Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsy Stamps June Release Blog Hop!

 Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps 
June 2011 new rubber stamps & dies release BLOG HOP!  

 
If you've come here from Vicki's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please start at Chris' blog to make sure you haven't missed anyone!

We have 15 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps stamps plus 2 new dies releasing today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

Today Whimsy Stamps is also releasing its FIRST issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine!  It's packed with amazing samples from the design team and customers as well as three different tutorials that you can follow along with step-by-step.  We are excited to bring you samples that have never been seen before and we hope that they will inspire you to create using your favorite Whimsy products!  You can find the magazine here: http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs/issue1  Please feel free to leave your comments and click the Facebook "Like" button to let us know that you enjoyed it!

So, back to the hop!

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 inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart’s BBQ ~ Fairy Day Dreams ~ Journey Into The Sea

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Garden Bird House ~ Garden Fence ~ Mailed With Love ~ Sick Little Bear

4 stamps from Kenny K
Alice Chains ~ Bling Baby ~ Showgirl ~ Surfer Dude

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
The Good Life Tickets ~ Into The Farm BG ~ Summer Letter Seals ~ Thank You Tiles

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Cloud Die Set ~ Hot Air Balloon Die

The hop starts today (Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday June 22, 2011 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. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp!

I'm one of those prize stops!  Denise kindly let me give away TWO stamps: Summer Letter Seals and Thank You Tiles, whoo hoo! I hope you're able to use these stamps to compliments your images, whatever they may be :)



To enter for a chance to win these stamps, just enter your information into InLinkz. You do NOT need a blog to enter - you can leave the URL blank and just fill in the Name and Email and click Submit. 

In my case, I've used the dies and sentiments themselves as focal points of my projects! I rarely get a chance to do this, but GEEZ it's so much faster to create a card without coloring, lol.  You can find a tutorial in Issue 1 of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine on how I created the hot air balloons - really easy to layer them!  I rather like how they turned out!  Definitely something different from my overembellished, colored cards :)

Stamp:The Good Life Ticket Sentiments; Paper: Crate Paper Neighborhood, vellum; Embellishments: burlap; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Cloud Die Set, and Hot Air Balloon Die, Balloon Die Set, Sakura Quickie Glue pen


Stamp: The Good Life Ticket Sentiments, Summer Letter Seals; Paper: Bo Bunny Gabrielle 6x6 paper pad; Embellishments: none; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Cloud Die Set, and Hot Air Balloon Die, Balloon Die Set, Sakura Quickie Glue pen, Making Memories distresser, sewing machine


Stamp: Summer Letter Seals; Ink: Ranger distress inks for edge distressing (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo); Paper: Cosmo Cricket Upcycle; Embellishments: Viva Decor Pearl Pen, cotton and jute ladder trim, doily (a real one I grabbed for 10 cents at a garage sale!), die cuts; Tools: Spellbinders Fancy Labels 3 die, Marianne D's dies, EK Success border punch

Now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Donna's beautiful blog!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!  Don't forget to enter in the candy draw below!





67 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous set of creations Ann!! I adore the hot air balloon die paired with the regular balloon die!! Brilliant designs as always hun!!

E.T said...

What a neat idea with the die cut balloon thingie! It looks incredible... want to touch it LOL
And OH MY WORD, what fun bright orange and yellow goodness! SOOOOOO gorgeous! BRILLIANT work Ann!

Kelly Schelske said...

What fabulous creations! Love the new sentiments!!

Lori said...

Ann thanks so much for always giving us amazing sentiments to work with, your cards are stunning and the magazine is a sheer masterpiece, you should be so proud!!!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

just gorgeous projects. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations! :O)

Deonna said...

Beautiful projects! I really like that new die. I love all the details on your sentiment card.

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful cards, Ann! I love the new sentiments!

thekolbes said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Lena said...

amazing!!! Love all the details and the colors. So pretty!!!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful creations Ann! Love your sentiments and your balloon die is a must have!

Leona said...

Lovely cards. Love those hot air balloons.

Frea said...

Hi Ann, goodness me you have been woring, what lovely cards you made and that balloon die is brilliant! HUgs, Frea

Jamie said...

adorable projects I love the air balloon so cute! thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Beate said...

Your sentiment stamps are again AMAZING! Wonderful sets and cards.
Hugs and smiles

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh wow!!!! I just adore your cards- what amazing colouring & design of the cards is just Gorgeous! brilliant sentiments too Hun & just adore that hot air balloon

Hugz, Deb

Crystal said...

WOOOOWEEEE Ann these are GREAT, LOVE LOVE your creations girly!!!!! I just LOVE this new balloon!!!!! Thanks for another AWESOME release!!!!!

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow, stunning creations Ann, just beautiful!!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous cards and stamps. I especially love the card with your stiching stamps and one air balloon.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, all these cards are gorgeous. I just love the hot air balloon die. TFS.

Leanne said...

Beautiful creations and the new releases are fantastic! Wonderful inspirations!

Tanya said...

