Monday, May 30, 2011

TPS Perfect Match Hop!!!

Happy Memorial Day Folks!!
Chances are that you are here for the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop!!
That means that you've come from the super awesome Louise's Blog!!
If you just happened to stop by and would like to take part in the fun, you can head on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and get all the details!!

For my project, I used our new Christina image, that would look really cute with any of our stud-muffin images, she's coloured in distress inks and the paper is K & Company. The sentiment is from a recently released set by Ann Vento for Tickled Pink Stamps!!

Alrighty tighty whiteys, it's time for you to hop on over to the mega-talented Yani's Blog!!!

Please take a moment to thank a Veteran today!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps reveals 50's Lestat

Over at the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog we are revealing some of the cutest rub rubs you've ever seen!!! This special release is called the Perfect Match!! Images to compliment previously released images to a T, and today, I share with you 50's Lestat who would go perfectly with Lil Fashionette Lolita 50's Lilith!!

Tickled Pink Stamps is the place to find 'em, my friends!!!

I am worried that my internet will go down again, so I need to scram and just post this while the gettin' is good!!!

hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

If you believe it, you can see it Tilda creation!!

Hello stamping friends,
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!
I finished a card up this morning.
Looks like Tilda had an incident with the bronzer....

So, obviously, this is my first attempt at colouring (with pencils) on kraft, and uhhhh, ummmmm..... There's plenty that's good about it, but skin, I don't know if I succeeded where skin is concerned, and seeing as that is our largest organ, that's a problem, lol!! I've used one of last years Tilda's atop of a recently released background stamp by Melissa Jenkins for Whimsy Stamps called Fairy Toadstools along with a seal from the Magical Mini Letter Seals created by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. The papers are a mix of MME (stripes) Prima (floral) and I think the plaid is K & Co. but I am not sure. The flowers are from my stash, with the addition of an EK Success Fern punch, the shape is a Nesties, and of course, the Magnolia doily die cut got to come out for a play as well.

I'm going to pop this in at the following challenges:

ASFOF Things with Wings
Bearly Mine Challenges Die Cuts and Lace
Cute Card Thursday Let's Get Krafty
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge Lace
Magnolialicious Highlites Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mid-month reminder post at TFWC, BABIES!!!!

Looking for the Whimsy Blog Hop?

Hello friends,
It's time for our mid month reminder at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!!
This month our challenge is BABIES!!!!
and we are sponsored by
In addition to the $20 gift certificate,
we at The Fuzzy Wuzzy have provided an additional prize,
of a delectable House Mouse stamp, please head over
there and check it out!!!

I've used this cute little House Mouse stamp, coloured in distress inks, the paper is MME Bloom and Grow, the punch is Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from the recently released Welcome Baby Sentiments designed by Ann Vento for Whimsy Stamps. I distressed with scissors and splattered on a bit of Distress Crackle Paint in picket fence.

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges In the garden
House Mouse and Friends May Flowers
PaperTake Weekly Bloom and Grow
Sketch Saturday Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whimsy Stamps May Release Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 18 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Baby of Mine ~ Mystic ~ Thunder Lizzy ~ Wee Snippet ~ Wee Snippet & Mystic

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Birthday Cake Mouse ~ Birthday Cup Mouse ~ Gruffy Little Gnome ~ Happy Little Gnome

4 stamps from Kenny K
Devastatia ~ Hockey Girl ~ Queens Cutie ~ Super Mom

5 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Celebration Pennants ~ Film Strip Sentiments ~ Magical Mini Letter Seals ~ Street Art BG ~ Welcome Baby Sentiments

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Film Strip Die ~ Welcome Baby Die Set

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Minna Paajanen's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Lori’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday May 18th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday May 25th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Wee Snippet and Mystic drawn by Crissy Armstrong along with the new Magical Mini Letter Seals by Ann Vento, I also used the Double Scallop Border Die from our Shapeology Collection.

I've coloured the image in distress inks and pencils, the papers are a mix of spotty dotty fun, October Afternoon (pink) and 3 Bugs in a Rug (blue), the flowers are an assortment of stash stuff. I have gone through 3 attempts at photographing today, but it is overcast, but I must say, I tried tried and tried again on the photos here, lol!!

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Chris Olsen's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Whimsy Sneak Peeks, Day 4 and another toddler incident

Hi and welcome back to my blog!!
Today is Artist's Choice Preview Day
at Whimsy Stamps,
so I am blogging what should have gone up last Friday
(that I couldn't get up for the life of me,
thank you very much Mr. Blogger!!!)
for Ann Vento's sentiments and dies samples!!
Please do pop by the Inspiration blog to see what the other ladies have been working on!!

I've teamed up the soon to be released baby seals by Ann Vento, with Meljens recently released Baby Bunny's Bottle as well as one of Ann's Shapeology dies, it's the Double Scallop Border Die and.... brace yourselves, there's been another incident!!!

I painted in distress inks.... I had stamped out 4 images to work on a couple Saturdays ago, and I put the finishing touches on them, then scurried down to the basement to switch the laundry around. That was MORE than enough time for the MJ bunbun to get a make-over!!! So I, I I I, I pieced another head over the pink streaked one, hehe. Can't trust 'em, not even for a minute!!!

