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Friday, December 31, 2010

Something Glittery!!!!

We'd like to see your sparkly glittery creations this week over at Stamp Something as our tribute to the new year!!!

I just bought a ton of clearance stickles so I was super excited for this challenge!!
I used Winter's Joy from Whimsy Stamps as my image.  The sentiment is from Whimsy as well, it is part of the Friendship tickets set. 
The papers are basic grey Wisteria and there are tons of stickles on this one!!!!
I puched the snowflakes using 2 Martha Stewart Snowflake punches.  Finally, I added a few pearls and some lace which was from a Christmas package. 
Wishing you and your family a safe and very Happy New year!!!!  See you in 2011!!!!
Challenges....
Simon Says...celebrate
Crafty creations....sketch and blue, purple, crumb color combo and recycled lace.
Sundays with Crissy...winter is here

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Whimsy's Kenny K's Winner!!!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and was able to enjoy some quality family time.  We are still on vacation here, but I wanted to check in with the winner of the Kenny K stamps from Whimsy!!!
And that lucky person is......

Here are your random numbers:
18 
Timestamp: 2010-12-29 19:40:51 UTC

 SO Ronda A. that's you!!!!   Email me your address and choices and I'll pass the info on to Denise!!!!!

See you all Friday for our next Stamp Something Challenge!!


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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Stamp Something and a fun Christmas card!

Well you can tell it's time for the Christmas crunch, I am running late with everything around here!!!!
I am finally able to post my Stamp Something card and another fun card for you!

This first card uses Dancer from MelJen Designs From Whimsy Stamps.  I made this card for my daughter's ballet teacher so the image was perfect!!!  I also used my custom stamp designed by raindrop echo designs at Whimsy for the sentiment.  The papers are Basic grey.  I added some lace, gems, ribbon and a few poinsettias along with a deer charm.
Challenges...
Friday Sketchers....Sketch
Sentimental Sundays...Inspired by song(rudolph)
Bee crafty...rough around the edges
Dutch Dare...winter

The second card is for stamp something this week.
We wanted to see a tag or a pocket.  My tag is under the cute little WOJ bear and is big enough to be used as a bookmark.  This one is for my daughter's teacher, so I thought a bookmark would be handy.  I colored the little gal with copics then set her on a pile of twinklets.  I added bunches of ribbon and sparkly details too!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps holiday labels.  Finally I added a felt snowflake and some flowers!
Challenges....
Whiff of Joy...Sketch
Paper Sundaes...Cut it out
Stampin for the weekend...Christmas
Fussy and fancy...snow
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kenny K

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

As many of you will know, Kenny K is currently a digital stamp artist (amongst many other things) and although Whimsy will not be carrying any Kenny K 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
Troublemaker

Remember that Whimsy Stamps will be carrying the rubber versions of these stamps only. Kenny K will continue to offer the digital versions in his store. The rubber stamps are available to PRE-ORDER from today from the Whimsy store, and will start shipping on the 27th, right after the holidays!

Our super-talented Ann (Raindrop Echo Designs) has designed some wonderful digital sentiments that work fabulously with these images - thank you Ann! These are also being released today!

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

The hop starts 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 being hosted by Denise at the very end of the hop, but there are also 3 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! *wink* [Winners will be announced on December 23rd after the hop ends - what a wonderful Christmas present for those lucky hoppers!]
But...one of them is RIGHT HERE!!!!!!  Please leave your name in the linky for your chance at 2 Kenny K images of your choice!!!!!

For my blog hop creation I used .......Download Diva.  There are a few other Whimsy Stamps on there too.  Ann's cool new sentiments and the new music notes background!  The papers are from Basic grey.  I also added some gold spica highlights to her hair so she's sparkly IRL, not so much in the photo though:(

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to ELAINE's blog and prepare to be blown away by her fabulous creation!

