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!


I’ve got some Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration for you today and the design team has gone all out with their creativity too so make sure you visit the LMM Blog and check them out. 😀 Also, you’ll want to make sure you come back on Valentines day because there *might* be another freebie! Oops, did I say that out loud? LOL

I’ve made two tags today so if you want to see the other one scroll down a post or click HERE.

For my project I’ve used Caroline from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I drew up this little cutie which was directly inspired by my own daughter. One day while shopping she spotted this sock monkey hat in the store and wanted to try it on. Apparently someone else didn’t want it because we found it in the electronics section all alone. LOL It was large a large size – probably a one-size-fits-all but to my 4-year-old it seemed like an XL. We also carry things around the store in a similar fashion – hay, anything to keep the kids happy while shopping, right?! Well, little did I know that this particular item would be permanently attached! We ended up getting it – after all, winter was *was* approaching so I could justify it. The funny thing is, she wore it the whole week and even slept with it on! 😀 It wasn’t long before this trendy new idea caught on and we had to go back to find hats for my other two kids. So now we have a dinosaur and panda hat to add to the collection! LOL

Thanks for stopping by… and for those wondering where my elusive camera was yesterday? Well, it’s embarrassing to say, but I had it right behind my laptop screen – only just 5 inches away from where I was typing!! (I’ll hide my head in shame now.) I knew I would have problems finding it so I hid it from my daughter… which, apparently was a too good of a spot for myself. LOL

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

Make it Monday Challenge #75 – Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge #11 – Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge – Let’s Get Girly
My Time to Crafty Challenge #172 – ‘A’ is for Adorable
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes


It’s a Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge day! The challenge this week is to use embossing, be it dry or heat, we want to see it. I chose to go with dry embossing and used an embossing folder on one of the background papers. ;D The hostess this week is Diana and the stamp she is using on her card is Takara, so that will be the blog candy prize for the week!

Most of you know that each Friday (except for release weeks), we run a Frugal Friday Special! Usually there are six stamps on special 40-50% off and the special runs from Friday-Sunday only. This week’s specials are Mr. Punkinhead, Rudy the Reindeer, Billy Blyth, Speedy the Turtle, Roxy and You Are A Treat!!

For my project I chose to use Lucy. She is one of those that I had to get and placed a special order just for it… well, not really *just* for her as I had to slip in a few extras too. ;D But she was the main reason I spent my money. ;D I just love how immersed in the book she is and it’s also a great stamp for school, teachers or graduation too. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by! *Hugs

Dare to Dream

I finally got around to working with the new Spring Kit from Whiff of Joy featuring Elisabeth Bell stamps and I used Dare to Dream on this card. I saw a card in a magazine that displayed a picture frame using an embossed metal sheet with a monogram. I thought that would be a perfect idea for a card and that’s how I came up with this one. The DT Call challenge was to make these fun flowers.

Challenge: Whiff of Joy Guest DT Call
Challenge: Whiff of Joy Challenge #100 (anything goes)
Challenge: Stamps R Us Celebrate Spring Challenge
Challenge: The Shabby Tea Room Week #54

(BINGO: gems, flowers, diecuts [leaves])

Challenge: Paper Sundaes Challenge #61 (embossing)
Main Stamp:
Dare to Dream (WoJ)
Patterned Paper: Stella and Rose Hattie (MME)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Leafy Branch
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R12, R14
-hair: E35, YR20, YR21, YR23
-clothes: BG11, BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78
-other: R12, R14, G24, G28

Did you know? Leave It to Beaver was a 1950s and 1960s family-oriented American television situation comedy about an inquisitive but often naïve boy named Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (portrayed by Jerry Mathers) and his adventures at home, in school, and around his suburban neighborhood. The show also starred Barbara Billingsley and Hugh Beaumont as Beaver’s parents, June and Ward Cleaver, and Tony Dow as Beaver’s brother Wally. The show has attained an iconic status in the United States, with the Cleavers exemplifying the idealized suburban family of the mid-twentieth century.
[Leave It to Beaver,]

Update: I was the selected winner at Paper Sundaes for this challenge!

