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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Take a Bodacious Spin? Whimsy Release Day 3

Happy Saturday!

I'm not usually the one to talk a great deal about the happenings in my world, but I just had to share this to get it off my mind.   I've really learned a lesson!

I used little cut outs from the collection of DP, sewed them up and made them tags for background embell?
Have you ever wondered, after spending 3 or 4 hours on a card, what in the world is this thing supposed to be?  Oh my gosh!  Yesterday I spent about 4 hours on a card with one of those images that can be layered, you know . . cute little bear inside a cute little window with an adorable blue bird and some of what you "think" is just going to be adorable papers and when you try to make it all into something, you're entirely frustrated!

You start to breath heavy, your blood pressure rises, you step away for a cup of joe and when you get back, you discover it must be the ugly papers that are throwing you off!  Now I say ugly only out of frustration because I am a bright red and deep rich color loving crafter and when I try to make something shabby chic or rustic or light and pastel, it throws my insides right OUTSIDE!    So I thought to myself . . . self, do something to make the papers prettier!  So I distress them with that little Tim Holtz tool.  Sounds simple right?  Two hours later, with the onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, I get that done and decide that they would look even better if they were distressed with the ink too!  Not a bad thought until it was an hour later!

Needless to say, I will never under appreciate all of the Designers for the Tea Room or anyone else that makes one of these types of cards again!  Lesson learned:  Be careful when choosing papers to start with, stick with what you love, and by the Distrez machine! lol  (By the way, the card is still not done . . . stay tuned for this coming Tuesday's post!) You'll see what I mean *smiles*

Sorry this is such a long post but I had to get that out.  Anyway, today's card was only about 3 hours and includes a great little gift from my friend Colette **here**.  The image was so clearly simple to color and make gorgeous, the red and white and black is gorgeous (maybe even my new favorite color combo) and the entire card was so much fun to make!  I think it's spoken for too! lol

This spin wheel is an easel and works wonders for date night! lol
Challenges entered :
Crafty Creations - Valentines
Fab n Funky - Bingo
Paper Pretties - Valentine
Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten (Valentine Doily)
Aud Sentiment - Love on project
Craft Us Crazy - Love/Valentine/Animals
Pattie's Creation - Fancy Folds
Stamping for the Weekend - Something old
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts
Crafters Companion - Love is in the Air

Welcome to Day 3 of our January Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 January) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs and new shapeology dies. From then until 25 January the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12.00PM EST on 25 January.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on this link at
and leave a message for each DT showcase to enter the hop

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

Makes me want to say, "What Happens in Vegas, Stay's in Vegas"  lol
Image is Kenny K Bodacious Bev available at Whimsy
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Design w Whimsy
Bazzill stock
DP if Echo Park "Truly Yours"
NB Standard Circles and heart circles
This card has tons of layers but still lays somewhat flat too!
Copic Sketch
Ranger Distress
Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Side view when easel spinner is propped up!
flowers are from Valentine collection
ribbon from stash
flourish wood heart is by
doily is by
Sugar coated Brad is by Doodlebug
Felt Key is by Valentine collection
Heart Sticker is by 
Tim Holtz Game Spinner
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon

Do you want to spin yet?
                               Love is not a matter of counting the years... But making the years count. 
                                                                   Michelle St. Amand 

I couldn't resist adding another tag and wooden heart to coordinate with the front, it may seem like over kill but I call it OCD hehe
Stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape EZ line of digital forms and shaped product lines like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's that help you make the project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape EZ Cut files available today!

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. wow just wow what a uniqe card. Fantastic idea.

  2. Just amazing! Blow away y all the detail.

  3. boy, that's a hot card! ;-)

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Wow, what a great card and the image is so "hot". Great!

    Hugs, Uta

  5. WOW! What a card!
    only 3 hours?
    you are amazing!
    Sandra ltb

  6. Hi, Yes l can relate to what your saying been there, done that worn the tee shirt as they on to your creation its amazing!! that would of taken me a lot more than 3 hrs more like a full day you have created a really stunner and the image is the colour combo! all the embellis and your colouring is done to perfections absolutely stunning!!:) Sandra H

  7. Oh my gosh, your card is just so saucy and fun. Really love it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  8. I guess I will just say what alot of people will be thinking, VaVaVooooom! Ha! Sexy image and card! I know what you mean about those days when things are off and those creative juices just aren't flowing.

  9. Your creation is amazing. All the detail, wow. This would have taken me all day to do.

  10. oh wow wow wow this is one sassy card. Love all your details, truly a brilliant card.
    Anne x

  11. Tammy your hours of work have been so worth it I adore this so much detail and what amazing colouring! Chanelle xxx

  12. Wonderful card! Love the image and colors. That spin wheel is great. Hugs, Hanneke

  13. Golly gee this is DYNAMITE!!!!!!! Amazing detail and Tammy I loved your story----cannot wait to see your card on tuesday and.....I can so relate to that :)
    Happy day to you
    Hugz of thanks

  14. So many layers, love the details, beautiful card

  15. OH my goodness!!!
    This is amazing. All those fantastic details - just wonderful :-)
    You are so right about sticking to what you are comfortable with

  16. Wow. Just... wow. This is amazing and making the spin wheel a standup easel on the front of the card is especially cool! Definitely a great Valentine for someone special. =)

  17. Wow Tammy this is amazing! I love the colours and the style and what you have done with those fab tags is just brilliant! I have a style too and when I have to work outside of that it really doesn't work so well and sometimes I can spend forever on something that just doesn't appeal! Hugs Rebekah xx

  18. Fab card, I love the spinner, I hope you will be pleased with your card when it is finished, looking forward to seeing it
    Lindsay xx

  19. what a stunning card i love this one xx

  20. Clever card! You've really put a lot of work into this gorgeous card!

  21. Wow, sexy card!!! Great job embellishing. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  22. Oh laa laa! Isn't she hot stuff! This card is amazing, so many details, I could take my eyes off of it! I know what you mean about the 4 hour cards, I have one sitting in my room now, I put it away unfinished and haven't tried a card in about 5 days now! :(

  23. I am in love with that card. You've made my day. I love it, all the details and the colors and wow.

  24. Love your card. Great color combo.

  25. Oh my gosh, your card is utterly GORGEOUS! I just LOVE this SASSY chick! You have a FABULOUS style, you really SHOULD stick to it, girl!

    I TOTALLY know what you mean! Sometimes I am SO happy with a card and it turns out JUST how I envisioned...other times, it doesn't turn out how I envisioned but, I still might be happy with it...and other times, yet, I sit there and rack my brain for HOURS and just can't figure out what's missing or what's "off" I understand your frustration ENTIRELY...sometimes it just comes so easily and other times, not so much, LOL...You're NOT alone!


  26. Love your layered look.Stunning card.It looks like a labour of love.So lush.Fab stamp too.Hugs Debbie x

  27. Love all the new stamps, would be hard to just pick one.

  28. What a saucy image! Love how you've made the spinner and the whole card actually. Fabulous inspriation, thank you

  29. Oh hun, this has got to be one of the most fantastic cards I have ever seen - its completely amazing!!

    Leanne xx

  30. Wow!! I love this card, such originality! I would be so scared of using that colour como but you have got it down pat!

  31. wow this is the image and stunning striking colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  32. beautiful card love the image
    Hugs Harma

  33. Wow!! This is amazing card, love it!!

  34. A beautiful Valentine! Thanks for playing along with the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  35. Wow! Fabulous cards!! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  36. Wow, fab and hot, LOL, cards. Love your style. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  37. WOW!!! I love this card! Is the spin wheel a stamp? I really want it, lol :D


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