Monday, April 29, 2013

My Craft Spot Blog Hop Winner

 Thanks to all of you who played along in the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party Blog Hop.  I appreciate your kind words and encouragement.


I used Random.org to select the winner of the NEW My Craft Spot Feel Better Soon stamp set.  The lucky winner is #5 - Jennifer Swandells of Krafty Keepsakes.  Congratulations Jennifer!!  Please send your postal information to me at smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces] so we can get your new stamps shipped off to you!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party Blog Hop

Today is the day of the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party full reveal and blog hop! Woo hoo!!  Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW My Craft Spot stamp sets and metal dies. There will be prizes at EACH stop along the way - so be sure to leave a comment for Kimberly and each of the design team members for more chances to win!


For my project, I decided to create a fun little bag of the world's best medicine: chocolate!  I used dies from My Craft Spot's Lacy Banners metals dies to create the little labels for each of the Hershey Kisses.  I stamped them with a fun RX from the NEW My Craft Spot Feel Better Soon set. 


The bag toppers are stamped with "CHOCOLATE FIRST AID" - another fun sentiment from the NEW My Craft Spot Feel Better Soon set.  The little circle outline and "Just for you" stamps are from the NEW Postage Stamps set.  The red cross inside is from the NEW Feel Better Soon set.  I also cut a little medical bag from Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up.  I also tied a bow with fabulous Cherry Divine baker's twine from My Craft Spot.


The bottom panel of my bag was hand cut and then stamped with another fun sentiment from the NEW My Craft Spot Feel Better Soon stamp set.  I added some more baker's twine too!

I'm so excited to be giving away a Feel Better Soon stamp set (thanks to Kimberly) here at Small Bits of Paper!  To enter, all you need to do is make sure you follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  I'll announce the winner on Monday, so please be sure to enter by Sunday night at midnight EST.

Blog Hop Order
Kate (Me!)

Here are the new stamp sets!
They are ALL available for purchase TODAY!

Created by Robin

Metal dies created by Robin to coordinate with the Postage Stamps stamp set:

Created by Kimberly



Created by Robin

Metal dies created by Robin to coordinate with the Tickets stamp set

Created by Robin - Stamps coordinate with the Tiny Doilies metal dies

Created by Kimberly
 

Friday, April 26, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party - Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party! I hope you've been having as much fun as the design team this week!  Tomorrow, we'll release pictures of ALL the new stamp sets and metal dies - plus, everything will be available for purchase.  For now, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Feel Better Soon stamp set.  


I created a card with a sick little pup in bed from Paper Pups.  I used a variety of papers from my scrap caddy and rounded the corners with a Creative Memories corner rounder.  The little eyes on my pup were stamped with a Peachy Keen stamp and I used Glossy Accents on the nose and thermometer (part of which I had coloured with a red marker).  I popped the image on the card and used some My Craft Spot Blueberry baker's twine to use as a border between the two background papers.


Along the bottom of my card, I stamped a sentiment with the NEW Feel Better Soon stamp set, adding some tiny star buttons from Calico Cottage Crafts.

Head over to My Craft Spot to see the fun and fabulous creations made by Kimberly and the rest of the design team!  Leave a comment there today for your chance to win your choice of 5 colours of baker's twine!  And be sure to come back for tomorrow's blog hop - where there will be prizes at EACH stop along the way!  You'll also have the opportunity to purchase the NEW stamp sets and metal dies!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party - Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party! Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Stampin' Around Spring stamp set. This set coordinates perfectly with the My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies metal dies.


I made a little gift purse for my project, using a cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The pretty cardstock is from a Recollections pack.  I took a strip of 12 x 1.5 purple cardstock and punched the edges with a Martha Stewart border punch before folding it to make my rosette.  I then layered some cuts created with My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies metal dies, the top one stamped with a sentiment from the NEW Stampin' Around Spring stamp set.  I finished things off with a couple of layered gems and added a purple handle for my purse.


Don't forget to check out all the WONDERFUL Stampin' Around Spring creations over at My Craft Spot today - and leave a comment there for your chance to win today's prize, a Tiny Doilies metal dies set!!  Woo hoo!!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new project - created using another wonderful NEW My Craft Spot stamp set!    

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party! Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Tickets stamp set and NEW coordinating Tickets metal dies. The tickets come in two different sizes, increasing the possibilities for your crafting creations!


For my card, I used Elegant Edges for the base, which I cut from kraft cardstock.  The circle mats are from George and Basic Shapes - as is the layered flower.  I used a combination of papers from Stampin' Up.  The fabulous ticket was cut from the NEW Tickets metal dies and stamped with an outline and sentiment from the NEW Tickets stamp set.  I love the vintage font on this set!  I finished things off with a gem brad - and some Sky Blue crinkle ribbon and Baby Blue baker's twine, both from My Craft Spot.

 

I used some of the NEW Tickets sentiments and metal die cuts for the inside of my card too.  See how there is a smaller die and stamps to fit?  What a fantastic set!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects created by the rest of the design team.  While you are there, remember to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: a set of jute string in 10 colours!!  

I'll see you tomorrow with another creation made with one of the NEW My Craft Spot stamp sets!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party! Today, we are showcasing projects created with the NEW Cute Critter stamp set. This set is full of FUN sentiments!


As soon as I saw the NEW Cute Critter stamp set, I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use first.  I based this card on an ATC I made years ago.  My daughter's black cat is full of CAT-titude, so I'll tuck this card away to give to Erin at some point.


