Friday, August 29, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps August Release: Day 2


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Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...



This week we are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW. Yesterday we introduced THANKS A MILLION and BASIC BACKGROUNDS AND BORDERS 1, and today we are excited to introduce you to SAY WHAT? stamp sets and dies! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.



For my card I've used Say What? stamp set and speech bubble die.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw the Y.O.L.O. stamp so I knew it had to be one of the first I used!  I chose some colorful papers from Lawn Fawn (favorite paper collection of mine almost EVER) and layered some diecut speech bubbles that were white embossed with various sentiments from the set.

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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 on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:

Becky Carafa Debbie Eastman Heather Pulvirenti Iris Wiechmann (GDT) Jen Carter Simonne Clay Amy Kolling Alanna Moses Denise Lynn
Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

{Y.O.L.O}
Stamps:  Say What? (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Hello Sunshine (Lawn Fawn)
Dies:  Speech Bubble Dies (Whimsy Stamps)
Misc:  White Embossing Powder, Foam Adhesive, Enamel Dots (MME)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs August Release: Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs August Release!   You should have arrived from the  Lil' Inker Designs blog.   But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


I've used the new Stitched Ghost Dies, Boo & Faces Stamps, and Spooky Word Die for today's card.  

I started by diecutting the largest ghost out of Soft Stone cardstock and once out of white cardstock.  I stamped the eyes from Boo & Faces Stamps with black ink onto the white ghost and set it aside.  Did you see that the ghost dies have the NEGATIVE stitching too??  Love how this adds to this image!  I added my Soft Stone diecut layer over some dark gray cardstock and inlaid the white ghost beneath.  The Spooky Word Die looks fabulous layered over the cutout ghost!  (Spooky was stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp)

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This month Lil' Inker Designs is celebrating our 4th birthday!!!!!  To celebrate we have one more goodie we're releasing today as a bonus item! It's something you've been asking us for and what better way to celebrate our fourth year of fun than with a goodie especially for you our lovely, amazing and supportive customers and friends! 

Let's introduce....... Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles! This is a follow up release to our wildly popular Stitched Mats: Rectangles. You'll receive a set of 6 individual nested dies on a magnetic sheet for easy storage and each die in this set cuts a rounded rectangle (which is a bit different from our original set because the largest die in our original set only cut a stitched border). If you love our original set or have been waiting for a rounded set, now's the time!! 



Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky commenter along the way!  One lucky winner is chosen for each day!!  

Here is the blog hop list to get you started:

Amy----you are here

{Spooky}
Stamps:  Boo & Faces Stamp Set (Lil' Inker Designs), Envelope Pattern (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI), Basic Gray (SU)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Dies:  Stitched Ghosts Die Set, Spooky Word Die, Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Enamel Dots (MME)

Guest Blogger for My Favorite Things!


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Thanks for holding on here with me for my 3rd post of the day!  I am once again Guesting over on the My Favorite Things blog today!  In case you missed it, here is what I shared using some amazing stamps and Die-namics.

I am always in need of wedding/anniversary/love-themed cards so I thought I’d share some that I’ve made.
I am enjoying the shaker card trend again and I thought this one would be fitting for an “anytime” card for your loved one. I’ve used Blueprints 16 to die cut my frame from Steel Grey Card Stock and stamped it with the Diagonal Stripes Background with black ink.

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My sentiment, from Always and Forever, was stamped with various inks onto white card stock as the backdrop for my shaker. The shaker is filled with mini star sequins, from Pretty Pink Posh, and the frame is embellished with enamel dots and a die-cut star from Blueprints 16 and adhered to Electric Red cardstock.

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I love to use my dies to emboss as much as I love using them to die cut. I wanted to add some elegance but die cutting the large Peek-a-Boo Heart Frames was too much so I embossed it into a panel of Steel Grey Card Stock. My sentiment, from Together Forever, was stamped with white ink into the center of the heart with a few glittery enamel dots placed beneath.

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Now let’s talk about that glittery banner border embellishing the top of my card. I’ve die cut the mini banners from Blueprints 16 out of glitter paper and aligned them up at the top of my main panel. A simple line of stitching across the banners, leaving the ends loose, adds to the elegant feel and also anchors them securely in place to the card.

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Thanks again goes out to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest on the blog! 

Clearly Whimsy Stamps August Release: Day 1


 ***If you are here for my Lil' Inker Designs new release post, please scroll down!!***


Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the ...


Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. This month we are thrilled to welcome Iris Wiechmann as our Guest Designer. Iris will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing her wonderful creations featuring our August release. Welcome Iris! Today we are revealing the Thanks A Million 4x6” stamp set and Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 4x6” stamp set, together with the Thanks large word die and the Stitched Borders die set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.

   
   

For my card, I used the Stitched Borders Dies to create this wavy rainbow look.  To create my look, I diecut one wavy line and then simply turned my die around and lined it up so that it would be a good size and ran it through again....giving me wavy rainbow strips!

