I’ve been waiting to use the Slip ‘n Slide Die Set from Whimsy – er, rather, it’s been waiting for me patiently sitting on my desk. Well, I finally got around to using it and it’s been so much fun. I used the large circle and combined it with the new GingerSnaps! clear stamp. It’s been ages since I’ve created a motion card so I had a few mistakes here and there that needed to be fixed. The biggest one was adding weight to the spinner so it would spin on it’s own… in this case I used a dime.

Here are the Copic Markers I used on it:
C3, R13, E04
E42, 43, 23, 27, 57
YG01, 25, 67
Lastly, I colored and used the Wishes Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty.

Stained Glass Mosaic

Whimsy Blog and Glue Dots Inspirations Hop 
Join us from August 27h through August 31st for a fun joint blog hop between Whimsy Blog and Glue Dots. Our teams will be sharing lots of beautiful projects featuring products from both of these companies. 

We will have lots of prizes hidden along the hop as well as a grand prize valued at $100! To enter into the giveaways, you just need to comment on EACH blog throughout the hop. Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all stops along the hop, enter your name and email in the linky tool at the last stop. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd. Good luck and have fun! 

For my project, I used the Stained Glass Mosaic stamp and All Purpose Glue Dots.

These are the Copic Markers I used on Stained Glass Mosaic:
W10, N1
YG99, 97, 67, 63, 61, 11

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Farmhouse Shiplap Background

For my project I used and colored the Farmhouse Shiplap Background from Whimsy Stamps. I wanted to go for a re-purposed look so I colored the planks different shades of gray, brown and even one or two of them blue. I also added seams with nails.  I thought the background was good enough for a card so I skipped coloring a character to put on top of it.  I simply added a few odds and ends to create this fun maze card.

Here are the Copic markers I used:
W2, 3, 4, 6
E00, 31, 35, 43
E42, 43, 44
B91, W6, 4, 3
T4, 3, 1
C8, 7, 3
0.2 Multiliner and white gel pen

Animal Cracker Circus Monkey

I want to share a card that I used a wiggling Wobble on. This on uses Imaginisce’s Animal Cracker Circus Monkey and I think the sentiment is from Stamping Up but if it is I haven’t an idea on the stamp set it came from.

The Wobble was used for the monkey but instead of fussy cutting around the edges I used the shape die and made it all Wobble.  It’s still just as fun!!

Animal Cracker Circus

I just wanted to share a quick project I did yesterday.  And also to say – don’t forget to check out the bargain bins at your craft store because sometimes a dollar stamp is just perfect for a little fun birthday card!  Here I’ve used one of the Animal Cracker Circus by Imaginisce to create a little girl’s birthday card and for some added fun I’ve added a Wobble!  I’ve also used the Marvy Le Plume alcohol markers.  Check it out…

Wobble spring in action…

It was only *after* I had finished my projects did I remember that I have a coordinating Circus stamp to go along with these.  Shucks!  Well, maybe next time I’ll remember.  LOL

Hook a Duck

I have a couple carnival themed projects to show off this week because you don’t wan to miss out on the sale and they’re so much fun to color!!  The sale this week is at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and you can find all the Swings ‘n Slides carnival sentiments and background at a huge discount – this is a one time deal and is for a limited time.  So don’t dawdle and jump on over to the LMMS Store to grab yours today!!

The images on this project are Swings ‘n Slides Hook a Duck and also the Swings ‘n Slides Carnival Sentiments (which also includes the little banner you see on the bottom right) from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and drawn by Pollycraft.  The sentiment I used for this one says “hooked on you” and I stamped it on a ticket stub then colored it to match the rest.

For this card, since Hook a Duck was a carnival game, I thought it would be fitting to add the little round maze game too!  I punched a hole in the top of the card so the maze could be on the inside.  Then I used the punched out circle for the backing in the maze.  The maze comes with two steel balls and I think that is in case you loose one, however, I always like to keep them both in which makes the game a bit harder.  He he he

One of the best parts about these images is that I can use bold and bright colors!  These are colors I’d normally stay away from but when I find the right image they become a lot of fun to use.  These colors were pulled from the decorative paper I used and mostly from the one with the bikes.  There’s just about all the main colors… red, orange, yellow, green and blue.

