Saturday, 1 October 2011

Whimsy Stamps October Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps October digi release blog hop!!!! If you are taking part in the blog hop you should have arrived at my lil blog from Anita’s blog.

Before I get on with the blog hop I would like to let you know that all digis in the Whimsy Stamps store are being sold with 50% off for today only in celebration of World Cardmaking Day. How fab is that!!!

Now, back to the hop! We have lots of gorgeous new images to share with you today created by Crissy Armstrong, Raindrop Echo Designs, Natalie-Mooncookie, Kathy Kittmer and Lia Stampz. All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project. To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Onto my DT piece, I have altered a blank kraft gift bag and tag. My image is by Chrissy Armstrong and called Christmas Cheer Deer. He is available to purchase here. Isn't he a cutie, he was a joy to colour. My tag has a Raindrop Echo sentiment on it, available to purchase as part of the Trimming the Tree set here. I love Ann's sentiments, so versatile and beautiful. I have added some 'jingle bells' to the tag for a bit of fun...

Kraft gift bag & tag - Papermania
Image - Christmas Cheer Deer by Chrissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers - North Country by Prima
Buttons - Dovecraft
Brown wired ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Jingle bells - Anita's by Docrafts
Pearls - ebay
Tools - Deckle edge Nestie, Marianne Designs snowflake die

So onto the details of the HOP! Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there are 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice. The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Pop’s blog. This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy and will also get a chance to use those new digital images as a guest designer for Whimsy for the entire month of October.

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Saturday 8th October at 12 Noon EST (5pm GMT), when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog.

Here’s the order for the Hop in case you get lost…

Whimsy Inspirations Blog










Ok, so now you need to hop on over to Penni’s blog for the next stop on the October blog hop!


  1. Sarah this is gorgeous what a lovely way to recieve a present.
    Jenny x

  2. love your christmas gift bag and tag!
    many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week,
    have a great weekend, Debxx

  3. I absolutely love this!! such a brill idea!! those little jingle bells are sooo cute xxx

  4. Hi Sarah, l love your bag and gift tag they are just amazing! great Christmas Cheer Deer on your gift bag and lovely background papers too! and the Sentiment on the gift tag is a lovely touch! great blog hop:) Sandra H

  5. Not on the hop but loving your card &tag xx

  6. Gorgeous card and tag ,, such a gorgeous set !:-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Its gorgeous. Love the little tag too. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

  8. Very cute! I love the bells on the tag, it's a great touch, someone is going to be very lucky! Glad you are playing with ABC Challenges!

  9. Such a cute set Sarah... I love them together and would love to be the recipient! Sweet image and those bells on the tag are a perfect addition.

  10. I love your gift bag and tag! Fabulous!

  11. This is awesome! What a great idea. Totally wonderful. If I got a gift 'wrapped' in this I wouldn't care what was inside because I would be too busy drooling over the 'wrapping'

  12. Beautiful card:-)Thank you so much for joining us at C4E
    michele S

  13. I love all the extra touches! Thanks for playing with ABC Challenges!

  14. these are both stunning sarah.the image is fab and i love the traditional colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  15. So gorgeous Sarah,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Wonderful gift tag & bag :)

  17. What a charming gift bag and tag. I love the reigndeer he is so cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenge. Good luck on winning and be sure and join are challenge on the will be fun!

  18. Sarah, I will miss you as well. You have to do what works for you but we can still stop by once and a while and say Hi! I love you gift bag and the matching tag they are so cute. That is a great idea to make them they will help a person when it it time to wrap things.
    Take care. Emma broke her arm on the monkey bar this week end she is doing just fine now.

  19. Awesome job, love it...Cool blog hop!

  20. Great idea with the gift bag! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  22. Your paperbag is gorgeous!
    An adorable image and lovely colors.

  23. Beautiful work Sarah! Thanks for taking part in the SFCC xx

  24. LOVE your creation. you rocked this hop!

  25. Love your cutie! And can see the nose shining brightly...