Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hugs and Kisses and Warm Winter Wishes!!

Hi there friends!!!
I have MADE a moment to come down in my craft room and create
and here is what I've put together!! I used the Sealed With a Kiss stamp by Crissy Armstrong from our November release, along with our Love Mini Tickets and our Country Heart Die by the amazing Ann Vento from this months release over at Whimsy Stamps!!

You may remember these little guys from Novembers release. Now, I sorta had an idea in mind for them to be on a Valentiney-ish card so I went ahead and took my sweet time getting this put together, sorta wintery, sorta Valentiney, it works either way!! My first project of the month, hahahahaha, yeah, you're not imagining things if you noticed my project's off-balanced, a bit of a slant going on lol!!! But once it's down, it's too late!!

The papers are Basic Grey, distressing has been done with Brushed Corduroy, the laces are from my stash and I layered the seal pups up with foam dots and stickled the snow drifts with Star Dust stickles!!

I am going to pop this in over at Sketch Saturday, The Pixie Cottage Someone Special, and hmmmm, yep!!!

So everyone who is out there bloggin!!!! Happy New Year!!! And I hope your Christmas was blessed!!!!

hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whimsy Stamps December Release, Get Ready for Love!!!

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps December rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 gorgeous new rubber stamps, 3 fabulous new Shapeology dies and 6 new Shape EZ templates and cut files today. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 21 December the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps, dies and Shape EZs with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12:00PM on 21 December.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...

Here is a full list of the wonderful new goodies released today:

5 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Giraffes in Love ~ Lend me your Ear ~ Valentine Fairy ~ Love Birds ~ Jumbo in Love

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Atlantea ~ Groove Dude ~ Miss Fortune ~ Miss Thang

3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Lovey Pup ~ Lovin' Turtle ~ Loving Ewe

4 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Fluffy on the Lily ~ Rose and Felix ~ Sam's Special Delivery ~ Spring Bringer

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Everyday Circle Postmarks ~ Friendship Notables 2 (coordinating die available below) ~ Love Mini Tickets (coordinating die available below) ~ Stylized Notables 1 (coordinates with already released Notables 1 die)

3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Mini Ticket (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Notables 2 (coordinating stamp set available above) ~ Country Heart

6 Shape EZ downloadable templates
Flip Tree ~ Magnolia Flower ~ Mini Rosettes ~ Pedestal Tag 1 ~ Sparkle Holiday Pin ~ Take Out Box

Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp, then pop back to the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A little update and Koala Cuddles Tilda shout-out!!

Hiya friends,
I just wanted to pop by and give a quick update.
It's official, I have some serious health problems.
I thought I was being a hypochondriac but it turns out,
there are a multitude of reasons why I have been getting sick
so stinkin' often,
so just saying, I'm here, I'm here, slowly but surely!!!
I always hope I can pick up the pace and get back to crafting like I used to,
but I guess it's gonna be a while longer yet.

Aside from lousy health, I am quite fortunate when it comes to stamping because, now, I don't know if you've spotted this cutie out in Blogland, she's called Koala Cuddles Tilda and is designed exclusively for SHOPBRON in Australia!!! Well, Bron graciously sent the amazingly talented Debbie Dolphin an extra stamp to give away and guess who won it???? Oh yes!!!! It was me!!!!! I can't express how excited I am and how thankful I am to both Debbie and Bron!!! A blog shout-out doesn't seem like enough, ya know!!! Alas, it will have to do for now. So, dear friends, if you've been eyeing this cutie,

SHOPBRON is the place to buy her!!!

Thanks again, and thanks to those who stop in today!!

Big Hugs, stephanne

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let it Snow Tilda Project (she must be freezing!!)

Hi there blogger buddies!!
Been a while, hasn't it!!
I've been avoiding my housework
trying to sneak in a few more Christmas cards
before my work schedule changes for the holidays.
So I thought I'd dig a Tilda out and have some fun!!

She's not a Christmas image, I know, but I thought, hey, those sparkles could pass for snowflakes, and went to work!! I've used some yummy winter accesories from Whimsy Stamps to help Tilda get her winter overhaul, I've used a sentiment from the recently released Winter Notables by Raindrop Echo Designs, as well as the coordinating Elegant Notables Die AND the lovely Layered Snowflake Dies.

I painted in distress inks, the papers are Basic Grey, I've used my MS Doiley punch as well as the Magnolia Lace die cut, with doileys, doily die cut, etc. and lace lace lace!!! I love that with these cute lil' Maggies you don't have to restrain yourself where the girly stuff is concerned!!

Now, with that, I want to enter some challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Anything Christmas with Pearls (does winter-themed get me in???)
Magnolia Down Under Let It Snow
The Official Magnolia inspiration Challenge wants vintage and lace

Thanks for stopping by, my friends, your kind words mean a lot to me!!!
Warm Hugs,