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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Inspirational Card


I have to start off by first saying, "Sorry" and then following it up with a big THANK YOU!  I have been so busy with some personal medical stuff that I feel like I am always behind.  I want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time out and commented on my blog and has joined me for this crazy purple ride through the blogosphere. It is appreciated tremendously!!

Okay, now for the business at hand.  I want to share with you today a card I made for Whimsy Stamps using a bird from Lia Stamps

I know the colors are "different;" however, there is a story behind them.  I had colored up probably 1/2 dozen images and nothing was working for me.  Partially because I wasn't feeling well and was faced with the deadline of completing my card.  I almost through in the towel, but then I just started coloring the birds with my Copic BG10, BG000 and BG00.  I didn't think about it, I just colored.  Once I had him colored, I pulled out all the paper and cardstock I had just bought from my LSS (which sadly is going out of business) and the card came together.  I love the leaf ornamental design which is a diecut from Cheery Lynne (I believe).  I aslo used Spellbinder's Lace Oval and regular Oval.  I added flowers from Wild Orchids and some very old pearls from my stash.  The border punch is MS lace punch.

Over at Whimsy Stamps Challenge, we are kicking off another challenge #40 "Vintage/Shabby Chic."  So pull out your old lace (leave the aresenic where it is) and join us for this week's challenge.  Don't forget! You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.

My Time to Craft:  It Takes Two (pearls I've had so long the glue came off the back)
Sweet Stamp Blog:  Anything Goes
Use itTuesdays:  Use two hoarded items (pearls I've had so long the glue came off the back)

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. I love this little birdie. The colors are lovely so soft and pretty. Great job Candy. Sorry I have not been around sooner just been so busy and not felt really well. I will do better..joann sassy raggedy

  2. Gorgeous card Candy! Love the green; it really stands out on your beautiful creation. Hugs, Kelly x

  3. Beautiful card! I love the sweet image and soft colors you used.

  4. Beautiful, Candy! I love the colors and papers you chose. I just got a new order of Whimsy Stamps in my mailbox today, and I'm determined to find some time over this long, Memorial Day weeks to get something done for this challenge. It may be my last chance to just "play" for myself for the next couple of months. Thanks for the great inspiration. :-D

  5. Candy!
    AWE he is sooooooooooo cute love it. Love the layout! You do amazing layouts.


  6. Love every detail in this card. Lovely! The perfect color combo. Look fresh and lovely! Thanks for playing at Use It Tuesday using your hoarded items :)

  7. OH my gosh this is so pretty. Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with UIT! ;)


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Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention