Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Whimsy Stamps Febuary Rubber + Dies Release Party!

Today's the big day!
If you've come here from Debbie's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please start at Chris' blog to make sure you don't miss a thing!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy stamps plus 2 new fantastic Whimsy Shapeology Dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:
5 stamps/stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench
3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny
4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious
4 stamps/stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List
2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 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. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping!

I was able to play with all the new goodies!  I'm showcasing most of them here today, but if you like, feel free to take a look back at the last five days of sneaks to check out the other sets :)

Today, I've colored all the images using distress reinkers, with the exception of the grass and sky backgrounds which were done with chalk and a blender pen.  I hope you like my creations!

Using KennyK's Uptown Angel, Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps, and Postage Stamp Die
Paper: Pink Paislee 365 Degrees; Accessories: baker's twine, striped twill ribbon

Using KennyK's Lady Raven
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Wanted; Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Spellbinder dies,  net ribbon

Using Meljen's Designs Spring Sitter Bunny and
Raindrop Echo Designs Postage Stamps
Paper: Basic Grey Olivia; Accessories/tools: Prima flowers, WOC flowers, MS border punch, striped twill ribbon, button, baker's twine, doily

Using Meljen's Designs Balloon Mouse, Raindrop Echo Designs Birthday Wish List
and Balloon Set Dies
Paper: DCWV Celebration Stack; Accessories: baker's twine

Using Crissy Armstrong's Smell the Flowers and 
Raindrop Echo Designs Postage Stamps, and Postage Stamp Die
Paper: DCWV The Green Stack, BasicGrey ?; Accessories/tools: buttons, seam binding, MS border punch, baker's twine

Using Crissy Armstrong's Darling Daisies and Raindrop Echo Designs Postage Stamps, 
Birthday Postage stamps, and Postage Stamp Die
Paper: Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue and Wonderfall; Accessories: ribbon

Now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Denise's blog to see her wonderful creation!

These cards are for a few challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch (1st card)
Delicious Doodles - Sketch (2nd card)
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sketch (3rd card)
Paper Play – Stamp it Out (all cards)
Allsorts - Love Love Love (last card)
Scrappy Frogs - Cupcakes (4th card)
Gingerloft - The colour Red (2nd card)
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Bling Bling (2nd card)
Corrosive Challenges  - Red, orange and yellow (2nd card)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Hearts (2nd card - heart accents)
Paper Sundaes - Two or more images (4th card & last card)
Quirky Crafts - In the Spring Garden (3rd card)
Ellephantastic - Distressing, with a Love theme (2nd card)
One Stop Craft - Use number/s on your card (last card - numbers on the postage stamps)
Alphabet Challenge - "N" is for numbers ((last card - numbers on the postage stamps)
Sweet Stampin' - Spring Flowers (3rd card)
Flourishes - Buttons (3rd and 5th card)
Scrap-Creations - Animal Antics (3rd, 4th, 5th card)
Tuesday Throwdown - Buttons (3rd and 5th card)
Top Tip Tuesday - Frame It (last card)
Karens Doodles - Photo inspiration (3rd card)
Ooh La La Creations - For someone special (last card)
Woodware USA - Ribbon and/or bows (3rd, 5th, last card)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo inspiration (2nd card)


Judi said...

OMG! You have been a busy girl! LOVE every single one of these cards they're all BRILLIANT!!


Judi x

Anonymous said...

What can I say girl, but you've really rocked these images!! All of them are just brilliant and you really rocked on the creating!! HUGS

Tami said...

Lovely all great love the postage stamps:) Love Whimsy

Cindy Haffner said...

Your work is GORGEOUS!!

Deb said...

oh wow, you have been so busy Ann! They all look amazing! hugs Debx

Vanja said...

Stunning, stunning cards Ann!! Wonderful colouring and papers, I love all the details.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Where do I ever begin!! WOW!! You sure rocked all these images and stamps my friend. You sure have been busy!! I just love all your coloring and designs!!

