Friday, October 26, 2018


Yes, we are back in Phoenix for the winter and I have a super fun class all planned out for you at The Paper Collage on November 17th.  Get signed up NOW while there are seats!  You can call the store or register online.  Just click on the Class Schedule tab above for the info.


See you in November!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

31 Days of Halloween FUN!

Good evening my DAH-lings, Whimsy Stamps is up to some tricks...with treats  Me and all my frightful friends at Whimsy Stamps welcome you to join us for our 31 Nights of Halloween extravaganza. 

I am reshowing this card I made using Hot Sip and the Web Background.  This sentiment that I made just cracks me up!  I love combing stamps and thought these two went perfect together,

NOW get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration.  
Over $250 in prizes with frightful fun all month long!!
Come celebrate with us at 6pm EST each night for a new project and random night giveaways. 

GRAND PRIZE $100 Whimsy Stamps Shopping Spree!!

💀  Share our Halloween event banner on any/all social media and TAG at least one friend
💀  Link your posts back to the Whimsy blog with the linky tool thats on the Whimsy blog
💀  Each new post counts for one entry
💀  Enter as many times as you'd like between now and 10/30/18 by 11:55pm
The more individual posts you share the more chances you have to have win so share all day, everyday, everywhere!
    All prize winners will be announced on Halloween Night right here on the Whimsy Blog.  
    All winners must claim their prizes by 11/7/18.

    Have a frightfully good time and good luck

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Up Up and Away

    How adorable is this Doggie and Kite!  I submitted this card for a magazine and it didn't get published (I know GASP), so you get the pleasure of some step-by-step instruction on how to create it.  How cool is that?!

    I love how you can use Whimsy's Brick Background to create the "wall" for this card!

    I also used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background stamp to create the flower box. 


    Whimsy Products:

    Coloring Medium: Copics
    Dog – E53 E55 E57 E59, R20, C10
    Kite – R24 R29, YR04 YR09, Y15
    Bricks – C1 C3 C5 C7, E31 E35 E37
    Planter – E31 E33 B21
    Sky – B24 N2

    Full Card Instructions:

    Card size: A2 Mountain Fold
    Other Supplies used: Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, cutter, liquid adhesive, tape runner, foam pop-up tape, Scissors,  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry, English Mustard), die cut machine, white cardstock, green cardstock

    ·     Color clouds on compatible white cardstock.
    ·     Die cut cloud background using largest rectangle die from Shaker Maker Combo die
    ·     Die cut the slider using largest slider piece from the Slip ‘n Slide die set and both small circle dies from set.  
    ·     Pop up the rectangle cloud piece layer using a single layer of foam tape onto the card base.
    ·     Adhere the cut out slider piece insert within the slider window, directly on card base.
    ·     Create the slider mechanism using a single layer of 1/4 inch foam pop-up tape sandwiched between the two small die cut circles and slide into the die cut opening with one circle inside and one on top of slider opening.
    ·     Color Doggie and Kite with your favorite coloring medium and cut out. 
    ·     Adhere image to exposed slider circle.  Check to make sure slider works and the image is in a desired position both up and down.
    ·     Color Brick Wall background and cut to desired size.  (2 1/4 x 4 1/4) 
    ·     Pop up the brick wall with a double layer of pop-up foam tape onto cloud base layer. **Make sure you do not block slider area with foam tape.
    ·     Cut out clouds using cloud die.  Adhere some to card front with tape runner and pop-up one of the clouds if desired. Keep pop up cloud single layer to not block slider mechanism.
    ·     Create a flower box by cutting a 3/4 X 10 inch strip of paper.  Stamp with the Farmhouse Shiplap background stamp.  Color with favorite coloring medium.
    ·     Score strip at 2 3/4, 2 7/8, 3, 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4 
    ·     Fold a mountain fold at first score, valley fold on second score and mountain on third score. Repeat on other side.  End pieces should overlap.  Adhere together.  You have just created a flower box for your card that can collapse down for mailing. Neat huh?
    ·     Glue to front lower portion of the card with the overlap being hidden towards the back.
    ·     Add thin strips of paper in complimenting color for Flower box edging to complete the look.
    ·     Cut strips of grass with the green cardstock and embellish flower box and lower card front.
    ·     Die cut flower stems using Christmas Branches die and adhere inside flower box
    ·     Die cut flowers using the Shaker Maker Combo Die set and adhere to the stems
    ·     Add Nuvo Crystal drops to the flowers

    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Give Thanks

    It is hard to find a good stamp to create Thanksgiving cards with.  Here I have used two that pair together perfectly...well three if you include the delicious background.   This Turkey is from the latest Whimsy release.  He is the perfect Turkey for this occasion!
    After coloring him up I tucked him behind Pumpkin Patch and layered it onto a gold heat embossed Farmhouse Fabric Background layer.

     I have to admit that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Its about family and friends, food and fun and I am not distracted by gift shopping or gift unwrapping...just good food and friends.  

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Caught In the Web

    It is funny how I am not a fan of Halloween, passing out candy, decorating, but I love skulls and skeletons, webs, and ghosts.  Sometimes I wonder about my brain.  If you love those things and more you gotta check out the latest release from Whimsy Stamps.  Here are some samples from myself and a guest design team member using the Web Background.

    I created this card like a door with a spooky is that?

    C1 - C10
    E51 E31 E35 E57

    Some more spooky fun card samples from myself and Guest DT Member Delphine

    Web Background C1 - C10
    Cup - YR12 14 15 16 18
    E40 41 42 43 44 49

    Guest Designer Delphine

    Copics used:
    Background: V09, 15, 17
    Ghost: C0, 1, 3, Y000
    Letters: C0, 1, V0000

    You can find these stamps in the store!!!

    Web background
    Hot Sip - Cup

    A Big Hug

    You know how I love to try to find ways to combine images?  Well this one was super fun to not only combine this versatile Heart Tree with Teddy Bear Hugs, but also turn it into a shaker card.  I think I am going to get a bunch of use out of the tree stamp!  They are now available through Whimsy Stamps!

    If you follow my blog you know I am also a fan of background stamps.  You can create your own paper to match your project.  I used the Gingham Background for this one.

    E50 51 53 55 R20
    B00 01 02 04
    YG03 17 67
    C1 3 5
    R14 17 27
    E40 43 44 YR31
    E 31 35 57 

    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Meow at the Moon

    It is release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have a fun card to show you.  I combined two different stamps to create this window card.  Using Kitty 'n Pumpkin and Web Background I created this card front.  I used a circle die to cut out the opening and make the kitty appear like he is poking out in front of the moon.  To create the moon all i did was color white paper in a circle with Copic BG's and added a little BV to create simple "craters"

    Of course a card isn't complete without a chippie sentiment and a little bling.  So that is what I added to finish it off!

    I used Copic C's to color up the kitty...the darkest was the C10.