SSS~Super Duo & Getting to Know Me Hop

MamaElephant-01-600x141Hi there! Today I have a couple of fun things to share with you. First I wanted to talk about the awesome collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant for STAMPtember®. They’ve come up with the cutest little Super Duo stamp set with coordinating dies. Here’s a card I created with this irresistible set.
SSS~Super DuoCan you handle the cuteness? I love it to pieces. You can check out the Simon Says Stamp blog to read more about this Limited Edition set. It’s only available for the month of STAMPtember®.
SSS~Super DuoGetting to Know Me Hop
Last week, the lovely Laura Sterckx tagged me in her post for the Getting to Know Me hop. So, today is my turn to answer the questions and pass on the love:)

What creative projects are you currently working on?
Here is what my table looks like today. I have a stack of STAMPtember® goodies. I have the Simon Says Stamp October card kit to work with, and on the far right is the September release for Papertrey Ink. So much goodness and a lot of work ahead of me, but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

IMG_2207What inspires your designs?
Usually, the products themselves inspire me…it’s true. I take out the stamp set. I stare at it, and it eventually talks to me. That’s how insane I am, lol. I seem to get the best and most creative ideas by just looking at the set, walking away and letting the ideas come. If I’m really stumped, I go where everyone else goes…Pinterest.

What method / process (if applicable) do you apply to each of your creative projects, and how long does each project take to complete?
I don’t have a method to my madness. Harnessing creativity is like holding sand in your hands. Wow, that made me sound so smart. Each card is different. Some are super quick & easy. Some are hard, frustrating, discouraging and hopefully worth it in the end.

If you had to describe your ‘signature’ style, what would it be?
Clean, white, color? That doesn’t even make sense.

What three crafting tools/products can you not live without?
I could NEVER, EVER, EVER  make a card without my Teflon bone folder, my stamp cleaner & my Mini Score Board.

Ok, so now for the good part. I get to tag two paper crafters who inspire me.
First up is Debby Hughes, but I like to call her Miss Debby Doodle and she’s ok with that:) She can do no wrong, this gal. Did I mention that I’ve met her. She is much taller than you would expect, not that that matters, but it’s true. She has a heart of gold, impeccable craftsmanship and I just wish my brain could think like hers. One thing that comes to mind when I think of her work is “mood”. Her cards and her photography have a unique, airy and pleasing mood that I think everyone desires. She was also tagged for this hop by Jennifer McGuire, which is no surprise, so I told Debby that she was in fact a bonafide inspirer to the masses. Did I mention that I just love her?
debby hughes Here are just a few of my favorite cards by Debby:

The second crafter that I’d like to tag is one of my all-time favorites, ever…Pamela Ho. I know this might sound dramatic, but I am dramatic. I usually get nervous when I look at her blog. She’s that good. Her precision, creativity and attention to detail just slays me time after time. I’ve been lucky enough to receive a few cards from her over the years, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that my entire family is in complete amazement of her handwriting. It is so tiny, so perfect and just incredible. Both Pamela & Debby make me strive to improve without saying a word. I respect them, the way they handle themselves with class and with such professionalism. I feel so lucky to have friends that I admire so very much.

pamela3Here are just a few of my favorite cards by Pamela:
So in honor of this fun hop & these two super talented ladies who inspire me so very much, how about a giveaway?1_301697_ZMLeave me a comment for your chance to win this beautiful Butterfly Freinds stamp set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

222 thoughts on “SSS~Super Duo & Getting to Know Me Hop

  1. First, let me say that you’re Super Hugs card is SUPER adorable! I am an absolute fan of yours. You make such lovely cards – ALL THE TIME! Great choice of tags too – 2 amazing crafters!

  2. Nice to see how humble you are. I’m so amazed at the talent “out there” creating beautiful, stunning cards!
    You are one of those creative folks! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yep, super cute card and lovely to get to know you and more about your creative process. I love your style of clean, white and color. That’s my sort of style too!!

  4. Omg!! I LOVE this stamp set!! I was really hoping to see someone create something with it and here it is! Thanks so much for sharing!! I can’t get over how funny your “getting to know me” responses are. I always enjoy reading your blog posts and watching your videos because they always make me smile!

  5. Great stamp set. And i am having so much fun going through new releases posts. Thank you for providing enough inspiration 🙂

  6. I’ve loved your designs & style ever since I found you, Laura! Your humor, too! I’ve eyed this SSS Butterfly Friends since it was released but have never been able to get it. I hope I can win it! Thanks for the chance!

