Friday, July 11, 2014

Welcome to The Create a Smile Blog Hop!

Hello crafters! 

Welcome to the Create A Smile First Release Blog Hop!

You Should have arrived here from Yana Smakula. If you're just popping in you can start the hp from the beginning at Create A Smile Blog. You wouldn't want to miss out on any of the inspiration or the chances to comment and win :) 

Let's start with a little information

Create a Smile is a new stamp company in town, located in Germany! 

When Christine Drogt started illustrating and sharing images with friends, it soon became crystal-clear that those images would make awesome clear stamps.  Because Christine has always loved to make people smile (it can be as easy as smiling at strangers!) the name was found quickly (thanks to her friend Alison!) and the vision became reality.



Create A Smile stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

We’re thrilled you are joining us as we begin this great adventure! We truly love the fantastic paper-crafting community (YOU!) and are so excited to be bringing something new to you all!



These are the facts:

Create A Smile are releasing our first two stamp sets TODAY!! You can find our store at www.createasmilestamps.com 
We have TWO fun sets filled with super cute images, available for purchase.
You can win a $15 gift-certificate for the store-- all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!
You have until Saturday (July 12th) 8am CET - that's 2am EST. The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (July 13th)


Aren't you so excited?! I know I am :) 
To create my card I used the Comfy set. It has so many cute images! 


but you know I always have to put my own spin on it  ha!


Tropical flower anyone? I used the hammock and bubbles to create this beauty and the leaves. I stamped the hammock several times, trimmed them out and colored with distress ink. For the leaves I just masked one side of the hammock and stamped it twice. Add more distress ink. The background was created with the tweed stencil from Hero Arts and squeezed lemonade. I love how subtle it is! 

I know there is lots and lots of inspiration on this hop so I'll let you get on with it! Your next stop is the super talented Cindy Lovell 

If you get lost along the way here is a list of all the participants. Thanks for hopping along with us today :) 


XoXo

46 comments:

  1. That card is so out-of-the-box-creative! Funny thing: i had a similar idea, you beat me to it ;) Your coloring is amazing as always! :)

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  2. Ooohhh this card is incredible. Great how you used the stamps. Love the coloring and that stencil in the background, lovely.

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  3. since blue is my favorite color, I love your pretty flower - great idea

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  4. Such a great idea to turn the hammock into a flower. love it!

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  6. The blue color is magnificent!

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  7. Using the hammock to create a flower is such a fantastic idea! So clever! Your card looks wonderful!

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  8. WOW! This is fabulous...so creative and LOVE the zing of COLOR!

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  9. Great idea! I wouldnt have such an idea *blush* so thanks for this inspiration =)

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  10. That is really creative and clever!!! Excellent.

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  11. Such an unexpected way to use the hammock - I really like that flower you've created!

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  12. wow, you created a whole new image that wasn't even included. great idea!

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  13. Love the bright colours & clever use of hammock stamp to create a flower

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  14. I love the way you show to use the stamps in a completely new way! Love the colors!

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  15. I just love that color blue.....so pretty!!

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  16. Nice out of the box thinking! Very creative!

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  17. So clever and creative! Love your colors, too.

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  18. Stunning card Kelly, very creative use of the stamps, I spent a few minutes finding them, such a fun way to make them go a bit longer.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  19. This card is so BRILLIANT and such a fun and unique way to use that stamp.. HUGS

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  20. Gorgeous use of this set...you've really stretched you stamps. The colors are fantastic.

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  21. WOW! I would have never thought to use a HAMMOCK as a flower petal- great idea & so clever! :)

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  22. Love the blue, such a creative use of the stamps.

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  23. Love your creative use of the stamps!

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  24. Your card is so pretty and so creative!!

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  25. How clever! What lovely card and an unexpected outcome from this stamp set.

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  26. Wow what a clever and creative card! I would've never though to use a hammock for flower petals. TFS! :)

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  27. You really know how to stretch your stamps! Fabulous card and I love the bright and summery colours!

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  28. Great use of the stamp and loving the vibrant colours!

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  29. What a clever way to use the stamps! I envy your ability to think outside the box.

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  30. Brilliant card Kelly, love your spin on the stamps used. So clever.

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  31. Kelly,

    I found your blog because of this hop, and can I just say WOW! If you hadn't explained how you created this flower from the set, I would have been clueless. What a fantastic and creative use of these sweet stamps. You have a new follower and admirer!

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  32. Really clever use of the stamps! Love the tropical colors!

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  33. WOW, now that's really creative! Way to think outside the box! This blue! A vision, I say - such a stunning contrast and color - just WOW! TFS!

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  34. Very creative use of this stamp set!

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  35. Too clever!! That electric blue with your use of the stamp is amazing!!

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  36. Brilliant interpretation. Love the card.

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  37. Wow--very creative and I like the vibrant colors.

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  38. Darling card. Love the colors!

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  39. Oh WOW! I love how you used this Stamp,very creative!!!

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  40. seriously this card is like the best thing ever!!! SOOOOOOO CREATIVE!!! you win! lol! but i even love the background you created too! awesome card!!

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