Friday, February 15, 2019

Whimsy's Adopt Cats & Dogs Campaign

Come Join the Party!

Whimsy Stamps is hosting 

Feb 14-17th

Whimsy Stamps is donating $1 from every sale of Adopt Don't Shop Cats or Dogs stamp set to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. To help promote this fundraiser, they will have games, giveaways, and lots of awesome inspiration planned for you. Be sure to invite your friends because when they reach 100 "going" to this event, they will release a special FREE digi just for you!

Click HERE to join the event!
And Here are the two special stamps designed for the event:

And lastly - the cards I made using the new release stamps ~ 

I hope you will support this weekend program sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and check out these stamps and others in the online store while there. 

Thanks for stopping by today - your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Be Mine ~ with Whimsy's Doggie Skywriter

Flying in on Valentine's Day 2019 to see if you will 
"Be Mine" with Whimsy Stamps,  "Doggie Skywriter Valentine" stamp designed by Crissy Armstrong.

This Whimsy stamp is perfect for my grandson. I used Copic markers for coloring and a Gina Marie die cut that reminded me of a cloud.  I didn't have a 'frame die' to make the shaker box so I taped two square dies together (1/2" between the sizes), then cut the design paper and six additional pieces of white paper.  I elected to use the white paper instead of sticky foam tape because of using candy to fill the shaker. After assembly of the white pieces, then I added the full piece of acetate, then the patterned paper on top and set aside.  To prepare the background I used white card stock the same size as the shaker box and sponged the clouds with a die cut stencil and  Oxide Ink.  After it dried, then I added the flying Doggie Skywritter.  I glued a couple of metallic hearts to the clouds, then added the candy sprinkles and hearts into the prepared shaker box and glued the clouds/image on the back of the box. The card base is a 5.5 and I added an additional mat of 5.25 square blue card stock.  The shaker box is glued onto the blue background mat to complete the card. Looks like a lot of step by step instructions - but it goes quickly and I've written it for someone who has not made a shaker box card before.  

Thank you for stopping by today - I do hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and get to spend time with those you love.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Copics Used: Hearts E08, E09   Clouds N0, V000, B91, Gra on plane, C2, C3, C4   Tan on lane, E50, E51, Dog E11, E33, E35, E53, E57

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not....

Today I wanted to share with you another one of Crissy Armstrong's images that Whimsy Stamps has now released as a digital image.  Fistful of Flowers can be purchased from the Whimsy store as a digital or rubber cling image. 

For this card I wanted to use the Spellbinder Postage Edge die which seem to be extremely popular right now, and I dug around in my supply closet till I came across the Creative Memories Postage Stamp punch also.  

This cute little barefoot girl is colored with Copic markers** and die cut with the Pink & Main Stitched Rectangle die.  I used the Spellbinder Postage Edge die for the coordinating pieces around the girl and then used the Creative Memories Postage Stamp punch for the daisy stamps on the right.  They are attached with orange mini brads to the blue background mat that measures 5 1/4" square.  Once glued into place, the front is attached to a white 5 1/2" square card base and the yellow organza ribbon is added for the finishing touch. 

I hope you will follow the highlighted words to link back to the Whimsy Stamps site and add Fistful of Flowers to your cart today.  She's an image that you can use for many occasions. Thanks for stopping by today ~ your comments are always welcomed.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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**Copics: Hair: E21, E23, E55, E57, Skin R30/0, E000, YR30, RV000, E51, Shirt B21, B41, B52, B91, B93, B95, B97, 
Pnts, R71, R27, R29, White gel pen, Flowers: YR16 Centers. Y02, Y08, Y17, Leaves G21, G24, G45

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

You Are My Purr-Fect Valentine

It's time to SHAKE it up a bit this morning with a bright and cheery shaker card Valentine.

