Hello and welcome to Day 4 of our October Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (24 October) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From then until 30 October the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies 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.

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 31 October.

For my sample today I used  the darling Birthday Baby Girl Wee image. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock . It was colored with  Copic Markers (Hair: Y21, Y23, E33   Skin: E0000, E00, E01   Sleeper: G0000, G000, G00, G02, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15   Flowers: RV10, RV13    Teddy/cake: E40, E41, E42    Frosting: YR30, YR31    Ground: W3, W5 W7) and cut and embossed with a Hexagon Nestabilities die. Diamond Stickles were applied over the bubbles and the cake frosting.

Two pieces of Echo Park’s Everday Eclectic paper were adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle. The bottom corners were rounded and the edges were sanded, before a faux stitched border was added with a Copic Multiliner.  The image layer was adhered to the left side, slightly hanging over the edge. The part that was hanging over was cut off.

Four pieces of the Everyday Eclectic paper were stamped with stamps from the Celebration Circle Pennant set. The half circles were cut out and three were strung up as a banner with embroidery thread. The fourth half circle was adhered to the lower right hand side and a button was tied over it. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl and a few Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones finish off the card.

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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I created this card for last week’s Inspiration challenge.  For my sample I chose this darling stuffed giraffe.  The color scheme for this card came from last week’s  Ribbon Reel Challenge.  The sketch is from the current CASE study challenge.

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with the giraffe die from MFT’s Spectacular Circus stamp and die set. The matching giraffe stamp was stamped over it in Wheat VersaMagic ink. A piece of Pink Paislee Portfolio patterned paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before the circle was stitched to a slightly bigger white cardstock circle.

A 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock was embossed with the Simplicity M-Bossabilities folder. The bottom corners were rounded and a the edges were faux stitched with a Signo white gel pen. The layer was adhered to the card base, a 3 3/4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock folded in half before the partial circle was adhered to the left hand side. The giraffe was adhered to the circle with foam adhesive squares.

One of the sentiment from Circus Spectacular was stamped in Gray Flannel Memento ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut with one of MFT’s Sentiment Strips die-namics die. One of the sides was cut straight and the sentiment was adhered underneath the circle with Scor-Tape on the edges and two foam adhesive squares on top of each other in the center.

Stars were cut out Solar White cardstock as well as the same paper that was used for the circle with SimonSaysStamp exclusive Holiday Shapes die. The stars were adhered to the card and topped with rhinestones. A rhinestone on each end of the sentiment strip finishes off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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We are back from our summer break.  Our first challenge after the break is a sketch. Nina is the hostess. It was a hard sketch for me and I just took it as a guide. I definitely didn’t follow it 100%

I started out by stamping an image from The Craft’s Meow’s Lovely Label 18 in Jet Black Archival Ink on a piece of Echo Park Springtime paper. It was cut and embossed with the 2nd largest Label 18 Nestabilities Nestabilities die. A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the 3rd smallest of the Standard Circle (lg) Nestabilities dies. It was first stamped with the center of the same Lovely Label 18 die. Next the die was placed back on the cardstock circle and part of the image from Butterfly Kisses was stamped in the center.

Another piece of EP Springtime paper was cut and embossed with the third largest of Card Creator Matte B die. The edges were sanded before it was stitched to a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock. Both layers were adhered to piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Card Creator Polka Dot die.

A piece of Springtime paper and a piece of white cardstock were cut and embossed with two  Nested Lacey Pennant dies. The patterned paper was sanded before part of a sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on both. They were adhered next to the image layer, which had been adhered to the left hand side of the Card Creator layers with dimesional adhesive. Part of a Fancy Waves! Border Bling was adhered underneath the patterned paper pennant.

The butterfly of the same set was stamped in Dandelion Memento Ink was on white cardstock, cut out and topped with a button. The butterfly was adhered to the image layer on the right hand side.  Stardust Stickles was added over the dandelion and the butterfly wings.

I was too lazy to cut a card base with the largest Polka dot die, so I made my card base out of a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of white cardstock, folded in half. I added another layer of Springtime paper over the card base, measuring by 4″ x 5 1/4″.

I hope you have time to create a card for the challenge! I am so excited we are back. And check out my fellow challenge members gorgeous creations!

Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs and smiles

Can you you believe Flourishes is already turning 5 years old? Time flies!!! For my birthday project I created a card with the Let them Eat Cake stamp set. I cut and embossed a piece of white cardstock with the smallest of the new Grand Decorative Oval Nestabilities die. The cake stand was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, the layers in Tumbled Glass Distress ink. The edges of the oval were sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink. Part of a Finesse Pearl Swirl was adhered to the cake layer part.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze patterned paper were cut and embossed with the second largest Label Eight Nestabilities die. The edges were stitched before blue ribbon was tied around the layers and through a hole punched in the image layer.  A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with the largest of the new (and highly addictive) Decorative Label Eight dies. The layers were adhered to the decorative label die cut before everything was adhered to a blue card base.

