Hope everyone's week is going well so far. Izzy and I have quite a jam packed week in store for us. It is her birthday weekend so we are going to be running around trying to do all the last minute errands for her party. I am going to apologize in advance for being around sporadically this week. Family is coming in town so I will be cleaning the house like a mad woman! LOL!
Yesterday of course was filled with lots and lots of errands. My arm got twisted into going into Hobby Lobby, LOL, to buy ribbon and of course pick up a spellbinder die. We also went to Target to get candy for the thank you gifts. Izzy was so excited! All she talked about was going to Target! I think she just likes to ride in the cart. She calls it "Izzy's seat". I do have a funny story to share though. Izzy and I were sitting in the car, about ready to turn into the shopping center where Target is. We were stuck at the red light so I stuck my hand in the back and told her to give me kisses. She didn't say anything so I looked back in the rearview mirror and the little stinker had her hands over her eyes. I kept saying, "Where's Izzy? Where's Izzy?" She would just giggle and open her finger then shut them real quick. It was so, so funny!
Alrighty. So I bet you are wondering about my strange title. Well I have a special surprise for you today! Usually we release all the Anya and Ian stamps on the fifteenth of the month, but this month, we have a special surprise for you! Two of the six new releases will be released tomorrow on the first! No Fooling!!! How excited are you!! Marie at The Greeting Farm has two of the most adorable graduation stamps imaginable and since graduations can start as early as the beginning of May she wanted to offer the chance to all her wonderful customers to get them in enough time to create some spectacular cards!
So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Grad Anya!!!
Isn't she the cutest!!!!! OMGoodness and there is also a Grad Ian! I am always looking for graduation stamps and these are perfect!! Like I said above Grad Anya and Grad Ian will be available in digital form starting tomorrow! The rest of the Anya and Ian release for April will be available on the 15th of the month like usual. I started this card by first printing off Grad Anya from The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I really wanted it to look like she was standing on a diploma so I curled up a piece of white paper on both ends and glued a ribbon and a gold sticker I had left over from when I was a teacher. LOL! I then layered on red and black card stock along with some DP from American Craft and finished my card off with some brads and a sentiment I printed off on my computer. I hope the graduate I give it to enjoys it!
Be sure to check out the other DT members awesome creations! You know, to wet your appetite for the release tomorrow! LOL!
- Jacquie Peifer
- Jessica Diedrich, Club VP/DT Coordinator
- Kristine Moldenhauer Biseth
- Michelle Oatman, Guest Designer
- Traci Porter
Mickey is a Park Ranger working in the national forest. One day on his patrol, he hears a cry for help. He sees a beautiful girl mouse with tears on her face because she has fallen while hiking and broken her leg. The gallant Mickey comes to the rescue of the lovely Minnie, administers first aid, drives her to the hospital, waits for her to be treated and drives her home. They fall in love and the rest is history. However, a few months later, when Mickey goes to pick up his tuxedo on the morning of their wedding day, they have accidentally rented out all of the mouse-sized tuxes! So Mickey shows up anyway in his Ranger uniform. Minnie starts up the aisle and is surprised to see Mickey wearing his uniform but she doesn’t care because that is how he looked when she fell in love with him!
I couldn't help myself. I really wanted to use a stamp with mice and I love the color scheme of red, black and green. Well of course when I saw my Cup of Stuff stamp from The Greeting Farm I knew I had a great idea for a card! Of course when I was picking out my papers for my card that got me to thinking about Christmas and I decided to participate in Maria Bell's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge! Yay me!! I started this card by stamping the two mice from Cup of Stuff by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored them in with my copics. I drew in the log for them to sit on and the bow that I cut out and pasted on her head. Following the sketch, I layered on black, red and green card stock along with DP from American Craft and Pinecone Press. To complete the card, I added three red brads and a red ribbon with a bow. I hope you enjoy my little tribute to Mickey and Minnie!
Now it is time to check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations! And don't forget you can play along too! Just remember to leave a comment on the Twinkling Team blog and type in the keyword MTTSC16 when uploading to SCS or PCP.