Sunday, July 29, 2012

A fun little note!!

Check this out friends!!!

Woohoo!! My Summer Flower Tilda card was a hit!!
(she's on ebay if you're interested lol)
Thanks so much to the ladies at
for stopping by my creation!!
I sure do love those Maggies but often times
don't get to play with them
due to time constraints!!
But have you seen what Magnolia's doing???
Making all these cute animal images,
and images with animals in them????
Oh, I haven't been able to keep my wallet closed!!

Thanks again, I will be back in a day or two with a new creation!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Whimsy July Showcase Day 4!!

Hi there Whimsy Fans!!
On Wednesday (25 July), Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, new Shapeology dies, new Shape EZ by TLC templates and new MRD digital papers. From then until 31 July the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Okay, I'm back from my brunch lol!! I've used the adorable Lil Sweet Tweeter by Elisabeth Bell, it's coloured in distress inks. I decided that this sweet tweeter is a canary. The papers are Kaiser except the music note paper which is Magnolia. I've used a Martha Stewart paper punch, sewn around the edges of the papers. the flowers are a mix of WOC and I Am Roses, I've also used the delightful Vine Die, as usual!! Super cute string, right??? A dear blogging buddy sent it to me, looks like bakers twine but a little thicker, it's yarn and it's amazing!!!

And here is the full list of hoppers!!

Stephanne Maraver that's me!!
Beate Johns - Special Guest
Michele Roos - Special Guests
Jacque Beddingfield - Special Guest

So I bet some of you are wondering whose lucky number was selected to win that super cute Lil Bells Stamp!!! Let' see here, Random Number Generator says......

Woohoo, congrats to you!!!
If you could email me at
with the word PRIZE in your subject line, 
we can arrange for the delivery of your stamp!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Whimsy Stamps July Release Sample + Lil Bells Candy

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

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 13 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 3 fabulous new Shapeology dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.
From today until 31 July 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 1 August) 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.
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

I've used the adorable Lil Bells illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps, she's painted in distress inks. Such a sweet image, I love this one!!

I also have a little independent prize going on, 
as I receive so much love and sweetness from you Whimsy Fans during our hops,
I wanted to give a little something back,
so I've snagged an extra Lil Bells image,
just be sure to leave a comment and pop your name
on Mr. Linky for your chance to win her!!
Remember, this is in addition to the random prizes
that Whimsy Stamps hides amounst our designers blogs :)


I'll pluck a number from the list on Saturday when my next post goes live and announce the winner within Saturdays post.

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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Summer Flower Tilda comes out for a play

Hello everybody!!!
Is it hot in your neck of the woods?
We're roasting to a crisp out here in the plains.
So I've been hiding out indoors, sneaking into my 
stamp stash and getting inky!!
I have lots of Tilda's just waiting patiently to be coloured,
this is one of them!!

I have, of course, coloured in distress inks and added Stardust Stickles to the super sweet Summer Flower Tilda. The papers are a mix of October Afternoon, MME and Kaiser. There are lots of little bits and bobs on this card, most from blogging friends through the years, so I'm not sure where to refer you to, the almighty stash?? The Whimsy Stamps Vine Die was used along with a Magnolia sentiment.

A little close-up action here.

I'd like to pop this in over at:
Bearly Mine Crafts Girly Birthday
Cute Card Thursday's Fairy Nice Challenge
Just Magnolia Birthday Card
Papertake Weekly's All Things Girly
Totally Tilda Tilda + Sentiment
PlayDate Cafes colour infusion of mint, pale yellow, tulip and coral

Thanks for taking the time to pop by tonight!!
I sure do appreciate it!!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friendship Ties sample for CLP Reminder Post

Hi there stamping friends, 
long time, no see!!
I hope you've been enjoying your summer thus far!!

Tonight, I have a sample for
CLP Sketches Mid-Month Reminder Post.
I've used the adorable Friendship Ties image
illustrated by the amazing Sylvia Zet for
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! Love Love LOVE!!!!

So, of course, she's coloured in distress inks, the papers are a mix of MME and October Afternoon and Kaiser, the pearls are by Prima, the laces and flowers are from my stash and the little flourishes under the flowers are by Whimsy Stamps, from the Vines Die Set.

A close-up of the dang adorable image:

And here's a picture of the inside:

I'm going to pop this in over at
Bearly Mine Challenges, Pearls and Lace,
Bunny Zoe's Swirls and Lace,
Creative Inspirations Bingo Challenge: Pink, Pearls and Glitter and
Stamp and Create's Hands Full of Love challenge.
Technically, she's not holding much, but tying a bow for her lil love bug, so I think it's still befitting, right?

Thanks so much for stopping in!!
hugs, stephanne