Thursday, August 30, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: School Turtle

Happy Thursday!

It is that time of the year again - back to school.  Today, we have an inspiration post at Little Miss Muffet - anything goes for the design team.  I chose School Turtle which is available as a rubber stamp.  Great image for child or teacher going back to school.

The papers are Simple Stories "Happy Days" - hopefully going back to school is a happy day.  Time to get back into the routine for many after the Labor Day weekend. 
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet "School Turtle"
Designer Paper: Simple Stories "Happy Days"
Cardstock: PTI Chocolate
Tools: Sewing machine with white thread
Copic Colors: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, BG70, BG72, R37, R46, YR01, YR02, YR12, YR15, YR18, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG23, YG93, N2, N3, N4

We are mid-challange - the theme is Pink, Pink, Pink.  All images are welcome although if you use a LMM image anything goes.  Hope you will join us. 

Be sure to pop by the Little Miss Muffet challange blog today for some inspiration. 

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything with animals
My Sherri Crafts - Back to School
Creative Belli - Back to School
Digistamps4joy - Back to School

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Cora Agnes

We have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - Pink, Pink, Pink.  Today I used a new hatter image released earlier this month - Cora Agnes Hatter.  She is so pretty in pink. 
Supplies -- 
Image: Little Miss Muffet Cora Agnes Hatter
Designer Paper: Echo Park Happy Days
Cardstock: PTI White, Bazzill Flamingo
Embellishments: White thread, pearls, gems
Copic Colors: R20, R22, R24, R29, YG93, YG95, R02, E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, E47, 0

Be sure to pop by the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog to see all the very Pink design team creations.  You are welcome to join us too - you can use any images if you follow the theme {Pink, Pink, Pink} and as always if you use a LMM image anything goes.    

Eureka Stamps: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nina B: Stitched Flowers

Happy Saturday!

I've been making August birthday cards.  I SO love this stamp set - Stitched Flowers!  It was designed by Nina B and is available through The Craft's Meow.   
I knew right away when I saw this set that I wanted to paper piece the image.  I stamped the flowers on 4 pieces of white cardstock.  Then, stamped the image 5 more imes on different colored patterned papers, all from a paper pack from Lilybee designs called "Double Dutch".  Then, stamped the flowers on 4 more coordinating colored cardstocks for the center button. Lots of stamping - definitely worth the effort.   
I ran the patterned images through my Xyron to create stickers, then cut out each flower, leaf and button and pieced it on the stamped white base image.
To create the stitches for the button, I used white gel pen.  Initially, I was going to actually use thread but I admit I was tired from all the cutting.  Plus going through 4 layers of cardstock seemed like a very frustrating proposition. Although thinking about it now I could have used a piercer to make a bit easier - next time I guess.

The finished image was matted on PTI Pure Poppy cardstock.  The next layer is PTI white cardstock that was embossed with a PTI embossing plate - linen. 

This gave me 4 cards all slightly different and the exact number of girly birthday cards I need this month.  Gotta love that.  I actually need to make another set because this card makes a great any occasion card.

Supplies -- 
Image:  Nina B "Stitched Flowers" available thru The Craft's Meow
Patterned Paper: Lilybee "Double Dutch"
Cardstock: PTI White, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Summer Sunrise and PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: Palette black, white gel pen
Tools: PTI Linen embossing plate

Dilly Beans: Bright Colors
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Buttons
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Rosealba Faerie

Happy Thursday!

We have a new release today and a new artist to introduce at Little Miss Muffet.  The new artist is Simply Sophia.  The image is from the brand new Isle of Aldmer collection.  A fun collection of fantasy woodland creatures and mermaids too.  This is Roseabla Faerie
Supplies --
Image: Little Miss Muffet "Rosealba Faerie" by Simply Sophia
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair
Cardstock: Bazzill Yam and Lizard
Copic Colors: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, BG70, BG72, YG91, YG93, YG95, E00, E11, E13, E15, E21, E79, R02, W2, W3, W4, 0

We are mid-challenge.  The theme is scallops and as always if you use a Little Miss Muffet image anything goes.  We hope you join us. 

Also, be sure to check out all the design teams creations here and all the new releases at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Paper Pretties:  Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Anything Goes
The Craft Place: Things with wings
Bearly-Mine: Anything with wings

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings to you,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Owl Always Luv U

Hi Everyone!

Today, we have a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet - Scallops!  I used Celeste Amberglow "Owl Always Love You" for my card.  She is part of the Honeycloud Teens collection created by PollyCraft and available through Little Miss Muffet.

