Thursday, February 27, 2014

paper smooches february blog hop…

Hi friends!  I have been waiting to share some really exciting news – I’ve recently been asked to join the Paper Smooches Design Team!  I’m so happy to be working with Kim and all of the other awesome designers.  I’ve been a fan of Kim’s designs for a long, long time – she is so talented and creates some of the CUTEST things I’ve ever seen…and you all know how much I love CUTE!!! :)  yay!!  I’ve been recruited specifically to create scrapbook layouts with the fun Paper Smooches stamps and dies – so you’ll be seeing lots of them in the future!  For my very first official project as a design team member, I get to join the February Blog Hop!!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on March 5th (eastern time) (12:01 am on March 6th).  You will find our new releases HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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)
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, March 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu

Betsy Veldman

Emily Leiphart

Erin Lincoln

Heidi Van Laar

JJ Bolton

Kalyn Kepner

Karolyn Loncon

Kim Kesti

Laura Bassen

Laurie Schmidlin

Mou Saha

Pamela Ho

Summer Fullerton

Teri Anderson

Wendy Sue Anderson (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)

And now that you have all of the blog hop info., here’s my first official Paper Smooches Layout!  I used two of the new stamp sets – Seeing Stars and Flirty Frames – along with one of the brand new die sets – Stars. 

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And here are a few details:

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In addition to the brand new products, you’ll also spot a few of the “older” products on my layout – Party Posse Stamps and Alphawhimsy Dies.

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And of course, there’s a bit of machine stitching – I rarely finish a layout without adding some!

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I used papers from the “Seen & Noted” collection from Pebbles, Inc.  One of my all-time faves!

(click on the image to see the entire collection…it’s an “older” one, so it’s on sale right now!  Check it out! )

Thanks for stopping by – enjoy the hop and good luck on the drawing! :)

154 comments:

  1. Thanks for the peek -- your layout is fabulous - love the stars!

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  2. nice layout, I'm always looking for inspiring BOY layouts, not everyone has a bunch of girls in the house

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  3. Great layout... love the color combination!

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  4. wow!! amazing layout!! i LOVE all of the colors of the stars!! and the b&w photos are stunning with all of the color! ha ha!! congratulations on your new DT position!!!! so so so so exciting!!

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  5. Awesome layout!!! And huge congrats on joining the DT!!! :)

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  6. OMG OMG!! LOVING this Layout! Such a FUN Design!!Can't wait to get my hands on those Stars!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  7. Cogratulations on the design team! Great layout with yummy colors.

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  8. Great LO. Love the way you sewed the embellishments on.

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  9. The layout has so much action and lots going on. Love it!

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  10. Perfect layout for a party!!! Love the bright colors, the mix of patterns and all of those fabulous stars!!!

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  11. Way to go!! This layout is amazing! The colors look fantastic together!

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  12. Great layout that is deserving of putting on fb. You've made stars a must have in my collection.

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  13. Fabulous layout, love the fun patterns and colors!!

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  14. What a beautiful layout! I just love the stars and the colors. Lovely!

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  15. I facebooked about the blog hop under Linda Vra

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  16. I tweeted about the blog hop under @TOnlyalady

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  17. Beautiful layout, Wendy Sue! I love all your stamping and Joshua's name die cut from Alphawhimsy. So happy to have you join our team!!

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  18. Not a scrapbooker but this a great layout! Would be a cute card.

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  19. Grrrreatt! I love the star star stamp set!

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  20. Loving the look of this month's TAM set! That little tiny grouping of stars is darling!

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  21. love the star star stamp set and the layout! thanks for sharing!

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  22. Super cute scrapbook page - love those stars! Your signature stitching rocks.

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  23. What a wonderful, cheery layout. The celebrate stamp is pefect there.

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  24. Bright and colorful! makes you want to Celebrate!

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  25. AAAAGGGHHH! I love these stars! I'm going to be getting them I can tell! I love your layout!

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  26. What a super fun layout! Need those star stamps and dies!!

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  27. Wendy, I just love your layout!! It's fun & festive.

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  28. Beautiful in every way!! I love the color combo and those STARS!!! : )

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  29. Shared it on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/valerie.kleinward

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  30. Tweeteed! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/439131109184380928

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  31. How fun and colorful! Great layout! Can't wait to see the rest of the new products!

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  32. Great layout! I love the colors and all the stars!

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  33. Wow I love the stars on this page, so fun and cheery

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  34. Very festive--I like the polka dot stars.

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  35. Congrats on the new assignment. Love PS!

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  36. Such a fun and festive layout! How excited for you to be on the team! Can't wait to see more!

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  37. And I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/439148623168012288

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  38. Wonderful layout! Love all the colors!

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  39. Amazing layout showcasing the new release and especially, moments treasured!
    c

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  40. Like the star stunnign photos & layout. Wonderful stitching.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  41. I like all the stars and the added sewing through them.

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  42. I love how you used the products to make a traditional scrapbook page. Nice job!

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  43. wow I would have never thought of using that shade of blue with the red and yellow! Very nice!

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  44. I'm so pleased you were asked to be on the team and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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  45. Love the colors in your layout! Great job.

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  46. Love your very starry layout! Happy Birthday to Joshua!

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  47. Great colour scheme! Love all the happy stars!

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  48. Love the modern colors and layout! So fun. I am loving all those stars!

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  49. This layout just makes me want to do a happy dance!!! BIG time smile on my face after seeing this AWESOME color combo and all the stars!! TFS!

