Beach Baby Jayme

Hi Ladies,

Today I wanna share this card with you using the fabulous digi-stamp; Beach Baby Jayme wich you can download right here
Crissy Armstrong designed this stamp for Lisa's sister as you might heard of it!!
I colored the image with the copic markers..
Hope you like it!!

Hugs xxMarley

Whimsy Owl Revisted

Hello everyone! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend-and an extra long one too here in the UK as well as in the US!

Thought I'd share my first ever Whimsy card with you-this fun Whimsy Owl is the image that made me fall in love with Whimsy Stamps. Isn't he just great?! Looks a bit worse for wear to me! I actually made this card well over a year ago, when we were all going mad for Bloom and Grow papers!

Don't forget that it's another exciting week this week at Whimsy with the new Digital Stamp release on June 1st-you may have seen some sneaky peeks on the DT blogs-they're all fantastic images once again-they just seem to get better and better! There'll also be a new challenge too to join in with so keep an eye out for that. See you soon!


P.S. Don't forget about Lisa's special RAK event-there's still time to join in!

Featured Stampers - Wendalyn and Leslie

Happy Saturday!

If you live here in the USA, I hope you have a great long Memorial Day weekend! Happy BBQs and family outings!

Today is featured stamper day here at Whimsy and this week we have 2 stampers we'd like to feature! First is Wendalyn with her sweet card using the digital image, Hang in There!

I love her pretty papers and fabulous stitching details. The glassy glaze on the shell is the perfect accent too. Beautiful work Wendalyn! To read more about this card on Wendalyn's blog, please CLICK HERE.

And next we have Leslie's fun card using the stamp Pretty Peartunia!

This stamp always makes me smile and I think Leslie has done a great job with her. I love her pretty floral accents and the edged borders. To read more about Leslie's card, please CLICK HERE.

Thanks for sharing a little Whimsy with us ladies! Have a great weekend!

Proud to be Whimsy!

Happy Friday everyone!  If, like me, you live in good ole Blighty (UK) then you'll be gearing up for a 3-day weekend, or perhaps even a whole week off as it's the schools' half-term break this coming week - yay!

So today I have a card to show you that I made using one of Whimsy's brand new releases - this beautiful carousel horse rubber stamp set illustrated by Crissy Armstrong called 'Proud to Be'.  I'm not American, nor do I have any American relatives, but I am proud to say that I now have lots of American crafting/blogging buddies, and I just had to make a truly patriotic card using this fabulous stamp!

There's only a few days to go until our new Whimsy digi images release on 1st June! Woo-hoo!  We're having another blog hop to showcase these beauties, and we'll also have a brand new monthly challenge for you right here at the Whimsy Inspiration Blog.  You still have a few days to enter our May challenge to win 5 Whimsy digi stamps so click here to be taken to the May challenge post and get your entries in to be in with a chance to win!

Finally, if you haven't read all about our very own Lisa's special RAK event for her sister Jayme, then CLICK HERE to be taken to the post on her blog.  Crissy Armstrong has drawn a fabulous and FREE digi image for this cause as Jayme is frog-mad.  If you would like to make a card for Jayme using this image, you can download it from a link on the Whimsy Stamps store front or directly from here.

Wishing you all a great weekend and I'll 'see' you on the 1st of June for our new release hop!


Baseball Connor

Here is another oldie but goodie, Baseball Connor, he is such a cutie, he worked a treat on this step card.
I used some netting from an old trampoline for the backdrop. 
Watch out for some new Whimsy digital images to be released on Tuesday 1st June at noon (EST)!
We have fabulous new images from all our artists and also perfectly matching sentiments from Ann Vento. 
Keep your eyes peeled for the Design Team's sneak peeks over the next few days!
Thanks for dropping by!

A Whimsy Cake ?!?!

Good morning everyone!!!!  I have something a little different to share with you today.  It's a whimsy cake!  I used party pony for the invites for my daughter's party and wanted a cake to match.  So I gave my favorite baker a picture of Simmone's card as inspiration, and this is what they did with it!  Pretty cool huh?  And yummy too!!!
In other Whimsy news....
For the Whimsy DT Call, CLICK HERE, we'd love to have you join us!!!

There is also a new digital freebie being offered at Whimsy Stamps. Crissy Armstrong created this sassy froggy in honor of our DT member Lisa's sister Jayme, who sadly was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Lisa has a special RAK request posted on her blog now with a great prize up for grabs. If you're a card maker and want to brighten someone's day, please make a card and send it off to Jayme!

