Thursday, May 26, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Lemon-Aid + Video

Happy Friday! I haven’t been in my studio much these days. The school semester is over for my eldest who just completed his first year in CEGEP! The other two boys are in the final stretch of school….this means school projects and studying for those end of the year exams. Why does this mean that my studio time is sparse? Well, the kids like to create their projects in my studio because well there is a ton of space and they seem to like all those crafty tools that Mum has ;) The second reason my time in the studio has been sparse is because it is FINALLY warm enough to start planting my vegetable, herb and flower gardens. I have a ton of perennial plants that need tending and some TLC and that just has been eating up my time!

I DO have a fun CAS card that I made featuring Whimsy Stamps’ new Lemon-Aid stamp set. Love, love this set! I knew I wanted to keep it simple and just so a ton of coloring and blending to make the image jump out!

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There is just a pop of red on the image itself – on the cross and first-aid kit. By adding the panel to a red card base, it makes that little bit of red on the card pop even more and just ties the card together.

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I used a scalloped die rectangle that feature a sweet faux stitching detail that adds so much interest to the card. I have been reaching for this die over and over. The Gamsol and Prismacolor pencil blending is quick and easy and just is the final touch on the coloration :)

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Video Tutorial:
Click HERE if you would prefer to see this video in HD.



Here is the glass bottle that I used to store my Gamsol. Currently it is unavailable but if you keep an eye on it, hopefully it will be back in stock soon. I love, love this bottle and the fact that it keeps me safe from the OMS fumes. I had originally purchased this bottle about 8 years ago from an on-line store that no longer carries it. It was one of my YouTube subscribers who found the bottle over at Amazon and was kind enough to share it with me so that I could pass it on to you guys. I LOVE our community!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oops a Daisy

Happy Sunday! I am popping in to bring you a creation featuring on of the new Gorjuss stamps from Do Craft.

I love, love this sweet image and I may just happen to have the other 3 new images….so stay tuned :) This one is called:

Oops a Daisy

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The image was colored with Copic Markers. I used bits and bobs from my stash to create the rest of my card :) Seriously, that patterned paper is at least 7 years old! All the embellishments were just pulled out of my basket where I keep all my left-over embellies.

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress: RV00, RV91, RV93, RV95

You can find this image by clicking the logo below.  There are 3 other new Gorjuss images available as well :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Whimsy May Card Kit–Bridal Card + Video

Happy Thursday! I actually had to stop and think which day it was. I have a lot going on and I tend to lose track of where I am in the week! My youngest came home from his school trip….that was the last of them :) School is actually drawing to a close which mean…….I better get cracking on some gifts for their teachers!

Today I have a new card and video featuring Whimsy Stamps May Card Kit and one of their brand new rubber stamp images. This stamp is not the one included in the kit but it works beautifully  with all the gorgeous wedding-themed products in the kit. If you want to see my post about the May kit, you can find it HERE.

This new image is so pretty and feminine. I had a clear idea of the card I wanted to create…..but it just evolved into something completely different from my original idea! A lot of that had to do with the vellum and the fact that I ended up paper-piecing it over top the image. I embossed it with white powder and it gave if such a soft, dreamy look.

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Things that stayed on track with my original idea are the beautiful background paper and the shimmer silver paper cut to create a frame.

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I die-cut the circle heart die which was in the May Kit for my sentiment and then ended up cutting it in half so that it didn’t over-power the card. The rhinestones are also from the kit.

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Once I had decided on paper-piecing the bride, I realized that I need to do something about her bouquet. I knew I couldn’t cut it out as it was way too detailed. I settled on adding some Flower Soft to create even more texture on my card. Flower Soft was hot a few years ago and I think it is a fun touch on a card.

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In this shot you can see the detail added to the veil and skirt with the white prismacolor pencil and the Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Video Tutorial:
Please click HERE if you wish to view in HD


Whimsy May Card Kit:

*NEW May
NEW May "Wedding" Card Kit - Crissy Armstrong


*NEW May
NEW May "Wedding" Card Kit - Art by Mi Ran

Thanks for swinging by! You can find all the new Whimsy May Release  Products by clicking the logo below:

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Love Songs

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a great day! I am here to share my DT card for Sugar Nellie using an adorable Homegrown digital image:

Love Songs

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I think this little guy is so cute. I colored him up with Copic Markers and did the background with Prismacolor markers. A few sequins to add some interest, a my card was done :)

This image is available as a digital image HERE.

More sweet images can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely rest of the day.

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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