Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tobie and his Puppy

It's a special day over at Some Odd Girl today as they celebrate all day for their FaceBook Fun day!!  There are challenges, tips, games and all sorts of fun activities to join in with so head on over and see what they're up to.  :D  But before you leave here is a little SOG inspiration using Tobie and his Puppy...

Oh I've been needing boy cards!!  That seems to be the same story for most of us.  LOL  I ran out last month so I need to restock on my supplies again and this images fits perfectly in that category.  And lucky me, I had some boyish paper to work with too and went for anything non-swirlish and non-pinkish.  He he he

For this project I had the paper selected first then went and colored my image so I could match the colors better.  The only thing I didn't know what what ribbon I was going to use so if I was to go back I would change Tobie's hair color to be a little darker.  However, it still works so I chose to leave it.  :D  Besides, the receiver of this card probably won't even notice.  LOL

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I have some exciting news to share today over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.... I have released six of the most popular digi images into rubbah!!  So today we're previewing images from both digi and rubber forms and celebrating this release with a fabulous special too!  I'll be out of town this weekend so any order placed between now and Monday get a free digi image from the Sugar & Spice Dolls line!  Plus there were some combo packs put up this week so be sure to check out the LMM Blog for the details and the What's New section of the store!

For my project I used the *new* Bailey in rubber from Little Miss Muffet Stamps plus the two bunnies from Spring Whisper to create a little scene.  The sentiment is a sneak peak of what is to come next month so keep your eye out for that.  :D  Anyway, I empasized new for the Bailey image because I've flipped her left and added finger details instead of the mitten hand shapes that she has as a digi.  Tricky!  LOL

The layout for this card is one I found on Amy's Blog (Picked Paper Designs) and loved how she incorporated all te different layers and embellishments so I had to give it a try.  I changed a few things based on my stash and this is how it turned out.  The papers I used are My Mind's Eye Mabel paper pad and it looks like I have one or two more cards I can make with it so you'll be seeing this color combo soon.  :D 

Thanks for coming by and make sure you visit the LMM Blog for all the release details and specials plus all the fabulous projects from the design team - they've done a spectaculor job with both digi and rubber images.  I just love what they make.  :D 

Miss Rio Little Shop of Horrors

We have another challenge over at Simply Challenged Challenges today and it's an easy one and one of my favorites... "Anything Goes!"  That's right, just use a Simply B Stamp and create anything you want.  :D  Be sure to visit the SCC Blog for more inspiration and to enter your project.  For my project, I made a little bookmark using Miss Rio Little Shop of Horrors.

I was originally going to use Halloween paper for this but I had a couple or scraps on my desk left over from My Mind's Eye Mabel paper pad and thought the orange was a perfect color!  So instead of going all out for Halloween, I was just going for a hint and included the turquoise paper in there anyway.  Then I threw in some of the brown which was part of the original color scheme of the Mabel paper and to help it blend I brushed the edges of the decorative paper with brown ink.

Do you see the princess crown behind her?  I just thought it would be fun to included it - not sure if it really matches but overall it add a whimsical feel that I like.  LOL  Anyway, that's my bookmark and hope you enjoyed it.  I'm heading out for the weekend but I've prescheduled some posts to pop up while I'm away.  :D

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


It's my day to post a project on the Some Odd Girl blog and today I'm bringing you a special project from the pages of my art journal!  Like many other crafters and color enthusiasts out there, I have several boxes full of cards to send out (or keep) that were starting to cry out begging to be used.  Although I send out several cards a month, I still have stack and stacks and decided I could start making journal books instead.

For this project, I've used the faerie Nouveau Girl Wishes from Some Odd Girl and the background is Metallic Flowers from Make it Crafty. The book is about 5"x8" which is a bit larger than a square 6"x6" card so I have a little more room to work with.  I love to include at least two images on them, if not more, because the size allows me to focus on what I like to do the most ... color!

This is the fourth book I've started and I love having it proped up on my desk - and just like a calendar, I can flip the page to something else inspiring for that week.  I've also started a smaller sized one which is about the size of a trading card which I like to use for single character stamps.  Those I plan to use later on as actual trading cards and I think having them all bound up will make it easier to transport.

The books I like to use the most are multi-purpose heavy duty art journal books with thick sturdy pages.  I found mine at the local craft store but you can find book at any art supply store too.

I had the background metal flowers colored long ago and had the colors jotted down so I'll share those with you - they're my favorite color combination for Copper, Steel and Brass:

E41, E42, E43, E44, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG93, G94, T4, C1, C3, C5, E11, E13, E93, E95, E97, E15, E17, YR30, Y32, YR21 and Y26.

That's about it for this project.  :D  Thanks for coming by and I hope this gives you an idea for your next project!