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


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy this exciting new release!
Challenges...
Friday Sketchers...sketch





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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Happy Monday Everyone!!!  I'm a day late on my post this week as we had my daughter's Christmas craft party yesterday.  And WOW 6 six year olds take a lot out of you!
This sketch was perfect for a nice simple card.  I had to whip one up as I was one card short at the last minute and it was exactly what I needed.
I used the new stamp from Whimsy Stamps, Valerie's Gift, for this one.  What a cutie!  The sentiment is Whimsy as well, it is the holiday seals.  I embellished with some lace, thin taffeta, prima poinsettias, stitching, flocking a few stickles and some pearls.  I also put a punch out from the Winter Jewels die from Whimsy behind my poinsettia. 
Challenges.....
The pink Elephant.......winter wonderland
Stamp with Fun...Christmas
Allsorts...Last minute Christmas

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Digi Day December!

It's the last digi day of the year at Stamp Something this week!!!  I used this adorable image from digi doodle! The papers are from SU and the sentiment is Whimsy Stamps.  I also used some fabulous poinsettias from Prima.  Check out the rst of the ladies, there are tons of gorgeous samples and tons of great prizes!!!!!!
Challenges..
Everybody art...sketch
CRAFT...christmas colors
ABC..J is for jewels
Cooking it up with Katie... a layered red Christmas
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop!!!!

Hello!!!!!   Hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far!!  You're closing in on the end!  You should be popping here from the blog of the one and only DENISE!!!!  If not please start back at the beginning with the wonderfully talented BEV!!

The hop starts today (Wednesday December 8th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday December 15th at noon EST. There are 6 prize stops along the way plus the grand prize of all the released stamps once you reach the end!!!  So keep hopping, commenting and entering for your chance to win some Whimsy Rubber!!!!
I chose to use this adorable penguin from MelJen designs!!  His name is penguin's present and what a cutie he is, I'm always a sucker for penguins!!  The papers are from my mind's eye and I paired him with 2 other whimsy Stamps!!!!  I also used my new favorite thing, the snowflake shapeology die from Whimsy!  I added twinklets to them to really sparkle them up!

Enjoy the 9 new stamps and all the fabulous eye candy of this hop!!!


From here please continue on to my fabulous teammie IRIS!


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Stamp Something:)

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I've been playing catch up all week from our vacation.  I think I'm almost there, so more time for crafting soon I hope!!!
This is my first card back, it's for the Stamp Something Christmas color challenge!  I love using pink and green for Christmas, so I went with that.  The papers are from eskimo Kisses from basic grey.  The image is a new digi release from MelJen over at Whimsy Stamps.  It's called Caroling Snowmen.  It is also available as a colored digi image, so if you're running tight on time for you Christmas cards, that might be the way to go!!!
The sentiment is from Whimsy too, Holiday postmarks.
Be sure to check out the rest of the team, their projects are fabulous as usual!
Challenges..
papertake..sketch

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Stamp Something

Hi! In honor of Thanksgiving here in the states, the theme of this week's Stamp Something Challenge is Thanks!  I used this adorable new Magnolia I won from Bunny Zoe's.  The papers are from Whimsy Stamps and I love them!!!  Very soft non-traditional colors.  The sentiment is from Whimsy as well, the "thank you" is from Stampin Up.  Simple embellies on this one ribbon, stickles, pearls and a felt snowflake.
I am most likely taking the week off from blogging to celebrate the holiday.  So here's wishing you all a fabulous Thanksgiving, my it be filled with friends, family and turkey:) 
Challenges....
Friday Sketchers...sketch
Stampin for the weekend...winter
Simon Says....Sparkle
7 kids...give thanks

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

New MelJen Digi and HOP WINNER!!!!

Hi All!!!  Happy Thursday!  Just think, in one week from right now we'll be eating turkey!!  Christmas preparations are in full swing over here and my card is no exception.  I used MelJen's new digi, Moose lights!!!  How fun is this little guy???  The papers are Whimsy too, and are so gorgeous!!  They have such a nice feel and such amazing colors!! I used the new ticket shapeology and ticket stamp for the sentiment.Finally I added some flowers, snowflakes, ribbon and rhinestones. 

