Thursday, August 24, 2017

Paper Smooches September Blog Hop ***Giveaway***

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card that's up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog today, scroll down or click here!**

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2017 release with you!  FOUR new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm PT on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • 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 will increase your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  
Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and I am super excited about that - woohoo! (yay! that's me!!!)

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • 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)

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Yay!!!
Surprise! Today I'm part of the Paper Smooches Crew! And I couldn't be happier or more excited!! Thank you Kim, for the invite and kind words!!!! *heart eyes*

Ok, so today I have 2 cards and 1 planner spread to share with you! Let's get to it! :)

My first card uses Dinky Doodles 1 and Daily Diary stamp sets! 


LOVE it!!!
So adorable right?! I turned that little monster into a crab, and then created a tiny beach scene with Distress Oxide Inks, within the AWESOME new Postage Stamp Dies!!!
I die cut out the largest size frame 4 times and adhered them together! LOVE the stacked height!


I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a strip of black cardstock! And I finished off the card with some gold thread around the frame, and some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters! 

My 2nd card uses the BEYOND ADORABLE Monster Dies!!!! I die cut out the outline of the monster (and his arm!) 4 times and stacked it all together!
Then added color by blending some Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio!


I added some glossy accents to the eyes (they look like googly eyes now!! ha!) and added some glitter to his horns!! LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY!
The watercolor background was created with Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade!


Then I added the sentiment from Halloween Sampler onto a banner of black cardstock!! So cute, right?! Those little white gel pen details I added with to the monster make me giggle, too!

My last project is a planner spread!
If you aren't aware (I mostly post my planner spread on my Instagram only), I use a planner EVERY DAY. But I don't decorate the weekly pages. I need those to be function only! LOL! But I go crazy with the monthly spreads! I call it "art planning" a mix of art journaling, and using a planner!!
So here's my spread before the pen!


What do you think?!
I started by using some white gesso on my pages, then added the watercolor rainbow look with Distress Paints! August is a busy month with both of my boys' celebrating birthdays and back to school! And this year, we even got to see the Solar Eclipse in 100% totality!! Pretty cool!

I hope you're inspired and love what you see!
Don't forget to enter for your chance(s!!) to win!! 
Enjoy!

73 comments:

  1. Love the way you used the Distress Oxide inks. So yummy! And if you hadn't said that you used glaze on the eyeballs I would have thought they really were googley eyes. Very nice! And your monthly planner pages are nice too!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. super cute cards :) love that lil crab and your planner pages are awesome, i love the artsy look.

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  3. Fun cards and nice planner pages! I love that cute monster die! Lots of fun little images on your planner pages, and I love the colors!

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  4. Very cute little monsters! Love the planner pages.

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  5. Absolutely darling cards and planner pages! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Welcome! and thanks for filling in for Alice. Both of your cards are well done (esp. taking the time to cut out one monster four times!). I particularly am inspired by your first where your "crab" is in a gorgeously whimsical scene. What makes it pop is that "popped" up (four times cut) frame. I could use this frame and make an etch-a-sketch scene. The inspiration is just gushing.

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  7. Great projects today. I love the scene you created at the beach... that is the best day ever in my book too. The monster is super cute. TFS

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  8. What great colour! I'm really enjoying these monster cards. So fun.

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  9. I tweeted about the Blog Hop @awenbunny

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  10. Your cards are SO cute -- lovin' the adorable monsters :)

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  11. I love your alien beings! How fun!

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  12. Samantha these are great cards...The monster is so adorable.

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  13. Love these especially the planner page!

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  14. I love your take on these sets and what you did with them. The planner page is amazing!

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  15. The cards are both wonderful--great watercoloring!I want to decorate my planner; it's so boring :)

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  16. Love your card and planner spread! I struggle between fun and functional in my planner and like the idea of decorating the monthly page! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. I placed the PS graphic and a link to the hop in the sidebar of my blog
    https://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

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  18. Cute cards and I like your colorful planner spread.

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  19. Both of your cards and your planner look great! I love the new monster die!

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  20. I tweeted about this blog hop!

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  21. Really cute little stamps coming up :)

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  22. Love, Love, Love your beach scene, then monster takes the cake and all the more fun with your "do dad's" on your planner!

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  23. Congrats and thanks for all the beautiful inspirations... I love the crab card so much... looks like vacation and I love, love, love to learn know the world and other stunning places :) Also I like the monster card... really cool... and last, but not least your planner page is a new art for me, normally I made cards, but maybe I should try this kind of art too :) Thanks... Hugs Ute

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  24. Wow, what wonderful projects! I think the first one is especially adorable!

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  25. Great creations ! I love the post stamp frame on the first one.

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  26. Adorable! And I am LOVING that new postage stamp die!!!

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  27. I shared the hop on my blog's Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign/

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  28. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/901069013383618560

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  29. Super cute lil creation! A lovely scene! :)

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  30. The hop is on my blog, on a Paper Smooches post! http://www.valbydesign.com/one-in-a-million/

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  31. So cute! Especially the birthday card!

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  32. Love both these cards!! That monster 💙

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  33. Like both cards. Like the framing, backgrounds & cuteness.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  34. In love with these monsters! a must have!

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  35. Awe, the mini monster makes such a cutesy crab!

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  36. I love the entire smorgasboard of craftiness here! Your cards are darling, your planner is so sweet! Great idea to have a monthly art planning spread!

    I facebooked liked and commented, I tweeted (@miamikel4) and blogged about the hop, too! http://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/2017/08/ccee1734-watercolors.html

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  37. Both cards are super adorable and fun. I really love the designs! And your planner spread is gorgeous.

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  38. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I love the teal on that monster.

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  39. Love those dinky doodles! Just started using a planner so thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Those little monster cards are adorable. You can't help but smile.

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  41. 2. Shared on Facebook about the blog hop (Arianna Barbara) https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1483245275089750?pnref=story

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  42. 3. Shared on Tweetter about the hop (@raggiodiluce82): https://twitter.com/raggiodiluce82/status/901180243410595841

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  43. Awesome backgrounds on your projectd

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  44. I am so excited to see you on this team. LOVE your work! These cards are fabulous and fun!

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  45. Posted on my blog/ Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/36652468072/

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  46. Your projects are wonderful! I love that monster.

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  47. Cute cards with
    the monsters
    and lovely work
    on the planner.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. Wow ... love all of these... the dinky doodles... oh my... and that adorable monster... love how you stacked the outline!

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  49. Such great inspiration, love the cards you created!

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  50. Your cards are just wonderful. Love your ideas. Great planner spread, too.

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  51. Cute cards, love the little monster. Great job. tfs

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  52. Love the background of the second card. It looks like it was fun to make.

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  53. Adorable cards! Great techniques! You inspire me!

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  54. Such cute cards - love the little monster crab and the googly eyed monster on the second card (I still can't believe they're not actual googly eyes!). Cute planner spread too!

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  55. So cute! I have my eye on that Monster set. I love it!

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  56. Great inspiration! Love all the bright colors you used and your backgrounds. Really like the idea of using glossy accents on the eyes. The look of googly eyes but they stay cross eyed.

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  57. Such cute and creative ways to use these adorable stamps!

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  58. The eyes of the monster are incredible. he is so cute. Enjoy your September and thanks for the ideas.

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  59. Love these little monsters. Great cards. Wonderful planner idea too.

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  60. Fantastic projects! Love your coloring and ink-blending!

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  61. I am in love with those dinky images and diary stamps! Wonderful projects!

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  62. i love that crab card! you made me want to get that set!

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