Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Housemouse Easter

I love the Housemouse stamps.  I hate the mice.  Thing is, mice have every right to be here.  I figure we built our house on top of theirs.  And what if I killed one and his Mommy and Daddy were waiting at home with his tea and biscuits????  It's quite the dilemma.  Meanwhile, I love the stamps.

Stampendous for the stamps, Jolee's for the grass, and old layered egg stickers.  It's all anchored on a purchased step fold card.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter bunny candy bags

Aren't these the cutest?  I used the tutorial on Splitcoast, but had smaller non-gusseted bags, so had to alter some of the ovals.  Ears and feet are done with two older SU punches; hands and faces are done with Spellbinders ovals cut done a tad.  Egg is from a set of Spellbinders eggs. 
Not hard, and they are very sweet!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Impression Obsession Flowers

The new challenge on the IO site is for 'Happy Flowers'.  Now, flowers certainly make me happy, but how does one show that one's flowers are happy???

Maybe like this??

Wait, how about a close-up of those happy faces?

The little ones on the side are being blown away by the wind...
That little blue one doesn't seem so happy at the moment!

Thanks for coming and enjoying my card!

Paper:    PTI Stampers Select; Bazzill Icy Mint, Sour Lemon Pinkini and Lime Crush
Dies:      IO grass DIE060-I, tiny flowers DIE 140-D
Stamps: IO CL212
Copic pen for faces: 0.03

Monday, March 16, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Chicks

I thought I'd try another card for the IO Think Spring challenge-

How's that for cuteness?

Stamps:  IO Sarah Phelps Easter CL 212
               IO Gail Green tree  E 7743
Ink:  Memento black
         PTI Classic Kraft and 3 or 4 greens for the tree
         Copics YG005 for the grass, BOO for the sky
Flowers on tree with Spica pink and Zig Wink of Stella GL Yellow 050
Chicks and sun colored with Wink of Stella Yellow and Spica Orange
Dies:  IO grass DIE060-I
          IO 6 in 1 frame DIE242-YY
          IO DIE235-M  I did a little cut and paste to make 'Happy Spring!'
Paper:  Card base is Bazzill Easter Grass
            Grass is Bazzill Lime Cruch
            Frame is DCWV Glitzy Pastel Stack
            Images were stamped on PTI Stampers Select

You can get all of the Impression Obsession dies and stamps here:  Impression Obsession

 The letters were cut from a blue shimmer paper from Recollections.  There's a lot of sparkle in this card!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WMS Littlle Darlings

I bought both image sets, and all of the dies of the Little Darlings line from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The images and sentiments are vintage, which is a hard style for me to create a card with-

I used  Very Vintage Labels #10 to stamp on gingham, and cut with the matching nestie.  Then layered the cradle painted with a light pink Twinkling H2O.  Lots of Versafine Vintage Sepia ink around the edges, pearls, and some little Impression Obsession die cut flowers at the bottom.  The obligatory silk ribbon bow at the top finishes it!
  But it was not quick to do- I needed a quick boy card...
I think this is my favorite sentiment of the set.  I used the Papertrey Quatrefoil die and cut out white paper, the painted it with coppery Twinkling H2O.  I did the frame with rectangle nesties, and painted it as well.  The bow was done to match the background shimmer paper, then I put 'rope' on the 'sign' to give it an old fashioned eel.  I hope.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time flies or Flies time or Time's fun?

I love to laugh.  I read funny books just so I can laugh hard.  Every once in a while I do something that makes me laugh.  Here's an example:

Background papers are from my stash.  The frog, flies and lily pad are from Papertrey's Boy Basics: Frog Hop.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored the frog and pad with Copics.  I did the fly wings with a clear glitter pen.  The pond is watercolor paints.  I have had the old SU sentiment forever, and this was the first time I inked it up!

I cut a 1/8th inch strip of paper, and curled it around a stylus.  A wee fly was glued on using Ranger Glossy Accents

Then I sat back and laughed.  I hope you do too!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Impression Obsession Spring Challenge

Lately I have been participating in the Impression Obsession challenges- you can see the Spring challenge here.
Nothing like birdies, bunnies and babies to make us think 'Spring!!'

I used Impression Obsession Dies
6 in 1 frame  DIE242-YY
bunnies  DIE043-G
tree and frame DIE205-YY
little birds DIE154-A
You can get them at the Impression Obsession or Ellen Hutson stores.
Impression Obsession doesn't have a baby carriage die (hint, hint!).  This one is Memory Craft.  The little birds were cut from Bazzill Icy Mint and Cotton Candy.  White paper is PTI.

Outside with the shadows you can see how I popped up the layers, a la Kittie Caracciolo.  I just love Kittie's cards...sigh...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sweet Little Bundle

I recently got in some Waltzingmouse baby stamps and dies...cute, cute cute! 

The background layer is a Basic Gray paper from a hundred years ago.  Beatrix Potter image was stamped on Stampers Select cardstock.  Ink for the image was Memento black.  Colored with Copics.  Lemon Tart for the (Spellbinders) frame.  Waltzingmouse sentiment stamped in Classic Kraft ink.

I sponged around the image layer with the Classic Kraft.  If the Kraft looks dark to you, it's because I just reinked that cube.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Little bunnnies

Guess I have Spring on the brain, I've been doing baby cards with wee little mice and bunnies.

The bunny stamp is an old one from Holly Pond Hill.  The pink frame is from the Impression Obsession 6 in 1 die.  Everything else is from the stash.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Splitcoast Bokeh

SCS had a Bokeh tutorial this week, so I played!  One girl...
One boy...
Ink Refills are PTI: Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Rain, and Fresh Snow ; SU: Brocade Blue. 
Papers:  PTI Lemon Tart, Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz 
Sentiments:  MFT (boy card), PTI (girl card)