SSS – Build a Snowman

Hi there! Just popping in to share a cute little Christmas tag using the a Build a Snowman stamp set with coordinating dies by Simon Says Stamp. This set is so fun to play with.SSS - Build a SnowmanI used some Copic markers to add some detail to the stamped images.
SSS - Build a SnowmanSince we are in the holiday spirit (even though it’s Halloween, ha!) I thought I’d share a little bit about the newest Online Card Class. I’m so happy to be a part of it and giveaway a free spot. Here’s a little bit about the class…

Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—and friends—are here to help you send handmade cards to everyone on your list this year. That’s right—it’s time for Holiday Card Workshop 2014! Join us for a very merry class packed with ideas and card-making know-how. With loads of stamping, die-cutting, layering, coloring, and more showcased in a variety of card styles, you’re sure to walk away inspired for the holidays! All cards will be included in how-to videos… with over 17 in total!

Leave me a comment to win a free spot! Class starts on November 3, 2014, and I hope to see you there!

Paper Smooches – October DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm pacific time…or midnight eastern time) Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! 

The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Paper Smooches - Welcome WordI used the new Welcome Word die on my projects as well as the coordinating Welcome Wagon stamp set. I created a hill by using one of the Quotables dies and stamped the houses from Bitty Bungalows.
Paper Smooches - Welcome WordI blended in the green on the hill and used Copics to color my word die cut & houses. How cute is this little neighborhood? I just love how Paper Smooches images never fail to make you smile.
That’s all for today…thanks so much for hopping by!

Mama Elephant – Block Party Letters

Hi there! Back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Block Party Letters set.Mama Elephant~Block Party LettersI created a fun holiday card for teacher by combining the Alpine Carolers set as well as the Season’s Greetings set. How fun would this be to customize for anyone? Basically, if you put Alpine Carolers with any stamp set…it’s gonna turn out just fine. It’s kinda like butter…it makes everything better.
Mama Elephant~Block Party LettersI masked off a border using post-it tape and blended in a subtle background. I think I’ve used the words “subtle blue background” in every post this week…hope you’re not gagging already:) Make sure and check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using this “too cool for school” Block Party Letters stamp set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant – Season’t Greetings

Hello! I’m back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Season’t Greeting stamp set.Mama Elephant~Season's GreetingsI combined the Santa & Christmas Tree from the Cozy Christmas set with Season’t Greetings as well as adding a few tiny snowflakes from the Jolly & Merry set. I masked off a border with post-it tape and blended in some Winter ink for a subtle background.
Mama Elephant~Season's GreetingsAlso wanted to mention that I have a project & video over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today using some fun new stencils as well as some non-related babbling:)
SSS~Four Trees StencilsBe sure and check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using the Season’s Greetings set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant – Alpine Carolers

Hi there! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Alpine Carolers stamp set. This awesome set was design in collaboration with my sweet & incredibly talented friend Elena.Mama Elephant~Alpine CarolersI created a little scene using the Alpine Carolers set & coordinating dies, and then added a subtle yellow ink blended background using Buttercup ink. I also used one of the new Borderlines Trio dies to die cut the soft stone pattern paper above the carolers. I was trying to make it look like they might be on a stage singing…maybe for a Christmas program perhaps:)
Mama Elephant~Alpine CarolersI just love coloring these adorable little characters. I think Elena did such an amazing job with all the details. You can check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using the fun new set. Thanks for stopping by!

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Create a Smile~Video Hop

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Create a Smile for a video hop.VideoHop A little bit about Create a Smile…
Create A Smile is a new stamp company in town. Based in Germany, they design fun and cute, high quality photopolymer stamps and stencils that are intended to make people smile. They bring inspiration to the crafty community through tutorials, videos and by thinking out of the box. You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.comCreate a Smile~Penguin PartyI used the fun Penguin Party set on my tag. Such adorable penguin images!
Create a Smile~Penguin Party
Here’s a video to show you how I created my tag.

There is a Rafflecoper-giveaway (1 stampset, 2 stencils, Chipboards on the Create A Smile blog. Head over there to enter that.
You can also leave me a comment for your chance to win one free stamp set, too…..WOOT!
Here’s the full hop order:
Create A Smile Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Vicky Papaioannou
Francine Vuillème
Christiana Reuling
Laura Bassen<–me
Julia Altermann
Laura Sterckx
Christine Drogt
Thanks so much for hopping by!

Mama Elephant~Boutique Borders

Hi there! Back again with Mama Elephant highlighting another new fabulous stamp set…Boutique Borders.Mama Elephant~Boutique BordersThis set is a staple for sure. There are just so many ways to create amazing background patterns with these border images. I used several of the new ink colors as well: Tutti Frutti, Coral Burst, Buttercup, Lemongrass & Pacific Blue.
Mama Elephant~Boutique BordersI created a partially die cut window to frame my Happy Script die cut. I also white embossed a sentiment from the coordinating Happy Everything stamp set. These two new Happy products are a promotional offer right now and are only available with qualifying purchase. You can read more about that HERE. Here’s a little video to show you how I created my card.
Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using the new Boutique Borders stamp set. Thanks for looking!

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