It's Fun 2 B Mimi

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summertime Fun!

Hope you are enjoying the 1st Day of Summer.  It's already a little too hot for me ...but then Summer is my least favorite Season...I'm a "fair weather creature".
My card today is in celebration of Summer, for those who love it.
(click to enlarge)
The image is an unmounted stamp that I've had for many years, ... she still makes me smile.  Notice her toy mouse sticking out of the basket.  * Opps...Cammy from Kaboodle Doodles pointed out to me, that that was the Kitty's "Picnic Lunch!" 
 The Sun is also an unmounted stamp from years past.  "The Summertime Fun" is computer generated, and the Star Fish is from a Stampin-Up set.  The Net is the backing off some glass tiles and the twine is just twine.
(You can see the glitter more if you click on photo to enlarge)
In this closeup, hopefully you can see that I added extra fine glitter to Miss Kitty's drink, and sun glasses..I also added glitter to the sun.
Thank you for coming by...and stay cool!
Paper Play At The Beach #24 thurs.
Crazy 4 Challenges Twine, Floss or String c4c94 Sat
Word Play Weekends Blue #6 Sat.
Sparkles Forum At The Beach #14 2wk Sun  7/3
Stamptacular Sunday Fun In The Sun #17 Sun
Kaboodle Doodles Food or Drink #72 Mon
Celebrate The Occasion Summer w/ a Sun #19 tues
Bearly Mine Summer Is Here #13 tues
Anything Challenge Here Comes Summer #43 tue 28th
Papertake Weekly Here Comes The Sun tues

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Instead of DAD, I thought about PA, but spelling it "PAW".  In fear of it getting lost in translation, I decided to stick with DAD.This image is by "Judith".  I purchased it at a stamp convention in 1996.  Judith actually autographed and dated the stamps that I purchased.  I also have the Bride Rabbit Stamp that goes with this handsome Guy.
The little Star button is made by stacking and glueing many punched out stars together.
The letters "D,A,D" are from a SU alphabet set.  I also used a bit of 'trash"...a crumpled-up grocery bag, and the metal corners are cut from an air tight seal on a tin of peanuts.
As always, the image is colored with Copics;
Rabbit E 40, 41,42,43,44,47,70
Clothing B 21, 23, 24, 26, 28
and R 01, 32, 35,37
Bow tie YG95, 97


Party Time Tuesdays Father's Day PTT#20 Tues

Papertake Weekly Dad's and Lads Tues
Craft Us Crazy Father's Day #10 thurs
Crafty Sentiments Father's Day thurs
Delightful Sketches Anything Goes thurs

DYSU Use A Star#24 thurs

Dutch Dare For The Boys #17 thurs

Southern Girls Anything Goes #21 thurs
Fashionista Fridays For Men #83 fri
Pile It On Show Me Some Metal #25 Sun

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I titled this card "Over, and Over, and Over Again",  because that's what I did, I reworked it over and over and over.  I just could not compose a card that would do justice to this darling LOTV image.  For me, coloring the image with my Copics, is the "funnest" part of making a card, but I struggle greatly trying to put the rest of the elements together and coming up with something I'm happy with.  Hopefully, the more I do it, the easier it will become.

I did however, rediscover my Radiant Pearls.  I forgot just how much I loved working with them.  At different angles, you can see how her wings and the flowers shimmer...

The Image is from Lilli Of The Valley
Copic Markers 
Radiant Pearls (on the wings and flowers)
MS Punch
LOTV Thursday Challenge  Anything Goes #100 Thur.
Crafts and Me Challenges Stamp Something #38 Wed.
Flutterby Wednesdays Polkadots #158 Wed.
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges Punch It #9 Wed.
Creative Card Crew Wings Tues.
Prairie Fairy Fridays Summer Fun #54 fri.
Stamp Something challenges Punched fri.