Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gettin' Inspired!

Although I don't have anything to show at the moment, I did want to give a quick word to let you all know that I plan on heading back to the scraproom next week.

I went with some friends to the local ScrapFest and was inspired and awed and now itching to get back at it.

I also got to try out some very COOL products. Ms. Emily and her awesome friendly crew from Stampingbella were demonstrating Dylusions Ink Sprays and the Koi markers! OH SO FUN - I LOVE the Make N Take we did with them! Grabbed me some TCW templates, but not the ink :( big mistake, now I can't find an online Canadian supplier for the Dylusions. D'oh!

As well, I got to meet Ms. Kimmie of KraftinKimmie, super amazing lady, tres friendly and she had lovely things to say about our friend Ms. Barbara of ForgottenScraps & Little Miss Muffet Stamps. 2 Idols in one day, not so bad!

Thanks to Kerry J. for introducing me to Kimmie. Some of you may know that Kerry of Cards by Kerry was the person who started me on my scrapbooking and cardmaking journey. Kerry made me some incredible thank - you cards as a baby gift many years back and then invited me to an SU party at her house and I was hooked. She has always been a great source of inspiration and information. She was the first one to get pestered by me with endless questions. ;D

Anyway, hope you are all well! I will be stopping by y'all soon!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blogging Break

Just a head's up to everyone who follows my blog. I am going to be taking a bit of a blogging break. I was under the weather for a few weeks late February and have found that I now have a lot of things to catch up on in my personal life that are going to keep me away from the crafting table.

Not to worry, I will be back - how else can I expect to remain sane ;D Once I have everything sorted out and back on track, I hope to get back to the blogging.

Thanks for all the fab comments. Can't wait to get back to seeing everyone's inspirations soon - until then, hope you all are well and having fun!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whimsy Magazine Release

Here is a sneak peak of my Love Word Book project which is just one of the projects being featured in the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Magazine. These projects were submitted by DT members of Little Miss Muffet, Make It Crafty and Whimsy Stamps, featuring products from the new joint "Paris" release. "Paris" release info found here.

Whimsy Stamps - Love Postage Stamp Collection (w/ Copics and Glossy Accents)
Love Word Book SVG - 4shared
Digital Image Close Up
LMM digital image
- Emily Rose Hatter
MIC digital image - Paris Sidewalk Scene
Papers - Echo Park - Yours Truly coordinating kit & stickers
Ink/Coloring Medium - Copics
Other - Glossy Accents, key charm, dimensional tape, chipboard, binder rings and ribbon

Thursday, February 23, 2012

LMM - Fancy or Lacey

Good Morning and welcome to another Little Miss Muffet Challenge - #29. Today we are making Fancy or Lacey projects.

I nearly choked on my Cheerieo's last week when I popped over to Inspiration post to grab the link and saw that Juliana Herrmann had used the very same images that I had already prepared for this week's challenge. I chalk it up to us both be very clever ;D Not one to waste, I still had to use it, after all it was already coloured up and begging to be made into a card.

MIC - Ivy Window Wall
DCWV - stack pack
button, dollar store flower brads & lace
SU sentiment - Fifth Avenue Floral
Quickutz - Flourish
Now head on over to the Challenge Blog and check out the fab projects my Teamies made.

Submitted for the following challenges:

Crafts and Me - #72 Shades of Spring
Inky Impressions - Bright Colours
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - Getting Digi With It (both images are digi's)
Totally Gorjuss - #119 Lace

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Watcha Doin Wryn - New Release

Argh, I am having such camera issues. I am taking photo's and they look fin, all is well, but I upload them and they look dramatically different. Being that I am soooo under the weather, I gave up and my hubby took the photo for me, hence the tall building view angel ;D

Any way, onto a new Wryn release by Tiddy Inks, this is Watcha Doin'? merged with Make It Crafty's - Open Window digi. Check out the Tiddly Inks blog for more awesome samples from the DT's. BTW the Open Window also is available as a rubber stamp.

Tiddly Inks image - Watcha Doin? Wryn
MIC - Open Window (which is now available as a rubber stamp)
DP - scraps (plowing through them - hurray!)
both yellow DP I THINK are from Echo Park, SU cardstock - Not Quite Navy and Kraft
SU Sentiment - Time Well Spent
Submitted for the following Challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - #68 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - #101 Use a Digi or Don't
Make it Monday - #77 Linking Party
Papertake Weekly - Getting Krafty
Celebrate the Occasion - #51 Thinking of You

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quaint Cottage Inspiration Friday

Quick note, this card was chosen as one of the "FAVORITES for the week ending February 19, 2012. on SplitCoaststampers!

