Saturday, July 26, 2014

For Danny Happy Birthday.

This is a post of a card that I did for a really special young boy.
 This young boy is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with a form of cancer called DIPG ( Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) this is an inoperable brain tumor and for his birthday he just wants people to send him cards.  His name is Danny Nickerson and he has a facebook page called Danny's Warriors.  I clicked on this page and he has the most infectious smile, I had a great big smile when I seen how happy he was with all his mail.... keep it coming!ABC action news did an piece on him and here is the link. As soon as I seen this article I picked out a suitable stamp and proceeded to make him a card. I thought that every little boy loves dragons.  I wish Danny and his family the very best and hope that his radiation treatments will give him the life that he deserves. My thoughts and prayers are with him during this time in his life. I hope that my small card can offer him a smile or a bit of happiness. I see on Facebook  that he is receiving a ton of cards... well fan mail and good wishes from well wishers. 


 My dragon closer and colored.
Thank you for stopping by:
Have a wonderful day and my thoughts are with Danny .

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25 digi hop- new artist Annie Maeschen

Welcome to a special release blog hop for our newest digital artist Annie Maeschen!!!!

We have 9 new images to share with you today created by
Annie Maeschen

All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own projects. 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 3 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts.
These winners will each win a new image from our Annie Maeschen Collection. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Dewi Lestari.

This winner will receive 5 digital stamps, of their choice, from the Annie Maeschen Collection.

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday, August 1st at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced right here.

This is my creation for this digital hop. 
Theses images are wonderful and  the detail in them is amazing. This image is called Daenya, it took me a bit to do her hair but I love the challenge of getting all the lights and dark colors in it. Also who doesn't love the thought of mermaids and the ocean, that's why I think I chose the aqua color  cause its a really great ocean color. I added the pearls cause well.... they come from the ocean.

 A bit of a closer picture so you can see all the detail in the hair.

Thank you for stopping by:
Happy digi hopping !!

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

Charlene Brown ( you are here)

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.