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Wolf Boy Wobble-een

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A few weeks ago I was awarded the honor of being the guest designer for the Wobble Wednesday Challenge sponsored by Action Wobble Challenges. That means that I got to create the challenge for the week of August 28!

Wolf Boy Whimsie DoodlesI chose Halloween as my theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday! And since I usually create 10 cards each holiday to send to my nieces and nephews, I enjoyed getting a jump on my Halloween card stash this year.

Action Wobble Halloween

This is what an Action Wobble Spring looks like in action. It’s fun to give it a pluck and watch it wobble!

I used a free digital image from Whimsie Doodles and I printed it out twice so that I could cut out the Trick or Treat bag to be my wobble feature.

The grass, the sky and the cobblestone path are all created with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. You rub them on with a foam applicator and then flick  or spritz some water on them to create the speckled effect.

Action Wobble

Action Wobbles are easy to use. Just peel, stick and pluck. I purchased mine from Ellen Hutson but they are available at a variety of online stores.

If you want a list of the materials I used to create this card I’ve listed them below.

Action Wobble spring, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colors, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Vintage Photo. The stamps are Whimsie Doodles Wolf Boy, Hero Arts Bat Clings and Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Classic Halloween. I used various Copic Markers to color the Wolf Boy.

Happy Stamping,


Happy Birthday Simon!

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Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is celebrating its’ 4th year. So they are hosting a birthday celebration and giveaway. To be entered to win one of their awesome prizes (1st prize is a $100 S.S.S. gift card) you must create a birthday or celebration card and link it to their blog.

Here is one of the cards I made for the challenge…

birthday cupcake card


I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink color Broken China to create the blue background for my cupcakes and sentiments. I covered each cupcake with a stamp mask before sponging on the blue color. After the ink was dry but, while the masks were still in place I splattered the paper with water. The ink spreads away from the water and creates a distressed look.

Once the paper was completely dry I stamped my sentiment  twice, once with black ink and a second time with Hero Arts Neon Green.Finally I die cut the shape. The white die cut shape is actually hand cut because there was no “in between” size with this die set. That is a pet peeve I have with a lot of the Spellbinders sets. There are too few sizes in each set.

The brown, wood looking base is created by scoring the paper at random lengths and intervals, then sponging on a dark brown ink and then die cutting the shape.

Create a birthday card and join in the fun at Simon Say Stamps Challenge: Happy Birthday

Happy Stamping,



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