Saturday, March 29, 2014

Whimsy Card

Good morning! I have a project using Whimsy's new Mini Chalkboards 1 sentiment stamps. It's a great stamp collection to get as it has a sentiment for every occassion. It's a different one for me as it has no image or Copics involved. I think it's a nice change. So much so that I think I'll have to make a whole set with this stamp collection!!!

Vintage Sentiment card using Maja papers for Scrapbook Maven

I used Coffee Archival Ink to stamp and Frayed Burlap to distress the papers edges. The gorgeous paper is Maja papers- I love how they are such high quality card-stock and so elegant and versatile! I dyed some seam binding with Weathered Wood and Broken China and added a flower from Prima's Princess Collection. 
I love the design of this card and it was inspired by Andrea Ewen, one of the talented ladies on the Maja Blog. 

Scrapbook Maven products used:

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge -Ribbon and Lace
Allsorts-use those dies
Alphabet Challenge-D for Diecuts
Craftitude-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy-Shabby Chic

Friday, March 28, 2014


Good afternoon! I am back to share a card using sweet Melia on Her Shell Phone, which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil.
Melia on her Shell Phone by Mo's Digital Pencil using pink Maja paper and Scrapbook Maven products

I have used some Maja Papers and punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch. I had cut out a mosaic background with my Silhouette and didn't know what to do with it until this card. I thought it made a cute fish net of sorts! I added some flowers and some shells that I snagged from a cousin's wedding centerpieces (Totally allowed!). The molded swirls are from a Martha Stewart mold( I like to think of them as foaming waves... Anyways, I used my all time favorite tag from Magnolia, the Tilda Tag which are still a great deal at Scrapbook Maven.

Skin-E000,00,21,13, R20,22
Hair-E50,53,55,29,RV000, R81,83,85
Tail-RV000,R83,85, BG10,15,B24,21

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Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
A Creative Romance-Spring Flowers
Craftitide-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy-Shabby and Chic
Get Inky!-Circles
Patti's Creations-Anything Goes
Sister Act-Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stamper-Use Distressing

Friday, March 21, 2014

Extra, Extra!

Hi!! I am here to share a BOY card using Extra from Mo's Digital Pencil! I have such a hard time with boy cards which is terrible since I have three boys!
But a few well placed embellishments make it easier;)
Scrapbook Maven inspiration monochrome Birthday card using Mo's Digital Pencil Extra in vintage style
I love using the Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon for masculine cards! It works well with feminine cards, too, I have seen on other cards. The vintage light bulb is another fun embellie to add. I used Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die to make a flower to match the Prima Printery paper I used and made a newspaper tied with twine from some of the paper's cutouts. My six year old got a kick out of it and had to have one for himself! I used the Magnolia Doohickey die again- can't get enough of it! I cut out and made 'Happy Birthday 2 U' from the papers to put on the tag. 
It's a small card so it couldn't fit too much which I think is good for a masculine card. Men/ boys are simple, right?
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whimsy Stamps- March Rubber Stamps and Die Sneak Peek Day 3!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March 2014 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!
This month’s brand new release of image stamps, sentiment sets, shapeology dies, and designer paper pack is now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store! To celebrate this new release, the Whimsy DT are holding a BLOG HOP today to share creations made with our new release goodies, and I am part of today’s hop! FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps have been hidden on the Whimsy DT blogs throughout our 5-day release event this week. As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! The lucky winners will be drawn over the weekend and announced on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th). To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Alyce | Amanda | Amy | Andrea | Danielle | Debbie | Ellie | Faye | Jenny |

Jodi | Kathy | Rita | Shannah | Jacque

This month, Whimsy has something extra for you! Kit & Clowder is an online coloring community run by Alyce Keegan. The Kit & Clowder DT are hosting a special joint release party event today, which includes a special blog hop showcasing Whimsy’s March release. So today's Whimsy DT are also sharing their creations in this second hop! There is a $25 gift voucher up for grabs as a prize for the Kit and Clowder release party, and details of how to enter can be found over at Kit & Clowder.

 For today’s card I inked up an adorable image by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps called Mary.
Scrapbook Maven Prima Princess Whimsy Stamps Wee Stamps Mary

I tried my hand at cross hatching my strokes to make the hat straw like. And I did my best to make lambs fur. It's hard!!

Copic Colors:
Hair, Hat and Boots-E5053,55,29
Skin-E000,00,21,13, R20,22
Pink-RV000, 91,93,95, R59,W5
Grey- W1,3,5, E50

Have fun and good luck!
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Color Me Creative Guest Design Post!

Hi! This is my second post today. If you stopped by for the Whimsy Release Hop click here or scroll down!

I am very honored to share my card today as a Guest Designer for CMC's Challenge #89 Show Some Skin!

Digi Stamps 4 Joy is the Sponsor and are offering a $10 Gift Certificate. They also provided this cute image for me to use for the challenge. They are angels but I turned them into flower children, lol!

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Angels 3 R We pink card with Prima Princess paper and Magnolia Tag Die from Scrapbook Maven

I used Prima Princess Paper, Magnolia Doohickey die and bow charm to accent. All can be found at Scrapbook Maven!