I've had this image colored since the end of May and she has been waiting for the perfect card. 
I used Lily Bee "Handmade" designer papers, my Grand Nestabilties Circle and and Scalloped Circle dies to create this shape card.  Added some golden yellow bakers twine (The Twinery) and a PTI vintage button.

Image: Little Miss Muffet Celeste Amberglow "Owl Always Love You" by Pollycraft
Designer Paper - Lily Bee "Handmade"
Cardstock - Bazzill Whirlpool, PTI White
Dies: Nestabilities Grand Circles and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments: Golden Yellow Bakers twine, PTI Vintage button
Copic Colors: BG70, BG72, BG75, R22, R24, R29, G20, G21, G24, G43, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, 0

A scalloped shape card is not required for this challenge just scalloped elements so I hope you will join us.  All images welcome to play along with the challenge theme - if you use a LMM image anything goes!  New challenge in 2 weeks so this one will end the Wednesday before.

Don't forget to drop by the challenge blog and see the lovely and fun creations by the design team.    

The Craft Place - Things with wings
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge - Round it Up
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Girly
Love to Create - Punches or Dies
Paper Pretties - Scallops
Whoopsi Daisy - Punches or Dies

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Digi Garden - Courtney in Tartan

Happy Friday,

Last week, I made Top 5 at Poodle Parlour and the prize was 5 digis from Digi Garden.  This is Courtney in Tartan one of the images I chose.  Isn't she cute!  When Jacqui sent the digis she said Digi Garden was starting challenges as of August 1st - Use any Digi Garden image is the theme this month.  

I also used this weeks sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  

I thought it would be fun to play along with this challenge too.  My friend Laura was just added to their design team - Yay Laura. 
The patterned papers are My Minds Eye "Dwell" and I colored her tartan to match the plaid paper.  Such a fun image to color.

Supplies -- 
Image: Digi Garden "Courtney in Tartan"
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye Dwell
Cardstock: Bazzill Rain and Flamingo
Sewing machine with green thread
Copic Colors: E00, E11, E13, E21, E33, E35, E37, E47, Y15, YR30, YG23, YG25, R02, R11, R20, R22, BG70, BG72.

The Digi Garden - Any Digi Garden image
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
Make it Monday - Anything Goes

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Little Miss Muffet: Stages Caterpillar

Hi All,

We have a new release at Little Miss Muffet today - lots of new images and sales too!  New Hatters, new Pollycraft images and a fundraiser for the Monarch Butterfly!

Barbara's daughter was reading the book Monarch Magic! by Lynn Rosenblatt and in the back of the book there were fundraiser ideas for the Monarch Butterfly.  Her daughter's initial idea was to have a bake sale, but since it was 109F outside, Barbara suggested they draw some images to sell instead.  So that is what they did.

There are several images, Barbara's daughter drew the stages of the butterfly and Barbara added Festive Butterfly to join in the fun.  

It comes as a package deal, for each sold during August, $2 will be donated to The Monarch Butterfly Fund!  

I used "Stages Caterpillar" for my card today.  Unfortunately, I did not look up what a monarch caterpillar looked like before coloring.  The monarch caterpillar is striped like this...
Mine must be a really young larva.

I had gotten some burlap a few weeks ago and thought this would be a perfect card to use it on.  Lots of texture to this card.  

The cardstock is PTI Ripe Avocado and Chocolate.  I used PTI "Vineyard" impression plate and patterned cardstock "Turning a New Leaf". 
Supplies --
Image: Little Miss Muffet Stages Caterpillar
Designer Paper: PTI Turning a New Leaf
Cardstock: PTI Avocado and Chocolate
Tools: PTI Vineyard impression plate
Embellishments: clear gems
Fabric: Potato sack burlap
Copic Colors: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E30, E33, E35, E47

We are mid-challenge at Little Miss Muffet.  The theme is Neapolitan Ice Cream colors or if you use a LMMS image Anything Goes.

There are also sales this weekend.  

"Buy 3 digis and get 1 digi FREE!"  

If you like rubber stamps there is a sale on those too...
"Buy 3 rubber stamps and get one of the following rubber stamps FREE!"
Cocoa, Sage, Iris May Hatter, Nora Claire Hatter, Monster Nom Nom, School Turtle, Spring Whisper or La Jeune Fille a l'Eventail {aka "The girl with the fan"}.  

Once you have placed your order online just e-mail Barbara with your Freebie selection.

Check out all the inspiration on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog!

Inky Impressions - Embossing
Twisted Tuesday - Anything Goes free of all
Try It on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes  

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