You can visit the Whimsy Stamps store page to download this image or click HERE to go directly to the download. The file is a zip file so you will need to save it to your computer and then extract the files to be able to print and resize and flip the image.
 That's all for today!!!  Have a good one!

Special Image

Good Afternoon!

Sorry to be late with this post, busy morning here! It's about 90 degrees in the shade, but the can't complain after the cold winter we had. Hope it's nice where ever you are!

Today I want to share a very special digital image, which is now available at Whimsy and it's FREE! Crissy Armstrong created this sassy Beach Baby Jayme image for our DT member Lisa's sister Jayme. Sadly, Jayme was recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and so Lisa is asking for our help to send her sister some smiles. You can find all the details of Lisa's RAK request on her blog, HERE.

If you would like to download this image, you can visit the Whimsy Store site or click this link to be taken to the direct download link. Please remember not to share digital stamp files even when they are free. Instead tell all your friends how they can get this image too and how they can help Lisa!

Here are a couple cards using this new image....

Card created by Crissy Armstrong

Card created by Denise Lynn

Thanks for stopping by Whimsy today! Have a great day!

Pretty Pony

This beauty is one of Crissy's gorgeous carousel horse stamps. They are so much fun to color! I just love the shades of color in this card!

Supplies used on this project:
Image-Party Pony, Whimsy Stamps by Crissy Armstrong
Papers-DCWV "The At Home Stack", white Couture card stock, chocolate chip Stampin Up card stock
Copics-e41, e30, e43, e53, e55, e57, bg72, bg75
Misc-Paper Shapers swirl punch, Prima blossoms, Copic Airbrush system to color blossoms with BG75, Sponge and Distress ink in walnut

Featured Stamper - Carole Middlehurst

It is Saturday on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog which means it is time for our
Featured Stamper
this week we are featuring Carole Middlehurst from
I am sure many of you will be familiar with Carole's work, her cards are always beautiful and finished off with perfect detail!  Thank you Carole for sharing your creations with us today!
She created this fabulous card using Whimsy Stamps Duck, isn't it just stunning?
You can ready Carole's full post here!
You can see another 2 of Carole's cards made with Whimsy stamps
We have a DT call for new designers to join the Whimsy Team, if you are interested please see here for more details!
If you have some Whimsy creations you would like to share with us why not pop over and add them to our Gallery, it is open for anyone to join and add their cards to!  We would love to see them!

Thank you for dropping by today, hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Special Request

Good Afternoon,

I have a special message I'd like to share today that goes along with a special request from our DT to all you wonderful stampers/card makers out there.

Our Designer Lisa's sister Jayme was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and they the family recently found out that her cancer has spread to other areas of her body. Doctors are not optimistic and her time is running short.

In an effort to cheer up her sister, Lisa is hosting a RAK request for cheerful cards. If you've not heard of a RAK before, it's a Random Act of Kindness. Lisa is asking that we each create a card with a cheerful sentiment and image to brighten Jayme's day. Please no get well cards.

Jayme loves frogs and Lisa has said that she's sure to love a card created with some fun frog images! If you choose to join in this RAK request, you can enter to win a fantastic prize pack sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and a few other stamp companies. All of the details and how to enter are posted on Lisa's blog HERE.

If you are making a card this weekend, why not sending it to Jayme! Thanks in advance for all your help with this effort.

Cards can be mailed to:
Jayme Clevenger
2826 Wilshire
Woodward, OK 73801
(you can mention that you are a stamping friend of Lisa's)

Whimsy Digital Images

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Thursday!!! I wanted to share a couple cards with you that I made with the new FABULOUS Whimsy Digital line of images. I just love this line of images and our artists are just amazing...The first creation I would like to share with you is called Riding Hood in the Meljen's Digital Collection. Also the sentiment is one of our digis from the RainDrop Echo Designs Collection......isn't it just perfect for this image??? This sweetie was just sooo fun to color and look at all the detail in this image!! I LOVE images with lots of details.......Fun fun fun!! Hope you enjoy my first creation.....

