Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swings 'n Slides Froggy

I hardly get a chance to color anymore so I enjoy what time I have when I can.  This little girl is Swings 'n Slides Froggy from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The paper is from My Favorite Things and I did a little swing around the edges.  Then I used the last of my wood stars to embellish and make a quick simple card.  Hope you are having a TOAD-ally awesome weekend!


I'd like to share this into the following challenges . . . 

A Gem of a Challenge - Female Birthday 
Addicted to CAS - Stitching
Broken Fairy Designs - Anything Goes Girly
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jr. Hatter Ivy

This is Jr. Hatter Ivy from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  As part of the Sharing Handmade Kindness Challenge, I chose to end this one to the municipal Emergency Management Office that handles natural and man-made disasters.  Come on over and join us! 


I suppose you can say this is my Swiss member of the Emergency Response Team.  I colored the emergency kit red but then afterwards thought about how the cross is white instead of red, for the Red Cross.  You see, I'm easily confused this week and thought I had it all wrong.  However, a quick google of ERT and survival kits saved me from any other worries.  My brain IS working!  LOL


Monday, September 5, 2016

To Serve and Protect

Come join the Sharing Handmade Kindness Challenge and show support for your law enforcement officers.  LMMS joined Whimsy Stamps for the month of September to give thanks to our local police by sending them some cards.  This is my first card and I merged the hat from To Serve and Protect with Real Heroes United Sentiment. Colored with colored pencils. 


I had actually made this card twice.  After my first project was finished, that's when I was told HEROES was misspelled.  Arg!  But this gave me a chance to one-up the original design and I printed the sentiment on the decorative paper rather than having it on plain white.  I like it better.  Yep.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pipsqueaks Elephant

I found this adorable book while traveling this summer and had to make the elephant on the cover.  The inside has many other cute animals too, and I'm currently working on some strawberries, but it was the elephant that sold me.   Pattern and ides is from the book is "Pipsqueaks, Itsy-Bitsy Felt Creations to Stitch & Love" by Sally Dixon.


Since I was traveling, I didn't have anything on hand ... but I soon did!  I now have a nice little traveling sewing box that I can use to continue creating these felt animals. 


Unless you have to have the elephant, like I did, then my suggestion for the book would be so-so.  Other 3D animals are in the back section such but are limited to a platypus, tiny puppy and some mice.  Almost all the other projects are 2D items such as finger puppets, keychain tags or token envelopes - those aren't really my style but I think my kids can enjoy creating them. 


I categorized this under "felting" because it this tiny elephant is made from sheet felt, however, they are embroidered together instead of needle-felted.  This will just be an all-purpose felt category.  Enjoy! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theodore Sleeping

A new challenge has started at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today - it's "Anything Goes" and you can link up any one of your projects.  Come show off something!  

School has started and it feels good to get some crafting and created a few card kits for this one too.  I used Theodore Sleeping rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps plus some papers from Graphic 45, Mother Goose Collection.  There are a limited number of card kits so get yours before they're out - Theodore Sleeping Card Kit.


There were four different sentiment strips and I chose to use the "Mother Goose" one.  The other strips say "Bedtime Story," "Mary had a little lamb," and "Twinkle twinkle little star."  I love each of them so which ever one you get in the kit will be lovely on your project.


The lace ribbon tape is actually hand imported from Switzerland courtesy of my sister.  The funny thing is, it was imported from the states to get there in the first place.  LOL.  So this is definitely something that has been around the world!



The edges from each layer have been distressed and sewn.  Then I stapled the sentiment on over the cheesecloth and ribbon to add texture to the background.  The image was colored, cut then I used foam dots to pop it off the page.  Lastly the star was added with a few postage stamps from the same paper.

I'd like to share this in the following challenges . . . 

4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiments
Crafty with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Fancy Sunbonnet Flag

I chose to use Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag rubber stamp and to color the flag to match the pattern paper rather than a country flag.  It decorative paper is actually fabric tape that I was playing with and using the blank flag this way made it easy for me to tie it all together.  I'm waiting for someone to color a big yellow smilie face.  LOL


I kept the rest of it simple, however, I would have liked to had the chance to sew around the layers.  Unfortunately, the needle in my sewing machine broke.  Boo hoo!  Ah, well, that's a good excuse to head on over to the craft store.  Oh'yeah!


There's a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Challenge #144, which is Anything Goes.  Come show us one of your latest projects!