It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm pacific time…or midnight eastern time) Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.

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 increases your changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
Erin Lincoln
JJ Bolton
Jocelyn Olson
Kalyn Kepner
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

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)

I made a simple Christmas tag using the newly released dies Squared and Gift Tags as well as the adorable dove from the A Blessed Christmas that was released in August.

Paper Smooches - Squared

I ran a few pieces of coloured cardstock through the Squared die. I first adhered the dark grey frame over the tag and then carefully adhered the coloured squares in the empty spaces.  Hop along for more inspiration!

We are at our last day of Stamp Highlights from Mama Elephant and if you’re not in the mood for Christmas yet, how about a letter stamp set?

This is my favourite stamp set from Mama Elephant to date and it’s easy to see why. I’ve been longing for the perfect alphabet stamp set for project life and cards and this was it.

I made a little farewell card for a friend that was leaving the city and I love the size of these alphabets. Big enough to be part of the focal point, but small enough so that I can construct longer words.

Block Letters

I also used them for my title card in my project life album. I coloured the shadows with some gold delicata ink to match the title card.


Head over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Ok, I’m back to Christmas mood today :) Today we are highlighting another fantastic (MUST HAVE!) Christmas sentiment set from Mama ElephantSeason’s Greetings.

I made a simple Christmas card using Alpine Carolers and Season’s Greetings. I wanted to make a Christmas card that I could give away from me and my boyfriend so I used the older carolers and did some partial die-cutting with them.

I did some fun distress ink blending for a Christmas snow storm effect. The lighter dots were created by flicking water onto the card base.

Season's Greetings

Jump over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Altenew October Release Hop

October 27, 2014

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Welcome to Altenew’s third Blog Hop! Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors in April 2014. Today they are celebrating the release of their third collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here are available for purchase at the Altenew store and the Simon Says Stamp store.

You’ve arrived from the talented Jennifer Mcguire ‘s blog. I’m super excited to be participating in Altenew’s release blog hop this month!  I’m so proud of my RIC buddies Tasnim and Jen for their fresh and unique stamp designs! I am working with Lacy Scrolls and Lyrical Script. I’m pretty sure Tasnim designed the first one and Jen designed the latter ;)

Here is the complete list of participants for the hop:

Jennifer Mcguire
Pamela Ho <– you are here!
Agnieszka Malyszek
Joni Andaya
Yana Smakula
Iwona Palamountain

So let’s see what happens when you put Tasnim’s design and Jen’s handwriting together:

Oct Release

I stamped the gorgeous Lacy Scrolls at the bottom of the card base in bold black. I masked the sentiment and stamped the bottom part in black and Jen’s handwriting in gold. I’ve been making a lot of cutesy cards these days so I was happy to end up with a simple, elegant, one-layer card.

Oct Release 2

Actually, I was about to call it a card after stamping the sentiment. But I felt the card needed a little oomph so I flicked some gold splatters onto the bottom half of the card. I masked off the sentiment so keep that part nice and clean.

Oct Release 1

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

But wait! There’s more!

I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamp sets of your choice.
You have until Friday October 31, 11:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments on each blog:

• Comment on the project, or the stamps.
• Like us on Facebook

The winners will be selected and announced on Saturday November 1 at 9:00 am EST.

Now it’s time to hop over to another queen of CAS – Agnieszka Malyszek.

Are you ready for another week of Christmas inspiration? We are off to our fourth stamp highlight for our big release at Mama Elephant! Today we have a stamp set designed in collaboration with our talented ElenaAlpine Carolers.

Although this is a Christmas set, the little carolers can be used for any occasion. Today, I used them for a birthday card since those younger carolers remind me so much of those two little kids!

Alpine Carolers

I did some partial die-cutting with the carolers and the semi circle and finished off with a sentiment from Carnival Toppers.

Want more inspiration? Head over to Mama Elephant’s blog to see what the rest of the DT did!

Good morning everyone! I am back with a Christmas card for Mama ElephantPeace on Earth.

For the card front, I used just the bird stamp and a variety of distress inks. A very simple card front.

DS-Peace on Earth 4

I used my distress inks and a paint brush to paint a very simple trail for the bird. When it was dry, I stamped the bird in versafine onyx.

DS-Peace on Earth 1

For the inside, I stamped the large sentiment “Peace on Earth” in the center. I used the distress ink and painted little circles.

DS-Peace on Earth 2

When it dried, I stamped the diamonds and the strings on the painted circles.

DS-Peace on Earth 3

And here you go! A very simple and clean Christmas card front and inside!

DS-Peace on Earth 5

Jump over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!

Welcome to the first day of the anniversary release at Mama Elephant! This release is full of gorgeous Christmas stamp sets to get you ready for the season. Today, the team is featuring one of the cutest sets released: Arctic Penguins and a complementing sentiment set Jolly and Merry.

I created a simple tag with Tags a Lot die and heat embossed the sentiment from Jolly and Merry in clear. I then blended some red, orange and yellow onto the tag.

Jolly and Merry

I then die cut another tag with clear cardstock and stamped the snowflake furries in white stazon at the top. The acetate is secured with a small eyelet and the tag is finished off with a cute Arctic Penguin underneath.

Jolly and Merry 2

My second project is a simple shaker card because how can you resist not making a shaker card with these adorable penguins?!

I combined three different dies from Arctic Penguin for the front and finished off with just the first half of the sentiment so the card front is cleaner.

Arctic Penguins


Head on over to Mama Elephant’s blog for more inspiration!


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