Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Blog Birthday Giveaway #6 - Paper Smooches

Good evening!!! So - this little blog is celebrating FIVE years this month - on October 20th!!! I can hardly believe it has been that long, and yet in some ways I don't remember not doing this. I have been SOOOO incredibly blessed by all the amazing people I have met through this hobby - and so incredibly lucky to work with some AMAZING products and companies. To celebrate I have lined up TONS of giveaways from some of these amazing places. HUGE thanks to each of them for their generous donations of prizes - I'm super excited to be able to share them with you!

So...tonight's giveaway is from Paper Smooches - Kim was so incredibly sweet to provide a $25 gift certificate for me to giveaway!!! Woohoo!!! Paper Smooches has long been a very favorite of mine - my husband laughs everytime I say the name and likes to jokingly refer to them as my "Paper Smoochies" - hahaha! Paper Smooches has such a darling collection of SUPER cute stamps, and some really elegant and pretty ones as well! I always love the sweet puns in the sentiments that come combined with the adorable images! There are also a wide variety of unique dies - as well as many to coordinate with your favorite stamp sets. I still remember my excitement when I got picked to guest design with them one month, and also invited to join the challenge team. I am currently serving a second term on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - super sad to have just found out that it is ending, but not to worry, instead of a weekly challenge, there will be a monthly challenge directly on the Paper Smooches Blog starting in November. In the meantime, I hope you'll come join and play along with our last few challenges this month and help us end on a bang!

Here is my card for tonight using the recently released Summer Lovin stamp set:


This is a pretty clean and simple design - something I'm discovering lately that I love! I inked up a background with the appropriately named Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Dye ink, then stamped the waves from the Summer Lovin stamp set over the top in the same color for a tone on tone effect. I stamped and colored those flip flops and fussy cut them out, then adhered with foam adhesive to my card. Added the tiny hearts with some MFT dye ink, and the sentiment from the same set - then added a tiny bit of bling to each of the flip flops to finish it off!


And here is that giveaway! SUPER exciting!!!


You can enter the giveaway below using Rafflecopter - this is my first time using this method for a giveaway, but since I have so many to do this month I thought it might help make it easier! So - if there are any bumps along the way, please forgive me as I figure them out? 

All giveaways will stay open until the 20th (the official birthday date!) and I will announce all winners that day! If you already follow on Pinterest, Youtube, or Facebook - feel free to leave your name for each day of giveaways, no need to be a new follower only!

Have a wonderful day - and good luck!


48 comments:

  1. CUTENESS GALORE :)
    Flip flops are FUN and your background GORGEOUS - LOVE IT!!!
    Punny sayings are FUN to use, some of my favourites, that I use over and over are:
    "Bee Happy", "Hoppy Birthday" and "Birthday / Get Well Fishes"
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and the chance to win!!!

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    1. PS - Paper Smooches have bundles of punny stamps. Although I have lots of PS dies & some PS stamps in my stash, I don't have any of punny ones (yet). The cutest one on my wishlist is Birthday Buddies, as Kim has perfect images for each one like "Birthday Fishes", "Happy Bark-day", Worm Birthday Wishes" and "Happy Bird-day" :)
      PPS - I love playing along with the PS challenges and hope that I can join you for the last weekly ones.

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  2. I love distress blending background - it's amazing!!! Pretty card!

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  3. You do clean and simple just as beautifully as every other style - I'm loving this one with all the white space and the pops of colour! The cutest animal for me has to be bunnies! We see so many of them here in the summer hopping around the green fields and hedgerows - love them on cards too! :)

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  4. Adorable card. Couldn't possibly pick just one punny saying. They are just too many great ones :)

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  5. Fantastic punny card! I think my favorite punny saying is I Wuff You with a dog image, although You are Bear-y Sweet with a bear image is a great 2nd. LOL. Oh, and for the holidays for the international crowd, my favorite is a bunch of dogs together with Fleas Navidad. :) xoxo, Kristina

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  6. I love puns, and am continually annoying/entertaining my family with just how cheesy I am willing to go. But I can't pick a favorite because I "Flip Flop" too much :)

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  7. Very cute card! Paper Smooches is one of my favorite companies. Two of my favorite puns to use are: You are Beary sweet and We go together purr-fectly!

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  8. Such a cute card! I love the gems on the flip flops :) I'm not much of a "punny person" but this one is really cute!!

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  9. Love those cute flip flops! Gosh, there are so many punny sentiments out there. I my favorite PS one is "I'm so excited I wet my plants"

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  10. So cute! My favorite right now is the alpaca my scarf on the new lawn fawn!

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  11. Lovely CAS card, Heather. Beautifully ink blending and sweet flip-flops. :) Love the monkey on Smoocheroos.

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  12. Beautiful card!! The flip flops are cute!! I love the 'Bee Mine' sentiment :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  13. Adorable card!! I think Coatis are always among the cutest critters!

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  14. What a stunning card! Less is definitely more! It's so eye catching, and perfect! It's often harder to create cards with "less" but you have achieved it perfectly!

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  15. Your card is so adorable! You really know how to rock CAS cards. I never was a big fan of Punny stamp sets until I received a birthday one from Paper Smooches. I have used that happy bird-day sentiment with Angry birds themed cards many times already and also the "birthday fishes" with the fish wearing party hats :)

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  16. Such a sweet card, love the CAS design too!! In New Zealand we call these 'jandals', flip flops sound much better!! I've always been a sucker for 'Bee Mine' because I love bee's. I do love a good 'punny' stamp set!!

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  17. This is just Darling!! I absolutely adore the flip flops.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  18. Adorable!! I have always liked "some bunny loves you"

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  19. Very cute card. I think puppies are cute.

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  20. Oh Ship!
    Have several other stamps with plays on spelling but CRS kicked in.
    I had to smile when I saw this card - it is darling.

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  21. Such a sweet card! I have always been partial to "Birthday Fishes" and "I <3 U Sew Much". I love 'punny' sayings and Paper Smooches does it well!

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  22. Such an adorable card! "Owl be home for Christmas"

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  23. So cute how you used the stamps!

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  24. So cute how you used the stamps!

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  25. Adorable!!!! You always make fabulous cards!

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  26. Cute card!! LOVE the sentiment!!! My favorite punny is Birthday Fishes! so cute!

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  27. Cute card and saying. I like
    "Owl be here for you
    weither you need me
    or not".
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Cute card and saying. I like
    "Owl be here for you
    weither you need me
    or not".
    Carla from Utah

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  29. Love your pretty card!
    My favourite punny sentiment in my stash is 'You cured yet?' ... I use it on a get well card with a little piggy :)

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  30. "I donut know what I would do without you" is a cute pun. If it involves food...I love it!

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  31. I love giraffes and I love baby giraffes the best because I dont have to break my neck to look at them. I love your creativity.

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  32. Toughest question yet… I am a dog lover first and foremost but there are a lot of awesome cat images (Fluffles anyone?) and I'm liking foxes these days too. As for punny sentiments - pretty much any punny sentiment makes me happy!

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  33. The cutest animal are puppies. I love your sweet card...the use of small images is great.

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  34. Super cute card!! My favorite sayings are with bees....like Bee-utiful Day!

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  35. Super cute card!! My favorite sayings are with bees....like Bee-utiful Day!

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  36. Happy blogiversary! Your card is truly stunning!

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