Hansel with Flowers

It has been so much fun being on The Stamping Bazaar design team and the gals have been real gems and a pleasure to get to know. Sadly, this is my last week on the design team so I thought I’d make a card with one of the first stamps Marina released last year. I made this card with Hansel with Flowers and enlarged him so I could work with the details. If your interested in being on the design team for the next three months, then head on over because The Stamping Bazaar is having a Design Team Call. Enjoy!

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar Design Team Call
Main Stamp:
Hansel with Flowers (TSB) by Marina Neira
Patterned Paper: Nook & Pantry (BG)
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Colors:
-deer: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R11, R12
-clothes: R11, R12, R14, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75
-flowers: YR21, YR23, YR24, Y21, Y11, E43, E44, G20, G24, G28

Did you know? Mercado de Sonora (Sonora Market) is a mercado público, or city-established traditional market, located just southeast of the historic center of Mexico City in the Colonia Merced Balbuena neighborhood. It was established in the 1950s with a number of other similar institutions in order to help regulate retail commerce in the city. This market has specialized in a variety of merchandise such as pottery, party items, and live animals — and the two which make it notable, herbal medicine and items related to magic and the occult.
[Mercado de Sonora,]

Horus Roasting Marshmallows

We have a fun challenge for you at The Stamping Bazaar the week! The theme is “Tags”… you can add them to your project or have the tag be your project. I made this card using Horus Roasting Marshmallows in tribute to a small campfire I’ll be enjoying this weekend – and yes, with a bag of marshmallows. 😀

The corner embellishments are laser cut chipboard embellishments covered with Liquid Pearls plus a Dew Drop. I also added a few Dew Drops around the card and used up another one of those Tim Holtz tickets that seem to last forever. Horus is one of my favorite characters so I hope you enjoy this version.

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar – Challenge #17 (tags)
Challenge: Crafty Creations – Challenge #107 (garden)
Challenge: Creative Card Crew Challenges (fantasy)
Challenge: Gingersnap Creations Challenge #92 (jewel colors)
Main Stamp: Horus Roasting Marshmallows (TSB) by Marina Neira
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles and Small Scalloped Circles, Whiff of Joy Whimsical Tag and My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge
Chipboard: Swirly Corners (MiC)
Copic Colors:
-horus: B91, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, G20, G21, YG63, YG67, E40, E41, E42, E43, R11, R12, R14
-other: G20, G21, YG63, YG67, Y32, Y38, E42, E44, E44, E47

Did you know? Rinaldo is an opera by George Frideric Handel composed in 1711, and was the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The story of love, battle and redemption set at the time of the First Crusade is loosely based on Torquato Tasso’s epic poem Gerusalemme liberata (“Jerusalem Delivered”), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the contemporary trend towards Italian entertainment in English theaters.
[Rinaldo (Opera),]

Flirty Seniors

I thought this would be a great card to save for today to say Happy Valentines Day! So now it’s up to your interpretation as to that wink… personally I think she just about to topple his chair over. 😀 After all, you *have* to do something for fun when there is nothing else left to do other than sit on the porch. ;D

I made this card using Flirty Seniors and embellished it with all sorts of things including a library clip and film strip. I would have enjoyed sewing for real around the edges but unfortunately this isn’t one I made at my Mom’s house. But tomorrow I have all sorts of sewing goodies to see. ;D

Challenge: Pals Paper Art – Challenge #77 (sketch)
Main Stamp: Flirty Seniors (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Earth Love (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
Copic Colors:
-skin/hair: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, R22, E04, W00, W02, W5, W6
-clothes: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, E93, E95, E97, E99, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, G40, E82, G94, G99
-other: BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, C00, C1, C3, W00, W2, T0, T2, T4

