Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MFT WSC 208

We are at the last sketch for the year! It always amazes me to look back at a year of completed sketches.


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Saturday, December 27, 2014

SYSC #4

It's time for another ShowCASe Your Style Challenge! This week the challenge is to use at least one die cut.  Easy Peasy, so I hope you'll join in!


And here is mine:


I stamped some light snowflakes (from Sparkle & Shine and Christmas Greetings) on the background, then stamped the pine boughs (Christmas Greetings) in green.  I stamped the pine cones (Christmas Greetings) on a scrap, then cut them down as they were too large for the spot.  I die cut "Christmas" (large Christmas word die) and stamped red stripes (Basic Backgrounds & Borders) on it.  I adhered the diecut and then added the rest of the sentiment(Christmas Greetings).

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**all stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps


Monday, December 22, 2014

MFT WSC 207

We are approaching the end of another year of MFT WSC's!  Where has the year gone?

Here is #207:


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Friendship Hop

Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator.  We love you, Simonne!

I used the ruler and sentiment from Smarty Pants, designed by Simonne for Whimsy Stamps :)

From here, hop over to Bev's blog, and here's the full list of participants:

Whimsy Blog 
Alanna Moses
Debbie Eastman 
Ellie Stover 
Amy Kolling
Iris Wiechmann 
Danni Bindel 
Heather Pulvirenti
Jen Carter
Louise Roache 
Shannah Bartle 
Shelby Thomas 
Becky Carafa
Bev Rochester 
Deb Routledge

Crissy Armstrong 

Denise Lynn 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MFT WSC #206

Just popping in to share my card this week before the deadline!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

SYSC #3

It's time for another ShowCASe Your Style challenge! We have a sketch for this one:


Here is what I made:


I started by stamping the stripes from Basic Backgrounds & Borders on a light gray base. I cut a circle, stamped the snowflake twice (from Sparkle & Shine), and used a copic marker to fill it in.  I adhered it to the base, added the sentiment strip with the sentiment from Christmas Greetings, then added some stickles and a rhinestone to the snowflake.

Stop by the challenge blog for all the details on how to join in! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

MFT WSC 205

I used this adorable snowman for this week's sketch, and did some piecing of his hat and scarf.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Wreath

I'm being derailed by a monster headache today, so I will just put links to my products and edit it later.

Clearly Whimsy stamps

Christmas Greetings

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Monday, December 1, 2014

MFT WSC 204

I used some glitter cardstock for some bling on this week's sketch.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

SCYS #3

We are up to challenge #3! It's another inspiration challenge, using this photo:


I went with the colors as my focus, and this is what I came up with:


I used Tremendous Triangles and Christmas Greetings.  I stamped the merry in a rainbow of colors, added Christmas in black, and then stamped trees to fill up the bottom.  I added a row of rhinestones under Christmas to finish it off.

I hope you'll play along, you can find all the details here on the challenge blog!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

MFT WSC 203

I used some pretty snowflakes as a background for this simple card for this week's sketch.  

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Have a Cool Yule

I put down the Christmas script die for my Clearly Whimsy card this week and pulled out this cute little guy from Penguin Fun (with his matching die)!

The snow bank is cut using the stitched border trio dies, then I  stamped snowflakes from Sparkle & Shine on the card base, blue on blue, and versamark on the white. I embossed them with iridescent ice for some shine.


I cut a second layer of the snow bank for the focal, added the sentiment and penguin, and popped up the layer.The focal point layer is popped up.  I cut a thin strip of pale plum paper, stamped the stitching from Basic Backgrounds & Borders, cut it in half and notched the ends to create little flags to set off the sentiment.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

MFT WSC 202

I pulled out these cute stockings for this week's sketch.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

SYSC #2

This week's challenge is an color challenge inspired by this photo:


Here's my card:


I alternated strips of gold shimmer paper and silver glitter paper on a base, then added a sentiment flag with my favorite large Christmas word die.  The rest of the sentiment is from Christmas Greetings.  I tied a black satin bow for the final detail. 

Get all the details for this challenge here. I hope you'll play along with us!

All stamps and dies by Clearly Whimsy.


Monday, November 10, 2014

MFT WSC 201

Here's a cutie PI Christmas card for this week's sketch.  I love her!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Whimsy Snowflakes

For this week's Clearly Whimsy card, I broke out the snowflakes from Sparkle & Shine.  I stamped them all over a blue piece with white ink.  I put a diagonal flag strip stamped with the stripes from Basic Borders & Backgrounds on next.  Of course I had to use that gorgeous scripty Christmas die again! I cut it several times from dark blue paper and glued them all together. I added the rest of the sentiment (from Christmas Greetings) and a clear snowflake from my stash.  Star dust stickles went on my Christmas last, it's so gorgeous like that!


