Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BIG HUGE SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!

***This blog candy drawing is now closed***

Hi All!

I have some pretty big personal news to share with all of you, news that I've been wanting to spill for some time now and today, I finally can do just that! So hold on to your hats....here goes!!!
I have decided to end my old stamping career as a Stampin' Up! demo to start my new stamping career with my very own stamp company! This has been a huge dream of mine and with the love and support of my wonderful husband, I've begun the adventure of small business owner! I'm super excited to announce the launch of Whimsy Stamps!

Whimsy Stamps is our family owned and operated business located in New Hampshire. With the help of wonderfully talented artists we are please to bring you our exclusive whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. Our stamps are crafted from deeply etched rubber and mounted on cling cushion. They will come untrimmed, but once trimmed they will be ready to mount on acrylic blocks and ink up!

We will officially launch our website and online shop next week, fingers crossed, but for now I have a couple treats to share on my blog. First, here are some sneak peeks at our first three stamps...




Whimsy Animals Collection Duck $6.00 US, actual stamp size is approx. 2.25" x 3"








Whimsy Animals Collection Frog $5.50 US, actual stamp size is approx. 2.35" x 2.7"









Whimsy Animals Collection Turtle $6.00 US, actual stamp size is approx. 3" x 2.25"







These images were designed by our artist Katie Sowa for the Whimsy Animals Collection. Each of these images will be available for purchase on our website soon and we will ship to all US locations as well as internationally.

But, you won't have to wait until the website is up to get your hands on these little cuties! We will be offering a pre-order period starting today. If you are interested in placing an order, please email me at whimsystamps@verizon.net and I will send you a link to make your purchase via Paypal. All pre-orders will be filled and processed in the order in which they were received and will be mailed Flat Rate Priority mail via the USPS beginning on Thursday this week. All USA shipping rates are $4.80 and international are $11.95. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me! edit to add: these shipping rates are on PRE-ORDERS only. Once our website is up and running shipping rates will be Priority Mail based on the weight and destination of each purchase.


Now, on to the second treat....

BLOG CANDY!!! If you would like a chance to win one of these little guys to add to your stamp collection here's what you need to do. Add a post on your blog telling everyone about the launch of Whimsy Stamps, link back to my blog, and then leave a comment here. You will have until Wednesday, November 26th to enter for your chance to win. I will draw 3 winners using random.org on Wednesday evening at 7pm EST. Each winner will have his/her choice of 1 of these new Whimsy Animals Collections stamps! Pretty easy right! :)

Stay tuned all week for more updates! I will be introducing you to the Whimsy Stamps design team, sharing some projects featuring Whimsy Stamps, and maybe even giving you all another sneak peek, this time at our December 1st stamp release! I will also make an announcement when the website is up and running!

Thanks for stopping by today and allowing me to share this news with you! I can't wait for you to see some stamped stuff made using Whimsy Stamps, be sure to stop back!

Happy Stamping!! :)

99 comments:

Alexandra said...

Very exciting news indeed Denise!!!! I love them - they are totally adorable little stamps!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rach said...

Denise these are real cutie's. love the turtle one in particular...definitely one for my wish list..
congratulations on the launch of your new family buisness.
Hugs rachxxx

Denise said...

Congratulations! I will be sure to check it out, and order some.

Andrea, said...

Oh wow Denise, congratulations. It must be such fun starting up your own stamp company. I love the 2 images, they are fab especially the crazy turtle. Is the international shipping rate a flat charge or does it depend on how many stamps you buy?
I will leave a link on my blog and all the best with your new business.

Lisa H. said...

congrats! I'm so glad to see things are moving along for you. what adorable images! I can't wait to see more :)

Toni said...

Wow! How exciting for you Denise. The designs are fab!! Have left a linky on my blog. xx

Emily said...

Congratulations Denise! Your stamps are so freakin cute!! These would be so much fun to color! I can't wait to see them all!

Beth said...

These are so cute! I especially like the frog! I've left you a link on my blog - good luck with the new business! xx

Lauren said...

So exciting Denise. I wish you the best! YAY!

Gillian McMurray said...

These are really cute stamps. Love the ducky. I have seen alot of cute stamps lately but these guys have attitude. Best of luck.

malieta said...

Congratulations Denise!!! I am very happy for you...way to go girl! This collection of stamps are adorable and fun! Good luck with everything and I will post a link on my blog!
Hugs
Risa:)

Heather said...

