Quinceañera Daydream

I just wanted to tune in and show how to add pimples to an image!  Pimples?  Well, yes, even the best teenagers can try to cover up their blemishes but there is always that “one” picture that shows them off.  So in this image, I’ve used some orange, pinks and brown and added a couple blemishes.  The image is Quinceañera Daydream from Little Miss Muffet Stamps – check her out…

When adding them you want to find a spot on the face that they will stand out in addition to typical areas where pimples are found.  That’s generally anywhere except just below the eyes and near the hairline – although they’ll pop up there too.  LOL  Pimples can be more black or red or even a little white so have a little fun and experiment with your next teenager card!  Enjoy!

Little Miss Muffin Rio

Are you counting yet? Today is day five out of six in the Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene Kitchen Fun series!! Whohoo – that means tomorrow is release day with the finial preview. ;D However, before we get to that, today we are previewing Little Miss Muffin Rio! You can check out the other design team creations on the Simply Betty Blog too!

First off, if you’ve been looking closely you’ll notice I didn’t use my DCWV paper – gasp! I actually had this journal page made about a month ago and didn’t have the idea of coordinating the projects until this week. ;D But I love showing this new color pallet and I hope you like it too.

For the journal page, I used Little Miss Muffin Rio from Simply Betty Stamps and Kitchen Isle from Make it Crafty’s Kitchen Set to create this scene. I also took some more inspriation from Annika and went to town with the micro beads! LOL I think she does it better but I’ll get the hang of it with a little more practice. (I found all the Martha Stewert colors on clearance for just over a $1.00 so I’ll have plenty of opportunities!)

Because the colors are so dark and rich I didn’t need to add a lot of embellishment, otherwise, I think it would have been too busy. I added antique white lace and a few cookie cutter shapes I had in my stash. Voila… finished. ;D Now it’s time to enjoy those yummy muffins… I do hope they’re chocolate-chocolate chip variety! Mmmmm.


Here’s a project that I created for the Whimsy Magazine online that was published back in August and if you head on over there you can see the newest release published just last week! The August issue has all the supplies extra supplies listed for this project but the main stamps are Mystic and Birthday Letter Seals from Whimsy Stamps and the Tropical Waterfall from Make it Crafty.

This was actually the first project that I made in my second journal and it wasn’t too long ago that I finished my last page… so I guess to answer that question it takes me two months to fill a large journal. ;D

Most unicorns I’ve seen have been colored white so I wanted to give a try at a black one – but to keep the details showing I colored the tail a fiery orange. To balance out the project I also elements of the waterfall in darker colors too. Oh… and the page behind it is ripped out of a Winnie the Pooh book that I have on hand just for this occasion. ;D Hope you enjoyed the project as much as I enjoyed making it.

Flying Balloon Contraption

Here’s my Annabelle project for the “Sheer Clothing” challenge at Make it Colourful! I placed her with the Flying Balloon Contraption that I’ve had colored for a while and grabbed some scraps to made a journal page out of it. Here she is…

I added some wings and thought they were appropriate… maybe this guy is flying in the air on a quest looking for his loving angel? LOL The rest of the page was decorated with wide ribbon, silver resin flowers, and some Make it Crafty chippes.

This is also my LAST page of my second journal – as you can see it’s bulging and will never lay flat again. ;D I’ve had it propped up on my desk like this and enjoy looking at my last project.

Just a few reminders… come on over and join in the Christmas-Birthday Blog Hop were you’ll find lots of blog candy, freebies and inspiration galore! Plus don’t miss out on my own Blog Candy – both events end on Wednesday.

Batty Princess

We have a fantastic new challenge for you this week at Make it Colourful and it’s certainly and challenging challenge! We want to see Coloring Mist on your project!! But the good news is you can use any medium you want as long as your coloring. 😀 So get out your markers, paints, pencils, and anything else you can find, and come join us this week!

For my project I created mist on the Spooky Graveyard from Make it Crafty and I found Batty Princess from Kraftin’ Kimmy from my stash to pare up with it. I thought she would be perfect walking out of that graveyard so princess like!

The mist was a little difficult to start on but I followed a few tips from Delphine and jumped right in. First I Googled “morning mist” then used T0 and T1 to lightly color in where I wanted the mist to be. Then I started building up the around those areas getting darker and darker with the Toner grays. Finally, I started added color and bringing out the elements.

The sky was colored with light circles going from T0 secquentally down to T6 with a little B91 and B93 mixed in with it. I colored Batty Princess with blacks as well keeping with the theme but enjoyed giving her green eyes and red hair. The red hair mixture is from Annika and I think it’s my new favorite combination – D59, E19, E08, and YR14.

Most of the color comes from the paper and I had to cut, tape, rearrange and glue to get it to fit but I’m happy with how it turned out. The border paper was 6×6 and I had to get it to fit around the 5×8 paper…. so no peeking under the graveyard image!! LOL Finally I added a small tag and some silver flowers to finish it off. I loved how it turned out and hope it gives you some ideas.


This is my second new release preview from Little Miss Muffet Stamps this week and this gal is named Jada – she just got back from a day of shopping and coming home with her goods!! I’m sure those bags are filled with Copic markers, paper, embellishments and chocolate! LOL

For my journal page today I used the new released Jada image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and combined her with the Romantic Window from Magnolia Stamps. Come check out all the new release this week over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenges blog – the design team have come up with some fabulous designs!!

