Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kate.


Welcome to my blog!
I just finished up this super cute birthday card, I have it on the Whimsy blog but thought that I would share it on my blog as well. This is an image called Kate from designer Marika Collins available at the 
This image file containing a JPEG and PNG version of the image, each at 300dpi resolution.

Digital files can be re sized, rotated or flipped. Use the PNG transparent background version to layer digital images.

 Believe it or not digital images are wonderful and super easy to work with,  don't get me wrong I still love touching and feeling the stamp and ink. But it is so awesome to be able to re size and play with digital images.

So here is my creation, made as a girlfriend birthday card. 
Who doesn't like a little retail therapy and maybe lunch or dinner on their birthday. I absolutely love to get dressed up, throw on a awesome pair of high heels and go out. I have a big weakness for a great pair of heels and look for any reason to wear some. So this image called to me, with heels and a matching dress, it fits that theme wonderfully. 


A bit closer look at Kate colored with copic markers. I added some liquid pearl to her headband and some sparkle to make her pop a bit.
Thank you for stopping by
Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July challenge- Summer Time

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you, here in Alberta the weather has been incredible. The sun has been shining and it has been hot.  Last night we went out to a local lake and went Kayaking, the lake was like glass. I paddled over to the far side of the lake and there was a group of loons floating together, so once I got close I stopped paddling and just floated into them. There was 35 loons all together some of them were fluffing their wings on there back so I'm not sure if they had some babies tucked in there or not. It was pretty amazing and they didn't seem scared at all, I know a lot of times they will dive under the water when they are scared. 
I love summer, it's my favorite time of the year - there is so much to do. I have been spending a ton of time outside but how can you not when it's this nice. I have taking to walking/ jogging about 3 to 5 miles a day. It helps when I have 2 chocolate labs that encourage me to take them out.
That is why I chose this adorable image from Whimsy Stamps called Workout Flamingo by designer Miss Rach.  I know it's called Workout Flamingo but to me this image tells me to throw my i pod on with ear buds it's to get outside and talk my 2 dogs for a walk or to enjoy summer in my garden. 
Here is my creation for the Summer challenge on the Whimsy Challenge blog, I hope it inspires you to enjoy summer or an activity that you enjoy outside in some hopefully great weather.

A bit of a closer look
A closer look at the flowers that I put on the corner of my card, with a few dew drops on them.
Have a fabulous day and hope to see your card on the Whimsy Challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July blog hop





Welcome to the July digital release blog hop!!!! 

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by 

Marika Collins Collection 
Stamp Art Design 
Miss Rach Digital Collection 
Moon Cookie Gallery 
Lia Stampz 
Crissy’s Digis 


All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to 
fit your own project To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each 
be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! 

These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the 
hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Valerie Allard 


This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store 

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Monday 7th
 July at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will 
be announced right here. 

Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way 



Charlene Brown ( this is me)

Here is my card I made for the digi hop, schools out and graduation is upon us. So I thought that using this super cute image would be very fitting for this time of year. Happy Graduation for anyone out there graduating. This image can be found on the Whimsy store by designer Marrika Collins and this is called Grad Girl.  I loved working with this stamp it has lots of details in the image all the books and the cap and gown. She has also created a grad boy digital stamp.

 A bit closer look at the image.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my creation.
 Have a fabulous day.
And Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 25 Catch More Fish

Hi Welcome back!

I haven't posted in a while, sorry about that. Just had a few hiccups kicking around in my life in the last little bit. LOL. I have sat down and colored some serious images in the past couple days though .... now to get them made into some inspiring cards for you to pop back in and check out. The weather has been pretty good the last few days, a bit of well needed  rain in there as well.

The card that I made is created using a wonderful image from Whimsy stamps called "Catch More Fish" from Stamp Art Design. I love this image it can be used for a number of occasions, I chose to do a birthday card.  Fathers day or a just because card would be wonderful also. I colored it with copic markers and  added  a little smudge of some pearl accents to give the fish a bit of a sheen on the top of him. As soon as I seen this fabulous image I just knew I had to go to the store to find a fly fishing hook to give the card some depth. Also the hook would act as a little gift to the receiver of the card. I just cut a foam square smaller and stuck the hook over top of the digital hook. 

A closer look at the image.

A really close look at the fly hook

Thank you for stopping by:
I hope you have a simply wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome back to my blog!

On the Whimsy challenge blog we have started another new challenge, this month it's Tic- Tac- Toe. the format for the challenge is as below:


I used the line on the Tic-Tac-Toe card summer, die cut and sentiment. I made a slider card for the first time and the sentiment is inside the slider. It took me a little bit to template this card but I do really like the way it turned out.The outside is simple but I think it works and really shows off the colored image.

I used the super cute new Whimsy Stamps image called Summer Girl from designer Lia Stampz's  vintage girl collection What a great summer image, makes you want to go to the park or have some lemonade. I hope to see you create a card using the challenge format for this challenge and add it to the Whimsy challenge page for a chance to win some really fabulous digital images.
A bit closer up
The images that I stamped on the hidden piece of the slider card.
A look at the side image of my slider card.
Thank you for stopping by again to check out what I have created.
Have a fabulous day.

Sunday, June 1, 2014



Welcome to the June digital release blog hop!!!! 

We have lots of new images to share with you today created by 


Marika Collins Collection 
Stamp Art Design 
Miss Rach Digital Collection 
Moon Cookie Gallery 
Lia Stampz 

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to 
fit your own project To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each 
be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! 

These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the 
hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Lisa 

This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store 
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday 7th
 May at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners 
will be announced right here. 

This is the card that I made using an new image from Marika Collins called Tess. What a super cute image that could be used as a going away card, have a good trip or a newly graduated child that is ready to move out. I did it in pinks and smokey blue colors with the black back ground. 

 A closer look at the copic colored image.


Below is a complete list of the hop in case you get lost along the way 

 Thank you for stopping by:
Have a fabulous day !

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Crafty Squirrel May 22


Hi welcome back to my blog!

Today is a cooler day here with a bit of wind and some showers, a perfect day to be inside creating something.
I made this card a couple weeks ago for my husband for his birthday but never shared it with you yet, seems like a waste not to ...so here goes.  I made a vertical stair card. I have seen these type of cards on the internet but have never created one for myself. I tried to get a template but the sizes of them didn't seem to match the size of card I wanted to make. I typically make 6 x 6 cards, so when the templates never matched I sat down to create my own. I'm not going to lie it quite sometime to make it work and have all the measurements the same on the stairs but I finally got it and love the outcome of it.
I create this card using a sure cute image from Whimsy Stamps by designer Miss Rach called Crafty Squirrel, colored it with copics and used earthy colors to match  to make the card.

 My card is a 6 x 6 card, the front piece is a piece of cardstock  measuring 7 5/8" wide by 5 7/8" high. From the top left corner I measured down 1" and made a vertical line( which you score), from there I made another line horizontal this time 2 " long ( which you cut with your trimmer). This is the format that I used all the way down the stairs until I was at the bottom right corner. Once I cut and scored all the stairs I then center it on the front 6 x 6 piece of my card. I hope that you understand what I am explaining. It's hard to explain a template, but if you  think of the way stairs work it does make total sense.
I think the picture helps as well, then I added pattered paper to each of the stairs so it complimented my card.



Thank you for stopping by:
I hope you have a fabulous day!