memory for that) so just someone who watches almost anything.  I practically watch a movie every night while doing the computer stuff and because of it sometimes I take me ages just to do one thing.  Just like today!  LOL

As you might have noticed, I used my new diecut door today - the Park Glen Door Die-cut from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  It comes with two sheets of mesh if you want to make a screen door but I went for a simple open door.  Then used most of the hardware elements that are part of the die with a gem for the handle - then rigged it up to open.  It was a perfect element to represent one of my clues! 

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful TRACY J!!

Finally the last stop in the hop is over at Make it Crafty where you can enter your guesses!