The next two creations I wanted to share with you are also in our Whimsy Digital Line. These images are in the Crissy Armstrong Collection. What a talented artist Crissy is!!! I love both of these birthday images and they are just perfect for children!!! The first one is called Gift Horse and the second one is Party Snail. Both of my cards are a CAS design....Hope you enjoy them!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak...I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

Party Pony

Hi And Happy Wednesday to you all,
My card which I would like to share with you today is using the fab new Party Pony stamp which was released at Whimsy Stamps on Monday,and is designed by the very talented Crissy Armstrong,I have also paired this up with the empty ticket stamp Designed by Whimsy's very own Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs the sentiment I have added to the middle is from the party pony stamp set,

party pony

The Image has been coloured using copic ciaos,and the flower was made using a selection of punches,the gorgeous DP is from the New Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper stack.
Don't forget to have a look at the post below for Information on Whimsy's DT call, Oh And before I go Don't forget you still have time to enter Whimsy's month long challenge

We have a May themed recipe challenge for you .
Please use markers, pretty papers, flowers, and of course a Whimsy image!!!

Please enter your NEW creation, using the linky feature here, by 12noon EST Sunday, May 31st.

One lucky player will win 5 digital images of her choice from our Digital Stamp Collection!

Whimsy DT Call Now Open

Good Afternoon!

This is just a quick post to let you know about an open DT call at Whimsy Stamps! If you are a talented paper crafter that would like to share a little Whimsy with others, please visit our website, HERE,  for more information on how to enter!

Looking forward to seeing your creations! Good luck!

Happy Stamping,

Emma's Swing

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today I have the honor of sharing one of the Whimsy images and my creation using it!!

Whimsy is carrying both rubber stamps and digital images in their store!! Two weeks ago they had a new digital release and I have yet to use all of them. I just love them and just had to ink up Emma's Swing illustrated by Kevin Lynn, Denise's husband (talent must run in the family!!) and Ann's digi sentiment set Emma Swinging Sentiments. I had so much fun coloring her. I don't usually use orange but I was trying to encourage myself to think outside of the box.I used some Basic Grey Paper and colored the image with prisma and gamsol. I used the Saturday Sketch from 2 weeks ago. I so am enjoying the Scalloped Edge Frame from Spellbinders and its versatility. I laced it with ribbon. The branches are created with a fern stamp from SU.

I hope you enjoyed my creation today and that you are inspired to create or even check out the Whimsy store.

Oh I also wanted to remind you that Whimsy has a month long challenge and you still have a chance to join us.

We have a May themed recipe challenge for you .
Please use markers, pretty papers, flowers, and of course a Whimsy image!!!

Please enter your NEW creation, using the linky feature here, by 12noon EST Sunday, May 31st.

One lucky player will win 5 digital images of her choice from our Digital Stamp Collection!

stamping hugs,

New Release BLOG HOP!

Hey everyone!

Whimsy Stamps are releasing some brand new rubber stamps today, and to celebrate the DT are having a Blog Hop!

We have 2 new Carousel Horse stamp sets from the Whimsy Crissy Armstrong Collection and 1 amazing Ticket Sentiments stamp set by Raindrop Echo Designs to show you today.

The blog hop will run from Monday 17th May at noon EST until Friday 21st May at noon EST.

CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop (at Crissy's blog) and start hopping away to see Party Pony, Proud to Be and Ticket Sentiments in all their glory!

Here's my blog hop creation (which you can see on my blog) using 'Party Pony':

Happy hopping everyone!


Show your Space Sunday

Hello and welcome to another
Show us your space Sunday!
On alternate Sundays we will be taking turns to show our workspaces and hopefully give you a bit of Whimsy Inspiration at the same time!
Now my desk is getting a bit tired now as I have shown it on Wednesdays for the past few weeks but here is a new way I decided to store my punches instead of the 3 boxes I had them in!
I am also storing my Prima roses here, they look so pretty, I might not be able to use them!
I embellished this organiser this week, so love it!  It  has Ann's fabulous crafting sentiments available from Whimsy in digital form. 

.....and these are some of the things it will hold.  When I have a colouring session I like to keep the papers for each coloured image with it so I bag them up and they will now sit in the organiser until I am ready to make a card with them! 

That is it from me for this week. 
don't forget to drop by the rest of the DT today for some more sneak peeks and of course tomorrow is the big day, the Whimsy Carousel Horse Release Party at Noon (EST)!

Featured Stamper - Roni Johnson

Happy Saturday!

Today is featured stamper day here at Whimsy and this week we have a special stamper to share with you. Roni Johnson of Ink Stains has a wonderful blog of creations as well as tips, tricks, and tutorials for crafting projects and she also includes articles about various crafting products. Roni actually recently featured Whimsy Stamps on her blog, so I wanted to return the favor today and feature her here on our site. She's created a gorgeous carousel using only the Spring Stepping stamp set.

