Special Guest - Mindy Baxter

Hello! It’s Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I’m super excited to be guest designing for Whimsy Stamps!  I’ve been card-making for going on 14 years! My favorite part is coloring with my Copic Markers – I just love to bring a stamped image to life. I live in Southern California with my hubby and our 3 kids, Ralphy 21, Belle 17 and Katie 13. I’m fortunate enough to have made my hobby a full-time business where I teach online and local Copic classes. I hope I will inspire you to create today!

In this first card I’m using the Cow Party Stamp Set by Crissy Armstrong. I love these little cows and adding color to them just brings them to life! I’m also using the Birthday Die – I just love the layers on this die!

I stamped them in Memento Black ink and colored with my Copic Markers. Here’s a list of the Copics I used:
Cows – E11, E00, E000, E04, E30, E50, N0, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
Party Stuff – R32, R30, R01, Y21, BG11, N0, N1, N3, E23, E25, E29
Grass – YG61, YG63
Sky – B000

For my next card I’m using Gnomies by Krista Heij-Barber. I wanted to create a large masked scene with this stamp set. I love all the different colors for the hats.

I stamped these also in Memento Black ink and colored with my Copic Markers. Here’s a list of the colors I’ve used:

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E04
Hair – N0, N1, N3, N5
Hats – R35, R39, R32, R30, V09, V06, V05, Y21, Y17, Y26, Y28, BG18, BG13, BG11, N0, N1, N3, N5, YG93, YG95, YG97
Flowers and Mushrooms – E41, E42, E43, R35, E39
Grass – YG61, YG63, YG67, N5, N7
Sky – B00, B000

I hope I’ve inspired you to create. Thank you so much Whimsy Stamps for having me guest design!
♥ Mindy
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Cow Party Clear StampsGnomies Clear StampsBirthday Word and Shadow Die Set

Tuesday Tutorial - Splashy Watercolours!...

Hello everyone,

These wonderful Tutorial Tuesdays come round quickly don't they!

I hope you are staying safe, well and in good spirits!

It's Sue here today with a tutorial to show you how to make a simple and colourful card with wonderful

Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Other Ingredients
Watercolour Card
Black Stazon Ink
White Pen (I used a white water based Sharpie)
Kraft Card

Please follow this simple tutorial to see how I made my card...

Assemble the ingredients as shown.

This is a water colouring project.  I used Sparkle Pens but you can use which ever inks you have to hand, brush markers, ink pads, acrylics, pans, tubes - what ever - the list is endless!  The inks just need to respond well to being sprayed with water!
Dab a selection of blue/green inks on your work surface 
...and spray with water.
Place a piece of watercolour card face down onto the inks and press down gently.
You should see something like this!  If you want to you can repeat spritzing and pressing the card down but I was happy with this so I didn't over do it!
Put the card to one side to dry.
Repeat the process outlined above with a selection of red and orange inks.  
I was happy with this inky piece so again, I stopped spritzing and pressing and let it dry!
With the Kinetic Wave die cut two pieces of the blue/green inky card.
With the largest circle die cut the red inky card and then die cut the blue wavy die cuts so that they fit the circle and lay along the bottom of it.  Fix together.
Using the 13cm and the 11cm circle dies together die cut a piece of Kraft card to make a frame.
Fix the frame to the card design with foam tape as shown.
Stamp the boat from the Splash Clear Stamp Set with black Stazon ink, colour it with water colours and cut it out.  (There is no need to take too much time over this - the less you fuss with watercolours the better and to be honest, I think the background is the star of the show in this design)!
Fix the boat and the clouds to the background with foam tape and and stamp the little birds in black ink.

Die cut a piece of watercolour card with a Quick Strips Die and stamp the good times sentiment onto it.  Fix it to the card design as shown.

Finish the design by adding some white dots with a white pen and some clear Sparkletz!

Thank you for popping by today!

Take care of yourselves and those you love!

Happy crafting
from Sue...xxx

Splash Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set - Whimsy Stamps
Quick Strips Die Set - Whimsy Stamps Crafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy Stamps Sparkletz - Salt Water - Whimsy Stamps

Winners of the #SPREADJOYNOTGERMS Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us and the other companies who sponsored the #SPREADJOYNOTGERMS Blog Hop.  
We hope you were inspired to create and send some handmade cards to spread joy during these uncertain times!  

