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Paper Smooches December DT Blog Hop

Hey there! I can’t believe it’s our final Paper Smooches blog post of the year, but here it is! The new release this month is awesome, so enjoy hopping along with us!

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2016 release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00pm pacific time on Wednesday, December 30th. 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, December 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Alice Wertz

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 created a card using the new Paint Strokes dies. I cut them out of different colors of cardstock and then layered a sentiment over top of them for an easy, but whimsical card!

Paint Strokes Friend Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

Paint Strokes Friend Card | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

I hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to keep on hopping for your chance to win the gift card! I also hope you and your families have the most wonderful holiday season and Christmas! Thanks so much for another year of crafting along with me!

Kalyn

Paper Smooches DT November Blog Hop

Hi friends! I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving yesterday! I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing day with both my and my boyfriend’s family. We had one big celebration and it was delicious.

So now on to some crafty fun! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  

To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY – we have a special sale for you.

At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order.

The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT

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 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month,  We hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon!  🙂  AND the amazing Jennifer Mc Guire is playing along with us today as well – yay!!

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)

Here’s the card I made using one of the new stamp sets, Delightful Greetings:

Delightful Greetings | Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches

This set is full of beautiful sentiments that cover a ton of different occasions. I also added the triangle shape from the Design Motifs set and stamped it three different colors to create a pattern. Hope you enjoy it and keep on hopping to see the rest of the design team’s blogs!

Happy Crafting,

Kalyn

Celebrating Cath & Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

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Hey there! I’m so excited today to be participating in a very special blog hop featuring brand new stamps and dies from the one and only Cath Edvalson! She’s teamed up with Technique Tuesday and had her own designs made into fantastic stamps and dies that I just love.
Most people know Cath as the former Creative Editor for Paper Crafts magazine and the writer of the Moxie Fab World blog. I was lucky enough to know Cath in real life when I met her during my internship at Paper Crafts in 2008. And she’s just as fun, sweet and creative as you’d imagine her to be! I spent a lot of time with her during my Utah adventure and she made me feel at home even though I was across the country from everyone I knew. I’ll never forget her kindness and the fun times we had together.
I just wanted to share that because it makes this blog hop extra special for me. To see a friend getting to experience such a fantastic creative opportunity is a joy. She deserves it and her designs are fantastic! So let’s get on to the hop, shall we?
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
I created this thanks card using the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set and the Garden Leaves die set. I stamped and heat embossed the heart stamp on watercolor paper then painted it with some Distress Inks and water. I die cut the leaf die out of teal cardstock and added those behind the heart. And of course added some rhinestones as a finishing touch!
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
Heart Thanks Card | Kalyn Kepner
And what would a blog hop be without some awesome prizes, of course?
Technique Tuesday is going to give away three prizes! One person will a package consisting of all 5 of Cath’s new products. Technique Tuesday will also give away two $25 gift certificates – pretty sweet huh?
Three winners will be chosen at random from all the comments left during the hop on all the blog stops. To be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment any of the blog hop stops. You have through midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015, to leave comments. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015.

 

Here’s the hop list:

 

Julie Ebersole
Laura O’Donnell
Heather Campbell
Julia Stainton
Daniela Dobson
Kimberly Crawford
Jocelyn Olson
Tobi Crawford
Laurel Beard
Melissa Phillips
Laura Williams
Jaclyn Miller
Donna Mikasa
Birgit Edblom
Kalyn Kepner
Laura Bassen
Julie Campbell
Lisa Adametz
Linda Barber
Teri Anderson
Cath Edvalson
Thanks so much for joining me on this hop today! I’m honored to be a part of it and so happy for Cath! Be sure to hop on to the next stop which is the crazy-talented Laura Bassen!
Happy crafting,
Kalyn

 

Paper Smooches August DT Blog Hop

Hi there! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on August 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, August 30th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz

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 Apologies sentiment set and added some little birdies on there as well!

Kalyn-Apologies

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kalyn

Paper Smooches July DT Blog Hop

Hey friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on July 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, August 4th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 5th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Emily is taking a small hiatus to care for different things in her life. Kathy Racoosin is filling in for her.  We are so excited to have Kathy join us in August!

Alice Wertz

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 new Lucky Dog Two stamp set on this card and added the puppy from Chubby Chums and the dog house die from the Dog Icons set.

Lucky Dog Card | Kalyn Kepner

 

I’ve been dreaming of adopting a greyhound for over a year now, so this card was really inspired by my own wish to happily home a dog. It’s not the right time yet, but someday I’ll have my own goofy pup and I can’t wait!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Now you’re off to Kathy Racoosin’s blog! Enjoy!

Kalyn

Paper Smooches April Design Team Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on April 30th 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, April 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. Amy Rohl is filling in for Emily and Jennifer McGuire is filling in for Pamela.  We are so excited to have them join us in May!

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 Birthday Bash stamp set to create this card. I love having a set like this where I can easily whip up a birthday card in no time and it’s guaranteed to look cute.