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  50. I tweeted!!
    https://twitter.com/barbaramacaskil/status/439226267037335552

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  51. I blogged about the hop!
    http://barbspapercraftbasics.blogspot.com/

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  52. I shared on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/704710376248148?stream_ref=10

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  53. Super cute layout!!! Love those stars and the colors you used!!

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  54. I tweeted about the hop as well!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/arkansaschic03/status/439237717319098368?screen_name=arkansaschic03

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  55. Love your layout. Bright, bold and gorgeous. Just love all the stars you used. Wonderful hop.

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  56. Seriously cute layout! Looks like a great set of star images!

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  57. What a fun page I've loved this hop and am going to Facebook it

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  58. http://lifeona4x5.blogspot.com/ I also blogged about the hop as well.

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  59. Great layout! I love all the stars and the colors!

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  60. Bet Joshua smiled at this page. I did.

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  61. I really like your layout! The bright colors and the tons of stars are just great!

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  62. Fabulous layout - cool stars. I can't wait for release.

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  63. love the layout.....l thank you for sharing

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  64. Bright and cheery! This layout is dynamic!!!

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  65. Great, great, great layout and I love all the stars. My favorite little extra that you added is the the stitching.

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  66. Great layout. I love the new stamp sets ... they are so awesome!

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  67. i have shared this on my fb. my fb is Prufesor Jenab if you want a proof.

    https://www.facebook.com/pjenab/posts/536089616502138?notif_t=like

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  68. i just love this!!! i am seeing stars!!! And I want to see more, hopefully in my craft room, Great blog!

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  69. first, Congrats!!!, LOVE the LO...great use of products...

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  70. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/TaraSeamus/status/439274693506260993

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  71. Love the B & W with all that color!

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  72. Nice bright layout..........I like it.

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  73. Super fun layout
    with all that color
    and elements.
    Carla from Utah

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  74. Loving the bright colors and stars! super awesome!

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  75. Sweet! Love all these stars! Colors are so cheerful!

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  76. Awesome layout- those stitched stars take it over the top. Well done!

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  77. Fun layout. Love the colors of the stars. TFS

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  78. How absolutely DARLING, Wendy Sue! I love your layout, and look forward to all the great Paper Smooches inspiration I'll find on the blog hop. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  79. Wow, so detailed! Impressive. Love the stars.

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  80. These sets definitely work for layouts! You did a fantastic job with them! Thanks for sharing.

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  81. Wonderful layout! So colorful and happy. I adore your stitching, especially the zigzag over the stars, it's lovely! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  82. As soon as your blog opened and I saw your scrapbook pages, my first order of business was to find you on pinterest and make sure I followed you. (Along with the other several thousand people. ;) Oh my goodness...I want to create pages like yours.

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  83. What a fun layout. Great mix of colours and patterns.

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  84. CONGRATULATIONS on joining the Paper Smooches team!!!

    FUN & FABULOUS card - LOVE your cheery colours, super stars and stitching - together they frame the B&W photos perfectly :)

    THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration!!!

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    1. So sorry for my brain freeze last night ... my brain said layout but my fingers typed card, lucky they listened and got it right for the next couple of share comments below.

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  85. I told my crafty friends about the Blog Hop on Facebook and shared your FUN & FABULOUS layout too :)
    My FB name is Tracy Moloney and here is the link to my share https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/806352556059790?stream_ref=5

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  86. I don't have a blog or Twitter but I have shared your layout and told everyone about the Blog Hop on Pinterest - my Pinterest name is Tracy Moloney :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835764860691/

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  87. Lovely layout! I like how the stars pop-off on this page!

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  88. I love those stars! Love the colours and paper also.

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  89. Love the B&W photos on such a fun and colorful page!

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  90. Super Starry! FABulous Frames! just such a happy layout! ☆★☆

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  91. The perfect mix of black and white photos and colorful accents!

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  92. I just love how you created a colorful star background and printed your photos in black and white!

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  93. Love all the great details on this LO. And the bright colors, too!

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  94. Blogged: http://nancecarroll.blogspot.com/2014/02/paper-smooches-blog-hop-thursday.html

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  95. Super fun layout. Love the stitched stars!

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  96. This is an awesome layout for an older boy...love the stars.

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  97. I posted on my Flickr account (blog) about the hop. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/12856109474/

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  98. Wow what a fabulous LO .. love your starry theme and fab use of colour too :)

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  99. Now I want to print some black and white photos! They pop against all the color on your page! TFS!

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  100. Fb shared from papersmooches fb for your blog:
    nancy.carroll.142

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  101. Gorgeous LO. Love the bright stars and the sewing

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  102. What a lovely way to wish someone a Happy Birthday. I posted on FB, but I don't have a blog, nor do I tweet.

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  103. Fabulous layout, Wendy! Love the B&W photos in contrast to the fabulous color combo.

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  104. Posted the PS Hop to my blog:
    http://www.stampinalaska.blogspot.com/2014/03/paper-smooches-sparks-challenge.html

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  105. Hi Wendy!
    Wow...what a FABULOUS layout! The stitching and stars are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing :)

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  106. Brilliant layout and just love the colours you used. Have never been an 'orange' fan but it looks so good with the turquoise, you have changed my mind!!

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  107. Super cute layout - love the bright colors of the stars.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  108. Love the project.
    Thanks for doing the Blog Hop and the chance to win prizes.
    I guess we never get to old do we?
    **U**
    Nance

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  109. Wow, this layout is stunning! I love the colors, stitching and the stars. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  110. The stars are the perfect touch to this layout. Great color choices!

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