Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December First Means New Whimsy Stamp Products!

Hello friends!
Today is the first of December! Can you believe it? 24 days until Christmas!
I have a Christmas Slimline card to share using some new products from Whimsy Stamps. 
I used the new Gifts Galore set and colored it with Copic Markers.  I used last month's set with this cutie pie from the No Peeking Mice set. I did a bit of masking so I could add him directly to the background. 

For a bit of added interest I used the Twinkle Cluster Stencil to add a few stars to the background.  A few clear gems were added to the centers from the Iceberg-Sparkletz collection. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Be sure to pop by Whimsy Stamps to see their full release!


Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas is Coming....

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
I have a quick post to share today and a couple of photos from our time with Cortney. 
Today's card uses the Tattered Christmas set by Whimsy Stamps.  The ornaments were stamped on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut.  I popped them up using Crafty Foam Tape for added dimension.  The evergreen boughs were stamped directly on paper and I went over the stamped image with various shades of Copic markers as well as a white gel pen.  A bit of texture paste and glitter were added to the top.  The patterned paper is part of the Christmas Eve Paper Pack. 
My little family minus one. Kyle couldn't come home for Thanksgiving.  He is still in Power School as part of his Naval training. He does, however, get to come home in December for Christmas. I am counting down the days to hug that kid of mine! 
Being able to spend 5 days with Cortney, after last year, was a true blessing. 


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

No Line Coloring Reindeer!

Hi friends! 
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! 
For the first year in 29 years I am not cooking, my sister is hosting!
Cortney comes home today and will be spending the entire holiday with us.
My slimline card today uses oodles of new products from Whimsy Stamps. The beautiful reindeer come from the Christmas Deer set.  I Stamped them on Bristol Smooth card stock and a no line ink.  I used my Zig Clean Color Markers to bring these cuties to life.  They were fussy cut and set aside. 
The background was a combination of several new products and the trees from the Tree Assortment Die set.  The pink dotted background was done with pink inks and the new Diagonal Dots Embossing Folder.  The frame comes from the Slimline Tapered Frames Die set. 
I added lots of glitter, adhered layers with Crafty Foam Tape for extra dimension.  
I just love these deer so much!! 

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Whimsy Stamps to see all of the new products!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving too!


Saturday, November 20, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's New Release!

Hello friends! Today is the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it is also Whimsy Stamp's new release!  
This new set called, Christmas Deer (Yes, I know, no reindeer on today's project! These are the sidekicks in the set! ;) is so stinking cute!
I mean look at this bunny and penguin! 
I colored both images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.  
I wanted to make some treat boxes for my coworkers at school, so my "go to" is the ATC Book Die Set. It is a perfect way to give little treats or a gift card!  I jazzed up the edges with some glossy accents and glitter.
For the front of the boxes I used papers from the SurReally Cool Christmas Slimline paper pack. and the Stained Glass Window Die to frame my cute critters.  I added Crackle texture paste to add a bit of "snow."  I added some silk ribbon, jingle bells, and a pom pom for the penguin's hat. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Be sure to stop by Whimsy Stamps to see the full release!
It's an awesome one!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Whimsy Stamps and Brutus Monroe!

Hello friends!
For my card I paired Brutus Monroe's Aqua Pigments with a sneaky peek at a new stamp set that Whimsy Stamps is releasing this upcoming Saturday.
Brutus Monroe and Whimsy are collaborating together on Instagram with a hop and a chance to win one of two (2) gift cards. You can hop along here!
Hop closes November 20th. I hope you join us!
I used this adorable stamp set (Being released this weekend), and Brutus Monroe's Aqua Pigment Inks for the background.  It creates the prettiest, shimmery, marbled background.  The background and card itself were cut out using the Stained Glass Window Die. I stamped the sentiment from the FaDoodle Holly Stamp set with Versamark and gold embossing powder. 

Thank you for stopping by!!


Shaker Snow Globe!

I have a new card to share with you today using Whimsy Stamp's No Peeking Mice stamp set. I colored the image with Copic markers, added snow with a white gel pen, and adhered glitter to the bottom for snow.  I hand cut the center of the globe and added a circular dome you can find HERE.  It fit perfectly! I was able to add glitter and sequins from the Glacier Sparkletz collection
I used paper from the new 6 x 6 Christmas Eve paper pack.   I couldn't resist adding a bit of holly to his hat from the FaDoodle Holly set. 

Thank you so  much for stopping by today!
Be sure to pop on over to Whimsy Stamps to see their full release. 


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's November Release!

Hello friends!
I have a new card using lots of new goodies from Whimsy Stamps! The stamp set is called, No Peeking.   It was colored with Copic markers.  I used the Comic Half-Tone stencil to add a bit of interest behind my image. The image and the card itself were cut out using the Stained Glass Window Die. 
I added a bit of holly to the top from the FaDoodle Holly stamp set.  I added a bit of glitter and red pom poms. The paper is part of the Christmas Eve paper pack. 

Be sure to stop by Whimsy Stamps for more Christmas inspiration!


Monday, November 8, 2021

Reindeer Ornament

So did you go straight from Halloween to Christmas? Or do you decorate for Thanksgiving?
As much as I wanted to get my Christmas decor up, I did end up putting my Thanksgiving stuff up first.  It is a season to be grateful and pause for a bit. So I put the brakes on.  (Although Hallmark has been going strong in my craft room!) LOL
Today I have an ornament to share.  I used Whimsy Stamp's Tattered Christmas stamp set. 
I stamped it on the wooden disc with a juicy Versamark ink and sprinkled it with a distressed dark brown embossing powder.  The effect wasn't perfect but I think it lent itself to the whole shabby look of it.  
The image was colored with Copic markers.  I added a bit of texture paste to the antlers, rhinestone for Rudolph's nose, and a teeny jingle bell around his neck.  As a final touch, I added some white gel pen "snow." 

I hope you enjoyed this super easy to make ornament!
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Thursday, November 4, 2021

Happy Holidays!

Hello friends!
I have officially started my Christmas cards for the season! I used Whimsy Stamp's Slimline Pines set. I stamped the image in a brown ink and went over the "greenery" with a Green Copic marker.  I stamped the sentiment in black.  The edges were given a bit of color using Tim Holtz' Slavaged Patina Oxide ink. I splattered additional ink with water and a paint brush.  
Each pine cone was given a bit of texture paste.  I used a small paint brush to apply it.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled glitter over it to give the appearance of snow. 
The background is a combination of vintage music paper and an embossed panel using the new Sweater Embossing Folder.  I tied a couple of jingle bells to the panel with twine, and added a few clear drops to finish off the card. 
For all of Whimsy's new products be sure to head on over to their site!