Monday, October 14, 2013

"Owl the Same...or Not" Blog Hop Event!

 Welcome to our...

Thank you for joining our Blog Hop and supporting our Stamp Out Partnership Of Artists. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to be part of this event and this special group of artists.

A little about me...

My name is Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz, I'm the illustrator behind Whimsy and Stars Studio designs. I'm the mom of two wonderful teens, married to my college sweetheart and live in sunny Florida, USA. Like many of you, I have a career outside from home (day job), I'm a busy & happy mom, wife and I work on my art at night each day. I have been part of the stamping community since 1998 when I began licensing my rubber stamp designs to the stamp company, The Angel Company. In 2010 I realized that I had many designs that were still in my sketchbooks that were never published so in the Fall of 2010 I launched my first collection of digital stamps. I love been able to release designs each month! And, just last year I began licensing my designs into clear acrylic stamps for The Crafts Meow stamp company. I just love our stamping community! It has been a blessing in my life and in the life of my family.

Stamp Out...

This past year I joined Stamp Out Partnership Of Artists after a fellow illustrator introduced me to the group. Having the support and advice of other artists and stamp companies has been a true blessing. Few years ago I had a few experiences of having other people use my designs improperly, copy or create a spin off of them or even distribute them without my consent. Those were disheartening occassions where I wish I had the advice of other artists, to know what to do and to ask for help.

Joining Stamp Out this past year has provided me with a source of sound advice, resources and support, I'm able to continue creating more stamp designs knowing that I have the support of a sound group of artist, companies and stamp artist supporters!

Thank you for joining me in our Stamp Out Blog and for supporting our artists and our families! 

UPDATE! 10/18/13
Thank you everyone for welcoming my little owl digi stamp to your homes and for supporting Stamp Out and Project Cure. All of your donations will go directly to Project. 

You now have until Oct 17th to get all of the original Owl stamps in our Blog Hop for just $1 each, all proceeds going to Project C.U.R.E. The purchase of just one digi stamp provides $20 of medical supplies to developing countries.

Wintery Owls

Offer has expired now, this Digi Stamp is available at my Etsy Store:

To purchase this digi stamp simply click the BUY NOW button and it will take you directly to PayPal (free payment service). As soon as I receive your confirmation of payment I will send you an email with your "Wintery Owls" digi stamp (as a JPEG attachment). (Please provide me a couple of hours to process all of the orders.) ALL of the proceeds of the sale of this digi stamp will go directly to Project Cure.

If you encounter any problems placing your order, please send me an email to and I will contact you right away. Thanks.

Each $1 sends $20 worth of donated medical supplies
to needy children and families.

Here is our donation page:

Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Seal, theCharityNavigator four star rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 20 of Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.

Here is our blog hop order:

Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz  (you are here)

(NEXT STOP:) Faith Skrdla

Your next Blog Hop stop is my friend, 

Faith Skrdla / From The Heart Stamps


  1. Such a great cause and a wonderful owl image you have designed! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Such a fab idea love it ,,, and what a cute little owl xxx

  3. Adorable, Mabelle! We were both thinking scarves. :) It was fun to read more about you and thank you for all of your hard work putting this hop together!! I have really enjoyed working with you!

  4. Cute image & so different from the others I have seen so far!
    Dawn xx

  5. I love owls, thank you.

    Cazzy x

  6. Mabelle, this is just darling!! Love the owls on the fence. You as always are amazing!

  7. What a fun hop! I love seeing all of the fun OWL Creations. Great cause!

  8. gorgeous owls and love the fence
    Carol x

  9. Super cute and for such a wonderful cause!

  10. Very cute. Hugs~Patti

  11. I did not know your site and see seals fabulous.
    Continue on.

  12. very cute owls!!! Really happy to have found this blog hop.

  13. Adorable image! As a medical professional, thank you for doing this to benefit those in need.

  14. Super adorable image!!! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself!! Love the hop.

  15. I think this is adorable! I'm also happy to support your group and hope in time that people will STOP stealing your art!!

  16. Adorable image. Thank you for the information on the charity, happy to support it and the artist as well.