Thursday, January 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 February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 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, February 1st to leave a comment. 
- Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 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)

Now, on to my card! I created this using the new Have Faith stamp set. I masked and inked the hill and then added another fun stitched hill with Stitched Dies. I stamped the crosses and sentiment from the set. There are so many great words in this set! The felt bow was cut from another fun die being released this month! Isn't it adorable?!?!


Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mama Elephant: Shooting Star

Each Mama Elephant stamp set has been such a joy to create with this month! Shooting Star is another great set with THE BEST sentiments ever. I just love the text and handwriting combo. 


To create my card I stamped the girl from Shooting Star. Then I colored her with Copics and cut her out with the coordinating dies. I used the star clusters and individual stars found in the stamp set to create a burst of stars behind her on a panel cut from Femme Frames. The large patterned paper panel, that fits perfectly on a standard A2 card, was cut from Sew Fancy. Isn't that stitched edge the best?!


I finished my card with a little Wink of Stella on the girl's shoes and stars on her purse and bow plus a few sequins sprinkled in the sky.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mama Elephant: Merci

Today I'm excited to help feature the new Mama Elephant stamp set Merci. This is one of those stamp sets that is an instant classic. Definitely one that I'll be grabbing again and again.


For my card I die cut the medium sized tag from Tags a Lot then I stamped the thank you greeting from Merci. Next I stamped the flowers with Mama Elephants die ink. The coverage is unbeatable. I'm finding myself leaning towards die inks more and more. :)


I finished the card with a simple twine bow, a little patterned paper and some washi tape to pull it all together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mama Elephant: Tiny Heroes

I'm so excited to share more cards from this month's Mama Elephant release! First up is Tiny Heroes. This might be one of my favorite sets ever! (and you'll see it a lot in my release projects this week) :)


On this card I stamped the super hero boy and colored him with Copics. I used the Creative Cuts dies to cut him out perfectly. Before permanently securing him to the tag I stamped stars using Buttercup ink and then Orangeade. I die cut the stars from Lots of Stars, colored them with a grey Copic then cover them with clear Wink of Stella. I love how these look shimmery sliver...so easy.


I stamped the sentiment from Tiny Heroes on a tag from Slim Tag Trio. and finished the card with some twine, washi tape and a card base panel cut from Peek a Frame.

This is just the beginning of a fun filled week. (Yay!)
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mama Elephant: January Stampede!




Welcome to the Mama Elephant Release Design Team blog hop!

Mama Elephant's newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!


To celebrate the new release, Mama Elephant is giving away one of each of the new stamps released! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the blog on the last Stamp Highlights day. You have up to 3 chances to qualify to win!

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For the Stampede I created a card using the new Stitched Sky dies. These awesome dies are prefect for grounding stamped images or for creating a cute scene all by themselves! For my card I created a happy little sky for my superhero girl and dog.



I started by die cuting the stars and cloud from white cardstock. I colored the stars with Copics and inked up the cloud with Distress Inks. I love how they work so perfectly with so many of the new and existing ME images. I stamped and die cut the new Tiny Heroes stamps, colored them with Copics and fit them in to my sky scene. I finished the card with a sentiment from Tiny Heroes which was all place on a die cut mat from the new Sew Fancy dies!




 Lot of great products coming your way!

Keep stampin' along...

Ashley (me!), Nichol, Geralyn, Laura, Pamela, Elena