Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Whimsy Stamps June Rubber Release Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps June new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 15 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

3 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Bart’s BBQ ~ Fairy Day Dreams ~ Journey Into The Sea

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Garden Bird House ~ Garden Fence ~ Mailed With Love ~ Sick Little Bear

4 stamps from Kenny K
Alice Chains ~ Bling Baby ~ Showgirl ~ Surfer Dude

4 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
The Good Life Tickets ~ Into The Farm BG ~ Summer Letter Seals ~ Thank You Tiles

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Cloud Die Set ~ Hot Air Balloon Die

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Crystal's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday June 15th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday June 22nd at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*


Today Whimsy Stamps is also releasing its first issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine! It's packed with amazing samples from the design team and customers as well as three different tutorials that you can follow along with step-by-step. We are excited to bring you samples that have never been seen before and we hope that they will inspire you to create using your favorite Whimsy products! You can find the magazine here: http://issuu.com/whimsystamps/docs/issue1 Please feel free to leave your comments and click the Facebook "Like" button to let us know that you enjoyed it!

For my blog hop creation I used one of the stamps from the Thank You Tiles set and made a set of notelets complete with matching box:



I used SU Kraft card (I'm almost out of that now, *sob*!) and SU Whisper White cardstock for the matting and layering.  The DP is from the Prima 6x6 'Botanical' paper pad and I distressed everything with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink pad.


I wanted to emboss the actual stamped image but didn't have any brown embossing powder.  So I used the Distress Ink with clear embossing powder...but you need to work fast!  I got all my supplies to hand, stamped the image using the Vintage Photo ink, quickly sprinkled it with extra fine clear embossing powder before the ink had a chance to start to dry and then heat embossed:


I love that Spellbinders have produced the small Labels 1 and small Labels 4 nesties so that there is now no need to cut one of the shapes out to if you want a slim border.  Well... I don't actually own the Labels 1 small, just the normal Labels 1 nesties, so I used them to die cut the kraft matt and then used the same die cut as a template to draw the smal and hand cut the white card.  I've put the Labels 1 small nesties on my wishlist now, ha ha!!


I have been ooh-ing and aah-ing over the gorgeous handmade rolled roses for a while now, and so as I've been commissioned to make a wedding card I bought the Marianne Creatables Chinese Roses die.  Once I'd received it I thought that perhaps I'd wasted my money as it's quite easy to cut out the unrolled shape yourself!  So I made a rolled rose myself, then opened the die cuts and used them, and much prefer the lovely precise cut they give! Once I'd cut them out of white card using my Cuttlebug, I inked them up with the Vintage Photo ink before rolling them.  Then once they were rolled I gave a final swipe of the pad to the top to emphasise the edges:



Unfortunately I haven't been well for almost a week now which stopped me participating in the sneak peeks - boo!  I did, however, manage to colour up BLING BABY, and once I feel better I shall make a card with her. I used some Spica Glitter pens on the rim of her glasses, her hooped earrings, her necklaces and the buckle of her belt (if you click to enlarge you may be able to see just a touch of sparkle!).  I think her glasses should be white rimmed to stand out against the deepness of her skin, but I'm not brave enough to use my white pen, ha ha!  So the green sparkly glasses are staying!


So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Erin's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Hugs,

65 comments:

  1. Sem, such a gorgeous set hun!! I really love your design with your flowers and awesome details!! Great job!! :)

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  2. Wow what an elegant set, so simple and just stunningly beautiful, love the embossing and I like her green sparkly glass too!

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  3. Wow, i love it
    it's so beautiful project
    Congrats

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  4. Beautiful Card set. Love those colors! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  5. WOW! What a beautiful set. I love those flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. OMG your box and cards are so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  7. awsome cards, they are beautiful!

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  8. Goodness me that is such a pretty and elegant set of cards! And you coloured the bling lady perfectly. Hugs, Frea

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  9. Wow... your card set and box are amazing I love the colors and the way you made it look antique :)thanks for sharing.
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous box and card set! Beautiful coloring of the image.
    Hugs and smiles

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  11. Wow!!!!I love the colors and details on this set!!!!!Beautiful bows!!!!Amazing job!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  12. Ohhhhh wow!!!! I just adore your cards & box- what amazing colouring & design of the set is just Gorgeous!

    Hugz, Deb

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  13. WOOOOWEEE This is totally FABULOUS Sem, I LOVE your thank you set and your coloring of Bling Baby is FANTASTIC!!!!!

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  14. All over the top elegant bunch of cards and box. Love the design and colors you have used.

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  15. Your card set is lovely and you did a great job on coloring her. TFS.

