Hi everyone! For all my followers that have been with me quite a while, you might remember when I first started blogging and had a weekly sketch challenge. I missed having a challenge with my friends, so I started a new one. I hope you can join us over at Crafty Friends Challenges. This challenge is just supposed to be for fun. No stress. It will be a bi-weekly challenge and the first challenge is Vintage.

For my card I stamped the gorgeous main image from Butterfly Kisses in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink. The image was cut out and  Frost Smooch Glitz was added over the flower and wings of the image.  A frame was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with the third largest Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. A piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was cut with the next size up oval. The frame was adhered over the oval with dimensional adhesive and the fairy was adhered to the left hand side of the frame.

Another piece of London Market paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around it vertically and threaded through one of the Floral Oval openings. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Nested Pennant dies. A sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The pennant was shaped and adhered to the upper right hand side of the frame. The butterfly from the set was stamped in Pixie Dust Versamagic. It was cut out and adhered next to the sentiment. Rhinestones from Baby Bling and Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were added to the frame and the butterfly. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the upper left hand corner finish off the card.

This card didn’t just work for our new challenge, but also for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge, which is to use buttons and bows. I LOVE adding a button over my bows to finish them off. Oftentimes my bows look naked without that button!

Check out the creations of my fellow Crafty Friends:

Charmaine Ikach
Heather Jensen
Jenn Balcer
Linda Lucas
Nina Brackett

I really hope you have a chance to play. Like I said…it’s just for fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles


Hello and welcome to Day Five of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 March.

My sample today features the new Wee Image Amy. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with  a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box technique and colored with  Copic Markers ( Skin: E50, E51, E53, BV000   Hair: Y26, E31, E35, E37   Shirt/Balloon: RV000, RV00, RV10   Boots/Shorts/Jacket E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G000, G00, G02    Pot: E13, E15, E19   Sky: B0000    Ground: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9). The edges of the the image were sponged first with Antique Linen ,then with  Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest of the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die.

A 2″ wide strip of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was adhered to a bigger piece of the same paper pack. The paper were cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around the vertical strip. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A sentiment from the new Aged to Perfection stamp set was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on white cardstock, cut out and adhered slightly above the bow. Parts of a Fancy That! Border Bling and Zva Creative Flowers finish off the card.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Alberto Gava {Special Guest}
Ann Vento
Beate Johns {Special Guest} – you are here
Deb Routledge {Special Guest}
Denise Lynn
Niki Estes

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

The current JustRite Stampers challenge is to create a card using spring colors and butterflies. I just got new Spellbinders dies in and couldn’t wait to try out the smaller of the two butterfly dies from Wings of Hope. I cut and embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and sponged the butterfly with the die still on with Cantaloupe Memento Ink.

A frame from JustRite Stampers Kindness was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on  Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with the largest Label 20 Nestabilities die. Another piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with the smallest of the Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die and sponged with New Sprout Memento Ink. A sentiment from Kindness was stamped in Rich Cocoa ink on the oval before that was adhered to the stamped frame with dimensionals. The butterfly was adhered to the lower right of the frame.

An image from Classic Scallop Border I was stamped in Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock and cut out. It was stitched to a piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper that had been cut and embossed with the second smallest  Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die and the edges had been sanded. Fancy Waves! Border bling was adhered to the bottom of the scallop before the sentiment and butterfly were adhered to the center of the paper.

A piece of vellum was cut and embossed with the largest of the Floral Oval Nestabilities dies and adhered under the sentiment layers with dimensionals.  May Arts ribbon was threaded between the Vellum and the label, the label was adhered to the patterned paper with dimensionals and the ribbon was tied into a bow. Everything was adhered to the card base, which was cut and embossed out of Solar White cardstock with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die. Rhinestones from the new Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones on the butterfly and label finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. You could win JustRite stamps! Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

P.S.: Yes, I am hooked on Grand Scalloped Rectangle cards right now and that Floral Oval hasn’t left my desk since I unpacked it. Hi…I am Beate and I am a Spellbindersaholic…..no, I don’t want a 7 step program. I am loving with it!


Hello and welcome to Day Two of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 March.

