Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas - Day

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Hello Crafty Friends and welcome to Day 6 of the Whimsy Stamps Countdown to Christmas.
December 6th / Saint Nicholas Day is a special day in Germany (and other European countries of course) where I'm from originally. We celebrate this day in remembrance of  historical Saint Nicholas also called Nicolas of Myra or Bishop of Myra and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving.
Usually kids will get boots filled with candy, fruit, nuts and small gifts. We always celebrated in the evening of the 6th when I was a child but some already had their boots filled in the night from the 5th to the 6th depending on which part from Germany you are from.
This is why I picked Santa's Glee today for my card. I thought it's the perfect image for today :-) He is available in the Whimsy store as digital stamp from the Crissy Armstrong collection. 

I also used two dies from the Whimsy Shapeology collection: Merry - large word die and  Hand Stitched Borders. I kept my card simple to have the focus on the image. Only three small dots from the Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots and a red sequin embellish my card.
Here is a list of Copic colors I've used:
Santa's Cloth
Red: R22, R24, R46, R59
White: C5, C3, B41, C1, C00
Shoes and Belt: C10, C8, C6, C4 B41
Santa's Face and Hair
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R02
Hair: W6, W4, W2, W0
Santa's List: E50, E53 T2
Pencil: E57, E50
Outline: B000, B00
Thanks for stopping buy today .

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Digital Shop Grand Re-Opening!

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The long-anticipated Day is here!! Welcome to
Whimsy Stamps Digital Shop Grand Re-Opening!
Whimsy has a selection of images, sentiments and papers that are now available to purchase, download and use immediately!

This is my creation using  N’ice Friends 2 colored with Copics

I also used Purple Winter digital papers, Snowdrops digital paper as well as the newly released Snowflake dies. 

Copic colors used:
Blue: B000, B00, B02, B04, B06
Purple: BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Snowman: BG000, BG90, BG93
Birds: E50, E51, E53
Nose and beaks: YR15, YR07
Cheeks: R30, R02

Digital images are great because you can flip images, use the computer to “mask” and combine images and backgrounds, and re-size everything to suit your personal projects before you print them off. Please read the Terms Of Use with each product purchased for all the details.

Digital images are so easy to use. And they can be printed again and again, as many times as you like for your own personal crafting needs! What a bonus, especially when it comes to patterned paper - no more need to hoard a paper stash - once you have purchased and downloaded Whimsy’s Digital paper packs, you can print off your favourite sheets as many times as you like! What’s more, you can customize the size of the sheet you are printing (there’s less wasted paper that way). How about that, crafters! Surely it doesn’t get much better than that!

Look at what’s being released at Whimsy today!

Whimsy will be releasing new digital products on the first of every month, so mark your calendars and be sure to join the release party on FB where we will have games and award prizes to randomly drawn players. In fact, get on over to FB https://www.facebook.com/events/789460344529297/permalink/790111334464198/ where the party has just started (Nov 1, 12 PM EST)! If you play the games, you could win something Whimsy-cal. The more you play, the greater your chances. (Exciting, right!?) But don’t leave just yet!

You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Digi Designer Divas, and our Very Special Guest Zoe from Make It Crafty have created with the digi’s. We are showing off our gorgeous cards for you over the next two days, November 1st and 2nd. Go visit each blog to see what magic each Diva has cooked up. Your eyes will bug out of your head and your jaw will hit the floor. You’ve been fairly warned. Jussayin!
  Iris Wiechmann (you are here)
  Maria Sabina, 

Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to join the Release Party on Facebook to get in on your chance to win Whimsy-cal prizes!! Bye for now!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sweetest Christmas

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Hello blogging friends and Happy Thursday! Sharing a card today made with the new Whimsy Stamps Holiday Sweet Treats die and clear sets from the October release as well as the Winter Afghan background stamp which has been released last month.

In addition I also used the Christmas Cheer papers and one of the Stitched Border Trio dies.
The Winter Afghan background was embossed with gold embossing powder to give this CAS card some more depth and some bling.

Have a great rest of the week


Friday, October 14, 2016

Day 3 of the Whimsy October release

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Day 3 of the Whimsy October release. Here is a little ornament I made using Candle Light by Sylvia Zet. This was one of my class projects for the Whimsy Retreat 2 weeks ago in Orlando.

I colored the little snowman using Copics.

Here's the back:

Papers I've used for my project are from the Whimsy Winter Wishes 6x6 paper pad. The large snowflake is a plastic glitter tree ornament. The smaller snowflakes are die cut using the Shapeology Snowflake dies. To cut out the image and the glitter circle I've used the Slip 'n Slide die set.

Don't forget out Release Party Event is still ongoing. To join just pop over to the Whimsy group any time through Sunday the 16th of October. We hope to see you all there!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps October Release

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy October Release! Today I have a card to share which features one of Lee Hollands new stamps called Snow Couple.