You MUST MUST MUST check out the new "Paris" release collaboration by Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Make It Colourful and Whimsy Stamps. All perfectly coordinated, you can buy: rubber stamps, digital stamps, backgrounds, background elements, sentiments, sentiment borders, and laser cut chipboard elements! How can you pass this up.

LMM - Sophia
MIC - Quaint Cottage
DP - Stampin Up
Now that I ranted, here is my Little Miss Muffet inspiration card of the week, and don't forget to check the DT over at the LMM Challenge Blog.
haha, I have to laugh! Barbara of LMM always does a coloured version of each image for her store site. I just popped over to get the linky of Sophia for this post and we coloured our Sophia's in the same outfit colours, even the shoe's. I HONESTLY had not peeked at her colouring before hand. I try not to, so that the colour can be completely unique to me. Same as the MIC cottage, I did not look at Zoe's coloured version first so as not to be influenced before hand.

Apparently I'm on a roll. I just popped over to the Challenge blog and Juliana Herrmann used the exact two images that I merged together for my next challenge, hehe and I have already coloured it too. So much for being original ;D

Submitted for the following challenges:
Make It Colourful - Spring Colours
iCopic Lover - #68 BG Family (BG72, BG13 & BG10: these were a Valentine gift from my hubby, so glad I could use them)
Mad for Markers - R's & RV's (R27, R22, R20 and R00)
The Crafty Pad - #157 B is for (bows, brown and bling charm)
DYSU Challenge Blog - #59 Layers
Crafts and Me Challenges - #71 Distressed
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Feb 16, Distressing
Paper Crafting Journey - PCJ #3 Make It Cute
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge - #7 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #73 Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

3 Company's - 1 Massive Release & Blog Hop

Scroll Down for today's Tiddly Inks Post.

Happy Valentines Day!!

Have we got some exciting news for you today!! Not only is today a Little Miss Muffet Stamps release day, we are joining up with Make it Crafty and Whimsy to bring you a fantastic collection of images, sentiments and even matching embellishments to get your creative minds flowing!

There is inspiration, a blog hop, challenge and HEAPS of prizes!! We also have extra inspiration for you at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog.

Plus LMM Stamps is burning rubber - that's right there are nine new images now available in rubber format! Plus the LMM store and Barbara's personal site Forgotten Scraps have FREEBIES!

LMM image - New Release Laplem the Gargoyle
MIC - laser cut chipboard sentiment border (coloured with W7 Copic)
Whimsy - Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 (sentiment and sentiment frame)
Home-made DP - FreeVinatageDigitalStamps "Paris Bonjour"
DCWV - Chipboard Key (sanded & re-coloured with W7)
Laplem- coloured with WG Copics with green bits in crevasses for moss.
Ranger Distress Ink - Forest Moss

Not all the Little Miss Muffet Teamies are in on the Hop so make sure you follow the order.

To get started in the excitement, the first stop on the hop is the inspirational ANN. Make sure you comment along the way for a chance at winning a few extra goodies and once you reach the end, we'll share all the details on the prizes you can win and we even have a fun challenge you can enter which could win you a feature in the upcoming Whimsy Magazine! Wooohoo!

Did we just hear you scream?


haha - they are awesome right? The ideas exploded!!
Well they are available RIGHT NOW!!
Whimsy Stamps Store | Make it Crafty Store | Little Miss Muffet Stamps Store

Keep Calm and Have a Cup of Tea!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Tiddly Inks Challenge. Get out your bling, glimmer, stones or Stickles and gems, we are having a "Sparkle" Challenge!

TI Image - Cup of Kitty
Splitcoaststampers 3" x 3" Note Card Box Tutorial
DP - Paper Scraps (hurray, I am plowing through them this year)
This project was inspired by an English Tea package I found. I thought it would make a fun gift. To my chagrin, the "Keep Calm and Have a Cup of Tea" isn't on the individual tea packets *sigh* Cute any way!

Submitted for the following Challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #11 Anything But a Card
Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo (Ribbon, Pink and Gems)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Agent Bubble Gum Cuteness

Are you ready for some more inspiration from the Little Miss Muffet Team? Hope so. Hop on over to the challenge blog and check out my very talented teamies. As well there is still one more week to join our Valentine & Love Challenge #28.

