Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Moooooo-nday!

Mornin' hens! I thought you might like some more inspiration for those of you who haven't submitted your TKT entries yet! Isn't this card great? Man, I'm LOVIN' those cows! They're part of a set called Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches. Remember me tellin ya that I was only seconds from subscribing to her monthly club? Well, guess what? Yup, I took the plunge! I LOVE her images so much I just couldn't resist. So you hens will be seein' a lot more of them in the future.
Ok, now onto today's card. Seriously, this card was super simple. Hmmm, simple and adorable?Ok, ya can't beat that! I stamped the image five times onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored their little noses with my Copics. Then I punched some grass and a fence with my MS border punches. I ran the Kraft CS through my printer for the sentiment and then glued all the elements down. I finished with some gingham ribbon across the bottom and some Glossy Accents on their eyes. Whadaya think? Moooooo-velous, right? LOVE it!

Okee dokee, now it's your turn! You've still got plenty of time to play along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge. The deadline isn't until 7:00pm EST on Wednesday, so let's get on the moooooooove! LOL! I can't wait to see your KRAFTY entries! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Paper Smooches; Copics; CS - SU Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest White, and Green; Ribbon - Offray; Glossy Accents; Corner Chomper

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Recipe Swap "In Print"

Hiya hens! Havin' a good weekend are ya? Well I've been sitting' in the hen house playin' today, so you know I'm havin a good one! Tee-hee! Today's card is part of the Quick Fire round over at Catered Crop and this week's FEATURED INGREDIENT is PRINT! As luck would have it, one of the designs in my new little paper pack from My Minds Eye looks just like a newsprint too. Woo-hoo! How perfect is that? I've been itching to make one of these paper flowers, so I decided I was gonna give it a go today with some of this newsprint DP. Not sure if I did it exactly how I remembered seeing it, but I think it's cute! This little image is called Cupcake Ruby from Ladybug Crafts Ink. Isn't she pretty? Now I must admit, when Kerry first asked me to be a guest designer for her, I said "Oooooh, I LOVE Magnum & Lily!" cuz you hens know I LOVEEEEE funny! But she wanted me to give Ruby a try too, so I said, "Ummmmm, I don't know Kerry... I can't do PRETTY!" She was like, "come on, give it a try!" Ok, so now I'm hoping you hens will tell me I did OK with PRETTY!

Here's the card details: First I started by cutting out four 2.5" scalloped circles from the newsprint DP using my Nestabilities. I crumpled them up and added some distress ink to the wrinkles. Then I sprayed them with some Shimmer Mist and let them dry. Next, I added a glob of white glue to the center of each and then pinched the centers as I stacked them on top of each other. I finished by adding a coordinating circle of DP and pearl brad to the center and set the flower aside to dry. I stamped my image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics. I added some sparkle to the image with my Gelly Roll metallic pen but I'm not sure if you can see that in the photo. It's SUPER pretty IRL. I cut her out with my scalloped oval Nestabilities and sponged some chalk ink around the edges. Here's a tutorial on that technique if you've never seen it done. As for the design, I followed the Viva La Verve sketch here. I've seen several hens use this design this week and I just LOVED it!

Well that's it! Now it's your turn to hop on over to the Catered Crop and give it a go yourself. Linda has tons more inspiration to get your MOJO up an running! Okee dokee hens, that's it for me today! I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon. Don't forget, you've still got 4 more days to enter my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! YOU just might be the new KRAFTY CHICK! Awwwwkkkkkk! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Ladybug Crafts Ink; Copics; DP - My Minds Eye; CS - SU Basic Black and Light Teal; Nestabilities; SU Shimmer Mist; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Brad - Spare Parts

Thursday, January 19, 2012

That's Krafty Thursday #57

It's THAT time again!! Ready to play along in another That's Krafty Thursday challenge? Woo-hoo! I know yer just itchin' to get that Kraft Cardstock out aren't ya? Well, let's get to it and to start things off, here's some inspiration for ya! Woo-hoo!

