Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I also used an assortment of paper flowers on this card,many available through Whimsy, CHECK HERE for a great selection!
Finally, just wanted to update you on some more Whimsy news!!! Whimsy is going DIGITAL!!!! That's right, in addition to their rubber lines, beginning April 12, Whimsy will be releasing some digital designs too!!! CHECK HERE for more details!!!
Have a great day!!! Erin
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
For my second card I decided to go with Spring.....I just LOVE this NEW image from the set Spring Stepping from the Crissy Armstrong Collection. I have a ton of paper flowers and decided just a hint of glitter sure makes these flowers pop!!!
Don't forget Whimsy's NEW DIGITAL LINE release will be available for purchase on April 12th...To read more about this exciting new adventure please visit HERE!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Hope you've been having a great Monday! I tried to post a card earlier, but Mr. Blogger was giving me trouble. So I posted a little news instead. Now I'm back to try again.
I'll be quick as my last post was rather long....
This is a card using Whimsy Frog, one of our very first Whimsy Stamps products. I just adore his sweet smiling face.
This card fits the challenges at:
Quixotic Challenges: Monochromatic
Creative Card Crew: Going Dotty
Thanks for coming on by again today. I hope you have a nice afternoon. Join us here tomorrow for another fun Whimsy creation!
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the month of March, I can't believe it's almost over! Happy Spring!
I wanted to share some exciting news with you all today! As many of you know, we recently released a limited edition digital image stamp for our Help for Haiti fund raising efforts. Well, many customers contacted us to ask if we could release more digital images. And, so I’m happy to share that in just a couple weeks time, Whimsy Stamps will be releasing a special, exclusive digital stamp collection!
If you are a rubber stamp lover, like myself, please don’t worry! Whimsy Stamps will still be carrying our existing rubber stamps and will continue to carry and manufacture new rubber stamp designs. This is just a new adventure here at Whimsy Stamps to bring our existing and new customers other options in stamping and crafting supplies.
Right now, all of our artists are brainstorming and creating some fabulous new designs to share with you, all in digital format. We will have a sneak peek week beginning on Friday, April 9th and the official Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamp Collection will be released and available to purchase on Monday, April 12th.
All of our digital images will be available as automatic download zip files that will each contain a JPEG, TIF, and PNG version of the image, all at 300dpi. This will allow customers to use their preferred file format.
If you are new to digital stamping, digital images come with some great perks! You will be able to immediately use your digital stamps as soon as your purchase is complete, no added costs or waiting on shipping. Just click a link and download to your computer. Then you can size and print as many times as you like to fit the projects you are working on. There is no need for storage of digital stamps, you just keep the file handy on your computer. And, digital stamps are less expensive than rubber art stamps due to the lower manufacturing costs, but still maintain a beautiful image to work with!
The digital stamp market is ever growing and changing and we are very excited to be expanding our product offerings with our exclusive digital designs! We hope you will stay tuned for more information as well as join us for our new release on April 12th!
Oh and before I go, do you like digital images and crafting challenges? If you said yes, you will love the new challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy! Our very own, super talented Crissy Armstrong is starting up her very own digital challenge blog! She is currently holding a DT call and will begin her challenges soon! For more information and details, please click HERE.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Hello and Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!
My post today is a card I made on a warm, sunny, spring-like day. I'm posting it to try and lure that weather back this way! I always have fun working with "Shy Ann" by Katie Sowa for the Mythical Collection. I love her in yellow :) She is colored with Copics and gold Stickles. The color palette I went with symbolizes the change of colors you see from dull to bright when the new growth begins. The inspiration for the color palette is actually the background "paper," which is a paper napkin. I had originally bought the napkins to do the felted cardstock technique, but it wasn't working. I love the pattern so much that I just used it as if it was paper. I distressed the edges to hide the imperfections while cutting :) The sentiment is from the "Spring Stepping" set by Crissy Armstrong.
I really hope you like this project and let's ALL hope the Spring "Gods" heed the call and bring back the warm weather to stay!