We would like to announce the winners of the Whimsy Stamps $15 gift certificates, 

which were randomly-chosen from the blogs of our design team members.  

From Iris Wiechmann's blog:

Dorothy A.

From Sue Hastead's blog:
Cheryl (http://shestamps.blogspot.com) 

From Wendy Nicola Jackson's blog:
Barb (http://inkingintoretirement.blogspot.com)

From Lisa Mensing's blog:
Lucille Manos

From Kerys Sharock's blog:

From Crystal Komara's blog:
Charlene Short

From Jeanette Comerford's blog:
Kristie Goulet

From Michele Kovack's blog:
Donna M (http://craftycouple.blogspot.com)

Tricia Barber's blog:
Susan B (http://susanbcards.blogspot.com)

Alanna Moses' blog:
Anna Blankina

Andrea Shell's blog:
Deborah Whittington

Katie Brook's blog:
Denise Bryant

Ute Berger's blog:
Kristina Hein

Winners, please claim your prize within 7 days by sending an email to whimsystamps@gmail.com with the subject line "Spreadjoynotgerms winner".  Thank you to all who participated in the hop!

To view the complete list of hop winners, please visit the the Catherine Pooler Designs blog.

Whimsy Digital Divas April Final Showcase

Welcome back Whimsy friends to our
final Digital Showcase for the month of April.
We hope you had a wonderful Easter in your little bubble
and have managed to grab our wonderful April Freebies,
read on if not, as all will be revealed in this post.

First, let me share with you what our lovely
April Digital Guest Designer got up to!

Dina Davids

Dina did a lovely job Guest Designing with us this month
and I am pleased to share all of her fabulous creations with you now.

Dina created the sweetest card with this gorgeous Easter Bunny 
image from our Wee Stamps Digital Collection, I love the rustic feel of this sweet design.

How sweet is this gorgeous creation by Dina using this darling image
called Poppy from the our Pollycraft Digital Collection. Super sweet creation!

Dina's stunning final creation uses the absolutely adorable I Will Carry You image
from our Crissy Armstrong Digital CollectionDina has brought this enchanting pair to life!

Thank you Dina for designing with us in April.
We really love your fabulous creations!

Now let's see what the team got up to for the rest of April. We had such a busy month,
with some amazing freebies shared in the Facebook Group and a mini release during the month too.

A cute extra creation by Céline this month featuring
Crissy's sweet Bee Happy image and the Atlas Jar Clear Stamp Set

Real Heroes Wear Scrubs!
Crissy Armstrong has created the most
wonderful set of penguin medics and fantastic sentiments
that you can use to thank those very special
'essential personnel' in your lives.
A special freebie for Whimsy Stamps fans.

We had a fabulous colouring tutorial this month by our lovely Lisabeth,
using this sweet image Jillian, so if you missed it be sure to click here to head to that post!

Beach, Spring & Easter Gnomes

Oh my goodness, these guys are just too fun,
we have had so much fun with these cuties this month,
you know we'll be back with more!

Spring Gnomes

Easter Gnomes

Whimsy have another super cute freebie on offer right now.
Head to the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Group and join in the fun!

TP Dudley Freebie

Whimsy Stamps have yet another fabulous Freebie for the month of April!!
To celebrate 'Earth Day' this special image You Mean The World To Me was shared in
our Facebook Group for Whimsy fans and here is our fabulous Digital Diva Denielle
to share a brilliant quick colouring tutorial of this fab image with us all!

We had a Mini Product Release on April 24th
which included beautiful Digital Scenes by Barbara Sproatmeyer
featuring her gorgeous Polka Dot Pals characters

Such a fantastic line up this month with a mini release
and not one, not two, but three absolutely brilliant freebies
on offer, one of which contains three images! There is certainly
no shortage of crafty inspiration or images with these wonderful freebies.

Click through on the banner below to check out the full April Digital Release in store

We are so sad to be saying goodbye to our lovely Kassi this month,
thank you for all your beautiful creations Kassi during your term
here with us, you will be truly missed lovely xoxo

We will be back very soon with our fabulous
May New Release and I know you're gonna LOVE it,
we can't wait to share all our exciting May images with you!
So be sure to come back and check it out.

Hugs and happy crafting from me and all the