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Whimsy & Stars Studio Blog Hop



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! To get ready for the season, the Whimsy and Stars Studio team is having a blog hop to show off all the Christmas and winter themed images available from Whimsy and Stars Studio and to introduce the new Winter 2013 design team members!

If you just arrived from Whimsy & Stars Studio blog, you are on the right track! If not, please start at the beginning of the hop at the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog to make sure you don't miss out on anything. Hop along and leave a comment for each member of design team.  The hop will end on Friday, December 7th at midnight EST.  One random winner, to be announced on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog on December 8th, will be picked from all the comments received to win the Grand Prize of THREE DIGI STAMPS. 

2012-12-04 WSS Blog Hop Tag card B WM


I am really feeling in the Christmas spirit this year. That is really saying a lot since my brother nicknamed me Scroogie McGrinch the last few years. I know, I know… on my blog I would still post Christmas cards but I really wasn’t feeling it. But, I am a strong believer in “fake it until you make it”. Act happy and energized (or in the mood for Christmas) and the next thing you know, you are starting to feel it. (Any of my Jazzercise friends want to give me a “Woo!”?) Any how, this year it is the real deal. I am feeling it my friends!   I have been playing Christmas songs since mid-November and am really enjoying making holiday projects.  I especially like how this one turned out.


2012-12-04 WSS Blog Hop Tag card WM


For my project, I used the image the image “Xmas Tag” which is currently the image you can receive as a special gift with purchase.    In fact, for the duration of the hop, Mabelle is offering a special gift with purchase. With any order from the Whimsy and Stars Studio Etsy store, you can select one of two special images, Stocking Ted or Xmas Tag as your free gift.   Here is a look at both of the digis.




Since we are showing off Mabelle’s adorable Christmas and Winter digital stamps, I thought I would show you some of my favorite projects that I have created with them in the past.  Her images are just the sweetest and so fun to work with.


WSS Christmas



Thank you for hopping with us today! Your next stop on the hop is the talented  Christine's blog.


Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop on the hop to increase your chance of winning the Grand Prize!


Here is the entire blog hop list in case you get lost along the way:

Whimsy & Stars Studio

Cheryl (you are here!)











Thank you for hopping by!




  • Stamps:  Xmas Tag (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio  (currently free gift with purchase)
  • Inks:  Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS,  Paper Studio black CS, Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas paper pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace border die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Spica gold glitter pen, American Crafts white ink pen, doily, Tattered Angels Snow Queen glimmer mist, Hug Snug black seam binding, Papertrey button twine, Paper Studio gold metal stickers, Jenni Bowlin button, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber, misc. button & jingle bell





Lesley said…
Wow Cheryl, those berries look real! Amazing card, thrilled to be designing with you!
Really nice project...great colors!
Caroline said…
Gorgeous card the image is beautiful as is the design. Caroline xxx
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is stunning Cheryl. I love the image, the colours and textures are wonderful together

Suzanne Bier said…
Hi Cheryl! So glad to be joining you on the DT! Love the antique look of your tag...I had to look closely...the berries seem like they're 3-D! *hugs*, Suzanne
Ciska said…
Such an adorable card, love the 3d berries!
Debra Miller said…
Stunning card Cheryl! Love all the details and texture. Your coloring is lovely too. Hugs, Deb
Beautiful tag/card. Nice work. My goodnes, you entered a LOT of challenges!
Lisa said…
This is absolutely gorgeous!! The berries on the tag look so real!! I love all the layers!! Stunning card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Kathy said…
So pretty. Love the vintage feel and fab coloring. SO glad you are feeling it this year, makes it so much more fun!
Sandra H said…
Cheryl, This is really pretty x
Carla S. said…
Beautiful tag card, Cheryl! You've done a great job with the coloring and design! Loved seeing your older projects, too!
Carol Hirsch said…
OMG Cheryl, the card is gorgeous!! Love it.
Tracy said…
WOW! WOW! WOW! Girl this is awesome! You really made that tag look so beautifully vintage and the berries look so real. You sure shined here my friend! Hugs!
marion said…
FAb colouring and love your card, thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion
jimlynn said…
Love the "fake it until you make it" attitude! LOL!
This is simply stunning!!!! So gorgeous.
Scrapaddict said…
Beautiful! Thanks for joining Stamp Your Life for our first challenge!
Jenny said…
Eeek!! I love this Cheryl! Those berries look so real!! Did you paint the "stand" your card is on?
I've got one of those and am thinking about painting one side of it in cream...

Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps Cheryl!


