Thursday, April 30, 2009

That Old Black Magic

Happy Thursday!! Can you believe it's the last day of April already?? Those end of the school year activities are already starting for us - school carnivals, flower sales, registration for next year, etc. - I have a feeling May is gonna be a pretty crazy month! Anywho - I was inspired to do some stamping this morning by today's Ways to Use It challenge over on SCS - you can view the challenge here. Today's challenge is Ways to Use Basic Black. Well - I've been itching to ink up my Stampotique Daniel Torrente images and this is the perfect challenge to use them for! I chose to use "Three in a Round" - one of my FAVE Stampotique images - I stamped it twice - once on white and once on black (which I heat embossed with white embossing powder). I cut them both out with my circle Nesties - but on the black one - I cut out the center of it as well to create a window. I then adhered the black one over my Copic colored image using pop dots to give it lot of dimension. I had also been itching to try out some of the Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock that I've recently gotten (Thanks, Kristi!!! ;)) - again - perfect of for this challenge. I chose a piece of the black/purple Black Magic cardstock and embossed it with my Cuttlebug Spiderwebs folder. When I ran it thru initially - it did come out with a little bit of the purple showing thru - but I wanted even more to show thru - so I went over it with my sanding sponge and wow - that color really just began to pop out of that black cardstock - what an AWESOME effect!!! I am loving this cardstock - it's gonna be fun for Halloween! I finished off my card with a fitting sentiment from the MFT "Monsters Ink" set and a black brad to accent.

If you are local and love the Stampotique images - be sure to swing in Papertrix in Nashville to check them out - Cindy carries the Daniel Torrente images and I heard a rumor that she may be carrying the new Stamping Bella Kettos as well - hee hee...I need to get down there to check out all the fun new stuff she's got in!! Speaking of Papertrix - my next Beginner Copic class is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th - I am not sure if it's full yet - but if you are gonna be in the area and are interested in the class - call Cindy ASAP at the number listed on my sidebar - I'm looking forward to getting back to teaching - we always have a blast in the classes!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hello, hello!!! Oh my goodness - I know it hasn't been that long since I last blogged - but it sure feels like forever! I ended up pretty sick most of last week and just had zero energy to stamp :( and by the time the weekend rolled around - I had to get my kiddos ready for their first baseball games of the season and I did some cropping at Archiver's this weekend too (yes - I actually got some scrapping done this weekend - YAY!!). So - I've been using the past couple of days to play catch-up on some design team work - release time is upon us again - so starting this Friday - I'll have some yummy new Hanna eye candy for you!;) This afternoon though - I thought I'd get back into the swing of things by doing the SCS sketch challenge today - sketch challenges are a good place to start if you need to get that mojo a flowin' again, kwim? I had scene some REALLY cute cards done with these little plastic mazes you find in the party favor aisle at the store on Susan Liles' and Leigh O'brien's blogs (2 of my favorite stampers;)) and had been wanting to try it - but was having trouble finding those little plastic mazes - LOL!! I was grocery shopping (ick!) in Meijer this morning and finally found a pack of those circle mazes (I think I got 8 of them for like $1.77). I got home and popped one apart and it actually popped apart very easily - I took out the little circle cardboard picture inside and then cut a circle to fit inside of it - stamped my Our Craft Lounge Tooth Fairy on it - colored her and then put my new image inside of it and put the maze back together. Pretty cool, huh?? My son LOVES these little mazes - so I'll be putting this card up for him (we're still waiting on that first visit from the tooth fairy). I used the sketch from today's challenge for the layout of my card - you can view it here. All images are from the Our Craft Lounge "Tooth Fairy Fun" set and colored with Copics (except for the teeth on the light purple panel - I colored those in with a white gel pen) - I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Oh - and don't forget to swing by the MFT forum and vote for your favorite MFT Idol - the Top 5 have outdone themselves and the competition is getting fierce - here's a link to go vote!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!!

