Monday, August 29, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Whimsy Christmas!!

Hello there blogging buddies!!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!
Still blazing hot out here in the Central Plains of Kansas,
so I thought I would distract myself
with a little Christmas project!!

These cuties are called Starry Night, it's an image illustrated for Whimsy Stamps by Crissy Armstrong!!! I've added the perfect compliment to this starry scene, Winter Letter Seals by Ann Vento!!

I painted these cuties with distress inks and added a bit of stickles to the stars and some fun glass to the snow for a crystal effect!!

Some coordinating charms, a nice Christmassy bow and lots of lace and a doily, and there ya go, it's like a present for a present!!

And here is the area for a message or greeting on my weird faux tent card creation!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!!
Thanks so much for popping by today!!!
hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beary Sweet LOTV creation!!

Happy Tuesday everybody!!!
I hope your weekends were lovely.
Our hot weather is back with a vengeance
so I guess there's only one thing for me to do....
Hide out in my craft space!!

I put together this little cutie after shamefully acknowledging my pile of unused Lili of the Valley stamps, they're so stinkin' cute, I'm not sure how I've been able to avoid them for sooooo looooong!!!

So I went to work with my distress ink pads and painted this image up, it's called "Hello Gorgeous." I took a shot in the dark with colouring the dresser and things, I wasn't sure what was wall and what was furniture, but I think I got it right...

I've used October Afternoon spotty paper and Prima floral papers along with lots of glimmered-up flowers and stamen, a touch of pearls, some glitter, distressing is done in Vintage Photo, lace and other goodies are from my stash.

The sentiment I've used is designed by Raindrop Echo for Whimsy Stamps and is from the Magical Mini Letter Seals sentiment set!!

And here's the inside, left open for a personal greeting!!

I'll take animal-related challenge blogs for $500, Alex:

Bearly Mine ChallengesBring on the Bling
Crafty Catz Brown and Pink colour combo
The Beary Scrap Bingo Challenge, Lace, Distressing, Glitter!!

Well thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Have a great week!!
Hugs, stephanne

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy Shaped Card, first Christmas card of the year!!

***If you're hot on the trail of the Whimsy Blog Hop, click HERE to get to that posting***

Hi there blogging buddies!!
Today's our reminder post for our current challenge at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges
which happens to be SHAPED CARDS,
so I prepared this sample, featuring a lovely
Lili Of The Valley stamp, and guess what,
they are sponsoring us this month,
so you may want to head over and enter for a chance to win!!
Who can resist these stamps??!?! Not I!!
I just finally have the chance to play with them,
after socking this one away for almost 2 years now!!

Well, there's not much to tell about this one!! I've used Doily Nesties to create my circle easel card, the paper is MME and I've painted with distress inks. The snow was built up with Snow Writer by Deco Art and then stickled just slightly to add that glimmer that sun hitting the snow would bring!! The sentiment is from a set made by Raindrop Echo Designs for Tickled Pink Stamps.

I hope you'll head over and see the other gorgeous and creative samples created by my Fuzzy DT-sisters!!

Have a blessed weekend!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Whimsy Blog Hop Time!!!

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

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August rubber designs and new dies. Today we are hosting a blog hop to celebrate this release and to share creations made using these 15 fabulous new Rubber Stamps and 3 wonderful new Shapeology Dies. 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 - Elaine Hughes, Zoe McGrath, Alberto Gava and Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 6 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 August release rubber stamps and dies:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Butterfly Sympathy ~ Hang In There

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 stamps from Kenny K
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

4 stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)

Today is also the release of the second edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! The magazine features never before seen samples and tutorials from our DT members as well as some creations from our customers and fans too! This issue is crammed full of crafty goodness and best of all it's FREE! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the magazine where you can read it online or download it and save to your computer.

If you would like to hop along with us today and you didn’t arrive from Marley van der Heijden's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Zoe’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 17th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday August 24th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 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 5 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*

And here is my creation featuring our latest and greatest products!!

I've used the incredible Vintage Seed Packet stamps by Raindrop Echo Designs, as well as the Elegant Butterfly Die to create this Ode-To-Vintage creation!!
I tried, I really did, but without something cute and cuddly on there, I just feel weird about this one!! Maybe a slathering of flowers is in order to bridge the gap? Maybe not...

So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Ann Vento’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!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Whimsy Stamps August Release Reveal with CLP's marvelous sketch!!

Hi there folks,
as you likely are already aware,
Whimsy Stamps
has released their August designs already,
and the Design Team have been showcasing the images
for the past few days!!
And as it were, Whimsy Stamps is also our sponsor this month at
CLP Challenges, gorgeous sketches by Chelsea,
so I get to pull a 2'fer with this sample, woopie!!!!

Good news for the digitally challenged, Whimsy Stamps has released a rubber rendition of the popular Hang In There image by Crissy Armstrong!! I've teamed this cutie up with our new Elegant Butterflies die cuts designed by Raindrop Echo Designs!!

Oh, how I love these colours!! The papers are Crafts Secrets, the image has been painted lightly with distress inks and then gone over with prisma pencils, distressing done in Brushed Corduroy, with a fair splash of glimmer mist and stickles.

