Monday, February 28, 2011

AmberInk - Cutie Pie

I am having so much fun playing with my new Amber Ink images. This week I decided to play around with the Cutie Pie: Little Things set. Of course I had to pair it up with some of my favorite October Afternoon papers.

I have to admit I love how the pie looks. I printed it on kraft CS and colored with Copic markers. It was really easy to do and I think it looks pretty good.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.


  • Stamps: Cutie Pie: Little Things by AmberInk
  • Papers: PaperTrey kraft, dark chocolate, & white CS, Georgia Pacific CS, October Afternoon Modern Homemaker & Farm Fresh DP
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Tools: Sewing Machine, Fiskars edge punch, Big Shot, PaperTrey rick-rack die & Linen/canvas impression plate, Copic markers (E53, E57, E08)
  • Embellishments: The Twinery Cappuccino bakers twine, Stampin' Up library clip, red felt (RAK from Scrap It Girl), misc. buttons


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

It's Sunday so it is time for a new Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week we have any easy one for you - "Anything Goes with a sentiment".

For my card, I wanted to play around with one of the Doodle Pantry images that I have. They are so cute but I never seem to have time to use them. So this week I printed one off, colored it up and used some gorgeous papers that were RAK'd to me by a blogging friend, Maria.

I hope you will join our "Anything Goes with a Sentiment" challenge this week. The challenge is being sponsored by Heart Song Designs. You can find all the details on the Sentimental Sundays blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Birdie on a Wire from Doodle Pantry, Handwritten Notes from PaperTrey
  • Papers: Georgia Pacific CS, PaperTrey dark chocolate CS, all DP is RAK from Maria
  • Inks: Close To My Heart chocolate
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: PaperTrey silk ribbon, Inkssentials white pen, misc. button & gemstones


Music Saves My Soul

If you would like to play along, link up on Marcea's blog.

I seem to be having a problem embedding the video this evening. Here is a direct link to the video in case it doen't work.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Queen for the Day!

I made this card for another friend's birthday. I am proud to say that this one reached it's recipient on time too. (That's 2 if your keeping track.) I didn't mess up her birthday in my calendar, but she did have a party so I knew exactly when I needed it. :) (If you don't know what I am babbling on about, check my post from yesterday.)

I really enjoyed making this. First of all, I finally took the time to make a card just for fun, not for a DT. I have been wanting to use Princess Jennifer Latte from The Stamping Boutique and decided this was the perfect reason. She reminds me of my friend, and I don't mean that in a princess-y way, but in a stylish, mocha-sipping (or latte-sipping) way. I also wanted to make another joy fold card because I had fun making the first one.


I liberated some felt from my DD's bin of crafting goodies and created the rose out of it. I sprayed it with various shimmer mists until it was a more suitable color (meaning not the Peptobismo pink it originally was). I finished the inside with a sentiment from Create with TLC that says "I Declare You Queen for the Day".

That's all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Princess Jennifer Latte Happy Birthday To Me by The Stamping Boutique, Queen for a Day (inside sentiment)(freebie) by TLc Creations
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey Dark Chocolate CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, My Mind's Eye Pretty Please Spring Papers
  • Tools: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Stampin' Up edge punch, Big Shot, Spellbinders nestabilities, Creative Memories circle punch
  • Embellishments: Misc. pink felt & rhinestones, Sakura stardust gelly roll pen


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm dreaming of Cupcakes.... and being on time

As a card maker, I should always have a card ready and mail it out in a timely fashion. You would think... Anyhow, the truth of the matter is, even though I am a Type A personality and hate to be late for anything, somehow I am almost always late getting cards into the mail. I don't know why. That's just the way it is. May be I'll add this to my New Year's resolution list next year... Lose 20 pounds, exercise more, drink more water, and mail cards on time....

So today is my friend, Joy's, birthday. Believe it or not, I actually got her birthday card to her on time. Early in fact... Some how I had her birthday on the wrong date on my calendar. Two weeks early.... On her "birthday" or so I thought, I popped on Facebook and left her a cheery little birthday message. Needless to say, confusion ensued. On the good side, I gave us all a laugh, we decided to celebrate her birthday month instead of day, and I got my card to her on time.