Happy Earth Day!!! Are we all remembering to reduce, reuse and recycle??? ;) I don't have anything crafty to share with you today - I haven't been feeling too hot these past couple of days - coughing, feverish - the dr. says it's some virus going around - so I'm hanging out waiting for it to pass so I can get back to stamping!! I thought that maybe I had some adorable pic of my boys recycling - but I can't seem to find one - I do have to tell you though that at the ages of 4 and 7 - they are AWESOME recyclers!! Their daddy has trained them well - LOL - of course - he may have trained them a little TOO well - they about pitch a fit if we are out and about and see someone throwing a can in a garbage pail rather than the recycle bin - hee hee...I did want to remind you too to pop on over to this thread over on SCS and vote for your favorite MFT Idol(s) - you have until 10 PM EST tonight to do so - our top six have done some AMAZING one layer cards for you to ogle - so go - hurry over and VOTE!!!! Thanks for stopping by - I am hoping to be back tomorrow with an actual creation (pending a good night's sleep)!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Flopsey's so sorry!!

Happy Celebrate MFT Day!! It is the 20th of the month and you know what that means - ink up your favorite MFT stamps and Celebrate MFT with us!! Joanne has posted a Flopsey challenge here - I chose to ink up "Flopsey's Flowers" for my card today - isn't he sweet?? And he does look awfully sorry - doesn't he?? Hee hee...not sure what Flopsey did - but how could you resist that sweet face?? I actually cut out some extra flowers and popped them up with pop dots - I wanted to add some extra flowers to Flopsey's bouquet and make it look like he's peeking over his flowers. There's even a little blush on his cheeks. ;) The flowers were punched and I used eyelets for the centers. The patterned paper is from the DCWV Pocketful of Posies stack. I hope you'll join us for Celebrate MFT day - and don't forget about this week's MFT Idol challenge going on - there is still time to play in the judges' challenge and starting Tuesday at 10 PM EST - voting will open up to vote for your fave from the Top 6!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Aloha...wish I was there...;)

Ahhh...don't you wish you were there, too?? Relaxing on a beach in Hawaii??? Hee hee...OK - so I really can't complain today - it's 70 degrees and beautiful outside here in Indiana and I got myself an awesome new toy today - hee hee...but I'll tell you about that in a bit! ;) This is my card for today's Friday Hanna Stamps challenge - you can view Sandra's challenge here - the challenge today is to create a card using polka dots and flowers and this is what I came up with - I think it was supposed to be something Spring-y - but I am jumping right ahead to Summer!!! I used Dress Up Hanna for my main image - but rather than dressing her in one of her outfits in the set - I decided to dress her as a Hula girl. I made her bra into a bikini top (drew on the straps) - then colored it and added white polka dots with my gel pen. I made a real hula skirt for her to wear - I used strips of raffia from an old hula skirt I have recycled from a luau party my sister had a couple of summers ago - I figured why throw it away - there is LOTS of useable raffia in it! I adhered them at her waistband with glue dots and then to make it look finished - I added a few flowers to it as well and one to her hair - the red gems in the centers of them are Hero Arts gemstones. I wanted my card to resemble a postage stamp - so I enlisted the help of my Cricut and Design Studio software - the postage stamp card was cut using the Base Camp cartridge and Design Studio to weld it together. The sand are torn strips of cardstock - the palm tree is from the Dreams Come True (Disney) cartridge - and the sun was cut with a circle punch.

Now for that new toy I was talking about - I splurged a bit today and bought myself an air compressor for my Copic airbrush system!!!! OMG - I have been wanting one of these SO bad - but wow - that Sparmax model that Copic reccommends is SO expensive. Harbor Freight has one - a 40 PSI airbrush compressor that is PERFECT to use with the airbrush system - it's small too and really not that noisy (I'll see if I can get a pic later) - I don't like going into how much I spend on things - but I will tell you that this generic brand that Harbor Freight is carrying is MUCH cheaper than the Sparmax and on sale this weekend....not that I'm enabling - LMBO!! Soooooooo - I am guessing you will see a lot of airbrushed things in the next couple of weeks because I usually go gung ho with my new toys when I get them - LOL!!!

