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.  


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Tuesday Tutorial!


Hello Whimsy Friends! 
Michele here! I have a couple of cards to share with you using some of Whimsy's  Slimline dies. (Slimline Stars and Slimline Hearts) I am a pretty literal person, and tend to use products in the way that they were originally intended. I love the look of these when used as actual dies, but I thought it might be a fun change to use them as an embossed image instead. :)
When running through your embossing machine, you want the die on the bottom, cardstock on top of it.

Place your rubber mat over the paper/die.  You may have to "loosen" up your die cutting machine, as this is pretty thick.  I crank it through twice, to get a deep impression. 
This is the result.  I love the texture it gives!!
I decided to use Whimsy's adorable Slimline Birthday Scallops Die.  I cut the candles with various colors of card stock and gave them a bit of ink blending for some added depth. 
I popped up the candles using 3D Foam Squares. 
I used the insides of the candles for a confetti background.  Added a bit of ribbon, flowers and leaves from the Build-a-Pumpkin Patch Die set. 
The sentiments are part of the Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps.  They were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white. 
Here's another card using the Slimline Hearts Background Die.  I adhered the embossed panel over grey card stock and added the Smile sentiment and a few flowers from the new Slimline Meadow Die set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!



Monday, February 1, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's February Release!

Hello friends!
It's a brand new month and that means it is time for new release from Whimsy Stamps!
This pretty image is appropriately called, Basket.  I pulled out my Karin Brushmarkers to water color this image.  I have it a splattering of white acrylic paint and stamped it using sentiments from the Simple Sentiments.  
The background was created using the Farmhouse Greenery Stencil and texture paste.  I cut out the image using Pierced and Stitched Circles Die.  I adhered a bit of ribbon, posies, and a couple of leaves I cut using the Build-a-Pumpkin set. A few clear droplets were also added from the Salt Water Sparkletz

Be sure to pop over to Whimsy to see the full release! :)