Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How Sweet It Is!

Hiya, Peeps!!

Did ya hear that the new Saturated Canary images in rubb-ah are officially pre-order-able??? Yep. That's totally a word.

Hop on over to Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and getcha some!

Here's a little peek at one of the new images...

Her name is Free Hugs, and she is way too sweet!!

Dig the vintage buttons. Yeah, they make me happy, too :-)

Here's a close-up...

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

You Leave Me In Stitches!

Hi, Everyone!!

Today, a brand new challenge begins over on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Color Splash! That's Black, White & A Color Of Your Choice.

Here's my take...

For my card, I've colored up Zombie Niamh. I think she's way too cute to only come out n' play on Halloween!!

And what good is being a Walker, without a pal to walk with??? I think it's great that they've been friends forever...plus a day :-)

Here's a close-up...

Now, hop on over and see what the rest of the DT Gals have come up with!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Vampire At CHA???

Yep. There was a vampire sighting at CHA. Right there in the Little Darlings Stamps booth 918!!

Hee-hee :-)

Hiya, Peeps!! Today, I have a little peek of one of the brand new Saturated Canary Stamps in rubb-ah! Wanna peek at the catalogue? The whole shebang??? HERE ya go! Straight from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

I gotta say, Vampire Rose is one of my absolute FAVE stamps from Saturated Canary! She was the very first one I colored, and I'm super happy I was able to color her up to help Little Darlings showcase Krista's first release of Saturated Canary in rubber this summer at CHA.

Dig the little blingy spider! I know. I'm easily amused ;-)

And the close-up...

YAY FOR RUBB-AH!! Oh, wow. That sounds way worse out loud than it did in my head. EEP!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary...

...how does my garden grow???

Hello, Everyone!!

Today, I'm sharing my project for the Gauche Alchemy meets Viva Las Vegas Stamps blog event.

I found my inspiration while trolling the Viva Las Vegas Stamps website. Have you been there??? Oh, MAN!!! That place is a virtual stampy feast for the eyes!

When I saw plate 1403, I knew my project was soon-to-be, garden-tastic!!

Cut to me wandering the aisles of my local Dollar Tree, where I found a FAB set of pressboard plaques. The fact that they were sportin' some birdies, only made it that much easier for me to glue, paint and FIX!!!

Here are the deets:

I covered the plaques with some Gauche Alchemy ephemera...

...and lightly whitewashed over it with some gesso. I still wanted a bit of the print to show through.

Each plaque got a Staz-On garden...

...and a bit of glimmery color.

OK. A LOT of glimmery color!!

I colored in my flowers a little more precisely with more mist and a paint brush.

SPLATTERS!!! These splatters were created with a clear mist. It kinda pooled the existing color to add a fun bokeh effect :-)

A little spray sealant should keep my finished garden colorful and just how I left it.

I decided to fill my garden with little 'garden gnomes'!! I chose 'wee' photos of each of my 'babies' and sized, print and cut them out.

A little trim-a-roo of more epehmera and my gnomes were dressed!

Masking tape...

...more flowers...

...resin paper and Gauche Alchemy ouchless cardboard give added texture to my scene.

A little beeswax sealed everything in. And TOTALLY smells good!!! Kinda like caramelized honey---YUMM!

The word on each plaque is a small glimpse into each of their personalities as 'wee' ones.

Glitter makes everything better. This particular glitter is mica flakes.

Some Copic coloring...

...and outlining with my fave Bic Mark-it pen to add color and definition.

And here are my finished plaques!!!

I truly love these plaques!! They're colorful, and best of all, they allow me to keep my babies with me. Tiny. Forever.

Now, hop on over and check out the rest of this weeks projects on the Viva Las Vegas and Gauche Alchemy blogs. Commenting gets your name into the pot for some Gauche goodies or a solid POUND of Viva Las Vegas rubb-ah!!!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Our 'Micro-cation'. Just Like A 'Stay-cation', Only Not.

Hiya, Peeps!!

My Hubbs recently decided it was time for a little family getaway. The only problem was, no time. More specifically, no time to spend the night.

The solution?? 'A Micro-cation'.

What's that, you ask? Lemme explain.

A 'Micro-cation' requires all the same planning; all the same travel time. The BIG difference is, you have only one day to execute.

Living only about 4 1/2 hours from San Diego, it was the total PERFECT choice for our trip!!

Here's a few highlights...

Some may say that being crammed into a minivan with 5 other people for 9 hours sounds like a special brand of torture...

I say, my kiddos will always remember our family trip to Coronado.

Golden Beaches.

Mom's crazy ipod music mix.

Round Table Pizza.

Seven hours straight of Roadside Bingo.

Totally worth it.

***Events occured in real time.***


Friday, July 6, 2012

Add Some Texture To Your Life!!!

Today over on the Gauche Alchemy blog, my little tut on creating texture paste goes LIVE!!

Here's a couple cards I've whipped up using that very tutorial...

Fun, right?!?

Now hop on over to Gauche Alchemy and learn to add a bit of texture to your projects without breaking the bank :-)


Thursday, July 5, 2012

You Are My Sunshine...


Today a brand new challenge begins over on the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog. The theme for this weeks challenge is a personal fave of mine---BLING IT OUT!!!

Ummm, YES PLEASE!!! I'm such a HUGE fan of all that sparkles! This card was gonna shine whether it wanted to or not ;-)

Meet Hairy Situation. She's adorable, right??!

She looks totally smitten and dreaming of someone special.

As for the bling?? Sparkly Core'dinations cardstock. Check! Lindy's Stamp Gang mist. Check!! Stickles. Check! Pearly bling. Check, check!!

And here's a little close-up...

Now, I know there are some Glitter Lovin' Peeps out there, so lets see your best **SpArKle**, BLING and Shine!!!