Friday, December 14, 2018

~ Happy 10th Birthday Whimsy Stamps ~

I am back today to wish Whimsy Stamps a very Happy 10th Birthday!!!  Whimsy Stamps is celebrating this mild stone by having an Instagram hop.  If you would like to participate to win some super fun prizes and to get some awesome inspiration from all of our talented designers, hop on over to @whimstamps to begin and to have some blog hop fun!!!

For my Instagram hop inspiration, I used the Christmas Tidings Clear Stamp Set along with the Making Waves Stencil.  I used Nuvo's "Blue Topaz" Glimmer Paste to make the waves.  Isn't this color incredibly beautiful?!  



Don't you just love Nemo's tiny red nose?!  He is a clown fish after all...lol  I added a Mini Action Wobble Spring under the sea turtle so when you move the card the sea turtle looks like he is swimming in the ocean.  This gives the card a fun interactive element! 


~ Copics ~

Sea Turtle:  BG11 BG13 BG15 YG00 YG01 YG03 YG07
Clown Fish:  YR15 YR04 YR07 C0 C1 C3 C5 C7
Reds:  R24 R27 R29
Holly Leaf:  YG03 YG17 YG67

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

~ Wishing you a Merry Christmas ~



Hello Everyone,

Today's La-La Land Craft's Inspiration Friday Challenge is "Baby It's Cold Outside."  I decided to create a snowy shaker scenic card using the adorable bunny from the Cozy Christmas Clear Stamp Set.  Luckily my little bunny friend is all dressed up in his cozy sweater and scarf to brave the chilly elements.  Aren't his rosy cheeks just adorable?!


I love how his sweater looks like it has texture and depth by using blender solution and a swatch of corduroy.


~ Copics ~
Bunny:  T0 T1 T3 RV91 RV93
Blues:  B91 B95 B97
Multiliner: 0.03
Blender Solution/Corduroy

~ Misc. ~
Distress Ink:  Stormy Sky
Gelly Roll Pen 10

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~


Friday, December 7, 2018

~ Joy to the World ~


Today's La-La Land Craft's Inspiration Friday challenge is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I love Navy and white for Christmas colors so I decided to do a soft blue, white and peachy rose combo...I really love how these colors look together!


The Pinecone Bough Die has proven to be one of my favs out of this release!  I love how the Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste looks covered over all the branches and pinecones.  The Winter Mug Die is absolutely adorable and fun to color.  I decided to add Nuvo "Gloss White" Crystal Drops to make it look like whipped cream on top of the hot cocoa and sprinkled a little iridescent glitter on top for some extra sparkle.


Comfy Sweater Marci Rubber Stamp
Happiest of Holidays Clear Stamp Set
Sweater Weather Background Stamp Set
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Nested Frames Large Die
Pinecone Bough Die
Winter Mug Die

~ Misc. ~

Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste
Nuvo "Gloss White" Crystal Drops
Stormy Sky Distress Ink
Iridescent Glitter
Rhinestones

~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11 E93 R20
Hair:  E30 E31 E34 E37
Eyes:  B91 B93 B95
Sweater & Hat:  R000 R00 R01 R02
Leggings:  B91 B93 B95
Boots:  E40 E41 E42 E43
Cast Shadows:  BV20 BV23
Multiliner 0.03

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Sunday, December 2, 2018

~ Peace on Earth ~

Hi All,

Today I am sharing with you my third card using La-La Land Craft's new winter release.  Marci loves looking fashionable and she is all decked out in her new leopard print assemble.  Doesn't she look like she should be on the cover of Vogue?!




~ La-La Land Crafts ~

~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11 E04 E93 R20 
Eyes:  B91 B93 B95
Hair:  E31 E33 E37 E55 E57
Cast Shadow:  BV20
Snowman:  BG0000 BG000 R20 YR16 Y38
Clothes:  B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
Leopard Print:  E50 E33 E35 E59 E79 C10
Soles:  C3 C5 C7 C10
Wreath:  YG03 YG17 YG67 G94
Bow:  B91 B93 B95 B97
Blender Solution/Texture Rag
Multiliner 0.03

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Saturday, December 1, 2018

~ Deck the Palms ~


I'm back today with my second project for La-La Land Craft's new winter release.  Santa definitely needs a vacation after delivering all those presents around the world before he heads back to the North Pole for a long winter's nap!


