Stamp It! Blog Hop (2-24)

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.Β  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 contestΒ  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. πŸ™‚ 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,Β  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):

Betsy Veldman

Dawn McVey

Tina Fussell

Debbie Olson

Julia Stainton

Kimberly Crawford

Latisha Yoast

Lisa Johnson

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 thatΒ  I am jealous of the winner already. πŸ˜‰ 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.

480 thoughts on “Stamp It! Blog Hop (2-24)

  1. Great card. I love the lay out. It comes together so nicely. I have had my eye on some My Cute Stamps for awhile. I have crossed fingers. Thanks for sharing

  2. So simple and sweet! Love the versatility, and your use of the stamps- so cute inside the circle element. Thanks for your inspiration, as always, Teri!

  3. What is it about toadstools/mushrooms that is just so fun? I hate them in my yard, but stick them on paper & I think they are the cutest. Go figure!
    I love how you combined all these elements – and the fab grass!

  4. I love the rhinestones trail for the butterfly! Thanks for telling us how you won the Stamping Royalty contest last year – makes me feel like I should enter as you never know what could happen!

  5. Love your card!!! I love colours and those little mushrooms are adorable. As sweetpapertreats said it is like looking through a window into an enchanted world. Gorgeous!!

  6. What a sweet and creative card!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the spring vibes – I can use it right now!

  7. Teri –

    This is just so cute! I love your pops of color and I really love the butterfly’s bling trail – LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  8. Totally not a surprise to me that you won!! πŸ™‚ My friend *read enabler* that got me BACK into this fun card-making hobby was royalty this year! SO COOL!
    Love the deets on this- that grass is fab & dots are always just right in my book!!!!
    Have a great day!

  9. It doesn’t surprise me that you wore that crown, Teri! I love your cards!! Each and every one of them! This one is no exception. Technique Tuesday is my fave!!

  10. I love the pop of color you chose fr the mushrooms. And the little butterfly is so cute. Bling is a must to the trail is very creative. Great job and beautiful card.

  11. Super cute card. The colors are great, love the polka dots too and the grass… I’m jealous of the winner too…I never win but that won’t stop me from trying. =) Plus I get to check out all these wonderful cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Too cute!
    I am loving the plain and simple kraft paper backgrounds I am seeing, I am planning on buying some πŸ™‚

  13. aww! Very cute! I love how you used seed beads! I have a little stash of them that I need to use – and this is a really cute way to do it! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love this cheery card! The color just pops out at you. The texture of the grass and sparkly butterfly trail is icing on the cake!

  15. The cut outs really make this card soooooooooooo cute!! My goal is to practice my cutting so one days my cards will look as good as yours!!

  16. Love your tone on tone mushrooms and background! I have some mushroom stamps that I’ve been wondering how to use and you’ve inspired me!

  17. Adorable card, as always. Love the grass and butterfly trail detail.
    And what a bonus…I come here to see your card, and there’s a chance for a prize too. Cool! TFS!!

  18. this card is SO cute. I love the cut grass and really, you always remind me that you don’t need to be elaborate to make a great card. love the simple one color stamping. effective and simple!

  19. Love the whimsy and cheerful style that you have. I have enjoyed following your work and find it quite inspiring. Thank you for sharing your helpful tips.

  20. I love your fresh style. In the recent Paper Crafts
    Mag,your “Thankful for You” card is one of my favorites in
    the entire issue!

  21. Beautiful card! πŸ™‚ After looking at your card and your blog almost daily, I decided to enter this challenge myself. I’m super excited. Thank you for always posting such beautiful and inspiring cards! πŸ™‚

  22. I Love the cute “springy” looking card! And also a belated congrats on being the “Queen of Cards” lol! that is certainly an honor that you deserve!! Your work is great..and you are a very talented artist!! ( and I graduated from art school!!!! LOL)..I just got into paper crafting a couple of years ago..and am HOOKED! I love the magazine! and get so inspired by all of the GO to girls are awesome artists and desingers!

  23. How cute! I love the butterfly! What a great blog hop! Even if I don’t win the stamps I’ve found some great ideas!

  24. Oh I LOVE the colors of your card – this is such a cute card! Also love the bling and the ribbon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. I just purchased this exact issue!! I loved it because of the submarine image on the cover. My hubby is a submariner and I had to find out who made the stamp. The same day I found the magazine, my honey and I were in a great little stamp store called Stamps & Memories in Honolulu and my husband said, “look at that” and behold, there was the little submarine stamp. I was soooo excited. I’m so thrilled I came across this super cute stamp and great magazine. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog hop… onto the next. πŸ™‚

    I love your blog and your work is sooo fun. Thanks so much for sharing. πŸ™‚

  26. Hello! I love how you incorporated all different kinds of texture without it being overwhelming. Stinkin’ cute!

  27. Teri,
    What a lovely, bright card. I love the choice of color and simple layout make it all pop. The grass is perfect. Thank you for sharing as I never thought of making grass before. I think I will give this technique a try.

  28. Finally found time to peruse all the blogs (on dial-up it takes a while) and hoping some of the talent rubs off on me!

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