Mar 29, 2012

My first Tiddly Inks

I just bought this cute digital stamp yesterday. It is my first Tiddly Ink image, and this one was so much fun to color!!


I used my Faber Castell polychromos pencils on Neenah solar crest card stock. The papers are from My Mind's Eye and Prima Marketing, and then Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin Up.


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The sentiment is from a new set by Whimsy Stamps (Circle Celebration Pennants).
I embellished this with a few prima flowers, sticky pearls, a clear button and some linen thread, and glitter. To finish it off I did some sewing with my janome mini. Please excuse the messy stitches. My machine started to act strange in the middle of it.

This week the challenge at Tiddly Inks is "Birthday Bash", and I would love to enter it there. I am combining this with the challenge at Do You Stack Up with the theme of sewing. At Digital Tuesday the theme is "your favorite color", and I have to say that at the moment I love to use the color kraft, and of course pink and aqua have always been some of my favorite colors. At the Catered Crop the challenge is "Stitching", so I will enter it there too.

And that is all for today, I will be back again Sunday with my new Penny Black and More card for our April challenge. Hope you'll check back then!

Have a great day!!



Mar 26, 2012

Whimsy Stamps March Release Day 6

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March 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!

Each mini blog hop has Linka new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To make my card for today, I used the adorable new stamp "Lemon Pepper" by Elisabeth Bell.


She has been colored using Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils.
I used a sketch from an older challenge at Raise the Bar. Love this sketch, and have been wanting to try it forever, just didn't have any time yet or the right image.

Papers are from My Minds Eye. I embellished with some die cut flowers (using the flowers and leaves die by MFT), some brads, and ribbon. The sentiment is from the brand new set "Celebrations circle pennats" by Whimsy Stamps. I used the new Whimsy Stamps circle pennant die to cut it out. The yellow fence is also a brand new die from this month's Whimsy Stamps release.
The grass was cut using Martha Stewart's grass punch.

I hope you like my card for today.

I am entering it to the following challenges:


To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 March.

To take a peek at the rest of today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Mar 23, 2012

Whimsy Stamps - March Showcase Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month's rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March 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!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.


Here is my card for today's showcase. I used the stamp"Birthday cupcake" from the Meljen's Designs Collection, along with a stamp from the new set "Vintage Birthday Tabs 1" from Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs. Of course the sentiment was cut out using the tabs 1 die.

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What a fun stamp to color and create with!!

I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils to color. Part of the cupcake was stamped twice and then cut out and adhered with pop up dots.

The papers are from My Minds Eye and Stampin Up.

I wanted to play along in this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge again, so I decided to follow their sketch to make my card. Here is what this week's sketch looks like.


I used an oval shape instead of a rectangle, and my bow is on the top right instead of teh bottom left, I thought these changes fit better into my design. But other than that it is about the same sketch.

I would like to enter this to a few more challenges:


To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 March.

To take a peek at the rest of today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...



Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Mar 21, 2012

Whimsy Stamps March Release


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



Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new rubber stamps and 7 wonderful new Shapeology dies today together with 2 brand new Shape EZ templates! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 27 March the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous 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.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 28 March) we will post a Release Round-Up 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.


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Here is what I made for today's mini hop, using the stamp "Birthday Pile -up" from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.
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I used Faber Castell Polychromos for coloring. The tickets are from a previous Whimsy Stamps release, from the sent Celebrations Mini Tickets, and I used the mini ticket die to cut them out.

The paper is from a pack by My Minds Eye. It's a pretty simple card, at least a simple sketch, I added a couple of buttons and some ribbon, and then did some sewing with my janome sew mini.

I am entering my card to the following challenges:


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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:




Here is a full reveal of the wonderful March release:


4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Balloon Bouquet ~ Birthday Hippo ~ Birthday Pile-up ~ Wee Snippet's Cake




2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Cinnamon Sugar ~ Lemon Pepper



4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Football ~ Soccer ~ Fabby Farrah ~ Sassy Sadie



3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Birthday Cupcake ~ Darling Dalmatian ~ Pixie Dust Fairy



3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Amy Whimsy ~ Angel Cody ~ Angie Whimsy



4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Aged To Perfection Notables 3 (coordinating die available) ~ Celebration Circle Pennants (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Party Hat Sentiments (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Vintage Birthday Tabs 1 (coordinating die available)




5 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Birthday Sentiments ~ Fence ~ Party Hats Die set ~ Circle Pennants Die set ~ Party Time Notables 3





2 TLC Shapeology die
Cherry Cake ~ Egg Tag


Shape EZ by TLC
Cherry Cake ~ Gradient Wedding Dress



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 to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

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

Mar 20, 2012

My Favorite Things Challenge

I finally figured out where to find the weekly sketches for My Favorite Things, and since I really liked this week's sketch I thought I'd play along. Somehow I had a hard time making this card though, for some reason it took me almost 5 days to finally complete it. I actually almost gave up on it.


And that although I used one of my all time favorite stamps!

Anyway, the stamp is by Penny Black, called "Guess What". I colored it with my faber castell polychromos pencils. Papers are from Basic Grey and Bo Bunny (I think). Card stock is from Stampin up and Neenah.

The border in the middle was done using a die from My Favorite Things. Embellished with some ribbon, linen thread, and a button.

I am entering my card to the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting!

Mar 13, 2012

Soooo many presents

I had this image sitting around forever but never had a chance to make a card with it. And since I really wanted to color today, I decided to make a birthday card too.

