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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mynn's Birthday Bash Giveaway Celebration!

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Hi, all!  I'm here today with a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY POST!  I am SUPER excited because it is my birthday month!  I'm also SUPER excited because I am SO CLOSE to reaching 500 followers AND July marks my 5th year blogaversary! (Stay tuned--I'm thinking on how to celebrate that one!)  I have a giveaway going for when I reach 500 followers HERE.  So, what's THIS giveaway all about, then?  Well...here's the run down...

I own too many stamps.
No, really, I do.
Some need to be used--they deserve new homes!

I have FAR too much patterned paper.
SERIOUSLY, I do.
Some of it is crying out to be used!

I go overboard when buying bling.
It's a two edged sword.
Some of it needs to go so I can make room for the new!


May is my birthday month!
I live to GIVE more than I like to GET.
I'd like to share some of my extras with YOU!

What does all this mean for you?  Well, I am doing a BIRTHDAY BASH GIVEAWAY!  I'll be packing up a box of TONS of things--stamps, paper, bling, etc.--and sending it off to one randomly chosen winner at the end of this month!  It may be closer to July, just in case I extend the process.


Anyway, would YOU like to win this box?!  I promise it will be worth it!  AND, I will allow international entrants, too!  So, here's how to win...

Please follow my blog
It's nice to have followers.
I love hearing your comments, too!


Please make a birthday card.
You will NOT be required to send it--I'm just wanting to see it!
Blog it, then link it here. (Feel free to enter it other places, too.)


Enter as many times as you'd like to enter!
Entering more than once will give you more chances to win!
Remember to make a new creation each time, though!


Please add the badge above to your sidebar.
Make sure to link it back to THIS POST.
If you are chosen as the random winner, 
but one of these rules isn't followed, I redraw.


So, are you in?!  You've got the WHOLE month of May to create!  Please feel free to email me at onastampageATyahooDOTcom with any questions you have, and don't forget to check out the Pony CASE-Press, too!  HUGS and happy crafting--I cannot wait to see what you all come up with!

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Seaside Sentiments + Polka Dots Sneak Peek


Hiya, stamping friends! It's time for another day of the May release at the Inspired By Stamping online store! Today, we are showcasing the *NEW* Seaside Sentiments stamp set.  This set coordinates perfectly with the Seaside stamp set that we featured yesterday, so you'll need to grab BOTH!  Take a peek at my card for today...


I decided to do some shadow stamping with this beautiful sentiment from the Seaside Sentiments stamp set.  I chose two blues because, well...read the sentiment, lol!


I decided to use the yet-to-be-released Polka Dots stamp set to create a bubbly, watery background.  I first watercolored some different blue and aqua inks onto a panel, sprayed it with glimmer mist, then stamped different images from the Polka Dots stamp set with blue inks and silver ink.



All that I had to do to finish it up was to add some glitter paper and deep aqua cardstock mats.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this turned out!  What do you think?  I'd love for you to tell me in a comment below!


That's all for me today!  Hop over to the Inspired By Stamping online store to grab this new set, and take some time to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog for more inspiration, too!  I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration using more *NEW* products!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Seaside + Big Wonderful


Hiya, stamping friends! It's time for another day of the May release at the Inspired By Stamping online store! Today, we are showcasing the *NEW* Seaside stamp set.  This set is AMAZING--perfect for summer!  LOTS of beach images, and great for scene building!  Come and look at my card...


I created a border along the bottom of the focal panel using some images from the *NEW* Seaside stamp set and a few brown inks.  I added some dry embossing to mirror the sea grass and add texture, as well.


The sentiment is from the Big Wonderful stamp set--didn't I tell you on Monday that this set was super versatile?! I LOVE it!


I distressed the panel edges and added a few bits of metal bling to finish the card up.  This will be going to my fabulous husband for Father's Day. :)  I absolutely LOVE how this turned out--what do you think?  Let me know in a comment below!


That's all for me today!  Hop over to the Inspired By Stamping online store to grab this new set, and take some time to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog for more inspiration, too!  I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration using more *NEW* products!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Sun Ripened Pear


Hello again, stamping friends! It's time for another day of the May release at the Inspired By Stamping online store! Today, we are showcasing the *NEW* Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set.  It's a fabulous image set that has some beautiful sentiments to accompany it--you will LOVE this one!  Check out my card...


I started by adding some washi tape strips to a kraft card base. I then stamped the image from the Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set over the washi tape and paper pieced it.  I used some fun patterns that coordinated with the washi tapes.


Next, I stamped one of the fun sentiments from the Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set.  The sentiments this set come with are "Happiest Birthday", "Thank You", "It means so much to keep in touch", and "pear".  SO fabulous, and all in this fun font!


The last thing I did was add some fun metal bling to the card.  I didn't want to add more color, I felt like there was enough going on with the washi and patterned paper piecing.  What do you think?  I would love to hear your comments below!


That's all for me today!  Hop over to the Inspired By Stamping online store to grab this new set, and take some time to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog for more inspiration, too!  I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration using more *NEW* products!  Until then, HUGS and happy stamping!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank you--we reached 500!!! + A Winner!


THANK YOU to all of my fabulous followers--we made it to 500!  Welcome to all the new comers--I hope you're inspired by what you see on my blog each day!  If you'd like to have regular contact with me, please feel free to email me--I am always emailing each day! ;)

SO, since we made it to 500, I have a winner to announce!  The winner of my 500 Friends giveaway is...


Congratulations, friend!  Please email me at onastampageATyahooDOTcom with your mailing address and I will get your package mailed out sometime in the next few weeks--I will mail it at the same time I mail my Birthday Giveaway prize package!  If you haven't joined there, please do!  See you again soon!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)


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CutCardStock: Happy Father's Day Card


Hi, friends!  I am so excited to be sharing another Father's Day card today using Basis Cardstock from the CutCardStock online store.  For a complete tutorial on how to create this card, please pop over to the CutCardStock blog!  Come and take a peek at my creation...


I stamped my image and sentiment onto White Basis Cardstock using Distress Markers.  I chose a masculine color scheme and a fun tie image to go along with the Father's Day theme.  These two pieces were then matted with Dark Orange Basis Cardstock.



I added these pieces to a panel of patterned paper and Dark Orange Basis Cardstock, then added the whole thing to a card base made with Blue Basis Cardstock.  No embellishments this time, some guys just don't like that, you know? ;)


That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Your visits always make my day!  I'll be back next month with more creations using beautiful papers from the CutCardStock online store.  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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Great Impressions: Birthday Presents



Hello again, friends!  I'm back with another card using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have another birthday card--this time mostly monochrome with a fun POP of color!  Come and take a peek...


I used Distress Markers to color in this fun image--G479 Whimsical Gifts.  I added some fun colored enamel dots as well as more stamping using gray ink and C361 Confetti Swirl.


The sentiment was punched out and made into a tag.  This sentiment is A98 A Birthday Wish.  I added some coral ribbon to it for just a tad more color.


This main panel and sentiment were layered onto a card base that was gussied up with some monochrome patterned paper.  I think this card is super fun!  What do you think?  I'd love for you to let me know in the comments below!


That's all for me today!  I'll be back next Monday with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you join in our current challenge, and, if you use Great Impressions stamps, link them up in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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