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I diecut the Thanks Large Word Die with white cardstock 4 times and glued them together for some dimension.  Here is a close-up view:

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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 on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:
Simonne Clay Amy Kolling Alanna Moses Becky Carafa Debbie Eastman Denise Lynn Heather Pulvirenti Iris Wiechmann (GDT) Jen Carter
Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

{thanks}
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Dies: Stitched Borders Dies, Thanks Large Word Die (Whimsy Stamps)

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs August Release: Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs August Release!   You should have arrived from the  Lil' Inker Designs blog.   But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

I'm sharing more from this great release today by using the Classic Halloween Stamps.  I've created a frame using the Stitched Mats: Rectangles by diecutting 2 at a time!!  I've done this twice using the various sizes of Stitched Rectangles.  Over my stamped image, I splattered some watered down Distress Inks over the top.  I finished up with a scattering of sequins on the frame.

AmyHappyHalloween

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My second card using this amazing Ghost Border Die Set.  I kept this fairly simple by diecutting the ghost from white cardstock and I love that Laura designed this with the stitching!  She included 3 sets of "eyes" for the ghost in this set.  My sentiment is from the Boo & Faces Stamps set.  I foam adhered my ghost border to a polka dot card base.

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This month Lil' Inker Designs is celebrating our 4th birthday!!!!!  To celebrate we have one more goodie we're releasing today as a bonus item! It's something you've been asking us for and what better way to celebrate our fourth year of fun than with a goodie especially for you our lovely, amazing and supportive customers and friends! 

Let's introduce....... Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles! This is a follow up release to our wildly popular Stitched Mats: Rectangles. You'll receive a set of 6 individual nested dies on a magnetic sheet for easy storage and each die in this set cuts a rounded rectangle (which is a bit different from our original set because the largest die in our original set only cut a stitched border). If you love our original set or have been waiting for a rounded set, now's the time!! 


Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky commenter along the way!  One lucky winner is chosen for each day!!  

Here is the blog hop list to get you started:

Amy----you are here

{Happy Halloween}
Stamps:  Classic Halloween Stamps (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, True Black (PTI), Purple Pattern (Doodlebug)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold, Seedless Preserves (Distress  Inks)
Dies:  Stitched Mats:  Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

{Boo}
Stamps:  Boo & Faces Stamp Set (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  White (PTI), Black Polka Dot (Lawn Fawn)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine), Orange (AMuse)
Dies:  Ghost Border Die Set (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs August Release: Day 1


Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs August Release!  Fabulous new dies and stamp sets are coming out this week.....just you wait!  You should have arrived from the  Lil' Inker Designs blog.   But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

I'm sharing a project using these new stamp sets and dies:  Sending You, Sending Pretty Mail, Stitched Envelope Liner Die, and Mini Envie Dies/Accessories.  I love this set so much......Laura did such a fabulous job with this collection!

I'm starting out with my card using the Mini Envie Dies/Accessories.  There are 2 sizes of Envie dies and I've used the larger one here so that I could stamp a sentiment from Sending You across the bottom.  I embellished the envie with a tiny heart die also from the Accessories set.

Envie

Again Laura has released an awesome word die set...... "sending you".  I've die cut a few and glued them together for dimension.

Closeup

Next up.......a wonderful stamp set to embellish your ENVIES called Send Pretty Mail.  This set has so many fun little phrases to stamp onto your envies!!!  BTW.....you can now purchase your A2 size envies form Lil' Inker Designs!

Here's how I stamped the front of my envie:

Enviefront

And the back of my envie:

Envieback

One last fun DIE to share is the new Stitched Envelope Liner Die.  There is something to be said about having a finished look to your envie and especially to the recipient when he/she opens it.  Take a look at the detail:

Enviedie






Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky commenter along the way!  One lucky winner is chosen for each day!!  

Here is the blog hop list to get you started:

Amy----you are here

Reverse Confetti August Color Challenge!


Going to be a very busy week on the 'ole blog with several of my DT's releasing new product......so be prepared for some awesomeness!!

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Have you seen the August Color Challenge over on the Reverse Confetti Blog?  Oh my......red, navy, and GOLD!  This is a color combination that you can never go wrong with! 


I stamped my own panel of hearts using Whole Lotta Hearts in red ink which was die cut using the rounded rectangle from Class Act and layered over a die cut vellum frame from Love Note.  My sentiment from Beautiful Banners was stamped in Gold Delicata ink onto a die cut banner from Tag Me.  Two die cut gold hearts from Love Note were layered with foam adhesive and adhered as the focal point.  


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I've used the sketch from over at CAS(E) this Sketch! this week.......


For all the details of this challenge, please head over to the Reverse Confetti blog!!!  There is a winner each month and they become the 'Fetti Fave!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{for you, with love}
Stamps:  Whole Lotta Hearts, Beautiful Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Vellum (PTI), Nightshift Blue (MFT), Gold (DCWV)
Ink: Gold Delicata, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Dies:  Love Note, Class Act, Tag Me (Reverse Confetti)
Misc:  Foam Ade!hesive
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