Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches September stamp release with you! The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on September 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new September stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, August 31st to leave a comment. Please check all five blogs on Saturday, September 1st to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)


My card features the lady and a sentiment from one of the upcoming releases, Jive Turkey. I fell in love with this lovely lady as soon as I laid eyes on her! No doubt, she'll be seeing a lot of ink.


History was a favourite subject of mine in school and I immediately thought of Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine in the War of 1812. Her name is now associated with the very famous chocolatier and ice cream company that was named after her. For my card, I wanted to re-create that act of heroism she is known for so I created a background scene with the birch trees from Autumn Groves. If I changed the sentiment, this would make a great Christmas card, too, don't you think? :)



Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to check back here on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner of Jive Turkey!

Sources: SU Natural Ivory & Real Red cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches Jive Turkey (available September 1st) & Autumn Groves; Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Faded Denim distress inks; Copic markers; foam tape

142 comments:

Margie said...

I love this, great card!

Annette said...

aww i totally love this...what a great image and those trees are awesome...I LOVE THIS...

Janet said...

Wow--what a cool card!

Samantha Mann said...

oh wow!!! how absolutely beautiful!!! and you're right! it would totally make an amazing christmas card too!! it's stunning!

Ravengirl said...

She's a beautiful lady! I agree that this would make a wonderful Christmas card if you just altered the sentiment!

Jessica said...

your card is beautiful! love the great background! :)

Jessica said...

I shared the blog hop on facebook! :)

Kimmy said...

Prettiest card ever! You did an amazing job. I love everything about it! That lady image really is fab.

hilde said...

At first I thought it was a Christmas card, until I read the sentiment. Super cute card!

Paper Heart said...

Wow! Great card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Scrapfaire said...

It would make a lovely Christmas Card... GREAT coloring TFS!!

stampsilly71 said...

Oh I see so many ways to use those trees!! Your card is awesome.

Jennifer Roach said...

Very nice Emily. I totally missed those Autumn Trees....love them. Looking forward to seeing the full sets.

Jingle said...

This is so totally pretty! Love it!

Katherine said...

It's beautiful! I love her too...love the way you made the scene with the birch trees...Lovely!

Lisa said...

She really is beautiful :) and so is the whole card! Love those trees and your shading in the bg!

Connie and Jack said...

Awesome card, Emily! (But then, ALL of your cards are awesome.)
-- Connie C.

Casey said...

Wow!! This is beautiful! She really stands out!! I love the way you colored this and your shading is perfect!!

Mary-Anne V said...

She does remind me of Laura Secord too! Wow ... the scene is awesome.

Nancy L. said...

super cute!

Jamie said...

This is great!:)

Jean said...

Just adorable, Emily!

Luv2talk said...

Blog hops are always fun. I love seeing all the inspiration!

Kailash said...

This card is gorgeous Emily, love the coloring and shading throughout the scene. I agree that if you change the sentiment, it would be a lovely Christmas card too!!

maria f. said...

Wow - that Autumn Groves stamp is phenomenal!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

great card, love it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I posted on FB!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I posted on my blog!

calamity jane said...

Wonderful card!! I love the lady too!

Crafty Carrie said...

Great card and I love the birch trees

hopefulcrafter said...

What a great card you made, I just love the birch trees! thanks for a great giveaway!

Rachel said...

great card!!!!

Piali said...

Lovely card, Emily!! love the background you created... beautiful!

fishydesign said...

Oh I can't WAIT to see more of this stamp set! The lady is beautiful!

Rachel said...

Wow...this card is beautiful. I can't wait to see the rest of the set! :)

Raven said...

Love your scene, simple but lovely.

Mary-Anne V said...

I FB about this blog hop.

Avril Tanner said...

such a pretty card!

Kimberly said...

Emily - I've been pondering how to use that lady stamp, and you've totally inspired me. Your card is PERFECT!