I stamped the palm tree from the "Deck the Palms" Clear Stamp Set twice and popped up the second set of leaves to give the tree some added dimension.  I love how the stencil from the "It's Snowing" Layering Stencil Set looks like sun rays when used with different colors of yellow Distress Ink.
I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the Christmas bulbs and the icing of the donut floaty to give them a more realistic look. 

~ La-La Land Crafts ~


~ Misc. ~

Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed & Fossilized Amber
Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush Pen
Nuvo Crystal Glaze

~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11 E93
Eyes:  B91
Beard & Hat Trim:  C0 C1 C3 C5
Hat & Shorts:  R24 R27 R29 R89
Palms:  YG03 YG17 YG67
Trunk & Coconuts:  E33 E35 E57 E79
Bulbs:  B01 B02 B05 Y15 Y19 Y38 YG21 YG23 YG25 R05 R24 R29
Donut:  E33 E34 E35 
Donut Icing:  E35 E57 E79
Sprinkles:  RV17 YR16 Y08 YG06 B05
Cast Shadow:  BV20 BV23
Blending Solution/Texture Rag
Multiliner 0.03

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~


Friday, November 30, 2018

~ Hello Winter ~


It's time for La-La Land Craft's new winter release and for my first card I am showcasing the uber adorable moose from the "Cozy Christmas" Clear Stamp Set.  He is dressed up in his winter's finest and is warming up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa after chopping down his Christmas tree. 


 I created the background by sponging Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over  the Large Stitched Tag and then spreading Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste through the new snowflake stencil from the "It's Snowing" Layering Stencil Set.

La-La Land's new Pinecone Bough Die is incredibly beautiful and adds such a lovely touch to the top of their new Large Stitched Tag Die


As you can see, this card is full of dimension and it took four layers of foam tape for me to add stability to his antlers.  I love making cards with lots of layers and depth.



~ Copics ~

Moose:  E34 E35 E57 E79 E93 100
Pinecones:  E34 E35 E57 E79
Hooves & Coffee Cup:  C1 C3 C5 C7
Greens:  YG03 YG17 YG67 G94 G99
Blues:  B91 B93 B95 B97
Reds:  R24 R27 R29 R89

~ Misc. ~

Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

~ This Moose be Love ~


Hi Everyone,

My brother asked me to make a card for his bride for their 15th wedding anniversary.  He told me something cute and fun and this is what I came up with.  What could be cuter than a shaker card and a moose in love?!  


 I put the shaker inside of another frame and popped the moose on top.  I cut up the sides of his legs and made it look like he was sitting amongst the grass.  You can see the dimension in the picture below.


The inside says "This Moose be Love"



~ Copics ~

Moose:  E34 E35 E57 E79
Hooves:  C1 C3 C5 C7
Hearts:  R46
Rose:  R24 R27 R29 R46
Leaves:  YG03 YG17 YG67
Sun:  Y032 Y08 Y19

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Monday, November 26, 2018

~ Jingle all the Wave ~


Jingle wave, jingle wave, jingle all the wave....sounds like a good place to spend Christmas to me!  There's nothing like feeling the ocean breeze on your face and seeing nothing but ocean for miles to ponder, pray, dream, refresh and renew your heart and soul!!!


I love making cards with lots of dimension.  You can see the Rudolph Seahorse is on top of a Mini Action Wobble Spring (see pic below) so when you shake the card he wobbles, too.....so cute and fun!!!




~ Misc. ~

Nuvo "Red Berry" Crystal Drops
Distress Ink:  Salty Ocean & Peacock Feathers
Make It Crafty Chippie Snowflakes
Gelly Roll 10
Diamond Dust
Sequins

~ Copics ~

Seahorse:  BG10 BG11 BG13 BG15 BG18 YG11 E50 E93
Jingle Bell:  Y11 Y15 Y19 YR24
Santa Hat:  R24 R27 R29 R89
Santa Trim:  C0 C1 C3 C5 
Cast Shadow:  BV20 BV23

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~


Friday, November 23, 2018

~ Candy Cane Forest ~





This sweet little polar bear from La-La Land Crafts is having fun making sugarballs in a candy cane forest in the land of Sugarland.  Didn't you know the North Pole was located in Sugarland and not in the middle of the Artic Ocean?!!!  I love how this scene turned out looking so sweet and delicious!


I created this scene by covering all the die cuts in Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste.  Look at all that glimmering shimmering goodness!  This paste dries so fast and is beyond easy to use.  I think I need to buy a case of it!  


I love all the dimension this card has!



~ Copics ~

Polar Bear:  W00 W0 W2
Cheeks & Paws:  R11 R20
Cast Shadow:  BV20
Snowballs:  B0000 B000
Pinks:  R81 R83 R85

~ Misc. ~

White Gelly Roll Pen 10
Nuvo "Moonstone" Glimmer Paste
FolkArt Metallic Pearl White Paint

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Sunday, November 18, 2018

~ Sweet Christmas Wishes ~

Hi Everyone,

As you know, I love to make shaker cards and I just couldn't help myself making one with this adorable gingerbread girl from Whimsy Stamp'sGingerbread Love Rubber Stamp Set.  To make the shaker, I used Whimsy's "Peekaboo Windows 2 Die" and put dimensional foam tape around each square to create separate shaker windows and filled each window with different colored sequins, Diamond Dust, mini cookie cutters, mini jingle bells, and Shaker Fun Snowballs.  I also put the gingerbread girl on top of a Mini Wobble Spring so when you shake the card the gingerbread girl wiggles, too.  All these elements make such a fun interactive card!




~ Copics ~

Eyes:  100
Cheeks:  R81 R83 R85
Bows:  R24 R27 R29 R46
Gingerbread:  E34 E35 E57
E59 E79
Cast Shadow:  BV23

Gelly Rolls:  08 and 10

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, November 16, 2018

~ Cheers ~


Today's La-La Land Craft's Inspiration Friday Challenge is to use a background stamp.  I decided to use two.  The dot background stamp that comes in the Hello Lovely Background Set is definitely a lovely background stamp.  I stamped it using Lemonade Distress Ink to make the background paper and for the Ship's Wheel Die and the ferris wheel from the London Border Die.  It is the perfect subtle summer color to go along with an ocean theme.  I stamped the background stamp called "Wood Planks" in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and used the Lattice Bracket Die for a pier shape.  I also stamped a second piece of cardstock using the "Wood Planks" background stamp.  Since Distress Ink works well with Copics I was able to color over the woodgrain pattern.  After coloring these pieces, I attached the Lattice Bracket Die piece over the second stamped piece of woodgrain cardstock and trimmed it to match.  I really love how the pier turned out!  Now "At The Beach Molli" has the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view and sip her lemonade in her super duper cute watermelon bikini.


  To make the ferris wheel look like it was all lit up I added rhinestones and I added Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops to the waves to make them look like they had white caps.  This card was so much fun to create!



~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11 E13
Cheeks:  E93
Lips:  E04
Eyes:  B91 B93 B95
Hair:  Y21 YR23 YR24 YR27 E99
Pinks:  RV13 RV14 RV09
Greens:  YG03 YG17 YG67 G99
Cast Shadows:  BV20 BV23
Lemonade:  Y02 Y06 Y08 Y19
Sunglass Lenses:  C1 C3 C5 C7
Pier:  E33 E35 E37 E47 E59
Waves:  B34 B37 B39

Muliliner:  0.3
White Gelly Roll 10
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops
Distress Inks:  Lemonade and Walnut Stain

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

~ Magical Winter Wishes ~


Hi All,

I'm here today sharing one of Whimsy Stamp's new releases called "Favorite Flake".  It is such a cute set and I couldn't resist making a card using this darling Unicorn trying to catch snowflakes on its tongue.  In a magical world, Unicorns come in all kinds of colors so I decided to use lovely shades of lavender or in Copic terms, blue-violets.


I used Whimsy's Snow Dangle Stencil and Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. I also spread the paste over the cloud die cut.  Look at all that shimmery goodness!  This paste is so easy to use and dries super duper fast.  It's translucent so you can achieve different effects by using it by itself, like I did with the stencil and over the cloud die cut or putting it over color, like I did on the Unicorn's horn.  You can also add a few drops of your Copic Various Ink Refill to match any project you are working on.  How cool is that?!


Look how sparkly the Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste looks on the unicorn's horn.  Also, his teeny tiny tongue just cracks me up!



~ Copics ~

Unicorn:  BV0000 BV000 BV00 BV01BV13
Cheek & Tongue:  RV11
Cast Shadows:  BV20 BV23
Multiliner .05
Gelly Roll 10

Happy Stamping~

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, November 9, 2018

~ A Heartfelt Thank You ~


Happy Friday,

Today's theme for La-La Land's Inspiration Friday is to make a thank you card.  Isn't Paper Doll Winter Marci absolutely darling?!  I just love her eyelashes!!!  She is all snuggly warm in her fuzzy hat, sweater and mittens which I created using my Various Ink Colorless Blender and a piece of terry cloth.


