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In this issue... A showcase of our new September Rubber Stamps and Die Set  Creations by the Whimsy Stamps design team using the new Crissy Armstrong, KennyK, Meljen’s Designs, and Raindrop Echo Designs  Including: never-beforeseen creations by our Magazine Staff Designers!  and...A recap of digital stamps released on September 1st!

September Showcase!

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Contents The Tidbits

The Usual

2 A Note from the Editors

38 Whimsy Family

3 September Release

39 The Whimsy Connection 40 Credits

September Showcase 4 Crissy Armstrong 13 KennyK 22 Meljen’s Designs 32 Raindrop Echo Designs

36 Digi Highlights

Dear Friends, Whimsy Stamps is proud to present our first mini magazine for the Fall 2011 Season. Our emphasis with this edition is a showcase our Fall release stamps and dies while inspiring you to create your own Autumn themed projects. Our designers have created with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows and images and sentiments to mark the start of this beautiful time of year. We hope you enjoy this mini magazine edition! Next month will be another busy month for us! Don’t forget to join us on October 5th as we release the new Wee Stamps rubber collection at Whimsy Stamps. Then again on October 12th when we release our holiday collection of rubber stamps and dies and on October 19th when we debut Issue 4, the next full edition of the Whimsy Stamps Magazine! Happy Stamping, Denise and Ann

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September Release A recap of our new products:

All available at the Whimsy Stamps Store now! ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Many Thanks

Crissy Armstrong Rubber Stamps

Card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and Thank You Tiles Sentiments; Paper: Close to My Heart; Colouring medium: Copic markers; Embellishments: Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and local Dollar Store. Pearl Brads and lace ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Crissy Armstrong Rubber Stamps Shaped card created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Football Bart; Coloring Medium/ Ink: Copic Markers; Papers: CTMH; Embellishments/tools/ other: Eyelets, twine, wood skewer

Game time! Seasons of Change Card created by Senior Designer

Erin Bailey

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and Autumn Letter Seals; Ink/Coloring medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; Paper: Espresso, Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Embellishments: striped grosgrain ribbon, lace, log cabin smooch spray (SU!), Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, prima rhinestones, Stickles ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Crissy Armstrong Rubber Stamps Easel card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann

Fall Harvest

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and Autumn Letter Seals; Paper: DP from My Minds Eye Collection 'Oh La La', CS is from Bazzill; Ink & Stamping CS: Memento Tuxedo Black on Make it Color CS; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Cherry Blossoms from Whimsy Buds, fern leaf ribbon from Whimsy, flowers & leaves from my stash, Flower Soft, rhinestone swirls, mesh jute ribbon, button, scrappers floss and dark green ribbon from my stash; Tools: Cheery Lynn Designs, Spellbinders and ProvoCraft CuttleBug

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Reflection Card created by Senior Designer

Annika Ryan

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ock Toe Bur Fairy, Lavish Flourishes and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Papers: Basic Grey Pyrus, kraft backing for Prima flowers for colouring the image, kraft card base by Papermania; Inks: Memento London Fog, Stazon Black, Antique Lines and Old Olive Distress Inks; Coloring Medium: various coloured pencils (Derwent Drawing Pencils, Derwent Coloursoft, Faber-Castell Polychromos, Caran D'ache Supracolour); Embellishments: Make It Crafty laser cut chipboard, gold flat back pearls from Quixotic, strips of twill fabric; Tools: Purple Cow guillotine, Butter Bee Scissors, Xcut ribbon scissors, Woodware craft knife; Other: acetate sheet

Star! Card created by Designer

Sylvia Blum

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Football Bart, Lavish Flourishes and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Tombow Dual Brush pens, Mondeluz watercolor pencils, Distress inks; Papers: Jady Day Studio - Summertime Fun On Travel; Other: cardstock, Nestabilities label die, ribbon, white gel pen, paper piecing tool ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Troublemaker Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Football Bart and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Inks: Archival Inks: Jet Black and Coffee; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: Prima Melody and Madeline; Embellishments: twine, colored cheese cloth, ribbon, fabric flower , star made by Fiskars punch and metal centre; Tools: Fiskars punch, sewing machine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, fastener; Other: cotton fibre additive and white acrylic paint; Quick how-to: All the edges are sewn with machine. I have used doublesided tape to fasten patterned paper and cardstock together. Around the image I have added cotton fibre additive and when it`s dry, white acrylic paint and Distress Ink Pumice Stone. Cheesecloth is colored with Distress Inks Walnut Stain.

