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You are welcome to use any stamp to enter the challenge. However, if you use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags 'n Whiskers digital stamp in addition to the regular prize.
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Thursday 1 October 2009

Introducing Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

We can barely contain our excitement!! It has been so hard to keep this quiet!! But now we get to shout it to the world!!!

Nikki Fairbairn and Lacey Stephens (me) have joined forces from across the Atlantic Ocean to create our own Stamp Company called Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!!

Our images are based on our wonderful children and our furry pets! Zoe and Danni are Nikki’s beautiful girls with their pets Gemma (the “fat” older cat in the logo) and Bella (Danni’s little kitten). Ansley is Lacey’s sweet daughter with her little Yorkshire Terrior (or Yorkie for short) named Princess. And Ryan is Lacey’s active son with his trusty doggie blanket named BoBo!

The images of our children are brought to life by the super talented Crissy Armstrong!! YEAH!!!

Nikki, Crissy, and I all met while on the Design Team for High Hopes Rubber Stamps. When Crissy stepped down as their illustrator this summer, Nikki and I couldn’t let her slip away!! Within a very short time, we worked together to create Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps!!

Over the next week, we will introduce you to our team. We have hand selected a very talented Design Team from ALL OVER THE WORLD! We are so blessed to be working with such amazing talent.

After our introductions, we will start sneak peeks here and on the Design Team blogs beginning on October 7th.

Our tour around the world to meet our talented Design Divas will explode on October 9th with a Blog Hop and Release!! There will be tons of prizes along the blog hop!! So you may want to become a follower of our blog so you don’t miss any of the action!!

There is even more great news!! We are looking for 1 talented Guest Designer to join us on the Blog Hop!! Please see the post below for the details on the Guest Diva Contest.

But the excitement doesn't stop there!!!

Would you like to win a complete set of our first release?!

To be entered into a drawing for the full release:

1. Grab our logo in the sidebar and place on your blog

2. Post on your blog about our new company and our Blog Hop and Release on October 9th

3. Become a follower of this blog

4. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your blog post announcing our company

The contest ends at Midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on October 9th!!

Now to introduce you to our artist, Crissy Armstrong…

"I have loved creating art all of my life, and I am happiest when I have a blank piece of paper and a pencil in my hand! I have taken various art courses through college and art clubs, but most of my skill has developed the hard way; through lots of practice! Stamp illustrating is such an exciting avenue for me, because I get a double blessing. The first blessing is the joy of creating a new design. But then I get to enjoy it all over again when I see what people make with my images! When they add color and embellishments and incorporate one of my illustrations into their own project, I feel as if I am collaborating with them to make something beautiful! I don't take this gift for granted, and it amazes me every time I think about it!"

We will see you tomorrow as we introduce you to two of our Design Divas!!


  1. Yeah!!! I'm the first!! I read with great interest this good news and I'm very strained about your new stamps!! I enjoy what I see, the Yorki is already my favourite!! So cute the little princess!!

    Here is the link to my blog. See you *g*

    hugs, Nicole

  2. Congratulations lady's with your new stamp compagny,i can't wait to see more.
    I will wish you a lot of pleasure and good luck with the new compagny.
    HERE you can see my link.

    Hugs Agnesxx

  3. Congratulations Ladies:O) I can't wait to see what you come up with. I wish you the best of luck!

    Here you can see my post, and I have left your LOGO on my sidebar. And of cause I have become a follower:O)

    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  4. Wauw, Super! congratulations!
    I have left your LOGo on my sidebar and I follow this blog.
    Hugs Jacqueline

  5. That is just fantastic news Nikki - congratulations to you and your new team. I am so excited at the prospect of new stamps designed by Crissy. Wishing you every success and I've started saving up already! Squirrel xx

  6. Oooooh wishing you every success. These are going to be so cute - love your logo!!!!! What an exciting time for you all. Can't wait for the sneak peeks and blog hop.
    I have posted here about your wonderful news
    Fingers crossed

