For You

Hi friends! Hope all my friends in the US of A had a great Thanksgiving? Lots to be thankful for!!

I made a baby shower card this weekend, but I'll have to show it later...meanwhile, I have this new set from Papertrey Ink (Enclosed: Present Mini Stamp Set) and couldn't wait to use it...can I tell you how HARD this card was for me? UGH...hate when that happens; nothing seemed to be working out - PLEASE tell me you have those times too? :D

I sponged a piece of misc. card stock with 3 MFT inks: Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, and Razzle Berry; love the shading. I added a piece of MFT polka dot designer paper, cut the bow from both craft foam and more white card stock and sponged it with Bubblegum only. I kept the card CAS (clean and simple) adding more designer paper along the bottom and a small pink scallop. On the inside, I included some pink card stock and then some washi - which matches the DP on the outside perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: PTI Enclosed: Present Mini Stamp Set
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white, DP by MME, misc. white card stock
InkArchival Black, MFT Bubblegum, Cotton Candy, and Razzle Berry
Accessories: PTI: Enclosed Mini Present die, craft foam, PTI small scalloped border, washi tape, MFT Blueprints


Sweet Six

Thank you Cupcake Inspirations for recognizing THIS card - such an honor!!

Happy gobble-gobble day to my US friends!!




Hi friends - did any of you catch my brief periscope last week in which I used these Happy Hues cards from Concord and 9th and the Playful Blooms stencil from StencilGirl? This was my 2nd favorite card of the bunch and I turned it into a little shaker card.

The die 'smile' die is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile set and cuts out the center of the flower; layered in some pretty silver and white sequins and mounted on a piece of PTI Berry Sorbet.

I used Whipped Spackle, a smidgen of  Bo Bunny glitter paste and colored it all with Mister Huey's guava mini mist before layering over the stencil. I cut the Happy Hue's card down and used the back portion on the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!!


Stamps: Hero Arts Happy and Smile die
PapersPTI Berry Sorbet and Rustic White, Concord and 9th Happy Hues card stock
InkArchival Black (inside)
Accessories: Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste, whipped sspackle, Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies, StencilGril Playful Blooms stencil


Concord & 9th + StencilGirl Products

Did you catch that little periscope tonight? Nah, I don't have fancy equipment, I'm not well known, but I still thought it would be fun to show you a few of the products I used and where I landed with my experimenting...interesting outcomes! The replay of periscope will be up for another 24 hours, catch it if you'd like, you can find me at @whimsycreation.

Now, remember THIS post - I admitted I "might" kinda sorta REALLY like StencilGirl products! HA! And yes, I already ordered another stencil and might be eyeing a few more! In the post I linked to, I blended distress inks and accented the flower with distress markers; I adore how that card turned out; but I had the idea of using Bo Bunny sugar glitter paste with the stencil - talk about messy. Goodness sakes! I actually tried sugar glitter, whipped spackle PLUS sugar glitter PLUS Mister Huey mini mists for color, and sugar glitter with distress ink (that didn't turn out so well, too heavy handed) - fun experimenting though; I'll definitely be making cards with a couple of these and chalk the others up as fails. #ithappens

I used Concord and 9th's Happy Hue's watercolor card pack for all the cards; just layered on the stencil and played around.

look, I used the other side of the Happy Hue's card stock for the inside (nothing goes to waste)

Embossing and look at the sugar glitter paste - delicious I'm tellin' ya!!

Another angle of the glitter paste and foil
For this particular card I am sharing, I covered the stencil in Bo Bunny sugar glitter paste ONLY and cut the front panel down using MFT's blueprints. Layered it onto an embossed piece of PTI Aqua Mist and mounted the entire piece onto PTI's rustic white. But first, let's back up and savor that gorgeous sparkle from the glitter paste. THEN let's look at that grunge-like foil - it's not perfect huh? That's OKAY; I don't own a Minc mini or even a laminator but when Shari and Heidi recently visited Tim Holtz's studio, I saw them use a mini collage glue stick and foil - yeah, a way I could participate in foiling - can't say it's elegant like some of the cards you see with the Minc Mini but its not mean to be! I do love the touches of foiling you can add here and there to any project! I finished the card off with an embossed piece of vellum and a few MME enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Hero Arts Prayers
Papers: Concord and 9th Happy Hues card pack, PTI Aqua Mist and Rustic White, vellum
Accessories: Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste, mini collage glue stick, Ranger foil, StencilGirl Playful Bloom stencil, MFT Blueprints, MME enamel dots, embossing folder, embossing buddy, liquid platinum embossing powder



Prayers & Thanks

Hi friends - hope you are having a good weekend!