Big congrats to you! What an adventure you're starting on, good luck. It's something I've thought about doing myself :)
Thanks for the opportunity to win your super cute stamps!
hugs

CraftyC said...

Thease are gorgeous stamps, will bookmark this page and add to my blog later, good luck!
Clairexx

Anonymous said...

What darling stamps, congratulations on your new business. I do not have a blog, but I still wanted you to know that I really like your stamps. I will be letting people know by word of mouth! I will be checking back for some of your other stamps. You are in my favorites. Good luck!

Joan
Maple Grove, MN.

Catherine said...

Denise, congratulations. I'm so happy for you. And your creatures are just adorable.

Erin... said...

WooHoo Denise!!!!!! I am super excited for you and can not wait to get my pencils, markers, crayons, etc on those little cuties!!!! Hugs

Pam's Pride said...

Congrats on starting your own stamp company!! I linked you up to my blog!

Kris said...

well congrats on your new adventure ...those are some of the most adorable stamps I have seen...I put a link on my blog...wish you a sucessful adventure

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Congratulations!!! How awesome to follow your dreams. Those stamps are adorable and I would LOVE to win one!
Here is the link to the post on my blog: http://thecrazylifeofanavywife.blogspot.com/2008/11/rubber-stamps.html

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh these are so cute and adorable dear. Congrats on starting your own company. I have linked you to my blog dear you can find it Here

melody said...

wow denise! that is totally kewl! congrats..i love those stamps..especially that turtle..how cute is that! got ya linked on my blog! you go girl!

Sally said...

Denise,
Congratulations on your exciting new! The stamps are so adorable. Love that little turtle! I am sure your stamps will be a hit! I have added your news to my blog

Cheryl said...

Good luck with your new endeaver.

Laura said...

Cute and whimsical! Wishing you great success, Denise! I'm so excited for you! Big hugs!

thread-bare said...

Oh wow how exciting for you xx Wishing you every success in your venture xx Will put a link on my blog for your candy now xx

Lastel said...

Congrats on the launch of your new business , looks like some real cute stamps will be on the menu . I have linked you on my blog in a new feature on my sidebar called The Candy Dish . Best of luck on your new venture !

Manuela said...

Hi! What a cute stamps you have! I've linked you on my blog.

Manuela x

Diane said...

Oh boy! More stamps to get!!!
They are too darn cute!
Congrats Denise,I posted your good news on my blog!!!!
I'm so happy for you!
Wishing you all the best!

cherylhorton said...

Denise - no way! Congratulations on your new company. I am super excited since you are in my backyard, another New Englander, YEAH! The preview stamps a re adorable and I can't wait to see the rest! I'll be watching and I have alerted all my blog readers to these great images also. Congrats! Cheryl

Glitter Monkey said...

Many congratulations to you on the launch of your new Company! Lol Lynn x

Heidi said...

Denise- these are wonderful, how exciting and congrats on your big news! I will post your link on my blog!

K said...

Congratulations and good luck with your shop, it will be a huge success if all the images will be this cute!
Thanks for the chance with the candy :)
I blogged your candy and announced your new shop here
Bye, Kitty (Slovenia)

stampingheaven said...

Huge congratulations Denise, they are adorable.

WhimsicalThoughts said...

I found your blog via Catherine at Inksomnia, Congrats on your new line, they are so cute! I added a link to my blog, thanks for the chance to win one of your cute little stamps!

Nicola said...

Congratulations on your new adventure. I wish you lots and lots of luck with it. I have linked you on my blog both in a post and in the side bar. These images are just the cutest ever.

http://gorillamamagreats.blogspot.com/

Hugs
Nic

Vicki said...

Yeah!! WOWZER!! Such exciting news!! I will be linking you soon my friend!! :) These are so adorable!! I wish you the best luck my friend!!

Vicki said...

Hey Denise...here's my link to it:

http://www.stampedsmiles.com/2008/11/quick-news-flash.html

THANKS!

skyviewstamper said...

Those are so cute! I love the turtle! That would be my first choice to buy! Can't wait to see what else you have! Congrads on your new adventure!

vittory said...

Hi there!
My congratulations to you!
Good luck!
I've added link: http://vittory83.blogspot.com/2008/11/big-huge-super-exciting-news-26.html

Jannette said...

