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Thursday, February 10, 2011
If you are here for the Whimsy Blog Hop You are in the right place!!! Welcome!!

If you would like to join the Whimsy Weekly Give Away (lasts 24 hours only) click here.


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP!  You are at the Start of Our Hop!!!!!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic 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, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, 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 fabulousness!

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

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th 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. Also, we 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*

For my blog hop creation I used a few different stamps.  The first is a Valentine gift set I created for a friend using the Darling Daisies stampset illustrated by Crissy Armstrong and the Postage Online stamp designed by Ann Vento (as well as the postage stamp die).  The box I created using a tutorial created by Randi Thorsen which can be found here.   Since I am from the USA, I am not use to measuring everything in the metric measurement system so I found it to be a challenge....but fun!!!!  The daisy in the center heart window of the box is embossed in white on vellum.  The dp used on the card is K&Co. Jullianne. The ribbon is May Arts Ivory and champagne silk. The box is embossed with a Sizzix floral die on Blushing Bride (SU).  The dp is from DCWV.






 Challenges I am entering this set in:
 Stamptacular Sunday - challenge # 97 - Hearts Stamps R Us - challenge # 14 - Valentine/Love Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embossing Crafty Cardmakers - challenge # 39   A Spoonful Of Sugar - challenge 138 - Let's See Some LovePapertake Weekly - Have A HeartKaboodle Doodles .....RibbonPink Elephant ....be my valentineLet's Ink It Up ....NO DIGI and Romance/ValentinesOoh La La Creations - For someone specialSweet Stampin' - Spring Flowers
For Fun Challenges  - heartsFreshly Brewed -  - use a charmGingersnap Creations - use a charm Penny's Paper-Crafty  hearts a flutterPixie Cottage - SKETCH  and/or ribbonStampin' Royalty - heartsMy Time To Craft - (JFF) - hearts & flowers Phindy’s Place - (3E, SIO) - embossing

My last creation is made with the darling Valerie's Spring Rain illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  I colored her with copics.

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Donna's blog
but before you do you may want to sign up for the prize below and read how you can win more!!!!

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




To start off the hop, I have major candy here for anyone who takes the release badge and posts it on their blog!! Denise is super generous!!!  Denise knows there are a lot of stops on our hop and so much to see so she is making the hop well worth your while!!!  This does not include just one but several of today's release stamps!! Wow!  You don't want to miss it!! To make the hop more fun there is more candy along the way!!! So make sure to leave some love for each of the designers participating in the hop!  Here is the photo and list of stamps you can win just by linking your name in the linky below (PLEASE DO NOT WRITE A COMMENT IN THE LINKY- JUST YOUR NAME!) and posting the release badge at the beginning of this post on your sidebar or a post linked to this blog post (the beginning of the hop). Please also leave a comment as well just in case Mr. Linky goes down.

This candy includes:
Birthday Postage Stamps
Valerie's Spring Rain
Fancy Bench
Smell the Flowers
Balloon Mouse
Baby Bunny's Bottle
Vikki Lee Vicious
Star

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!  I hope in some way my creation inspired you.
Hugs,











126 comments:

Dorcas said...

Wow Chris! What fantastic projects!!

Judi said...

Oh my goodness Chris, all these projects are FANTASTIC! You've excelled yourself. I always love Whimsy products, and this new release is divine, I do hope I'm lucky enough to win something, as buying them ALL is not an option, more's the pity!! Still, maybe hubby won't notice just 1 or 2 ........ or 3 or 4 or ..... lol.

Hugs
Judi

Iris said...

WOW Chris! You definitely have out done yourself with this! Can't stop looking at your GORGEOUS projects! Wow I'm totally in awe!!! Beautiful!!!!!

Hugs,
Iris

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness girl, you have REALLY outdone yourself with these creations!! They are over the top gorgeous!! I love that basket you've created!! so clever and your coloring on the sweet images are beautiful!! Wonderful job girl!HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Girl!!!

Deb said...

wow, your creations for the hop are just beautiful, what a sweet valentine bag and your cards are stunning! hugs Debx

Marlene said...

WOW!!! GORGEOUS doesn't even begin to describe this. Your projects are outta this world beautiful!

Brennen said...

Wow! I can't wait to see how lucky I might be. Wonderful prizes.

Nannieflash said...

Wowee Chris what a stunning card and basket, they are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Vanja said...

