Saturday, March 28, 2015

House Mouse & Friends Challenge -Case this Card

Happy Saturday! I've got a very unique card to share with you today for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog. This week over at their blog it's a case this card challenge so to see the card I am following hop on over to the blog. The idea behind the card though is to  keep the fun layout and main idea of using partial images.  This can be done in any theme. I'm not sure if I did this right but I tried and this is the idea I came up with.


I used the House Mouse Stamp Piece Corps from 1993. Then to go along with the theme of the puzzle I used my Sizzix Puzzle Maker #2 die to create the partial image look and create this fun look.  The sentiment is  actually from one Micheal's $1 bin stamp but I just masked off each word and stamped it in different colors to create a more fun look.  Then I cut out the words so the words so they fit where I wanted them. The puzzle pieces and sentiment are then popped up on foam tape to give it that extra dimension.

I really like how this card turned out it's very different and unique but I really like the two puzzle tone in the stamped image and the puzzle pieces. It really is a fun card.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Stamping Boutique "Easter" Challenge

It's Friday once again and that means I've got another card and challenge for you from The Stamping Boutique.  This week's theme for the challenge is "Easter". It's coming up real soon and we want to see your Easter creations.

 I used TSB image: The Trinity of Crosses

To create the sunshine burst in the background I used The Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder.  I also coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and the sentiment is from the Micheal's $1 bin. It's stamped on velum and I used The Fishtale Flags Layers STAX die-namics from "My Favorite things" to create the vellum banner it's stamped on.

Hop on over to the challenge blog and show us your Easter creations and see more great cards and projects from the design team.  All the information you need to know is on the blog.

I will be entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and this week they are featuring spectrum noir products which I used to colour this image.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby Shower Decor (Dinosaur Themed)

As promised from my previous post of dinosaur thank you cards I'm sharing some home decor project I recently made for my baby shower my friend hosted for me.   For these home decor projects I mostly used the stamp set from lawn fawn called "Critters from the Past". 

I made this very cute and detailed centerpiece using the Lawn Fawn stamp set. I created a dinosaur scene using all the stamps from the set.  To create the "Coming Soon" banner I used thin craft dowels from the $1 store. To get the flag shape I used the My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die-namics and used a stencil to draw on the letters.  Then it is stung up by some blue twine.  In the picture you can't see it well but there is also dinosaur foot prints and the little sign next to the baby dinosaur says "April 5, 2015" which is my due date.  Lastly all of the little pieces are attached to a flower dry foam block using toothpicks.  I also covered it in saran wrap and clear tape to not get the green foam on my fingers or the food at the party.

I stamped, colored and cut out even more dinosaurs and made them be muffin toppers.  They are attached to toothpicks and poked into the muffins.  There were 12 muffins to be exact so 12 dinosaurs hanging out. The muffins not only looked cute with the dinosaurs on top but they tasted great too. They were Raspberry White Chocolate Muffins, I made them and they are definitely one of my favorite muffins ever.

Here is another shot of the muffins with the dinosaur muffin toppers only this time it features the homemade cake pops in the stand as well.

Just for fun because I could and I saw this idea on Pinterest I created this cute favor bags for all the guests.  Again using the Lawn Fawn stamp set I got out the baby dinosaur stamp and made these little tags that say "Thanks so much" and then when all was filled inside I used a green staple to attach the tag to the clear treat bag.   In the treat bag is a actually a plastic Easter egg filled with starburst candy and a tag from the Lawn Fawn stamp set too that says "You're Dino-mite" (As you can see in the picture below) and sitting on top of the Easter egg is a plastic dinosaur which I found in the $1 section at target. (I got a whole bag of tons for just $1)

Then last but not least is another project that I made and I love how it turned out. The banner itself is an already pre-made banner from Target and then I just added the word RAWR and of course the dinosaurs.  The dinosaurs are a digital stamp/graphic from prettygrafik. I just made them super big on my home printer colored them, cute them out and added them to the banner and there you go.

Happy Birthday Tool Time

This is a recent card I made for my Father in Law's birthday.   I really love how this card turned out!

I used the "My Favorite Things" Tool Time Die-namics to create this card. I really like this die set it's the perfect set to make cards for men.  The black piece is actually left over from another recent project I did cutting out circles with my Big Shot machine and then this was the scraps from that.  It's popped up using foam tape to give it some dimension and then I used the tools in the circle.  The silver part on the tools is tin foil to give it the look of an actual tool. To finish off the tools I used some mini rhinestone stickers.  Also you've seen me use that sentiment before "Happy Birthday to you" it's from the Micheal's $1 bin and this time I used white embossing powder with it so it would stand out on the sparkly blue paper.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes"

Happy Birthday to you! St. Patrick's Day style!

This is a recent card I made for my Mother in Law for her birthday of course. Her Birthday is the day before St.Patrick's Day and so she loves to have St.Patty's Day themed parties and such. So I went along with that and used this sweet and cute image from "Whimsy and Stars Studio" and I can't find the image in the store. 

I again coloured the image with my spectrum noir markers.  The Happy Birthday to you! sentiment is from the Micheal's $1 bin. Then to finish off the card I used some green half pearls.  

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes" they are also featured Spectrum Noir products this week which I used to colour this image.

