Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Christine's Birthday Blog Hop!

that's right!
the one and only owner, illustrator, creator and master behind the amazing Create a Smile Stamps is having a birthday day!!
to celebrate, the Design Team and Video Design Team joined together to celebrate, and show Christine just how important and wonderful she is to us!

we all decided to pick a card that Christine created and to CASE it! i LOVE that idea!
of course, it was nearly impossible to pick just one card, she's so talented! LOVE her style!

without further ado, below is the card i chose on the left that Christine made, and the card i made on the right!

i don't even know where to begin! i LOVE the colors and how they pop! i LOVE that she used a stencil and cut it out and popped it up on that card!! GENIUS! i love the blues!

for my card i used the Nautical Stars Stencil and some distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio! i blended the colors and then fussy cut out the stars i wanted to pop up! talk about FUN!

then i colored that adorable bird image (one of my favorites, ever!) from Jungle Fever, which i colored with copics and adhered to the vellum circle! the sentiment was stamped with StazOn Jet Black Ink, and it's from Penguin Party! 

i hope you hop along and join us in this fun way to celebrate one of the nicest, most genuine and incredibly talented people i know! i am so thankful to be on her Design Team, and even more so that i can call her a friend! thank you, Christine! and happy happy happy birthday to you!

Below is the blog hop order:



  1. OH my!! Your card is amazing!! I love those stars in the background and the way you have them colored. There is so much texture and interest in this card!! Just LOVE it!!:)

  2. Awesome card Sam as always love those stars and the whole design.

  3. What a super fun card Samantha! I love the tropical feel!

  4. What a fun idea!! Your card is so cute!!!

  5. Sam!! Your card is really cute!!

  6. Love it Sam so summery and I love the expression (if thats possible) on the birds face.

  7. Aaaawesome card! Fantastic take on Christine's card!!

  8. Wow, your card is just as amazing as Christine's!
    So happy we are on the same team and that you took part in the blog Hop!

  9. Fuzzy cutting all those stares - I mean.... have you been bored or something? Haha :) You got to be crazy ;) Well, it was worth the work, because this card is ah-mah-zing! Love your color combo and your over-all design. I feel so honored that I inspired you to create this piece of art!
    Thank you Sam, for being supportive, kind, lovely and my friend for quite a while now. I'm a lucky girl!
    Big hugs to you!


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