Friday, November 30, 2012

Whimsy Stamps - Whimsy Prints blog hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the
Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP!

In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection.

The Whimsy Prints Collection are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images).

The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Crissy Armstrong herself:

The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our talented Senior Designer Simonne Clay:

Whimsy Prints Collection are very straight forward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, it is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects.

If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints. Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop!

The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12:00 PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST.

For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints. The location of these candy stops is a secret, so if you haven't found them, please go back to the beginning and start hopping!

If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from the Simonne's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.

For all these cards, I used the awesome sketch from Everybody Art Challenge.  Gosh, it's been soooo long since I've been able to play along in any challenge!  I just loved making these cards because they were so easy once I decided which layout to use.  The hardest thing was picking the embellishments :)

If you're like me and try very hard to match the colored images to the color of the papers, then you'll have no problem with these prints.  They are very versatile and work with all kinds of papers.  They were just so great to work with!

Whimsy Stamps Products: Christmas Joy Prints - Sunkissed Christmas Tree, Holiday Notables 2, Notables 2 die; Paper: Echo Park Winter Park 6x6 paper pad; Embellishments: Make it Crafty N2 Fancy Collection, WOC flowers, Viva Décor Pearl Pen, trim;  Tools: Martha Stewart leaf punch

Whimsy Stamps Products: Winter’s Magic Prints – Cardinal in Winter Print; Holiday Notables 3 sentiment, Notables 3 die; Paper: Fancy Pants Saint Nick 6x6 paper pad; Embellishments: Make it Crafty N3 Fancy Collection, WOC poinsettia flowers, American Crafts jewel bras, rhinestones, Stickles, May Arts net ribbon; Tools: Cuttlebug, Cheery Lynn die, Martha Stewart leaf punch

Whimsy Stamps Products: Christmas Joy Print - Merry Christmas Bella; Tis the Season Notables 5 sentiment, Notables 5 die; Papers: Carta Bella Beautiful Moments; Embellishments: trim, Viva Décor Pearl Pen, Tools: Cheery Lynn Die, Cuttlebug

So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Heidy's blog.

If you would like to see more Whimsy Prints projects, check out our latest mini magazine over on our Issuu site. This mini issue is filled with beautiful projects, all using prints from the Whimsy Prints Collections.

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 our Whimsy Prints projects!


Ea Christiansen said...

Wow what gorgeous creations.
Love your use of pearl pens.

Mary J said...

Such stunning detail, Ann! I love the colours and layouts!

Ellie said...

These are beautiful Ann. Loving all the layers, gorgeous design, and perfect paper choices for the prints!

Divinity said...

wow!!! wow! wow!!!!! love love love the details on your cards! especially the pearls on the first one -- really makes it stand out!

Lynda Nielsen said...

Awwww these are adorable, and so festive. Such awesome colors and so vibrant! I bet you've saved a bunch of time using the new Whimsy prints... what a Fabulous idea!!! =)
thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kathy Bradley said...

All of your cards are gorgeous and elegant. Your layouts, embellies are all perfect for each card. I am so partial to blue - so, I love, love all the shades of blue! Thanks for sharing!

Hellma said...

3 gorgeouse cards.

Sissi4477 said...

Wow, your cards are so cute. Love it.

Big hugs from germany


Carla S. said...

All three cards are absolutely gorgeous, Ann! Love your designs with the prints!

JoanneO said...

Love these three cards! Each one is so special!

alethea said...

All your cards are stunning!!! Love the colour of the papers of you first card!! Just gorgeous! HUgsxx

Karen B said...

These are breathtakingly beautiful.


Mary Lou said...

Goodness Gracious Ann~~these are Magnificent!!!!!! I adore your notables 9which I already have) but you fancied them wonderfully!!

Kimberly S said...

Wow, all of your cards are simply gorgeous! :) hugs, Kimberly

Loly Borda-Towery said...

It's my first time visiting your blog and I'm amazed at your projects, I love all the layering and well coordinating papers yopu used. Congrats on your fabulous projects.

Maryann said...

WOUW sooo many wonderful creations here, and they all looks amazing. Gorgeous work here too.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Ann,What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pat K said...

Stunning detail on all 3 creations. Gorgeous. hugs, Pat K x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

These are stunning cards!

loulou said...

OMG you have been busy. All your cards are so beautiful. It is amazing how different three cards made to the same design can look with a colour change and few variations on the embellishments. cheers Linda