Here is Roni's project...

Roni used the Spring Stepping carousel horse stamp to make all the horses on her carousel and then used the Flourish accessory image and sentiments to accent and create detail around the carousel itself.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us Roni! To read more about this project, please CLICK HERE.

There are only 2 days left of our Spring Sale where you can purchase this stamp set and many other stamps from our Rubber Stamp Collections at 20% to 40% off regular price! Sale ends tomorrow! 

Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping,

Sneak Peek!!!

Good Morning everyone!!!!  I have a fun sneak peek to share with you today!!!  Crissy and Ann are releasing some fabulous new sets next Monday, May 17th and here is your first peek at one of the fabulous images!!!  These were created by my now 6 year old for her birthday party invites.  I think she did a fabulous job!!! 

These were fun and easy for her to create.  I made little "kits" of papers and embellies and she helped put them together.  They are 5 1/2 in square cards and the party info is typed on the back.  I used my scraps where ever possible, so they even helped me get rid of some of those!!!  They are colored in with crayolas:)

Thanks for stopping by today, be on the lookout for more sneak peeks!!!!
And the digi release challenge is still in full swing!!!  Click HERE for more details and your chance to win!!

Have a great day,

Just for Grandma...

Welcome to another little slice of Whimsy inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! I'm Stacey, one of the Whimsy DT and today I would like to share with you one of the recent creations I made with one of the new images from Whimsy's Meljens Designs range. Meet 'Granny Wolf'....!

Whilst my card uses a fairly simple layout, the image is so fun that I didn't want to over clutter the card and detract from it. So, I just got nice and inky with my Copics and had a great time blinging everything up with my Stickles! 

Make sure you head over to the Whimsy shop to check out the rest of the new digi stamps on offer :o)

Happy crafting!

Fairy Tale Thursday

Just had to share this creation again, I made it for the Whimsy digital Stamps release last week. These are the cute 'Red Riding Hood' and 'Granny Wolf' digital images illustrated by Melissa Jenkins of MelJen Designs.

It is still sitting on my desk as it continues to make me smile, Red Riding Hood looks so happy and the fun sentiment still gives me a giggle, it is also one of the new sentiment digis  by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs!

Watch out for a new release in rubber on Monday 17th May and you may also see some sneak peeks over the weekend, I have to tell you, you will be amazed, they are so beautiful and the new sentiments are a must have!
have a great Thursday!
hugs Debx

Whimsy Stamps Tutorial - Merging digital images

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps Merging Tutorial!

Today I'm sharing with you some tutorials on how to merge images using some Whimsy Stamps digital images. There are a lot of possibilities for creating scenes and putting together sentiments and images. I've created three tutorials on how to merge images on three different programs: Microsoft Publisher, Word 2003 and Word 2007 all using a Windows operating system. The steps should still be similar if you're using a Mac.  My favorite program to merge images by far is Microsoft Publisher because you simply have to open the images and drag them around - no need to format the pictures.

To play/pause, just click on the tutorial screen. To enlarge the tutorial screens to Full Screen views, just click on the bottom right hand corner of the tutorial window on the box containing for arrows expanding outwards. To exit from Full Screen mode, hit the "Esc" key located at the corner left hand of your keyboard.

Merging images using Microsoft Publisher 2003 and Windows XP
(steps are identical for Publisher 2007)

Merging images using Microsoft Word 2003 and Windows XP

Merging images using Microsoft Word 2007 and Windows Vista
Here's some of my previous cards using the merging tutorial:

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  Whimsy Stamps released some brand spanking new digital images on May 5th, so make sure to head over to the shop to check them out. The new release also included our new Whimsy artist: Melissa Jenkins!

Oh, I forgot to mention!

SAVE with our Spring Sale!

Now through Sunday, May 16th! Most rubber stamps, across all of our Rubber Stamp Collections, are on sale for 20% to 40% off! Prices as marked, no coupon code necessary.

Offer valid on in stock merchandise while supplies last. Offer can not be combined with any other offers. Sale includes only rubber stamps, no digital stamps or sentiments or embellishments.  Click here to visit the Whimsy Stamps Store!

Some Whimsy Inspiration from our GDT

Good Afternoon!

Sorry this is late today, been a busy morning here! I will make this a quick post, just wanted to share some of the beautiful creations our Guest Designer Patricia has been working on lately. I was visiting her blog yesterday and thought that you all needed to see these wonderful cards.

