Neat & Tangled 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

3rdbirthdaybloghop-01Hello there! I’m so excited to be joining Neat & Tangled for a blog hop celebrating their 3rd birthday! The beautiful & talented Danielle sent me a few goodies to play with and I’ve created a couple of cards to share with you.
Neat & Tangled-Heart of GoldThis first card features the gorgeous new Heart of Gold stamp set with coordinating die. I blended some Hot Mama, Teeny Bikini & Apricot ink behind the white heart die cut which was popped up with foam tape. Yes, I cut little slivers of foam tape to fit behind each little piece of that heart & used Press’n Seal to keep all the pieces aligned.
Neat & Tangled-Heart of GoldMy nest card showcases the new Seeing Stars die as well as the Happiest Birthday stamp set.
Neat & Tangled-Happiest BirthdayI blended in some Hot Mama(you know how I love me some Hot Mama), Blue Jay & Jellybean ink before die cutting the stars and then colored in the monkey with Copics. I put a party hat on the monkey & a sparkler in his hand. That is a monkey right? I guess it could be a bear with big ears, too, but I’m going with monkey. I’m just in monkey heaven with all these amazing monkey stamp sets that are coming out from several different companies. I love them all, and am a firm believer that you can never have too many monkeys. Now I’m having second thoughts. It’s a bear, isn’t it?
Neat & Tangled-Happiest BirthdayLeave me a comment for your chance to win a $50 or even a $100 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled…hot diggity dog!!
Your next stop on the hop is my all-time, forever and ever, never to be outdone favorite card maker in the history of ever…..Cristina Kowalczyk!!!
Thank you so much for hopping by & happiest of birthday wishes to you, Neat & Tangled!

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
Thanks so much for hopping by!

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
Thanks so much for hopping by!

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!