Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whimsy Stamps August 2011 Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps 
August new rubber stamps and dies release BLOG HOP!

If you would like to hop along with us today and you didn’t arrive from Stephanne's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Zoe’s blog.

On August 10th, Whimsy Stamps released our August rubber designs and new dies. Today we are hosting a blog hop to celebrate this release and to share creations made using these 15 fabulous new Rubber Stamps and 3 wonderful new Shapeology Dies. 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 - Elaine Hughes, Zoe McGrath, Alberto Gava and Iwona "Chupa" Palamountain.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been showcasing these fabulous stamps for the past 6 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 August release rubber stamps and dies:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart Goes Golfing ~ Butterfly Sympathy ~ Hang In There

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Cupcake Treat Trio ~ Monkey Toes ~ Pen Pal Mouse ~ Topsy Turvy Cake

4 stamps from Kenny K
Bathing Beauty ~ Buggin Drummer ~ Wanda Wicked ~ Wedding Garter

4 stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Bottle Cap Sentiments ~ Film Markers ~ Schoolyard Fun ~ Vintage Seed Packets

3 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Elegant Butterflies Die Set ~ Bottle Cap Die (coordinates with Bottle Cap Sentiments stamp set) ~ Film Marker Die (coordinates with Film Markers stamp set)


Today is also the release of the second issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! The magazine features never before seen samples and tutorials from our DT members as well as some creations from our customers and fans too! This issue is crammed full of crafty goodness and best of all it's FREE! Just click the link below and you will be taken to the magazine where you can read it online or download it and save to your computer.


The hop starts today (Wednesday August 17th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday August 24th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 7 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 5 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp!

I'm one of those prize draws!  I'm giving away the Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments set pictured below. I may be biased, but I really like this set.  The words are so fun and really remind me of good ol' soda pop bottles :)

To enter for a chance to win this stamp, 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. 

Now, on to my creation for the hop! I almost didn't have a creation today!  I don't know what I would have done, maybe just do a digital version of a card or something, haha.  The magazine took up more time than I thought and of course, being the procrastinator that I am, I was scrambling to take care of things at the last minute.  It's a rather simple card, though the coloring does look better in the person.  I couldn't take a decent picture at all!

And and of course it'd probably be helpful if I mentioned the stamps, right?  For this card, I used Buggin' Drummer from KennyK and the Film Marker Sentiments.

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Buggin' Drummer, Film Marker Sentiments.; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Coloring medium: Copics on X-press It Blending Card; Paper: BasicGrey; Embellishments: twine

Now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to the amazingly talented, dedicated and just all-around gorgeous Iris!!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!







64 comments:

Toni said...

lol Ann this is awesome a fab card and love the sentiment ace

Penni said...

Fabulous card - I love the colours and the image is great too.

Hugs
Penni
X

Shazza said...

Ann your card is wonderful and I just love those bottle cap sentiments x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card.

Lena said...

this card literally rocks!!! Love it!! Great card for a man

Tanya said...

Ahh! I love this card, how fun is this!! And I love the bottle caps, they look like a lot of fun too!

Riet said...

So gorgeous card,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sara I. said...

Wow Ann! So fab-n-funky!!! Gorgeous coloring and love the sentiment with the image!! Fabulous papers and design, too!!

Kathy said...

LOL fabulous card!! It looks like Dennis Rodman!! haha Love the bright colors and your sentiment suits it perfectly!
:)Kathy

Heidi Brawley said...

Wow! Your card is Fabulous! Super fun looking!
Hugs!
Heidi

jackid said...

wow love the colours and what a great card love it
Jacki xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

Excellent colouring on this hilarious drummer guy! ha ha! Look at the tongue! Too funny! I love what you did with this image and your whole card is just gorgeous!!

Leanne said...

Hi Ann,
Love ur new sentiments and the shape in the bottlecap form is so cool. Especially when there is a die to cut them out with.
Love ur card! That dark skin is really nice and I love the contrast of the brighter colors. TFS and congrats on the mag V2, it's really awesome!

Susie Little said...

Fantastic card, He's soooooooo cool!xx

Astrid said...

OMG, great card Ann, looks like me son. He is a drummer in a band.
Very gorgeous colours you used.
Hugs Astrid

Sandra said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card great coloring and love the sentiment with the image!! Fabulous papers and lovely layout too! great drummer!!:) Sandra H

Babette said...

