Sunday, January 30, 2011


Well, Random Number Generator has done its thing and that means that lucky number 3, Tanya Phillips is the winner of the Tickled Pink Stamps stamp and die set, woopie!!!

Tanya, please send me an email ( ) with your address in it, with the word PRIZE in the subject line so I don't delete it on accident. Spam, ya know.

Pink fans, stay tuned for another candy coming very soon, a purrrrrrfectly sweet candy!!!! hint hint hint!! Thank you to all who participated and helped spread the word about this lil candy too, TPS and myself really do appreciate it!!

hugs, stephanne

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Circle Of Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Circle of Friends Blog Hop If you have arrived from Crissy's blog you are in the right place, if not you may want to start at Crystal's Blog so you don't miss anything along the way.

Our Circle of Friends hop is to show our dear friend Annika Ryan that her Whimsy Family is here for her during this difficult time. Everyone needs a circle of friends, and sometimes, during those hard moments, you need to be placed in the center of that circle and be given a big group hug. Though we may be miles away, our hearts are with her along with our support.

Today we all have made her a creation to show her how much we care, Please hop along with us to Support our Wonderful Teammate and Friend Annika.

Here is the creation I made for my dear friend and dt sister.......

This is a sweet little Penny Black stamp that I've used, coloured in distress inks, the papers are basic grey. I added in a splash o' Whimsy with this clever ticket sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs. I'm going to join in with The Penny Black Saturday Challenge as I used their sketch, and also with Basic Grey Challenges, which is a Flower Power theme!! So then, I guess it goes without saying that my papers are by BG...

Annika, sweetie, you are a slice of heaven!! Your spirit is as sweet as a whiff of lilacs on a whimsical spring day and your creativity is the kind that I dream one day I can do for myself!! My heart goes out to you, my friend!! Big hugs!!!

If you know Annika and would like to make a creation for her please go to the end of the hop (Denise's Blog) and link a card, then email Crystal at to privately give you her address.

This hop will end on February 5, noon Eastern time so you have enough time to create a card for friend!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!! Your next stop on the hop is Anneke's blog

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Valentine's Day HOP!!!


Hello happy hoppers, and welcome to my blog!!!
You are probably nearing the tail end of our
Tickled Pink Stamps Valentines Day Blog Hop,
and should have hopped over here from Nicole's blog.

I have used the darling Cherrie with heart image, coloured in distress inks, along with out new sentiments, shapes and die ***Check out my candy, check out my candy!!!!***

Alright then, back to the hop!! Head on over to Yanitza's blog to see what kind of magical creation she has in store for you!!

hugs, stephanne

P.S. Don't forget to stop by my TPS Sentiments and Die Cut Candy HERE, yum yum!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tickled Pink News, Sale, Hop, Sentiment CANDY HERE!!!!

Hey there my lovelies,
I have a little bit of advertising to share with yaz,
Tickled Pink Stamps BLOG is hosting a delectable giveaway to celebrate reaching 700 followers, check that out HERE!!

AND, Tickled Pink Stamps is celebrating Australia Day with a sale, a big-time, super duper, action packed sale, stop by the store HERE!!

AND, in a few days, we will be celebrating our latest release with a BLOG HOP, loaded with all the usual goodness, prizes around every corner, GRAND PRIZES loaded with Tickled Pink deliciousness, and to get things started up right, we have a little taste of Pinkiness for you today, Kellie has sent me out an extra set of Tickled Pink Valentines Sentiments and coordinating die to give away as a candy, YAY!!!!

What you'll need to do to be in for a chance at winning this set is to:
Become a FOLLOWER of Tickled Pink Stamps Blog, if you are not already,
Post about this candy on your sidebar so we can watch word spread like wildfire,
Leave your name with Mr. Linky
No blog, no problem, just use my blog address with your details.
I will announce a winner on January 30th/Jan. 31st Oz-time
Good Luck!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

She awaits her Prince Charming...

Hello everybloggy!!
I hope this weekend has brought you lots of time to play with your stampy stamps!! I have gotten some crafting in, not as much as I would have liked, but still, certainly better than none!! I have a lovely Tilda creation to share, it is sort of a "concept card" in that I haven't out and out said Happy Valentines Day, but hope we all still get the idea by the use of that super awesome Calendar Stamp by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps!!

Tilda is coloured in distress inks, of course, and the papers are (dots) October Afternoon and (stripes) Graphic 45, and the little strip of heart paper is Pink Paislee, I have used some cardboard along with some lovely ribbons and flowers and brads from my ever-growing stash.

