Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SWEET STUFF and Sneak Peek for Whimsy Stamps!!



And Here Ya Go!!!!



Oh Boy!!! Happy Tuesday and I am hoping your week has started out with a BANG!! Our clocks have all been re-set and we are all back in the swing of things...aren't we???? lol

I am so excited and humbled because the sweet and very talented Denise at Whimsy Stamps has invited me to show you a SNEAK PEEK and also to take part in her amazingly talented DT's Blog Hop tomorrow for the absolutely precious March release of Whimsy Stamps including sentiments and dies!!! Gosh...please come back and visit me tomorrow and I will direct you to the place to begin....soooooo exciting!!!! And so much SWEET STUFF along the hopping way!!!!

For my Sneaky Peeky card I used the cute, cute, cute "Celebrate Big" ellie by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. You will see in my SWEET STUFF today that the stamp also includes the "celebrate big" sentiment. The base of my card is Bazzill, all matting is PTI, and the DP is from the Let's Party Paper Pad by Best Creations, also in my SWEET STUFF!!!! All background panels are machine stitched. The image was stamped onto Cryogen White and colored with Copics, adding Glossy Accents to the balloon. When I think of elephants, I think of the circus so I had to make a BIG TOP using PTI ribbons and a checked button tied with twine...how did I do???? Does it look kinda like a circus tent??? I also used one of the Treasured Moments Sentiment Tickets, designed by Ann Vento at Raindrop Echo Designs, and cut out with the marvelous Ticket Die.



For the inside I used complementary festive papers. On the first panel I also used a darling star border cut out with a Marianne Design Creatables die which was a gift to me from the amazingly talented Christina. If you have never visted Christina, you should have a peek at her phenomenal work!! It is STUNNING!!! Thanks Christina!!! You will notice that I threaded the border with matching hot pink and turquoise ribbons. I also added a pocket for a gift card. The festive jotting panel only has a knotted ribbon.

SWEET STUFF!!!!...so today, let's celebrate little!!! Today's SWEET STUFF will hopefully make you remember the big RELEASE DAY tomorrow where there will be MORE and BIGGER SWEET STUFF all along the hopping way!!!! In order to be eligible for this Whimsy Celebrate Big SWEET STUFF all you have to do is leave your info with the little blue froggy below. If you don't have a blog please let me know in your comment and give me your email in the comment. The closing for this surprise is Thursday, March 17, at midnight EST. Good Luck and don't forget about tomorrow!!! Smiles and winks!!!



1 Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Big! which includes the ellie image and sentiment
1 6X6 Glitter Paper Pad-Let's Party by Best Creations
6 meters of matching Organza Ribbon
4 bunches of matching Mulberry Roses

Thank you so very much for dropping by to see what's happening in my world and I hope you will come back often! It is always such a joy to see that you have been here. Have a delightful day and mark your calendar for tomorrow...same time...same station...for a bit of WHIMSY!!!!! smiles!!! Until then, I am sending you a big hug!!!!


96 comments:

Tammy said...

Wowzers....what a fun card. I do love the circus theme for a birthday card. So nice that it can go either boy or girl. Have a super fabulous Tuesday...
smiles...always, Tammy

kbrandy4 said...

Super card Jacques, love all the bright colours. Hugs Hazel xx

Gina L said...

What a fun little card. I love what you did with the ribbon...reminds me of the a circus tent!

Katherine said...

Super sweet stuff! I love the colors. Your card is awesome - adorable star border! I don't have time to maintain a blog any longer, but I love to browse around when I get a chance, and yours is one of my faves! If I am the lucky one, you can reach me at jellybeanminis(at)hotmail(dot)com

Laetitia said...

Stunning card Jacque. The elephant is super cute, and the papers are gorgeous. I really like how you decorated the front with the ribbon trims. Such a good idea, so festive. Thank you for the inspiration and congratulations on your joining the team. You deserve it.
Have a lovely day,
Laetitia xx

Nadenka said...

Super sweet stuff! Super card Jacques!!

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh what a cute elephant card, pretty papers. Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs! Leah Ann

Ageeth Holster said...

