Saturday, March 23, 2019

Smile! It's Spring!

Happy weekend everyone! 
It's officially spring and I am ready to get outside and shed this winter once and for all!  The Beaucoup Bouquet set  and coordinating dies are perfect for welcoming spring. 
I stamped each of the flowers and leaves with Versafine black ink and then colored everything using Zig Clean Color markers.  Once everything was dry I splattered white acrylic paint on the flowers and leaves. 
I used the Smile die cut as the sentiment so that is was big and bold enough to compete with the flowers.  I felt I needed a couple of larger leaves so I cut some  using the Peony Die set.  I covered the leaves with glossy accents and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust for added sparkle.  The light blue panel behind the bouquet was cut using the new Kinetic die set.   
I arranged everything slipping a doily underneath.  I popped up various flowers using Crafty Foam Tape.  I added a few gems using the Coral Coast Sparkletz.  
I appreciate you stopping by! I am off to pick up Cortney for the weekend!

*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps*NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die SetVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Smile Large Word DiePeony Flower DieGlossy AccentsDecoArt® Glamour DustCrafty Foam Tape WhiteKinetic Straight Waves Die SetSparkletz - Coral Coast

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