This Purr-fect little kitty comes from a retired Whimsy set - Purrfect Pals.  I used a scrap of sunset that I'd done in Oxide Inks for the background, stamped with several random stamped paw prints added from the same stamp set.  For the shaker box I used Whimsy's Shaker Maker Rectangle Die set.  Since this card was going to my young grand daughter, I used candy inside (Not that she MIGHT just take it apart...) and I also used 6 layers of the die cut frame instead of using the foam tape.  The sentiment came from the same stamp set except I pulled the 'valentine' word from my own stash to make it work for this occasion.  The completed card front was then mounted on a A2 size Kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I've been working on. 
 Your comments are always welcome. 

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Hanging With My Peeps

Here it is only the second day of February and so much of the United States has been hit by a major storm, frigid temperatures, loss of power.  However YOU are in our thoughts and prayers and  I'm here today to bring you a bright 
THINK SPRING card to warm and cheer you up!

Today's featured card is the Digital Image of Crissy Armstrong's image Think Spring Bunnies, which is also available in rubber cling if you prefer. 

My card is made on a 5 1/2" square card base with the image strip being approximately 2 1/4" x 4 1/2".  I used Copic markers for coloring and Spellbinder Small Deckled Mega Rectangle dies for the layers.  The sentiment is by CC Designs. The sparkle furry puffs for their tails add the perfect finishing touch along with the silky hot pink thread and spring flowered button at the top.   Hang on my cold northern friends... Spring will be here soon! 

Thank you for stopping over today - I hope this spring card gives you a boost of spring to help you through the remainder of the cold winter still to come.  So while you're here - Let's go shop at the Whimsy store, shall we? 

Serving a Risen Savior,
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Flowers For Your Birthday

Good Morning and Happy February 1st!

It's New Release Day for Whimsy Stamps and the Digital Design Team has so many cute cards to show you.  

For today's card, I selected AMY, by Sylvia Zet. I love that she is holding her bucket of flowers and heart shaped balloon.  As soon as I saw her in our upcoming release files I knew she would make the perfect birthday card for my gardening friend Pam's birthday!

Here's her special Shaker card completed ~

I sized Amy down to 1 1/2" x 3 1/4", then printed on Neenah 110# card stock.  She's colored with Copic markers, and like with all my 'girl' images, her hair is colored to match or closely resemble the card recipient.   For the polka dotted frame and the shaker frame, I used Whimsy's Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set.  Instead of using the foam tape method for the shaker box, I cut 6 additional small frames out of white paper and glued each later together to make the box, adding the cellophane on top, then the patterned paper last.  The white card base is 5 1/2" square and the green mat is 5" square.  I added the pink piece behind the larger frame and a small die cut Happy Birthday.  This is the point where assembly can go two ways.  Some prefer to lay the shaker box face down and fill the sprinkles in, then put the back on...while others build the back of the card, put the pile of sprinkles in a small hill and apply the glued box on top of the hill.  Either way is 'right', and chances are you are still going to get one stuck or dropped. lol  As you might notice if you really inspect, one of my flowers is stuck on the Y in Happy.  Believe me... it's not coming from that spot either.  It's okay - it's the character of the card.  After assembly was completed, I added the white loopy bow on the side and away the card went to the 'other Pam' in the hills of Pennsylvania.

Thanks for stopping by today - I'd love to see how you might use Amy on your card.  Post your Whimsy work anytime on their Facebook page, Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration. Be sure to check out all the new Digital images added this month too.

Serving a Risen Savior, 
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sweet Baby Love

Today's featured card was made using Whimsy's digital image of  Sylvia Zet's, Angie.  This sweet baby girl sitting on her own little puffy cloud is just waiting for you to add your creative touch to her.  The possibilities are endless!

Here's my version for today.

I printed my image on Neenah 110# Card stock and used Copic markers for coloring.  The card base is 6" square, and the diamond stitched mat is 5" square.  The layers of stitched oval shapes were done with the  Gina Marie Design set (Stitched Rectangle).  The center belly strap was cut with a Spellbinder fancy edge border die, and a rub on applied after assembling the card.

