Saturday, December 22, 2018

Snowman Christmas

Only a few days left till Christmas and this will sadly be my last Christmas card of the year.
I've used a stamp from the Sylvia Zet line called 

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I've always been a big fan of Sylvia Zet and took this opportunity to play with one of her Christmas images. 
I colored up Candle Light Rubber Cling and distressed the edges; adding a backing with distressed edges as well
I cut out a couple of the pines from Evergreen Trees Die Set and frosted them with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White.
Then I added the gate from Kinetic Curved Hills Die Set to finish off my back scene.
I added some pine cones frosted with the Nuvo Crystal and a couple of embellishments.
This one was a real joy.

Merry Christmas to you and many blessings for the New Year!

Whimsy Stamps Products used:

Candle Light Rubber Cling StampEvergreen Trees Die Set*NEW Kinetic Curved Hills Die SetNuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Purrfect Family

I love kitties and have always had one until I met my hubby.
He was not a cat person...

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This set Love has Four Paws Clear Stamp Set, is really amazing and I new exactly what I wanted to create with it.
I stamped the kitty profile  and lightly colored it in.
Then using Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set and a deeper cream cardstock, I made a raised frame.
Added my sentiment and a few paw prints and CAS is purrfectly adorable.

Whimsy Stamps products used:

Love Has Four Paws Clear StampsBasic Stitched Ovals Die Set

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


I fell in love with this set when it came out and had to have it.
During December at Whimsy Stamps, we don't have releases so we can play with other product.
I'd just ordered some Nuvo Mousse and thought I'd create some waves.

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I stamped my little guy from Ahoy Matey! Clear Stamp Set and masked him. Using the torn kitchen towel technique, I sprayed some textured clouds.
I used a putty knife to smear the bottom with a solid layer of 
Then layed my Making Waves Stencil down. I sprayed snd re positioned several times to create a look I was going for.
It was pretty cool, with the Novo Embellishment Mousse in Mother of Pearl, it gave the texture and added that look of movement with my stenciled waves. 
Lastly, I colored up my pelican. 
Yep, did him last cause I had to do the waves a few times lol. 

Ahoy, Matey! Clear StampsMaking Waves StencilNuvo - Embellishment Mousse - Mother of Pearl

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Just Float

We are expecting snow on Friday so I want to protest with some fun in the sun action.
That's right. Action!!
In case you've been under a rock and missed the seriously cool release of No See Kinetic dies from Whimsy Stamps and DoveArt Studios, here's a peek.

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I colored up the little kitty from Ahoy Matey! Clear Stamp Set and fussy cut him out.
Then I sprayed a simple square of cardstock with spots of blues to create a subtle sky color.
Using Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set, I created some cloud designs and with a torn kitchen towel and air gun, I textured my clouds.
Next, taking a smaller section of cardstock, I measure approximately where I needed my water to go.
I edged the top with the wave in the No See- Kinetic Curved Basic Die Set.
(Now let me pause to explain what No See means.
You've seen cards that have a "movement" section cut out with dies. Well this has a cover, so to speak, that hides that cut out. So my kitty actually looks like he's floating the river.)
Back to the description: I cut out a second wave and used it as a stencil to create more waves with my air gun. 
I popped my sentiment in and added some water drops from the Ahoy Matey! set but then, I thought about my Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I put a drop of Neptune Turquoise  on the stamped drop and carefully pulled the drop down to cover and create a textured water drop. The Nuvo Crystal Drops reformed and dried to perfection. Granted, my drops weren't amazing but that was my fault. Ha! Practice :D 
Now to the fun part. I cut out my slide with Kinetic Curved Basic Die Set, added the slider part and a attached it to my kitty. I placed the wave in front of the cut out slide.
Now my kitty folds over the wave and Just Floats.
At last thought, I added a little anchor and some rope to keep kitty from floating away!
A little shell on the pull tab finished it all off.
Check it out below 

Whismy Stamps products used:

*NEW Kinetic Curved Basics Die SetGrass and Cloud Edger Die SetNuvo - Crystal Drops - Neptune TurquoiseAhoy, Matey! Clear Stamps

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Winter Lake

I absolutely love this image from DoveArt Studios and Whimsy Stamps.

This is Winter Lake

I had to color this image because I had to do the lake. Frozen water AND snow always challenge me, so challenge me I did. I so glad because I love the way it turned out.
I Inked up my choice from Celebrate Adapt-a-Word Chipboard to create my sentiment.

*NEW Winter Lake Rubber Cling Stamp

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Light your Way

I don't think the Season could be complete without this image called Candle Light
It's just the perfect setting.
From the October release at Whimsy Stamps and DoveArt Studios.

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CAS and still so elegant. I colored this one with my copics, cut it out with Notched Square Dies and framed it with the next larger piece. 
A simple gold ribbon and sentiment just printed off.

Candle Light Rubber Cling StampNotched Squares Die Set

Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Flake

We've all caught snowflakes on our tongues right?
Tell me you have..
What better fun than to do it with you BFF or Unicorn BFF.

