Neat & Tangled-Lumberjack Love

releaseweek-01Hello there! Today I’m excited to be joining Neat & Tangled for release week to showcase the adorable new Lumberjack Love stamp set designed by the very talented Elena.Neat & Tangled-Lumberjack
I had so much fun making this card. The images are just too cute for words. That bear with his one leg tucked in just slays me. I blended a soft background using Lake Shores & Khaki, but other than that, the card is so very simple.
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This Lumberjack Love set will be available for purchase on Friday, January 22nd.
Check out the Neat & Tangled blog to see more fantastic projects using this new set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS-February Card Kit

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Hello there! Today I have a project to share using the Simon Says Stamp February card kit To You With Love.
SSS-February Card Kit
I feel like the February card kits are always my favorites. I love the pattern papers, the coordinating sequins and most of all the epoxy stickers are fantastic.
SSS-February Card KitI made a quick and easy shaker by stitching a piece of acetate over one of the pattern papers and filling it with the sequins. The epoxy stickers are perfect for adhering over a shaker window.
SSS-February Card Kit
And if it couldn’t get any better, the Hello Beautiful stamp set is perfection. I stamped one of the sentiments on the inside of my card along with another epoxy sticker.

I have a long over-due winner to announce from the Season’s Givings blog hop.
Congratulations to Kim Smart!

Not sure if you remember or not, but I asked everyone to leave me a comment telling me what their favorite color was. Well, my daughter and I went through over 500 comments and came up with a pie chart for the most popular colors. I, for one, find this extremely fascinating (obviously, lol).
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As you can see BLUE is the winner by a mile. Isn’t that interesting? I for one, would have voted green. Some of you crazy cats said rainbow. I included it because there were 7 of you rebels out there:) There were also a few who said that glitter was their favorite color, and one person even said that their favorite color was Hot Lips. This made me laugh out loud! You guys interest me, you know that? You really do. I’m glad we had this talk, aren’t you?

Hope you have a wonderful and colorful day♥

Mama Elephant-January Stampede

Welcome to the Mama Elephant Design Team blog hop!

Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!12509428_10154221763577289_5980385469701559210_n

Mama Elephant-New FamilyHow about these adorable fox images? I know exactly what that mama fox is thinking. She looks like she can barely keep herself from tipping over. She probably hasn’t slept a wink and the baby is ready to play with blocks and tear the house up and party like it’s 1999. Oh the joys of motherhood, ha ha.
Mama Elephant-New FamilyCan you see my fancy schmancy Copic flicking going on here? I only pull that out for the special images. The Framed Tags-Madison Avenue creative cuts are the perfect dies to add subtle details without being distracting.Mama Elephant-New Family

To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is picking 3 winners to win their choice of stamp set! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!

» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «

» 2. Like/share us on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet us on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/tweet us on Instagram: instagram.com/heymamaelephant «

Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!

Now let’s get on with the Stampede with our amazing designers!
Anna Kossakovskaya

Pretty Pink Posh turns 2!

PPPBirthday_HeaderHello there! Today I’m excited to join Pretty Pink Posh for a 2nd birthday celebration. I think Paulina is just the sweetest little thing, and I honest to goodness use her sequins all of the time…especially the Sparkling Clear ones, but I think you knew that already, right?Pretty Pink Posh-Rainy DaysMy first card features the Rainy Day stamp set with coordinating dies as well as my favorite Sparkling Clear sequins. I colored the umbrellas with Copics and added a couple of cute little penguins to hold the umbrellas from Arctic Penguins.
Pretty Pink Posh-Rainy DaysThis next card uses the new Storybook 3 die as well as the Silver Mini Star confetti. I created a shaker using images from Lunar Animals & Woodland Gifts. I embossed the sentiments in clear and masked off the animals to blend in Duckling, Teeny Bikini & Spring Rain ink.Pretty Pink Posh-Storybook 3 diesPPPBirthday_GiftsHere is the list of talented designers joining in today’s hop:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Punchinella Birthday

Hi there! Not sure if you’ve heard the news, but I am honored to join the Neat & Tangled team. Today I’m sharing this project here as well as on the Neat & Tangled blog.Neat & Tangled-PunchinellaI combined several products to create this fun birthday card. I used Punchinella for the background, Gifts for You for the balloons & sentiment. The “happy” die cut is from Happy Holidays.Neat & Tangled-PunchinellaI love how the balloons look transparent over the Punchinella stamped background. I rock n’ rolls the balloons to get a bit of darker inking on the bottom and blended ink on the word die cut in matching colors.Neat & Tangled-PunchinellaThe ribbon tails were drawn with my Multiliner pen and the rest is history! Thanks so much for stopping by!

