Friday, May 20, 2011

Stamp Something Hop Winner

Hello All!

Happy Friday! Hope you've all had a great week. I've been busy since our Whimsy release and so I don't have a new card to share with you today, but I do have the winner of the Stamp Something blog hop prize from Whimsy Stamps.

The winner, as chosen by is...
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-05-20 15:17:31 UTC

That would be Mindy Baxter! Big congrats to you hun! Please contact me with your mailing details and I'll get that prize pack out to you.

Big thanks to all who played along with the challenge last week and helped us celebrate our 3rd anniversary! Congrats to all the prize winners too. To see who else won, check out the SS blog or the DT blogs for more information!

Have a wonderful weekend. And if you're up for a challenge we have a new one for you over at SS - this week it's a color challenge to use "Beach Colors". Have fun!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whimsy Stamps May Rubber Release Hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 18 fabby new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful Shapeology metal cutting dies to show you today! And Ann and Melissa have also released some new custom rubber options today too! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our super talented special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Baby of Mine ~ Mystic ~ Thunder Lizzy ~ Wee Snippet ~ Wee Snippet and Mystic

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Birthday Cake Mouse ~ Birthday Cup Mouse ~ Gruffy Little Gnome ~ Happy Little Gnome

4 stamps from Kenny K
Devastatia ~ Hockey Girl ~ Queens Cutie ~ Super Mom

5 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Celebration Pennants ~ Film Strip Sentiments ~ Magical Mini Letter Seals ~ Street Art BG ~ Welcome Baby Sentiments

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Film Strip Die ~ Welcome Baby Die Set

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Deb's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Lori’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday May 18th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday May 25th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping!

For my blog hop creation I used the new image stamp "Wee Snippet and Mystic" along with a sentiment from the new "Magical Mini Letter Seals". Crissy has illustrated these beautiful new characters called Mystic and Wee Snippet and Ann has done a fabulous job creating a sentiment set to coordinate perfectly.

My image was colored using Copics and some Stickles accents. I've used papers from Memory Box and distressed all the edges. The Double Scallop Border Die is accenting the edge of one paper layer and has been embellished with ribbon, a button, twine, and a mushroom charm (also available at Whimsy). The rest of the card was embellished with lots of flowers, more glitter, and some butterflies cut from the papers. The sentiment was stamped with brown ink and it says "Fairy Happy Birthday".

This card fits the challenges at:
Crafts and Me - Anything goes, Optional Kraft
Crafty Creations - Flowers, Patterned paper, ribbon
Divas by Design - For the Girls
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Flutterby Wednesdays - must include butterfly, fairy or angel - #155 Open, Optional Sketch*
Paper Pretties -  Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  Anything Goes
Claudia & Co -  Girls Birthday Card
Creative Craft Challenges -  Distressed/Vintage
Stamping Scrapping Central - Birthday Theme

Thank you very much for stopping by to see my hop creation today, now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Beate's blog to see what she has in store for you! And in case you get lost along the way, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Happy hopping your way through our May rubber release at Whimsy Stamps!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp Something Celebration Hop and a Sneak

Hi all!

Well, I had this post all set and ready to go, but then blogger went down and lost it was! Boo Hoo! I'm sure I'm not alone, but I was tired of waiting to see if it would be restored. So here I sit typing again. Today is our 3 year anniversary over at Stamp Something and we are celebrating with some awesome prizes and a blog hop!

The challenge this week is "Anything Goes" and there is a fabulous Copic prize sponsored by the Merriartist! And we have a second prize too. AND...the DT members each have blog candy for the hoppers too! So lots of chances for you to win cool stuff this week! Head on over to the SS blog to check everything out! You have until 7pm ET on Thursday, May 19th to hop and enter the "Anything Goes" challenge. Good luck and have fun!
For my card I'm sharing a Whimsy Stamps creation and giving you all some sneak peeks too! On Wednesday, May 18th we'll be releasing 18 new stamps and sentiment sets and 2 new dies and today is our first day of sneaks!

My card uses the adorable new "Baby of Mine" stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. I've colored with copics and stitched the edges on the sewing machine. The papers are Prima and have been distressed and stitched. I've embellished with flowers, pearls, stickles, lace, ribbon, and a baby bottle charm (available at Whimsy). Then to finish off I've used the new Welcome Baby Sentiment set with our new Welcome Baby Die Set! This die is a rattle and I've added one of the seal sentiments.

