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Whimsy Stamps June Digi Release–Freedom & Courage

It’s the first of the month so it is time for the June Whimsy Stamps digital stamp release. We are introducing new images from Meljen’s Designs, Crissy’s Digis, Moon Cookie Gallery and Raindrop Echo Designs. Also, we have another new designer this month, Kathryne Kittmer or StampArt Design.

As always, there is a blog hop to show off all the new images. Now that the Whimsy Digi Team has grown, we are big enough to split into two teams. The other team is participating in the hop this month. Please stop by the Whimsy Inspiration blog to get the blog hop list. You will want to hop along with them for your chance to win some Whimsy digis.

I decided to also post a project today showing off one of the new images. I decided I had to use an image from the new digi artist, Kathryne Kittmer of StampArt Design.

As soon as I saw this image, I knew I had to use it. This eagle is gorgeous and was so easy to color that I know I will be turning to it again. It is paired with a free digital sentiment from the Whimsy artist, Ann Vento. Ann offered this as a free download on her blog quite a while ago. If you like it, you can find the link in the list of supplies below. (I know the sentiment is a little hard to read here because of the angle of the card, but it says ” The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. ~Thucydides”)

Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget about the Whimsy Stamps blog hop. You can find out all the information at the Whimsy Inspirations blog.

**EDITED 6-6-11: I received an email today from Scrapbooks, Etc that I am in the running for a $500 prize and a $500 donation to a charity of my choice with this card. The charity that I chose is the Red Cross fund for Joplin. Please stop by Scrapbooks, Etc. and vote for me! (You can vote once daily) CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Thank you!


  • Stamps: Majestic Eagle Head by StampArt Designs available on Whimsy Stamps, Freebie Sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs
  • Inks: none
  • Papers: Papertrey Kraft CS, Neenah Solar Crest CS, Bazzill Basics CS, We R Memory Keepers Old Glory DP collection
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: PaperStudios Nail heads



Anita said…
Stunning card Cheryl. The eagle is gorgeous and you've colored him beautifully. Your papers and the sentiment go perfectly with this image.
Kathy and Lucky said…
Oh my goodness, my jaw is on the floor, this is gorgeous and so regal, well done!!!
Miranda said…
lovely card and the image is awesome, a bald eagle, really fantastic
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

I love the colors and composition of this card. Eagles are my son's favorite! Thanks for taking part in our A La Card Monkey challenge.

Elizabeth said…
Great card - love the image - you did a great job with the coloring. X
WencheP said…
Fabulous card, love the stitching. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.

Audrey said…
Wow! What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Hi Cheryl, a very striking and dramatic card - absolutely fabulous.

Thank you so much for joining us at MAWTT again - hope to see you next time. Sylvia xx

PS: Hope all is well with you and yours.
Stephanie said…
The sentiment is perfect with this image. A very beautiful Patriotic card. I really like the layout and all of the stitching.
1CardCreator said…
Beautiful card, love the dp you used and that image is awesome!
Karin said…
Lovely patriotic card! Great image for those hard to make guy cards as well :) Hope you are having a good day!
Kitty said…
Oh this is gorgeous, love the colour combo!

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and hope to see you again next time!

Kitty xx
Jennifer Shults said…
This is wonderful! I love what you did with the layout!
Hi Cheryl - me again! Just to say thank you for telling me about the Sir Stampalot prize - it was very thoughtful of you. I had actually spotted it, and must say I'm thrilled to bits!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx
Pami said…
Hi Cheryl, wow what a powerful image, gorgeous layout and colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Hope to see you again soon. Pami x
craftybunny said…
This is fantastic.Great layout and details.Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
Lisa x
Kristina said…
I am so loving this card, fabulous image and the stitching is great! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!!
Karen B. said…
your card is so powerful and amazing!
LOVE your card. Beautiful!
Marlene said…
Gorgeous card, Cheryl. Very patriotic!
runzalot81 said…
Oh, Cheryl, this is stunning! Your talent amazes me every time.
Carrie Sampsel said…
I love this card and everything about!! TFS
Charlene said…
Wow...this card is incredible! Very inspiring...thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ~ Charlene
Shirley Pumpkin said…
Love the Americana theme on the card! Thanks for joining us at A La Card Monkey!

Cheryl said…
oh just love this hun that is one,stunning image so beautiful hugs cheryl xxxx
Scrappy Scatty said…
Lovely card - thanks for joining us this time at DS4J
Love Jan
Scrappy Scatty said…
perfect for the challenge at OSAAT too
thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week hope to see you again soon
Love Jan
Marie-Anne said…
What a gorgeous card!

Audrey Pettit said…
Wow, this is just gorgeous, Cheryl! What an awesome eagle digi image! So majestic. Fabulous coloring job. Love how he's cut out and layered on the circles. Fabulous papers and sentiment. Love the stitching and the banner at the bottom, too.
thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal. :)
Joanne Gilch said…
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Joanne Gilch said…
Cheryl, This eagle is gorgeous....luv that he was so easy to color!!! This card is a work of art! Thanks for entering the Daisy Doodles challenge--red/white/blue.
anusch said…
Die Karte ist klasse.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen
Marianne said…
Wow, such a beautiful card! The papers and colors are just perfect!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Bunny said…
What a lovely card..Thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck..Bunny x
Heather said…
Stunning card~ it is very moving.

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Designs month long prize challenge: For the Guys!

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Christine said…
Great masculine creation stunning image & papers..
thanks for sharing at Do it With Digi this wk.

smiles Christine digi diva x
tiffany said…
gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany
Pat (mspfd) said…
Impressive creation. That image is amazing.
Fleur said…
Wow this is stunning Cheryl. Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx
Tammy said…
WOW this is awesome Cheryl!! Fantastic image and I love the layout!
Lisa said…
Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!
Linda McClain said…
Oh my, Cheryl, this is stunning! Just pops right off the page and grabs you in all the patriotic parts. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.
Collette said…
Wonderful job, Cheryl - love the image, your layout and that old world DP. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique this week.
Marjo said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo
Cheryl, this patriotic card with that stunning Eagle is absolutely amazing! I have selected this card of yours to be showcased during our Feature Me Friday post for June 10. Be sure to stop by our blog on that day to see your featured and pick up your Featured Artist button as well and thank you so much for joining us for our Memorial Day Challenge at The Kraft Journal!
Cheryl, this patriotic card with that stunning Eagle is absolutely amazing! I have selected this card of yours to be showcased during our Feature Me Friday post for June 10. Be sure to stop by our blog on that day to see your featured and pick up your Featured Artist button as well and thank you so much for joining us for our Memorial Day Challenge at The Kraft Journal!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck !!

Choccy x
Kelly said…
Gorgeous! Thank you for entering Incy Wincy Designs this week
debby4000 said…
Oh this is fabulous love the eagle image you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
Mandy said…
Beautiful male card Cheryl, the image is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Do It With Digis for our "it's all about the boys" challenge, and at Simon Says Stamp for our "Fathers Day/Male challenge
hugs Mandy xx
WOW what an AMAZING card, wonderful job! Thanks for joining the challenge at TSB!

Tracey & Christy

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