Saturday, July 6, 2013

Polka Dot Pals Toby

I'm a bit slow on putting this project together for the Friday Freebie but I finally finished it and still wanted to show off how fun the Confetti Background is!  This is what I had in mind for when I created it... giant streams of ribbon in the background.  LOL  But it's also great scaled down for a background or all on it's own like how Mette did.  Anyway, here's what I made...

On this project I've used the Confetti Background, Polka Dot Pals Toby and the Party Banner Metal Die all from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I actually colored the image first and knew I wanted to go with a superman cape which means I'd be using bright blues and reds... so naturally, the primary colors came to mind with a bit of green to tone it down.  I was lucky enough to find paper that matched!  Seriously lucky... since I don't have a lot of bright papers around.

The the rest of the card was put together grabbing things from my desk... some tape-measure ribbon, a clasp, a ticket, and then finally some letter.  I had to hold my breath as I counted out the banners to make sure I had enough ... and yep, it's perfect!

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

SweetPea Stamps Challenge #1 - for the men/boys
Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #174 - let's hear it for the boys

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Stuff

Happy 4th of July everyone!  I can't believe it's already half way through the year and that my summer is nearly gone!  Gone!  Another blink and the kids will be back in school then the work will really have to start.  :(  You see, it's easy to claim the kids take up all the time when they're home playing with me but when they're at school during the day that means I have more house cleaning, to dos and errands to run.  Oh well, I guess we better enjoy it while it lasts... maybe that's the perfect reason to go miniature golfing today!!  Oh, yeah!

We have an awesome release today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps plus the start of Christmas in July!!  There are four fun images to start with so you can get start working on those holiday cards!  For my project, I've used Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Stuff by Little Miss Muffet Stamps (of course) and drawn by Bugaboo.  These sunbonnet images bring back lots of memories for me as my Mom is a big Sunbonnet Sue and Calico Sam fan!  So even those I wanted to use EVERY image in the new release, I narrowed it down to this one.

The papers were sort of chosen at random - I kinda picked through the top of the Christmas Stash as I didn't want to spend too much time sorting through the pile.  But I had some golden felt that went well with the paper tones and decided it was a good fit.  The rest is... well, coloring history.  LOL

I hope you've enjoyed this bit of inspiration and thanks for coming by today!  Make sure to visit the LMMS blog to see all the other awesome projects created and also the LMMS FB page for some rising fun this week!

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

Card Mania Challenge #24 - Christmas in July
Make My Monday Challenges - Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nixie Mermaid

When I was growing up, I often wished I could be a little mermaid swimming in the water and often thought if I stayed in the water long enough I would eventually turn into one!  LOL  Then as I've grown up, I had wondered if my own kids would feel the same way and I'm surprised to say I have someone on each end of the spectrum with one right in the middle.  He he he  It always ends up like that, doesn't it?!  Just goes to show how different each child is!

For my project today I've used Nixie Mermaid from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Simply Sophia.  Plus I also had the fish colored up from Serena Mermaid and added it to the bottom of the card - I thought it would go nicely with the summer-water theme.  :D 

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

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fancy Sunbonnet Umbrella

Kinda looks "cloudy with a a chance of meatballs today."  :D  My kids have recently read the book and now that the 2nd movie is on it's way out, I think we'll make it a movie night and see the first one.  Up until now, they've been scared to watch any new movie but we finally made it over that hurdle!  Yeah!  So the plan is to watch a few book-to-movie features.  Should be fun!

The image I used on this project is Fancy Sunbonnet Umbrella from Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber form and drawn by Bugaboo Stamps.  Using the rubber stamps is perfect for this type of project as I don't have to worry about getting that kraft cardstock through my printer... which it doesn't!  LOL  I colored this one with Copic markers and then drew in the border with a ruler and marker; and added some shading with T1 and T2.

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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Celeste Amberglow Cooking Up Some Love

We have a Sunday Spotlight today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and we're spotlighting Celeste Amberglow Cooking Up Some Love!  She's such an adorable and versatile image and one you'll want to pick up for your own collection - she's at 30% off today!!  Whohoo!  :D  I had so much fun creating my card with her and so did some other Little Misses so make sure to check them out at the LMMS Blog!

For my project I used (of course) Celeste Amberglow Cookin' Up Some Love plus the little piggy from Tea Party Friends #1 to go along with her.  Both are from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, the first one was drawn by Pollycraft and the second one was drawn by me.  ;D

I stamped these two in brown inks and colored them with bright colors.  I wanted something cheery and also to use those colors I never get around to using.  :D  I hope she is baking me a Lava Molton Cake because I could use some about now!! LOL  Plus that's got to be part of my soft-foods diet this week, right?  Yumm!

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - flowers and ribbon