Friday, July 20, 2018

You’re Mermazing | Whimsy Stamps

Happy Friday! I am so happy to be able to share this Whimsy Stamps creation with you. I was so happy with how it all turned out. I cannot resist creating underwater scenes with mermaid stamps and  I loved  how all the elemensts came together for this card that features the lovely rubber stamp Naia the Mermaid.


To create the background, I stamped the Seashell Background Stamp with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I then blended ink over the paper using Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio distress inks.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the sweet mermaid and her little friend using Copic markers. You will find all the markers that I used listed at the end of this post.  I chose colors that I thought would stand out nicely against the inked background. The sentiment is from the Sweet & Salty Clear Stamp Set that I embossed onto a narrow strip of vellum.


Copic Markers:

Skin:BV00, E00, E11, R20, E000

Hair: E50, YR31, YR24

Top: V01, V04, V05

Tail: G00, G03, BG11, BG34

Bracelets & Necklace: BG05, BG34

Turtle: G00, G03, YG03, YG05


Shop at Whimsy Stamps online store:

Naia the Mermaid

*NEW Naia the Mermaid

Sweet & Salty Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Sweet and Salty

Seashell Background Stamp

*NEW Seashell Background


VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)

Ranger White Embossing Powder

White Embossing Powder

Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Seaside Art Journal Page | Julie Nutting Paper Dolls

Happy Thursday! I had a wee bit of quiet time today in between shuttling around the younger boys. Almost caught up with the laundry as well…at least for now! So, I had time to edit the video I filmed while I made this Art Journal page. After posting my Cinderella themed one, I had a bunch of requests for more PAPER DOLLS! You can see the Cinderalla themed one –>HERE.

Creating these Art Journal pages with Paper Doll stamps is one of my truest forms of relaxation. I love creating a mood and a feeling with each of these pages.  This one is beach themed and my Paper Doll is joined by a Paper Guy! I love the beach and so do my husband and our boys, so this one is truly inspired by how I always feel: Let’s go to the Beach!

The paper is still in stock! I was so happy and relieved to see that it was still available. I have the link below!  It really was the perfect paper for my scene. I love how this sweet couple looks with it as the backdrop. The sentiment is one that I truly believe and it comes from another one of the Paper dolls. I stamped it with a brown that matches some of the elements in the background so it stands out enough but doesn’t look like it doesn’t belong.

I ended up adjusting the hair on the dolls after filming. I like how it fills in her face a little more and it really made the gus’ hair look more even.

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format



Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Moonlit Water Garden | Whimsy Stamps + Video

Happy Thursday! I have a new card to share with you and a rather impromtu video to share as well.

When I was ready to die-cut my panel and finish up the card, I decided to film the process.  No voice over, this was just recorded and then uploaded. Rather refreshing not to have to edit or do the voice-overs! I really wanted to share a little of the thought process that goes on during the cardmaking process!

For some reason, I just kept imagining this image with a moon behind it and so I attempted to create that scene. The moon shape was drawn on in pencil using a Spellbinders Circle die as my guide.  The colors I chose were all either Blue of Blue-Green. I have all the copic markers listed below for you.

I used Whimsy Stamps Shaker Maeker Rectangle Die to diecut my colored scene. Then, I diecut it twice more using some black cardstock.  I used the inner panels of the black cardstock to raise the center part up off the card. Everything was adhered to an A2 sized base in black cardstock. I chose black to that it would blend into the scene. I was thought that if I used white, you might see little peeks of it here and there.

Just a few different angles so that you can see the raised portion and the effect it gives.

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format


Water Garden Girl Rubber Stamp

Water Garden Girl

Shaker maker Rectangle Die Set

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sweet & Salty | Whimsy Stamps July Release

Happy Wednesday! I am back again to share another card from the Whimsy July release! This is the new Sweet and Salty Clear Stamp Set.    I die cut some Bristol cardstock using the largest die in the Hand-Stitched Nested Rectangles.

I stamped the focal mermaid with Memento ink London Fog to give it a softer look than had I used my usual Tuxedo black ink.  I colored the mermaid using Copic Markers (listed below). The rest of the images were heat embossed onto the Bristol cardstock with some white embossing powder.  I then added 3 shades of distress ink (listed below) to create the background.  I love how these colors look together.

Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Lips: R43

Hair: V01, V04, V05, V06

Top: BG11, BG45, G03

Tail: BG000, BG02, BG05, BG07

Distress Ink:

Picked Raspberry

Mermaid Lagoon

Cracked Pistachio

Sweet and Salty Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Sweet and Salty

Hand-Stitched Nested Rectangles

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Distress Ink Pads

Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunshine | Whimsy Stamps July Release

Happy Monday! I actually have started this blog post a few times, but summer activities have interrupted! We took two of the kids to Ottawa this past Friday to see the Lego Exhibi; The Art of the Brick at the Canadian Science Museum. If you have the opportunity to visit this exhibit, I highly recommend it. I was absolutely blow away by it. I wasn’t anything that I was expecting and my husband and I enjoyed it as much as our lego builder extraordinaire.  I love that this exhibit will encourage him to keep buidling his own lego creations.

We also went to the National Gallery to see an Impressionist exhibit.  It was an art-filled day.  Then yesterday, my youngest was in his very first sailing regatta.  He did great and it was such a beautiful day to sit by the lake.

Today is a lovely, sunshiney kind of day and therefore the perfect day to share this card. I used two of the new July release products to create this card: a brand new image from Elisabeth Bell called Sunshine and the Bold ABC Die SetI also used Whimsy’s Sun Ray Stencil to add those glorious rays of sunshine!  I absolutely love this die and use it ALL the time!

When I saw this sweet image, it immediately made we feel that she had her face up to the sun, feeling the lovely warmth of the sunshine.  So, I used the Sun Ray Stencil and sponged it will Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks.  I used one of the dies in the Stitched Landscape Trio to cut some mat, sparkle paper that I thought looked a lot like sand. I used the same paper and cut out the letters for the word “Sunshine” with the new Bold ABC Die Set.  After adhering everything to my card base, I added some gold sequins in various sizes and shades.  I had these in my stash!


*NEW Sunshine

Bold ABC Die Set

*NEW Bold ABC Die Set

Sun Rays Stencil:

Sun Rays Stencil

Stitched Landscape Trio

Stitched Border Die Trio

Distress Ink Pads

Copic Markers

That’s it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Paperdoll Art Journal Page | Cinderella Magical Wishes

Happy Thursday! Hope you are all having a great week.  We have had such hot tempertures here all week. Not actually a lot of fun. It is really too hot to be doing anything outside.  I venture out to water my garden and try to keep it from frying, but other than that, I have just been going out to do groceries and run errands.

I filmed this video way back in Februray but it has taken this long before I had a chance to edit it and get it up. I love creating these art journal pages with the Julie Nutting stamps. It is one of my very favorite crafting activiites. I wanted to create one that looked like my very favorite of the Disney Princesses: Cinderella. The video will show you how I did it.

I tend to work with paper scraps and bits and bobs from my crafting stash. I like using them on the art journal pages. Generally I keep things I love, but often they are not enough to create a whole card or scrapbook layout. These 6x8 pages with the paperdolls is the perfect way to use them up.

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, July 2, 2018

Whimsy July Release | Giselle the Fairy

Happy Monday! We celebrated Canada Day yesterday and so I want to wish all my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day. It was extremely hot so we actually were on outside early morning and then the evening!

I wanted to share a card today made with the newly released Whimsy image: Gisele the Fairy. Another sweet image illustrated by Marina Fedatova. I absolutely love all her images.

I colored the image using Copic Markers. I will have them all listed at the end of this post. Then I fussy cut the image out so I could layer it over these pretty patterned papers that have been in my stash for ages. I realise that I rarely use patterned paper these days so this was a nice card style to re-visit!

I used the straight die from the Stitched Border Die Trio to add a little faux stitched detail to the top of the floral paper. I purposely chose a lighter, less fussy paper for the top portion of my card so that I could stamp this birthday greeting that I created using the Everday Scripted Sentiments set. This is a clear stamp set that has a variety of sentiments in different sizes so that you can mix and match them to create the perfect sentiment for your card. Finally, I tied some twine to the top of the card and scattered some It’s A Party Enamel Dots onto the card for some added interest and dimension.


Giselle the Fairy Rubber Stamp

*NEW Giselle the Fairy

Everday Scripted Sentiments

Everyday Scripted Sentiments

Stitched Border Die Trio

Stitched Border Die Trio

It’s A Party Enamel Dots

*NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots

Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20

Hair: E40, YR31, YR12, E43

Dress: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01

WIngs: RV00, RV02

Flower: Y11, YR31, YR12, G21

Thanks for stopping by! I will have another card using the new July release to share with you later this week! Don’t forget to come back and take a peek. You can subscribe to my blog my clicking the Bloglovin’ logo on my side bar so that you won’t miss any of my posts!

Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xo


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