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Whimsy Stamps May Digi Release Blog Hop & Announcement

Happy May 1st! Now that it is May, I sure hope that it means spring is on the way!

Also, being the first of the month, means it is time for the new digital stamp release and blog hop for Whimsy Stamps. You should have arrived here from Debbie’s blog. If you stumbled upon the hop and would like to join in, start at Whimsy Inspirations Blog. Be sure to leave comments along the way since some of the designers are be hosting a give-away.

This month there are a lot of new, fun images and there is even a new digi stamp designer, Moon Cookie Galley, that is making her preview. Hop along with us to see all the wonderful new digital images.

For my project, I made a birthday card using the new Courageous Carl digital image from Crissy’s Digis. Isn’t he cute? I really enjoyed coloring his fabulous mane. I added a birthday sentiment from the Party Mini Seals (rubber) set from Raindrop Echo Designs that was released in April. I think Carl would also be perfect for Mother’s Day, Valentines, I’m Sorry, and Thank You cards just to name a few.

Now for the announcement - The digi stamps created to raise money for the disaster relief in Japan will be on sale for 50% off for one week, May 1st thru 7th. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross disaster relief. You can purchase the stamps or find more info on the funds raised to date at the Help For Japan page in the Whimsy Store.

Your next stop on the hop is the talented Pattie. If you get lost a long the way, the complete blog hop list can be found on the Whimsy Inspiration blog.

Thank you for hopping by!


  • Stamps: Courageous Carl by Crissy’s Digis and Party Mini Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Twilight ink
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Solar Crest white CS, Stampin’ Up So Saffron CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4” circle punch, Creative Memories 1-1/2” circle punch, small circle punch, Big Shot, ProvoCraft Seeing Spots embossing folder, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Misc. dew drops, hemp, Close To My Heart Stardust Glitter gel



Pauline said…
Aww what a gorgeous sweet card! I love the lion, his mane is fantastic! He reminds me of the lion in the Wizard of Oz! Love the backing papers too, a gorgeous card.
Karin said…
Wow, so cute Cheryl! The coloring is superb and I love the layout! Circle sentiments are among my favorites too, they are super useful and this looks perfect on your card :)
Crystal said…
AWW Cheryl this is super SWEET!!!! What a fabulous job coloring you did and I LOVE this dp!!! Fantastic creation!
Mel X said…
Stunning colouring Cheryl, beautiful papers and design.

Mel X
An Smets said…
Nice Lion, also the rest of the card is great.

An amazing card Cheryl - your colouring is always perfection. Love the beautiful papers and the layout, and thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week - Hugs, Sylvia xxx
Becky said…
I just love this lion with the flower and you colored him beautifully.
Hazel (Didos) said…
WOW this is amazing, I love it. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT and Ellephantastic this week Hazelxoxo
Kathy and Lucky said…
What a really sweet birthday card, love the coloring and shading, as well as that twine and the stitching, all perfection.
Sandra said…
Beautiful card Cheryl,fab image of Crissy's and love the papers you've used.

Take care
San x
Ellie said…
So gorgeous! Loving all the layers and fun papers!
Debs M said…
gorgeous card, your colouring is fantastic and the papers are fab! Thanks for joining the ‘Anything Goes Challenge’ at DDSB
Debbie Dt x
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Anita said…
Cheryl, this is drop-dead gorgeous! Love how you've colored that cutie and the papers are so pretty.
ahlers5 said…
Absolutely love this card. Coloring is gorgeous, papers are amazing. Love everything about it.
Thanks for sharing this week at DDSB.
Amy Sheffer said…
Amazing card! Love your coloring and combo of papers! Great job with the April SFYTT!
Marlene said…
Wow - I love the way you colored up that lion...beautiful!!! This is one of my favorites of yours, for sure.
Cheryl you continue to amaze me with your talented coloring skills, the way you put things together and it just flows so well. Gorgeous!
Jill said…
Lovely card! Great colouring as well! Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month. Jill
Shirl said…
Ooooo Cheryl a stunning looking Courageous Carl, he is just tooo cute. Your layout and colour combo is all perfection. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodles Shop's Best.
Hugs Shirley x x
pinky said…
He is super cute!! Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Audrey Pettit said…
My goodness, how adorable! That lion is just the sweetest thing! And you totally rock the patterned paper,my friend!
Elisabeth said…
Fantastic design, really cute card!
Tiiti said…
Oh he's way adorable! Love him :D Wonderful card!
Pami said…
Hi Cheryl, he is very cute!! Love the papers and the colours. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x
Pat (mspfd) said…
Hi Cheryl! This is such a fantastic creation. Love the colors. Your coloring of the sweet lion rocks!
Yone said…
Love your coloring and this cute Lion Image ! Tks for joining us this week at the House of GILLI Challenge ! Hugs, Yone
Pinkllilac said…
What gorgeous card Cheryl and in such beautiful colours, love the design.
Hugs Linda
Tammy said…
This is adorable Cheryl! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the papers!!
Thistleblue said…
stunning card Cheryl, love all the papers and colours and your colouring on this cute image is fab! Thanks for taking part in our Birthday challenge this month at Ellephantastic.
Elle DT
Donna said…
Amazing card, love it all! Thanks for joining in the DDSB, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x
Maria Matter said…
gorgeous card Cheryl! your coloring is always so fantastic, great design & colors too! love this!
hugs & blessings
What a handsome lion!! I just love your coloring and the layout!! Too fun!!
Joanne Gilch said…
I recognized that sketch right off the bat. Waiting for May's. that lion is so beautifully colored and with the sweetest face. thanks for the lovely comments on 'Lil's' blog....
Iris said…
That image is just so sweet! And those papers are gorgeous too!

Thanks for playing with us at Iris's Spot!

glitzygirl said…
Love this Lion image, perfect for our challenge, thanks for playing along with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde
Esme said…
Aww what a lovely lion! Love the papers you've used!
Esme x
Ellephantastic said…
A very lovely card. Thank you for taking part in our Birthday/Party challenge this month.
Good luck.
Helen x
whoistracy said…
This is so cute! I don't think I've seen an image like that anywhere. And what a great cause for the fundraiser, too.
1CardCreator said…
Adorable, and your coloring always adds so much personality!
Marilyn said…
Fab-u-lous! Your colouring is perfection & I like how the paper you used brings out the colours of the lion's mane.
Barbara said…
What a darling card! Love this image and how you so beautifully colored it. The DP, all the layers and the senitment combine to make this a masterpiece.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." Barbara GDT
Cheryl said…
WOW I love this,your colouring is BRILLIANT and those papers beautiful!!!
Anne Marie said…
This is too cute...and I'm not "lion"! Hee Hee! I'm sorry I HAD to use the pun! Gorgeous coloring and that image makes me smile! Carl :)
Anne Marie said…
Haha, I pushed the button before finishing my comment...I was going to say that Carl could brighten anyone's day with that sweet little face! Ok, NOW I'm done with my comment. Lol! Have a great day! :)
Julie said…
What a great card. Thanks for joining us at DDSB
michele said…
Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x
Anonymous said…
Great card! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x
Sonia said…
Love the image. Great colouring. Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog
Sonia DT
Oh how I love that card. What an awesome job you did. and that Image of Crissy's is wonderful, perfect and I love it. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs Cathy
Courageous Carl is adorable!!!!
Your coloring is just blowing me outta the water!!! Especially love his mane!!!

Perfection on the sewing too!! Pretty soon for me!!
Maria :)

He is so adorable and the papers you chose are so eye appealing. I'm always asking you questions...sorry about that...this question....what papers did you use? I'm not familiar with these. Just loving your site and looking around.

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