Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Whimsy Stamps New Release November Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps new release celebration!

If you've come here from Erin's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please head over to Crissy's blog to make sure you haven't missed anyone's gorgeous creations along the way!

Well, this is getting redundant, but again, I'm so excited for this Whimsy Stamps release!  I got so caught up with using the stamps that I managed to use ALL the stamps (or at least one stamp from each set) from this new release.  Yep, this is going to be a long post with three different projects, and lots of information, so please bear with me!

Here's what's releasing today:
Crissy Armstrong - Peace on Earth
Raindrop Echo Designs - Christmas Tree in Words
Raindrop Echo Designs - Calendar Background
Raindrop Echo Designs - Winter Seals
Meljen's Designs - Elf Bell Mouse
Meljen's Designs - Cozy Little Snowman
Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Die Collection - Ticket Die
Whimsy Stamps Shapeology Die Collection - Winter's Jewel 1
Whimsy Stamps Designer Paper - Very Merry
Whimsy Stamps Designer Paper - Holiday Folly
Ten new custom rubber designs at the Custom Rubber Designs section

Here are the covers of the two new paper packs:

Here are some of the new custom rubber designs:
  

And below are some of my creations using the new stamps.  Gosh, I'm telling you, I lost a few hours over the weekend and just immersed myself in crafting.  I couldn't help it - everything was just such a pleasure to work with :)  Everything was colored using my trusty Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush.  I love rubber stamps! They save me time from having to fight with my printer to print on my thick watercolor paper so that I can use my distress reinkers :)

Using Crissy Armstrong's Peace on Earth
and Raindrop Echo Designs Winter Seals
I'm sorry Crissy, I colored one of my feet red :(  I'll do better next time!
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Peace on Earth and Winter Seals
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush 
Paper: BasicGrey Jovial 6x6 Paper Pad (I adore this paper)
Accessories: Paper piercer, WOC flowers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels 2Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad, Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun

Using Meljen's Designs Elf Bell Mouse
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Elf Bell Mouse
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers with Small Koi Water Brush 
Paper: BasicGrey Jovial 6x6 Paper Pad (I adore this paper)
Accessories: Ivory Flower Soft, rhinestones, snowflakes from Shapeabilities Create a Flake 1 and Create a Flake 2, and swirls/flourishes from Shapeabilities Doodle Parts,
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Large Standard Circle, Large Classic Scalloped Circle, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad, Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun


Using Raindrop Echo Designs Calendar
(it's not just for backgrounds!)
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Calendar; Whimsy Stamps Fancy Swirly Square digital sentiment set (50% right now only $1.00!) and Whimsy Stamps Inspirational Sentiments digital sentiment set (50% off too - only $1.50!)
Paper: DCWV 12x12 paper pad (I have no idea which one)
Accessories: pearls, ribbon, butterfly from a Shapeablities die set
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels 1Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun


It's time to hop along!  Please head over to my DT sister Chris Olsen's blog to see her marvelous creation!


This card is for a few challenges:
  1. Paper Play - Circles - first card
  2. Charisma Cardz - With Love at Christmas - first card
  3. Raise the bar - Curves - second card
  4. All Sorts - Twas the night before Christmas - second card! "...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse"
  5. Mark's Finest Papers - Piercing - first card
  6. Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Card - both cards
  7. Paper Romance - Everything but the Kitchen Sink - both cards
  8. Christmas Card Challenge - Inspiration Picture - Second card
  9. The Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
  10. Wild Orchid Crafts - Classic Christmas - first card
  11. Craft Your Passion - Recipe: Two of something - 2 snowflakes and 2 of each swirl in second card
  12. Caardvarks - Holiday Die Cuts - snowflakes in second card
  13. Scrap-Creations - Christmas
  14. Top Tip Tuesday - Use an image/sentiment
  15. ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
  16. Little Red Wagon - Do it in 3's - 3 cherry blossoms on first card, 3 rhinestones on second card
  17. Creative Cottage - Someone Special at Christmas
  18. Crafts and Me - Glitter - I used glittered paper on the butterfly for the pocket calendar
  19. TCP - Sketch - first card, I flipped it counter-clockwise and moved the "star" embellishment to a different corner
  20. Stamp Something - Sketch - second card

124 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Ann, your creations are so amazing hun!! I totally adore your coloring on the images and your papers are so yummy!! TFS! HUGS

~Denise Lynn~ said...