Thanks so much for popping by today!!
I hope you have a great week!!!
Hopefully, the weather is pleasant where you're at!!
hugs, stephanne

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek Teaser, Day 4!!

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August Rubber Designs and new dies. From then until August 16th, the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these 15 fabulous new stamps and 3 new Shapeology dies in the lead up to our new release blog hop on August 17th.

Here's a little sneaky peek of the latest addition to my Whimsy obsession!!
Come back tomorrow, I'll show you the whole thing then!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Whimsy August Release Day 2!!!

Hi there Blogger friends!!

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August Rubber Designs and new dies. From then until August 16th, the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these 15 fabulous new stamps and 3 new Shapeology dies in the lead up to our new release blog hop on August 17th.

Today, I have a card to share using the newly released Wedding Garter image by Kenny K, along with the gorgeous tail of our newly released Elegant Butterflies die cuts designed by Raindrop Echo Designs!

This card was made for my dear husband, it was our 3rd wedding anniversary this past Sunday, so when I saw this image, and what with it looking JUST LIKE ME (hahahahahahahaha, yeah right!! I wish!!) I knew I could make something for the occasion. I coloured in distress inks, the papers are K and Company and the flowers, I tried not to go OTT with them, as this is for a MAN, so I settled on a blue colour palette and very little flowers. I used the end of our Butterfly Flourish die as foliage. I wanted to include the butterfly, of course!! But again, tried to go with a masculine elegance, if there is such a thing, so the die pulled double duty as a flourish!!

So that's all for now folks,
with any luck, I will get to do some painting for
the next sneak peak today!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whimsy's August Release In Stores Now!!!

Today is an exciting day at Whimsy Stamps because it's ...

Rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Just as we did last month, we are releasing our August release stamps and dies a whole week before our new release blog hop! So that means... the August New Release rubber stamps and dies are available to buy RIGHT NOW from the Whimsy Stamps store!

We are holding a fabulous new release BLOG HOP on 17 August, when we will have our usual plethora of prizes, special guests, and lots of amazing creations from our DT.  From today until 16 August, the DT are going to be showcasing this month's new release stamps and dies, so be sure to stop by our blogs to see what we've created.

Here is a list of the new stamps, sentiment sets and dies we have released today:

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

3 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Hang In There ~ Butterfly Sympathy

4 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 Raindrop Echo Designs sentiment rubber stamp sets
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 Raindrop Echo Designs dies
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)

They are all available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Happy shopping! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Everything's better with a friend and Whimsy News!!

Hi there Whimsy Fans,
Stephanne here to share with you all a project I made
with some Whimsy goodness!!

I've used the adorable Valerie and Kitty Sitting Pretty stamp by Crissy Armstrong and I have them sort of leaning up against this snazzy Garden Fence by MelJen Designs!!!

I masked the two images together and painted with distress inks. The papers are a mix of Pink Paislee (spots) and K & Co (floral), papers have been distressed with Vintage Photo and the edges have all been sewn to give a finished look. The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart and I added a bit of stickles to their wings and Liquid Pearls to their bodies. The other goodies on the card are from my stash.

And here's the back of the easel card, with a little Made With Love action there@!!
I'm going to pop this in at:
Charisma Cardz Four Legged Friends challenge
PaperPlay for their In The Garden challenge
PaperTake Weekly is hosting their Anything Goes challenge

And how sweet is that sentiment there? You know, it's been told that these pop up in your Whimsy Stamps orders from time to time, how cool is that!!?

There's a Digi Blog Hop happening right now featuring gorgeous works from our Digi Design Team, lots of new artists and images as of late, check it out HERE if you'd like!!

And have you spotted it yet Whimsy Fans!?? Have you!?!?!
There's a new challenge blog in town and I think you'll be interested,
and right now they're gearing up for their launch on August 10th!!
Right now, there's a chance to win some goodies if you help spread the word,
so please do head over and take a looksie!!

Stay cool out there folks,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tilda is out for a leisurely stroll!!

Hi there folks,
hot enough for ya?
Well, it is definitely scorching in Kansas this summer,
got me cooped up in the house trying to NOT get burnt,
so I took advantage and made a card!!

I used this sweet lil Tilda from last years wedding collection that just now, finally, after over a year, got to get inked up (sorry Tilda), she's painted in distress inks with a bit of stickles here and there, the papers are K & Co. and there are several dies here, one is the doiley Magnolia border, a doiley oval Nesties and the swirls are Sissix, the flowers and stamen are from my stash, I think mostly WOC? Who knows anymore. Distressing done in Vintage Photo and papers were sewn to give a finished look.

Here on the bottom portion, it's the same scenario, all the same materials used, just waiting for your personal inscription, with the addition of Kaiser brads.

Colour Create Green, Pink and White
Cute Card ThursdaySketch!!
Just Magnolia Buttons, Bows and Blooms
Magnolia Down Under BINGO!!!!!
Totally Tilda Recipe: Pearls/Swirls, Ribbon and Lace