One of a kind Card created by Guest Designer

Zoe McGrath

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Ink/ Coloring Meduim: Copic Markers, Make it Colour blending card; Paper: Echo Park – For the Record, BasicGrey – Max & Whiskers; Embellishments: Make it Crafty flower leaf swirls, flat backed pearls, ribbon

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Autumn Mosaic Card created by Senior Designer

Erin Bailey

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ock Toe Bur Fairy, Autumn Letter Seals; Ink/ Coloring medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; Paper BasicGrey Eerie, Espresso, Pumpkin Pie (SU!); Embellishments: striped grosgrain, hemp twine, Log Cabin Smooch Spray (SU!), Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Prima adhesive rhinestones, Stickles

Turning Leaves Card created by Designer

Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy, Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: DCWV harvest stack, Neenah white, SU olive; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, chocolate chip; Coloring Medium: Derwent Coloursoft pencils &baby oil, Copics for skin tones; Embellishments: Prima Flower, grosgrain ribbon, Glitter; Tools: Tim Holtz flourish die, Scallop edge punch, Janome sew mini sewing machine ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Hut, hut Hike!

Crissy Armstrong Rubber Stamps

Card created by Designer

Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Football Bart, Film Strip Sentiments; Coloring medium: Copics; Papers: Bazzill, Me & My Big Ideas "Champs"; Embellishments: Spare Parts sports brad, Dress It Up Tiny Sports Equipment, football button, Lowe Cornell Craft picks "Woodsies", Prism Craft thread, Happy Birthday Jolee's EK Success stickers, Funky Chunky Charm, Revell Birch plywood, Ribbon by Offray "Sweet & Sour Yellow Green" altered, Gauze from stash, Forget me not Raffia; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, Martha Stewart picket fence punch ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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October Sky Card created by Senior Designer

Simonne Clay

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Ock Toe Bur Fairy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Vintage Photo; Coloring medium: Copic markers; Papers: Kraft card; Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad Indian Summer; Embellishments: 4mm flatback pearls; Glittered Dew Drops; Eleganza Web Ribbon 50mm Natural; Tools: Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Distresser; Fiskars Border Punch 'Bracket'; Other: Glue; Foam Pads; Paper Trimmer

Autumn Eyes Card created by Senior Designer

Debbie Eastman Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: BasicGrey Indian Summer; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos, Spectrum Noirs; Embellishments: flat backed gems, web ribbon, organza wired ribbon, Stickles glitter glue ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Autumn Blessings Card created by Designer

Stephanne Maraver Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Pum Kinnie Fairy and Autumn Letter Seals; Ink/Coloring medium: Black Archival ink, coloured in watercolour pencils and Distress Ink pads; Papers: Recollections; Embellishments: tulle, flowers, vintage brad (creative charms) and rain dots (Cloud 9); Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set, Martha Stewart doily punch

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Wasn’t Me!

September Showcase

Card created by Designer

Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wasn’t Me, Celebration Pennants, Film Marker Sentiments, The Fun Life Ticket Snetiments, Film Strip Sentiments, Pattie's Creation Digital Stamps; Paper: Bazzill cardstock, BasicGrey Out of Print, Screen prints Hambly - Brick wall, DCWV Light Blue Vintage; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento, Ranger Distress Ink, Copic markers, Gelly Roll ~ Clear Star; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Banner Pennants Die Set, Film Marker Die, Film Strip Die, and Ticket Die; Martha Stewart 5 leaf punch, Martha Stewart Optic Dot punch; Embellishments: Ribbon by Recollections, Martha Stewart Grosse Grain Bow stickers, Ribbon by the Paper Studios, Ribbon from Lady Bug Crafts, Prism Craft Thread, Handmade by TLC flowers, The Robin's Nest ~ Dew Drops ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase

Boo! Card created by Designer

Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Scarlett West, Lavish Flourishes, Halloween Ticket Sentiments (digital); Papers: Eerie DP (basic grey), Kiwi Kiss (SU), white (Neenah); Inks: Memento Tuxedo black, basic gray (SU), tangerine tango (for sponging); Coloring Medium: Derwent coloursoft pencils & baby oil, Copics for skin; Embellishments: button, grosgrain ribbon; Tools: scissors for distressing, Janome sew mini sewing machine

Finding Trouble... Card created by Senior Designer

Annika Ryan

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teen Idol, The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments and Music Notes; Papers: Basic Grey Oliver and Wander; Inks: Memento London Fog and Tuxedo black; Coloring Medium: Whispers water soluble markers; Embellishments: flat back pearls, spacers, twill ribbon; Tools: EK Success border punch,piercing tool, foam mat, mini pin; Other: Purple Cow guillotine, Cutter Bee scissors

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September Showcase Be Yourself! Card created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teen Idol and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Paper: DP Basic Grey Eerie, CS is from Colorbok, Bazzil and ColorCore 'The Chocolate Box'; Ink & Stamping CS: Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers and colored pencils; Embellishments: metal corner, metal arrow, clip and hemp cord; Tools: Whimsy 'Ticket Die', EK Success Border Punch

Being Fabulous Comes Naturally Card created by Designer

Debbie Eastman Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wasn’t Me and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Papers: Basic Grey – Marjolaine; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos, Spectrum Noirs; Embellishments: We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Floss Grasshopper, button and small flatbacked pearls; Tools: XCut corner rounder ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase

It ’s all about the Attitude! Card created by Senior Designer

Annika Ryan

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Scarlett West and Film Strip Sentiments; Papers: Crate Paper Restoration pad; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon black, distress inks (Tea Dye & Vintage Photo); Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, metallic rub-ons; Embellishments: Make it Crafty laser cut chipboard, metal findings from Ebay, satin ribbon, brads by Papermania; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Die, Cutter Bee Scissors; Other: Cork Board, acetate ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Hey Stranger... Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Scarlett West and The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Papers: Pink Paisley; Inks: Memento Tuxedo black; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Embellishments: Flowers, Brads, corners, Charm, liquid pearls and Stickles; Tools: Whimsy Ticket Die, Cuttlebug

One of a Kind Card created by Senior Designer

Debbie Eastman Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teen Idol, The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos and Spectrum Noirs; Embellishments: Flat Backed Pearls

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September Showcase

4 You! Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teen Idol; Inks/Coloring medium: Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Copics; Papers: K&Company; Embellishments: jar from Tim Holtz, blackboard from local shop and chipboard embellishment from Make it Crafty, number 4 from Graphic45 alphabets and BasicGrey alphabets; Other: brown pencil

Ms. Innocent Card created by Designer

Stephanne Maraver Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wasn’t Me and Lavish Flourishes; Ink/ Coloring medium: Black archival ink colored with Distress Inks, Lavish Flourishes stamped in Vintage Photo, outlined in Prismacolor Cloud Blue with White Jellyroll highlighter in hair with buttermilk Spica pen over the top; Papers: K & Co.; Embellishments: lace, organza, seam binding, stickpin, flowers, doily, staples; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die Set ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase

So Lovely Card created by Senior Designer

Simonne Clay Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wasn’t Me; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Colorbox Creamy Brown chalk ink; Coloring medium: Copic markers; Papers: Cream card; Echo Park 12x12 Collection Kit 'Country Drive'; Embellishments: Glossy Accents; Glitter; Gems; Flatback Pearls; Prima flowers; Button; Divine Twine 'Aqua'; Tools: Scissors; Corner Rounder punch; Other: Glue; Foam Pads; Paper Trimmer ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Hey Dude Card created by Designer