You were a very busy girl this week! Wow, awesome creations! Love the angel card and the beautiful flower accents. Super cute mouse card, fab coloring and details, and that calendar...what a great idea! Love these Ann! :)

jan farnworth said...

what a great assortment of eye candy nicely done.

Deb said...

oh wow, I can see why you would be immersed in your crafting this past weekend, all the stamps are amazing to work with, I am loving them too, your creations are so beautiful, it shows how much you enjoyed working with them. Your new custom designs and papers are just stunning too, is there no end to your talents? I hope not! hugs debx

*Alison* said...

WOW!! All your creations are just stunning! I love them.. the stamps are super cute too :) thanks for sharing off to the next inspirational blog..for the hop..crossing fingers, toes, and eyes to win.. HUGS

Marjon said...

Your cards are so beautiful,love them all,great paper and embellies.

Grtzz Marjon

Crissy Armstrong said...

You were certainly a busy bee this past weekend, wow! But what gorgeous-ness came out of your craft time Ann. I wouldn't even know how to pick a favourite! The angel card is soooo gorgeous, I just love the way you used the flowers to frame the main image. Love your sewing an love the tag peeking out from behind. The papers too - not traditional Christmas papers, but they work with this design so beautifully!
The mouse -- by golly he's cute! I love the way you did mini gifts in the corners, that is tremendous! Love your layered snowflakes too. Great colouring as well.
Your calendar - tremendous! I love the butterfly on the front and how its layered and the row of pearls for the body. That's so pretty! Love the sentiment inside too. Its a beautiful and yet practical gift.
I'm impressed!

Frea said...

Oh my Ann, you have been working. I would never have noticed the foot if you hadn't mentioned it LOL!! Love all of your cards!
Greetz, Frea

heidy said...

Oh this is beautiful
Heidy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, you blew me away with these beauties, Ann! I especially love the angel in red - just gorgeous and perfectly colored (I still have trouble with the deep folds). And your mouse is just too sweet. I love how you put little packages in the background - very cute and clever. Love the calendar too. Congrats on a totally spectacular release!!!

Iris said...

Oh wow! Ann what amazing creations!!! I love all of them! You have been so busy :-) Pretty papers and wonderful coloring!

Hugs,
Iris

Anne said...

Wowser Ann 3 fabulous creations love the calender stamp brilliant idea
Anne xx

Becca Fabozzi said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations. LOVE the new stamps

cardcrazy said...

Love all of your creations! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creations sweetie, love thema ll but loving the calender on the last one how fab hugs pops x

Beate said...

Wow, what amazing creationgs. I LOVE the angel card. Your coloring, the piercing and floral accents. AWESOME!
I LOVE the mouse card. Beautiful coloring (well...on the angel card as well, of course).
Your calendar looks beautiful as well.
Hugs and smiles

Helen said...

You have been very busy with all those gorgeous new stamps and stuff. Love the way how it turned out at your cards. Regards, Helen

Shazza said...

your creations are beautiful and by that I mean the cards etc and your new designs.
xxx

Marion said...

Oh Wow! These are all just stunning.
Marion

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these creations are all fabulous. I'm so excited for this new release. TFS.

little man's momma said...

Lovely Creations!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, beautiful creations and beautiful colouring!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Ann, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Judi said...

What FABULOUS work. I just adore everything you've done.

Hugs

Judi xx

Tami said...

Great job love the seals:) and the angels:)

Lillian Child said...

Seriously wonderful and creative projects! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and I do so love these new stamps!

Crystal said...

OMG Ann these are just AWESOME sweetie!!! So much inspiration on one post, you did amazing with all these images GF!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all your creations!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow girl!! YOu are amazing!! Look at all this gorgeousness!! I love each and everyone!! Where do I begin? Your coloring and designs are the best gf!! So creative and beautiful!! That layout with the angel is especially stunning. Your coloring on the mouse is incredible and I love how you coordinated your details an dp! The calendar and colors are so beautiful. What a great use of the calendar stamp and a great gift idea. I see a case coming on.

hugs,
Chris

Peggy said...

All three projects are just wonderful.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Kathy said...

WOW, WOW and WOW!! I love everything you have done with the new images and now that calendar stamp is definitely a must!!!!
Gorgeous creations!
:)Kathy

Fleur said...

Fantastic creations, all beautiful
Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful cards, Ann! I love your new sentiments and custom designs!

Andrea said...

Wow, you have been busy - all your creations are amazing.
Love, Andrea xx

stephanne said...

