Saturday, October 1, 2016

10K Subscriber Celebration Hop Winners!


Good morning, friends! This is an exciting day for me because I get to announce the winners of my 10K Subscriber Celebration Hop! You all made the occasion so special for me and I just can't thank you enough! I also want to thank all my special guests who created such awesome projects, and also my wonderful sponsors for enabling me to give out five amazing prizes!

Without further ado, the winners are....


The winner of the Avery Elle Band Camp stamp set is... 
Teresa Doyle!


The $25 Gift Certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink goes to... 
Larissa Heskett!


The winner of the $25 Newton's Nook Gift Certificate is...
Jeanne Jordan!


The $25 Gift Certificate to WPlus9 goes to...
Lisa Lahiff!


And the winner of the $50 Gift Certificate to Lawn Fawn is...
Maaike Uijthoven!


Congratulations to all my winners! You have 72 hours to contact me at penciled whimsies at gmail dot com to claim your prize. Otherwise new winners will be chosen.

Huge thanks again to everyone who hopped along! You made it the best birthday ever! Have a great day!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Personalized Kitty Cat Birthday Card


Hey friends, I'm back today with a new video showing you how to personalize your pet images to make a custom card for a friend or loved one. This Mama Elephant Perfect Pair makes it so easy to do!
I combined it with the Carnival Toppers and Lawn Fawn Baked With Love to create a cute little scene. And added some glitz with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

Images were colored with Copic markers. All colors are clearly shown in the video. I hope you enjoy it!

Click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe! Also, if you haven't entered my 10K Subscriber Giveaway, you can do so HERE. That ends September 30th at 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be announced October 1st.







Fall is Here, Lawnscaping September Feature


Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be featured over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog with a card for our current challenge, Geometrics. I hope you'll head over there and check it out and leave me some comment love!

Friday, September 23, 2016

10K Subscriber Celebration Hop


Hello, friends! Welcome to my 10K Subscriber Celebration Video Hop! This is such an exciting day for me. To help me celebrate hitting this awesome milestone, I've asked some of my most talented crafty friends to join me in bringing you a very special video hop. And I have incredible prizes to give away from some of my most favorite companies. Please scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post for the complete list of hoppers and also how to be entered in the prize drawings.


I made a super fun pop-up card for my video today, using supplies from all my hop sponsors. But rather than talk about how I created it, I'm going to let my video speak for itself and instead talk about YOU! I want to thank all of you who have followed, liked, commented, and subscribed to me along this amazing crafty journey! I seriously could not do it without you. You ladies (and gents) are such an encouragement to me, and your support means more than you'll ever know. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.


My video is first up on the hop. Please click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner of the video if you'd like to watch it there in HD. And if you don't already subscribe, I'd love for you to do so.




Here is the complete hop order, in case you get lost anywhere along the way. I also have the full list in my description bar below my video on YouTube.



How to win: it's easy! Simply be a subscriber of my YouTube channel and leave a comment on every video along the hop. That's it! And I promise you're going to want to give these girls some love anyway, because their projects are stunning! There are ten stops along the way, so you have a total of ten chances to enter. The prize drawings close on September 30th at 11:59 EST, so you have one full week to get those comments in! Winners will be announced October 1st. 

What's up for grabs: so much goodness! Five incredible prizes for five lucky winners chosen at random from the video comments. PLUS an exclusive coupon code to my favorite online shop, Butterfly Reflections Ink, where you can find ALL these companies fantastic products in one go! Click the icon to visit any of these wonderful stores.



$25 Gift Certificate
PLUS save 10% off your entire order September 23rd-25th
using the code: christygets10k



FREE Band Camp stamp set
(used in my video)




$25 Gift Certificate



$25 Gift Certificate



$50 Gift Certificate


The prize drawings close on September 30th at 11:59 EST, so you have one full week to get those comments in! Winners will be announced October 1st. 

Super exciting! I just feel so blessed. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the hop!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dreams Come True - Lawnscaping Challenge #138


Hello friends! We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Lol. Today I am super excited to bring you a card that I've had in my mind for a really long time! I don't know what took me so long to make it. Maybe I was afraid I wouldn't be able to pull it off. But Lawnscaping Challenge #138: Geometric finally pushed me to do it. It was the perfect time to pull out Lawn Fawn's Interlocking Backdrops to create my yellow brick road.


Happy Harvest allowed me to recreate my favorite scene from my favorite movie, when Dorothy comes upon the Scarecrow in the cornfield in The Wizard of Oz. I totally watched a clip of "If I Only Had A Brain" on YouTube to help me get inspired! Stitched Hillside Borders and the Picket Fence die helped finish things off.

I hope you enjoy the video! Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD, and please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe. Also be sure to come back Friday for my 10K Subscriber Video Hop! It's going to be so much fun!


Huge thanks to Lawn Fawn for generously donating a FREE stamp set of the winner's choice for our prize this round. Head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the other amazing design team samples and don't forget to link up and play along.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an amazing day!
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Make A Wish, Ellie


Good morning, friends! Today I wanted to share a card using the adorable WPlus9 Unforgettable stamps and dies. This set is still one of my most favorites, because I just adore this sweet little elephant. She'd bring a smile to any face!

I gave her a little hat and balloon to hold and some bird friends to really make it a party! Images were all colored with Copic markers.

I also wanted to just let you know that one week from today I'll be kicking off my 10K Subscriber YouTube Celebration Hop! I've got lots of special guests and some awesome prizes to give away so be sure to stay tuned for that. 

I hope you all have an amazing weekend! It's Friday! Yay!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Jump For Joy - Lawnscaping Challenge #137


Hey friends! This is my second post of the day. If you are looking for Laura's 10K Subscriber Hop, CLICK HERE. Otherwise, welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #137! This round is all about adding texture to your projects, whether it be dry embossing, like I did here, or heat embossing, embossing paste, adding ribbon or fabric, you name it!


I was so excited to ink up my new Lawn Fawn Jump For Joy stamp set for today's card. I colored my images with Copic markers and created a little scene with them that would highlight my dry embossed trees on my card panel. I hope you like it!


Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog to check out the other amazing design team projects. And don't forget to link up yours to play along! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate donated by the lovely Ellen Hutson, LLC.

Have a great day!

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