  7. I couldn’t agree more with your comments on both Pamela and Debby – two astounding women with outstanding talents for sure! LOVE the wonderful and talented inspiration this hobby fosters in abundance!

  8. Clean, white, color describes your style to a T. Makes sense to me. Cute card and wonderful tags -you all do beautiful work.

  9. Such a fun card! And I totally agree with you about Debby and Pamela, however, I absolutely LOVE your style. Yes, clean, white, color, it makes sense to me.

  10. I am a big fan of Debby’s and totally agree with you. She is amazing and is the absolute master of white space. Off to check out Pamela… not sure I have seen her work but if you love her I likely will, too. Thanks for all the inspiration you offer to the rest of us. When I think of your work I think of bright happy color.

  11. You are so talented, I love getting your cards every time I check my email! You definitely inspire me to create just like you. Thanks for the opportunity to win that pretty stamp set. Joan B

  12. Laura-you inspire me! Your creativity ranks right up there with the best. I love your cards, your humor, your videos, and your beautiful smile.

  13. Loving that fun new ME set! The inking on the background is gorgeous and I wish we could see a little more into that October PTI box…… It was great to hear a little more about your process too!

  14. I love the Super Hugs card! It makes me want to color 🙂 I love the Friends Butterfly set – thanks for the chance to win. And thank you for the fun get to know you 🙂

  15. Laura, I enjoy your blog. I started using the same stamp cleaner and I can’t thank you enough for this tip. Your card is Super cute.

  16. Yes, Laura, you are in good company with these lovely talented ladies. I so enjoy the inspiration and fun from each of you. Thanks for all you do for the paper crafting world! Love you!

  17. Love today’s blog – there is so much inspiration. Love the cute new Mama Elephant Super Heros. And the great inspiration from Debbie & Pamela. And it is good to know I’m not the only one with talking stamps – some of my pattern pages have conversations too.

  18. Well, little supergirl is so cute it makes my teeth ache but that background you made just makes me happy. So glad you did this interview. It was great. You’d be one of the first tagged, I’d think. Then you pick two of my craft idols, amzing aren’t they.

  19. I really like reading about crafter’s creative process. If a magazine has such an article, it is the first thing I go and read. Thanks for providing yours.

  20. it’s cool to think that even all of you incredible designers find yourself in awe of one another’s work – I guess even you guys say “why didn’t I think of that!?” now and again! thanks for sharing and for all the times I’ve been inspired by you!

  21. Wonderful cards by all. For many years I created cards which were all over the place until I gave serious thought to style. My cards now make sense and are more fun to make. This clearly shows in all of your creations. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Awesome card! Thank you for all the inspiration you provide each time you show us your cards on your blog. I know that when I’m stuck for ideas, your blog is one of the ones I visit for inspiration!

  23. Adorable card and very impressive stash of new goodies, sigh…
    I think I would add ‘rainbows’ to the description your signature style LOL.
    Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful stamp set.
    Marianne x

  24. Love your cards, always! I was so happy when I discovered you through Jennifer McGuire. Inspiration comes through many avenues, but your brilliance shines through in each card. I have learned so much from you. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  25. You are the reason why many of us have a great day.
    And as your personal muses, you also inspire lots of us.
    Thank you for sharing your creative and personal life, soo much fun;)

  26. Laura, I love your blog and your awesome cards. Your videos make me laugh and inspire me to get stamping. Thank you for all you do.

  27. Your cards are so clean and fresh and did I mention this card is CUTE! I enjoyed the interview you gave and I REALLY love watching your videos. What a nice stamp set.

  28. Your card is adorable with the city background, and I enjoyed learning more about your style. I am already a fan of Debby Hughes, but Pamela Ho is new to me. I like her bold style.

  29. That super girl with the city background is awesome! Your cards are always awesome 🙂

    And I loved reading your get-to-know-me answers! I bet everyone here wishes they were your friend in real life…lol! Can’t wait to see the answers from your nominees, Debby & Pamela.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great stamp set! Would you believe I don’t have any butterflies in my collection? I’ve been hemming and hawing over what butterfly-themed items to get for ages now and so I have none 😦

  30. Love your super heroine guarding the city – adorable! Loved “getting to know you” through your comments. Great inspiration in your fav cards from Debby and Pamela.

  31. Loving this hop! It was so great to meet you at the Simon create event… Love getting to know you better!

    Thanks for the little sneak peek of the things you’re going to be doing in the near future… Always love your inspiration and your sense of humor!
    ~God bless

  32. Your card is adorable. I really like the recessed city skyline. I also enjoyed your Q&A to get to know you a little better. I really enjoy your videos. You have a great sense of humor and seem to have such fun making cards. 🙂

  33. Love this card! It’s white, the colors, funny character, excellent sentiment and its beautiful. I love your design, your videos make me laugh and happy, because your sense of humor and that feeling of your passion for your work! That inspire me! Thanks for sharing a little piece of you everyday with us!

  34. You inspire me so much! I check your blog everyday like a stalker! Stamping will never be the same for me since I bought that stamp cleaner! I HATE baby wipes (the smell makes me sneeze!) and that little blue cloth works AMAZING!!!Seriously, I will forever be in debt to you for suggesting that! Also I love your sense of humor, your teaching ability (great videos) and non stop talent! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us out here in internetspace!

  35. I always love your cards as each one has a uniqueness about it. Some crafters have a certain overall style, but I think your creativity is varied, and I love that about your cards. I never know what I’m going to see when I open your blog. Now if only I were as talented…..

  36. What a delight to learn more about your creative process. I love your design style and your attitude about life and cardmaking. Your cards are done with skill and precision, but you keep it fun and real. You make it feel like the rest of us are ok even though a card might take hours and still not be so great! The joy is in the creating and giving away. Thank you for the smiles and the inspiration!

  37. Thanks for the fun peak at your desk — although I would have appreciated a better look inside those boxes. 😉 Thanks for always inspiring and making me laugh in the process!

  38. Loved today’s post! And don’t knock yourself – you are right smack in the same creativsphere as both Debbie and Pamela!! F’realz.

  39. Your card is super cute and I see why you tagged Debby and Pamela. All of you are so creative and talented. It’s nice getting to know you and I think you would be lots of fun to hang out with.

  40. Firstly, your ‘Super Hugs’ card is absolutely adorable! I love how you blended your inks for the sky, and as always, your Copic coloring just takes my breath away!
    How fun it is to learn that Debby and Pamela are two artists that you admire, as I think their work is amazing, too! Thanks so much for sharing a bit about yourself, Laura! I love learning more about your creative process! You never, ever cease to amaze me with your incredible talent!!!

  41. Love your cute card. I am always in awe of your creativity and your cards simply amaze and impress me. You certainly are in with some truly unique company with Debby and Pamela and I wish I had a tiny, tiny little bit of your super talent! Keep it up Laura! Love your posts and thanks for sharing a bit about yourself!

  42. I would love to have just a drop of the talent that the 4 of you have. Laura, Laura, Debby and Pamela are SO talented and I find myself visiting your blogs over and over! Keep on inspiring us, PLEASE!!

  43. Those super hero kids are so cute. I love the card you made with that exclusive Stamptember set. Debby is an amazing lady and I love her style too. I am not familiar with Pamela I might have to check out her blog.

  44. So enjoyed your blog entry today…the cards were great but there was something extra special getting to know you a little more. Thanks for all you do to inspire me!

  45. Laura, YOU are an inspiration to all of us. Your videos and your beautiful cards are just so fabulous. Thanks for sharing some fun facts about yourself. And, I am a fan of Debby’s too. Will enjoy “meeting” Pam. Thanks for the chance to win a great stamp set!!!

  46. I just love your cards and videos. I also enjoyed reading the “Getting to know me”. I also love Debby’s cards and have not seen any of Pamela’s work, but will venture over to her blog. You inspire me with your work and it’s why I come to your blog everyday.

  47. Well Laura YOU inspire me. And I have had the awesome pleasure of meeting you. Felt as if I had know you all my life. Love the Butterfly set giveaway! Thanks for offering!

  48. Those boxes look intriguing. Can’t wait to see what you create with all those goodies! I’ve been following you and Debbie for quite awhile. How is it that I didn’t know about Pamela? NOW I do!

  49. YOU are the one that inspires me – love your cards. Ironically my other person I follow as faithfully as you is Debbie Hughes. Wow to be able to make cards the way you two ladies do!!!!!

  50. I love reading your blogs –your humor and comments bring a smile to my face. Your cards are simple, and fun like you! Thank you for sharing your friends and talents with us.

  51. Gorgeous card, but then again they always are. You have a unique style that is so crisp and I love it. Nice to hear about your creative process and love your choice of tagees (probably not a word but fits the propose).

