Thursday, August 7, 2014

create a smile august release blog hop!

it's time again for the newest create a smile stamps release blog hop!!!

the stamps are INCREDIBLE! and so so so cute!! i honestly had a hard time choosing to make just one card! LOVE these stamps!

Create A Smile are a new stamps company in town - their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

These are the facts:
Create A Smile is releasing two sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at 
There are TWO fun sets filled with super cute images, available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST).

You can win a $15 gift-certificate for the store - all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick a random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday August, 9th 8am CET (that's 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (July 13th)
Enjoy the Hop!

now, remember when we asked on facebook for some challenge ideas for the hop? each person chosen will win a 10% off coupon for the month of august!! awesome!!

so, are you dying to know who's name i have?

Klara Zita Keton: encouragement card for sick children
*please email to retrieve your coupon code

And here's my card which could (hopefully!!) make a little sick one feel better!

isn't it fun?! 
i wanted to keep the colors bright and happy and have LOTS going on to make it appealing to a little! 
i watercolored the bird with distress markers and then popped him up over some crumpled vellum!

the sentiment is also stamped onto various areas of vellum, and then i added lots of wood veneer chevrons to draw the eye (even MORE!) to the sentiment and bird! and i just LOOOOVE that patterned paper with the mirrors and splatters of color!

do you like? i hope it made you smile!

now on with the hop!!


  1. Adorable card.Love the Vellum-bird.

  2. this bird is great for coloring - you can make him look different every time

  3. What a great idea! The mirrors and the sentiment - a vain little buddy :D

  4. So nice....the bird is great!
    Greetings daniela

  5. awesome use of that patterned paper panel. LOVE this!

  6. That bird makes me smile! Love the stamp set!

  7. Super cute card! I love that pattern paper!

  8. Love the mirror background paper :)

  9. So cute! Totally love the little peeks of yellow paper on the edges and all the chevrons! <3

  10. I love that patterned paper too. Looks like a living room wall. The bird is beautiful. Great idea to use the vellum for the sentiments.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  11. Oh Sam, this is ADOOORABLE! !I love love love that combo of images and paper. I NEED that paper - where is it from? And what kind of ink did you use to stamp on the vellum? Ooooh, you did a GREAT job! Thank you!

  12. This is so pretty and unique, Sam! Love it!

  13. Love the card...and the use of vellum.

  14. Sam - you did an amazing job. This card is perfect. How you colored the bird is fabulous!

  15. What a great card! I love the stamped bird image and especially love the vellum touches and the great wood veneer!

  16. So cute.. love how you colored the cute lil bird!

  17. Seriously love that cockatoo! And I love how you colored him.

  18. Love your fun card with this cute bird and the wooden chevrons.

  19. I have that paper! Such a cute card.

  20. Your card is absolutely AWESOME - love it!

  21. I love all those differnt frames, and the bird of course. I am sure someone will be very happy to get such a great card!


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