Wauw great card Jacque! And thanks for the beautiful candy chance!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Jacque, I love the tent effect with the ribbons!! Just adorable!! Fabulous sneak peek with this beautiful card!!

Hugs
Jackie

Lolô Artesanato said...

It's so cute!!!!
xx
Leila

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jacque
A gorgeous card,love the image,
Hgs Dianne xx :)

Linda said...

What a beautiful card and the image is so cute
hugs linda

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Jacque

Now this is just a perfect birthdaycard!
Its so bright and fun,would make my day:)

Take care
Hugs Sonja

Lelishna said...

OMG! gorgeous card!!! so cute!! Original circus tent!! love this elephant and so beautiful paper!! ♥♥♥

Tiiti said...

Awww.. So cute card! This would make any kid happy :) Love the bright colours and the image is super cute too! hugs, Tiiti

Jolara said...

really Fab , love the bright colors. Joyce xo

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this is such a cute card hunni
the image is adorable
your card is as always amazing sweetie
hugs angelique

Jenn said...

Such a bright and fun card, the elephant is so adorable! The ribbons really do look like they form a circus tent, very creative! Hugs~
Jenn

Maryann said...

Oh what a cute card Jacque, and it really do make you think of a circus. You did an awesome job with these ribbons there. I love circus and no circus without an elephant, and Ellie is so cute, and I just love these happy papers too.
Thanks soo much for the chance to win the sweet stuff again. My e-mail is maryannlaursen@gmail.com I´m crossing my fingers.
Have a wonderful day.

Geri Urumova said...

Oh, Jacque, another great card you've made! It's adorable and what I like most about your cards is the inside, which is as lovely as the front!
Thanks for the opportunity to win this sweet stuff again and have a great day!
Hugs,
Geri

Embosserissima said...

Really great ideas! I like the circus, and the colors that you choose too. Thanks for sharing.

paperpapier said...

this fun card is definitely lovely for some joyous occasion celebration! Looking forward to the surprise tomorrow!

Anabel said...

Hi Jacque
lovely card, so colorful :)
hugs

Jenny V. said...

It sure looks like a party here. Awww so cute. Love the dp you use.

Marianne said...

What a funny card. Love the image. Thanks for this chance!!

Teresa said...

How sweet that image! I like the detail on inside! A hug!

AsilisA MaM said...

I love the btight, beatiful card with a sweet image! Thank you, Jacue for the wil.
good luck!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. Such a gorgeous card. Love the bright colours and the papers are beautiful. Cute image and love how you have used the ribbon. Thanks for the chance to enter your Sweet Stuff. Donna

craftymom205 said...

I don't have a blog. Love your card. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

sleeplesswonder said...

Love the card, TFS. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome sweet stuff. :)
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Hi Jacque,Very fun card.Love the elephant image and the sentiment.Thank you for the chance to win this fab sweet stuff-such generosity.Take care.Debbie x

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Adorable image and love how you did the ribbon coming down from the top!

Marie-Anne said...

What a fantastic card! You did a great job with the ribbon, it certainly makes it look like circus tent. The image is a cute one and would be perfect for a birthday card for my sister, she loves elephants.

Thank you very much for the change to win this sweet stuff.

Marie-Anne

Anonymous said...

The elephant is just adorable and would love a chance to win it. My email is cweary@cogeco.ca

Cathie Weary

Lillian Child said...

I simply ADORE elephants! This image is one of the cutest I've seen - what an adorable card creation! Hope you are feeling well, Jacque and thanks for sharing with us!

Leanne said...

What an adorable image. I love the balloon on ele's tail. Cute!

Tanya said...

Awww, darling! I love how you used the ribbon!

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi This is so wonderful and colourful and brings the circus and big top right to us ! Every detail is perfect. Very clever. Wonderful inspiration and super sweet stuff. Thankyou Kitty :)

theCook said...

What a fun elephant! And yes, I saw the circus roof in the card before reading your text...

LesleyfromWI said...

Love that image and the paper is too cute. TFS! I do not have a blog but I am a follower.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jacque,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a fun card. I just love the papers and all the bright colors. TFS.