I've colored the image using Copics and added some SnowTex and glitter for some 3D effects :-)

Copics used:
Green: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Red: R17, R24, R59, T3
Snowman: W0, W1, W3
Snowgirl: BG90, BG93
Mittens and girls hat: E40, E41, E42, E43
Snowman hat: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Present and booklet: E50, E52

Make sure you come back tomorrow for another day of release fun!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Whimsy Stamps October 2016 Release

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Hello and welcome to our October 2016 release!
This month we released 3 new clear stamp sets and 1 coordinating Shapeology die all designed by Nina-Marie, 1 new clear set and 2 new rubber stamp illustrated by Krista Heij-Barber, 4 new rubber stamps illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, 2 new rubber stamps illustrated by Art by Mi Ran, 4 new rubber stamps illustrated by Lee Holland, 4 new rubber stamps illustrated by Elisabeth Bell, and 2 new rubber stamps illustrated by Sylvia Zet
All of the new products are now available to purchase from the Whimsy Stamps shop as well as with retailers world wide.

Today kicks off our October 2016 release party over in our Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. Our design team members are sharing creations made with the new products and you can join us for games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes too.
To join our release party event, just pop over to the Whimsy group any time from today, the 12th through Sunday the 16th of October. We hope to see you all there!
Here is my first card for this release using a rubber stamp illustrated by Crissy Armstrong called Christmas Bunny Row.
My card has been inspired by a card the lovely and super talented Crissy taught us at the Whimsy Craft Retreat. Thanks for the inspiration Crissy :-D She taught us how to achieve this amazing snowflake background with Copics and a gel pen. On my card here I've added mini snowflakes using a stencil, modeling paste and super fine glitter. Unfortunately the glitter is not showing in the photo. But I can tell you it is super shimmery and sparkly :-)
I've used Copics to color the super cute Bunnies. DP is from Whimsy's Winter Whishes DP. I've also used the Snowflake dies, Holly Vine die, Pierced Border trio dies and Build a Poinsettia die. To embellish my card I've used SnowTex, super fine loose glitter, mulberry paper flowers, stamens & berries, coarse glass glitter, metal corner, chiffon ribbon, some cheese cloth and Winter Wishes enamel dots with glitter effect.
Copics used:
Bunnies Fur: C0, C2, C5, C7 / R30, RV42
Cloth: B32, B34, B37, B39 / YR30, Y23, Y26, Y28 Holly: YG67, YG25, YG21 / R22, R27, R59
Sky: B41
Snow: B00

Happy crafting!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Whimsy Stamps September Release

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Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September Release
After having major computer issues I am baaaaaack ;-) I am late for Whimsy's September release but better late than never, right? That's why I am going to show you all 3 of my creations for this months super duper cute release in one blog post.

here we go...first a Christmas tag I made featuring the amazing NEW Build a Poinsettia die as well as the NEW Whimsy Designer Papers Christmas Cheer and matching Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots. They are matte effect and are beautiful! I also used an older die called Holly Vine die.

My second card shows the NEW Big Balloon Celebration Clearly Whimsy Stamp set and matching NEW Big Balloon Celebration die set on a CAS card. I used pigment inks to stamp.

Last but not least here's my card showcasing Sweetly Susie by Elisabeth Bell. I colored her using Distress Ink markers and the DP is from the NEW Winter Wishes designer paper. I used the Holly Vine die again. The snowflake dies are from the Layered Snowflake die set.

Thanks for stopping by and don't miss out on the fun celebrations in our facebook group!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Day 2 of the Whimsy August Release Party

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Welcome to day 2 of the Whimsy Release Party.Come and celebrate with us. In our Facebook group you will see lots of inspiration with these new stamps and dies and in the store all the new goodies - rubber and clear -  are ready to buy!! We also have lots of fun games going on where you can win Whimsy cash.
Yay...please meet the Barnyard Band :-) Oh my how cute is this clear stamp set by Nina-Marie Trapani. Soooo super sweet. For my card I've picked the little piggy and the mouse and stamped this little scene. Using also the music notes, grass and flower stamp from this set. :-D
For a change and because I haven't used them in ages I've colored the image with my Derwent Inktense Pencils.
Here are the colors I've used:

Neutral Grey
Red Oxide
Carmine Pink
Sea Blue
Light Olive
Dark Aquamarine
Sicilian Yellow
Poppy red
Spring Green


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Whimsy August 2016 Release

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Today kicks off the Whimsy August 2016 Release Party over in our Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. The Whimsy DT will be sharing gorgeous makes with the new products releasing today, Wednesday, August 10th. You can join us for games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes.

To join our release party event, just pop over to the Whimsy group any time during the week from Wednesday, August 10th through Friday, August 12th.

Here is a holiday tag I made using Moose Friennds by Crissy Armstrong:

I stamped onto Fabriano Artistico Extra White hot press watercolor paper using Versafine ink. Coloring medium of choice was Distress Markers. I also used the Holly Vine Die.

Distress markers used:
Gathered Twigs
Ground Espresso
Frayed Burlap
Forest Moss
Hickory Smoke
Pumice Stone
Victorian Velvet
Aged Mahogany
Black Soot
Make sure to stop by tomorrow again for more release inspiration!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Whimsy August 2016 Release Party

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Hey Everyone! Today kicks off the Whimsy August 2016 Release Party over in our Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. The Whimsy DT will be sharing sneak peeks at the new products releasing on Wednesday, August 10th. You can join us for games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes.

To join our release party event, just pop over to the Whimsy group any time during the week from Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th.

Here are my two creations for today: 

 I used the NEW Autumn Blessings stamp set and coordinating dies to create this Fall style CAS card. Available Wednesday, August 10th in the Whimsy Store

 Here I used the NEW Bold Banner Dies and Stamps, also available Wednesday, August 10th in the Whimsy Store.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all at our release festivities in our FB group



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