Now for the hop winner!!!!

Here are your random numbers:
20 
Timestamp: 2010-11-18 13:35:53 UTC

That is Tamara Morton!!!    Email me your addy and we'll get that right out to you!!!!

Challenges.....
Allsorts....sketch
Paper Romance...favorite things (flowers and designer paper and copics)
Delightful sketches...baby it's cold outside
MelJen....sparkle and shine
Simon Says...sparkle
ABC...H is for Holidays
Spoonful of Sugar...distressing
Totally Gorjus...traditional Christmas

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Christmas!

***CLICK HERE for the WHIMSY BLOG HOP*** 
Happy Sunday!!!  Hope you are enjoying the weekend, we are spending the day blowing all the leaves off the yard now that they have finally all fallen!  And boy are there a ton!
I have a Christmas card for you today!  Which is pretty much all I am making at this point and loving every minute of it!!!!
I used chilly bun bun fairy, a new RUBBER stamps available at Whimsy Stamps from MelJen Designs!!  The sentiment is also Whimsy is the new Winter Letter Seals which is on preorder until the 19th!
The papers are Basic grey Eskimo kisses.  I added lots of glitter and rhinestones to this one.  I also embossed the circle with the swirls folder from CB.  I added some super wide pink grosgrain ribbon too.
Head on over to Sunday Sketch and Stamp to see what the rest of the gals have in store for you!
Challenges...
 Paper Sundaes....embossing, ribbon, blue
ABC... H is for Holiday
Sweet Stampin...Snowflakes
Creative Inspirations...winter
Basic grey...wings
Die cut dreams Christmas...snowflakes
Secret crafter...sparkle adn shine
Pollycraft...doodling

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Digi Day!

***CLICK HERE for the WHIMSY BLOG HOP***

Hi all! Another Digi Day at Stamp Something!!  I used this sassy image from Sassy Studios.  The sentiment is the new winter seal from Whimsy Stamps.  This is one of those cards that was really cute in my head but not so much on paper.  I think I need to fiddle with it for a bit before I'm happy with it. 
The strand of tinsel is from Stampin Up. 
Play along if you can, lots of prizes are up for grabs!
Challenges....
Friday Sketchers...sketch
Digi Tues...never used stash(tinsel) and a digi
Spoonful of sugar....snowflakes


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop!! **Prize Stop**




Hello!!!  I hope you're enjoying this fabulous blog hop!!!!!  You should be arriving here from ANNIKA's BLOG if not, pop on over to CRISSY's BLOG to start from the beginning.

I am a prize stop on the hop today!!!!  So just leave your name with the blue froggy at the end of the post for your chance at winning this adorable mouse, Elf Bell Mouse, I used today from MelJen!!!!



I used jovial papers from Basic Grey.  I also used a few other Whimsy Stamps too!  I used the calendar stamped on designer paper, then used a sentiment from SU's teeny tiny wishes.  I also used Whimsy's Life Defined behind the mouse.
I added some twinklets to the mouse's hat and some spica highlights to the bell to give it added sparkle.

Next you're headed to the blog of the AMAZINGLY TALENTED ANN!!!!  In addition to the GORGEOUS seals, Ann has also created 10 new custom stamps for this release!  So be sure to check those out when you're done hopping around!  You'll find a new snowflake from Whimsy's Shapeology line too! And lots more!
Challenges....
Papertake...sketch
ABC...Holiday

Going Grey...Christmas
Allsorts...Twas the night before Christmas(...not even a mouse..)
Wild Orchids...classic Christmas



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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Change of Seasons with Whimsy

HI everyone!!!  A couple cards today for you to show the change of seasons over at Whimsy!
The first is this super cute scarecrow from Meljen Designs!  I used pyrus papers from Basic grey along with some fabulous striped ribbon from SU.  The sentiment is from the holiday postmarks set at Whimsy.
Challenges....
Incy Wincy...sketch

