Friday, July 1, 2011

Stamp It! Cards meets Stamping Royalty Blog Hop

I welcome you to the Stamp It! Cards meets Stamping Royalty blog hop! I'm a winner of the 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest! Being a winner this year has been out of this world! I have entered in the Stamping Royalty Contest for the past two years, this being my third year entering. My winning was so unexpected to me. I found out the news two days before my birthday, what a great gift! Ever since winning I feel like new doors have opened for me. It's amazing! I get to talk/keep in touch with the other gal's that won, as well as some others through twitter, blogs, etc. Everybody is truely great and very helpful! It's like one big family, their always there for you!

So, for this blog hop we (Stamping Royalty winners) had to create a card using one of the stamp sets from our prize packages. Being that 4th of July is right around the corner, the colors we decided to use were red, white, and blue. The stamp set I used was 'What's Cookin'?' by Taylored Expressions. I had fun making this card and it made me use colors I normally wouldn't use together. I was happy with my outcome, what do you think?!

I can say 'I truly love stamping' and there are many reasons why! I love how you can take one stamp and turn it into a completely different one. Whether you mask some/all of it, turn it sideways, or upside down, the possibilities are endless! I also love how you can enhance the detail of a stamp. You can enhance your stamp by adding embellishments (ribbon, buttons, pearls, etc.) or just even by coloring your stamped image. With stamping there's so much you can do, it really lets you create a 'one of a kind card'. In my opinion, I think stamping can show a piece of 'you'.

Speaking of you, why not show a little of 'you' to someone?! It's great to give back and the feeling you get when you can make someone smile is 'warm in the heart'. I always try to give back, I do believe 'the more you give, the more you get it return'. That 'WOW' look on someone's face when they see your card...LOVE it! One of the ways you can give is with Operation Write Home. You can help by donating your own cards to them! You can visit them at: http://operationwritehome.org/needs.html Once there you will be able to find all the details and help you need.

If you need some more inspiration, check out all the other winners blogs:

Amber Daigre
Lynn Darda
Angela Fehr
Mariana Grigsby
Cristina Kowalczyk
Stephanie Nagel
Laura Pryor
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Kelly Silva
Laurie Willison
Sarah Jay
Karolyn Loncon
Julia Stainton

Also, if you leave a comment on my blog (from now until midnight sunday July 3) one lucky person will win a copy of Stamp It! Cards vol.8! For even more fun, you can leave a comment on PaperCraftsConnection blog http://www.papercraftsconnection.com/ for a chance to win a fabulous stamping prize package (shown below)!

 You can also purchase Stamp It! Cards vol.8 at: http://www.scrapandpapershop.com/product/stamp-it-cards-volume-8/paper-crafts

Thank you for visiting my blog and 'Happy Stamping' to you!

149 comments:

  1. So sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Thats such a cute CAS card !

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  3. Love the teapot and little pearls for steam bubbles!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the little steam pearls!

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  5. What a creative card! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm a tea lover and I'd love to get that card!

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  7. Happy early birthday! What a cute card, I really like the little bubbles.

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  8. I love the little corners up top. ;)

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  9. Great card, I love the little pearls you used for steam.

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  10. such a cute card love the simplicity of ur card.

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  11. This cute, love the little tea pot with the steam coming out.

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  12. Oh goodness, this is so very sweet. Lovely work.

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  13. great idea using the pearls for steam - good job

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  14. Super cuteness!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. What a fun sweet little card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. darling...love the clean & crisp design and the smidge of pearls!

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  17. Congrats for becoming the winner of the 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest.Its really a great achievement.your card is very nice.

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  18. Love the kettle! Great card.

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  19. Very cute, love how you used pearls for steam!

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  20. Love this card! The tea kettle is great with the tiny pearls for steam, and I love the corner embossings.

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  21. SO cute! LOVE those bubbles!

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  22. The 'steam' took my breath away. Just perfect!

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  23. Beautiful card.I especially like the simplicity

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  24. Love your card. Love the color combination.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  25. Oh, I love tea kettles--such a cute card. The steam accents are very clever.

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  26. What a sweet card. Love how you did the bubbles. Fantastic work!

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  27. Very adorable card. Seems so simple but elegant! TFS!

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  28. LOVE the card!! Love the color combo that you used!! I like that you made it look so cute!! THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  29. LOVE that little tea pot! SUPER fun card--congrats on the win:)

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  30. How cute! I love the steam from the pot!

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  31. Adorable card, like the colors and the Pearls used for steam... great idea.

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  32. Love the "steam" coming out of the teapot.
    A simple card but so cute.

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  33. Love the teapot! Your colors are great and the card is very inviting. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. So happy to see stamps for us tea-drinkers! Coffee lovers seem to get all the attention! LOL! Love your card and those adorable little "bubbles"! I need to find that stamp!

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  35. Congratulations! Obviously you deserve the honor! Great card!

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  36. very cute. love the steam pearls :)

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  37. Cute idea for a friendship card!

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  38. Pretty card. Simple yet lovely.

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  39. So fun. I love the simplicity.

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  40. so pretty! thanx! prhmangel@gmail.comso pretty! thanx! prhmangel@gmail.com

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  41. I don't know why but I absolutely love the ribbon you used. It's so simple yet it pops beautifully! Congratulations on being a Stamping Royalty :)

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  42. How sweet...I love the little 'steam' pearls!

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  43. I agree with everyone ... those steamy pearls were SO creative! Great card!!

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  44. I just love this card with the pearl steam. Like the sentiment too.

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  45. Adorable! I love the kettle!

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  46. What a cute little "I want to catch up with you" card!! That tea kettle and little pearl steam beads are ADORABLE!!!

