Good Morning Everyone!!!  I have a big piece of Whimsy to share with you today!! I used Pretty Peartunia and her big old backside for this one!  Peartunia is one of 4 gorgeous stamps from the Mythical collection.  She is perfect to cheer up anyone with her fun little face and that bum!  I also used a pear charm available from Whimsy with these 3 other yummy fruits!!!  I don't know about you, but I can't wait for all the summer fruits to come in season!!  Until then, these charms will have to do!!!

I also used an assortment of paper flowers on this card,many available through Whimsy, CHECK HERE for a great selection!

Finally, just wanted to update you on some more Whimsy news!!! Whimsy is going DIGITAL!!!!  That's right, in addition to their rubber lines, beginning April 12, Whimsy will be releasing some digital designs too!!!  CHECK HERE for more details!!!

Have a great day!!! Erin

A Spring and Easter Card!

Good Morning Everyone!!! Today I would like to share a couple cards with you!! The first one I would like to share with you is an Easter Creation I made with Summer Day Emma by Whismy Stamps. I wanted to use Emma for Easter and this image is so very versatile. I added some cute little Easter eggs to her basket, colored her in Easter colors and added a sentiment and this beautiful image became perfect for Easter!!! Hope you Enjoy!!!

For my second card I decided to go with Spring.....I just LOVE this NEW image from the set Spring Stepping from the Crissy Armstrong Collection. I have a ton of paper flowers and decided just a hint of glitter sure makes these flowers pop!!!

Don't forget Whimsy's NEW DIGITAL LINE release will be available for purchase on April 12th...To read more about this exciting new adventure please visit HERE!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Froggie for Your Monday

Good Afternoon All!

Hope you've been having a great Monday! I tried to post a card earlier, but Mr. Blogger was giving me trouble. So I posted a little news instead. Now I'm back to try again.

I'll be quick as my last post was rather long....

This is a card using Whimsy Frog, one of our very first Whimsy Stamps products. I just adore his sweet smiling face.

I went with some fun Lime Rickey papers from BasicGrey with different shades of green card stock. Then I embellished with flowers and ribbons and buttons.

This card fits the challenges at:
Quixotic Challenges: Monochromatic
Creative Card Crew: Going Dotty

Thanks for coming on by again today. I hope you have a nice afternoon. Join us here tomorrow for another fun Whimsy creation!

Happy Stamping,

Whimsy Going Digital

Good Morning!

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the month of March,  I can't believe it's almost over! Happy Spring!

I wanted to share some exciting news with you all today! As many of you know, we recently released a limited edition digital image stamp for our Help for Haiti fund raising efforts. Well, many customers contacted us to ask if we could release more digital images. And, so I’m happy to share that in just a couple weeks time, Whimsy Stamps will be releasing a special, exclusive digital stamp collection!

If you are a rubber stamp lover, like myself, please don’t worry! Whimsy Stamps will still be carrying our existing rubber stamps and will continue to carry and manufacture new rubber stamp designs. This is just a new adventure here at Whimsy Stamps to bring our existing and new customers other options in stamping and crafting supplies.

Right now, all of our artists are brainstorming and creating some fabulous new designs to share with you, all in digital format. We will have a sneak peek week beginning on Friday, April 9th and the official Whimsy Stamps Digital Stamp Collection will be released and available to purchase on Monday, April 12th.

All of our digital images will be available as automatic download zip files that will each contain a JPEG, TIF, and PNG version of the image, all at 300dpi. This will allow customers to use their preferred file format.

If you are new to digital stamping, digital images come with some great perks! You will be able to immediately use your digital stamps as soon as your purchase is complete, no added costs or waiting on shipping. Just click a link and download to your computer.  Then you can size and print as many times as you like to fit the projects you are working on. There is no need for storage of digital stamps, you just keep the file handy on your computer.  And, digital stamps are less expensive than rubber art stamps due to the lower manufacturing costs, but still maintain a beautiful image to work with!

The digital stamp market is ever growing and changing and we are very excited to be expanding our product offerings with our exclusive digital designs! We hope you will stay tuned for more information as well as join us for our new release on April 12th!

Oh and before I go, do you like digital images and crafting challenges? If you said yes, you will love the new challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy! Our very own, super talented Crissy Armstrong is starting up her very own digital challenge blog! She is currently holding a DT call and will begin her challenges soon! For more information and details, please click HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Spring Flowers with Shy Ann!

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

My post today is a card I made on a warm, sunny, spring-like day.  I'm posting it to try and lure that weather back this way!  I always have fun working with "Shy Ann" by Katie Sowa for the Mythical Collection.  I love her in yellow :)  She is colored with Copics and gold Stickles.  The color palette I went with symbolizes the change of colors you see from dull to bright when the new growth begins.  The inspiration for the color palette is actually the background "paper," which is a paper napkin.  I had originally bought the napkins to do the felted cardstock technique, but it wasn't working.  I love the pattern so much that I just used it as if it was paper.  I distressed the edges to hide the imperfections while cutting :) The sentiment is from the "Spring Stepping" set by Crissy Armstrong. 