Laura Williams said...

this is stunning. I literally gasped, "Oh WOW!" when i saw it! :)

Jessica Strider said...

Thanks for the Canadian history shout out! Laura Secord was awesome. And so's your card. :)

karenelr said...

I love this card! It is so stunning! I am excited to see this whole Jive Turkey set! I hope there's a man too!! Maybe that's too much to ask for in a stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win PS fabulous stamps!

Ida said...

This is so charming. I love the little scene you've created here.

Sonia said...

Just wonderful card for the blog hop Emily:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Marit said...

Great card Emily, love what you did with that lady!

Carol E said...

wonderful card,love your trees, thank you for shairng it.

Amy said...

Emily, this is so pretty! I love the birch tree image. This set sounds like so much fun!

Kim Ross said...

Your card is beautiful, Emily! I'm cracking up over the name of the set, "Jive Turkey". Hilarious! :)

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Thanks for the chance to win that set.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty card and I totally see why you fell in love with her! Great card Emily!

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/241241354754211842

Ruth G said...

Such a beautiful card (great colors and coloring!) I never would have expected that lovely lady and sentiment to come from Jive Turkey!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Frozenstamper said...

Cute card and love the "Jive Turkey" name for the new set.

*Alison* said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing I just love this little scene.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card! I love the way you've done your background and beautiful clean layout!

Oh, thanks for a chance to win a new release stamp set too!

Lynn said...

Completely love the girl image...awesome, awesome coloring Emily!!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Very cute...love the trees!! Did post a FB post and tweeted!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Those pops of red are stunning on this card. Beautiful!

Jen said...

This is great; I agree it could easily become a Christmas card as well!

jengd said...

Wonderful card- love the fall/wintery feel!

jengd said...

I tweeted this: https://twitter.com/jengd1/status/241270473068003328

Danielle Schoenlau said...

I just love your coloring/shading, it's very cute!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Ohh, this is so pretty!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I tweeted

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I posted on facebook too

Meghan said...

I love this card Emily! Fabulous!

carefree creations said...

Oh I loved the history lesson! Your card is beautiful - the coloring is outstanding!

Sharla said...

Lovely card, that image with the trees is just gorgeous!

Kathy H said...

Jive Turkey?!!! ha,ha,ha, I love the name of that stamp set!

lostinpaper said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love the colours you chose and (of course) you have coloured it to perfection!
Thanks so much for the chance to win, this release looks amazing!

Sue D said...

Lovely lady and I like the background of trees.

Scrapcollectr said...

Em, you continue to amaze! Love this... *smile*

maddymuscles said...

What a lovely card Emily! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

maddymuscles said...

Shared on FB!

Scrapcollectr said...

I posted on Facebook about the hop! *smile*
(as Cee Cee W.)

Scrapcollectr said...

I tweeted about the hop! *smile*
@scrapcollectr

MrsWilbur85296 said...

Your card is Absolutely Fabulous! I am looking forward to adding this set to my PS collection!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you created dimension with the Birch Trees in the background! Really cute card!

Moosisk said...

Love your card! The birch trees are fabulous. The young lady reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood. :D Thanks for a chance to win.

Juilien Jiang said...

Love the stamp and the coloring on the card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Isha said...

Wow Emily!!! You really blow me away with each creation of yours. Love all the creativity and uniqueness of your creations. TFS

Stephanie said...

Very nice card and the stamp is so cute.

Dana said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. Love the colour combo. I intend to post on my blog too. Thanks.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love those trees...very cool!

Sus said...

Amazing card!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love your card.. Your blending/coloring is awesome.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I made sure everyone on FB knows about the hop

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I tweeted about the great hop.

Pat K said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a great card! Love the new images from Paper Smooches! Thanks so much!

Lisa

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Shared this on facebook! Thanks you!
FB name: Lisa Bankes-Lahiff

Lisa

Cheryl L. said...

