Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches December release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on November 30th at 8:00pm pacific 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 PT on Sunday, November 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 1st 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-Roses diesI used the pretty new Roses dies on my card as well as a sentiment from the Lovely Thoughts stamp set. I used my Peerless watercolors to add a loose wash of color behind the die cuts.
Paper Smooches-Roses diesThanks so much for hopping by!

Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop

OWH Red Friday Bloghop

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home
 is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.

November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.
Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) – and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

SSS-Mosaic Heart stencilSince we’re spreadin’ the love today, I thought I’d make a card using the Mosaic Heart stencil with a sentiment from the Sending Happy Thoughts set both by Simon Says Stamp. I mean, nothing spreads the love, in my humble opinion, more than a rainbow ombre heart.
SSS-Mosaic Heart stencilWhat’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors – and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!
Your next stop on the hop is one of my all time favorite card makers, ever….Julie Ebersole.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sweet Stamp Shop~guest post

Sweet Black Friday Badge

Hi there! Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a few projects using some products from the Sweet Stamp Shop.Sweet Stamp Shop-DragonThis first card uses the cute little Dragon set. I colored the Dragon with Copics and popped him up one the card base. I used my ink blenders to add some fiery hot colors to the bottom corner. I love that cute hash-tag sentiment.
Sweet Stamp Shop-DragonThis next card uses the adorable little Guac Love stamp.
Sweet Stamp Shop-Guac LoveI think this cute little guacamole couple & sentiment is so cute together. Even though all of these elements are actually on one single stamp, I was able to separate them using a bit of masking so that I could place them where I wanted on the card.
Sweet Stamp Shop-Guac LoveBe sure to stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see more. Thanks so much for looking!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi there! Today I have the pleasure of joining the very sweet & talented Tracey McNeely for her 25 Tags of Christmas series.Paper Smooches~Cool DudesI created a shaker tag using several Paper Smooches products. I stamped the adorable snowman couple from Cool Dudes, sentiment from Christmas Sampler and added some Lawn Fawn & Pretty Pink Posh sequins.
Paper Smooches~Cool DudesMake sure and check out Tracy’s blog to see many, many more amazing tags. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Waffle Flower~Flowers Circles tag

Hello there! Today I’m just popping in to share a little shaker tag I created using the Flowers Circles die set by Waffle Flower.Waffle Flower~Flowers Circles die setThe sentiment is from the Holiday Labels-Merry stamp set. I used a bit of pattern paper from the Sparkle & Shine pack by PTI and some sequins from Lawn Fawn & Pretty Pink Posh. Just to turn up the festive notch a little bit, I added some Wink of Stella to the outer flower part.
Waffle Flower~Flowers Circles die setA shaker tag just never ever goes out of style, am I right or am I right?
I also have a winner to announce for my Tiny Dots stencil giveaway from the In Stitches post. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments about Charlie & Emma!
Congratulations, Laura Jane!

Mama Elephant~Balloon Et Cetera

Hello! I’m back with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Balloon Et Cetera stamp set. This set coordinates with the the Balloon Letters set.Mama Elephant~Balloon Et CeteraI combined the Balloons Et Cetera with the critters from Just Hatched & a sentiment from Everyday Greetings. I also used a mask made from one of the Landscape Trio dies to blend in a soft sky using Sunshine ink. Such a fun way to celebrate a 2nd birthday. I forgot to mention that the balloon strings were stamped using the Party Kit set and Moonlight ink.
Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using these fun new products! Thanks so much for stopping by!