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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Asian Beauty

Hi Everyone! I'm back to share some Whimsy Inspiration with you!

 
For today's card I have used this new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Asian Beauty', which you can find at Whimsy Stamps. Its very different from anything I've ever done before, so it was a lot of fun and a real challenge. :)
 
 
The image was stamped with Memento ink, and coloured with Copic markers.
 
The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit, and I finished with roses 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:
'Asian Beauty' from Art by Mi Ran, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento
'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11, R20/59, BV00/02/04, RV10/13/14/17, YR 21/24/30, BG000/10/11/13, YG91/93/95), Copic Black Multi-liner.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Vintage Harbor' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Yellow Roses.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Whimsy Stamps January 2015 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps January 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 fun new 'Music Girl' stamp from Time 4 Tea Designs, available from Whimsy Stamps.


The image was stamped twice with Memento ink, coloured with Copic markers, and fussy cut. I then double mounted the image onto layers of papers from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit.

 
I also printed several of the kit elements which I also fussy cut and added to the card as
embellishments.

Hope you like my card!

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 January 16th.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Music Girl' stamp from Time 4 Tea Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/40/41/42/43, R20/22/24/27, BG000/00/01/02/11/13/70/72/75, C7, BV20).
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'The One That I Want' digital papers;
Embellishments: 

Tools/Other: Mounting Foam.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Mittens Border Die

 Hi Everyone!

I have some more Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

Today I've made another CAS card, this time using the cute new 'Mittens Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs. Both are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


 
After making a card base with layers of  'Christmas Spirit - Comfort & Joy' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, I created 3 bows from dark brown embroidery cotton. I adhered these to the top of the card, and stamped the 'Winter Brackets' Sentiment at the bottom.


I die-cut the Mittens Border once from each pattern paper, trimmed a pair from each set, and adhered them from each bow.
I added some rhinestones to finish.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Mittens Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rich Cocoa';
Papers: C/S - Bazzill; D/P -
'Christmas Spirit - Comfort & Joy' digi papers from SSD
Embellishments: Dark Brown Embroidery Cotton, Kaisercraft Rhinestones;
Tools/Other: Manual die-cutting machine, Mounting Foam.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friendship Hop for Simonne!

Hi Everyone!

Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay! Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator. :)


 I wanted to use one of Simonne's own stamps, so I used her fabulous 'Chalkboards 2' sentiment set, available at the Whimsy Stamps store. This would be one of my absolute fave go-to birthday and friendship card stamp sets!


The papers are from Kaisercraft 'Storyteller', and I used a Nestabilities Decorative Labels 8 to frame the sentiment.


Thank you so much for all you do for us Simonne! And hope you are loving the love!! {{{HUGS!!}}}

And now it's time to continue with the Friendship Hop in honour of our sweet Simonne...


Hope you have enjoyed all the creations, and please feel free to leave some love and a message for Simonne on the Whimsy Blog!

See you next week!
 
Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Chalkboards 2' set by SC Designs (Simonne Clay), available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - Kaisercraft - 'Storyteller' 6x6 and embellishments;
Embellishments:
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.