Thursday, October 29, 2015

Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

Hello! First off I want to thank you all for the nice comments yesterday, and for lamenting with me over my lost photos. Some of you had me laughing out loud! I'm planning on adding a few back each day, and hopefully it won't take forever! :) 


It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches NOVEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm pacific 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 PT on Sunday, November 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  


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 used the totally adorable new stamp set and dies called Natural Beauties for my project! I am smitten with this cute stamp set!!



This set is not necessarily a Christmas set, but because I am in the Christmas card mood, I created a Christmas card with it. There are many cute things in it that can be used in non holiday projects. The stamps were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching Natural Beauties Icon dies. The background was watercolored with Peerless watercolors, then splattered with a bit of brown watercolor. Once this was very dry, I adhered all of the cute elements with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Cheer stamp set and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.





I did add a few little white dots and highlights with my white gel pen. 

Paper Smooches Supplies:
Natural Beauties Stamp set
Natural Beauties Icon Dies
Holiday Cheer Stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the hop!

Hugs,

Kay :)

158 comments:

  1. I love the colors!
    Kirsten B in MN

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  2. OMG Kay how cute is this?!!! Can't wait to see the entire set because I sure do love this card!!

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  3. What a cute card! I especially like the background!

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  4. Great colors...could easily have been a fall card.

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  5. Great inked bkgrd for the cute images. These stamps are the first on my wish list. :)

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  6. I love that little cardinal! Adorable card!

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  7. Love the card, love the cardinal, love the colors!! Perfect!

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  8. Beautiful card and colors! This release looks fantastic.

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  9. I really like the die and the background.

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  10. Cute and I love the watercolour background on this card.

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  11. Your card is so sweet! The watercolor background adds so much dimension!

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  12. I love sets that are VERSATILE! So if it can be used in general AND for Christmas, I love it lots! Beautiful color choices too. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. AMAZING color and detail..... LOVE!!

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  14. gorgeous card, love the colors!

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  15. I love a Christmas card from non Christmas stuff. Great job!

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  16. what a nice and different card. love the background and the birdie!

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  17. Cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I adore that little bird. Very nice card.

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  19. oh so sweet! Adorable card Kay! Love it!

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  20. This is such an awesome card!! LOVE IT!!

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  21. Lovely color combo on these FAB layers.

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  22. Oooh, my favorite-watercolor, which I need to do MORE of...I LOVE the colorful brightness-
    Wonderful job!

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  23. Lovely card! I especially like the beautiful colors and adorable little bird :)

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  24. Wow, this is so beautiful! Love the colors, layers and always your background !

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  25. Love this card! Catches the real essence of Fall!

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  26. Oh my, that card is gorgeous! Lovely colors, and great arrangement!

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  27. I love how your water colored background makes this darling scene pop on your card, Kay! So, so CUTE!

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  28. Oh my goodness! This is adorable! I have a feeling this stamp set is gonna be a must-have for me! Way too cute!

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  29. I Tweeted!! https://twitter.com/ValByDesign/status/659755093781168129

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  30. I Facebook about your Hop! https://www.facebook.com/ValByDesign/

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  31. This looks like a fun and different set.
    LOVE your coloring.

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  32. Gorgeous. Paper smooches were the first company I bought from hence starting my crafting journey!

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  33. This is darling. Looks like a great set and of course you showcased it beautifully.

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  34. How adorable...great for a transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas!

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  35. Ohhh how pretty Kay!!! I love the colors :)

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  36. This is so cute. Love that new stamps and dies set.

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  37. love everything about this sweet card!

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  38. Love the watercolor background! Great card.

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  39. Lovely as always! I just love your soft backgrounds. Such an inspiration!

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  40. Love the watercolor background! Another beautiful card!

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  41. eeeee! LUV that bird! and with the watercolor!!!

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  42. Breathtaking card! LOVE that watercolor background!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  43. I always appreciate seeing the versatility of sets across seasons. Thanks!!

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  44. This is so sweet! Love the images! Your coloring is always wonderful!!

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  45. Nice card. Love how you did the water coloring for the back ground and the colors you chose for this card are lovely. Non traditional looks great and I love the little bing with the sequins. Great design...TFS

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  46. Your card is beautiful! I love the watercolor background and the little bird is adorable.

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  47. So pretty, Kay! I love these stamps and dies. Your watercolor background is perfect behind the images! ♡

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  48. Beautiful card Kay. I love your background. Thanks!

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  49. This is as sweet as sweet can be Kay!!

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  50. Very sweet card. Love your watercolor background. Great color choices. TFS

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  51. I shared with my crafty friends on Facebook. :)

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  52. I really like the choices of traditional fall colors for a Christmas card. Lovely. I'm excited to get out my watercolors because I think I may try this out!

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  53. Oh my! this is exponentially cute, Kay, especially the way you've showcased it! Darling!
    Hugs~c

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  54. Great choice in colors with Fall being here!

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  55. I LOVE this stamp set, can't wait for release!

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  56. How pretty! Love your color choice.

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  57. Ah, man, Kay, I want it ALL! You guys make it look so good! Love the warmth on this!

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  58. It may not be a christmas image, but you certainly made it one with your design. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Such a precious little bird/wreath card. I can see it as fall or spring too. Just darling. Love that set.

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  60. oooooo love the background orange and yellow my favorite!!! LOVE IT!

