Thursday, August 28, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Release Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to 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 Thanks a Million, Basic Backgrounds and Borders 1, and the Stitched Borders Dies.


I used the stripes from Basic Backgrounds & Borders to create the dark-on-light background on the bottom.  I cut the edge with one of the Stitched Border dies and placed the sentiment.  The scripty Love was colored over with my red spica glitter pen.  I stamped and cut out some buckets and lightly marked where the hearts would go.  Stamped the hearts and then strung the buckets over the top edge and popped them up.

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:
Simonne Clay Amy Kolling Alanna Moses Becky Carafa Debbie Eastman Denise Lynn Heather Pulvirenti Iris Wiechmann (GDT) Jen Carter
Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just a Note

I had school on the brain, so you get a school-themed Whimsy card this week.
The sentiment is from Smarty Pants, as is the paper airplane trail I used as a wandering pencil line.
I selectively inked the pencil from Smarty Pants and used copics to fill in and shade it. 
I cut it out and popped it up. The pattern on the bottom is from School Spirit.
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I used a few new SU colors this week, blackberry, lost lagoon, and tangelo.

School's starting up soon and I picked up some extra part-time work, so it's going to busier than normal around here. I'm still determined to keep up with the sketches, though. 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014


I used this darling little camera and Polaroid frame for this week's sketch.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tea Time Thanks

My Whimsy card for this week is this sweet little number.  I stamped the background with the little rose from Time For Tea Additions and added a little gray copic shading.  For the main image, I embossed the teacup in white and shaded it also.  I also embossed another rose and colored it with pink and green copics before adhering it to the teacup.  I also used Time for Tea.

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Monday, August 11, 2014


I pulled out this little cutie again for this week's challenge. Love her in purple!

The dark purple is blackberry bliss and the blue is lost lagoon.  I added some fun sparkles to her mask and boots.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

World's Best Teacher

It's almost that time of year, back-to-school. So I made this teacher card for my stash.

I used School Spirit and Smarty Pants, both from Whimsy Stamps

The background was made by stamping the "ABC" repeatedly in black ink on gray cardstock.

I love that look, you'll be seeing more of that, just warning you!

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