Kalyn Kepner for Paper Smooches | Birthday Bash

I added a little bit of mist splatters to add to the fun. So that’s it for today’s card! Now I need to go have a cupcake.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and your next stop along the way is the the super-talented Kay Miller!

Happy Thursday,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches March DT Blog Hop

Hi friends! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th 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, March 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 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)

For my card project, I used the Fancy Frames Icons dies. I paired two of them along with the Fancy Frames stamps (they fit perfectly together) and then die cut one frame using some fun BasicGrey patterned paper from their Knee Highs collection.

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The “hello” sentiment I used is also from the Fancy Frames set and the little dotted stripe at the bottom is from the Borderlicious stamp set.

Hope you enjoy today’s hop – I know I will! I love seeing what the team comes up with! Your next stop is the fabulous Kay Miller!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kalyn

Paper Smooches January 2015 Blog Hop

Hi there! Happy Thursday! It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches February release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on January 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, February 1st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 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 Graceful Beauties set on my card as well as the Scalloped Circles die. I had a blast making this card using a water stamping technique (ink up stamp, spritz stamp with water, press down, voila!). It’s great because they take ordinary stamps and make them look like little works of watercolor art! Then I added lots of watercolor paint splatter for fun.

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So there you have it! I hope you’re enjoying today’s hop (I know I love seeing what these talented girls have been up to!) and have a fantastic rest of the week!

XO,

Kalyn

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Birthday Creations Blog Hop

Hey there! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week so far, but even if you haven’t, this blog hop is sure to cheer you up. 🙂 Paper Crafts is celebrating their newest special issue, Birthday Creations and man, is it worth celebrating. This issue has everything you’d ever need for birthday inspiration. Decor, gift wrap, tags, cards, you name it. And of course, all of these designs can be adapted for other holidays too! Take a look at the cheerful cover:

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For this particular blog hop, some fellow designers and I were challenged to use a Go-to-Gal sketch to make a birthday card. You’ll find these sketches in this special issue, but here’s the one I chose from the lovely Jennifer McGuire:

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And here’s how I interpreted the sketch:

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Sketches are still (and probably always will be) one of my favorite sources of inspiration when I feel like challenging myself. For this one, I didn’t take it too literally and tilted my ice cream cone stickers to give it some whimsy. I also stamped some subtle stars (whoa alliteration!) to add depth to the background.

Since I’m the last stop on this blog hop, be sure to go back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog and enter to win some fun crafty goodness! Here’s the order of designers in case you want to revisit them:

Jocelyn Olson

Angeline Yong Jeet Leen

Vanessa Menhorn

Amanda Coleman

Alice Wertz

Leigh Penner

Erin Lincoln

Kalyn Kepner (that’s me!)

Be sure to leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, July 16th and I’ll choose a random winner to get their very own copy of Birthday Creations delivered to their doorstep for free! And if you just can’t wait to get your hands on a copy (I wouldn’t be able to), download the digital issue right here on the Paper Crafts shopping site. Or order your own paper copy here.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us and a big thanks to Paper Crafts magazine for inviting me to play along!

 

 

Teri and Friends Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hey there! Hope your week got off to a good start yesterday. My Monday was pretty darn good besides the whole left-my-cell-phone-at-home thing on the day that the world decided to call and text me. I had my charger with me though. So…good thing I didn’t leave that behind. 🙂  So now with my trusty phone by my side, I’m starting the week anew and really excited to share in this fun blog hop!

Blog hops are always fun for me, but today’s might just be a bit extra special as it’s celebrating the release of new stamps designed by the one and only Teri Anderson. Teri is not only an uber-talented Go to Gal and crafter extraordinaire (some have even called her a stamping “genius” and that someone was me and I’m a very credible source, thank you very much), but she’s also one of the most genuine and sweet people you’ll ever meet. I had the pleasure of finally meeting her in person at this past Winter CHA show and it was kind of like being around a long-time friend. She’s just so easy to get along with and a joy to be around. I’d love her stamps even if she wasn’t an awesome gal, but heck, she just is.

So let’s check out the project I made using her Totally My Type stamp set. Be sure to check out this set and her other 2013 releases on the Technique Tuesday site HERE. You can also find them at the major online stores like 2Peas, Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson!

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I stamped the typewriter in a light green color to make a subtle background then stamped it again in a bright turquoise and popped it up as my focal point. I was testing out the heart stamp on scrap paper when I realized how cute it looks stamped a second time without re-inking. So I created a little heart cluster by stamping hearts twice without re-inking to give them more depth. Then I topped off the card with one of the adorable sentiments and I was done!

Now to continue on with the hop! You should have arrived here from Joy Taylor’s blog. And now you’re off to Donna Bowman’s blog! If you get lost along the way, check back at Teri’s blog to find your way.

And what would a blog hop be without prizes? Still fun, but not AS fun. That’s for sure. 🙂 I’ll be giving away the Big Thanks set which you can check out HERE. It’s definitely one of my faves. To win, just leave me a comment on this post by Friday, March 1st and I’ll choose a random winner!

Thanks for much for stopping by and joining in the hop today!