Burtonized Christian Burton Chibi

It’s Release Day and a Blog Hop for the latest release at Simply B Stamps! Today we’re showcasing Burtonized Christian Burton Chibi which is the last character in the Burton Chibis II Series! Make sure to visit the SBS blog for the release details. 😀

You should have arrived her from the talented ALISON!
(But if your lost you can start back at the SBS blog.)

For my project I decided to go full Holloweenish and forget about making this cool dude look all cutsie. LOL I got out my Halloween papers and created a page in my ATC Journal book. I used felt elements, the pumpkin sticker and cloud diecut shape, to give it a little texture then colored Burtonized Christian in brighter colors to create some interest.

The moon is a Martha Stewart label that I colored with E50, E51 and E53 using a picture of the moon in Google as a reference. It looked pretty good but then I decided to cover it up with the cloud so this is all you get to see. LOL Finally I dashed some faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen and I was finished. 😀

Thanks for stopping by and before you hop on over to the next stop, I wanted to post the winner from yesterday’s guessing challenge. I knew it was going to be hard one with a twist in it and decided to used Random.org to pick from all the comments left! So the winner is…

“wow this is just so darn cute…I totally love that fun image…”

Congratulations! My email address is on the sidebar and you can contact me with your free digi choice from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Your next stop on the hop is the fantastic BETTY!

Agent Popcorn

It’s another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and our theme this fortnight is “Simplicity with a charm.” Make sure you check out the DT projects over on the challenge site! Sometimes it’s hard not to put all the embellishments on so this really was a challenge for me. However, in the end, I had to add a couple of embellishments. He he he

However, to distract your eyes from the embellishments and help give it a more simple look, I did use a plain decorative paper! That count’s right?! The charm I used is an owl and was one I was going to save for a reading card, however, I figured the “night owl” was also a good fit.

For my project I used Agent Popcorn from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Comfy Chair from Make it Crafty. The pairing makes for a good movie night. ;D

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

Bows and Berries Challenge #13 – clean and simple
Take a Word Challenge – sewing
ATC Challenge #14 – anything goes
Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #16 – something with wings (owl)
Stampavie and More Challenge #155 – anything goes


I’m ready for the 12 Days of Halloween over at Simply Betty Stamps! Time had gotten away from me so I’m glad that I didn’t miss in on the action – love the fact that I have this whole week to make up for my missed time. ;D

…my true love gave to me
An owl in a rotten oak tree!

The images that I used for this project are: Lynx from Simply Betty Stamps and for the background I used Old Oak Tree and Cave from Make it Crafty (as well as a chippie from Swirly Corners). The cat turned out to be fun and I think tells an interesting story. ;D

This was small enough that I put in my ATC Journal and kept the layout extremely simple – Other than adding a chippie and two gems, that was it and pretty much stands on it’s own. I loved how it turned out, however, next time I need to figure out a better transition between the sky and the cave – maybe put some details or grass at the top of the rocks?

The background was inspired by the Spooky Night Sky challenge over at Make it Crafty and since it was my “brilliant” idea, I thought I’d come up with another example but this one not so scary. I kept the upper corner with the moon bright then went as dark as possible in the other corners to hopefully give the feel of a spooky dark forest. The eyes were added for fun and rather completes the project, I think.

Update: I’m the 2012 DT winner of the 12 Days of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps!

Kreepy Kitty

Here’s another project for the Make it Colourful monthly challenge this month … to create a Spooky Night Sky! Head on over there to check out my tutorial and hopefully get your creative juices flowing. ;D For this page, I used Kreepy Kitty from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

I saved all the coloring tips for the tutorial at Make it Colourful so I’ll just ramble on about the embellishments and journal page that I created. The best part is the Mini Dragonfly chippies from Make it Crafty – I colored them with Copic markers to give them a greenish look.

The mean looking pumpkin is actually a felt sticker from Martha Stewart and thought it would give a fun whimsical look to counter the creepy feel. Here’s a close up of the colored image and be sure to head on over to the Make it Colourful site to join in on the challenge…. I super-duper-double-dog-dare you!!

I’d like to enter this into one challenge, the Kraftin’ Kimmie’s 100th Challenge! The theme was to use a favorite KK Stamp – it was hard to choose just one but for the occasion and current atmosphere I chose to go with a Halloween image.

Update: I was a lucky winner at Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges for this project!