Welp, thanks for stopping by,
see you back here tomorrow for the Whimsy Blog Hop!!!
hugs, stephanne

Monday, May 16, 2011

Whimsy MelJen Sneak Peek!!

Firstly, sorry to my Whimsy pals for being tardy, I am on Pacific Time I guess. Got caught on the 405.... Yeah, no.... Just late. With Blogger doing the things that it's been doing to us all lately, I didn't even try to schedule my post.

Ok, on with the show. Today, over at Whimsy Stamps, we are showing some sneak peeks of this months release!!! Todays featured artist is Melissa Jenkins!! Please stop by Whimsy Inspirations blog for a list of all who participated in todays sneaks!!

So I have created with the soon to be released Happy Little Knome, as well as the Fairy Toadstools from last months release!! They are coloured in Prisma Pencils and I cut out the the knome and popped him up on foam dots for dimension. I have also used a mini seal from the soon to be released MAGICAL MINI SEALS by Ann Vento, find her work for Whimsy HERE

The paper is Magnolia, I added a couple of flowers, some jute and grosgain and yep, that's about it on this one. Some Distress Crackle on the edge of the paper that wasn't already worn-looking...

I better get going, late, and lacking spare time, such is the way of things these days!!
Will see you soon with another (hopefully much more prompt) Whimsy Sneak Peek!!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, May 6, 2011

TPS Bloghop Featuring Evie *Updated*

Hi there, I'll bet you're looking for the TPS Blog Hop, aren't ya? And you hopped over from Louise's, didn't ya?

So, pretend there's a project here, I know, this is incredibly tacky, isn't it.....
I wil have something up soon, I'm having some technical difficulties in the way of a toddler dropping my camera on our sidewalk yesterday, so wish me luck, lol!!

Ok, so you can see that I am back in action here. I sort of man handled the camera back into form, it had just seperated luckily, it actually snapped right back into place. Alas, it would not work!! What could it be? Some internal mechanism? No.... the batteries..... Little Buddy took off with my rechargeables and left me with some random ones he found somewhere, someplace.... Now, where are MY batteries!??? I tell ya, I can't have my back turned to him for more than 10 seconds without him getting into something!! That is why, I must craft in the dead of night....

So I made this card with the newly released Evie from the Lil Victorian Steampunk release, illustrated by Christina Dee for Tickled Pink Stamps, she's coloured in Prisma Pencils, stamped in Sepia, the paper is Bo Bunny and the text paper is by Tim Holtz, the rest is treasure from my stash.

So, are you at all curious what the little fellow DOES with moms camera when he gets his grubby little mits on it? Well, let me show you!!

Thanks for stopping by, and to any revisits that may occur, lol!! Thanks for taking part in my Motherhood Adventure with me!!

Go ahead and hop on over to see what the amazing Yani has provided for your viewing pleasure!!

hugs, stephanne

Babies challenge at The Fuzzy Wuzzy

Just a quickie to tell ya that we have a new challenge up at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges, which is a goodun for this time of year, BABIES!!!!!! And we're sponsored by House Mouse Designs, so hey hey, head on over!!!

hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lil' Eric sneak peak and a heck of a sale at TPS!!!

Hello Good Sirs,
Over at the Tickled Pinks Stamps Blog
we are in the midst of revealing samples
from our latest collection for the
Lil Lolita's and Lads range
aptly called Little Victorian SteamPunk,
lovingly designed by the amazing Cristina Dee,
and I could not be more excited for this release!!
I've been nagging for lavish gowns from Day 1,
or maybe it was Day 2, but nevertheless,
ask and you shall receive, right?
This release delivers,
now, if I can stop waffling and get back to creating,
that would be even better!!

This is Lil Lad Eric and he is stamped in Sepia ink and coloured in pencils, then a cloud of gastric terror was added with Pumice Stone distress ink. All papers are K and Co. and the goodies are from my stash!!

Thanks for stopping by,
be sure to stop by Tickled Pink Stamps
Kellie is having a buy 3, get 1 free
sale right now,
maybe there's some stuff you've had your eye on
for a while now, so here's a good chance
to get a little extra bang for your buck!!
Hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Reading will be easier if you have a bunny helping you out

Hello hello hello, how was everybunny's weekends? Fabulous I hope!! It's my turn to post a project on the Whimsy Inspirations blog, and this is what it is!!

Inspired by Emma's gorgeously layered creations, I am, at long last, making a corner bookmark, check out Beate's Tutorial for the how-to's!! I used Meljen, for Whimsy Stamps, Spring Sitter Bunny, painted with distress inks, then I cut the image out and actually distressed it... I've never done that before but I rather like the effect. The paper is K & Co. and the other goodies are from my stash, the punch used is Martha Stewart.

I had some fun sprucing up the back of the bookmark as well, using the Life Defined background by Raindrop Echo Designs on a piece of paper that I distressed.

Hey, did you know that Whimsy Stamps is having a Design Team Call?? Click HERE for all the details!!

Thanks for popping in today,
I hope you're having a great week so far!!
Me, I went to the dentist today and uhhhhh
I have to start flossing more, apparently....
Craft Therapy, help me forget, lol!!
Hugs, stephanne