Monday, November 24, 2008

They're here...

My first set of Whimsy Animals are in the HOUSE!!! And let me tell you, you guys are going to love it. Whimsy Stamps are unmounted, deeply etched rubber and they come on EZ Mount cling cushion, these stamps can be used with an acrylic block. And one thing that I really like about this stamp is they are packaged on a laminated panel.

Meet Freddy the Frog, okay, they really don't have a name but if you know my daughter Toni, her animals/stuff toys needs to be named. She has tons on stuff animals and she named them all and the weird thing is she remembers them all, but asked her what they did at school 3 hours ago, she'll say "I don't remember!"

So, Freddy the Frog is the first lucky Whimsy Stamp to be inked. Really don't care about frogs but just look at him, isn't he just adorable? I used Taylor's sketch for this card and instead of a ribbon, I decided to use my Stampin' Up oval punch to create a lily pad and what's a lily pad without a flower with some bling...LOL!

Stamp: Frog from Whimsy Animals Collection by Whimsy Stamps

Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Patterned Paper is from Stampin' Up Print Pack

Ink: Jet Black StazOn Ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Stampin' Up Oval Punch, Mini Prima Flower, Self-Adhesive Rhinestones, Cloud Template and Rub-ons



And, for my second card, Toni named him Dewey the Duck.

I used Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge for this card. Bird Call cuttlebug embossing folder was used for the panel on the left hand side. The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.



Stamp: Duck from Whimsy Animals Collection by Whimsy Stamps

Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Yoyo Yellow and Chocolate Chip card stock by Stampin' Up


Ink: Jet Black StazOn Ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, Cuttlebug, Bird Call embossing folder, Stampin' Up circle punch


And for my last card meet Tommy the Turtle.

I used the OCC sketch (Our Creative Corner). I totally forgot to add a sentiment but I didn't realize it until I uploaded the card, oh well! And, I really like the look of the cattails on Dewey the Duck so I thought it would be nice if Tommy has his cattails also, so I punched some using my horizontal slot punch on Chocolate Chip card stock.

Stamp: Turtle from Whimsy Animals Collection by Whimsy Stamps

Paper
: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip card stock by Stampin' Up

Ink
: Jet Black StazOn Ink and SU re-inkers

Accessories
: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, Cuttlebug, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Stampin' Up horizontal slot punch

59 comments:

Laurel said...

Hey sketch queen! These are awesome and sow adorable!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, love all your cards, so glad you got to do our OCC sketch, TFS.

Tina said...

Oh m gosh, Catherine, they are so darned cute. Way to rock those sketches too!

Poppy said...

lovely cards ,so cute.
poppy

Heather said...

OH MY GRACIOUS!!!!! HOW FUNNNNN!!!!! I love them all! OoooOOoo!!! Gotta add some to my wishy list for sure!!! :) They are all darling cards!

Manna said...

Love these, Catherine! What fun images!

Ashley said...

These are so great. You work well with character stamps!

Lorie said...

They are all completely adorable! I love that turtle!

Ashley said...

Super cute cards!

Margie said...

Fun, cute cards! The duck is my fave! I love the names ;)

Sankari W. said...

Ummmm....okay - can i just say that you totalllllly rock the sketch challenges....sheesh woman! you are amazing!! LOVE those stamped images and their names are awesome (by the way - i used to call allllll my stuffed animals "Fred" - I don't know why--- but there you have it! love the freddy card - so creative to create your own lily pad from ovals!! love the cuttle bug embossing folder you used for Dewy's card and can I just tell you that Tommy's background CB embossed paper is awessssssoommmmmmmeeeeee and i totall y love that you created your own cattails with a horizonatal slot punch!! umm... amazingly creative!!!

man - i would love to stamp with you someday! and watch the queen at work - you seriously are awesome! sorry to have missed coming over to visit - its been Ka-Ra-Zy over here... hopefully this week will be a bit calmer...!

sending you lots of love!
Sankari

(ps - you have to tell Toni that I LOVE the names for your stamped images!)

Pat's little corner of the world said...

OMG! these are so cute...I have to have them...NOW...Love what you did with them..great cards...

Dani said...

Holy Sketches Batman! LOL! Great job on all the cards, those critters are cute!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Ok, so WOW!!! You did such an awesome job with these Catherine! I LOVE them all! The details, the accents, the colors, just so fun! Especially love those lilypads, you're so clever! Truly wonderful creations! :)

Alexandra said...

OMG!!! These are sooooo stinkin' adorable Catherine!!! I love these cute images, and you totally ROCKED the sketches, my friend!! Fabulous job with your new stamps! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Holly said...

cute, cute, cute! And how genius is it to make cattails like that?! Perfect embossing folder to use for the turtle card too!
Love the names you picked out too.

Carmen O. said...

Catherine these images are so adorable! I love the clever and creative ways you used them too. Lilypads...how perfect! It's so awesome that Toni named them too. I definitely would like to get some of these stamps.

Deb Wood said...