Did you know? The Valentines honored on February 14 are Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred about AD 269 and was buried on the Via Flaminia. Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna about AD 197 and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian. No romantic elements are present in the original early medieval biographies of either of these martyrs. By the time a Saint Valentine became linked to romance in the 14th century, distinctions between Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni were utterly lost.
[Valentine’s Day,]

Emo Valentines Rio

Phew, can you believe six posts today?! And I can’t believe I found so many Valentines articles in Wikipedia… and I didn’t even get to Valentine being a variety of Sunflower! It’s been fun and a full day of Simply Betty Stamps featuring one of my favorite lines. ;D Unfortunately, here’s the last card made from the Emo Valentines Kit and this cute chick should look familiar from yesterday’s card.

Challenge: Bee Crafty – Challenge #47 (hearts)
Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges – Challenge #43 (Valentines)
Challenge: Creative Cowgirls – Challenge #6 (Valentines)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Rio (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: E34, E57, E59, E49
-creams: E40, E41, E42
-reds: R32, R35, R39, R20, R21, R22
-purples: V12, V15

Did you know? The Valentines were one of the most highly regarded American Doo Wop groups from the mid 1950s. Their records are highly sought by collectors.Although they never had a record on the national hit parades, they were extremely popular in New York and the East Coast in general and had many regional big sellers. The stage performances of the group were sellouts and their harmonizing and choreography in sequence were amongst the most accomplished of their time.[Valentines (Doo-wop Band),]

Emo Valentines Miller

These Valentine cards remind me so much of the smaller one I gave away in elementary school. Now as I look at my kids’ own Valentines, I chuckle at the silly romantics of the messages, old and new, like MARRY ME, ONLY YOU, URA TIGER, SWEET TALK, and KISS ME for example. When did Conversational Hearts get txt messages on them? Apparently they add 10 new ones every year… but we’ll save that trivia for tomorrow’s post. ;D

Challenge: Allsort – Challenge #89 (It must be love)
Challenge: Easy Craft Projects – Challenge #31 (love)
Challenge: Gingerloft – Challenge #11 (red)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Miller (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair: E34, E57, E59, E49
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E34, E57, E59, E49
-reds: R32, R35, R33
-blacks: W2, W4, W6, W8

Did you know? Valentine is a chain of over 100 privately-owned restaurant franchises operating in the province of Quebec, Canada.The first restaurant opened in 1979 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. A few years later, its founder, Jean-Pierre Robin, opened a second restaurant in Saint-Hyacinthe in order to meet the demand for its “famous hot-dogs”. Soon after, Robin’s brother, Daniel, joined him, convinced of the potential of the company. The menu mainly includes French fries, hot dogs, hamburgers, poutine, club sandwich, hamburger steak, hot chicken sandwich, smoked meats, chicken burger, chicken strips and breakfast items.
[Valentine (Restaurant),]

Emo Valentines Betty

Ready for another Valentine card today? Here’s Valentine Betty with blowing a big smakaro! This is one of my favorite Valentine Emos and I adore the hair bow. Betty and London were originally both winking which I changed with a little modification. Enjoy!

Challenge: Crafty Calendar February Challenge #17 (Love)
Challenge: I Did it Creations – Challenge #41 (Love is in the air)
Challenge: The Crafty Pad – Challenge #107 (Love is in the air)
Main Stamp:
Emo Valentines Betty (SBS)
Pattern Paper, Dies & Embossing: Emo Valentines Kit (SBS)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R12, G20, G24, G28
-hair/shoes: W2, W4, W6, W8
-browns: E40, E41, E42, E34, E57, E59, E49
-reds: R32, R35, R33, R20, R21, R22, RV11, RV13, RV14

Did you know? Archibald Thomas Pechey (1876-1961) often credited simply as Valentine, was a British lyricist and novelist. The pen name Valentine was derived from his mother’s family the Vallentins, who were London distillers. Pechey as ‘Valentine’ often wrote lyrics in conjunction with composer James W. Tate. Songs written by Valentine include “Love Will Find a Way” and “A Paradise for Two”.
[Valentine (Writer),]