That was the name of last week’s Free For All Challenge on SCS. It has been a long time since I participated in a  Challenge on Splitcoaststampers and it’s time to get out of the summer funk and back to playing challenges. :)  For the card I picked the darling image of Where Flowers Bloom. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock. The image was colored with  Copic Markers (Lamb: W00, E81, R00, R000 Jacket: R00, R11, R12 Pants:N0, N1, N3, N5 Ground: Y11, Y13, Y17 Flowers: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15, E97, E25).

The edges of the image layer were paper pierced and masked. Next the lamb was masked and cloud dies were added. The background was airbrushed with Copic Marker B01. The clouds were shaded with Copic Markers W00, W0 and W1.

A piece of Echo Park Hello Summer paper was cut into a Pennant die. The edges were sanded before it was adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper pack. The bottom corners were rounded, the edges were sanded and stitched. May Arts sheer ribbon was tied around the layers before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

A sentiment from Bundle of Baby was stamped to the lower right corner with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Part of a  Fancy That! Border Bling was adhered under the sentiment and several rhinestones from the Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones was added to the upper left corner.

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Hi all and welcome to the final day of Flourishes’ Release Week!

Introducing…..

The new Happily Ever After set is the perfect companion set for our new set Summer Blossoms. Here, you have a pint-sized sentiment set that packs some punch when it comes to wishing “The Happy Couple” well! Use it for Anniversary wishes, weddings, bridal showers or even to congratulate a newly engaged couple! It’s a must have set to add to your collection! This set measures 4 by 3″ so it’s a bargain at $8.50!
For my Happily Ever After Sample I stamped a sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag Two die. With the die still on the cardstock, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A corner flourish from Summer Blossoms was stamped over the edges with third generation Vintage Photo ink.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with a Classic Heart die and embossed with the Elegance M-Bossabilities folder.  It was adhered to another piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Classic Scalloped Heart die.  The tag was adhered to the lower right of the heart.

The same corner image from Summer Blossoms that was used to stamp over the tag for texture, was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (Yellow Flower: Y21, Y23, Y35   Center flower: BG0000, BG000  Leaves: G40, G43, G46). The image was cut out and adhered to the lower right of the tag.

A piece of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze paper was adhered over a bigger piece from the same paper pack and cut and embossed with the smallest of the Grand Square Nestabilities dies. The edges were sanded and stitched. Crochet lace was taped to the edge of the vertical strip and Sheer ribbon was tied around the edge. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

The layers were adhered to the card base, cut and embossed with the smallest Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die out of white cardstock. Rhinestones finish off card.

To make sure all your events are truly memorable, Flourishes has added a do-it-yourself invitation to deck out however you wish! Baby showers, potlucks, bridal showers and more! This blank download allows you to personalize any get-together with that elegant, handmade touch! Created as a part of Flourishes’ Blossom Collection with fonts that match this series of stamps — this invitation blank offers endless opportunities for entertaining in style! Click HERE to see this in the store and CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download this image after your purchase! The tutorial was from a post we featured a while back for our calendar download.

For my sample I printed the invitation on white cardstock and cut and embossed it with the largest Romantic Rectangle die. The booties from Hello Baby were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of My Mind’s Eye Two Lost & Found 2 Breeze. The booties were shaded with Copic Markers (BG000, BG01) and cut out. They were adhered to a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag One die, which was then adhered to the center of the top of the invite.

Would you like to win our new Happily Ever After Set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! What are you waiting for? Time to hop along and see what these fabulous designers created!

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It’s my turn to share a video tutorial on the Spellbinders blog. The coming week will be all about weddings and I am showing how to create a box that could be used for bridesmaid gifts or small wedding gifts (gift cards, jewelery). I hope you have time to check it out and let me know what you think. Comments on the Spellbinders blog are very appreciated.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Hello and welcome to Day 3 of our April Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (18 April) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs and new Shapeology dies. From then until 24 April the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today’s mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT’s posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 25 April.

My card today features the darling Sweet Little Donkey from Meljen’s Design. I love that image. I already had it as a digital image, but I love it so much, I had to get it as a rubber stamp as well. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (donkey: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9    Nose/ear: R01, E93, E95, E07    Grass: G40, G43, G46    Background: BG0000, BG000).

The image was first layered on a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die, then on white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die.

Two pieces of Pink Paislee Nantucket Patterned paper were cut and embossed with a Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded, stitched and May Arts ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip. The paper was adhered to the card base, white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

The image layers were adhered to the card base with dimensional adhesive. Fancy That! Border Bling was added to the upper left hand side of the card, Silver Rhinestones to the lower right corner. A sentiment  from Good Life Tickets was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a tag die from Home Sweet Home . The embossed part was colored with Copic Marker BG0000. It was tied to the bow with a button and embroidery thread to finish off the card.

To take a peek at today’s fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below…

Ann Vento

Ellie Stover

Heidy Blom

Tammy Louise Cunliffe

Zoe

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!
Have a great day!
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Today is the final day of this month Flourishes Sneak Peeks. The set featured to day was designed by Marcella Hawley and is called Hello Baby!.

I created this card for my brother and his wife. They had a little baby boy yesterday. Well….not so little. He weight 9 lbs 8 oz and measured 22. 4 inches. I heard he has black hair just like my brother did when he was a baby. I can’t wait to see pictures. I wish I could hold the little darling. His name is Johannes, which is a family name on my Dad’s side. My uncle, my grandpa and several other male in my Dad’s family tree owned that name (German version of Johns, Hans for short).

I stamped the onesie in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on patterned paper. It was cut out and adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities die that had been sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Lattice Pendants die.

A piece of MME Lost & Found 2 Blush patterned paper was embossed with Elegance M-Bossabilities and sanded. A strip of patterned paper from the same paper pack was adhered over the embossed layer before it was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft cardstock. Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip and topped with a button before the layers were adhered to a card base, cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die out of white cardstock.

A sentiment from Tag Lines was stamped on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink. It was adhered to the lower left of the Onesie. Rhinestones on the upper right and lower left finish off the card.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out….

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win!

Senior Design Team

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE? Have you checked out our Motherly Love Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which start today at noon with another one ushered in tomorrow at noon!  Both are fast-paced and fun challenges that will give you yet one more chance to win our full April release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

And, don’t forget our New Release Bundle! If you buy all three sets in a bundle, you save 10% off the price. But, this offer only lasts through next Friday, April 20. So… you have to act fast! Just click HERE to see!

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