For my sample today I stamped the new Elisabeth Bell image Lemon Pepper in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with the a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and colored with  Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E51, E53   Hair: E33, E37, E39, E29   Bonnet: B000, B00, B02   Shirt: Y17, YR15, YR18   Lemons and leaves: Y11, Y14, Y15, YG01, YG03, YG17   Background: B0000).  The edges of the oval were sponged with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink. Solar white cardstock was cut and embossed with the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die and the image was adhered to it.

A 2″ strip of Pink Paislee She Art was adhered to another piece from the same paper pack. They were cut and embossed with second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die and the embossed edges were  sanded. May Arts Sheer Aqua Ribbon was threaded through one of the wholes in the floral frame and it was tied vertically around the layers. The image was adhered to the layers with dimensionals.

A card base was cut out of white cardstock and the second smallest Grand Scallop Rectangle die. A card front was cut with the same die and adhered to the base, to hide the hinge. The layers were adhered on top of that.  A sentiment from Treasured Moment Tickets was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the smallest Lacey Oval Nestabilities die. The edges were sponged just like the main image, first with Antique Linen, then with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

A hint of Smooch Illuminate was added over the balloon for a subtle shimmer, Frost Smooch Glitz over the little bird. Silver Baby bling on the floral oval die cut and part of a  Fancy That! Border Bling on the upper left corner finish off the card.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…


Beate Johns {Special Guest} – you are here
Ellie Stover
Erin Bailey
Heidy Blom

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Hello and welcome to Day One of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 March.

For my card I stamped the new Wee Image Angie in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with the second largest Romantic Rectangle die (Oh yeah! I got new dies and I am loving it!!!). The image was colored with  Copic Markers (Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, BV000    Hair: E97, E99, E09, E39, E29     Wings: C00, C1, C3    Bow, ladybug: R00, R01, R02, R05). The image was masked, cloud masks and the die were added and the inner part was  airbrushed with Copic Marker B02. Shading was added to the clouds with Copic Markers (W00, W0, W1).

A 2 1/4″ wide strip of Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Patterned Paper was adhered to a piece of the same paper pack. It was cut with the largest Romantic Rectangle die. The edges were sanded and the piece was cut down at the embossed line. The edges were then stitched and May Arts ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery floss.

The layer was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the same Romantic Rectangle die. The image was adhered to the center of the card front with dimensionals. A piece of Fancy That! Border Bling was adhered over the image.  The card base was cut out of white cardstock with the same die and the card front was adhered over it, to hide the card hinge.

A sentiment from Thank you Tabs 1. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, cut out and and adhered under the lower left corner. Two Wild Orchard Flowers were adhered above and underneath the sentiment panel.  A small piece of a  Finesse Swirl was adhered next to the lower flower and two small rhinestones were added to the main image. Frost Smooch Glitz on the angel wings finish off the card.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Ann Vento
Beate Johns {Special Guest} – you are here
Deb Routledge {Special Guest}
Dena Concienne {Special Guest}

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps March rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new rubber stamps and 7 wonderful new Shapeology dies today together with 2 brand new Shape EZ templates! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 27 March the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 28 March) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of new release DT work from the past week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

For my card today I chose a new image from Elisabeth Bell called Cinnamon Sugar. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die.  the image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, BV000   Hair: Y11, Y23, E31, E33    Dress: R81, R83, R85, BG32, BG34, BG49   Basket: E31, E33, 35, E37   Apron: W00, W1, W3    Eyes:B00   Background: B0000     Ground: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9).

The edges of the rectangle were  sponged with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink. Kraft cardstock was cut with a die from the Corner die set. The edges were painted with Snow Cap Paint.  Once the corners were dry they were adhered to the upper right and lower left corner of the image.

A 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ strip of Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Patterned Paper was adhered to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The edges of the papers were sanded , parts of a paper doily were adhered to the upper left and right side of the paper layer. The layers were stitched to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft cardstock. May Arts Pink Sheer ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip.

A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut with the new fence die and was adhered slightly under the ribbon. The image was adhered over the ribbon with dimensional adhesives after three flowers (Zva Creative and Wild Orchid Crafts) were adhered to the lower right corner of the image.

