Sunday, August 1, 2021


Happy Sunday my lovelies!  I hope that you have been having a good weekend so far.  It is already August!  Time has flown by this Summer and we are now starting to think about getting ready for school to start in a month.  I hope that the boys can go back to in-person schooling.

AND....since it is the first of the month, it also means that Whimsy Stamps has a new release and it is another winner.  I had a lot of fun creating this card. It took some time but I am really pleased with how it has turned out.

Where to start??? I created the card background by choosing one of the many, awesome papers in the new Slimline Lost in Space Paper pack and die cutting it with one of the dies in the new Revealers 2 Die set.  You can see that over to the upper left of the card.  I then chose another paper from the same set and adhered that behind the first one.  I looks like the "warped" in from another galaxy.  I used the same die to cut out some vellum and you can see that over at the right and in one of the craters.

To create the aliens and spacecraft, I die cut the elements from the new UFO Die Set.  The aliens were die cut from green cardstock and then I added a bit of shading using some green copic markers.  The "beams" were created by die cutting both vellum and acetate and the spacecraft was die cut with glitter paper and glossy metallic paper.  A lot of gluing ensued!!

The letters "E.T" were created using the Quirky ABC Clear Stamp Set and coordinating Quirky ABC Outlines Die Set.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you love this card as much as I do.  I really was so much fun to create and another perfect "boy" card for my stash!

Enjoy the rest of the day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Cottage Scene

Happy Wednesday! We are already mid-week and at the end of July! Unbelievable!  I have a new card to share with you today and it features a lovely and relaxing scene.

I used the Beach Scene Rubber Stamp and switched up the sand to be grass and turned it into a cottage by the lake scene!

I colored everything up with copic markers and sponged a wee bit of Black Soot Distress ink alongside the edges just to give it a bit of depth.  I cut out the scene using one of the dies in the Notched Rectangles Die Set.

For the background, I used one of the papers in the Bandana 6x6 Paper Pack.  I then used one of dies in the Slimline Wavy Edgers Die set to create that wavy die cut out of the same paper and a piece of white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Surf's Up

Happy Sunday!  I am taking a quick break to post this and then back to enjoying the Summer!!  When the days are nice, I am taking full advantage!

For today's card I used the Surf Shark Clear Stamp Set.  It is super cute and very versatile. A good one to have in your collection, especially if you need cards for boys!!!

I colored this guy up using my Tombow Markers.  Fun Fact.  These were the first coloring media that I bought way, way back before I even had a blog!  Whenever I come back to them, I remember how good they are.  Here are the ones that I used for this card:

Cool Gray 7 N55, Cool Gray 3 N75, Sky Blue 451, Turquoise 443, Sea Blue 373, Cobalt Blue 535, Light Ochre 991, Scarlet 925

These are watercoloring markers so I stamped my image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Black Archival Ink.  To create the background I did some fun ink "smooshing".  I colored a piece of acetate with all the blue markers, spritzed it with some water and then smooshed it onto another piece of Bristol.  I love how it looks!

That's it. A quick and fun card all ready for the next time I need a non-girly card! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

You Are Loved

Happy Tuesday! I hope that you are having a great day and thank you for stopping by!  There is a new release from Whimsy Stamps and I am excited to share this first project with you!

I was very excited when I saw the new die sets. The You Are Word Die Set and the Love Word Die Set are  very cleverly made so that you can make more than one phrase with them.  The words that they make are: You, You're, Are, Love, Loved, Lovely. I appreciate when there is versatility in my crafting products. 

I first added distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Salvaged Patina and Blueprint Sketch to a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Using blending brushes, I was able to get this gradual ombre effect.

The base of my card measures 4.25 x 5.5". I cut another piece of bristol to measure 4.0 x 5.25 and embossed the new Tropical Floral Background Stamp using clear embossing powder.  I then blending the same trio of oxide inks onto it to create a soft background.

Using Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock, I die cut the center frame using the larger die in the Scallop Circle Frames Die Set.  This is an awesome set and I have already used it quite often.  I love the delicate stitching on the scalloped edges!  I then took the center round piece and ran it through my Big Shot using the new Slimline Daisy Embossing Folder.  The little embossed flowers are so, so sweet and it can be used for more than just slimline cards - again that versatility!

I used my Zig glue pen, Score Pal Tape, as well as tape runner to adhere all the different elements to my card!

Have a great day and again, thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Rainbow of Rays

Happy Tuesday my lovely crafty friends.  I hope that you are having a good day so far.  We have a rather humid, gloomy day over here and I am catching up on some laundry that I have been neglected and avoiding.  

I have a new card to share with you that was a lot of fun to make!

I stamped the little ray that comes in the Under the Sea Clear Stamp and stamped it several times onto Copic friendly paper.  I then colored up a rainbow of rays using the following Copic Markers:

YR61, YR65, YR68, V01, V12, V15, V17, YG00, YG21, YG25, YG17, R20, R22, R24, R17, B00, B01, B02, B06, RV10, RV63, RV55, RV66, YR31, YR20, YR23

I created the ocean background by blending distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch) onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I stamped the schools of fish with the same inks using stamps from the Let's Be Mermaids Clear Stamp set. I then embossed the sentiments from a Whimsy Clear Stamp Set using white embossing powder and then added white dot detail using my Posca pen.  I can't find the set on the website, sorry about that. It may be discontinued and I didn't realize that. 

I cut out the scene using one of the dies in the Revealers 1 Die Set  and placed it over one of the papers in the Slimline Taffy Paper Pack.  

Hope you liked my colorful rainbow of rays!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

Happy Saturday! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start.  We have sunshine and blue skies for a change and I am going to enjoy every minute of it!

Whimsy Stamps has a new release and I couldn't be more smitten with this cute little turtle! He is from the new Under the Sea Clear Stamp Set.  There are a lot more cute ocean cuties in this set and I will be creating more cards with them in the future!

Mr Turtle here was colored with these Copic Markers:
YG00, YG21, YG23, YG25, B02

To create this swirling background around the image, I used one of the papers in the Slimline Taffy Paper Pack as my base.  Then I used one of the dies in the new Revealers 1 Die Set and cut it out using vellum.  Each of these swirls is two pieces of vellum layered over one another.  I used the actual die to trace a white line onto each edge using a White Gelly Roll pen.  The sentiment is from another clear stamp set: Baby Sea Creatures, and was heat embossed using white embossing powder.  As it was a clear stamp, I was able to manipulate it into a curved shape on the mounting block.  This way is seems to be following the curve of the swirl!

Isn't he the cutest??!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Ocean Child

 Happy Tuesday! Hope that you are having a good day so far. I have another underwater scene to share with favorite kind of card for the Summer!

The background for this card is one of the papers in the Under the Sea Slimline Paper pack.  I layered a die-cut that I made using some white card-stock and the new Slimline Connected Rectangles Die.  It creates some nice little areas on your slimline card and I think it will be in heavy rotation all year round!

The lovely mermaid image is from the Let's Be Mermaids Clear Stamp set and it was colored with Copic Markers.  I stamped the tail portion a second time so that I could alter the direction that it goes in.  The sentiment is from the same set.  I embossed it with white powder and love how it pops on the brightly colored paper!

Copic Markers:

YR00, E02, E11, FRV1, RV10, RV63, RV66, YG00, YG13, YG17, V05

Thanks for swinging by! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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