These are stunning, Chris! I love the basket, fabulous papers.
hugs
Vnaja

Linda said...

Wow, your creations are gorgeous. Hugs Linda

Patti J said...

Chris, you never cease to amaze me. Thank you for always inspiring me with your beautiful creations! Love the projects you have created here today! Hugs!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Chris,
These are absolutely gorgeous. Really cute girlie creations in wonderful colours. The card is wonderful and the bag is amazing. Fantastic crafting.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Ardilla said...

Really nice projects! Love the ribbons and the images are gorgeous :)

Thanks for the chance, I posted about it!

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous as always, Chris!! Love your projects and a hopping I will go!!

I've posted in Mr Linky and thanks for the chance to win!

Jamie said...

beautiful projects! they are all so pretty. thanks for sharing! put the release badge on my sidebar and linked up in mr. linky. Thanks for the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Marie-Anne said...

What a great projects you've made!

Marie-Anne

Meghan said...

Wow this is beautiful! Love all your color and your image is beautiful!
Hugs,
Meghan

Mona E said...

Fab candy and i am sooo impressed with your creations. Looove that giftbox. Your colouring is divine as allways. How do you get your bows so perfect? Love them! Hugs...Mona

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful projects..love the giftbox!! I've put the release pic on my sidebar with a link back here. Thanks for the chance to win that generous giveaway!!
~Terry~

Lillian Child said...

Oh, Chris, you had me at these LOVELY projects! Such a fabulous sense of design and style - and so many beautiful layers! Love 'em!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful project and gorgeous cards! Love the colors.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Chris, you always make such beautiful projects. Truly fantastic!

Jenny V. said...

Hi Chris! Beautiful and great projects. I just love the Postage Stamps. I need to start owning Whimsy Stamps they have beautiful images and would be fun to work with.

Patricia Garcia said...

Chris, you just make the most precious projects, Love them all!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy MOLY Chris! This is exquisite!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your creations are all fabulous. TFS.

Kopperhead said...

Beautiful projects, and link posted!
http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com/

Elise said...

Thank you very much for sharing your creations with us. The're so beautifull. And the new stamps are great to!!
Hugs,
Elise

Snoopy said...

Wow! What great prizes! This is my very first blog hop, so hopefully I'll get everything right. I posted about the blog hop on my sidebar and I've been peeking at your creations and had to become a follower. Your blog is wonderful! Thanks for this great opportunity! I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
snoopyshomemadefun dot blogspot dot com

Crystal said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Chris, WHAT a cool shape to that box very different and pretty!!! Your cards are gorgeous as always!!! Hugs!

Snoopy said...

Wow, Chris! What amazing candy! I've posted it on my sidebar and registered with the linky thing. I'm so glad to have discovered this blog and all you talented bloggers. I can't wait to learn from your creations! Thanks for the inspiration.

I hope I win! I hope I win! I hope I win!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Anki said...

Amazing! Love everthing! Need to make that basket and your card is stunning! Kramis - Anki

Beate said...

Oh my stinking goodness! Your blog hop creations are over the top gorgeous!
The first card with the embossed background and swirls really make the image pop.
The box...what can I say other then INCREDIBLE!
And your last card is amazing as well. Your coloring, the paper, the layout.
You are leaving me speechless.
Hugs and smiels

craftykitten said...

Great projects Chrissy. Love them all. Have put a link in my sidebar to start the hop here with you.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Marion said...

Wow! Chris these are just fabulous creations. All wonderful, but that basket is just delightful. Thanks for the link to instructions.
Marion

Lullina said...

I love the box! And the card too ^^
I linked your blog candy on my blogs
Sidebar:
http://filofantasofia.blogspot.com/
Sidebar and post:
http://langolodeigiveaway.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the chance! ^^

Elin said...

Wow what a cute card with the girl and cat. Like the lower ribbon alot!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Creative! Beautiful! What else is there to say!?

He IS Able,
Traci S.

sabine said...
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sabine said...

precious work you make i love the card with the cat and girl.
It's very fun to hop the Whimsy release party.
i like de kenny k girls in rubber stamps.
Thank you for this chance to win some rubber stamps of Whimsy.
hugs Sabine

raindropecho said...

Oh Chris! These are all absolutely precious! I love what you've done and you make me want to use my embossing folders! These are wonderful :)

- Ann

Louise said...

Gorgeous projects, thanks for the chance to win

miislucky said...

