Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Whimsy Spring Sale!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that there is a Spring Sale on over at the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW! 
Don't miss out! :)

Hope you have an awesome week!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Whimsy March 2015 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps March release BLOG HOP!
The DT  have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

You can see all the stamps and dies from this release, along with the last 2 days hops at the Whimsy blog. And the entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

For today's card I have used the new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Sierra', available from Whimsy Stamps.


The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. I trimmed around the image, then matt with two colours picked out from the pattern paper.


The papers are 'Live the Life you Love' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, and all edges were inked with Distress Inks 'Antique Linen'.


I finished with some ribbon, flowers and a few pearls... hope you like it!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday March 13th.

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Sierra' from
Art by Mi Ran, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/21/25/29, R20/30/32/35/37, BG000/00/01/02/10/11/70/72/75/78, YR21/24, YG11/13/17/61/63/67, Y17/38, W00/1/3), Distress Inks 'Antique Linen', Pebbles 'Pearlescent' Chalk;
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - 'Live the Life you Love' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Aqua Satin Ribbon, Gardenia, Lilies, Roses and Sweetheart Blossoms, Want-2-Scrap 'Cream' Pearls, Ranger 'Glossy Accents'.

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whimsy Stamps March 2015 Release - Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 1 of our...
March Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, and Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn stamps being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog.


For today's hop, I have used this cute and fun new image from the always fabulous Crissy Armstrong. I have also used 'Happy Hello' sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and 'Notables 2 Die'.  Of course they are all available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

I figured my U.S. friends could use a reminder that Spring will eventually arrive -with BBQ's and sunshine! - so I created an American flag look with my papers. ;)


The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink, coloured with Copic markers, and die cut with a circle. I then matt this with another circle of red.


The papers are 'Let Freedom Ring' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, and obviously perfect for my 'US flag-look'. All the edges were inked with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.


Each sentiment is matted with blue cardstock, and arranged with my foam-mounted image onto the card as shown. I finished wish a red satin bow, and some red and white roses.

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today's design team posts (listed below) so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw:

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Hedgehog Hamburger' by
Crissy Armstrong, 'Happy Hello sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and 'Notables 2 Die', all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/21/25/29/30/31/33/35/42/43/44, R20/22/24/27/29, YR21, YG13/17, W00/1/3/5, BG000), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzill; DP - 'Let Freedom Ring' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs;
Embellishments: White and red roses from I Am Roses, Want2Scrap Red Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Red Satin Ribbon;

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Circle STAX, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.
 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Annie Has a Sweet Tooth

Hi Everyone!
I have some Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

For this card I inked up this sweet girl from the new  Lizzy Love Collection called 'Annie Has a Sweet Tooth'. I've also used the fun sentiments that come with this set, which of course is available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and coloured with Copic Markers.
 
I've finally started the fabulous Kit & Clowder Copic Skin & Hair class, so I'm trying some new colours and techniques! I hope it is an improvement! Either way I'm LOVING the class, and Alyce is an absolute sweetie! The entire Kit & Clowder community is so wonderful... and of course Whimsy Stamps is a sponsor, so hop over and check them out! ;)
 


The papers are from the Echo Park 'Head Over Heels' 6x6 paper pad, and I fussy cut the image and sentiments, and mounted with foam for extra dimension.

 
To finish I added some sweetheart blossoms, and some pearls.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Annie Has a Sweet Tooth' by Lizzy Love Collection and included sentiments, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers, Memento Dew Drop 'Lilac'.
Papers: Cardstock - White and Bazzill Red; DP - Echo Park 'Head Over Heels' 6x6 paper pad;
Embellishments:Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Blossoms, Kaisercraft Red Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Lamb Hugs

Hi Everyone!
I have some Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

For this card I inked up this sweet image from Crissy Armstrong called Lamb Hugs. I've also used the fun new Love Large Word Die designed by Simonne Clay. Both of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and coloured with Copic Markers.

 
The cardstock for both the borders and the die cut word is Kraft Card from Kaisercraft, and the papers are from the Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea' 8x8 paper pad.

 
To finish I added a few flowers, some crochet lace, and some pearls.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Lamb Hugs' by Crissy Armstrong and 'Love Large Word Die' designed by Simonne Clay - available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock - Kaisercraft 'Kraft'; DP - Graphic 45 'Botanical Tea' 8x8 paper pad;
Embellishments: Crochet Lace (thank you so much Stacy Sheldon!), Wild Orchid Crafts Roses, EK Success 'Rock Fern' Punch, Kaisercraft Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge 80

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a great week! Today I wanted to share a Whimsy Stamps card I've made for the February Whimsy Inspiration Challenge.

The theme for this month's challenge is: "Use a Sentiment"

Remember, you don't have to use a Whimsy image on your challenge creation (although it would be great if you did!). Also, your entry doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects!

For this card I have used a sentiment from the 'Family Forever' set designed by Denise Lynn for the  Whimsy Sentiments Collection, available at Whimsy Stamps.

