Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Just Cubbin' Around

Hi there and welcome to our final day of 
Whimsy Stamps Samples for this months release!!
Remember, you can hop along with us each day
for a chance at being our random winner!!

Now, get your sunglasses out. Today, I have used the newly released *in rubber* Cubbin' Around image by MelJen, of course painted in distress inks, paired it with a sentiment from the Definitions Notables 4 and coordinating die cut, Dainty Notables 4. I've also used a corner die cut from the corner die cut set, and the Spiral Notebook Border Die has come out for a play as well, all created by the mega-talented Ann Vento of raindrop echo designs.

This card is available for purchase, please visit My Ebay Listings if you're interested!! Oh, and the inside is now finished too lol!!

I painted in distress inks, naturally, used my oval nesties to cut out the image, the papers are a mix of Prima and MME and the other items used are from my stash.

I'm going to pop this in over at Stamp and Create's Bright and Bold challenge as well as PaperPlay's Use a Die challenge, got that covered, times 5 hehe.

For a list of all the mini hop participants,
please head over to the
Whimsy Inspirations Blog
I'll be adding the list here once I'm home from taking my little boy to his first dentist appointment, say a prayer for me, he's sort of a dramatic little fella!!

Okay, here we go, the list!!

thanks a bunch for visiting me!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wee Mountain Lily

Hi there and welcome to day 4 of our
Whimsy Stamps mini hop showcase!!

In case you haven't seen all the lovely images released this month,
you can stop by the Whimsy Inspirations Blog
to get a looksie!!

So today I have used the completely GORGEOUS Mountain Lily image by the uber-talented Sylvia Zet. I have given Lily a feathered friend to gaze at by simply taking my previously released Peggy stamp and stamping her tweet friend onto my paper. In addition, I have used one of the sentiments from the newly released Take Flight set by raindrop echo designs, along with its coordinating die cut.

Now here's a complete list of mini hop participants:
Ann Vento
Ellie Stover
Heidy Blom - Designer
Iris Wiechmann - Senior Designer/Magazine Staff Designer
Stephanne Maraver - Designer
Tammy Louise Cunliffe - Designer/Magazine Staff Designer
Beate Johns - Special Guest
Zoe McGrath (Special Guest)

Thanks for popping in!!

big hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whimsy June Release Day

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

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 19 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets, 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies and an adorable new Shape EZ file. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. 

From today until 26 June the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new products 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. 

At the end of release week (Wednesday 27 June) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

So here we are, another fabulous Whimsy release!! Now, for those of you who have been bloggy buddies with me for a while now know that I ADORE kitties, as well as Autumn and all that comes with it, especially Hallloween and pumpkins and sweaters and and and... So when I saw this adorable image by Crissy Armstrong called Autumn Friends I pretty much freaked  out. HAD to have it!!!

I've coloured the image with distress inks, I experimented with my Prisma markers to make the shadowed background, the papers are My Minds Eye, and I have paired the image with a sentiment from our newly released Definitions Notables 4 and coordinating Notables 4 Die Cut which I like a great deal, as it is just the right size!!

I thought I'd pop this in over at PaperTake's Bingo Challenge, I went for Ribbons, FREE, and Blooms.

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

For a full reveal of the new products released today, please visit the Whimsy blog

Whimsy Stamps is very excited to announce that they have decided to release the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine in PRINT! The first issue is on sale as a pre-order from TODAY! Here is a peek of the cover together with some info about what you will find within... 


Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine: Tips & Tutorials, Volume I 

For this issue, we have gathered some of our favorite tutorials from previous online publications and packed them into an exciting 86-page bound book. We will guide you through how to color using various mediums (Copics, Tim Holtz® Distress Inks, colored pencils, etc.), how to create unique embellishments for your creations (flowers, trinket pins, stamped charms, etc.) and how to create fancy cards (book cards, criss cross cards, flip cards, etc.) that will be sure to impress the recipient. Grab up this issue and and let your creativity flow!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I love you beary much!!

Hi folks!!!
How is the summer going for you so far??
It has been soooooo swelteringly hot,
with a few mild days in the mix.
I have learned, on those mild days, to get outside immediately
since they seem to be so few and far between anymore.

Anyhoo, it's time for our mid-month reminder post 
This month is another grand slam sketch, thanks Chelsea!!

I used last seasons coveted Tilda, lol, I like to wait til things calm down a bit to use them. Seems everyone's in a hot rush to be the first to use new things and all that competition is unsettling!!
Anyhoooooo, she's painted in distress inks, with Prismacolor marker shadowing, the papers are Basic Grey, all punches used are by Martha Stewart and the other goodies are from my stash.

I'm going to pop this into a few challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Girls Girls Girls challenge
Crafty Creations How Charming Challenge
Cute Card Thursday's Punch Drunk challenge
Everybody Art's Roses Challenge
TOMIC's Happy Anniversary Anything Goes challenge

Thanks so much for stopping in!
I hope you're having a wonderful Summer so far,
or Fall, for my Aussie pals!!
hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tweet Peggy

Hi blogging pals.
we are doing a May release Re-Cap,
this is my contribution!!

I've used the super cute Peggy along with a sentiment and several Whimsy die cuts.

I have to cut this one short, as I am about ready to throw my computer out the window. 

hugs, stephanne