  52. Great post! Fun to learn more about you and your process and get inspired about using the Super Duo set. Really enjoy your style!

  53. Love this “getting to know you” post. Love to come here and see your colorful creations. Thank you for your constantly inspiration.

  54. You are the sweetest most awesome person Laura! I am honoured to be in your picks and my only issue is that now I can’t pick you as you continually inspire me every single post!

  55. Super cute card – love this ME and SSS set! I loved reading your post today – you are so talented as are Debby and Pamela. You all make me want to stamp and create all day but then the kids wouldn’t get fed….

  56. Wow – I love how cute your card is. I wish I could ‘copic’ like you! So excited to see what’s in store for SSS October’s card kit – any hints? 😉

  57. I check your blog everyday Laura. You constantly amaze me. I wish I had a pinkies full of your talent. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  58. This has been a fun hop. I got to learn about you and was introduced to others! I follow Debby too. She is fabulous!!

  59. So nice to get acquainted with bloggers that I admire!! Very lovely cards from your two nominees. How fun to get boxes of craft things from your product companies!!! Thanks for the chance to win that BEAUTIFUL stamp set!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  60. A fun card in a fun post. It’s always so nice to get an added peek into the paper crafters we so much admire. No wonder you chose Debby & Pamela- they make gorgeous creations. And you belong on that same list- love your work & your videos are a hoot, besides being informative & helpful.

  61. What a darling set between SSS and ME. Your card is really cute. Enjoyed the hop and did learn a little bit about you. Now the two you picked are some of my favorites as well. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  62. I always love your cards. The vibrant colors that you always use bring out such a happy feel to your cards. I totally love listening to your videos. Thank you for the giveaway.

  63. Just so you know, Laura, you are also an inspirer of the masses. I love your cards and your style, but even more than that I love that your posts and videos always make me smile – you have such a great sense of humor, and an obvious zest for life!!

  64. I promised myself I wouldn’t spend much time on the internet tonight, but I couldn’t help myself. I always have to read every word you right. I can hardly handle the cuteness of this new ME set…LOVE your card! Loved learning more about you, too. I’m sure I’ll share some of the info with my husband later. There are a few crafters he “knows”…you’re one of them. I still think he thinks I’m silly since I’ve never met any of the crafters I admire so much…but oh well. 🙂

  65. Thanks for all the tie bits. I have heard of Debby, but not Pamela, I have got to check her out now, because you inspire me all the time. With your creativity and your sense of humor and your “clean, white and color.”

  66. You’re seriously awesome yourself Ms. Laurafadora!! Your cards are beautiful, and your videos are bubbly and fun and so creative. I may have to get me a Teflon bone folder… Thanks for the great ideas!

  67. Can’t wait to visit both Debby’s and Pam’s blogs for even more inspiration. Your superheroine card is incredible.

  68. Its so nice to know the other side of you, sometimes I also feel that a stamp set talks to me…
    I also love Debby and her style is super unique, thanks for introducing me to another crafter Pamela Ho. Also love the giveaway.

  69. You and your cards make me smile every single post, I love your humor! Thanks for so much inspiration, for card making and life in general!

  70. Hi,
    I’ve always known one has to be a little crazy to make life a bit easier, you prove my case! These butterfly’s are awesome, the’re my all time favourite animals. I would really like to win them, Thanks for the chance!

  71. Love your superhero card (and…I’m thinking you cut the superhero first, then the rectangle? Gotta try that!)! And I am a little green with envy over all of the new stuff on your work table. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. I love your work…the clean white space and the simplicity. Whenever I need a quick card I look through your blog.

  73. When I hear your name I just smile. You have such a happy spirit and I love that. I love your videos and I think my all time favorite is the one that your kids commented on. Needless to say I am so inspired by your creativity. I have started using a lot more colors in stamping because of you.

  74. You, Laura, are right up there with your nominees on the greatness podium, really. I am thrilled every time I see one of your videos posted, and sit with a goofy smile on my face the whole time I’m watching it. Laura, you were one of my first visitors when Debby introduced my blog in May… a day to remember for sure … if Debby is my Batman, you are definitely my Robin!
    =] Michele

  75. Love the super hero set and now that I see your card will have to get it. Your cards inspire me to make things with all the stamp sets I have. I enjoyed reading the Get to Know Me spot.

