PTI~Make it Monday: Stamping Ombre Backgrounds

Hi there! Today I’m sharing my latest Make it Monday project that’s over one the Papertrey Ink blog using the Ombre Builders stamp set.PTI~Ombre BuildersAfter stamping the background I added the Framed Friends die cut sentiment.
PTI~Ombre BuildersHere’s a quick video to show you how easy it is to create these multi-colored ombre backgrounds.
I’d love to see your take on this technique! Be sure and pop over to the Papertrey Ink blog to see more about the challenge and the best part…the prize. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant – Jolly and Merry

Hi there! Today I’m up on the Mama Elephant blog sharing this project featuring the new Jolly and Merry stamp set.Mama Elephant~Jolly & MerryI took the cute little birds from Love Quotes and dressed them up for the holidays using the hats from the Arctic Penguin set. How cute are these birds who have now become holiday penguins? I made a popped up focal panel to fit the size of my images. I’ve had a lot of questions about how I create these little popped up panels and how to get them to align with the snowy hills.
Mama Elephant~Jolly & MerryWell, I’ve got a little video here to show you how easy it is to do.
See how easy that is to make a popped up focal panel? Easy peasy lemon squeezy:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Caring Hearts Bloghop

PrintHi there! Today I am very honored to be joining some fabulous ladies for the Caring Hearts blog hop. This is Day 2 of the hop. You can head over to Vera Yates blog to find Day 1.

Here’s a little bit more about the Caring Hearts blog hop…
The holidays are just around the corner, filled with opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. But during this special season, many of the elderly who live in nursing homes may be alone and missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome to bring smiles to their faces and brighten their holidays? That’s what the Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about! This wonderful card drive was started by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire and is in its 5th year of collecting holiday cards to send to the elderly in nursing homes. Please join us in spreading cheer this holiday season with the Caring Hearts Card DriveClick Here for all the details, including what to send and where to send it. Note: All cards must be received by November 28, 2014. For more details, please head to the blogs of Vera Yates or Jennifer McGuire.

SSS~Melody, Abby & RyLynn Snowflake diesI’ve created a card using some of the Simon Says Stamp snowflake dies: Melody, Abby & RyLynn. I used circle die cuts to frame them as well as some ink blending with Audrey Blue, Mint & Fog. I also “smothered” them in glue and coated them with glitter…sounds like I’m frying chicken, lol.
SSS~Melody, Abby & RyLynn Snowflake dies

No hop is complete without prizes!!!
Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers’s blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone! You can leave comments until midnight CST Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
You are also eligible for MANY more prizes by sending in cards for the card drive.  For more information, visit HERE.
Here’s the prize list:
Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.)
Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
Verve Stamps – $30 gift certificate
Latina Crafter – $15 GC
May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking – 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine
I also wanted to mention that I have a winner to announce for my Online Card Class Holiday Workshop giveaway….congrats to Amber Sheaves!
Thanks so much for hopping by!

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!