Showing posts with label Amuse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amuse. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Spooky Side of the Pick Up!

So, you may have seen my sweet little Farm Fresh Pickup I posted on Monday.  Well, today, I spent all day making two spooky Pickups for Halloween! 
(It always takes longer to make the first one, as I kind of design it as I go along and think of things or find 'stuff' to use on it!)
They look sort of like pumped up racing trucks at first glance -  and then you notice the skulls!
It's the same Dashing in the Snow: Pickup die from PTI as my first trucks - but this time I used some fun DP's on the wheels fenders and windows.   Michaels had their Halloween stuff 40% off already and the bat paper came from A Moonlit Manor Paper Pad.  The spider web paper I used for the tires came from an old Authentique paper pad - Collection/Enchanted.
 The die cut cat and raven are Movers and Shapers dies by Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  The 'Wicked' and 'Boo'  are wooden Amuse stamps.  I added rhinestones to the tire hubs and in the eyes of the big skull lurking in the truck bed!
 Here's the skull out of the truck - pretty big and frightful, right!?
The 'Open if You Dare' stamp is yet another from Amuse.
How cool are these shadow skeletons gazing out the window.  This paper is from the same paper pad from Michaels that I used for the fenders.
And even more of them gazing out the front windshield!!  
On the roof, the two skeletons on the ends are 
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Skulls.  The one in the center came in a package of really big skulls (like the one in the bed of the trucks) and several  little ones.  I got them at JoAnn last year.  I added orange rhinestones to their wicked eye sockets!  I glued them to the roof with Tombow Glue.
I added a different die cut cat to my 2nd truck (someone gave me this one so I don't know what die was used.)  The sign sentiment is from Midnight Feast by Waltzingmouse (retired). I glued it to a wooden coffee stirrer from Starbucks.  I sponged all the edges of the sentiment pieces with Soft Stone Ink from PTI.
The same three skulls lined up on the roof!
The spider web on this side was also sent to me so I don't know the die.
For my second truck I used a DP with bones on it for the fenders.
The Boo Stamp is another wooden stamp from Amuse.
And finally, a flying bat (a Movers and Shapers die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix) was added to the grill on a foam dot and given orange rhinestone eyes!
Cute in a spooky way, right??!  
These little pickups measure about 4 1/2" long x 2 1/8" tall at the cab and 1 3/4" wide. 
My next project with this fun Pickup Die will probably be for Christmas!  Stay Tuned!!

Stamps:  Wicked, Open if You Dare, Boo! - Amuse, Midnight Feast - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  True Black, Soft Stone - PTI, Kraft Metalics - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, DP - Collection:enchanted - Authentique, Moonlit Manor Paper Pad - Michaels.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Soft Stone - PTI, 
Accessories:  Dashing Through the Snow: Pickup Die - PTI, Mini Cat and Raven Dies - Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Bat die - Bat and Skull Movers and Shapers Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Skulls - JoAnn, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Orange Rhinestones, Kaiser Craft, Tombow Glue, foam dots.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies Fall-iday - Pucker Up!

This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team is making projects for Fall-idays -  creations using Eileen's Sizzix Dies with any holiday theme!

Today I've used Eileen's Embroidery Hoop Sizzix Die to make a Christmas Ornament!  I made this using a tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers where they use a real wooden hoop and real burlap.
I cut the hoop out of white mat board, then cut it again out of a piece of wood veneer that I used for the outside hoop. I cut a smaller circle out of burlap patterned paper and adhered that in the center of the hoop.
I cut a circle out of black card and white embossed the little mouse with the mistletoe on his tail onto it. Since I wanted it to look like a blackboard I didn't use my embossing buddy before inking so some of the white stuck to other places looking like chalk smudges.
I layered the black piece to a red scallop edge circle. I die cut the label and stamped the sentiment on it. I die cut and stamped the holly. Everything is popped up on foam dots. Then I adhered some vintage lace around the edge from the back and looped a piece of silver thread so I can hang it up.

Please check out Eileen's blog all month for more Fall-iday inspiration!