And a little bit more information on the Calendar Stamp, it comes with all 12 months that are perfectly proportioned to the main image, and the corner blocks are blank so that you can add the numbers as needed as the month goes on. A very handy image indeed!! For cards and little calendar altered crafts too!!

CharismaCardz Magic Numbers!! (on calendar)
Colour Create Pink, Blue, Grey and white (plus flowers and gems)
Just Magnolia Donalda's Sketch (used calendar as sentiment)
Magnolia Down Under Recycling (cardboard and the same ribbon combo I've had snippets of for weeks!!)
Stamp Something Cute Somethings (enough said)
Magnolia-Licious Calendar project

Thanks for popping by my blog today!!
Have a wonderful week!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy Mid Month Reminder Project, For The Birds...

Hello everyone and welcome to my Mid-Month Reminder posting!  for the challenge blog celebrating all things fuzzy, The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!! This month our challenge is
ANYTHING GOES and we have a fabulous sponsor as well  -
Whiff of Joy,

Whiff of Joy have so generoulsy donated these two cuties for the prize:

And in keeping with the Fuzzy Wuzzy tradition, we also have an additonal prize to add into the mix this month, Henry Celebratig Mouse

So PLEASE DO head on over to our challenge blog, sign up as a follower and partake in our Anything Goes challenge, well, anything with an animal, we should add!!

I've selected an adorable image by Penny Johnson for Stampavie called Bird and Bear, I've coloured in distress inks, added in a Magnolia border because I keep breaking my Martha Stewart doily punch so I had to change staples, I included a sentiment stamp, plus the shape and die cut made exclusively for Tickled Pink Stamps, and you can find our sentiment selection here!!

I've got a few challenges I'd like to pop this in at:
ASFOSBlue and Green
Bearly Mine Challenges A recipe, 2 papers, 3 flowers, 1 image. Is a sentiment an image? Not sure...
Crafty CreationsIt's a Bird Thing, with polka dots and green
Fussy and Fancy Mindy's Sketch

I hope you all are in for a nice, relaxing weekend!! And I hope I get one too, lol!!I got some new rubber in my hands that I am practically keeling over to play with, think I'm gonna call in sick and just paint the night away!! Yeah right, a girl can dream though, right?

hugs, stephanne

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deviish Donna plays over at Sketch Saturday-DT Whimsy Stamps

Hello my lovelies,
how have things been going out there in the Blogosphere?
I have been unbelievably busy with boring life-type stuff lately,
so cards have been slow-going, however,
nearly a week goes by and here I am with a new post!!
Today, I share with you the gorgeous Devilish Donna rubber stamp designed by Kenny K and sold at Whimsy Stamps, along with a charming coordinating digital sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs from the Fast Lane set.

Here's a little close-up of this spicey dish for ya!! Coloured with distress inks, as per the usual, with a little bit of Prisma pencil for shading and spica pen for glimmering hair.

I am fighting with my inner voice right now, those corners look so nakee, like I need to pop a pile of pearls on there or something!!

I'm going to enter this at Sketch Saturday.

Alright my friends, thanks for popping in!!
I hope the weather is good where you're at, not so much over here....
I am ready for spring, a long, long spring....

hugs, stephanne

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crafting Life's Pieces Guest Invitation and Gurlee Girl Maggie sale info!!

Hello Crafty Friends! This is a Midway Reminder post about our Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge and future Guest Designers.

We hope you are getting back into the swing of things and will be able to join us for this month's Challenge.

There are beautiful entries already and we Thank You for starting the New Year with us!


How we pick our Guest Designers:

  • Our Team will choose 1 of the Top 3 pick to be our next Guest Designer

  • If you choose to except the position, you will have one month to work on the next Sketch and be apart of our Team for that month

We hope you will join in on the fun and we are looking forward to welcoming our next Guest!


This Challenge will end on the 31st. Don't forget to play along and link back to our post.

Our Sponsor for this Challenge is Gurlee Girl Craft Store with a $20 gift card.

Good luck everyone and have lots of fun!

(CLP #32)

And here's a little something else that you may be interested to know!!
Right now, Gurlee Girl has all of their Magnolia stamps on sale for $9.99!!!
How awesome is that!?!?!?!?
Through the month of January, this sale will continue and can be combined with their Free Shipping promotion as well, so if you are in the mood for a spendsky, please stop by Gurlee Girl to check things out!!

Have an enjoyable and crafty weekend!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

I heart you challenge at Tickled Pink Challenges and TPS new release sale deets!!

