Friday, April 19, 2013

Rocker Chick

Let us Entertain You!!
It's SHOWTIME at Make it Crafty!
We're a tapping our heels together with a tap a tap tap,
Clanging the symbols and beating the drums with a bang a bang bang,
Pulling rabbits from hats and lifting our legs - oooooohhh ahhhhhhh,
Singing our hearts out and jamming to the beat -  doo do do daaaaa...

You should have arrived here from the amazing JENNY!
(If you're lost you can start at the beginning with ZOË.)

It's time to be entertained at Make it Crafty with the
new Entertainers Collection of digi and rubber stamps!
You'll find all the new digital stamps here and you can now pre-order the rubber stamps here!

You can't have a GRAND SHOW without a DOORPRIZE!
Hop on through to be inspired and leave comments along the way for your chance to
win hidden prizes and be in the draw to win one of the grand door prizes!
One person will win the full collection of digi stamps
and another will win the full collection of rubber stamps!

I've been wanting to color the Messy Room for a while and when I saw this Rocker Chick, I thought it would be the perfect combination!  Plus I've had the sentiment on the shelf just screaming to be used!  LOL  The official names of the products used from Make it Crafty are Rocker Chick (which is part of the Paper Rock Scissors Band - very humorous and a perfect band name), Girl's Messy Bedroom and the Fancy Ribbon Sliders chipboard.  I think the quote is Inkadinkado Rockstar.

So is anyone a guitar player?  If you are, you can probably figure out the chord she's strumming!  My fingers are all thumbs when it comes to music but that doesn't mean I don't try!  LOL  Now if I can only get more than my dog to sing along with me.  He he he

You're next stop in the hop is the talented ÅSA!

Thanks for coming by and we hope you've enjoyed the show!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

S&S Ice Cream

"Food, Glorious, Food!!"  That is our challenge theme at Little Miss Muffet Stamps for the next fortnight (2 weeks).  At first I was baffled at what image I should use but then soon realized there are LOTS of stamps with food in them!!  I was able to choose anything from lemonade, cupcakes, ice cream, bubblegum, lollipops, apples, carrots, eggs, hotdogs, cooking batter, marshmallows and the list goes on and on... no trouble picking anymore!  Plus with the recent Tea Party Release the options have multiplied exponentially and the combinations are endless... I could have added cookies, sandwiches, crackers, tarts and many other things. Ok, ok... so what did I pick?   Ice Cream!!

The image on this project is Swings 'n Slides Ice Cream from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and was drawn by Pollycraft.  I thought she was perfect for the warm spring months that I'm experiencing and ice cream is my favorite.  :D

I tried to make the card look inviting and summerie without it looking hot and miserable!  LOL  To do this I stayed away from the warm colors (yellow, orange, red) as much as possible.  However, I always enjoy using complimentary colors so that's why I used a little orange and pink.

Thanks for coming by today and be sure to head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Good morning.. er, um afternoon by now!  LOL  I'm mentally exhausted from filing the taxes this year but so proud I didn't go for another extension!  That usually means I put it off until the next deadline so this year it will be nice that it won't be looming in the back of my mind.  (Deep sigh!)  However, I still have about 4 more weeks of school until I can really breath.  Just keep swimming!

The image I used on this project is Kaydance from Whimsy Stamps.  This little girl was drawn by Elisabeth Bell and is always a favorite style since I have three girls of my own.  I thought this one was perfect to use since we live in Texas!  However, next time I color it, instead of grass I want to color a cactus like Chris did HERE.

Well, I guess it's time for me to get back to studying - my break time is over.  Hope you've enjoyed this little bit of inspiration and have a great mid-week!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Far Away Castle

It's my week to choose the theme at Make it Crafty and we wanted to challenge you to "Void the Warranty" or in more common terms, to think outside the box!  Take a second look at your products and see what you can do differently... use half of a ribbon slider as a tag, color a summer scene to look like winter, use a tool as an embellishment or even as simple as recycling something you normally toss out.  I think I'm guilty of falling into a rut more often than not and this type of thinking allows me to pull myself out and try something new.  Who know... maybe you'll be starting a new trend with your ideas!!

For my project today, I tried a couple things that I normally don't do.  The most obvious one, perhaps, is the way I colored my image.  I normally use a lot of colors but this time I only used three... B21, B34, B45 and the Blender marker.  Plus I printed the image out in blue instead of black ink.  Before I printed it, I merged my images together, including the ribbon border - all of them are from Make it Crafty.

Specifically, here are all the fabulous Make it Crafty products used on this project:

The center is merged from three images (Far Away Castle, Daddy & Lucy Butterflies and at the very front-bottom is the Pebblestone Path).  However, what you may not recognize is the border which was created from the Ribbon Swing.  I used the ribbon-ropes four times and "snapped" it into a circle shape using Adobe Photoshop.  This border technique is in reality altering the stamp so make sure you know which companies allow for that.

My goal was to create a project that resembles the blue and white porcelain dishes.  I have a small collection of egg cups (representing the countries I've traveled) and one is an authentic Royal Copenhagen "Blue Fluted" pattern that is my favorite.

That leads right into the next "outside the box" idea I used which was to use the Shadow Box Circle Frame Kit as the base of the plate instead of as a shadowbox.   That was simple enough and I only used the two flat round pieces that come in the kit.  From that point, the project was simple - print in blue, color blue, cut out and paste on the chipboard.  Done!  However, I couldn't resit taking a picture with some felt play-food to give the full effect as the final touch.