Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Create a Smile Stamps Challenge Launch Hop!

hi there!

Create a Smile Stamps is celebrating the launch of their monthly challenge by having an awesome Blog/Instagram/Video hop!! holla!!!

Create a Smile Stamps is now hosting a monthly challenge with a $15 gift card to one winner! 
be sure to hop along, too, because there's also a GIVEAWAY for commenting on the blogs!

so here's my card:

i really really LOVE it! the theme for this hop was all about 'Favorite'! so i used my favorite all time Create a Smile Stamps image - the bird from Jungle Fever! i am seriously head over heals in love with him! ha! 

i used Distress Markers to watercolor the bird (love!) and then stamped leaves from both Jungle Fever and Aloha Spirit onto the card front.
i did some Distress Ink blending with Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers, and then spritzed the cardstock with water! ha! LOVE it!

i stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and then popped it up under the bird! i really do love this card! and it's all of my favorite things: bird image, colors and Distress products! win!!

now, be sure to hop along to the next stop!
thanks again and enjoy!

Also, please see the Instagram names below for the hop!!


  1. oh this is so fun it made me giggle, great card!

  2. wow... the combi of jungle fever and aloha spirit ist such a great mix :-) perfect together.. also the blue and green on your card... and this little ähm... corner is an awesome idea :-)

  3. What fun! I love the background - looks amazing!

  4. Beautiful little birdie and background! <3

  5. Oh my gosh so cute Samantha. I love that bird and how you stamped the two corners with the leaves. Love that.

  6. Beautiful card! Lovely colors

  7. Wow! Love love love this card! The layout of the leaves in the corner and watercoloring is just gorgeous!

  8. I seriously love your card too, Samantha! The bird really is so adorable and so is your color choice. I also love how you've made the background look like the Amazon rainforest. Awesome!

  9. So charming and I
    love the parrot!
    I have a parrot
    named "Turk".
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love the blending of the colours! Cute card!

  11. He is a cutie! Fabulous card - love the ink blending and how you folded down the corner.

  12. I love your card Samantha! That bird is colored to perfection! So textured! I am in love with my Distress products too!!!

  13. Wonderful card, love this bird and how you did the leaves around him.

  14. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! :o) Amazing design and I love it! :o)

  15. Sweet card with a fabulous color combo! Love that sweet bird and the foliage!


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