A sad farewell...

It is never easy to say goodbye, but say goodbye we must to some of our wonderful design team members who are moving onto new pastures - Lori, Stephanne, Sylvia and Michele.  I know I speak for everyone at Whimsy when I say that we have loved every minute of you being part of the Whimsy family and that each of you will be sorely missed.  Thank you for all the time, commitment, dedication, talent, and friendship you have all so freely shared.  We all wish you the very best the future has to offer. Lots of luck and best wishes from all of us at Whimsy! Huge hugs to you all!

Lori Pachkowsky

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Stephanne Maraver

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Sylvia Blum
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Michele Roos
(who will no longer be a DT member
but will continue to design papers for Whimsy Stamps)

Kenny K Cards

Hello and Happy Friday to you  Patricia Here and It's my turn to host the Whimsy Stamps blog and share some of my cards with you. These cards were made for Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine Issue 12 Using the images Lady Victoria and Jayne Jettpack available at the Whimsy Stamps Shop. The first one is Lady Victoria Colored with Copic Markers in Peach and Olive green tones.
A close up
A few more shots of the details on my card I also used the Die Set Lock and Key, you can see the Key next to my flower arrangement. My second card is with the Image Jayne Jettpack, she was also colored with Copic Markers.
I added the sentiment from the set Magical Mini Letter seals and the Die Star Spangled Tag Die that's peeking from under the flowers.
Thanks for peeking and I hope you enjoyed my cards!!

Special Delivery Notebook

Hello Whimsy Fans!

Today I (Janette) wanted to share one of my creations from a previous issue of Whimsy Magazine Issue #11. I love that they are all available to go back and review at any time. Check this issue out for a full tutorial on how to make this cute Notepad Cover.

Bella Sole Special Delivery

Thanks for stopping by;


Introducing our new DT members...

Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who took the time to apply to join the Whimsy Stamps Design Team. We loved reading your applications and visiting your wonderful blogs. We received a huge number of entries and the standard was extremely high, which made choosing the new DT members a very difficult task indeed, but we are thrilled to announce that the following very talented ladies will be joining us for the next DT term starting July 1st! I'm sure you will agree that each new member has something amazing and unique to bring to the Whimsy team, and we are excited to see how they create with Whimsy Stamps products over the coming months.

Ann-Marie Sinfield - Full-time Designer

DeNetra Bates - Full-time Magazine Staff Designer

Jodi Amidei - Full-time Designer

Kathy Tanner - Full-time Designer

Shanna Shands - Full-time Magazine Staff Designer

Shelby Thomas - Full-time Designer

And that's not all! We are excited to welcome Louise Roache, our February Special Guest Designer, as a full-time designer for the next DT term. We were so impressed by Louise when she guest-designed for us, that we just had to have her on the team! Also, the wonderful Shannah Bartle is moving from her current position as a digital designer for the Whimsy magazine, to a full-time Magazine Staff member, so we are thrilled that she too will be joining the rubber team!

Louise Roache - Full-time Designer

Shannah Bartle - Full-time Magazine Staff Designer

And last but by no means least, Tracy from the digi DT is going to become a digital designer for the Whimsy Magazine!

Tracy - Digital Magazine Staff Designer

So WELCOME TO WHIMSY girls! We are thrilled to have you join us and very much look forward to working and creating together as a team!

June Release - Blog hop winners!

Hi Whimsy fans!

On 19 June we released this month's fabulous new rubber stamps, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer paper packs and Shape EZ templates.

Over the past 3 days the Whimsy Stamps DT and our Special Monthly Guest Designer have been showcasing these gorgeous new goodies with daily blog hops. We hid 3 prizes throughout the daily mini blog hops and here are the lucky randomly-drawn winners from those draws who each win a 2 new release stamps:

Tue 18 June ~ Drawn from the comments left on Heidy's post:
Sonia from http://www.blogger.com/profile/12591926074050552338

Wed 19 June ~ Drawn from the comments left on Iris's post:
Wendy Nicola Jackson from http://craftykiwimama.blogspot.com/

Thu 20 June ~ Drawn from the comments left on Debbie's post:
Lou Lou from http://twooffroadersandadog.blogspot.com/

Thank you to everyone who visited the blogs of our fantastic DT and left such wonderful comments. Please would the winners email Denise with your full contact details so that your prizes can be mailed out to you as soon as possible.