Crafting Cafe- Welcome Little One Challenge

Hello there Thursday! I've got another card to share with you using a Stamping Boutique image.  I'm joining along with one of the monthly challenges that they are sponsoring.  This month I'm playing along with the Crafting Cafe's monthly challenge which is "Welcome Little One"

I used the image: Noah's Ark

There is still time for you to participate in this challenge for March. You have until the end of the month to create a card using this theme.  Find all the details over at the crafting cafe blog. 

I will also be entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes" and they are also featured Spectrum Noir products which I used to colour this image.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dinosaur Thank You Cards

My friend just hosted a baby shower for me and my soon coming baby boy.  He could arrive any day now as the baby's due date is April 5th.  Anyways the theme of the shower was "Dinosaurs"! So to thank my friends for all their wonderful gifts these are the Thank You cards I created for them.  I really love how these cards turned out! They are RAWR-TASTIC!!

To create these super cute dinosaurs I used the Lawn Fawn Stamp set "Critters from the Past". I'd wanted this set of stamps for awhile now and recently got my hands on them to create with and just in time too for this dinosaur themed shower. I helped my friend do all the decorations for the shower too. Mostly using this stamp set and a few other resources too. (I'll have another blog post on some more of the details on the decorations I created soon, stay tuned)  For the card base I decided to go with a basic kraft paper and the sentiment is embossed in white and it says "Thank you for your Kindness". I really like the dinosaur and this sentiment together it brings fun and elegant together in a simple way. 

These little dinosaurs were actually created as muffin toppers for the shower and I saved them and then used them on the thank you cards. Why not, I went to a lot of work to stamp, colour and cut them out for that use and instead of throwing them away and making brand new ones I just used what I'd already made. I thought it was a great idea!

I am actually entering the into The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge for the week. This week's theme is "Things that fly" and guess what the pterodactyl can fly so it's the perfect card for this challenge.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, Razzle Dazzle!

I've got another Spring inspired House Mouse card to share. This one I made for my sister in law who just celebrated her birthday on March 13th. To go along with the same theme as my brother's card I chose another great image from House Mouse Designs from 2007 called "Razzle Dazzle" I really love this image, it's so fun. It reminds me of kicking back and relaxing.  I've also got to say I love eating raspberries too, though I'm not so sure I'd want to eat raspberries after a mouse was kicking them around like this but the image is cute and that's all I've got to say.

The image was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and the same "Happy Birthday" stamp was used as the previous post which comes from the Micheal's dollar bin. This time I added green twine behind the birthday greeting to add some texture and depth.  I used green twine and paper for the background because green is my sister in law's favorite color.

I am also entering this card in the House Mouse Designs & Friends Challenge this week which is Spring. HMFMC189

Happy Birthday Garden themed

Spring is in the air and where I live it seems to have come early. So much sunshine and nice warm weather the last few days and if it hasn't been nice and warm the spring showers have totally been there too.  Anyways I have a spring inspired card to share with you today. 

This card I recently made for my brother who celebrated his birthday on March 10th.  He wants to start a garden in his backyard so I thought this would be a great image to use for a spring themed birthday card.

 I used the House Mouse Designs stamp from 1998 entitled "Carott Harvest". I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and a few Copic markers here and there.  The Happy Birthday stamp is a stamp from the dollar bin at Micheal's and behind that I used twine to create a cool and unique look behind the birthday greeting.

I am entering this card into the House Mouse Designs & Friends Challenge Blog which this week the theme is "Spring"  HMFMC189

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Stamping Boutique St.Patrick's Day Challenge

It's Friday once again and of course I have a challenge to share with you from the Stamping Boutique. This week over at the challenge blog we are featuring a challenge just in time for St. Patrick's Day which will happen next week on the 17th of March.  

We'd love for you to craft along with us and enter this fun challenge. So think green, clovers, rainbows, leprechauns, luck or whatever else you think of when you think of St. Patrick's Day. We want to see what you can dream up and create.  Spring on over to the Challenge post to find out how to enter and all the information you need.  When you enter your card or project you're entered to win some great digital stamps from The Stamping Boutique too.

So without further ado here is my card for this week's challenge:

I used TSB image Princess Jennifer Latte walking her Dog

The Stamping Boutique has a lot of great images for St. Patrick's Day but I decided to go with this image just to switch things up a bit and to not be so traditional when it comes to St.Patrick's Day.   I of course used green to color in Princess Jennifer Latte's outfit (which I colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers) and the rest of the image is also colored using the same markers.  I decided to go with a brown/black boarder around the image to bring out the blacks and drown in the latte cup.  Then I went with the traditional green for the background.  I then used the clover and good luck stamps which come from the Micheal's dollar bin.  Finally to finish off the card as you can see I added some half pearls in green for that final touch.

I really like how this card turned out! For more inspiration and St. Patrick's Day Holiday cheer be sure to check out all the great projects by the rest of the design team over at the challenge blog. Also be sure to join us and participate in this fun challenge.

Monday, March 02, 2015

TSB image for Crafty Girls Corner "Fancy Folds" Challenge

Hello there! It's Monday and I've got a card to share with you today.  The Stamping Boutique sponsors various challenges through out the month and this week they are sponsoring the theme "Fancy Folds" from Crafty Girls Corner.  So here I am playing along and showing you some new and exciting way you can use images from The Stamping Boutique.  Also new ways that you can challenge yourself with digital stamps, dare to think outside the box when it comes to digital stamps.  There are really so many possibilities when it comes to digital stamps.

So here is my card: I used the Stamping Boutique image "Lattes for Two"

I'll also be entering this card into The Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything goes"