I started these focal panels early in the week, just random watercolors thrown onto some watercolor paper. Later in the week, I placed an order with Concord and 9th...heavens to besty, how does this happen? Their Bundle of Kindness pack comes with the Happy Hues card pack...YES, those card bases are straight from the card pack; crazy how the colors match huh?

I die cut the words "Prayers" from Hero Arts and "Thanks" from MFT Stamps from the main panel. I then cut Prayers from black card stock and Thanks from aqua mist multiple times for fun dimemsion. I covered the main piece with 2 coats of clear wink of stella then a thick coat of glossy accents. Added some black hearts, coated in black wink of stella and more glossy accents. When the Happy Hues card pack arrived, I decided to make these super CAS cards; I think they look fabulous on that watercolor background.

Thanks for stopping by; take care!


Stamps: Hero Arts Prayers, Verve Visual Treasured Words
PapersConcord and 9th Happy Hues card pack, PTI True Black and Aqua Mist, DP by MFT
InkArchival Black, Distress Markers for focal point watercolor
Accessories: MFT Blueprints (main focal panel, hearts), Verve Visual Scalloped Trim Trio (hearts), glossy accents, clear and black wink of stella, MFT Many Thanks die, Hero Arts Prayers die, wash tape


  Cupcake Inspirations 336 (the PRAYERS card)



Hi friends - how are you?

Hubby and I just returned from a 3-day mini vacation! So much fun but I am so very tired. AND the laundry fairy DID NOT visit while I was gone - why is that?
Smiley from Millan.Net

I shouldn't complain too much, our son actually did all his own laundry, so I guess a cute little red-headed fairy did visit.
Smiley from Millan.Net

I have this new Playful Bloom stencil from StencilGirl, although I purchased mine through Simon Says Stamps; I thought it would be fun to add to a card and camouflage a sentiment. A-ha; the perfect sentiment from Hero Arts, Prayers!

I taped the stencil down and sponged on several distress inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. After I had all my colors added, I enhanced the flower with a few distress markers (dots and lines). I die cut the word 'prayers' from the main panel, then die cut it again 4 times from MFT Cherry Crisp card stock for a great 3D touch. I stamped the sentiment in Archival black, then sponged on some falling hearts in Spun Sugar; I added the entire panel to a Cherry Crisp card front...THAT OPENED BACKWARDS - #truth!

No problem, I cut the card apart, adhered it all to a white card and sponged some more hearts on the inside. HA!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!!


Stamps: Hero Arts Prayers
PapersMFT Cherry Crisp, Neenah White
InkArchival Black, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade distress inks
Accessories: Hero Arts Prayers die cut, falling hearts stencil, distress markers



Love - Hate Relationship; but a HAPPY birthday card!!

Oh goodness, who else has a love/hate relationship with their computer? HA - I typically love computers, love technology, but my gallbladder has disowned me and I think my computer is next.
Smiley from Millan.Net

This is our very last challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity; I have so enjoyed Michele's challenges! But no worries, she still has her store with lots of great treasures!

I am unable to get Photoshop to work on my computer...at the moment, so we're just going to 'roll with it'.

I absolutely adore orange, black, and purple for ANY occasion, not just Halloween! I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #293 (SSSC293) for the layout adding a watercolor panel splattered with Mister Huey's Opaque White mist. The cupcake is from Verve Visual's Carpe Cupcake and was stamped on designer paper; the 'frosting' (top) being stamped twice for lots of fun dimension. I curved the sentiment and stamped it around the cupcake finishing it off with some MFT Blueprint hearts covered in clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents. The cupcake top was also coated in glossy accents. The inside has more designer paper and a fun sentiment from Mama Elephant's Birthday Wishes set.
inside peek

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great HUMP DAY and rest of the week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Carpe Cupcake, Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes
Papers: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, DP by MME, MFT Whip Cream
InkArchival Black, MFT Distress Inks: Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade
Accessories: Copics, clear wink of stella, glossy accents, MFT Blueprints, white gel pen, sharpie, fun foam