Monday, March 23, 2015


Take advantage while you can! Here's a link to the store: Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Release!

 Hope you enjoy these new rubber images I have available now at Whimsy! Here are the images fully coloured by Yours Truly so you can see the possibilities.  I put links on the image titles so that you can go right to the catalogue for your order.  :-) Don't miss out on the Blog Hop on now - one lucky randomly chosen commenter will win a 25$ gift certificate from Whimsy Stamps! The hop is on til noon (EST) on Friday Feb 13.  So go get hopping and leave comments on all the blogs! To start the hop, go HERE

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Release!

Hi Peeps! Good news! Whimsy is making it easier for shoppers on their website! They are gradually changing their black and white image displays to coloured versions of each stamp. It will be easier for you to envision the possibilities when you see the way colour brings them to life. The colour is also a suggestion as well, so that you can either copy the same colours you see, or, use them as a jumping off point for your own colour decisions. I have just begun the task of colouring all 148 of my images for them, and I wanted to show you some of what I have so far. These are three of my newly released images found at Whimsy HERE.
There is also a blog hop going on right now, and if you get this message on time (before noon on Jan 16, EST) you still have a chance to do the hop and get yourself entered into the draw for prizes!  Just go HERE to start hopping. Thanks for visiting today! 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Digi Sale at Whimsy!

Just to let you know ALL my digi's are on sale for 1 US dollar each right now at Whimsy!  The store closes tonight (New Year's Eve Dec 31) at 6PM EST, so get them while you can! 
Happy New Year Everyone!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winner Announced!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2014-12-22 22:01:47 UTC

Lucky 13 is the winner and that is:

Heather G

Congratulations Heather, pop me an email and I'll make sure you get your digi images!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friendship Hop for Simmone! Prize Alert!!

Edited to add: The blog hop is on until Monday Dec 22 at noon EST. 
To thank you for taking time out of this busy season just to do this hop with us, I'll be offering up three digi's (winner's choice) from my digital collection of images at Whimsy Stamps to one commentor.  All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment on this post.  Denise has a prize handy too, so don't forget to visit the last stop as well!
Today the Whimsy DT members (plus Yours Truly) are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay. Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator. Simmone has gone above and beyond to show support for Whimsy and to help out fellow members of the Whimsy team.  Her presence will be missed by many of us here at Whimsy, but we wish her all the best in her new ventures. Thank you Simmone, for brightening up my life personally and for giving so much to our Whimsy Team! I will miss you!
I'll be sending this card to Simmone.  I used, "Special Delivery Pup", one of my older rubber images.  I stamped it on water colour paper and painted it with water colour paints.  Die cuts are "Elegant Flourishes".  Sentiments also from Whimsy. 
The heart is embossed but it was a "repurposed" piece from a store-bought card!  I thought it went nicely with the rest of the card. 
Had to refrain from any sort of embellishing that would fatten up this card as it has to fly overseas.  So no pearls, flowers, lace, pop-ups, charms or distressed edges.   I kept all the embellishing flat.  I'm hoping it works, even without all the extras!! 
Be sure to pop on over to Denise's blog now, the last blog on the stop.  Here is your blog list for your convenience:
Crissy Armstrong (Yours Truly!)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jungle Bells Two - Elephant (again!)

Another one in my Jungle Bells series of images, this one being "Jungle Bells Two - Elephant" found at Whimsy HERE.
For a complete Copic list, please refer to THIS POST where I have used the same image on another card - both are originals, I just used identical colours. 
I'd like to enter this card into the current Whimsy Challenge running for the whole month of December.  Theme is "Anything Goes."
Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Turtle and Dove

I used "Christmas Turtle and Dove" on this card.   Been itchin to make a card with this image.  
Coloured with the following Copics: 
Turtle: W1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, R20 (cheek blush), YG61, YRo9 and YR23 on dots, YG93 on seams between plates.  I wasn't quite happy with it, I wanted him to be more green, so I went over the whole thing ('cept the dots) with G20, 21, and then I liked the colour.  I also used Zero blender for some texture. 
Hats: R20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 46, 59, RV99, Blender 0
Dove: C0, 1, 2, 4
Greens: G24, 28
Background, ground: E40, 41, 43, 33
Beak: E53, 55
White of hats: B000, 60, BV20, V95, C0
I'm entering into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!