Stamps:   Mistletoe Mouse, Pucker Up - Amuse, Holly - Christmas Critters - Papertrey Ink 
Paper: white, black, pure poppy - PTI, Burlap DP - Pizazz/Michaels, white matboard - Sizzix, wood veneer sheet 
Ink: Versamark, New Leaf, Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories:     Embroidery Hoop Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Flag it Die - Taylored Expressions, Holly Die - Christmas Critters/Papertrey Ink, white embossing powder, heat tool, Circle Nestabilities, vintage Lace, silver thread  


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pucker Up

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Half way to the weekend - whoo hoo!!
Today I have another quick and easy Christmas card for the 'box'! 
(they were so simple to do I made 4 while I had the supplies out!)  
I've had this cute little 'mouse under the mistletoe' Amuse stamp for a long time - and I think this is just the 2nd time I've inked her up.  
I stamped my little mouse on Vintage Cream cardstock and colored her with Copics.  I added a few red berries to the mistletoe just to give a little more color to the image!

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - Sept CAS challenge - colouring
Addicted to CAS - code word LEAVES
One Layer Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes - optional twist: Mistletoe.

Stamps:  Amuse
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Copics - T2, G82, R20, R05

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fore, Three Two One

I've had a rough week -  First - I had taken 2 weeks family leave to care for Kent who had his right knee replaced on 4/30.  He's progressing quite nicely thank goodness!  But, on Wednesday of last week - I suddenly developed a horrible chest cold that got worse and worse -   I returned to work yesterday from my leave - but was so sick I had to see my doctor (I work at a hospital so my PCP was right there!).  Long story short - I have bronchitis and Influenza B (even though I got a flu shot - wrong flu apparently!)  So, after an overnight stay in the hospital - I'm home feeling pretty crappy but hopefully on the mend with the help of some meds.   And I have a card to share!
I needed a card for my BIL's birthday - and he's a golfer - so here's what I came up with.
Both of the sentiments (on front and inside) are from Rubbernecker Stamps, the golf cart and putting green stamps on the front and the putter inside are Amuse.  The die cut sun is from Lil Inker Designs and the Stitched Landscape die is from Poppy Stamps.  

I'm linking my card to Less is More - Hello Sunshine

Happy Little Stampers -  Die Cuts/Punches

Stamps:  Sentiments from Rubbernecker, Gold Cart, Putting Green and Putter from Amuse
Paper:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wink of Stella Silver, Dies - Large Sun - Lil' Inker Designs, Stitched Landscape - Poppy Stamps, Copics: G82, YG23, G28, YR24, RV25, foam dots.

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Santa Hat Times Two!

As soon as I saw this week's Merry Monday Inspiration photo
I knew I had to print out the photo my niece, Katie, took of her son (my grandnephew!) Landon, last December -  can you see why???!!!   But then I had to think of how to add Santa's hat somewhere -  and, believe it or not,  I DON'T HAVE A SANTA HAT STAMP!!   I was pretty sure I had one (in the million stamps that I have!!) but I think it went into some boxes of stamps I sold.... 
Anyhoo -  you can see that I did solve my problem!  I had a full figure of good ole' Santa in rhinestones by Prima-  and I just snipped off his hat!   Can you believe how perfectly it was sized to Landon's head??  It was meant to be!! 
The sentiment is Amuse. and I cut the picture with a stitched mat rectangle die.  The star is from the same Prima set as the Santa.
And while I was searching for this photo on my thumb drive where I save all my photos -  I also found this one that my sister had taken of Landon last year (or maybe the year before?!) when he was visiting her one day.  Another perfect photo for the challenge!  I cut the Polaroid frame with a jillian vance designs die and trimmed the picture to fit - than stamped the sentiment (no company name on wooden stamp) and adhered it to the 4 1/4"x4 1/4" card base at an angle.  Too CUTE!
I've been home from work for 2 days with a cold -  getting a lot of sleep luckily and starting to feel better - and finding some time to stamp (of course!) - it's been raining both days so it was nice not to have to go out into it!

