Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thing's are Looking Up

Looking up...down...from the side.  How fun is this?!  This funny fellow is from the new clear set jut released from La-La Land.  He is one of many in this set Things are Looking Up, and I just had to color him.  Just look at that expression.  

I stamped him 6 times in Memento Tuxedo Black and then cut him out.  I stamped the background using the new Hello Lovely rubber stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black to get a crisp impression.  Using Peek-a-Boo Circles Die From Taylored Expressions I die cut out the front panel.  I popped up all the little decapitated (I just had to say that) ostriches within the popped up windows.  I added some fun ribbon to separate the circle frames.  Simple but Oh-so-sweet dont you think?.

E93 E95 E97 E99
C1 C3
YR12 YR24
BV20 BV23

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nature Calls

I have to admit I am a nature girl at heart.  I was so thrilled to see this set from La-La Land come out. These succulents are delicious.  The background stamp really has some nice deep etching giving it a crisp image when stamped.  I used the new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to get this nice impression.

I stamped them in Pear Tart Memento ink and then colored them with Copics.  Because I stamped in such a light complimenting color the lines just about disappeared.  This gives the stamp a more natural appearance.  I Googled "succulents" to find some fun color combinations for these images.  I stamped the popped up layer using Walnut Stain Ranger Distress stamp pad with the Wood Planks background stamp from La-La Land and then cut it out with Tonics the Sunflower Array edge.  I die cut out the Oval center and popped up the wood plank piece.   I used a newer die from Tonic called Blocked Parquet & Garden Trellis Die for the trellis looking background within the oval.  

UGH!  Think the 3 year old took my paper that I had written the colors bad!  Sorry...will update when I find it.  I know there was a G40, YG03, R56  ha ha ha

Monday, April 23, 2018

Have You Herd?

Yes, I have herd!  This cute barnyard clear set From the Herd from La-La Land Crafts has a little of everything and for this card I used a lot of everything.  Included in the set is a rooster, a couple of chicks, lamb, goat, piggy, cow, complimenting sentiments and flowers.  For this card I wanted to create a barnyard stacked image.

I chose 3 of the cute stamps in this clear stamp set and colored them up using Copics  Next I fussy cut them out and stacked them.  They are neatly popped up off the card on this super cool background stamp from the rubber set Just For You that La-La Land has just released.   I used the Spiced Ginger Aqua Flow brush from Nuvo and colored the stamp.  Next I spritzed the stamp with water using the Light Mist Spray Bottle from Nuvo and stamped it onto white cardstock.  It gives it a more watercolored look.  Next I added some buttons, enamel dots and Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal drops to add fun elements to accent the image.  To finish it off I wanted to add a larger sentiment so I grabbed my chippies from Make It Crafty.  I colored the background piece with Copic C10 and the top piece with R85.  I had a lot of fun with this card if you couldn't tell.  What a nice therapy coloring session this was!!

Pig - R00 R01 R02
Chickie - Y11 Y15 Y18 Y38
Cow - W1 W3 W5 W7 
R81 R85

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Be Happy

Time is running out to purchase the Paper Door kit from Whimsy Stamps.  These are only available for a limited time and have limited quantities available.  Time is ticking!  For this shaker I used some of the elements in the box but then added my own shaker pieces using a punch and the delicious glitter paper that comes in the kit.  How easy to make complimenting pieces for your shakers.

I also created my own background paper using a finger dauber and a distress ink pad.  I enjoy making my own papers and this clear stamp set made it such an easy choice.


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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Foxy Lady

Here is one of the cards made from the lovely La-La Land release.  For this card I used the fox from Spring Woodland Critters and the background from Wood Planks.  The Woodland set comes with sentiments, a bunny, deer, squirrel, beaver, fox and a flower cluster.  So many choices.

I stamped the background with the wood plank.  This  is a  nice sized rubber stamp.  I stamped it with my Ranger Stormy Sky Distress ink.  I love the look of blue and orange together and leaving the accent pieces white gave it that POP to round it out. I used the Two Flag die from La- La Land and die cut it 3 times to create the banner.   The popped up strips of paper above the flags and the piece that the fox is sitting on were pierced with the Pierced Border Trio from Whimsy Stamps to add that extra touch.   After coloring up this sweet fox I cut her out and popped her up onto the pierced die cut strip.  This card was finished up with the delicious Copper Penny and Double Denim Nuvo Crystal drops and a little bling.

B32 B34
YG03 YG17
W1 W3 W5 W7 W9
E97 E98 E99

Friday, April 20, 2018

Immersed In La-La Land Lovelies

So I have been busy, busy, busy playing with the NEW release from La-La Land Crafts and am so thrilled to finally share them with you.  I am showing you all the cards I created in this post so you don't miss out on getting these stamps right away.   I am sure these are going to be a hot item!  New clear sets AND new sets that have a larger rubber background stamp and stamps that compliment it.  YES!!!  These make me squeal!

