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A Simple Valentine's Day Card Tutorial using Whimsy Stencils and Stamps

Hi everyone!  Melissa here today with a brief card tutorial using the adorable new stencils from Whimsy Stamps along with the Cupid in Training stamp set!  I love the new stencils and they are so fun to use with the new Delicata inks that Denise now carries in the shop!  Here is the card I created.

I also show you in the video how I color the frog in Copics!  Please enjoy this brief tutorial.  All the links can be found below as well as on my YouTube channel.

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A Copic Day with Faye Event Opportunity

Join us for a Copic Day with Faye and learn about all things Copic!

What to expect: a full day of Copic lessons taught by Faye Wynn-Jones. Morning session with a break for lunch and then an afternoon session. Instruction will include basics about Copics, papers to use, inks that work best, light source, smooth coloring, lessons for hair/skin, clothing, coloring fur, and more!

When and Where: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites at Gateway Village in Orlando, Florida. Plan to arrive by 9am and to be with us until 5pm. Actual instruction time will be about 6 hours total.

**Attendees will need to bring Copic Markers with them to use in class. All other materials will be supplied.

Purchase tickets HERE

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before May 1st, you will receive a refund less our non-refundable deposit of $30. Cancellations made after May 1st are non-refundable.

Are you attending our 3rd Annual Weekend Retreat on June 22, 2018 through June 24, 2018? If you answered YES, be sure to contact us before purchasing "A Copic Day with Faye" as we would like to tell you how you can save on this special Copic Day event.

Questions? contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com

3rd Annual Retreat Announcement

Whimsy Stamps 3rd Annual Weekend Craft Retreat
Tickets on sale NOW!  Confirm your spot today for a fun filled weekend packed with creativity!

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 through Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
Orlando, Florida

Need a weekend getaway to relax and get your craft on?  Want to meet new people while learning new crafty tips and techniques?
Join us for 3 full days of crafting and classes, friends and fun with games, prizes and more, all while enjoying a weekend away in sunny Orlando, Florida. This retreat is hosted by Denise Lynn, owner of Whimsy Stamps, with classes taught by our talented Whimsy artists and designers. It will be a jammed packed weekend full of crafty goodness!

Our Teacher Line Up:
Whimsy Illustrator Crissy Armstrong
Whimsy Designer Alanna Moses
Whimsy Designer Melissa Andrew
Whimsy Designer Iris Wiechmann
 Whimsy Designer Faye-Wynn Jones
and one more TBA

What to Expect:
Daily classes and projects taught by our talented teachers – including coloring tutorials with Copics and Distress Inks, Technique classes, and more; Whimsy Gift Bag of exclusive products not yet available to the public, games and prizes, a chance to shop Whimsy products, and lots and lots of fun!

Tentative Event Schedule:
Thursday 6/21 - 5pm to 10pm
5pm to 10pm - Sign in/meet and greet/drop off supplies/Pop Up Shop Hours
If you are arriving to Friday morning, you can sign in between 9am and 10am

Friday 6/22 - 9am to 10pm
9am to 10 am - set up and get situated for the day
10am to 12pm - CLASS 1
12pm to 2pm - lunch break
3pm to 5pm - CLASS 2 
5pm to 6pm - open crafting time
6pm to 8pm - dinner/end of class time
8pm to 10pm - open crafting/free time/Pop Up Shop Hours

Saturday 6/23 - 9am to 10pm
9am to 10 am - set up and get situated for the day
10am to 12pm - CLASS 3
12pm to 2pm - lunch break
3pm to 5pm - CLASS 4
5pm to 6pm - finish projects/open crafting time
6pm to 8pm - dinner/end of class time
8pm to 10pm - open crafting/free time/Pop Up Shop Hours

Sunday 6/24 - 9am to 5pm
9am to 10 am - set up and get situated for the day
10am to 12pm - CLASS 5
12pm to 2pm - lunch break
2pm to 4pm - CLASS 6
4pm to 5pm - packing to head home

Event Cost:  
$369 full price ticket
if paid in full by April 15th - receive an early payment discount of $50 reducing the ticket price to $319.
 $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. 
*The $369.00 pricing is the cost of the event only and does not include hotel, food, or transportation.

Purchase your ticket HERE
Attendees will be required to bring a basic crafting tool kit to the retreat weekend - including coloring medium, scissors, adhesive, etc. 
A full list of supplies will be emailed to all attendees one month prior to the event. 
Project and class kits will be supplied to each attendee and will include card stock, papers, embellishments, stamped images, and more.  
Each attendee will also receive a goodie bag of new Whimsy products not yet available to the public.

Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village
5460 Gateway Village Circle
Orlando, FL 32812
**We will receive a group rate discount, all rooms are $109 per night. A link for online booking will be sent via email once retreat ticket deposit has been made.

1 mile from Orlando International Airport - complimentary airport shuttle service is available for all guests staying at the hotel. The hotel sits across the street from various restaurants and is within walking distance of shopping and more.

Cancellation Policy:
$100 non-refundable deposit - due to requirements and hotel contract
 Cancellations made before May 1st will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. 
No refunds after May 1st however you will receive the kits for all projects made at the retreat, if you had previously paid in full.
Every case will be reviewed individually. A full/partial refund and/or transfer may be offered upon consideration.

Additional Event - a Copic Day with Faye:
 Join us for an added crafty day with Faye Wynn-Jones and learn about all things Copic! This event will be held at the same hotel on Thursday, June 21st from 9am through 5pm. For full details on this added event, CLICK HERE.
*Retreat attendees will receive a discounted ticket price for this extra day if you sign up for both events. This day is NOT part of the Whimsy Annual Retreat. You do not need to attend the Whimsy Retreat to attend this Copic Day with Faye and visa versa. 

Questions: please email us at whimsystamps@gmail.com

Meet Our Illustrators - Jennifer Dove

My name is Jennifer Dove, I have 2 adult boys and a 3 year old daughter as well as a supportive Hubby.  I live full time in an RV, giving me the opportunity to travel and teach.  I am a Copic Certification Instructor for both the Fine Arts and West Coast Regional Education team through Imagaination International Inc.  I am also the owner of DoveArts Studios and love to create and color as much as I can.  I am blessed to be apart of the Whimsy family and look forward to a long future with such talent.

 1.)    If you had to choose, what would your top 3 favorite Whimsy products be and why?   I just adore all the sweet animals.
2.)    If you could have a super power, what would it be? Creating more time - to be able to juggle a 3 year old, and life…and still have extra time to create, design, color and make lovely artsy messes.
3.)    List 3 things someone would be surprised to learn about you?  I lived in Alaska for over 10 years and was a heavy equipment operation by trade.
4.)    What is your favorite coloring medium?  My favorite coloring medium are the Copic Markers.
5.)    If you had to survive on just 3 foods, what would they be? Coffee, Coffee and Coffee with Baileys
6.)    What do you like most about being a member of the Whimsy Creative Team?  Whimsy is a wonderful company with so many different design options to choose from, making it quite easy to create a lovely little masterpiece7.)    What challenges you when stamping/crafting?  Researching and figuring out how to color something more realistic that I haven’t colored before.