Love your card, the colorcombo red and black is really beautiful in this one. Great image.
Hugs,
Babette

Glennis said...

Amazing card - I know someone who this would suit perfectly!!

susy said...

bellissimo
ciao susy

Maria's Treats said...

WOW!!! I'm speechless!!!

Frea said...

Hi Ann, love your card, the drummer somehow reminds of animal from the Muppets when he was drumming he also went 'all out' LOL!!! Love the colours scheme too. Hugs, Frea

martenka said...

Oh this is gorgeous!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Wow! AWESOME CARD!!!!

Sandy G said...

What a great card for a male, very masculine

Uta said...

Wow, your card is so cool - great design. I like the Kenny K stamps.

Hugs, Uta

Starla B. said...

This is wonderful! I think your coloring looks just great in the picture, so if real life is better it must be outstanding!! =D Thanks so much for the chance to win those fabulous sentiments.

Mallika said...

thsi is one fab project
loved it !

Jamie said...

great card thanks for sharing :)
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Ann this card ROCKS!!! Love your colors and the fun way you colored this!! Thanks for all you have done, you are truthfully amazing!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Tami B. said...

Great card, and these little bottle cap sentiments are so much fun.

LindaS said...

Totally cool colors and card. Your sentiments just rock.

Jenn said...

Love your colouring it is fantastic.

MaRyKaY said...

looks like me when I'm trying to beat on my friends drums. and I do mean beat. LoL
Love the card. colors are awesome

Littlehamsterz said...

What a great masculine card ^^ Those are always so difficult for me. I love the image.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card and image Ann!! Your coloring and your added sentiment are perfect!! Another stunning release!! Love all your sentiments! Missed joining you all for the hop...you have all done stunning work!
hugs,
Chris

Deonna said...

Fantastic card! It is a bit "different" from all of the butterfly and wedding dress theme cards that i've seen hopping along. I love the sentiment.

Carly said...

what a fun card! Awesome ... rock on!

Kindra said...

Awesome card Ann! Your choice of colors is just perfect =)

Indy said...

Wow! What an energetic card! It's so vibrant and full of life!

scrappintlc said...

That image cracks me up. Beautiful color combinations.

Naomi said...

Your card is so AWESOME! I LOVE that colour combo and your colouring is phenomenal!

corry'kaart said...

hallo ann
wat een geweldig gave kaart heb je gemaakt en erg mooi ingekleurd een perfect werkstuk,TOP!
ik probeer steeds mijn naam te plaatsen maar het lukt niet,maar wil heeel graag meedoen met de hop
ga het nog eens proberen
groetjes van corry

Minna said...

Cool!

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made ​​with this beautiful stamp. Beautiful bright colors you use make it jumps quite like this.
Thank you so much for the chance for this beautiful new stamp set.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Queen B said...

This is so RAD! I love your sentiments and used them often. Great job!

Caroline said...

What a fun card! Love how you colored him too!

nancy said...

Oh my gosh such a great card for a teen-ager----Your coloring is fantastic---Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

Glo said...

It really rocks!:)

Aartje said...

Hello Ann, this stamp is nog my favorite, but you make a gorgeous card with is. I love the ccolors.
Hugs Aartje

lydiawalker said...

what a fab image

lydiawalker said...

just great xxx

Lynn said...

Hi Ann,
What a fun card and love the new image! Colouring is so perfect too!!
Huggs
Lynn xxx

Anita said...

What a cool card! I love the colors.

LaJanette said...

Ann; love your coloring; always look forward to your cards and seeing those bright and bold colors!

Hugs;
Janette

Shime said...

Ann, very lovely card! Background is excellent as coloring! I love your creations! Set of stamps is fantastic too, hope to win :)

Ilona said...

Gorgeous, Ann - a very cool card, I love it!

Hugs
Ilona

EmbossingQueen said...

What a great card. The colouring is fantastic and really stands out against the papers you have used. Thanks for sharing.

Mary M. said...

Awesome coloring and colors. Love the sentiment.

Mint... said...

A very nice masculine card, thanks for sharing!

Sammibug said...

What a rockin male card! Great colors! Oh and I love love love the sentiment set!!! Fantastic!

Kathi said...

Hi,
what a crazy image on a fun card :-)
XX Kathi

Tine said...

Hi Ann. Fab vibrant colour choice. Great card.
Tine :)

Charlene said...

wonderful card I really like your coloring ,great job

Lau W said...

Your card is fun, superb !
xxx