Thursday, May 15, 2014

Project Seventy-five

Welcome to My Mouse Dreams!

Today's project is a challenge that I stumbled across. I have been working on getting out of my craft funk that I have been in. So working on challenges has been my "push" to craft more.

I recently starting found Copic Marker tutorials on You Tube and I am loving these markers. I actually owned a few, but never understood how to use them or that the numbers and letters had meaning. So I am ordering a few more and hope to really start working on my stamping and coloring techniques.

OK so for today's challenge, it is sponsored by Bitten by the Bug 2.
The challenge was to create anything with a school theme. For example school concerts or thank you cards that most people are giving to their children's teacher right now. OH NO! I actually home school my kids. So it did say it could be field trip related and I came up with a great card. My family saw it and say "MOM" that really doesn't "fit" in the school theme. So I created this cute little Thank You card.

OK so lets break this card down

Red is Real Red from Stampin Up 4.25 x 5.5 inches
The pattern Paper is from DaisyD's cut at 4 x 5.25 inches

Blue Circle Background
from Stretch Your Imagination
cut at size 4 x 5.25 inches

I then took the piece and ran it through my Cuttlebug
using a 5x7 folder Polka Dot
To ensure the entire blue piece stuck to the pattern piece
I ran it through my Zyron Sticker Maker
worked wonderfully.

it is from the Create a Critter Cartridge
cut at 3 inches.
The dark blue shadow and brown base are scrap pieces I had laying around.
The green leaves are from a 4x6 mat pad I had from K & Company, the Ocean Solid Pad.
I used Stampin Up Old Olive to ink the sides of the leaves.
The red is a scrap of old Stampin Up Christmas pack of paper from years ago.
I then stamped the cute face from Peachy Keen Everyday Faces Assortment.
I used the largest face in this assortment with Memento Black Ink.
I colored the eyes with my white gel pen, then added a layer of Glossy Accents.
I added some pink stickles to the cheeks.

paper is another scrap I had from Stampin Up.
The sentiment is from Peachy Keen's Stamp of the Month Club February 2014
the ink is also Memento Black. I used the same old olive ink around the edges
the tag is from Cricut Cartridge Girls Make Up Party

Thank you for visiting
Have a Magical Day!


  1. This is such an adorable card! The apple with it's peachy kean face is so cute. Love the overlay, also. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. Very sweet card! Love the little face! Thanks for joining BBTB2

  3. This is a very cute card !!! I love the design !!! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !!!

  4. This is such a perfect card for the challenge! I love the embossed blue circle background too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!!

  5. Wonderful card Beckie!! Love the apple and it's darling face!!!! :)

  6. Sorry Beckie! I totally failed to say: Thank you so very much for joining our 'School Days' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  7. It totally fits the school theme -- awesome card! Thanks for doing the BBTB2 challenge. ~Laura
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  8. This is an adorable card Beckie! I love the apple and the paper you used to make it. Love that background paper too as well as the design mat. Your apple's cute PK face is perfect. I'm sure that your first project was probably good too, because even though you home school, it is still school! lol Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  9. Beckie, What a fun Thank you card for the teacher. I just love the apple and the design is perfect I just became your newest follower I hope you will follow me to.
    Thank you for entering the Bitten by the Bug 2 use a cartridge with the theme “School Days” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.