Here’s a close up of the sentiment that I stamped on the ticket stub.  This stub was designed for journaling in your scrapbooks but I tore it in half to use on here then punched a day and month to make it look “authentic!” 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and remember these images are on sale exclusively at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!  Click on the Swings ‘n Slides theme or search for Carnival at the top – there are many to choose from but I know you’re going to want them all!!  😀 

Retro Chester

If you’re a Chester fan you’ll want to make sure to visit the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store this week and pick up Cool Chester at a discount and then check out all the other Chester images that will fall into your basket.  ;D  He’s such a fun loving monkey and great for boy cards too!

This image is Retro Chester and if you don’t know what that things is behind him, you might want to ask your parents.  LOL  But for the rest of us… we’ll have to grab out our old mix tapes and give them a listen for memory lane sakes. The odd thing now days, is I see the large ear phones are coming back in style.  It’s true!!  I guess the little ear buds aren’t as obvious of a “do not disturb” me message as these would be.  For me, however, I find the ear buds to be quite uncomfortable and so I’m glad I don’t stand out as an oldie for wearing the earphones.  😀

If you haven’t noticed this little snake on there, then you’ll want to take a second look.  This is an object lesson for my kids on “what happens when you leave your lego toys around the house!”  I know, I’ll always be picking up the little bricks as I step on them, but sometimes, such as this little snake, they find their way on to something other than the toy table!  LOL

Have you used Wobbles yet?  This card does and that’s why the above image is blurry to show the “wobble” action.  Music… wobble… jammin’ … yep, it all goes together!   You can see other cards I’ve created using the Wobble springs too by clicking HERE.  I’ve created a Label them!  😀

Call Me Chester

Today is a Sunday Spotlight over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I chose one of Pollycraft’s images to feature… Call Me Chester!  This is an adorable little monkey and I had a bit of fun with him today as well.  😀  You can click HERE to visit the LMMS blog and check out the details of the spotlight or skip right on over to the store and snag this little fella while he’s on sale!!

The images I used on this project is  Call Me Chester from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, of course, and also a sentiment from Make it Crafty called Just Wanted to Say Sentiment.  I’ve enjoyed using that stamp so much – it’s the perfect size to add to any card!

When I started with this image I stamped it twice because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it… I wanted to use a Wobble Spring!!  This fun gizmo has a plastic string sandwiched in between two stickers.  The stickers are then adhered to the base and the part you want to stand out and wobble.  Once it’s attached, you can crank the spring and let it go for some fun animation to your card!  Below is a picture of Chester’s head while in wobble action…

Ring ring!  Ring ring!  With the image being a phone I thought it was a perfect card to use the wobble spring and it’s been fun to play with too!  LOL  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you’ve enjoyed my card!  Don’t forget you can pick up Call Me Chester at 30% OFF this week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Poorly Chester

Oi… it’s Monday!  This has been us this past week – all stuffed up with allergies and sinus problems with a few infections here and there.  So I thought it was a perfect card to show today!  LOL

The images I used are Poorly Chester from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and designed by Pollycraft, and Totally A-Maze-ing from Stampin Up.  I’ve wanted to use the maze for a while but it’s so huge that it’s hard to fit on the card.  I think I’ve managed to get it one on there okay and also came up with another idea which I’ll show later on. 

I think PJs always look cute as the traditional blue and white stripes but this time I wanted to try something different and went with turquoise and yellow to match the paper. And of course, I had to give him a pink nose!  LOL

We’re all on meds and we’ll be feeling much better – just in time for the holiday weekend next week.  Whohoo… a 3-day weekend!!  Then after that, one week of school and the kiddos will be out for the summer.  Yeah… that should be fun.  😀