Friday, July 31, 2015

August New Release Blog Hop: ENTER AND WIN!

Today's winner will get all THREE new sets!

If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions below! We are releasing an extra set this month!!!!!

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

For our friends that are on not Social Media, you can comment below to win - we will randomly pick from either the Rafflecopter participants or commenters!

This runs today only (JULY 31, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

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This super adorable Mini Set, Unique Peek, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of August 2015.

So, are you ready to hop and win???!!!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

August Sneak Peeks: Day Three: Happy Hero! WIN IT!

Today is our last day of sneaks before tomorrow's BLOG HOP! What does that mean? It means you can win today AND tomorrow! Woo hoo!!!!

We will be doing a huge giveaway tomorrow, so don't forget to come back!

Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win this set - Happy Hero !!! ! You have until 7 pm TAWS time tonight to get your entries in! For our friends that do not have Social Media accounts, you can also just comment below.  We will randomly pick commenters for our giveaways, too!

This contest will run TODAY only (7/30/15), but we will have another HUGE giveaway tomorrow! 

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Hi Friends!  Meredith here with my sneak peek for today using the new and crazy adorable set called Happy Hero!  It's so fun to dress up the snazzy little penguin in so many options!  Today I've used one of my all time female characters "wonder woman" or in this case "wonder penguin"...hehe!  I watercolored my image and added it as the main panel using some patterned vellum, glitter paper and some die cuts.  I added star and sticker embellishments to help it all come together.

Hi everyone, Tanja here with my Happy Hero sneak peek card! I'm SURE you'll love this new set - so much fun and options!

Hi all!  Angel here showing a sneak peek of the Happy Hero stamp set!  I. am. in. love!!!!  We love superheroes in this house, so this set will get lots of use!

Hi it's N@ Ali. Haven't the peeks been so FUN up to now? Stay tuned for the full release tomorrow! Here's my peek for today using Happy Hero, 2 cards which are basically the same, one made with the left overs from the other.

Hey there!! Jeni here with a little peek for you!!! I loved this fun Happy Hero set!! Can you even stand the fun images you've seen thus far!!? My kids were 100% over the moon with this set! I pulled out my 4 year old's favorites from this set and went with the Captain America shield!! 

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August Sneak Peeks: Day Two: Everyday's A Holiday! WIN IT!

We're baaaaaaaackkkkkkk! 
It's time to sneak another set and giveaway more stamps! 

We will be doing giveaways and revealing the sets over the next few days, so remember to pop back in!

Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win this set - Everyday's A Holiday !!! ! You have until 7 pm TAWS time tonight to get your entries in! For our friends that do not have Social Media accounts, you can also just comment below.  We will randomly pick commenters for our giveaways, too!

This contest will run TODAY only (7/29/15), but we will have another giveaway tomorrow! 

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Hello, Emily here with a Sneak Peek of August Release.  I've always wanted to host an ugly sweater Christmas party... So now I have the invitation.  Time to look for an ugly sweater :)

Hi everyone Holly here with another fun Ugly sweater card.. I turned the little bird image into a Penguin wearing a sweater. This set has so many fun elements to create several different images. 

Hello. Lexa here is going to show you how fun this new stamp set! I made a Christmas elf, adorable!
I bet you all gonna love this set as much as I do.

Hi everyone! Simonne here with some more ugly sweaters, hehe!  First, I stamped the penguin image from yesterday's Penguins on Parade stamp set and then added the sweater stamp from today's Everday's A Holiday.  I masked the sweaters and then stamped the middle part of the penguin's body (from the same stamp set).  The little tree and bauble stamps are from Everyday's A Holiday, as is the sentiment, and the reindeer antlers and party hat stamps are from Penguins on Parade.  I adore how these sets coordinate with each other!

Hello!  Isn't this just one of the most fun little sets you've ever seen?!  I'm loving it I tell ya!  Lisa here with a cute little Christmas card to share as my sneak peek.  While the trees and Santa apparel come from the Ever Day's A Holiday Set, I have also used older sets such as Wreathed in Love (snow dots), Gabfest (question mark), Tag-alongs (sentiment), and the soon to be released Penguins on Parade (Penguin).

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

August Sneak Peeks: Day One: Penguins on Parade! WIN IT!

It's that time again! The August Release is just a few days away and we can't wait to share it with you! So... who wants to win some stamps???!!!!

We will be doing giveaways and revealing the sets over the next few days, so remember to pop back in!

Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win this set - Penguins on Parade !!! ! You have until 7 pm TAWS time tonight to get your entries in! For our friends that do not have Social Media accounts, you can also just comment below.  We will randomly pick commenters for our giveaways, too!

This contest will run TODAY only (7/28/15), but we will have another giveaway tomorrow! 

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Hi everyone! It's Yuki here sharing a cute and simple card I made featuring the new "Penguins on Parade" set. How super cute is this little chickie? I love how you can mix and match the different stamps in this set to create so many different critters!

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Chrissie here! I couldn't resist! I made a Harry Potter inspired card using Penguins on Parade.  I also used a few older sets (Enchanted and Star of the Show), as well as some other ones coming out during this release! Pop back tomorrow to see more!!!!

Marina here! I love penguins and since it's summer here in Germany, I decided to let it dress up with a flower (from a new set which you will see my using on the Blog hop! :)  The grass area is just with the magic of Distress Ink. The penguin & flower was coloured by copics and of course I had to add some stickles to match the sentiment. 

Hello!! Dana here with my sneak peek of Penguins on Parade!! There so many options in this set!! My little penguin is dressing up as a cow!! hehe!! I  also used Bitty Borders for my background!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Video: 2 Different Styles, Same Supplies - Part 1

Hi guys, this is Emily Cupely! For today's card I used the Brain Freeze and the Neener Neener stamp set. This card is all about a distressed look. Next week's card is going to be the second part which will have a completely opposite look. Can you guess what look will it has? :) Below is the video which shows you how I created it. Enjoy!

Hello! Lisa here with another great back to school card that will have your kid beaming!  I've said it before, but I'll say it again I really love the Express Yourself Stamp Set and the fun backgrounds you can make with it.  This time I mixed all of the letters up and heat embossed them in clear. I then spritzed the watercolor paper with water and dropped some of my Magicals Powder and let them do their thing.  Then I added my die cut panel on top.  Ta-da!

Hi Friends!  Meredith here bringing you a project that I made using three different Alley Way sets called Words To Live By, Little Fellas and All Washed Up.  I did a wild and funky watercolored main image and then layered my papers keeping it cool and neutral.  I created a little heart embellishment by cutting multiple hearts out of my favorite glitter paper and then stitching them together for a layered and dimensional look!

Hi everyone it's Holly here with a fun Flashback card using the cute set Black Beard's Loot! This is great set for all those Pirate fans out there.. or for fun masculine cards! I colored the images in with watercolors and added some gold watercolor to the coins for a bit of shine. 

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Sunday, July 26, 2015


Happy Birthday Julia!

We are so lucky to have Julia on our team! She's not only talented, but such a wonderful person to know and work with! We all love her!! Here are a few of her creations:

Happy Birthday!!!!

Today in my video I challenged myself , I wanted to use the same stamp sets and create a totally different look on two cards.  And it was so much fun that I will have to try it again!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

The stamp sets that I used today were

Thanks for stopping by, hope you had fun!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015


Happy Saturday everyone! Simonne here with a CAS card using several of the stamps from Old School. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make a pac man inspired card as this was my favourite childhood computer game! I took a 148x105mm piece of black cardstock and stamped the little trio of dots from Old School in versamark ink twice, then heat embossed them with white EP.  I stamped the "pac man" and the ghost image onto some of my Copic colouring paper, added the eyes (love that the stamp set comes with 2 different eye options!), coloured them and fussy cut them out. Finally, I added them to the card front using foam pads for dimension.  A very quick and simple card!

Hi everyone it's Holly here with a festive card... featuring the set Cha Cha Cha and some banners from Cake Day! I colored the cactus and banner images with Copics. I fussy cut the banners and added them over the cactus images. 

Hey friends!! Jeni here. I just have to giggle as I see these Old School images!! I have to say that I come from a large game playing family, so this fun sentiment made my heart sing!!! I just love it!! Can't wait to get this one in the mailbox!

Happy Saturday everyone! It's Yuki here with a sweet CAS card featuring the super cute flamingo from "Tropic Topic."

I colored the flamingo with with Copic Markers. I used RV10 and RV11 for the feathers and added a touch of blush with my R22 marker. I used YR12, YR14 and YR16 for the beak and legs. I then fussy-cut the flamingo and left a white border.
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My image didn't initially stamp as dark as I would've liked, so when I was done coloring the flamingo, I went over the stamped image with a black Copic multiliner pen. I do this often to give my stamped images a finished look since Copic-friendly inks don't always stamp as dark as other black inks. I inlaid die cut a hi speech bubble die from pink and white cardstock. I used a large stitched tag die for my focal panel and mounted it onto a stitched rectangle panel which I matted on a piece of pink cardstock. To give the background a little added depth and dimension, I added a white scalloped rectangle on top of the white cardbase.
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This was such a fun and quick card to make and I just love how it turned out. I hope you were inspired by today's card and visit my blog for a full list of supplies. Thanks again for stopping by!

Hi. Lexa here to share this fun card featuring Old School, I make one layer card and create my own background then watercolor them. I really love the sentiment for this card as me and my hubby are both gammers. :)

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Friday, July 24, 2015


Hi there, Julia A. here for you with a card showcasing the cutest monster in the crafting world, brought to you by the adorable Oogles stamp set.

I decided to try something completely different and color directly on kraft cardstock, using my Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen. Check out the video below or on Youtube to see how to got the colors to shine so brightly.

Hi Friends!  Meredith here with a project I made using Moosing You and Express Yourself.  I watercolored the moose and added lots of fun mix and match papers for a layered look.  I stitched around all of my panels and added my sentiment using Hero Arts black dye ink.  I wrapped some black and white baker's twine and added some enamel heart stickers for a little extra texture touch.

Hi, everyone! Heather P. here with a flashback card featuring a couple of my favorite older sets, Speak Easy and Castaways! I created a fun shaker card, coloring the octopuses and window background with watercolors, and using washi tape for a little accent on the bottom of the card. :)

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

We're Sponsoring the Scrapbooker PhD!

Head on over and play along in the Scrapbooker PhD Challenge - we're giving away the Iconic set to the winner!

Hi guys, this is Emily Cupely! Today I have for you a one layer card where I used the super cute bunny from the Now You See Me stamp set and lots of shimmer. Even tho I used some Ice Stickles, which gave the card a tiny bit of dimension, this card is perfect for mailing. Hope you enjoy the video tutorial below!

Hi! Dana here doing a little watercoloring!! I stamped the domino's from the new Old School set. To add a little dimension i added black glitter glue to the domino dots!

Hi it's N@ Ali. I used Tickle Me Happy for this quick card, then I made three others while my set was out ; )

Hi all!  Angel here with a card using Old School.  How funny is that sentiment?!

Hey there friends!! Jeni here with a little hello for you!! I pulled out the fun Oh, splat set and some rainbow color inks!! I love these fun images...

Hi everyone, Tanja here! Today I have a birthday card for you. Created by combining this month's mini set Neener Neener and Cha Cha Cha.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi there! It's Julia here today with a fun birthday shaker card I created by combining the Moosing You, and the Wreathed in Love mini stamp sets. As usual, I've created a video to go along with my card. You can watch it on YouTube, or below.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Simonne here with a CAS thank you card using the cacti images from recently released Cha Cha Cha stamp set.  This is such an awesome stamp set with so many great images!  I masked and stamped the cacti in brown ink instead of the usual black, then coloured them with the YG90 set of Copic markers.  The letters were die cut from some woodgrain paper, and finally I stamped the "gracias" sentiment from the same stamp set in brown ink. 

Hello beautiful crafty friends!  Lisa here with a fun and happy card to share with you today!  I've used the Neener Neener Stamp Set for the cute sunshine face and the sentiment came from an older set called More Than Words. Pssstt - and I have a secrete the rest of the elements on my card are from my scraps pile, woot woot!

Hi everyone! It's Yuki here with a CAS floral card using the "Pick One" set. I started the card by die cutting the focal panel using a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the images using various dye inks. When creating your own stamped background, I find it easiest to stamp the larger images first.
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I die cut the sentiment using a hello scripty die. To give the sentiment some added dimension and stability, I die cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock and then once from green cardstock. To easily adhered the layers together, I die cut each layer from Stick It adhesive sheets. These adhesive sheets die cut beautifully and make adhering tiny pieces and delicate sentiments a breeze. To make the sentiment pop, I added clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. As a finishing touch, I added some sequins using small glue dots.
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This card came together so quickly and was so fun to make. Even though I love to color, sometimes it's so fun just to stamp. I hope you were inspired by today's card and don't forget to visit my blog for a full list of supplies!

Hi everyone Holly here with a fun card using the set Oh Splat! and Lite Brite. I love the look of CAS (clean and simple) cards... I think it's all that white space. I stamped the splats in colorful inks and then I stamped Hello over it a bright black so it would pop!

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