Thursday, October 7, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Holiday 2010 Release! And a chance to win!

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I can't believe today is finally here!

Thank you for joining the Whimsy Stamps Holiday 2010 Release Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Deb Routledge's wonderful blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please return to Bev Rochester's beautiful blog to make sure you don't miss one amazing creation!

I can't believe that this day has finally come.  Some of you may have been watching and waiting for the stamps to be available since the sneak peeks started on Thursday, but I've been waiting MONTHS for these stamps to be released.  I am so very proud to be on the Whimsy team and to have the opportunity to design for such a fantastic company.  I truly think that this release is one of our best so far.  Crissy has done an outstanding job, like always, and I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I think about how lucky I am that I get to work with her.  Not to mention, we have some of the most talented ladies using our stamps in their fantastic creations!

Anyway, I'll quit being sentimental now, but hey, what do you expect? lol

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing NINE new designs for your creative pleasure.  We have something for everyone in this release!  Really, we do!  We have three new cute images (Starry Night, Santa's Midnight Snack, and Jingle Bell Ride), two new background stamps (Classified Ads and Life Defined), we have a beautiful Vintage Christmas set, a fun Holiday Wish List, a multi-purpose/envelope Vintage Happy Holidays stamp, and of course, we have some more of those infamous Holiday Ticket Sentiments.  Whew, what a long list!  There's definitely a good selection in this new release :)

I've decided to create a few cards using the Vintage Happy Holidays stamp, the Classified Ads stamp, the Life Defined stamp, and the poinsettia from the Vintage Christmas set.  I went the clean and simple route for these cards.  The first card just has a line of pearls with the sentiment stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.  The second card uses a sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Oval Snippets set and embellishment with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  The third card has a handmade flower made with a Nestabilities die and stamped on the edges with one of Crissy's accessory flourishes.  I then layered it, crumpled it up, and held it together with a BasicGrey brad.  For the fourth card, I paper pieced the poinsettia three times on two different colored papers from the BasicGrey Jovial paper pad.

I hope you like them!



Want a chance to win the 
Classified Ads background stamp? 
 Denise has kindly allowed me to give a choice of a stamp I designed to one winner and I chose the Classified Ads background stamp.  For a chance to win, please leave your link in the InLinkz below by October 7, 2010 12:00 PM noon.

But wait, make sure you hop along to ALL the blogs because there are lots of other prizes to be won!  We have several opportunities throughout the hop for you to win some goodies so keep hopping. 

Your next stop in the hop is the super talented Melanie Holt'z blog.  If you've never seen Melanie's wonderful creations, you're in for a treat!


These cards are for a few challenges:
  1. CPS - Sketch (2nd card)
  2. Waltzing Mouse - Sketch (3rd card)
  3. Sketch Saturday - Sketch (4th card)
  4. Card Patterns - Sketch (3rd card)
  5. Meljen's Designs - Monochromatic (first three cards)
  6. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spots and Stripes (4th card)
  7. Creative Card Crew - Bloomin' Marvelous (3rd card and 4th card)
  8. For Fun Challenges - Vintage (all 4 cards)
  9. Little Red Wagon - Make your own embellishment (3rd card)
  10. Your Next Stamp - Grow Your Own (3rd card)
  11. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Fancy Floral (2nd, 3rd, and 4th card)
  12. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
  13. Lots To Do - Vintage (all 4 cards)
  14. Stamptacular - Layer it on  (4th card)

Thank you for stopping by today!




102 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome cards Ann, a great showcase for these beautiful stamps! Thank you for sharing your talents as a designer and artist! :)

Debbie said...

Stunning cards Ann,I just Love the new background stamps,Hugs Debbie x

Dazie said...

Gorgeous makes as always! I love the second one in particular!
Dazie
x

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Ann, wow so many wonderful creations, really like your work!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Renkata said...

Hi Ann,
I am so happy for you dear!
You have done such an amazing job!
Well done girl!

angelwhispers said...

Such beautiful elegant cards just love the backgroun and sentiment stamps they have created such a fabulous new set!!!! Love Chanelle xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Ann.

Hugs Riet.x

Brenda said...

Really great work. I absolutely love the newsprint stamp.

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards Ann love what you've done with the ponsettia
Anne xx

SemSee said...

