Monthly Archives: October 2009

Oh, Pul-leease Use Your Buttons!

Hi everyone.  :)

This week’s challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Stamps is to use buttons.  (You can check out the details here at Kimmie’s challenge blog.) 

Oh, Pul-leease!


I believe Lillith is actually thinking, “Oh, pul-leease, get  me OUT of this dress!” lol.   (I also think she’s the twistiest of all the girls so far.  She just looks…ornery.  And so does her frog!) 

You can’t tell in the photo, but the paper-pieced layers of her dress are each popped up on dimensional boosters. 

I didn’t do anything fancy with my button, but I did use one.  :)   Kind of a funky layout too…I know.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Saturday!

Stamps:  Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Lillith” (Moonlight Whispers), Kimmie’s Everyday Sentiments   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Cardstock: Prism Black, Super Smooth White  Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, R20, C1, YG06, YG23, E33, E35, Y0000), button, white string, black and clear 3-d glaze pens, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.

“It’s my Policy” and a big yawn

Hi everyone.  I’ve been up since about 3:30.  My daughter came into my room because she was cold. Normally I’d pop into the spare bedroom with her but our company arrives today and that room is not to be touched.  So instead I teetered on the edge of her twin bed for the next three hours.  I had hoped to sneak away after about 30 minutes but she wasn’t sleeping very soundly and I didn’t want her up and about again.  **YAWN**

A couple weeks ago, I picked up a few notebooks from Michael’s dollar section.  After removing the front and back covers, adding some black paint and patterned paper, I had this:

What’s the Story


I made a little rug for my bunny by trimming the long end of a piece of twill and pulling threads until I got the amount of fringe I wanted.  It is adhered to a thin black strip and then tucked under the bunny.  (I used a craft knife to cut along the bottom edge of the bunny so the black strip/twill slid beneath.)

The big clip was another Michael’s dollar section find.  They came in packs of two.  This one can be used as a book mark of sorts or to clip something to the inside cover.

MFTWTSONBHere’s a pic of the original notebook.  Kind of cute…but not exactly what I wanted.  (What I DO like is that the paper inside is lined…with no pictures.)

I thought about giving this to my daughter.  I noticed last night as I was helping with her homework that she was not writing her words on the lines.  I said, “Katie, why don’t you try writing ON the lines.”  Her very matter-of-fact response was, “It’s my policy to write the words over the lines.”   Well, ok then.  lol.  And I also remembered the 16…or was it 18? …notebooks of varying sizes I found throughout her room the other day when I was cleaning.  So I suppose I’ll keep this one for myself…or give it away.  I don’t know. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

StampsMy Favorite Things “What’s the Story”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Natural Smooth   Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Detours: Gazebo and Hometown: Norm’s News   Accessories:  Copic markers (E50, R20, E31, W00), Bazzill crocheted flower, Prima crocheted lace, Papertrey Ink button and cream jute string, Michael’s notebook and clip, twill, Making Memories “Asphalt” acrylic scrapbook paint, sponge brush.

An Anya Playdate

Hi everyone!  I took a moment the other day to play with some new (to me) images from The Greeting Farm.  They’re so sweet.

Missing You


This is one of the “dressy” Miss Anyas.  (I keep wanting to call her “fancy” instead of “dressy.”) 

I colored my Anya with Copics and used Prismacolor pencils for the ground.   I layered the flower trim over my favorite crocheted chocolate trim. (LOVE it!  You can find it here.)  I hung the sentiment from a safety pin clipped to the trims and then tied a bit of organdy through the pin. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  The Greeting Farm “Dressy Miss Anyas,”  sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms “Nature Silhouettes” (Kim Hughes Collection)   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Vibrant Teal, Papertrey Ink white   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E57, BG23, BG34, BG0000, Y0000), May Arts crocheted lace, Making Memories flower trim, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” circle punches, eyelet, organdy, safety pin, Mens Dew Drops, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”.

SYTYCS Contest, Week 2 DISCO

Hi everyone! 

It’s Week 2 of MFT’s So You Think You Can Stamp contest.   This week’s theme is Disco.  “It’s electric!  Retro and funky!  Let’s get it on.”  (Now we’ll all be hearing Marvin Gaye singing in our heads all day.)

You are my Sunshine


How about that? Would you rather have THAT song in your head?  (No?  Eek!  Lol.) 