I'll be back on Sunday with a cute project for Father's Day using some Waltzingmouse Stamps and dies -  I hope you'll be able to stop by!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - February 13th

It's Thursday again - and time for a new Fusion Challenge.  Let's take a look!  We've gone all springy with the butterflies in the inspiration photo!

I was inspired to create my birthday card using both the photo and the sketch this week.  I'm trying to use 'stuff' I already have in my craft room - and this butterfly paper by Basic Grey needed to come off the shelf!
The 'birthday' die is from PTI and I was able to manipulate it into a fun curve since some of the letters are only connected by a small piece.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch that I covered with Glossy Accents to give it a nice shine.   I wasn't sure what color to pull from the DP for my butterfly - so I also punched a grey and a black one.  Since I chose the Terrecotta Tile color for the front - I used the other two butterflies on the inside of my card.
Here are links to the rest of the Design Team - please visit them to see their Fusion Inspired cards!
We hope you will join us by making an inspired card and linking it over at Fusion!
Stamps: Happy - partial stamping of Happy Birthday stamp - Amuse,  inside Birthday Centers - Cornish Heritage Farms.
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Terrecotta Tile - PTI, Basic Grey - SU, DP Basic Grey Ambrosia
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Wonderful Words - Birthday die - PTI, winter blend sequins - Avery Elle, Glossy Accents - Ranger, Herringbone Embossing Folder - Provo Craft. Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas - #2,#3 and #4

I'm playing a little catch up here with Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas -  today I have Claudine Helmuth's Tag #2, Julie Ebersole's Tag #3, and Jennifer McGuire's Tag #4!

Here is my interpretation of Claudine Helmuth's tag #2:
First I painted my manila shipping tag with Hydrangea Pink Acrylic Paint by Delta.  
The cute little VW car with the presents stacked up on top is from Amuse - called Car Load.  First I stamped it on white, then paper pieced it with dotted papers by PTI.  My dots are made with White Enamel accents by Ranager -  but I don't think I shook it enough because they dried clear rather than white!!??!!
The music and Naughty or Nice pieces are paper ribbon that I purchased many years ago at a ribbon shop in Wolfeboro, NH.  The red woodgrain is Washi tape from Freckled Fawn and the cute pom pom ribbon is by American Crafts.

Next is my interpretation of Julie Ebersole's Tag #3:
I had a bigger mitten than Julie's so I only used one -  and I didn't have a glassine envelope that would fit the space left so I didn't use one!
The mitten and sentiment are from the Sewing Box Christmas set by Waltzingmouse.  I embossed it in white on red card stock.  The snow flake is from the Winter Wonderland die by Tim Holtz.  I tied a piece of wrinkled seam tape around the mitten and let it hang down.

And my last tag for today - is my interpretation of Jennifer McGuire's Tag #4:
For this tag I used my Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die (that I forgot I had!!)  It's bigger than the Avery Shipping tags I've used on the rest of my tags so far -  but of course that means more space to fill as well!! The Peace sentiment is from Ornate Ornaments by Waltzingmouse.

I used a text background with a wonderful old world font from the Text It set by Waltzingmouse - embossing it in white and then sponging the tag with Ranger Distress Broken China.
I didn't think I could color my bird nicely the way Jennifer did hers - so I just sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy and added a rhinestone eye.  I layered a die cut pine bough from the Tim Holtz Festive Greenery Sizzlit die over the branch the bird is on. sure to check out Ellen's fun tags for Christmas -  there are prizes to be won if you link up your tags!  I'll be posting tags #5, #6, and #7 shortly I hope you stop back!

Stamps:  Amuse - Car Load
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag 2 3/8" x 4 3/4", Textstyle Bitty Dot Basics - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx black
Accessories:  White Enamel Accents - Ranger, Hydrangeo Pink Acrylic Paint - Delta, paper ribbon - ribbon shop in Wolfeboro, NH, washi tape - Freckled Fawn, black felt ribbon -Michaels, pink ribbon - Amuse, white pom-pom ribbon - American Crafts.

Tag #3:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Christmas
Paper:  Avery Shipping Tag 2 3/8" x 4 3/4", white, Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  White embossing powder, hot gun, foam tape, silver pearls - Michaels, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop, blue ribbon -Amuse, snowflake die - Winter Wonderland/Tim Holtz Alterations.