  7. Congrats, so sweet and cute images and good luck to me, thanks for this opportunity to win;-))m

  8. Congrats girls, wishing you lots of love and luck, gorgeous logo.
    I've posted you fab news here
    hugs Mandy xx

  9. Congrats girls wishing you all the luck in world, with your new venture. Can't wait to see the stamps. Shellxx

  10. Congratulations Nikki, sending lots of good wishes for your new venture. I'm positive it will be a massive success. xxxxx

  11. Congratulations on the launch of this exciting new stamp company. I am eagerly waiting to see the new designs. They sound realy cute. I wish you every success.


  12. Fantastic news - i love crissy's designs and with Nikki and Lacey at the helm it can only mean - HUGE SUCCESS. I can't waait.
    I have put your blinky on my blog and will leave a message on PCP "RAK" Group too.
    I have become a follower (not gonna miss a thing :) but as I currently don't have a digi camera it may be that my blog is not visited much.
    Finally a huge Good Luck. Hugs, Mette

  13. I can't wait to see your new stamps, congratulations.
    I am now following and I have added the link to my sidebar at

    Thanks for the chance to win the stamps.

    Fiona xx

  14. Congratulations ladies!!! Crissy's designs are always stunning so I'm sure all of your stamps are going to be must haves! My blogpost about your new venture can be found HERE.


  15. Congratulations Ladies:O) I can't wait to see what you come up with. I wish you the best of luck!
    Here my post
    Hugs COCO

  16. Congratulations Nikki and Lacey!! I am SO excited and thrilled for you! I wish you nothing but the best and can't wait to see what gorgeous designs you have in store!!!

  17. Hi Nikki and Lacey!
    Congratulations. I wish you the best luck with your new company. Can't wait to see all the beautiful stamps you'll create.
    I'm a follower but I don't have a blog. I'll spread the word among my friends.

  18. Congratulations ladies, I'm so very excited for you!

    Here's my post

    Hugs, Kelly

  19. Huge congratulations Nikki and Lacey! The images on the logo look absolutely gorgeous and I'd love to win a set!
    I'll spread the word on my blog! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  20. Congrats! I love the logo. Lacey, I miss you but am so excited about your new opportunities. Can't wait to see the stamps.

  21. Hi all

    Great news I am so excited. Love your artwork Crissy. Best of luck to you all and look forward to the hop.
    I have put a post on my blog here

    Good luck again.

    Ali x

  22. Congratulations on your new company! Cute logo, following and link is on my side bar. Thanks for a chance and wishing you lots of luck with the hop and release!

  23. How wonderfully exciting - congratulations girls - I hope your new endeavour is incredibly successful for you both! Thanks for the chance at winning some of the new stamps - my blog post is here
    Hugs, Danielle

  24. Congratulations to you all! I am so proud and happy for you ladies! I love coming to visit your blogs...Lacey & Nikki! you do such beautiful work! I am so impressed with you taking a big jump into this stamping world! YOU GO GIRLS! I will tell everyone! this is so awesome! I can't wait to see the creations and the stamps! your banner is darling! here's my blog: thanks for letting us know this wonderful news! God bless you ladies!

  25. Congratulations on the new company I do so hope it goes well for you. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  26. Congratulations ladies!!
    I wish you all the best!!
    Big hugs,

  27. How exciting!
    Cant wait to see them!
    Have spread your news here
    All the best

  28. This must be very exciting for all of you and I certainly wish you the best of luck with your endeavor. Can't wait to see your images. Best, Curt

  29. I wish you both the best in your new venture, it must be really exciting. Can't wait to see your versions of your children and pets in rubber. Hugs to you both.

  30. themessycraftroom.blogspot.com1 October 2009 at 22:28

    Congratulations ladies . I wish you lots of luck in your new venture. Can't wait to see your stamps. Thanks for a chance to win. I'm so thrilled for you. Will spread the word. Hugs to you both.

