Thursday, July 30, 2015

UPDATES: Stock, August Release & a Winner

Hello everyone! Joni here with the winner of the Get Sketchy Challenge #2. Again, I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Get Sketchy Challenge. You guys did another amazing job with the sketch and there are truly some gorgeous creations!

Get Sketchy Challenge #2 Winner

Congratulations Kelly S.! Please email customer to claim your $20 Wplus9 store credit. ***Remember, if you don't already have one, please be sure to set up an account at to expedite processing of your prize.***

Thank you so much again everyone! Don't forget, our next Get Sketchy Challenge will be September 8th, 2015.

August 2015 Release

I know that a lot of you have been wondering where the August sneak peeks are? Well, we have a GREAT release planned for you, but we just need a little extra time to prepare for it. So the August 2015 Release will be a little later than usual.

We have tentatively scheduled the release for August 14th. We have 6 new PURE COLOR inks, 5 new stamp sets, 5 new dies and a new addition to the PURE COLOR product line coming your way!

We think you are going to love it and appreciate your patience. If you don't already, you can keep up with us in real time for sneak peeks and any updates on Instagram (@dawnwplus9), Facebook (@wplus9) and Twitter (@wplus9).

Stock Updates

We have received lots of new stock over the last couple of days. We are in the process of sending notifications, but if you were waiting on something to become available again, here is the full list of items we've recently received:


  • A New Day
  • Botanical Bunch
  • Bubble Talk
  • Flora & Fauna 2
  • Lucky Star
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Punny Produce: Pears
  • Sending Sunshine


  • Folk Art Alphabet
  • Hand Lettered Hello
  • Happy Trio
  • Holiday Apertures
  • Landscape Borders
  • Love Notes
  • Pretty Little Peonies
  • Pretty Peonies
  • Quilt Cuts 2
  • Timeless Tags 2
  • Unforgettable
  • Woodland Wreaths

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday #6 - So 80's

Do you remember the first WPlus9 stamp set that you purchased? I do! Mine was So 80's. It's the perfect stamp set for guys and we all struggle with cards for them. So, grab your throw back So 80's set and let's make some guy cards!

My cards this month use a fun color combo. It's not one that I usually reach for, but I find that it's perfect for masculine cards. I used Flamingo, Mojito, Silver Lining and Black. If you are looking for a new masculine color combo, I suggest that you try this one.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: So 80's // Ink:  Mojito, Flamingo, Silver Lining, Black // Cardstock:  White 

My first card was inspired by Get Sketchy with Joni - Challenge #2. Joni designed a fabulous sketch that I thought was perfect for kicking off my Throwback post! I trimmed a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of white card stock on a diagonal and then placed it on a white card base. I made light pencil marks for where the pieces would be placed, then removed them and stamped the background.  Once the area was covered, I erased the lines and added the diagonals with dimensionals.

Wplus9 Supplies:

On this next card, I continued with the idea of stamping the card base, something I carried through all three designs. I stamped and die cut balloons and made a birthday card perfect for boys and tweens.  The black strips of paper help ground the design and add cohesion to the top and bottom portions of the card.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: So 80's, Ink Splats // Ink:  Mojito, Flamingo, Silver Lining, Black // Cardstock:  White 

I had a blast with this card.  I stamped the entire border of the card base, then stamped the top panel. I pulled in the Ink Splats stamp set on this one to add to the overall grunge feel. This card is perfect for boys, teens and adults!

Play Along

Now it's your turn! We'd love to have you participate in our Throwback Thursday posts. We know you've got some older product in your stash dying to see some ink! So let's pull em out.

Use any card above as inspiration, or even the stamp set if you've got it, and let's see those "oldies but goodies" get some love! Use at least one Wplus9 product and upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery such as Flickr. Then link it up using the InLinkz widget below to share it and keep the inspiration flowing! You'll have 3 weeks to play along.

If you'd like us to repost and share your creations on Instagram and Facebook, be sure post using the hashtag #wplus9tbt!


We will select one random random participant to receive a $20 store credit to Winners will be announced on Thursdays when the new Throwback Thursday is posted.

TBT #5 Winner

Contact us at with your full name and email and we will set up your store credit! (If you don't already have an account set up with us, be sure to set one up to expedite collecting your prize)

Throwback Thursday #6 Entries

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Favorite Thought

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far. I thought I would pop in to share a card featuring my favorite set from our June 2015 Release - Happy Mail.

Joni did such a wonderful job on this set. I just adore the sweet little critters and they just begged to be watercolored.

I also tried the Winsor & Newton Watercolor Marker Pad for this card. I really liked the bright white color of this paper. And at 140 lb, it holds up great to lots of water and is a great weight for a card base as well. The price is only marginally cheaper than the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper though. Tim Holtz comes out to about $.30 a sheet. And if you get the 9x12" pad from Winsor & Newton, you can cut (4) 4.25x5.5" panels from each sheet giving you a total of 60 panels at $.28 a panel. So if you like the Tim Holtz paper, but want a larger size, this is a good option.

To watercolor my images, I used the same technique as I did here. I stamped my images in Frayed Burlap Distress ink, stamping off onto scratch paper once before stamping onto my project. I used Frayed Burlap to watercolor the bear with a little Tattered Rose on his cheeks and inside of his ear. The butterfly was watercolored using Spiced Marmalade for the winds and a little Vintage Photo for the body. I used Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive for the grass and Tumbled Glass with Stormy Skies for the sky. I wanted to keep all of the colors a little on the muted side to play up the vintage vibe.

The sentiment and butterfly trial were both stamped full strength in Vintage Photo. And I just mounted the panel to a white card base with foam tape. Super simple.

Hope you liked today's card and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CHALLENGE: Get Sketchy with Joni #2

Hello everyone! Joni here with the Get Sketchy Challenge for the month of July 2015. If this is your first time here, you can find all of the deets at the end of this post.
And to get you started, here is my take on the sketch.

To create this card, I started with two A2 watercolored panels. One in peachy red from the watercolor palette and and the second, in gold. I cut away a diagonal portion of the second panel across the middle.
For the pretty butterflies, I used my all time favorite Flora & Fauna 2 stamp set. I stamped the butterfly images onto watercolor paper using Versamark ink and heat embossed the images using the Ranger white embossing powder. Next, I watercolored each butterfly using my watercolor palette, I let the images dry and fussy cut - you could also use the Flora & Fauna companion die to save time. For variety, I also stamped some of the smaller butterflies onto vellum, heat embossing and fussy cutting them as well.

Wplus9 Supplies:
Stamps: Flora & Fauna 2, Love Mom // Dies: Flower Doodles // Cardstock: White
I assembled the two panels on top of one another using a little foam tape for dimension. Next, I adhered the butterflies one by one using clear foam tape. This helps conceal the tape since I used vellum for some of the butterflies.

For the sentiment, I die-cut the word "smile" using the Flower Doodles die several times and adhered each one on top of the other to give a nice dimension. To complete the sentiment, I used the "from all of us" sentiment from the Love Mom stamp set.
Finally, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins to finish off the card.

Just another look how pretty the gold watercolor paint when it hits the light :).

I hope you guys enjoyed :)

Play Along

Now it's your turn!
Use the sketch at the top of this post along with at least one Wplus9 product (more is always welcome!) and upload your project to your blog or online photo gallery such as Flickr. Then link it up using the InLinkz widget below by July 29th to participate and keep the inspiration flowing!
If you'd like us to repost and share your creations on Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #wplus9GetSketchy!


We will select one random participant to receive a $20 store credit to The winner will be posted here on the blog on July 30th.
Happy Crafting and Good Luck!

Get Sketchy #2 Entries

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