We would also like to thank our June Special Guest Designer, Gina Landis, for sharing her talent with us this month and showcasing our new release with her fantastic creations. Here are her wonderful June release creations:

Sweet Sparkle

Hi everybody,

Bev showed you all a gorgeous card with Wee Stamps' new Wee One last Wednesday. Today I'd love to introduce you to another new member of the Wee Stamps family, please meet the gorgeous Sweet Sparkle:
Isn't she just gorgeous? This is actually a notepad and not a card... I have to admit that I was so satisfied with how this project was turning out that at the last moment I decided to turn her into something more permanent then a card.

The sentiment is also available at Whimsy Stamps it's part of the Friendship Notables 2 set by Raindrop Echo Designs, it's one of my favorites :). I cut the sentiment out with the matching die and then attached it to the also matching "Simple" chipboard Frame that I painted with a picket fence paint dabber and then also with a little bit of picket fence crackle paint. I used the crackle paint on the papers as well together with frantage, Stickles and Viva Eiskristall.

A close up of gorgeous Sweet Sparkle, as always colored with Copic Markers and completely 3D paper pieced using the Olba Glue and syringes that are available at Whimsy Stamps. The lantern was a challenge but I love how it turned out :). The Copic Markers used are:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E44, E42, E41, E40, E50, E0000, CB
Brownish color in clothes, wings, butterfly and flowers: E84, E81, W00, CB
Blueish color in clothes, wings, butterfly and flowers: B02, B00, B000, B0000, W3, W1, W00, CB
Body of butterfly: E55, E53
Lantern, center of flowers and charm on necklace: Y28, YR23, YR21, YR20
Flame: YR04, Y13, Y11
Shine of light: Y13, Y11, Y0000
Candle: E40, W00, CB
Golden liquid pearls, Stickles Diamond and Stardust and a white gelpen
And the little pieces that were used to create Sweet Sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Have a great day everybody!!!


June Rubber & Die Release - Review Day hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps June Release Review Day Blog Hop!

Yesterday (19 June) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and Shape EZ templates. From 18 June until today the Whimsy Stamps DT and June Special Guest are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily blog hop!

Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog tomorrow.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Floating on By!

Tammy Louise here today with my May release card.   I added some touches to this adorable underwater friend like the Frantage embossing powder for the added look of underwater bubbles and some dimension liquid for the glossy look on his goggles!  He's just "Floating on By" with the Collection sentiment from 2 Cute Ink set too!  For today’s card I used …
The NEW "Fun In The Sun" 2 Cute Ink Stamp Set

Image and Sentiment is "Fun In The Sun" Stamp Set by 2 Cute Ink at Whimsy Stamps
Design Paper is Color Bok - Hootenany
NB Scalloped Labels One 
Recollections Stock Paper
Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Copics - YG91,95
BG 10,23


If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today!

 Thank you for visiting,

June Rubber & Die Release - Release Day hop

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps June 2013 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!

Our brand new June release Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies, Shape EZ by TLC templates and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!!

To celebrate our new release, the DT are holding a blog hop today and are sharing creations made with some of the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Elisabeth Bell, Meljens Designs and 2 Cute Ink stamps! The blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog on Friday.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Just a little reminder about our DT call which ends on 21 June!  Click HERE to read all the details.

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful June release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into our prize draw!

[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]

Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Flourish Tree ~ Hay Whatzup Buttercup ~ Not Fat Fluffy ~ Special Friends

4 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Polka Dott ~ Pretty Kitty ~ Sweet n Sassy ~ Tweetest Friends

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Delores Dammage ~ Princess Pia ~ Cool Boarder ~ Rad Boarder

2 Meljen's Designs rubber stamps
Lots O Love Octopus ~ Pool Shark

2 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Sweet Sparkle ~ Wee One

3 2CuteInk Rubber stamp sets
Party Pets ~ Riding the Waves ~ Tons of Summer Fun

2 Momas Collection rubber stamp sets
In Your Heart ~ Life Begins

3 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Seashells on the Seashore ~ Sun Moon Stars ~ Travel the Globe

6 Shapeology dies
Compass ~ Globe ~ Palm Tree ~ Seashell Tag ~ Seashore Elements ~ Sun Moon Stars

6x6 Paper Stacks
By The Seas ~ Purple Cottage Charms

24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers.
Acid and Lignin free.

2 Shape EZ by TLC templates
Seashore Shell Card ~ Whale of a Card

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!
 Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for our final blog hop!