Saturday, August 31, 2013

{Paper Smooches} September Release Party!

Hello and welcome to the Paper Smooches September 2013 Release Party! Join us over at the Splitcoast Forum for the next two hours HERE. Bring a friend and comment for a chance to win prizes! It's going to be so much fun. I hope to see you there.

As soon as I saw the Free Spirits (TAM) set and the Girls Night Out sentiment, I knew I wanted to pair it with all of the female characters. I pulled the princess from the new release Royal Cuteness (previously seen HERE), the lady from Jive Turkey and the farm girl from Green Acres. I used the Dude Block to reverse stamp the lady from Jive Turkey since I needed her facing the opposite direction for this design to work. I gave them all drinks from Free Spirits in colours matching the party confetti. I coloured their heads and left their clothing and accessories uncoloured, but I gave them blue outlines to allow the Free Spirits stamps and dies to pop. Free Spirits is FREE with any $60 purchase between September 1 through 30, 2013.

Thank you so much for your support of Paper Smooches! Have fun shopping tonight!! :D


{Paper Smooches} Winner Announced + Release Party Tonight!!

Good morning! Before I announce the winner of Royal Cuteness, I'd like to invite you all to the Paper Smooches September Release Party on the Splitcoast Forum tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST! If you attended last month's release party, you already know how much fun it was and how many prizes were given away. Need I say more? I hope to see you THERE! I'll leave you with this little teaser:

Now for my winner from the August Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop on Thursday and that lucky lady is:

Congratulations, Stephanie! Please email me with your mailing address so we can get the Royal Cuteness stamp set sent out to you right away.

Thank you all for hopping along with the Paper Smooches design team for this release! See you on the Paper Smooches Blog for inspiration all month long. Have an amazing weekend!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

{Mama Elephant} Simply Wonderful

I was commissioned to make a last-minute wedding card for tomorrow. Based on the couple's wedding colours (shown at left), I came up with this design using Mama Elephant's Lovely Mums and Smitten stamp sets. I masked 'you are' off the sentiment and tucked it in between the petals. I tried to incorporate the green with cardstock, ink and twine but no matter what I tried, it looked terrible. In the end, I decided the card would be better without it. The buyer was pleased with the end result, which is what counts.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you all a wonderful Labour Day weekend!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

{Paper Smooches} August 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! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies 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 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, August 30th to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, August 31st to see if you are one of the EIGHT 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 three stamps from the new set called Royal Cuteness. It's cute, elegant and fun all wrapped up in one little package! This is definitely my new go-to set for wedding cards. With the little speech bubble heart, I love that this scene speaks volumes without any words. Royal Cuteness will also come in handy for children's cards that involve knights and princesses. Combine this set with Hubby & Wifey and you're all set to make lovey-dovey cards galore! The possibilities are endless. 

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