Hello and welcome to week two of our new WEEKLY challenges over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges!!
This week we have an easy one for ya, our challenge is set around the theme of "I (heart) you." So something lovey dovey will do!! Don't have any love stamps from TPS? Well, that is okay, you can either use older stamps coloured in lovey dovey pinks and reds, or hop over to Tickled Pink Stamps and get you a digi or two, instant downloads make for quite the delight!!

Also, all of our January releases are in store now, so the new Cherries, the new Lilith and Luca, and the outstandingly versatile sentiments and die are all available for purchase!! And right now, Kellie is having a sale with 10-15% off all rubber stamps in store, so hey hey, you may want to stop by and see if there's something you "Need" lol!!

I have used the newly released Valentine's Luca Hottie McHotPants, he's coloured in pencils and shadowed with markers. The distress inking was done in Vintage Photo.

Cool shape there, huh? It is part of the newly released sentiment set designed for TPS by Ann Vento, you can find it in stock and on sale HERE. These are really neat, they can be used with the shape or alone, they are great either way, and the die cut is just icing on an already delightful cake!! I played with the sketch at Friday Sketchers.

Okay, gotta go to bed, can't see straight anymore, neeeeeeeed sllllleeeeeeeeeeppppp
hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tilda daydreams on a Whimsy Stamps background and Tickled Pink Magnolia PreOrder info!!

Hello my friends,
gosh, it has been a while since I played with a sweet, sweet Tilda stamp,
and a very dear friend gave me a gift certificate for my birthday and I bought this darling Maggie (and other goodies, lol) with it and I could hardly wait to colour her up!!

In Magnolia-related news, Tickled Pink Stamps has the new You Are So Special collection on pre-order, get them while you can, you know how those Maggies fly off the shelves!!!

So, we have established that I used a sweet and lovely Magnolia stamp (coloured with distress inks), but I also used a background stamp designed by Raindrop Echo called Life Defined and you can find it in stock at Whimsy Stamps!!!, as well as these snazzy Ticket Sentiments.

The butterflies are a MS punch and the stamped butterflies are a part of a Hampton Art image. The DP is Graphic 45 and I used my cuttlebug for all my shapes and scallops. The cute little heart brads were a present from a dear friend and they are manufactured by Recollections, glitter used is Diamond Stickles.

At Cupcake Craft Challenge they want to see something new, and I have taken it in the context of stash. New die cuts, new Maggie, new background stamp, new ribbon.
At Just Magnolia anything (with buttons) goes!!
I got this gorgeous sketch from Karen at Magnolia Down Under

Thanks so much for stopping by today/night!!
I get confused when there are blog hops and releases going on,
I lose track of who stopped by so I will just thank everyone for now,
and plan on getting some catch-up time on blogger this weekend
(I took a day off and have good intentions, let's see how it really plays out, lol!!)

Til next time!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

This snowball's for you, with love!! New challenge at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Spot!!!

Hello and welcome, once again, to my blog!!
It's the first Friday of a new month,
which means it is time for a new challenge over at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!
and this month the wonderful Kylie is hosting our challenge and has set the theme of Anything Goes, the perfect excuse for you to play with your goodies you got for Christmas!! Our sponsor this month is Whiff of Joy, pop on over and see the beautiful works from the Design Team and be sure to think of us when you create with your cute little animal stamps this month because Anything Goes!!!! And let's face it, who wouldn't want a chance at winning those stamps!?!?!?

So without further ado, here is my project:

I coloured this sweet little polar bear in distress inks, the papers are a mix of many sorts that I cut the strips off of, the sentiment is from the soon to be released Valentines Sentiments from Tickled Pink Stamps.

And hot diggity dog, I have played in a few challenges!! YAY!!!
Colour Create White, Red and Pink with the extra element being hearts
Whiff of Joy Challenges Jane's gorgeous sketch
7 Kids Challenge Blog Hot or Cold, to the extreme!! (I get an incredible urge to start reciting Vanilla Ice lyrics when I hear the phrase "to the extreme" you know the words to Ice, Ice, Baby, stop pretending you forgot!!)

Well, I am done with my whirlwind of posts for this brief moment in time!!
I hope you can pop over to The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges
and maybe even play along, come on now, get those critter stamps out and join us!!!

Til next time,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Digi Hop!!

Hello friends and welcome to my blog!!
If you've come from Cheryl's blog, then you are well on your way through Whimsy Stamps Digital Blog Hop!! If you've just stopped by for a visit and would like to start at the beginning, please head over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog to begin!!!

