Monday, September 15, 2014

Jungle Bells 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month. Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies!
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog
 For today's project, I used "Jungle Bells One" and coloured it with my Copics.  
Hat: R20, 22, 27, 46, 59, RV99, 0
Lion: E51, 53, R20 (ear) body shaded with BV20, 23
Mane: Y00, 15, 17, YR14, 23, E39, 55, 49, BV00, 0
White of Hat: BV20, 00, 0
Nose: E29, 49, 0
Background: BG000, 00, BV20, 23, R000
Here are the three images I'm releasing with Whimsy this month: 

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:
Danni Bindel Linda Klaringe (GDT)
Louise Roache
Crissy Armstrong (GDT)
Jacque Beddingfield
Iris Wiechmann
Bev Rochester
Stephanne Maraver (GDT)
  Shelby Thomas
Shannah Bartle
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy Birthday To Ewe!

A birthday card for someone special.   It features the rubber stamps, "Happy Birthday To Ewe"which (at the time of this posting) is currently on sale at 31% off the original price.  The sentiment is part stamp, part hand drawn (bet you can guess which is which).  I believe it came from an older set by Raindrop Echo of Whimsy, but is now retired. 
Background Paper is from Whimsy as well, Vintage Basic - also on sale at the time of this posting, at 20%off! 
 On the Lamb's white fleece: 
BV11, BV20, B00, 0 blender
Hoooves: E52 53, 55
Pink nose, ears: R20 (with BV20 for shading)
Hat: R83, 85, RV34, G82, 85, YG61, 94
E000 as background colour
Grass: same as in greens on the hat but I also added YG11
Gift ribbon and bow: R30, 32, 35, RV34
I'm entering into the following challenges: 

Thank you for visiting! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Little Thank Ewe!

 Just a little "thank ewe" card (har har!!) I made for a friend.  I used my digi titled, "Spring Lamb," and coloured it entirely with Copic markers. Inked a little distress ink around the outer edges of the square afterwards, just for fun. Sentiment is hand printed with a black liner marker.

BG designer paper is Whimsy's Vintage Basics, which is currently on sale at 20% off (at the time of this post anyway). 
Here is the Copic list:
Flowers: R83, 85
Lamb's white wool: BV20, BG000, B00, R20 for the nose and ears
E50 as the background
Hooves: E50, 53, 55
Grass: G24, 28, 43, 46, YG03
I'm entering the following challenges: 
Thanks so much for popping by today!

Great Sale on!

31-40% off selected rubber stamps at Whimsy, plus 50-75% off selected dies! Go check it out HERE!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Special Friends

 A birthday card for someone special.  I titled this rubber image, "Special Friends."  It is coloured with a combination of Copics and Prismacolour Pencils.  I also have this image in the Whimsy Print collection, already coloured similar to what you see here, but with a white background.  The prints are currently on sale, marked down 20%, so get em while you can! These are like card toppers with pre-coloured and cut images. They are so handy to have when you need to make a card in a hurry.
I rode horses bareback a lot when I was younger, and I would often give them a hug just like this girl.  So I guess you could say this is a portrait of me in my riding days!  
I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 

Monday, August 25, 2014


Flash digital image sale today only at Whimsy Stamps! Save 50% on all digital stamp images and sentiments!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Butterfly Friends (on sale too!)

 Hi Peeps!  How is your summer going? It has been a cool one and we haven't had any real heat waves to speak of.  I LOVE IT!  The heat just melts me to a puddle, so I am really enjoying the cool days we have been having.  I will take wearing a sweater over dripping with sweat any day! lol
Here is a card I made for my purple loving daughter using "Butterfly Friends", one of my spring images for Whimsy.  It is currently marked down 31% (as of today, Sunday the 24th of August) so grab it while it is still on sale!

I did use Copic Markers to colour this image, and here is the list: 
Skin tones: E000, 00, 01, 93, R20, V20, 22, BV20
Purple shirt: 
V20, 22, 25, 95, BV17, 23
Shorts: E81, 84, Y28
Grass: YG11, 45, 63, 67. Some W4 for shading
Background blue: BG000
Brown Eyed Susans: Y32, 35, 38, E27, 29, 39, 49
Brown Hair: E23, 27, 29, 39, 49, 50, 53
Butterfly wings: R20, 83

Other Whimsy Supplies used: 
"Butterfly Kisses" ticket stamp

Challenges Entered: 

Thank you for your visit!

