Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whimsy Stamps January Digi Release Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone!!!
Whimsy Stamps is having a New Digi Release TODAY!!!!   If you can't tell, I'm a bit excited. This is my very FIRST post AND blog hop as a NEW deisigner for the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team.  I'm thrilled to be able to work beside all the wonderful talent of the design team and of course I also LOVE Whimsy Stamps designs, what more could I want. 

WELCOME to the January digi release blog hop !!!  
We have LOTS of new images and sentiments to share with you today that were 
created by Crissy, Ann and also Meljen's Designs collections.  We also have some Beautiful Pre-colored images that are great for making those "QUICK" cards that are designed by Melissa Jenkins (Meljen's Designs).  Each file is JPG at 300dpi for high print quality.  You can resize, flip or rotate the images to fit your own project needs.  

If you arrived here from the lovely Vicki's blog then you are on the right track ! If you just happened to wander here, I'm glad to see you, but you may want to go back to the start of the hop at Whimsy Inspirations Blog to make sure you don't miss out on anything !!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the hop for there will be SIX Mystery DT Members who will be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts !!  These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice.  And at the last stop, which is Denise's blog, there will be a Grand Prize winner chosen that will receive 5 new digital images of their choice from Whimsy, and they will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the month of January.

TODAY, I have chosen 
to use a digital image created by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  It is called "Dance of Love".  This image makes the carousel horse seem so graceful and so elegant.  I just love these images from Crissy.

My image is printed out on my laser printer onto Cryogen White cardstock and colored with Copics. I also added some stickles for some sparkle. 

When I first saw this image I was reminded of a Carnival with the Carousel ride.  I used to love the Carousel as a child and I still like to get on it when we go to Hershey Park, PA.  I was also reminded of cotton candy, don't know why, but this made me think of the pink fluffy sweet stuff. And that led to the Conversation Heart sentiments that I made.  All SWEET stuff..... 

Here's a closeup of my "Dance with Love" image. 

 All of these new designs are available at the Whimsy Stamps store starting TODAY.

The hop will run until 12 noon EST Thursday 13th January. 
The winner will be announced over on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog

Now head on over to lovely Heike's blog.
Below is a list of the hop rotation, just in case you get lost along the way:
Dawn    - you are here

Please leave a comment below, just in case this is one of the "MYSTERY"  blogs. 

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Whimsy Stamps Digital image "Dance of Love"
Paper:  Bazzill cardstock, AC cardstock, DCWV Sweet stack
Copics:  BG10, BG11, BG13, R20, R22, R24, R27, YR23, YR20, W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W6, W7
Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon, bow easy, Spellbinders Classic Heart and Labels 10 dies, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, heart punch

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Anything challenge - anything with the letter C
Crafty Catz - your choice - 45- animals
Speedy the Cat Challenge - use something new (new digi, new paper, new ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by,



Ellibelle said...

This is sooooo beautiful Dawn! Your coloring is amazing, and what a gorgeous color combo!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you used and the the heart shaped mat is a fabulous idea. Love it!

Unknown said...

Hi Dawn,
Fab card hun, love the colours you've used and that fabulous bow looks stunning!
Dawn x

Deonna B said...

Hi Dawn!
Your card is beautiful! I love the colors that you chose and your layout is wonderful.

Vintage Milly said...

Just beautiful, I love these carousel horses so much, thanks so much for the chance to enter your blog hop and GDT,

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Dawn, this is so so gorgeous!! I love the big bow, all of the hearts and your beautiful coloring!! Wonderful job sweetie!!HUGS

hellerlittle said...

TFS this wonderfulll candycolored and sweet horse !!!
I can feel the cotton-candy on my tongue ;o)
Hugs hellerlittle

Chrissy said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous coloring, I love this card. We used to call a carousel a Merry-go-round,and I loved it then, and after looking at your beautiful coloring, I love it all over again.

Anneke said...

Hi Dawn, welcome to the team :) You did a wonderful job!!! I love your card with the horse and the hearts :)
Hugs Anneke

Kirsty said...

Hi I am on this wonderful blog hop. I love the blue my favourite colour it really stands out. Love the image talented artwork. Best Wishes Kitty x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Dawn, a really gorgeous card love the colour scheme and your bow is fabulous and your image beautifully coloured. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ang Butler said...

I love the colors on this card it is beautiful!! My parents live in PA, where abouts do you live. They are in Hopewell(Beaver county) and I go and stay with them during the summer. I teach in Az and I love to get out of the heat for the summer. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the design team.

Crystal said...

So GORGEOUS Dawn, LOVE your colors on this!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Dawn! I love the way you cut the heart with the carousel horse off the bottom and the sparkle on the card is the perfect touch. I haven't seen the heart shaped candy's with the messages on for years, great touch.

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Dawn I love your colouring and design.
Hugs Linda

Tabitha said...

Does remind me of cotton candy. Too cute. Love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing, now hopping along...

Annette said...

This is a lovely image, reminds me of visiting fairgrounds as a kid. Thanks for sharing. Netty xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, your card is so great. I just love how you have the horse inside the hearts. Great job.

Sylvia Blum said...

this is soooo pretty, Dawn! So elegant and absolutely PERFECT for Valentine's Day :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Dawn....such a lovely colour scheme and love that lush bow.

Take care
San x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous in the chosen colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh, your card is absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love your colors and sweet hearts!! Your bow is just beautiful, it does remind you of the sweet cotton candy!! Yum!!!

Unknown said...

HI Dawn, I just love those horses, the have this magical thing about them!! Your colouring is great and I love the combination of colours you used. Hugs, Frea

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful, love the sparkle!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kathleen G said...

Beautiful card Dawn. Your choice of colors was perfect.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! I like the colors you used and especially love the sparkle!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Dawn!! I just love your colors, the sparkle, all the hearts and your amazing coloring.

CraftinGranny said...

Congrats Dawn on the DT spot and on such a beautiful creation for your first hop. Love the colors you've chosen, the LO, and the sparkle. "Hugs" Carol

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

Adorable, I love the pastels.
Hugs, Nadine


Glorious colours Dawn -your first Whimsy DT card is a stunner! Love the glitter and the beautiful layout. I'm popping over to see Heike now!
x Sylvia x

Anita said...

Lovely card. I love all the sparkle and that bow is gorgeous!

Shazza said...

this is beautiful, love the big bow x

sammi said...

Beautiful card! The big bow really makes the perfect touch to make everything pop!

Marie-Anne said...

Cute and sweet card!


Sue from Oregon said...

Congrats on your new DT very exciting and what a wonderful debut card!

Debi said...

Very beautiful card. Love the turquoise color. and the big bow.

Patricia Garcia said...

Wonderful card, you could't have chosen better colors for this image!!


Chris' Creations said...

Amazing coloring on the digi! Very nice.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh what a beautiful card! Love the sweet colors used on it. Excellent bow too.

Brook said...

Great card with such sweet colors. Love the little hearts on your card too.

Mina said...

wow Dawn this is stunning...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card.

Nikki x

Lorraine said...

Pretty card - love the color combo and your coloring of the image!