Anywho - thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you all have a wonderful Friday afternoon!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OMG, TTYL, LOL and all that text talk!! **MFT MID-MONTH HOP AROUND THE BLOCK**

Hello and welcome to the mid-April installment of the MFT Hop Around the Block!! If you haven't hopped over here from Jody's blog - then start back over on Kim's blog and hop from there - I'll "c u" when you get back!! LOL!! MFT is releasing 2 FABULOUS new sets today - I teased you with the new MFT Presents "What a Girl Wants" (by new illustrator Amanda Baird) on Monday and today I've got a card using the second set being released today - a new BC Dzyns set called "Text Ya Later" and how appropriate, huh?? I think I am the last person on Earth to finally learn to text from my phone (I sent my first text a few weeks ago - hee hee...) - my teenage niece finally got me into it and now she texts me all the time - LOL!! The main image on my card is the new BC Dzyns girl - I stamped her on the WONDERFUL recently released MFT Perfect Paper panels (Copics blend AMAZING on this stuff!!!!) and colored her in with Copics (and if you are interested - today's HTDT? tutorial in on coloring skin tones with Copics - you can view my new tutorial here). I pieced the big cell phone together - started with a red rectangle cardstock base - then added a gray panel for the "screen' and some small rectangles for the buttons on the phone - I used Doodlebug mini-rub ons for the numbers on the phone. The sentiment on the phone as well as the one on the corner of the card are both from this new set - I'm telling ya - it's PERFECT for those teenagers in your life!!! The patterned paper is from the DCWV Grade School stack.

If you haven't voted yet for your favorite (or favorites) in the MFT Idol Judges contest this week - be sure you do that today as well - you can view all their AMAZING projects and vote here. Also - there is the What's Up Wednesday challenge to play in as well over on the MFT forum at SCS - SO much MFT fun going on today!!

So are you ready to hop along??? Your next stop on the hop is the AMAZINGLY talented Jessie - I know she has some supah sweet eye candy to share with you!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Breakfast at Tiffany's **MFTeaser!!**

I'm back!!!! First of all - I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter!! Sorry for the long absence - boy - I really thought I was gonna get SO much stamping time over Spring Break and I got NADA!! LOL!! We just ended up doing a lot over Spring Break - we had a blast - spent some time at museums, got their dentist appts. in - that sort of thing - oh - and my little man turned 4 on Friday!!!! WOW - how time flies, huh?? So anywho - I'm back and stamping again and I have some REALLY fun MFT stuff to share with you this week - Kim is releasing 2 new sets this coming Wednesday - April 15th - and they are soooooooooo awesome!! The first set I am gonna tease you with today is a new set from the MFT Presents line by a new illustrator Amanda Baird (who happens to be the niece of our very own fearless DT leader Carole) - the set is called "What a Girl Wants" - isn't this image just FABULOUS!!!??? I'm not kidding - I literally squealed when I saw it! I knew this image reminded me of something - but I couldn't quite put my finger on it - and then Kim hit the nail on the head - doesn't she totally remind you of Holly Golightly staring longingly in the window at Tiffany's?? I was obsessed with Audrey Hepburn movies when I was a teenager - my mom had bought me a set of them for Christmas - and I would watch "Breakfast at Tiffany's" over and over again (I was a sucker for "Roman Holiday" too). Anywho - so this is my tribute to one of my all-time fave actresses and movies - I even added a little Tiffany blue and that signature white ribbon to the background. I did embellish the image a bit - I drew in the sidewalk and the bricks with my Copic Multiliner pen and a ruler and added a hint of Stickles to her tiara and some liquid pearls to well - to her pearls - LOL! This set will be released on Wednesday and as always - stop by Kim's blog a midnight for the start of another amazing MFT blog hop for more teasers of these new sets!!

Also - there is a very special MFT Idol competetion going on this week for the MFT Idol JUDGES (i.e. all those who are not the Top 10 contestants - we're giving the Top 6 contestants a much needed week off) - check out this thread for details - you could be in the running to win an MFT VIP package which always includes an unreleased set!!! All you have to do is show off your skills with those MFT stamps! ;) I hope you'll pop on over and play - you have until tomorrow at 10 PM to post your project - so there's still plenty of time to come up with something fabulous!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Don't Mess with Granny!! **HANNA SNEAK PEEKS**

Happy Hanna Release Day!! Tonight's the night - join us over at SCS on this thread for the Hanna Stamps Release Party from 9-11 PM EST - there'll be lots of fun chatting, challenges and chances to win Hannas and Rileys!! I've got a couple of more sneak peeks to entice you over - hee Granny Hanna!! She is SO awesome and there are so many wonderful images in this set - I think you'll find it's very versatile!! For this first card - I combined the main image of the Granny Hanna set with the gnome image from the previously released Hanna Stamps "Patio" mini-set for this fun card. And let me tell ya - nobody messes with Granny's gnomes - BWA HA HA!! I stamped Granny first and then created a few masks so I could stamp the pile of up-ended gnomes - I hope she catches those pesky kids who messed with her gnomes - LOL!! All images were colored with Copics and Granny's dress was paper pieced with paper from the My Mind's Eye Out and About stack. The sentiment is from the Granny Hanna set as well.