What a pretty card!! I love the colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card Emily, love this new set too.

Loves Happy Hour said...

Awesome card! Great job!

cheers!
Loves Happy Hour

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a neat card that would be to receive! Great job!

Chris L.

Paper Smooches said...

Wow - what an incredibly beautiful card Em! She looks so lovely. Your coloring is amazing!!

dreenie said...

Thanks for the sneak, I love the trees!!!

rlovew said...

Adorable card- love the girl with the tree background.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my word this is wonderful!I love the trees and the lady, your so talented

sharon g said...

Just adorable. And different....

sharon g said...

I facebooked about it.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

FAbulous card!!

Helen L said...

I love your card, especially the coloring of the blue background: it really adds a great effect!

m said...

Wow, I love this card! You're coloring is so fabulous!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Card Emily!
Love the shading too it adds so much dimention ;-)

TFS~

Romaine said...

I love the setting you created! I first thought of little red riding hood- strange.... (0:

Message Keeper said...

This lady really catch someone attention! Can't wait to see the full set!

Kathy H said...

Very pretty and peaceful setting. Thank you!

Kelli Hull said...

I'm thinkin I'll have to hit the ole Google here now. I never like History but sometimes bits of info grab me...

onecraftymama said...

I went to Laura Secord Elementary School :) Yep. Gotta love that :)
She is so sweet - and I love the scene you created, as always!

mandalj said...

Such a genteel feel to this card - It is really lovely!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! this is so great - as always I LOVE your design and coloring - so perfect!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Tanja said...

Very nice card, lovely colouring too.

Cristine said...

You created such a gorgeous card!

Susan Martin said...

This is stunning.. Love those trees.. gorgeous!

Katiria said...

wow your style is very professional, I wouldn't think its homemade

Marlo said...

Awesome cards! I love your style!

Lindsey said...

Wow, she's beautiful (especially the way you've coloured her, of course). Not what I'd call a jive turkey at all! :P The trees are just the right background for her, too.

Kelly B. said...

I love all Paper Smooches stamps! So adorable!

Sharon said...

Laura Secord that's exactly who I thought of too! Love Love Love your card, the colours, the background trees...fantastic!

Jennifer said...

119 comments!!! (= WOW!!! hehe
Your cards are always Fabulous!!! LOVE the fun new images!!! (=

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, this is sooo pretty, Emily!! Love the background you created with the trees, looks great! and that lady is soooo stylish!! Love her and love your card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Lisa Arana said...

wow Em! just wow! what an amazing scene and your coloring is beautiful.

Lynne in NI said...

So cute, LOVE those trees!

heartforhandmade said...

I love this wood scene and yes this tree stamp can be used for christmas scene as well. thanks for the inspiration

Karen said...

hey GF....how are you doing?? I have meant to come over here and visit you so many times...
Love your creative, fun and happy card. You amaze me with thinking out of the box!!
take care and enjoy a wonderful long wknd.
hugs,
Karen

Mary W. said...

Beautiful. I don't know of any other stamp sets that are so interchangeable and fun to combine than Paper Smooches.

Debbie B. said...

Love your card, and the trees are so real! Thanks for sharing :)

April said...

What a FABULOUS card!!

April said...

I tweeted about the hop! (https://twitter.com/markandapril/status/241667685631541248)

April said...

I posted on FB about the hop too!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Very pretty!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Posed about the blog hop on my blog!

Karen B. said...

The girl is so pretty, but wow, on your background! So striking!

Two Crafty Catz said...

Just tweeted about the blog hop!

Julianne N said...

She reminds me a lot of Laura Secord too! Great job with the card!

Sandi said...

What a beautiful card.....love those trees!

twinsand2boys said...

Great coloring on your card!

cassie said...

Oooo - really cool card!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

so lovely Emily....I love your coloring and the design.

Jen W. said...

Your colouring on this card is fantastic, Em! Especially on the trees. Really gorgeous.