Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Get Your Spook On!

As if this year hasn't been crazy enough, the Chicago land area got hit with horrible storms yesterday! A tornado in downtown Chicago? Crazy!
Our home survived with minimal water in the basement, so I am counting ourselves very lucky.
Today's card is part of  Whimsy Stamp's August 10th release.  It is called, Spooktacular. Such a fun Halloween set! I couldn't choose which ghost I wanted, so I used all of them!
Everything was colored with Copics. I added glossy accents to the eyes, and Stickles to the pumpkins.
I also used the new Slimline Stars Background Die.  I inked up the paper first and splattered it with white acrylic paint.  Then I used the die.  I saved all of the stars for future projects too! I created a shaker card using acetate and the Boo Sparkletz.  
Thank you for stopping today! I always love your visits!

**NEW Spooktacular Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps**NEW Slimline Stars Background Die - Whimsy StampsSparkletz - Boo - Whimsy Stamps

Monday, August 10, 2020

Whimsy Stamp's August Release!

Hello friends!
Whew! What a week it has been!  My computer of 9 years finally kicked the bucket and I had to order a new one, which is why I haven't posted anything this past week. (Boo!) I also had to have oral surgery to investigate a cyst that was under my gum line.  Long story short, they investigated a bit and decided to do another X-ray in 6 mos.  So it has been a bit of a crazy week!
Anywho, today is Whimsy Stamp's new August release, and I got to work with this adorable new set, Fairy Dreams. I colored these cuties with Copic markers and fussy cut them.  
I used various Tim Holtz inks for the background and used the new Slimline Stars Background die.  I backed it with silver glittery paper.  I adhered the girls with Crafty Foam Tape.  I added the sentiment and Crystal Stars from the Sparkletz collection.  
Thank you for stopping by! I am so glad I got to be part of your day! :)
Be sure to check out all of the other new products from Whimsy!

Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy StampsSparkletz - Crystal Stars - Whimsy Stamps

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Whimsy's Release Day!

Happy Saturday!
Today is Whimsy Stamp's release day!
I am excited to share this adorable new set called, Happy Hamsters. It seems like most families, at some point, allow their kids to have one right? We had them for awhile.  Had all the toys, the little "play pen" and such.  But we also know they are all little escape artists! You know where I am going with this story.....
Anyway, I stamped each image with a no line coloring ink and colored them with Copics.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out each image. (YAY! for coordinating dies!!)
For the background I used water color paper, a diamond stencil and Tim Holtz inks. I used the new  Slimline Bunting Borders die to make it look more festive. I adhered everything to the water colored panel. I stamped the sentiment on black card stock with Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I popped up the sentiment and some of the balloons with Crafty Foam Tape.  I added tiny hearts from the Sweetheart Sprinkletz collection.  I had some of these round confetti pieces from my stash as well as the pearls. 
Be sure to pop on over to the Whimsy store to see ALL of their brand new releases! Each one is cuter than the next!
Have a great weekend friends!
**NEW Happy Hamsters Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps**NEW Happy Hamsters Outline Die Set - Whimsy Stamps**NEW Slimline Bunting Borders Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy StampsSprinkletz - Sweetheart - Whimsy Stamps

Friday, July 31, 2020

Super Puppy Power!

Howdy friends!
I have a fun card to share today using Whimsy Stamp's Super Dogs set. I colored this cutie with Copic markers and colored the background with Copics as well.  I used the Comic Half-Tone Stencil and alcohol ink to create a subtle texture to the background. 
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I added some gold star stickers from my stash. I added gold cording at the top as a finishing touch. 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Whimsy's new product release! You are going to love all the new stuff!! :)
Super Dogs Clear Stamps - Whimsy StampsComic Half-Tone Stencil - Whimsy Stamps

Monday, July 27, 2020

Water Colors on Black Paper!

Hello friends!
Just a quick post today to share with you!
I had been wanting to use my new Karin Brushmarker Metallics and decided they would look super cool on black paper.  This first card was my first attempt.  Not my favorite, as my colors got a bit muddled. I used Whimsy Stamp's Beaucoup Bouquet with Versamark Ink. I colored everything using Karin DecoBrush Metallic Set.
I thought my second attempt was a bit better.  I added a bit more water to make the colors more transparent. When my card was finished I stamped the sentiment from the Bold Sentiment's set in Versamark and embossed it in white. 
Have a great day!

Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps - Whimsy StampsKarin DecoBrush Metallic Set - Whimsy StampsBold Statements Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps

Monday, July 20, 2020

Whimsy Stamp's Release Day!

Hello! Today is Whimsy Stamp's Release Day! I am sharing an adorable new set called, Bunny Babies.  For the first card I used the small sailboat and stamped it all over using a Versafine waterproof ink.  I used Karin Brushmaker Pro Markers. Once it was dry, I splattered it with white acrylic ink.  I water colored a strip of card stock and stamped it in Versamark.  I embossed it in white. I added a couple of Sparkletz Hearts, tied a bit of twine for that added "nautical" look, and used Stickles on the stars. 
The second card uses the main image and was stamped with a Copic friendly ink, Memento black. I colored the background in black and added "stars" with a white gel pen and a gold pen. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in white. I added a few teeny hearts from the Sprinkletz-Sweetheart collection.  As a finishing touch, I tied ribbon vertically in a pop of red.  
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Be sure to check out the rest of the release by Whimsy!

**NEW Bunny Babies Clear Stamps - Whimsy StampsKarin Brushmarker Pro - Arctic Blue 264 - Whimsy StampsStickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust - Whimsy StampsSparkletz - Love Hearts - Whimsy StampsSprinkletz - Sweetheart - Whimsy Stamps
Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black - Whimsy Stamps

Friday, July 17, 2020

Christmas in July!

Hi friends! 
I am featured on the Whimsy Blog today for their Fresh Friday's feature.  This is where the DT uses past stamp sets.  I love it because I often am so focused on the newest sets that the older sets don't get as much love as they should.  
This adorable set is called, Candy Cane Lane. 
I used the Slimline Windows Die to cut the pieces.
I stamped each image in Copic friendly ink and colored each image.  I added details with a white gel pen, Stickles, and white flock. I inked up the frame portion with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Speckled Egg. I spritzed a bit of water mixed with Perfect Pearls to give it a bit more shimmer.  
I added snowflakes and gemstones from the Fun Flurries Sparkletz collection.  I tied silk ribbon vertically to finish off the card. 

I haven't shared much personal stuff on my blog lately.  But I had to share this bit of good news about my son, Kyle.  He made the decision to join the Navy.  He did so well on the testing that he will be in the Nuclear Propulsion training program.  He will get his bachelor's degree in December and head to boot camp in January.  I can not express how proud I am of this young man. 
Thank you for letting me share today!

Candy Cane Lane Clear Stamps - Whimsy StampsSlimline Windows Die - Whimsy StampsStickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust - Whimsy StampsSparkletz - Fun Flurries - Whimsy Stamps