A few challenges, eh? Wow Ann, these are all fantastic!!! Your designs are stunning, I love how you have popped the sentiment portion of one of your seals out on your gorgeous angel creation, (i think the red foot could certainly be a ruffle of her dress!!), the flowers and swirls on the second card, the fabulous calendar, I am having a sensory overload here, everything is outstanding!!!
hugs, stephanne

Maria Becske said...

Lovely!

Stampersue said...

Wow you have been busy - what a wonderful selection of cards.

Stampersue
X

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful cards!!!! Your coloring is stunning!!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Speedy's Friends.

coralie said...

Your cards are wonderful ! xxx

Lauretta See said...

Ann, i love each and everyone of these cards and that beautiful calendar.. wow great job! :) want my home addy?? hihihi! thank you for joining us this week on craft your passion. Good luck!

Annika said...

OK. Confess now. How the hell do you do that??? Designing oodles of gorgeous sentiments, stamps, papers - and then manage to create all those gorgeous cards on top of it??? HOW??? Is your day longer than mine somehow???
And you KNOW I admire the socks off your work ... don't you?
Hugs
Annika

christa-peter said...

Love the new releases and what brilliant samples you've produced with them very inspiring.

Shirley N said...

Wow, three amazing creations, all so beautiful! And your coloring is so beautiful too!

Donna said...

Totally awesome cards Ann, love the colors of them both and your calendar, what a great gift idea for someone too.
hugs
Donna xx

I really love the new ticket die you've designed and the sentiments, all of them very creative and fabulous

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

You were SUPER busy! But wow! Gorgeous creations and you should be very excited about this release because it's amazing!

Lyse said...

I love the new papers, they are gorgious.

Vanja said...

Ann, your creations are stunning! What a fabulous idea for the calendar and your colouring of the images is amazing. I love the flowers on the first card.
Hugs,Vanja

x laura x said...

wow that is alot of challenges you have entered lol. What brilliant creations you have made, just beautiful.
x laura x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Your projects are so gorgeous with so many details. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Play this week! :)

Rosa-kreattiva said...

this card is just amazing!
sono tornata per l'altro hop.... ;-) ciao

yvon said...

Verry nice cards. Love them.
Hugs, Yvon

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous i love the image and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge. luv gina xx

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful projects Ann. Thanks so much for sharing! "Hugs" Carol

Nicki-twinklebug said...

WOWEE!You sure have been busy!I love them all!Everything about them is amazing...the paper,the image,the colors,the coloring,the flowers,the details...I could go on forever!
Nicki

Lelia Pierce said...

These are so awesome, Ann! I am loving all of the new sets...the Winter Seals are beautiful!

XXX

grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

Vee said...

Thanks for joining the Charisma challenge.Your cards are beautiful.
xx Vee

Carole said...

Loving the new stamps and the calendar stamp is very different. Your cards are amazing.

Dana said...

These are all very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Raise The Bar!
Hugs~
Dana

ribenaruby said...

Great creations Ann, what beautiful images in this collection, enjoying the team talent so far!

Debbie Schneider said...

Oh my gosh all of your creations are amazing!! but I would have to say I love the mouse one the best as I am partial to cute and he is one of the cutest out there!! I love how you used the gingham paper and then punched out flowers from the same paper - your layout is fabulous!!

Aussie Loz said...

these are all gorgeous!! ♥

sandra said...

Beautiful cards!
I love your coloring and your style!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Noreen said...

Great creations! I love how you did the snowflakes on the mouse card.

Patti P. said...

I am so excited about the release,too. Love all the creations and the new goodies. It is so much fun seeing how everyone interprets the stamps into projects. Love all of your and appreciate all the hard work.

Peggy said...

These cards are gorgeous. Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Rae Ann said...

My gosh! I guess you did immerse yourself in crafting! All three projects are beautiful. As are your new designs. I love the watercolored look of the images.

Lisette Morris said...

Wow just Wow!! This is an exciting blog hop and all your creations are gorgeous!

Calla said...

wow great cards and love the calendar idea

Josie0602 said...

Oh my...that mouse card is just the cutest! I love your creations...they are just stunning!

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craftaholic said...

WOW!! All three of your creations are Super!!! Fantastic Job!!! TFS!!
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Rexann

Denise said...

MAN, you've been busy!! What wonderful projects!! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cheryl said...

Ann, all of these are just wonderful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just stunning!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mary Lou said...

WOW Great projects and stunning work!!! Love this new release and you hit the jackpot while creating :)
Love your work!!
Blessings of thanks

Marsha said...

You've been busy. And all the cards are just wonderful!!!

Anita said...

They're all absolutely beautiful!

