Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Forest Friendzy, now Forest Whimsy

I have loved Kim Hughes stamps for a while - I purchased the Forest Friendzy set from Cornish Heritage Farms about 2 years ago - she just released it with Paper Smooches as Forest Whimsy - LOVE that I pulled it out and used it today!

I love the colors in the inspiration photo this Sparks Challenge - LOVE the grey with the yellow and bluish green

I paper pieced the hat and pants on the gnome and colored his skin with copics. The clouds are popped up a little bit in the grey (hard to see in photo)

Stamps: Forest Whimsy
Ink: Tsukineko
Paper: Echo Park Victoria Garden
Accessories: MFT ric rac die, copics

Monday, November 28, 2011

The best part of baking

I CRAFTED! I started this layout last week and finally finished it up yesterday. This month has been CRAZY! I love having dh home though! I've had Partylite parties, a photography workshop, a daughter with a broken (crushed) finger and specialist appointments, a daughter who refuses to sleep (for 3 weeks... waking up every 2 hours was getting to me). It felt good to finish this layout! I'm SO glad that Sketchy Thursday was a 2 week sketch this time because of Thanksgiving!

Paper: Jillibean soup, American crafts
Stickers: Basic Grey, Jillibean soup

Friday, November 18, 2011

Once upon a child GIVEAWAY!

First off, let me apologize for my lack of posts. My husband is home from a long deployment, my daughter smashed her finger with a bowling ball and the other daughter is allergic to the laundry soap I've been using and has been miserable until we realized what was causing her rash.

I have a GIVEAWAY!

Once Upon a Childhood is a shop for two sisters who love to craft and sew. They have fun, unique, and practical childhood items and specialize in one of a kind baby bedding and accessories and make beautiful puffy quilts to match any nursery or child's room. They've made puffy quilts from "snuggle" size up to king size! Once Upon a Childhood has baby shower gifts, dress up aprons and capes, and lined curtain panels in your custom lengths! They love to sew and be home with their kids so what better way to do it!
The products in their etsy shop are truly works of art. The colors, the patterns, they are just beautifully executed.

I love the 2 pc baker sets
Taggie blocks and blankets

Bug baby bib sets

Custom baby bedding
And they have TONS more in their Etsy shop!

Talk about the perfect little gift for Christmas! What little one wouldn't want one of these!
Once Upon a Childhood is offering 1 MY CRAFTY STUFF reader a custom cape!

Your choice of dark pink, light pink, red, or black. AND a choice of emblem or letter on the back!

Do you have a little super hero in your life who would want such a fun gift?
If so, head over to
Once Upon a Childhood and let me know what your favorite item in their shop is! That's it! Leave your email address so that I can contact you if you are a winner!

For a bonus entries, post this giveaway to your blog, facebook page, or twitter. Once entry for each. Just let me know what you did!

Giveaway ends Monday November 28th

For another chance to win (before November 21) head over to my friend Brandy's blog - Gluesticks - her Once upon a Childhood Giveaway ends November 21

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thinking of Whoooo

I got a couple new Unity stamps recently and decided to join in on the Unity Stamp challenge this month - the challenge is an Autumn harvest challenge. I LOVE the deep darker colors of fall (we have SNOW here - lots of it as of this morning) and used a Unity itty bitty Thinking of Whoo-o-o for my card paired with the dark colors in the Echo Park Times and Seasons paper. Supplies
Stamps: Thinking of Whoo-o-o
Ink: Tsukineko
Paper: Echo park times and seasons
Accessories: EK success deco scallop

Friday, November 11, 2011

bath time

I had a little time to join in on the latest Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week - I pulled off a layout - I loved the color scheme with the picture chosen as inspiration this week. I used cardstock from American Crafts and stampin up along with Paper smooches stamps. I used Alphadot and Perpetual bliss stamp sets that I bought from I heart papers.
Stamps: Perpetual bliss, Alphadot
Ink: Tsukineko
Paper: American Crafts, Stampin Up
Edge punch: Martha Stewart

Friday, November 4, 2011

petting zoo

I am really enjoying having Ryan home - it was a LONG patrol and I'm glad he's back now! I'm attending a photography workshop tomorrow, I can not wait! I'm VERY excited!

On to the layout - I used the Sketchy Thursday sketch for 11-3 (can you believe it's November????) and some Echo Park Happy Days paper. The title is stamped with a Paper Smooches alphabet set - Alphadot. I love stamping on my layouts! Supplies
Stamps: Alphadot
Ink: Tsukineko
Paper: Echo Park Happy days
Accessories: SU top note die, Martha Stewart edge punch,