March 18, 2009

A WHIMSY KIND OF DAY - LOTS TO SHARE!

Happy Hump Day all!! Yesterday I spent the day napping and stamping - not a bad way to spend a day, right?! I have been wanting to play with my new Whimsy stamps; my friend Denise started her own stamp company and I think her images are just too cute!! So, I decided to do a couple of challenges using my new purchases and I am going to share those today. I also used some of my recent gifts I received from some very sweet blogging friends - some 6x6 pads of Basic Grey paper, which, next to Stampin' Up! is my ultimate favorite! (It's not really contraband if it's a gift, right? LOL!) The first card I made is for the SNR Card Universe Whimsy Challenge - it is a sketch challenge, which is my favorite kind of challenge! I decided to use the cute little owl, I just love that face, sooo adorable! I colored him using my Stampin' Write Markers, and I think he turned out pretty cute! I cut the circle with my new Circle Cutter, love that tool! And, I mounted my sentiment on a Scalloped Oval which I made using my new Scalloped Oval Punch available April 1st in the new Spring Mini catty.
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, Basic Grey Sultry Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Owl and Whimsy Silly Sayings
Accessories - Regal Rose Brads, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Photo Corners Punch, May Arts Ribbon
This next card I made for the CBC Challenge that Courtney hosts every Tuesday. This week's was a sketch, and it is fabulous - I had to play along! I used another Whimsy stamp, one of my favorites. Isn't that frog adorable?? I colored him with my Stampin' Write markers too, but could not resist making his lily pad all sparkly with some Iridescent Ice! If you I used a ton of different punches on this card too - I totally love my punches! I made this card totally for fun, and I really enjoyed making it! I thought the colors were just so cheery - I need some of that right now with our weather being so blah!!! Here is the recipe for this one!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Going Gray, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, Basic Grey Sultry Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Gable Green, Green Galore, Mellow Moss, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Frog and Whimsy Silly Sayings
Accessories - Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Heart Punch, Fire Rhinestones(both Square and Round), Iridescent Ice, Versamark, Heat Gun, Prima paper flowers
This last card is for the Mojo Monday sketch Julee posted. At first I had a hard time with this one - I think the rounded edges on the one piece threw me off, lol!! But, I persevered and came up with this idea using another Whimsy stamp that Denise sent me as a gift for my birthday! Her name is Pajama Time Emma, and she is just such a cutie! Thanks Denise, I love her!! I used some more of my BG dsp that I received and I paper pieced her jammies - she reminds me of Kayla when she was little! I colored the rest of her with my Stampin' Write Markers and I am happy with how she turned out! I also got a chance to use some of my new big brads from SU! - love these, they are perfect for the centers of flowers and match so well with our beautiful ribbon. I was able to stamp the sentiment and punch it out - whew! I was worried it would not fit, LOL! I added some buttons with some twine and voila -done! I had such fun creating these cards, I hope you enjoy them too! Have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Nigh of Navy, Old Ivory, Bayou Blue, Close to Cocoa card stock, Basic Grey Granola Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Emma and Whimsy Sayings
Accessories - Word Window Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Jumbo Very Vanilla brads, twine, buttons, Prima flowers

31 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

3 fabulous cards Alex and just love the whimsy stamps, I love the flowers on your froggie card, Glad you had a great day yesterday and such a perfect day. Hugs, Nikki x

Dawn Easton said...

Wow girl...you sure got a lot done yesterday! I hope that means you are feeling better!!!! Fun projects girl!
Great new blog look too!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Well, someones been stamping! Happy you are feeling well enough Alex. I love your cards, each one is so different and adorable! Love the papers, the accents, the different layouts, and well of course the images. ;) Hope you're feeling well enough to keep on stamping, taking naps is good though too. :)

Manna said...

These are all so cool! Love 'em all! Glad you found time to stamp a bit!

Hayley said...

What a lovely card. tfs

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing all this Whimsy Alex - you have been one busy creative lady!

scrapnnMO said...

Woohooo these are soo magnificent looking! Gorgeous all around! :)
♥Dawn♥

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG Alex!! These are all just totally adorable!!! Your lovely added accents are great additions to each one!! So glad you are feeling well enough to make all of these!! :) Take care friend!!

Angie Tieman said...

Great cards!! You did have a busy weekend!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Amazing cards, Alex! Those images are adorable! All of your cards are great...I'd say you found your mojo!!

Heather P. said...

They're all totally ADORABLE! Great colors... I just ~love~ Basic Grey! :)

Melissa said...

You go girl! When you sit down to stamp, you really sit down to stamp huh?!

Beautifully done my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

a portland granny said...

Looks like you've gotton a second wind! Wow! what cute cards....and I like your new look to the blog.
I'm so glad that you are feeling better. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been keeping track of you on your blog. I did write you an email before you went into surgery, but I suspect you didn't get it, as I've had trouble before with my emails getting through. I was thinking about you and praying for you! ...and am so happy to see you are gradually getting your strength back. Keep up the naps--they really help, as there is just so much stamina after surgery and when it is gone, it is usually gone until one gets a good rest! (I'm sure you are finding that out1)

Carol said...

These 3 are adorable Alex, those Whimsy stamps are too cute :)
Glad to see you back stamping, but do take care!

Hugs
Carol x

Tasha said...

Oh Alex these three cards are fantastic and i am so glad to see you back. beautiful cards love the colours
love tasha xx

Chris said...

great cards!! i love them!! so glad to see you up and stamping!

Cindy said...

Darling cards,Alex, so happy to see that you're stamping again! Love the darling whimsy stamps, such fun projects.

corinnesomerville said...

Whoa...girlie !!!! You're on fire !!!! I love all these cards and I'm so glad that you're feeling but remember that little voice inside of your head that tells you to slow down when you need to. We love you and want you healthy !!!! Thanks for all your sweet comments...I'm sorry I've been MIA lately for commenting. Things are little less chaotic...I think it's the calm before the storm :) Remember how much I love you and miss you and wish I could hug you !!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You've been BUSY!! They're all great...I'm really lovin' that whimsy owl. Hehee, he's cuuute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers girl, love all 3!!!!

Wendy said...

Nappin' and stampin' sounds like a banner day to me!! Wonderful cards....I'm going to have to go check out those stamps!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Natalie said...

Three fab cards Alex. x

Nikki Bond said...

These images are sooo stinkin' cute! You must be feeling better to crank out 3 masterpieces! So glad your returning to your old self! {SMILES}

Rose Ann said...

Love all of your wonderful cards, Alex!! Beautiful new look here at your blog also!! I hope your feeling well!! Hugs!!

Emily said...

Great cards Alex! These images are so cute! Love your layouts and colors on all 3! Great embellishments too!

Marcea said...

gorgeous cards - so great to see you back in action!! Take care hunny
-x-

Kim said...

What adorable cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CBCC! Good Luck to you!
Hugs~ Kim

kathleenh said...

Adorable cards Alex! It looks like you are back in fine stamping form!

Dani said...

Wow! You've been busy! Great cards, I love that froggie!

Terri E. said...

All of your card are so much fun. Wonderful job with the sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh these are sooo cute!!!! I'm gonna go give Whimsy stamps a look-see thanks to your enabling!!! LOL Just what I need......another stamp company!! LOL