Whimsy Stamps 31 Nights of Halloween GRAND PRIZE Entry

Good evening my DAH-lings, Franken Schmutz here with some SMASHING news.  Me and all my frightful friends at Whimsy Stamps welcome you to join us for our 31 Nights of Halloween extravaganza. 


Get ready for Whimsy's creepy Creative Team and spooky Special Guests sharing 31 haunted Halloween projects and inspiration.  
Over $200 in prizes with frightful fun all month long!!
Come celebrate with us at 6pm EST each night for a new project and random night giveaways. 

GRAND PRIZE $50 Whimsy Stamps Shopping Spree!!

TO ENTER...
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The more individual posts you share the more chances you have to have win so share all day, everyday, everywhere!

Grand Prize winner will be announced on Halloween Night on the Whimsy Blog HERE.

Good Luck
Mwaaahaahaha!



Product Spotlight with Special Guest Amy Young

Hey Crafty Peeps!

Today we are sharing a few creations by the amazingly talented Amy Young, of A Thousand Sheets of Paper. If you aren't familiar with Amy's work and you love coloring, get on over to her blog, you will not be disappointed! Her coloring ROCKS!

First up is her card using our Farmer's Market rubber stamp. Amy colored with Copic Markers and then used some gingham DP on a base of Kraft card stock.

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, E13
lips- R22
eyes- E84, E87, E89, BG000
hair- E34, E35, E59
clothes- B91, B93, B95, B99, YR21, YR23, YR24, E35, R05, R08, R59, E07, E08, E47, E49, B02, B04, B18, B39, E40, E81, E84, 0
hen- E50, E23, E25, YR23
flowers- YG97, YG17, Y04, Y17, E07, E59
grass background- YG03, YG25, YG17, Y02
dirt road- E30, E31, E34, E42, E43
orchard- YG01, YG67, G99, E44, YG00, R22, R14, R29
sky- BG0000, BG000 

Next up is Sweet Lil Chef rubber stamp also colored with Copic Markers. I love that Amy creates these awesome backgrounds on her cards and finds the perfect sentiments to compliment the images. 

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E21, E23, E25, E27
eyes- BG15, BG32, BG07, BG000
clothes- RV02, RV52, RV55, E30, E55, E57, E59, RV25, RV29, E50, E53, C00, C1, C2
bowl/batter- B00, BG53, BG05, E31, E34, E35
floor- BG0000, C5, C7, C9
oven- C0, C2, C4, C6, N4, N7, N10, YR30, YR31, R01, R02, C1, C3 



And last up is Book Worm rubber stamp. Amy used the no lines coloring technique on this one that is also colored with Copic Markers. The amount of detail in Amy's coloring is just awesome and she brings these images to life!
 
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, BV20
hair- T5, T7, T9, 110
eyes- E44, E47, E49, BG000
clothes- V04, V06, V09, B95, B97, B99, C1, C2, RV13, RV25
bookcase- E55, E57
books- E97, N4, Y11, Y21, YR15, E40, E41, E43, R20, B04, B37, BV11, V17, V09, BV25, BV29, R59, YG25, G94, G99, E37, E44, E34, R14, W10, B21, E47, BG96, E31, YR30, R24, B66, N2, YR31
background- YR30


Be sure to visit Amy soon and see all of her stunning card making projects and gorgeous coloring skills!




                                
                  Book Worm          Farmer's Market          Sweet Lil' Chef

Product Spotlight with Special Guest Kay Miller



Hello Crafty Peeps,

Today we have some gorgeous eye candy from special guest Kay Miller, of My Joyful Moments, using our new Abstract Christmas clear stamp set. Kay's work always makes my jaw drop in awe and this new card is no exception!


Just look at those colors! Kay used white embossing powder to heat emboss the tree image onto her watercolor paper. Then she used Peerless watercolor inks to color the backgroun. I love the greens and yellows with a hint of aqua blue  The edges of the card were distressed and then she loosely painted on more of the green watercolor. The sentiment is stamped in black and cut and adhered to the card. The finishing touch is the addition of some Nuvo Drops in gold. So pretty!!

Be sure to visit Kay at these various social media locations, her work is stunning!




Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/11047961569845616/
                                                             Abstract Christmas


Quick and easy Christmas cards.

Well I can't ignore it. Christmas is truly on it's way and it's time I started getting serious about making my Christmas cards.
I don't know about you, but though there are cards I will spend a couple of hours on for special people, if I need to make a lot of cards, I need to simplify so that I can make lots in less time. 
Sometimes though when batch making cards you don't want to make them all the same right? 

So when I received the Abstract Christmas stamp set I was overjoyed, because this was a stamp set that was very versatile, (not to mention that it comes with so many mix and match seasonal sentiments that work great with other stamp sets).

So below I've shown a few examples of different ways I've used this stamp set and each card took only around 15  minutes to make on average.






