Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oh, Candace, we'll MISS You!

Sadly, this is our last week with Candace as our Guest Designer!

We hope that you have enjoyed her creations this month as much as we have!  It's been such a joy to share them with you all!

Candace, you are awesome, amazing, creative, friendly and it has been a honor to have you with us!  We all hope to see you play along with our upcoming challenges!

We have one last card to share with you all from Candace and we know you'll love it!



Go ahead, leave some love here for Sweet Candace - and bookmark her blog so that you can visit often!

Thanks for sharing your month with us, Candace!  We'll Miss You!!

Hugs, 
Dee, Nicole, Lauretta, Lisa, Callie, Kim, Shana, Andrea, Melanie, Robin, Sandy, Cheryl 
and of course, our Queen Artist herself, MELISSA!!

Check back next week to meet our August Guest Designer... ssshhh... it's a secret :)

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Friday, July 30, 2010

More Challenges!!

How can you get more images of Melissa's for FREE?  Well, just participate in some of the challenge blogs that we sponsor each week and you could just be their lucky winner!!  If you win, you get FOUR digis of your choice from the store HERE!

July 24 - Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday

July 24 - Sketch Saturday

July 26 - Kaboodles Doodles

August 1 - Stamptacular Sunday

August 3 - Creative Card Crew

GOOD LUCK!
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Challenge #18 and New Release!

Happy Thursday, everyone!!
I hope that all are having a wonderful week!

I can't wait to share our new release with you, so here it is!

Oh so cute, don't you think??  You can find all of these new release images in the Meljens Shop at Whimsy Stamps!

For our challenge this week - we have an awesome sketch from our very own Lauretta


This sketch was so much fun!!  We can't wait to see how you create with it!

Here are some samples from our Design Team!

Using "Mister Fancy Cat"

From Kim
Using "Triple Chocolate Treat"


From Dee
Using "FruFru Fairy Pony"

From Andrea
Using "Monkey Toes"


From Callie

{Coming Soon!}



Now it's YOUR turn! 
Go- Create - Have Fun - Share!

Don't forget to link to the Meljen's Designs Thursday Challenge in your entry post


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sneak Peek – July 29 Release

The release coming tomorrow is a mix and match of some cute digis, including sweet things and some quirky little cuties!

Here’s a sneak peek of one inspired by my kiddos:

Capture 
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see them all!

Have a lovely, crafty Tuesday everyone. :-)

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Tuesday Inspiration!

Wow!  We already have SO many entries for our Easel Card challenge!
We are all THRILLED that you are enjoying our challenges and Melissa's images of COURSE!

Here are some more amazing Design Team creations to awe and inspire using our Easel Card theme!

From Andrea
using "Sail Away"
Look at the sun!  So cute with the button!  And I love the paper pieced sails!

From Kim
Soooo pretty!  Love the bright yellow sunflower and beautiful corners!

From Lauretta
This is just so cute!  The chocolate/raspberry colors are yummy and such a cute image!

And a few non-easel cards to share with you, as well

From Nicole
What an amazing scene!  3 Meljen's images here!  So cute!

From Andrea
This is just the cutest!  Love the colors and cute sentiment!

From Melanie
Oh! The colors, the chilis, the sentiment!  Love this!


Well - are you feeling inspired?  I hope so!!

You've still got a couple of days to enter our Easel Card challenge!  So, get to it!

And, come back tomorrow for a sneaky peeky of our next new release!
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

TOP FIVE and RANDOM WINNER!

Happy Sunday!  Another awesome CHALLENGE was before you and YOU CONQUERED IT!  Thanks for playing along, everyone!!  Here's the TOP FIVE and Random Winner of our Business Card/ Tall challenge! 

Our random winner is 
#8  Piali!

Please contact Nicole at:
with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs line at Whimsy Stamps!!

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And now, the Design Team has voted and we have determined our Top 5 Favorite entries... what a HARD choice we had to make!!!
Be sure to grab your blinkie to display PROUDLY on your blog!


TOP FIVE...

LORRAINE....










Congratulations, Ladies!

We look forward to seeing you again THIS WEEK with our Easel Card Challenge !!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for your Monday Freebie!
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

This Little Lighthouse of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!

Candace Mitchell has brought us one eye-catching card today!  Isn't this adorable with that black and yellow combo!?  I LOVE IT!  The papers, the dots, the patterns, the dots, the colors and THE DOTS!  So fun!  It just showcases the Little Lighthouse so sweetly!  We have just ONE more Saturday before we have to let our awesome Candace leave us, but you can always keep her in your 'Favorites' by adding HER BLOG HERE to your computer! 

AND be sure to check out tomorrow's post that may just feature your name in our Top Five or as our Random winner of three digis for playing along in last week's challenge!  Scroll down to see the newest challenge and other ways to win more Freebie images by Melissa, but until then why don't you shop in the store and browse some HERE?!

Thank You again, Candace, your card is AWESOME!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

MORE FREEBIES?

How can you get more images of Melissa's for FREE?  Well, just participate in some of the challenge blogs that we sponsor each week and you could just be their lucky winner!!  If you win, you get FOUR digis of your choice from the store HERE!


July 24 - Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday


July 24 - Sketch Saturday

July 26 - Kaboodles Doodles



GOOD LUCK!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Challenge #17 - 7/22/2010

A big, warm, happy HELLO to you all!!

I am SO excited to share today's challenge samples and new release with you!!

Check THIS out!
I swear, every week, the images get cuter and cuter!  Melissa, how on earth do you DO it??
All images now available in the Whimsy Stamps Store!

Now, just take a look at these amazing samples from the design team - you can tell how much FUN we all had with these adorable images!!