This here's a little card I made for the Lil' Chick! I'm a little late with it but I don't think she'll mind. Have I told you how much I WUV my Lil' Chick? She's the BESTEST Lil' Chick in the whole wide world. I could not be more PROUD of her. Let me tell you what she did for Christmas. Well, my parents are getting older (aren't we all?) and my Mom has always been like the hub of our family wheel, but Christmas shopping is getting more difficult each year for her, so the Lil' Chick takes it upon herself to do ALL her shopping for her. Now, this is in addition to ALL her own Christmas shopping too. So, she goes around to ALL my family (and mind you it's pretty large) and asks each person what they wanted. She compiles the list and starts shopping. Then she takes my mother on a day outing and buys a few little items with her and they eat lunch together. Then she takes the items she bought that day, along with ALL the other stuff she already bought for everyone else, and labels each item so my Mom knows who they go to. She did the same thing for Christmas dinner. She coordinated the whole thing on who needed to bring what so my Mom wouldn't be overwhelmed with Christmas dinner. Now, it may not sound like it, but this was a HUGE undertaking. She worked on this from Thanksgiving forward and made sure she stayed within budget for each person too. I get all teary eyed just thinking about it, because I think that was just the sweetest thing to do. So I decided to make her a THANK YOU card from ALL OF US!

Ok-ok, enough proud Momma stories. Tee-hee! You hens ready to play along in my challenge? Come on, it's fun! Here's the RULES OF THE ROOST: Make a card and use Kraft colored card stock on it some where. That's it! Easy peasy! Submit your card below by February 1st at 7:00PM EST and I'll announce my TOP CHICK PICKS the following day on February 2nd. Just think, YOU could be the next KRAFTY CHICK! Ready, set, GO!!!!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How MICE of you!

Tee-hee! Isn't this a sweet image? I have had this image for.... well a LONG time! I can't even remember buying it! This is Millie the Mouse from My Favorite Things. I finally decided to use it today as a Thank You card for a special Christmas gift I received. And I found this cute sentiment in my stash that goes perfectly with it. It's from an older CHF (Kim Hughes) collection so I don't think it's available anymore, but Kim has her own company now and it's da bomb! The company is called Paper Smooches and I just LOVE her style. I think I'm only one second away from becoming a monthly subscriber. *SIGH * I know, like I need more stamps! But I do - I do!! Tee-hee!
I stamped the image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics. I matted her with alternating pink and brown CS and then adhered her to this cute DP from My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose collection. The brads weren't the right color so I colored them with my Copics! And ta-da!! A perfect match! To finish, I added a little shine to the bow on her tail with some Glossy Accents and colored a few of the letter in the sentiment to match. How Mice!! LOL! Have a Tee-Rif-Fic Tuesday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - My Favorite Things, Kim Hughes; CS - SU Early Expresso, Pink and Neenah Classic Crest White; DP - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose; Glossy Accents; Copics, Brads; Circle Punches - EK Success

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Worm Wishes!!!

Eeeeeeeeek! Ok, I normally HATE worms, but I do have to admit, this little guy is SUPER CUTE! Tee-hee! Check out his little pom-pom on his birthday hat! (snort) Ever seen a worm with a birthday hat on before? Me neither, but he sure does make me giggle! This little guy is just one of the super cute images in the Birthday Buddies set from Paper Smooches.

I started by stamping my little guy onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored him with my Copics. I stamped a skinny oval on the DP with some Distress Ink and then cut my little guy out and adhered him on top of the oval with several dimensionals. I added his little pom-pom and applied some Glossy Accents to his eyes. I added the sentiment with a few brads and tied some jute twine around the base for a little added interest. SUPER funny but OH SO CUTE! Okee dokee hens, that's it for me today. I hope you have a GREAT rest of your day! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Paper Smooches "Birthday Buddies", Skinny Oval -Amuse Stamps; Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Copics; CS - SU Soft Suede & Basic Black, Neenah Classic Crest CS; DP - Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" and My Minds Eye "Mischievous"; Brads; Baker's Twine; QuicKutz Embossing Folder; Jute Twine - Ribbon Carousel

