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Oct 24, 2013

Whimsy Stamps - October Rubber Stamp Review Hop

Another scheduled post from me, hopefully blogger will behave and the post will go live as planned...

It's time for the Whimsy Stamps Review Blog Hop, where we are showing you some more fabulous projects using the newly released products. And of course there will another prize hidden in one of the Design Team blogs today, so hopefully you'll join us in this hop! All hop winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog tomorrow!

To make my card I used the gorgeous stamp  Winter Friends  from Whimsy's Wee stamps collection. Such a cutie and it was so much fun to color! I used my copic colors, but I have to apologize,  this time I did not write down the colors I used.
The designer papers are from Whimsy Stamps too, from one of the sets released last year (Winter Frost). I kept the card pretty simple, I just used some ribbon and die cut snowflakes for embellishments, as well as a little clear button with some twine. To finish it off I did some messy sewing around the edges. The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps. 

Here is a complete list of products used:
Stamps: Winter Friends, Sleigh Ride (both Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: Winter Blues (Whimsy Stamps)
Tools: layered snowflake die, copics
Embellishments: ribbon, twine, button, glitter

 Here is another view.
I hope you'll be able to hop along with us in today's hop for a chance to win a whimsy prize. 

You can find the complete list of participating designers by clicking 
Don't forget to check back there tomorrow to see if you were one of the lucky winners!

Happy hopping!!

Oct 16, 2013

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - Rubber Design Team post

Happy Wednesday everyone, and thanks for visting!
This is a scheduled post, so hopefully blogger will behave and the post will go live when it is supposed to!

Today is the Whimsy Stamps Rubber Design Team's turn to share a creation with you for our current Whimsy Stamps Challenge. This month the theme is

"Vintage/Chabby Chic".

 It has been some time since I made a vintage-y card, so I hope I captured the theme here somehow.
I used stamps from the september release - the super cute stamp "Snowflake Bauble", and a sentiment from the set "Holiday Cheer". Behind the sentiment I used the evergreen tree stamp from the set "Lovely as a Tree" by SU.
The image has been colored with copic markers and cut out using my very sharp cutterbee scissors. I added some  chunky glass glitter (retired from SU) around the sentiment,and the trim in the middle of card. The edges were distressed. The holly and berries die was perfect to use on the side, although I did only use 2 leaves of the diecut. I added a button with some twine in place of the berries.

Here is a complete list:
Stamps: Snowflake Bauble, Holiday Cheer (both Whimsy Stamps), Lovely as a Tree (SU)
Papers: Winter Blues (Whimsy Stamps), Card stock by SU and Neenah
Tools: holly and berries die (whimsy), scallop border punch (SU)
Embellishments: chunky glass glitter (SU), stickles glitter, lace
The image was colored with copic markers

Here is another view.

Thanks so much for visiting. Stop by the Whimsy Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Rubber Design Team came up with, and if you're up for a challenge, why not join in for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes up for grabs?

Have a fabulous week everyone!

Oct 6, 2013

Penny Black & More - October Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying fall so far! We had so some nice weather over here, warm days, chilly nights...perfect!

It's time for a new challenge at Penny Black and More! This month we are going to make it very easy for everyone, as our theme is simply

Anything goes!

As always feel free to use any brand of rubber or clear stamps, or Penny Black stickeroos, just no digistamps please.

Here is what I create for this month, using Penny Black's clear stamp set "Micey Day".

The image has been colored using copic markers. Sentiment is part of the cute set.
I used one of my "fall-to" sketches. The gray printed paper behind the image was made by using the large background stamp "life defined" from Whimsy Stamps.

Here is a complete list of products used:
Stamps: Micey Day (Penny Black), Life Defined (whimsy stamps)
Papers: from stash
Tools: large leafy flourish die (whimsy stamps)
Embellishments: ribbon, twine, prima flower, brad, glitter

Copic markers used:
Mice: C0, C2, C5, R11
cherries: R22, R27, R29, R39, YG91, YG67, E31 (stems)
Cup: B0000, B41, C0
Spoon: B31, E33

 We have several fabulous sponsors again this month, Penny Black, Crimson Cloud and Crafty Ribbons, hope you'll join if for a chance to win!
Simply click on the logo below to go straight to the challenge blog.  

