Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Digital Release - Love makes the world go round

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know that today we're releasing some new digital stamps at Whimsy Stamps.  We're doing a love-themed release and there are a whole lot of cute images from Crissy Armstrong and Meljen's Designs that are coming out today.  I'm also releasing Love Sentiments and the Dressed Up Shapes 4 - Love Set (also all available as individual shapes).  I've used all of them in my creations below.

Please make sure to head over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog to find out all the happenings for today.  The Digi Team (along with the newest team members) are having a blog hop for the release.

I really really try hard to do shabby and vintage cards, but for some reason, it never turns out quite right.  I think it messes with my mind when I don't have bold colors.  BUT, I must say that the Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue and Wonderfall 6x6 Papers helped out a lot!  The papers are so beautiful that I didn't even want to use them up and guess what?!? They're double-sided! You get 36 sheets for gorgeous paper that is double-sided for the same price as a BasicGrey paper pad that's only one-sided.  Great bargain.  This will definitely not be the last time I'm buying Webster's Pages.

Anywho, enough with the papers.  I wanted to showcase the sentiments and the frame so I merged the sentiments from the Love Sentiments set into the Dressed Up Shapes.  I really should have recolored the frames to make them a little softer, but didn't think of that until after the fact.


Speaking of recoloring, resizing and merging digital images, I've had a couple of people ask me how to do this so I've created two tutorials:

You can also find other tutorials in my "Dealing with Digitals" page.  I hope you find them useful!

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Love Sentiments and the Dressed Up Shapes 4 - Love Set
Paper: Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue and Wonderfall 6x6 Papers
Accessories: Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Holo Iridescent, doilies, May Arts wrinkled ribbon, Prima flowers, WOC flowers, pearls, Sizzix flourish dies
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Cutter, ATG adhesive gun


These cards are for a few challenges:

26 comments:

Juls said...

wow!!! all of these are just so elegant!!! beautiful and romantic cards, just love all of them!!! Hugs Juls

Lorraine said...

Your cards are gorgeous! And love those papers!

Cheryl said...

Ann, All of these are stunning! The papers, ribbons & flowers are all gorgeous! They certainly show off your new sentiments to perfection.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Woohoo, another knockout release there, Ann! Those quotes are fabulous and the fonts and artwork with them are totally dreamy! You have really done a stellar job to show them off with your gorgeous cards. Love the yellows, the flowers and awesome silk bows. Everything just came together beautifully for all three of these beauties!

Hugs,
Linda

Kim Y. said...

Wow, Ann! These are simply gorgeous! Love the senetiments and LOVE all the shapes to go with the nesties!

theCook said...

Those cards are very elegant!

lindyloo said...

Wow what gorgeous cards thanks for joining us at the creative cottage good luck huggies linda x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW stunning cards as ever, I love what you do. Thanks for sharing and joining in on MAWTT HAzelxox

Pami said...

Wow, these are fabulous! The sentiments are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

*Vicki* said...

These are ALL so stunning Ann!! I adore your sentiments here!!! Beautiful designs!! Hope you have a great weekend friend!!HUGS

Suzanne said...

They are all fabulous. Stunning and lovely words. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab n Funky Ann x

Mummylade said...

your cards and sentiments are absolutely breathtaking!! Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge and good luck!

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow what a gorgeous selection of cards, beautiful papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Bev said...

stunning all of your cards. sentiments are lovely. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments

Bev said...

ooppsss that was meant to say fairymoon crafts on my above comment xx

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Fairymoon this week with your stunning card.

Pam x

Joanne said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

traceyg said...

What lovely cards, really elegant Thanks for joining us at Fairymoon

Zoe said...

These are all just gorgeous. Love the placement and the papers and embellishments. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Sundays with Crissy. Hugs xxoo

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow these are all stunning, love the quotes and those gorgeous flowers and papers, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Julie said...

Wow Ann! These are fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful collection of gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful cards, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

Susie Sugar said...

OMG !!! what an array of beauties you have been so busy but each one is worth every moment you put into them darling
Thanks for joining us at the DCD Challenge this week
Hugs Susie & the Dream Team xx

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Wow Ann these are stunning--so elegant!! I am so glad I popped in to take a look!! TFS!!
Hugs,
Sarah :o)