Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hang in There with the Nope Rope!

Hi ya everyone!  I have another card I made using the adorable Nope Rope set from Whimsy Stamps!  I thought the sentiment was perfect for this guy that is hanging out in a tree!  Whimsy Stamps has a whole slew of gorgeous stamps that are available now!

I will soon share a video on how I colored and made this adorable card using the Nope Rope and Whimsy Stamps Oval Dies as well!

Get your Nope Rope by clicking on the display below!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Nope Rope is Close to My Heart

I'm so excited to share with you my very first stamp set!  You heard right.  I love these little snakes and thought the sentiments too cute not to share.  So the wonderful Denise at Whimsy Stamps turned these into a sweet stamp set that you can purchase! 

Nothing fancy for sure, but there is an adorable little tie that you can add to make your nope rope a little dapper!  I created a video on how to color the adorable little patterns on these cuties too!


Get your Nope Rope by clicking on the display below!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Whimsy Stamps August Release - Day 1

Hi ya everyone!  Welcome to Whimsy Stamp Release Week - Day 1!  This month we have some serious cuties and I'm so excited to see some beautiful fall creations sneaking into this release. 

Today, I'm sharing the adorable Honeycomb from Elisabeth Bell.  Isn't she darling.  I had so much fun choosing colors for this card. I colored her in my Copics.  I also used the Stitched Die Rectangle set from Whimsy to cut her out. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and will head to the Whimsy Stamps Blog for more inspiration and to see all the fabulous release images this week!  I'm really excited because I have my very first designed stamp set coming out too! 

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

A Fairy Sweetie from Whimsy Stamps - Copic Coloring

Hello everyone!  I'm excited to share a card with you today.  I colored this fairy named Sweetie from Sylvia Zet while at the Whimsy Stamps Retreat with the wonderfully creative and talented Faye.  It was wonderful to sit with a friend I've known for years but had never met in person.

After coloring this beauty with Copics, I cut her out with the Basic Stitched Ovals Die.  I simply stamped the hello from the Fly By clear stamp set in Nocturne Versafine Clair.  I also added a few gold accents with irRESISTable Pico, bling and finally a white sheer bow.

Each product I used can be found below.  Just click on the image and you will find the product in the Whimsy Store.


Copic Markers are also available at Whimsy Stamps HERE.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dog Lover Greeting Card and Watercolor Technique for Imagine

Hi ya everyone!  I am sharing my July design team project for Imagine.  I have to say, that each Imagine/Tsukineko product I use, I love it.  There are so many fun and delightful ways to use their products and today, I am sharing a watercolor technique that you are sure to love.

I wanted to do a fun watercolor card using my Memento markers.  I also used a number of Whimsy Stamp Products to create this sweet card.  I show you a number of watercoloring techniques in the video that you can use with any type of water color medium.

Make sure to watch it all and subscribe to the Imagine channel!  They have a number of fabulous artists that share daily!

Products Used:
Imagine • VersaFine Clair - Morning Mist - • Memento Markers - Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, London Fog, Rich Cocoa - • Imagine Embossing Powder - Clear - • Tear It! Tape - Other • Whimsy Stamps - Shaker Maker Banner Set, An Unbreakable Bond, Puppy Paws Background • Paper Trimmer • Heat Tool • Canson Watercolor Paper • White Cardstock

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Ahoy Matey from Whimsy Stamps

Hi ya everyone!  I just wanted a quick card I colored using the adorable new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps called Ahoy Matey!  Isn't it just too cute.  The sentiments are awesome and coloring these images with my Copics was a lot of fun.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Watercolored Flowers - July Paper Door

Hi ya everyone!  The new Paper Door kit is available and it's so gorgeous.  Introducing, Beaucoup Bouquet.  I really love this kit and have used it in so many different ways.  The Distress Inks in the kit are amazing!  The colors of the die for and the stamps, WOW!  They also come with matching dies.  I love it.

I created a video on how to watercolor the flowers with the Distress Inks that come in the kit!

Make sure to pick your kit up today!  They won't last long!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ocean Child - Whimsy Stamps Release Day 5

Hi ya everyone!  Today is the last day of Whimsy Stamps Release and I have another sweet one for you.  Check out Sunshine from Elisabeth Bell.  Isn't she a doll?  I colored the whole scene in Copics and used some birds from the Splash set, Fadoodles 2 for the edge lines, and sentiment from Let's Be Mermaids. 

Check out all the amazing cards from the design team this week on the Whimsy Stamps Blog.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hello Sunshine!!! - Whimsy Stamps Release Day 4

So many cuties in the new Whimsy Stamps release.  Did you happen to see the new Elizabeth Bell stamps?  There are two and they are so fun to color!  Introducing, SeaShell!  This is one of the cards I taught at the Whimsy Stamps Retreat.  Isn't she just adorable.  I used the chibitronics available at Whimsy Stamps to create this fun light up card.  A perfect sunset, don't you think?

