Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Hope those of you in the States enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and that my international friends have had a nice week too. We have a new challenge for you on STAMP SOMETHING today and it's one in honor of another special day here in the US. Today is know as Black Friday, the busiest, craziest, holiday shopping day of the year. Many people get up super early in the morning, stand in long lines, waiting forever, all to get that special one day only price on all their holiday gift giving needs! I've personally never really ventured out, but we are going to this year!
So for the challenge we thought it would be fun to have a Black Friday Somethings theme. All you need to do to play along is make a project that includes the color black in some form or another. It could be black paper, ribbon, buttons, anything you can think of as long as there's something black, it counts! Post your entry by 7pm EST on Thursday, December 4th for a chance at this week's blog candy prizes! That's right I said prizes...there will be two lucky winners this week!
Our new sponsor, JessicaLynnOriginal, has generously donated a $20 gift certificate and a free designer stamp as blog candy this week! Woo Hoo, thanks Jessica! Be sure to check out the design team samples for this week too, they are fabulous in black!
Here's my take this challenge....
I started with black cardstock and then layered on a piece of white cardstock embossed with the swirls embossing folder and my CB. I used A Cardinal Christmas from SU! as my image. I used the coluzzle to cut the white oval and then my scalloped oval nesties to cut the black oval. The final touches were some taffeta ribbon and white gel pen dots.
Thanks for dropping in! Hope you'll have some time to stamp something black with us today! Have a great weekend! :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thank you for all the kind and wonderful well wishes you've all left over the past week for Whimsy Stamps! It means a lot to me personally, as Whimsy is my dream! We have the website up and running now, however the shopping cart service is taking a bit longer to publish. Hopefully everything will be running smoothly tomorrow! If you'd like to take a look at Whimsy's site, please click here.
Now, on to the 3 blog candy winners....there were over 90 entries! I did have to remove some multiple entries as well. So here we go....as chosen by random.org...
Here are your random numbers: 33 87 51
Timestamp: 2008-11-26 20:21:01 EST
Those numbers translated are...
#33 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/ HugsNic
#87 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.
#51 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!
So ladies congrats! Please contact me with your mailing info and your choice of 1 stamp; either the frog, turtle, or duck and I'll get those mailed out ASAP!
Thanks to all of you for playing along. I loved reading each of the comments and checking out the links and your blogs. I hope you'll continue to visit and leave comments about Whimsy Stamps!
Have a great night! :)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
We have a new challenge for you over on STAMP SOMETHING and this one is all about being thankful! With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, we figured this was the perfect challenge theme. So all you need to do is make a project having to do with giving thanks, saying thanks, or even Thanksgiving itself. We realize not everyone celebrates this holiday, so we're keeping the interpretation open to just having to do with THANKS! Have fun with this one. We have some Magnolia images up for grabs as blog candy, be sure to enter by Thursday, November 27th at 7pm EST for your chance.
I don't have any Thanksgiving stamps, so I went with a thank you card. Many of you know this has been a busy and exciting week for me with the launch of Whimsy Stamps, so I have lots to be thankful for! And because it's been a busy week, I haven't had too much time for stamping. So this is a pretty simple card.
I used some Autumn colors and then Pocket Silhouettes to make this card. I started with a base of Cocoa cardstock and stamped it with the Canvas BG from Stampin' Up!. Then I layered on a strip of Pumpkin, Washington Apple DSP, and then the image with Riding Hood Red. The images were stamped with Pumpkin and Saffron ink. The final touch was an elastic cord and button. The sentiment is also from Pocket Silhouettes.
Thanks for stopping by, we hope you'll find time to stamp something with us this week. Be sure to stop by STAMP SOMETHING and check out all the design team samples too! Happy Stamping! :)
Oh, and there's still time to enter into the Whimsy Stamps blog candy....check it out here!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Catherine Martinez of Inksomnia
Hanne Skogvold of Hanne's Kreative Krumspring
Jeanette Comerford of Happy Thoughts and Inkspots
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!! :)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Anyway, here's my card. I used this cute Rachelle Anne Miller image of a gingerbread man. He was easy to color and cut out, bonus! I added some CE and glitter to him too. I started to make this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge, but it turned out a little different than the sketch. I like it though.
My cardstock colors are Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, White, and Baja Breeze. I ran the red through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. I tied ribbon around the olive piece, add the white and then mounted those to the red. I added some snowflakes with baja ink to the white piece.
The final touches are a clip, a Very Merry tag and a snowflake button all attached to the ribbon. Then I also added some "snow" to the bottom of the gingerbread man. The snow is a snow writer pen thing that I got at the craft store.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Monday! Happy Stamping!! :)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here is the sketch....
This is the card I made with this sketch. It was tough at first, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. I decided to get two for the price of one with this challenge and make a card for a child's birthday party we have next weekend.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Hope you're having a good week. It's been busy here, but I had some time to sneak in some stamping today. I actually should be planning cards for stamp club tonight, but I'm procrastinating as usual. Plus, I need to get the creative juices flowing and what better way to do that than stamp! :)
I made this card using an image my good friend Jo sent to me a couple months ago. She was kind enough to stamp me a whole folder filled with sweet little Sugar Nellie images just like this one. I adore them, they are fun to color and always put a smile on my face. Thanks Jo!
Here are some quick basics about this card, as I really need to get to my club projects. The colors are Close to Cocoa and Bashful Blue along with some Washington Apple DSP. Then I added a scalloped oval which was cut with my Nesties. The embellishments are flower brads, a metal clip, grosgrain ribbon, and some white gel pen accents.
Hope you have a great Wednesday! Happy Stamping! :)