Those are just beautiful projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! :)

Suzanne said...

Wow gorgeous creation.
Hugs Sue x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my gosh, Chris, these are over the top amazing!!! That first card.....so very striking and the box, WOW, I am blown away. And last but not least that last card..stunning. Your coloring is beyond words!! Did you make that gift set for me? :D:D. Hugs my friend, Sabrina

Cheryl said...

Fantastic projects Chris! I love your attention to detail.

Janet said...

Wow--I'm in awe--beautiful work!

karensk said...

What a beautifull and elegant looking bx and card,I became a follower
Thanks for sharing

karenk3 at ameritech dot net

BethieJ said...

Chris EVERYTHING is FABULOUS!! That box is FANTASTIC!!!! and both cards are LOVELY!
Have a GREAT day!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Your projects are beautiful Chris! Love that gift box! Love the flourishes in the first card and the pretty colors in the last one! You do gorgeous work! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy! I posted it on my sidebar!

Heidi said...

Chris those hearts are beautiful, love the postage stamp set- definately my FAV! So of course hoping to win this one. LOL!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Chris, every time I come by to visit, your work just takes my breath away! I constantly oooo and aaaaahhhh my way through it. I sit as close to my monitor as I can so I can soak up every amazing detail. You are so talented, and even better than that, you are the sweetest and kindest person! Big hugs to you hun, and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with the rest of us.
love and hugs, Sharon

Message Keeper said...

Thanks, Chris for the lovely candy! Now I have more chances to win some goodies! Your cards are stunning!

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Terri said...

Great job on all of them. I especially like the box.

Sheng said...

These are great creations!!! So lovely.

Brenna said...

I have had a great time seeing all the previews!! yay!! thanks for hosting the hop, can't wait to get to it!!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Kim Y. said...

These are so gorgeous, Chris!

Shirley N said...

Chris, your creations get more fabulous by the day! All so beautiful!

Shime said...

Chris, you made fantastic box and also thanks for link to Master class!
Thank you for chance to win!

Sammibug said...

Awesome projects, Chris! I love them all! The gift set is fabulous! I posted about the hop on my blog.

here is a link:

http://sammibugscrapshack.blogspot.com/2011/02/whimsy-stamps-blog-hop-and-release.html

Becky said...

What gorgeous projects Chris. Just beautiful.

Wendi said...

Wow what a lucky friend your set is absolutely gorgeous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

PrincessPammie said...

Can I say a huge WOWEE!!! This is some amazing work that you have done...

AsilisA MaM said...

I like the project! thaks a lot for your art work and for a chance to get a something more

Kari said...

What gorgeous projects! Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning projects Chris,Hug's Debbie x

Adrina said...

You are so talented!!
Awesome is the only thing I can say.
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Randi WS said...

Wow Chris, your creations are amazing!! So many details - love it!! ;)

Hugs, Randi WS

Esme said...

Wow they are beautiful - a great demonstration of what you can do with the Whimsy stamps!!

Esme x

Marie said...

A really sweet and adorable cards. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Heidi said...

Gorgeous creations!
Lovely details and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Heather said...

Gorgeous, such creativity :) Thanks for the chance to win.

JoAnne said...

This is lovely. Thank you for sharing the tutorial on the box, I love that you share your inspiration with all of us!

Grace said...

Oh Chris your project is amazing!!! I LOVE that box and think it's incredible! Love your images... so gorgeous! I want them all!!!

aqualeiga said...

What a wonderful box! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at 'For Fun' challenges this week.....and the best of luck! Hugs, Ali x

Dixieglitzie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Simply Beautiful! TFS Chris.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Chris, your projects are always so unbelievably GORGEOUS!!! Your style is so elegant. Love all the little details on all of your work and having my own Chris original sitting on my desk it's easy to see all the love you put into your creations. :)

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful gift set. The new stamps look great. Off to hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Amazing work everyone, or should I say fun! I keep getting lost, so maybe I'll get through this eventually tee hee hee!

Mel X said...

Chris this is fabulous work. Love the basket loads. Your creations always look so beautiful, don't know how you do it!!!! The darling daisy card is stunning.

Mel X

Jack said...

Two fabulous cards and one absolutely stunning box. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

SuzanneK said...

OMG stunning work, the detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

Julie E said...