Next is this adorable turtle designed by Crissy Armstrong!  The papers are basic grey jovial.  I stamped the green sheet with define life from whimsy stamps then embossed.  It's a little tricky to see in the photo.  There is also a sneak peek on this card!!!  Holiday seals from Whimsy!  Check out our blog hop tomorrow for all the newest releases!!!  Can't wait??  Pop on over to the Whimsy Inspiration blog for even more sneak peeks!
Challenges...
Sketch and Stash...sketch and ribbon from my stash
Wild Orchid...Classic Christmas

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Sketch Something!

Happy Friday!!!  I think this is the official start of my Christmas Card extravaganza!!! My list is a bit bigger than I thought, so I have to get crafting! I made this one with this super adorable rubber MelJen available at Whimsy Stamps. 
I colored with copics then used some My Mind's Eye papers.I added a bit of ribbon, some pearls, snowflakes and flowers.  The sketch is from this week's Stamp Something challenge!!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps as well, I love this holiday tickets set!!
I also sparkled it up a bit with some dazzling diamonds and some flocking too!!!
Have a great weekend!
Challenges......
Belli Challenge...flocking
Polka Doodle...quick and easy christmas
Little red wagon..use red
Die Cut Christmas...use a christmas digi
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!  My girls are bouncing off the walls to get out there and trick or treat already!  It's going to be a long afternoon!!  Luckily we still have pumpkins to carve and cookies to bake!
We have a great sketch for you over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp created by our own Mandy.
I used Lil Vampire from MelJen at Whimsy Stamps.  The sentiment is a MelJen freebie from her blog. If you need a last minute Halloween card, you can buy the digi and it's yours immediately!!!  The papers are Basic grey eerie. I embellished with flowers, gems and some stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Hope you can join us this week!!!!  Have a safe and fun trick or treat!!!!
Challenges....
MelJen...It's a twofer
totally gorjuss...spooky
Secret Saturday Crafter...anything that flies
paper play...a haunting we will go
Dutch Dare...Halloween
Stampin for the weekend...Halloween
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Last minute Halloween

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!  I realized I was a few Halloween cards short, so I whipped up a few to put in the mail yesterday.  Here's one I made using Mummy Bear from MelJen's over at Whimsy.   I wanted a more subtle Halloween card so I decided to use Basic grey papyrus papers.  And I just love this little bear and his little spider friends.  I only used a big bow to embellish, of course it's going in the mail, so not sure if that was the right choice, oh well!
Happy Halloween!
Challenges....
 Friday Sketchers...sketch
Pink elephant...orange and brown
Daring Cardmakers...trick or treat
Paperplay...a haunting we will go
Pixie Dust...Happy Halloween
Crafty Creations...Halloween
Dutch Dare...Halloween
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Stamp Something PINK

In honor of the last week of breast cancer awareness month, we'd love to see some pink at Stamp Something this week!!!  I decided to go with this super cute Tilda.  I used Basic grey Eva papers along with some flowers, pearls and ribbon!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. 
Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend everyone!  Don't eat too much candy!
Challenges.....
Magnolias down under.....all aboard
Totally papercrafts...bling it on
Allsorts...spots and stripes

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Adorable new MelJens!

It's Thursday and that means a new MelJen release over at Whimsy!!!  WooHoo! We have 5 new designs today, and they are all fabulous!  I finally decided on fancy little stocking!

I had some SEI papers I bought at the end of last year I wanted to use.  Then I added all kinds of sparkles!  I have stickles, rhinestones, chunky glitter and the paper it's self is glittery as well!

 The sentiment is from Whimsy as well.  The final embellishments are some super thin ribbon from SU, a stocking charm, a felt snowflake and a rose from wild orchid.