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I always love the weekends, don't you, and Saturdays at Whimsy are always fun too. It's the day our design team takes a break so that we can share some artwork created by you...a fan or follower or customer of Whimsy, in our Featured Stampers post. It's our chance to show your talent and Whimsy creations to others. And today we have the talented Paula Cross of Polly's Card Heaven! Paula created this gorgeous card using the Wings of Hope stamp.
I also want to announce our new April/May Guest Designers. Our call ended yesterday and we were blown away again by the talented gals who applied for a spot. Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about yourselves and for submitting your work for consideration. It's always extremely difficult to chose who the guests will be. We've reviewed the applications and have chosen....
Congratulations to you both! We are very excited to have you spending some time, sharing your talent with us and we all look forward to seeing your Whimsy Stamps creations. Welcome aboard!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Happy Hump Day Everyone!! Only a few days until the weekend already!! Where does the time go. I am so glad that Spring is here, so for my card today, I decided to share a more springtime image. I had a great time water coloring and cutting out Water Lily from Whimsy stamps from the Mythical collection illustrated by Katie Sowa. Isn't she just so fun?!!! This image could be used for birthday's, thinking of you, hello's, or just about anything.
I created this card with the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge in mind. The paper is from Scenic Route Sonoma which I have had in my stash forever!! I just love the soft yellow and pink together. The image was cut out and adhered with dimensionals to a background dry embossed with Swiss Dots on Very Vanilla cs. I just had to glitter up her wings...after all what is a fairy without glitter. After reading Vicki's post for yesterday, I realized this card is also perfect for the One Stop Craft Challenge this week which Whimsy Stamps happens to be sponsoring! The challenge is to Let it shine using glittery or bright embellishments.
The envelope is created using Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here, using some golden Bazill, Sonoma dp and a large star spacer.
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed today's post. Be sure to stop by again for more inspiration from my talented dt sisters!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Image-Whimsy Fall Fox
Copics-E30, E53, E35, G07, G14, YR24, Y21, B21, B23
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wow, what a great week! The sun was shining and the weather is finally warming up and Spring starts today! I hope you've had a nice week where ever you are! A big thanks to all the Whimsy DT gals for their hard work on our latest release and blog hop. We hope you are all enjoying the daily inspirations they are posting here on our new blog.
Today we are giving the DT a rest to showcase a couple projects from some Whimsy fans. This week we have two Featured Stampers! First, we have Marlene of Disguised as a Grown Up, and her card using Pretty Peartunia from the Whimsy Mythical Collection.
post! She's quite the funny lady!
Next we have a card made by Piali of Touch of Creation, using Whimsy Pet Friends from the Whimsy Animals Collection. Piali created this card for a challenge which Whimsy recently sponsored. I think she did a great job bringing these sweet little friends to life.
Whimsy would like to thank both Marlene and Piali for sharing a bit of Whimsy with all of us! We hope you will both grab the code from our sidebar, for the our Featured Stampers badge, to display on your blogs.
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Stamping,
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
iridescent 4mm Pearls
Heart charm(don't forget Denise has a wide selections of Charms in her store)
Nellie multi Eastern oval Die
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thank you so much to those of you who joined us for our new release blog hop yesterday! We had a great time sharing our creations with you. In case you missed anything, I thought I would share a few projects from some of our team members here on our Whimsy Inspirations blog today.
This is our new design team member Chris's card using Spring Stepping....
Next we have Senior Designer Deb's card using Proud Momma...
And last we have Designer Sharon's Wings of Hope card from a sneak peek she gave on Friday...
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today is release day at Whimsy Stamps! We have a fabulous and fun "Spin on the Merry Go Round" blog hop in store for you today! The hop begins at Noon EST on our special guest designer Bev's blog. From there you will be able to take a spin around and visit all the Whimsy designers and see the 3 new carousel horse sets on display!
Crissy Armstrong has designed 3 new carousel horses and a coordinating flourish accessory stamp and Raindrop Echo designs has added some sentiment stamps to these sets. Proud Momma, Spring Stepping, and Wings of Hope will all be available to purchase at Noon EST today!