  31. Congratulations and the best of luck with your new stamps ... I can't wait for the sneak peeks!

  32. I am so excited for you all. Congratulations!!!! I have put a link in my side bar and a post on my blog.

    Here is my post

    I cant wait for the sneak peaks


  33. Congrats on the new company...can't wait to see more! :) I've posted on my blog!

  34. Congrats on the new company!! I blogged here

  35. WOW! Congratulations! This is super cool! I think it is really great that you are starting a company. I am afollower. I have added your announcement to my page in two ways. The first: I added your logo to my side bar with an announcement regarding your company. Second: I added your flashing blinky with an announcement that you will be having a blog hop beg. Oct. 9, 2009. I can't wait! I am also a follower! Can't wait to see the entire line and start creating with new stamps. I love furry creatures! Super Exciting!!

  36. Oh WoW CONGRATULATIONS girls!!! what an exiting news You all must be soo thrilled ;)
    hehehehe me too!! More stamps to play with ;) I am not complaining ;) hahahahahaha
    Looking forward to all the fun. Now I am off to place your banner on my blog :)

    hugs Ria

  37. Congratulations girls!!...I can't wait to see the Fabulous designs Crissy comes up with!!...I posted about your new store right Here is my entry.

    Big Hugs!!..Ila

  38. Nikki and Lacey I am absoluely thrilled for you! this is awesome news, great new stamp designs from a great artist :O) thankyou for bringing this to us, and I am wishing you all every success with your new venture :O)

  39. Congratulations Lacey and Nikki! How cool is this? I'm so excited for you!

  40. Hi all,
    Many congratulations on your new venture together. I am looking foward to your challenges and following your site. I have put a link in my sidebar and also done a post which you can find here
    Good luck to all of you.
    Dawn xx

  41. Definitely! Here is my blog post! :-) Thanks for the chance!

  42. Congratulations on your exciting new venture! I can't wait to see the stamps!

  43. Oh wow !! what a brilliant new venture !! :-) I would like to wish you the very best of luck and can't wait to see what I am sure will be fabulous designs by Crissy :-)

    I have advertised your launch here and added your blinkie to my sidebar :-) People won't be able to miss it :-)

    Lorraine x

  44. Super good luck with your new venture I have put you onto my sidebar. Fingers crossed for amazing blog candy.

  45. Go girls! This sounds really exciting, and you all have excellent backgrounds, so am sure you will amazingly well in your new journey. I have just posted on my blog.

  46. Wonderful news - one can never get enough stamps! :D
    Congratulations with your very own company!

    I've linked you in my sidebar and also written about your new stamps in my blog - here

    I'm really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful stamps you're going to show us. You've managed to get a great illustrator, lucky you! :D

  47. Congrats and Best of Luck on your new venture.
    I've blogged about you here and you are also on my sidebar. =)

  48. Wowee I can't wait to see what is going to be released. Have placed the blinkie on my sidebar and you can find my post HERE.
    Good luck with the launch.
    Kim xXx

  49. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU NEW VENTURE!! Blogged HERE, added your blinkie and am a follower..


    (Pattie's passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  50. WhoooHoooo!!! Congratulations on your new company!! I can't wait to see your first release!! I posted your blog info here as well as your sweet little blinkie on my sidebar!! Way to go girls & may you have GREAT success!!

  51. A change for the first release of all your stamps, great, I like them yet!
    I've made a post on my blog (in Dutch) you can see it here and placed it in my sidebar. I also took the change of becomming a guest diva.
    I keep my fingers crossed (for you and me)

  52. wow.. so pleased I come across your blog... its looking fabby... cant wait to see what comes next. In the mean time.. I would love to be considered for the GDT.. (as I missed the boat on the DT) ! sob... ... havent got the hang of the HERE is my blog.. so apologies.. for the addy :). good luck to you for the future, and also the dt's and gdt.

  53. Big congrats to all! How exciting! Can't wait to see all the images! I am a follower and posted on my blog.

    Thanks for a chance to win!!