It’s another challenge day at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this round our theme is “Girlie Girl!” That’s an easy one for most of us so we want to see lots of pink, flowers, pearls and/or ribbon. ;D For my project I used Paprika and gave her a pink raincoat and rain hat. ;D

I had fun coloring a background for this image (details of that below) and once it was finished didn’t feel that all the grays clouds and blue skies fit the theme very well, so I added more pink through the papers, flowers and pearls. Yep, that looks better!

The rain puddle was a direct inspiration from Delphine‘s project using the same image. I loved how she had colored the water on top of the sidewalk so I gave that a try following her instructions. I like how it turned out but thought maybe next time I should leave more lighter areas – one things is for sure, she found the perfect colors and I love them. Thanks Delphine for the inspiration!

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

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #70 – think pink
I Break for Challenge #11 – girl power
ATC Challenge – anything girlie
Digi Design Challenge – girlie
Lexi’s Creations Challenge #50 – pink


I’m excited to announce that I’ve been asked to guest for Flutter By Wednesday #175 today and I have a mini journal page to show off. The theme is to use your scraps! That should be an easy one for all of us… and remember to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project too.

For this mini journal page I used Phunky Pharies “Cyd” from Sweet Pea Stamps which counted towards my “butterfly, fairy or angel” portion. I colored her in browns and blacks to match the neutral tones of the paper. It’s hard to tell in the picture but I gave her bright green eyes hoping for a pop of color. Unfortunately it’s a tad too small to qualify as a “pop”. 😀

The paper is actually two smaller pieces (so don’t look to hard) and the lace are small scraps I had left on the table. It’s hard to come by black lace in my area so I kept a hold of even the smallest pieces – including the 3″ section that is glued horizontally on the page. Hope you enjoyed this inspriation and thanks Danni for the invite! 😀

Ben in the Rain

One downfall to coloring so many samples for the Sheer Clothing challenge is that I have to make as many projects. ;D So this is my last image placed on a mini journal page… Ben in the Rain by Whiff of Joy. In the corner I had to use a chippie from the Butterfly Swirls from Make it Crafty, of course. 😀

For the challenge, the transparent parts that I created was the entire coat plus the umbrella top. I first penciled in the jeans, shirt, arms, chin and hair, plus I added a wire frame for the umbrella so the transparency would show up better. I practically erased it to nothing and let my memory help me with the lines then I colored in those area trying to make them a little lighter than the exposed sides. Finally, I used a little yellow and lightly colored in the coat and umbrella keeping most of the colors on the edges where possible.

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!! Just a last reminder that this challenge, the Christmas-Birthday Blog Hop and my own Blog Candy all end on Wednesday. ;D

Marissa Fairy

I’ve finished one of my projects from the “sheer clothing” challenge at Make it Colourful. This one is Marissa Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps and I gave her a traditional dance outfit with a sheer cover. To help figure out where I was going to color I drew in pencil lines and then erased them almost completely before coloring.

For the journal page, I used kraft paper and pink decorative paper in the background and covered it with Punchinella Ribbon. The outside was brushed with acrylic white paint and then the page was finished off with ribbon, chippies, dew drops and rhinestone brads.

Just a reminder that my blog candy is still open until next Wednesday and you can check out all the details and surprises HERE.

Mini Morticia

Welcome back!! If you’re looking for the Christmas-Birthday blog hop then that would be one post below. ;D Today I have one last mini journal from all the Halloween images I colored a couple weeks ago. This is Mini Morticia from Make it Crafty and I couldn’t resist giving her a few streaks of red in her hair for some color!

For this page, I added a few face cards that I cut out of some Alice in Wonderland Halloween decorative paper – I think it is from Tim Holz? Ah, nope, it’s from Graphic45! (Thanks Creepy Glowbugg!) Anyway, I added some of that meshy ribbon and a scrap piece chippies border that I had. Finally I stamped a few extra spider webs in the corners and added some square rhinestone brads. Voila… finished. ;D

Mini Frankenstein

I can’t believe it’s only Wednesday! I’ve been off by one all day today but this time it works to my advantage and I get my Wednesday back again! LOL Today I have another mini journal page and this one is featuring Mini Frankenstein from Make it Crafty – he’s the third and last MonztaBoys in the group.

I used another one of my bookmarks for the background castle and a house number metal embellishment from Tim Holtz. I figured with the dragon there, that this little Frankenstein is being kicked out of his home at 82 Castle Street. LOL No wonder he’s sulking a little. Then I finished up the page with a few Dew Drops around the bottom. Enjoy!