This card fits at:
Cute Card Thursday: It's so Distressing
Crafts and Me - #34 Punches
Crafty Creations - #118 Anything Goes
Divas by Design -  Anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop - #5 Die-cuts
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Baby Cards
Stampavie and More - #141 Ribbons
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Flowers
 Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Lace

Now on to my blog candy chance which is sponsored by Whimsy Stamps! Whimsy is offering one lucky commenter and linker from my blog the prize of 6 of the new release rubber stamps - 2 from each of our image artists - along with some cherry blossom flowers and an assortment of charms! All you have to do is comment and leave a link using the linky feature below by 7pm ET on Thursday, May 19th. My winner will be chosen and posted the following Friday morning with the next SS challenge. Good luck!

The next stop on our hop today is the fabulously talented Erin's blog! Be sure to pop over and see what she has in store for you too. Be aware though that with all the blogger trouble, some of the DT posts are going up late so you might want to plan to hop tomorrow instead. Have a great night and happy hopping!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday Candy Winner

Hi All!

Just a quick post to say thanks to those who entered my little candy chance yesterday. Loved all the comments too, you're all very kind. I'm happy that these stamps will find themselves a new home!

The winners (yes, I said winners!) as chosen by are...
Here are your random numbers:
8 18 
Timestamp: 2011-05-12 18:01:31 UTC

That is #8 - Suzi and #18 - Kimberly! Congrats to both of you! You have each one both the Everyday Mini Postage Stamps and the Party Mini Letter Seals. Please contact me to claim your prize!

Have a great day, see you all tomorrow for a new Stamp Something challenge and a Whimsy sneak peek!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wanna Win Some Candy?!

Happy Wednesday All!

Hope you're having a great week! I don't have a card to share today, but I do have a chance for you to win some Whimsy Stamps candy! We have a few stamp samples left over from our last release and we would love to see them find a good home. So one lucky linker will receive 2 new sentiment sets - Everyday Mini Postage Stamps and Party Mini Letter Seals!

To enter, just use the linky below and link up before 1pm ET tomorrow. I will draw one random winner tomorrow afternoon! Good luck!

Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sassy Digi

Happy Friday All!

Boy am I glad it's Friday! This has been a busy, but fun and exciting week too. Our family just welcomed a new little one - our first nephew! We are all over the moon with him - and our kids are so cute with him too. :) Looking forward to watching them all grow up together.

Not much crafting to be had this week, which really seems to be the norm lately. Life is just too busy and crafting has taken the back seat, but I do miss it. We have a new challenge for you at Stamp Something this week, so I do have a new card to share.

Today our SS challenge is our monthly digi day challenge so anything goes with digi products! We have a fabulous bunch of sponsors and prizes up for grabs too, so be sure to hop over and check it all out. I've used an image from our sponsor Sassy Cheryl's! This is Buttercup Suzie, isn't she fun! I've colored her with Copics and then paired her with some BG papers and stitched the edges on the sewing machine. I've embellished with ribbon and flowers.

This card fits at:
Divas by Design -  anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Mother's Day or lots of flowers
My Mum's Craft shop - cute and girly

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Whimsy Digis

Hello All!

Happy Wednesday! I can't believe it's already Wednesday, where did this week go! Hope you've been having fun!

This is going to be a quick post as I have a mountain of stuff to do, but I wanted to share a creation using one of the new Whimsy Stamps digital images. This is called "Sarah the Pansy Fairy" and is illustrated by our newest artist Natalie of Moon Cookie Gallery.

There are 12 other fairy designs in Natalie's collection as well as some super cute new floral images. You can see the full collection HERE. I've colored with image with Copics and then added on some stickles to her wings to make them shine. The papers are Prima and I've embellished with ribbon, pearls, flowers, and some corner accents created with my new Spellbinders dies.

Clear It Out! -  Ribbon/Trim
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday -  anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great afternoon! oh and we have a chance to win one of these new fairy digital stamps over on our Whimsy Stamps Facebook Fan page. Head on over and enter!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Whimsy Stamps - DT Call

Whimsy Stamps is also holding a Design Team call from now until May 15th. We are looking for some talented crafters to join our Digital Stamp DT and help us showcase our growing digital stamp collections.

Each Digi Team Designer is asked to...

* share one project per week on his/her blog (applicants must have a blog),
* participate in our monthly releases and blog hop,
* become a member of our Yahoo group,
* share your artwork on our Facebook Fan page, Whimsy Blog, and any other online community you belong to,
* promote Whimsy Stamps by using our images, mentioning Whimsy news and promotions, and linking to our shop.

In exchange for DT work and helping to promote our products...
* members will have access to our digital stamps for use in weekly DT projects,
* members will receive a DT discount of 20% off, on all Whimsy shop purchases, while a member of our team,
* personal bio and photo will be placed on our blog.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and 3 of your favorite projects to with the subject line Digi DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be contacted during the week of May 15th and announced on our Whimsy Blog there after.