Here is a look at her card. This is my first effort at a collage type card. I was inspired by the card Amy Sheffer posted here. The photo really doesn't do it justice. Don't cards almost always look better IRL?

Thank you for stopping by and reading all my babble today. Happy Birthday Joy!

  • Stamps: Birthday Cupcake by Meljen's Designs, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft cs, Neenah Crest solar white cs, PaperStudios black cs, Close To My Heart Sweetheart DP
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk
  • Tools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Sewing machine, Big Shot, Seeing Spots embossing folder, Copic markers, sponges
  • Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Stickles Cotton Candy , Twinery Charcoal bakers twine, Bazzill Basics black sheer dot ribbon, Jenni Bowlin button, Starbucks coffee sleeve (to make heart), Close To My Heart pearl paint, Sakura stardust gellyroll pen, misc gemstones & rick rack


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Wanna Hold Your Hand!

Today, I get to show off my first AmberInk project as a torchbearer. I am using one of the new images to make a thank you card.

These cuties and the other new releases are available today in the store. Did you know that Amber Ink has images (digital and clear) and digital papers? Go check them out in the the shop. C-U-T-E!!

Don't forget to stop by the blogs of the rest of the ladies carrying the Amber Ink torch in February:

Keva Brown
Scoopy Sue Cooper
Jenn Lee
Allison Fillo

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Images: MWAH-Racoon Friends from Amber Ink
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, Close To My Heart Twitterpated paper pack
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Sewing maching, Big Shot, My Favorite Things scallop die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: DMC floss, misc. buttons
  • Notes: Sentiment computer generated


Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm Carrying a Torch!

Today is the day! I can finally blab my secret! I was asked to carry the torch for Amber Ink for the month of February. A HUGE thank you to Meg at Corgi Creations for giving me this opportunity. (If you haven't seen Meg's blog, go check it out! I always love stopping by her blog to see all the creative goodies she has posted.)
Although we didn't "officially" start our torchbearer duties until today, we are already having a blast. Amber and Pam are so much fun to work with. They are super easy-going and fun. I'm just getting to know the rest of the team but they are really creative and fun too.
Here is the scoop on the new team carrying the torch for February:

From Laurie Willison @ to Keva Brown @

From Meg Craig @ to Cheryl Gorka

From Joey McKelvey @ to Scoopy Sue Cooper

From Brenda Rose @ to Jenn Lee @

From Sue Kment @ to Allison Fillo @

Be sure to stop by the Amber Ink blog to check out the new team's bios and "Babe" pictures. You can also check out the Amber Ink digital stamps & papers and clear stamps in the store.

Stop back here tomorrow for my first Amber Ink project posting.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #43 - photo inspiration

This week at the Sentimental Sundays challenge we have a photo inspiration challenge. The inspiration is a photo taken by my brother at the lighthouse in my home town. Isn't it an awesome shot?

Kenosha's North Pier Lighthouse

(If you like the photo, you can leave him a comment in his Flickr gallery here.)

I was inspired by the colors and texture of this photo. I used a light blue paper with a swirl pattern and added some lace to mimic the texture of the ice and spray.

I hope you will join us for the Sentimental Sundays photo inspiration challenge. Be sure to tell us how you were inspired by the photo and don't forget to include a sentiment! This week the challenge is also being inspired by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Check out all the great images, papers, and SVG files in her mygrafico store. Also stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see all the beautiful creations from the rest of the DT and download your free sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Posh n Trendy by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (on, Handwritten Notes by PaperTrey
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white CS, Georgia Pacific CS, Close To My Heart Miracle paper pack
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Crystal Blue, Stampin' Up Real Red
  • Tools: Close To My Heart edge distressing tool, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: The Twinery Marischino & Carribean bakers twine, Close To My Heart pearl paint, Sakura Gelly roll pens in silver, red & clear glitter, misc button & lace, Flower Soft (white but colored with copics)


Music Saves My Soul

I had a week where I really needed some good music as a pick me up. When I was going through my playlist, I found a song that I really wanted to share, but I couldn't find a video with decent sound quality. I did find a link to myspace which plays the song and you can here it here - Eisley - "A Sight to Behold".
If you would like to play along, link up your music pick for the week on Marcea's blog.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop Winners

Here is the list of winners from the Valentine's Day blog hop.

