Monday, January 26, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #14

I love the combo for this week's color challenge!


I used the Peekaboo Polka Dots on the top and bottom of my focal layer. I popped up the layer in the middle with the sentiment and flower spray.  Here's a closer look at some fancy fussy cutting I did to make the flourish look like it's behind the words:


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

MFT WSC 212

I just love the envelope die that goes along with You've Got Mail, so I used it for this week's sketch.  The flower is from Blueprints 19, and I sponged some ink on the petal edges.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

SYSC #7

It's time for SYSC! 
Your challenge is to make something inspired by this picture:
I chose to focus on the patterns and style of one of the balloons.
I stamped the sun rays (Up, Up, and Away) in turquoise on my main panel, then added a darker panel to the top that I stamped dots in white on (Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2).  I cut a piece of kraft cs for the sentiment, stamped the words (Birthday Balloon), then rounded the top with one of the Stitched Border Trio dies. I then mounted my main panel on a base. The flags were cut using a Tremendous Triangles die, then layered on. Rhinestones finish it off.
You can find all the details about joining in this challenge HERE.
All stamps and dies from Clearly Whimsy.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

MFT WSC 211

I had fun doing some layering with my die cutting for this week's sketch challenge.  I used grout gray along with a few colors of green and blue, and tucked a yellow star under my sentiment.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clearly Whimsy Release Hop

Welcome to the ... Clearly Whimsy Stamps January release BLOG HOP!
The CWS design team 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 January 17th at 8.00AM ET) and ends on Wednesday January 21st at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please start the hop at The Whimsy blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
Whimsy blog Sylvia Blum Heather Pulvirenti Jen Carter Kristie Goulet Becky Carafa Alanna Moses Debbie Eastman 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! We are running a special promotion until Sunday 18th January, and have discounted everything in this release by 10%!! Whimsy Stamps also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.

     

Here's my hop card:

 I started by stamping and cutting out the kites (Up, Up, and Away), placing them on my base, and stamping the strings and bows. I attached the kites, popping up the highest one.  I white embossed the sentiment (Up, Up, and Away Sentiments) on a dark blue strip and layered a flag stamped with the checks from Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2. I selectively inked "a little note" from Thanks A Million and stamped it above the flag.  I put a candy dot in the center of each kite and a strip of rhinestones under the sentiment to finish off the card.

Finally, we would like to let you know that our friends over at StampNation are celebrating their 4th birthday this week and Whimsy Stamps is one of their sponsors! As well as giving away some great prizes, we also have a special offer for StampNation members - you can find details about this on the StampNation site. We hope you've enjoyed this release! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Clearly Whimsy Release Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps January 2015 release
We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers tomorrow!! Today we are revealing the Get Well Soon 4x6" stamp set and its companion Get Well Soon Additions 3x4" stamp set, together with 2 coordinating die sets, a Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2 4x6" stamp set, plus a new Basic Borders Trio die set and a standalone Love Large Word die.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.
I pulled out Get Well Soon Additions to make this:
Today's card is pretty uncomplicated.  I added a strip of patterned paper down the side of a white card base, then added a white panel on top of it.  I stamped the pill bottle with it's little "treasure" on a scrap and cut it out.  I colored the bottle with copics.  The sentiment strip went down next and the bug bottle is popped up on top.

We are running a special promotion until Sunday 18th January, and have discounted everything in this release by 10%!! Whimsy Stamps also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.
     

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 Heather Pulvirenti Alanna Moses Sylvia Blum Jen Carter Kirstie Goulet Debbie Eastman
Finally, we would like to let you know that our friends over at StampNation are celebrating their 4th birthday this week and Whimsy Stamps is one of their sponsors! As well as giving away some great prizes, we also have a special offer for StampNation members - you can find details about this on the StampNation site. Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our Release Day hop!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Clearly Whimsy Release Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps January 2015 release
Over the next 3 days we will reveal our *BRAND NEW* Clearly Whimsy Stamps release! We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TODAY and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday!! Today we are revealing the Birthday Balloon 3x4” stamp set together with its coordinating Birthday Balloon die, a standalone Birthday word die, Up Up and Away 4x6” stamp set and its companion Up Up and Away Sentiments 3x4" stamp set, together with a coordinating Up Up and Away die set and a Stitched Clouds die set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.
I chose to use Birthday Balloon and it's matching die for today's card:

I started by stamping the sentiment and sparkles on a panel. I then stamped a cluster of regular balloons from Happy Everything, and added the balloon animal that I stamped on it's cut out. I tied a string around the balloon animal, popped it up, and glued down the string.  I stamped the sentiment on a scrap and cut out just the banner awesome and popped it up it over where it was originally stamped.

We are running a special promotion until Sunday 18th January, and have discounted everything in this release by 10%!! Whimsy Stamps also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.
     

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:

Jen Carter Amy Kolling Kirstie Goulet Becky Carafa Heather Pulvirenti Sylvia Blum Alanna Moses Debbie Eastman Denise Lynn
Finally, we would like to let you know that our friends over at StampNation are celebrating their 4th birthday this week and Whimsy Stamps is one of their sponsors! As well as giving away some great prizes, we also have a special offer for StampNation members - you can find details about this on the StampNation site. Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release!