Shake y’er bootie

Shake, shake! It’s time to celebrate and if you haven’t noticed, I’m on a celebration and birthday card kick. Those are the types of cards that I send out the most so I’m always in need of one – especially any kind of boy card. This one was created using the other half of the Wonky Frame that I used two days ago. It’s always a nice feeling when I can use the scraps and leftovers from a project to create something new. (And it helps keep the desk just a little bit cleaner.) I don’t think I’m the only one who does this. Do you have a pile of scraps on your desk that you use up?


Metal Dies:
Wonky Window 1 die set
Slimline Bunting Borders die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Tobias clear set
Chippy Paint Background rubber stamp
Sentiment Assortment Celebrate clear set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Let’s party!

Let’s get this party started! Here’s another card using the new Chippy Paint Background stamp and those cute awesome balloon animals. I have my Party Animal Balloons coordinating die this time and let me tell you that was a lifesaver! I also paired these elements with items from my stash and ended up with a bright fun celebration card. These animals balloons are a must have – super simple to color and the cards I’ve been making with them have been quick and easy. You’ll certainly see a lot more of them from me in the future!

Metal Dies:
Wonky Window 1 die set
Bold ABC die set
Slimline Bunting Borders die set
Party Animal Balloons coordinating die set

Stamps:
Party Animal Balloons clear set
Chippy Paint Background rubber stamp

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Be wild at heart

I have another cute elephant to share! For this card, I basically used the same supplies as the card yesterday with only a few changes but ended up with a completely different looking card. A lot of that has to do with the colors but also the layout contributes to that. At first I didn’t like the colors – what do you think? But then I added some heavy black and some black accents around the words which I think helped brighten it up. Isn’t that weird – to add black which brightens it? I thought so. This one is certainly out of my comfort zone but in the end I like how it turned out.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Window 4 die set
Up in the Clouds die set
Grass Frames die set

Stamps:
Elephantastic Elephants clear set
Free Spirit Sentiments clear set
Chippy Paint Background rubber stamp

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Have fun and be free

There’s a new release at Whimsy Stamps today and I enjoyed making this card to showcase some of those products. I fist took the laughing elephant from the Elephantastic Elephants clear set then paired it with the new background and sentiment stamps. And if you’ve noticed I used one of my favorite pairings on the dies that frame it all. This little elephant is one of my favorites and is really fun to color. This time around, I went with a simple gray color but then really focused on the highlights of her tummy, face, hands and such. She makes me giggle. … oh and before I go, I must say that I love the new Whimsy Blending Brushes!



Metal Dies:
Extreme Postage die set
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Wonky Window 4 die set

Stamps:
Elephantastic Elephants clear set
Free Spirit Sentiments clear set
Chippy Paint Background rubber stamp

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Balloons make me happy

They really do make me happy. They seem to be always used at celebrations or at times that we need cheering up. There must be a science between balloons, happiness, appreciation and love. If you find an article about it then send it my way. Nevertheless, I enjoyed using the Party Animal Balloons clear set to create this card. I went with pastel colors and a soft green background. With the sentiment I chose, I think this is versatile enough that I can use it for almost any occasion.

Metal Dies:
Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die set
Notched Rectangles die set
Big Hugs Word die set
Grass and Cloud Edger die set

Stamps:
Party Animal Balloons clear set
also available Party Animal Balloons Outline die set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

A sweet 3rd attempt

I’m excited to showcase my 3rd attempt at coloring Polka Dot Pals Iona‘s hair. When I set out, I had the idea that I wanted to color detailed hair and make it look like Merida from the movie Brave. I thought having individual strands and super curly hair would be quiet the challenge and it was. I wasn’t able to accomplish exactly what I wanted but this was as close as I could get.

Metal Dies::
Wavy Pierced Rectangles die set
Sweet Word and Shadow die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Iona Woodland Friends digital set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper