Super excited to be joining some of my favorite paper crafters and crafting companies for the this year’s Seasons Givings Blog Hop!
This little hop, dreamed up 6 years ago by friend, Latisha, is a fun way to celebrate the crafting community. Everybody bands together to share blog posts and do a giveaway … on every single stop.
It’s a fun way to kick off the new year!
I’ve got just something small this year for my giveaway.
I have a set of Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum stamps from Lawn Fawn (yes, they are slightly yellow but they have never been used) and a couple fun pens (an orange gel pen and a Cactus gel pen). I’ve got some plans involving funky pens like them in 2018. Stay tuned for that.
For a shot at my giveaway, leave a comment on my blog midnight PST on Jan. 6th, 2018. I’ll pick a winner and notify her or him sometime on the 8th. I’ll announce it here after I’ve notified the winner.
Alright! That’s what I got. Here’s a complete list of blog hoppers! Be sure to check out all the stops.
It’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2018 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PST on January 3rd. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.
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 will increase your chances)
Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 31st to leave a comment.
Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
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)
Enough hop talk. Let me show you what I’ve got!
Just played to play when I made this card. I used the stitched circle die to make the cross stitch panel. Then I used the new Embroidery Hoop dies with it to frame the circle. I did place a solid circle of black cardstock behind it so one could see the stamped and stitched coffee cup design.
The coffee cup was stamped with the new In Stitches stamp set. Then I used embroidery floss to stitch over the pattern. Took quite awhile for me (a non-stitcher) but it was awfully fun to do!
By the way, you might be wondering about the words. I stamped those bad boys with the Cyber Cafe stamp set. Such a fun one.
Alright! That’s all I have for you for now. Be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by!
Here again with one last take on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley.
On your mark. Get set. Meet today’s card.
Pulled out my Avery Elle stash of stamps to put this guy together. The little snowman and snowflakes are from the Be Jolly set, while the words are from the Let It Snow set.
Little secret about the background. I made this really awesome sky background with the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. I was all set to make a little scene and then… BOOM…. dropped a black ink pad on the corner! Tears! Seriously, don’t you hate it when that happens?!
I had an idea for saving it. I stamped the snowman one more time on cardstock. Fussy cut it out with my scissors, adhered it the cloud paper and then … boom… use a circle die to cut it out.
Meet the leftovers of Exhibit A.
See the black ink mark. Kinda makes me wanna cry… even now. Wink!
So anyhoo, I used the circle with the snowman on my card as you see here.
It worked out. Yep. It worked out.
Alright! That’s all I got. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on the challenge.
Me again! Shocked? Been on a bit of a card roll and couldn’t resist sharing one more quick card made in honor of the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
Drum roll, please. Here we go.
It was quick to make this one. Had the stamps so… just wanted to play.
The cup and assorted cup-like things are all from Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Spice set. Yes, so, so cute… and a must for a Pumpkin Spice Latte lover, although it could totally pass off for cocoa. Don’t you agree?
Back again with another take on the 2017 Christmas Card Challenge with my buddy, Ashley!
I wanted to do something different today…. and well, yeah. 😉
Unicorns & Christmas? Yep. Different. And this was the result.
Always fun to push yourself to do something different when making cards. Let’s be real here for a minute: Do I love these cards? I like them. I don’t love them but it was fun to do something different. I’ve not seen a Christmas unicorn before so I decided to give it a go. I’m glad I did and that’s why I am sharing. 🙂
The unicorn and rainbow are from the Mama Elephant Unicorn stamp and die set that Hampton Art produced and is available at Jo-Ann Stores. Not sure where else, but that’s where I found it. (It’s based on Mama Elephant’s fabulous Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set.) The words are a mash up of sentiments from My Favorite Things’ Toasty Greetings and Magical Unicorns sets. I did some masking to basically make the custom sentiment. The star stamp is also from MFT.
I once again created a background for my scene with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. Gosh, how fun that thing is!
Not much more to say today so I’ll be taking off.
Be back again tomorrow. In the meantime, be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest take on this year’s challenge.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by! It’s ALWAYS a treat!
Created the mug of goodness with the help of the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio stamps. Did a little masking so I could make it look like the candy cane was in the mug. I stamped the heart right onto the mug too. It fit perfectly.
Grounded the mug by stamping a mask on sticky note paper, placing it over and it and then sponging on some black ink. I removed the mask and ended up with that little shadow.
Another day. Another card based on this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley!
Meet today’s card.
I once again had fun playing with some Mama Elephant stamps. The reindeer is from their Reindeer Games stamp set. It’s just adorable.
To make the lead reindeer different (basically, like Rudolph and all), I colored his nose in with red ink and added a teeny tiny touch of glitter glue on top. I stung them together with the help of some good old twine.
Created the background for this card once again with the help of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. Such a great tool to use for creating cute and quick backgrounds. Take the stencil. Sponge on a little ink. Move the stencil. Sponge a little more ink. Repeat these steps over and over until you’ve added color to an entire panel of cardstock.
Super fun… and super cool looking.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she’s cooked up for today.
Kicking off this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley! It’s our thing around Christmas to challenge each other to make Christmas cards. And we are sharing the results of this year’s challenge this week.