Ok, here's the official winner's list (in no particular order)!

Tracey (from Louise Healy's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of the winner's choice from Pink Cat Studio

Ronnie (from Libby Hickson's blog) - prize: 2 Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pads from The ScrappyChick Boutique

Terrece (from Sandie Dunne's blog) - prize: 4 images of winner's choice from MelJen's Designs

Dayle (from Berenice Rendon's blog) - prize: 2 digis of winner's choice from Karber Digital Images

Silvia (from Jennifer Dove's blog) - prize: 5 digi's of wonner's choice from Di's Digi Downloads

Jan (from Mary Collins's blog) - prize: digi stamp set of choice from Stamp Insanity

Janelle (from Sunghee Chon's blog) - prize: $20 gift certificate to Little Potato House

Erin L (from Wendy Price's blog) - prize: $10 gift certificate to Amber Ink

Allye (from Cathy Wallington's blog) - prize: 4 digi images from Kenny K's Shop

Jessi (from Patricia Hays's blog) - prize: 4 cling rubber stamp from Stampendous (new release)

Victoria (from Maria Levine's blog) - prize: 2 digi's of winner's choice from Pixie Dust Studio

BlackBird (from Tina Kiehn's blog) - prize: Meaning of Love digi set from Chi Chi Memories

Saskia (from Audrey E's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of winner's choice from Paper Pretties

Suzi (from Jessica Fitzgerald's blog) - prize: 2 rubber stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Sharon (from Cat Darling's blog) - prize: Timeless Love acrylic stamp set from Paper Pretties

Stephanie Z (from Lynell Harlow's blog) - prize: Dreamweaver's prize pack

Mobolilu (from Julie Elak's blog) - prize: 5 digi images of winner's choice from Paper Pretties

Velma (from Joyce Martens's blog) - prize: One year general membership to Christian Paper Crafts

Beth (from Taylor Usry's blog - that's me!) - prize: $10 gift certificate to Lizzie Anne Designs

Pen to Paper (from Angelique Nederpel's blog) - prize: 3 digi images from Simply Betty Stamps

For all the details with links, please stop by Taylor's blog.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meljen's Designs Challenge #46 - Happy Birthday

It's Thursday! That means the work week is almost done and it's time for the new Meljen's Designs digi release and challenge. The new challenge theme is "Happy Birthday (with a sentiment)".

Check out this adorable "Party Penguin" from the new release. He just makes me smile. I thought I would use him to make a masculine birthday card to have on hand.

Here is a peek at the entire release which is available today on Whimsy Stamps.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will join the Meljen's Designs "Birthday (with a sentiment)" challenge. Stop by the blog for all the rules.


  • Stamps: Party Penguin by Meljen's Designs, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers & CS: Georgia Pacific CS, PaperTrey Pure Poppy, My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Jack & Jill collection DP
  • Stamps: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Tools: Copic makers, Big Shot, Spellbinders Square nestabilities & Fair Isle Pendants
  • Embellishments: Twinery Marishino bakers twine, misc. button & brad, Sakura gelly roll clear glitter pen, Diamond Stickles


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Blog Hop

I am excited to be able to participate in the Valentine's Day blog hop organized by Taylor Usry. Today we are sending a great, big virtual Valentine hug to all our friends in blog-land. There is lots of eye candy for you to see on the hop and lots of chances to win some goodies from the hop's sponsors. Be sure to leave some love (in the form of comments) at each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning. At the time I am writting this post there are 21 prizes! (Scroll down to see the details.) You have until Thursday, 6:00 PM EST, to complete the hop. On Friday, all prizes will be announced on Taylor's blog and the blog the winner's name was drawn from.

