More Birthday Inspiration

Hello! I’m back with Papertrey Ink for our second group post featuring several new birthday themed products. In my search for inspiration, of course I turned to Pinterest, and found this gorgeous photo of a little girl’s party and fell in love with the colors.painting_partyI took a few of the colors and the idea of a pretty little girl party and created an ensemble using several of the new birthday products in the June release.
PTI-Birthday InspirationFirst up is the new Party Hat & Party Hat Trims dies. This is SO FUN! How cool to be able to customize a party hat for boy/girl or even an adult. Who doesn’t smile when you give them a party hat?
PTI-Party Hat & Party Hat Trims diesAnd I mean, if a party hat wasn’t festive enough for ya, how about a cupcake box. This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! As you can see, I’m a DIY pom-pom maniac. Here’s an easy tutorial if you’re interested in joining the pom-pom revolution:)
PTI-Cupcake Box dieNext up is a card using the new Hooray stamps & papers.
PTI-Hooray stamps & papersThese gorgeous papers are so pretty. I added a stamped sentiment from the Hooray set and few enamel dots and the rest is history.
PTI-Hooray stamps & papersDid you think I would leave you without seeing these products in action? Here’s my Emma Belle. She could barely wait for the photo shoot.
PTI-Birthday InspirationPoor thing, she’s kinda camera shy…ha ha ha…but seriously, look at the joy a party hat and cupcake box brings, and there’s nothing even in that box…she’s just that happy about it even when it’s empty. She might blow a gasket if I actually put something in it. Oh, to be four again.
PTI-Birthday InspirationMake sure and check out what the rest of the team has created using these new birthday themed products.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

party hat:
cardstock: aqua mist, tropical teal, lemon tart, summer sunrise, raspberry fizz
pattern paper: raspberry fizz polka dot

dies: party hat & party hat trims
yellow yarn

cupcake box:
pattern paper: tropical teal bitty dot
dies: cupcake box
pink yarn

hooray card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
pattern paper: hooray collection, tropical teal bitty dot

stamps: hooray
ink: true black
enamel dots

SSS-The Color of Fun blog hop

colorbloghopHello there! Today I’m excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp along with many other talented designers for The color of Fun release blog hop. Are you loving these fun new products & gorgeous new ink colors as much as I am?
SSS-Rockin' Roller Coaster dieI’ve created a card using the new Rockin’ Roller Coaster die along with a few of my favorite new inks: Blue Jay, Scuba, Jellybean & Duckling. I also embossed a sentiment from the My Sunshine stamp set.
SSS-Rockin' Roller Coaster dieHere’s a video to show you how I created my card.

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize pack to a randomly selected winner on each stop of the hop. Leave me a comment by June 15th for your chance to win!!
Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Yana Smakula.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

what I used: 

the color of fun release:

Inspiration By the Sea

Hi there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for our first group post featuring the new nautical themed stamp sets & dies.
PTI-Guiding LightsMy first card features the new Guiding Light stamp set with coordinating dies. I blended in Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky & Enchanted Evening on the bottom half of the card and then adhered part of the new Cover Plate: Waves overtop. I did a little rock n’ roll inking on the lighthouse using Berry Sorbet & Pure Poppy.
PTI-Guiding LightsOn the inside of the card I stamped a sentiment from the new Light of Life stamp set along with another lighthouse cropped off to the bottom coordinating with the front of the card.
PTI-Light of LifeMy next card features the new Ahoy stamp set with coordinating dies.
PTI-AhoyI used a coordinating circle die for the circular anchor image and cranked my Big Shot till it was smokin’. After stamping all the anchors, I popped them up with foam squares and added a sentiment.
PTI-AhoyTruth be told, I’ve never been a huge nautical fan, but these new sets have easily changed that. I think what sold me is the tasteful and yet trendy designs paired with practical & inspirational sentiments.
PTI-Guiding Light & AhoyMake sure and check out what the rest of the team has created using these new nautical products.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
Thanks so much for stopping by!

lighthouse card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: guiding light, light of life
dies: guiding light, cover plate: waves
ink: berry sorbet, pure poppy, spring rain, blueberry sky, enchanted evening, true black

anchor card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
stamps: ahoy
dies: ahoy
ink: sweet blush, berry sorbet, pure poppy, lemon tart, summer sunrise, orange zest, limeade ice, simply chartreuse, ripe avocado, spring rain, blueberry sky, enchanted evening, true black

SSS-Color of Fun release project

1_121Hi there! Have you seen the new Color of Fun release with Simon Says Stamp yet? Oh my summery, sherbety funness!! I couldn’t wait to stamp these delicious new ink colors.SSS-Birthday Circle dieI stamped an entire background using a solid circle image from the Cone Building stamp set and almost every single one of the new ink colors.
SSS-Birthday Circle dieHere’s a quick little video to show you how I made this card.Thanks so much for stopping by & I will see you tomorrow!

The Color of Fun release: 

What I used:

Pretty Pink Posh~Watercolor Blog Hop

watercolor.bloghopHi there! Today I have the great pleasure of joining the beautiful Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh for her Watercolor Blog Hop.
Pretty Pink Posh~Watercolor Blog HopI broke out my new Zig Clean Color markers to color in this fun grid pattern that was embossed in clear using the Grid Background stamp by Simon Says Stamp.
Pretty Pink Posh~Watercolor Blog HopHere’s a little video to show you how I made my card.

Feel like joining in the Watercolor hopping fun? The Watercolor Blog Hop officially opens for everyone to join in and link up on June 5th at 6am PST and ends June 8th at 11:55pm PST. If we can get 100 entries, Paulina will donate a $20 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson or Simon Says Stamp. 200 entries? She’ll donate another! For every 100 entries (up to 500) there will be an extra $20 gift certificate!
watercolor.sponsorsMake sure and head over to Paulina’s blog to see the full hop list! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

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Welcome to The 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop.  Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color and she is hosting her second 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE.   The premise of the challenge is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you color or what you are coloring with. Today Kathy has assembled all of the teachers and guest artists that taught in the popular “Copic Markers for Cardmakers” class.

At the end of the hop Kathy from The Daily Marker will have a one time only Coupon Code for $5.00 off the Online Card Class “Copic Markers for Card Makers” to get your mojo going.

SSS-Ring Frame die, Happy & Smile stamp setI used the Ring Frame die by Simon Says Stamp to create my cluster of circles and then colored them with my copics. The sentiment is from the Happy & Smile stamp set.
SSS-Ring Frame die, Happy & Smile stamp setHere’s a little video to show you how I made my card.

Here’s the blog hop order:
Debby Hughes
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
*me*
Sandy Allnock
Shari Carroll
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Thanks so much for hopping by!

Mama Elephant-Woodland Gifts

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a project featuring the Woodland Gifts stamp set & coordinating dies as well as several of the new May release products from Mama Elephant.Mama Elephant-Woodland GiftsI used the the Bella Letters to add my poem and the Grassy Trio dies for the grass.
Mama Elephant-Woodland GiftsOn the inside of the card I used the new Pop-Up Trio dies to pop up the bear and bunny. I’m not sure what’s more fun: a shaker card or a pop-up card. Maybe my next card should be a pop-up shaker card?
Mama Elephant-Woodland GiftsI stamped the remainder of my silly poem using the Bella Letters set, which I’m not entirely sure goes with bears & bunnies, but just go with it.
Mama Elephant-Woodland GiftsHere’s a video to show you how I created my card:

Thanks so much for stopping by!