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Sunday, November 2, 2014

MFT WSC #200

Well, here we are at sketch 200! Wow!  Here's what I made:


I used the confetti background on the three vertical strips.  

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Clearly Whimsy October Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ... Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 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 November 1st at 8.00AM ET) and ends on Wednesday November 5th at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Simonne's blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
Simonne Clay Amy Kolling Alanna Moses Michelle Short (GDT) Heather Pulvirenti Debbie Eastman Sylvia Blum Jen Carter Lisa Henke (GDT) Becky Carafa 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! Whimsy Stamps is running a special promotion until Sunday 2nd November, and have discounted everything in this new release by 10%!! Whimsy also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.
We have three sneak peeks left to show you:
Let me just tell you, that scripty Christmas word die!!!! I can't even!!!
So of course I used it for today's card:
 
I cut a circle out of my white front, stamped it with two colors of green stripes (from Basic Backgrounds & Borders), and put it back in the negative space.  The hanging line is stamped using the stitching from the same set.  I added some greenery, a topper, and a red bow. The scripty Christmas is three layered cuts, and I added the "HAPPY" last.  The whole thing is mounted on a kraft base.
http://showcasechallenge.blogspot.com/
Finally, the CWS DT have started a brand new challenge blog dedicated to CAS style cards. Our first challenge starts today and you have 2 weeks to enter, so please hop along to the ShowCASe Your Style challenge blog to check it out! This card is my sample for this challenge. I hope you'll play along!

 We hope you've enjoyed this release! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Release Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to the second sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 2014 release!
 We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday.
 This month we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers. Welcome ladies! We are so happy that you are joining us for this release!
 Today we are revealing the Sparkle & Shine, Gingerbread House and Gingerbread People, together with the coordinating Gingerbread die sets.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.
   
   I used Sparkle & Shine for my card today.
I started by stamping the strand of lights on my base, then added the bulbs in random order. I adhered it to a black base with a silver strip, then added stardust and frosted lace stickles to the bulbs. When it was dry, I added the sentiment strip.  To make the sentiment, I inked it with versamark first, then inked it with my colored ink before stamping it. I then embossed it with iridescent ice embossing powder. You know, for more sparkle and shine :)
Here's a close up of the dazzle:
Now who can resist a sale? You can get all this new stuff on sale!

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:
Michelle Short (GDT) http://www.cardgrotto.com
Simonne Clay   http://semsee.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 3 of our release sneak peeks!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Release Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 2014 release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new October 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. 


 This month we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers. Welcome ladies! We are so happy that you are joining us for this release! 


 Today we are revealing the Penguin Fun 4x6” stamp set and Tremendous Triangles 4x6” stamp set, together with the coordinating Penguin Fun die set and the Tremendous Triangles die set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.

   

   

So let's take a look at what I made with these sets.  How cute are those penguins?!!!  Adorable!

I used Tremendous Triangles and dies for this first card.

I cut a frame with my rectangle spellbinders, and added some vellum in it that I cut with the curved edge die from Stitched Borders Trio to mimic a snow bank.  Added the trees and made a banner for the sentiment from a set you'll see in a couple days.  The stitching on the banner is from Basic Backgrounds & Borders. The angle of the picture makes the banner look wonky, but it's symmetrical. I tied a red ribbon around the larger tree and added a gold star to the smaller one. 

                                         Now for a card using those oh-so-cute penguins!


I cut and stamped my penguins, then colored in the feet, beaks, and a little shadow on their eyes and bellies.  I added the hat, earmuffs, and antlers before adhering them on the hill of snow cut with the wavy border from Stitched Border Trio again. I added some trees from Tremendous Triangles in the background. I was picturing these little guys rolling down a hill and landing in a heap, haha!

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

MFT WSC 199

I stamped a white panel with snowflakes, then cut it into squares to fit the windowpane idea 

for this week's sketch.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Whole Lotta Happy

I made a cheery card today using my Clearly Whimsy stash!

I love tilted panels all of a sudden. They are so fun! I used the stitched straight border die on two of my panels, then stamped the sentiment from Happy Everything. I die cut several layers and colors of the layered flower, then cut some leaves free hand and added a little color to them.  The row of stars is also from Happy Everything, and I put some black pearls on last.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

MFT WSC 198

I just love this super girl, she makes me smile every time I use her!

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