Friday, December 31, 2010

Anything Goes with Glitter

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

And Happy New Year's Eve! Hope you all have a very safe and happy celebration tonight and a happy and healthy New Year ahead!

Today is new challenge day over at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something. We had taken last week off so it's nice to be starting fresh after the holidays with 2 new challenges! The challenge this week at JM is "Anything Goes" and at SS it's "Something with Glitter" so I've decided to create one card and combine the challenge themes.

At JM we are changing things up a bit! Starting with this challenge, technically our last of 2010 and first of 2011, we are going to be using Magnolias and now also hAnglar and stAnglar stamps! So from this point forward you can participate in the challenges with either a Magnolia or hAnglar image on your creation! As I don't really have any hAnglars, yet, I have used this sweet "Sneaky Tilda" on my card today.

I started out with the sketch from last week's Friday Sketchers challenge and paired that with BG Marjolaine papers. I've stitched the edges on the sewing machine and also added some glittery touches to some paper edges. The image was colored with Copics and then cut out and adhered to the framed circle and then I added more glitter. I've embellished with pearls, ribbon, a charm, and flowers.

This card also fits at:
Moving Along with the Times: Birthdays and Circles
Paper Sundaes: Cut it Out

Glitter Text -
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you will stop by over at JM and SS to check out my fellow DT member creations and maybe even play along this week too! Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank You Candy Winner and a Card

Good Morning All!

Hope you've been having a great week. It's been super chilly here so we've been staying inside and hanging out enjoying our week off. Are you looking forward to the New Year? What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

I wanted to say thank you so much to all the people who took time to stop by and leave comments and enter my "Thank You" blog candy. And a huge thanks to all who signed up as followers. I hope you will continue to drop by, it's always nice to see new faces here. I wish everyone a wonderful New Year and hope that I can be a better blogger and get around to your blogs more in 2011!

The winner of my candy prize, as chosen by is....
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-12-30 14:18:23 UTC
That would be #40 - Tracey! Congrats to you Tracey! Please contact me to claim your prize!

Now for a card to share too...this is one using the new Whimsy Stamp "I'd Follow You Anywhere" and I just love it! I've been afraid to color this one as I'm not great with the white polar bear coloring, but I've been visiting Crissy's blog and getting some inspiration. You MUST stop by and see her gorgeous cards, you will be happy you did!

I've used some Bo Bunny Tis the Season papers with stitching and glitter on the edges. The image was colored with copics and a white gel pen, then I added more glitter accents. I've embellished with a glitter heart cut from a die and the Big Shot, some snowflakes and gems, and ribbon. The sentiment is from Whimsy's Love Letter Seals.

Thanks again to all who entered my candy and big congrats again to Tracey! Hope you all have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One for Fun

Please scroll down or click HERE to enter my Thank You blog candy - Open until December 30th!

Good Morning All!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had a lovely Christmas and Santa spoiled us good! And yesterday we were snowed in with a blizzard so everything is white and pretty! Now getting back into the normal routine, well that is taking some time! lol

I did do some crafting yesterday, it felt good to get crafty. My resolution this year will be to take a few minutes each day and do something for me - hopefully crafting. We'll see if I can stick to that! What are your resolutions this year?

Elisabeth Bell is holding a GDT call for her digital stamp line and I love her stamps, so I thought I would make a card and give it a shot. It's been a long time since I've tried out for a design call, but I want to get motivated in the New Year to do more with my crafting so I thought this was a good way to start!Plus it was fun just to create a card for fun.

This is my card using the digital image "Ginnie, Gliding with Butterflies" isn't she sweet! I was in the mood for a non-Christmas card and a chance to use some new Bo Bunny papers. The papers have been stitched on the sewing machine and then I used the sketch from the Digi Bells DT call. There were two options for the sketch and I think this one fit the image better. I've printed the image on Neenah paper and then colored with Copics. The card has been embellished with sticky gems, ribbon, and flowers with some gem stamens.