Loving the stamps! Good luck in your new adventure.

Jannette D.

ribenaruby said...

Congratulations on the launch of your new business! Just love the super-cute images and can't wait to see all the wonderful creations by the team.Off to do the post and link on the right.

Alysabeth said...

I'll go add a link right now:o) These are super cute!

Holly said...

oh these images are so cute! Sounds like you are off to a great start with a wonderful design team! Be sure to let me know when you need member! LOL!

Lynn said...

Congrats on starting your own company Denise! How exciting...I wish you all the best!!! I can't wait to see the rest of the Whimsy Stamps!

Cindy said...

Wishing you all the best, Denise! Congrats on your good news, I announced it today. The stamps are so cute!

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

WOW Denise! I'm so glad I followed Vicki's blog. Those stamps are just adorable. I wish you soooooo much success and I've told all my friends on my blog to come & take a look.

All the very, very best! Oh, I'll be back for more too!

Stef H

Tracey said...

Adorable! Congrats on the new venture!

Valems said...

Good luck with the stamp company and thanks for a chance to win. Here's the link and also on the right side of my blog.

Have a great day
Vanja

Krissy C said...

Congratulations!!How exciting!The stamps are gorgeous :)

Im off to add a link on my blog

Krissy xx

Carol said...

Lots of luck on your new line of stamps! They are super cute!! Can't wait to order some. :) Off to add a link on my blog.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on the new venture.
I'm sure it will be a huge success.
Love the stamp designs so far!! Look forward to what else you come up with!
Have added a link on my blog here for you.
Kathleen x

Lindsay said...

Kudos on the new venture.... this is something I've also wanted to do for along time, so I am quite jealous.
The images are wonderful, and I hope to get my hands on them soon... and to that affect, here is my blog post about it:
http://lindsaysdesign.blogspot.com/2008/11/big-news.html

thanks for the chance to win!

Mephisto said...

Oh what sweet Images. I like the Frog so much!!!!!!

I have posted it on my Blog:
http://mephisto-domi.blogspot.com/2008/11/whimsy-stamps.html

Greetings
from Germany

Dominique

flipflops4sherri said...

These are just as cute as can be! Just adorable! I posted them on my blog :). http://sherri-iloveflipflops.blogspot.com/ Congratulations on a new venture!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

These little critters are so adorable. Would love to be using these on my cards! All the very best on your new business! I've linked to you on my blog!
Judy x

Bubbles said...

Oh wow congratulations and good luck with your new venture I'm sur it will be a sucess. Love the images especially the duck!!
Now off to add a link on my blog.
Joanne x

Happy Crafter said...

Hi Denise Congrats on your dream comin true its fantastic i wish you all the best for success :)
I have posted Here.
Hugs Val xxx

Sue said...

Congratulations on your new adventure, have added your link to my blog. All the very best to you. sue.x

Rhonda Kelly said...

Congrats! That is very exciting news. And those stamps are just ADORABLE!!! I love them. I wish you the very best in your new journey!! I will have to get my hands on some of those little guys...I am eamiling you right now.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your new venture Denise. I'm sure it will be a huge success, the stamps are incredibly beautiful and it's such generous candy for your launch. I've linked up to you in my blog sidebar. Good luck! Chris

kate said...

gorgeous! very fun!! added to my blog!! xo

Cheri Howard said...

Congratulations! I just love your frog stamp (if I don't win him, I think I'll have to buy 'im). =P I'll definitely be visiting your online store when it opens.

I've blogged about your candy at The Paper Freak.

Sena said...

Congrats on the launch!! Awesome! I have linked you at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2008/11/candy_20.html

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

AbcHobby.it said...

Hi Denise
congrats for your new adventure!!
I'm sure you'll have success :-)
I've add a link to you here
http://abc-hobby.blogspot.com/

bye elisabetta

Bunny B said...

Wow! Exciting news! All the best!! :) I've blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy_21.html
Thanks!

Lisa H. said...

I just posted on my blog, Denise! This is just so exciting. I would love to be one of the first to own one of these adorable images!
http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/2008/11/season-of-thanks.html

Lisa H. said...

I just posted on my blog, Denise! This is just so exciting. I would love to be one of the first to own one of these adorable images!
http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/2008/11/season-of-thanks.html

Samantha said...

