Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Blog Party!

Hi everyone!  Here it is September and time for ALL the excitement of the 10th STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp!!! Throughout STAMPtember there will be exclusive collaborations, contests, prizes, special promotions, announcements, and more surprises!

Starting today with this blog party, participants listed on the SSS blog will be sharing a special code for a free gift with your order today. You’ll want to click around to see what code you want to use when you order!  A code scavenger hunt! 

Click over to SSS store HERE to see the release and see the stamp set I used to make this Christmas card!

This is the NEW Chunky Christmas stamp set.  I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder and colored in with Distress Ink Refills and water.  Faded Jeans for the blue,  Fired Brick for the berries and Peeled Paint for the leaves.  The die cut pine branch is from the Christmas Foliage die set.

I used some NEW Memory Box Fairy Sugar glitter glue in Dewdrop, Ruby and Sunlit Gold.  The frame is Stitched Rectangles.  I skipped a die so I’d get a wider frame when I die cut them.

I think that pretty much covers it… thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the blog party!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Memory Box RUBY Fairy Sugar Glitter…
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Memory Box DEWDROP Fairy Sugar…
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Memory Box SUNLIT GOLD Fairy Sugar…
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Blog Hop · Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti ‘fetti friend February Blog Hop…


YAY You!  I’m back today to share another card as a ‘fetti friend for Reverse Confetti this month.

Here’s the list of cardmakers participating in the hop…

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks  (me)

What a sweet little mouse and elephant duo!  I struggled today…not feeling the greatest but coloring and keeping this simple makes me smile anyway! The name of the set is so fitting!  ‘Cheerful Pals’!

I used the new Confetti Cuts Hearts Dies and So Very Lovely sentiment stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the posts by the other designers and happy crafty day!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

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Reverse Confetti Cuts HEARTS Dies
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Reverse Confetti SO VERY LOVELY Clear…
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Blog Hop · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Perfect Paper Crafting and Art Impressions Blog Hop…

 

 

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Hi everyone! I have a card to share here and a card on the PPC blog today. There’s a blog hop happening there this week!

 

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What a fun set to color!  I love these Try” folds stamp sets form Art Impressions!  The one I used for my card is Shoppes TF-4339.

I stamped with Ranger Archival Black Ink on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers.  I add color to an area and move it around with a paintbrush and water.  Love how easy it is and that I’m happy in the end! lol

I didn’t do the try fold for my card… I just turned it into a scene by cutting and layering with 3D mounting squares.

Of course I had to mat the focal piece with my 1/16th inch Perfect Layer Tools… I will never quit using them! : ) They work so slick and what a time saver.  None of the back to the trimmer thing going on!  YAY!  Link to shop in the sidebar and don’t forget to use the coupon code for 10% off.

 

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I don’t remember all the colors I used but you can’t go wrong with these stamps!  So much fun!  I have a few other sets too…thinking they could work up fun for Christmas!  You know…when you start getting tense as the holidays approach, you can always use a little color book therapy!  I know it’s good for me!

Now, if you would like to see the other card I made with Art Impressions, Chameleon Pens and Perfect Paper Crafting… hop over to the Perfect Paper Crafting blog HERE!  From there you can hop to the Art Impressions and Chameleon Pens blogs for chances to win prizes!

Thanks for stopping by today… if only we lived close enough we could run across the street for show and tell now and then!  Wouldn’t that be fun!  : )  Happy creating for Father’s Day.  I’m working on birthday cards for two of the grandsons also. Always cards to be made!  Take care!

Supplies I used …

Blog Hop · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · LOVE · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Spring · Uncategorized

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Memory Box…

 

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Have you heard of this event? It’s been a coffee kind of day!  Lots of people love coffee, me, not so much!  I’m a cocoa kind of gal! Have you heard of raw cacao powder?  That’s what I use… love it! ; ) So what am I doing making coffee cards?  I know people that love coffee and would like receiving coffee cards!  So here I am with 2 more cards to show you and link up!  I got inspired!  Scroll down to my previous post to see the CAS card I made with a Paper Smooches stamp and die.

 

HERE is where the action is.  Make a card or two and link up!  All the info is at that link too.  Hop around and enjoy the inspiration!

 

The card at the top is the 2nd card I made… I used some Memory Box dies and some Pink Paislee papers… yay… using some of the stash! I crimped the little cozy and embellished with Lawn Fawn Trimmings.

