Saturday, June 28, 2014

MFT June Color Challenge

***scroll down for the Whimsy Stamps release grand blog hop***



This month's color palette is sweet tooth, kraft, mint, and midnight blue.  It had me stumped for a bit, then I came across a card in the new SU catty that inspired me.  Here is my CASE of that card:


It was a lot fun making this one, it kind of reminds me of a shirt with a ruffle-y collar. Thanks for stopping by!

Whimsy Stamps Release Day 3!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release BLOG HOP!

All 6 new clear stamp sets AND 6 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and the DT and GDT are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Saturday June 29th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday June 30th at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy Stamps blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Whimsy Stamps blog Simonne Amy Rosemary Heather Jen (GDT) Debbie Becky (GDT) Deb Alanna Denise

One lucky hopper will win 2 stamp sets and 1 die set from the Time For Tea line.  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!

Today we are excited to share the final set of stamps and dies from this release - TIME FOR TEA:

I have one last card using Smarty Pants and School Spirit. 

I created a little bookshelf! The shelf is just a strip of cardstock, and the books (each is a separate stamp) are stamped in fun colors.  I took a coordinating copic and colored in the spine of some of them.  I added some crystal effects to make the apple shiny.

I have really enjoyed being part of this release, many thanks to the lovely ladies at Whimsy Stamps!  Thanks for having me!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Release Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...

This week we are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW. Yesterday we introduced HAPPY EVERYTHING and DISTRESSED BACKGROUND AND INK SPLATS, and today we are excited to introduce you to SMARTY PANTS and SCHOOL SPIRIT stamp sets and dies! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.

Don't you just love those little glasses?  So cute! I knew I had to use them for today's card. 


Lots of elements used on this card!  I pulled out a rainbow of colors!  The glasses were diecut from black cardstock and then covered with crystal effects.  I then used the negative from the diecut to trace the outline of the glasses onto acetate to create the lens.  After the frames were dry, I glued them on to the acetate to create realistic glasses!  I popped them up with dimensionals.
The stars were stamped three times across, and the parenthesis is a diecut.

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:

Heather Denise Simonne Becky (GDT) Debbie Jen (GDT) Deb Alanna Amy

Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I'm a Guest Designer!


I've been sitting on some fun news for awhile.  Denise over at Whimsy Stamps asked me to be a guest designer this month, and I was thrilled to accept!  There's a lot of cute stuff being released this month!  So let's get started!

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the ...
Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new June 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/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 Jen Carter and Becky Carafa as our Guest Designers. Jen and Becky (that's me!!!) will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing their wonderful creations featuring our June release. Welcome girls! Today we are revealing the HAPPY EVERYTHING 4x6 stamp set together with its coordinating die sets, PLUS the DISTRESSED BACKGROUNDS AND INK SPLATS 4x6 stamp set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.               

I will be sneaking peeks of School Spirit and Smarty Pants all three days.  There is a list at the end of the designers peeking Distressed Backgrounds and Happy Everything.
I started by stamping the alphabet strip from School Spirit on a light blue panel.  I die cut 3 large stars in 3 different colors of orange and layered them together to form the base for my medallion.  This set is great, it has lots of separate words and elements so you can arrange them any way you like.  "Star", "student", the arrows, and the star are all separate stamps here. After I stamped the main circle, I die cut it with a circle and attached it in the middle of my orange stars to have a nice pointy border.  The little yellow star is popped up.  Two black card stock strips, blue ribbon tails, and some more dimensionals finish it off.

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:
Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

MFT WSC 182

How about a Christmas card in summer? It is the 6 month mark, you know :)


I used two shades of blue and some purple for a pop of color.  Thanks for stopping by, come back again tomorrow for something fun!

Monday, June 23, 2014

MFT WSC 181

Here's what I made for MFT WSC #181:


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Challenge With Friends

It's time for another installment of a challenge with my friends, Lisa and Jackie!  I issued the challenge to make a card/project with a diagonal element on it.  Fun, right?
I made two cards:

I stamped the flowers (Verve) on a white card base and then cut the kraft layer to go on top, to add some dimension.


Love love love how this one turned out!  Lots of fun colors (baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral, Bermuda bay, the mint I can't remember the name of, yellow), and polka dots, and a gorgeous butterfly, and a felt flower! The top layer of the butterfly is popped up and I added some glitter to the inside of the wings.

I'm so thankful for a hobby I love, for friends who share it with me, and for technology that lets us all connect!  I can't wait to see what my friends made, won't you check it out with me?
Jackie Pedro http://thescallopededge.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-friend-ly-challenge.html
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/2014/06/stamping-with-friends-diagonals.html

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MFT WSC 180

Pulled out this fun banner set for this week's sketch. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MFT WSC 179

Pulled out this fun a la mode and colored and pieced her up!


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Teacher Thank You

It's that time of year, the crazy busy end of the school year.  Just two more days here, then we can stop setting the alarm, yay!  Here is the card I made for my son's teacher:


Love the colors! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 2, 2014

MFT WSC 178

Here are some fun birthday candles for this week's sketch:


Thanks for stopping by!