Here's some Whimsy from Patricia....

this card uses Pebbles the Cat digital image

and next this card using Party Snail

and here's one using Granny Wolf

All of these image can be found in our Digital Stamp Collection. Thanks to Patricia for creating such wonderful Whimsy Inspiration! 

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping,

love is in the Air !

                How cute are these two ?

This adorable couple was designed by the talented Katie Sowa and is called "Awww So  Tweet" 

Its one of the Whimsy Digital Images and can be found here Its from Katies 
Digital Kritters range !
The sentiment is just perfect and is one of Ann Vento's ..(raindrop Echo designs)
and can be found here
Theres over 38 digital stamps now at Whimsy ! WOW and our talented Ann has designed senitments especially for them - so you will never 
go with out the perfect sentiment for your whimsy digital images !

There are loads of new releases in the store at the moment ...
Be sure to check the full digital range .. you wont be disappointed !

take care !

Mother's Day Wishes

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms, moms-to-be, grandmothers and even sisters and daughters!  Hope you are enjoying  your day today :)  I am here to share a card I made AND share my workspace!  First, here is where I get my mojo going:

It's nothing but a corner in my bedroom...but it gets the job done!  And it's quite clean in this pic compared to normal.  So in this space, I created this:

I used the adorable "Three Little Pigs," by MelJen Designs for Whimsy.  Isn't it just the cutest?  I made it for my mother for Mother's Day.  She is a pig collector, so I thought it was just perfect!  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy.

Please feel free to share pics of your workspace too!  We'd love to see it! Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your day!


Featured Stamper

Today's featured stamper is

Michelle created this beautiful card for a challenge that Whimsy sponsored recently.  Michelle's neighbour's horse had just given birth to a foal and so this image was so perfect as a 'New Baby Horse' card!
This is what Michelle said
 'This is Gift those big eyes and eyelashes!  Well that and that she is so talented to stand on her front 'feet' and hold a present with her back.  LOL she is coloured with my Copics and then I used a Rubber Stamp Tapestry grass stump for the grass.'
You can see Michelle's full post HERE!
Michelle used the fabulous Whimsy Digital Image 'Gift Horse'  illustrated by Crissy Armstrong
Whimsy has a new digital release just out this week with new images from Crissy, Kevin Lynn, our brand new illustrator MelJen Designs and co-ordinating sentiments from Ann Vento.
Why not take a hop around the DT's blogs to see all the new designs! You can start the hop at Denise's blog, it runs until Tuesday 11th May 12 Noon (EST).

....Happily Ever After

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's my turn (Ann) again to share another Whimsy creation with you!

If you haven't gotten the chance to do so, please join our hop (starts at Denise's blog) to see the wonderful things that the design team have come up with using our newest additions to the Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. You have until May 11th, 12 pm EST to join in.  We also have a great challenge for you (scroll down below or click here) using a Whimsy Stamps image and a recipe.  You have until the end of this month to enter the challenge.

For today's creation, I've used one of the new Whimsy Stamps Meljen's Designs image called Three Pigs along with Three Pigs Sentiments. Aren't they adorable??

While we're on the subject of digital stamps, make sure to come back on May 12th because I will be posting a tutorial on how to merge images using Microsoft Word and Publisher!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Whimsy Digi Release - May Challenge

Welcome to the first of many Whimsy Stamps monthly challenges!!!

This challenge is to show you the fun new digital images for our May Release!!!!!  You'll have the remainder of the month to enter to win!!!  You can enter using any Whimsy Stamp image/stamp you like, it can be digital or rubber.  After you see this new release featuring images from Crissy Armstrong, Ann Vento, Whimsy Designs and our new artist, Melissa Jenkins, I'm sure you'll be downloading an image in no time!!!!

We have a May themed recipe challenge for you today. 
Please use markers, pretty papers, flowers, and of course a Whimsy image!!!

Please enter your NEW creation below, using the linky feature, by 12noon EST Sunday, May 31st.

One lucky player will win 5 digital images of her choice from our Digital Stamp Collection!

Now we have some samples for you from half of the Whimsy Design Team.  The remainder of the team is holding a new release blog hop today that runs through Tuesday, May 11th at Noon EST.  The hop starts HERE if you'd like to join in!!

And here are the samples....



Erin - challenge team leader


GDT Marley




Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you will join in our challenge and share your Whimsy creations with us! Remember to use the linky below to enter your projects.

Happy Stamping!