 

Dies I used…
Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cross Stitched Frames
Splendid Clarkia
Large Coffee on the Go

 

Here’s the first card I made…my go to colors…lol

 

 

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Here I used Memory Box dies again, a bit of paper twine and pattern paper from the 6×6 Authentique Crush paper pad.  So much fun!  I love this card! hehe  It’s got ‘faux’ coffee in it! haha

 

Dies I used…
Large Coffee on the Go
Stitched Rectangle Layers set
All About the Love set
Cross Stitch My Heart set

 

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – no rules!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes!
City Crafter Challenge – use it up (white and red scraps and old silver brads)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Happy creating!

 

Blog Hop · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 

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Hi everyone!  Sharing a CAS card I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks February Designer Drafts Challenge.   Last minute Lulu! haha

 

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I also wanted to make some cards and link up for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Lots of inspiration there and TONS of cool prizes they’re giving away! I hope I win something! hehe

 

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I used Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe Stamp set and Coffee/Tea die set.  Pattern paper from a Christmas 6×6 pad, some brads,  Versafine onyx black ink and my 1/8 inch Mini Perfect Layers Ruler and Cutting Mat.  (link in the sidebar – be sure to use my code to save!)

oh eek… here we are talking Spring and it just started snowing here! lol  That’s ok, I love snow!   Take care and I’ll be back with some more coffee!  : )

Blog Hop · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Tags · Winter

Memory Box and poppystamps Blog Hop – Holiday Gift Tags or Treats…

 

Hi everyone!  It’s Day 3 and the final day of the Memory Box/poppystamps blog hop.  If you arrived from Jeanne’s blog, you’re on the right track! We’re celebrating gift giving with holiday gift tags and or treats.

Have you checked out the new online gift store, Birch Press Design?  Wow, gorgeous gifts to give yourself, friends and relatives!

 

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Dave Brethauer, the owner and creator of Memory Box and poppystamps, has a new venture called Birch Press Design that features letterpress, laser cut, and printed card designs, as well as beautiful products for your home.

 

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Each day of the hop (December 2-4) Memory Box and poppystamps will be giving away a prize from Birch Press Design. Two winners each day. Comment now through December 10th for a chance to win. *Winners will be selected from the Design Team posts.*

The prize for today is the winner’s choice of a Birch Press Design ApronPhoto of one below… love it! I only own a few aprons but I think they would be so fun to collect!

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I made two tag/envelope/paper bag treatments for some really cute dark chocolate bars I picked up at the grocery store.  Oh my, I LOVE the wrappers on them…so festive and inspiring! Here’s a link to their online site… Theo

I’m not sure how good they will be but I’m going to keep the wrappers! I suppose I could give them away and not eat them… maybe they’ll still have some when I go back!  Then I could get a few to share! lol

My favorite dark chocolate bars are Green & Blacks organic dark chocolate mint and 70% dark chocolate. So good.  oops. sidetracked. hohoho

 

Here are some pictures!

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A close up of the dies I used…

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And another one…

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The base for my gift tags is one of those office type envelopes, from the Timbergrove paper collection by Fancy Pants, with the circles on the back that you wind the string back and forth  around.  A great holder for some ‘cash’!  The ‘treat’ can fit in the paper bag. I get the paper bags at Starlitstudio.net  Isn’t this one fun?!  Great for a lot of occasions.

 

A close up of the dies I used… (the paper comes already distressed)

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Here’s the list of blogs to visit today…

Memory Box  

Poppystamps 

Kay Miller 

Deborah Nolan 

Marybeth Lopez 

Jeanne Jachna 

Pam Sparks  (you’re here)

Lezlye Lauterbach  

Patty Tanuz 

Zuzana Obert

 


For a second chance to win – ‘like’ our Birch Press Design Page on Facebook and share the post featuring information about today’s blog hop and prize.  One random winner will be selected from FB. If you already like us on Facebook, all you need to do is share the post.

 

Your next stop on the hop is Lezlye’s blog

 

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp – Christmas

7Kids College Fun – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Dazzling Diva Challenge #54 – Snow/Snowflakes or Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes/opt. make a gift or decoration

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – It’s a Blue, Blue Christmas

The Card Concept – Snowman Tag Clean and layering style

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us today!  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Supplies I used for today’s post…

Blog Hop · cards · Christmas · PTI · Snowman · Winter

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge…Snow

 

Snow…sparkly, frosty, glittery snow…that’s what I was going for!  I love this Diamond Dust Vintage Glass Glitter for snowy scenes!

