Friday, January 30, 2015

{Winnie & Walter Video} Chinese New Year Wishes

Hi, everyone! I'm back to showcase a few more amazing new stamp sets from Winnie & Walter. To create this Chinese New Year card, I used Scenery: The Party Hangover, The Big, the Bold and Party, and The Party. I also used The Big, the Bold and Happy for the "new year" part of the sentiment. All of these new stamp sets will be available for purchase tonight at 10:00 p.m. CST!

Traditionally, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a lot of red and gold and those are the main colours featured here. I snuck in a bit of silver and grey to provide a contrast and help ground the bright colours. A year or two ago, you would've rarely seen me heat emboss but lately it's become an addiction. I love that I can get quick and easy shimmer and shine, plus great coverage, with this technique.

For a limited time, Winnie & Walter is offering this super fantastic freebie, called Sparkle, with every qualifying $35 purchase. Isn't it fun? I know you want it. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

{Paper Smooches Video} January DT Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches February release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 31st at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new releases HERE. 

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering up a prize! 

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS Online Store.
  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  2. 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 chances)
  3. You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, February 1st to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning: 
  1. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  2. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  3. 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 features the Ahoy Me Hearty stamp set. This pirate-themed set is so much fun and it's one of my most favourite masculine sets since Super. I created my own pirate by using selective inking and masking on the mad scientist from Great Chemistry.

I used the Love Word and Flowers dies to create the eye patch. The combination of the scowling upside-down mouth, eye patch and googly eye makes me laugh!

I thought you would enjoy seeing the mad scientist's doppelgänger staring back at him. LOL!

The custom sentiment was created by mixing and matching parts of phrases from Ahoy Me Hearty and the exclamation mark is from Mini Monograms. The background was created using the Curly Clouds and Borders 1 dies.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!