Monday, February 28, 2011

Tantalizing Toooooooosday 3/1

I've got SO many beautiful creations to share with you today!

So, grab a cup o' joe, put on some nice music and make yourself comfy!  Here we go!!

Our Design Team is just incredible!  I can't believe how many cards these girls create every week!  Really, truly, the BEST team out there!  These girls ROCK!

From Melissa F
Using "Birthday Cup Mouse"

From Dianna
Using "Noah's Loving Giraffes"

From Candace
Using "Love Sprouts"

From Cheryl

Also From Cheryl

From Darsie

From Katja
Using "Hearty Hippo"

From Nicole
Using "Johnny Bird Boots"

From Robbie
Using "Perfect Pear"

Also from Robbie

From Dee
Using "Birthday Cup Mouse" and "Stitched Celebration"

From Marlena
Using "Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake"

From Anita
Using "Penguin's Little Letter"

Whew!  Breathtaking!!  Each and every one of them!  I LOVE this team SOOO much!

And, We all LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH, too!!!

Here are some of the beautiful Happy Birthday creations that you submitted in our challenge last week!
Don't forget to grab your special inspiration badge for being featured today!

From Ruby (who is only 9 years old!!)

From Jenn

Thanks SO much for playing along!  There is still time to enter to win in our ATC challenge!

Have Fun!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


(who used a Meljen's Designs image,
that's the new rule, see HERE!)
and our
Lucky Random Winner for this week!

WOWSERS!  Did you amaze all of us in the Birthday Challenge, or what!?!
TONS of entries and MANY of them using Melissa's images!

Don't miss out on the NEW challenge!
See details of that challenge HERE!

Here's our Random Winner of
the three FREEBIES...

 Here's your badge!
Be sure to display it proudly on your blog!

THEN, email Nicole at
with your three DIGI-PICKS from our
Meljen's Designs line HERE at the store!


(Couldn't get the image to upload for the life of me!)

Don't forget to grab your badge above!
Congratulations, Ladies!

Be sure to check out this week's ATC Challenge
You could win some freebie images from Melissa,
or even get the honor of being in our TOP FIVE!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Card Share - Charmaine

Here is a sweet birthday card that Charmaine shared with me. It features Birthday Cup Mouse, and has a very cute sentiment. She also took snippets of the stamp and put them in little flags!

How cute is that?


And of course I love the little bits of glitter and gems. :-)

Here's your badge, Charmaine!

(Right-click and save it to your computer so you can display it proudly on your blog)

Don’t forget to visit her blog and leave her some love! :-)

Lisa's Chillin' Out!

Here are a few beautiful cards that I wanted to share with you from our February Guest Designer, Lisa McKinney!  

I have to say that I am SO ready for spring and warmer weather, but the weather outside right now is just frigid and these cards are so darling they fill me with warm smiles!!

It has just been AWESOME having Lisa with us this month!  I hope you've enjoyed seeing her creations as much as I've enjoyed sharing them with you!

Thank You so much, Lisa, for playing along with us!  Your designs are all amazing!

If you would like to be a guest designer, feel free to email Nicole for more info!

Have a wonderful weekend and STAY WARM!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Card Share - Julie

Julie shared this lovely card with me…she used so many creative techniques to make it! Look at all of the lovely embellishments and layering…and she also made her own background paper.

Visit her blog post to read more about it. :-)

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Here's your badge, Julie!

(Right-click and save it to your computer so you can display it proudly on your blog)

Have a lovely, crafty weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Card Share - Heather

Check out this simple and SPARKLY card by Heather!

(she used two of my stamp freebies for this project)

Just the right touch of glitter and bling. :-) Cupcakes always look so yummy with sparkles – it makes them look like they’re drizzled in sugar!

Here's your badge, Heather!
Thank you for sharing your card with us. :-)

(Right-click and save it to your computer so you can display it proudly on your blog)

Don’t forget to visit Heather’s blog & say hello!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Challenge #47 and New Release!

What a FUN, FUN new release and challenge we have for you this week!!

Let's get started with these super cute images!
Aren't these sweet???  Maybe there will be new animals to add to this set soon, too.. would you like that??

Each of these cuties can be purchased right now in the Meljen's Corner at Whimsy Stamps!  You will have the option of purchasing these as a complete set or as single images.

There is so much potential with these images!!  I can't wait to see how you all use them!!


Our new challenge for you this week is to create an

Artist Trading Card!

Melissa has been making ATC's for quite a while, but for some of us this is a new trend and we are excited to join in on the fun!!

Artist trading cards (commonly referred to as ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" × 3.5"

Here are our samples for you!

Using "Little Noah" and "Noah's Ark"

Lisa M. 
Our February Guest Designer
Using "Noah's Dove of Peace"

We are so curious to see your ATC's this week!  Show us what you've got and WOW us with one of the newer papercraft trends!

Card Share – Zulma Santiago

Zulma decided to share this really cute treat holder with me. She told me that this little stamp (A Girl and Her Overalls) reminds her of what she looked like when she was young!

by-Zulma-(1) by-Zulma-(2) 
I personally love the little gem flower embellishment on the edge with the ‘Just 4 You’ barcode. How cute. :-)

Here's your badge, Zulma!
Thank you for sharing your cute craft with us!

(Right-click and save it to your computer so you can display it proudly on your blog)

Don’t forget to visit Zulma’s blog and say ‘hello’!