Friday, November 30, 2012

Whimsy Prints Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP!

In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection. The Whimsy Prints Collection are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced, printed, and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images).

The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Crissy Armstrong herself:

The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our talented Senior Designer Simonne Clay:

Whimsy Prints Collection are very straight forward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, it is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects.

If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints. Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop!

The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST. For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints. The location of these candy stops is a secret, so if you haven't found them, please go back to the beginning and start hopping!

If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from the Debbie's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.

For my prints project, I used the Holiday Wishes set and the square Santa and Teddy die cut. I have used all 3 from the pack and did a decoupaged 3D image.

The base of my card is Stampin' Up! chocolate card stock with vanilla layered with My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas papers. I have distressed the edges with scissors. The image was glue using glue dots to give the 3D effect. I also add some stickles for glittery accents. I've embellished with flowers, ribbons, and the Star Spangled Tag Die, Snowflake Border Die, and Vines Die all from Whimsy.

Here is a close up of the decoupaged effect...

So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Jacque's blog. Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

If you would like to see more Whimsy Prints projects, check out our latest mini magazine over on our Issuu site. This mini issue is filled with beautiful projects, all using prints from the Whimsy Prints Collections.  Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Prints projects!

Oh and before you leave, you have found a PRIZE STOP! Please leave your name in the linky feature below to be entered for a chance at winning a set of these fabulous Whimsy Prints! Thanks and Good luck!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whimsy November Release Day

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps November 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 21 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6  packs and 2 new Whimsy Prints Collection pre-colored topper sets. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. From today until 27 November, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. At the end of release week (Wednesday 28 November) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:
Debbie Ellie Heidy Iris Simonne Tammy Louise Beate - Special Guest Colleen - Special Guest Zoe - Special Guest

** Guest Designer Contest - January 2013 ** Would you like to join us as our guest designer for our January 2013 release? If you would like to be considered for this, please make a new post on your blog telling us why you would like to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps and add the direct link to your post in the Linky tool on the Guest Designer Contest page HERE. Please ensure you include at least one Whimsy Stamps creation in your blog post (this doesn't have to be new, but it would be great if it was a recent creation). The contest will remain open during the entire November release week and will close at 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November. The winning entry will be announced in the "Release in Review" post on the Whimsy blog on Wednesday 5 December.

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful November release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into the draw to win a new release stamp!
[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps Cardinal in Winter ~ Led By Love ~ Snowflake Fairy Princess ~ Snowshoe Bunny

 4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps Apple Blossom and Milkshake Baking ~ Honey Bee and Buzz ~ Skippy Dee and Bella ~ Winter Kay Dance

4 Kenny K rubber stamps Fun Faerie ~ Mermaid ~ Oh No You Didn’t ~ OMG

3 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps Beaver’s Blueprints ~ Cuddle Cloud Baby ~ Mushroom Mouse


2 Sylvia Zet rubber stamps Angelica ~ Xmas Hamster

 4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets Snowflake Background ~ Snowflakes Mini Letter Seals ~ Snowglobe set ~ Winter Postage set

5 Shapeology dies Leaf Trio ~ Snowman Tag ~ Snowflake Border ~ Snowflake Mini Seal ~ Snowglobe

 2 6x6 Paper Stacks Floral Explosion ~ Vintage Basic

2 Shape EZ by TLC templates Settia Card ~ Stocking Card

2 Whimsy Prints Collection Christmas Joy (Elisabeth Bell) ~ Winter's Magic (Crissy Armstrong) The "Whimsy Prints Collection" are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. The "Christmas Joy" pack contains 3 sets 4 images illustrated by Elisabeth Bell and hand-coloured by Simonne Clay. The "Winter's Magic" pack contains 3 sets of 4 images illustrated and hand-coloured by Crissy Armstrong. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut printed toppers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!