Saturday, May 8, 2021

Sweet Sixteen!

Good morning friends!
The school year is winding down and it has been a bit busier than I am used to! 
My crafting time has been a bit limited, so I have to be sneaky about fitting it in here and there. ;)
I did manage a birthday card for my nephew's upcoming 16th birthday.  I used new products from Whimsy Stamps.  I stamped the cake and numbers using the new Make a Wish Stamp set.  I colored it using Copics, added glossy accents, glitter, and sprinkles. I used the coordinating die set to cut the images out. 
I wanted the background to be fun and colorful, so I used the new Micro Patterns Clear Stamps.  I think this is such a fun way to make your own patterned paper! I layered my images using Crafty Foam Tape.   As a final touch I added a sprinkling of stars.
Speaking of birthdays, this gal of mine just turned 26! My mom and I got to see her for a bit last Saturday.  On Sunday (her actual birthday) she celebrated with her house.  Pizza, cake, and presents.  They Zoomed with me so I could sing with her house and watch her open her presents.  I can't wait until the day she can come home for a visit.  I want to hug and squeeze this girl so much!!
Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to pop by Whimsy Stamps to see all of the new products!





 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's May Release!

Happy May to you!
Today is not only the day before Cortney's 26th birthday, but it's Whimsy Stamp's new release! 
I used the new Gerber Daisy stamp with coordinating die.  I stamped the image on water color paper and went for a no line effect.  After everything was dry, I splattered it with a bit of white acrylic paint.  I used the die and worked on my background.  I embossed a piece of white card stock with the new Slimline Thatched embossing folder.  I adhered the water colored image on top using Crafty Foam tape. 
The sentiment is part of the Sympathy So Deeply Sorry stamp set.  I have been needing more of these cards unfortunately. I tied a bit of black string and adhered an acrylic flower I had in my stash.  For a final touch I added a few gold sequins.  
Be sure to head on over to Whimsy Stamps to see the full release! You are going to LOVE everything!
I am heading to Misericordia with my mom today to visit with Cortney for her birthday! Can't wait to see my sweet girl! :)










 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Bee Box!

Hello Friends!

I have a little summer box to share today! It uses the Bee-utiful Bees Rubber Cling set.  The bee was colored with Copics and Stickles were added to its wings.  The image was cut out using the Nested Hexagon Die Set. The box was created using the Hexagon Treat Box.  The second Hexagon panel was given a bit of color using the Honeycomb Drips Stencil.


I added a little tag, string, and a few Sparkletz Stars.  
Have a great day!!



 

Monday, April 26, 2021

My Sweet Friend!

Hello!
I hope you all had a great weekend!  It was a busy one for me and so excited that our weather has been getting warmer and lots of sunshine! 
I have a new card using a brand new set from Whimsy Stamps called, Fill a Truck.  I love the interchangeable items that go in the flat bed.  I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I adhered the beach items with Crafty Foam Tape.  
The background was done with water colors and the sun rays stencil.  I wanted it to be bright and happy!  I stamped the sentiment from the Gnome Thinks Spring stamp set in black ink.  I adhered a few hearts from the Sweethearts Sparkletz collection.  

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!










 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Castle Slimline Card!

Hi friends! I have another card using Whimsy's new release! This card was made with the new Build-a-Castle Die set.   It is super cute! I used the Brick Pattern Stencil to give my castle a more realistic look before using the die to cut it out. I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape over the new Slimline Enchanted Paper Pack. 
I added a few toadstools from the Build-a-Fairy Garden die set and grass from the Grass and Cloud Edger Die set. I stamped the sentiment from the Gnome Think Spring set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to pop on over to the Whimsy Store to see the full release!
Supplies!















 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dogs are the Best!

Hi friends!
Today is the 20th of April, and that means it's a new release for Whimsy Stamps! How stinking cute is this Slimline Dog Bone die?  It was screaming to be used as a shaped card! I knew I had to pair it with the previously released Super Dogs stamp set. I colored my lil' super hero pooch with Copic markers and fussy cut him out.  I die cut the bowl and collar and added color using Copics.  I stamped a scattering of sentiments from the Super Dogs Stamp set. 
I added a few hearts from the Sparkletz Sweetheart collection. As you can probably tell, it has been an obsession of mine lately.  LOL. 
Be sure to check out the Whimsy Store to see the full release! So many fun new products!










 

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Alone Gnome More!

Good morning and happy Saturday!
It's been a bit since I've posted! Life has been busy which is a good thing I guess! ;) 
I have used the new Gnome Friends set , from Whimsy Stamps, for my card today.  I am in love with all things gnome lately!
Each set gets cuter than the next! I used my Karin Brushmarkers to color the image.  I let the image dry and stamped the sentiment directly onto the image.  I added a few teeny hearts. 
The background was done with the new Slimline Embossing folder called Wave Lengths.  
I added a few strips of colored card stock behind the image for a pop of color. I also added a few white gel pen highlights. 

Be sure to stop by Whimsy to see the full release! There is another release headed your way on the 20th! :)


My sweet Cortney is turning 26 in a couple of weeks. This will be the second year she is unable to come home. She lives at Misericordia and they have been taking such excellent care of our girl.  Due to the virus, their fundraising efforts have been affected greatly. We usually stand on the corner with Jelly Belly's and shaking our "can." ;)  So in lieu of our can shaking, we have set up a First Giving page. Cortney's story is on the link.  ANY donation is greatly appreciated! Our family and the 650+ residents at Misericordia also appreciate you!