Sylvia Blum Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Teen Idoland The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Tombow Dual Brush pens, Mondeluz watercolor pencils, Distress inks; Papers: Jady Day Stdio - Summer Time Fun Travel; Other: rhinestones, sewing machine, cardstock

Girl Power Card created by Designer

Sylvia Blum Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wasn’t Me, The Fun Life Ticket Sentiments; Coloring Medium: Tombows Dual Brush pens, Mondeluz watercolor pencils; Papers: Basic Grey Kioshi; Other: cardstock, lace, seam binding, pearl pin

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September Showcase Autumn Bliss

Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

Card created by Designer

Tammy Louise Cunliffe Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O' Lantern and Autumn Letter Seals; Stampin’ Up! Fence; Paper: BasicGrey Max and Whiskers, Bazzill, Two Scoops stock; Ink/Coloring Medium: Memento Ink, Copic Markers and Ranger Distress Inks; Embellishments: WOC flowers, Dress It Up buttons, Filigree Gold Corner (altered with Copic), Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers, Fall Leaves, Hobby Lobby Harvest crafts, Fall Polystone Leaves, The Paper Studios Ribbon, Stickles Yellow; Other: leaves, ribbons, doily and charm from stash; Tools: Fiskars leaf punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Score Pal, Fiskars Cutter ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Card created by Senior Designer

Debbie Eastman Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse, Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: various; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos and Spectrum Noirs; Embellishments: Ribbon,Brad; Tools: Nestabilities Circles

Nuts About Fall

Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

Cat O’ Lantern Card created by Senior Designer

Erin Bailey Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O’ Lantern; Ink/Coloring medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; Paper: Frightful Sight, SU! Black, Pumpkin Pie; Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Prima pearls and rhinestones, Orange Stickles, Log Cabin Smooch spray, black satin ribbon ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

P eek eek--aBoo! Card created by Guest Designer

Mariska Van Der Veer Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O’ Lantern, Friendship Ticket Sentiments and Holiday Ticket Sentiments (for the two different blank tickets); Coloring Medium/ Ink: Copic Markers; Papers: Cream and kraft cardstock and scraps of design paper from different companies; Embellishments/tools/other: buttons, roses by Wild Orchid Crafts, McGill Leaves punch, Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, Diamond stickles, DecoArt glamour dust gold, Quickie Glue pen, white gelpen and black fineliner, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Tim Holtz ink blender tool ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

Trick Trick--or or-Treat! Card created by Designer

Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O’ Lantern, Lavish Flourishes, Stampin’ Up sentiment; Papers: DVWV harvest stack, SU and Neenah Card stock; Inks: Memento tuxedo black, Pumpkin pie (SU) for sponging and flourishes stamp; Coloring Medium: Derwent coloursoft & baby oil; Embellishments: button, hemp twine; Tools: Nestabilities circle and labels 8 dies, Janome sew mini sewing machine

Acorn Mouse Card created by Designer

Stephanne Maraver Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse and Autumn Sentiments (digital); Ink/ coloring medium: Image stamped in Archival Ink and colored with Distress Inks; Papers: October Afternoon and Kraft cardstock; Embellishments: doilies, button, twine, cotton lace, grosgain, brads, flowers, lace and glitter

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September Showcase Happy Harvest

Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

Card created by Senior Designer

Annika Ryan Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse; Papers: Bazzill card, patterned papers; Inks: Memento London Fog, Cats Eye Chalk ink; Coloring Medium: Whispers water soluble markers; Embellishments: back pearls; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Elegant Flourishes Die set, Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles, Papermania leaf punch; Other: Woodware cutter, bone folder

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September Showcase Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

P lentiful Autumn Card created by Designer

Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse, Lavish Flourishes, Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: My Minds Eye; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive (SU); Coloring Medium: Derwent Coloursoft Pencils and baby oil; Embellishments: Seam binding ribbon, button, brads, hemp twine; Tools: scissors for distressing, Janome sew mini sewing machine

Bunny Witch Card created by Senior Designer

Erin Bailey

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Bunny Witch and Halloween Ticket Sentiments (digital); Ink/Coloring medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; Paper: BasicGrey Eerie, SU! Old olive, Eggplant; Embellishments: olive grosgrain ribbon, black twine, smooch spray log vanilla (SU!), flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, spider punch Martha Stewart, purple Stickles, hat charm ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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September Showcase Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

Halloween Splendor Card created by Senior Designer

Debbie Eastman

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O’ Lantern and Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: Fancy Pants Oct 31; Inks: Tim Holtz vintage photo; Coloring Medium: Copic Ciaos and Spectrum Noirs; Embellishments: bat stamp, Stickles glitter glue, Organza ribbon, Web Ribbon

Autumn Days Card created by Senior Designer

Erin Bailey

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse and Autumn Letter Seals; Ink/Coloring medium: Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics; Paper: My Mind’s Eye Autumn Papers, SU! Espresso and Pumpkin Pie; Embellishments: SU! hemp twine, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Martha Stewart punch, leaf

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September Showcase Meljen’s Designs Rubber Stamps

One Step Card created by Guest Designer

Alberto Gava

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Acorn Mouse, Whiff of Joy sentiment; Inks/Coloring medium: Distress Ink, Copics, white gel pen from Particulars; Papers: Magnolia and other; Embellishments: ribbon, flowers, strass; Tools: butterfly punch

Bewitched Bunny Card created by Designer

Stephanne Maraver Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Bunny Witch, Autumn Letter Seals, Lavish Flourishes; Ink: Image stamped in Archival Ink, Lavish Flourishes in Vintage Photo then Gold Lame, Coloring medium: Distress Inks; Smooch and Stardust Stickles on top; Papers: Graphic 45 and Echo Park; Embellishments: lace, gingham, buttons and pearls, bakers twine; Tools: Martha Stewart Fence punch and Nestabilities Ovals

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Getting ready for…

Halloween Banner

Banner created by Staff Designer

Lori Pachkowsky

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Cat O’ Lantern and Little Bunny Witch; Coloring Medium/ink: Copic Markers; Papers: Bo Bunny; Embellishments/tools/other: Spider sticker, Happy Halloween Rub on and Cheesecloth ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Treat Bag

Getting ready for‌

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Bag created by Staff Designer

Iris Wiechmann Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Bunny Witch and Halloween Ticket Sentiments (digital); Papers: DP Basic Grey Eerie and an older MME collection, CS is from Colorbok, black glitter CS from Colorbok, plain brown paper gift bag; Ink & Stamping CS: Memento Tuxedo Black on Make It Color CS; Coloring Medium: Copic Markers; Embellishments: Whimsy Embellishments coal ribbon and bakers twine; rhinestones, buttons, flowers, gauze satin ribbon, mesh ribbon, glass glitter and a little spider sticker; Tools: Whimsy Shapeology Elegant Flourishes Die Set and Ticket Die, Marianne Design leave die and EK Success Border Punch

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Se pte mber Sho wcase Steampunk Travels

Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments & Die

Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Steampunk Travels Sentiments; Inks: Versafine watermark; Papers: Prima Madeline, acetate; Embellishments: colored cheese cloth, Prima and Magnolia flowers, cocos fibre, burlap; Tools: sewing machine, embossing tool; Other: embossing powder seawhoam white, white acrylic paint; Quick how-to: The picture and the texts are embossed to the acetate seawhoam white powder. All the edges are sewn with machine and added some white paint. Cheesecloth is colored with Distress Inks Walnut Stain ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Se pte mber Sho wcase Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments & Die

Autumn Blessings Card created by Guest Designer

Mariska Van Der Veer Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: Basic Grey and different colors of cardstock; Inks: Distress Inks Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain and Elzybells Cinnamon Spice pigment ink (no longer for sale); Coloring Medium: Copic markers; Embellishments: Rhinestones and two sorts of ribbon from stash; Tools: Big Shot, Nestabilities Circles and Foliage, embossing mat and pen; Other: Different sorts of Stickles