 Happy Stamping!!

Oct 5, 2013

Wordplay Saturday Challenge - October

For the Whimsy Stamps World Card Making Day Blog Hop please click HERE or scroll down to the post below this one.


Hello and welcome to the October WordPlay Saturday Challenge here on my blog. As I mentioned last month, this this month the new challenge will go live the first saturday of the new month, since I have family visiting me from overseas and staying with me until the end of the month. 

Before I get to the new challenge, it's time to announce last month's winner. chose #34

That is Susan S.

Congratulations! Please email me your complete address including country so I can get the stamp sent out to you.


Now onto this month's word...
since today is World Card Making Day I decided that everyone should get a chance to play along and the word is simply...


So feel free to share any new papercrafts creation! Don't forget you can enter up to 4 times.

Here is what I am sharing today, using a super sweet stamp from Whimsy and Stars Studio Designs, by Mabelle R.O. You can find this digi HERE in her etsy store. 
Products used:
Stamps: Girl and Snowman (Whimsy and Stars Studio), Snowflake mini letter seals (Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: Neenah, SU, Winter Blues Designer Paper (Whimsy Stamps)
Tools: Circle punches (1 1/4 and 1 1/2 inch), Crop-a-dile
Embellishments: stickles glitter, twine

Colored with copic markers.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Snowsuit: E31, E33, E35, E37
Fur trims: W0, W2, W4
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Greens: YG91, YG95
Stars: Y00, Y02, Y06

I made the "hills" by using parts of oval diecuts, and then adding glitter to the edges.

This month the prize is a cute stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. It comes from my own personal collection, and has been slightly used as you can see.

A few things to remember:
 It must be a new creation
You may combine this with other challenges
You must mention and link this blog when entering the challenge
You may enter up to 4 times
Would love to have you as a follower, but it is not a requirement

ETA 5/20/18:

To protect the privacy of those who entered this challenge, the linky tool has now been removed.

Celebrating World Card Making Day with a Blog Hop!

Happy World Card Making Day 2013! 
World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to  celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family, AND to kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season!

 Today, Whimsy Stamps is celebrating World Card Making Day 2013 with our very own BLOG HOP! The hop starts today at 9.00AM (EST) and ends on Monday 7th October 2013 at 12.00PM (EST). We've hidden a fantastic prize pack somewhere along the hop, so be sure to complete the hop to find it! We will announce the lucky winner on the Whimsy blog on Monday, once the hop has ended. But that's not all! Once you've finished the hop and entered the prize draw, hop on over to the Whimsy Stamps store where you will find some free digital stamps that have been posted in celebration of WCMD! Be quick to grab them, as they will only be available for a very short time!

Here is what I created for today's hop, using one of Crissy Armstrongs cute rubber stamps - Party Pig! The tickets are from the set "Party mini tickets" by Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs.


Products used:
Stamps: Party Pig, Mini celebration tickets (both whimsy stamps)
Papers: kraft, green galore, (both SU),white (neenah) Designer Paper scraps
Tools: mini ticket die, corner rounder
Embellishments: gingham ribbon, button

Colored with copic markers.
Pig: YR000, R00, R02, W2
Bow: BG10, BG11, BG13
Hat and Balloons: BG10, BG11, BG13, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06
Ground: E31, E33, YG03, YG06, G99, YG93

Normally I would have added some glitter, but left it off here, because I thought it would work better for a masculine card without, and I am always having too many girly card on hand and hardly any masculine cards. 

 Here is another view.

 Okay, so now it's time for you to hop! If you’re happened upon this post by chance and would like to hop with us, hop on over to the Whimsy Stamps blog to begin the hop. If you’ve hopped here from  Jodi’s blog, then you’re in the right place and your next stop is ... Jackie's blog. Finally, here is a full hop list in hopping order: 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy hopping!