Thursday, July 28, 2011

Whimsy Mini Canni winner!!!

Hey there chickadee's, just wanted to pop in and announce who's blog popped up in the Random Number Generator for the cute Kenny K stamps from the Whimsy July release blog hop!!

That would be number 37, ms. Stacie, please get in touch with me (, please put PRIZE in your subject line) and I will forward your information on to Denise to arrange delivery of your stamps!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Whimsy Stamps July Release, psssst, I'm a prize stop!!

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

The Whimsy July rubber release happened last week on July 13th, but today we are hosting our blog hop to showcase the 9 fabulous new rubber stamps and 2 new Shapeology metal dies now available at Whimsy Stamps! These new goodies are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Deb Routledge, Elaine Hughes, Niki Estes and Zoe McGrath.

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 July release rubber stamps and dies:

5 stamps from Kenny K
Boogie Down ~ Holla Back Girl ~ Hot Weave ~ Spy Chick ~ Victory Kid

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
A Touch of Elegance ~ Adventure Mini Postage Stamps ~ Vintage Bottle Labels ~ Vintage Transportation

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Dress Form Die (coordinates with ‘A Touch of Elegance’ stamp set) ~ Elegant Flourishes

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Lori’s blog.  And if you are well on your way through the hop, then you should have arrived here from the talented Erin Bailey's blog!! The hop starts today (Wednesday July 20th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday July 27th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have one grand prize draw where one lucky hopper will win a selection of new release stamps for hopping 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 showcasing the new Adventure Mini Postage Stamp Set by Raindrop Echo Designs.

(this item is on ebay, in case you are interested, check it out HERE)

I've also used the Vintage Postcard background stamp in place of designer paper on the bottom of my card, the rest of the paper is Pink Paislee and K & Co. I've coloured the Sarah Kay image in distress inks and given her an everyday makeover (she's a Christmas image) by adding FlowerSoft to the holly berries and grass to the ground.

For my pullout tag, I've used the whimsy shapeology Double Scallop Tag Die and stamped a couple of cancellations from the mini postage set on it.

A view of the inside of the card:

I've stamped the images on white cardstock with Old Paper distress ink for a soft background effect, this could be a journaling square or a plae for a picture, or just as is:

I've stamped the images onto white CS and distressed in Frayed Burlap:

And, the back:

I'm gonna pop this in at
ASFOS Create a Tag (there's a tag on here!!)
Bearly Mine Crafts Tag, You're It!!!
Crafty Catz Tags Challenge
Sketch SaturdaySketch

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. The next stop on the hop is the super talented Donna Smith's blog Be sure to pop over and see what she has for you today. And then remember to leave comments and enter for your chance to win the prizes on offer along the hop too!

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

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and we hope you enjoy all of the DT creations!

Now, if you'd like to be in for a chance at winning these cutie patootie Kenny K stamps, be sure to leave a comment (about my card....) and also leave your name with Mr. Linky!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

TFWC & CLP Reminder mixed with a Whimsy Reveal and TSB cuteness!!!

Hello out there bloggers,
is it hot and humid where you are!?!?!
I tell ya, 100 degrees days, high humidity,
when will Kansas catch a break!!!?

Well, I've put together the ultimate multi-task project here,
as a reminder for our GET PUNCHY challenge at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges
sponsored by Robyn's Fetish,
a reminder post for Chelsea's awesome sketch at
CLP CHALLENGES sponsored by The Beary Scrap,
and as a showcasing for WHIMSY STAMPS July release,
that is in stores now, by the way!!!

I've used the new Vintage Bottle Labels by Raindrop Echo Design, and if you fancy a look at some of the amazing samples by the other DT gals, head on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!! You can see the sketch for reference in my sidebar or just head on over to CLP to get in on the fun!! For my main image, I've used Susie With Pie made by Marina Neira of The Stamping Bazaar. You can get yours in rubber at Tickled Pink Stamps and looks like they are on sale too, so hey hey, awesome!!!! Ok, I am linked out!!! No more links!!!

The papers are Magnolia, I've coloured in distress inks, there are too many punches to name, but I made those little berries by cutting out little circles, colouring them in with sky blue promarker, then distressing them with Chipped Sapphire, adding highlight with a white gel pen and adding a stem with an EK Success fern punch, cutting back the fern to resemble leaves. Yummy, I'd like a slice of that pie!!

I'd like to thank all of you faithful bloggers that stop by and visit. As I regroup and try to find time to blog right, it is touching to see you all come by and visit. It helps me to stick with this instead of, well, abandoning my little bloggy blog!! So THANK YOU!!!

Please, have a wonderfully cool weekend!!

Hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Whimsy July Release available NOW!!!!

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

rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

This month we are doing things a little differently - we are releasing the stamps and dies a whole week before our new release blog hop! So that means... the July New Release rubber stamps and dies are available to buy RIGHT NOW from the Whimsy Stamps store! Yippee!!

We are going to be holding a fabulous new release BLOG HOP on July 20th, when we will have our usual plethora of prizes, special guests, and lots of amazing creations from our DT.

From today until July 19th, the DT are going to be showcasing this month's new release stamps and dies in the lead up to our BLOG HOP on July 20th, 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:

5 new Kenny K rubber stamps
Boogie Down ~ Holla Back Girl ~ Hot Weave ~ Spy Chick ~ Victory Kid

4 new Raindrop Echo Designs sentiment rubber stamp sets
A Touch of Elegance ~ Adventure Mini Postage Stamps ~ Vintage Bottle Labels ~ Vintage Transportation

2 new Raindrop Echo Designs dies
Dress Form Die (coordinates with A Touch of Elegance stamp set) ~ Elegant Flourishes

Remember, they are all available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Happy shopping! :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wee Snippet comes out to play!!

Hi there everybloggybody,
I hope everyone is staying cool this summer!!!
And YAY!!!!! My internet is back up, thank goodness!!!
It must have taken the holiday off.....
I had a chance to play with my stamps this weekend
and put together this creation in honour
of all of the critters and flutterflies in my area as of late!!

I've used the adorable Wee Snippet image by the amazing Crissy Armstrong along with a sentiment by Raindrop Echo Designs from the Postage Stamp Sentiments Set. Also, Whimsy's having a Digi Stamp Sale this month, so if there's some images you've been drooling over, now's a good time to go shopping!!!

The image is coloured with distress inks, distressing courtesy of the Bundled Sage pad, the added butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, glitteration done with StarDust and a clear Copic Spica pen. The paper is by K & Co. and I added Distress Crackle in picket fence for a little rustic charm.

I'm going to enter a few challenges with this card:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge Fairies
PaperTake Weekly Anything Goes
Sundays With Crissy Time To De-stress
The Pixie Cottage Sketch

Thanks for popping by today!!
Hugs, stephanne

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Would you like to be a Pink Lady???

Hi there hot mamas,
I'm assuming you are hot...
as it's been 100 degrees for about 40 days straight where I live....
Just wanted to pop in and let you know about the design team call at
Tickled Pink Stamps Blog

They're looking for ladies and if you've ever thought about hopping on the team,
now's the perfect chance for you to try out!!!

I hope the summer is treating you well!!