Fall Splendor Card created by Senior Designer

Ann Vento

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Little Bunny Witch and Autumn Letter Seals; Ink/ Coloring Medium: Memento Tuxedo Black stamped on X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copic markers; Papers: My Mind’s Eye Six by Six All Spice collection; Embellishments: May Arts net ribbon, gingham ribbon; Tools: Whimsy Stamps Vines Die Set, Spellbinders Nestabilities ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Se pte mber Sho wcase Watch the Leaves Turn

Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments & Die

Card created by Staff Designer

Minna Paajanen

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lavish Flourishes and Autumn Letter Seals; Inks: Archival Ink Coffee and Versafine watermark; Papers: Prima Melody , acetate; Embellishments: colored cheese cloth, Prima flowers, lace, doily; Tools: sewing machine, embossing tool; Other: embossing powders clear and snowflake, white acrylic paint; Quick how-to: The flourishes are embossed to the acetate with clear and snowflake powder. All the edges are sewn with machine and added some white paint. Cheesecloth is colored with Distress Inks Walnut Stain. ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Se pte mber Sho wcase Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiments & Die

Wonder Card created by Senior Designer

Ann Vento

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Steampunk Travels Sentiments; Papers: BasicGrey Oxford; Embellishments: May Arts twill ribbon, net ribbon, and loose braid ribbon, American Crafts brads; Tools: sewing machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities

Fall Wreath Card created by Senior Designer

Ann Vento

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Fall Wreath and Autumn Letter Seals; Papers: BasicGrey Pyrus; Embellishments: raffia; Tools: Cheery Lynn doily die, Spellbinders Circle dies and Leaf dies, Inkssentials Ink Blending tool for leaves ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Digital Highlights

Happy Halloween! Card created by Staff Designer

Marley van der Heijden Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Lia Stampz Abrielle with matching sentiment, Boo circle; Papers: Bo Bunny; Inks: Memento Tuxedo black; Coloring Medium: Copic Sketch Markers; Embellishments: Bo Bunny stickers, bats, Stickles; Tools: Distress tool ŠWhimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Digital Highlights Frog Friend Card created by Digital Designer

Marilyn Scheller

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Crissy’s Digis Frog Friend, Circle Postmark Sentiments; Ink/Coloring medium: Copic Markers, clouds sponged in using Tim Holtz’s Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: Jute rubbed with a brown ink pad over to give it colour, Make it Crafty Dragonflies laser cut chipboard

Give Thanks Card created by Designer

Ellie Stover

Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Crissy’s Digis Turk in Boots, SU! sentiment; Coloring Medium: Derwent Coloursoft pencils (blended with baby oil); Ink: HP inkjet, Memento Ttuxedo Black; Papers: SU! and Neenah Card stock, The Paper Studio Designer Papers; Embellishments and Tools: Hemp twine, eyelet, crop-o-dile, Clouds were hand drawn and cut out ©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

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Please visit the blogs of the Whimsy Stamps Team Members for more inspiration every week! They are constantly creating new Whimsy creations for you to feast your eyes on. Make sure to follow them so that you don’t miss a thing! Owner Denise Lynn

Artists

Senior Designer

Crissy Armstrong KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Sylvia Zet Lia Stampz Moon Cookie Gallery StampArt Design by Kathryne Magazine Staff Designers Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Marley van der Heijden Minna Paajanen Patricia Garcia

Graphic Designer Raindrop Echo Designs

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Simonne Clay Senior Designer & Whimsy DT Coordinator

Crystal Irwin Challenge Sponsorship Coordinator

Debbie Eastman Senior Designer & Digi Team DT Coordinator

©Whimsy Stamps, LLC.