I am calling this card "Granny's Night Stand" - LOL - I used the night stand from the Hanna Stamps "Get Well" set and stamped the Prune Juice and Dentures image from the Granny Hanna set onto it. The knitting basket and picture on the wall is from this new set as well. I drew in the hardwood flooring with my Copic multiliner pen and a ruler. The bead boards on the wall were added to the wall using my Scor-Pal. The patterned paper is from an old DCWV Fall stack I have in my stash and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs. Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope to see you all at the release party tonight!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Moose are Back in Town!! **RILEY SNEAK PEEKS**

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! It's been a pretty uneventful weekend around our household - which is definitely not a bad thing - my kiddos finally seem like themselves again after being sick and we are gearing up for a week off of school for Spring Break - I didn't realized how much parents look forward to Spring Break too - I thought it was just us kids when I was in school - LOL!! So anywho - how about a peek at the 2 new Rileys being released from Hanna Stamps tomorrow night?? Well - I guess it's actually one new Riley and one new Sophie...hee hee...first up is Train Riley!! I am just head over heels in love with this Riley - he's SO versatile and I know 2 little boys - this stamp is really gonna come in handy!! I combined my Riley with images from the previously released "Route 66" Hanna set to create my western train scene - the clouds, sand, desert scene and rocks are all from this set. The entire image was colored with Copics and cut out with my circle Nesties. The dp is from the DCWV "All About Boys" stack and the sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas. I die cut some stars for the bottom of my card and put a little silver stud sticker in the center of each.
Next up is Perfume Sophie - isn't she a beauty??? Hee hee...this card is for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on SCS - you can view the challenge here and I chose this card of Julie's to case. I colored my Sophie in with copics and cut her out. The sentiment and buildings in the scene in the panel behind her are from an adorable little We R Memory Keepers $1.99 set I bought at Archiver's - I believe it is from the Tiffany's collection. I stamped and colored every image on this card - the images on the very back panel are from the Hanna Stamps "In Vogue" set. Like Julie's card had a vintage Vogue fashion feel to it - I wanted my card to have sort of a vintage "Breakfast at Tiffany's" feel to it. All image were colored with Copics.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Oh - and I had a very sweet comment in my guest book the other day asking about a "Wicked" card I made this past summer - he wanted me to e-mail him regarding the card - but I think the guest book entry cut off the e-mail address - so Kerry - I am more than happy to help you out - please e-mail me at And really - if any of my readers are interested in any of the cards you seen on my blog - please feel free to e-mail me - I am more than wiling to take special orders as well!! :) Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mommies to Be **HANNA SNEAK PEEKS**

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to your weekends!! You'll have to bear with me today - I've got a long post - lots to share today - but I hope you'll find some helpful info here today. Today's post serves two purposes - one is a sneak peek at the new "Mommy to Be" set being released by Hanna Stamps this coming Monday (April 6th) - but it's also a sort of study in Copic skin color combos with Hannas. As I was looking at the images in this set - it occured to me how versatile Hanna can be - she can be anyone!! So this is sort of my celebration of diversity with Hanna - because after all, isn't that what makes our world beautiful?? ;) This first Mommy to Be Hanna card uses a Caucasian Copic color combo - it's the following combo...
You can also subsitute E000 with Roo for a similiar look - I don't think there is much of a difference between the 2 colors other than R00 has just a smidgen of a pink tinge to it. On all these cards - I drew in the wood floor panels myself using a Copic multiliner pen and a ruler and colored them in with Copics. All the "bead board" work on the "walls" was done using my Scor-Pal (making a score line at every 1/2 inch). For my first card - I used DP from the My Mind's Eye Out and About stack, ribbon is from SU! and the sentiment is from a Studio G clear $1 stamp set.
For my next Mommy to Be Hanna - I thought she had a beautiful Asian look to her - isn't she a beauty??? Her skin tone turned out a little bit darker than I wanted it to be - but here is the combo I used (I'm still playing around with this one - getting the shading just right)...
For the Hanna on this card - I did draw the mat under her as well as the flooring. The DP used on this one is from the DCWV Far East stack and the sentiment is from a Studio G Clear $1 stamp set. I did some machine stitching around the card as well and stamped a couple of flowers on the hardwood floor panel with a Chestnut brown ink for some accents.

