Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hi Flamingo

Hey everybody!
Just popping in with a really quick card.
I am loving the new Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack
and Gnome Sweet Gnome is quickly becoming
my very favorite stamp set.

The two were just begging to be combined!

Hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #32

Hello there! 

Sponsored by the incredible Lawn Fawn!

Kelly Marie and the gang at Lawn Fawn HQ
have generously donated this fantastic prize:

We so appreciate them!

When I saw the title for this challenge, 
I just knew it was time to break out one of my 
most favorite of all the newly released 
So stinkin' cute!

I had so much fun stamping and coloring this fun scene!

For my papers, I did a combination of 
Lawn Fawn's Petite Paper Pack 
and Jillibean Soup's Blossom Soup 6x6,
which I think work beautifully together.

For an extra fun touch, I added some of K&Co's
new Section Smash Tape that I simply adore!

I hope you liked it!

Please, visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to view all the other amazing DT projects
and to get all the deets on how to enter this challenge.

We look forward to seeing your projects!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Big Box Sale


Hey there!

So those of you who have been following my blog for a while
know that I am passionate about writing.
It's been my dream since I was a very little girl to be a novelist.
Seriously, it's what makes my heart quicken and my blood pump madly.

In May, I have the thrilling opportunity to attend the
 25th Annual Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster, PA,
and I have got to tell you, I am SO EXCITED!
It's a dream come true. Y'all have no idea. :o)

Anyway, it's pretty pricey for a part-time working mother
like myself, so to make sure I have enough, I've put myself on a 
spending freeze these last few months.
Can you imagine? No crafty goodies, especially with all 
the yumminess that's been flooding the stores since CHA?
But it's all about priorities.
Sometimes we have to give up the things we love for a little while
to achieve a greater end goal.

Plus, all those goodies will still be there to spend my pennies
on when I get back from the conference!

So, in order to make sure I have enough saved up,
and also to clear up some space in my small craft area,
I've decided to sell off a couple boxes of the great product
I currently have in my stash.

Here's what I've got up for grabs.

3 surprise Priority Mail boxes stuffed full of deliciousness

 ~ LOTS of 12x12 paper from brands like 
Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye, My Little Shoebox,
American Crafts, Crate Paper, and many, many more.
(I tried to keep collections together whenever possible,
to give you a selection of coordinating patterns)

~ at least 2 coordinating sticker or die cut sheets

~ 3 6x6 pads from brands like Basic Grey, Doodlebug, 
Crate Paper, and My Mind's Eye.
(Most of these are new. Some may be missing half a dozen
sheets OR LESS.)

~ at least 3 woodblock stamps

~ several (I lost count at five, but I think there's more than that) 
clear or cling mount stamps from companies like Hero Arts,
Inkadinkado, Art Warehouse, and more.

~ 2 brand new, never used Magnolia rubber stamps

~ a handful of dollar stamps

~ a roll of 7gypsies washi tape

~ a bag of embellishments that includes bloomers trims
in three different colors (black polkadot, white polkadot, and red)
at least three other types of designer trims, chipboard pieces, 
buttons, handmade (by me) polymer clay flowers, and tags.

I snapped a couple of photos, but they do NOT
do the product justice. I'm telling you,
there is a TON of amazing product in there.
This is only SOME of one of the boxes.

There is so much bright, fun, eclectic product in there that 
just doesn't show in the pics.
But if you know me and my creative style,
you'll realize that there isn't a single item in here 
that I didn't lay down my hard-earned cash for because
I absolutely loved it and couldn't live without it. :o)

So again, I have three boxes up for grabs,
and I've priced them at a very reasonable
 $35 each, plus $12 shipping.

There is WAY, WAY more than $35 worth of product
in there, and I'd say 90% of it is brand-new in package
(whenever packaging applies.)

Payments can be made via Paypal,
and sorry -- due to the weight of these boxes,
I am only making them available to buyers in the U.S.

If you are interested in purchasing a box full of goodies,
please email me at penciledwhimsies at gmail dot com.
It'll be first come, first serve.

Thanks so much for all your love and support!
You guys are the best!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Lawnscaping Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lawnscaping Spring Blog Hop!

We are so excited to have you here.
If you're hopping along in order, you should have come
by way of the lovely Pam, or if you're just stopping in here
be sure to head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
for the full list of participants from start to finish.

This hop is generously being sponsored by the 
incredible Lawn Fawn

and the adorable Sweet Stamp Shop

Both of these wonderful companies have offered up prizes,
and I know there are several other prizes that the
Lawnscaping design team has rustled up as well.
Be sure to leave a comment at each and every blog 
between April 6th-8th for the most chances to win!

Okay, it's Easter weekend and your time is precious
so lets get right to my card, shall we?

Nothing says Spring to me like robins and tulips!

Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner
of the blogosphere today.

Now hop on to the always-inspiring Elena!
And don't forget -- if you get lost along the way,
just pop back over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
and we'll get you back on track!

Happy hopping! And happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #31

Welcome, welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #31!

Sponsored by the amazing Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp

Who has generously offered up this wonderful prize:

We appreciate them so much!

The theme of this challenge is coloring, which is right up
my alley, because I am IN LOVE with my Copic markers.
Like seriously. In love.

And I'm going to let you in on a little personal secret.
All throughout my life, child, teenager, and adult,
I kept a secret stash for when things got really bad
or difficult in my life, or I had a tough decision to make.
My secret stash held two things: 
a box of 92 count Crayola crayons
and a Precious Moments coloring book.

Coloring is linked to one of the only truly blissful
memories I have from my childhood
and it's something that I've come back to time and time
again as a way to relax, de-stress, and find calm.

It was only when I discovered Copic markers 
about a year and a half ago that I finally passed 
my box of 92 count Crayolas on to my kids.
And I no longer keep a secret stash,
my Copics are right out in the open on display
and I use them with pride, you know why?
Because coloring isn't just for kids anymore!

Here's my card:

I used the dragon from Lawn Fawn's
Critters Ever After stamp set
(LOVING THIS SET -- can you tell?)
and paired it with my most favorite boyish papers
at the moment, the Awesome 6x6 pad from 
Simple Stories. Added some distress inks
and orange Doodlebug twine which I muted slightly
by pressing it directly into my Antique Linen 
Distress ink pad by Ranger Industries.

I hope you like it!

Please stop by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to see all the other incredible samples made by
the design team, and also to find out all the 
details on how to enter our challenge.

Then break out the markers, pencils, or crayons
and content your heart with some coloring!


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