Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Favorite Little Gal!

Back again with a card featuring that adorable little Pure Innocence girl from
She's spunky, she's cute, and she can get you out of just about any sticky situation,
even a forgotten birthday!

This was submitted for the sketch challenge at MFT.
Since I flipped the sketch sideways, I figured I would download onto my blog that way! LOL!
Stamp: MFT, Pure Innocence, "Happy Mail"
Sentiment is also MFT, "First Class Friend"
Pattern papers are Basic Grey, "Nook and Pantry" 
Die; Spellbinders, "Labels Eleven"
I realized after I took the pictures when the sun was still out, that I had forgotten to add the tiny flower I had dug out from hundreds of tiny Prima flowers to match her dress.
Ok, it's glued on now...  close your eyes and try to picture it!
If I think of it in the morning, I'll retake the picture.

She's a cutie, though, right?

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #77

The sketch this week at Waltzing Mouse is an easy layout, and made for so many possibilites!  But I wanted to step out of the box a bit.  I only have a few WM stamps (not that I wouldn't want to have them ALL! LOL!), so I had to get creative!
Here is the sketch:
I looked at my stamps and decided to make a hot air balloon!
I'm getting rather tired of Christmas cards. I love the holidays, but I needed a break!

Here is my card and an explanation of how this worked!

The basket and sentiment are from the
Waltzing Mouse, "Bountiful Basket Additions" stamp set;
The scrolled portion of the balloon is a label from "Holiday Labels No. 14";
and the back portion of the balloon is cut with the Spellbinders, "Labels Nine" die.

The pattern paper is Prima, so you know it has to be gorgeous!
Lots of lots of distress ink was added, of course!
I popped up the balloon and the basket and added the twine as ropes.
It was so terrific the way these dies and stamps all worked together!
I think it's adorable!  Perfect for sending a Spring birthday message!

This card is proudly entered into the challenge and posted on their Gallery.
If you haven't been there, go check it out!
oh, yea, and wish me luck! 
I could really use some new Waltzing Mouse stamps!

Say it with a Flourish!

This challenge at Flourishes was particularly fun for me, because I LOVE working with the ribbons and lace, and buttons, and pearls, and well, everything vintage and romantic!
Here's my card. 
When I have a morning like today, I have to just shut myself off in my scrap room and play...  I am sooo frustrated with my medical doctors right now,I could scream!!!!  Leave it to say, from what I'm experiencing, this country's health system is going down the toilet!  But, for now, I'm happy playing with my goodies!

And suffice it to say, when I fell in love with the resin pieces, I decided I had to have tons! Little ones, big ones, and all colors and shapes...  isn't this one gorgeous! Definately a "no mailing" card!

The stamp is Flourishes "Medallion", and I absolutely love it!  I have used it more than most!  It heat embosses so beautifully and detailed.

I've also used this sketch from CardPatterns, as my jumping-off sketch guide.
They have some wonderful metal sheets to giveaway over there!  Check it out!

Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye, "Lost and Found"

DYSU Challenge #50 WINTER!

 Welcome back for a new challenge here at Do You Stack Up?!
As the chilly weather moves in, we want you to show us your
Winter projects!

This week's Sponsors:

Crafty Emma
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Digi Darla
Digital Stamp Club
One Month’s Membership
Inky Impressions
$10 Gift Certificate

I chose to go with a decorated jar to hold candy canes...seems everyone enjoys an occasional sweet treat around the holidays!
With the adorable image, "Reindeer Rides"  from Inky Impressions, it was so easy!
Here's "Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" for the
challenge at "Scrap It With A song" (a Christmas carol).
I didn't want to loose the image by wrapping it tight around the jar, and didn't have a larger jar, so I made little "wings" with tri-folded cardstock, and attached them to the backside of the cut out image.  I may transfer this whole image to a different jar or box later. But for now, the candy canes show through the window and look so yummy!

  I added homemade "flower fluff" to his antlers and to the ones on the building.  And of course, he had to have a shiny, red, blingy nose!

And wanting to make it more vintage, I inked the edge of the image with Distress Ink.  It still needed an old-timey look, so I glued some DCWV holiday paper added to the lid, along with the traditional red bow!

The tickets are Tim Holtz with an Inkadinkado Christmas sentiment stamp.

Check out the rest of the team's goodies, and join in the fun this week at
Also, this project was entered in the challenge at
Simon Says Stamp and Show (Through the looking glass)