Colour Scheme - Colour Throwdow #178
DP - Scraps to match above challenge
DCWV - Cute & Bird Chipboard
I apologize for the photo. My husband changed all the settings on our camera, and no matter how much I try to correct them in photo shop, the colours seem off and WAY too vibrant. Sorry!

Submitted for the following challenges:
Colour Throwdown - #179 Colour Throwndown
Sassy Studio Designs - #111 Birthday Card
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Lets Get Girly

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cowboy Wryn & Other Wryn Release

Hey great news! There are some more ever so popular NEW Wryn images available this week at the Tiddly Inks store - Cowboy Wryn and Wryn with hearts.

TI Image - Cowby Wyn
Deconstructing Jen - The Deconstructed Sketch #37
Skirt is NOT paper pieced - I made my own plaid with Copics
DP - Echo Park & miscellaneous scraps
In homage to Jen, I tried doing the doodle borders, very nerve racking stuff! I tried my hand at making my own plaid using just Copics, not bad, but on close inspection, a tad messy. Almost messed up the hat too, a lot of Zero was used to save the day, thank goodness too, I had already finished colouring everything else.

One major flaw, I think I should have printed Wryn larger. Oh well!

Submitted for the following Challenges:
Deconstructing Jen - The Deconstructed Sketch #37
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Diecut Challenge - Die cut stars

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Anything Goes for Kids - Guest Spot

Psst... guess what? I am fortunate enough to be a guest designer for today's challenge over at the Send a Smile for Kids Challenge Blog. It's a bi-weekly challenge so you have plenty of time to scrap along.

Our images and prizes for this fun Anything Goes for Kids Challenge were sponsored by: Karen Doodles (3 digis of winners choice), SCACD (set of stamps called Adventures of Loli), Saturated Canary (2 digis of winners choice) and Crop Stop ($15 gift certificate.) Wow, that's a lot of prizes!

The challenge runs from Feb 4th - Feb 17th at noon.

Karen Doodles - Skater Dude
Random scraps - sorry, I couldn't find paper names
Dollar Store Sticker - sentiment

Submitted for the following challenges:
Digistamps 4 Joy - #35 One For the Boys
Joyful Stamper - #44 Anything Goes Inspire Me Fridays - #16 PolkaDots
Little Darling Challenge - #16 PolkaDots

Thursday, February 2, 2012

LMM Valentines Challenge #28

Are you done with all of your Valentine cards yet? I hope not because Little Miss Muffet is hosting a Valentines & Love Challenge #28.

This was a technique challenge for me as well. I wanted to give a go at adding textured in the fur using my Copics. There a some mistake, but overall I am pleased.

My TOP TIP: I used an exacto knife to trace the mouth of this gorgeous pooch in order to place my heart die cuts. You can make any image fit the occasion with this trick.

Entered in the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shops Best - #93 Love Is In the Air
Truly Scrumptious - #73 Love and Hearts
Use it on Tuesday - #24 All About Love
Top Tip Tuesday - #69 Valentine's and Tipper Week

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tiddly Alien Cuteness!

Argh! Every have one of those crafting days when everything seems to go awry? My Cricut seems to be on the fritz and decided to stop for no apparent reason. My Blue Copics are all running OUT, not low, OUT. And my printer ink smudged all over while colouring this project. I'm not sure which items to replace first, I seem to be running low on EVERYTHING, even my Glossy Accents, for shame! Argh!

Admittedly I think this little guys is much cuter in green skin tones, but I didn't choose a DT with green in it, my bad. As well, he is much darker then I intended, it was my light Copics that kicked the bucket. I did my best to work through all my colouring dilemma's, but something was terribly off today. I am not positive, but I think the scrap of Copic Paper I used may not have been Copic paper, hence all my issues.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your crafting is going smoother then mine ;D

Entered into the Following Challenges:
Card Patterns - Sketch #149
Craft Your Passion - #94 Colour Bingo - Blue, Red Grey
One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #97 Round & Round

Thursday, January 19, 2012

LMM - Blue and Cream #27 Play Along

Today's challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog is to use Blues and Creams. Easy enough.
I used LMM image Paprika. I didn't do her justice however, and got a way too carried away with the blue, much darker then I had planned. The paper is from SU, a paper pack I won waaaaaaay back, not even sure what the colour is called, it's not "Not Quite Navy" Oh well. Enjoy and please grab a Little Miss Muffet image and join along with us this week.

