Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Spin on the Merry Go Round

This blog hop is now closed. Thank you to all who participated, to see who won the blog candy please visit the Whimsy Home Page.


Hello and welcome to our Whimsy Stamps "Spin on the Merry Go Round" blog hop! 

Today we are excited to share the new carousel horse release with you! Some of you may have seen some sneak peeks over the last couple of days, but if you missed them, no worries, you will get a chance to see all the new releases today! We have added 3 new rubber stamp sets to our Crissy Armstrong Collection...Proud Momma, Spring Stepping, and Wings of Hope! Each of these stamp sets includes a beautifully detailed carousel horse, coordinating flourish accessory, and some sentiment stamps.

If you are joining me from our new DT member, Chris's blog, you are in the right place. However, if you are just stopping in on our hop, you will want to take a spin back over to our Guest Designer Bev's blog for the start of the hop. Each of our Whimsy Designers have created beautiful projects to showcase these new stamps, you don't want to miss them! We also have a blog candy chance at the end of the hop! So be sure to leave everyone a little love and then enter the draw over on the Whimsy Stamps home page.

I've gone with the new set Proud Momma. I just love the beauty and sweetness of this image. All the pretty details and the areas to add pops of color make this image really fun to work with. I've colored with Copics and then added the flourish stamp to the edging and finished off with some Stickles. I framed the image with circle Nesties.

On the card, I used blue and yellow card stock with BasicGrey Lily Kate papers. I've stitched all the edges on my sewing machine. I've embellished with Prima flowers and cherry blossoms, a baby shoe charm and wire heart, buttons with ribbon, and a sentiment also from this stamp set.

This card also fits some challenges...
BG Challenges: Photo Inspiration
Secret Crafter: Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft: Flower Power
Cute Daisy May: Mother's Day
Stamp with Fun: Spring
Totally Gorjuss: Sweet
Going Grey Challenges: Celebration
Polka Doodles: Special Birthday (a new baby certainly qualifies as special)
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrations
Creative Inspirations: Charms
Incy Wincy Challenges: Horse image

Now, to continue on our "Spin on the Merry Go Round" you will need to go visit the mega talented Crissy Armstrong herself to see what fabulous-ness she has in store for you! Happy "spinning" today! This hop will remain open until Noon EST on Wednesday, March 17th.

And, if you would like to order these new horses now, Whimsy Stamps has a 24 hour special promotion! The first 25 orders placed between Noon EST on Sunday (3/14/10) and Noon EST on Monday (3/15/10) will receive FREE shipping! If you are one of the first 25 orders placed, regardless of sale total, you will receive FREE shipping! This promotion is valid on domestic and international orders. Please note: Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if you are one of the first 25 orders in this 24 hour period, you will be refunded the full shipping charge. Orders will begin shipping tomorrow, Monday March 15th.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, hope you have a great Sunday!

Happy Stamping,

80 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Denise!! I just love the Lily Kate paper, your stunning coloring, and your choice of spring colors!! Gorgeous!! Great layout and design!! I am so excited to be a part of the hop and team!
hugs,
Chris

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! Denise, your card is so adorable!! I love your pretty pastel Spring-like colors!! What a perfect color combo for this image!! Such a beautiful job!! I'm so amazed with all the different ideas I'm seeing on this "ride"!! :) So fun!!HUGS

Zetti said...

Beautiful! I love the details.
Zetti :-)

Bev said...

Oh I love the fresh pretty colours on your card honey. Fab layout and details too xxx

maddy hill said...

lovvvve the colours you have chosen Denise - totally gorgeous card ! love the little details of the stitching and the little charm peeking through under the bloom .
hugs
maddy

Tracy said...

Fantastic creation usiing a gorgeous image and beautiful design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Deb said...

stunning card Denise, so love these papers too and your colouring matches perfectly and is so pretty, the details are gorgeous, especially the flowers and sweet little charm! fantastic hop! hugs debx

Evelyn C said...

Stunning card,love the colours and paper - s match soamazingly - amazing stitching too, all the little extras just make it - the buttons, charms etc - thankyou for the chance to take part, everything crossed x

Christine said...

Hi Denise hope your well?? this has been an aswesome adventure stunning creations from ALL the DT's your new stamps look awesome must go & have a shop..your creation is to die for..love the colour combo & great image colouring..

Hugs Christine xx.

Fogarasi Teréz said...

Dear Denise!
I found your blog now. Very much like the cards what you prepare. Their colour is beautiful. I decided it I will read your blog in order to learn from you.
XX Teri

Crystal said...

Denise oh my word, I LOVE these soft colors, your flowers, and your stitching...GORGEOUS!!!!! Beautiful card sweetie!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Denise, this card is so very pretty. I just love how you added in all the layers. The colors are so soothing and gentle.

Kate T said...

So pretty, I love the colours too !

Erin... said...

this is perfect Denise!!!!! LOOK AT YOUR STITCHING I love it!!!! wonderful colors, adorable buttons and gorgeous flowers. Love, love love it!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow denise. SO pretty!! I love all the details and the image is just lovely. :)

Craftypagan said...

Absolutely beautiful Denise! I have totally fallen in love with these carousel horses! Love your pretty details and the colour scheme is gorgeous!

Natalie Z. said...

Absolutely stunning cards. I love the pretty spring colours and fabulous details. Thanks for the chance to win.
Happy Mother's Day.
✿Hugs Natalie.✿

angelwhispers said...

I have to admit this is the first ever blog hop I have done!!