Brennen said...

All these cards are great, but the 2nd one is absolutely fabulous. You inspire me! TFS

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow...these are all stunning. Your coloring is absolutely amazing!!! I'm loving all these images!

Marie-Anne said...

You've made such a lovely set of cards!


Mimi said...

OMG!These are gorgeous projects... the details are amazing! TFS!! ;)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Each and every one is FANTASTIC! Love your work Ann, and LOVE your sentiment sets!

iluvmybugs said...

Wow!!! Every one is just beautiful!!! TFS

Patricia Garcia said...

Ann, just adorable! Love the diffrent cards and you coloring just is jaw dropping!!


Jenny V. said...

Wow, all your cards are so beautiful! I'm lovin the new release. Keep up the great work.

Lillian Child said...

There's a little something for everybody in your card projects! Teens are gonna love these stamps, and little ones are gonna love the bunnies, but my favorite are those birthday postage stamps - amazing! Thanks for sharing with us, Ann!

Lisa said...

amazing job on all cards

Kopperhead said...

Wonderful projects, amazing variety.

Lullina said...

Great cards! ^^

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

All great but the last one is my ABSOLUTE favourite x Leigh x

Rhonda Miller said...

Great cards.

Crystal said...

Ann WOWWEEE girl you totally rocked all these images, and sentiments sweetie!! These are AMAZING creations and AMAZING designs!!! Thanks for another AWESOME release you ABSOLUTELY rock sweetie!!!!

Anki said...

Wow - have you been busy or what! All cards are just wonderful! Kramis - Anki

Mona E said...

Wooowzer!!! Stunning cards! Love your colouring! You really have done the whole nine yards on this. Fabulous job. Hugs...Mona

Snoopy said...

What an amazing assortment of cards and styles, and they're all FABULOUS!

Snoopy :D

Elin said...

wow a hole bunch of cards and very creative to. Like the tags and especially the ballonsthread! ;)

Beate said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your cards are AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles

Louise said...

Fabulous cards!!

Lorraine said...

Wow, gorgeous creations! And I love those ticket stamps and die! So cool!

Craftyanny said...

fabulous cards, you've been a busy bee
Thanks for joining us this week on Karen's Doodles
Anne x

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What beautiful creations! The little bunny is adorable and colored so wonderfully. I love all the little roses and the labels in the corner. So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh! These all are so fabulous!

Janet said...

Wow! I'm blown away with your creativity! I can't pick a them all!

Jules said...

Wow your cards are just Gorgeous I really love the Postage Stamps they are too cute..I might have to get me some of them I love them lots!!!!TFS

Bizzi Hands said...

Arent your cards just the Bomb! Wonderful - full of fun and i cant wait to get my hands on that postage die/stamps.

Heidi said...

WOW what a wonderful bunch of cards. I love the balloons and those postage stamps are so versatile, fun, funky and romantic. Beautiful cards!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

It is hard to pick a favorite! These are all so good! The sitter bunny is very pretty with the flowers and spring colors, The balloons are great too! I love the postage stamps! They are great!

karensk said...

Absolutely the cutest you ladies are amasing, I became a follower
Thanks for sharing

karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Sharon Basel said...

Wow! A beautiful collection of cards! Your take on the Sugar Creek Hollow sketch is fabulous and oh so creative. Love all the gorgeous details and that bow is scrumptious! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I hope you'll return again soon!
All the best,
Sharon, SCH-DT

Message Keeper said...

I really like the Raindrop Echo Designs Birthday Wish List. So funny!

Evelyn @ Message Keeper

Chrissy said...

Mind boggling. I cant hop yet, I'm still in Anne land......Stunning...all of them

Sheng said...

Every single one of these is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all their color combos, oh my.

Brenna said...

I love your cards!! They are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing all your project!!!

Kim Y. said...

