Thursday, April 28, 2016

Paper Smooches April Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for CAS(E) This Sketch #170. Thanks! =)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2016 release with you! ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available for purchase at 8:00pm Pacific Time on April 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

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 chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, May 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday, May 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Alice Wertz ----- That's me! =)

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!)

Without further ado, here is my card for the blog hop.


I got to play with the fabulous new Smooches script die! The first time that I saw this awesome sentiment in the Smooches stamp set, I thought that it would be great if it's also a stand alone die. Kim definitely is a genius! =)


This die is so versatile, you can use any image with it! I chose to ink up this adorable cutie from the Giddy Bugs set with Antique Linen Distress Ink. She is then colored with Copic markers then fussy cut out. There is a matching die set for this stamp if you are not a fussy cutting lover!


For the background, I die cut the brush strokes from the Paint Strokes Wise Die set using watercolor paper and added colors with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor. The Smooches die is also covered with a bit of subtle sparkle from a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen.

That's all I have. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! =)

Have fun hopping and good luck! =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: (Giddy Bugs) Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
color medium: (Gansai Tambi watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
accents: (Purely Peppermint sequins) Lucy's Cards
dies: (Smooches, Paint Strokes) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Miss Little Bug: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20, Y17, Y15, Y13, B000, B0000, 0, RV55, RV63, RV52
card size: 3 3/8" x 5"

120 comments:

vinita jain said...

Wow! What a depth on Smooches script and love your cute bug placed perfectly on brush strokes die!

Elise Smith said...

How cute and colorful! I love the sweet sentiment and pretty script font.

Loretta Rodger said...

Such a smooch-a-cuteness card! Love it!

Susan Lang said...

The Smooches die is awesome. Love the card.

Lizzy Smith said...

Your card is so cute! I love the paint strokes and I am always wishing I had more scripty dies, I never seem to have the word I'm wishing for. TFS!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Adorable card! That smooches die is super sweet!!!

Amy Rohl said...

Amazing! LOVE the die cut background, and of course, your sweet bee is just perfect!

Rebeca Martinsson said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the positive strokes set of both stamps and die. I cannot resist it. You did a great job, it is so colourful and happy!!!

Amy Lim said...

Love your card! Your coloring is awesome !

Debbie Selby said...

Cute as a bug in a rug or in this case on colorful brush strokes.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your card is really cute! Love it!

Arianna Barbara said...

I've just shared on FB about the blog hop https://www.facebook.com/arianna.barbara.1/posts/1026339437447005

Arianna Barbara said...

I've just Twitted about the blog hop https://twitter.com/raggiodiluce82/status/725689969323479042

Sissyc said...

So cute!

jan metcalf said...

We say "Smooches" to get wet dog kisses at our house! :)

CCC said...

Love the dimensional look of your beautiful card. The touch of sequins is perfect.

cghundley said...

Oh this is one
cute card! Love
how you did the
background.
Carla from Utah

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the artsy look of this with wonderful coloring & texture. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Denise Bryant said...

Absolutely adorable! I now have some stamps and dies on my wish list that I never even noticed before! Love that 'Smooches' word die, and the fun paint strokes! Darling bee from Giddy Bugs too! Sweet card with fabulous coloring!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

FaceBooked with a link about PS blog hop. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

NanW said...

Adorable card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Posted on my blog right sidebar w/ a link about PS blog hop. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marie said...

Such pretty coloring of the little bug =) TFS!

Christine Canfield said...

posted link about PS blog hop to FB! i LOVE new releases!!!

Christine Canfield said...

wait, how did we not have a smooches die yet? so cute!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that background!

rhoffer said...

Very cute card. I really like the dimension!

Linsey R said...

Super cuteness!!! Love your card, Alice!!! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Super sweet card. Love that background. TFS

Leanne said...

Very cute card!

Kathy H said...

Love how your watercolor looks on this card plus the smooches die is on my list!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So adorable! Love the background and the colors you used.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I shared the Blog Hop on FB.

I Card Everyone said...

Great name for that bug! I'm giddy just looking at him! OH you bring all of these P.S. critters to life, Alice!!! I'm with you on that Smooches die!
=]

craftygal1 said...

Very cute card.

Milka Gubo said...

WOW!!! So pretty, Alice. I love it! :o) xx

Janis said...

Tweeted abt the hop here:
https://twitter.com/JanisinIdaho/status/725805505273196544
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Janis said...

What a totally adorable card!! The little bee is so sweet and I love the die cuts. Cuteness!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I love how these dies look all together.

Donna Phelan said...

That bee is cuuuuute! Love the word smooches too!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a cute card!! Love it and Papersmooches:)

CraftyPaws said...

Super duper cute!

Gail said...

Hi Alice - I am loving the background of your card - very colorful and beautiful - of course love Paper Smooches products - TFS

Gail said...

Posted on Facebook about this hop

Gail said...

Placed information about the hop on my personal blog!

Nancy said...

So cute and creative! Love the coloring, as usual, and the fun design!

Shona Austin said...

Very cute card. Bees are a hard sell for me as I am allergic to them. Yours is cute and the design is wonderful. Thanks.

Denise Fonda said...

Love the brush stroke dies, it gives the card such dimension.

Trina P. said...

Totally cute. And the script die sentiment is awesome.

Barbara said...

This is so cute! Love the dimension with the watercolor strokes!