Don't forget to come back next Thursday for the Little Miss Muffet New Releases! They are a don't miss!

Entered in the Following Challenges: (I think this is everyone! If I have missed anyone, my apologies)
Creative Craft Challenges - The Colour Blue
Get Funky Challenge Blog - January Blues
Truly Scrumptious Challenge - #72 Something Forgotten (my SU DP)
Celebrate the Occasion - #46 Anything Goes, But Must Use Polka Dots (Paprika's rain gear)

Don't forget to check out the Design Team.
AJ - Fist Full Of Glitter
Arabella - Chickie Chirps
Barbara (Owner LMM Stamps) - Forgotten Scraps
Cleota - What's Inking?
Frea - CreaFrea
Leah Ann - The Hoosier Stamper
Mette - My Little Corner of Heaven
Peggy (Honorary) - Grandma's Pearl
Sarah - Lazy Daisy
Shelby - Color of Happy
Shirley - Shirl's Cards
Stephanie (that's me) - Savory Stamping
Trina - Trina Makes Stuff
Vicky - Sticky with Icky
and our Guest Designer Danni - Danni's Dreams

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TI - Colour Challenge #78 by Boo

Scroll Down one post for the Tiddly Inks - Colour Challenge Entry

My daughter Boo wanted to play along with today's Green, Yellow, Orange and Blue challenge at the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog.

She drew a little helicopter pulling the SU - thank you very much sentiment.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TI - Colour Challenge #78

Sorry this is late. The weekend was busier then I anticipated. The lucky winner of the Belinda image is #36 Anita of Just A Pigment of My Imagination!

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Tiddly Tuesday - Color Challenge - green, yellow, orange and blue

Welcome back to another Tiddly Inks Challenge - #78. This week we have a Colour Challenge for you. Lets see how these colours inspire you!

Color Challenge - green, yellow, orange and blue

As you can see, I didn't EXACTLY adhere to the same shades as the colour image, but we have included the words too, they are where I chose my inspiration.

When I saw the challenge colour palette image, I instantly thought of this SU Delicate Dots DP collection. I happened across a wonderful tutorial for making paper chevrons by Jennifer McGuire Ink, which bloomed these creations. They look incredibly complicated, but are easy to make and use very little DP.

All of my supplies seem to be running out at once. So some of my colouring is off due to low Copic ink. I've found that my Copics stop blending easily once the colour starts to dry out. My greens, blues and skin tones are all acting up! blah!

TI - Baby Girl
I had to reprint her head and adhere with dimensional tape due to Copic ink failure ;(
Don't forget to check out my Teamies:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Welcome to Tiddly Inks' first blog hop of the year!

We are celebrating the many friends that make our world a more lovely place and are so glad you are here as one of them. :)

We are trying to keep this simple, so the blog hop is based on the Challenge Blog home page. Instead of directing you to the next page, we suggest you keep the Challenge Blog open and create a new window for the hopping around (click Control when you click on each link and it will open the link in a new window).

After you visit with me today, just click HERE to return you to the main list (and that is where the prizes are listed...hint!)

Have fun playing along with everyone!

Tiddly Inks - Wryn or my boo ;D
Did you know that Tiddly Inks - Wryn is loosely based on Chrisy's daughter? Our kids must look alike because this is a complete caricature of my Boo, straggly hair falling out of the pony tales and all. The only thing missing is her busily doodling away with crayons.

I used a sheet of chipboard that shipped with an online order and cut it with my SU Top Note die run through my Cuddle Bug Machine.

My project today is a chipboard mini album using my SU - Top Note die and Wryn of course. You know how I love the bright colours, so I dipped into my Echo Park - Splash collection again - it has served me so well.

Inspired by Julie Johnson of Paisley and Polkadots, I tried to make a bundled mini album that was busting with accents without looking messy. Check out her blog, her mini albums are so stinkin' creative.

These photos are varying ages of Princess-ness!

Lots of chipboard layers.
Also, some great news! As a special thank-you for stopping by today, Christy has donated Belinda (seen below) to one lucky commenter of this post. So please leave a comment on this post, include your email address for your chance to win. There are more single image prizes to be won, so check out ALL the DT members blogs or you'll miss out.