These are all so gorgeous, Ann!

Shirley N said...

OMGosh, all of your cards are just amazing! You're just so creative and such an inspiration!

Sammibug said...

OMG awesome projects! I couldn't pick a favorite, even if I tried!

Francesca said...

Such a wonderful array of beautiful cards

Thanks for joining us at OSCC This week and good luck!


Shime said...

Lady Raven is amazing!
Like this Blog Hop very much

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabby cards, Thank you for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Good luck in the draw.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Lovely cards.Thank you for joining in at Alphabet challenge this week.

Wendi said...

All of your cards are amazing but the last one for our challenge is gorgeous and my favoutite
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Marion said...

Wow! You have been busy. Superb selection of cards and lovely images. Just love that sitting bunny and the darling daisies ones.

* Shaz * said...

Stunning cards thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge this week.

Debbie said...

OMG Ann these are just stunning cards,you have definitely been a busy little beaver,Hugs Debbie x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Wow you have been busy! They are all absolutely stunning cards. I am glad I don't have to choose one! Thank you for joining us. Hugs x

Teri said...

Excellent stuff hun! Fab take on our sketch (card 2) at Delicious Doodles this week! Many thanks for playing along.
Teri x

Kari said...

Wow! They all look amazing!

AsilisA MaM said...

So many cards in the same post - and all cards are very beautifyl, I can't say what is the most beautiful one...

Linda said...

Wow, I love them all. I really love the way you are coloring. Hugs Linda

Randi WS said...

Wow Ann, I can tell that you've been quite busy lately... lol
I love all your cards - and your coloring is just amazing!!

Lots of love,
Randi WS

De Roelies said...

sweet cards

Esme said...

Wow they are ALL fabulous! I really love the postage stamps, and the images and everything!!

Esme x

Mervi said...

Hi Ann!
Gorgeous creations as always, beautiful cards. Especially the image "Smelling the Flowers" wow;-))m

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Karen's Doodles this week.

Guest Designer

Heather said...

Oh my word!!! So gorgeous, i love the way you've coloured the girls and your style is just so perfect :)

Heidi said...

Wow you have made some gorgeous cards!
Love them:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Heide said...

Great collection on your cards. I love your take on the Sugar Creek Hollow sketch, the image is adorable and all your detail is FAB!
Thanks so much for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

JoAnne said...

These cards are incredible. I love the way the distress markers have colored with an opaque look that is so eyecatching. Now I have to hunt for a tutorial so I can use this technique on my cards to the troops. Thank you for sharing.

Chris (catt871) said...

These are all really pretty! I love your!!!! THANKS for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week!!

Cec said...

Wow, have you ever been busy and all the cards are fabulopus. You did a wonderful job with the sketch from Sugar Creek Hollow, adding lots of wonderful elements to make it special. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and do come back again.

Iris said...

OMG! All of your cards are stunning Ann! You rock!


Monique said...

Wow you have been very busy!! Love all your cards especially all the postage stamps I think I will have to put those on my wish list..Thanks for playing along at Karen Doodles this week..Hugs Monique

Renkata said...

wow Ann,
such an amazing card dear.
everyone is so cool and beautiful.

Karen McAlpine said...

My goodness. Wow. Great colletion of cards. I thikmy fav is the floral with the postage stamps. Sooo pretty!!

Cor* said...

*pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor*-- Ann these are all fantastic! Great coloring & layouts for all. Love the Raven ONE for sure the best! Is there no end to your talent girl! Way to showcase all these fabulous new stamps!! TFS!!

AnItA mArIe said...

awesome card Ann,your colouring is totally fantastic...
Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles challenge blog!! Hugs!..Anita

Mary Lou said...

Goodness gracious Friend~~you outdid yourself!!!
Truly sensational work and love how you displayed different techniques!!
Awesome Ann!!

Tracey T said...

Such a beautiful card. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the attention to detail. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Frea said...