For my project I used this cute little lady bug image from one of the hops sponsors, Meljen's Designs. She is paper pieced using some of the new Close To My Heart papers I just got this past week. The heart trim was from a RAK a recieved from a blogging friend.

Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for hopping by. Your next stop on the hop is my wonderful team mate from the Meljen's DT, Jessica. If you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop order. Remember, the more comments you leave, the more you increase you chances of winning.

Taylor Usry -
Libby Hickson -
Cindy Coutts -
Cyndi Bundy -
Amber Hillman -
Angelique Nederpel -
Tanya Johnson -
Suzi McKenzie -
Cathy Wallington -
Pam Hornschu -
Wendy Price -
Patricia Hays -
Maria Levine -
Sandie Dunne -
Juanita Gillen -
Janelle Stollfus -
Mary Collins -
Berenice Rendon -
Cheryl Gorka - (You are here!)
Jessica Fitzgerald -
Dee Morris -
Darsie Bruno -
Sandy Allnock -
Margie Cortina -
Kathy Fronczak -
Cat Darling -
Joyce Martens (Jolara) -
Erin Leveille -
Gudrun Loennecken-
Mackenzie Bruckler -
Melissa (Pink Cat) -
Patty Tanuz -
Emily Leiphart -
Jane Matsumoto -
Kimme Leach -
Kerry Kung -
Heather Lee-Reppen -
Rachel Sztonyk -
Jennifer Dove -
Lysa -
Erica Johnson-Wanzer -
Tina Kiehn -
Sugar Whiting -
Karin Martin -
Sunghee Chon -
Tanis Palmer -
Lindsey M-P -
Kristi Parker Van Doren -
Julie E -
Alison Heikkila -
Audrey E -
Laura Drahozal -
Louise Healy -
Wendy Jordan -
Lynell Harlow -
Terrece Siddoway -

Blog Hop Prizes:

- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate (from me)
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads
-Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner (AND: 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image for their hop card)


  • Stamps: Little Bug Line by Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white CS, Georgia Pacific CS, Close To My Heart Sweetheart paper pack, PaperStudios black CS
  • Inks: None
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stampin' Up edge punch, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments: Pink Tulip Hug Snug seam binding, misc. lace & heart trim, Hero Arts gemstones, Close To My Heart Glitz
  • Other: Sentiment computer generated using "Ain't Nothing Fancy" free font
  • Techniques: Paper piecing


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sentimental Sundays #42 - Pink, Red, White color challenge

It's Sunday, so it is time for the new Sentimental Sunday challenge. Our challenge this week is for you to create a pink, red, & white project. Don't forget to include a sentiment! Red, pink and white is the perfect color combination to use on any Valentine projects you are creating. But you don't have to make a Valentine's themed project, you can make anything you would like with these colors and a sentiment.

For my card, I used a sassy sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs and the cute brassiere and panties from Meljen's Designs. I found these gemstones in a box of craft goodies that I had forgotten about.

This week, the Sentimental Sundays challenge is being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the challenge details and to pick up your weekly freebie from Raindrop Echo Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Sweet Little Brassiere and Lacy Panties by Meljen's Designs and Silly Valentine's Day sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers & CS: Georgia Pacific CS, My Mind's Eye Love Nest dp
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Blush
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders circle Nestabilities
  • Embellishments: Studio G red glitter glue, Prima Marketing gemstones, misc. pearl, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


Music Saves My Soul

If you want to play along, please link up on Marcea's blog.

I don't know what it is about this song, but I love it. I love the original by Love and the covers by the Damned and Calexico. Even the cover by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs is okay. ( I heard a version by Sarah Brightman that I didn't care for.)

So here Calexico's version. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meljen's Designs - Punny Valentine

This morning when I was watching the weather report on the news I realized I forgot to type up my Meljen's Designs post for today. So I am trying to hurry up and get this typed before I start getting ready for work.

I used the new release to paper piece a Valentine's day card for my daughter.

