8.30.2014

Whimsy Stamps August Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the ... 
Clearly Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!


Our DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with these new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Saturday August 30th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday August 31st at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Amy's blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Whimsy Stamps blog
Amy Kolling 
Alanna Moses 
Becky Carafa 
Debbie Eastman 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Iris Wiechmann (GDT) 
Jen Carter 
Simonne Clay 
Denise Lynn


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw. Please visit the Whimsy blog for a full reveal of this month's new release.   The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW, and if you love our new clear line as much as we do, why not ask your LSS to stock it! 



To create my card, I started with a medium gray card base, and stamped it with the chevron pattern from Basic Borders 1 in versamark.  I then cut a light gray mat, and die cut a circle from the center of the CS.  Next, I die cut a piece of yellow CS with the Thanks word die.  The remainder of the sentiment was stamped in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  I adhered the light gray CS layer to the card front, then attached the thanks die cut using pop dots before covering with Stickles.  To finish up, adhered the sentiment banner to the card front, then embellished with black enamel dots.

Have a great one!

8.29.2014

Winnie & Walter August Release: Tour of the Stars


Hello! :) We're doing things a little differently this month for Winnie & Walter's August release, and having one single blog hop.  The blog hop started over at the Winnie & Walter blog, so if you'd like to start at the beginning, please click HERE.  Otherwise, hopefully you've made it to my blog by way of Gayatri's blog.

For our projects today, we're featuring all three new sets being released! My first card features the new A Tree for All Seasons set.

To create my card, I started with a green card base, and stamped the leafy treetop in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  Next, I die cut a scallop border from gray CS, then attached it to the card front. The sentiment was then stamped in versamark and heat embossed on mint CS before adhering to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with black enamel dots.




For my next project, I created a fun Halloween tag with the new Moonlight stamp set.  To create my tag, I started with a piece of mint CS which was cut into a tag shape, and stamped the background with Happy Halloween in Versamark.  then stamped the main sentiment in dark gray ink.  Next, I stamped the web image in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder.  I then stamped the larger spider with Versamark, then heat embossed it with green powder before outlining it with a watercolor pencil.  To finish up, I added a fun green/white twine snake braid, and embellished with black enamel dots.


For my last project, I created a mini-card using the large house image from A Tree for All Seasons.  The image was stamped with waterproof ink, then colored it in with watercolors.  While that was drying, I stamped the swag with waterproof ink, then colored it with watercolors as well.  Once everything was dried, I assembled the pieces and added glossy accents to the windows/door.

Each of the stops on today's hop will be giving away a stamp set of the winner’s choice from August Release.  Winner will be picked randomly from those who comment from August 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CST until August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  Leave a comment, and you could win! :)

Well, that wraps it up for me today, up next on the hop is Joni's blog!

Have a great one!

MFT Guest Designer: Sending Big Hugs


Hello! I'm guest posting over on the My Favorite Things blog today, but wanted to share my projects here as well. :) 

My first card features the Peek-a-Boo Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Star Background Stamp, and the Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamp set and coordinating die.  To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the star background using Versamark ink.  I then stamped the Pure Innocence image in Stazon gray ink, and colored her in using watercolors.  


While the image was drying, I used the Peek-A-Boo X and O dies on light pink card stock, and then adhered them to white card stock before fussy cutting them out.  Next, I adhered the letters to a piece of gray twine to make a banner, and attached it to the die cut Pure Innocence image.  The sentiment was then stamped on yellow card stock with Versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up my card, the banner sentiment and image were attached to the card front with pop dots, then orange enamel dots were added.


My next project features the Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames Die-namics, Always & Forever stamp set, and the Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set.  To create my layout, I started with a gray sheet of card stock, then added two strips of glitter card stock and photos of my daughter from one of her trips to the pool.  


I used the second largest Peek-A-Boo heart die on three different colors of card stock, then cut them out and laid them on the design to get their approximate placement.  I then stamped some of the splatter images from the Jumbo Abstract Art set in Versamark ink to mimic water splashes.  I stamped the joy sentiment from Always & Forever in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder before adhering the hearts to the layout with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua enamel dots.

Have a great one!

Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek Blog Hop Day 2


Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...


This week we are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW.

Yesterday we introduced THANKS A MILLION and BASIC BACKGROUNDS AND BORDERS 1, and today we are excited to introduce you to SAY WHAT? stamp sets and dies!