I created her stockings with my .05 Multi-liner.  Marci is after all a fashionable paper doll!



~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11
Hair:  E23 E25 E29
Red Hearts:  E04 E07 E09
Blues:  B93 B95 B97
Cast Shadows:  BV20 BV23
Blending Solution and Terry Cloth
Multi-liner .05

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~














Monday, November 5, 2018

~ Wishing You Peace, Love & Joy ~


This is my last card in my monochromatic with a pop of color series.  I used DoveArt's "Pine Bough" from Whimsy Stamps.  I stamped the Pine Bough three times cutting out two of the pinecones and popping them up on top of the frames.  I also made a tunnel type card by layering the Basic Stitched Oval Dies from the smallest to the biggest to really give the card depth.


Always remember...you do not have to use traditional colors to make a statement...think outside the box and color the way that makes YOU happy!!!



~ Copics ~

C0 C1 C3 C5 C7 C10

Happy Stamping~

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, November 2, 2018

~ My Heart Belongs to You ~


Today's La-La Land Craft's Inspiration Friday theme is to make an interactive card and I just can't resist making a shaker card. They are super fun to make and your friends and family love receiving them!


La-La Land's Postage Stamp Dies really make it easy to send a message of love.  I also used the Ric Rac Die to make it look like a postage cancellation stamp.  I paper-pieced her outfit with tiny dot paper and added a heart to her cheek using Copic R21 and white dots to her other cheek using a white Gelly Roll Pen.  I wanted the heart she is making with her hands to have dimension so I added some shimmer with Spectrum Noir's Sparkle Brush Pen and Tonic Nuvo's Crystal Glaze.



~ Copics ~

Skin:  E50 E51 E11
Cheeks:  E93
Hearts:  R21
Lips:  E04
Eyes:  B91
Hair:  E50 YR31 YR24 YR35 E57

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, October 26, 2018

~ Trick-or-Treat...Who Can It Be? ~


Thinking of You Marci is all set to go trick or treating!  The theme for today's Inspiration Friday is turquoise and black.  I tried coloring up Marci in traditional colors, however, as I was coloring her she kept telling me she really wanted to be Franken"Marci" for Halloween.  Yes, when I am creating, my stamps and designs tend to talk to me either as I am actually in the process of creating or in my dreams.  It may sound crazy but I am ok with that...lol...and Marci is now very happy and ready to trick or treat!


You can't be a Franken"Marci" without a few scars and bolts, which I added with my multi-liner, a touch of turquoise tint (BG10) and some platform shoes.  Plus, she makes such a cute Franken"Marci" I felt she needed a spiderweb crown to complete her outfit!

La-La Land's Icicle Border Die reminds me of Frankenstein's hair so I couldn't help but add that to my card to give it an extra spooky look and you can't go trick-or-treating without something to put your treats in so I cut off the pumpkin from the the little girl in the Happy Boo To You Clear Stamp Set and gave it to Franken"Marci" to put all her goodies in.

Now for the important part!  "Thinking of You Marci" is a cute little girl in an adorable outfit and in order for me to create her costume I needed to add a few embellished details.  When you add details such as a nose, stitches, bolts, etc., like I have done on Marci, this is called "Creative Color Placement and/or Details."  I asked Irina Blount, the owner of La-La Land Crafts, if it would be ok with her if I added these details.  Irina was gracious enough to allow me to be creative and listen to what Marci wanted!  Every company has their own Angel Policy and it's usually listed on their website.  If you do not see it posted, you need to contact them and get permission before you change someone else's artwork. There are some companies and artists who will not allow you to enhance or change their images...so please be respectful and check first and honor their wishes...Thank You!


~ Copics ~

E04 - Lips
C0 C1 C3 C5 C7
BG10 BG11 BG13 BG18
0.3 and 0.05 Black Multi-liners

Happy Stamping~

~ Nicolette ~

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

~ 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration - Night 24 ~



Hi everyone and welcome to Day 24 of Whimsy Stamp's 2nd Annual 31 Nights of Halloween Blog Celebration!  I am sharing with you again the card I made using my all time favorite stamp, Hot Sip, from the DoveArt's line of rubber stamps.  This stamp is so versatile and can be used with many different techniques.  I've chosen paper piecing and embossing for this Halloween project.