I so glad I have your designer's are so inspiring such beautiful work each and everyone of them have done but then the images are gorgous just love them!! Well done xx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Stunning, Denise! I love the blues and the layout is pretty too! The stitching and the charm are perfect touches!

Janna :)

KanataNewf said...

such an absolutely gorgeous image.

Jenny V. said...

Lovely card Denise!Great spring colours and your details are fabulous.

jan farnworth said...

one of my favorites from this release love your card. you did a great job.

Crissy Armstrong said...

Gorgeous colors and i love the sketch layout too! The little bootie is the perfect embellishment. Lovely flower centers too!

Esme said...

Ooh I love the colour coordinated image & flowers. Such a cute little foal!

Esme xx

Samantha said...

This is gorgeous and I have just ordered all 3 sets of stamps. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Sam xx

Crazy Creations said...

I always love your card so great !I love the new stamps .Hugs Sarah

Mo said...

Wow Denise, your card is fantastic, I love every detail on it!
Hugs,
Mo

Lil Sis said...

This is soo lovely.
Beccy x

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Denise. The colour combo is gorgeous. Love the glittery bits around the image. The gingham ribbon is a lovely touch.
Sharon xx

Ann said...

Think this stamp is my favourite it's just gorgeous.
ann xxx

beadz said...

Such a pretty card - and what a great release!
hugs,
Gini

Grace said...

Oh wow!!! I'm practically speechless! This paper is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing... I love all the little details... the paper clip, the charm, the button and flowers! Gorgeous!!!

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous

Thanks for joining is on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Gosia said...

Beautiful,beautiful, beautiful card!!!

Paula said...

Denise, these colours are lovely & your design with the swirl around the edge works so well. This is such a lovely & unusual way to make a card for a new arrival -the charm just finishes it off.
Thanks. Paula
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

kaye.churchill said...

What a beautiful card. Stunning.

Rhonda Miller said...

Gorgeous. I love it.

Bärbel said...

lovely spring colours! Thanks for sharing

kaos said...

Beautiful card - lovely colour combination and work with details...

Nikki Schmaltz said...

THis is such a beautiful card Denise. I just love the added button, charm and flower. So pretty!

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful card, Denise! And I'm LOVING these carousel horses - I have a niece who would flip over these!

Ruth said...

love the choice of colors and the layering, something i am trying to more of and struggling, really like yours!

Heather "Hev" said...

Magnificent :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful new release, Denise! Congratulations. This is so beautiful - the colors are so refreshing and you have done an awesome job with the coloring and layout! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Creative Inspirations!

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Denise, your card is just lovely! I love all of the pretty details and the color scheme. This is one of my fave stamps in the release! I love your blog too!

Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Awe this is so cute your colors are so soft and sweet and that shoe charm is adorable
Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring.

Hugs Nicola

flati said...

Lovely card Denise!
Great spring colours and your details are fabulous.

Hugs, Sonja xx

Julye said...

Love the sparkle it makes it so magical thanks for sharing Julye

Basteltriene said...

great card. The coloration can I find great.

Tasha said...

Beautiful card Denise i love the colour combo and the fabulous image
love tasha xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Denise this is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful image, fabulous card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Rachel said...

Pretty card :-)

denise said...

The colors are fantastic and I so love that baby horse...great card...
Denise Trottier

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous Denise! The colours are so beautiful! xx

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, this is precious! I love the colors in the BG paper...my favorites! Thanks for joining us at the Going Grey challenge!

SemSee said...

I adore your card, Denise! The pretty blues, greens and yellows are gorgeous together, and I love the extra touches like the gingham ribbon through the buttons, the glitter accents, and those metal charms! Beeeea-u-ti-ful!!! Hugs, Simonne x

Peggy said...

I love these stamps. You did an amazing job! Thanks for joining us in the Basic Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

What a beautiful card! I'd love to ride this carousel in the lovely blue -- this is probably the horse that I would choose to ride! TFS!

Toni Hughes said...

Love the pastel colours of this card :)

Becky said...

This image is darling..And the coloring is fab.

Marion said...

Beautiful beautiful card. I love the layout and the colours. Image is fabulous and coloured beautifully.
Marion

Kat said...

This is stunning Denise. Love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Net said...

How lovely!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Nettie said...

Such pretty colours, very seasonal and I love the detail on your card.x

Kristen said...

Your card is GORGEOUS.....Thanks for playing in Going Grey with scrap-Craetions.

NGCARDS said...

Another gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Tanja said...

Wonderful card! Lovely colours!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs Tanja

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful stitching, these images are too cute!

freckleface said...

Fabulous card..thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Heike said...

Wow, this is Stunning. Wonderful work with lovely Details....

Hugs
Heike

The Paper Princess said...

What a lovely card and a fabulous blog hop Denise - thanks so much for sharing!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

craftymum said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at TG
Love Sarah W XXX

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful card, the background paper is gorgeous! Your stitching is gorgeous, love it!

Vinglefrøken said...

Wow, what a delicate card - loved the way you have decorated it, and the colors are beautiful, too!

Wilma said...

I love the stiching you've used to make this the perfect card!

pinky said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing at Cute Daisy may this week.
Pinky

Kerry said...

Absolutly beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

A wonderful card, with a fantastic image, beautifully coloured.

Thank you so much for joining us on Secret Crafter this week, good luck at winning one of Wendy's new stamps they are gorgeous aren't they?

Victoria DT Member of Secret Crafter

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous card in the most beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week and hope to see you again soon.
x