To create my card, I started with a gray card base, then stamped it with the chevron strip from Basic Backgrounds in Versamark ink.  Next, I created a text background using a lot of the words from the Say What? stamp set, then stamped them onto white CS with light gray ink.  I used the large speech bubble die to cut the bottom of the white CS, then adhered it to a piece of melon CS before trimming the edge to create a mat layer.  I then die cut the Happy word die from melon CS, and stamped birthday ink Versamark onto light gray CS before heat embossing with white powder.  The speech bubble was adhered to the card front with pop dots after attaching the sentiments, and to finish up, I embellished with coral enamel dots.

Here's a peek of some of the other new goodies being released on Saturday:




PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!


We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:

Becky Carafa 
Debbie Eastman 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Iris Wiechmann (GDT) 
Jen Carter 
Simonne Clay 
Amy Kolling 
Alanna Moses 
Denise Lynn

Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP... Have a great one!

W&W Share the Love: Sketch Time


Hello! It's the last of the challenges from the Share the Love Week with Simon Says Stamp.  Today's card was created using the sketch below:


To create my card, I started by stamping some of the flower images from SSS's Summer Garden in pink ink onto white CS.  Once they dried, I then stamped one of the sentiments from The Big, the Bold and You in turquoise ink.


The white CS layer was then wrapped with Lemon Divine Twine, secured with a bow, then adhered to two pieces of patterned paper in coordinating colors.  To finish up, I adhered the layers to the card front with pop dots, then embellished with green enamel dots.

Want to play along with us today? You could win a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp! For more info, please hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog! :)

Have a great one!

8.28.2014

Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek Blog Hop Day 1


Hello! Today marks the first sneak peek day of the ...


Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. This month we are thrilled to welcome Iris Wiechmann as our Guest Designer. Iris will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing her wonderful creations featuring our August release. Welcome Iris!

Today we are revealing the Thanks A Million 4x6” stamp set and Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 4x6” stamp set, together with the Thanks large word die and the Stitched Borders die set.   Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.



For my card, I used the Thanks large word die, Thanks a Million stamp set and the Stitched Borders die set. I started by first die cutting the stitched borders on white, mint and yellow CS.  I then stamped one of the sentiments from Thanks a Million in light gray ink onto the white CS layer, and die cut a large thanks from melon CS.  Next, I adhered the mint, yellow and white CS to the card front before attaching the thanks die cut.  To finish up, I embellished with yellow enamel dots.


Here's a peek of some of the new goodies being released on Saturday:


   
   

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! 


We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing:

Simonne Clay 
Amy Kolling 
Alanna Moses 
Becky Carafa 
Debbie Eastman 
Denise Lynn 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Iris Wiechmann (GDT)
Jen Carter

Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks... Have a great one!

W&W Share the Love: One Layer Cards


Hello! I'm back again with another card I created for Share the Love week with Simon Says Stamp.  Today's challenge? One layer cards.  Okay, so you're looking at my card, and well, it's not exactly a single layer... but it's close, right??? ;) Haha, does that count?

For my card today, I started with a white card base, then stamped the row of polka dots from the Simon Says Stamp Happy Every Day set in pink, yellow, orange, green and aqua. 





I then stamped the grateful sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Blessings in light gray ink, then cut it out.  Next, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment in versamark onto gray CS before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment and gray CS strip to the card front with pop dots, then embellished with purple enamel dots.


Want to play along with us this week? You could win TWO STAMP SETS ($30 gift certificate) from Winnie & Walter! For more info, please hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog! :)

Have a great one!

8.26.2014

You Melt My Heart


Hello! I created this fun little treat using some Reverse Confetti goodies and some gorgeous twine from Whisker Graphics! Such fun colors! :)

To create my goodie bag, I started by die cutting two pieces of gray CS with the Sweet Treat Confetti Cuts die, then adhered the pieces together.  Next, I die cut a fuchsia scallop circle using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, then die cut the popsicle shape from the Let's Chill Confetti Cuts




I then wrapped some Yellow, Green and Deep Pink Divine Twine around a piece of card stock, then adhered it behind the die cut to create a textured swirly treat.  The sentiment from Let's Chill was stamped in two shades of gray ink, trimmed into a banner shape, then adhered to the treat bag front.  I then die cut the popsicle stick from a piece of woodgrain kraft CS, and attached it to the scallop circle.  To finish up, I adhered the popsicle image to the treat bag with pop dots, embellished with green enamel dots, and tied off a double Green Apple Divine Twine bow.