Your cards are fabulous and these little critters are too cute, especially the first one!! I have something for you at my blog!

Ryemilan said...

Lovely cards Catherine, and the Whimsy animals are very, very cute.

Sam.

Joy said...

great job on all 3 cards...you fit the stamp right into the background and made them look like they belong. too cute!

Jodi said...

wow! you are such a busy girl!! Love all the cards you made! =)

Kristen Hermanny said...

These are all great!!! I love them. I love your embossing behing the images too. Great job, busy girl!
XXX

Lynsey said...

Hi Catherine
3 gorgeous cards! I do love those new stamps they are so cute!
Hugs Lynsey :)

Lauren said...

These are super cute!!! Fabulously done.

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

your cards are so cute!
Love the whimsy stamps-I gotta go google them and check it out!
I also LOVE the name of your blog....very clever!. :O)

Donna said...

so so cute! I named all my stuffed animals as a kid too! I love the homemade lily pad! all great sketches & choices of colors too

Janine said...

What great images Catherine.. I LOVE that duck.. His face is priceless...

Kristie said...

Wow...you totally rocked those sketches! I think you should have titled this post *enabler alert*...cause I want them soooooo bad now!!! LOL

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh, they all rock Catherine!! Fun names too!!

Michelle Ueligitone said...

These are the cutest little animals! I love how you did the lilly pad with the oval. So smart! TFS!

Diane said...

Awwwww! They are so adorable!!!
Love 'em all!! Great cards !

Rose Ann said...

All of these are adorable, Catherine!! Your froggie is so cute, and I love your lily pads!! Super cute duck, and that embossing folder works perfect with the cattails!! I love that sweet turtle as well!!

Rita said...

OMGosh, these are so adorable!!!! Fun, fun, fun & you had a blast creating with them I can tell! You did a great job too!!!

StampOwl said...

adorable cards!!!!

Wendy said...

I am lovin' Freddy Froggie! He's just too cute!

6 wacky women said...

Soooo cute, Catherine. Love these stamps and you did a wonderful job with all of them.
Karen

Kathryn said...

So ADORABLE -- I think I might need to check out these stamps!!

Great job with all the sketches! :)

Debbie said...

Fantastic cards Catherine! Love all of the new stamps they are adorable. I really shouldn't ....but i am sooo tempted to buy them after seeing your cards. Debbie x

malieta said...

Your cards are fantastic Catherine! You did a terrific job bringing these adorable stamps to life!

Rach said...

Catherine you have done a brilliant job with your first dt cards for whimsey stamps...well done sweetie. they all looks fabulous. hugs rachxx

Lynn said...

Beautiful job with these adorable images & the sketches! They're all so cute!!!

Jeanette said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love them all! I can't wait until mine arrive! Hugs Jeanette

Hanne said...

WOW, Catherine, this was really inspirating cards! What a great job you've done with these stamps! I can't wait to start playing, I recieved them today!!! Wheeeee :) fast shipping - hurray! And hurray for being in the same DT as you, after scrolling a bit in your blog I'm really honoured!

Have a lovely evening!
Hugs, Hanne:)

dpkennedy said...

Wait, what? You don't care about frogs?! *gasping for air*
What's not to like? Mostly green and shiny, webbed feet, sticky toes, bulging eyes...my goodness girl, they are just wonderful! Okay, enough of that...

These cards are adorable! I love how you added the cattails to the last card with your punch! Ingenious!

Kristy said...

These cards are so adorable!

Kristy said...

These cards are so adorable!

Carolyn Bounds said...

These cards are PRECIOUS!!! I love the way you created those adorable lily pads with your oval punch! You are so talented!!!

Hugs!
carolyn

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are so cute - I love the little turtle, and that green cuttled bg is just perfect with him!! Thanks for joining us in the OCCC this week!
hugs, Jami

Elena said...

These stamps are adorable! Love all your cards! You are so talented Catherine!

Rina said...

So adorable! This has got to be one of my favorite CB folders. The color combo is great!

TA Carbone said...

these are adorable. Where can we buy these stamps

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

TA Carbone said...

these are adorable. Where can we buy these stamps

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

TA Carbone said...

these are adorable. Where can we buy these stamps

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Fantastic cards...I love the images
Emma x

Bev said...

Love love lvoe the - the cards and the iamges! Catherine I am never going to be rich lol. I think I NEED these stamps, too cute!

hgus Bev x

TA Carbone said...

Thanks for the comment and link as I ordered 2 stamps and can't wait for them to arrive.

Want to Wish you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

This is one Fantastic Blog

Curt in Carmel said...

This is a shining reason why I come back time and again! You are so stinkin creative! Cat tails from slot punches, lilly pads from ovals. . .you are amazing! Best, Curt

Theresa said...

Oh, what darling stamps! Your cards are beautiful, as usual. Wonderful coloring of these cuties.

JackieLou said...

dahlin' how do you find such fantastic time to create such beautiful cards... I'm jealous... hahahaha j/k They are all just so pretty...