Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday #2

Here's my first ever Whimsy Stamps card for Throwback Thursday!

You can see the original post HERE!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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I love being on the Whimsy DT so thought I'd share that they are looking for some more DT members!! Check it out~ HERE!! Good luck!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shy Mae

I'm getting closer! I *think* one more card and the Echo Park Springtime 6x6 pad is gone! Woo-hoo!! :)

Today's card uses the digi, Shy Mae from Some Odd Girl. I also *finally* used the teeny tiny super cute wood veneer stars a dear friend got for me. They are just so cute!!



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges~
Have a wonderful day! I think I am finally getting over my cold and can hopefully go back to work tomorrow for a full shift! I left early Thursday, called in on Friday, had Sat/Sun off and today I left super early to just try and get better. This one really hit me hard but I am so hopeful it's on it's way out!!

Sharing a tutorial

In light of me trying to use up my 6x6 paper pads, I thought I would share a link to a tutorial by a friend of mine, Kristie...she is awesome and always amazes me how she uses up her 6x6 paper pads!!

Check it out~ HERE!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another dream come true....

I really feel like the happiest, most blessed girl right now. Not only have I followed my dream of working at a zoo but today I also had another dream come true---I did one of our zoo's Backstage Experiences. I did the Interactive Animal Keeper Experience.

Oh.my.gosh. There aren't words to describe the happiness in my heart, in my soul after this fabulous experience. I know it's not for everyone and not everyone has my dream but that's exactly what it was for me for so long...a dream...and now it has come true.

This experience was in our Red Barn area which is the part of the zoo where the goats, chickens, miniature horses, etc are at. The public can go in and pet/brush the goats and see the other animals up close.

For my experience I was able to go behind the scenes and help clean out some exhibits (they took it easy on me), I helped get the diets ready and then also helped feed some of the animals.

It was so amazing to be able to talk to the keepers, to ask many of the questions I've always wanted to ask and to just "be" there. Truly, this was just simply amazing for me.

I also got to hold a bearded dragon lizard, a corn snake--both were very cool and I actually liked this way more than I expected--and also got to pet/touch sugar gliders, a chinchilla and prairie dogs--oh my word are those critters squeals so adorable. Many of these animals are not on display for the public but used for education and as animal ambassadors for the zoo for different things.

I learned more about our African Wild Dogs and then ended my day with feeding and petting our stingrays--very cool.

I just can't stop smiling and am looking forward to my next Backstage Experience--yes, I'm a zoo nerd and I will be doing them all! LOL!!

I'll have more cards to share soon but thought I'd share a little more personal stuff today. 

Always, always, always follow your dreams and then when they come true, dream new ones!!!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

I {Heart} You

I know, I know, a second card in one day! Hope you were sitting down! 

Continuing on to use the last of the Echo Park Springtime paper pad. I think with one or two more cards it will be gone! This is a real victory as I don't know that I've ever completed a full paper pad...I've come close a few times but just couldn't bring myself to finish the pads. I guess I'm turning over a new leaf! LOL!

This cutie is a digi from Whimsie Doodles called I {Heart} You. 



I'm entering this card into the following challenges~

Thanks for visiting my lil' old blog! I appreciate it!!


Tin Can Chat

A friend bought some cards from my Etsy Shop but wanted a friendship card for her daughter and her best friend so I told her I'd play around this week and see if I could make something she liked.

Normally I shy away from custom requests as the pressure drives me batty but this time it actually gave me inspiration! Yay!

For the first card I pulled out the uber cute SugarPea Designs stamp set, Tin Can Chat! This set is seriously so fun!!! and I had fun (despite being sick with a cold) creating this card!

I was SO pleased with the way my grass came out as it's been something I've struggled with. I also tried out my new Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Markers. Oh my gosh!! I am IN LOVE with these!! I tried to capture a photo of all the shimmer/sparkle. I did use Cryogen Iridescent cardstock so the paper has a shimmer but these just make it GORGEOUS!!!

I'm also very excited that I am down to scraps of this Echo Park Springtime 6x6 paper pad. I have made it a goal to use it up this weekend!!





I used an older sketch from SugarPea Designs, SugarSketch 006~



I'm also entering this into the following challenges~
Hope your Saturday is awesome!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday 10/9/2014

On Facebook I usually play along with "Throwback Thursday" with older photos of me or my kids but today I thought I'd do a Throwback Thursday here on my blog of an older card. :) 

You can see the original post of this card~ HERE!

Enjoy and have a happy day!



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Whimsy Stamps October Rubber Stamp & Die Release Grand Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps October release GRAND BLOG HOP!

Our DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!



PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a  GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

For today's card I used the new stamp from Crissy Armstrong-O' Holey Night and a sentiment from the new Raindrop Echo Designs set-Notables Collection 2



Here's today's hop list. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.

Donna Rudy (GDT) 
Danni Bindel--that's me!

Happy Hopping and SHOPPING!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Whimsy Stamps October Rubber Stamp and Die Release Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...

2014 Holiday Release - Part 2

A few weeks ago we released Part 1 of our 2014 Holiday Collection. Today we are super excited to continue the sneak peeks for the second part of our 2014 Holiday Collection.

Over the next 2 days we will reveal 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie Maraver, Vicky Parson, Denise Griffith, Debbie Jenett, Donna Rudy and Crissy Armstrong as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Elisabeth Bell, Time For Tea Designs, Meljen's and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. To see a full reveal of all the stamps from todays sneak peeks please visit the Whimsy Inspirations Blog HERE.






Here's today's hop list. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.


Danni Bindel--that's me!
Vicki Parson (GDT) 
Donna Rudy (GDT)

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here for the final hop and release day!!!

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