This card also fits some challenges:
My Time to Craft: Brand New (this digi is new)
Die Cut Dreams: Girlie
Allsorts: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

KennyK Blog Candy Winner

Please scroll down for my THANK YOU BLOG CANDY - open until December 30th!

Thanks to all who hopped with us last week for our KennyK rubber stamp release at Whimsy Stamps! We hope you enjoyed all the samples and the fun! I've here today to announce the winner of my candy which was the grand prize of all 8 stamps!

The winner as chosen by is...
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-12-23 18:17:32 UTC

That would be #37 - Marie-Anne! Congrats to you!! Please contact me at to claim your prize! 

Merry Christmas All!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank You Candy

Happy Almost Christmas!

Today I want to say thank you to all who visit here and leave your lovely comments. It's been a wonderful year and I appreciate each and every one of you! I'm sorry that my blogging has taken a back seat lately, but I am hoping to manage more time for it in the New Year so that I can return the favor and visit all of you!

As a thank you to my friends and followers I have some blog candy on offer! Anyone is welcome to enter for a chance to win this prize....

The prize includes...
A pad of 6x6 BG Pyrus paper, a pad of 6x6 Whimsy Very Merry Paper, 3 Whimsy Stamps - Life Defined, Holiday Tickets, and I'd Follow You Anywhere, a bunch of flowers, a Spellbinders set of flourishes and a Whimsy Ticket Die, some pins, charms, lace, ribbons, brads and a couple other odds and ends!

I will choose one random winner from the entries using the linky feature below, you must use the linky for a chance to win. The blog candy is open from now until Thursday, December 30th at 8am EST. I will have select a winner that morning and post it here. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize. If the winner does not claim in the 48 hour time frame, I will select someone else.

You do not need to do anything to enter this blog candy, except use the linky feature below. Of course if you want to spread the word or share the opportunity to enter with your friends, or become a follower,  I would love that. None of that is necessary though, this is just to say thanks!

Thank you all again for a GREAT year! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Love Bucket

Good Morning,

Happy Tuesday! So are you ready for Christmas? I just got in from some last minute shopping and actually still have a bit more to do, but was not feeling the shopping today. Probably because I have some work to do and want to get that done. Maybe I'll venture out again later today.

I thought I would share a card with you all before I get to work though. This is one I made yesterday when I needed a break from other things. I love the image and the papers, but looking at it now, I'm not 100% happy with the heart accent. It's a rosy pink color but it photographed red and the crackle effect I did to it isn't showing up the greatest either. Ahh...just going to be one of those cards!

This image is a new Whimsy rubber stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong called Love in a Bucket. I just love these sweet puppies, they remind me of our two golden retrievers who are much older but attached at the hip! I've colored the image with copics and the framed it with nesties. The papers are BG Curio and I've used some lace, ribbon, flowers, a pin, and the heart to accent the card.

This one fits the challenges at:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Die Cute Dreams: Girlie
All Sorts: Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today. Be sure to stop back over tomorrow...I plan to have some blog candy for you! I want to post a Merry Christmas, thanks for following, 100000 hits candy! So check back and enter for a chance to win!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Sketch and A Pocket


Happy Friday to you! Can you believe that we are about a week away from Christmas! Guess I better get my shopping done! Today being Friday also means new challenges over at Just Magnolia and Stamp Something and this week both challenges will run for two weeks.

Our challenge this week at JM is a fabby sketch by our talented Mina! And it's one that I am sure I will use again. Be sure you include a Magnolia image on your card to be eligible for the prize which this week is sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund.

A couple of months ago I got these beautiful new Curio papers fro BG but I had yet to use them, so I broke those out for this card. I've distressed the edges with scissors and went for a vintage feel for this card. I colored the image with Copics and then cut her out and adhered her to a dry embossed layer. I've embellished with ribbon and lots of flowers and some pearls. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and was framed with vanilla hodgepodge from SU.

This card also fits at:
Magnolia Down Under: Red, brown, cream

At SS this week we are asking you to create "Something with a pocket or a tag" and we are being sponsored by Whiff Of Joy stamps!