Oh Ann, I LOVE every one of these gorgeous cards! Adore the beautiful simple elegance of them! THank you for sharing your awesome talent as a designer and crafter! You are amazing!! Hugs, Simonne x

mycardz said...

Hi Ann!! Well, sweetie, you've definitely outdone yourself this time! I love, love, love all your new images - I had so much fun doing a sneak peek of your holiday wish list yesterday. Your cards here are so gorgeous too ... you're such a talented artist! hugz, Mary

Marion said...

Awesome cards Ann. Especially love the poinsetta card.
Marion

Darsie Bruno said...

what a fabulous collection of holiday cards! Wonderful work!

Tanja said...

I like these cas cards you have made. And especially the flower you have made for the 3rd card!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Anne...love the new releases!

Take care
San x

Crissy Armstrong said...

I love the vintage feel all of these have. Just gorgeous Ann! Love your simple style!!

Marilyn S said...

Gorgeous cards & I do love that background stamp!

Vanja said...

Stunning cards, Ann! Beautiful and elegant! I love all the stamps!
Hugs, Vanja

Auntie Em said...

Love your different take! Sometimes the simplest designs have the most impact!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Saskia said...

Ann,

The new designs are GREAT!!! Beautiful work!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

jan farnworth said...

totally cute.

littlemisspip said...

I really really really love that Ad Stamp! Fingers crossed!

Your designs are lovely. Thanks for sharing :)

LittleMissPip

Lorraine said...

your creations are beautiful and i really must say i absolutely love your new clssified ads stamps its amazing i so need this one xx

Sinikka said...

beautiful cards. The background stamps are one of a kind!!!!!
Sinikka:-)

Kimberly S said...

Fabulous cards Ann...really loving the look of those background stamps! :)

Berenice R. said...

Such a beautiful cards :)

Miria said...

Hi, Ann. I love all your stamps and today's creations are stunning. Thank you for the chance. Hugs from Italy. Miria

Ellie said...

Ann, your cards are just amazing! Love this new release!!

PJsKreativeKorner said...

Absolutely love the vintage look. Great job!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These cards are all gorgeous Ann! Love the vintage flair, your coloring and your designs!! The stamps you designed rock gf!!
hugs,
Chris

Angela said...

Your cards are so gorgeous and really beautiful.Thanks for the fun with the blog hop.
Many greetings
Angela

Gram's Treasures said...

This new release has some amazing designs. It was nice to see some clean and simple cards made up in them. Your beautiful cards give us some new ideas. Thank you

Annika said...

So many different and inventive designs - love it!
Hugs
Annika

mudmaven said...

Absolutely stunning cards Ann! I just love this new release and you have sure done it justice with these gorgeous projects. ~chris

Tanya said...

Awesome :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful cards but my fav is the CAS card.

Crystal said...

WOOWEEE Ann stunning creations, AWESOME way to showcase these AWESOME images!!!!!

Anneke said...

Whata a beautifull cards you made Ann!!
Hugs Anneke

Donna said...

Beautiful Ann, lovely creations, and I'd like to say I've really enjoyed working with the fabulous stamps both you and Crissy have done for this release. You're both amazing ladies. I'll be using them a lot this Christmas.
hugs
Donna xx

sallysbitz said...

All your cards are lovely & very different xx

Thanks for the chance to win xx

Rosalee said...

Just love that Classified Ads background stamp it looks so awesome and plus it gives your cards an awesome look. Thanks for the chance.
Hugs, Rosalee

Rhonda Miller said...

These creations are gorgeous and I just love the new stamps being released.

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous cards Ann, and I love that background stamp - thanks for the chance of winning it!

stampingsue said...

I was not sure about that stamp at first but I can see it will be very useful.

Sue

Allymcb1 said...

What unusual cards. They are amazing

Patti P. said...

I love CAS cards more all the time and yours are all so gorgeous...that background stamp really makes a card. TFS and love your designs.

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennifer

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards!

Jennifer

peggysue said...

That classified ad stamp is really cute, you did a great job with all of your projects.

MissD said...

Love the newsprint stamp its on my list

auntie lisa said...

So much fun to see something different. Very nice!!

Patrice H said...

Me too I just love this background stamp! It is so versatile you can use it all the time. Thanks for creating great cards with it!

JACKIE said...

beautiful cards...sentiments just say it all...Jackie xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Ann! Love them!!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Gorgeous cards.

tfs
bobbi

Mickie said...

