Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsy's Grillin' up a good time!!

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

We have 15 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:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart’s BBQ ~ Fairy Day Dreams ~ Journey Into The Sea

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Garden Bird House ~ Garden Fence ~ Mailed With Love ~ Sick Little Bear

4 stamps from Kenny K
Alice Chains ~ Bling Baby ~ Showgirl ~ Surfer Dude

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
The Good Life Tickets ~ Into The Farm BG ~ Summer Letter Seals ~ Thank You Tiles

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Cloud Die Set ~ Hot Air Balloon Die

Today Whimsy Stamps is also releasing its first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! It's packed with amazing samples from the design team and customers as well as three different tutorials that you can follow along with step-by-step. We are excited to bring you samples that have never been seen before and we hope that they will inspire you to create using your favorite Whimsy products! You can find the magazine here: Please feel free to leave your comments and click the Facebook "Like" button to let us know that you enjoyed it!


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

The hop starts today (Wednesday June 15th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday June 22nd 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 the newly released Bart's BBQ by Crissy Armstrong along with the new Good Life Tickets by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I painted Bart in distress inks and the papers are October Afternoon. I left this super simple and flat so I can pop it in the mail with no dilemmas.

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Deb Mitchell'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!

Biggest Hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CLP Sketch Mid Month Reminder sponsored by TPS

Hello and welcome to my blog!!
I've had the pleasure of preparing a card for
CLP's mid-month reminder post,
you can find the sketch in my sidebar if you fancy.
We are sponsored by the amazing
Tickled Pink Stamps
and I used the darling Mollie Mittens with Balloon,
This could very well be my favourite Marina Neira image EVER!!!

The paper is a mix of K & Co. and October Afternoon, I coloured Mollie in distress inks and the goodies are from my stash, punchwork courtesy of Martha Stewart.

Thanks again for stopping by.
I've been a naughty blogger lately and have not done much in the way of visiting, I hope that once my mom is settled into her home (she just moved here from out of state and stayed with me for several weeks) things will, in turn, settle down for me and I can get back into my rut. Maybe?

Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Whimsy Sneak Peeks, MelJen's Sick Little Bear

Hi and welcome to my blog!!
Today at Whimsy Inspirations,
we are previewing another artist who
will soon be releasing some super cute rubber stamps.
Today, we're showing MelJens images
and I have used Sick Little Bear for my card.

I painted with distress inks, the paper is Basic Grey, I also used a sentiment from Raindrop Echo's recently released Welcome Baby Sentiments, I hope it's not too disturbing and vivid a sentiment to go with sick little bear, lol!! In addition, I used the Double Scallop Border Die and lots of lacey bits from my stash. I was going for a vintage Candy-Stipers look here.

I used the sketch from The Pixie Cottage for this creation.

Thanks for popping in!!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, June 10, 2011

Whimsy Stamps June Release Sneaks!!! Farm Fresh Tilda!!

Hello there my sweet bloggy buddies!!!
It's time once again to share some of the samples
I've created for Whimsy Stamps latest release!!
And please feel welcomed to stop by the
Whimsy Inspirations Blog
for a list of other talented designers who prepared previews as well.

Today we're previewing sentiments and dies by the amazing Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs, you can find her Whimsy selection HERE!! I've used a new background stamp called Into the Farm as well as several ticket stamps from the new Good Life set.

Got some new paper to paint on, woooooohooooooo!!!! So this Tilda was painted with distress inks and the papers are October Afternoon, goodies are from my stash, you know you know, the usual run-down.

I hope everyone has a splendid weekend!!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Recipe at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!

Happy Friday Everybody!!!!
I'm happy to share with you all the latest challenge at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges,
set up by our dear friend Ingrid and sponsored by
Cute Cards and Stamps, it's a recipe!!!
3 papers, 2 Buttons and use the colour BLUE!!!

I've used a much-neglected Penny Black image, coloured in distress inks, the papers are K & Co., those Make A Wish tickets are made by Ann V for WHIMSY STAMPS and the other items are from my stash.

So how many of you lovely ladies have had just about enough of our dear friend Mr. Blogger? I haven't been around much lately, out of sheer frustration!!! I hope things return to normal so that we can get back to our regularly scheduled blogging lol!!

I better get going, already, I have complained enough!!

Have a splendid weekend!!
hugs, stephanne