For this card, I started with the Holiday Folly papers from Whimsy Stamps and then stitched the edges on the sewing machine. The pocket was created with my Big Shot and a Sizzix die and then I added the image to a tag to cover the tag and pocket challenge! The image was colored with copics and then highlighted with glitter. I finished up with some pearls, ribbon, and snowflakes. The sentiment is from Whimsy's Winter Letter Seals.

This card fits at:
Cute Card Thursday: One for the Kids
Copic Creations: Sparkle
Going Grey: Make it a tag
PaperKutz: Snowflake or Snowman
The Pink Elephant: Winter Wonderland
Stamptacular Sunday: Winter Wishes
Totally Gorjuss: Snow

Thanks so much for dropping on by today. Hope you have a lovely weekend and get all those final holiday preparations done. If you missed our Whimsy Stamps-KennyK release yesterday, you can hop with us until December 23rd for a chance to win all 8 of the new KennyK rubber stamps! Click HERE to hop!

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Whimsy New Release - KennyK Collection

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Whimsy Stamps has some excitiing news to share with you today - we have a new rubber artist joining our team.... KENNY KIERNAN!

As many of you will know, KennyK is currently a digital stamp artist (amongst many other things) and although Whimsy will not be carrying any KennyK digis, we are making some of Kenny's existing designs into rubber and then hopefully adding some new designs along the line that will be exclusive to the Whimsy rubber collection!

So to celebrate this wonderful new venture, the Whimsy Stamps DT plus our fab special Whimsy guests Elaine Hughes, Deb, and Janna, are holding a BLOG HOP to showcase the EIGHT images that are being made into rubber:

All That
Devilish Donna
Download Diva
Kitty Katastrophe
Luscious Linda
Movie Star
Rock Chick

The rubber stamps are available to PRE-ORDER today from the Whimsy store, and will hopefully be in stock and start shipping right after the Christmas holiday! We expect these stamps to arrive and begin shipping during the week of the 27th. 

Our super-talented Ann, of Raindrop Echo Designs, has designed some wonderful digital sentiments, "Fast Lane Sentiments", that work fabulously with these images - thank you Ann! These are also being released today and can be found in the Raindrop Echo Designs Digi Collection!

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from VICKI's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Simonne's blog.  The hop started today (Thursday December 16th at noon EST) and ends on Thursday December 23rd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 4 different prize draws! The grand prize of ALL 8 of the new release rubber stamps is right here at the end of the hop, on my blog, and there are also 3 mini candy stops throughout the hop! Be sure to visit all the DT spots today to enter all the blog candy prize chances!

Now on to my creations for this hop using the new KennyK stamps! 

I have created two cards for the hop today, one using "Troublemaker" and the other using "All That". First up is Troublemaker....

I think she's one of my favorite image from this new release. I just love her pretty eyes and playful smile. I've colored the image with Copics. The papers are Bo Bunny, but I forget which collection name they come from. I've distressed the edges with scissors and then embellished with brads, ribbons, flowers, and a tag sentiment from Ann's Fast Lane set.

Next up is my card using "All That"...isn't she fun! She's so sassy and cool!

I've used some BG Olivia papers on this card with black card stock to make it all pop! The image was colored with Copics. I've embellished simply with ribbon and a gemstone charm.

OK, you've reached the end of our new release hop today. You can enter for a chance to win all 8 of the new stamps, by clicking on the blue frog below and adding your name and link below. If you missed the start of the hop and want to join in, there is a link list below of all the stops!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy this exciting new release! Happy hopping!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Penguin's Present

Good Morning,

Happy Tuesday to you! Hope that you are having a great week. This is going to be a quick post to share a card and then I have to get back to work.

I've used the new Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp Penguin's Present from the Meljen's Designs collection. He's super cute with his little boots and hat as he's waddling on his way with his gift box. He makes a great holiday or birthday image.

I've used the beautiful new Marjolaine papers from BG and then stitched the edges on the sewing machine. I was going for a more masculine feel for this card so I kept the layout and embellishments simple. The image was colored with copics and then I used chalks to create the background. I added some glittery touches with Stickles and then finished off with a couple of buttons.