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello - Whimsy Stamps July Release Day 1

Hi ya everyone!  Today is Whimsy Stamps Release day and I'm sharing a card I made using two of the new stamps.  First, the large PowerPuff Floral Background stamp.  Isn't it gorgeous?  First, I laid down some of my favorite Fireworks Sprays (Angel Pink, Rose Bud and New Sprout).  I then stamped over the whole thing with Memento Love Letter Ink and the new Power puff background.  I sprayed a sheet of paper with Rosebud and Angel Pink Fireworks and cut out the letters from the new Bold Alphabet Die set and layered the letters three times.  I cut the powerpuff background with my envelope edgers and finished my card!

I hope you enjoy!  When you spend $75 or more at Whimsy Stamps on non-digital items you will receive a free stamp set.  This is the Whimsy Stamps CAS (Customer Appreciation Stamp). 

I've linked all items used below for your convenience:


Monday, June 18, 2018

Enjoy the Journey - Card 2 of Whimsy Stamps Paper Door

Hi ya!  I am back today with another card using the June Paper Door Kit from Whimsy Stamps called Enjoy the Journey!   This kit has so many gorgeous papers and a wonderful assortment of dies, coloring mediums and embellishments!

I created a very simple card tutorial below.  I hope you enjoy and hurry to get your kit today!

Paper Door Kit Available Here:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Whimsy Stamps

Hello! This is Day 2 of a two day hop to celebrate the tenth 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Have you heard of “The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge” hosted by Kathy Racoosin? Right now it’s in the middle of the challenge and it’s a great time to take a leap, jump in and get your feet wet! Don’t feel like you are jumping into the middle of the challenge I hope you will think of it as a new beginning.
The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to jump in or out as time permits.
Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1 -…/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-…/ TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING or here on Instagram - or here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids
If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Sweet Peak Day 5 at SugarPea Desings

I could not wait to share this new set from SugarPea Designs.  I absolutely love the little die cut houses and trees.  They also have layers though I didn't use them in this card.  I used my fabulous Fireworks Inks on this card and then splashed water to make clouds.  I also used the Postage Stamp die cut from SugarPea!  You have to see all the gorgeous inspiration and join the blog hop to maybe win a set of your own!

Vera Yates
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

SugarPea Designs Sneak Peek Day 4

Hi ya everyone!  Today I created this fun colorful card with my memento colorful inks and the beautiful new stamp set from SugarPea Designs!  I love these stylish feathers and the sentiments are just lovely. 

Make sure to join the blog hop to win prizes!!  All the new stamps and dies will be released Friday!

Vera Yates
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sweet Peak Day 3 at SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!  Today is release day 3 at SugarPea Designs and check out these two cuties!  I love the Hedgie Hugs set that I colored in Prisma.  So much cuteness mixed with adorable flowers.  You can see in my pic that little guy riding in the wagon too!!!  How sweet.  The sentiments are simply adorable too.  I paired them with the Spots and Stripes Bright paper from SugarPea as well as the Postage Stamp die.  I also used the new Message Board die for the brown trim behind the postage stamp die! 

Don't forget that all new stamps will be released on Friday!  But for now you should join the fantastic blog hop happening as you could win your very own stamps from the new release!  Check out all the information on the SugarPea Designs Blog!

Vera Yates
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Enjoy The Journey - June Paper Door Kit from Whimsy Stamps

The NEW June Paper Door kit is available today at Whimsy Stamps!  I can't tell you how much I love this kit.  The papers and the dies are just the beginning!  The stamp set is a must have and can be used for so many different cards.

I'm sharing a card I made using the new kit contents.  I'm also showing you what's in the kit.  Make sure to watch the video below and then head to Whimsy Stamps to pick up your own kit.

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Sweet Peak Day 2 at SugarPea Designs

Hi ya everyone!  Another blog hop today and I'm sharing this adorable new cactus and succulent set.  I wanted to try a more watercolored look on this card.  After using the SugarCut die Large Striped Coverplate I stamped with my misti onto Bristol Smooth.  I colored my stamps with my Memento Markers spritzed the stamp with water then stamped.  Afterwards, I added some fine detail with the fine point tip of my markers.

Don't forget to hop and remember all the products won't release until Friday!

Monday, June 11, 2018

SugarPea Designs New Release - Llama Just Say

Hi ya everyone!  Today I wanted to try something a bit different for the new release at SugarPea Designs.  I created a watercolored mixed media background in warm tones for the cutest little llama set called Llama Just Say!   I love the sentiment.  You can join the fun at the blog hop for your chance to win some of the new sets.  Make sure to head over to the SugarPea Designs blog for your chance!

The new sets won't be released until this Friday!  So make sure to join us all week for the adorable new release.  You won't be disappointed.