A stamp set, some ink and embossing powder, plain card,  a couple of basic rectangle dies and simple embellishments was all it took to make these cards and I finished them all in an evening. 
You can find a link to the stamp set I used below.

Abstract Christmas

Time to get started on those Christmas cards!


Penguin Saint Nick

A little penguin card from me for my monthly DT spot because .... penguins!! All the links to the Whimsy Stamps products are at the end of the post.


I used the following copic markers to colour the image

Pengin: C9, 7,5; 1,0,00; YR24, 21, 31, 30; YR24, 21, Y11
Ribbon: BG99,G29, 24, 21, 20
Hat/scarf: R29, 27, 24, 22



And of course I made some foamiran poinsettias.  The poinsettias are so quick and easy to make using the lily die. 




Whimsy products used:




Christmas Reindeer

Hello friends! I hope that you are all safe and well.
Wasn't  the September release a little beauty, so many cute images! 
Do you guys have any favourites? or were they all you favourites.

This little chap I'm sharing with you lovely peeps today

is simply adorable, this is Christmas Reindeer by 
the fabulous artist and illustrator Crissy Armstorng
I just love her art work the characters have such cute personalities 
it makes them easy to colour and fun to use.




Did you fine peeps know about the Hurricane Irma
 Helping Hands Stamps Set that Denise has on pre-order at 


the moment. Its to help those affected Hurricane Irma
 with all of the proceeds from every stamp set sold 
 Denise is donating to the charities helping those in need. 

Well thats about it from me today but before I go I must tell
 you my lovelies about the CAS stamps set, if you lovely peeps spend 
over $75 then you will get this adorable stamp set absolutely free of charge 
to say a huge Thank You for being a great customer.


Have ana amazing day friends and I will see you amazing Gals and Guys
here again soon ttfn.....Hugs Bridget xx








MOTHLY INSPIRATION FROM TRACY


Hi Everyone Tracy here with a little inspiration for you all using some of our wonderful whimsy products I really do hope you enjoy what I have made for you all. My card is made using the fabulously cute 
Love Ewe Sheep

You can see this card lights up as well you can get everything you need right here at whimsy list is below... have a fabulous day everyone big hugs xxx



ITEMS USED


EMBELLISHMENTS FROM MY STASH

COLOURED WITH COPICS
C9,C7,C5,C3,C1,R22,R20, G99,YG67,YG17,YG03,
YR27,YR24,YR21, FLICK OF WHITE GEL PEN


Product Spotlight with Special Guest Andrea Ockey Parr



Hello Friends,

We have another gorgeous mixed media project to share with you today. Special Guest Andrea Ockey Parr, of Snapping Monsters, is joining us with this artistic tag using some Whimsy clear sets and dies.

Her base layer is cut using our Stitched Tag Die Set which she then stenciled on some splotches and colored in with Brusho crystals and water. Love the fun effects this creates.


Once dried she used our In Stitches clear stamps to create the faux stitching details and then cut out honeycombs with our Honeycomb Pattern Die to add some texture. Once the honeycombs were in place, she added acrylic paint over them.


The tags were then finished with our You Are clear stamps and some mini tags also cut from the Stitched Tag Die Set and some wire to clip them together.


Andrea's style is so unique and colorful, it's easy to love! If you are wanting to give mixed media a try we have lots of products that would work and Andrea's blog is filled with awesome ideas to inspire!





         Stitched Tag Dies       In Stitches     You Are    Honeycomb Pattern Die

Product Spotlight with Special Guest Laurie Willison

Hello friends!

Today we are sharing a super fun card from the amazingly talented Laurie Willison, of Soapbox Creations! Laurie is a special guest for us this month and we are thrilled to have her here! If you are not familiar with Laurie's work, be sure to pop over to her blog and take a look around.


For this card, Laurie has used our Bold Banner clear stamp set and Card Builder Many Thanks Die set. I love how she made this rainbow cheery card using just the solid banner and accented with the Thanks letters from the die To create the solid stamp, Laurie used the back of the Congratulations stamp, so clever! A simple but stylish card for sure!  For a full list of supplies and ink colors, pop over to Laurie's blog where she has in depth info about this card project.

You can also visit Laurie here:
IG: @laurie_willison
Twitter: @lauriewillison
FB: @SoapboxCreations
YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/llwillison
Until next time, happy stamping!


                                               Card Builder - Many Thanks Die Set      Bold Banners

Product Spotlight with Special Guest Laurie Willison


Are you ever in need of quick gifts? Special guest Laurie Willison of Soapbox Creations is back with us today to share these adorable tags for gift giving!


Laurie has used our Stitched Tag Die set along with our Handmade From Me clear stamps to create this cheerful rainbow assortment of gift tags. She die cut the tags and then stamped the heart in an array of colored inks. They matched up with some colorful bakers twine. Quick and easy while still fun and cute!


Be sure to check out Laurie's blog for more details about this project as well as all her other work!





                                                    Stitched Tag Dies       Handmade From Me