Friday, July 26, 2013

A Warm Moment

I am pretty happy with how these little buddies turned out.  I wanted them to have the glow from the bulb reflect in their faces.  This is a fabulous new Stampendous image with the new House-Mouse Designs stamp.

Copic's Used:
Bulb - B14 B16 B18, YG25 YG67
Skin - E00 E01 E04 BV20 R02
Skin - E50 E51 R02
Pine - YG95 YG99
Mudpie - E31 E35 E57
Monica - T4 T5 T7

Paws To Warm

6 x 6 tent fold

Color the image.  ink the edges.  layer onto blue card stock.  add 4 brads to corners of image. Emboss using Royal blue embossing tinsel and snow flakes from the SSC1184 onto light blue paper.  adhere to red and blue card stock.  Wrap with ribbon and tie a bow.  Using foam pop up tape attach the image to layers.  Adhere to dark blue card base.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SQUEAL! There is a mouse in the house!

Stampendous now is carrying some of the House-Mouse line and I am so excited I can barely contain myself.  The rest of the week I will be sharing a few of the little cuteness with you.  Be sure and check you local scrap book stores or the Stampendous web store to get your hands on them.  I know both Scraps of Love and The Craft Retreat in Arizona has them in stock but they are scurrying out the door quite quickly!
Meet the mice, Amanda, Monica, Mudpie, Maxwell, and Muzzy, along with their friends, are the charming characters inhabiting the new stamps. They’ve each got a definite personality, and they’re each colored a bit differently, but we invite you to color them however you like.

Stampendous even has a special of free shipping right now!
You can take advantage of the current Free Shipping promotion to get all of the micest designs in stamping! You’ll get free shipping on any U.S. order over $50 on our retail website until the end of July. It’s the perfect time to start collecting the entire House Mouse family. Plus, with these designs now available in our Cling Rubber™ for easy storage and amazing value, you can indulge yourself and collect them all!

  I think this card made the back of the stamp packaging...go get one and check it out.

Copics Used:
E00 E01 E04 Skin R02 cheeks
Y21 Y23 Y25 Y19 YR04 YR24 Pumpkin
YR23 YR24 BV25 Cheese
BV20 BV23 BV25 Shadow

Trick or Cheese
A2 tent fold

Color the image and cut down to size.  Using a hole punch and circle punch punch out some holes.  Layer onto a dark orange card stock and punch holes.  layer onto a yellow and punch holes.  Layer dot pattern paper onto dark orange card stock.  wrap with ribbon and tie a bow.  punch large holes using a circle punch into pattern paper layer.  Layer onto card base and mimic the circle holes you punched out.  Using foam pop up tape add image to the card.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Little Rustic Birthday Fairy

If you saw the previous post using May Arts ribbon and my Steampunk cake (VIEW POST HERE), you will recognize some of the same ribbons were used to make this card.  Waste not, want not, right?!

You can take the instructions from the Floral Pom Pom HERE and substitute the 20" of ribbon for that leftover 6" of ribbon laying around, and make these flowers shown on the card.  Don't you just love variation?  I chose this image from Stampendous called W099 Birthday fairy and colored her using my Copic markers and airbrushed the background. I covered the little fairies hat and shirt with ribbon and turned one of my flowers into a tutu.  I airbrushed the remaining ribbons on the card to make it a little older looking.  I love this old fashion fairy, a little rustic a little steampunk and whimsical.  You choose.

May Arts Ribbon

Gearing Up For A Steampunk Celebration!

You all know I mainly make cards because of time constraint.  I usually create something that involves coloring with my markers.   Well this time I made some time for a wow-factor project that had been stuck inside my head, waiting for the perfect ribbons to bring it all together.  May Arts ribbon was just what I needed!  I had so much fun creating something so full of detail.

I made this Steampunk- wonky cake out of paper and ribbons from the bottom up.  I was having way to much fun and found it hard to stop myself.

Below you will find close-up images on each tier as well as a fun tutorial on how to make floral pom pom's.  Let me give you a little walk through of all the cakes details.  I should also mention that I created this for the final round in applying for the May Arts Ribbonista's, so you know I had to totally step-it-up beyond my normal stepping-it-up cards.  I wanted to prove too myself I could make this idea work.

I made my own pattern for all four layers of "cake" out of card stock, making it sturdy by adding chipboard to all sides of the box.  I covered each layer with white Wrinkled ribbon, adhering it using a tape runner.  It looks like frosting.  Using a little creative magic, each box is self supported.  Okay, not completely...but mostly.  I made all the flowers adhered to the cake and had fun coming up with the perfect clustering arrangements. 

Notice the wrinkled white, white sheer with black stitch, black sheer with white stitch through out the layers?  All of these were made using the instructions below.  Give it a try, have fun!

BUT WAIT THEIR IS MORE...with some of the left over ribbons I made a card to go with the cake in the style I love.   If you want to see more go HERE.

                                I made a full list for all the ribbons I used in making this cake.

White sheer/satin stitch center
Black Bakers twine

Friday, July 5, 2013

ChristMOUSE in July

A little Birdy told me that Stampendous is seeing mice....House House mice that is.  The Craft Retreat is having this fun class using 3 of the NEW House Mouse images and I am going to teach it.  Come join me in the fun July 20th at 230pm.

If you want to hang out with me ALL day then join me at Scraps of Love in the morning for my class at that location and follow me over to The Craft Retreat to finish off your day of coloring.  All the info is under the Class Schedule tab.  Class size is limited so get signed up now.  Both are almost sold out!

Monday, July 1, 2013

And the Winner Is...

Thank you for all the delicious comments on my blog pertaining to the Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details.  I got my hands on a copy at a local scrap book store and I have to say that you won't be sorry!  This is the best one yet!  Be sure and get your copy soon!

I picked a winner by I know you just can not wait to see if it is you....if your name is TN Granny (from then you have picked up your very own autographed copy of the book from Colleen, Marianne and myself.  Be sure and email me with your mailing address.  My email is on the right of my blog.

If you want to learn more about this technique and so many more be sure and check out my Copic Boot Camp retreat in November, located in Phoenix Arizona.  Information HERE.