Monday, October 28, 2013

Snowman and Girl

Hi, everybody! Suzanne here, sharing a card with you today that features the adorable "Snowman and Girl" digi stamp:

While I'm SO not ready for snow, I love coloring up snowy images and accenting parts of the images with Liquid Applique that's "puffed up" with a heat tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget, "Snowman and Girl" and all of Mabelle's digi stamps are available for instant download at the Whimsy and Stars Studio Store

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Snowball Boy

Happy Sunday! Today I'm sharing a card made with the adorable Snowball Boy image. 

Snowball Boy is printed on Crafters Companmion Ultra Smooth White and colored with-
ProMarkers: Bright Green, Leaf Green, Forest Green, Lime Green, Powder Blue, Warm Gray 1, Warm Gray 3, Ice Gray 4, Ice Gray 1, Crimson, Red, Mustard Raw Sienna, Buttercup
Copics: E18, E15, E11, E00, E000

All other products are Stampin' Up!-Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Naturals White CS, Whisper White CS, Espresso ink, Winter Frost DSP pack, Greetings of the Season stamp set, Brights DSP stack

Wishing you a blessed day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Congratulations to our Winner!

Congratulations to: Bunny Hoyle

Bunny won ONE Digi Stamp design of her choice!

Thank you to all our wonderful fans for your awesome support and love, and for making our latest Digi Stamp Release & Showcase celebration another wonderful event!

Stay tuned for more information on our November Digi Stamp release, it's going to be a very special one!

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hi there! Jenny, here....I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy and Stars Studio this month! 

I've used the super sweet Acorn Girl. She is coloured using Copics and pastel pencils for shading. I added some highlights with a white sharpie paint pen. I used some distress ink and sponged around the edges, also adding some machine stitching. I stamped the sentiment onto a tab die and added a die cut paper flower, topped with a button tied with a hemp bow!

That's all for me! You can check out more of my work on my blog: My Little Stampin' Spot, or find me on Facebook HERE! Hope to see you soon for another post in November! Until then, Happy Crafting :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Christmas Digi Stamp Release & DT Showcase

Hi everyone! Welcome to our latest cute Christmas Digi Stamp Release!


This NEW Digi Stamp is available now as Instant Download:


ONE random winner from our followers will WIN ONE DIGI STAMP design of their choice. To enter, make sure to follow our blog & leave a comment on this post. Winner will be announced on Thursday, October 24th both on this blog and on Facebook.

A Special Thanks...

I would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to two dear and talented ladies who have been part of my Design Team this year, Marcee Rodgers and Lesa Smaligo. They have been such a blessing to our team! Their collection of work is simply gorgeous and they have been such a wonderful support to our group, always there in every way!

Both Marcee and Lesa are retiring from our Fall DT and taking some time off. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them really soon. Thank you so much Marcee and Lesa, love you girls! (You will be missed).

Design Team Showcase

I'm so happy to share with you this cheery collection of cards created by our designers. I hope you get inspired to start creating your cute Christmas cards. Take some time and visit each of these blogs and get more information on these cards...

Marsha (DT)

Suzanne (DT)

Cathy (DT)

Kathy (DT)

Kendra (DT)

Lesley (DT)

Marcee (DT)

Debra (DT)

Audrey (DT)

Thank you!

Thank you for all of your support to our first Stamp Out Partnership Of Artists Blog Hop and for your kind donations to Project Cure. Because of your purchase of my little owl digi stamp, Whimsy and Stars Studio was able to raise $42.00 for Project Cure! 

If you missed participating in our Blog Hop and would love to donate to this dear charity, please visit the donation page: We are still taking donations.

Have a wonderful & artsy week!

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Sharing a card today made with the sweet Amelia from Whimsy & Stars Studio. I think she is just so pretty and versatile!! Don't you wish you could have a pretty flower that big?

Have a wonderful day! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Acorns Pumpkin Teddy

Hi everyone it's Kathy here today sharing a fun little fall card today. I've used Acorns Pumpkin Teddy. Such a cute little image, perfect for autumn. This image, and all of Mabelle's images are now available for instant download from the store, no waiting for that image you need right away!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Silly Candy Corn

Welcome to a new and wonderful week on the Whimsy & Stars Studios Blog.   Kendra here today and I wanted to share a Halloween card with you using the adorable image called Silly Candy Corn.

I used Doodlebug's Halloween Collection called Haunted Manor for the pattern paper and colored my image with my Spectrum Noir Markers (OR1, OR2, OR3, CT2, CT3, CT4, LV3, IG1, Blender, CG1, CG3).  The orange and purple Goosebump gems (by Queen & Company) are in all four corners of the card and the last touch was to add some orange flock to the little fuzzy pom poms on the candy corn, and some purple flock to the spots on the balloons.

Remember the images are available for Instant Download... that means in a matter of minutes you can be coloring away!

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Hi everyone!  It's Audrey from the DT here with you today, happy weekend!!  I hope you have had a wonderful week:)

Today I want to share a creation I made using Ribbon Girl which you can find at WHIMSY AND STARS STUDIO SHOP and it's available for Instant Download - yay!!

I have colored ribbon girl up for today's post in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.   I decided to bring a more serious tone to today's post to show my support of anyone and everyone who has been affected by this disease.  Breast Cancer is a disease which I believe has touched all our lives in some way - whether personally, through a friend, relative, co-worker, etc.   I want to offer prayers to anyone living with this horrible disease, hope and continued strength to those who have beat it and condolences to anyone who has lost someone to Breast Cancer.  I truly hope that 1 day we will find a way to beat this disease once and for all.

Many hugs:)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Congratulations to our Winner!

Thank you everyone for celebrating with us our first Christmas Digi Release of the season! It is so wonderful to welcome October. Here in Florida we are starting to enjoy a bit of lower temperatures and wonderful breezes...can't wait to start celebrating our Fall holidays and enjoy all the wonderful gatherings.

I hope you had an opportunity to visit each of our designer's blogs this week and enjoy more information on each of their card creations and projects. 

Congratulations to
Heidi Brawley

She won ONE Digi Stamp design of her choice!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Christmas Digi Release & Showcase!

Welcome to our first Christmas Digi Stamp release of the Season! We are all so excited to share with you this new release called...


Holly Digi Stamp

This NEW Digi Stamp is available now as Instant Download:

Are you looking for cute Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Digis?
All of my Holiday Digi Stamp collection has returned to my store!!


ONE random winner from our followers will win ONE DIGI STAMP design of their choice. To enter, make sure to follow our blog & leave a comment on this post. Winner will be announced on Thursday, October 10th both on this blog and on Facebook.

Fabulous DT Showcase

I invite you to visit each of our designer's blog posts featured here 
and check additional information and tips on their creations.

A very special thanks to our talented team of designers for creating such amazing cards!

Cathy (DT)

Debra (DT)

Kathy (DT)

Kendra (DT)

Lesley (DT)

Lesley (DT)

Marcee (DT)

Danni (DT)

Marsha (DT)

Angela (DT)

Suzanne (DT)

Audrey (DT)

The Scrapbooking Queen / Theresa (DT)

Join our page in Facebook:

Also, we have an exclusive Facebook group for all our fans
where we share our card creations, ideas and surprises!
Join our group, we would love to have you! Here is the direct link:

Wishing you a wonderful week!