Saturday, June 29, 2013

Forest Friends Orlando

I'd have to say, yesterday was a productive day.  I had a small burst of energy towards the evening and decided it was time to clean the house.  So in a flurry, I got everyone involved and laid down the law... we're cleaning!  The house always gets so messy when someone is sick or in this case, had surgery, and I think Moms are usually the first one to crack.  LOL  Well, I was was determined to enjoy my weekend, not spend it cleaning up after everyone.  And I must say, it was a success and I already feel so much better.  Yeah!

Here's a fun project I wanted to share.  This one uses Forest Friends Orlando from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  If you haven't already noticed by now, all the Forest Friends were given names that start with the same letter as their type.  So this is Orlando the owl and he comes packaged with Quella the quail.  The other friends in the forest are Rachel the rabbit, Trevor the tortoise, Stuart the squirrel, Rosa the rattlesnake, Sabina the skunk and Foster the fawn deer.  They all say "welcome!"

I also used the mushrooms from the sets to stamp near the bottom of the paper on the card for some extra details.  I was going to do the ribbon, but I had just done that on another card so I wanted to try something new.  I think that's about all that I have in me for today.  I hope enjoyed this card and have a great weekend!

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

SS Bump!

Here's another project from the fun Carnival release last week... this one uses Bump!  I remember driving the bumper cars when I was young and then again when I was a little older.  It was so much fun the first time!  I think when we're kids we're made out of springs and just bound right back from anything.  LOL

The images I used are Swings 'n Slides Bump! and Swings 'n Slides Sentiments #1 and Swings 'n Slides Sentiments #2, all from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Pollycraft.  I have a goal to create something with all those carnival images - I just love them so much and it gives me an opportunity to use bright and cheery colors!

One of the background papers I used is a crossword puzzle ... so I couldn't resit getting my pencil out and circling a few words that were related to boys.  :D  I was surprised I didn't find very many!  Maybe you'll spot a few more and I can circle them.  He he he

Today is also Friday Freebie at Little Miss Muffet Stamps so head on over there and find a few images to play around with.  :D  Thanks for coming by today!

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

Crafty Ribbons Challenge #50 - anything with ribbon

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock

We have a rocking good challenge at Little Miss Muffet starting today and the theme is STARS!  This is always a fun challenge as you can incorporate stars into your project many different way.  You can check out the DT amazing creations at the LMM Challenge blog.  :D  For my project, I chose an image that had stars on it plus used stars in the background. 

I used two images on here from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.... Luna Bitterfrost Stars Rock and Puppy Additions.  The Puppy Additions was this week's Sunday Spotlight so it was fitting to use on this card too.

I wanted to create a car using these mazes from Stampin' Up, however, they're sort of a center piece in itself so it was difficult to come up with something.  But because of the shape of Luna Bitterfrost, I thought that would be perfect on the side but she seemed lonely ... and yep, that's where the puppy came from.  Plus is also fills in that corner nicely.

I had to cut papers for this card twice since the first time I had cut the inside off center - which caused the maze to be skewed and the top of the card wouldn't lay flat.  But the second time was the charm and I was able to get it centered.  However, next time, I might have to choose a different way, something more simple.

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

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - stars and/or stripes
Lady Anne's Challenge #9 - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #51 - anything goes

Update: I was a top pick at the Sisterhood of Crafters for this project!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Polka Dot Pals - Jamie

You'll want to check out the inspiration today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps as we have two fabulous faces smiling at you on our Polka Dot Pals!  Click HERE to check out the store blog and also check out our guest, Elaine's project!  I decided to play along too and colored up this gal...

The image I used is Polka Dot Pals Jamie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The card was put together with a simple layout which seems to be the style I'm defaulting to lately.  Then I embellished it with white fabic roses, a cherry charm and a hanger. 

For the face, I wanted to experiment with something new and try to color and open mouth.  The expression is suppose to be joy ... like she was saying "Yea!"  (A cute version of THIS.) However, to me it looks like she ended up with a milk mustache!  LOL  However, it was a good start and through searching in Google I found two things that were interesting... I'll save these for later and see how the next face goes.  :D  The first one is changing emoticons into expressions (HERE) and the second one is an expression tutorial by the very talented Lackadaisy cartoonist. (Click HERE < - - - simply amazing!)

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

Come and Get it Challenges - 3 Embellies, 2 DP, 1 Ribbon
ABC Challenges - P for Pretty in Pink

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bicycle & Puppy Additions

Today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps we're featuring a Sunday Spotlight that you'll want to check out!  Today's image is Puppy Additions and these adorable puppies are perfect to add to any project.  :D

This project also uses Bicycle from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I went for a vintage look with lots of layers.  I stamped the images in brown ink too.  The puppy was added with a foam pop dot.  :D 

I've been on a binge lately to use up all my older paper stashes until they're completely gone.  I must say, getting down to the last five or so papers is a challenge!  They're always the busiest papers that don't go well together or the small scraps that aren't big enough to use.  However, this card turned out ok and it made me smile even more when I realized I only have one more project to make from these papers before it's gone!  Whoo ho!!

Just as an update, I'm on Day 3 of recovery from tonsillectomy and doing well considering.  Today I'm really feeling the stretch of my jaw muscles that I'm sure the surgeon did so he could get inside my mouth - it's like all the sore muscles from a marathon all compounded onto the sides of my jaw!  LOL  But hay, that's better than the sharp pains I'm suppose to be getting just around the corner.

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

Pile it On Challenge #25 - Vintage/Shabby Chic