Magnificent Scene, Birthday Crap and Craft Storage


Hello friends!  Welcome to September!  Really hope that you’ve had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and have had a great start to the month so far!  I’m still trying to get my MOJO in gear as I really love this time of the year with all of the wonderful Autumn things happening both outside AND in the crafty world too!  Really love when it starts up, but as it gets closer to the end of the year…I’m ready to skip right over it! LOL!

Today I have a fun post to share with some projects I made with several Inky Stamper products!  They have a FB challenge to participate in every month and so I thought I’d share what I came up with.  (Check it out and play along if you have any Inky Stamper stamps!) *Check out the store as well because there is a brand new release that just came out!

This was a fun little scene to create on a mini slimline card!  So the Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group challenge THIS month (Sept) is to use more than just one Inky Stamper stamp set on one design. I really liked this challenge because it got me thinking of what to use and pull out several different images and actually use them!  Looking forward to see what other people come up with too!  So for my scene, I’ve actually pulled out EIGHT different stamp sets!!!😮

To start with the background, I pulled out the *Housefly set with the squares image to clear heat emboss the background and then ink blend over top for an “emboss resist” technique. I took the *Rainy Day set and stamped the rainbow/cloud image and fussy cut the clouds to add on the background sky.  For the “flying birds” and the “pattern” at the bottom over the green strip, I’ve used the *Pelican set.  Of course the main characters are different sets from *Rosie Solo and *Ralph Solo.  For Rosie’s “hair”, I stamped the butterfly from the *Bug Catcher set to color and fussy cut it out which was then popped up over the flower she originally has. I also used this same set to white heat emboss the sentiment.  For Ralph, I pulled out the *Snail set to stamp and color a heart which he is holding.  I just made a slit around Ralph’s “hand” to help him hold the heart.  And lastly, I pulled out the *Bee set to stamp, color and fussy cut the flower image.  I cut off the stem and just attached the flowers with one of them popped up with foam tape. Lastly, I’ve added some sparkle to the butterfly on Rosie and the heart with Ralph using my glitter brush pen.  I then added some sequins from the Fall Flowers sequins mix and filled the centers with some Stickles.

So did I do it?  Did you count out the eight different sets?  I think this mouse couple is too cute…and no…they aren’t the “real” mice, these are the good ones to have!😁

Ralph is showing up again!  I needed to make a humorous birthday card for my son and I’m sure he’ll get a kick out it!😂  This is actually the first card I made for this month’s Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group challenge, but I didn’t use eight different sets like I did on the one above, I only used four different sets.  However; I used REAL TP!

The background was created using some of the Doodlebug Gingham/Linen paper which the “bricks” image was stamped over with grey ink from the *Goat set.  I also used this same set to stamp the “grass” border towards the bottom with another strip of green from the same Doodlebug paper pack.  I just fussy cut the top of the grass strip to attach over the grey brick background.  Of course the Ralph inside the TP roll came from the *TP set along with the “pile of poo”💩 and the “Oh Crap!!!” sentiment that was white heat embossed over a black banner and popped up with foam tape.  The balloon image came from the *Bunny set.  I decided to attach a piece of the white Doodlebug twine and pop up the balloon with foam tape.  I attached the other end to Ralph’s “hand”.  Lastly, the forth set I used was the sentiment at the bottom from the *Iguana set.  (For that sentiment, I only used a portion of it from the stamp.)  So that makes FOUR sets used!

The images on this card were colored using my CC Real Brush markers, I stamped the Ralph image again over the TP…yep, stamped directly onto the TP and fussy cut it out to paper piece over the image.  Gives it the REAL look and feel of TP!😉 I have die cut a black scallop frame to go around the scene and lastly I’ve added some sparkle to the balloon and the tiny flies around the “poo” with a glitter brush pen.  I didn’t want to add too much as this is a masculine style birthday card.

And then I have one last project to share that I actually made for last month’s challenge that I “squeaked” in just in time too!  (See what I did there?!😂) Ralph is just so popular today!  I had a plastic bag sitting around on my table that I kept moving out of my way and it was frustrating me, so I made this “container” to hold some crafty things to sit on my table!  It’s actually a REALLY old tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers using chipboard coasters!  I have SO MANY of those coasters and I was happy to use some up.  CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL HERE (P.S. The tutorial is actually done up by Taylor from Taylored Expressions, before her store years!  That’s how old it is!)

The challenge last month was to use primary colors on your project which are the red, blue and yellow colors.  Not realizing what the challenge would be for THIS month, it would actually fit in with that too!  I used THREE different sets for this project. Again, I’ve used the *Ralph Solo set that was colored up and fussy cut out as this was done before the new die came out for him! (see top card)  I took out several of the different Doodlebug papers to cover my chipboard coaster panels being mindful of the Primary Color challenge.  Rather than leave the papers as is, I decided to pull out the *Inky Greetings set to stamp the splatter image in the coordinating colors with the papers.  I also decided Ralph needed to be holding a pencil, so I pulled out the *Owl set and stamped, colored and fussy cut the pencil image which was added to Ralph’s “hand” by making a small slit for him to hold it.