All the stamps and dies I used are from Papertrey Inkhere’s a link to the challenge post and and all the links if you want to hop along.  WOW…tons of inspiration!

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I used the Snowglobe die set, Snowglobe sentiments, Tinsel and Tags kit and In the Meadow stamp set.

 

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It’s really hard to get ready for Thanksgiving Dinner when there’s so many fun challenges to play in.  Are you the same way?  I’m looking forward to company and pie but…all the stamps, dies, paper and ink are always callin’ my name! haha

Here’s a close up of the glittery, frosty scene…brrrrr!  I ran it through the xyron so the adhesive would be on the front and then glittered it.

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Linking my snowglobe card to the Festive Friday Challenge – inspiration photo.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and thanks for stopping by to see what I made today! Enjoy the hop!

Blog Hop · cards · Christmas · copics · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Snowman · Winter

Perfect Paper Crafting and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop…

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Welcome everyone!  It’s a blog hop Monday for Perfect Paper Crafting and Lawn Fawn!


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If you hopped to my blog from Tracy’s Blog, you’re in the right place!  

Today you’re hopping and commenting for a chance to win your choice between two prizes from Perfect Paper Crafting and from Lawn Fawn the prize is a stamp set and a 6×6 pattern paper pad! Good luck!

You’ll want to check out the Perfect Paper Crafting and Lawn Fawn blogs everyday this week for more inspiration and chances to win. 

For my card today – I used Lawn Fawn’s darling Making Frosty Friends clear stamp set, You’ve Got Mail clear stamp set and the holly is from the NEW Joy To the Woods clear stamp set.  I used the coordinating die sets too… all linked below. Don’t you love all the clear stamps and matching die sets?!

The snowflake pattern paper (beanie) is from the adorable Snow Day Collection that just came out.

  • I stamped the postcard, cancellation and wavy lines stamps on white card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • I die cut the stamped postcard with the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die (love them!)
  • I stamped the sentiment from You’ve Got Mail stamp set in red ink
  • I stamped the snowflakes from Making Frosty Friends stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder
  • I masked off the edges with Eclipse Masking strips
  • I inked the postcard area with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink and the ink blending tools, the clear embossed snowflakes resist the ink
  • I die cut red pattern paper with the new Stitched Rectangles die,  then I used my Perfect Layers mini rulers and mat to achieve the 1/16th inch black frame.  I LOVE the 1/16th inch ruler!  Links to the tools below and in the sidebar…be sure to use the code Sparks5% to save 5% off your order!
  • I die cut another Stitched Rectangles die from white card-stock and adhered it to a white A2 card base.
  • The snowman is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, die cut with the coordinating dies and colored with Copic Sketch markers. Hat T3 – 7, Red R24 – 29 and 59, Scarf and holly YG93 – 97
  • I die cut a Memory Box snowflake to embellish the upper left hand corner

You next stop on the hop is Roxie’s blog

Have a great week and I’ll see you next time!  ‘preciate you stopping by!  Remember to comment for a chance to win prizes!

P.S. Here’s another fun Lawn Fawn card and it’s a winner! : )  I woke up Sat. a.m. to a  wonderful surprise!  Queen of the Green at the Lawnscaping Challenge.  A very fun challenge to enter!  Thank You Lawnscaping team!

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Stamps, Dies and Supplies I used to create my card for today…

Birthday · Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · MFT · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Techniques · Wedding

Perfect Paper Crafting and Xyron Blog Hop…

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WELCOME!

So excited to share some cards with you, that I made using Perfect Paper Crafting and Xyron’s awesome products!

The Perfect Paper Crafting team is posting today but you can take all week to hop around and comment for a chance to win a fabulous prize!  $50 gift certificate! (winner to be announced the 25th on the PPC blog)

The Xyron team will be posting each day on the Xyron blog and giving away prizes every day!

My first card for today will make you laugh…brrring brrring


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I do! lol

I love this sentiment from Printworks and use it anytime I use a telephone!  This adorable telephone image and the floral background stamp are NEW and also from Printworks.  I embossed the telephone and the flowers (multiple times) with white pigment ink and Tsukineko’s Imagine White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with Tsukineko’s Imagine Black Embossing Powder.  I die cut the sentiment with a die from Lawn Fawn.