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Whimsy Stamps- March Rubber Stamps and Die Sneak Peek Day 1!

Hi all! Today is the first day of the new Whimsy Rubber Stamp Release! Today I am sharing an image by Cathy Delanssay called In Summer, for Whimsy Stamps. The full release will be Wednesday but in the meantime hop along to our blogs from the Whimsy blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at prizes. You have 24 hours to comment- 12 noon EST tomorrow. 

She's sweet and whimsical. I stamped her twice and used the second gen. stamp for a no lines look to add to her softness. She looked like she needed to be surrounded by flowers and nature, so that's what I did! I used Prima's Nature Garden paper and lots of flowers.

We have hidden FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps somewhere on the DT’s blogs throughout the 5-day release event.
 As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximum your chance of winning!
We will draw the lucky winners over the weekend and announce them on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th).

 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

I hope you like her!
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Friday, March 14, 2014


Hello! I am sharing a card today using Broked C from Mo's Digital Pencil. I had my mom in mind when I made this card. No matter how old I get I always look towards my mom for help and advice. Love you mom!

I have used Maja papers and Prima flowers. The Prima flowers are absolutely gorgeous and they are from the Prima Princess Collection called Happily Ever After. There are so many gorgeous embellishments in that collection, not to mention the papers! I am working on a mini album with them and some cards, too!

The butterfly charm and Magnolia Doohickey Die are also sold at Scrapbook Maven at an extremely low price! Love that die!

I cut the doily into pieces and put some at the top and some at the bottom of my card. I distressed all the paper edges with my scissors and used Wild Honey to dye the seam binding.

Skin-E000,00,21,13, R20,22

Have a great weekend!
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Winter Fairy

Good morning! I have my first post on the Whimsy Stamps blog posted and live! The card I have shared uses and oldie but goodie as I am new and all I have are the new release stamps that I can't share just yet! Here is my card using Winter Fairy by Wee Stamps.

Scrapbook Maven inspiration card using purple Maja Design papers, Wee Stamps Winter Fairy and Magnolia Doohickey tag dies

I have used some Maja papers from Scrapbook Maven, as well as the Magnolia Doohickey tag dies and the bow charm. The Doohickey Dies are on sale right now for $19.99!! Regularly $28.50. 

I seem to use this particular lace a lot lately, but it reminds me of icicles so I had to use it on this wintry card! The gorgeous rolled flowers are Kort and Godt and the rest are Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I stitched and gessoed and distressed and I was done!

Hair- E50,53,55,57
Purple-V000.01,04,06 with a quick wash of BV31 to tone down the pinkish hue
Fur- W1,3,5

Thanks for stopping by and happy Thursday!
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Bossy Birthday Girl!

Hi! I am back today with a fun birthday card using the adorably bossy, Bossy from Mo's Digital Pencil.
Can anyone relate to a bossy, demanding birthday girl? I wish I could get away with it, lol!

scrapbook Maven card inspiration, monochromatic using Bossy by Mo's Digital Pencil and Copics, Prima Princess embellsihments

I have used a MME paper Pad called Bramble Rose and some Prima embellishments.
The gorgeous Prima flower already came distressed with white, which is perfect! The 'Beauty" brad on my tag and the coral dots are from the same embellishment pack from the Prima Princess Collection. The crown is also Prima. The smaller flowers are WOC. The ribbon and crochet lace is from my stash. I added some stitching and more gesso to finish it off.  Below I will link the items I have used if you are interested.

Skin-E000,00,21,13 R20,22
Hair-E25,27, 43(happy accident), 59

Scrapbook Maven products used:

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Challenges I'd like to enter:
Challenges and Candies (Flowers)
Craftitude (anything goes)
Fussy and Fancy (Birthdays)
Quick Quotes (Tag)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Totally Paper Crafts (Birthday)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Whimsy's Heidi

Hello all! I am so happy to say that I have been offered a DT position with Whimsy Stamps and I have accepted!! Thank you to all of you who wished me luck- it worked! 

I have used Heidi by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps.

Whimsy Heidi by Sylvia Zet card for Scrapbook Maven using So Lovely Tag Doohickey

I have colored her up using Distress Ink Pads. The papers are scrap pieces and the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. I was lucky enough to win last months challenge at Live and Love Crafts and the berries are from my winnings! They are so pretty on a card but sooo messy!To my flower arrangements I added some pine cones that I made myself using decorative scissors and I added a wooden butterfly which is part of a Prima embellishment box that has four other designs and four of each design. Very versatile and fun! I added a Doohickey die and some seam binding which I have dyed with Vintage Photo. 

Scrapbook Maven is now carrying some Magnolia stamps and within the week will be carrying the So Lovely Tag Doohickey die like in my card and the Tilda Tag die! Stop by and check it out!

Thanks for looking!
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Challenges I'd like to enter:
4 Krafty Girlz-Anything Goes
Simon Says-Tag it
Creative Knockouts-Girlz Rule
DL Art-Image of girl or lady
Its All About the Vintage-Use Lace
Little Red Wagon- punches
Paper Pretties-lots of layers