All are just breathtaking cards. I don't have a blog but would love to be included in the drawing.

beadz said...

What cool stamps you designed for this release! Love them!
hugs,
Gini

Anita said...

All of your cards are gorgeous. Beautiful designs.

Dena said...

Ann! I love your work! Beautiful designs and great way to showcase them!
Hugs, Dena

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such beautiful cards! And I love the classified ads stamp! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Lisa T said...

Very pretty! I would love to win this vintage stamp!!!!

Gail said...

beautiful beautiful art!! tfs..loves ya

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic cards and so beautifully done. Also want to let you know how much we appreciate your participation at For Fun this week and look forward to seeing you again. "Hugs" Carol

Corinne said...

Very lovely card. You did a wonderful job on it.
Hugs~
Corinne

Mary Lou said...

Thank you thank you thank you Ann!!!
Stunning, Beautiful, Lovely!!!
You Should BE PROUD!!! We are lucky to have someone like you!!!
Beautiful cards!!
Blessings and Hugz

Trimgym said...

Lovely cards Ann, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Yvonne Russell said...

Love the vintage look of the classified background in your card.

Candy said...

I adore EACH of your stamps!!
Wow - would I ever love to win your Classified Ad stamp!! It is awesome :o)
Thank you for the chance to try....
Hugs ~

Shirley N said...

All so beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Krista's Design said...

What a beautiful cards you made!
really love them!
Going to hop along...
Luv&Hugs,
Krista

Sarah said...

Love your cards - your inspiration in them just shows the stamps off beautifully. Sarah x

Molecraft said...

Beautiful cards, love them all.
Helen x

x laura x said...

loving these stamps. thanks for the chance to win.
x laura x

Stampersue said...

love the advertising stamp - would love to win it. Fingers Crossed

Stampersue
X

karen said...

Fantastic cards! I especially love the one with the newsprint background and the flower!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards Ann! Thank you for joining the Monochromatic challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

--Cheryl--

Avril Tanner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the homemade embellies! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

mforquer said...

Wonderful cards! Love each detail! Thanks for playing at Meljen's Design this week!
Melissa

Shazza said...

i love what you did with these stamps, all amazing x

Diamond Doll said...

Stunning cards Ann i love how you,ve used the background stamp i think it will be used often such a versatile stamp.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Sprytebyrd said...

Hi Ann! Beautiful cards!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Monochromatic challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do. xx Zoe

Rose said...

Beautiful work! Thanks.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your cards are wonderful, Ann, and I'm droolin' over that Classified Ads stamp. I definitely have to get it. I think I could find dozens of ways to use it!

Congratulations on a hugely successful release!!!!!

Hugs,
Linda

Erin... said...

Wonderful cards Ann!!! Thank you for creating these wonderful stamps,they are fabulous!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous creations ;-) I love this background stamp .. gorgeous :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

SassyCricut said...

beautiful cards..

Elise said...
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joan said...

wow all your cards are so gorgeous .. well done

Elise said...

Love the flowers on these cards - very pretty!

SueB said...

Remarkable cards! I love this hop...so many different looks from the same stamps. You ladies are amazing! wish I had a blog to link to so I could win the stamp! Many thanks for sharing your talents!
Sue Brailey

crafty creations said...

Wow what amazing cards with such wonderful stamps - stunning !!!

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

MommaJess said...

What stunning cards. Thank you for joining us this week for the Monochromatic challenge at Meljen's Designs.

Hugs, Jess

Jaqi said...

Delicious exquiste cards , the colours are beautiful.

Betty Wright said...

Ann, your layered paper pieced poinsettia card is fabulous! Wonderful suite of cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Sarah Martina said...

Great cards! So glad you joined us for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the earth tones you used on all of them. Thanks for playing along with us on Card Patterns.

Annette said...

Ann, gorgeous cards, all! Such wonderful layouts & papers & I especially LOVE the classified stamp! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful line up of cards!

Crystal said...

Hey sweetie, you know I LOVE this...teeheee but wanted to thank you for joining us at YNS!!!! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Wow fantastic work!!!!!

Sandy, MelJens DT, and pres of OWH
A Colourful World

Carolyn said...

Wow, amazing layering for your flower. This is absolutely perfect for our Layer it on challenge. I love the 3d effect. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn