Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe Cutaway

16616355332_0952a3e1af_oHi there! Today I’m joining Winnie & Walter as they showcase their new Cutaway dies. I have a project featuring the Lulu Fringe Cutaway. You know with a name like “Lulu” it’s gonna be darling.Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe CutawayI created a little gift box using my envelope punch board and stamped it with a sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Party stamp set.
Winnie & Walter-Lulu Fringe CutawayI used the Lulu Fringe Cutaway to create my cute little pom poms. Here’s a quick little video to show you how easy it was.

Make sure and check out the Winnie & Walter blog to see more fantastic projects with these new dies. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches-February Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th 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, March 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd 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-Butterfly Duet diesMy card features the new Butterfly Duet dies. I used my Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the butterflies and stamped a sentiment from the Scripty Sayings stamp set. Do you see how the “m” on the sentiment nestles right into that yellow butterfly wing like a match made in heaven? Dang, that was a happy little accident. Couldn’t have planned it if I tried.
Paper Smooches-Butterfly Duet diesThanks so much for hopping by!

SSS-Abby’s Spring Showers

Hi there! Just popping in to show a little sneak of a project that I’m sharing over on the Simon Says Stamp blog featuring the new Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set.SSS-Abby's Spring ShowersI adore this new stamp set!! You can see the full post & video over on the Simon Says Stamp blog!
Also wanted to announce the winner selected from my blog from the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It blog hop. Congratulations, Cornelia!
You can see the full list of winners on the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE

Mama Elephant-Zenith Borders

This is my second post today. For the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It release post, please go HERE.

Hello there! I’m back again with Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Zenith Borders stamp set. It’s safe to say I’m in love with this graphicly delicious set.Mama Elephant-Zenith BordersI stamped the background with several colors…gosh I love these triangles! I used a smaller circle die to partially die cut a half circle window to frame my sentiment. Before stamping the sentiment, I blended in some soft Pacific Blue ink with my mini ink blender.
Mama Elephant-Zenith BordersCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using this fantastic new border stamp set.
Thanks for looking!

SSS-Hop To It Release

hoptoithopHello, Hello & Hello! Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Hop To It release hop! A new release is always so exciting, and this one is no exception. There definitely something for everyone to fall in love with from the adorable images to the uplifting sentiments as well as the cool new stencils and dies for making more shakers. Speaking of shakers, my first card uses just that.
SSS-Cheering You OnThis card features the new Kite Shaker die as well as a sentiment from the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set. I used some of the seed beads from my Shaker Shack pack to fill my shaker. I did some emboss resist with the sentiment using Lavender, Doll Pink, Orange Peel & Sunshine ink.
SSS-Cheering You OnNext up is the Slumber Party stamp set with coordinating dies. How cute is this little girl & her bowl of popcorn? I colored her with copics and added a soft blended background using Mint & Sea Glass ink.
SSS-Slumber PartyHave I ever told you about my family and popcorn? Well, if eating popcorn was an Olympic sport, we would for sure have at least one gold medalist. I’m pretty sure that I’ve told them a million times that you don’t get a medal for shoving the most amount of popcorn in your mouth at one time. “Little at a time”, I say, and “make sure and get it in your mouth this time and not on the floor”….they never listen.
SSS-Slumber PartyMy last card features the New Beginning stamps and dies as well as the new Grid stencil. I LOVE this stencil!
SSS-Work OutI had so much fun coloring in these adorable images in with Copics and experimenting with skin & hair. There’s so many different looks you can give her.
SSS-Work OutEach stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on  February 23. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!
Your next stop on the hop is the lovely & talented Nichol Magouirk.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

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Mama Elephant-Freestyle Florals

Hello there! I’m back again with Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Freestyle Florals stamp set with coordinating dies. This set is just gorgeous. I never tire of pretty floral stamp set, never.Mama Elephant-Freestyle FloralsI die cut several blooms, colored them with Copics and layered them along the outer edge of my card front to create a sort of floral frame to my sentiment, which is from the Bear Hugs stamp set.
Mama Elephant-Freestyle FloralsCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration by the design team using Freestyle Florals. Thanks for looking!

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Mama Elephant-Bear Hugs

Hello! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we highlight the adorable new Bear Hugs stamp set with coordinating dies. It seems that everyone has fallen head over heels for these lovable bears. How could you not?Mama Elephant-Bear HugsI used the Starburst Cover die to create my starry background and Landscape Trio dies for the rolling hills. These bears are too cute for words. I colored them with Copics. There are so many sweet sentiments in this set that can be mixed & matched to fit the occasion.
Mama Elephant-Bear HugsCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using this cute new set.
Thanks for looking!

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