Hello out there!
I’m excited to be taking part today in a blog hop that celebrates Paper Crafts’ new Stamp It! special issue and the new Olympics of Stamping challenge on Moxie Fab World.
Lots to talk about so let’s get started.
First, let’s talk about Stamp It!
Stamp It! is Paper Crafts’ once-a-year issue of cards that get their stamp on.
It’s one of my favorite issues each year.
One of the reasons I like Stamp It! is it has always brought something different to the stamping table. I am a firm believer that not every stamper is the same and we all have different tastes when it comes to putting our cards together.
In my opinion, Stamp It! tends to have a lot of cards that come from a more paper crafted card perspective than a traditional stamped card perspective. I think that is nice. I know it always makes me think about my stamps and supply stash a bit differently.
Second, here’s a card I created just for today’s blog hop.
The images here are all from Technique Tuesday. The grass, mushrooms and butterfly are from their Oh Deer! set. The words are from Simply Stated and the polkies are from Passion for Polka. The gems are Zva Creative.
Cath asked that each card posted today for the blog hop be based on the new Olympics of Stamping challenge.
She (and the rest of the Paper Crafts crew) just launched the challenge. You can take part in the challenge, too, by making a stamped card in any of the following themes: Birthday; Thank You; Thinking of You/Hello; Love; and Season’s Greetings. Go to Moxie Fab World and add a link to your card via the Mr. Linky widget by March 8. Challenge winners will be announced by March 10 on Moxie Fab World.
While you are at it, consider sending your card in for the 2010 Stamping Royalty contest. The categories for the contest just happen to be the same as the Olympics of Stamping ones. You can get contest details by clicking here.
By the way, did you know that 2 of the Go-to-Gals are Stamping Royalty winners? My buddy Jess Witty won one of the coveted tiaras one year. I, too, was a winner. It was the first year of the contest (I want to say 2004 or 2005?) when the winners were named “Stamping Queens.”
To this day, it’s still a shock to me that I actually won.
And, finally, before you go, leave a comment for me here today. Leave a comment on Moxie Fab World about the blog hop. And leave a comment on each of these blogs (owned by fellow blog hoppers):
Cath will be pick one winner from all the comments received on the 12 blogs (this one and Moxie Fab World, included). The winner will receive a package of 12 sets from My Cute Stamps! Let me just put it out there that I am jealous of the winner already. Lucky stamper!
Comments must be made on all the blogs by midnight M.S.T. on Sunday, Feb. 28th!
Well, that’s all for now. Be back tomorrow with a special Go-to-Gal challenge with stamps.