Thursday, October 22, 2015

House Mouse Love

Been playing with my little House Mouse stamps again. Love love love those little pictures!

These are being shipped off for a House Mouse swap I am participating in on SplitCoastStampers. So.... shhh, they are not due until Nov 2. :)

Smitten Kitten (and Mice)
When I crocheted this one, I so thought of how my mom used to knit whenever she sat on the couch.  I tried using real mini clothespins, but it got too bulky. So instead, I glossed the clothespins (hard to see in picture). Then I used the SU! Lattice Embossing Folder (retired now) to add more knit texture.
Colors: Tombow pens: 942, N89, 553, 800; SU! pens: Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel, Cherry Cobbler
House Mouse Stamps: “Cozy Mittens” and “I’m Smitten”
Paper: gray, brown, white
Accessories: 3D Galaxy Gloss, Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn
Tools: SU! Lattice Embossing Folder, crochet hook, dauber, scissors, etc 

 Blowing Bubblegum Bubbles
I had fun layering all the punched colorful circles and making the bubblegum machine.
I used alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir, Copics, Touch, Letraset) 
to allow the images to shine through the colors so well.
Colors: Alcohol based pens: Copics: RV10, BV02; Touch Pens: 23, 47, BG1, BG5, WG4, WG 0.5; Letraset Pantone 537-T; Spectrum Noir BP4; Promarker Blender. Water Based: Tombow 912
House Mouse Stamps: “Chew, Blow, Pop” and “Mice Wishes”
Paper: Creative Memories Brights, white
Tools:  ¾ “ and 1” punches, CM circle cutter

Thanks for looking. 
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Feeling Good--- soon I hope...

Fun cards this past week- 
I wanted to use my new SU! Get Well Soup stamp and had this vision of making steam come off the bowl. To do this I used the new SU! Elegant Dots Embossing Folder in two different ways:
1) To get the "steam" dots on the pink paper- I inked Wisteria Wonder onto the raised dots side of the embossing folder and then twisted it when I stamped the dots onto the pink.
2) To get the white dots- I inked Wisteria Wonder onto the top side of the embossing folder and then ran white paper through it.

Get Well Soup

Inside the card, I put white paper and stamped Wisteria
hearts from SU! Perpetual Calendar.

Then for the bowl- I used a square make-up sponge and 
made angles with the sponging (see below)

My favorite is this one- with the little hearts added.

Thanks for looking! 
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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Guiding Light, Cardinals, and Rosebud!

Last day of the STAYcation.... so here is what I made last night and today.
Again the details on what I used to make these cards is on my SplitCoastStampers Gallery:

 A Musical Cardinal Holiday to you...
(All Die Cuts- Impression Obsession: Cardinals, 
Memory Box: Virtuoso Music, Cheery Lynn: Merry Christmas)

You are My Sunshine and Guiding Light
(Images all from Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets- 
From Land to Sea, Feel Goods, 
Kinda Eclectic, The Open Sea, Chalk Lines)

(Images all from Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets- 
Winter Wishes, Woodgrain. 
Window is SU! Hearth + Home Thinlits Die)

Thanks for looking! Leave comments if you like and if you ever want to buy some Stampin' Up! goodies- contact me! :) Makani

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Penguin Mischief

Still on my Penguin Extravaganza... what to make the penguin do is my operating question.
Check my splitcoaststampers gallery for all the instructions...

Snow Fun... Wanna go Skiing?
(Stampin' Up Stamps: Snow Place + Winter Wishes, 
Snow Friends Framelits, Little Letters Thinlits,
and Gently Falling Embossing Folder)

Penguin Witch!! (If the Broom Fits...)
(a Hershey's Kiss Tent)
(Stampin' Up Stamps: 
Snow Place + If the Broom Fits,  
 and Snow Friends Framelits)

Broom Riding Penguin
(Stampin' Up Stamps: Snow Place, Happy Scenes, 
and If the Broom Fits, 
Snow Friends Framelits, 
and Boho Chic Embossing Folder)