Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day One of Sneak Peeks for the "Pixie of Oz" Collection!

     I remember when I was six years old and I saw the "Wizard of Oz" for the very first time. I was absolutely terrified of the Flying Monkeys. I actually hid under the covers that night and prayed really, really hard that those winged things wouldn't come into my bedroom and get me in the middle of the night! Kids today see a lot worse things on TV than Flying Monkeys, so they laugh when I tell them this story. 
Fast forward to now, and I still don't want to see a REAL Flying Monkey, but I did find a sign in a shop that made me laugh. I have waited several years to use this sentiment on a card. It was just perfect for this week's release from the Pixie Dust Studio, "Pixie of Oz".

     This toooo cute image is "Cute Flying Monkey". This Pixie Dust Release is timed perfectly to use with the newest Graphic 45 DP, "The Magic of Oz" Collection. That's where I got the two monkeys in the right hand corner.
      I also used a sheet of small "postage" stamps from Graphic 45 on my next project. I had never made a teepee card before, so I thought I would give it a try. This is what I came up with.

This image is "Brainy". I used a MS punch to make the fence to simulate a fence around a garden or farmer's field. I also added some "Got Flowers" and an insect button from "Dress It Up".

     This is"Tin Heart". I added embossed hearts cut with Nesties and Creative Memories punches. The flowers are from Recollections.
     The last image is "Courage". I added some yellow polka dot paper to simulate the Yellow Brick Road. The red flowers are "Got Flowers" from the Field of Poppies scene. The card stands up with the help of Velcro dots. 
     This is what it looks like when flattened out.  

It can be folded in half or..... fourths for easy storage or mailing.
Do you know that the Winged Monkeys were slaves of the Wicked Witch? Do you know how the Scarecrow came to be? Did you know that the Tin Man was not always made of tin? You really need to read The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It's one of my favorites! My favorite chapter depicts a China World which was not mentioned in the movie. I can't wait until my grandkids are old enough for me to read it to them!
 Stop by the blogs of our talented Pixies! They will take you to the Land of Oz! Their links are in my sidebar. I'll also have more peeks for you tomorrow. The Release Day is Friday. You don't want to miss it! This collection is HUGE!!!
For some fun trivia and frequently asked questions regarding The Wizard of Oz go to this website HERE.


  1. WOW Cat these are awesome what fantastic card folds, the design and those images are totally ACE. Superb work.
    Lorraine x


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