Create A Smile-Beach Party kit video hop

Hello there! Today I’m excited to be joining Create A Smile for a video hop promoting their brand new Beach Party Kit.Create A Smile-Beach Party kitThis is such a fun kit including a cute mini stamp set with which I created this fun rhino beach scene. It’s pretty hard not to smile at a rhino in swimming goggles:)
Create A Smile-Beach Party kitHere’s a video to show how I created my card.

Check out the Create A Smile blog to more about their fun giveaway! Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Francine. Thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS-Father’s Day Finds

Hi there! Have you seen the new Dads and Grads release by Simon Says Stamp? It’s a mini release, which is fun, and has something for all the dads, grandpas and grads in your life as well as two new ink pads!SSS-Father's Day FindsI used the new Father’s Day Finds stamp set along with the coordinating dies. For the background, I masked off parts of the card using post-it tape and blended in distress inks followed by little flicks of water with the Mini Mister.SSS-Father's Day FindsI also used on of the smaller Nested Circle dies to die cut a small circle of post-it note to mask off a sunset for my “fishing on the pond with grandpa” scene:) By the way, I tried the brand new Clear ink to emboss my sentiment and I gotta say, it worked like a dream!SSS-Father's Day FindsCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more on the new Dads and Grads release. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

Hi there! Today I’m very excited to be joining Hero Arts to kick off their new summer release with a blog hop.Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseI combined several new products on my card. I used the Waves Stencil for the background, the Color Layering Flamingo with coordinating Frame Cut as well as the Paper Layering Palm Tree. For the sentiment I combined Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut and the Hello Stamp & Cut.Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseI love that gorgeous flamingo! The multi-step stamping really brings it to life. I was able to mask off parts of the palm tree to blend in lighter & darker shades of ink to give it some life. I used my craft knife to freehand cut a hill and created a little sandy beach for the flamingo to stand on.
Hero Arts 2016 Summer ReleaseGiveaway:
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

Here’s the full hop list:
The Hero Arts Blog
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Joan Bardee
Julie Ebersole
Kathleen Graumuller
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Kimberly Crawford
Laura Bassen <-you are here
Libby Hickson
Lori Craig
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Nichol Magouirk
Sandy Allnock
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula
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MISTI May-nia giveaway & Reverse Confetti hop

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Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining Reverse Confetti for their May release hop. The entire release is now available in the Reverse Confetti shop.
Reverse Confetti-Candles ‘Confetti, CelebrationsMy project features two of the new May release stamp sets: Candles ‘N Confetti & Celebrations.
Reverse Confetti-Candles ‘Confetti, CelebrationsHere is a video to show you how I made my card.
Here is the entire Reverse Confetti hop order:
Reverse Confetti Blog
Amy Kolling
‘Fetti Friend–Laura Bassen ←you are here!
Heather Pulvirenti
Diane Jaquay
‘Fetti Friend—Wanda Guess
Lisa Henke
Kay Miller
‘Fetti Friend—Thanh Vo
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta
Audrey Tokach
Amy Sheffer
Sarah Gough
Leigh Penner
‘Fetti Friend—Candi Billman
Laurie Schmidlin
Susan Liles

 I’m also very excited to join My Sweet Petunia for their MISTI May-nia!
Iliana is so generously giving away a Mini MISTI everyday in May…woot, woot!

Here is a list of all the blogs so far that have offered a chance to win a free Mini MISTI.

May 01 – My Sweet Petunia
May 01 – Ilina Crouse
May 02 – Lydia Fiedler
May 02 – Virginia Lu
May 03 – Jana Millen
May 04 – Carissa Wiley
May 05 – Maureen Wong
May 05 – Simon Hurley
May 06 – Laurel Beard
May 06 – Catherine Pooler
May 07 – Laura Sterckx
May 07 – My Favorite Things
May 08 – Laura Bassen ←you are here!

Leave me a comment for your chance to win a Mini MISTI!
Before I go, one more thing…I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day♥

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Reverse Confetti-Boxes ‘n Balloons

Hello! I’m back again with Reverse Confetti featuring the new Boxes ‘n Balloons stamp set along with coordinating dies. All new release products will be available on May 8th at midnight EST.Reverse Confetti-Boxes ‘n BalloonsIf you know me at all, then you know how much I love balloons. I did a little rock n’ roll inking on the sentiment balloon as well as the bow and for the rest of the balloons, I used the coordinating balloon die to create a mask. I blended in several colors and used a soft gray Copic to draw balloon strings.
Reverse Confetti-Boxes ‘n BalloonsReverse Confetti will be giving away $30 Gift Certificates to THREE blog commenters and also to one Facebook commenter!!! Leave a comment on all the sneak peek posts for each designer for your chance to win. Comments will close at noon CST on May 7th. Check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see more. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Reverse Confetti-Lift Me Up

Hi there! Today I’m joining Reverse Confetti as they count down to the May release. We are featuring the adorable new Lift Me Up stamp set along with coordinating dies.Reverse Confetti-Lift Me UpSuch cute little giraffes with fun party accessories. I colored all the images with Copics. For the background, I blended in Peacock Feathers and added a few water splatters. I also added the fun party garland using the new Linked Garland dies that I colored in with my Copics.
Reverse Confetti-Lift Me Up
Reverse Confetti will be giving away $30 Gift Certificates to THREE blog commenters and also to one Facebook commenter!!! Leave a comment on all the sneak peek posts for each designer for your chance to win. Comments will close at noon CST on May 7th. Check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see more!