Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bridal Wedgie-Wear

I "crack" myself up.  If you know me, you know I can have a little sense of humor.  When I saw this Pennant Flags die an idea popped into my head of a pair of thong underwear or as I call them wedgie-wear.  Well perfect for the bride to be, don't you think?  

I added some aspirin for the shaker portion of the card.  A bride might need it as the "sorry honey, I have a headache" just might not work.  After I was done I realized this might just be an overdose amount so must add a disclaimer...don't take them all at once.

For those that share in my humor...funny right?  For those that don't...MY Bad :)

You can find this new Shaker Maker die at Whimsy Stamps

Friday, July 13, 2018

More Maynard the Bear

I thought I would showcase some more Maynard today.  If you were bear-ly sure if you needed this stamp...this should help make up your mind.  This vintage bear is just perfect for so many occasions.  These talented ladies created these sample using Maynard.  Each one is so unique and showcases him perfectly!  You can find Maynard in the Whimsy store HERE

Bear - E50 E31 E35 E59 E79

By Holly

By Stephanie

I know you loved these creative ideas. Enjoy your coloring!

Maynard Rubber Stamp

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Bit of Sunshine

This stamp was created using a beautiful photo from my friend Erin Dertner who is a extremely talented artist.  I love the details in this stamp and it can be colored so many different ways.  Look at all these cards that others have created using this stamp.  Be inspired!!  You can purchase this delightful stamp HERE.  It keeps selling out quickly so be sure and sign up to be notified when its back in stock.
By Me

By Shelby

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Oh Baby, Baby

So I couldn't color just one of the cute stamps from the clear set Baby Animals.  Here is a baby card I made using the giraffe.  I really love this color combination don't you?  Perfect baby card.  Even with all the layers this is a pretty easy card to make.  If you change the spots from pink to blue you now have a boy card.  Simple switch-a-roo.  This set has so much potential!

Once again using one of my favorite banner dies from LaLa Land, the Flag Banner , tops off the card.  

BV20 23
R81 RV34
YG03 17

Monday, July 9, 2018

Blue Jeans

 I woke up with this idea.  I thought it would be fun to create a blue jean look with a combo of stamps from Whimsy.  How many different stamps do you think I used for this?

To create this fun card I used...

Zipper embossed with black embossing powder 
Burlap Background stamped in blue
Get in Line clear stamps for stitches in blue
Gingham Background stamped in blue
Beaucoup Bouquet sentiment embossed in black

Add a few antique copper brads and you have a pair of blue jeans.  Which brings me to the question...why do we say "I have a pair of blue jeans" when there is only one?

Super quick, super fun and perfect for that super awesome person in your life!

~ JDove

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Bear Hugs

Swoon!!  I just love Panda Bears don't you.  Something about the pattern of the fur.  Well this little sweetie bear is from Whimsy Stamps.  Originally I had planned to do a baby card with a pastel color instead of the gray blend...well oops...I started applying the grays without event thinking about it.  Instead of starting over again I just kept going.  
This bear comes from the cute Baby Animals clear stamp set.  There is also a bunny and a giraffe and some adorable sentiments too.  So many choices in one set!  As this didn't end up being a baby card I decided to add a sentiment using a chipboard word and hearts from Make It Crafty.   I do think this bear is asking for a hug!

R20 E70
C1 C3 C5 C8 C10

Saturday, July 7, 2018

You're Mermazing

I had to get my hands on this Sitting Mermaid Baby Marci from la La Land Crafts.  For this one I decided to add tiny star sequins to the tail.  Who's idea was this anyways?!  I placed each one with tweezers.  I do love the tail shimmer though.  The stars came out of the Pure Sheen Confetti collection - Peacock Feathers.  They shimmer like crazy!  They are so very tiny and perfect for her tail scales.
After coloring and cutting out my image I stamped Hello Lovely background stamp to create the pattern paper.  Then I created the image backdrop with the new Water Ripples layering stencil and my airbrush machine.   I turned it sideways when done.   I did two layers with different colors and tried to make it look like seaweed.  Once done I used my blender marker to remove some ink to give the impression of bubbles.  I didn't give them details as I wanted the image to be the focus.

Hair and Skin BG11 13 49
E50 51 21 23 R20
Tail YG03 17 BG49
B04 06 YG03 17 Blender