Special Mini Release for Whimsy Stamps

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Hi friends. I'm thrilled to be joining in a special mini release today from Whimsy Stamps. There are 3 new sets being released today, all with Cancer and caregivers in mind.

Unfortunately, it's a fact of life that most of us, if not all of us, will have Cancer affect our lives in some shape or form. These new sets are so sweet and will be the perfect thing to reach for when you might need to send some encouragement.

For my first two cards, I am using the Caregiver Hugs set. These two little bears are just so darling. I love the font on the sentiments as well.  I also love that you could use this set for just a general encouragement card.

For the first card, I stamped the image, added some simple Copic coloring and then drew in some grass to ground the sweet bears. I stamped the sentiment and some hearts. I then took my stamped panel and die cut it using one of the dies from the Envelope Edger die collection for added interest. I added this to a kraft card base to help tie in the neutrals of the bears.

For my second card using the Caregiver Hugs set, I again stamped the sweet bear image. This time, I added just a bit of shading with some grey Copic markers. I wanted the bears to still appear white but still have some dimension.

I die cut the stamped panel using one of the dies from the Pierced & Stitched Circles. I then took some patterned paper and die cut another circle to mat the stamped circle onto. I adhered this to my card base with some foam tape.

My next two cards feature the Cause Awareness set.  Both of my cards were heavily influenced by one of the sentiments in the set - Disease Sucks in Every Color.

For my first card, I took the cute ribbon image that is made up of hearts and stamped it repeatedly in rainbow order, slightly overlapping the ribbons.  I matted this with some black card stock, adhered it at an angle for added interest and then stamped the sentiment.

For my second card, I took the line of smaller ribbons from the Cause Awareness set and stamped it repeatedly, again in rainbow order. I left a space for the same sentiment I used above. Again, I matted the stamped panel onto some black card stock to help make it pop and tie in the sentiment.

Several others from the team are also sharing some great cards using these sets so be sure to check them out.


Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Crafty hugs to each of you!

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Baby Ellie Cuddles for Whimsy Stamps

Monday, June 17, 2019

Did you all see this ridiculously adorable image from the latest Whimsy Stamps release - Baby Ellie Cuddles? Oh my goodness, if it isn't just THE sweetest image ever.  

I love how the baby elephant is curled up in its mama's trunk taking a nap - SIGH. 

I started out by blending on some clouds onto a piece of white card stock with some light blue ink.  I then stamped the Baby Ellie Cuddles image directly onto the cloud background.  I colored in the image with a combination of warm and cool greys, to help give some definition between the two.

I stamped the sentiment which is from the Bunny Balloons 2 set and then die cut the panel with the largest die from the Card Builder Window die collection.  I mounted this piece onto some black card stock to help make it pop off the card base.  

After looking at it some more, I decided that it needed just a bit of something else.  I reached for the awesome Fadoodles set and added in the fun images in the two corners.

And the card is complete. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!

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Bundle of Joy for Whimsy Stamps

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Hi friends. I'm back today with a fun baby card featuring products from Whimsy Stamps. I started out by blending on various ink colors over the Teardrop Splash stencil onto a piece of white card stock.  I then die cut 3 circles from it.

On my card base, I stamped the cute little monkey from the Jungle Babies stamp set. I didn't do any coloring other than to give him some a bit of blush and pink ears.

I then stamped my sentiment which is also from the Jungle Babies set with some dark brown ink on top of my stenciled background.  I love that the sentiments in the set are all separate so you can mix and match to create a custom sentiment.

I added my stenciled background over top of my stamped card base and added foam tape to the whole back of my panel to provide some lift off the card base.

This card was really quick and easy to put together and I hope you've been inspired.  Crafty hugs!

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A Stenciled Birthday Card for LDRS Creative

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Happy Saturday friends. I am up on the LDRS Creative blog today with a fun birthday card. I'd love for you to pop on over to take a look!

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Crafty hugs and have a great weekend!

2 Celebrate Cards for Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hi friends. I am up on the Whimsy Stamps blog today with two cards featuring the brand new Checkerboard die and Otters paper from the June release along with the fabulous Celebrate Word & Shadow die

Click here to check it out. Crafty hugs!

Whimsy Stamps June Release Day 1

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Happy June 1st friends! I can't believe we are nearly 1/2 way through this year. But since it's the first of a new month, that means only one thing - there's a brand new release at Whimsy Stamps and let me tell you, it's a good one.

I have one card to share with you today but I will be back the next two days showcasing some more of the new goodies.

For my first card, I started by taking some Distress Oxide inks in Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade to blend in a sunset scene.

I then die cut the palm tree image from the new Build an Island die set to create a silhouette look. I love how the bottom of this particular die doesn't cut so you can make it any height you want to. All you need to do is trim the sides just a bit.

A simple stamped sentiment from the Polka Dot Fun using the fabulous VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad set finishes off this card. 

Anyone else have a hankering now to go to a nice tropical island? :)

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LDRS Release Day 2

Friday, May 31, 2019

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring Chicken, Holly - Just Breezing By, Holly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny Tail. We just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Day, which are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)


For my first card, I started by stamping a few of the images from the Nuts About You stamp set to create a little scene.

I love the log in the set and how you can add so many things on top of it. I can't wait to incorporate it into some cards with other stamps in my stash. I did some simple coloring with my alcohol markers.

For my card base, I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the Sweet Sensations paper collection and matted it on top of a piece of brown card stock to help draw in the colors of the log.

I added my stamped and colored focal panel on top with some foam tape for added dimension.  some fun bronze pearls finish off the card.

For my second card, I am using the adorable Holly - Just Breezin' By set. I absolutely love Holly and this little image of her carrying a nest full of birds is just too cute.

I first used the Rainy Day stencil to sponge on some light blue ink for a cloudy background.  I then used the Coming up Daisies stencil to add a couple layers of grass to ground Miss Holly.

I stamped sweet little Holly and I love that the butterfly images that are part of the image match the separate butterfly images that are also in the set.  I stamped the individual butterfly along with the trio of butterflies, making sure that some of them went off the page.

I did quick and easy coloring on my butterflies, stamped the sentiment and then called this card good.

TIP - you don't always have to color all of the images and you can still have a sweet card.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 2:
ALANNA {you are here}

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Crafty hugs!

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