Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!


It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2016 release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are available to purchase at 8:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 30th.  You will find our new products HERE.  
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, December 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 28th 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)

Today I get to share the new bike die! Isn't it cute?!?!


I combined it with my favorite set from a few months ago, Sweet Escape


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Avery Ellle: Metallics Challenge

Hi Everyone! Happy December! It's time for another Avery Elle challenge! I am so excited to share this month's challenge...


Metallics are so popular right now! This challenge is sure to boost your creativity! I created a fun scene with shiny gold trees. Fun, right?


My card features the adorable sledding buddies from Snow Much Fun. The trees are from Snow Caps (my favorite holiday die set!). I also used Wonky Stitches and patterned paper from the Sorbet Collection and the Neutrals


I can't wait to see what you create. Join the challenge HERE!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop + SALE

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY - we have a special sale for you.
At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.
The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  :)

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)


My card shows the new Music Note dies! These are such a fun addition to so many of the previously release stamps and dies. I can't wait to use them again and again!


Monday, November 2, 2015

Avery Elle 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone! What an exciting day! It's time to kick of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and start the next Avery Elle I<3u challenge="" p="">



This month's challenge is all about tags! There are so many fun ways to create a tag be sure to join in the challenge HERE!


I created a tag from Polar PalsSnow Caps Elle-mentsScalloped Banner Elle-mentsWonky Stitches Elle-ments. I love finding new ways to use my dies and this combination makes a great tag! What do you think?


I adore the Polar Pals stamp set and all the fun elements found in Snow Caps. Creating a scene is super easy and fun. I love the blue and red color combination for Christmas. 

I can't wait to make more tags AND to see what YOU create! 

Happy crafting!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 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)

Today I'm featuring the new Bookplates Dies and paired it with the new stamp set Sweet Escape! These stamps and dies are just a few of the awesome products in the November release! 


The bookplate die makes a perfect frame for the sentiment on this card. I love how it highlights the sentiment and adds a pop of color to this card. 


I can't wait to see what the rest of the team created for this release! 

Next up is Emily!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I'm Teaching!

Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to let you know that I'm teaching at Impress!


 Here is the class description...

Clear Stamps + Die Cutting = WOW!
 
Die cutting is such a fun trend! Come learn how to use die cuts with coordinating stamp images in traditional and unique ways. Ashley will introduce the basics of die cutting stamped images and show you the fun things they can do! You’ll enjoy making fun, trendy cards that will stretch your imagination and your supplies! This class will focus on products from Mama Elephant, Avery Elle and more! (32.00) 

Tukwila - 1:00 – 3:00 Sun. Nov 29 
UV - 6:30 – 8:30 Thurs. Nov 5


Contact the store if you'd like to sign up!



Friday, October 16, 2015

Mama Elephant's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!

Welcome to Mama Elephant's 3rd Anniversary Stampede! The new release is live and available for purchase in the shop (www.mamaelephant.com) right now!

I'm so excited to share a few of the new stamp sets! First up, is Blogging Buddies. This set is so fun! 


I created a fun background by putting large blobs of watercolor on my paper. Then I took a straw and blew the colors across the paper (inspired by Amy Tan). I flicked more color on with my paint brush and then finished up by blending on a little more ink.

The computer screen was stamped, die cut and colored the Copics. It's popped up on the background with foam adhesive.

Next up is the adorable Reindeer Games. This set will get a TON of use this holiday season! All the reindeer are adorable! 



I created the little one layer scene with several stamps for the Reindeer Games set on a tag from Tags a Lot. I colored the images with Copics and added a few sequins.

There is so much going on to celebrate Mama Elephant's 3rd anniversary! Check it out...

SALE - To celebrate this release, Mama Elephant is having a 3 day sale from October 15 through October 17 with discount code HAPPYTHREE for 10% off your entire purchase!