 
The tree and sentiment are stamped in Memento Cocoa ink, and then sponged around with Memento Dew Drop 'Summer Sky' and 'New Sprout'. I framed the image tree with a lacy circle die, and trimmed a border around the sentiment.

 
The papers are from the Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish' 8x8 paper pad, and I used lace and pearls to finish.


Hope you like my card!

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Family Forever' sentiment set designed by Denise Lynn for the Whimsy Sentiments Collection, available at
Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Cocoa' Ink, Memento Dew Drop 'Summer Sky' and 'New Sprout'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - 
Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish' 8x8 paper pad;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Guipure Lace, Kaisercraft pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Die-namics Circle STAX, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Circles, Inkssentials Blending Tool.
 
 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Whimsy Stamps February 2015 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps February release BLOG HOP!
 
The DT  have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

You can see all the stamps and dies from this release, along with the last 2 days hops at the Whimsy blog. And the entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!


For today's card I have used the new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Breezy Lee', available from Whimsy Stamps. I have also used the 'Double Scalloped Doily Die', with the outside scallop trimmed off.

The image was stamped twice with Memento ink, coloured with Copic markers, and die-cut with a circle. I then mounted the image onto a Whimsy Double Scalloped Doily Die (trimmed).

 
The papers are from the Kaisercraft 'Be-YOU-tiful' 6x6 paper pad, and all edges were inked with Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap'.

 
I finished with lots of flowers and a few pearls... hope you like it!


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday February 13th.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Breezy Lee' from
Art by Mi Ran and 'Double Scalloped Doily Die' available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/41/42/43/44, R20/81/85, BG000, BV000/00/02/04, YR21/24, YG13/91/93/95, Y17), Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap';
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Kaisercraft 'Be-YOU-tiful' 6x6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Purple Gardenia, Pink Rose, Daisy, Gypsophlia and Sweetheart Blossoms, Want-2-Scrap 'LeCreme' Pearls.

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Sponging Tool, Mounting Foam.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Whimsy Stamps February 2015 Release - Day 2

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 2 of our...
February Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Mi Ran Designs, Wee Stamps, and Krista Heij-Barber stamps. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog.


For today's hop, I have used this adorable image from our fabulous new artist Krista Heij-Barber called 'Fairy Princess'. Isn't she a sweetie? :) I have also used the cute new "Happy Birthday" Whimsy Sentiments set designed by Denise Lynn.

 
The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink, coloured with Copic markers, and fussy cut The papers are Lili of the Valley / Nitwits Collections 'Bonnets & Bowties' 8 x 8 papers, and all the edges inked with Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.

I added a piece of Guipure Lace and pink grosgrain ribbon across the card, and double-mounted the image onto a Nestabilities Decorative Bliss Oval. I popped the sentiment onto a flower, added a bow


I popped the sentiment up on a flower, and finally added several Wild Orchid Craft flowers, a bow and pearls to finish.

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!
 

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today's design team posts (listed below) so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw:
 
Be sure to visit again tomorrow for our Release Day Hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Fairy Princess' by Krista Heij-Barber, and "Happy Birthday"
Whimsy Sentiments set designed by Denise Lynn, both available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/41/42/43/44, R20/81/83/85, BV000/00/02/04, YR21, Y17/38, W1), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Lili of the Valley / Nitwits Collections 'Bonnets & Bowties' 8 x 8 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Pink Cherry Blossom, Pink Rose, Sweetheart Blossoms and White Guipure Lace, SU Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Hot Pink Pearls and Paper Flower, Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Decorative Bliss Ovals', Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - To Have and to Hold Set

Hi Everyone!

I have another Whimsy Stamps card today using a sentiment from the To Have and To Hold set designed by Denise Lynn for the Whimsy Sentiments Collection. I love these sweet oval sentiment frames, so decided to make it the feature of my card, but of course it would work perfectly with an image too.


The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink, and coloured with Copic markers. I then fussy cut around it and layered it onto my card.


The papers are from the pretty Paper Garden Projects 'Garden of Life' digital kit, and the ribbon and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

  
 Hope you like my card!

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:'
To Have and To Hold' sentiment set designed by Denise Lynn for the Whimsy Sentiments Collection, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Paper Garden Projects 'Garden of Life' digital papers;
Embellishments: MFT Die-namics Layered Labels Die, Wild Orchid Crafts Sweetheart Blossoms and Moss seam binding, Spotlight crochet lace, Kaisercraft pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Blending Tool.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Sweet Peas

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to pop in to share a quick Whimsy card using an image from our fabulous new artist, Krista Heij-Barber. This little cutie is called Sweet Peas in a Pod, and would be perfect for a Valentine's, Wedding, engagement... so many cute cards!
 
 
The sentiment is from another great new Whimsy Stamps set called To Have and To Hold.


The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit, and I finished with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some pearls.
 
 Hope you like my card!

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: '
Sweet Peas in a Pod' from Krista Heij-Barber, and 'To Have and To Hold' sentiment set designed by Denise Lynn, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Totally Smitten' digital papers;
Embellishments: MFT Ovals STAX and Die-namics Oval Scallop Doily, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Want2Scrap pearls, .
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Blending Tool.