Hip-Hip-Horray!!!!!!! Wowie- Zowie- You are soooo awesome- I am so sad to see you leave SU! I love Caseing all your ideas- but am so happy for you to acheive a DREAM! Very cute stamps- I am sure you will do great!

Angie said...

Congratulations on your exciting adventure! The stamps you have previewed are delightful! Thanks for the opportunity to add one to my collection. I added your info to my blog and here is the site:

http://www.gemstonecreations.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

How absolutely adorable they are! Congratulations and good luck with your new adventure! I've added your blog candy to my right sidebar on my blog at http://stampingtink.blogspot.com. Would you mind if I added your shop banner? Thanks for the opportunity to win!

jasmina* said...

I linked you on my blog. =)

Jelena said...

Yummy candy... I have posted your announcement on my blog. :)
Thanks for the chance to win :)

http://murllyka.blogspot.com/2008/11/candy_20.html

Krista said...

Love these cute little stamps. I have placed a link for your candy on the sidebar of my blog for you.

Krista

Monica-FC said...

congrats on starting your own stamping business. i put this up on my blog. http://Monica-FC.blogspot.com

thank you for a chance to win. many blessing to you in your business.

Fior di Mela said...

I hope to Win Hugs FIordimela

Mandy said...

These are all so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win. Pick me, pick me!!:-)

Stampin' Heather said...

Congrats and good luck with your new adventure!

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

Those stamps are simply adorable! I love them! Wowee, I'd love to win one, too!

I posted a link on my blog: http://craftyria.com/bloglist/

Congratulations!

carlzcardz said...

congratulations hun, wowwwooo im in love with a duck he's sooooo cute, i hope i can win him! id give him such a nice home!! lol. ive linked you on my candy alerts xxx

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with the new stamps. I just love them.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Cathy D

julialynn said...

Good Luck, I am sure you will do great!

Alice said...

HI! Wonderfull stamps! I link you in my blog candy sidebar, it is good anyway? You can find it in my blog: http://justme-alice.blogspot.com/
Byee
Alice

MoooooN said...

Hello! Your stamps are so lovely! I've made a post about them in my blog: http://scrapmooooon.blogspot.com/2008/11/whimsy-stamps-26.html

Кристина said...

Oh... those animals... so nice! Thank you for your products. I would be happy to get one for my collection and I will hope...
I made a link in my blog.
Kristina.

Rhynah said...

Hi! Very lovely stamps, I must say. :)
Thanks for the chance to win one of these cute fellas!

- Rhynah

Anita said...

Congrats on your new adventure! The stamps are so cute. My favorite is the frog. :)

Katarina said...

They are so full of personality. Good call on the designers :)
I've written about the line and your candy on a seperate post on my blog:

kamadesign

Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, such adorable characters! I'm so excited for you! congratulations! I gave your lovely company a shout out, check it out:
Whimsy Stamps!
Blessings, Maria

Prpldy said...

Congrats on your new business endeavors! Love the images....so cute and adorable! I posted at my blog......Good luck with Whimsy Stamps!

Jezz79 said...

really nice stamps,congratulations!!!

Яmaha said...

Очень милые штампики. Я рассказала о розыгрыше в своем блоге: http://i-am-maha.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post_25.html

Elizabeth said...

Hi!!!
Congratulations:D
You have very nice blog:D

my blog:http://prezentownia-candy.blogspot.com/2008/11/stamping-with-denise.html

xoxo

craftyb said...

Well you must be one VERY excited crafty gal right now!! Huge congratulations on your new venture...your first 3 guys are adorable! bx

Laurie said...

You are so talented! Just looking through your cards tells me that you will have great success with your new business adventure. The best of luck to you!
Laurie

Janet Bagnall said...

Congratulations on your new adventure - I am looking forward to visiting your blog often and seeing more of the Whimsy Stamps.

I have posted this on my blog:
http://lifefullofsunflowers.blogspot.com/

Lynna said...

Congratulations on following your dream. Your stamps are adorable. Good Luck.

Lynna Demay

maiahs_momma said...

Thank you so much for this chance, love the look of that frog :)! Posted about your blog candy giveaway on my blog: www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Jannette said...

I'm so looking forward to coloring those cute looking animals! Thanks for the chance.

Jannette D.

Pockets of Inspiration said...

Look at you! How exciting. Congrats Denise, you're gonna be fab!