Saturday, November 29, 2014


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


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


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

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Saturday, November 15, 2014


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


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.
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!