Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We're Off To See The Wizard

We're Off to See the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz to hopefully get the Tin Man a heart, the Lion courage, and the Scarecrow a brain! But there's the poppy fields to beware of as you could get very sleepy! The Wicked Witch but we know she's afraid of water. The flying monkeys . . . just totally freaky looking!!!!  You're probably still dizzy from the spinning whirling twirling house and watching all those things passing by like a nightmare especially that Miss Gulch on her bicycle! Poor Toto hiding in the basket, but can you blame him? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain as he knows not what he speaks! And then there are the delightful munchkins that sing 3 octives highly than humanly possible. I almost forgot the good witch Glinda - how could I forget her --- she was just too sugary sweet to my standards but as a Good Witch goes, she was the best, but why didn't she just tell Dorothy she had the power to return all along and wait until the end - geesh! And then only bad witches are ugly --- come on now! Its the Merry Old Land of Oz! I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore Toto. . . .

We're paying homage to the Wizard of Oz today with our blog hop! So, grab your beverage of choice and those ruby red slippers of yours, click them twice and repeat after me - "there's no place like home, there's no place like home"!

We have a generous sponsor of Creative Kuts of who is offering two (2) $10 Gift Certificates to two (2) lucky winners - winners will be selected by Random draw BUT you must leave comments on all the blogs today along with leaving a comment that you are visiting from We're Off to See the Wizard on their blog page,, and/or like their facebook page,

Also Paper House Productions 7 - piece paper assortment of 12 x 12 pieces of paper!

We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from 
Lisa - . If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, we don't want you to miss a single story of the travels of our "characters" from start to finish and would love for you to begin at the beginning of our hop with Lynne -

Who doesn’t love them some Wizard of Oz, an old iconic movie.  I know I sure do.

For this project, I decided I wanted to do something totally different, so I decided to try a 3-D project.   I used a paper piecing Pattern from to complete this design.  Nikki has great patterns and they are fast and easy to work with.

To create the back drop for the project, we used water color paints and a sponge, to paint the sky and grass.  To add the trees I used the Cindy Loo Cartridge.  From there, I just created the awesome characters and used dimensional squares (lots of dimensional) to add the characters walking the yellow brick road.  I still have to add the wicked witch and the flying monkey, however, the two I made at the time we a smidge to large to add to this project, so I need to remake them.  

I hope you enjoyed your brief trip down the yellow brick road!

As every good story, it has a beginning and a happily ever after - Dorothy went home and all was well with the world and Dorothy told Auntie Em - there's no place like home!!!!!! AWWWW how sweet! Hope you enjoyed my project and I must send you along your way and a place beyond the rainbow.

Here is the list of hoppers! Enjoy!!


  1. Wow this is so cool and I love the card, very detailed, and you did an awesome job.

  2. Aw snap! You have to send me these cuts! This is so freakin stinkin cute! I love this! TFS CallyAnn

  3. FABULULICOUS my dear friend --- what a great project - I'm loving it and clicking my heels ---- there's no place like crafting!
    Hugs and love, my dear friend!!!

  4. Oh, How Cute is that! Love It! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  5. How SWEET!! I just LOVE that paper piecing -- is it Nikki's? -- That's the one I just got!! LOVE it!! :)

    Thanks for sharing in the hop!!
    Amy :) at

  6. Love your characters I have to try this pape piecing stuff, Nice work on the background and I love those clouds Hope you will share when it is complete!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  7. So sweet! These are a very cute take on Oz!

  8. Very cute project.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  9. A very cute way to showcase the TEAM along the yellow brick road. TFS
    Creative Wishes,

  10. I love your characters, nice job on the piecing. Sad to see the hop come to an end. TFS.

  11. Awe Kimberly... these are soooo adorable!! Great job!! I can tell you put a lot of work into these... paper peicing these little things are sooo time consuming. You did a fabulous job! Love them! :)

  12. Wonderful this is really cute!
    We're off to see the Wizard!

  13. Kimberly, what a cute paper piecing project! I love your characters. You did such a great job! tfs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

  14. Fabulous job!! Love love love! I created an Oz 3D project last summer for my daughter's best friend's birthday. Feel free to check it out here-

    I am a new follower!

  15. OH my gosh, this is awesomeness!!! I love each paper pieced character, how fun is that?! The bg is so vibrant and cheerful and magical! I love this! Great job, glad you tried something new, you couldve fooled me though, you look like a pro with this technique! And hope you share the flying monkey and witch if you can when re-done--I for one, would enjoy seeing them too!:) hugs


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