I first stamped the Hot Sip image onto pattern paper and then trimmed around the image and cut out the inside of the handle.  I then inked and stamped the steam with a sandy colored pigment ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut a slit into the top of the image and slid the steam down into it and taped it to the back of the cup to keep it in place.  I added Snow Cap White Dimensional Fabric Paint from Tulip to make the  whipped cream and added vintage glass glitter for some chocolate bits for my latte.  Yummm!  To make the coffee cup look curved I first inked around the edges of the cup to give it some depth and shadow and adhered it to my card using different heights of dimensional foam tape so it would stay curved on my card.




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    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    ~ A Heartfelt Harvest Thank You ~



    Hi Everyone....I'm back today showcasing another card from my monochromatic with a pop of color series.  I think this DoveArt's "Pumkin Patch" Stamp from Whimsy Stamps looks stunning in this color combination proving that you do not always have to color things in their traditional color schemes. 


    Adding a pop of red behind each letter really gives the word "Thanks" that 3D look.  I stamped a portion of the Pumpkin Patch image a second time to ensure that the heart was cut out exactly where I wanted it to and then I colored it in the reds before adhering it to the pumpkin.  That way I didn't ruin my colored version if I didn't like it.  The heart on the small pumpkin was done using the brush nib of my R29.  I added rhinestones to the flower centers and randomly inside the oval to add to the dimension and to balance the card design.    



    ~ Copics ~

    C0 C1 C3 C5 C7 C10
    R24 R27 R29 R59
    0 - Blender Pen

    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    ~ A Special La-La Land Treat Bag for My Boo-tiful Friend ~


    Today's La-La Land Crafts Team Friday Inspiration's Challenge was to create a treat holder.  I had so much fun creating this treat bag including the pattern.  I decided to make my treat bag big so i could fit a lot of Reeses Peanut Butter Pumpkins in it since they are my absolute favorite!  YUM!!!


    I couldn't help myself...I wanted the back of the treat bag to be cute, too!


    How fun is this bag?!!!

    La-La Land has so many incredible dies that it allows your imagination to be able to run free and create until your hearts content!  I used the Stitched Zigzags Die to die cut three different colors of cardstock and intertwined them together. I totally love how easy this was to do and how fantastic it looks!  I offset two different colors of cardstock using the Cobweb Die and the spider from the Spiderweb & Spider Die Set so they would stand out.  I added rhinestone eyes to the spiders to make them look extra creepy.  The ghosts and bats are adhered on both sides of the wire so they look like they are flying through the air.



    ~ Copics ~

    T1 T3 T5 T7
    RV00 RV10 RV11
    V22 V25 BV08
    BG11 BG13 BG32 BG49
    E40 E42 E44
    YR04 YR07
    0-Blender

    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    ~ A Special Scenic Birthday Wish ~


    This DoveArt's Canoe Stamp from Whimsy Stamps makes the perfect masculine card or the perfect card for the nature lover.  There are so many design possibilities with this stamp.  I chose to put it in my series of card designs using the monochromatic with a pop of color technique.  In this series of card designs I am also using the Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set on every card.  I love finding different ways to use the same set of dies on each card design to give them their own special look.  On this card the image is cut out twice with two different sized ovals and popped up using dimensional foam tape at different heights with the smaller oval being higher than the bigger oval.  It really gives the canoe that 3-D dimension I was going for.  I not only used the larger oval die to cut half an oval out of the black cardstock but I also embossed this piece with the Wire Fence Embossing Folder by Darice.  This element in my design gives the card balance and the embossing along with the red twine and black rhinestones gives the card texture.


     You can see my first card design in this series HERE.  



    ~ Copics ~

    C1 C3 C5 C7 C10
    R24 R27 R29 R59
    0- Blender

    Stay tuned for the next cards in this series!

    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~


    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    ~ All Things with Love ~


    Happy World Card Making Day!!!  Today I want to share with you this beautiful DoveArt's Heart Tree stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  This Heart Tree can be used for so many different occasions not just Valentine's Day.  I think it would make a beautiful wedding, anniversary or even birthday card.


    I totally love making monochromatic cards with a pop of color which is a perfect technique for making a sympathy card.  I decided to color just one falling heart red to convey my heartfelt sympathy.  I just love the message this design conveys to the recipient!



    ~ Copics ~

    C0 C1 C3 C5 C7 C10
    R24 R27 R20 R59
    0 - Blender Pen

    Happy Stamping!

    ~ Nicolette ~
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