Thursday, May 30, 2013

{Paper Smooches} May DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches June stamp release with you! FIVE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on June 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, May 31st to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 1st to see if you are one of the 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)

Today, I'm featuring the Briny Blue stamp set. If you love sea creatures and the ocean, you are going to love this set! It's also an amazing companion set for Surf & Turf. Since my son is a huge fan of The Octonauts, he flipped out when he saw this set and named all of the creatures by their scientific names or character names on the show.

The orca is attached to the misted wave panel and the dolphin is tucked in behind it. The waves were cut with the Borders 1 dies. I shaded both the orca and dolphin with distress markers and a watercolour brush. The splashes are second generation stamped and I added some sequins to emphasize the fintastic sentiment. ;)

We have a bonus giveaway for you. Stop by the Paper Smooches Blog for your chance to win a Scor-Buddy! You will find the details HERE.

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


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paper Smooches and Scor-Pal Blog Hop

Paper Smooches is joining forces with Scor-Pal all week long. Today, I'm thrilled to share a cute little project that I made to occupy my son. It's a creative game I'm calling Pour & Create.

I started by making a mini milk carton using this Beate Johns tutorial and my trusty Scor-Pal which I absolutely love! It makes perfect score lines every time even after years of use. I also can't live without Scor-Tape which is one of my must-have adhesives.

After cutting, scoring and assembling the milk carton, I die cut some blooms and monogrammed it with an 'E' which is really an ampersand from We Connect but I love how it looks like a scripted 'E' for Emily. I know my son is eventually going to change it to his initial. ;)

There are about 50 die cut pieces of various Paper Smooches stamps from Cuteasaurus, Flap Happy, We ConnectWicked Nauticool and Woofers & Tweeters.

All I have to do is pour out a few pieces and ask my son to make up a story with them. He can also glue them on a piece of paper and draw out a scene to incorporate those pieces.

If he's not playing LEGO or Playmobil, he's drawing and colouring. It makes me so happy to watch him create and then tell me a story.

Both Paper Smooches and Scor-Pal are giving away prizes so be sure to check these two blogs every day, today through Friday, May 31st.

Paper Smooches Blog
Scor-Pal Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today!