Sunday, February 21, 2021

Whimsy's New Release part 2!

I had so much fun with Whimsy Stamp's Cubed Die Set that I had to make another card! This one kind of took on a life of it's own, as I built the cubes and then started stacking and layering them.  Then thought, why not make a shaker card?  Go big or go home right? ;)  I created the glittery frame using the Wonky Window Die 2 and cutting the inside part of it out. I added these fun Color Wheel Sprinkletz inside shaker.  I adhered a piece of acetate to the back and plopped that on my cubed background using Crafty Foam Tape. 
The background piece was cut from the Wavy Pierced Rectangle Die.  I used several Distress Oxide inks to match the inside of the card.  The sentiment is part of the Simple Sentiments set.  (I told you this is my "go to" set! LOL!) 

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on black paper and embossed in white.  I used the Quick Strips Die set to cut it out.  It was layered over front of frame. I tied hot pink tulle around the front of the card.  
There is a lot going on with this card, it was definitely going down a rabbit hole for awhile, but I think at the end it does shout, Happy! (Or maybe I am just fooling myself!) ;)
On a happy note, I did get a 40 min. call from my son yesterday.  It was so great hearing his voice.  He is half way done with boot camp.  :)  
Be sure to check out Whimsy Stamp's newest releases! I promise the next card will be something besides cubes!


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's Newest Release!

Good morning friends!
Today is Whimsy Stamps newest release! I absolutely love this new die called Cubed!  I used it with watercolor paper and went a little crazy with my Karin Brushmarkers.  I added lots of splatter to jazz it up a bit.  I adhered it to a soft gray card stock with Crafty Foam Tape.  
I used a sentiment from the Simple Sentiment Strips stamp set.  I love this set and seem to be reaching for it a lot lately! I stamped it with Versamark on Navy blue paper and cut it into a strip.  I added a bit of white string as not to overwhelm the colorful background.  A few clear sequins and pearls were adhered as a finishing touch.  
Be sure to pop on over to Whimsy Stamps to see the full release!
I'll be back tomorrow with another card!
Have a great day!


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Make a Wish

Good morning!
Can I just say that if I never see another snowflake that it would be too soon?
We seriously have 14 inches of snow here and there is nowhere to even put the piles anymore!
But I digress...
I have a card that brings fond memories of warmer temps and sunshine.
I used Whimsy Stamp's new Build-a-Fairy Garden Die.  I did a bit of inking and coloring of these sweet fairies with Copic markers. I used the Slimline Scenic Countryside Die and the Birthday Scallops Die to create the frames. 
I used the Up in the Clouds Die set to add some clouds and the sun. The sentiments are part of the Simple Sentiments stamp set.  (A must have in my opinion!)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Friday, February 12, 2021

A Little Valentine Treat!

Hello friends!
I have a fun Valentine project to share with you today using some fun new Whimsy products!
I used the new Marshmallow Wishes Stamp set and the Slimline Scalloped Edge Pocket Die.  The images were colored with Copics.  
I used the pocket die with the 6 x 6 Baby Bear Paper Pack.  I punched a hole in the pocket front, where the image is, for the ribbon to go through.  I popped that piece up using the Shaker Maker Foam Tape
I added little hearts from the Sprinkletz Candy Hearts collection. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Be sure to pop by Whimsy Stamps to see the new release!
Have a great Friday!


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Whimsy's New Release!!

It's February 10th Y'all! You know what that means don't you?  Whimsy Stamp's new release!! I adore this new set, Polka Dot Pals Nour.  I did a bit of masking to create my scene and to create my cloudy sky in the background.  I used Karin Brushmarkers to water color the image.  I stamped the sentiment vertically in Versafine Black ink.  
I wanted to keep the focus on the main image, but couldn't resist adding a bit of twine with these boots I had in my stash.  Which by the way, have probably been in my stash for 20 years! Seriously folks! 
I added a few Sparkletz Patriotic stars to the background and called this card finished. 

Be sure to head on over to Whimsy to check out the full release!
You are going to fall head over heels for all of it! 



Monday, February 8, 2021


It has been so cold and snowy here lately.  I'm kind of over it if I'm being honest.  But in spite of my loathing of snow lately, I do still like snowy glittery cards! 
This card uses the new stamp set from Whimsy called, Marshmallow Wishes. I did a no line coloring technique with Copics and colored pencils.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark black ink.  I used the Pierced and Stitched Circle Die to cut out the image.  I added some glossy accents and glitter.  I also used the Elegant Snowflakes and Border die to add this snowflake embellishment. 
For the background panel in blue I used the Slimline Hearts Background die.  I used it to emboss rather than cut.  I have a tutorial HERE if interested in seeing how I did it.  :) For the pink panel behind I used the Formal Lattice Stencil, texture paste, and glitter.  I layered everything with Shaker Maker Foam Tape. 
Have a great day my friends!


Saturday, February 6, 2021


Good morning and happy (very chilly) morning!  Chicago is seeing frigid temperatures this next week.  Negative degrees.  yuck.  I am so ready for spring! I am in love with Whimsy Stamp's February 1st release!  I used the new Slimline Meadow Die.  I loved creating this little scene.  I added flock to the bunnies and glued teeny pom poms for their tails.  

The background was done with a cloud stencil and the Sun Rays Stencil.  I stamped the Simple Sentiments Strips stamp set on red paper using Versamark ink.  I embossed it in white.  I added a teeny heart.  I also used the Smile Die.  A silk ribbon and twine were tied vertically to finish off the card. 

*** Update****
My son completed his 5th week in Boot Camp and I received several letters from him.  I think I've read his letters 10 times already! He sounds good and is staying strong.  I am able to write to him, and my heart is so much lighter and happier! He has 6 more weeks to go! Pray for him please.  His safety, his mental well being, and strength.