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  61. So sweet and pretty! Fantastic soft background.

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  62. Love the watercolored background! Beautiful non-traditional colors for such a sweet holiday card.

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  63. Fabulous card! Great colors and cute little bird.

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  64. Love the background watercolor. Great background for the little bird and nest, Great Idea.

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  65. Very cute card, love the colors

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  66. Beautiful and cute card!!! I love background and colors ;)

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  67. Ooh, love the colors, sentiment, and layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Love the autumn feel of your card!

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  69. Ohhh this card is adorable !!! I facebooked

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  70. your card is gorgeous.. i am loving all the orange.. awesome designing.

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  71. Can't wait for the new release!

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  72. Love that adorable wreath! Darling card!

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  73. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Your designs are always so eye-catching!

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  74. Awesome holiday card! Love the background and the sweet bird!

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  75. Wonderful card! This release looks to be one of the best so far. I'd love to win some!

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  76. Simply adorable! Love how you created a Christmas card using a non-holiday set!

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  77. Sweet little birdie and pretty autumn colors. TFS!

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  78. I love your card and your choice of colors!

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  79. Oh wow!! I just love your cards. The coloring on this is superb and your background is amazing. Stunning design.

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  80. Gorgeous! Love the background! The images look great; can't wait to see the full set.

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  81. The white borders make such magic here. Wonderful!

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  82. Beautiful! the images are so sweet and I love the pop of color background!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  83. What a cute card! Love the watercolored background and the little wreath and birdie are adorable! Love how you turned it into a Christmas card, love getting more from my stamps and dies!

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  84. Gorgeous - love the watercolor background.

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  85. Gorgeous design! Love this bird image.

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  86. I tweeted about the hop (@acools)

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  87. I shared on FB ( Amy Maddux Cooley )

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  88. your design is so beautiful, I love the watercolor background!

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  89. Beautiful card! Lovely colors and design :)

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  90. So beautiful, can't wait to see the whole set!

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  91. I love your combination of bird, wreath, bow and then all the leaves and nuts. (I think) They are wonderfully colored and so bright and inviting!

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  92. SUPER CUTE card Kay!!!
    LOVE your inky background and DELIGHTFUL layers of leaves, pine cones, nest, bird & bow!!!
    WOW - I can't wait to see MORE of these Natural Beauties :)

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  93. I shared about the November release, inspiration and the chance to win on the PS Pep Rally Week Blog Hop with my crafty friends on Facebook :)
    https://www.facebook.com/tracy.moloney.71/posts/1173546822673693

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  94. I tweeted about the Pep Rally Week Blog Hop :)
    https://twitter.com/TracyM6773/status/659998603809652738

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  95. I shared about Pep Rally Week on my blog :)
    http://tracyscraftyadventures.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/paper-smooches-design-team-blog-hop.html
    Hope that my followers and crafty friends all come hopping along to join the fun!!!

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  96. Lovely card. Love the background created.

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  97. Oh so cute, Kay! The colors are wonderful. That little birdie is so very sweet. You've created a lovely holiday card. Oh gosh, I love the font in the sentiment as well. Just adore all the little details you add to make your cards your own. Hugs! Happy Friday!

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  98. This card is full of such gorgeousness and loveliness!! So excited about the colors you have used and the excellent styling of the card!!!

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  99. How sweet is this card. I love the gorgeous fall colours. Thank you for sharing xxx

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  100. Cute card. I really like the colors.

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  101. Beautiful card - wonderful coloring!

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  102. what a sweet set and your highlighting with the white pen makes it pop!

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  103. I shared your Release on my Paper Smooches post today on my blog! http://www.valbydesign.com/peace-on-earth-paper-smooches/

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  104. Your card is so cute. Love the colors.

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  105. This little happy holidays birdie is so cute! Just darling! I love the bright inking and stamping! You are SO talented!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  106. Absolutely stunning....love the arrangement of images.

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  107. Posted on my blog/flickr about the release https://www.flickr.com/photos/74238397@N06/22601172555

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  108. Fun card and beautiful colors.

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  109. I love your bird in a wreath. So cute.

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  110. Wow! Your card is gorgeous!! Love that wreath with bird on the watercolor background! Just gorgeous!

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  111. I posted on FB about this release.

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  112. Kay, you are the QUEEN of the watercolor background technique! Oh you make them look so BEAUTIFUL! I love your work!

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  113. Love the natural beauties set! Pretty card!

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  114. Lovely card - I agree with you about Natural Beauties, it is cute!

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  115. I've shared about the blog hop on Facebook!

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  116. Such a simple but lovely card. Wonderful.

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  117. This such a cute card. Love the design and the watercolor background.

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  118. AMAZING Card!! LOVING the New Release and I'd LOVE to WIN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Halloween Weekend!! =)

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  119. So sweet! Love that little bird and the pretty scene you created for it!

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  120. I tweeted about the hop: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/660532984349618176

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  121. Love this card - the design, colors and dimension!

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  122. oooh fab card, LOVE your colouring and such a sweet little birdie image too!

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  123. Sweet card. I love the background colors.

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  124. WOW!!! GORGEOUS card, Kay!!! Love!!! :o)

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  125. Oh this little guy is just so cute - adorable card

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  126. Hmm, sorry if this shows up twice! I was trying to say that the watercoloring in the background is just gorgeous, I love the colors you chose.

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  127. How simply stunning! I love the colors!

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