I really hope you like this project and let's ALL hope the Spring "Gods" heed the call and bring back the warm weather to stay!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Featured Stamper and Guest DT Announcement

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!

I always love the weekends, don't you, and Saturdays at Whimsy are always fun too. It's the day our design team takes a break so that we can share some artwork created by you...a fan or follower or customer of Whimsy, in our Featured Stampers post. It's our chance to show your talent and Whimsy creations to others. And today we have the talented Paula Cross of Polly's Card Heaven! Paula created this gorgeous card using the Wings of Hope stamp.

I love the beautiful blues and greens Paula has used on this card. The image is beautifully colored and accented with touches of glitter. Her details are just fabulous, especially love the distressing and heart edging! Thank you for sharing this card with us Paula! To read more about this card and how Paula put it all together, click HERE.

I also want to announce our new April/May Guest Designers. Our call ended yesterday and we were blown away again by the talented gals who applied for a spot. Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about yourselves and for submitting your work for consideration. It's always extremely difficult to chose who the guests will be. We've reviewed the applications and have chosen....


Congratulations to you both! We are very excited to have you spending some time, sharing your talent with us and we all look forward to seeing your Whimsy Stamps creations. Welcome aboard!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Stamping,

Spring Stepping in Blue Tulips

Happy Friday everyone!  Woo-hoo ... it's almost the weekend!  :o)

Today I'd like to share with you a new card I have made with the gorgeous 'Spring Stepping' stamp set: from the Crissy Armstrong Collection for Whimsy.  I had so much fun colouring this one (whilst listening to my Glee CD for the hundredth time, LOL!) with one of my fave colour combos:

I used chalk ink and the leafy swirl stamp included in the 'Spring Stepping' stamp set to stamp around the edges of the image plate - I love the effect this gives!  The wonderful sentiment is also part of the stamp set and I love that 2 different fonts have been used!  I'm going to enter this card into a few challenges including One Stop Craft Challenge 72 whose theme for this week is 'Let it Shine!' - Whimsy Stamps is sponsoring this challenge with a $15 gift certificate, woo-hoo!!

Thanks so much for popping by today, and I hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend!


Rainy Day Emma!

I created this card to fit into the One Stop Craft Challenge which is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week! The theme is 'let it shine' so I decided 'Rainy Day Emma' would be the perfect image to add a bit of glitter to! I glittered up her puddle.
I hope you find some time to play along as you could be in with a chance to win a
$15 Whimsy Stamps Gift Certificate!
I coloured gorgeous Emma with distress inks and used my sewing machine to zigzag stitch around the edges.
Of course I had to add lots of flowers, did you know you can buy beautiful paper flowers in the Whimsy Online Store!
thank you for dropping by this morning! Hope you have a great day!
hugs Debx

Here's Hoping you have a "Fairy" nice Day!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!! Only a few days until the weekend already!! Where does the time go. I am so glad that Spring is here, so for my card today, I decided to share a more springtime image. I had a great time water coloring and cutting out Water Lily from Whimsy stamps from the Mythical collection illustrated by Katie Sowa. Isn't she just so fun?!!! This image could be used for birthday's, thinking of you, hello's, or just about anything.

I created this card with the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge in mind. The paper is from Scenic Route Sonoma which I have had in my stash forever!! I just love the soft yellow and pink together. The image was cut out and adhered with dimensionals to a background dry embossed with Swiss Dots on Very Vanilla cs. I just had to glitter up her wings...after all what is a fairy without glitter. After reading Vicki's post for yesterday, I realized this card is also perfect for the
One Stop Craft Challenge this week which Whimsy Stamps happens to be sponsoring! The challenge is to Let it shine using glittery or bright embellishments.

The envelope is created using Priscilla's 6X6 think style envi kit found here, using some golden Bazill, Sonoma dp and a large star spacer.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed today's post. Be sure to stop by again for more inspiration from my talented dt sisters!


(finally) Spring!

I was all set to celebrate the arrival of Spring and we've had snow instead of bright blossoms! This was not at all what I had in mind. I guess I'll have to have Spring on paper for a little longer! I love the animal stamps from Whimsy and enjoy finding new uses for them. This is the Fall Fox and I thought it would be a perfect Spring image since it has the cute little butterfly. The sentiment is just printed out on my computer so I could color the letters to match. My flowers had to have some sparkle, so they each have some Stickles on top. I hope it brightens your day!

