Friday, October 18, 2019

Zombie Halloween!

Hello friends!
Did you miss me?
It's been a hectic couple of weeks and I feel as though lately I am treading water.
But I guess that is probably true of most people...and I am certainly not alone!
I do find snippets of time here and there to create and I am gearing up for Halloween.
I created this fun zombie card using Whimsy Stamp's Zombie Boy stamp set!
I colored him with Copic markers and added glossy accents to the jar and his eyes.  Or should I say his empty sockets? ewwwww! ;)
I cut the image and layers using Wavy Rectangles.  I stamped the sentiment directly on the green paper and embossed it in white.  I wanted to add a bit of fun to the black card stock so I used the Bats and Bubbles Border Die.  I added a few black sequins and bats for a finishing touch.  
I will try and post again soon!  Have a great day!
Supplies:

*NEW Zombie Boy Clear Stamps*NEW Wavy Pierced Rectangles Die Set*NEW Bats and Bubbles Border Die Set

Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

World Cardmaking Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the art of handmade cards – whether made with construction paper and crayons or with more sophisticated supplies. As we crafters can all agree, a store-bought card, while nice, just can’t replace the personal and thoughtful nature of one made by hand. Today, the Whimsy Design Teams are honoring this craft with two hops – one here and another on Instagram. For each hop, Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store. To increase your chances of winning, be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop. All comments must be left by midnight EST on Saturday, October 12th . One winner will be randomly-chosen from each hop, and both winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Sunday, October 13th 
For my Halloween Treat Boxes, I used Whimsy's new Mini Treat Box Die.   This die is super cute and very easy to assemble.  I added white polka dots to the top of the box to jazz it up a little. 
I used Kooky Monsters to decorate the top of the box.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The image was cut using the Stitched Circles Die set.  I added glossy accents to the monster's eyes and spots. 
I tied purple and white twine around the box and through a hole in the image.  I stamped the sentiment and tucked it under the bow.  I added Crafty Foam Tape under the circle to give a bit of room for the twine.  
For a finishing touch, I added a ghost and clear gem in the middle of the bow from the Boo Sparkletz collection. These boxes are perfect little treats to pass out to kids or in my case, because I am a teacher, to my colleagues! ;)

Blog Hop Lineup: 
For more Halloween fun and prizes, be sure to check out the Whimsy Blog every night this month for the 3rd Annual 31 Nights of Halloween blog celebration!
Supplies:
*NEW Mini Treat Box Die  Kooky Monsters Clear StampsPierced and Stitched Circles Die SetGlossy AccentsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Boo

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Zombies!

Hello my friends!
Whimsy is celebrating Halloween all month long, so I will have lots of fun projects to share with you!
How about this deliciously scary zombie card?  It is called Zombie Herd. I colored it with Copic markers and tried to give their faces a sort of dead appearance by adding shades of purple. 
 This is definitely a different card for me, as I tend to be sort of cutesy or feminine.  But I had a great time coloring it.  I added sentiments using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  I layered over red card stock using Crafty Foam Tape.  I didn't think this card was suitable for glitter or sequins! LOL! So I kept it pretty simple. 
Are you a fan of scary Halloween or cutesy Halloween? Just curious!
Supplies:
*NEW Zombie Herd Rubber Cling StampCrafty Foam Tape WhiteWhite Embossing Powder - Basic

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

31 Days of Halloween!

Hello friends! Michele here! I am so excited to participate in Whimsy Stamp's 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!  So much goodness right there at the Whimsy Blog! each and every night in October! AND....there are prizes to be won too! ;) More about today's contest at the end of this post. 

For my card I used Flying Cat Witch. Because honestly, who doesn't think a flying cat on a broom is adorable? 
I stamped the kitty and then masked it so I could create the moonlit background.  I cut a circle and used both the positive and negative space to ink the background using Tim Holtz Distress inks in purple and yellow.   I peeled the mask off and brought the cat to life using Polychromo pencils. 

For the purple panel, I used Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles and layered everything using Crafty Foam Tape.  I added a green and white twine and alphabet letters to spell out the word, BOO.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory to add a few "stars" to the background.  

Would you like to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate for Whimsy Stamps?  Just comment on the Whimsy Blog us if you dress up for Halloween and if you do, what are you dressing as?  A random winner will be selected on Halloween night! 
And in case you were wondering...yes, I am dressing up for Halloween. I am a 4th grade teacher and the students absolutely LOVE that the teachers dress up.  So what am I going to be? 
Little Bo Peep from Toy Story! 
Supplies:

Flying Cat Witch Rubber Cling StampZig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die SetCrafty Foam Tape WhiteNuvo - Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell

Monday, September 30, 2019

Rainbow Birthday!

Happy Monday to you! It has rained in Chicago all weekend, so I needed to create a card that wasn't as gloomy as the weather.  I used Whimsy Stamp's Array of Rainbows Die set and went die cutting crazy! I started piecing them together to create, I think, an interesting background.  I coated it with glossy accents.  
I cut the sentiment using the Birthday Word and Shadow Die.  The candle is from the Calories Schmalories set.  I colored it with Copics and added Stickles to the top.  I placed it right over where the letter i would be.  

I added sheer polka dot ribbon to the top and a few gem stones here and there. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Supplies:
Array of Rainbows Die SetBirthday Word and Shadow Die SetCalories Schmalories Clear StampsGlossy AccentsStickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Jingle Owl the Way!

 Good morning! 
I feel like it's been a hot minute since my last post.  Life has been extremely busy and I think maybe I need to hire a secretary for my life.  ;)
I have a card today featuring Whimsy Stamp's newest set called, Happy Owlidays! The images are so stinking cute!
I used Prisma Colored pencils to bring this little cutie to life.  I used a fine black felt tip pen to draw in the lashes, eyes, beak, and bells.  I filled in the antlers, bells, and eyes with glossy accents. I added Stickles to create snow and even added snowflakes to the background. 
I layered the card stock with Crafty Foam Tape and tied a silk ribbon to the top.  I embellished it with red/white twine and a couple of red jingle bells. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white.   
Thank you for stopping by today!
Supplies:
*NEW Happy Owlidays Clear StampsStickles Glitter Glue - Star DustCrafty Foam Tape WhiteWhite Embossing Powder - BasicGlossy Accents

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy, Colorful, Fall!

Hi friends!
Hope you had a great week!
I have a new card using Whimsy Stamp's new Falling Leaves Background stamp.  I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I used my Zig Clean Color markers.  I decided a non traditional color scheme, as I think I am still a bit in "summer mode." I added a few water colored leaves from the Build-a-Pumpkin-Patch set.   I added a strip of white card stock, ribbon, leaves and a few gold sequins. I layered everything using Crafty foam tape. 
The sentiment was cut using the Bold ABC Die set and a happy die from my stash. I added Stickles to the word, Fall for added sparkle.   
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Supplies:
*NEW Falling Leaves Background Rubber Cling Stamp*NEW Build-a-Pumpkin Patch Die SetBold ABC Die SetStickles Glitter Glue - Star DustCrafty Foam Tape White