  76. You are a hoot! Im 69 yrs old and I still like Vanilla Ice. In the future, i’ll be rockin’ out VI in the old folks home. I’ll have those old ladies up and moving. But me…..when im done jammin’, I’ll make cards. Everyone I know will probably be dead, but I’ll make cards anyway.

  77. Loved learning about about your creative genius….loved the little sneak peak into Oct kit, hoping that ink is part of it:D

  78. I’ve read your answers, Jennifer’s and Laura’s and am having so much fun hearing how each thinks. I look forward to reading more of these. I’ve seen a commercial where a small boy is offered his dad’s car keys and he’s excited at first, then imagines all the responsibilities and difficulties of his dad’s world. I thought of that when I saw your boxes of product that you need to work through. At first, ‘how exciting’….. then reality of how daunting that would be! Thank you for the fun videos and amazing cards!

  79. What a great idea!!! I love meeting all of you through the “getting to know me” hop! Laura- you always make me smile and laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing your videos & your crafting life with us!

  80. I really am enjoying the getting know you blog hop. It’s great to hear what makes the ladies that I constantly look to for inspiration for tick. Thanks for sharing!

  81. Absolutely love your card! This new stamp set is so cute! And I really enjoyed reading your creative process. I actually do the same thing! I stare at my new stamps a lot and just walk away LOL! I do it randomly too! Like before dinner I’ll swing by my desk, look at the stamp set and then just walk away. My boyfriend is used to me lookin’ like a total weirdo haha

  82. What a fantastic post! I love to hear more about other paper crafters! Thanks for letting us get to know you more, and what a tribute to pam and Debby!

  83. This “getting to know me” hop is so fun! I love your cards and just want you to know that you are a
    HUGE inspiration to me. Not only are your videos great entertainment but they’re also packed full of wonderful technique. Thanks so much for sharing! :))

  84. I enjoy your videos and think your cards are stunning. I’m new to card making and this hop is perfect inspiration. Thanks

  85. I think you are a wonderful inspiration. I am grateful for the lovely work you do. I agree with you that Debby and Pamela being amazing, I follow them as well. Your sense of humor always makes my day a bit brighter, thanks for being you!

  86. I sure am glad that Laura nominated you. Thanks for sharing. Whenever I decide to do graphic and rainbows, I tell my cardmaking friend, Beth, that I am going to “get my Laura Bassen on.” LOL. I also love Debby Hughes and now I need to go check out Laura Ho’s blog!

  87. I would love to have your desk right now…all those goodies to work with!!! Yay!! Love your answers, you are so cute!

  88. Love your super card! That ME set for SSS is adorable. I love your work. Your videos always make me giggle. Wish I could play with what’s on your desk right now. 🙂

  89. Laura,

    Thank you for sharing about you… I happen to love your cards you inspire me and I’m in awe of your creativity So I concur you are super talented and an amazing paper crafter.

  90. Your little Supergirl is precious! And the other ladies work is truly inspirational! Thanks for sharing all of that talent with us!

  91. How would getting to know you be boring or uninteresting?
    I love to know more about you and I am only a tad bit jealous about your stash of new goodies… Lol

  92. As I’ve mentioned many times on my blog your my ‘card making hero’ and when I grow up I want to be just like you (although I’m now 41 so may have missed the boat on that one…). I love all of your cards and they give me so much inspiration. And I’m so jealous of the boxes of goodies you must have arriving all the time, it would be like Xmas every time!!!

  93. I’m so happy you were tagged! I love knowing a little more about you as you have been a true inspiration on my work!
    Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got for us, and will definitely will check those who inspire you as well.

  94. I just want to push over those papers covering the boxes to see what wonderfullness is in them. But I guess I have to wait! Love the card. I already follow Debbie and just added Pamela to my feed.

  95. Your cards are always beautiful and your videos are a hoot! Can’t wait to see what is next – and thanks for the chance to win!!

  96. I agree with your inspiration, Laura!
    Your designs are crisp and clean, much like Debby Hughes and Pamela Ho. Thank you for continuing to inspire me!

  97. Hi! Laura, I not only love your creations, I just adore your sense of humor. You are one FUNNY lady! I’ve admired many of Debby’s creations, she’s always so spot on! I’m not familiar with Pamela, so thank you so much for introducing her to me. I have a feeling I’m going to be spending quite a bit of time on both Pamela’s and Debby’s blogs for inspiration.

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  101. Great inspiration… I love your creations and was super happy to know you’re in PTI design team. Looking forward to more inspiration.

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