I was happy to pull out some of my old punches to create the backdrop for “pencil holding Ralph” as well as using up those old coasters and some more papers and ribbon from my stash! (I’m really hoping to be doing more of this often!)

I know this was a long worded post, but hope you enjoyed the projects and got some smiles too!  Thanks for catching up with me today!  See you soon!


  1. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  2. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes
  3. Love to Scrap – Anything Goes
  4. Happy Little Stampers Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday (2nd card)
  5. Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – ‘B’ is for Birthday
  6. We Love Stamping – Anything Goes with stamping (all are stamped!)
  7. Crafting Happiness – NOT A CARD: Anything Goes (3rd project)
  8. The Corrosive – Anything Goes
  9. Try It On Tuesdays – Animals -real or imagined

30 thoughts on “Magnificent Scene, Birthday Crap and Craft Storage

  1. Those little mice are the cutest ever, and with my snarky sense of humor, of course I’m drawn to the one sitting in the roll of toilet tissue with a little pile in front of him! SO CUTE! What a wonderful pair of cards created with so many stamp sets, and I just love that little coaster box too! Taylor sure has grown through the years and I couldn’t be happier for her! TFS her tutorial! Wishing you a wonderful fall and autumn season. I’m ready to kiss this hot summer good-bye for sure! I love the cooler and colder weather!


  2. Adorable works, so cute and fun!! Love so much your first card with the mice couple using eight different stamps set, it came out so sweet and full of interesting details! Great colouring too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping September challenge!
    Love so much also the other very fun card, it makes me giggle 😀 and the craft storage made out the coaster is just delightful! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.


  3. It doesn’t look like any mojo has been lost! These mice designs are so adorable and to use so many different stamps! Wow! I love them all.


  4. These are all so fun! My first Inky Stamper order (for some guest design projects coming up, so stay tuned!) will be here tomorrow and I’m so stoked! I LOVE their stamps! I’m off to check out Taylor’s old tutorial! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Gorgeous creations Vicki! Love the background and mice on your slimline card. The card with Ralph alone is so fun and your container is a beauty and will be very handy. Love Ralph with his pencil.
    xxx Margreet


  6. All of this mouse projects are just perfect. Your coloring is amazing. Great job on all the creativity! Thanks for joining the fun this week at Crafting Happiness Challenges!


  7. I love that fun coloured sky and those sweet little mice all coloured up beautifully,and the mouse inside the toilet roll cracked me up and love the cute pen holder with the ribbon ties is gorgeous, you have been creative Vicki, fabulous projects..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. WOW, Vicki! Fantastic work with those darling mice. I absolutely love emboss resist and I’ll bet I haven’t used that technique in 2 years. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀 Wonderful blending of 8 different sets on one card!
    While I’m here, let me say thanks for playing along with us at QKR Stampede. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT


  9. Your cards are adorable. Love the fun backgrounds but the toilet paper mouse has my heart. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


  10. hi Vicki, I’m always amazed at how much you get done and how much detail you incorporate into your creations…I’m never disappointed and these mice are just adorable and they would be welcome at my house anytime! Thanks for linking back to Inky Stampers, they have some cute stuff and when I buy I will go there through your site. Your work inspires me! Thanks for being a stamping bud! Smiles back at you, Kathy


  11. These are absolutely brilliant Vicki love the cute little mice, the textured toilet roll looks great and love the little flies round the poo-great idea with the coasters and beautiful ribbon
    Carol x


  12. You are so funny!! Oh, and I would have to say I feel exactly the same as fall approaches. Aren’t you just an overachiever! With a challenge like more than one set, I would settle on 2 sets – not you!! And I did a close up of the TP and yup, it’s real!! You also made me realize how many of those cardboard coasters I have in my stash – I haven’t seen those in restaurants lately. Adorable creations. They all look so cute and challenging.


  13. Oh my goodness these are the cutest little mice. And I had to read through this post just because of the name of the post. LOL! That card for your son is so fun and I bet he will get a kick out of it. I know mine sure would. I love the container you made to hold some crafty items. I have 2 cups on my table and need to clean them out as ink got in the bottom of them. Oh boy!


  14. Vicki, you always go above and beyond when making your cards and projects. Eight sets used on these sweet and beautiful cards, that is amazing. Love them.



  15. You do such great work with the Inky Stamper line – love to see what you always create with them. I think I like the first one the best although the pencil holder is so cute. Great job as always. P.S. Love your “foxy” fall sampler swap card – we did our boxes together Tuesday at Cuppa and a Card – love these swaps. So happy you could join us again.


  16. Amazing! I love how you have Ralph standing inside a toilet paper roll. So fun and clever! Great job of combining different sets – if you didn’t tell us, we would have never guessed. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Birthday Challenge.

    sue n.


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