This card fits the challenges at:
Ellephantastic  - Christmas / winter
Alphabet - g for glitter
Mami Doodles - anything goes
Stampin With The Dragon  - make it sparkle
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - animals or insects
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas for children
Inktegrity - non traditional holiday colors

Thanks for stopping by today. Please be sure to stop in on Thursday for a new Whimsy Stamps release and blog's for our NEW artist!

Have a great day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Couple of Christmas Cards

Happy Friday!!

I am very happy it's almost the weekend. I have loads to get done with my holiday shopping and I'm looking forward to some family time too. Hope you all have a great one!

Today is new challenge day over at Stamp Something and Just Magnolia. The challenges at both are pretty easy too, so we hope you will join in and have some fun with us.

At JM our challenge is to simply make a Christmas card using your favorite holiday Magnolia stamps. Show us your holiday cheer and you could win a fab prize from Quixotic Paperie!

For my card I've used this sweet Tilda with her unwrapped present and some BasicGrey Jovial papers and my new Whimsy Stamps Music Notes background stamp to create my own paper.  I also used a paper doily for an added layer. The image was colored with Copics and cut out and adhered to the music note layer. I've embellished with lace, ribbon, flowers, and a sentiment from the Whimsy Winter Letter Seals set.

This card fits the challenges at:
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas for children
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Floral Frenzy

Next is my card for the new SS challenge which this week is Go Digi! It's our monthly digital challenge and all you need to do to participate is use something digi on your project. We have 5 fab sponsors this week and 5 fab prizes up for grabs!

For my card I've used an image from Digi Doodle Shop, which is one of our sponsors. This is Christmas Door and it's been colored with Copics and then I added some glitter and flocking to create some faux snow. The papers are Bo Bunny and have been distressed with scissors. I finished off with some ribbon and flower embellishments.

This card also fits at:
Cooking It Up With Katie - Christmas, red and some layers
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a super Friday and a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Whimsy Release Blog Hop

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

We have NINE gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites including our Shapeology Dies and Holiday Designer Papers. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - the amazing trio of Bev, Deb, and Beate!

Here is a full list of the fabulous new rubber stamps being released today:

Winter's Joy (Crissy Armstrong)
Valerie's Gift (Crissy Armstrong)
I'd Follow You Anywhere (Crissy Armstrong)
Love in a Bucket (Crissy Armstrong)
Cozy Cap Mouse (Meljen's Designs)
Penguin's Present (Meljen's Designs)
Love Letter Seals (Raindrop Echo Designs)
Music Notes Background (Raindrop Echo Designs)
Friendship Tickets (Raindrop Echo Designs)

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

The hop starts today (Wednesday, December 8th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday, December 15th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 different prize draws! The grand prize of ALL 9 of the new release stamps is being hosted by Simonne at the very end of the hop, but there are also 6 mini candy stops throughout the hop! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so you'll just have to keep on hopping to find them!

For my blog hop creation I used the sweet new image Valerie's Gift illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. This image is perfect for a Christmas or Birthday card. I of course, needing more Christmas cards, created another holiday themed one.

I've used these festive Bo Bunny Tis the Season papers and have stitched the edges on the sewing machine. The image was stamped in Memento ink and then colored with Copics. I also added some little white gel pen dots for falling snow and then some flocking to her fur trimmed coat. Lastly, I embellished with lots of snowflakes using the Spellbinders Snowflake dies and Martha Stewart punches, and gems and a sentiment from the Winter Letter Seals set.

This card fits the challenges at:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Christmas in non-traditional colors
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Paper Playtime -snowflakes
There She Goes - bling
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
AiFactory - winter
Creative Cottage - untraditional Christmas colors

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Erin's Blog where I know she has something just beautiful to show you!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list of our hopping order, in case you get lost along the way:

Thank you so much for joining us today! I hope you enjoy seeing all the new releases in "action" by our talented Whimsy Designers! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Penguin's Little Letter


Today is my day to post over on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog so I thought I would share a little sneak peek here and then have you visit the Whimsy blog to see the full card!