This set is just so fun.
It's new from Whimsy Stamps and called

The first thing I did on this one was set my hill.
 I used  the arched piece from Stitched Border Die Trio and some white felt. I then took some gesso and smashed it in areas to create texture. Sprinkled a little glitter cause snow sparkles...just sayin'.
Now for the images. I positioned them so they sat on my snow hill and using my Tim Holz stamper, I inked them down. next, I fussy cut the bottom portions and tucked the felt under so they actually sat on the hill. Creating a mask with copic mask it, I sprayed my sky. Then I colored my pieces from Favorite Flake up with copics. 
Finally, with White ink, I stamped the flakes. After it dried, I restamped them with Memento Grey. It's harder to see the effect in photo but it looks pretty cool.

Lastly, if you haven't caught snowflakes on your tongue, you got some work to do this season.
Seriously, do it!!

*NEW Favorite Flake Clear StampsStitched Border Die Trio

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Cozy Rose Hug

You know when you buy a new crafting item and you are so excited to use it and then can't figure it out...

But first let me tell you about this gorgeous new stamp
I think it really sets of the card.
It's just gorgeous.

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I have been drooling lately over these new images embossed with the Gold Embossing Power
But I pride myself on making things my own
Well about this Cozy Blanket Background image...
 When I got this stamp I knew what needed to happen, Boom!!! I embossed it onto white cardstock. Then, I took my pan pastels red and green and blended over until I got a look I liked and cut it out with the Notched Square Dies

Now onto the first sentence of my post. MONTHS ago, I got some Foamiran and some Flower Dies and I tried. I tried some more and kept trying. Watched Videos and tried some more. 
I discovered I'm not very good at this. 
I also remembered I wasn't good at most things the first, second, sixth etc time.
Well, by jollies, this stamp called for some gorgeous red roses and with the 08mm Dark Red Silk Foamiran and Rose Petal Die it was going to have them.
I'm not unhappy with them but you know....
I added some sugar berries, pinecones, little rosebuds and baby's breath, a little glitter poinsettia button that I've clipped the back from and a tiny bell to finish.
Using the smallest Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Die Set, I cut from red vellum. I thing it looks like silk. Perfect for my silk roses. I popped on my  Gold Embossed sentiments from Beaucoup Bouquet Sentiments

And to my delight, this is one of my favorite cards that I've done.

*NEW Cozy Blanket Background Rubber Cling StampRose Petal Die SetBeaucoup Bouquet Sentiments Clear StampsNotched Squares Die SetHand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Copic Christmas

Ok, it's a Christmas Tree colored in Copics.
I did this image from the DoveArt Studio line at Whimsy Stamps a couple weeks ago
But, it was in pencil and I had done it a while back. If you remember, Jenn had asked 
me to showcase it.
Well, I had already redone it in Copics
So, today, I bring you Copic Christmas Tree.

Other Whimsy Stamps Products used:

*NEW Christmas Tree Rubber Cling StampEveryday Scripted Sentiments Clear StampsBasic Stitched Ovals Die SetCard Builder Windows Die Set

Friday, November 9, 2018

Santa's Helper and exciting news

I’ve got exciting news!!!
I’ve been published using Whimsy Stamps' Santa's Helper.
I'm in the November edition of Making Cards & Papercraft which is out now and comes with many free gifts! Readers will love ‘the Cutest Couple…Ever!’ Stamp Set which sets you up for adorable Christmas card making! They’re so great, that also provided with the magazine is a link to download and amazing 17 bonus digi stamps of the couple in a variety of poses; setting you up with stamps for the whole year! Also provided with this issue are two Craft Paper Collections; one to coordinate with your free stamp set and the other, Traditional Christmas, offering a real taste of nostalgia with beautiful illustrations featuring robins, wreath and more. This packed edition also feature step-by-step projects from all our favorite brands – we show you how to create beautiful inky skies, color to perfection and so much more! Pick upin stores or order online at
Check them out on FB as well
other Whimsy Stamps products used:
Stitched Border Die Trio
Bold ABC Die Set

Whimsy Stamps Products used:

Santa's Helpers Rubber Cling StampBold ABC Die SetStitched Border Die Trio

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pine Bough Christmas

The Holiday Season is everywhere you look these days and time to finish up those cards.

Welcome to day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps release for the month of November.
I've used this gorgeous image from the DoveArt Studios line called Pine Bough 

This image is not only gorgeous but perfect for any time of the year and a "manly" image...
it's a win. 

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After coloring Pine Bough  up with my copics, I used the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles  to create a frame. The seconds nesting is double foam taped to create a deeper frame around the image which is flat to the card base. The Green layer is single foam taped to add a different demension.

I finished it off with a sentiment from Everyday Scripted Sentiments, applied to the smallest of the Basic Stitched Oval Die Set which was edged with red pan pastel.

*NEW Pine Bough Rubber Cling StampHand Stitched Nested RectanglesBasic Stitched Ovals Die SetEveryday Scripted Sentiments Clear Stamps