A sentiment from the new Celebration Circle Pennants was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Kraft cardstock. It was cut out and the edges were painted with Snow Cap Paint. After it was dried it was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut with a Circle Pennant die. The sentiment panels were adhered slightly above the flowers to the right of the image.

The card base was cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die and the layers were adhered to the base. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling was adhered to the lower left corner, part of a Finesse Swirl was adhered above the sentiment panel and a light pink butterfly from Want2Scrap finished off the card.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful March release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Balloon Bouquet ~ Birthday Hippo ~ Birthday Pile-up ~ Wee Snippet’s Cake

 

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Cinnamon Sugar ~ Lemon Pepper

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Football ~ Soccer ~ Fabby Farrah ~ Sassy Sadie

3 Meljen’s Designs rubber stamps
Birthday Cupcake ~ Darling Dalmatian ~ Pixie Dust Fairy

3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Amy Whimsy ~ Angel Cody ~ Angie Whimsy

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Aged To Perfection Notables 3 (coordinating die available) ~ Celebration Circle Pennants (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Party Hat Sentiments (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Vintage Birthday Tabs 1 (coordinating die available)

5 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Birthday Sentiments ~ Fence ~ Party Hats Die set ~ Circle Pennants Die set ~ Party Time Notables 3


2 TLC Shapeology die
Cherry Cake ~ Egg Tag

Shape EZ by TLC
Cherry Cake ~ Gradient Wedding Dress

Don’t forget to visit today’s DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release! Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles

Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Silke. She created a great sketch for us. For my sample I pulled out the Hyacinth Hello stamp set. I hadn’t used the image with the flower in the vase yet and thought it was perfect for this time of the year (with a bit of wishful thinking…).

The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Copic Markers ( Petals: Rooo, R00, R01, R02, T2, T3    Leaves: G20, YG01, G21, YG63    Bulb: E30, E31, E33   Water: B41, B0000) and cut out. A piece of Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and the circle was stitched to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities die.

Another piece of Pink Paislee paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Square Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.  The edges of two 1 3/4″ x 4″ strips of green patterned paper of the same paper pack were sanded, then stitched, then adhered to  the square layers vertically. Two more strips were cut, sanded and stitched and adhered over the layers horizontally.

Organdy Ribbon was tied through the Tear Drop pieces before the image layers were adhered to the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment from the Hyacinth Hello in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the retired 5 in 1 Tag die. The inner part of the tag was colored with Copic Markers (R000, R00, R01, R02) and tiny Stardust Stickles dots were added. The tag was tied to the bow with embroidery thread. The same thread tied an October Afternoon button over the bow.

More Stardust Stickles was added to the center of the flower petals. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl were adhered to the top left and button right corners and additional Rhinestones on the upper left hand side finish off the card.

Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
and
January Guest Designer Cheryl Lea

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Today is another blog hop for a new JustRite Stampers set called Sea Shell Bay. I love the seahorse image and had to ink it up as soon as I got it.

I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a piece of  Neenah Classic White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with a  Label 22 Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers ( Sea Horse: YR61, YR63, YR68   Background: BG70, 2/3rd BG72 custom marker, BG72    Stars and Rope: YR21, YR24  Eyelets: C1, C3, C5). The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, that had been hand cut into a slightly bigger layer. Stardust Stickles was added to the tiny bubbles on the image.

Pieces of Pink Paislee Nantucket Patterned paper were adhered into a big square and then cut and embossed with a  Grand Circle Nestabilities die. Ivory Crochet Lace was adhered over one of the paper seam and the edges of the circle were stitched. The circle was then adhered to the card base; Kraft cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scalloped Circle Nestabilities die.

The image was adhered to the card with dimensionals. Rhinestones from a  72 Count Rhinestone pack were added to the right hand side of it and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl underneath. A bow was tied out of seam binding, topped with a Basic Grey button and adhered to the lower right of the image layer to finish it off.

The inside of the card is kept very simple. A white cardstock circle with a strip of Nantucket Paper. A sentiment was stamped over it in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and a shell was stamped behind it in second generation Vintage Photo ink.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs to see their beautiful work with this set!

JustRite Inspiration
Becca Feeken
Sharon Harnist
Michele Kovack
Kazan Clark
Linda Duke
Sankari Wegman
Kathy Jones
Barb Schram
Angela Barkhouse

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

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