Wow, your cards are fabulous! My very favorite is the last one, just stunning and I totally love the colors! I always love your sentiments, thank you for the chance to win some more! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Ann!! I just love your bright colors and how you used the dies!! You are incredibly talented!!
hugs,
Chris

Carly said...

Stunning. Up up and away in your beautiful balloooooooonnnnnsssssss
(hmm don't know if thats how the song goes but you know what I mean)
Lovely work

Lisa R. said...

WOWIE! Awesome creations! Embellishing out of this world! Speechless. TFS http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/

AnItA mArIe said...

wow fantastic cards,totally love the colours...

Becky said...

Your cards are fabulous, filled with wonderful colors and details.

Judi said...

OMG! I can see I'm going to break the bank, as I really NEED ALL of the new release!!! The images are GORGEOUS, sentiments brilliant, and the dies are to die for - 'scuse the pun!!

Love how you've used them all.

Judi xx

Bizzi Hands said...

Ann - you have done it again - what wonderful creations..
TFS
Sally

1LuvnMama said...

Awww Ann! Beautiful creations! Luv the hot air balloon which I just might have to get. Oh the new sentiments are a must especially since I'm all the way over here in Hawaii! :) Thanks for working so hard on the magazine . . . I read through it and it's wonderful and full of inspiration! :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous collection of cards Ann,I so love using your sentiments.Hugs Debbie x

netsoojmik said...

wow! You've made great cards! I love the hot air balloons!

Marie-Anne said...

Wow, what a gorgeous set of cards.

Marie-Anne

Mimi said...

Gorgeous cards! Love love love the new sentiments and ballon dies! Fabulous new release and the magazine is so inspirational! ;)

kurlygirl said...

I just love the new sentiments! Beautiful job on the cards and congratulations again on the magazine!

Glennis said...

Wow - those balloons are just great, and so are the sentiments. I have my fingers crossed

bettand said...

Love the ballons, the colouring and the sentiments:)

Kirsten said...

wow ann. fantastic cards. love them all. and how cute are those hot air balloons.
great work
kirsten

Аня said...

Your cards with these balloons are so inspirational! Thanx for sharing!

Tracey Manderson said...

As usual your cards are brilliant! Thanks for sharing Ann
Hugs
Tracey

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this stamp and die combo. Your projects are just gorgeous! Love the aqua card the best, but they are all super fab.

Kim. said...

Wow I love all of these cards, they are all so bright and cheerful.
Kim xXx

LaJanette said...

Stunning cards! Love your sentiments....please consider doing some in Spanish:)

Janette

Rene said...

great cards.. so much great detail..
ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net
wishupoonascrap.blogspot.com

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made​​. Nicely done so with the dies. Really great.

The stamp sets are super.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.

Sandy G said...

Love your lazy summers days card especially the summer colours just gorgeous.

Traci said...

So unique. I love the balloon die with the patterned paper. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord
3team3lord3@comcast.net

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Ann, these are wonderful sets and dies. Both projects are just over the top. Love the summer card with all those fantastic hot colors. Summer seals are a must have! "Hugs" Carol

susy said...

beautiful card
I like hot air balloons

Calypso said...

OMG....Ann, you are amazing...Your cards are stunningly beautiful!!! Don't know how you do it!! Wish I could do half of what you can do!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Fabulous new sentiments, Ann and your cards are gorgeous! Lovin' that hot air balloon die! xxD

Dana said...

Oh my goodness.....what awesome cards.

Heike said...

Wow, all your creations are stunning, lovely Details and colors.

Big Hugs
Heike

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Beautiful! Love your new sentiments!
Your hot air balloon card is sooo cute!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥
Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings

Tameko said...

Wow, Ann....I love your hot air balloon. Such beautiful cards!

Nikki said...

That hot air ballon is brillant :) just love the effect it gives
and ur cards are stunning

troy said...

oh wow, gorgeous cards just screaming Summer at me, love the colours and the die cut balloons.

loving all your sentiments, they are just fabby

have a great weekend

hugs Troy xx

Laetitia said...

Fa-Bu-Lous!!! your cards are stunning. I love them all, and what great inspiration on how to use the die cuts. Your sentiments, once more, are fantastic. I just LOVE them.
Have a great week-end,
hop hop hop
Laetitia xx

Annelies said...

Lovely cards! You can almost feel the summer heath on the last one :) Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Awesome creations!

Hugs

Susan said...

LOVELY cards, I especially like the 2nd card!
Susan

Anniebee said...

These are awesome, Ann! I love all of them but the first one has to be my favorite. The sentiment stamps are very cool too. You do wonderful work.

Anniebee

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

Love all your cards Ann! The papers are fantastic, esp the yellow! Love all the stamps and dies too! I hope I get a chance to do this hop, I just finished the SS hop! That's a lot of hopping!

Steph Herbert said...

Love all of the texture on your cards! Simply fabulous! :)

Maria Therese said...

So cool card!!

Karen Wilson said...

these are amazing!! tfs!

Kerys said...

I just LOVE these sentiment stamps and tickets! Your cards are all amazing! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Everything is gorgeous!