Kren Kurts said...

So very cute! I can think of a lot of uses for this die. Cute image too! TFS!

Kren Kurts said...

Oh my goodness, I just realized those paint strokes are dies. How nifty are those!

Janelle said...

Oh, how cute is that bug?!!! Such a darling card. Love your colors and that smooches die!

Carol McCready said...

Your card is adorable.

Mary-Anne V said...

Posted on my blog/flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/26674697016/

Iris Esther Lopez said...

This is so cute. Adorable.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

I Facebooked about the blog hop.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

I Tweeted about the blog hop.

Mary-Anne V said...

I posted on FB about the hop.

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like the colorful background and sequins.

karen h said...

What an adorable card - love the paint swipes behind the buggy. The smooches die is perfect!

McStamper said...

So cute. Love that bee. Great use of the paint strokes.

pat k said...

Super adorable card!

pat k said...

Super adorable card!

Karen B. said...

Your attention to detail on this sweet card is outstanding!

Melanie Mallek said...

Your card is adorable, love it! Can't wait until this PS release goes live! So many cute goodies to goose from! :)

Stir Your Creativity said...

The smile on that bug is contagious :). Very sweet card

Greta said...

Oh too cute!

Tona said...

LOVE this card! That is a great sentiment due.

kristinasartcorner said...

This is so so so cute.. I love this stamps set and dies..I can not wait to see all Products from new release!!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Adorable card!

Karen Steele said...

This is just the sweetest card! Love this cute little bee and I'm putting the brush stroke die down on my wish list (which is getting longer all the time!) Super card Alice :-)

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What an adorable, sweet, pretty card! Love ALL of it!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your no line coloring! I have not mastered it yet!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I Facebooked about the Hop on my blog's FB page!! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign/

Andrea1702 said...

Such a cute card! I love the colors you used.

Andrea1702 said...

I posted about the new release on Facebook.

Tammy Paul said...

love what you did with paper smooches bee.. so cute.
thanks for sharing.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

I posted it on my blog! http://www.valbydesign.com/

Linda Meunier said...

How adorable! !

Jodie Stoddard said...

Such a cute card. I love it so much.

Michele Henderson said...

This is SO adorable! I love the cute look on his face!
Take care!
Michele

Kelly said...

Alice, you are also genius!

The visit to your craft room made my day, as I also craft on the dining room table (and ironing board :) ). You seem much more "real" now, despite your artistic--esp. coloring--perfection.

Mary Holshouser said...

What a fun card.
Love all of the fussy-cutting.
I still like to do it - even though there
are dies available.
the colors are great.
thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

Super cute card!

Bev Karolak said...

Such a cute card! Fantastic release. :-)

Brandi R said...

Adorable card! Love the bee! Great colors and I think I need that paint strokes dies set ♥

Janet D. said...

Soooo cute, love the scripty font Smooches die!!

gabriella said...

Oh your card is so very cutely your card is so very cute

Marlyn Rojas said...

Love this card! The bug looks adorable!

Jessica said...

Alice, love the watercolors techniques. Super lovely bee.

Susie Litchfield said...

What A cute card!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE smooches and card Alice, LOVE the design!!!
I DEFINITELY NEED some smooches and KNOW that I NEED to move the paint strokes from my wishlist into my shopping cart too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared on Facebook, my name there is Tracy Moloney :)
https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1296867360341638

TracyM #6773 said...

I tweeted about the May Release Blog Hop :)
https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/726376908326211584

TracyM #6773 said...

I shared about the May Release Blog Hop on my blog :)
http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/hop-on-over-to-paper-smooches-blog.html

DonnaS said...

Ohmygoodness so adorable and yes, I love the "smooches" as a stand alone die!

Renee M said...

Such a cute card and the smooches die is great!

Kelly Szafron said...

Adorable card!

Nana Griffin said...

So cute. I love the smooches die cut!

Donna said...

Darling card! Loving the textured sentiment!

mimi said...

So cute!

Marty Bartlett said...

I agree, this SMOOCHES die is adorable. Love your color technique, so cute!!!

mandalj said...

I've shared on FB about the hop!

mandalj said...

I love the way you've coloured the bug on your cute card!

pelArgoNNiA said...

❤Adorable!!!❤ This card is just adorable! Love the Smooches die and the brush strokes die.

pelArgoNNiA said...

❤Adorable!!!❤ This card is just adorable! Love the Smooches die and the brush strokes die.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word!! This is so stinkin' cute!! I love that little bee and your colorful background! :)

Robin Walston said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharig.

Kelly B. said...

so cute

Zelda C said...

Oh this is adorable! And the script smooches die is a winner!

Taunya Butler said...

So, so VERY CUTE!!! Love the way you no-line watercolor!! YOu are amazing!! I tweeted - https://twitter.com/TaunyaJB/status/726881226007572480

Taunya Butler said...

Shared on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/taunya.j.butler/posts/10208251000264973?pnref=story

Taunya Butler said...

I shared about the awesome new May 2016 release on my blog -
http://daisiesgirl.com/2016/05/01/paper-smooches-blog-hop/

Kirsten Brindley said...

Cute card!

Glittered Paws said...

How cute is this card - love the sequin accents.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and your SWEET Project!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Trista said...
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tristaree said...

Oh my word! The script die is adorable!! The little bug is adorable as well! It's such a cute card.

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