Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Quixotic Celebration

Hi Everyone!
Just wanted to pop in and share a fun event that is happening today. My friend Elaine from Quixotic Paperie is celebrating her store's second anniversary! And today the Whimsy design team and our friends at Quixotic Paperie are featuring Whimsy Stamps in their last company spotlight. Quixotic Paperie is a UK stockist of Whimsy Stamps!

Whimsy Stamps are available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie.

If you're in the US then you can find the stamps at Whimsy Stamps direct!

As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

Pop on over to the
Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Whimsy Stamps and more!

If you have a moment stop by these fabulous designer's blogs for more Whimsy Inspiration!!!

Have a great rest of your day! And big thanks to Elaine again for this fun event!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Whimsy Hop Winner

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your summer! We are one day away from the kids being home for vacation for the summer and we are looking forword to it! I'm sure our days will be filled with fun and go by fast and before we know it fall will be here.

I am just popping in quick to say thanks to all who hopped along with us for our Whimsy Blog Hop last week to share the new June rubber release. Mr. Blogger is acting up and I can only post this via the HTML editor so I hope it works.

The winner of my blog candy prize as chosen by Mr. Random is...

#39 - Dana Joy! Big congrats to you Dana! Please contact me with your mailing details and I will get those goodies out to you.

Have a great rest of the week and Happy Summer!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsy Stamps June Release Hop

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

We have 15 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, 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:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart’s BBQ ~ Fairy Day Dreams ~ Journey Into The Sea

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Garden Bird House ~ Garden Fence ~ Mailed With Love ~ Sick Little Bear

4 stamps from Kenny K
Alice Chains ~ Bling Baby ~ Showgirl ~ Surfer Dude

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
The Good Life Tickets ~ Into The Farm BG ~ Summer Letter Seals ~ Thank You Tiles

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Cloud Die Set ~ Hot Air Balloon Die

Today is also the release of the first edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! The magazine features never before seen samples and tutorials from our DT members as well as some creations for our customers and fans too! This issue is 56 pages of crafty goodness and best of all it's FREE! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the magazine where you can read it online or download it and save to your computer.

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

The hop starts today (Wednesday June 15th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday June 22nd 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 or two! 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!

Thanks for hanging in there, now on to the fun part...the creations with these new stamps!

I have created two cards to share with you today. First up is a fun card. Here I used the new stamp "Bart's BBQ" from Crissy Armstrong and the new sentiments "Summer Letter Seals" and "The Good Life Tickets" designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs. I decided this is going to be a Father's Day card for my hubby from the kids. This image of super cute Bart is pretty perfect I think!

I kept this card on the more simple side since I wanted it to be masculine. I've used some My Minds Eye papers that my lovely friend Iris sent my way. I've stitched them on the sewing machine. The image was colored with copics and also stitched. I've embellished with buttons and twine and accented with the sentiments.

Next up is a creation using just a sentiment and it's an A2 card which I don't think I have made in years! This card uses a new sentiment from the set "Thank You Tiles".

I stamped the sentiment on cream card stock with chocolate colored ink and then framed it with nesties. The papers are from my local shop, but not sure of the name. I've embellished with ribbons, a hat pin, pearls, and flowers. These new mini sweet blossoms and hat pins can be found in the Whimsy shop as well.

Guess what?! You have reached the end of the hop today and now you have a chance to enter for the grand prize blog candy! One lucky participate in our new release hop will win the goodies show below!

There are a total of 9 stamps - Summer Letter Seals, Good Life Tickets, Mailed with Love, Bling Baby, Surfer Dude, Bart's BBQ, Garden Fence, Fairy Day Dreams, and Showgirl! To win, please leave comments on all the DT blogs from the hop today and then leave your name and blog link using the linky feature below. One person will be drawn at random next Wednesday and he/she will win all of these stamps!

Good luck and thank you all so much for hopping with us today. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Something Punched and a Sneak Peek

Hi All!

Happy Friday! Bet you're saying what is she doing here already?lol I just posted a few days ago that I was taking a blogging break and now I have a card to share! I think posting and taking the pressure off myself actually helped. I felt like making a card for the first time in weeks. And it helped that I have gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps rubber sitting here too.

Today is a new challenge over at Stamp Something and so I wanted to share a card made to fit the challenge and using some brand new Whimsy products, releasing on Wednesday, June 15th. This card uses the new Into the Farm BG and Summer Letter Seals sentiments both designed by Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs.

Our sponsor this week at SS is Whiff of Joy and so I thought this sweet summer image would be perfect to pair with Ann's new background and sentiments. The challenge theme is Something Punched, so I used nesties to frame the sentiment and then used the Double Scallop Border Die available at Whimsy to have another punched element. I've threaded ribbon through the border and then added a charm, which you can find at Whimsy too. The papers are Websters Pages with a farm stand theme and they have been stitched on the sewing machine. The image was colored with Copics and then I've embellished with flowers. The edges have been distressed and I added crackle paint to the background and sentiment pieces.

This card also fits the challenges at:
Crafts and Me - #38 Stamp something
My Mum's Craft shop -  #9 punch it
Paper Pretties - Summer
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  #155 Summer - Colours, images etc
Bearly Mine - #12 Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #145 Distress
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Creative Cowgirls - Summertime Fun

Before I head out today, I wanted to share some other fun news with you....

Whimsy Stamps is starting a new adventure and we want you to take the journey with us!  On June 15, 2011, the first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine will be debuting alongside our June rubber stamps and dies. We are excited to bring to you never-before-seen creations by the design team and by some fantastic Whimsy customers.  In a continuous effort to provide you with creative inspiration, this issue will be free and available to everyone.  Stay tuned - you won't want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm not sure when I will be back, but I hope you have a great weekend. If you're up for a challenge join us over at SS and be sure to check out the other Whimsy peeks at our DT member blogs.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blogging Break

Hi All!

Happy Tuesday to you! Boy it's been a looooong time since my last creative post! Can you tell Mr. Mojo took a vacation?! I have decided with summer approaching and the kids nearing the end of school that I will be taking a wee bit of a break from blogging this summer. My days are already quite busy and I anticipate with the kids home they will only get crazier.

After much thought, I have decided that I just need a break and to find the joy in stamping again. We have a new rubber release coming next week at Whimsy Stamps so I'm hoping I will have some time and desire to make something with the gorgeous new rubber. Maybe the pressure of "having" to stamp will go away and I will "want" to stamp again.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer! I may drop in now and again, but if you don't "see" me for a while, now you'll know why. Happy summer!