For my (simple) sample, I used some retro/funky-ish We R Memory Keepers paper, some kind-of-funky flowers and rounded alternating corners.

If you’d like to play along, you can check out all the contest rules and details here.  Basically, each week for six weeks, you upload your entry for that particular week’s theme.  Four judges will select a winner (each week) and those winners will compete in the final round for the grand prize of six months of new My Favorite Things releases (December 2009 through May 2010).

All entries for this week’s theme must be uploaded to SCS by Monday, October 19.  Be sure to check out the details.  There are a few specifics you’ll need to know.  I can’t wait to see your Disco/Retro/Funky projects!  :)

Stamps:  MFT “Spring Sprouts”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream (base), MFT Cream Perfect Panel   Patterned Paper:  WRMK Precious Metal Pewter   Accessories:  Copic markers (G94, B93, BV08, YR07, YR23, W00), brads, corner rounder.   Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

You’re Sweet as Pie

Hi everyone.  I hope your week has gotten off to a good start.  I’ve been busy getting ready for company (otherwise known as “extra cleaning”).   

Sweet as Pie


This is Sweetie Pie Flopsey, one of My Favorite Things latest releases.  My favorite part of this card is the little pie I made.  (It’s the ONLY kind of pie I make. lol.)

MFTSAPI punched a scalloped circle and then split the sentiment to fit.  From a piece of scrap paper, I punched a large oval, then used the negative space to trace the curved shape of the top of the pie.  After the pie shape was cut out, I sponged the edges using Antique Linen Distress ink.  I cut a piece of patterned paper in the shape of a pie tin and adhered the pie “crust” over the shape using pop dots.   I like it.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with details for the next round of MFT’s So You Think You Can Stamp contest.  Have a great day!

Stamps:  MFT “Sweetie Pie Flopsey”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress   Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Naturals Ivory, MFT cream Perfect Panels   Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird mini deck   Accessories: Copic markers (E31, E33, E50, E51, E53, R22, R27, W00, G0000); slot, scallop circle and large oval punches, Martha Stewart border punch, natural jute string, black 3-d glaze pen (on eyes), Eclipse Masking sheet (for hat), dimensional boosters, sewing machine, sponge.  Finished size 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”.

A Double Dipper Pumpkin Girl

Hi everyone.  TGIM!  :)

My friend, Jody, and I each purchased this adorable little girl with the pumpkin from Digi Stamp Characters (only $2!) and thought it would be fun to post together again. (Double dipper!)

Happy Harvest


Isn’t she cute holding that big ol’ pumpkin? 

I printed her at the original (purchased) size, then colored the image using Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils for the ground/grass.  Her dress and shoes were paper-pieced.  (I have a how-to for piecing digi-images here.)

Be sure to pop on over to Jody‘s blog to see her cute litte pumpkin girl card!  I love all of her work so I’m  sure it’s totally adorable!  :)

Today is the last day to get 25% off at the Paper Crafts/CK Online Store.  Use code ENVN-6FNC-HPYG at checkout!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Digi image:  Digi Stamp Characters   Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms “Let’s Get Stuffed” (Kim Hughes Collection)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Suede Brown Dark, Papertrey Ink white   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Indian Summer paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, R20, E33, E35, E57, YR0000, YR20, YR23, W00, W1), button, cream jute string.  Finished size 5” x 5”.

Oh look, it’s me! And a New Contest

Ok…it’s not really me…maybe a couple several years ago.   :)

This is a fun new set, A Balanced Holiday, by My Favorite Things.

Merry and Bright


I used markers to color the image, paper-pieced the girl’s very tiny leggings and tree skirt and added some Dew Drops over the stamped ornaments.

MFTMBCUThe sentiment hangs from a little string I colored with a dark red marker and the matting was created by layering two ovals (same size) behind the white oval sentiment.

Now, about the contest…  If you are a fan of MFT, you won’t want to miss this one!  The contest runs over the next seven weeks and the winner will receive ALL upcoming new releases from December 2009 through May 2010.  That’s SIX MONTHs’ worth of releases!

There are six weeks of challenges and the first one has already been posted HERE.   You have until Monday, October 12th (Midnight EST) to post your project for consideration as this week’s finalist.   (One finalist will be selected each week, then all finalists will compete in the last round.)  Entries posted after this deadline will NOT be considered.  So you think you can stamp?  Let’s see!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great night/day!