I love this release! I know, I say that every week, but I really do love these cute, punny images. Here is a look at the entire set which is available on Whimsy Stamps today.

Join in the new, Gift Tag challenge today on the Meljen's Designs blog for your chance to win some Meljen's Designs digis. You can find all the details on the Meljen's Designs blog.

Where you a winner from the Meljen's Designs Lots-O-Love blog hop last week? You can check HERE to see if you were the winner of the Hearty Hippo image that I was giving away during the hop. You can check on the Meljen's Designs blog to see if you were the Grand Prize winner.

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Apple of My Eye by Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: Distressed Inks Antique Linen, (SU Ruby Red)
  • Papers: PaperTrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Georgia Pacific CS, Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection DP
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabiliteis (PTI ticket die), Stampin' Up edge punch, copic markers
  • Embellishments: Twinery pink bakers twine, misc button, misc glitter glue


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Whimsy Stamps - Studious Mouse

My daughter is just like me in the way that she generally has several books that she is reading at the same time. Although she is still using the bookmark I made for her before, I thought I would make her another one so that she can stop using scraps of paper to save her spot.

I found a tutorial for a corner bookmark tutorial HERE and decided that I wanted to give it a try. I gave it to her yesterday and she really loved it. In fact, she asked if she could try to make one over the week end.

Don't forget that today is the big Release Party at Whimsy Stamps for the February new releases of rubber stamps and dies. Check out the details on the Whimsy Stamps blog to see how you could be the winner of one of the 6 prizes being given out during the hop.

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Mushroom Mouse by Meljen's Designs (available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers: Neenah Crest solar white CS, Close To My Heart Cherry-O DP pack
  • Inks: none
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle & Labels 3 Nestabilities, Fair Isle Border Petites, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments: Close To My Heart Tulip velvet ribbon, misc rick rack & cardboard


Winner of Hearty Hippo by Meljen's Designs!

The winner of the Hearty Hippo image used on my Meljen's Designs blog hop project is....

Starla B. said...
What an awesome card! I love the colors...and that cute little banner with the gemstones!

Starla, please email me at shestamps-blogs at yahoo dot com and I will send you the Hearty Hippo digital image.

Thank you to every one that hopped with us and left a comment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BLOG CANDY - ends 2-10-11

Check out this awesome blog candy offered by my friend Scrap It Girl. Ends 2-10-11. Now I meant to post this earlier but I have been procrastinating. So, you need to hurry on over there before the blog candy closes.

Monday, February 7, 2011

PRIZE reminder!

Don't forget you have until tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th at 8 pm EST, to complete the Meljen's Designs blog hop for your chance at lots of prizes. I will be giving a way the Hearty Hippo image I used on my post HERE.

To find out all the details on how get into the drawings for the Meljen's Designs digital stamps, check out my blog hop post.

I can't wait to draw a name tomorrow!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #41 - Valentines

It's Sunday and that means it is time for the new Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week we want to see your Valentine themed creations. Don't forget the sentiment!

I decided to use one of the gorgeous sentiments from Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs. I love cards that focus on the sentiment. I paired it up with some of my all time favorite papers from October Afternoon and layered on some lace and fibers.

Please stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see what the rest of the team has created. While you are there, check out the freebie that Ann has provided this week.

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Love You Sayings by Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white CS, PaperStudio black CS, October Afternoon Thrift Store
  • Inks: Distressed Inks Antique Linen
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, paper piercing tool, Creative Memories corner rounder punch
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin button, misc. lace, ribbon, bakers twine & pearls, black pen
  • Techniques: Faux stitching, paper piecing


Music Saves My Soul

It's Saturday! Time for Music Saves My Soul! If you want to play along, be sure to link up on Marcea's blog.

This week I picked an old song. I love how earnest she sounds when she is singing, but I have to admit, I don't really understand the meaning of the song.

Have a great week end!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meljen's Designs Blog Hop & Fun Fold challenge

Today we are having a blog hop to welcome the new members to the Meljen's Design team. We are so happy to have Darsie, Robbie and Candace join us! Be sure to read my entire post to find out how to win some Meljen's Designs digital stamps!

