As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

IDIC challenge #68

This week Robyn's Fetish is our sponsor. I love the Fall Fun just evokes such FUN feelings! Our challenge this week is Anything Goes, but as a shaped card...
I used the Nestabilities Labels die to cut out the card and background paper. I used the Fall Fun digi from Robyn's Fetish and colored it with Copics. Then I used stickles in Copper and Peeled Paint for the leaves.
I cut out the image, and cut the leaves separately. I then pop dotted all the leaves and the girl up on the card.
I used the You Can Do It from Scrappy Moms Kids Inc stamp set for the inside sentiment.
Thanks for looking!
Mama Hen

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Design Team post for The Robins Nest

Hi all! I made for you today a little desk set. With thoughts of school ( I always LOVED the start of school, and shopping for school supplies!) I just had to make something for say, a college or high school girl to take with her for notes and such...
Here is a pic of all the projects together...
I love, love, love the Little Girl Crown Glittered paper. First of all...this stuff is good quality! It is a nice heavyweight cardstock and the color is fabulous! I love chocolate brown and pink, add to that this is DOUBLE SIDED and, totally, LOVE IT!! (Huge smiles!)
So, on to telling you what I did!
This first piece is a covered notepad. I used a piece of the Little Girl Crown Glittered CS to cover an existing covered notepad. Now, I got the notepads at Target's Dollar Spot about  a year ago. I wasn't crazy about the pattern on the cover, but loved the size and the style...this little puppy was just made for me to restyle! And restyle I did! I added a scalloped circle punched from the other side of the same paper and then punched a smaller circle from, again, the same paper, making sure to keep the crown in the center. Then I used Mini Dewdrops in Pink Coral and glued them down with the Dew Glue (love this stuff, it is so awesome, and just the right size for the dew drops and the mini dew drops). I alternated the colors all around. Then I filled in around each dew drop and the center with Glossy Accents. I used velcro to attach the bottom of the scalloped circle to the flap on the notepad. All done, and SO CUTE!

Onto the next part....
I used the same paper on the post it note clipboard. One thing I LOVE about it, is...
it is reversible!!!
I used the same paper to cover the binderclip as well, and then put some mini dew drops across the middle of the clip. These are placed so that they do not interfere with the use of the clip!
I also used the same paper to make a matching pen. Just open the top of the pen, pull out the ink "part", wrap the paper around, and put back inside. All done in about 2 minutes!
Ok, that is all for now! Thanks for looking!
Mama Hen

Monday, August 8, 2011

A few new cards...a made from SCRAPS!

Yep, my scrap bins (yes, that is plural bins) are officially overflowing. I have been carrying them with me where ever there is going to be a wait, or when I go to the playground with the kids and cut the "shapes" out of them...make them have nice straight cuts. It is so much easier for me if they are all cut into rectangles or, I got some done, but not even CLOSE to
I made all the cards here today with only card bases and scraps. NO full sheets of paper. It is so....hhmmmm...FREEING! lol...I am so happy to be using up these scraps!
Ok, onto the cards!

ok, so I did use some ribbon and prima flowers...but those I had from other projects too. So, maybe, all IS from scraps, one way or another!
Thanks for looking, please let me know what you think!
Mama Hen

I am so sorry...the is the IDIC challenge #66 Let's Dance

I totally messed up. Had this done, and sat it beside my computer, then forgot about it...again, to my fellow IDIC challenge DT members, I am so sorry!
So, without further ado...
Here is Isobelle from Sylvie's Stamps ...
I colored the LOVELY Isobelle with Copic Markers. Used the Music Note embossing folder to emboss the purple cs behind Isobelle. Tied a ribbon to match on the bottom.
This is the inside of the card. The stamp is "Lifes Dance" by Hampton Art.
Thanks for looking, and tune back in tomorrow for my dp scrap cards...all made with dp and cs from my scrap pile!
Mama Hen

Sunday, August 7, 2011

IDIC Challenge #67

I have to tell you, I am in LOVE with the Elephantastic Digis! I used Emily for this challenge (#67 IDIC Challenge Blog) and she is just TOO CUTE!
I made a composition book first,
This was so much fun to do, so, I thought, why not make a card to go with it!!!
I colored Emily a little differently, as I love this stamp!!!
Anyway, that's all for today folks!!!
See you again, soon!
Mama Hen

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

So Excited!!! WOOHOO!