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  16. Gorgeous set Sem!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. What a fabulous set, so elegant! I really want to try those flowers. You colored Bling Baby beautifully! I have such a hard time coloring people, fantastic job!

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  18. I hope you are feeling much better :)
    Your art work is gorgeous, very elegant! I love it ....

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  19. Terrific set. Love the color selection. Great rolled flowers.TFS
    http://lisaspaperaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  20. wow totally fantastic set of cards..love the colours..

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  21. The set of cards of just elegant.

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  22. I am amazed - they are truly beautiful and well done to you. I have learnt something as well, to use your dies to make another shape only the smaller.. Thank you so much for that little helper!
    Sally

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  23. OMG! What a FABULOUS set of cards and your box is just GORGEOUS! Love it!

    Judi x

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  24. Fabulous little gift set Simonne and I can't wait to see what you do with the Bling Baby pic.Hugs Debbie x

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  25. What a lovely set! Really great!

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  26. what a wonderful project, and the distressing is great

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  27. What a stunning set of notelets with matching box!

    Bling Baby looks fantastic too.

    Marie-Anne

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  28. What BEAUTIFUL creations! Such creativity! Really amazing! TFS!

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  29. Your set is absolutely wonderful

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  30. I really love the set of cards you made. Thanks for giving the details of your rolled roses. I've been wondering about the dies for a while. I've made mine by hand. It's good to know it would be worth it to buy the dies.

    I love the coloring on Bling Baby. I just love this image and I LOVE her green glasses!

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  31. Gorgeous set of cards and box and the stamp is perfectly coloured too;)

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  32. gorgeous work. love that box and the cards. your handmade flowers are sweet. great work
    kirsten

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  33. The box and card are just awesome!!!! And the girl is rather bright! You are very talanted

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  34. Your creation is amazin! and your colouring is fantastic. Hope you feel better soon
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  35. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, It's a very beautiful, nice and creative,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  36. What a lovely set! This is sooo gorgeous. Love the soft colors and the paper flowers.

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  37. AWESOME set of cards! TFS
    ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net
    wishupoonascrap.blogspot.com

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  38. Wow this gift set is amazing, love everything about it. Your other image is coloured beautifully too.
    Kim xXx

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  39. What a beautiful box made ​​you what you can do in the cards. You have very beautiful colored mark, so with those curls.

    Nice weekend.

    Hugs Astrid.

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  40. Wonderfully coloured Bling baby. Love the boxes and cards too very stylish

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  41. WOWEEE! You are so talented. Very elegant. & the coloring on that pretty girl was amazing. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord
    3team3lord3@comcast.net

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  42. Oh how I'd love to make one of those gorgeous sets. Great inspiration! Your coloring of the KK image is fantastic. Well done! "Hugs" Carol

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  43. is elegant, the cards are beautiful
    susy

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  44. Gorgeous Thank you card set! And WOW, your coloring is amazing on Bling Baby! Hope you're feeling better. xxD

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  45. Simply stunning creations!!! what a beautiful gift.


    Ali x

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  46. Oh Sem, I'm loving this creation of yours. So beautiful.

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  47. Wow, your creatins are stunning, lovely Details and colors.

    Big Hugs
    Heike

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  48. Love your beautiful creation with those beautiful rolled roses. Love your Bling Baby too. Great coloring!

    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  49. Wow, fab card set, and love the way colored bling baby! I have got to get that image.

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  50. Beautiful and elegant set

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  51. wow what a beautiful gift this would make for someone.

    love Bling Baby, love the colours and touches of sparkle.

    have a great day
    hugs Troy xx

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  52. Gorgeous set. I love the colours, the papers, the roses, the sentiment and the label. Everything is amazing and the box is fantastic.
    Great great great inspiration,
    Laetitia xx

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  53. Wow Simonne your card set looks fabulous! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  54. Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs

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  55. LOVE,Love,love your thank you cards and box! totally gorgeous!

    Your coloring on Bling baby is GREAT, and she is one of the nicer Kenny K images!

    Most are exploitative stereotypical chauvinistic female images!
    This is why teenage and tweenage girls end up being cutters and other. Unrealistic female image images thrown in front of them all the time.

    I am shocked by the amount of female stampers and crafters would use his images.

    New follower :)

    Susan

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  56. Oh, Simonne, I'm sorry to hear that you've been ill. I hope you're feeling better by now. Your Bling Baby is awesome... do you hear me? AWESOME! I love the green glasses even if the white would have shown up better. You did a fabulous job coloring her. I have admired your work from a distance but I have become a full-fledged follower tonight.

    Anniebee

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  57. Hope you are feeling better soon! You are super talented!

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  58. Beautiful cards and box. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  59. What a beautiful set! Love the color, and the elegance of them! The roses and bows are gorgeous too!

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x