Friday, December 19, 2014

Friendship Hop


Hello welcome to our friendship hop in honor of Simonne!

Simonne has been a part of the Whimsy family for many years and today we wanted to share our love with her and show her how special she is to us. Thank you for everything you do for all of us at Whimsy, Simonne!

For those of you who don't know Simonne allow me to share a bit about her. Not only is she a super talented card maker, skilled Copic colorer, and brilliant Whimsy illustrator, she is also an amazing person. I have had the pleasure of working with Simonne over the years and have developed a true friendship with her. It always amazes me how attached we become to our crafty friends, some of whom we have never actually met in person. I could not imagine my days without having her to chat with and laugh with and just share day to day stuff with. She always makes me smile!

Our DT have come together today to share creations made especially for Simonne. We hope you will hop along with us and check out the fun cards and personal messages to Simonne. And we might even have a little treat to give away for one or two participants also! So be sure to leave comments on all the DT blogs along the way and we will draw 2 random winners who will be given one of our Clearly Whimsy Stamps sets designed by Simonne herself!

For my card today, I have used the stamp sets Happy Hello and Happy Everything along with the Stitched Border Trio Dies and Sweet Large Word Die.

I created the background using Memento inks in a rainbow of colors and the 2 circle burst stamps from Happy Everything. Then I used more rainbow colors of ink and smeared those on a scrap paper and then cut the sweet with the Sweet Large Word Die. I've embellished with some red twine and used foam tape to add dimension to the top layer. The friend word is from Happy Hello.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Simonne, we love ya!



Sunday, November 16, 2014

SCYS#2 - Color Challenge

Hello and Happy Sunday!


Today I have a card to share with you that I created for the new challenge over at ShowCASe Your Style! Our theme for challenge #2 is a color challenge of gold, black, silver. and white. And this is the inspiration photo myself and the DT have used to create our cards.


This challenge will run from today (Saturday, November 15th) until midnight ET on Thursday, November 27th.

 
My card uses some black and white card stock. And I used some gold and silver ink to create the edging on two of my matte pieces of white cardstock. I have used the Clearly Whimsy Stamps products  Sparkle & Shine stamp set, Christmas Greetings stamp set and Christmas large word die.
I cut the Christmas word out of glitter American Crafts paper and all the Christmas ornament bulbs have been stamped with gold and silver Memento Brilliance Inks. 

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a great Sunday and if you are up for a challenge, we hope you will join us at ShowCASe Your Style! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release - Day 3

Hi everyone and welcome to the final day of our October Clearly Whimsy Stamps release!!


Over the last 3 days we have revealed our very first Christmas Clearly Whimsy Stamps release! We are released 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they are all available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store now.

We are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!

Today we are revealing the Christmas Greetings 4x6” stamp set and the Christmas Large Word die, and our Scandi Christmas 4x6" stamp set.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 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 to be entered into the draw.


One of the cards I have for today uses the new Scandi Christmas stamps and the Christmas Large Word Die.

I used memento inks to create the border and then stamped the snowflakes using Versamark ink. This was a very quick and easy card to make. Lots of possibilities with these new Christmas sets. The Christmas word was created with the die and Big Shot, then glued in place. The cardstock is all SU!.

My second card uses Christmas Greetings and the Christmas Large Word Die as well as the Stitched Border Trio die set. And this card fits the our theme at ShowCASe Your Style challenges.



I used red and white SU! cardstock and a piece of vellum. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and the snowflakes in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with silver powder. I also used some glue and super fine silver glitter to shine up my edges on the top layer. The Christmas Word die cut was made using the Christmas word die and the Big Shot, then glued in place.

Be sure to stop by and see what the other DT members have created today too and remember to leave comments for your chance to win the prize! And if you are up for a CAS challenge, please join us at ShowCASe Your Style!



Whimsy Stamps Blog  http://whimsystamps.blogspot.com
Simonne Clay   http://semsee.blogspot.com
Michelle Short (GDT)  http://www.cardgrotto.com
Denise Lynn - http://denisesstampingpage.blogspot.com




Friday, October 31, 2014

October Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release - Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the  
Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 2014 release

We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 dies/die sets this week, and they are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers tomorrow! This month we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers. Welcome ladies! We are so happy that you are joining us for this release!

Today we are revealing the Gingerbread House 4x6” stamp set and the Gingerbread House die set, the Gingerbread People 3x4" stamp set and the Gingerbread People die set, and the Sparkle and Shine 4x6" stamp set.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.


