I just love the simplicity of this page. So fresh and clean! The stamped images are from Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set. What really makes this page extra fun is the red flock and black gems on the flowers. I just wanna rub on these flowers every time I look at 'em!
Flock is almost as good as glitter...right?!
I've been working on my 2014 calendar. It's almost finished! YAY! Gonna LOVE IT!
I'm soooo lovin' how my card turned out! Clean & simple...just the way I likey Mikey!
Isn't Mudpie adorable?! All my coloring is done with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I stamped a Hero Arts background stamp on a Sage green cardbase with Sage ink - both from A Muse Studio. The Grass green tiny dots cardstock is also from A Muse.
As much as I would have loved to cover the entire card with glitter...I decided only to put it on the NOEL. Ahhhhh...the perfect amount of bling! :)
(Wanna closer look? Click on this pic.)
The red layer is Bazzill cardstock diecut from a StampinUP die. Sentiment is from an A Muse Studio set called Essential Sentiments.
Now it's time for YOU to get out your Christmas House-Mouse stamps and create.
Don't you just love when the weekend comes?! I'm taking the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 On-Line Class and this is one of the cards I've designed using a unique fold. I am a HUGE fan of this fold! It's one that I've used often...and has soooo many possibilities.
I've used stamp sets from Paper Smooches -Santa Paws, Woofers & Tweeters. Actually...I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to play with one of the new upcoming sets...and one of the images on my card is from it. So you just got a little sneak peek ;)
I can't stop laughing at the loooooong dog behind the tree on the front of my
card! So fun!!!
When the card is closed, the dog on the inside is lined up behind the front dog...so it's hidden. Then, when you open the card...you get a surprise!
Fun stuff I tell ya!
One of these days I'll learn how to use my fancy new camera so when I take a picture like this...I get it all in focus! ha!
The hats and collars have flock and glitter on them. The bone, noses and eyes have clear gel pen colored on to add some shine. The snow background is a stamp fromA Muse Studiocalled Snow Day. The Tree Die and red rhinestones are also from A Muse Studio. Coloring done with Copic markers.
Check this out!!! We're having a HUGE blog hop dedicated to Cath Edvalson -- aka Queen of Moxie Fab World. Cath announced to everyone on Nov. 1st that she's leaving Moxie Fab World and Paper Crafts. Sooo...hundreds of her friends and fans have come together to show our love and appreciation by having a Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop. I'm tellin' ya what...this is the worlds biggest blog hop EVER! MOXIE FAB BIG!!!
Cath has shared her heart and soul with the crafting community all around the world. She is one amazing gal! For years she has been filling my brain with sooooo much inspiration! I'm gonna miss her so much on MoxieFabWorld.com
I added an adorable brad from BoBunny in the middle of the die cut snowflake. The snowflakes on the green cardstock were stamped with Versamark. I used the Versamark pad direct to cardstock to better define the dry embossed snow dots on the card base. Some white ink sponged on the edges and BAM! DONE!
Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am!
I made this card the other day just for fun. YAY ME! Clean and simple just the way I like it. The image is from Great Impressions and the sentiment is from A Muse. I hand cut a mask and sponged blue chalk ink for the clouds. Coloring done with Copic markers. So cute!
In other news...I've been busy getting my daughter ready for a figure skating competition. Extra practice, costume details, etc. Always so much to prepare for...but sooo worth it. And...2 of my granddaughters are also competing in the event. I can't wait to see them skate. LOVE IT!
EEEK! Tomorrow is Halloween! I've been busy making some goodies in my kitchen today..and it smells sooooo good! As if we needed more sweet junk on top of all the candy that will end up being consumed tomorrow..right?! LOL! That's ok...it's all good :)
I pulled myself out of the kitchen to cook up some calorie free cuteness from my craft room. Enjoy :)
I used several stamp sets from Paper Smooches on my card. I LOVE how they all coordinate together. And the jar stamps...BEST EVER! Even the spiders and ghosts and can't stay away from them ;)
You all know how much I LOVE my glitters...right? So...I HAD TO add some sort of sparkle. As much as I wanted to dump a bunch of black sparkling glitter goodness all over it...I went with a Clear Spica Glitter Pen from Copic instead.
So...what are your plans for Halloween? For me...I'll be right in the middle of all the fun with my kids and grandkids. Also...I can't WAAAAIT to use my new camera!!! I need LOTS of practice. This camera does everything...and I know nothing! LOL!
Go check out all the
challenge details, see what our design team & guest
designers have come up with using twine, AND get all the details for the BLOG HOP HERE.
Check out my fun creation!
I used black twine behind the button and along the top edge of the spider web border. There's also twine that finished off the button holes.
Have ya tried the Chalkboard Stamping Technique? Sooo cool!!! EVERYONE is makin' awesome stuff with it! I FINALLY gave it shot. (You can google to find out how it's done.)
Turned out totally cool! I remember when I was a kid and I finally got colored chalk. I was one cool kid! ;) Soooo...for old time sake...I added some "colored chalk"on my design.
Okie dokie...are ya ready to get on with the Blog Hop? Here's a list to help you find your way:
WOOHOO!! It's my turn picking the challenge! Since it's October, I decided we needed to dig into some pumpkin. Halloween is just a few weeks away...so this is perfect!
House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #155 - Hey Pumpkin
Create a project using at least 1 House-Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image along with our challenge theme "Hey Pumpkin." You can use pumpkin images, pumpkin colors, pumpkin embellishments or whatever. Most of all...have a crafty good time!
Go check out all the challenge details and see the AWESOME samples our design team & guest designers have come up with HERE.
I used one of the most adorable House-Mouse stamps I have ever seen! eeeek! It's called "Leaf-ing The Comfort Of Home" and features Muzzy, Amanda & Monica. So stinkin' CUTE!
Along with the pumpkin in the stamp, I used pumpkin cardstock and pumpkin buttons from A Muse Studio. The card base has mice footprints stamped all over...cause it's totally necessary.
I just love coloring these little critters. The sky in the background is colored with a Copic marker. The rest is all colored with colored pencils. You can't see it in the pic...but I added some shimmer with a Spica Glitter pen on the pumpkin cutouts and leaves. Gotta have some bling...right? ;)
This challenge has really put me in the mood for all things Fall. How about you?