August PS DT Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st.. You will find our new releases 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, August 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 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~Big Balloons DiesI used the new Big Balloon dies on my project. This fun die set comes with three different balloon shapes as well as a smiley face that you can cut into the balloons or anything you’d like a smiley face on. I just love this idea. I’m all about fun balloon cards and these dies will be well used, especially that smiley face! How much happier can you possibly get? I drew the lines with my new 0.1 Copic Multiliner….LOVE the fine tip on this pen!
Paper Smooches~Big Balloons DiesThanks so much for hopping by!

Time After Time Challenge

Hello! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for a fun Stamp-a-faire challenge. Today we are taking a look back at one of our “older” projects and doing a “make-over” version of it. I called my Mom and she had quite a stash for me to choose from. I chose this old gem:)LauraThere’s so many things I could say about this card, but the most painful thing about it for me is my sentiment placement. I mean, it almost makes drop to my knees and cry, it’s that bad. Less is more with the stapler, Laura. PTI~SAF Time After Time ProjectObviously I was in the mood for some sewing, too! Wowzers. I knew this poor thing needed a “make-over”.
PTI~SAF Time After Time ProjectI never really realized how much my style has changed over time, but white space has become the air I breathe. I wanted to draw from the old card, but maintain my current loves: tone on tone backgrounds, layered die cuts, loosie goosie thread, and glossy accent dots.
PTI~SAF Time After Time ProjectI layered the Life is Beautiful butterfly dies as well as the “you” using the Wet Paint cuts. The tone on tone background was created using the Polka Dot Parade alpha dies. The heart embellishment came from an old Studio Calico card kit.
PTI~SAF Time After Time ProjectI’m excited to see what the rest of the design team has created for this challenge, and what old projects they have dug up for it. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley

Pretty Pink Posh blog hop

cuttingedgeHello there! Today I’m excited to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for a Cutting Edge Blog Hop. The hop officially begins today, August 22nd at 6am PST and ends August  25th at 11:55pm PST.
Pretty Pink PoshI created a fall-ish ombre pattern using the Stitched Duo 1 die. The sentiment and flowers are from the Friendly Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I also added some details to the flowers using a darker shade of Copic marker, and ofcourse, never to be left out are my very favorite Sparkling Clear sequins.
Pretty Pink Posh
This is going to be a super fun hop with lots of amazing sponsors and prizes. Go check out the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more information.
bloghopsponsors2Thanks so much for stopping by!

SAF Free Exclusive: Filled With Joy!

Hello there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink as we begin kicking off Stamp-a-faire 2014, (which is taking place TOMORROW!!!!) You can read more about it HERE.Filled-With-Joy-webviewThe design team is showcasing the new Filled With Joy Stamp-a-faire exclusive set.PTI~SAF Exclusive Set: Filled With JoyFor my card, I started by stamping my leaves. Then I stamped, trimmed & popped up the flowers. I got lucky and was able to use my 3/4″ & 1/2″ little circle punches for the flower centers. To finish it off I popped the whole panel on top of some Hibiscus Burst striped paper. I just think that this set is so pretty. I love how you can mix the large word “joy” with several different sentiments.PTI~SAF Exclusive Set: Filled With JoyCheck out what the rest of the team did with this beautiful new set. Thanks for looking!
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Erin • Danielle • Ashley

Mama Elephant~Sentimental Borders

Hi there! Today I’m back again with Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Sentimental Borders stamp set.Mama Elephant~Sentimental BordersI used one of the border stamps to create my background and then used the Inline Letter dies to die cut my sentiment. I popped it up over an ink blended card base.
Mama Elephant~Sentimental BordersSome of you might have already seen this video of my family participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge(quite entertaining ofcourse), but I thought it was fitting to share here today, considering that Mama Elephant nominated me to do it. This is a wonderful cause to raise awareness about ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is such a terrible disease that desparately needs attention and support. If you are interested in learning more, please go to the ALS website and consider making a donation.

Check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects using the new Sentimental Borders stamp set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant~Carnival Toppers

Hi there! Today I’m back again with Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Carnival Toppers stamp set and coordinating dies.Mama Elephant~Carnival ToppersI used the Cupcake Toppers dies to create this cute banner sticking out of my cupcake. The tiny little sentiment is from the Remember December stamp set.
Mama Elephant~Carnival ToppersAnd because I’m always looking for an occasion to make cupcakes…these cute little toppers happened.
Mama Elephant~Carnival ToppersThese are mini cupcakes and the little critters from the Carnival cupcakes are super mini as well.
Mama Elephant~Carnival ToppersCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more of this cute new stamp set. If you were here, I’d give you a cupcake, but since your not, I’ll have one in your honor;)

Mama Elephant~Carnival Cupcakes

Hello there! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Carnival Cupcakes stamp set & coordinating dies.Mama Elephant~Carnival CupcakesI used the stamps and dies from both the Carnival Cupcakes & Carnival Toppers to create this fun little birthday scene. These adorable little critters with the party hats & balloons just make you smile, don’t they?
Mama Elephant~Carnival CupcakesCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects using this fun new stamp set. Thanks so much for stopping by!