So the wonderful Cath from Moxie Fab World is leaving her gig. Cath has been a wonderful influence in the cardmaking world for some time now and will be missed.
Cath was so very kind and supportive to me – no matter what – when I was a GTG. I love that about her! So I am not surprised that so many people have gathered to form a GIANT hop in her honor. And I am honored to be one.
This is a big hop, and I believe I am at the end of it. If you want to start at the beginning, head HERE.
In the meantime, I have a video for you, showing a “missing you already card” with embossed metal…
One thing that is super hard to see in these photos is that I used the Mama Elephant Frames die to emboss a fun frame on the front of the card. Embossing with dies is easy to do on any machine with the Tan Embossing Mat. Just put the paper between the die and the Tan Embossing Mat and run it through my die cut machine as I would an embossing folder. Easy and classy! This adds so much to the look of this card in person. You can best see this on the photo above.
Now it is time to continue on this special blog hop… just head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog. (You can also start the hop at Vera’s blog. There are a HUGE number of prizes – it is well worth it!)
So we have BIG giveaways for you on this hop… and A LOT of them! We will select winners from comments left on the participant’s blog (randomly), so the more blogs you comment on (including here!), the higher your chance of winning. Winners will be picked at midnight on 11/12/13. Here are some of the companies who donated prizes that you could win. (For a complete list, head HERE.) And you can also win big prizes by sending in your cards for the drive.
Clearly Besotted Stamp Ellen Hutson
Fresh Squeezed Stamp Hero Arts
Inspiration Emporium Lawn Fawn
Li’l Inker Designs May Arts
My Favorite Thing Newton Nook & Design
Online Card Classes Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamps Studio Calico
Tim Holtz There She Goes Stamp
This border stamp is so unique. When you stamp it next to each other, it fits into the next. Hard to explain, but it gives the look of one giant image, but in a mix of colors. You will see me using this a lot. But this design would be great for any border stamp and any fun color combo.
And that “you’re amazing” greeting from the kit’s stamps set? That is one that I will use a lot. Perfect for the front of a card, and also the inside. (In fact, this stamp set has several that are great for card insides.)
And of course… we have giveaways! For your chance to win a fun goody bag from Simon Says Stamp, just leave a comment here by 6:00pmEST on 10/24/13. There will be a giveaway on each of the blogs of the hop, so be sure to keep hopping and commenting. Winners will be posted on 10/25/13 on the SSS blog.
Below are the products featured above. Click to find them at Simon Says Stamp…
I am very excited for my friends at Mama Elephant. In one short year they have brought us many fabulous stamp sets… and now ink and dies!
So you see those pine pieces that make up that wreath? Well those are actually from the Party Kit stamp set from Mama Elephant. (Available for free with a minimum purchase.) Totally not holiday related at all… but that is what makes it fun! I used what are supposed to be tassle-like-things (no idea what you call them) for balloons or party banners… and instead created a wreath.
Mama Elephant is giving away a $10 gift certificate on every stop of the hop, including here! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/18/13. There will be one grand prize of $50 which will be chosen from all the blogs from both days!