I've made a little gift tag with the adorable Loving Ewe image just released at Whimsy Stamps created by the super talented Melissa Jenkins!!

I layered this sweetie 3 times and coloured in distress inks, that's pretty much all there is to it, the bottom punch is by Martha Stewart and the flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, the button is by Basic Grey, and the gingham is BoBunny from a few years back, wish I could get rolls and rolls of the stuff!!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of the hoppers!!

Whimsy Inspirations Blog
Stephanne ***YOU ARE HERE*****

Whimsy Stamps released lots of new designs today, including 5 new designs from MelJen, gorgeous shapes and sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs and a new carousel horse from the amazing Crissy Armstrong!!! A little something for everybody, I think you will agree!! Of course, what would a blog hop be without prizes?!?! So several of us will be giving away free digital images and a Grand Prize of 5 digi images and an opportunity to showcase those images as our Featured Artist for the month on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog!! Woohoo!!!

Thanks so much for your visit today, now it's time for you to hop on over to the amazingly talented Ellies' Blog!!

hugs, stephanne

Cherrie has a Valentines Present for someone special and TPS's Anything Goes Challenge

Hey there blogging buddies,
I am back with exciting Tickled Pink Stamps action today,
we are in the process of sharing with you all the NEW,
delightfully sweet Valentines Day images that will be
released at TPS this weekend, as well as our very first challenge
at the new and improved, all-inclusive weekly challenge blog for
TPS, logically called: Tickled Pink Stamps
Our first challenge: Anything (PINK) Goes!!!
And our sweet little Cherrie is stepping up to the plate for the challenge!!

I've used the adorable Cherrie with Tag image along with a soon to be released sentiment and heart stamp on my project, along with K & Company papers, gorgeous flowers, Diamond Stickles, MS punch and hmmmm, what else have we got going on here? Coloured in distress inks, yep, that about covers it. I have used the fabulous sketch from The Beary Scrap

I hope if you have some blog hop around time today, that you will pop over to the TPStamps Blog to see all of the Pink Ladies samples featuring Cherrie and our new sentiments from the talented Ann Vento, I think I am in love!! Lol, with Cherrie I mean, I don't want Ann filing a restraining order on me or anything lol!!

Okay then, thanks for stopping by!! Lot's happening here today so please pop back in :)
I appreciate each and every one of you!!
hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Snow Kitty comes out to play, DT Whimsy Stamps

Hey there everyone!!
Have things settled down for you all yet?
Done any after-Christmas bargain shopping?
Things won't be settling down for me any time soon!! My mom is flying in to visit for 2 weeks tomorrow, and I should be spit-shining my house, instead I am blogging, go figure!!

I have some fun news to share, I have hopped on over to the rubber side of things over at Whimsy Stamps, so it will be my greatest pleasure to now be playing with their digital images, as well as some of that rubber goodness!! Yay, thanks so much Denise, I am looking forward to this new aspect in my already thrilling Whimsy adventure!! And a little bit of Whimsy news, those new Kenny K stamps are in stock and shipping RIGHT NOW!!!

So, without further ado, I have a card to share, it features the snuggly sweet Snow Kitty by Melissa Jenkins, coloured in distress inks, glittered with Diamond Stickles, the punches are Martha Stewart and the embossing folder is by Sizzix for Basic Grey, and the DP is Basic Grey also. The sentiment is from a digital set by Ann Vento called Warm Winter Wishes.

I've gone ahead and joined in with a few challenges, it's been a while and I am showing signs of withdrawal!!

PaperTake WeeklyAnything Goes
Stamp Something Something with Glitter!!
Wags 'n Whiskers Snowflakes

Thanks for popping in today!!
I have lots of stuff to post in the next week or so, so please come back and visit!!!
Here' wishing you a wonderful week!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, January 1, 2011

CLP January Sketch featuring Cammy

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!!
So this means that we get a new sketch from
the fabulous Chelsea of Crafting Life's Pieces to play with,
as it is the first of a new month!! You wont want to miss it, Gurlee Girl is our sponsor this month and the DT has had the pleasure of creating with some of their gorgeous images, temptation coming your way I tell ya!! You could be the lucky winner, so head on over and take a looksie!!

I've used the beautiful Cammy with gifts stamp thoughtfully designed by Chelsea, you can find this and many other beautiful designs in store at Gurlee Girl Craft Store. I've coloured her in distress inks and used some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers to go along with the sketch this month.

Thanks so much for popping by today/tonight and I hope you have a wonderful new year!!

hugs, stephanne