Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring. Sprang. Sprung.

Good Morning!! 
Now that Spring has officially sprung,  I've been seeing all sorts of fabulous bright colors all over Bloglandia.   It's lovely.
Have you had time to put a little spring into your crafty time??
Weeeeeelll, let me help you out with some amazing inspiration :-)  Oozak's latest challenge is Anything Goes w/ Spring, so it's the perfect time to get your spring on!!
For my card, I've colored up the skunk from Lily's Woodland Creatures set, and I LOVE her!!  You can find her in The Octopode Factory store
I was also feeling the call of my sewing machine, so I stitched up a fun, quilt-inspired background.

Here's a close-up of skunk.  I've colored her up with Copic markers, and you can find them in the Oozak store HERE.

I seriously love this time of year!!  I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  Now, go GET SPRUNG. 
Or springy ;-) 
Yep.  Getcha Spring ON!!   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mary Had A Little Lamb.

I gotta say, I'm a serious fan of eggs for breakfast.  Especially the chocolate covered peanut butter kind.
True story ;-)
In honor of my love of crafting, eggs and chocolate---I bring you a fun little crafty project that perfectly incorporates all three...papier-mâché treat eggs! 
These little eggs are fun to make and absolutely fun to crack open!! 
I've decorated mine with some vintage ephemera, glitter and a generous spritz of some Lindys Stamp Gang spray mists. 

To make poppin' these lovelies open a bit easier, I've included an easy open feature---strings!!  It works kinda like a gum wrapper, just pull the string and crack those suckers open. 
I've colored up Saturated Canary's 'Easter Dress' and added a nice little tag to the string.  I'm so in love with her fab braids! 

And maybe I was swayed by the many years of people singing 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' to me, but I had to give this pretty girl a little lamb of her very own, so I colored up Bo from 'Lily, Bo and Peep'
Soooo, even tho' I'm sad to see them go, I've had the best time creating these eggy little treats.  They were a seriously low cost, easy to make project with a big pay-off.  My FAVE!!
If you wanna see how they came together, check out the full-length feature tut over on the Saturated Canary YouTube channel HERE.
Now, get crackin'!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

It Ain't Easy Being Green.

Good Morning!!  I hope you have a FAB weekend lined up!
I've got tons of projects in the works and a nice little nap scheduled ;-)
If you happen to carve a bit of crafty time out for yourself, hop on over to The Octopode Factory's Challenge Blog and check out the latest challenge---GREEN!! 
In honor of St. Patty's Day, of course.
I've colored up Lily's Whimsical Mermaid for my card.  How fishy fab is she?? 
The sentiment is a lovely Frida Kahlo quote and can be found in all it's glory on Quote Sheet 1.

A few splatters of a shimmery mist over a Dylusions base gave me a perfectly watery and bubble-tastic background for her. 

Aaaand, of course, I had to give her a bit of scaly texture around her gorgeous eyes.  I was going for an iridescent feel.  LOVE how it came out.
Ok, my guys and gals, have a wonderful weekend and go getcha CRAFT ON!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Hiya, Peeps!!  Have you been over to The Octopode Factory lately??
Lily has posted new Spring images with inspiration from the DT, and the current challenge is Hollywood.
As in, Lights, Camera, Action!!
I totally dig Zombie Betty :-)  So glamorous!! 
For a zombie. 

And the star punchinella I picked up from Gauche Alchemy could possibly be my favorite thing. 
Like, ever.

Soooo, if you're feelin' like you wanna get your GLAM on, there's still a few more days left to play along!!