Friday, August 29, 2014

Cupcake Layering

Happy Labor Day weekend!  I thought I'd start off my long weekend by doing a little crafting so I'm sharing this little birthday tag I created using another up cycled counter sample and a Cupcake digi stamp from My Whimsical Little World.

I took the cute Cupcake digi and printed six copies on one sheet.  I knew I wanted to layer it so I colored in different parts on each image with my Copics, fussy cut them all, and layered them with little bits of foam tape.  I coated the flame with some glossy accents.  While that was drying, I grabbed my tile piece, added a strip of patterned paper that's cut with a curve (a scrap of some other project!).  Once the flame was dry, I placed it on my tile and added a little shading on the patterned paper with a grey Copic.  To finish it all off, I added a few pieces of bling, some ribbon, and some twine.

I'm playing along with a couple of challenges on this one - 

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STAMP - MWLW Cupcake Digi
PAPER - Copic Xpress It, Basic Gray RSVP
COPICS - Wrapper: V12, V15, V17; Cake: E25, E27, E29; Layers: C00, C1, C3, R81, R83, R85, V04, V06, V09, V01, V12, V15; Candle: Y15, Y38, YR68, B02, B04, B06, C00, C1, C3; Under cake shading: C3
MISC - counter top sample, Stampin' Up! Pool Party Seam Binding; Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps Clear; Purple Bakers Twine, Glossy Accents, Foam tap

Monday, August 18, 2014

Rocking Out with MWLW

Today's newest digis at My Whimsical Little World are music themed.  I visited a new to me creative reuse shop close by and picked up some supplies that inspired me while there.  So today I have two musical projects using some up cycled items!

For Cadence, I decided to take a couple of old CDs (I didn't pick these up at the reuse shop, but I saw them there and knew I had a stack of old ones from my hubby and thought they'd be perfect for this!) and turn them into a notebook:

I started by masking the word 'notes' with a few stickers and painting the entire CD black.  Then I removed the stickers to have the silver show through.  I colored Cadence with Copics and attached her to the front and spread some bling bubbles around here.  I painted a second CD to use as the back cover and covered both of the CDs with paper on the non painted sides.  I punched the CD using my Cinch binder and added some ribbons to the rings once it was filled with paper.

Another thing I picked up at the reuse store was this household sample (I'm not sure if it's flooring or countertop or what, but I always see them at hard ware stores and thing they'd be great for something!).  Since the sample already had a hole punched in it and nicely rounded corners, I decided to use the whole thing for a tag to spotlight Marcia:

I tried a new color combo for her skiing and love how she turned out :)  I used white embossing paste on the cassette stencil over the tag.  I love that the sample had the speckled background already so it wasn't just boring black.  I added the paper trim along the bottom and a piece of leather cording to add a sentiment (and cover up the brand name that was stamped there ;)).  I added some frosted bling around and finished it off by adding some seam binding tied with the same leather cording used on the front.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.  Be sure to stop by some of the other DT members and see what they've come up with as well - 

And visit us at the MWLW Facebook Page as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamp - My Whimsical Little World Cadence Digistamp
Paper - Copic Xpress It
Copics - Hair: E13, E15, E19; Skin - E01, E21, E11; Pants - B95, B97, B99; Shirt - C1, C3, C5, BV20, BV23, BV25; Seat - C6, C8, C10; Headphones - C00, C1, C6, C8, C10; CD - V01, B00
Miscellaneous - old CDs, black acrylic paint, Thickers stickers; Queen & Co. Bubble Bling; ribbon from stash, Cinch binder and 0.75" rings, copy paper, Lifestyle Crafts Circle dies
Stamp - My Whimisical Little World Dancing Marcia and Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper - Copic Xpress It, Authentique Seasons Winter 
Copics - Hair - E97, E15, E18; Skin - E50, E51, E21, E11, E04; Eyes - B97, BG02, Skirt - B95, B97, B99; Shirt - C1, C3, C5; Undershirt, belt, and shoes - BV20, BV23, BV25
Miscellaneous - Household sample, white embossing paste, Crafters Workshop Cassette Tape stencil; Versamark, white embossing powder, postage stamp border punch, Queen & Co. purple frosted bling, ribbon and leather cording

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer fun

Just a quick share of a card I made with a little hula girl that is perfect for MarkerPop's Anything Goes challenge this week:

She's colored with Copics.  The scalloped frame behind her is cut from a seashell patterned fabric and the craft card base is embossed with a ribbon tied around it.  Pretty simple, but cute :)

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Paper: Copic Xpress It, Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, sticky back paper 
Stamp: Stampendous Hula Girl
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics (sorry, I don't have the list of what I used for this one); Spellbinders large scalloped rectangles; white seam binding ribbon; Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder; seashell fabric

Monday, August 4, 2014

Celebrating Birthdays with My Whimsical Little World

My Whimsical Little World has another great new release today. The theme... birthdays! Three new digistamps are available today.  But before I show you, I must tell you... be sure to stop by the Grand Opening for My Whimsical Little World today on Facebook from 10am EST to 6 pm, there will be great fun to be had and some prizes along the way!

Now onto today's new releases!!  First up we have Christopher...

Here's Birthday Belle:

And lastly, Astrid

Astrid also comes with two sentiments - 'happy birthday cupcake' and 'love ya', the 2nd one I've used on the inside of the card.

Be sure to stop by the other design team members to see what they've come up with as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


DIGISTAMPS - MY WHIMSICAL LITTLE WORLD Balloon Christopher, Birthday Belle and Lola, Astrid
PAPER - Basic Grey RSVP 6x6 Paper Pad, Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Summer Starfruit
MISC - Prismacolor Pencils, RSVP embellishment pack