Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New magazine, new release, lots of fun!



Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August new rubber and die release BLOG HOP!

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August rubber designs and new dies. Today we are hosting a blog hop to celebrate this release and to share creations made using these 15 fabulous new Rubber Stamps and 3 wonderful new Shapeology Dies. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Elaine Hughes, Zoe McGrath, Alberto Gava and Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 6 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new August release rubber stamps and dies:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Butterfly Sympathy ~ Hang In There

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 stamps from Kenny K
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

4 stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)


Today is also the release of the second edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! The magazine features never before seen samples and tutorials from our DT members as well as some creations from our customers and fans too! This issue is crammed full of crafty goodness and best of all it's FREE! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the magazine where you can read it online or download it and save to your computer.


If you would like to hop along with us today and you didn’t arrive from Patricias blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Zoe’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 17th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday August 24th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 5 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where all of them are, but I will say that one of the mini candy stops is right here!! So if you want a chance to win Bart Goes Golfing and Hang In There in deeply etched red rubber, scroll down to the bottom of this post and add your name using the Inlinkz option!  Here are the two rubber images Denise will be mailing to one lucky winner who enters the draw using the inlinkz option below:
Bart Goes Golfing:
Hang In There:


For my blog creation I used the large monarch butterfly from my new "Butterfly Sympathy" set.  Ann did the sentiments for it, which I appreciate so much.  I really don't like having to use these type of sentiments, but they are handy to have when you do need them.  I also used the swirl from my older Darling Daisy set to stamp around the outside edges.
I stamped the butterfly onto the orangey Basic Grey designer paper in Versamark Clear ink.  I then used black embossing powder and heat set.  I painted the white dots with white acrylic paint.  I painted more white paint around the outside of the image to make it stand out from the background.  I did not use any other colouring mediums at all, I just let the paper colour the image for me.  :-)  As a result this card came together relatively quickly!


So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Minna’s blog.

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 the new release!

57 comments:

  1. beautiful Crissy a lovely card its gorgous

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  2. I love this beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  3. Your card turned out great. I always have such a hard time with these cards.

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  4. ohhh I love this! I own a butterfly farm so this is right up my alley. Love your stuff and cant wait to get some of your images.

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  5. What a gorgeous sympathy card!! Love that you painted some white behind the butterfly to make it pop! Thank you for the chance to win the adorable candy!! xx

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  6. Hi Crissy,
    Beautiful card. The paper really makes the butterfly shine. Love the white areas and I thought the swirls were part of the paper. Gorgeous card, it's a very nice sympathy card. TFS!

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  7. your card is simply lovely! What an Awesome job!
    Hugs!

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  8. Beautiful card Crissy and love the cute imaages too (stamps)
    Jacki xx

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  9. This is gorgeous love the butterfly and the background papers with the ribbon are also stunning:) Sandra H

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  10. Wow I love the effect you have created with the paint.

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  11. Great card, the colors that you used are really wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  12. Hello Crissy, the stamps you design are beautyful. The card you made is simple but awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Love Aartje

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  13. Hello Chrissy, love your sympathy card, the're always so difficult to make, this one is very elegant. Hugs, Frea

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  14. Absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors. Thank you so much for the chance to win! =D

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  15. I like this woonderful claer and simple card. Great.

    Hugs, Uta

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  16. love your card the background paper is beautiful. thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  17. Breathtaking Crissy, you know How much I love your cards and your coloring!! Take care!!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  18. WAW I am mad about the way you mixed the medias. The butterfly looks so cool on the painting.

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  19. Oh, it's beautiful!! I agree, not a sentiment you want to have to use, but it sure is gorgeous for when you do need it!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  20. Fantastic card, I love how you did the background.

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  21. I love the card you made. ^^ The painting is just the perfect touch. Thanks for the chance to win such great rubber stamps!

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  22. absolutley lovely ... I love these blog hopes. So inspiring. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful creation.

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  23. You are amazing Crissy!! I just love your butterflies!! Another wonderful release! Your card is beautiful!! Love the cheery colors!! Missed joining you all for the hop...you have all done stunning work!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  24. WOW! This is STUNNING! It could be a wall-hanging for heaven's sake! I LOVE how you used that white paint...this really does look like a mixed media painting! The new Butterfly Sympathy set is GORGEOUS...even the font used for the sentiment is beautiful!

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  25. hallo chrissy
    wat een prachtig en rustige kaart heb je gemaakt met de vlinder,helemaal top!
    wil graag meedoen met de hop maar kon mijn foto niet plaatsen
    groetjes van corry

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  26. Such a lovely card with very beautiful colours.

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  27. This is a nice change from all the coloring for sure :) Simply gorgeous! :)

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  28. you gave this card so much 'pop' appeal. I alaready have hang in there image, and it's so fun, so will let someone else try for that,

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  29. Find it amazing how your background of your card so created. Beautiful butterfly too. Thanks for the chance of these beautiful stamps. Find them so cute.

    Hugs Astrid.
    http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

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  30. Nice! I like the way you used the background paper as your coloring. So clever!

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  31. Your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing the technique. I would have never guessed the orange on the butterfly wings was just the paper... it's great!

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  32. I really like the background you made!

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  33. Hi Crissy,
    Simply beautiful for a bereavement card! Love the gorgeous butterfly:)
    Huggs
    Lynn xx

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  34. I have a real hard time doing sympathy cards; you have done an awesome job here. I love all the detail you have put in your butterfly, the edges of the paper, all that stamping and painting really pays off when you end up with a card as great as this one!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  35. Like butterfly stamp you used and background is very interesting!

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  36. I love the way that you have used the white acrylic paint around the butterfly. It provides such a contrast and lets the butterfly shine. The black ribbon and bow across the bottom just sets the whole card off.

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  37. Beautiful butterfly stamp, ideal for sympathy card. Thanks for the chance of winning your fabulous new images, Dee

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  38. Wow, so creative! I love how you did the background! You've inspired me to give this a try!

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  39. the earth tone is very suitable for sympathy card, the butterfly image is great. I like the white-off of the edges.

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  40. Hi Crissy. You have achieved a certain thoughtful serenity with your card. Lovely & thanks for the chance of winning too.
    Tine :)

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  41. Really love your card the colors are wonderful, they match the butterfly nicely.love your work!

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