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Recipe Swap with Catered Crop

Mornin' hens! Well, the Catered Crop DT is back at it again and we're startin' this year off with a BANG! Linda has tweaked the FTR challenge and made it super easy for you hens to play along with us. So, how do you play? Well, here's how simple it is.... You only need to use the "featured ingredient" of the week on your project. That's it! Now it doesn't get any easier than that. This week's featured ingredient is none other than BUTTONS!! Oh and did I mention there are PRIZES? Uh-huh! This week's prize is, not one but TWO, super cute images from Jellypark. Hot Diggity Dog! Ready to play? Heeeeere we go..... Button, button who's got a button? Tee-hee!

My little card today is another guy card, I seem to have a lot of those lately, which incidently are perfect for buttons (since guys don't like any of that frilly-ribbon-prissy sorta thing). This is Cecil, from JustInkLined. I made this card for my BIL and believe it or not, he still likes me! LOL! Isn't that button cool? I just love those little stripes. Did ya notice the hair on his legs! Looks like mine! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Oh-oh, and here's the inside.....
Ain't it great?? Ok, now it's your turn. Be sure to get your project linked up over at the Catered Crop by 8PM EST on January 21st so you can be sure to be entered for a chance to win those super cute images! Good Cluck!

Digital Image - Just Ink Lined "Cecil"; CS - Neenah Classic Crest White, SU Basic Black; DP - Unknown; Copics; Button; Glossy Accents

Monday, January 9, 2012

...and here's the #2 card (literally)!!

Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Now tell me this isn't the perfect card for your brother? Right? My mom asked me to make him a card for her to give him so this is what I came up with. Pffft! My Mom is like, "not from me!" Eh, too bad! I just can't make nice cards for a guy, especially my brother! Have I ever told you how many times he use to sit on me when we were little and breathe his horrible morning breath in my FACE?? And I couldn't get up! What a meanie! Well, it's payback time bro! So there!! Hmmmph! Now you have to admit, this card is great, right? {snort} This is a Whipper Snapper Designs image that I've had forever! It's SO me! Tee-hee!

Okee dokee, that's it for me today! I hope you hens have a MAH-VAH-LOUS Monday!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs; CS - SU River Rock & Basic Black; DP - Sassafrass Lass Apple Jack, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934; Copics; Gelly Roll Metallic Pen; Button

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Morning' hens!! Did you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Day? More importantly, did you MISS me? Tee-hee! I took a little time off to enjoy the holidays and it was so nice. Ah-hem, not being away from the hens, but the time off, that is. {snort!} Before I get to today's card, I just HAVE to tell you what Santa brought me... ready??? FLOYD! What's that? You don't know who Floyd is? Ok, that's understandable since some of you hens haven't been with me all that long. You see, last year for Christmas, Santa brought me Maxine (my iMac), so this year he brought me Floyd (my iPad2). And oh boy, am I ever lovin' Floyd! You hens do know who Maxine & Floyd are don't you? They're the Shoebox Greeting characters by Hallmark. I so LOVE Maxine! She's such a hoot! Her dog's name is Floyd! Tee-hee! I know, I have a twisted sense of humor! Ok, so now my Christmas tree is down and the house is all back to normal, that means it's time to get back to business right? Well first up on the agenda is my brother's birthday, which BTW is TODAY! Happy Birthday Bobby! And I made this little gem for him! Isn't it great? WOWZER!! I love this card! My brother is also a pilot so I thought this little Flying' Ace from High Hopes Stamps would be the perfect fit for him! I know he'll love it! My SIL has this bulletin board in her kitchen that's called the "Jeanie" board, and it has All my cards on it that I've made for them! Did I mention I LOVE my SIL? Mwah! LOL!
Ok, well that's it from the hen house today! I'm headed to my brother's house for a BBQ and some YUMMY birthday cake! "smack" I hope you hens have a wonderful weekend! {{{hen hugs}}}

Images - High Hopes Stamps; CS - SU Real Red & Very Vanilla, Neenah Classic Crest White; DP - October Afternoon Campfire; Copics; Button; Glossy Accents