I also used a Yellow Polka Dot Little Bitty Bag for the inside of the tent to hold a small goodie.  It's the perfect size for the space, and is a great way to add an extra little pop of color and fun to the inside of the tent.

Have a great one!

W&W Share the Love: 10 Minute Dash


Hello! :) This week over on the Winnie & Walter blog, they're hosting another "Share the love" feature, which is a series of posts showcasing projects that combine W&W stamps with other company's fabulous products.  This week, the DT has created projects using Simon Says Stamps' stamps in conjunction with W&W stamps and a fun challenge.  Today's challenge? To create a card in 10 minutes or less.  This was SO HARD. Lol... I am a simple stamper, but I am a slooooow stamper. :P

For my card today, I started with a light gray card base, and stamped the single line image from Simon Says Stamps' Happy Every Day set in versmark to create a striped pattern.  I then die cut an aqua scallop circle, and nesting white circle, and adhered them together.  Next, I stamped the focal sentiment from The Big, the Bold and You in teal ink, then cut it out.



I then stamped the banner image from the Simon Says Stamp Love This set in dark gray ink, then stamped the remainder of my sentiment in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  The banner was then cut out, and adhered to the white CS circle.  To finish up, I adhered the scalloped circle layers to the card front with pop dots, attached the large sentiment with pop dots before embellishing with teal enamel dots.

WHEW!! 9 minutes 57 seconds and some change later... I almost thought I wasn't going to finish, but I did it.  WAHOOO! :)

Want to play along with us this week? You could win TWO STAMP SETS ($30 gift certificate) from Winnie & Walter! For more info, please hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog! :)

Have a great one!

Thanks So Very Much


Hello! I'm popping in to share a happy little card I created for the August Reverse Confetti color challenge... The colors this month are navy, red and gold.  Not my usual go-to colors, but it was a lot of fun trying to figure out how I was going to incorporate these colors into my card. :)


To create my card, I started with a white card base, and stamped one of the strip images from So Stripey in navy ink. (I wasn't super careful about how I inked up my stamp because I wanted the stripes to have a worn look.)  I then cut a strip of red CS, and adhered it to the card base.


Next, I die cut a tag using the Tag Me Confetti Cuts, then stamped it with one of the sentiments from Lots to Say before heat embossing it with gold powder.  I then cut a strip of red stars from the Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, and adhered them to the tag.  To finish up, I tied a double bow from navy twine onto the tag, then attached it to the card base before embellishing with blue enamel dots.


 


 

Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card/project using the colors above (and Reverse Confetti stamps), and link it up HERE by Noon CST on August 29th! :)

Have a great one!

8.23.2014

C4C250 - Life is a Balancing Act


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for the most recent Crazy 4 Challenges C4C250 challenge, which is to create a card featuring animals, but they can't include bears or bunnies! :) 

To create my card,  I started by first stamping the teeter totter image from Avocado Arts' You Can Do It set onto watercolor paper with Stazon gray ink.  I then watercolored the image, and set it aside to dry.  Next, I die cut two pieces of red card stock with a scallop circle die to create a mini-card base.  I also die cut mint and white card stock layers, and adhered them together.  


Once the image was dry, I fussy cut it out, and determined the general placement.  Using watercolor pencils, I created a small shadow on the white card stock circle layer.  The sentiment was then stamped in versamark, and heat embossed with white powder.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment and image with pop dots, then embellished with clear gems.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a card/project featuring any animals other than bears/bunnies, and upload it to the linky found on the C4C250 post HERE.

Also, to see my other Avocado Arts creations for the new You Can Do It set, please stop by the Avocado Arts blog... Have a great one!


8.21.2014

You Make Me Smile


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using some Reverse Confetti goodies... I love this little whale from Happy Harbor, and thought it was a perfect pairing for the You Make Me Smile set! :)

To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped rows of the whale in light blue, dark blue, and mint to create custom patterned paper.  Next, I adhered the white CS layer to a piece of ombre houndstooth patterned paper using pop dots.  


I then used the Love Note Confetti Cuts to cut out the blue scalloped rectangle, and adhered a white rectangle cut from the Class Act Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment was then stamped in gray ink, and the layer was adhered to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with gray enamel dots.


 



Have a great one!