Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day my friends! Anyone having corned beef and cabbage?  Attending a parade?  Drinking green beer?
I am not Irish, but I think everyone has a little bit in them right? ;)
I have a card celebrating today using Whimsy Stamp's Beaucoup Bouquet stamp set. 
I stamped the flowers and leaves randomly on green paper.   I colored them using Prisma Colored Pencils.  I took white paint and splattered it across the paper. 
I used Spellbinder's heart dies to cut 3 small hearts to create a Shamrock.  I hand cut a stem and gave it a bit of depth using Distress Ink in Twisted Citron.  I wanted something for the center of the Shamrock, so I thought a flower and leaves using the Peony die set was perfect. I used glossy accents on the outer edges of each heart and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust. 
For the background I used an old embossing folder I had in my stash to add a bit of interest and texture. I used the Smile Word die for my sentiment.  I inked the top of the letters a bit using Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in Twisted Citron.  Then coated it with glossy accents and Glamour Dust. 

I assembled the card adhering everything in place.  I added a few rhinestones and clear droplets from the Sparkletz Lucky Charms collection.   

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!!

*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear StampsSmile Large Word DieGlossy AccentsDecoArt® Glamour DustPeony Flower DieSparkletz - Lucky Charms

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Seaside Thanks

Hi friends!  I am so excited that today in Chicago we are actually going to be above 40 degrees! Wooohooo!
Warmer temps are on the horizon! And this new die set called, Up in the Clouds, was perfect for a summery card!  I cut the sun and seagulls out.  I added glossy accents to the birds and set them aside to dry. 
I cut the starfish and water using the Kinetic Straight Waves Die set.   I added glossy accents, Glamour Dust, and a pearl to each star fish.  I used Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks on the water.  
I stamped the large sentiment using the, You're Too Kind Clear stamp. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the words.  The black ink just seemed a bit too "heavy" so the white breaks it up a bit I think. :) I added some rustic twine and a few additional pearls to finish it off.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!


*NEW Up in the Clouds Die SetGlossy AccentsKinetic Straight Waves Die SetDecoArt® Glamour DustDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked PistachioYou're Too Kind Clear Stamps

Friday, March 8, 2019

Whimsy's March Release!

Good morning and happy Friday to you! 
I just can't seem to get enough of Whimsy Stamp's Beaucoup Bouquet and Butterflies Fluttering set! 
I colored each of the flowers using the Zig Clean Color markers.
I cut out each of the flowers using the coordinating Beaucoup Bouquet Die set.   I decided on a circular card using the new Pierced and Stitched Circle dies.  For the smaller circle I stamped it using my favorite background stamp, Spiral Roses in Picked Raspberry. 

I arranged the flowers and leaves in a circular pattern and added a sentiment using the Friend Word and Shadow Die. I sponged the back of the letters with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Oxide inks. I popped it up using Crafty Foam Tape. With this many flowers I felt it was needed to have a pretty lil' butterfly.  I used the new  Butterflies Fluttering stamp set.  I used the Zig Clean Markers to give it a multicolored look. For a final touch I used the hearts from the Sparkletz-Love Hearts collection. 
Have a wonderful weekend! I am picking up my daughter, Cortney this weekend. She is getting her 3rd round of Botox in her legs to help with her walking.  She is walking up to 10 feet (assisted) which is incredible.  She hadn't taken any steps in 5 years! So progress is being made! Please pray that she continues to make strides!
Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set*NEW Butterflies Fluttering Set Rubber Cling Stamp*NEW Pierced and Stitched Circles Die SetSpiral Roses Background Rubber Cling Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Picked RaspberryFriend Word and Shadow Die SetDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Spiced MarmaladeCrafty Foam Tape White
Sparkletz - Love Hearts

Monday, March 4, 2019

Whimsy Stamp's March Release!

Good morning! I have another new March release from Whimsy Stamps to share with you!
These gorgeous flowers are part of the Beaucoup Bouquet set.  I have already made numerous cards with this set! I am a sucker for flowers.  What I like most is the variety of sized flowers and leaves you get.
I stamped the flowers on Bristol paper and colored them using Zig Clean Color Markers.  While they were drying I used the Spiral Roses Background stamp in Tim Holtz' Broken China distress ink on gray paper.   
After the flowers were dry, I used the Beaucoup Bouquet coordinating die cuts to cut them out.  
I did add a bit more of the Broken China Distress Ink to the  smaller white panel and splattered it with water, white ink, and a bit of dark blue water color.  I layered the flowers and used Crafty Foam Tape for some, to give it added dimension.  
I wanted to add a little, somethin' somethin' to my card and decided on a butterfly from the Butterflies Fluttering set.  Zig Clean Color markers are perfect for adding multiple colors to the image.  I also added a sentiment using the Friend Word and Shadow Die. 
I wanted a bit of bling so added a few pearls and faceted hearts from the Sparkletz Love. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate your visits!

*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear StampsSpiral Roses Background Rubber Cling StampDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken China*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die SetCrafty Foam Tape White*NEW Butterflies Fluttering Set Rubber Cling StampFriend Word and Shadow Die SetSparkletz - Love Hearts

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Whimsy Stamp's March Release-Butterflies Fluttering!

Good morning and happy weekend to you!
My whole house is sick with some kind of a virus and I feel like the disinfectant queen!
Washing sheets, wiping down know the drill!
I did manage to play with Whimsy Stamp's newest March release, Butterflies Fluttering!
The butterflies in this set are absolutely breathtaking!
 I used my Zig Clean Color markers to apply the color directly onto the stamp.  I knew I wanted to create a colorful, rainbow-ish butterfly. I fussy cut it and put it to the side so I could work on the background.  
I used my Zigs to create the background as well.  I scribbled on a glass block with each color and picked up the color with a brush.  I tilted the paper back and forth so the colors would run into each other a bit.  I stamped the sentiment on black card stock using Versamark and white embossing powder.  I cut it into a strip. 
I used Whimsy's Friend Word die from last month's release as part of the sentiment. 
I assembled all of the pieces and popped up the butterfly using Crafty Foam Tape for added dimension.  I also added some teeny gold stars from the Lucky Charm's Sparkletz
I felt the back panel was a bit too stark so I dipped the edges in Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  I felt like it jazzed it up a bit without distracting from the main image.  
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I will have so much more to share! March is an awesome release month!

*NEW Butterflies Fluttering Set Rubber Cling StampFriend Word and Shadow Die SetSparkletz - Lucky CharmsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteVersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)White Embossing Powder - Super Fine DetailGold Embossing Powder