LindaC said...

Love the angel and mouse images. The calendar card is a great idea. You do very nice work! Linda C

Diane said...

What an amazing selection of such wonderful work!
Diane x

Pat said...

Wow amazing creations! Love the little mouse.
Hugs xx
Pat

Tiiti said...

You have amazing creations out of the new releases. They are all so gorgeous!

Craftyanny said...

Stunning creations, love the calendar.
Fabulous papers and colourwork too.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage & Crazy challenges this week
Anne x

Dot said...

Ann, this is just great. Love it all.
hugs Dorte

Julye said...

Fab papers, stamp images and words fab cards and inspiration too wow, thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Wow Ann These creations are simply stunning you have been a busy little beaver,Hugs Debbie x

Silvie Z said...

Hi Ann, your projects are awesome! All very pretty with fabulous colors and yummy papers! And I love your new custom designs!
Hugs,
Silvie
xx

Alice said...

I really love all your projects!!! My fav one is the calendar but really love all them! Beautiful colors and decorations!
Alice

Aluap said...

Woww!! Lovely cards!! The colours, the papers.... Perfect!!
hugs!
Paula

Angela said...

Oh wow Ann, your creations are totally gorgeous. Each one is so beautiful! I love how you used the calendar in your last card. Beautiful coloring on your images too! Wonderful!!! hugs, Angela

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful works of art,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

E.T said...

LOL look at your long list of challenges!! I love your work! it is amazing how you come up with such variant pieces of art! brilliant!

Rita said...

beautiful creations!

Rita said...

beautiful creations!

Sondra said...

So very cute - enjoying my first blog hop

Lori said...

wow you were busy all your creations are just gorgeous. I am in love with your new custom stamps, amazing talent Ann!

MrsK said...

Hey Ann! What a busy girlie indeed!! Where on earth do you find the time! Caus this are just truly amazing Ann your a super gal! hugz xx

Kylie said...

Wow, your work is just stunning!! :o)

sallysbitz said...

You have created three beautiful projets xx

I just love that vintage look angel and you have coloured her in beautifully xx
Your little mouse is sooo cute and what a great gift idea to send a unique calender xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Wow Ann, beautiful creations with the stamps, love your cards, the way you color is very eye catching!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Diane said...

Your projects are just beautiful

Renkata said...

OMG dear you have been busy. Fantastic projects. Well done.

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Stunning x Thanks for joining us this week at TOP TIP TUESDAY x Leigh x

MissD said...

I like your style of cards and the images used & papers are great

MissD said...

I like your style of cards and the images used & papers are great

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful creations!!!

dmbennett said...

Beautiful creations. Love all the little details you added.....

Anneke said...

Hi Ann,
Your projects are amazing!!
You did a wonderful job :)
Hugs Anneke

Caroljenks said...

Absolutley GORGEOUS! The colours you've used are amazing and your colouring of the images is perfect ...even the red foot ;)

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

Ann English said...

Oh, Ann, I feel like a slug when I see all you do! These are fabulous, my friend!!!

Jules said...

Wow gorgeous calender and cards. TFS

fusiafscrapping said...

Beautiful! I've got nothing more to say.

Kathy Bradley said...

Ann,
Your work is so amazing - I am always in awe!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card.
Thanks for joining TOP TIP TUESDAY.
xx Vee

Joanne Travis said...

Your work is exquisite!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

kaos said...

Great job and beautiful colours!

I just loove the flower frame!
hugs
kaos

Rosalee said...

Love your cards and what you did with the flowers on the Peace on earth stamp card.
Hugs, Rosalee

Debra said...

Ann, your cards are wonderful and I love your work! TFS

xdebrax@yahoo.com

xGemmax said...

What fantastic cards!! They are gorgeous and love everything about them :o)
hugs and xxx

StephC said...

Wow, you're amazing! I love all of them. They're all gorgeous, and have such detail. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Clare Brown said...

gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing this week at abc challenge.
clare x

Nikki said...

Beautiful creations thanks for sharing them :)

Karyn said...

Oh my word! Your style and creations are stunning! Absolutely loving your work! Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week and sharing your beautiful pieces. x x

Shelly said...

Wow really gorgeous cards and calendar! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

SassyCricut said...

they are all so beautiful.. wonderful job.

Anna Banana said...

Your cards are awesome and I really like what you did with the colors and the images!
Thanks for sharing your lovely cards with us!
Anna Banana

http://annabananacreations.blogspot.com/

Teresa said...

Very stunning work thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x