Saturday, July 7, 2012


Today opens up another challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges and our these today is "Light and Dark!"   This is a fun theme and you can interpret it as light colors versus dark colors or also evil versus good.  :D  For my project I chose to go for Gothic versus sweet.  Be sure to visit the SCC Blog and check out all the details and samples from the other DT too!

For my project I used the Burton Chibi Lydia from Simply B Stamps and reversed her so they could be looking at each other.  I was going to do an elaborate mirror and flip door but I couldn't wrap my brain around the mechanics so had to settle for this.  Both girls use the same blacks and purples for their clothes and the face colors are the same too except I added blush to the sweet side.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mice are Nice

O' it's Friday and that means the weekend is just around the corner!  It would be great to have nothing on my schedule but I get to start the weekend off with the kiddos at Home Depot!  Yeah!  :D  Once a month they have a kid's project day and I've been duly informed (by my own kiddos) that we *are* going!  I don't know what we're making - but apparently we'll be making three of them!  LOL

The main image on this card is from Lili of the Valley and is the last of the set of pre-colored images I got called Mice are Nice.  It was fun to use these images and they made really quick cards too - this one will hopefully be used as a nice wedding card.  Thanks for coming by today!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cheeky Monkey

Hope everyone is having a great week!  We have a little bit of inspiration for you today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and did a bit of relaxing and created anything we wanted. :D So be sure to head on over there and check out the awesome projects from the design team!

For my project, I used Cheeky Monkey which is a Pollycraft image for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and created this colorful boy's card.  I had colored all of Paula's images at the same time using this paper as the color coordination so I tried to pick out the boyish colors and patterns.  The pink is actually a coral so it doesn't really count as pink, right?  LOL

I used the green gems around the card and hoped they were reminiscent of fireflies so I also added one inside the jar.  After all, that's what boys do!  My girls on the other hand have the typical phobia of all things crawling that even the mention of a bug would send them squealing into the other room!  LOL  Ok, so that might be a little bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.  :D

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Flag Waving Mae

Happy 4th of July!!  It's so much fun to have a holiday in the middle of the summer because not only do I not have to do the normal routine, I also don't have any To-Dos that I've saved for a day off!  LOL  So today, I plan to take it easy and hopefully get a bit of a nap in.  :D

For today's project I put together a fun festive card using Flag Waving Mae and Sunflowers from Some Odd Girl.  Last week I noticed her in the SOG store and decided she would actually be very fun to color up and because her flags are blank, I was able to add a little bit of Texas flare.  The Sunflowers are ones I've actually had on my list to color for a while now and it was fun to pair them up.

I'll have to admit I'm not one to have a lot of patriotic colors around the room.  I don't know why those colors always look good on the flag itself but down close on my desk they're always too bright - so lucky for me I managed to find some reds and blues that didn't clash.  LOL They're not perfect for the theme but hopefully I was able to fake it.  :D

I hope everyone has a great day whether or not you're in the midst of celebrating Independence Day.  Who knows what I'll be up to day but I'm sure I can squeeze in a little crafting too.  :D

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Today is my day to share something on the Some Odd Girl Blog and I'm bringing you a little bit of inspiration using one of the Nouveau Girls Believe!  I don't use flowers very often but I was inspired after organizing my craft room to use of a few of the bundles I have... after all, they were over flowing the draw just screaming to be used!  LOL  Plus I wanted to try grouping my flowers off to the corner like so many gorgeous projects I've seen lately.

So I grabbed some of my gray and white flowers, papers, ribbons and embellishments then decided to pair them up with a Nouveau Girl which I knew would be perfect in a black and white dress - I particularly liked Believe as she looked like she was reflecting upon time so I threw in some time elements too.

I don't know about you but I always have a few scattered pieces of extras laying on my desk!  Sometime they're a bit too messy and need organizing themselves but I tend to grab things from that "pile" and add them to my card... this one was no exception and that's where I found the clouds and green leaves!  Other than the leaves and some coloring I kept everything else in the monochromatic scheme.  Here's a closer photo of Believe and her dreamy face...

The flower grouping went well, I think, but I wish I had some sort of wispy element coming out of them... maybe pearls or something else sticking out in different directions.  Anyway, that's my next excuse for shopping!  He he he!  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you've enjoyed my project and have been inspired today!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Diver Judy

We have an Olympic release at Simply B Stamps this week and today we're featuring Diver Judy!  There are all sorts of sports going on over at the SBS Blog this week so be sure you visit as you don't want to miss out on the action!  But if you can't wait to get these fun characters then head on over to the store and grab them all now.  :D 

I thought this would be a fun image to pair up with some of my Tim Holts metal sentiments and this one I picked worked really well.  This one says ... "Encourage your hopes not your fears."  So you can think about that as you're thinking about "diving" into your next adventure.  *Hugs

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Today marks the mid-year and also another challenge at Some Odd Girl!  This month is a simple sketch and there are all sorts of way to make up your projects.  I kept true to the sketch this time around and then had fun adding a few embellishments for a finishing touch.  Here's what I did...

For this project I used Fan from Some Odd Girl as a clear stamps.  I even remember a few of the color combos... can you believe that?  LOL  Ok, so for the skin I used E50, E51 and E53.  The Hair was E55, E57 and E49; then the reds were R02, R05, R08 and R29.  The last thing I remember was using T3 for the sharp shadows; oh and E04 for her lips.   So except for the teals and gold, that's pretty much all the colors!

Thanks for droping by and hopefully you're all having a great weekend.  For those in the US, hopefully you're getting ready for a great 4th of July!  We just got out our July books and the kids delved right into reading those so I guess I'm off to a good start.  Now if only I can find a place to watch the fireworks without the overwhelming crowd and endless traffic to get home!