So, I was asked to be on the Toucan Scraps Tutorial team! Yay! I am so excited. So, once a month I will be writing a tutorial for some project or tip and posting it to  Toucan Scraps Tutorials! Please be sure and check it out! More to come tomorrow!!!
Mama Hen

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Robins Nest Design Team post....Christmas in July

It is time, again, for my DT thankful and blessed to be on the team for The Robins Nest.
 I love the papers so much, and the dew drops, omgosh! These are so awesome!!! The Robins Nest is an incredible store, and they treat their DT so good!!!
OK, on to my layout I made for the day...
Sorry about the glare, couldn't get around it today...
So, for the base I used Red Swirl Glitter Cardstock ....TOTALLY love their CS and Papers!!! The quality is incredible! I trimmed the photo (it was an 11x14...who needs one that big! LOL) to about 11.5x11 and decided not to matte it. I wanted to really make the photo the center of the layout and the Red Swirl really made it pop!
I used one of the Red Glitter Journalling blocks to write my title and added a little more bling (and class ;)) by adding Cotton Candy Dew Drops in pearl to some of the swirls.

For the border on the left I used Velvet Ribbons in Black and attached it right to the edge of the photo. Along the left border of CS I used  Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops in Black, Red, and White. I used them to make stars along the left, alternating the colors.

I had so much fun making this! I love that The Robin's Nest papers and CS coordinate, and there are Dew Drops in colors to match them all!!!! So sweet!!!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

IDIC challenge #65

I love the challenge this week at IDIC challenge blog. Make a bookmark. I wanted to do some thing that I haven't done before....kinda step out of my comfort zone. So, I have 2 bookmarks to offer. Both are made from the single rose digital stamp from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.
For the first one, a ribbon book mark. I cut a 12" length of ribbon for the purple and a 13" length of sheer ribbon in light pink. I printed out my rose in a wallet size on pink cs and shimmer cs. I fussy cut my rose from the pink and then colored it with copics (RV21 and RV23). I cut the stem (using fussy cut also) out of green shimmer.  I used a large scallop punch and cut 2 out of purple cs. I used a medium circle punch and cut 1 out of the same pink cs I printed the rose on.
I mounted the rose using glue dots, also mounted the pink onto the purple using glue dots. Then I mounted the stem using glossy accents.

I attached the ribbon to the back of the purple cs scallop circle (the one that had the rose mounted on it)and used a glue dot on both sides of the ribbon. I sandwiched the 2 purple scallops together with the ribbon in the middle. Then I threaded the sheer ribbon thru the 2 purple beads. I used Ranger's Glossy Accents to make the end of the ribbon stiff to aid me in the
And TaDa...a ribbon book mark! Keeps the page marked, and stylish too!

For my second bookmark, I cut a piece of purple Bazzill CS at 12"x3". I printed out 9 roses from each- purple cs, pink cs, and shimmer green cs.
I fussy cut all the rose blooms from the pink and purple, and all the stems from the green.  Then I used Spring Violet glimmer mist and sprayed all the blooms, both pink and purple. This made the purple ones darker and the pink ones a light purple.  I mod podged them onto the 12"x3" cs. I put the dark purple down first, and then the light purple, being sure to alternate and let some hang off the edges. I put a coat of mod podge on top and then put a rose and stem I pieced together on top of the other roses. I did this twice. One on top one on the bottom.
I mod podged it all again. I used Glossy Mod Podge for this as I wanted it to stay shiny.  After it dried, I stamped with a single rose all over the bookmark to give it depth.
And here it is:

Thanks so much for looking! Please, let me know what you think!
Mama Hen