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.



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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!


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

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

Welcome to the ...
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:

Alanna -- you are here

Friday, May 15, 2015

Yum, Yum, Yum for Clearly Whimsy Stamps May Release Day #2


Hi everyone and welcome to the Day 2 of the
Clearly Whimsy Stamps May 2015 release

We are releasing 4 new clear stamp sets and 7 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers tomorrow!!

Today, I am featuring the super cute Yum, Yum, Yum stamp set and the standalone Ice Cream Cone die collection.

For my first card, I stamped the image several times across my card panel. I then paper pieced one of the ice creams. The cherry is colored with Copic markers. I then added some sprinkles on the chocolate scoop with my white Pico Embellisher. Some matching sequins finish off the card.


For my second card, I made a shaker card with the Ice Cream Cone die set. The sentiment comes from the Yum, Yum, Yum set. I added lots of sequins and am wishing that I would have glued down my ice cream scoops better so that the sequins didn't get stuck up there.



RIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our Release Day hop!

Alanna -- you are here


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thanks and Hello for Clearly Whimsy Stamps May Release Day #1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the
Clearly Whimsy Stamps May 2015 release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal our *BRAND NEW* Clearly Whimsy Stamps release! We are releasing 4 new clear stamp sets and 7 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TODAY and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday!!

Today, I am featuring the fabulous Retro Flowers set. I had so much fun with this set and have two cards to share with you today.

For my first card, I made some masks of the flowers. I then took some bright colors and happily inked my flowers. The entire card panel is popped up on some foam tape. The sentiment is from the same set. I finished off my card with some clear sequins.


For my second card, I had some fun with heat embossing and distress inks. I started by stamping out the flowers in Versamark ink and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then sponged on my distress ink. I couldn't stay away from the sequins but this time, added some colored sequins to match my distress ink.



PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Alanna -- you are here


Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Having fun with owls

Happy Friday friends. My card today features a few products from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I just love the Hoo Loves You stamp set and that it has matching dies. The balloons come from the Party Time die set which I sponged with a couple colors of distress ink.

I'll be linking this up to the anything goes challenge at Sister Act Card Challenge.  


Here' s a closeup of the products that you can find in the Whimsy shop.


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