Hopefully you came here from Candace's blog. If you did you are on the right track! If not, start the hop at Meljen's Designs blog so that you get a chance to look at all the eye candy. If you get lost along the way, I have a complete list of all the blog hop stops at the bottom of my post.

For my project, I paper pieced Hearty Hippo which is one of the new releases available today on Whimsy Stamps. Since the new Meljen's Designs challenge is Fun Folds, my card is a joy fold card. You can find directions for a joy fold card HERE. I changed the measurements to make a 5x5 inch card.

Here is a peek at all the new Meljen's Designs digis released today. They are perfect for your Valentine's day projects.

Now, you are probably wondering what you need to do to win some Meljen's Designs digital stamps. There are several ways for you to win this week.

1) Join the Meljen's Designs Fun Fold challenge for your chance to win 3 Meljen's Designs digis. Remember you don't have to use a Meljen's Designs image but we would love it if you did.

2) You have a chance to win the Hearty Hippo digital stamp right here on my blog by leaving a comment. Entries end when the hop ends (Tuesday, February 8th.) The winner will be chosen by I will announce the winner on my blog on Wednesday, February 9th.

3) Each stop on the hop will give a way one Meljen's Designs digital image to a random commenter.

4) You have a chance to be the blog hop's GRAND PRIZE WINNER. The grand prize is your choice of four Meljen's Designs digital images. The winner will be announced on the Meljen's Designs blog on Wednesday, February 9th. To qualify you need to comment on each design team's member's blog hop post before the end of the hop (Tuesday, February 8th.)

Thank you for hoppin' by today. The next stop on the hop is Darsie's blog.

Here is the complete blog hop list in case you get lost along the way.

  • Images: Hearty Hippo by Meljen's Designs on Whimsy Stamps, Little Winged Heart by Meljen's Designs freebie, Just So Hippy from Gina K Designs
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up craft white
  • Paper: PaperTrey dark chocolate CS, Georgia Pacific CS, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink paper pack
  • Tools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Copic markers, Big Shot, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Sewing tracing wheel
  • Embellishments: Zig chocolate marker, Twinery bakers twine, PaperStudios gemstons, Sakura stardust pen, Inkssentials white opaque gel pen
  • Techniques: Paper piecing, faux stitching


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Whimsy Digital Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Whimsy Stamps digital stamps new release blog hop. Whimsy Stamps is releasing new digital designs today from Raindrop Echo Designs, Crissy's Digis along with many new images to the Meljen's Designs collection. All of the new images are available now!

Hopefully, you made it here by way of Lorraine's blog! That means you are on the right track! If you are just joining the hop, you will want to stop at the first stop, the Whimsy Inspiration Blog. If you get lost along the way, the entire blog hop list is posted there. You'll want to leave some love, in the form of comments, along the way too as there will be randomly chosen two winners from two mystery blogs. The blog hop runs from today until Tuesday, February 8th at 12:oo pm EST.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop chosen from comments left on Melissa's blog will receive 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy and the opportunity to be a Whimsy guest designer for the entire month of February!

So, what are you waiting for? Get Hopping!

Now onto my project for the hop.

I used Lovin' Turtle from Meljen's Designs. Isn't he adorable? The banner was created using Candy Hearts sets 2 & 3 from Chrissy's Digis. I just love these new candy hearts. Visit the Whimsy Stamps Store to see all the new digital stamps available today!

Don't forget Whimsy Stamps has release party and blog hop for the new rubber stamp releases starting on February 9th.

Your next stop on the hop is Anneke's blog and I'm sure she will have something gorgeous for you to see!

Thanks for hoppin' by!


  • Stamps: Lovin' Turtle by Meljen's Designs, Candy Hearts set 2 and Candy Hearts set 3 by Crissy's Digis (All availalbe on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: None
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey white & Dark Chocolate CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS, misc. red CS from Claudia & Co, American Crafts Love Collection DP
  • Tools: Copic markers
  • Embellishments: PaperTrey bakers twine, misc red felt, button, & rhinestones