Monday, July 19, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Rubber Release!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps Release Blog Hop!  

If you've come here from Denise's Blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please start at Chris' blog to make sure you haven't missed anyone.

Today Whimsy Stamps is releasing six new rubber stamps - yep, six!! Three new images (Jelly Bean, Moonlit Ride, and Maya and Marissa) are being added to the Crissy Armstrong Collection and three new sentiments sets (Birthday Letter Seals, Handmade Letter Seals, and Fancy Friendship Tags) are being added to the Sentiments Collection.  There's a great variety being released today and I'm sure the design team will impress you with all the wonderful creations they've come up with :)

As always, there's a great prize to be won!  You have until Monday, July 26th at Noon EST to comment on ALL blog hop posts to be in the running to win all six of of these wonderful stamps.


For the hop, I've created a card using Jelly Bean.  Isn't he adorable?? This is my first attempt at sewing on cards, so please be gentle with the comments :)  Some parts are okay, some parts look just plain ole ridiculous, but you can't see those parts because my watermark is covering it :D  I went with a really simple design on this card because I wanted Jelly Bean to really stand out.

Stamp: Whimsy Stamps Jelly Bean
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers
Paper: BasicGrey Marrakech
Accessories: ribbon
ToolsCuttlebug, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun, sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by! Please head to Donna's blog to see her wonderful creation!

Oh, and don't forget about the Sizzling Summer Sentiment Sale going on now through July 31st! All of the digital sentiments from the Raindrop Echo Designs Collection is discounted by 25%!  No coupon code necessary.  Don't forget to tell your fellow sentiment fanatics :)



This card is for a few challenges:
  1. Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
  2. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Animals
  3. Lots to Do - Stitches
  4. Lexi's Creations - Stitching
  5. Crafty Creations - Sketch

93 comments:

Lori said...

Oh I love him against this dark background and that paper is so great, wonderful card Ann!

Nathalie (aka NathalieJ) said...

Wow he does pop off right at us! Beautiful Card Ann, love it :)

Helen/Creamieke said...

This elephant does very well on your card. Beautifully made.
Regards, Helen/Creamieke

Vanja said...

Beautiful card, Ann! Your colouring is amazing.
Hugs, Vanja

jan farnworth said...

love this elephant.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Ann,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

angelique (anlou) said...

gorgeous card
the stamp is so cute
love the way you've made it complete
hugs angelique

kim-paperbabe said...

Beautiful card Ann, jelly bean really stands out and love the backing papers!!!
Very inspiring, wonderful hop!!!
HuGs Kim :)

Bev said...

Oh my goodness! This is such a fantastic card Ann. Your colouring is amazing!! x

Anne Karin said...

Oh! I love this card! Love the colors!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Ann this looks AWESOME sweetie, Jelly Bean just pops off this card.....AWESOME work girly!!!!

Annelies said...

Gorgeous card! Great colouring! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Michelle said...

WOW what a striking use of color. The image is so cute and your coloring is amazing.

Michelle

Papirskreppa said...

Looks so cute .) Your sewing looks just fine. Hugs.

Annika said...

Your shading with inks is just amazing! I coud never work magic like that! And wow I love those papers!!!
HUgs
Annika

Jenny said...

eine ganz bezaubernde Karte.Das Motiv ist toll.

Tanya said...

Awww, I just can't get over how cute Jelly Bean is! Love your card, fantastic coloring.

Heidi said...

This elephant is very nice. And the colours are too.
Heidi

Carolyne said...

Great cards, really like the softly coloured images set against the dramatic background.

Bev said...

oh I am loving this image sooooo cute. love the lay out and colours
xxx

sallysbitz said...

I just love this image. The colours work really well & I love your backing paper xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh wow!! This is stunning Ann!! I love your coloring with the dp and black accents!! Gorgeous and cute!!

Sarah said...

So lovely to see a different interpretation of using the same image - simply stunning. Sarah x

kelly said...

the stitching is fine,much better than mine i can tell you!
I do love love love jelly bean he`s so cute.love the papers you have used too.lovely card,great blog hop.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super cute Ann! I love the bold blue colors with the black and that stitching really pops! Awesome coloring on Jelly Bean too! And of course that ribbon is perfect!

☼ Cheryl* said...

Such a beautiful card, the stitching looks fab!

Margaret said...

Your colouring is amazing! Perfect card :o)

Carol said...

WOW! What a stunning card. I think your stitching is fab, would never have known it was your first attempt. Luv everything about your work. Thanks for the hop. Lotsa luv xxxxx

theCook said...

That elephant really is cute...

Andria said...

You certainly given him a character all of his own with your wonderful colouring and your stitching is brilliant for a first attempt. Gorgeous card.

Lady_Libellule said...

Quel adorable éléphant! Tellement bien colorié!

Patricia Garcia said...

Jelly Bean sure stands out!! Great coloring Ann, love the papers too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Donna said...

Great coloration of Jellybean Ann. And the sewing looks pretty good for your first go, I just got a sewing machine and eventually I'll get it set up so I can have a go too.
hugs
Donna xx

Bev said...

What a lovely card - just love the colours & stitching x

JLJ Designs said...

Cute card! I like the sewing. Your coloring is beautiful.

Jennifer

evik said...

Cute card.

Charline said...

just another very nice card with this wonderful-would-have-to-buy elephant..

Marisa said...