Friday, August 22, 2014


Yup, that's right!  Go HERE to the Whimsy store home page and download my "Scarecrow and Friend" for free!!

Scarecrow and Friend

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

R.I.P. Avro Arrow Armstrong

 Avro Arrow Armstrong  Dec 19 2000 - May 28 2014
As I used to call you, "my furry girlfriend."
We had to say goodbye "for now" to our beloved fluffy girl Avro.
We will see you in Heaven dear one.  In the meantime, run and play and eat all the cookies you want to.  You will never be sick or sore again.  You are now completely free. 

I will always love you my pet. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hippie Birthday, Man!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today, that I made using my brand spankin' new rubber release "Hippie Birthday, Man" for Whimsy Stamps!  (for a peek at all my latest rubber images, follow this LINK).  I was born in the sixties, and although I was really young for most of it, I do remember "Flower Power", the long hair, bell-bottoms and bandanas! I coloured both images with Copics, but, I wanted to see what I'd get by using coloured pencil on top to continue the blending.  The first one (purple and green background paper) has the coloured pencil added on top of the Copics.  The second one (green and blue bg ppr) has no coloured pencil.  The only blatant difference I see is on the bird's chest, and I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference on this particular image.  Anyway, just experimenting with colour mediums.  Experimentation is how you grow as an artist!  
Both of these cards went to friends who like to make cards with me.  I hope they enjoy them!

Design Team Call for Whimsy Stamps!

Here's the info, Peeps!:

Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team Call
Design Team Call - NOW OPEN
The Digital DT call will end on June 5th
Are you a paper crafter looking to contribute to a design team by creating with digital stamps? Do you love sharing your artwork with others? Are you a team player, a dedicated and hard working person, and willing work along side other designers sharing your creativity? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? If you answered YES to these questions, Whimsy Stamps is looking for you!
This is an open design team call for anyone from anywhere to join our Whimsy Stamps Digital team! You MUST have a well-maintained blog and be willing to share your Whimsy Stamps Digital creations each week. The DT term will run from July 1st through December 2014.
Each Digi Team Designer is asked to...
* share one project per week on his/her blog (applicants must have a blog),
* participate in our monthly releases and blog hop,
* Participate in our monthly challenge on our Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog.
* become a member of our private Facebook group,
* share your artwork on our Facebook Fan page, Whimsy Blog, and any other online community you belong to,
* promote Whimsy Stamps by using our images, mentioning Whimsy news and promotions, and linking to our shop.
In exchange for DT work and helping to promote our products...
* members will have access to our digital stamps for use in weekly DT projects,
* members will receive a DT discount of 20% off, on all Whimsy shop purchases, while a member of our team,
* personal bio and photo will be placed on our blog.
If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and 3 of your favorite projects to with the subject line Digi DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be notified via email within a few days after the end of our call and announced on our website thereafter.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Crafting By Designs Guest Designer for a day!

Cool Beans!  I joined a card challenge awhile back, "Crafting By Designs", and I got chosen from among the many participants to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge!  I wanted to participate in the "Mother's Day" theme because I love honouring my parents and giving back to those who gave so much of themselves to raise me.  My Mom passed away in 07 but I still honour her in my heart and am grateful for what she poured into my life and her tireless example of patience and love.   Her love for us kids (all seven of us!) really is a work of "heart" that continues to live on within each of us today.
I used my new digi image, "Mother's Heart", and coloured it with the following Copics: 
Mother's hands: E000, 00, 02, V20, 22, R02, 21
Nail polish: RV10, 11, 34, Blender
Baby's feet: RV10, 11, V91, V20, 22
Blanket: G20, 24, 29, 82, 46, 94
"Mother's Heart" also comes with a bonus file of three Mother's Day sentiments, including the one I used on this card. 
I tried to make a flower as influenced by sweet Jerri Kay - you MUST go see her blog and the many flowers she makes by hand - be prepared to have your jaw drop - but I have yet to approach her league.  I think it looks all right though (its the pink one that looks like a carnation). I used the Spellbinders Rose Creations die for it. 
Anyway, thanks for popping by, and I hope all you card makers will join the Crafting By Designs Mother's Day challenge!