Here is the third Hanna image in the Mommy to Be Hanna set and I just LOVE her - it reminds my second pregnancy - my second son was being stubborn during labor and wouldn't "drop" - so they went and got me one of these big balance balls to sit on - just like this Hanna is doing to help the labor along. The funniest part though was that my Dad (who with 7 kids had never been in the labor room) chose that moment to come check on me and there I was rolling around on that big ball - you should have seen the look on his face - LMBO!!!! Hee hee...anywho - I decided to color this Hanna in a beautiful African American skin tone - here are the colors I used...
These colors really do blend beautifully together - I just love this combo. For this Hanna card - I used DP from the My Mind's Eye "Just Dreamy" stack and the sentiment on this one is from the Mommy to Be Hanna set.

Thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to swing by the other DT members blog for more fabulous peeks and visit our April Guest Designer's blog as well - the talented Michelle!! We will be having a release party over on SCS this coming Monday - April 6th - from 9-11 PM EST - the new sets will be released at the end of the party including 3 full sized Hanna sets and 2 awesome new Rileys!! Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Paging Dr. Hanna - Stat!! **HANNA SNEAK PEEKS**

TGIF!!!! YAY!! It's Friday - and for us - it means the first day of our Spring Break!! My kiddos are still getting over the illness from this week - so it was definitely nice to be able to let them sleep in this morning. We're looking forward to the next week off - we are having a "stay-cation" here at home - so I'll still be around here stamping next week too. So today starts the sneak peeks of the April Hanna Stamps releases and you are gonna LOVE them!! I'm gonna kick off my sneak peeks with a couple of cards I made with the new Hospital set being released this coming Monday. Consider this my tribute to "ER" ;) - how weird is it when a show that's been around for 15 years finally signs off, huh? I have to admit - I haven't watched it for years - but boy - do you remember those first few seasons?? WOW - what an amazing show and our first introduction to George Clooney to boot - hee hee...OK - I've gotten way off track here - onto my cards....the first one I have is a scene card I made with the Hospital set - yes - there is both a Dr. Anthony AND a Nurse Hanna in the set - plus a TON of awesome hospital related images. I started by stamping my Dr. and Nurse first - masked my Dr.'s hand and then stamped the x-ray behind him. I then masked my nurse and stamped the IV thing-y behind her. I drew in the floor and the x-ray board around my images with a Copic mulitiliner pen and a ruler - then colored the entire image with Copics. The pill image is from this set as well - I stamped a border on both sides of my card - then colored and cut a few out - popped them up with foam tape on the border to create some interest. The sentiment is from the Hanna Stamps "Everyday Sentiments" set. And then just to show you how versatile this set can be - I have another fun card with this set...
I made this card for today's Hanna Stamps challenge over on the SCS forums -today's challenge is to make a card that is black and white and red all over!! This was such a fun card to make - everything - included the background was stamped - I stamped images from the Hospital set onto my white background and then colored them in red - I did use a white gel pen to highlight the images to make them pop. I stamped the thermometer from the set - colored it and cut it out. I used my Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge to cut out the spark shape behind it - it was cut at 2 1/2 in. with a shadow. I adhered the spark with foam tape to make it pop a bit more. The sentiment stamped along the bottom strip is from the Our Craft Lounge "Running Sick" set.