A sentiment from the Botanical Bookplates Vo. 1 was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with an inner die from one of the Fancy Framed Tags 2 die. The edges were sponged with Antique Linen ink before the tag was adhered right under the ribbon bow.

To get ready for next week’s big August Stamp Release, Flourishes is ushering in a festive challenge! Not only will it celebrate Flourishes 5th birthday, but it will give YOU a chance to win our new release! So, put on your best party attire and get ready for the….

HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is going to be super duper easy peasy. Why? All you need to do is create a birthday creation. It could be a card, a tag, a 3-D object, ANYTHING! As long as it celebrates a birthday, you’ll be in the running! Please remember, entries must be in by August 10th at 5PM EST to be eligible. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the key word FLLCAUG12. And, don’t forget to link up your creation right here on this post using the Inlinkz link widget below. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them — Flourishes entries will be counted twice! But, if you don’t have Flourishes, play along anyway, you could WIN some!

Need some inspiration? The design team created all kinds of birthday goodies – from decorations to cards to invites to treat boxes — you name it, they have been inspired! So, hop on over and see….

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to play along! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

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!
Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps May rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 wonderful new rubber stamps & stamp sets and 5 fabulous new Shapeology dies together with 3 new Shape EZ files today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 29 May the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these wonderful new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will 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 30 May) we will post a Release Round-Up 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.

For my card sample today, I used a new Wee image called Hopeful. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The image was cut and embossed with a Classic Rectangle Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E51, E53, BV00   Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9   Shirt, Flower, Butterfly: R20, R21, R22, R24   Flowers, flame: Y13, Y15, Y17    Jeans: B32, B34, B37   Lamp: C0, C1, C3, C5   Ground: W3, W5, W7, W9   Background shading: B0000). The edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The image was then adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Label 23 Nestabilities die.

October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest  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.

A sentiment from Fanciful Birthday Notables was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, cut out and the inner part was colored with Copic Marker B0000. It was adhered to the lower right of the image. Flowers on the lower left, a part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the top right and a piece of Endless Waves! Border Bling under the image finish off the card.

 

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:

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful May release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Baby Boy Ellie ~ Frisbee Dog ~ Fishin’ Friends ~ Summer Garden Carousel

 

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin’ ~ Little Jack & Bobbin Snoozin’

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bike Kid ~ Book Boy ~ Boy Gamer ~ Girl Reader

3 Meljen’s Designs rubber stamps
Candyland Dreams ~ Little Pocket Mice ~ Teeny Mouse Hugs

3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Hopeful ~ Love Trip ~ Peggy

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Always and Forever ~ Family Ties ~ Oval Letter Seals ~ Sports Fan

4 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Double Scallop Doily Die ~ Fun in the Sun Oval Seal ~ Sports Sentimentables ~ Ties die set

1 TLC Shapeology die
Pedestal Tag 1

3 Shape EZs by TLC
Dad’s Tie ~ Scallop Flower #1 ~ Tipped Scallop Flower

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, then pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

It’s my turn to host Timeless Tuesday again. I thought I give you an easy challenge. April is my birthday month so your challenge is to make a birthday card.

I love the new Botanical Bookplates Vo. 1 and thought they would make for a great spring birthday card. One of the images was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers. The image was cut out with the Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate die and layered on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with one of the the Antique Frame & Accent dies.

The border strip  and the small corner die of the same die package were used to cut another piece of white cardstock.  The card was designed with the designer papers. The sentiment was stamped with the same black ink on a piece of cardstock, cut and embossed with a Tailor-Made Classic Tag die. Ribbon and rhinestones finish off the card.

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designer have created for today…

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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Hi everyone! For all my followers that have been with me quite a while, you might remember when I first started blogging and had a weekly sketch challenge. I missed having a challenge with my friends, so I started a new one. I hope you can join us over at Crafty Friends Challenges. This challenge is just supposed to be for fun. No stress. It will be a bi-weekly challenge and the first challenge is Vintage.

For my card I stamped the gorgeous main image from Butterfly Kisses in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink. The image was cut out and  Frost Smooch Glitz was added over the flower and wings of the image.  A frame was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with the third largest Large Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. A piece of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was cut with the next size up oval. The frame was adhered over the oval with dimensional adhesive and the fairy was adhered to the left hand side of the frame.

Another piece of London Market paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around it vertically and threaded through one of the Floral Oval openings. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with one of the Nested Pennant dies. A sentiment from Butterfly kisses was stamped on it with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The pennant was shaped and adhered to the upper right hand side of the frame. The butterfly from the set was stamped in Pixie Dust Versamagic. It was cut out and adhered next to the sentiment. Rhinestones from Baby Bling and Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones were added to the frame and the butterfly. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling on the upper left hand corner finish off the card.