Christina C. said...

Good heavens, girlfriend, I can't believe how busy you are!!! What a fun card you created here and totally out of the norm for you!!!
What young (or old!) person wouldn't love to receive this delightful creation??? This would certainly brighten one's day!!! You just amaze me!!!!

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, This is such a cute, cute birthday card inside and out!! I love the ribbon treatment...it definitely looks like the top of a circus tent!! You have showcased the cute Whimsey Elephant so beautifully!!You are just soooooo creative!!
Hugs,
Suzan

Teri said...

Awww.... Jacque, it's so darn cute!! I love the bright, cheerful colors... so adorable! Crazy cute stamp, too!!!!
Hugs,
teri

Tanya R said...

Super Fab!
Hugs
Tanya

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful bright card Jacque, love what you've done with the ribbon, looks fabulous x

Jessie said...

Awwww, this is so cute and I love how you used the ribbon!

Sue D said...

Very fun card--I like how you made the circus tent.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Maureen said...

Sweet card Jacque...very cute...I love it...and thank you for the chance to win your super sweet stuff!! x

Shazza said...

what a fantastic card Jacque x

Маги said...

Lovely card!

Frea said...

Hello Jacque, an adorable and cheerful birthdaycard. Love the merry colours and the stamp, do have a thing for elephants (probably due to my own size LOL). Hugs, Frea

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card Jacque! You do such wonderful work.

Today, I was VERY honored to have received one of your beautiful cards in the mail, just for having requested one! Even my Dear Hubby, who is usually non-plussed by cards and my hobby, said how utterly fabulous it is. "My! That certainly took a lot of work," hubby said.

I hope others are as appreciative. This I will cherish! Thank you again so much for your warmth and generosity.

Warmest and all good things,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
cardmonkey@comcast.net

Helen said...

OMG Jacque, you know I have to love this card because it has another Ellie on it. She is so sweet. My other Ellie did not arrive yet, but I am checking my mail box every day anxiously to see if Mr. Postman did come by. You can understand that I cross my fingers for this sweet stuff with the lovely Ellie in it. Will spread the news on my blog as well. Hugs from Holland and see you tomorrow again.

Nelly said...

OMG, very creative dome of the circus from ribbons!!!! I love it!

Panagiota said...

So cute card Jacque!!Fantastic papers I love them!!

yvon said...

Great image, just love the circus. And thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome candy.
Big hugs, Yvon

Charlotte said...

Adorable card! Love the ribbon treatment! My daughter is planning a circus-themed birthday party for my grandson's first birthday, and this card would be so appropriate! Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful candy!

Louise said...

What a great card Jacque, so full of fun and joie de vivre!

Deb said...

What a sweet card...cute elephant and the papers are perfect choice! Thanks for a chance at your candy...Hugs!

http://debby-paperpearls.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, Jacque! That s so stinkin' cute! I love that the ribbons create a big top. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Julie

Trisha said...

This is just the most fun card ever. Love the elephant and the cute little ticket and everything else. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com
www.trishacreates.blogspot.com

doodlebuddies said...

Darling Jacque, your creations are always so inspiring. Have been a follower for quite sometime now. Love the candy. Thank you for offering me this chance.
Love
Naush

*Vicki* said...

Jacque, you've done such a beautiful job with this image hun!! LOVE the way you've arranged the ribbon at the top!! Great sneaky peek!!HUGS

Sue said...

Ooh I really love this card! Such a cute image. I love the whole decoration with the ribbons to look like Big Top - great design and lovely and cheerful!

Hugs Sue xx

Vivi Casale said...

oh, very cute card!!

Rufus said...

That is soooo cute! Yes, the ribbon does look like a circus tent. What a great idea. Still getting adjusted to whole time change thing. Love that it's light later, but sure messes with my mind for the first couple of days!
Hugs,
R/

Brook said...

Oh Jacque, what a GREAT card! I just LOVE the Big Top tent! Wonderful idea. Cute image and the inside of your card is great as well! Love it all! Thanks for the chance at some gorgeous and cheerful candy!

Love crafts forever said...

