Monday, February 7, 2011

The Things We Love

Paper Makeup Stamps is 2 years old! We're celebrating with a VIP blog hop based on "the things we love". The entire design team invited special crafters to play along in this hop and I'm so happy to be asked to participate. You should have arrived here from Ginger's blog. (Ginger actually stayed in my craft/guest room last summer on her way home from CHA with Katie! :) If you didn't get here from Ginger's blog, you should go back to the Paper Makeup Stamps company blog so you can start at the beginning. There's also a master list in case you get lost. And don't forget to enter yourself to win a super fabulous prize!

This is my "stamping birthday" too because I bought PMS stamps at the first PMS release to support my daughter's new venture. Then I thought I should figure out what to do with them. Katie has been an excellent enabler and now with several tools, more "nesties" than any one person should have, drawers full of flowers, bling, buttons, brads, ribbon, punches, paper, ink pads, etc., I love my PMS stamps and my new crafting hobby!

For this hop, I chose to use an image and a sentiment from the new PMS set called "Sending You Love". I paper pieced the mailbox and the little flag. My dp is from the "dots, stripes, and plaids" DCWV matstack and has a sheen in it so I had a little trouble getting a good photo.
I used stickles on the stamped hearts and some tiny little heartshaped bling to add even more sparkle. The flower is Prima with a glitter brad center. I also pierced the edges and then hand stitched some embroidery floss around the edge. Here's a closeup of my mailbox:
Now on to Jami to see what fabulousness she has for you. Hope to see you all tonight at the party!

18 comments:

  1. I love the pink and green color combo! And it looks like a lot of us love mail! You must be so proud of Katie. So glad you were here to celebrate the PMS birthday!

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  2. Super cute! Love that flower!

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  3. Beautiful card, and the colors are so vibrant and happy!! Love the layout, and the floss looks great!

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  4. I like the mail box... beautiful!

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  5. Sweet card. love the image and your details.

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  6. Love the colors. Very Cheerful....

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  7. Gorgeous!!! Love all that stitching and that flower is amazing!!

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  8. Love all the sparklys and the colors. And your using those nesties fabulously too :0) Must . . .have . . .more!!

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  9. This is so sweet, Carma! I love the lacing you did in the green! Very spring...

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  10. I love the mailbox pieced like that...so very cute! Happy birthday to you too!

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  11. too cute - love the sparkly paper and stitching!

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  12. Such a lovely card! The flower in the corner is fun and bright! And I love te glitter and bling ;D

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  13. So pretty Carma! LOVE the colour combo you picked!

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  14. Love the pink & green scheme and the cheerful theme of this card. Thanks for sharing :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  15. I'm so glad you hang out at the release parties! I think it's pretty awesome the way you support Katie - and you're pretty darned cool yourself. Way cool to finally see some of your cards!! (this is the first time I've seen your blog - love it!)

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  16. this card is great mom! You've come so far in your stamping and i'm so proud of you! You have always been the bestest mom ever and so supportive in everything i do. I'm so lucky to have you!

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