  54. ooh looks like its right up my alley! I posted on my blog and will be anxiously awaiting the release... plus I have two adorable pugs who I am sure would love to be guest models lol

    posted on my blog, added link/image in sidebar and am following!

  55. Got you all linked up to my blog

    Very exciting, looking forward to the sneak peeks!

  56. Congratulations with your stamps!
    I can not wait to see them, ;)
    And thanks for win them!
    Hugs Anneke

  57. What a fun idea, love the sneak peeks, good luck with your new venture
    Here's my link to enter your candy

  58. Congrats Ladies! Can't wait to see your new release. OK then, I'm a follower, I've posted about you on my blog here and added your logo to my sidebar. Oooh what a great candy opportunity. Hugs, Maria

  59. Wishing you loads and loads of luck with your new venture Here's my announcement post

    What a fantastic prize :c)

  60. many, many congrats ladies and I wish you lots and lots of success in your new venture. I have grabbed your blinkie, and posted here
    about the new company and blog hop
    hugs to you all

  61. Congratulations Nikki and Lacey, I can't wait to see the new stamps! I added your banner in my sidebar and I posted on my blog here.

    Hugs, Vanja

  62. Wow, this is what I call exciting news!
    I am so looking forward on seeing your stamps.
    (I just hope there will be a possibility to have them shipped to Europe...)

    Anyway, of course I've added a link to my blog. You can find it here:

    I whish you all the best with your new business. Good luck!

    xx Yvonne.

  63. YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! That's soooo exciting!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS girls and I wish you all the very best of success with your new venture - it's going to be wonderful!!
    I'm a Follower, have your blinkie, and told the world (well... my few followers lol!) about your great news! - Just make sure you can send those little cuties to Oz!! ;)
    Shannah xox

  64. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEE What a great news I see here. I wish you all the best abd a real good luck with your new company.
    And what a great opportunity for all of us to have a chance to win the first complete set of stamps. You all are the best.
    Oke I'm a follower and offcourse I put your blinkie on the side bar....after I finish this.
    You go girl.....(s)
    Hugs Jolanda

  65. Hi, You are all incredibly talented ladies and I am certain the stamps are going to be fantastic and a huge success.

    I have posted on my blog here, i'm a follower and will post a blinkie in my sidebar.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Lisa x

  66. hello there,
    Congrats on your new company, I am sure you will do quite well!
    Ive made a post on my blog here: and became a follower of your blog!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  67. I can't wait to see your stamps. And of course I would like to win ;-)
    I posted about you on my blog an added your blinkie on my sidebar.

    Thank you for the chance to win and good luck with your new company.
    My blog

  68. Thank you for the chance to win. I can't wait to see the entire line. I have written about your company, became a follower and put the logo on my sidebar. You can find the post here:


  69. Oh, wow, I just found your site and your images are so adorable....I can't wait until the 9th for the blog hop.
    I put your blinkie on my side bar, I am a follower and I announced your blog hop. I would love to win a set of your images.... Thanks so much....

  70. Oh my goodness what an exciting time for you all. Good luck ladies, im sure this will be a huge success, with 3 such talented ladies working together and a fabulous DT you can't lose. Can't wait to get my hands on some of this new rubber. I have posted about your new venture Here

    Hugs Linda

  71. Best of luck with your new adventure! I have become a follower and posted on my blog and sidebar.
    Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful new stamps!

  72. Congrats girls, you are great! I did link your blog on my blog and told all about blog hop, I got your fab logo! Hope to win some candy!

  73. Congrads on your new company! These are the most adorable little animals-can't wait for the release, they are definitely a must have to add to my cutesy collection:)

    Best Wishes!

  74. Congratulations on your venture and good luck.
    I can't wait to see your stamps!
    I have done everything you ask and posted your news here.
    Cathy xx

  75. OMGosh I am so excited for you gals!! I posted about you on my blog today...
    the link

  76. Can't wait!! Congratulations and I am going hopping now!!!
    Posted here: