Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop

Hi guys!

I’m pretty geeked out today to be joining some of my favorite stampers in taking part in a fun bog hop to celebrate the opening of a great, new online store called Topflight Stamps. Topflight Stamps offers a wide variety of art stamps from countries around the world. You will be sure to find something different and fun there. They also offer free shipping on all orders over $50 with US addresses!! And, don’t miss the Grand Opening Special Discount – 20% off ALL orders – use code TFS-GO20 – offer good March 27 through March 31. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop (read to the bottom of this post for info) to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!! PLUS – each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their blog post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3. The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day.

I’m sharing two projects today with you!

The first project uses the Duke’s Gang stamp set from IndigoBlu.

Be the person handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I mean, hello, dogs! You can’t go wrong with dogs!

Be the person handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I masked the two dog images together by stamping one dog and then stamping him a second time on a sticky note. I cut him out, placed him on the first image and then stamped the little dog on top. The result? Something that looks like the two dogs are next to each other. Easy peasy!

The second card uses the Tall Wildflowers stamp from Crafty Individuals.

Hello Flowers handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

I  was feeling kinda of artsy when I made this one. I sponged dye inks onto cardstock and then flicked water droplets on top. I let the ink dry and then stamps the flowers with black ink right on top.

Hello Flowers handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

An easy technique, but it is such a fun technique to do! You get a different look every single time. I love that!

Alright! That’s what I have. Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

 

Hey gang!

You now what time it is? Yep. It’s Pep Rally week once again, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2017 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on February 28th.  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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her.  We are all in for a treat!

Teri  (<— here you are)

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)

So enough hop talk. Let me show you the project!

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! Had some fun with this little croacker. (Hee hee, I couldn’t resist.)

I used a couple new Paper Smooches products – the Critter Card Puns stamp set and the Bear Frog Card Dies. Made the little froggy with the dies. To make those little cheeks (because you know, I am all about cute), I applied some chalk to the card and then little dabs of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The sentiment was stamped entirely with the stamp set. I used a little red pen to draw the editing mark. Trying to be funny there.  Wink

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.comAlright, guys! That is all I have for you today. Be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for swinging by.

Today’s card (2-20)

Hey all!

Me again. Here with a card to share today.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordspress.com

Made this one with the new Sweets dies from Paper Smooches, as well as their Celebrate word die and Chit Chat stamp set.

To make the little candies, I just randomly cut candy pieces from cardstock and patterned paper scraps. To give some of them a little bit of glitz, I added hearts topped with glitter glue. Such a simple thing but perfect for giving things pop-a-roo.

Alright. Not much more to say so this is a short and sweet post. That’s good sometimes, right?  I’ll be back again later. Thanks for stopping by, guys. See you again soon.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi kiddos!

It’s Pep Rally week once again, and the Paper Smooches Design Team is here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2017 release with you! ONE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on January 31st.  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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri Anderson  (<—- Here you are, dude.)

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)

FEBRUARY is Paper Smooches’ Anniversary month, They are celebrating 6 years of good stuff!  Be prepared for a TON of fun all through the month of February!

OK. Enough hop-talk-a-roo… and all that jazz.

Here’s the project I cooked up to share with you.

A card created with clear stamps and steel dies from Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

I made this bad boy with the new Let’s Celebrate stamp set and coordinating steel dies. Balloons are pretty much “the thing” when it comes to celebrations and this stamp set is packed with them. You agree?

To make a couple of the balloons stand out, I stamped a heart and then plopped in the middle of them. It’s just… kinda… fun. I think.

ps_letspartystampset_close_teri

I love that stamped word especially. Looks so cool when cut out with the coordinating die. To cut it out, I stamped the word and then placed the die on top. To keep the die from moving when I ran it through my Big Shot, I plopped on a little sticky note tape. It’s strong enough to hold the die in place and yet removable so no ink gets removed.

Alright, friends. That’s it for now. I’ll be again soon!

Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another project to share.

Meet today’s card.

A handmade friendship card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Sharing this one because…  well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.

That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.

The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.

Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s Gift Tag

Hi all!

 

Just quick little something to share with you today.

A handmade Valentine's tag created with stamps from Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.com

Had some fun making this guy for Paper Smooches with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and dies) and For You tag die.

To give the little dude some color, I used  a couple markers – a gray for highlights, a couple flesh tones for the legs and ears and a really soft pink for the cheeks. Those cheeks are pretty subtle but look really, really, really, really close and you’ll see them. See? Told you. Wink.

This tag could pretty much go on any gift package. I decided instead to go all Valentine’s Day like with it and fill up a little bag with Valentine’s Candy Corn and then add it to it. Easy peasy.

Alright. That’s all I have you today. I’ll be back again later, friends. Hope you are having a super day.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hey guys!

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 2017 release with you!  TWO new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on December 30th.  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 increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, January 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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)

So enough chat. Let me show you what I have.

A handmade card created for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da!

So I actually used a few new Paper Smooches products on this bad boy.

Cut those white words with the new Happy Birthday 2 dies. Stamped the “ewe” word with  the new Courteous Cuties 2 stamp. And those cute little sheep? Yep. Stamped those with the new Courteous Cuties stamp set (and coordinating dies). Fun stuff!

I went a bit hog wild, creating the little scene with hills cut with the Borders 1 dies and hearts with the Hearts dies. I also added some white dots with Nuvo’s Gloss White Crystal Drops. Turned out pretty fun.

A handmade card created for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Alright! That’s what I have. Thanks, as always, for swinging by, guys. You are awesome.

See “ewe” again real soon!