May 22, 2015

Couple Silhouette

Today I have a Wedding or Anniversary  card to share, using stamps from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps. I love silhouette stamps, and had to add this dancing couple to my stamp collection. 

I was going to heat emboss the image, but after trying several times, and just kept getting embossing powder elsewhere on the card (although I used an embossing buddy), I simply used versafine onyx ink to stamp the image. 

I masked the circle using a diecut circle, and then inked using distress ink. I used the background stamps before removing the circle, as I wanted it to be just white.
Designer paper is from DCWV, I had it forever, so I don't know anymore which stack it's from. Sentiment is also from JFF. I embellished with some sticky rhinestones to finish off the card.

You can find the JFF Rubber Stamps here: 
Main image: Couple Silhouette,
Background stamps: Ironwork Sketch, Tempo (music note), Michelanglo script

JFF has a sale going on a the moment, but it ends soon!
And don't forget, these stamps are available in wood mounted, cling mounted or unmounted rubber

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!

May 20, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - May Rubber Stamp and Die Grand Hop and Release

  Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to Whimsy Stamps Rubber and Die Release Day blog hop!! 

I hope you got to hop along with us the last two days for some wonderful whimsy prizes. If not, we have another fun hop scheduled for today and you can win a $25 gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps!! To be entered into the drawing, simply visit the links listed at the bottom of my post below, and don't forget to leave a comment along the way. 
By the way, all these new products are available for purchase right now at the  
Whimsy Stamps Shop

For today I inked up the sweet stamp "Summertime Sue" illustrated by MiRan. 

She's been stamped onto xpress it blending card and colored with copic markers. The sea background was done with masks and distress inks. I used a white pitt marker for the waves, but I wish I hadn't added any waves. Sentiment is from the set "Everyday Moments", and I also added a postmark sentiment over the "special day" greeting. If you'd like to hop along with us today, simply visit the blogs below, and don't forget to leave a comment along the way. A winner will be chosen from all the comments left on one of the blogs.

Hope you have fun hopping with us, and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspiration blog at the end the week to see if you were one of the winners :-)

May 18, 2015

Whimsy Stamps - May Rubber Stamps and Die Release *Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Whimsy Stamps
May Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 18*BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets  and 3 Die Sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love, Michele Roos stamps and dies being released this month.

For my card today, I inked up the cute stamp "Gracie did it" from the Lizzy Love collection.

 Stamped her onto xpress it blending card, and colored with copics, then fussy cut. The sketch was inspired by a card I came across on pinterest. Papers are all from MME, and all dies are from Whimsy stamps too. The graduate sentiment is part of the Lizzy Love image, the "you're a star" sentiment is part of an older sentiment set. 

You can find the Whimsy Products here:

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 at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Have fun hopping, and be sure to check back at the Whimsy blog tomorrow, for another blog hop and another prize. I will be back with a new card on Wednesday for our grand blog hop.

Flowers and Dies using Penny Black Stamps

Happy Monday and thanks so much for visiting! It's time to share some well overdue Penny Black stamps creations. One was made for our Midmonth reminder at Penny Black and More, where our theme is "Dies and Punches".

It's the Mother's Day card, I made for my Mother-in-Law, and since I wanted to use it for today's post, I didn't share it earlier.
The stamp I used here  is called "Demure" and is available in my Etsy *stamp* shop. For my dies and punches I used a nestabilities die set, and I  a MS butterfly punch. I embellished with sticky pearls and gold glitter. The embossing was done using a cuttlebug embossing folder. Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Stamp Links:
Paying along here:
Dragonfly Dreams - How Does Your Garden Grow
Pile It On - Not Cute 
 Inkspirational Use at least 3 of these 4 elements:
Distressing, Flowers, Embossing, Pearls
  (I used pearls, flowers, embossing)
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - All About Mom*
Lunagirl Moonbeams - Mother

Up next is a quick card I created using the stamp set Sprigs.
I used distress markers to color directly onto the stamp, lightly spritzed with water and stamped it onto cream colored fabriano watercolor paper. Stamped the sentiment and finished off by adding glitter to the flower centers and some sequins.
Stamp Links:
(both available in my etsy *stamp* shop)

I am playing along here:
AAA - Happy Birthday

Stamping Sensations  - Flower Power
Sweet Stampin - clean and simple
NEW* Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes or Clean & Simple *

By the way, there is still time to play along in my "Monday Morning Challenge" where the theme is "Pretty Flowers".  I have a beautiful stencil to give away to one lucky winner!

May 15, 2015

Sugar and Spice

Friday already, this week just flew by like crazy! 
I finally have a card to share, it's been way too long since I sat down to make something...but I had some time yesterday morning to ink up this cutie from Whimsy's Wee stamps. 

I stamped with memento ink on xpress it blending card, and colored with copics. I also used a faber castell polychromos pencil for some of the hair. 
My colors were inspired by the mix of pansies I have growing in my backyard :-)
I decided to use several circles in my design. Sentiments are all from the set "Girl Talk" from Whimsy Stamps. The button was from the latest release, and is part of a 4 button die set. I embellished with little prima flowers and some sticky pearls, and then added some glitter to the wings. 

You can find the Whimsy Stamps products here:

I am playing along here:

Creative Corner -  Spring Is In The Air
Polkadoodles  – Things with Wings
Sister Act Card Challenge -  Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique -Die Cut or Punch
Crafting By Designs - Flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs -  RIBBON OR TWINE
City Crafter Challenge  -Focus on Flowers
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything Goes with a twist: Add Some Flowers*

Thanks so much for visiting!

May 14, 2015

JFF Rubber Stamps * Spring Fling Sale*

Good Morning! Sorry, I don't have a card to share at the moment, but I do have some Just for Fun Rubber Stamps News!
Special Spring Offer
As a celebration of spring's arrival we are kicking off our Spring Fling Special offer of 30% OFF all online retail orders.
The special will run from Saturday May 16 thru Memorial Day Monday May 25.

Join us for
StampFest Summer20th Anniversary Year

Convention June 27-28
Classes June 26-27

All information including tickets, classses, directions and all show information is online at

Sign up for a class today!

Celebrating the 20th year this June
and happy to announce the NEW home for StampFest Summer.
The Lakeland Center (Sikes Hall)
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
The Lakeland Center is approximately 30 miles west of the old Orlando location right off I-4.
(StampFest will be buying out the parking)
The Hyatt Place Hotel
(right next to The Lakeland Center)
StampFest rate of $99 including breakfast will be available a few days before and after the show dates for anyone who wants a few extra days.
For complete Hyatt info and reservation details click the link below.
Limited Rooms-Block Cut-off date 6-1-2015
(or until rooms are gone)

May 9, 2015

Watercolored Dragonfly

Good Morning! I should have posted this card yesterday, but apparently I forgot to publish the post, so it was just in draft mode.
It was my turn yesterday to share a creation on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog, and this is what I made. 

The Dragonfly was stamped onto mixed media card stock, colored with watercolors and then fussy cut. For the background I used one of JFF's newer frames, masked the edges off after stamping it, and watercolored the center. I used one of the script stamps for the words inside the square. 
Sketch is pretty simple. I just adhered my mixed media rectangle onto blue card stock, added the strips of designer paper and paper pierced. Glitter was added to the dragonfly.

JFF products used:

Thanks for your visit! 
Hope you have a fabulous weekend with lots of sunshine :-)