Thursday, October 19, 2017

Open...if you dare!

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a little card I whipped up using this adorable cutie called Elphaba from Make It Crafty.  She is a digital stamp and comes without the little broom too, so if you don't want a witch or little Cinderella, then you have just a sweetie with a surprised look!  I colored her in my Copics.

I popped her onto some Carta Bella Halloween paper and added an old sentiment from My Craft Spot to the card.  I had a ton of fun coloring up this image.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You Keep Me

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a quick and simple card I made using the adorable Knit Wit stamp set from SugarPea Designs.  I believe the set is out of stock, but might be back in soon.  Anyhow, I chose my papers, the background is paper from the LawnFawn paper pad called Knit Picky.  The front is a basic blue card stock.

I used a chalk bag on the blue card stock and then added VersaMark ink and white embossed the stamp and sentiment.  Finally, I added these adorable blue sparkly enamel dots from Whimsy Stamps called Winter Wishes that matched my paper beautifully.

I love making simple cards like this.  It was quick and still beautiful for a friend or spouse.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Season's Greetings with Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm showcasing one of the new gorgeous florals that Christy at Tiddly Inks designed.  I love this gorgeous poinsettia!  I attempted a watercolor first and bombed it.  I decided to pull out my trusty Copics after that and felt much more comfortable with the results.

I added a bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella which you can kind of see in this image tilted to the light.  I added just a touch of pink to the leaves to really make the leaves pop and make them truer to a real poinsettia.

I really had a good time creating this card.  Coloring the poinsettia was a lot of fun and it made for an easy Christmas card!  The digital image also comes with a row of three poinsettias.  You can purchase it here.  The sentiment and little enamel flat painted dots are from Whimsy stamps.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Naught or Nice - Whimsy Stamps

I fell in love with this adorable stamp set from Whimsy stamps called Meowy Kitty-mas!  How adorable are these cute kitties!?  The font of the sentiments are super cute too - that's the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I also used the Mini Holiday sentiments for the "naughty or nice".  I thought that was perfect for those adorable kittens getting into mischief.

I of coursed stamped them in my Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in Copics.  I then layered the image on Kraft paper and used a piece of the adorable paper from Whimsy Stamps called Winter Wonderland.

I finished the card off with my Christmas Cheer Enamel dots, also from Whimsy Stamps.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

A SPOOKY Owl-o-ween - 31 Nights of Halloween

Ohhhh, it's Friday the 13th in the month of October and we are celebrating with 31 Nights of Halloween on the Whimsy Blog.  Besides the 31st, I think Friday the 13th couldn't be anymore SPOOKY and in honor of Friday the 13th, I hope you enjoy this SPOOKY creation!

I used the ADORABLE Owl-oween by Krista Heir-Barber.  This is a high quality edged red rubber stamp.  I colored him in my Copic markers.

Please, how cute is he!?  Because the moon was behind him, I added a bit of highlight on the edges of the image.  I also added some sparkle and white pen for stars and sparkle.  I loved coloring the sentiment too.  I used my toner gray Copics but then again highlighted in a bit of white pen to make the sentiment, that comes with this stamp, pop.

I topped off my SPOOKY creation with some letter stickers and my favorite enamel dots called Summer Breeze and It's a Party.

Don't forget to join us for the rest of the month for lots of inspiration and great prizes!!!  Tomorrow, the talented Faye will be surprising you with a gorgeous creation on the Whimsy Blog.

Products used - click to find item in the Whimsy Store

Owl-oween   *NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots    *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Too Much Candy - Tiddly Inks

Hi ya party people! Check out this adorable card I made using the new Tiddly Inks Digital Image called Pumpkin Juice Party.  It's ONLY $2!!!  I love all these cute kitties.  If you buy the image you get each individual kitty too!  If you don't want to color the whole scene you don't have too!

I had so much fun coloring this image with my Copics!  I tried to have the moon reflecting off multiple items in the grave and added a few names to the stones! 

We are having a fun challenge at Tiddly Inks this week!  Make sure to head over and play.  The challenge is anything Halloweeny or Spooky will work.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hello Fall

Hi ya everyone!  Sorry for not being around the last couple of days.  I was on a crafty girls weekend and having so much fun creating projects with some amazing ladies.

I did however, find a bit of time to color last night!  Look at this darling image by Krista Smith from Saturated Canary.  I picked her up as a digital image from Make It Crafty, called Pretty Pumpkin Digi.  I've seen so many gorgeous creations with her that I was so excited to get my hands on her.  I used my Copic markers to color her.  I added some little touches to the hair and skin with my Prisma colored pencils.

These images are truly fun to color.  I used some adorable paper from Lawn Fawn of course!  The perfectly fall plaid papers are just gorgeous and perfect for any fall creation.

