Friday, August 3, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Release Hop and Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge!

Please be patient with my post today.. double business to handle today :0)  First is the Whimsy Release Day 3... and then below that you will find my Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge -

Whimsy Stamps Release Day 3 -

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our August Digital Stamp Release Showcase
On Wednesday (1st August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new digital designs, From then until 4th August the Whimsy Digital DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop! Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 5th August.

Here is my card - I used the very fun new image from Crissy Armstrong - Tight Squeeze Santa -

Now I have to tell you I am one that really struggles to make Christmas cards in the summer. I have always hated it and have to force myself to work with them. Once it cools down even just a little bit I am ok.. but when it is a 102 outside like it was yesterday.... Christmas is the farthest thing from my inspiration. But when I was going through the new releases to pick what I wanted to work with I chose this one right off... just cracked me up. Oops no pun intended there. ..   I colored with my Copics (colors below) Then I pulled out a Graphic 45 Christmas paper pad, Core'dinations card stocks, Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die and Whimsy Corner Dies, and then the circle with Santa is also from Whimsy called Christmas Sentiments. I really wanted to ribbon to match and didn't have one, so I took my cream colored Bias tape and colored it with Dark Red Copic.. now it matches! For some added fun I used a Marvy Snow Marker for some puffy snow and trim on Santa's coat. I then added a little bit of Stickles to the trim. Then I used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for all the pearl dots. I also did the inside with left over papers, but due to space today decided to not show. :0) 

Here are the Copics used... 

 To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below... 

Carly Wilson
Doreen OBrien
Charlene Brown
Kelly JM
Jackie Randolph
Joann Burton
Joanne Davies 
Michelle Oatman
Shannah Bartle
Tammy Ortiz
Wendy Keenan

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!


Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge

Now second part of the post today  - it is my week over at the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Challenge and this week is a great challenge! Really fun... "Make your Own Flowers"  You can get as fancy or simple as  you would like, but no store bought flowers... me I punched myself some flowers! 

Here is my card - 

Pulled out one of my Hanglars this week. The store I have my cards has asked for baby cards.. :0)  I colored with my Copics (and oops... the photo I took with the Copics is missing!! Sorry) For the papers I found the very cute Doodlebug Designs Paper Pad "Sugar and Spice" So totally cute for baby cards! I picked out lots of patterns and then sewed them down with mats from the same papers. I found a ribbon that in person does not look nearly as dark as it does here... hmmm how strange! For my flowers that are a must for the challenge I punched out a Corner die from Memory Box and then punched flowers from a Punch Bunch punch - used scrap coredinations cards stock - I folded the leaves up just a tad, glued them down and then used a Viva Decor Brown Paper pen, then added yellow stickler to the center of that.  I really struggled with the Sentiment... NOTHING looked right, too big, too small, wrong color, maybe I was just tired and not feeling it. So I sat it aside until the next morning. Then I found this small piece of ribbon that said "Congratulations" that felt better.. don't know but I think it works.  Inside was done with all the scraps. Then at the end I used stickles Diamond on the wings. 

Make sure you pop over and see all the DT Flowers and then play along for a chance to win a great prize... 

And don't forget to make the rounds for the Whimsy Stamps Release... hidden prizes along the way while you are seeing all the new Digital stamps! 

whew... lots of work this week huh??? LOL 

Have a great Friday...  Working on furniture today, Hubby and I decided we were tired of our it all, so we are "fixing" things. I found some fabulous paint. Chalk paint, I'll tell you all about it in a post one day this week I am so thrilled with how they are looking! Then I am going to work on my second batch of jam! Yesterday I made Strawberry... today is Peach Preserves :0) yummy! 

I'll see you tomorrow for Animal Crackers and then the last day of the Whimsy Stamps Release Hop! 
HUGS and -


Rhonda Miller said...

Both cards are great. I just love that Santa image, it made me laugh.

Susan Martin said...

Great cards.. That santa image is really great LOL!! Awesome coloring!! Very nice!

Leah Ann Gast said...

Wow! Love both of these cards, they are great!!!

Tonya said...

These are both fabulous. I adore that Christmas card. The image is adorable and the colors are so rich and vibrant looking...just gorgeous!

I love the sparkly wings on the second one and the papers and stitching are wonderful.

Pauline said...

This is such a funny image! I must get this one... happy to visit on Whimy's Day 3 Mini Bloghop!

Shannon83k said...

I just love this stamp! Love the sentiment on the side!