I used Printworks stamp pads for watercoloring the white embossed flowers (watercolor paper).  Go back in time…the first CHA type show I went to was in 1995.  Printworks was there teaching Annette’s (the owner and artist) watercolor techniques.  She introduced using stamp pads for watercolor way back then! It’s stood the test of time for sure!

What can I say that I haven’t said a million times about the Perfect Paper Crafting Layering Tools!  They are the BEST!  I Love these tools!  I didn’t think there would be any room for improvement but I love the mini tools and mat more!  I’m glad I have both sets though because today I needed to use the one inch ruler that just comes in the long ruler size.

It’s so nice to get the professional look of even borders along with the charm of a handmade card.  Use Sparks 5% off at checkout to get 5% off your PPC order!  Thank you for clicking through my links.

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What did I use from Xyron?  Well, they have this awesome Mega Tape Runner… looks like this…

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wow!  It’s great!  It dispenses permanent adhesive dots and is refillable.  So easy to operate too… not too big and not small either!  It just works!  YAY!  I used this to put most of my layers together.

I adhered the telephone panel to the white embossed panel with Xyron ¼ in. High Tack Double Sided Tape…

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and the sequins with Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots…perfect!

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My next two cards are wedding cards…


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Here I used the Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Mat to cut my card base.  I scored and folded a sheet of 8.5×11 card-stock, then adhered my main panel to the folded card base with the Xyron Mega Tape Runner, then used my mini tool to cut the border on the other three sides.

I used the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the Studio Calico wood veneer potty people to the circle too!  Yep, they stick great!  I was able to rub away any excess before I stuck them down, so easy because it’s dot adhesive. (looks like the wood veneer potty people have been discontinued)

My inspiration for this card came from Maile Belles’ card HERE.

I partial die cut a circle and then die cut two complete circles for the layers.


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Another fun wedding card using a Memory Box border die, Printworks stamps, wood Potty People and a Doodlebug red heart embellishment.

Again I used my Perfect Layers tool to cut the three sides of my card base and the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the layers and the potty people.

Wonderful tools!  Wonderful adhesives!  Thank you PPC and Xyron!

Your next stop is Jenny’s blog! Enjoy the hop, be inspired and I hope you win!

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!  ttul!

I’m linking my first card up to the Seize the Birthday challenges – anything goes 

I’m linking my second card up to the Simon Says Monday Challenge – anything goes

I’m linking my third card up to the Clean & Simple Stamping  challenge 303 – sketch

Supplies I used on these cards…

Blog Hop · cards · Christmas · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Perfect Paper Crafting Crazy Dayz with Taylored Expressions…

 

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ETA…I’m linking my scene to the Foxy Foxes Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  You’ll want to play along!

Hi everyone! Welcome!  Today I’m hopping with Regina Mangum from Taylored Expressions Design Team.  Perfect Paper Crafting and Taylored Expressions design teams have been posting random days throughout July and there will be one more day of hopping together, August 11th… so keep commenting on this post for a chance to win!

Today I used the ‘cool’  Perfect Tears, 3 Tool setI used the scallop edged ruler, both sides…the larger for the snow and the smaller for the ice skating rink.   The set comes with a water pen… very nice… the water pen is different than the one Julia shows in her video below.  Really works slick!  Love it!

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PPC’s Video showing how the Perfect Tears work…

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I created this 5 ½ inch square card with Taylored Expressions, Woodland Winter stamp set and Neighborhood Border die.   I’m in love with these cute, cute critters, sentiments and scenery!

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Here’s a close up of the scene…

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I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  I hand cut out the critters and the tree and then colored them.  I like to do it that way so the white edges get saturated with color too.

Tree/wreath – YG23, 25, 67
Deer – E43, 44, 47
Red – R24, 27, 29, 59
Raccoon – W3, 4, 5, 7
Fox – YR27, E08

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So wintery and festive!  I spattered the blue background with Dylusions White Linen spray.  Shake it up really good…unscrew the cap and tap the ink from the tube onto your card-stock!  It’s a winter wonderland!

I’m linking to some challenges…

A Blog Named Hero – Die cut a little or a lot!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

2 Cute Ink Challenges – Animals

Marker Pop Challenge #49 – Copic markers

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge – skis, skates or sleds (deer is ice skating, coon on the sled)

thank you ladies for choosing my card to be in your Honorable Mentions!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Perfect Paper Crafting!!!

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Supplies I used to make this card…