Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Final sample for Whimsy's April Release, a Wee Snippet at play!!

Good day to you all!!
So you're here on our last day of showcasings of our new release Whimsy Stamps for April!!
Yes, I am afraid that all good things must end...
So I have used the fantastically cute
Wee Snippets Bubbles by the talented Crissy Armstrong!! She's coloured in distress inks, of course, with Star Dust stickles on her wings and 3d Crystal Lacquer to give the bubbles some sheen. I've also used a sentiment from the new Everyday Notables collection by Raindrop Echo Designs, very versatile!!

Within the next hour or so I will get the full card published here, just wanted to make sure there was something to see in the short term, I am feverishly hungry and need to eat before I can finish, yes, always bumbling in at the last minute or later....

So I FINALLY finished up, but not without incident, I decided to slice my left index finger open with an exacto knife, yarg!!! Not easy to place things with a stinkin' wound on that finger!! Anyhoo, my papers are by October Afternoon, the buttons are Basic Grey, the flowers are a mixture of different companies, and I've added in our lovely vine die cut because I just love it to bits!! Staples, laces, some sewing and distressing and we're done!!

Welp, I'm going to enter this in at PaperTake Weekly since I used their sketch and Stampin' for the Weekends Sparkle and Shine challenge

Please take a moment to visit my DT pals and see what loveliness they've created with these fantabulous stamps!!!

                                                                                                      Ann Vento
Stephanne Maraver that's me!!
Mariska van der Veer 

Thanks for stopping by!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Fairy Fun Saturday with Whimsy Stamps

Well hello hello helloooo, welcome to day 4 of our April Release Event at Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog!! We'll be showing you all 6 days of samples all feauturing images from the latest release, and for those who join us in leaving comments each day, they are being entered into a daily secret prize draw!! So you're gonna want to visit each of us because this months release is just precious!!!

I've used the adorable TuTu Sweet image by MelJen coloured in distress inks, of course, along with the newly released Vertical Ticket Notes by Raindrop Echo Designs, and last but not least, you can spot, peeping out of the upper right corner our new Swirly Tree Die that I have used as more of a cloud than a tree, it just looked like a cool detail when I was putting this card together so I left it!!

Now here is a list of the other DT members and special guests joining us today, I hope you will stop by to visit!!

hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Whimsy Stamps April Release Sample

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

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 18 gorgeous new rubber stamps and 4 fabulous new Shapeology dies today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 24 April the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new stamps and dies 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.

And here is my creation for todays showcase, I've used the amazingly sweet April Sunshine image by Elisabeth Bell along with a vertical ticket sentiment by Ann Vento!!

I've painted with my distress ink pads to bring this pretty little girly to life!! She looks so much like a friend of mines daughter, my heart just melted when I laid eyes on her!! The papers are Three Bugs in a Rug and the other treasures are from my stash!!

I'm going to pop this in over at:
Bearly Mine Crafts Tootie Fruity challenge
Sketch Saturday Sketch
The Pink Elephant Colour Inspiration challenge

At the end of release week (Wednesday 25 April) we will post a Release Round-Up here on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of new release DT work from the past week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12:00PM EST tomorrow:

Beate Johns {Special Guest}
Bev Rochester {Special Guest}
Ellie Stover
Jacque Beddingfield {Special Guest}
Stephanne Maraver

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful April release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Double Scoop ~ Good Pony ~ Look Hoo's Graduating ~ Wee Snippet's Bubbles

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
April Sunshine ~ Ginger Meadows

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Fireman ~ Chef ~ Home Improvement ~ Policeman

3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Sunflower Buggies ~ Sweet Little Donkey ~ Tutu Sweet

2 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Goldie ~ Mr and Mrs Teddy

3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
For The Women In Our Lives ~ Vertical Tickets ~ Everyday Sayings Notables 4

3 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Notables 4 ~ Swirly Tree ~ Fancy Ticket

1 TLC Shapeology die
Wedding Dress Tag

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 here tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

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

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April Showers CLP sample

Hi there blogging buddies,
how has life been lately?
Some wacky weather we're having in the Plains States today,
tonight we're under a Severe Storm/tornado warning,
a 9 on the TorCon scale,
definitely feeling the anxiety with this one, eek!!

On the bright side, I have my sample card for CLP Challenges to share, the lovely sketch can be found in my sidebar, or by simply clicking the link above.

I thought I'd use this adorable Tilda, as it looks like she may very well be in my area today lol!! The lovely ladies at Magnolia Down Under sent her to me along with some other fun stuff after I won a recent challenge of theirs!! Thank you ladies!! She's painted in distress inks and the papers are My Minds Eye.

Some challenges I thought I'd enter are:
Bunny Zoe's Ribbon or Twine challenge
Crafty Creations Flower Power challenge
Creative Inspirations Colour Scheme
Cupcake Crafts Spring is in the Air
Cute Card Thursday Spring Flowers
Everybody Art Spring
Just Magnolia Lovely Lace
Magnolia Down Under Use Flags or Banners
PaperTake Weekly April Showers

Thanks so much for popping in today!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hippo Birthday to you....

Hi there blogging buddies,
today I have a card to share that I created for our
Whimsy Rewind on our Inspirations Blog.

I've used the super cute Birthday Hippo by Crissy Armstrong along with a sentiment and coordinating die cut from the Celebrations Circle Pennants set by Raindrop Echo Designs.

I'm going to pop this in over at Bunny Zoe's Shabby Chic challenge, PaperTake's Anything Goes challenge, Stamp With Fun's No Easter Card challenge and Truly Scrumptious' Use Lace challenge.

Well, I have an Easter Tilda card that I hope to post some time BEFORE Easter, we'll just see how that goes. I suppose I can just wait til next year to post it lol!!

Thanks for stopping by!!