Tag #4:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - text background from Text It, Peace from Ornate Ornaments
Paper:  White, dark chocolate, fine linen - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Broken China and Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  foam tape, glitter eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, tag from Tag and Bookmark die/Tim Holtz Alterations, red rhinestones - Kaiser craft, clear rhinestones - Michaels, bird - Caged Bird Die and Snow flake from Winter wonderland die - and pine branch from Festive Greenery Sizzlett die  -Tim Holtz Alterations.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Thanksgiving Ship and a Strawberry B'day

I promised to share with you the projects I taught at my class at the Paper Tree this weekend. We made this great Mayflower ship and two clean and simple Thanksgiving cards. The sail is made using the Labels Eight Nestabilities. I inked all over them with a Chai ink cube. The paper for the ships is woodgrain by Amuse.

The template for this super ship was made by Qbee and can be found on Split Coast here. It's the perfect size to place at each guests seat at your Thanksgiving table filled with nuts or candys. Last year I made some and stamped everyone's name on the sail as place markers.
The cards are each 4x4 size with score lines at top and bottom. The cute turkey wagon stamp is by Amuse. (may be retired). The sentiment is Just Rite Stamps - Brayton Font 50 pt

This fun pilgrim hat is by Inkadinkado (may be retired) and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. I colored both images with Copics.

On this Mayflower the stamps are Stampin up - Hello from All Occasions Sayings and Happy Thanksgiving from All Year Cheer III (I think both sets are retired)

I love how cute these are! And they go together really easily - I'm making them for everyone this year!

Next up is my card for the challenge on Split Coast today.

Dawn (treasureoiler) was the featured stamper . I needed to make a b'day card for my 4 year old God-Daughter, Eden and I knew I'd find a wonderful card to CASE because Dawn uses lots of cute little girl stamps on her cards!

Sure enough I found this adorable card to CASE.

I changed the image, the colors and added a lacey punched edge as well as the number 4.

Eden loves Strawberry Shortcake - so I found an image on line and printed it on card stock. I colored it with Copics and framed it with circle Nestabilities. I added a couple of gemstones for a touch of glitter! I'll be giving her this tomorrow night along with a few gifts - we're getting together for a little tea party!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: the number 4 - Clear Art Stamps Birthday set
Paper: Pure Poppy, white - PTI, Sage Shadow - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket - Early bird/cherry pie
Ink: Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Strawberry Shortcake image from web, Circle nestability, pinking circle nestability, scalloped circle punch, circle punches, foam dimensionals, saddle stitched ribbon Ocean Tides - PTI, Martha Stewart lacey punch, Copics: BG10, BG11, YGo5, YG09, Yo2, RV1

Monday, November 2, 2009

Two Sketches of His Word

I'm finally caught up with my biweekly His Holy Name pages! Somehow the weeks had come and gone and I was suddenly 3 challenges behind! This 6x6 page is for Week 22 and God's attribute of Peace. I chose Isaiah 26:12 to illustrate this attribute.
I used all Amuse designer papers on this page. The ribbon and buttons are Papertrey Ink.
I used Friday's Taylored Expressions sketch for this page
Stamps: none
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, Ruby Red - SU, DP's - Amuse
Ink: none
Accessories: glue dots, foam dimensionals, modern label punch - SU, circle punches, square nestability, spring rain saddle stitched ribbon and Vintage buttons - PTI

And here is my 6x6 page for Week 21 of the His Holy Name Challenges. God's attribute for this week was Sanctifies. I chose this verse from John 17:17 to illustrate this attribute.

I used the MojoMonday sketch for my page. The papers are all Basic Grey Bittersweet.You can find the His Holy Name Challenges here in the forums on Split Coast.

Stamps: none
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream - PTI, Purely Pomegranate - SU, DP basic grey/bittersweet
Ink: Purely Pomegranate - SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, glue dots, sponge, Prima flower, pinking circle nestabilities, circle nestabilities, modern label punch - SU, computer generated verse, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Scarlet jewel saddle stitched ribbon - PTI