And, in case you can't tell by our samples - our challenge for you this week is to make
AN EASEL CARD!!
These are SO popular right now, and for good reason, they are so fun to make and just look awesome!  We can't wait to see your easels!!

Don't forget - you can use any image you like for our challenges, BUT if you use a Meljen's Designs image, you have double the chance to win our random drawing for 3 free images!!

Here are the samples from your lovely Design Team!

using "Cheery Cherries"

Using "Artist Mug"

Dee
Using "Cheery Cherries"


Using "Brooke at the Beach"

Using "Sail Away"

And... now it's YOUR turn!  Amaze us with your Easel Card creations!!

Please remember to LINK to our challenge in your entry post :)

Have FUN!



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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sneak Peek – July 22 Digis

More digis are coming…and I already have a new set ready for next week too! :-) This particular snippet below is of one of my favorites in this week’s release.

sneak peek 
I think this will be perfect for all of you crafty ladies out there. :-)

Keep your peepers peeled! Enjoy! (hugs)

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Tuesday Inspiration!

Hellooooooooooo!

Guess what?  It's Tuesday!  And you know what that means, right?

It's INSPIRATION Day!

I've got TONS to share with you today, so let's get to it!

Here is a bit of inspiration using this weeks TALL/LONG business size challenge theme:

From ME!
Using "Penpal Mouse"

From Andrea
Using "Fuzzy Owl"
I just LOVE how Andrea paired up the owls, such a cute couple!

From Nicole
Using "Lots O Love Octopus" and "Seafloor Coral" (freebie)
What a super cute scene!!

From Sandy
Using "Cuddle Dragon"
Sentiment available to download on Sandy's blog


And here's a few beautiful cards that we thought you would love!

From Cheryl
Using "Skiing Mouse"
What wonderful inspiration to get started on our Holiday cards!

From Kim
Using "Dolly"
The doily is so perfect for this adorable image!

From Lisa
Oooh, such lovely papers and colors!

From Robin
Using "Sweet Little Donkey" (available for Free until July 27th for the Kickin' It For Michelle Card Drive)
Be sure to check out the card drive for Michelle at A Spoonful of Sugar!

And again - from Robin
Such a cute set of cards!

WoW!  What an amazing team!

I hope we've inspired you this week!

Check back tomorrow for a sneak peek of next week's release and I'll see you on Thursday with another super fun challenge and chance to win 3 free images!!

Play along with our Tall/Long challenge - you've still got a couple of days to get your entry in!

Happy Stamping!
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Challenge Winners!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Sunday!   Can you believe another week has already passed us by?  It is time to announce the TOP FIVE and Random Winner of our CIRCLES challenge!!  These entries just amazed me, we have such talented crafters out there!!!

Our random winner is 
Please contact Nicole at:
with your choice of 3 digis from the Meljen's Designs line at Whimsy Stamps!!
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And now, the Design Team has voted and we have determined our Top 5 Favorite entries... what a HARD choice we had to make!!!
Be sure to grab your blinkie to display PROUDLY on your blog!




TOP FIVE...











Rimna!


Congratulations, Ladies!

We look forward to seeing you again THIS WEEK with our Business Card CHALLENGE!!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for your Monday Freebie!
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer's almost over!

Are you getting ready for school like me?  The school supplies are in the stores, the lunchboxes are lining the shelves and CANDACE is getting ready, too!  Of course she IS a real teacher, so she better get ready!!!!!

Isn't this card UBER cute?? It is so adorable with the little PENPAL MOUSE that she turned into a school-inspired card! PERFECT!  Love those paper choices, the layout, the coloring, and the ribbon, too!

Thanks, Candace for another gorgeous card!!  Check out more of Candace's talent at her blog HERE!

Enjoy your day!
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Look out for more FREEBIES!

If you want to try to win some more MELJEN'S DESIGNS digis, go to the challenge blogs below and face their latest challenge! 
If you win, you get FOUR digis of your choice from the store HERE!

July 7 - Cooking it up with Katie - closes on the 20th!



July 15 - PaperPlay Challenges



July 16 - Stampin' for the Weekend



July 17 - Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday



GOOD LUCK!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Challenge #16 -- 7/15/10

Welcome!!

I am so excited to share a fun-filled new release from Melissa and to show off some amazing Design Team inspiration!

So, lets get to it!

In our set this week we have 5 new release images:
July-15-release 
"Penpal Mouse"
"Teddy Bear Couple"
"Apple Beary Fairy"
"Little Lighthouse"
"Curious Little Rat"

You can find them all available for purchase in the Whimsy shop!

I just know that each and every one of these images will be perfect for our challenge this week!

We challenge you to create a LONG or TALL card!
Business size = 4in x 9-1/4in

And here to share their creations with you are --

using "Penpal Mouse"
Such a cute card!  I love the soft colors and the adorable row of buttons!

using "Little Lighthouse"
So cute and what a perfect sentiment!

Kim 
using "Penpal Mouse"
What a striking black and white card!  Love the numbers paper and chalkboard feel to this one!

using "Teddy Bear Couple"
This is such a sweet, sweet card!  The colors are beautiful together!
The sentiment (in French) says "Another year of happiness for two"

using "Penpal Mouse"
This is a perfect teacher card!  Love the stripey paper, it makes me think of school paper!

using "Apple Beary Fairy"
Oh, the luscious purples here!  I love the heart border and the bow is so pretty!

using"Apple Beary Fairy"
I love the papers that Shana used here! They match the image so perfectly!


And now, of course, it's YOUR turn!  Remember, you can use any image you like, BUT if you use a Meljen's Designs image available at Whimsy Stamps, you will be entered twice to win 3 free images!

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