Can you say adorable!!! I am always blown away by your details, but that purse is just beyond cute!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely hearts and flowers set!! I just love it. I have posted the badge on my side bar too. http://dreamingncreating.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

WOW Chris! Such beautiful and inspirational creations, I love them and your gorgeous colouring. The little basket is very sweet, a wonderful gift idea. Hugs, Chris :)

Renkata said...

hris,
these are such an amazing projects.
Such a great design.
Love it.

Cor* said...

Oh Chris. What can I say that hasn't already been said. Everything looks fantastic! The embossing, the flourishes, the layouts and layering! And coloring is fabulous!! TFS and thanks for the chance to win some awesomely cute stamps and sentiments!!

Kathy said...

Great projects, so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Phindy's Place this week.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Chris!! TRULY AMAZING!! Your inspiration and talent never go unnoticed by me:)
Hugz

Collette said...

All projects are fabulous - Think I'm partial to the box, tho - 3D is outside of my box, so I shy away from them, but always love the results when I see them around - Thanks for participating at Stamps R Us this week!

Sarah♥10 said...

Oh, god, Chris!!
Both of your projects are absoloutely fab - But I'll think my favourite is the Valentines gift set box. But of course, both are amazing, as said before.
By the way, I've left the release picture of this blog-hop on my blogs sidebar, which you can find here: http://sarahscraftpond.blogspot.com/

Hugs, Sarah x

Stacy said...

Everything is just stunning!!! What gorgeous projects! I just adore the beautiful ribbon and lace! Very romantic! Thank you so much for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!

Annel said...

WOW what a great hop you have going. thanks for a chance to win.
got you on my blog.
http://annelsblog.blogspot.com/
annel

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous creations, Chris! Beautiful details and designs as always! Stunning work!

Rach said...

wow, Chris this is a stunning collection of makes hun.. love that little bag.. awesome.xx

CardArTart said...

Simply stunning Chris-Am off to hop around a bit :)

Floweret said...

Like this a lot and I and happy to see you playing with us at Fresh brewed designs challenge blog this week!
Keep up the good work and fun to see all the cards and the gifts here!

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joininig the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Claire said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Cammy said...

Gorgeous cards & projects! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Vicky said...

Beautiful projects, love the box. Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous candy.

Dragonlady said...

Hi Chris

Love all your creations, fantastic detail. Thank you for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Gosh you are a popular crafter - took me an age to reach bottom of all your lovely comments!!! I'm not surprised though these creations are so stunning really love 'em. Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and look forward to seeing you again.

Tina

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, Chris, this is amazing I love the bag. It's just darling. You have such amazing attention to detail.

Hugs, Mindy

Michelle said...

Chris you work is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage Challenge!

KarenB said...

What gorgeous creations!
I've linked up the hop logo on my sidebar, what a lovely suprise to find this when I visited your blog :)

Traci said...

Wow what beautiful work you do. Thank you for the inspiration. I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. Have a great weekend.

Courtney said...

These projects are all so gorgeous Chris! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!

Courtney~

Sharon Peele said...

Wow what an awesome Blog hop!!! I really love you cards and project!! You are really talent!! Beautiful work!!!

Glo said...

Great project!

fionalawlor said...

Wow fantastic creations! Love the embossing and pearls,so pretty :O)
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Sharon said...

Stunning creations.

Diane said...

What amazing creations.

Scrappymax said...

Wow I don't think I have ever seen such an awesome creation as that beautiful bag.
Thanks for sharing.
Max x

Meera said...

Chris what fantastic projects. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

Meera

SmilynStef said...

Love the pearl flourishes and lovely blooms ... thanks for joining our "charm"ed fun at Gingersnap Creations.

stephanne said...

These creations are so positively stunning!!! What beautiful things you have done with the new images, gorgeous colouring, papers and details, as by now, I expect from you, hehehe, love it all!!
hugs, stephanne

Bloomin Rose said...

i absolutely loved the projects. almost took my breath away.

sallysbitz said...

You have created beautiful stunning projects x
Thanks for joining us @ For Fun Challenges.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Cat said...

Your creations are GORGEOUS! I'm in LOVE! I posted the Blog Hop Badge in the right sidebar on my blog here

Lisette Morris said...

Stunning work! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Gorgeous projects. The texture just makes me want to be able to touch! Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Meilani Z. Smith said...

Those are beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Heike said...

Hi Chris, wow you make so many wonderful creations, so lovely Details. LOVE IT.

Hugs
Heike

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