OMG!! What a great idea to use ribbon!!!! And how you coloured your image, it's look's so reall. Love this papers, made me smile. Every kid will love to have card like that(not just kids)
Thanks Jacque for my gift.
Hugs Nataliya.

Carol Meadows said...

I really like the cute card... not sure how to do the blog and move/transfer things around so please use email addy. Thanks! Carol M in Texas/carolswingster77@aol.com

n@tie said...

Very very nice card!
Also supper candy.
Have a nice day

Noddy said...

ooo so sweet! I like the elephant with the party hat carrying those presents.

Also I like the idea to add birthday ticket and attached with button too. Really sweet and cute.

Thanks for the candy.

jude said...

Wowza absolutely beautiful bold and bright !The image i just love!
Thanks for showcasing
hugs judex

Randi WS said...

Wow Jacque, this b'day card is fantastic! I love the style - it's a card that gives me a guge grin on my face ;) Those papers are so playful and fun!

Lots of love,
Randi WS

Anonymous said...

Ahh to cute!! I love the way you did the roof of the Big Top with ribbons!! You're always so creative. Wonderful card.
Beth Greco

Lucy said...

That is so stinky cute! You are so creative. Thanks for the chance :) Lucy

Tracey Brossart said...

So very cute Jacque! And I love, love the way you replicated a circus tent with the ribbon! So very creative! Love the new sweet stuff too! I've missed stopping by your blog while I've been away! :D

xx Tracey xx

Toulouse31 said...

Teriffic card, love the colours!

Marion said...

Hi Jacque, Gorgeous cute card and such beautiful papers. Love the image and how you decorate the inside to match. Thanks for a chance at the lovely sweet stuff.
hugs
Marion

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card, I just love it. My 2year old grandson is into elephants. I'd love to win this candy. Love the stamp and the paper. TFS and a chance to win. Patti Jacobs

Vanja said...

Wonderful card! Great colouring.
hugs
Vanja

Esme said...

Fantastic card!! I love the bright and fun colours and the cute elephant!!

Esme x

Traci S. said...

Super-Adorable card! Jacque, may I please copy your idea for the canopy top? I have been trying to cut paper in the right shape, and that just doesn't work!

I love the bright colors on this card. I really love the top of the canopy! Using ribbon was brilliant! And, your "Sweet Stuff" is so much fun...look at all of those flowers! I would love them, and the paper is so festive! Of course, the lucky elephant is adorable. Thank you Jacque, for being you!

He IS Able,
Traci Starkweather

tammejean said...

wow, beautiful bright colors

slbela59 said...

I LOVE everything about this card! You have such awesome talent. thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win!
slbela59@hotmail.com

kreative basteltante said...

Wow Jacque, this b'day card is fantastic! I love the style - it's a card that gives me a guge grin on my face.
Hugs Manuela

bernshwag said...

What an adorable card Jacque! I love the fun bright colors you choose..

Hugs,
Candi

bernshwag@yahoo.com

*Heart2Heart* said...

Thanks fotr the chance to win that amazing candy! And beautiul cards!

x

Trish said...

Lovely bright cheery card Jacque- you work so hard at all your cards- thank you for sharing them with us and inspiring us all. You're a very talented lady, and a generous one also.
Many thanks for the chance of winning this great candy.
Hope you're keeping well.
Big hugs,
Trish
trish_verner@hotmail.com

troy said...

aww what a cute and happy card to see on this rather grey morning.
hope you are well Jaque and thankyou for once again offering such gorgeous candy to us all.

have a great day

hugs Troy xxx

LittleNasty said...

beatiful card!
Thanks fotr the chance to win!

skimmia said...

What a sweet card :-)

sallysbitz said...

This is just an amazing card x
Love, love, love, how you have made it look like a circus tent, I would never have thought of it, but will never forget your inspiration x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Rene said...

Hi Jacque, what a great idea with the ribbons, the card is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gosh, Jacque, I don't feel like I've been a bad blogger of late and yet you have made so many cards since I was last here. I love your circus tent canopy on this card. It's inspired and terribly pretty to boot! Hugs, Lesley