Annette said…
Gorgeous Shirl.. :)
Beautiful-- I love how the berries pop!
Sarah said…
Such a beautiful festive card Cheryl. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps, good luck with the challenge x
Margreet said…
Beautiful card with gorgeous details....thanks for sharing with Wags 'n Whiskers!
xxx Margreet
Shari said…
Gorgeous Christmas creation!! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter.
Tammy said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully! Awesome papers and embellishments! Also, thanks so much for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
Hugs, Tammy
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
SuzanneK said…
Wow you have made the digi image look amazing, those berries look real. Thanks for joining NMW Challenges this month, good luck. Hugz Suzanne
Pia S said…
This card is so beautifully put together - love the paper and all the details, and what a fab tag!
Mynnette said…
Oh wow!!! Absolutely stunning work! LOVE the berries--so real looking! Gorgeous creation! :)
Rhonda Miller said…
What a beautiful tag.
Dawn Lancaster said…
Lovely card! I love all the stitching on it! Thanks for joining the fun at The Crafty Pad this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
butterfly said…
What an enchanting card... I love the layers and textures, wonderful button embellishment, and that berry tag really steals the show! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x
Wow - those berries are awesome!!! Love that gorgeous button and jingle bell too!

So glad you're in the spirit........I'm not in it yet......we'll see......maybe if I drag the decorations down - that may help!!!
StampinCarol said…
I thought the berries were add-ons! Great coloring!!!
Lin said…
What a lovely tag - love the bright red apples for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week, Cheryl!
Karen B. said…
So elegant and sophisticated!
Eileen said…
What a gorgeous traditional card. It looks as if you could pick those berries from the tag. Gorgeous creation.
Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter 'Christmas is Coming' challenge, and good luck
Eileen x
Tiz Barnes said…
Love those berries. Beautiful card.
Gorgeous creation, the berries look so real, love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Hazel said…
Gorgeous card - and love the other projects you've shown - thanks for sharing it for the QKR stampede Christmas challenge 16 (Hazel, Guest Designer) x
Audrey Pettit said…
Wowzers! What a stunning card, Cheryl! Love the pretty papers and all those amazing layers, and LOVE what you did with the digi tag image! The doily and button are beautiful, too. Love the popped up berries you added! :)
I am a huge believer in the fake it till you make it mode, also. My brother always says that to me, and I think it's stuck.
Cheryl, this is fabulous. I love the vintage-look tag and SEW sweet elements. This is a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing it at Avadares Challenge Blog this month.
Blessing hugs,
Desire Fourie said…
This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent. Good luck with the challenge. Hugs Desíre {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}
Shanna Shands said…
I really love your card. Everything is so lovely and well put together. Thanks so much for sharing with Great Impressions.
Karen said…
Thanks for sharing ALL of your projects! Your tag is beautifully colored, and the card layout is lovely.
Davi said…
Glad you are in the Christmas Spirit Cheryl, Im still in the fake it mode :) Your card is beautiful, I love the pretty tag and how the big button sets it off ;)
Ali said…
What a pretty card - love the traditional christmassy colours.

Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT this week. :)

Desire Fourie said…
This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Lady Anne’s Paper Crafts DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}
{Doing Life – 400 Follower Give Away}
Dora said…
This is stunning, love the colours and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx
Bonnie Irvine said…
Wonderful use of this tag image (which I love). Your colors and pattern combining are stunning. The bow and button element makes me smile.
Rose said…
this is beautiful and i love your coloring :)
so glad you joined us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life
Jackie said…
What a fabulous card! I love Mabelle's images, and your work with them is always stunning! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope to see you join us again soon!

Jackie, Bugaboo Stamps DT
Mary-Anne V said…
such a pretty the tag and the christmas colours. I agree with you her images are so sweet.
Sherry Eckblad said…
Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.
Cards By Leona said…
What lovely designs! Great contribution to the Creative moments challenge.

Leona x
Diane said…
Gorgeous Cheryl !! Love the whole design and the stitching is fab !! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx
Gaynor said…
This is really gorgeous, lovely image, thanks for joining our challenge at Ladybug crafts x Gaynor x
Karin said…
You do her images proud Cheryl! Awesome job on coloring this(love the white hightlights on the berries) and not sure if you printed this tag out on colored paper, but it looks awesome!
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…


1CardCreator said…
Stunning card Cheryl, and so are your friends cards!
Sarah said…
Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!
Scrappy said…
Oh goodness! How fab is this! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT
Made by Mandy said…
Glad to hear you are feeling Christmassy, nothing worse than not being in the mood for it!

Love your colourful card and that is a lovely design. Love Mabelle's sweet images.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
This is a stunningly beautiful card! Has a gorgeous vintage feel to it with. I'm totally convinced that I NEED that tag digi :o)
Mari Kocjancic said…
I love your color combination! Thanks for joining the Stamp Your Life Challenge this month!
Shelby said…
Love the retro feel of this card and the traditional colors are fantastic.

Lyndsey Turner said…
Fabulous card, love the design. Thanks for joining in with our Christmas Challenge at Little Claire. xx
Zoe said…
Gorgeous card design Cheryl, thank you for joining us this month at the Cards Galore Challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxxx
SusanLotus said…
This card and your "gingerbread-boy-card" is gorgeous and so christmassy! :)
Tip Top said…
Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers
linda said…
these are all gorgeous! i just LOVE that cute little reindeer.

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