Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Time for Our First Whimsie Doodles Blog Hop!

We have so many Whimsie Doodles things going on today! First of all, today is the GRAND OPENING for the new Whimsie Doodles website and store. The address is http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/. Be sure to stop by and check out the site and the new sets that were released today!

I'm hoping that you are also here to play along with us today on our very first Whimsie Doodles blog hop! If so, you should have come to me from

My very favorite (at the moment-- let's be honest, it was totally hard to narrow it down to one!) Whimsie Doodles set is Fish Tales! There are so many images and sentiments in this set and it is so versatile! Not to mention that it is SO MUCH fun to color! If you remember not that long ago, I posted a card with a cute little submarine. That was also part of this set! Don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win your own Fish Tales stamp set from Whimsie Doodles! I have linked everything that says Fish Tales to that set in the new store so that you can take a look!

I created the background paper by taking one of the sentiments in the set and copying/pasting it before I printed it onto the designer paper. The gel is sparkly because I added Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter to the gel. My kids love it when I make this kind of card because they love to squish the gel around! If you have never made a gel card before, here is a {link} to an awesome tutorial on Spiltcoast by Beate Johns.

Ingredients: Stamps: Whimsie Doodles {Fish Tales}; Cardstock: Mark's Finest Papers {Snow Storm Smooth}, SU! {Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette}; DP: Recollections {Monkey Business}; Accessories: SU! {Pink Grosgrain, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, heart punch}, Copics, Basic Grey button, Nesties, embroidery floss, plastic bag, clear aloe vera gel.

Your next stop on the hop is Thanh!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the order:
Donna
Melyssa
Nicole
Nikki (You are here!)
Whimsie Doodles
Be sure to finish your hop at the Whimsie Doodles blog and let us know that you’ve made the rounds! Once you leave us a comment and let us know that you have visited everyone, you will be entered in the BIG KAHUNA of all blog hop give-aways….read it slowly…breathe deeply….take it all in…. Melyssa is giving one lucky blog hopper one of every single stamp in the Whimsie Doodles store!

47 comments:

Kay said...

Hi! I found this fun blog hop through Kelli.

Great card! I was just watching that tutorial the other day and wanting to try this. Now I want to even more!

Lisa Foster said...

Hi Nikki!

Your cards are SOOOO ADORABLE! I love this set too! (ok, really , I love them ALL) I've always wanted to try one of those gel cards...thanks for the fab inspiration..yours in fabulous! LOVE the SUB card too!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jennifer said...

Okay, now this is my new favorite card on this blog hop! It is so whimsy (no pun intended) and beautiful!

The colors are gorgeous!

-Jen

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Cute cards, love the fish!

Crystal said...

AWWWW Nicki these are SOOOOOOO adorable!!!!!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! Your cards are just to cute and just love these images. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this amazing hop.

Jingle said...

I LOVE that blowfish!!! I also really love the Earth Love papers you used! So cute!

Yvette said...

The blowfish is so cute! The sentiment on the background was a great choice! Great set and great job on putting each of these adorable cards togther!

Vicki said...

Wonderful card...love the image. This blog hop has been a treat! TFS

HUGS,
Vicki

Minxy said...

Aw is it nearly over.. im having fun hopping from one blog to another.. everyones creations are fab.
love the ickle fishy and that sub is so cool :)
hugs minxy x

Kristy aka Kuttin Kards said...

How cute is this? You guys rock!! Absolutely adorable!!! TFS!

Jacquie said...

GREAT creation!! I LOVE it!! Hope you are well and have a FABULOUS day!



Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Jeanne said...

Oh my they are DARLING!! I think I NEED those!!
TFS!

beadz said...

Very cute! Shore do love your background paper!

Jennifer said...

Your cards are lovely.

Tamara Bennett said...

Awww! That blowfish is just precious and that little submarine is darlin too! I love these cards!

bluepoohbear75 said...

Great card. I love the background paper and the images are cute. I love the little bit of sparkle.

jan farnworth said...

adorable cards.

mgcreative said...

ouw..lovely fish and cute underwater ship :)
great job :)

HazelQ said...

Cute card! Love the paper
Hugs
Hazel

Lailani said...

cute cards!! Have a great day!

Sharon said...

Oh My Goodness! That puffer fish with the big kissable lips is just too cute!, Hm, that would make a great card for my Hubby!.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Christine said...

Aaaaaaaaaw! That little fishie is so adorable! :) Cute, cute, cute! :) Is it a shaker card? Are those glitters inside? Gorgeous! :)

Crystal said...

This is the cutest thing! I love this stamp set (maybe I'll win it now!!! lol) I just have to smile every time I see the fish! Great colors!

Aunty Sue said...

fab use of papers

Deanne Burton said...

Oh they are so cute!!!! Thanks for sharing them!!!

Busym1 said...

Awww, sweet little fishey! hugs, michelle

Marlene said...

What a great idea! That is one cute fishy!! I like how you used a sentiment to make a background. Great Job!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there,

fabulous cards and fabulous blog hop.
Nearly there and what a prize to win - wow.


Ali x

Piali said...

Lovely cards!!! I have this set..its too cute.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh my goodness, I wanna give that cute fish a smooch!

Mary said...

Great card. Love the fish!

Mary

Chas said...

Hi! I love the fish!!! Wonderful cards!!

kswjeff said...

Cute card! Love the fish!
Karen

ScrapinShana said...

You are sooo right, it would be hard to chose just one favorite! These are all so cute and your cards are fabulous =)

Tami said...

Under the sea... under the sea. How cute

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love your creations!!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

that fish makes me want to give it a big kiss. ;)

Thanks for sharing your adorable card and for the chance to win the set.

Alicia

Julie Temple said...

OMGoodness, that puffer Fish is TOTALLY me...LOL! Thanks for the chance!

Julie

Carrie said...

Sooo adorable. I've never made a gel card either but after seeing your cute card I want too. I love this fish tales set. It's sooo cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

campbelljudy1228 said...

What a cute fish, and all the cards are adorable. Background papers and the colors used.

Joanne said...

Oh this is the cutest fishy and I love your card design.

marysanders123 said...

Cute, cute,cute.

Ms. Cheryl said...

What a cute little puffer fish. You make the card so cute. Thanks, ms.cheryl

tolive said...

I am a little late checking my mail for the 15th,but I hope you still consider me for the prizes.Please! Please! This is my first blog hop w/prizes and I am very excited to play along.It's 3 am here and I am blog hopping. lolol Oh look, I am only 2 hours behind the last post lolol . That fish is adorable! What a cute card!

MrsMomma said...

That fish set is adorable! I love your cards. Thanks for sharing!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

great job.. that fish is so cute ;))

hugs, xx