CASEplorations-January guest designer

CASEplorationsJanuary2016Hi there! I’m honored to join CASEplorations for their January challenge. I’ve created two cards inspired by the one above, which is from this older post & uses a technique that I just love, coloring embossing paste.Bold Florals - ARTplorations StencilI thought it would be fun to use the colored embossing paste to color the flowers & leaves on the Bold Florals stencil by STAMPlorations.
Bold Florals - ARTplorations StencilYou can see what a hot mess this looks like above, but when you smooth it all out is comes out pretty nifty! I used the same distress ink colors from my original card: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn and I also broke out the Twisted Citron because it’s my favorite color on earth.Bold Florals - ARTplorations StencilI tried something new, which turned out fantastic, to get a nice, dimensional word die cut. I adhered black cardstock to a piece of white fun foam and then ran it through my big shot with the Painted Hugs die and voala! it worked like a charm.
Bold Florals - ARTplorations StencilThis next card uses the same colors but this time on the Bubbles stencil.Bubbles - ARTplorations StencilYou can see how I added the embossing paste. This way is much easier than what I tried on the first card, but both are super fun to do. Doesn’t that paste just look like frosting? Don’t lick it!
Bubbles - ARTplorations StencilI kept the sentiment very simple as in the inspiration card with black white, loosey goosey thread and some clear droplets.
Bubbles - ARTplorations StencilThe sentiment is from Best Hugs and coordinates perfectly with the Painted Hugs die.Bubbles - ARTplorations StencilCheck out the CASEplorations blog and play along for your chance to win some prizes!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

SeasonsGivingsimageHello there! Today I’m joining a whole lotta fabulous companies & designers in a blog hop for giving thanks and giving back. I have a Paper Smooches project to share because it says exactly what I want to say to all of you. You are all so nice and I am so grateful to each and everyone of you♥Paper Smooches-Criss Cross dieHere is my giveaway: 3 Artplorations stencils, Basic Stripes stamp set & a pack of Suzy’s Watercolor Doodle cards.
Leave me a comment answering this very simple question for your chance to win: “What it your favorite color?” I know it’s a silly question, but I’d love to see what the consensus is.
IMG_2920Here is the full blog hop order. Thanks so much for stopping by & Happy New Year!!!
Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Technique Tuesday
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Verve Stamps
Donna Salazar
Richard Garay
AdTech
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inchie Arts
Avocado Arts
OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
Rubbermoon Stamps
Latina Crafter
A Jillian Vance Design
JustNick
Your Everyday Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Kimberly Crawford
Julia Stainton
Laurie Willison
Teri Anderson
Jennifer Gallacher
Vera Yates
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Kelly Klapstein
Anabelle O’Malley
Kim Watson
Chari Moss
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Adametz
Alice Wertz
Daniela Dobson
Jenn Shurkus
Lori Craig
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Henke
Margie Higuchi
Lee Murphy
Lori Tecler
Dina Kowal
Loretta Lock
Darsie Bruno
Marcie Sharp
Veronica Zalis
Barbara Anders
Maria Levine
Dana Joy
Melody Rupple
Keri Sereika
Asia King
Jennifer Ingle
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Beth Pingry
Erica Houghton
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Piali Biswas
Ashley Newell
Nicole Maki
Julee Tilman
Leigh Penner
Christina Griffiths
Lindsay Amrhein
Laura Williams
Debbie Seyer
Christine Emberson
Kerry Urbatch
Linda Lucas
Tosha Leyendekker
Giovana Smith
Bunny Vance
Stacey Schafer
Lee Ann Barrett
Ruby Naz
Julie Dinn
Jill Hawkins
Christiana Reulling
Jodi Collins
Gracie Chavez
Michelle Woerner
Tania Willis
Karisse Schilling
Lori McAree
Ashley Harris
Emily Leiphart
Heidi Blankenship
Coralynn Murray
Tenia Nelson
Pretty Philosophie
Jillian Vance
Misti Oblander
Ceal Pritchett