Supplies used:
Image-Whimsy Fall Fox
Copics-E30, E53, E35, G07, G14, YR24, Y21, B21, B23

Featured Stamper Saturday

Happy Saturday All!

Wow, what a great week! The sun was shining and the weather is finally warming up and Spring starts today! I hope you've had a nice week where ever you are! A big thanks to all the Whimsy DT gals for their hard work on our latest release and blog hop. We hope you are all enjoying the daily inspirations they are posting here on our new blog.

Today we are giving the DT a rest to showcase a couple projects from some Whimsy fans. This week we have two Featured Stampers! First, we have Marlene of Disguised as a Grown Up, and her card using Pretty Peartunia from the Whimsy Mythical Collection.

Marlene colored this image beautifully and really captured the fun of the image itself. Love the pretty papers and accents too. And, if you need a giggle be sure to visit her blog and read her post! She's quite the funny lady!

Next we have a card made by Piali of Touch of Creation, using Whimsy Pet Friends from the Whimsy Animals Collection. Piali created this card for a challenge which Whimsy recently sponsored. I think she did a great job bringing these sweet little friends to life.

I love the layout and fun papers and of course that sentiment is just perfect with this image. To read Piali's post, you can click here.

Whimsy would like to thank both Marlene and Piali for sharing a bit of Whimsy with all of us! We hope you will both grab the code from our sidebar, for the our Featured Stampers badge, to display on your blogs.

Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Stamping,

Nostalgia, Summer Days and a Duck!

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm a sentimental old soul, and so I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my Whimsy nostaligia today! :o)  September 2009 was a very special month for me, because it was the month I received an email from Denise inviting me onto the Whimsy DT!!  Of course I immediately replied with a very loud "YES"...accompanied by some air-punching and general leaping around in excitement! LOL!  Wind forward to today, and March represents my 6th month of being on the Whimsy DT!  I am having the BEST time, and I cannot thank Denise and the rest of the team enough for all the fun, laughter, support and friendship!!

So I'd like to share with you a couple of my very first Whimsy creations, and dedicate them to Denise and my wonderful team mates!

Have a FAB day everyone!


Untamed Love

Good Morning everyone, Well it's my turn today to Share some Whimsy creativness with you,I would like to share the box card I made for my daughter hannahs Birthday last Friday,


The Beautiful Whimsy Carousel Horse is called untamed Love and is designed by Crissy Armstrong


You can find the tutorial for this fabulous and easy to make 6”x6” box on Kirstens blog the link is Here


The Beautiful Dp is MME Penny lane
iridescent 4mm Pearls
Heart charm(don't forget Denise has a wide selections of Charms in her store)
Nellie multi Eastern oval Die

Have a great day

Blog Hop Inspiration

Happy Monday!

Thank you so much to those of you who joined us for our new release blog hop yesterday! We had a great time sharing our creations with you. In case you missed anything, I thought I would share a few projects from some of our team members here on our Whimsy Inspirations blog today.

This is our new design team member Chris's card using Spring Stepping....
Just look at those beautiful purples and all the pretty details, right down to the horseshoes! Lovely work Chris!

Next we have Senior Designer Deb's card using Proud Momma...
I love the vintage quality to this card with the beautiful flowers and lace trimming! Fabulous Deb!

And last we have Designer Sharon's Wings of Hope card from a sneak peek she gave on Friday...
Look at the gorgeous blues and oranges...such a beautiful and vibrant creation Sharon, love it!

A Spin on the Merry Go Round

Today is release day at Whimsy Stamps! We have a fabulous and fun "Spin on the Merry Go Round" blog hop in store for you today! The hop begins at Noon EST on our special guest designer Bev's blog. From there you will be able to take a spin around and visit all the Whimsy designers and see the 3 new carousel horse sets on display!

Crissy Armstrong has designed 3 new carousel horses and a coordinating flourish accessory stamp and Raindrop Echo designs has added some sentiment stamps to these sets. Proud Momma, Spring Stepping, and Wings of Hope will all be available to purchase at Noon EST today!

And, if you would like to order these new horses today, Whimsy Stamps has a 24 hour special promotion! The first 25 orders placed between Noon EST on Sunday (3/14/10) and Noon EST on Monday (3/15/10) will receive FREE shipping! If your order is one of the first 25 orders placed, regardless of sale total, you will receive FREE shipping! This promotion is valid on domestic and international orders. Please note: Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if you are one of the first 25 orders in this 24 hour period, you will be refunded the full shipping charge. Orders will begin shipping tomorrow, Monday March 15th. 

We hope you will join us for for a peek at all the new stamps as well as a chance to win some blog candy! This blog hop will remain open until Noon EST on Wednesday, March 17th!

Happy hopping...I mean spinning!

Whimsy New Release News

Please join us at Noon EST tomorrow, Sunday March 14th, for our new release blog hop, "A Spin on the Merry Go Round." Whimsy Stamps will be releasing 3 new carousel horse sets each lovingly designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps!