The card I made uses Sparkle and Shine.  I went with non  traditional holiday colors for this one. The striped paper is actually ink and our Basic Backgrounds and Borders stamp set. The card stock is Whisper White from SU and I stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink. There is also a layer of vellum under the stamped layer of paper.


After stamping the sentiment, I stamped again with Versamark and then used heat and stick powder and glitter to create some shimmer. It's hard to see in the photo but there are also some snowflakes stamped and then glittered up as well. I finished off this card with some ribbons, twine, gems, and sequins. Here's a close up.


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 on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.



Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our release day grand hop!And don't forget all the new release products are available today and through the weekend for 10% off!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release - Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the October Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release!

Over the next 3 days we will reveal our very first Christmas Clearly Whimsy Stamps release! We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday.

We are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!


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 on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Today we are showcasing PENGUIN FUN 4x6 stamp set and the coordinating PENGUIN FUN DIE SET



And also the TREMENDOUS TRIANGLES 4x6 stamp set and coordinating TREMENDOUS TRIANGLES DIE SET



For my card I have use the Penguin Fun stamps and dies to create a shaker card. I also used the Stitched Border Trio to create the stitched effect on the edges of the card.


I have created a white on white card and accented with teal blue and purple. The shaker card was created with circle dies, acetate, and some chunky glitter. I stamped the penguin and colored his feet with a marker. Then stamped the hat onto a colored piece of designer paper and then used the coordinating die to cut it out. Here is a close up of the shaker.


If you stop stop by the Whimsy Shop today through Sunday and purchase these new release goodies, you will save 10%! No codes necessary, prices are already marked.


 Be sure to hop along with us and leaves comments for your chance to win some Whimsy shopping money! :)

We are also starting up a new challenge blog dedicated to CAS stamping and card making called ShowCASe Your Style. This challenge will be featuring Clearly Whimsy Stamps products in bi-weekly challenges. We hope you will join us for our launch on Saturday, November 1st! YOu can grab the badge below and help us to spread the word too, if you'd like.


Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release inspiration!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Clear Stamp Release Hop!

Welcome to the ...
Clearly Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!


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

The hop starts today (Saturday August 30th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday August 31st at midnight EDT.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Amy's blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Whimsy Stamps blog
Amy Kolling
Alanna Moses
Becky Carafa
Debbie Eastman
Heather Pulvirenti
Iris Wiechmann (GDT)
Jen Carter
Simonne Clay
Denise Lynn


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 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, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw.

Here are the two cards I made with the new Clearly Whimsy Stamps and Shapeology Metal Crafting die products released this week! These new products are a lot of fun to work with. My son had a birthday last weekend and so I needed to make some thank you cards. These products came in very handy and I was able to not only make different cards but quick and easy ones too!



The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW, and if you love our new clear line as much as we do, why not ask your local stamping supplies store to stock it!

Also, Whimsy Stamps offers FREE USA SHIPPING on all orders over $75!

http://www.whimsystamps.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=20

We hope you've enjoyed this release!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, August 29, 2014

August Clear Stamp Release Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...


This week we are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store now and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW.


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 to be entered into the draw.

Yesterday we introduced THANKS A MILLION and BASIC BACKGROUNDS AND BORDERS 1 stamp sets and dies, and today we are excited to introduce you to SAY WHAT? stamp set and dies!

Here is my card using the Say What? Clear set, Speech Bubble Border die, and some of the Say What? Speech Bubbles dies. I have also used sentiments and the hearts from the new Thanks a Million clear set.


So now it’s time to check out what our amazing Design Team has created with these new products. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.

Becky Carafa
Debbie Eastman
Heather Pulvirenti
Iris Wiechmann (GDT)
Jen Carter
Simonne Clay
Amy Kolling
Alanna Moses
Denise Lynn

Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Clear Release - Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the ...


Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 3 new clear stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday.

Today we are excited to reveal ... Thanks A Million 4x6” stamp set and the  Basic Backgrounds and Borders 1 4x6” stamp set, together with the Thanks large word die and the Stitched Borders die set.

I have created two cards, both using the new Thanks a Million set, Thanks Large Word Die, and Stitched Border Trio Die Set. This first card also uses the Distressed Backgrounds and Ink Splats clear set.


  

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 to be entered into the draw.

So now, it’s time to check out what our amazing Design Team has created with these new products. Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate.

Simonne Clay
Amy Kolling
Alanna Moses
Becky Carafa
Debbie Eastman
Denise Lynn (that's me)
 Heather Pulvirenti
Iris Wiechmann (GDT)
Jen Carter

Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!