Jr. Hatter Lilith

I thought it would be about time that I showcase the cards that I made for Scrapping Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas.  There were two classes I taught back in June where everyone colored along with me.  This class was focused on coloring a light source so we used gray tones to help simplify the lesson and really focus on the light.  The stamp is Jr. Hatter Lilith from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Light source is always a bit tricky and sometime it just doesn’t look right so even on this photo I bended the rules a little bit.  For example, on the birds, I wanted the bellies to be white but I they were so small that it would be difficult to have the light source on there plus a white belly.  Therefore, I kinda ignored a light source all together and just colored them with white bellies.  LOL  You probably wouldn’t have noticed that and because it’s a cartoonish image, bending the rules like this isn’t so bad.

Since the class was more about the coloring than the card making, most of the students didn’t get around to putting their cards together.  However, when they do, this simple layout will really make the image stand out.

Thanks for coming by today and I have a wonderful weekend!

Animal Cracker Circus Koala

Here’s a birthday card I had fun with!  The image is Animal Cracker Circus Koala from Imaginisce and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  I have created a few birthday cards with images from this series and this is my last one to show.  Circus animals area always fun to color because of the little bits of color added from the clothing. 

The card was created and kept flat so that I could easily mail this one.  The image was colored with the Le Plume Marvy markers which are still fun to use.  Hope you enjoy and have a fab-tabulous weekend!

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!!

Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Vanilla

It’s a Super Saturday sale at Little Miss Muffet Stamps where the Design Team gets to choose the sale items!  That’s right – what ever the Design Team has chosen to create with that weekend will be on sale until the following Wednesday.  So if there’s a stamp you want to see on sale and just can’t wait… start dropping hints and we just might be inspired to use it.  😀

The image I used today is Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Vanilla from Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber and it was colored using the Marvy Le Plume alcohol markers.  I used some of my scraps to complete the card plus a few dragonfly chippies from Make it Crafty.  Lastly I added a border using a white gel pen.  I hope you like it and thanks for dropping by today.  😀

Iris May Hatter

Little Miss Muffet Stamps is sponsoring Hiding in My Craft Room challenge blog this week and the theme is all about using your scraps.  Most of my papers are 6×6″ so I don’t have very many scraps but occasionally I come up with a few gems, such as the ones on this card.  I’ve mixed Christmas with shabby chic papers and came up with this – I even used two small black scraps on the sides of the image!

The image I used is Iris May Hatter from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and available in rubber.  She was stamped in black and colored with the Marvy Le Plume alcohol markers.  Then I added a few dragonfly chippies (from Make it Crafty) and covered them with liquid pearls.  Added some ribbon and tadah!

Sunbonnet Strawberry Jam

We’re starting off the new year with a sketch challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and this one is a fun one that we hope you’ll adore!  Challenge #76 goes for just about two weeks and we can’t wait to see what you create!  I thought it would be fun to start the year with a few of my favorite colors too… pink and chocolate brown.  😀

For my project I used Sunbonnet Strawberry Jam from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and colored it using the Marvy LePlume markers.  This is the image I colored along side with my daughter when she wanted to learn how to color with the “grown-up markers”.  😀  She did a wonderful job and I think I’ve posted it on this site before!

The project was assembled using the sketch as a guide then I added the cream canvas like ribbon and twine.  I wanted to use the micro-beads so this give me the opportunity to tie a little bottle on.  It’s only now that I realize it could be little jar of strawberry jam!

Be sure to pop on over to the LMM Challenge blog and check out all the other Little Misses’ projects – they’re fabulous!  Each of them did a fantastic job with this sketch and I love the diversity!

Animal Cracker Circus Elephant

Moan and groan… I hate feeling miserable.  But I don’t think anyone likes feeling miserable!  One of the disadvantages to living in a different climate than what you grow up in are the unexpected seasonal allergies.  Not everyone has them, I’m sure, but I do. 😦

Anyway, I can still post a project I made a while back and if I fake it long enough then I’m sure to make it.  After all, Moms aren’t allowed to be sick!

The image on this card is Imaginisce Animal Cracker Circus Elephant and was colored with Le Plume alcohol markers.  I hope you like.  😉

Sunbonnet Strawberry Basket

Lately I’ve been part of a vegetable share group and so I have been up to my eyeballs in things I normaly don’t eat… like green stuff and fresh fruits!  Sometimes I can be creative in making something good, like ginger pear jam, and other times my cooking is less than desirable, like the soggy apple strudel.  LOL  Anyway, my husband can get quite resourceful too, when he wants to, and one of his favorite canning recipes are “Fibblesnork™ Über-Garlic Pickles.”  What are those?  And what does it have to do with strawberries?  You’ll find out… just keep reading…

The image I used on this project is Sunbonnet Strawberry Basket from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I also used the Party Banner Metal Die, also from LMMS.  I thought this image was the closet thing I could get to for pickles, and I’m sure if I wanted to I could have colored them green.  But I liked the strawberries, so I kept them as such.  😀

Now on to the recipe for some strange pickles!  This is a creation from one of my husband’s friend, Todd Lehman, and used to be posted online but it’s hard to find now days.  We didn’t want to loose it and so where sharing it here.  You should try it one of these days… it’s totally worth it!  Enjoy.  😀

Fibblesnork™ Über-Garlic Pickle

Stolen from without permission, because he let fibblesnork.com lapse, and the recipe needs to be preserved.

Ingredients

  • 1 (one) 32-oz. jar Claussen® half-spears
    For top quality, use only Claussen pickles, found in the refrigerator section. Do not use any other brand unless they are uncooked and refrigerated. Cooked pickles are limp and soggy. Uncooked pickles (like Claussen) are firm and crunchy. If you know of any other uncooked refrigerated brands, I’d like to hear about them.
  • 2-3 Habenero peppers, sliced
  • 4-5 Serrano peppers, sliced
  • 2-3 Jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 24 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
    That’s not 2-4, as in 2-to-4, that’s twenty-four cloves — a whole head of garlic.
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Procedure

First day

  1. Drain and discard 1 oz. picklewater from jar.
  2. Remove pickles from jar, cut into ¾″ slices, and return pickles to jar.
  3. Add garlic and peppers to jar.
  4. Cover jar (close lid tightly) and shake vigorously for 2 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. Scrub hands thoroughly.

Subsequent days

  1. Shake for 5 seconds every 24 hours.
  2. Taste becomes fuller with each passing day.

Vanilla

Extension from yesterday, here is the second card we created in the class at Scrappin’ Goodtimes!  We were using Sugar ‘n Spice Dolls Vanilla from Little Miss Muffet Stamps with her cute little butterfly.  We learned fuzzy texture and how to shade a face with cheeks.  This class was taught using the Marvy Le Plume markers which are a great affordable option for alcohol markers.  Thanks everyone in the class for a wonderful day!!

Iris May Hatter

Today I’m 85 miles away from home sharing my day with the lovely ladies at Scrapin’ Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas!!  (Find them Online and FaceBook!)  I’m teach two classes today and excited to share my coloring techniques.  😀  My first class is using Iris May Hatter and the Park Glen Door metal die to create this project…

The two techniques I’ll share on this card is blending with a flicking technique I always use; plus an easy grass-ground I learned from Jennifer.

Funny story about the door knob I created on here… I had cut the ends of the brad close so that the knob could turn and the ends wouldn’t show as it was twisted.  It was pretty fun and I was pretty excited!  So I glued down the door and wrote a little note on the inside for the store that said “turn the knob!”  But guess what?!  Through shipping and a little glue it arrived stuck!  LOL  Eh, it was a good thought anyway.  😀