This is a digi from Cuddly Buddly. I was one of the lucky winners back when they still did challenges. And this was one of the images I picked as my prize. It's so cute and just perfect for boys cards.

I kept it pretty simple, since I don't really have too much time today, and I like simpler cards at the moment anyway.

The image was colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Papers are from Stampin Up, Neenah, and designer paper is from My Minds Eye. Did some sewing around the edges, and then I added some ribbon and a button with some linen thread.

The sentiment is from the set "Party mini letter seals" by Whimsy Stamps, another one of my favorite Whimsy Stamps sentiments.

I am entering this to the following challenges:

And that is all for today! Thanks so much for visiting!

Mar 12, 2012

Time to Party

Hi everyone!

Here is a card I made using Whimsy Stamps new rubber stamp Party Time Cat by meljen's designs. Love this stamp!! I used to have him in digi-format until my laptop broke and this was one of the digis that I had lost. Soooo excited that I have him in rubber now!

This cat just cracks me up and he reminds me so much of my own cat Thomas. Although this time I colored him in gray (Thomas is an orange tabby.)


I colored him with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. After stamping and coloring the image, I cut it out and added the silver cord to the balloons. Two of the balloons were popped up with dimensionals, and I added some glassy glaze for a shiny finish. I stamped SU's itty bitty background stamp around the circle.

The papers are all from my stash, they are probably by the paper studio from Hobby Lobby. But I could be wrong.

The ticket sentiments are from Whimsy's set "Celebrations mini tickets", and I used the mini ticket die to cut them out. The corners are from a new set of shapeology dies, just released last month "Corners shapeology dies". It's a set of 4 dies.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you'd like to see some more whimsy creations, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations blog as today is Whimsy Stamps Review Day featuring new projects made with Whimsy's last month's release and Elizabeth Bell special release.







Have a GREAT day!

Mar 7, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Special Elisabeth Bell release



Welcome to the Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP!


On Monday we announced the wonderful news that Whimsy Stamps has welcomed the amazing Elisabeth Bell to our family of Whimsy Stamps artists.

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 4 new Elisabeth Bell Little Cottage Cuties rubber stamps today and these new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.


~ Apple Blossom ~ ~ Chloe ~


~ Picked Sweet ~ ~ Sun Kissed ~



The Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests have been previewing these beautiful stamps for the past 2 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday March 7th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Wednesday March 14th at 12.00PM EST.

For this hop we have five different prize draws! One lucky hopper will win the entire new release of ALL four stamps. We also have four mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! We're not telling you where they are, so be sure to complete the hop to find them!


If you arrived here from Beate's beautiful blog then you are in the right place, if not and you would like to hop along with us today,

please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Debbie's blog.


For my card today I used the stamp "Chloe".



I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring, and I can tell you this one was just as much fun coloring as the "Picked Sweet" image from yesterday's sneak peek.

I used a pretty simple sketch here, the blue designer paper is by stampin up, and the pretty strip of paper is by DCWV. I placed a paper doily behind the image. I really wanted to add more flowers, but they just looked like they took away from the the beautiful image, so I left them off. Instead I added a little bow and a button with some linen thread.

The sentiment is from the set "Thank you tabs 1" by Whimsy Stamps. It has been cut out using Whimsy's Tab 1 die.

I would love to enter this card to the following challenges:

Your next stop on this hop is Dena's fabulous blog!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order in case you get lost.



Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Mar 6, 2012

Whimsy's Cottage Cutie Sneak Peek

Hi everyone!

Yesterday we announced the exciting news that the amazing Elisabeth Bell has joined the Whimsy Stamps family of artists.

Elisabeth’s debut release for Whimsy Stamps is the Little Cottage Cuties line of rubber stamps and will be available to buy from the Whimsy store tomorrow (7 March 2012). In the lead up to their release, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests are excited to share with you 2 days packed full of previews of these gorgeous stamps.

Today we are sharing projects made with Chloe and Picked Sweet, and we are holding a 24hr mini blog hop to celebrate!


We have hidden one Chloe rubber stamp and one Picked Sweet rubber stamp somewhere along the way, so be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow to be entered into the prize draws.


Here is my creation for today's mini hop.


I used the stamp "Picked Sweet", which I have to say is my personal favorite from this release.
I colored her with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.

The beautiful paper is by Prima Markerting (Madeline collection).
I embellished with a few prima flowers and pearls, some linen thread, and flourishes which were cut out using Whimsy's "vines" shapeology die.

I decided to add a little bit of gold glitter to the flowers and the designer paper. The fence on the bottom was punched out with a Martha Stewart punch.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:



To take a peek at the rest of today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...




Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to pop back to the Whimsy Inspirations blog tomorrow for our new release BLOG HOP!!

Mar 5, 2012

Elisabeth Bell Stamps for Whimsy Stamps - Little Cottage Cuties preview

Happy Monday!

No card from me today, just a quick note to let you know that for the next two days the Whimsy Stamps Design Team is showing projects made with the soon to be released Elisabeth Bell Cottage Cuties stamps. And then on Wednesday we are having a blog hop to celebrate the new released.

Of course there are going to be prizes every day so be sure to visit all the designers.




I am not part of the preview today, but be sure to visit the

Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog

so you can check out today's Design Team creations and leave comments on their blogs for a chance to win.

I will be back tomorrow with my Little Cottage Cutie card.

Hope to see you then!