Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paper Smooches: October 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!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm pacific time...or midnight eastern 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 MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 3rd 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)

My card uses a super cool stamp set called The Welcome Wagon (plus a new word die too!). There are SO many great occasions this set can be used for. My card also uses the previously released Just for You Icon Dies. :) I won't keep you long...keep hoppin!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mama Elephant: Season's Greetings

Mama Elephant's Season's Greetings is the end all to perfect sentiment sets. I went super modern with this set (at least for me! ha!). 

The sentiment inspired my curved blue and green lines cut with Borderlines Trio. I curved the sentiment on my acrlic block to match and stamped it above. I added a snowflake on top, covered with Wink of Stella. The card needed a little something else so I added gold cardstock peeking out from the top and bottom.

What is your favorite sentiment from this set?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mama Elephant: Alpine Carolers

I am overjoyed to share this card created with some of the stamps from the new Mama Elephant Alpine Carolers. They were designed by the mega talented Elena Roussakis! Her style is THE BEST. 

I stamped and colored these two carolers. I like to color but I'm not the best so these two have been stamped and colored MANY times at my craft desk! They are so much fun to practice with! My daughter even requested them so she could color them too! :) 

They are standing on the banner from Bloomsies. The perfect little heart was cut from the new die cuts Instalove and cover with Wink of Stella. The carolers were added to a tag from Tags a Lot. I love how the sentiment nestles perfectly beneath the tag! The card was finished with a white mat on red striped patterned paper. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mama Elephant: Boutique Borders

I've used these borders on most of my cards for the Mama Elephant release this month. They are THAT great and THAT versatile. 

I started this card with a few other stamp sets from this release. I stamped the sentiment, using Block Party Letters, on the journaling card from Peek a Frames. I colored it with Copics then added the peguin from Artic Penguins. I love that there seems to be a penguin perfect for every sentiment under the sun. They have such great personalities!

The sentiment needed a cozy background so I stamped the large stripe from Boutique Borders on a kraft card base (cut with Peek a Frames) in a plaid pattern. Super simple.

Thanks for checking in today! More fun coming tomorrow!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crate Paper: Open Book

This is a double post day. See my Mama Elephant post HERE.

The new Maggie Holmes collection, Open Book, is full of so many inspiring moments. From great colors to glitter, flowers to thoughtful sentiments, there is something that draws you in and invites you to create. For hours. 

When I first sat down with this collection I created four projects. Let's take a look!

First I started with the large hello sentiment and layered it with patterned papers, paper embellishments, tags and a label. 

The soft black in this collection is such a great balance for all of the color.

Next, I embellished a simple box with a buildable flower, tag and die cut shapes. 

The sides gave me a chance to add some fun polka dot patterned paper that adds to the whimsy of this collection.

There are so many fun book references in this collection. Perfect for scrapbooking every day life but also great for making a bookmark or two!

I cut out patterned paper to start my bookmark, then layered a fun sentiment, vellum pieces and die cut pieces.

My final project was another card. I couldn't wait to use the gold stickers! Little hints of gold are found throughout the collection and add perfect amounts of shine. 

For this card I layered a frame, the gold sticker, die cut shapes and a vellum sentiment. All on top of a great neutral patterned paper.

This collection is full of hidden gems just wanting to discover! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of them today. Thanks for joining me!

Mama Elephant: Peace on Earth

This is a double post day. See my Crate Paper post HERE.

I love the big bold sentiments found in the new Mama Elephant stamp set, Peace on Earth.

I started this card by die cutting Femme Frames. The back panel was stamped with the new borders set Boutique Borders. I rotated the angle of the stamp on each side to make a fun trendy background.

I love the big bold seniment so I kept it simple in black and finished my card with die cuts from Round and Rounds. These were cut out in white cardstock, inked with Distress inks and then finished off with some clear Wink of Stella.

This set is a true classic and a perfect addition just in time for the holidays! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mama Elephant: Artic Penguins + Jolly and Merry

Hi Everyone! This Mama Elephant release is THE BEST! These penguins are my favorite and the pair SO nicely with the rest of the release.

For my first card, I die cut the base panel with the large Peek a Frames die. Next I cut a Femme Frames inner die and stamped it with the Boutique Borders thin stripes in Apple ink. 

The next layer is a journaling card die from Peek a Frames stamped in Hazel with the polka dots from Boutique Borders.

The final layer features the adorable penguin, sliding, holding on the cuppa coffee. All the images are from Arctic Penguin and Jolly and Merry. These two stamp sets are perfect for one another!

I  just couldn't put these penguins down for this release! This time they play more of a supportive roll in holding the ends of the sentiment (isn't Kryssi's handwriting the best!?!?).

I double stamped the sentiment with two inks. I especially like the Apple and Coral "jolly". It reminds me of a candy cane! The card was layered with the Index Card die, Tag Your It Die and the largest die from Peek a Frames.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mama Elephant: October Anniversary Stampede!

It's Mama Elephant Birthday Stampede time! 

This is so awesome, right? I'm so excited you've joined me from Stephanie's blog! Today I'm a sharing a lot of stamping goodness! Now that I'm counting, my card uses 4 new Mama Elephant stamp sets!

This card all started with the sentiment. My kids are always buzzing around the house singing and one of their favorite is Everything is Awesome (Lego Movie anyone?). :) I started with a faint pencil line to create AWESOME from the new Block Party Letters. I colored them in with Copics and then did some creative masking and stamping from Happy Everything to add the beginning of the sentiment.

Next I stamped the penguin and hat (from the new Artic Penguins), colored them and die cut them for a perfect cut. The soft, grey striped background was created using the new Boutique Borders.

All stamps and dies can be purchased NOW at the Mama Elephant store HERE.

Next up? The very talented JJ Bolton!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bella Blvd: Mummy Attack!

Hi! Halloween is just around the corner and my kids are SO excited! Costumes are picked out, crafts are being's a fun time of the year! I created this card for Bella Blvd a few weeks back but saved it to share this month. :)

Bella's Halloween line, Halloween Magic, is adorable. Ghosts with bow ties? Sweet wrapped mummys? Yes please! 

This ghosty patterned paper is my favorite from the line. I die cut a window in it from Paper Smooches' Stitched Frames Dies (this has been a go to die for me lately) and back mounted the mummy image.

I added a few fun colored embellishments and layered it all over the orange patterned paper. 

Because people always ask....A few stores that carry this line are A Cherry on Top HERE and HERE or of course you can check your local scrapbook store. :)