Stamps:  MFT “A Balanced Holiday”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white (base), MFT Perfect Panels, Prism Cranberry Dark   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (E00, E35, E57, R20, R59, YG91, YG93, YG95, C00, C1, C3), Island Blossom Dew Drops, brad, large oval punch, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 5 ½” x 5 1/2.

Pink Elephant

Hi everyone!

My post today might be the shortest ever.  I’m feeling better, but have to get the kids ready for picture day.  (I anticipate lots of arguments with one of them…I may have to pay her to wear what I want her to wear.)

Let’s Celebrate


This is Huckabee, one of Whipper Snapper’s newer images.  She was fun (and quick) to color.  I added some simple layers, a bit of stitching and a button.  Done.  :)  (I like when things come together quickly. That doesn’t happen often for me.)

Ok…off to primp and hopefully not battle.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Stamps:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Huckabee” and “Happy Birthday” cling set (Anna Wight)  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Pixie Dust   Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink Stampers Select (white)   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Lemonade 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (R59, R81, R83, R85, YG03), Basic Grey button, white string, sewing machine, sponge.  Finished size 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.

MFT October Release Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the My Favorite Things October Release Hop!  If you’ve just popped in here, please go back to the beginning with Kim.  If you’ve just come from Susan‘s blog, then you’re in the right place.  :)

There are seven new sets being released tomorrow:  On the Pier MINI (previously MFT Kit set), A Balanced Holiday, Sweetie Pie Flopsey, In the Background, Garden of Joy, Santa Baby (WTG) and Polar Love.  My sample uses the new Who’s That Girl set, Santa Baby.

I’ve Been a Good Girl…


The images in this set include a pair of candy canes, a single bigger candy cane, mistletoe and the image I’ve used here.   There are also seven sentiments.  I used my favorite.  (Gotta love the “dot dot dot.”  How would YOU continue that sentiment on the inside of the card?  I think I’d write “most of the time.”  Hee, hee, hee.  :) )  The set sells for $17.95.

MFTIBAGGCUI chose to paper-piece my image, which I so often do.  I popped up the girl’s skirt and Santa’s cuffs on his sleeves and pants, adding some white Fun Flock for additional interest.

Your next stop in the hop is with my fabulously talented friend, JODY.

I’m still stuffy and popping ibuprofen so please excuse my post if it sounds a bit mechanical.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  MFT “Santa Baby”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock: Prism Crabapple Dark, Super Smooth White   Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6×6 paper pad   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, E50, R59, R83, R85, R89), Bazzill “Who’s Got the Button” white corduroy brads, white Fun Flock, Quickie Glue Pen, dimensional boosters.  Finished size 5” x 5”.

Hoppin’ with Kraftin’ Kimmie

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the very first Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog hop and release!  If you’re just popping in here, please go back to the beginning with Kimmie.  If you’ve just come from Diana‘s blog, then you’re in the right place!  :)

Today is Kimmie’s big release and I couldn’t be more excited for her.  She’s always wanted to have her own line of stamps and she has selected one fantastic team of illustrators and designers whom I’m certain will ensure her/their success.  I’m here today to cheer them on.  :)

Forever Friends


This is Charlotte, my favorite twisty girl (so far).  I love her hair and her much-loved dollies. 

KKFFIMSShe was such fun to color. I used Copics and then Prismacolor pencils for the ground.

Charlotte comes with a teeny tiny ragdoll accessory stamp which I used on the inside of the card. 

The sentiment is from Kimmie’s Everyday Sentiments, a set of 30 fun greetings.

All of Kimmie’s sets are available today (HERE).

Your next stop in the hop is with super-talent VICKI GARRETT.  I’m sure she has something fabulous to share!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!  Go!  :)

Stamps:  Kraftin’ Kimmie “Charlotte” and “Kimmie’s Everyday Sentiments”   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Cardstock:  Prism Island Mist Dark, Papertrey Ink white   Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday “Wednesday” and “Thursday”   Accessories:  Copic markers (E000, E00, R20, E31, E33, E35, BG05, BG09, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y08, Y17, RV29, YG93, B0000), ribbon, buttons, white string.  Finished size 4 ¼” x 5 ½”.