Mama Elephant-Tandem Extras

Hi there! Just popping in to share a card I have up over on the Mama Elephant blog featuring the new Tandem Extras stamp set.Mama Elephant-Tandem Extras
I die cut a window using the speech bubble die from Index Card. Then I used that speech bubble die cut as a guide to draw the hill to stamp the little mouse from Tandem Ride & flowers from Tandem Extras.Mama Elephant-Tandem Extras
I added some ink blending to the hill using Lemongrass and to the speech bubble window using Fresh Mint. Then I colored the images with Copics, popped the panel up with foam tape & stamped the sentiment from Tandem Extras.
Mama Elephant-Tandem Extras
How cute is that little mouse sitting there between those tulips? He just make me smile. That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches-July Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st 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, August 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kathy Racoosin
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

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-Kite Dies
My card features the new Kite dies. I blended in Hot Mama, Teeny Bikini & Apricot ink behind the kite and a little Sea Glass ink for the background. I also stamped a sentiment from the new Spreading Sunshine stamp set and popped the whole panel onto a Fog card base.
Paper Smooches-Kite Dies
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SSS-Sail Away

Hi there! Just popping in to share another project using a few of the new Splash of Color release products by Simon Says Stamp.SSS-Splashy WavesI created this nautical themed card using the new Sail Away stamp set, Set Sail & Splashy Waves dies.SSS-Splashy WavesI blended in some Maliblue, Scuba & High Dive on the Splashy Waves and colored my sailboat with Copics.  I popped up my panel onto a Fog card base & added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish it off. That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jane’s Doodles blog hop

janesdoodles-header_zpsc827a1a4Hi there! Today I’m so excited to be joining Jane’s Doodles for a blog hop. Jane was so generous to send me two of her newly designed stamp sets: Cats & Dogs. These are THE cutest sets in the history of ever.10550844_10204636684745692_4893323654249762165_nI used both sets on my card below. I masked the cats & dogs to huddle them together, and while the masks were still on, I blended in some subtle background in in Maliblue & Jellybean and then colored the animals with Copics. Jane's Doodles-Cats & DogsI just can’t get over how cute these critters are, and the expression on their faces just cracks me up. Jane's Doodles-Cats & DogsI couldn’t resist making one more tag because, I mean, seriously, look at this adorable Weiner dog cropped off the side. I can’t even handle it!Jane's Doodles-Cats & DogsI stamped the dog, masked him, blended in some background ink, removed the mask and then colored him with Copics.Jane's Doodles-Cats & DogsAll Jane’s Doodles stamp sets are currently 20% off right now, so grab them while their hot! Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Jane’s Doodles. Here’s the blog hop order:

Jane’s Doodles
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Altenew-July Blog Hop

blog hop banner July 15Hello there! Today I have the pleasure of joining my friends at Altenew for their July blog hop. Altenew is releasing nine new stamp sets, which are available for purchase in the Altenew store.
Altenew-Layered Lily & Halftone HappyMy project features two fabulous new stamp sets: Layered Lily & Halftone Happy. I absolutely love the detail you can achieve with the multi-step stamping in the Layered Lily set.
Altenew-Layered Lily & Halftone HappyHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, July 31 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 1st.

You can also leave me a comment for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew…woot!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely & extremely talented May Sukyong Park.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

SSS-August Card Kit

1_328046_ZMHello there! Today I’m sharing a project created using the August card kit by Simon Says Stamp. This kit is chock full of summery-shimmery goodness.SSS-August Card kitI couldn’t resist a shaker to show off that delicious “Magic Fairy Dust” glitter that comes in the kit. I used one of the Nested Circle dies and a little partial die cutting to create my half-circle window. I stamped the hello sentiment & flip flops using the Flip Flop Season set. Then I masked off the letters to blend in a bit of Duckling & Apricot. Look at that textured Tropical Bay shimmer cardstock for the front panel. Isn’t she pretty?
SSS-August Card kitDon’t you love that Sunshine die? With my ink blenders, I added some Twirling Tutu & Teeny Bikini to give it some ombre love. Here’s the good news…I happen to have an extra Sunshine die. Are you interested? Leave me a comment for your chance to win it. Woot! Thanks for stopping by!