This card didn’t just work for our new challenge, but also for the current Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge, which is to use buttons and bows. I LOVE adding a button over my bows to finish them off. Oftentimes my bows look naked without that button!

Check out the creations of my fellow Crafty Friends:

Charmaine Ikach
Heather Jensen
Jenn Balcer
Linda Lucas
Nina Brackett

I really hope you have a chance to play. Like I said…it’s just for fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles


Hello and welcome to Day Five of our March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (21 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month’s rubber designs, new Shapeology dies and new Shape EZ templates. From then until 27 March 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 28 March.

My sample today features the new Wee Image Amy. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with  a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box technique and colored with  Copic Markers ( Skin: E50, E51, E53, BV000   Hair: Y26, E31, E35, E37   Shirt/Balloon: RV000, RV00, RV10   Boots/Shorts/Jacket E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G000, G00, G02    Pot: E13, E15, E19   Sky: B0000    Ground: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9). The edges of the the image were sponged first with Antique Linen ,then with  Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest of the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die.

A 2″ wide strip of Pink Paislee London Market Patterned paper was adhered to a bigger piece of the same paper pack. The paper were cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die, sanded and the edges were stitched. May Arts ribbon was tied around the vertical strip. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with a Linen Thread.  The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die.

A sentiment from the new Aged to Perfection stamp set was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on white cardstock, cut out and adhered slightly above the bow. Parts of a Fancy That! Border Bling and Zva Creative Flowers finish off the card.

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

Alberto Gava {Special Guest}
Ann Vento
Beate Johns {Special Guest} – you are here
Deb Routledge {Special Guest}
Denise Lynn
Niki Estes

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

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more new release creations!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Welcome to Whimsy Stamps March rubber stamp and die RELEASE DAY!

Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new rubber stamps and 7 wonderful new Shapeology dies today together with 2 brand new Shape EZ templates! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 27 March the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and dies with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will 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 March) we will post a Release Round-Up on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of new release DT work from the past week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

For my card today I chose a new image from Elisabeth Bell called Cinnamon Sugar. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die.  the image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, BV000   Hair: Y11, Y23, E31, E33    Dress: R81, R83, R85, BG32, BG34, BG49   Basket: E31, E33, 35, E37   Apron: W00, W1, W3    Eyes:B00   Background: B0000     Ground: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9).

The edges of the rectangle were  sponged with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink. Kraft cardstock was cut with a die from the Corner die set. The edges were painted with Snow Cap Paint.  Once the corners were dry they were adhered to the upper right and lower left corner of the image.

A 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ strip of Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Patterned Paper was adhered to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The edges of the papers were sanded , parts of a paper doily were adhered to the upper left and right side of the paper layer. The layers were stitched to a slightly bigger piece of Kraft cardstock. May Arts Pink Sheer ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip.

A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut with the new fence die and was adhered slightly under the ribbon. The image was adhered over the ribbon with dimensional adhesives after three flowers (Zva Creative and Wild Orchid Crafts) were adhered to the lower right corner of the image.

A sentiment from the new Celebration Circle Pennants was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Kraft cardstock. It was cut out and the edges were painted with Snow Cap Paint. After it was dried it was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut with a Circle Pennant die. The sentiment panels were adhered slightly above the flowers to the right of the image.

The card base was cut and embossed with a Grand Scallop Rectangle die and the layers were adhered to the base. Part of a Fancy That! Border Bling was adhered to the lower left corner, part of a Finesse Swirl was adhered above the sentiment panel and a light pink butterfly from Want2Scrap finished off the card.

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:

Here is a full reveal of the wonderful March release:

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Balloon Bouquet ~ Birthday Hippo ~ Birthday Pile-up ~ Wee Snippet’s Cake

 

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Cinnamon Sugar ~ Lemon Pepper

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Football ~ Soccer ~ Fabby Farrah ~ Sassy Sadie

3 Meljen’s Designs rubber stamps
Birthday Cupcake ~ Darling Dalmatian ~ Pixie Dust Fairy

3 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Amy Whimsy ~ Angel Cody ~ Angie Whimsy

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Aged To Perfection Notables 3 (coordinating die available) ~ Celebration Circle Pennants (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Party Hat Sentiments (*new* coordinating die available) ~ Vintage Birthday Tabs 1 (coordinating die available)

5 Raindrop Echo Designs Shapeology dies
Birthday Sentiments ~ Fence ~ Party Hats Die set ~ Circle Pennants Die set ~ Party Time Notables 3


2 TLC Shapeology die
Cherry Cake ~ Egg Tag

Shape EZ by TLC
Cherry Cake ~ Gradient Wedding Dress

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, then pop back to the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the next list of showcase posts!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release! Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles

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