The black cat on my card is from Paisley.  I fancied up her face a bit with a white gel pen and gave her some gems for her collar and crown.  The frame behind her is from Fancy Frames and embossed with my Cuttlebug.  Patterned paper is from Making Memories Black and White paper pad.  The fun mouse border is a Martha Stewart Halloween punch - but worked so perfectly with my Queen cat that I used it for the Spring stamp release!  The photo corners are from an EK Success punch.  I created a border for the bottom of my card and stamped it with one of the NEW My Craft Spot Cute Critter sentiments.  I then added a few more gems to finish things off.

Don't forget to check out all the FUN Cute Critter creations over at My Craft Spot today - and leave a comment there for your chance to win today's prize, a Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I'll see you tomorrow for another new project - created using another NEW stamp set and NEW metal dies!    

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party - Day 1

It's here!! Today marks the start of the week-long Spring Stamp Release Party at My Craft Spot.  Each day this week, we will be showcasing projects created with the NEW stamp sets and metal dies. Each day, Kimberly will be giving away a prize over at My Craft Spot.  All you need to do is leave her a comment over there!  And on Saturday, we'll end things off with a blog hop which will include a reveal of ALL the news stamps and dies - plus prizes at EACH stop along the way!  Everything will be available for sale on Friday too!


For today's project, I used stamps from the NEW Postage Stamps set and Postage Stamps metal dies.  The 5¢ stamp was cut using one of the new metal dies and I used three different stamps from the NEW Postage Stamps set inside it: the script, the red outline and the 5¢. I also used two other stamps from the new set on my card: the flourish at the bottom of my postcard and the XOXO. (The red heart is a stamp from the My Craft Spot Build a Valentine set.)


To create my 5x5 card, I cut some kraft cardstock for the base and then cut the corners with a Creative Memories corner cutter.  Patterned papers are from DCWV's Haberdash stash.  The Eiffel Tower is from Wall D├ęcor and More.  I hand cut the postcard and stamped the outline and lines using a Prima stamp.  The red button is from a Martha Stewart die/emboss punch.  I finished everything off with a large black brad, a Stampin' Up key charm (given to me by my sweet friend and My Craft Spot design team sister, Ally of Rock Paper Cricut) and some fabulous black jute string from My Craft Spot.  Everything was inked with Tim Holtz distress inks too.


Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the amazing projects created by Kimberly and the My Craft Spot design team.  Don't forget to leave a comment over there for Kimberly for your chance to win a New Arrival stamp set!  I'll see you tomorrow with another project made with a new release!
  

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Just Two Days Until the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release!


Only 2 more days until the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party!
 
I'm blown away by the creativity and talent of the My Craft Spot design team.  I've been able to see the projects for next week and they are AMAZING!  I can't wait for the rest of you to see the FIVE new stamp sets and TWO new sets of metal dies.

Here are a few sneak peeks while you wait!






 

Come join the party!!

My Craft Spot

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Craft Spot Gallery


Kimberly (at My Craft Spot) is incredibly excited to announce her new gallery! There are so many fun projects and tons of crafty inspiration!

Robin (of Robin's Creative Cottage) has spent a LOT of time organizing and building this new gallery.  It has hundreds of cards and projects to inspire you!  It is well organized and so easy to use!  Thanks Robin!!

Check it out HERE!!

The Gallery is organized by stamp set and by metal die set, so you can get ideas specifically for sets you already own and see ideas for all of the sets on your wish list.  What a fantastic resource!


Click on any picture and it will take you to the original post with instructions or links to a design team blog where you can find more pictures and instructions for each project.  How cool is that?!


This Gallery will be updated weekly, so be sure to visit the gallery often!

Click HERE to visit the new gallery!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Craft Spot Spring Release Party - Coming SOON!!

 

Hello Crafting Friends! I'm delighted to let you know about the My Craft Spot Spring Stamp Release Party coming up April 22 -28! Currently, the design team is busy making projects to showcase samplings of the FIVE new stamp sets and TWO fabulous new metal dies too! Each day, we'll be showcasing a new stamp set. There will be prizes each day on at My Craft Spot and we'll wrap things up on Saturday, April 28 with a blog hop during which EACH design team member will be giving away one of the new stamp sets!!

Kimberly is eager to get this party started so she's giving away a Birthday Wishes stamp set to one lucky blogger.  For details on how to win the set, click HERE!  It's as easy as adding the Stamp Release Party button to your blog and leaving a comment for Kimberly on the party announcement post!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Because I love you

This week's challenge at My Craft Spot is "Cute Critters".  I made a card to send to my daughter who has been offered an admissions interview to a midwifery program. Here in Canada, the program is highly competitive so it's quite a privilege to even get to the interview stage.  Erin's interview is on Saturday so I've popped this card in the post to let her know that her #1 fans are will be especially thinking of her and saying prayers for her on Saturday.


The sweet little mouse on my card is from Twinkle Toes.  I chalked her cheeks and ears and gave her some tiny pearls and a Posy baker's twine bow, using some fabulous twine from My Craft Spot.  She's dancing on a scalloped oval frame from Elegant Edges.  I embossed the top layer with a Tiny Hearts embossing folder.  The oval frame is popped on another frame - this one from Fancy Frames.


The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags stamp set and is stamped on a tiny tag created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags metal dies.  I added three little Calico Cottage heart buttons both on the tag and on the card base.

Head over to My Craft Spot to check out the adorable projects created by the rest of the design team - and then link up your own Cute Critter for a chance to win this week's prize!