My goodness, you've made a lot of cards and each and everyone of them fabulous!! Hugs, Frea

Val said...

Wow - fantabulous! I love all these cards. Thanks so much for joining OSCC - please come back again.

marsha said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous card! All are just gorgeous and I especially love the bunny card you created for the SCH challenge, beautiful bow, coloring and love all the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us for this weeks Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW all your cards are amazing!
I love the postage stamps and die-cut!!!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Julie said...

Hi Ann! Your cards are fabulous. As always, your coloring is gorgeous. It is great to have you join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.


Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! fantastic Selection of cards! glad you had time to come play at TOP Tip Tuesday too! hugs Samantha :0)

CardArTart said...

Great colours, textures and you even managed to get all the stamps on one card! far out!

Fleur said...

Wow Fantastic cards, Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Spyder said...

Amazing card, but our challenge this time round is, dots spots, stripes and embossing, luckily, I 'think' I can I see that! Stripy ribbon, dots on your paper and an embossed doilie! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge, pop back later today to vote for your top three and ask your blogging buggies to vote for you!!


gina g said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Vicky said...

Wow! They are all absolutely fabulous and I just love the Kenny K stamps!

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge:)

Caroljenks said...

Absolutely beautiful cards - all of them!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Sandy Hulsart said...

My goodness, what a busy lady. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Karen's Doodles challenge blog.

Lynn said...

Wow! What a great bunch of cards...stunning designs and fab images :)
Thanks for joining us Gingerloft Challenges.
Lynn xx

KarenB said...

These are all fabulous, but my favourite is Lady Raven - love how you colour with Distress inks.

Glo said...

They are really nice!

Purple Crazy said...

amazing collection, you have been busy, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this time, Wendy xx

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Ann, all of your cards are just gorgeous. So many lovely details. Thanks for playing along with us at Woodware USA this week.

isu.alum said...

HOLEY SMOKES Ann!!! FAB FAB FAB creations. Love your amazing coloring skills and the eye for detail. Those "sexy ladies" are just too too scandalous and for a prim/proper girl like me, I'm too shy/embarrassed to use YOU GO GIRL!!!

Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week! Good luck!


Creative Inspirations said...

All of your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Rachel Hope said...

WOWZA!!!! Awesome cards! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

alicaz said...

wonderful creations! Love the postage stamps on the last one!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

All your cards are gorgeous, and WOW, your colouring is amazing!
Thanks so much for joining in with our Fiery Colours challenge at Corrorrosive, check back tomorrow for a new challenge too :)

Thistleblue said...

Your cards are all beautiful. Lady Raven is gorgeous, I love your colouring, it's amazing! Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month and good luck.
Ellephantastic DT

Suzanne said...

Your cards are all wonderful and your colouring is amazing. Such an inspiration.
Hugs Sue x

Sharon Peele said...

Wow Ann, You have been very busy!! I love all your cards, expressly the 2nd one!! Your coloring is wonderful!! Awesome job on the stamps!!!

Kleine85 said...

wooooow, my fave is the second kenny k card, that's amazing!!!


Sharon said...

Wow, all brilliant cards.

Dot-scrap said...

wauw just everything about it.
Thank you so much for joining the fun at Karens doodles this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Scrappymax said...

These are absolutely fabulous Ann and your new designs even better.
Max x

Shana said...

Wow Ann those are amazing! I'm not sure which is my favorite as they all Rock - and some quite literally! Amazing shading and I love how you've combined multiple images! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Diane said...

Wow, your cards are amazing. What a great job.

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, you have been busy!!! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-creations.

Lauren said...

What lovely cards! I love your buttons! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Corinne said...

Gorgeous cards Ann!

Cat said...

Fabulous projects! Just stunning and such beautiful coloring!

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful creations with so lovely Details.


DesigNeAl said...

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this fortnight with your beautiful cards; we hope to see you again soon, xx