Monday, June 27, 2011

Whimsy Stamps and Quixotic Paperie!

Throughout June, the Quixotic Paperie design team and friends have been celebrating the store's 2nd anniversary!  Today is the final in a series of spotlights featuring stamp companies stocked at Quixotic Paperie (an online UK stockist for Whimsy), and some of the Whimsy Stamps Design Team have joined in to throw the spotlight on Whimsy Stamps!

Whimsy Stamps is owned by Denise and Kevin Lynn, with Denise as the papercrafter and Kevin illustrating their Kids Collection based on their two children. As the company has developed they have built up their collection of contributing artists, stamp collections, dies and papers.

The ranges include the Crissy Armstrong Collection; Melissa Jenkins Meljen's Design Collection; KennyK Collection; Whimsy Sentiments and dies by Raindrop Echo Designs; Whimsy Animals Collection and Whimsy Kids Collection. 

Whimsy Stamps are available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie
If you're in the US then you can find the stamps at Whimsy Stamps direct!

As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Whimsy Stamps and more!

Today I've chosen to make a few cards, but sadly, I'm only pretty satisfied with one of them.  I just wanted to share them with you just in case you do find some inspiration in them.

Using Raindrop Echo Designs Party Mini Letter Seals
(the only one I'm pretty happy with)
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals; Ink: Ranger Tea Dye (for edge sponging); Papers: Bo Bunny Gabrielle

Using Raindrop Echo Designs Thank You Tiles
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Thank You Tiles; Papers: Crate Paper Portrait; Tools: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots embossing folder; Spellbinders dies

Using KennyK Showgirl, Raindrop Echo Designs The Good Life Ticket Sentiments and Raindrop Echo Designs Into the Farm Background Stamp
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Showgirl, The Good Life Ticket Sentiments and Into the Farm background stamp; Coloring medium: Distress Inks on Montval watercolor paper; Paper: Echo Park Summer Days; Embellishments: May Arts striped twill ribbon; button, The Twinery twine; Tools: Cuttlebug, Cheery Lynn Designs doily die

So now for the inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some fantastic Whimsy Stamps makes!

- Ann - Iris - Minna - Patricia - Vicki -

Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Whimsy Stamps fun!


1LuvnMama said...

Luv all of your creations Ann! Each have their own unique look. :) Have a great week!

Bizzi Hands said...

Ann - what gorgeous cards! I just love them both.
TFS - I do stalk your blog regularly...

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic Ann, I really love the last one, boy it zings!!!!

Karen Wilson said...

WoW! These are all beautiful!! TFS! LOVE "thank you" titles!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

These are all fabulous, Ann!

Thank you for playing today, we're thrilled to have you joining in!

Scrapaddict said...

I love them all! The 3 middle ones are just beautiful.

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! The first one is my favorite one.


Kathyk said...

A super selection of cards


Anonymous said...

WOW!! Ann, these are really gorgeous creations hun! I love your papers and your fantastic colors on the second one!! ;)

Wendy said...

Oooh. Those tiles you made is pretty awesome! Love that Echo Design paper! I think I ordered that this morning! Thank you for entering our Anything goes/Summer Fete Blog hop challenge over at PCJ.


Debs M said...

wow 2 lovely cards x

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful creations Ann! Always inspired by your work. "Hugs" Carol

Iris said...

Oh wow Ann all of your creations area fantastic!


Crystal said...

OH WOW Ann absolutely FABULOUS creations here GF!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful week, you are always so inspiring sweetie!

Anesha said...

Wow, some wonderful creations!!!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards. Nice coloring and a lovely stamp the Showgirl.

Hugs Astrid.

fifib said...

Fantastic cards, love em!

thekolbes said...

Gorgeous cards

Marisa said...

Great use of the sketch. Love the tickets in the top corner. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)