Check out the rest of the whimsy team to see if they are showcasing a new image today!
Challenges....
Sketch and Stash....sketch
ABC...g is for glitter
papertake...sparkly and bright
bee crafty...Christmas
Totally gorjuss...sparkle
Winter wonderland...2 papers, 1 ribbon, snowflake, and a charm
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello all!!!  Still playing catch up after a crazy week!!  Hope to find time soon to be out and about in blog land!!!
I have two cards to share with you today.  The first is a card with just a quote! They sure go together a lot quicker without coloring!!!  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  The papers are from SU and I embellished with some black satin ribbon and pearls.  I also distressed the edges and added stitching.
Challenges....
Sentimental Sundays...distressing
Friday Sketchers....sketch
Charisma Cardz...vintage



The second card I created for a friend's baby shower.  The nursery bedding is green and brown with jungle animals , so I thought this monkey was perfect!!  He's from Whimsy Stamps as well as the ticket sentiment.  I colored the monkey with copics and added some stickles to the doodles.  The papers are origins from basic grey.  I added some satin ribbon along with some pearls and one lone flower.  I also added a super cute bootie charm on some hemp. 
Challenges.....
Spoonful of Sugar...getting punchy
Polka Doodles...welcome new baby
MelJen...anything goes
Cute Card Thursday...sketch

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Digi Day!

We're having fun with digis at Stamp Something this week!!!

Lots of fun and prizes as usual

This week I am showcasing a super cute Prairie Fairy image.  I had to make a thank you not for a friend who gave my daughter some ballet hand me downs and this cutie was perfect!!!!!

I used kioshi papers and some new super wide pink grosgrain from SU.  I added stickles to her tu tu and my spica pen to her hair for lots of fun glitter!!!  I also added some yummy new flowers from Wild Orchid.  I added a teeny pearl to her earring too.

Have a great weekend.  Things here are beyond hectic as I am getting ready for a craft fair on Saturday, hopefully things will soon be back to normal I'll be around to visit you all!!!!

Challenges...
Pixie Cottage....Sketch
Paper Sundaes...for someone little
Simon Says...give thanks
Cooking it up with Katie....2 of something(flowers), letters, glitter
Wild Orchids...pastels
Sweet Stampin...ribbon
Totally gorjuss...pink
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A whiff of Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Happy Sunday!!!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  We were able to see a long time friend get married yesterday so that was fun!!!  And today, I have a Whiff of joy Christmas card to share with you that I created using this fortnight's sketch on Sunday Sketch and Stamp.  I used the Betty and Henry Winter Mice image for this one.  The tree paper is from Whiff of Joy as well, the other is basic grey.  I added some white flocking and chunky glitter to create snow.  I embellished it simply with a few snowflakes, a ribbon and some pearls.  The snowflake border punch is from EK success.  I sprayed the whole card with shimmerz so it has a nice sparkle to it IRL. Hope you can play along!
Challenges...
Allsorts...bingo...pearls mist ribbon
papercutz...anything goes
Simon Says....Recipe3 embellies(ribbon, snowflakes, pearls), 2 patterned paper, 1 image
Papertake...3 of a kind(pearls)
Simple doodles...winter warmers

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween

Hi Everyone!!!
 It's a spoooky Halloween challenge at Stamp Something this week.  I went for a little more cute than spooky with this sweet image from Whimsy stamps.  She's a digi and available now, so pop on over and download Anna and you'll be coloring away in no time!!!
I used bunches of basic grey eerie papers along with eggplant and black cardstock.  I then tried to make it a bit girly with rhinestones, satin ribbon, flowers and pearls.  The sentiment is also a digi from whimsy Stamps.  The challenge this week is sponsored by Bunny Zoe with a great prize up for grabs, so join us if you can:)
Challenges....
Stamps with fun...sketch
Everybody Art...Halloween
Delightful Challenges....Metal
Moving along with the times...Halloween
Pixie Cottage...stitching
Stamping for the weekend...Halloween
Fussy and fancy...Halloween

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