Jungle Bells 1 (again!)

I did another card using Jungle Bells 1 Lion from my recent Christmas release in September.  I will refer you to my September post for the Copic list if you need it, I used exactly the same colours. 
And if you are interested in the type of fake snow I use, it is called, "Snow Tex" by Deco Art.  But I also add crushed glass for the sparkle because Snow Tex has nothing in it to make that sparkly snow look.  I do love the texture it gives though. 
I'm entering the following challenges: 

Hope you're being mightily blessed today!
Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Horsey Holidays

Hi Peeps!  Another Christmas card to share with you today, using "Horsey Holidays," one of my digi's.  The digi shop is closing at the end of Dec, and right now all my digi's are fifty percent off (except my dollar digi's).  So stock up while you still can, cuz after December, they won't be available anywhere. 
(to find out why, scroll down to the post 2 down from here)
Here is your close-up and my list of Copics: 
Horse Body: E51, 53, BV20, 23
Mane and Tail: Y21, E41, 42, YR14, 23, E39, 49, BV20, V22, Y00
Red hat and Collar: R20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 37, 46, 89, Blender 0
Snow: BV20, BG0000, 000
Sky: BG0000
Hooves: E71, 74, 77, 51, Blender 0
Gold Bells: Y00, 15, 17, YR14, 23, E39
White on Hat: BV20, 23, Blender 0
I'm entering the following challenges: 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Purple Christmas card!

 I have to do one purple Christmas card every year for one of my daughters who loves and wants everything purple! It always presents a challenge to me, but I love my results this year.  I used "2 Christmas Tails" and fussy cut the bunny, leaving the mouse out of the picture.  I just wanted to simplify it somewhat because I knew I was going to be adding a lot of other "stuff" to the card. 
I coloured with the following Copics: 
Bunny fur: E50, 51, 53, V93, 95, BV20, 23
Hat: BV0000, 000, 00, 01, 02, 20, 23
Candy Cane: G21, 24, O blender
Inside ears and nose: R20, BV20, V93
Forgot to jot down the greys on the hat and tail! From memory for the hat whites: BV20, V93, C1, 2, and for the fur whites, W0, 1, 2, V93, E50.... pretty sure!
Whenever I put "snow" on a card, people ask me what I use, so click HERE if you want to see the product.  After it dries (takes about half an hour to an hour, depending on how thickly you laid it down) I add dots of glue all over it and then coarse glitter so that it sparkles.  It has no sparkle otherwise (and any of us who live in a snowy climate knows that snow sparkles!!). 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Thanks for looking peeps!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Good News and Bad News

Hi Peeps;  I have some good news and some bad news to tell you... the bad news is, as of Jan 1, 2015, I will no longer be selling any of my images in digital format.  I will still be creating new images for the rubber line at Whimsy Stamps.  But Whimsy has had to close the doors to their digital shop.  Here is why in their own words:  
Recently, we have been alerted to new VAT tax laws in the European Union which would require us to charge, collect, and then pay tax on all digital products. Due to this new law, Whimsy Stamps will no longer carry digital products as of January 1st, 2015. This month we will have various sales on digital stamps to allow customers to purchase now at great deals before we close those sections in our store. Thank you to all those who have purchased digital stamps over the years and supported our artists.
The good news is that there will be some awesome final sales on the digi images, so you can at least stock up now before they close for good.  Mine are all on sale right now for 50% off!  The sale runs from today (Dec 8) thru til Dec 22.  So stock up while the doors to the shop are still open!
Thanks to all who supported my digital images through the years.  You helped make it a fun venture.