And, if you would like to order these new horses today, Whimsy Stamps has a 24 hour special promotion! The first 25 orders placed between Noon EST on Sunday (3/14/10) and Noon EST on Monday (3/15/10) will receive FREE shipping! If your order is one of the first 25 orders placed, regardless of sale total, you will receive FREE shipping! This promotion is valid on domestic and international orders. Please note: Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if you are one of the first 25 orders in this 24 hour period, you will be refunded the full shipping charge. Orders will begin shipping tomorrow, Monday March 15th.
We hope you will join us for for a peek at all the new stamps as well as a chance to win some blog candy! This blog hop will remain open until Noon EST on Wednesday, March 17th!
Happy hopping...I mean spinning!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Please join us at Noon EST tomorrow, Sunday March 14th, for our new release blog hop, "A Spin on the Merry Go Round." Whimsy Stamps will be releasing 3 new carousel horse sets each lovingly designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps!
The hop will begin on Special Guest Designer Bev's blog, "All the Things I Love" we hope to see you then! If you fancy a sneak peek, drop by some of our Whimsy DT member blogs today! Some will also have candy chances for you too!
Friday, March 12, 2010
For this card, I just had to use Whimsy's super adorable Water Lily image. So sweet and such fun to colour. I also used one of the new Whimsy sentiment sets designed by our very own Ann. Not only do you get some great sentiments, you also get cute little accessory stamps... check out those butterflies! All I did was stamp and colour them, cut them out, folded them in half and then applied to my card using a little bit of silicone glue. They look really lovely and 3D in real life and look like they really have just fluttered in and landed on my card. Now I've discovered these babies, there will be no stopping me - there will be butterflies on every card soon!
Image Stamp: Water Lily by Whimsy Stamps.
Sentiment: Oval Snippets by Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket.
Copic Colours: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, Y17, Y21, G21, G85, G99.
Tools & Embellishments: Butterflies part of Whimsy sentiment set.
That's all from me folks, thanks for visiting us our inspiration blog today!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This gives you a basic book shape.
Cut out backing card in a shade that co-ordinates with your designer papers. Add your designer paper to the backing card and decorate as desired. I used Fancy Pants 'Papa'.
Cut the corners off at diagonals and punch a half circle in the top edge.
Now, decorate the money holder and stick down using the flaps.
I also like to decorate the back page, it finishes off the card perfectly.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Today we have a very special treat for you! The amazingly talented Kim Piggott of Cards by Kim is visiting to share a tutorial with us for using glitter. If you've not seen Kim's gorgeous creations and use of glitter, you are definitely missing out and should take a hop over to her blog! I am in awe every time I visit Kim! Her cards and projects are always beautiful and adorned with fabulous accents and gorgeous glittery touches. Everything is always so lovely and the card she created for this tutorial is no exception! Wait until you see it!
A big thanks from all of us at Whimsy to Kim for taking the time to create and share this tutorial! Now here's Kim...
Denise very kindly asked me to show how I add sparkle to my cards. Here is how I made my card with Denise's stunning Whimsy Carousel Horse Cool Ride.
First of all, I love to add Glimmer Mist to my papers. Here is my paper before I added Old Lace Glimmer Mist.
After the glimmer mist
You can see that delicious glimmer.
I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. Here is my image before I have added Glossy Accents to the fur (fake) trim. Then I have sprinkled extra fine glitter over this. The glue dries clear so you do not alter the colour of the glitter.
Straight away you can see depth to the image.
Then I love to use Stickle glue. I have added Star Dust Stickle glue to the base of my image. Also to the mane, tail, snowflakes on coat and snowflakes on the pole.
I have distressed the edges of my paper and card with Walnut Stain and have added Ice Stickles to the edges to bring your eye to the center of your card and image.
I have also covered my snowflakes with Glossy Accents and sprinkled glitter over these.
To make the pole stand out. I have gone over the edge with a Sakura clear Star Dust pen.
Here is my completed card. With all it's glitter!
Thank you so much Denise for inviting me, I have so loved using your stunning stamp.