Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You Rock!

Hello there!! Today I have a card to share that was so much fun to make!!

First I colored up the newly released, Number One from the Art by Mi Ran collection at Whimsy Stamps. I used my copics and really had fun giving her jeans texture. I had posted these photos on Instagram and Facebook and then realized several people didn't know how to do this technique so I thought I'd just explain as it's a really fun and easy technique to use!

Once you have the area colored that you want to add texture, in this case the jeans, you'll need some colorless blender and some fabric, in this case a swatch of denim. (I would do this technique before you color around the area you're adding texture to so that it doesn't accidentally get onto other colored areas)



I didn't get photos of the next step but it's super easy. Just put a little of the colorless blender onto the fabric/denim and then set it onto your colored area. I push it down for a few seconds and then remove. Let it dry and voila', instant texture.

You can experiment with different fabrics to achieve different results. I have used an old towel for a "fuzzy" texture on an animal before. The possibilities are endless!!

Here's the end result of the jeans~


To finish my card I had fun with the Whimsy stamp set, Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats. To finish it off I used my favorite Whimsy sentiment set, Everyday Moments.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! Before I leave wanted to let you all know that there's a Spring Sale at Whimsy Stamps!! It ends Thursday the 26th so hurry over and do some shopping!!



Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Number One, Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats, Everyday Moments
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Real Red, SU Basic Grey, SU Smoky Slate
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress It, misc white
Designer Paper~ 
Other Goodies~ copics, denim fabric/colorless blender

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Fairy

For today's card I used a pretty digi from Sweet Pea Stamps, Spring Fairy by Conie Fong. She was so much fun to color and of course, add some sparkle to!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges~


Thanks for stopping by and hope that you find time to do whatever it is that makes you happy!!

Stamps~ Sweet Pea Stamps-digi-Spring Fairy, R.S.Tapestry-clear floral set, Whimsy Stamps-Everyday Moments
Ink~ SU Pink Pirouette, SU Soft Sky,
Cardstock~ SU Certianaly Celery, misc. white
Designer Paper~ Memory Box-Jubilee
Other Goodies~ copics, doily, Glamour Dust, pearls

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Patty's Party

Work has been so busy lately that I just come home exhausted and just no energy for crafting. But I do have exciting news on the work front--I've been promoted to a full time supervisor!! I'm so excited, and nervous, and excited! LOL! It will be more challenging things to do and a few more hours but I'm ready for this next step! 

Anyhoo, onto today's card! I used another one of Whimsy Stamps new releases, this is Patty's Party by Lizzy Love. I also used the new sentiment set, Say it Big, along with the Pierced Stacking Star die and the Stitched Border Die Trio.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back soon!! Crossing my fingers that I can get into a routine even with working so much!

Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Patty's Party
Ink~ SU So Saffron, SU Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock~ SU Elegant Eggplant, misc white,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey-Baby Girl
Other Goodies~ copics, Wink of Stella pens, Whimsy Pierced Stacking Star die, Whimsy Stitched Border Trio die, 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lily Bo Peep

I actually colored up this cute Saturated Canary digi, Lily Bo Peep, a few weeks ago but am just now getting her on a card. 

I fooled around with different designs for the card but in the end a clean and simple card won out so she could shine. I also spent way too much time trying to find the perfect sentiment and then decided to not put one on. LOL!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by!! I'm finally feeling so much better, whew! Now to keep the crafty mojo rollin'!

Stamps~ Saturated Canary-digi-Lily Bo Peep
Ink~ 
Cardstock~ misc white, Copic Xpress It, 
Designer Paper~ Jillibean Soup-Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup
Other Goodies~ copics, SU banner punch

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Whimsy Stamps March Release Grand Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps March Release BLOG HOP!


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

For my card today I used Love Letter, by Time For Tea Designs and also a sentiment from the new Say it Big set!


I was inspired by my fellow DT sister, Ellie and her card-HERE! I just had to try the Bokeh technique and I must admit, I *might* be hooked on it. LOL! It was so much fun to do and I really like how it turned out! I still need to practice at it a bit more but I don't think I did too bad for my first try.


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One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!

                     Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

                               We hope you've enjoyed this release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whimsy Stamps March Release Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
March Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 2 days we will reveal 16*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets . They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Wee Stamps, and Krista Heij-Barber stamps:



For my card today I used the adorable Berry Sweet by Krista Heij-Barber. I just want to give her a big squeezy hug! I also used a die by Whimsy Stamps, Notables 3.


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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.


See you again tomorrow for our release day hop.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Whimsy Stamps March Release Day 1!

It's time for a new release at Whimsy Stamps!!! Make sure you head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Blog and hop along today! and then come back again tomorrow for the second day of the hop and for one of my projects with these awesome new stamps!!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Release Coming Soon!!!


Can't wait to share this fab Whimsy release with you!! Be sure to come back Monday!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tweet Wishes

Hello there!! Hope everyone is fairing well on this Wednesday! I'm so happy that I was able to get another card done! 

This is my second entry into the colorful card challenge on the yahoo group I'm in. Only 4 more cards left--don't know if I'll make it by the end of the month as it's approaching fast but man, I sure had fun playing along this month!

Today I used the super fun stamp, Happy Bird-Day from Whimsy Stamps. I also used the Pierced Stacking Star Die, also from Whimsy Stamps.



I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
I also used an older sketch from Mojo Monday~


Have a simply amazing day! I'm hoping to keep the crafty mojo flowing but we'll see!

Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Happy Bird-Day
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock~ misc white, Copic Xpress-it
Designer Paper~ My Mind's Eye-Lime Twist-Fly A Kite
Other Goodies~ copics, Whimsy Stamps Pierced Stacking Star Die, 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You-nique

I guess it's pretty obvious when my days off are as it seems lately those are the only days I post, LOL! Sam is back to work as of Monday though so I'm hoping to get back into a routine of crafting in the evenings, but we'll see.

Today's card is for another challenge in one of the yahoo groups I'm in. The challenge was to make a colorful card. If you've followed me for very long you know those are my favorite cards to make!

I am using a new stamp from SCACD for my card today called You-nique! She is one of 4 new stamps in the Brave Hearts Collection. I thought these girls were just so fun, funky and different that I just had to have them!


I'm entering this card into the following challenges~

Thanks for visiting!! I really appreciate you stopping by!


Stamps~ SCACD-You-nique, Unity Graffiti Art,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Melon Mambo, SU Pretty in Pink
Cardstock~ SU Melon Mambo, Copic Xpress-it,
Designer Paper~ Basic Grey-Lemonade
Other Goodies~ copics, flowers, card candy dots, Quickutz flourish die, Wink of Stella pens, SU border punch

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