Lovely card, love the contrast of the colours.

Fred said...

Hi Ann, your little elephant is so sweet and your stitching looks Great!
Cheryl Remer

Irene Daryanto said...

Hi Ann, love your coloring on elephant, love the big black bow, great card. thanks for the chance to win this amazing stamps.
Hugs, Irene

Lisa said...

Oh Ann,
I love him! Your coloring is amazing! He looks like a real little elephant! You made him ROCK girlfriend!
Hugs,
Lisa

vicmbee said...

what a gorgeous image and you have coloured Jelly Bean perfectly..

Tracey said...

Your card is gorgeous Ann! Jelly Bean is coloured beautifully!!

Nyte Stamper said...

C-U-T-E.. Love the colors

Kim Y. said...

Wow, Ann! I love how you colored this cutie! Awesome card!

acreativeneed said...

Hi Ann!! It's so great to see you playing the CCC!!! Your card is adorable, love that image!! Thanks so much for joining us!!
Smiles,Deena

rosalien said...

Beautiful card. This elephant is so cute. ;)

rosalien

Pamela said...

Love that little elephant. Beautiful

Pam x

Nikki said...

Awe He's adorable :)
hugs Nikki C

Julye said...

Love the image and the elephant paper too in fact totally fab card.

craftyb said...

such a cute image...your colouring is fab! Pp is perfect match....thanks for sharing your take on Crafty Creations sketch! bx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super cute Ellie Anne and fab colouring, great card. janex

x laura x said...

I have fallen in love with this elephant along the hop. He/she is so cute.Your colouring of him is amazing(wish i could colour that good)
x laura x

Kirsten said...

Hi Ann. Love your card. And I think your being too hard on yourself about the stiching. Kirsten

KarenB said...

The elephant looks amazing on the dark background. Those Marrakech papers are just perfect!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Ann,

Wow, what a wonderful card that you have made with this cute elephant! So very different from the one that Denise had made with it, but thta's just why it's so lovely to visit all your blogs, you see all the possibilities of these stamps!!! I will surely take a chance on this one! The stamps images are great, but I also love your sentiments and really like a chance to win them, of course!
The elephant paper with this card is very lovely! Gives it a Thai feeling about it, I think! Love it!!!

Hugs, Wendy

Mirabelka said...

adorable!!!
beautiful coloring!

Carinas Creative Corner said...

Wow! He sure stands out! So beautiful!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

I love everything about this card.. the image, the papers.. the coloring is fabulous!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Creations in our sketch challenge Ann - love your take on the sketch and such a fab image- good luck in the draw, Cheers Claire x

Divinity said...

a darker version of my favourite image in the set -- and i'm still loving it! great card!

Toni said...

Great card. I love your shading.

Shazza said...

fabulous card, great use of DP
x

shirley said...

Hi Ann beautiful card i love this little image it is so cute and i love what you have done with it
hugs from shirley r

Diane said...

Would love to win this Jelly Bean fella, let alone all the other marvelous stamps in this blog candy! Your card really pops! I love how you colored the little fella.

Lorraine said...

I really like this elephant and your card is lovely

Tine said...

Love you how you have coloured your elephant. He's sooo cute!
Tine :)

Sivic said...

Your seewing is pretty, and the elephant is so cute!!

Bibi said...

Wonderful card & your coloration is perfect!! bibi :)

ann marie said...

he pop off you card, great job of sewing

mrs.flowerfield said...

Wonderful card, and the elephant looks georgius against the colours

TAS said...

Your card definitely has the POP factor! Love it! Beautiful coloring, too!

Clare said...

I love this card! Beautiful and striking!

JAYNE said...

Beautiful card, I love this image and the papers match brilliantly.
Jayne W

dreams_sueños said...

The elephant ADORABLE!!! your card is very beautiful!!! thanks for share! hugs Adriana

cheribella said...

Love it. I just have to get this elephant!
Cheri

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

JellyBean is colored very realistically which shows he can be used not just for a baby card. Your sewing looks great. thanks for the chance to win!

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card, stunning colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Tineke said...

Lovely card! Beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week!

Skrapbuker said...

I really love this stamp! So stinkin cute!

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Ann. Such a cute image & I love the sewing :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Lexi said...

Super pretty card hunni and i love that image...thanks for playing at Lexi's

hugs Lexi xxx

Calypso said...

Ann-
I am a fan of your work....and this is just amazing....I love how you have have created a drak shadow around him...and used the darker matting!!! As always....fabulous.

Calypso

Miranda said...

daring combination. good work!!!

Crafteezee said...

Oh my this is soooooooo Gorgeous. Love your awesome colouring!

Hugs Tracy x

Debbie said...

I am speechless!!! This elephant is the cutest there is!

Rufus said...

I love how you've colored Jelly Bean! He's so adorable.
r/

Gitana said...

I really like the shading on the elephant and the shadows you created. Nice job.

- Gitana, the Creative Diva

Paola ♥ said...

Absolutely stunning card and such a great prize.

Hugs
Paola

Zitronenfalter said...

I Love your colouring and the cute Elefant looks great in Front of the dark Paper!

Lilith

Joyce said...

thed colors are fabulous. also, LOVE the background paper.

Cheryl said...

Ann, this is super cute!

Julie said...

What a totally brilliant card,wish I was brave enough to tackle those colours! You have so made them work!!!! Fab! X