Friday, April 12, 2019

Whimsy Stamps & WOW Embossing Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be a part of the WOW Embossing and
Whimsy Stamp's Blog hop!

No Blog hop is complete without a prize!

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing
with a WOW carry case
to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate
to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of
22nd April from the
comments left on ALL THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment
on each blog post to have a chance at getting your
hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.
Are you ready to see what I have created?
My first card uses Whimsy's new stamp set called, Bunny Buddies. I stamped it in Versafine black ink and colored it using Zig Clean Color Markers. 
I stamped the new Rain Drops Background stamp with Versamark ink and used WOW's clear embossing powder. To make the rain a bit more pronounced, I added a bit more water color. 
I cut the image using the Pierced and Stitched Circle Dies. I popped up the middle circle for a bit more depth and interest. 

I added a silk ribbon and few puffy heart stickers. 

My second card uses Whimsy's new stamp set called, Cast a Spell.  I stamped the images on white paper using Versamark ink.  I used Wow's gold Embossing powder.
I fussy cut both stamped pieces and layered them using Crafty Foam Tape. The background seemed a bit plain so I used the Speckled Heart StencilThe sentiment was stamped again with Versamark ink and white embossing powder from WOW! Their powder is great because it is fine and doesn't get all chunky and lumpy! 
I cut the sentiment using the Quick Strips Die Set.  I tucked it behind our wizarding friend. 
No wizard is complete without a few stars, so I added a few from the Sparkletz Crystal Stars collection.

IF you would like to start the hop from the beginning, here is the complete list! 
Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear StampsVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set*NEW Rain Drops Background Rubber Cling StampVersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)*NEW Cast a Spell Clear StampsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSpeckled Heart StencilQuick Strips Die SetSparkletz - Crystal Stars

Monday, April 8, 2019

My Happy Place....

Good morning! It's the start of a brand new week! I have been crafting quite a bit and have lots of projects to share this month! 
I adore this new stamp set by Whimsy Stamps called, Bunny Buddies. 
I stamped it in Versafine Black ink and colored it using Copic Markers. 
I added hearts to the pocket and some white pen details.  I used Nuvo Glitter Drops to add sparkle to all of the hearts.  I layered the image over the polka dot paper from Whimsy's 6 x 6 Pretty Pastels.
I used a piece of doily at the bottom and top of the image.  I added silk ribbon and used a flower and leaves from the Build-a-Garden die set.   As a final touch I adhered a few clear droplets form the Coral Coast Sparkletz.

I am so blessed to have Misericordia in our lives.  They are a facility that takes care of 600+ residents, including my sweet girl, Cortney.  I love that they treat my daughter like she is the most important human being on the planet.  Not only do they provide a wonderful quality of life for their residents, they include the families in every aspect of their day to day.  Like this picture sent from the head of her house on their trip to Target.  Whenever I feel a bit sad about Cortney not being home, I look at her smile here and know, without a doubt, that she is living the life that God intended for her. Right now Misericordia is doing their "Candy Day's Drive."  If you are in the Chicago land area, you know that at the end of April families and friends of Misericordia stand out with their cans and Jelly Bellies collecting money.  (Rain or shine I will be out there!) Since many of our families and friends live out of the state, we also have a First Giving page set up for Cortney to benefit Misericordia.  If you would like to donate, here is the link.  Any amount is greatly appreciated!!
*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear StampsNuvo - Glitter Drops - White Blizzard*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels*NEW Build-a-Garden Die SetSparkletz - Coral CoastCopic Sketch - B01 Mint BlueCopic Sketch - B05 Process BlueCopic Sketch - RV11 PinkCopic Sketch - RV04 Shock PinkCopic Sketch - C0 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - C3 Cool GrayCopic Sketch - W1 Warm GrayCopic Sketch - W3 Warm Gray