Be sure to swing by the other DT members blog for more fabulous peeks and visit our April Guest Designer's blog as well - the talented Michelle!! We will be having a release party over on SCS this coming Monday - April 6th - from 9-11 PM EST - the new sets will be released at the end of the party including 3 full sized Hanna sets and 2 awesome new Rileys!! Hope to see you there!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cuddle Up with Carter

Happy Thursday!! So did you just LOVE all the new releases from MFT?? I know I have had a blast with them - I just love that Kim is giving us a couple of really awesome boy sets this month - I definitely think there has been a lack of boyish stuff in the papercrafting industry - so I'm loving this new trend of boy themed products!! I'm almost thru my first stack of the DCWV All About Boys stack - LOL - I'm gonna need to go pick me up another one of those - hee hee...anywho - I wanted to share my card I made with the new MFT Presents "Cuddle Up Carter" set released yesterday. This was a card I did for yesterday's sketch challenge - you can view the sketch here. I was so tempted to flip the sketch to make Carter fit on the image panel a bit better - but I loved that angled panel on the horizontal card I decided to challenge myself to make it work and this is what I came up with. I made a little scene with this new set - I stamped Carter first - masked his blanket and stamped the train from the set behind him - then I stamped his little frog beside him. Once I had my images stamped - I drew in my wood floor with a Copic multiliner pen and a ruler - I actually did a HTDT? tutorial last December on how to do these - you can check it out here if you are interested. I colored in my image with Copics and paper pieced his blanket with paper from the DCWV All About Boys stack. Once I had everything colored - I used my Scor-Pal to score the lines on the wall for the "paneling" - that was a fun little extra I added that really brings this scene to life I think. The sentiment is from the new Cuddle Up Carter set as well. Do you want to know the very best thing about this set though??? Well - for the first 6 months after it's release - $2 from every Cuddle Up Carter set purchased will be donated to a non-profit organization called Europeds ( - an organization dedicated to helping children with cerebal palsy. The set was made with our very own Carole's super adorable and special DS Carter in mind - he has mild to moderate cerebal palsy and Carole has shared their amazing story with us all and how this organization has helped her precious little Carter. I love knowing the backstories to these sets - it really makes the just extra extra special - so I hope you'll pop on over to the MFT site and pick up you Cuddle Up Carter set - not only do you get an uber-adorable set - but you'll be helping some pretty special kiddos as well!! Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and if you're looking for a little extra MFT fun this coming week - pop in and check out the new MFT Idol Challenge here!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The BOYS are back in town!! **MFT BLOG HOP**

Oh yeah - this month at MFT - the BOYS are back in town!! LOL!! If you've just happened upon my blog and want to start at the beginning of this month's MFT Hop Around the Block - then hop back over to Kim's blog and start from there - I'll see you when you get back!! ;) What an exciting month of releases!! Most of you know that I have 2 little boys - so I just LOVE seeing all these new boys sets and papers and everything coming out - I was SUPER excited when I pulled out the new "Ben Paper Dolls" set by Stephanie Fizer for the MFT Presents line - what a FUN FUN FUN set and a perfect companion for the previously released Isabelle Paper Dolls set. For this first card - I dressed Ben in his Super Hero costume (I stamped the outfit first - then masked it and stamped Ben on the outfit). I also did some masking to put the city scene from the previously released MFT "Going Places" set behind him. The little super dog is from the Ben Paper Dolls set too - isn't he adorable!? I colored my scene with Copics. The "pow" are die cut letters - I dusted off my very favorite Sizzlits "Big Top" alphabet for the letters. The sentiment is from the MFT Sassy Sayings set and the paper is from the DCWV All About Boys stack. I've got one more card I made with Ben for you before you go hopping along your way...
For this card - I dressed Ben up in his spaceman oufit - I masked him - stamped the alien twice behind him (this image is also included in the new set) and I drew the planet underneath them. The entire image was colored in with Copics and I did the stars with a white gel pen. The paper on this one is also from the DCWV All About Boys stack and the sentiment from the MFT Sassy Sayings set. The stars are die cuts and the brads are from JoAnn's. Thanks so much for stopping by - and don't forget...

My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, April 1st from 9-10 PM EASTERN. This month there are 4 new sets being released - one of which is a special charity set - $2.00 from every "Cuddle Up Carter" set sold over the next 6 months going to benefit kids with Cerebral Palsy via the non-profit Euro-Peds clinic ( in Pontiac, Michigan!! Head over to the MFT forum HERE to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night!!

OK - your next stop on the hop is the fabulous-ly talented ANA'S BLOG - I know she has some beautiful eye candy to share with you!!