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Whimsy Sneak Peek - Cozy Cap Mouse

Happy Monday!

Did you have a good weekend? We finally started our holiday shopping and I organized all of my Christmas cards, just need to fill them out and mail them now. Feeling a little better about my holiday to do list. And we also put up our tree and decorated the house a bit. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, all we need now is the snow!

Today is Sneak Peek Day at Whimsy Stamps. We have a new rubber stamp releasing on Wednesday this week with 9 new stamps and sets! The artists have created some super cute winter and love themed images and sentiment sets. Stay tuned the next few days for all the peeks and then our release blog hop at Noon EST on the 8th!

This little sweetheart is Cozy Cap Mouse illustrated by Melissa of Meljen's Designs. I love his darling face and that long cute cap! I've colored him with Copics and than framed the image with oval Nesties. I've used some BG Jovial papers and then stitched the edges on the sewing machine. I've embellished with flowers and leaves, new to me antique brads from SU!, and some striped ribbon also from SU!.  The sentiment is from the Winter Letters Seals available now at Whimsy.

This card fits the challenges at:
Christmas Card - CHRISTMAS, optional monochromatic
Crafty Pad - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - old stash, new stash
2 Sisters  - sparkly Christmas
Catch The Bug - anything goes
Secret Crafter - Christmas
Rainbow Lady's - Christmas animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Some of the other Whimsy DT girls will have sneak peeks today and tomorrow too. Stop by and say hello to them and then join us on Wednesday for the release event! Have a great Monday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Holiday Color Combo with Some Sparkle

Happy Friday!

Doing the happy dance that the weekend is almost here! It's been a busy week and I am tired! Hoping to get my holiday shopping started this weekend too. Starting to sweat it here as I've not done anything yet and we are what 22 days away now! Hope you all have some fun things planned for your weekend.

Today brings new challenges to both Just Magnolia and Stamp Something! We hope you will visit and play along with us this week, great prizes to win for both of these challenges. I have decided to combine the challenges for one card as time has been tight lately. The challenge at JM this week is our special monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the theme is Anything Goes or Sparkle! Yep, you guessed it, I went with the sparkle! And over at SS our challenge is to use your favorite holiday color combo, so pretty easy to do with the holidays fast approaching. Our sponsor at SS this week is Kut4U!

I went with the color combo of blue and red from these beautiful Bo Bunny papers. I've stitched the edges on the sewing machine and then sprayed all the layers with glimmer mist. The image was colored with copics and then cut out and glued to the snowflake embossed white layer. I've embellished with ribbon, eyelets, snowflakes and gems, a heart with twinklets, and a Happy Holidays ticket from Whimsy with more twinklets.

This card also fits these challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - let it snow
Dutch Dare - Christmas
Some Odd Girl - girlie
Creative Belli - "R" embellishments (rik rak ribbon and rhinestones)
Creative Cottage - untraditional Christmas colors
Stampavie and More - snow / snowflakes
Artful Inkables - die cuts and punches
Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. See you next week!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whimsy Monthly Digi Release

Happy December!

Wow, where did November go? I can't believe we are less than a month from Christmas and I haven't done anything to get ready for the holidays this year. How about you? Are you ready?

Today is new digi release day over at Whimsy Stamps and we have lots of new holiday images and sentiments for you to choose from including a brand new collection of colored digital images! That's right, you can now purchase select designs in color! I have to tell you these are perfect for making quick and easy, yet still pretty holiday cards!

I whipped this card up earlier today using Crissy's new Leap of Joy, already colored to perfection, and one of the sentiments from Ann's new Christmas Sentiments digital set.  You can purchase both of these new digital designs now in the Whimsy Shop. I created a layout on my computer and then printed, folded, and added some ribbon and done! Easy, peasy and pretty!

Thanks for coming by today. Hope to be back soon with a new project although crafting time is not much these days. Have a great night!