My page is kind of a hodgepodge of supplies because I started out with the red star decorative paper in the background and decided it was too bright. Rather than waste the paper and remove it from the page, I started building up other papers on top and used neutral and muted embellishments to help dull down the red. I think it worked. ;D

I wish I could find some more burlap ribbon as I really enjoyed using it on this page – it’s a great neutral color and adds a lot of texture. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out the next time I head to the store. Lastly if you can see… I’m almost finished with this journal book!! Only one page to go and this book is finished. There is NO WAY it is closing but all those pages make it perfect to display it on my desk and I can easily flip the pages to match my mood.

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #98 – flower power
She’s Gone Digital – art journal linking party
Jen’s Digi Stamps – anything but a card
Sweet Stamps Challenge #33 – anything but a card
Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #34 – anything but a card

Betty & Christian Addams

It’s Saturday and we’ve got another challenge for you over at Make it Colourful – this week we’re challenging you to color with Blacks & Oranges! So what was the challenge again? I seriously had to look it up several time *while* making my journal page – I just couldn’t remember! So alas, I have a lot of blacks and some oranges in my coloring. LOL

On my page I used the pumpkin scarecrow portion of Haunted Halloween House from Make it Crafty (plus some Mini Dragonflies chippies), Betty Addams and Christian Addams from Simply Betty Stamps, and two tombstones in Epitaphs from Inkadinkado.

I decorated the rest of the page with a graveyard theme and used muted colors for a drab and dreary feel. Isn’t it romantic!? The felt was cut with dies from My Favorite Things and the roses are part of a ribbon that was cut into section.

The orange is YR18, YR14, YR12 and YR21 and I used all four shades of black on the project. The clothes were done in Neutral and Toner shades, the hair in Cool and the tombstones in the Warm shades. I had colored the pumpkin scarecrow so long ago that I don’t remember the colors – however, the blacks/grays and oranges are in there too!


Welcome to the New Releases for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I have four new girls for you this week, starting with Brooke and Melanie! Head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenges blog for all the new release inspiration by the design team.

For my project I used Brooke from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and placed her sitting on The Dock by The Pixie Cottage. All of the new girls this week are bare foot and ready for some spring frolicking on fresh new grass and splashing in the cool ponds.

I created this page using warm tones on the paper and some cool tones in the coloring to help it look like the first warm days of spring just setting in. This week we’ve had a good break in our relentless heat and it cooled down dramatically and it’s felt like spring all week – it’s been so nice!

The rest of the page was decorated with chippies from Make it Crafty, some twill tape from my stash and some flowers from Prima… oh yea, and a tag from Tim Holts finishes it off. Hope you like the new journal page and come check back tomorrow for another. ;D

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Hooked on Crafts Challenge #7 – spring has sprung
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #51 – summer holiday memories
Crafty Boots Challenge – anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #74 – flowers

Steampunk Rio

Here’s some fun news! I’ve been spotlighted at Simply Betty Stamps today and I made this project for that very special reason. Head on over and check out the post then don’t forget to leave some love for Betty. ;D

For my project I used Steampunk Rio from Simply Betty Stamps and paired her with the Clockworks House from Make it Crafty. I chose to go with an easy brown and blue combination and started off picking paper from my scrap stash. Because the Clockworks House looks like it’s small enough for a fairy… I added chipboard wings to Rio.

I was on the look out of the meshy metal stuff at the scrapbook store (later I found out it was called Punchinella Sequin Waste Ribbon) but instead I was only able to find some burlap ribbon. However, it worked out nicely on this page too. ;D I finished up the page with more chippies and button brads.

There is a revolutionary new technique that was used on this page and I’m sure everyone is going to want to try it… at least everyone under the age of two! LOL My daughter calls it art but I called it “Agg, what did you do!!” She scribbled on the background image with E53 and over the character image with a pencil!! I was able to salvage Rio but the background just had to stay as is – luckily the color wasn’t too dark. ;D

I’ve been spotlighted at Simply Betty Stamps!

Precious & Aidan

Today at Make it Colourful we have a fantastically fun challenge for you!! We want you to color a sunset with clouds!! Now, it’s really not that hard and there is plenty of inspiration provided from the Design Team … so you should give it a go! And um… in case you’re ready to throw something the shoe… is this when I mention it was my idea?

For my project I used the Big Steampunk Treehouse from Make it Crafty to set the mood. Then complemented it with two images from Tiddly Inks… Precious and Aidan to come up with my scene.

When I colored Precious… I coudn’t help but to use Annika‘s hair color combination for red. ;D It’s been one of my favorites lately! I gave Aidan a pinstriped suit to help brighten up all that black. I would have liked to have a fine-tipped white gel pen but the idea has come across. Then to compliment each other, I gave Precious white stripped elements to match.

The sunset was an interesting experience… and one that I had to use lots of photo inspiration from Google. I narrowed one down and started at the bottom with the yellows the gradually worked my way up to the blues. Between the two I added some purple for the transition. Once that part was done I went back in with a deep purple color and added the clouds. At that point it looked a little flat so I added some white acrylic paint to the clouds then went back in and colored in some oranges and yellows.

I honestly didn’t know if it was going to turn out and even amazed myself. I really liked how it turned out and hopefully will be brave enough to try it again! 😀 The colors I used are: BV23, BV25, BV29, V20, V25, V06, B000, B60, B63, B91, B93, B95, Y32, YR02, YR07, YR09, YR21, YR30 plus the white acrylic paint. Hope you like it and hope you’ll come play along with us this week!