Thursday, March 28, 2013

{Paper Smooches} March DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches April stamp release with you! Six NEW stamps and six NEW dies will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on April 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 eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, March 29th to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, March 30th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog to see a peek of the new dies!
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)


Today, I'm featuring the Shadows stamp set. I've wanted a stamp set like this forever and was ecstatic when Kim agreed to make one. The single shadows from Hot Concoctions and Vogue Abode are two of my most used stamps ever so I can assure you that the Shadows set is going to be well-loved! Not to worry, it's not just for shadows. ;)


There's a lot of watercolouring on my card today. I had so much fun with it. First, I stamped the ground using the longest shadow in the set. I did this in two colours to simulate grass and mud. Then I used some masking paper to bury the bones in the ground. I used Ranger markers and a watercolour brush to blend everything together. 


I also coloured the cat and dog, from Nine Lives and Woofers & Tweeters, respectively, using the same technique. On my card, I also used a sentiment from Wicked Nauticool, which is being showcased by Karolyn and Laurie on this hop. Be sure to check it out!


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

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132 comments:

Pippa67 said...

Ah how cute is this.

Jingle said...

Emily, this is just adorable!

Weenie Thomas said...

What a cute pair of critters!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Adorable!

Marlou McAlees said...

totally adorable!! :) ♥

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh I LOVE this 'thank you for adopting us' card! It's AWESOME!!

Gabi MeWi said...

Adorable cute...

Crafty Math Chick said...

FB'd about the Blog hop too! :)

Annette said...

aww how cute.. love how you did the bones.. so clever and awesome..

Margie said...

This is just adorable!!

Heather Sweet said...

Super adorable card! I really like the idea of a shadows stamp set. It seems very versatile.

Tracy said...

Adorable card!

Elena said...

This card is so cute! I really love the scene you created!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

How completely adorable!!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Ack... Emily, this is super cute!! Love it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I blogged about this hop!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

FB'ed too!

Kim Ross said...

Such a cool card! I love how you used the shadow stamp. Can't wait to see the rest of the release!

Kim Ross said...

I tweeted about the Blog Hop! Thanks for the extra entry!

Kim Ross said...

I posted about this Blog Hop on Facebook. Thanks for the extra entry!

snappy scrappy said...

This is the sweetest card ever!!

mariangel said...

emily lovely cards congrats

jan said...

I need that cute little pooch before Sunday! My daughter's birthday. Very cute!

Happy Dance said...

Sweet card! Love the little critters, and love, love that sentiment! PS stamps are awesome! Bev

Sandra said...

these guys are so cute!
fun card.
Sandra ltb

Barb said...

I love the sentiment. What a great card!

TJ Butler said...

Ok Facebooked - check. Tweeted - check. Posted on my blog - check. Loved this adorable card - check!!!

Cynthia Xavier said...

Oh my gosh, who can resist those big beautiful eyes. Very cute.

donna mikasa said...

I know I'm gonna love the shadows stamps and I'm sure you'll think of other ways to use it! Can't wait to see! Your card is adorable!

Frozenstamper said...

Such a cute card! What a nice masking job!

hilde said...

Sweet card! Can't wait to see the whole set!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely darling card, Emily! I love your water coloring and masking...so CUTE!

conil said...

Oh my, I'm smitten...such an adorable card. The Shadows really make it special.

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!!!

Tamika said...

Super cool!

C Wu said...

so cute. love the details of fish bone:)

Jessi Fogan said...

You buried the bones? THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! And I love how you made the puppy's paws all dirty :) (BTW, our Abby? Not much for dirt digging, but she will try so hard to bury her bones in her kennel that she's rubbed her nose raw. More than once.)

Pam said...

So so cute! The shadows set sounds pretty cool, can't wait to see them!

Lynne in NI said...

Cute card, and I love the shadow :)

Ravengirl said...

Oh my! Such a great idea! I can't wait to see more of this set!!

Jamie said...

Adorable:)

Kailash said...

Sooo cute Emily, love your coloring!!

karenelr said...

How simply adorable! I love the idea of the shadows! I can't wait!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your masking and coloring! I really need to figure out how to use watercolors!! LOVE x1000:)

Kristie Goulet said...

So adorable!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card...such cute images and fun card!

karenelr said...

I tweeted about the blog hop!

Kelly B. said...

Awesome card!

Hey Hey Paula said...

So cute. Love these little critters & the card you've created.

Happy Dance said...

Mentioned this hop in my blog too! Bev

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet card! Love the darling critters....

Ashley Harris said...

Super cute Emily!!

Morag said...

Cute card and I am totally intrigued by the idea of shadow stamps...? 8-)

Lindsey said...

You used two of my current favourite sets, Em, and I have a feeling the nautical set will soon be on my wishlist! Terrific watercolouring on this, too. :)

maryrose said...

Super cute!

Lauren Taylor said...

omggg! too cute! love those buried bones.

MrsWilbur85296 said...

What a perfect idea! I hope I can improve on my masking technique to come even a fraction as good as you are! Thanks for sharing

Cheryl Bux said...

Both cards are really cute!

Lee said...

I love the cards! The coloring is perfect! thanks!

Carol said...

So cute!

Carol B
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Denise Bryant said...

Posted on FB too!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so adorable. Love the shadows behind the dogs.

~amy~ said...

awwww...emily, this is so cute!!

marylouh said...

Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!
Too cute. Love animals - and especially when they give you that Pitiful Pearl look. I get a lot of that around here. Great card.

Sue D said...

Very cute!

Jen W. said...

LOL! Love the buried bones and your watercolouring is fabulous!

Beverly Perdue said...

Such a cute card! I love the shadows! Thanks for sharing!

canadian_liner said...

Very cool idea.I I didn't think of using the shadow as the horizon line for other stamped images. Love your buried bones...bad dog!

Tracy said...

Such a cute card, I can't wait to see the shadows stamp set, sounds great :)

Betty Sue said...

Such a cute card! Love those stamps!

Indy said...

Totally cute!

Indy said...

Shared on Facebook!

Emily Keaton said...

This is super cute, Emily! Can't wait to see the whole Shadows set!

Indy said...

Just tweeted!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow that shadow adds so much to the image...great card Emily!

pcm said...

ADORABLE!

Kim Marie said...

This card melts my heart :)
Kim marie

Jennifer said...

Simply adorable, those eyes are just too cute!

Carol Perry said...

Love, love the kitty and puppy eyes. Love the shawdowing too. So awesome Emily.

Miriam Prantner said...

So adorable! Just love the expressions on those two, great card Emily!

Miriam Prantner said...

I face booked about the hop

Miriam Prantner said...

And I tweeted too

LaurieJ said...

Shadows?!! How fantastic! Perfect for creating scenes just like your adorable one.

Mary-Anne V said...

Sorry I do not have a blog but I did post on my flickr account.

Kathy H said...

Darling!

Tanja said...

Very cute card!

Scrapcollectr said...

As usual, Emily, your card is adorably creative. :-)

Michelle N. said...

I am such an animal lover-great card!

Susan said...

Too cute! The Shadows stamp looks great and your card is adorabke!
Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Sue Brailey

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely Darling Emily!!
Thank You~

heartforhandmade said...

Wow! those two fellas are so adorable. Love your coloring.

Message Keeper said...

This is cute and adorable!

Message Keeper said...

I post this blog hop on my blog sidebar!

Cynthia Clark said...

Can't wait for the new release. I love your card. TFS

luvhymns said...

You're eyes are exceptional!

mandalj said...

I love the techniques you used to make this cute care! Thanks for sharing,

June Houck said...

So sweet and perfectly water-colored!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh my gosh! This is just too cute!!! I LOVE it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

just shared on fb too! yay!

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your FUN card and so excited about the New Release!!THANKS for the chance to win and have aFabulous Easter Weekend!! ;)

Janet said...

Super cute! ~God bless~

marylouh said...

I shared on FB.

Lillian Child said...

Nothing makes me smile quicker than sweet little cats and dogs. LOVE LOVE LOVE how you "buried" the fish and bone!

Lizzy C said...

What a neat stamp set! And your card is adorable... love all the watercoloring you did!

cm said...

Shadow stamp? I'm quite intrigued! Your card is adorable, esp. with those buried bones and dirty paws. Looking forward to the full release.
Thank you for sharing.

Cristine said...

This card definitely has me intrigued about the Shadows stamp set! You did an awesome job on this card!

Jess said...

Stunning card! I'm definitely intrigued by this shadows set!

Betty said...

So sweet! Love your watercoloring! Easter blessings!

Tiffany G said...

I am in love with this card!!!! Very cute and creative!!!

Liz said...

Super Adorable card - this Shadows stamp set sounds very intriguing!!!

maria f. said...

Those little guys are colored so beautifully, Emily. Can't wait to see those shadows...

mtscrapgal said...

Those little pets are so cute. Thanks

Danielle Schoenlau said...

Such an adorable card, I love animal stamps, especially dogs!!

Sharon said...

Oh I literally just coloured both of these guys together myself! Love how your's turned out. Can't wait to see the new shadows set

Aundria B. said...

Cute card - these images are so sweet, and I love the vignette you came up with using the fish and bone being buried. Wonderful coloring too - didn't know you could do that with these markers. Thank you for sharing this fun card!

Aundria B. said...

I posted on Facebook about this hop.

Karenladd said...

OMG...couldn't get any cuter!!!

Karenladd said...

shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/147761565400805

Karenladd said...

tweeted!
https://twitter.com/karenladd/status/317787209740734464

Isha Gupta said...

You are just Amazing with your stamps, inks and creativity Emily. TFS this wonderful card using watercolors. I love the touch of grass green n mud effect on the doggy.

Sandi said...

I love Paper Smooches stamps and your card is so clever and adorable!!

Suzanne said...

Love your card....it's so ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Aww so cute Emily! TFS

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Lizzie R said...

absolutely off the charts CUTE! Great simple colouring!

syd said...

Love the expressions on the animals!!

lostinpaper said...

Totally adorable Emily!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi hi, this card is fun, Emily! Love the way the fish bones are there in the dirt!! Cool idea!! And such a fun couple here! I love these kind of PS card from your hand, it may look simple, but it takes a great mind to create a card like this, with always just THE perfect eye for details!!! LOVE IT!
Hugs, Wendy

Wendy ten Hove said...

P.S. (from Post Scriptum, not from Paper Smooches this time, hi hi) And you always make me want to buy sets that I didn't have yet, hi hi, so you're a fab ambassador there! Now these cats and doggies are on the wishlist again, ha ha! :D