The hop will begin on Special Guest Designer Bev's blog, "All the Things I Love" we hope to see you then! If you fancy a sneak peek, drop by some of our Whimsy DT member blogs today! Some will also have candy chances for you too!

Wonderful Water Lily

Morning everyone, Stacey here today to share some more Whimsy love with you! Looking at the fantastic tutorials that my wonderful team-mates have created this week, I really hope that you aren't all too disappointed with my little card that I have to show you today :o)

For this card, I just had to use Whimsy's super adorable Water Lily image. So sweet and such fun to colour.  I also used one of the new Whimsy sentiment sets designed by our very own Ann. Not only do you get some great sentiments, you also get cute little accessory stamps... check out those butterflies! All I did was stamp and colour them, cut them out, folded them in half and then applied to my card using a little bit of silicone glue. They look really lovely and 3D in real life and look like they really have just fluttered in and landed on my card. Now I've discovered these babies, there will be no stopping me - there will be butterflies on every card soon!

Goodie List........
Image Stamp: Water Lily by Whimsy Stamps.
Sentiment: Oval Snippets by Whimsy Stamps.
Paper: Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket.
Copic Colours: E00, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, R20, R22, Y17, Y21, G21, G85, G99.
Tools & Embellishments: Butterflies part of Whimsy sentiment set.

That's all from me folks, thanks for visiting us our inspiration blog today!

A Whimsy Book Card

Oh wow! Did you see Kim's amazing glitter tutorial here yesterday? How do I follow that? Huge thanks to Kim for joining us here and sharing her tips!
This is the birthday card I made for my son with plenty of room to add a packet of candy inside and a little pouch for cash or a gift card! I have compiled a mini tutorial for this card for anyone who would like to give this a try!

Of course I used the fabulous Whimsy Stamps Monkey and on the inside I added the super cute alligator.
I used sheet of card measuring 29.5cm x 18cm or 11 5/8 in x 7 in. I scored at 5 1/2 then turned the card around 180 degrees and scored again at 5 1/2, it should leave just a thin spine.

This gives you a basic book shape.
Cut out backing card in a shade that co-ordinates with your designer papers. Add your designer paper to the backing card and decorate as desired. I used Fancy Pants 'Papa'.
Create a little money holder by cutting a piece of card to 10cm x 7cm or 4in x 2 3/4 in
Score at 1/2 in around 3 sides as shown.

Cut the corners off at diagonals and punch a half circle in the top edge.

There are various ways to add a packet of candy, for this card I used a narrow plastic packet and made a fold over top for it. I used the Stampin' Up slit punch to create a slot to tie it to the card. I could have attached the string directly to the back of the card but for this one I made a small card attachment and stapled twine to it.
Now, decorate the money holder and stick down using the flaps.

I also like to decorate the back page, it finishes off the card perfectly.

If you got all the way down here, thank you for your patience, if anyone makes one of these please let me know as I would love to see your fabulous creations!
have a great thursday!
Deb xx

Kim's Glitter Tutorial

Good Morning!

Today we have a very special treat for you! The amazingly talented Kim Piggott of Cards by Kim is visiting to share a tutorial with us for using glitter. If you've not seen Kim's gorgeous creations and use of glitter, you are definitely missing out and should take a hop over to her blog! I am in awe every time I visit Kim! Her cards and projects are always beautiful and adorned with fabulous accents and gorgeous glittery touches. Everything is always so lovely and the card she created for this tutorial is no exception! Wait until you see it!

A big thanks from all of us at Whimsy to Kim for taking the time to create and share this tutorial! Now here's Kim...

Denise very kindly asked me to show how I add sparkle to my cards. Here is how I made my card with Denise's stunning Whimsy Carousel Horse Cool Ride.

First of all, I love to add Glimmer Mist to my papers. Here is my paper before I added Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

After the glimmer mist

You can see that delicious glimmer.

I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. Here is my image before I have added Glossy Accents to the fur (fake) trim. Then I have sprinkled extra fine glitter over this. The glue dries clear so you do not alter the colour of the glitter.

Straight away you can see depth to the image.

Then I love to use Stickle glue. I have added Star Dust Stickle glue to the base of my image. Also to the mane, tail, snowflakes on coat and snowflakes on the pole.

I have distressed the edges of my paper and card with Walnut Stain and have added Ice Stickles to the edges to bring your eye to the center of your card and image.

I have also covered my snowflakes with Glossy Accents and sprinkled glitter over these.

To make the pole stand out. I have gone over the edge with a Sakura clear Star Dust pen.

Here is my completed card. With all it's glitter!

Thank you so much Denise for inviting me, I have so loved using your stunning stamp.

Kim x