First up I have the sweetest fox from the Spring Woodland Critters clear set.  This is just one of the images featuring forest friends.  I combined this image with this blue background from Wood Plank.  of course I had to add a favorite La-La Land Two Flags die that can be found HERE.

Next this funny guy, the Ostrich, is from the clear set Things Are looking Up and I paired him up with the background from the new Hello Lovely rubber set.

Who can resist some barnyard fun with this clear stamp set From the Herd.  I stamped, cut and layered these crazy friends on top of each other and placed them on the new background that come in the Just For You rubber set.

And last, but not least, how about some nature with these luscious succulents and wood background from the rubber set Wood Plank 

All of these amazing stamp sets and more can be purchased right away HERE

Aren't you excited?  I know I am!

You can see more inspiration from this release on the La-La Land blog HERE.  Be inspired!

This post would be way to long if I posted all the deets so I will post individual posts this week giving details for each card, so be sure and subscribe and come back to read all about them.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shake Shake Shake

I dont do shakers that often but I really love them when I do.  I created this card using the Whimsy Stamps Paper Door kit.  I was totally inspired by my friend Nic's Shaker card.  You can see her card HERE.   I loved the outcome of this card and it was super fun to create.  I made my own background paper with a ruler and one of the many goodies in the box.  I love checkers and its so easy and almost therapeutic to make.

Dont wait...get your kit ordered!!!  You will be pleasantly surprised with all the goodies and card potential in the box.  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Shimmer and Shine

Shimmer and Shine that is part of what you receive in this months Paper Door kit.  Here is another card created using the kit goodies.  I love hummingbirds dont you?  This embossing folder is to die for as well.  You can find all the Paper Door Details at the link below.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Paper Door

Hello my friends.  I am here to share with you some fun from Whimsy Stamps.  It is called Paper Door.  What is this you ask?  It is a bunch of creativity in a box.   All you have to do is head over to the link below and purchase it from the store within a limited time and POW! it arrives at your doorstep.  All the details are below.

Here is one of the cards I created using items in this treasure box for April.

Want the details on how I created this card?  Well it is included in the purchase of this months Paper Door.  

How do you get this stunning kit?  Read below!

You’ve asked for it so we made it happen, Whimsy Stamps proudly introduces our exciting new PAPER DOOR monthly kits, a unique, fun, and affordable monthly crafty goodness in a box club!

  • BRAND NEW kit each month
  • ONE FLAT PRICE that includes shipping, per PAPER DOOR box
  • EXCLUSIVE hand chosen 6x6 specialty cardstock/paper collections that aren’t available anywhere else (24 sheets total)
  • SIX sheets of 8.5x11 heavy weight NEUTRAL card stock
  • SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set created exclusively for PAPER DOOR
  • LIMITED EDITION stencil, die or other fun accessory introduced especially for PAPER DOOR
  • PREMIUM QUALITY embellishment(s) in every box
  • COMPLEMENTING ink or coloring medium with each PAPER DOOR box
  • NEWLY designed digital papers (2 to 4 designs) to coordinate with each PAPER DOOR theme
  • PRIVATE access to PDF files with step-by-step instructions for at least 4 different projects

Each LIMITED EDITION box is offered for a VERY limited time and individual items may or may not be released at a later date. Don’t miss out on your own PAPER DOOR crafty goodness experience, reserve yours today!

NO minimums
NO subscriptions to commit to
NO wait lists to sweat out
NO multi-tier pricing

So what’s the catch for something this easy with so much awesomeness and crafty goodness you ask? Only one, if you don’t reserve your PAPER DOOR between the 10th and 25th of each month you will miss out entirely because you can’t get PAPER DOOR any other way.

Ready to find out how you can get a LIMITED EDITION PAPER DOOR monthly crafty goodness box delivered directly to your front door? It’s so easy all you have to do is…
  • Go to the Whimsy Stamps store and create (or) update your account with your full name, email and correct mailing address
  • Anytime from the 10th thru the 25th of each month go to the Whimsy Store and reserve your PAPER DOOR box of crafty goodness
  • You will receive an invoice via email within 24 hours of your reservation. All PAPER DOOR orders will begin shipping on or before the 26th of the month once payment is received. If payment is not received by the 25th of the month, you will forfeit your PAPER DOOR reservation.
Come and join in on all the fun and unlock your creativity with PAPER DOOR today!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Liquid Hug

You need coffee? It is my liquid hug!  This adorable clear set Espresso-ly Great is from Whimsy Stamps it is just the kick I needed.  I colored this up with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.   The rich colors allowed for a lot of coloring fun. The background was created with Whimsy Stamps Farmhouse Fabric background.  All I did was smoosh some watercolor on a palette and then stamp into it, then stamped it onto the background paper.

You can get your stamps and coloring yum now at these links below.