Ann Vento Senior Designer

Annika Ryan Chris Olsen Senior Designer

Erin Bailey Senior Designer

Ellie Stover Designer

Slyvia Blum Designer

Stephanne Maraver Designer

Tammy Louise Cunliffe Designer

Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Team Alissa Wells Digital Designer Anita Madden Digital Designer Antoinette Gilbert Digital Designer Charlene Brown Digital Designer Dominique Steigner Digital Designer Heike Brandl-Zawadil Digital Designer Jackie Randolph Digital Designer Kindra Snelling Digital Designer

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Linda Jessup Digital Designer Margreet Burger Digital Designer Marilyn Scheller Digital Designer Pattie Goldman Digital Designer Penni Vickers Digital Designer Pops Morfit Digital Designer Sarah McLaughlin Digital Designer Shannah Bartle Digital Designer Theresa Harris Digital Designer Toni Poyser Digital Designer

Whimsy Stamps Special Guest Designers Alberto Gava Dena Concienne Elaine Hughes Janna Sicard Jacque Beddingfield Mariska van der Veer Zoe McGrath

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The Whimsy Connection

A place to find ideas on how to use your Whimsy Stamps products! Posts are updated several times per week so make sure to become a follower so that you don’t miss a thing!

Whimsy on SCS keyword: whimsystamps

Whimsy Gallery Come find even more Whimsy Stamps inspiration! We would also love to see your creations here!

...and of course, there’s always our DT members’ blogs! Turn to page 53 to get the links!

The Fine Print Copyright Information:

All content contained within this magazine is the sole property of Whimsy Stamps, LLC and is subject to protections under all applicable copyright laws. This includes but is not limited to intellectual property, graphic designs, and images. Card creations are meant to be used for inspiration only and are not to be sold or directly copied in any way. For questions regarding our angel policy and/or copyright information please contact us at whimsystamps@gmail.com.

Whimsy Stamps Angel Policy Whimsy Stamps, LLC is an “Angel” Company. We welcome our customers to use our stamps on any HAND MADE artworks. Items which are hand made are those which have been HAND STAMPED, created by hand, and have not been mechanically reproduced. You may sell all hand made creations, which contain Whimsy Stamps images. All hand made creations must be full projects or cards, not just stamped images. Please do not mechanically, graphically, or electronically reproduce any of Whimsy Stamps designs and/or images, this also includes photocopying. The sale of Whimsy Stamps images is strictly prohibited. This includes hand stamping the image and then selling it as a "topper" or black and white or pre-colored image to another person or business entity. All Whimsy Stamps rubber and digital images are intended for your personal use and enjoyment. You may not redistribute any of our designs, this includes rubber designs, digital designs, and custom products. Distribution includes but is not limited to: sharing via email, trading, swapping, lending, duplicating, posting to the internet, or reselling. Please respect the rights of our artists. All Whimsy Stamps designs and images are copyright protected and may not be copied without permission. Whimsy Stamps images and designs may not be used to create logos or trademarks. Appropriate credit should be given to Whimsy Stamps, its artists, and our design team members whenever possible.

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Credits This magazine is a team effort and would not have been possible without the help of the following people: Whimsy Stamps Designers

Whimsy Stamps Artists

(for their creations featured in this magazine)

(for letting us use their art in the creations in this publication as well as to use for graphics throughout the magazine)

Alberto Gava Ann Vento Annika Ryan Debbie Eastman Ellie Stover Erin Bailey Iris Wiechmann Lori Pachkowsky Mariska van der Veer Marilyn Scheller Marley van der Heijden Minna Paajanen Simonne Clay Stephanne Maraver Sylvia Blum Tammy Louise Cunliffe Zoe McGrath

Crissy Armstrong KennyK Meljen’s Designs Raindrop Echo Designs Slyvia Zet Lia Visirin Moon Cookie Gallery StampArt Design by Kathryne Whimsy Stamps Editors Denise Lynn

(for doing the following: organizing DT samples, gathering information about the samples in this magazine, editing the content, generating ideas for the magazine content, and various other duties that made this magazine possible)

Ann Vento

(for doing the following: creating the magazine page layouts, generating ideas for the magazine content, creating the graphics for the magazine, maintaining the magazine on the magazine hosting site, and various other duties that made this magazine possible)

Whimsy Stamps Retailers (for submitting ads and supporting this publication)

One Crazy Stamper Quixotic Paperie

Contact us Whimsy Stamps product inquiries: whimsystamps@gmail.com Whimsy Stamps magazine inquiries: whimsymagazine@gmail.com All other inquiries: whimsystamps@gmail.com

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