PROMOTION - Mama Elephant is having a fantastic promotion through October 31, 2015!!
* Get a free MINI MESSAGES 4x6 stamp set FREE for purchases over $100 
Or 
* Get both the MINI MESSAGES 4x6 stamp set and the MINI TAGS creative cuts die set FREE for purchases over $150 
(after discount applied, subtotal before tax/s&h, limit one free offer per customer/order). 


GIVEAWAY - Mama Elephant is also giving away three $25 gift certificates throughout all 3 days of the Stampede. To qualify to win, just leave a comment on this blog post! Winners will be selected and announced on the Mama Elephant blog on Monday, October 19th!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Alice

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Avery Elle: Think Pink Challenge


It's a new month and that means there is a new Avery Elle challenge! This month is...


The possiblities are endless! All you have to do is use pink! Fun, right?!

I stamped the girl and seal from Polar Pals, colored them with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I created the scene by layering a few banners from Scalloped Banners Elle-ments. 


I can't wait to see what you create! Enter the challenge HERE.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 30th at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 31st 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)

Today I'm sharing the new Large Ornament Die. This die is SO COOL! It cuts the top and bottom of the ornament so you can customize the height. I also added in a few other new dies on my project to make this super fun tag! ;) 



Enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Avery Elle: Christmas Moose Tag

Hi Everyone! I'm finally getting back in to the groove of stamping more that summer break is over. (Yay!) The weather is turning colder and I'm getting really excited about all of the fun holiday stamps and dies on my desk! I want to use them all!

I made this cute snow globe tag with Avery Elle's new Snow Globe stamp set and filled it with dies from Snow Caps and the adorable moose from Snow Much Fun. Have you checked out the latest Avery Elle release? It's amazing! I want it all!


I can't wait to make several more tags for gifts and cards! 

Link up your latest holiday creation in the comments and I will stop by and take a look! I can't wait to see what you've been creating!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AEIU Challenge #28

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be on the AE Challenge team!!!! This team is packed full of talent and I'm honored to be creating with such an amazing team! This month's challenge was so fun! Enjoy the inspiration and then join in! Details HERE.


Today my kids go back to school. It's a bittersweet day. I like to spoil their teachers so I thought a fun card would start the year off right. :)


My card base is my favorite non-white color....Silver Fox! The card base can be found in THIS note card collection. I started the card by painting directly on the card with white acrylic paint. Next I cut stripes of patterned paper from the Jewel and  Brights 6x6 collections. I stamped the sentiment from Little Minds and created layers behind is using Signature Elements and Wonky Stitches.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on August 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 30th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 31st 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)

Today's card features the new Sorry die. This die is the perfect companion of the new Apologies stamp set that I used to start the sentiment.


Enjoy the hop!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 4th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

To increase your chances of winning:
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  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

My card features the new Charmed Cat Two. I love the sentiments in this set! I paired the paws and sentiment with a cat from Feline Friends and a new die cut called Paw Prints!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Paper Smooches: Sugar Rush

Summer stamping is so fun! I mixed together a few sets for this fun card. 


I started by stamping and die cutting the cat from Nine Lives and colored him with Copics. The popsicle was stamped and die cut from Sugar Rush. To create the two toned color I masked the edges and the angle with post it tape and then blended in ink. The background was a also blended with a few masks and ink to create the beach scene. The hill was die cut with Stitched Dies and adds more dimension and fun to the card. I finished it with a few embellishments, a sentiment and paper from Crate Paper's Poolside collection.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Mama Elephant: Chance of Rain

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the new stamp set Chance of Rain. This set is super adorable with fun images and sentiments that perfectly match!


I created a scene with the child sheltering her little teddy bear. I colored the boots in bright colors and kept the raincoats neutral so that the boots would pop. The umbrella was also colored a fun bright color. 


I wanted to add a background to the card but kept it soft so the child and bear wouldn't be lost. To do this I lightly inked the cloud using a mask I created with Landscape Trio. Raindrops from Chance of Rain where added using the same ink color.


I added the ground using the same technique but with a different die from Landscape Trio. The final step was to add some glossy accents to the boots and add a little bit of coordinating patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by!