I hope you will pop over to the Whimsy Stamps site today and see what wonderful products they have available, especially in the digital section.  I'd love to see how you'd use this image ~ I'll be looking for your posting on their Facebook page, Whimsy Stamps and Inspiraton.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, your comments are always welcomed.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

We Interrupt This Program...

For a Very Important Announcement

We Have Two Winners!

From all the comments 
gathered during last week's
posting  of my week as
Growing In Unity ~ 2019

Random Org has selected...

Phaline Perry Mays
Krysla Folsom

Congratulations Ladies! 
You will be receiving 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company!
I will be contacting you shortly through Facebook Messenger to get your mailing information.

Many thanks to everyone who participated.  Your comments warmed my heart every day!
~ Pam ~ 

Monday, January 28, 2019

U + Me = Love

Good morning from the western side of Lake Murray this Monday morning.  Hope you are staying all bundled up and warm.  As I viewed some snow photos yesterday from Canada, I was in awe at the beauty yet so thankful I live here in the south.  I'll just keep my view like this morning - the sky is pink and there is a very light fog on the waters of the lake as it completely still other than an occasional passing bird.  All God's locations, scenes and wildlife are such masterpieces!

Last week I enjoyed doing my five day series with Unity Stamps on Sharing the Love.  
I received so many heart-warming comments about my cards,  and will be gathering those to select the winners soon.  For those who have joined to follow my blog, thank you!  I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy my postings. 

Today's featured card is a super cute Digital image designed by Crissy Armstrong named, Penguin Valentine.  This image is available at the Whimsy Stamp site, under digital products - just click on the image name and the link will connect you directly to this product.  Here's my completed project, and then a few details about it if you would like to create one similar.

Now wouldn't you just love to receive this Valentine Card?  This one headed north earlier this month to New York for a card swap where I know it was received in love too. 

The image was printed on Neenah 110# card stock and Copic colored. {Reference Copics are listed below.} I added Red polka-dotted paper to the bottom 2/3rd of the black card base, then used one of the Stitched Scalloped Edge Dies from My Favorite Things, Die-namic Set for the V-shaped cut right below the colored image. A thin organza ribbon tied in a knot and a retro button of u + me added the finishing touches to this card. 

Thanks for stopping in today, and as always your comments are welcomed.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

Copic References:  Penguin: N0, N3, N5, N7, N8, YR30, E40, E41, R30/0  Beak/feet: YR12, YR14, YR27, YR30, 
                                   Hearts: R14, R27, R37, R01
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Sharing the Love ~ Day Five of Growing in Unity 2019

Like all good books, I don't want this wonderful week of sharing Unity cards with you to end.  It truly is like all the GIU girls share... you watch for the names to come out, and if you are early in the year like I've been, time flies till my time. Then it's flown past in this week of posting. Just ~POOF~ and it's gone!

So for my last Unity card, I've selected an image from the KOM 8/18, Faith See Beauty and the sentiment is from the same kit. 

I think all of our "Love Stories",  the ones we dream of, the ones our parents pray for us to have when we grow up, the stories we marvel at as we hear an elderly couple reaching 50 or 60 years of marriage, .. are like the best book we could ever read.

What a wonderful blessing to have your best friend "Share the Love"!!!  I hope that you will take the time today to tell them ~ they are Your Happy Ending. 

It has been an honor and a pleasure to be Unity's Growing in Unity Gal for this week.  I am so grateful for this opportunity and also appreciative of each of you for stopping by as much as you were able to.  If you are not a follower of my blog, I hope you have enjoyed my work enough to join  by email or google.  Comments will be left open over the weekend, then gathered the first of the week for me to select the two winners.  Watch for the winners to be posted later next week.

Serving a Risen Savior, 
Copic Used:
Bottom book:YG93, YG91, Middle book, E11, R13, E15, Top book: W2, W3, W4, W6, Flower Cup E11, E13, 
Flowers E11, E13, V93, V95, Y17, E97, YR24, E96, G24, YG67,