Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Merged Images


Can you say it's been a long time since I last posted a creation...WOW! It's been one busy summer and I've been taking a break from blogging as you can see. We actually sold our house and moved and are waiting for our new house to be ready and then we move again. No fun moving but the end result will be worth it! But with moving all my crafty goodies have been packed away so I haven't had time or the ability to craft. Hopefully in October I can start up again and get back to normal.

How was your summer? Hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for back to school! Our kids start on Wednesday - it's amazing just how fast these last couple of months have gone by. OK, so enough chatter and on to my creation! In case you missed it, Whimsy Stamps released our second magazine issue on August 17th. It's loaded with beautiful samples, creative ideas, tutorials, and lots of other fun stuff. If you want to take a peek, CLICK HERE

Our feature article in the magazine includes a tutorial on how to merge rubber stamp images and digital images to create beautiful scenes. Our special guest Zoe McGrath of Make It Crafty created the tutorial and I have to say it was a challenge at first to get the hang of things, but the end result is worth all the effort! Zoe is very good at explaining things and shares tips and a beautiful creation of her own in the issue!

I have used two Make it Crafty digital image backgrounds, Daffodil Dell and Peaches of Plenty and then paired those with the rubber stamp Smell the Flowers from Whimsy Stamps. Everything was colored with Copics and then highlighted with glitter. The papers are Graphic 45 Once Upon a Spring Time and the edges were stitched on the sewing machine. I've embellished with flowers, hand dyed ribbon from Whimsy in Vanilla Latte, sticky pearls, and flourishes made with the Elegant Flourishes die set from Whimsy.

To see more gorgeous creations using merging of images, be sure to check out the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! Till next time.....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whimsy Stamps August Release Blog Hop

Today is our Whimsy Stamps August new rubber and die release BLOG HOP!

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August rubber designs and new dies. Today we are hosting a blog hop to celebrate this release and to share creations made using these 15 fabulous new Rubber Stamps and 3 wonderful new Shapeology Dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Elaine Hughes, Zoe McGrath, Alberto Gava and Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 6 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 new August release rubber stamps and dies:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Butterfly Sympathy ~ Hang In There

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 stamps from Kenny K
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

4 stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)

Today is also the release of the second 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 from our customers and fans too! This issue is crammed full 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.

Our hop begins today over on our special guest designer Zoe’s blog. I am not participating in the hop today, but I hope you will pop over to the DT blogs and check out the amazing creations!

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 17th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday August 24th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 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 5 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! *wink*

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whimsy and Make it Crafty Joint Digi Release

Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty have come together to create a fun Urban Themed digi collection!

Ann Vento has whipped up her magic and designed an incredible collection of
funky wall sayings, city landscapes and of course a range of super cool street signs.

Make it Crafty is trying something new offering all the different elements for you to build your own urban backdrop.

Then of course, what better characters to incorporate into such a scene than the fabulous KennyK rubber stamps available from Whimsy Stamps!

Our incredibly talented Design Teams have had a blast playing with all the different elements to bring you LOTS of inspiration!

We have broken it in to TWO HOPS
HOP A Starts Here and HOP B Starts HERE!

There will be a winner for EACH HOP and if you hop your way through BOTH, you’ll go in the draw for the GRAND PRIZE TOO!

HOP A and B Winners will each receive a $15 voucher from both Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win our full Urban Digital Collection
4 Digi Sentiment sets by Ann Vento and the Urban Elements Collection from Make it Crafty!

You have until August 21st 8PM Australian QLD time to make your way through the hops!

Be there... or be square! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber Release!

Today is an exciting day at Whimsy Stamps because it's ...

Rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Just as we did last month, we are releasing our August release stamps and dies a whole week before our new release blog hop! So that means... the August New Release rubber stamps and dies are available to buy RIGHT NOW from the Whimsy Stamps store!

We are holding a fabulous new release BLOG HOP on 17 August, when we will have our usual plethora of prizes, special guests, and lots of amazing creations from our DT. From today until 16 August, the DT are going to be showcasing this month's new release stamps and dies, so be sure to stop by our blogs to see what we've created.

Here is a list of the new stamps, sentiment sets and dies we have released today:

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

3 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Hang In There ~ Butterfly Sympathy

4 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 Raindrop Echo Designs sentiment rubber stamp sets
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 Raindrop Echo Designs dies
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)

They are all available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Happy shopping! :)