Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's January Release!

I have fallen in love with this sweet bear family. 💗
They are part of the new Bearly Hanging on set.  I stamped it with waterproof ink on water color paper.  I masked the image off and used a cloud stencil for the background.  I splattered it with white acrylic paint for a dreamy effect.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white.  The image itself was colored using Karin Brushmarkers.  Once it was dry, I added glossy accents and glitter to the moon. 
I used the new 6 x 6 paper pack, Baby Bear.  I used a teeny heart from the Sweetheart Sprinkletz collection. 
Be sure to check out the entire release over at Whimsy!
Thank you for stopping by!



Monday, January 18, 2021

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello friends!
I have a wintery card to share today using Whimsy Stamp's new Slimline Woodland Cottage die.  I used it with watercolor paper.  I used the Karin Brushmarkers to color in each part of the image.  I then splattered it with white acrylic paint for a snowy effect.  
I wanted the background to have some subtle texture, so I used the Pinwheels Stencil.  I added glossy accents to the snowy parts and lots and lots of glitter!  I heat embossed the sentiment and glued a few Sparkletz Crystal Stars to finish off the image.  

Thank you for popping by today! :)


Friday, January 15, 2021

Just Because

Good morning! I have another Valentine's Day card using the adorable Dudley's Mailed with Love by Whimsy Stamps! This cutie was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I used the new Slimline Envelope Border dies to create this fun background! The background paper is part of the 6 x 6 Heart to Heart collection. 
I added a few teeny hearts, because that is just what I do! LOL!
Thank you for stopping and being the highlight of my day!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Whimsy Stamps New Release!

Hello friends!
Today is Whimsy Stamps Release Day!  So many fun Valentine goodies to share! The first one is this adorable set called, Dudley's Mailed with Love.  He was colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I used the new Slimline Envelope Edger on plain white card stock. I love the teeny hearts on the edge! It was a perfect place to stamp my sentiments.  I centered Dudley in the middle with Crafty Foam Tape. The paper underneath is from the new Heart to Heart paper pack. 
I added a pearl to the center of the chocolate box and a few teeny Sprinkletz Hearts. 
Be sure to pop on over to Whimsy to see their full release! So many fun new items!!


Friday, January 8, 2021

Valentine Gnome

Hello friends. 
I am not going to lie, the last couple of days have been rough.  Saying goodbye to my son and knowing that I will not have any communication with him for months is rough.  Then hearing all of these nightmare CoVid stories is enough to put me over the edge.  My saving grace has been work and crafting.  I created this Valentine's Day card using the new Slimline Hearts Background die from Whimsy Stamps. I left the hearts intact and water colored the larger hearts in pinks and the background (smaller hearts) in peachy brown tones.  I gave it a little splatter with brown water color paint. 
For the sentiment I used the ALFaDoodles Clear Stamp set.  I embossed it in white and water colored it with a bold pink color. Each letter was fussy cut and popped up with Crafty Foam Tape. 

I felt like the card needed a bit more so I added this little gnome from the Gnomies Clear Stamp set. She was colored with Copics and then fussy cut.  I cut an additional heart for her to hold.  It was colored and given a hefty dose of Crystal laquer and glitter. I finished the card with a bit of silk ribbon and a couple of teeny hearts. 

Thank you for stopping by!
You are all keeping this nervous mama a bit more sane! ;)




Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Anchor's Away!

Today is the day....Kyle leaves for boot camp at noon. 
Great Lakes for the next 8 weeks.
My emotions are all over the strange how you can feel joy and sorrow at the same time.
I wanted to make sure these past few months, Kyle knew how very much he is loved, and how proud of him we are. 
All supplies are Whimsy Stamps except for the sticker at the bottom.  :)


Friday, January 1, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's January Release!

Happy New Year!
With a new year comes hope and a new release from Whimsy Stamps! ;)
I adore everything in this release!
The background paper, Frozen,  is created specifically for slim line cards! Each one is cuter than the next and it make building a scene super easy! I jazzed it up a bit with glitter, clear drops, and stamping the sentiment directly to the background.  I also added a teeny red heart to the sentiment. 
I colored each of the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.  I popped them up using Crafty Foam Tape.  

One of my gifts to myself this year was to convert all of our VHS home movies to DVD.  (Since we no longer have a VHS player)  We sat and watched home movies last night, and the memories that it brought back!  Kyle enjoyed seeing them and reminiscing.  He leaves in 4 days.......4 short days.  
I really wish these next few days would slow down.
Have a wonderful day my friends!