Sunday, May 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

I haven't made a Christmas card for quite some time now but I have one today for the current anything goes challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  I'm not sure what my problem was -- I guess I just wasn't feeling it. But I decided I better get my act together or my friends and family won't be getting cards this year.

I started with this gorgeous background stamp from Impression Obsession. I inked it up in Fog ink from SSS using my Misti. I decided to try my hand at adding a tag to a card. I've seen this done many times but wasn't sure I could make it look okay. I will probably try it again.

I'm excited for the long weekend. Monday will be my first holiday since New Years. :)  If you have a long weekend as well, have fun. And if you don't, I hope you still have a fabulous weekend.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Warm wishes and Penguin Kisses

Woo hoo, it's Friday!  And the Friday before a long weekend. Before I get to today's card, I'm happy to introduce Trina and Kamila as my newest followers. My card is also for the current challenge at Sister Act Card Challenges.

I decided to pull out the super cute Penguin Fun stamp set and coordinating dies from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I also used the Stitched Border Die Trio and the balloons come from the Happy Everything stamp set.  

I'm not really happy with how my balloon strings turned out. I'm thinking I should have just made them straight. I also wasn't sure if I should have extended the string from the blue balloon into the red balloon. I guess I could go back and stamp another red balloon and then pop it up but I'll probably just leave it as is.

Here's a better look at the products I used from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps store.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Mother's Day with Distress Paints

Here is one of the mother's day cards I sent out this year. I played around with some distress paints for the first time. My entire card panel is popped up on some fun foam.

It's been very rainy and cloudy here in the normally sunshiny state of Colorado. Great for our grass but not so good for my soul.  I hope you are having a wonderful day. Crafty hugs!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lil' Stinker for Clearly Whimsy Stamps May Release Day #3

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Clearly Whimsy Stamps May 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 the release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

On Thursday, we released 4 new Clearly Whimsy Stamps clear sets and 7 new coordinating Shapeology crafting dies.Yum Yum Yum 4x6 set, Say Cheese 4x6 set, Retro Flowers 4x6 set, Lil stinker 4x6 set  Cupcake large word die, Friend large word die, Ice cream cone die, Laugh large word die, Lil stinker outlines die Say cheese film strip, Wish large word die

For today's card, I am featuring the seriously cute Lil Stinker stamp set. This set has coordinating dies but I didn't use them on this card.  I started off by cutting a piece of water color paper. I then masked off a section for my grass and used distress inks to make my grass and then some blues to create the sky. I then added some water droplets to it. Isn't that skunk just the cutest? I love the fun sentiments that are included in the set.

There is a hop going on where you can win a $25 gift certificate. The hop starts today (Saturday May 16th at 8.00AM ET) and ends on Wednesday May 20th at midnight EDT.

We will draw one winner from the comments left on each hop post and that random person will win a $25 gift voucher to the Whimsy Store. Remember to comment on all the blogs in the hop in order to be eligible for the drawing.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

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