I added a few enamel dots and some ribbon and was done!  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Christmas Tidings - Whimsy Release Day 5

Hi ya everyone!  It's release day 5 at Whimsy Stamps.  Did you know that this set is FREE if you order $75 worth of product??!!  I love that because honestly, it's worth it.  This stamp set is awesome no matter your card making style.  If you like more of the grungy distressed look this set is perfect.  If you like the cute happy look, it also works!  This is the CAS set for this month.  The kitty set is available on October 7th and was the CAS set from last month.

Whimsy Stamps, every month during the release showcases one stamp set.  This set will not be available to purchase until November, but you can get it free with $75 purchase.  So hop to and get your own today!

I colored these up in Copic markers and used the awesome die set that is also available to cut out each of the images.  The sentiment comes from the Snowman Tidings set as well.  This was simple and easy to imagine, busting out your numerous cards in no time for Christmas.

After putting the card together I added the adorable white enamel dots from Christmas Cheer.  I love these flat painted dots.  They are perfect for Christmas.

Remember, all new stamps will be available on October 7th at Whimsy Stamps!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Snow Much Fun - Sledding Snowman - Whimsy Release Day 4

Hi ya everyone!  We have another new preview of the upcoming release at Whimsy Stamps!  These images will be released on Oct. 7th.  You can find all the new clear stamps and red rubber stamps, as well as the new die cuts in the NEW section at Whimsy.

Today, I used the adorable Sledding Snowman by Krista Heij-Barber.  I love this fun guy sledding on his bottom down the hill.  I colored him in Copics.

I then die cut the little honey comb from Whimsy Stamps in red cardstock.  I added this and the cute snowman to some Penny Black patterned paper and topped it off with my favorite enamel dots from Whimsy called Christmas Cheer.

Please make sure to head to the Whimsy blog to see all the gorgeous new stamps that are being released and to catch a glimpse of the gorgeous design team creations!  I'll have more to share later in the day for this release too!

In addition, check out the new rubber release preview, die preview and clear release for today!!!  I love them all.  Remember, you can't purchase these cuties until October 7th!

Items used for this card:

Honeycomb Pattern Die    Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Fall - SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!  I colored up this cute card tonight using these adorable SugarPea Designs stamps called Indian Summer.  I love these cute stamps!  I colored them in my Copics.

I adhered the colored images onto Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Fall Papers.

Frightfully Fun Halloween with Tiddly Inks!

Hi ya friends!  Today, is Tuesday and that means Tiddly Tuesday.  We have a fun new challenge at Tiddly Inks, Boo!  Create a Halloween or Spooky card to share.  Make sure you use a Tiddly image.  I used the adorable Wizardette and Twisted Tree to create a Spooky night scene.

I used my Copics as you already know!  I then added this cute sentiment from SugarPea Designs in white embossing powder.  The image was large enough that all I had to do was add a piece of cardstock and attach everything to a card base.

Hope you like my spooky scene!  Head to Tiddly Inks to pick up an adorable image and then join our fun challenge!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Winter Snowflakes - Whimsy Stamps Day 2 Release

Hi ya everyone!  Another sneak peak today at the new release from Whimsy Stamps.  These images will be released on October 6th.  I love this snowflake set from Whimsy.  It's a clear stamp set and there are matching dies.  In addition, to make life easy there is a whole snowflake background.  Take a look:

Gorgeous!  I love having snowflakes for my creations and these are perfect.  You can make a gorgeous background or use the smaller flakes for a scene.  In addition, there are gorgeous new red rubber stamps showcasing Kirsten Winkelbauer on the Whimsy blog:

I used my VersaMagic chalk ink in various colors and simple stamped the snowflakes in random patterns.  Once this dried I added a thin strip of colored card stock.  On the card stock I added a sentiment from the set.  I love the font!  Finally, I added an adorable glittery enamel dot from Whimsy's set called Winter Wishes.  You can't tell from the image on the shop but they are so gorgeous and glittery!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Grumpy Holidays and a New Release at Whimsy Stamps!

Hi ya crafty people!
Today, Whimsy Stamps is going CRAZY!!!!!  There is a new release since it's the beginning of the month and......we are celebrating October with 31 Nights of Halloween!!  Inspiration, prizes and an awesome release?  What could be better?
Here is today's release:
Aren't those adorable penguins just the cutest!?  Crissy Armstrong is such a wonderful artist and produces the cutest images around.

Whimsy is also releasing a clear stamp set today that will tickle your funny bone for sure.  Introducing Grumpy Holidays!

As a matter of fact, it's the stamp set I used for this fun holiday card.  I mean how cute is this GRUMPY pup?

I colored him in Copics and adhered him to some Penny Black festive paper.  I added some ribon and a bow and topped it off with these AWESOME enamel dots, Christmas Cheer, from Whimsy that are flat and not shiny.  I love them.

Now, don't forget the new release images aren't available until the end of the week.  You can see all the DT inspiration on the Whimsy Blog.  Make sure to join our 31 Nights of Halloween too!!!  You could win some awesome prizes.