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  47. Beautiful card I had the urge to have a cup of tea after seeing it :)

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  48. loved the pearly bubbles..very creative

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  49. Great idea! Love the kettle and the little pearl bubbles rising out of it! Thanks!

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  50. Brilliant CAS card, love the little puffs of steam from the kettle :)
    Jenny x

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  51. cute card...don't you just love this set? I really like your pearl steam droplets, too clever!

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  52. A cute card idea, and I love the pearls for steam!

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  53. love the layering, very nice!
    Sandra ltb

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  54. cute card. tfs.
    littlen44atgmaildotcom

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  55. I love that little kettle. So cute!

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  56. What a fab CAS design! Love that teapot & your use of the colours (I find this colour combo a little difficult).
    Good luck with your new blog, it's a massive learning curve and very addictive!

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  57. Great CAS card. Love your use pearl as team. So cute.

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  58. Great card!
    And congrats {again} on being Stamping Royalty!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  59. Congratulations to you again! I didn't realize that you had a blog, I must have overlooked something! Great card, great use of the patriotic colors too!

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  60. Love your sweet and simple card. The little pearls as "steam" are genius!

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  61. Love how you used the pearls for the steam coming out of the teapot! Adorable. :D

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  62. Cute and sweet card! Simple can be so perfect!

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  63. Congrats. I can see why they picked you.

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  64. Such a nice CAS card! This is the style I struggle with the most!

    Paige

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  65. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Very clever card - love that stamp, and the little steam pearls.

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  67. That floss technique is new for me. cool.

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  68. Shelly, congratulations on being chosen among the Stamping Royalty...you certainly deserve it! Your card is clean and simple and absolutely adorable! I am SO impressed that you have time to blog amidst your busy household...I also have 4 kids (now 12, 11, 9, 6) and I remember well the days when they were little like yours...I, too, NEEDED to make cards as a creative outlet but I just started blogging recently. You GO, girl! And congrats again!

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  69. What a cute card - love the "steam"!

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  70. You got my attention with the teapot - love it. Congrats on your success and your great card.

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  71. I hate to be unoriginal -- but those pearl drops for steam bubbles really are a stroke of genius! What an excellent pop to a great card!

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  72. What a cute card & stamp! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. very cute with the little pearls!
    Monika Davis (from Georgia)

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  74. What a cute image! I like the simplicity and the pretty corners!

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  75. super cute card. i love the tea kettle and pearls. great job!

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  76. Your card is very cute! Love the simple, yet elegant composition.

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  77. You gotta love that tea pot! Your card is so sweet!

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  78. love your paper piecing and those little bubbles coming out of the pot. so cute.

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  79. What a cute card... Love the idea of using pearls as the steam bubbles...

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  80. Such a cute card and love the kettle. Nice clean design on this :)

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  81. Beautiful! I love how you created the steam bubbles!!

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  82. What a sweet and simple card! Love the bubbles, too. TFS.

    Barbara F.

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  83. Sweet card! Love the corner embossing!

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  84. Great card, what an inspiring journey through everyone's blogs!!

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  85. What a fun card! That paper-pieced kettle is so sweet. :)

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  86. The steam is just so cute! Great card!

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  87. Love your clean and simple card, and that sentiment - just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. What a cute card! Perfect colors for this Holiday! ;)

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  89. As an avid tea drinker, I just love your card! I really like the little pearls of steam that tie in with your choice of ribbon.

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  90. Cute card! I like the semi-formal look of the card. It has a sense of warmth and class.

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  91. Lovely card--I like the pearls coming out of the teapot.

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  92. Love the way you used the pearls. TFS!

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  93. So cute - Love the pearls - soooooo creative! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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  94. What a nice, clean, creative card! Love it!

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  95. Great card, thanks for sharing!

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  96. Very cute card! Loved how you shared your excitement at winning the Stamping Royalty title - it's a wish of all of us!

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  97. Those pearls make the card! I also love the punched and embossed corners! Thanks for sharing your card and congrats on winning!

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  98. Very cute! Love the pearls! Made me smile.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  99. Lovely! A card I'd love to receive for myself!

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  100. Love your card: the embossed vellum, and especially the little pearls for steam from the kettle. Too cute!!

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  101. I love your card!! I love the simplicity of it and the steam from those white pearls is so creative!!

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  102. Super cute, and I'm just loving the pearls!

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  103. Love your kettle card and Congrats on your win.

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  104. So cute card! I never saw kettles on cards lol
    Svetlana xx

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  105. Love this card Shelly and your use of pearls for the steam. Can't wait to see the new issue of Stamp It! Cards.

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  106. Lovely card!!!!

    http://piperloo.blogspot.com/

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  107. Love the card, love that little pearls coming out of the spout like steam, very cute touch

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  108. Love the idea of the pearls "steam" coming out of the the kettle! Cute card, Shelly

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  109. Great job! Thank you for sharing!

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  110. Adorable card, hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

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  111. I just love the kettle and the pearly bubbles. The sentiment is so cute with it. Great card!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  112. Darling card! I love all the details!
    DeniseB

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  113. Oh, this card is so simple yet so cute. Love it. The little pearls are darling. What an imagination!

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  114. Too cute and I love those little steam bubbles coming out of the pot!!

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  115. Congratulations! What a cute card, I love the pearls representing steam! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  116. Cute card. I love the little bubbles.

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  117. great idea for a card for my tea-drinking buddy - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!
    sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

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  118. The hop's over, but I wanted to keep the comment love alive. Love the light blue you brought in behind the main panel and the delicate corner punches -- too perfect for a tea card.

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  119. AWESOME! Love the creativity! ‎TFS! I am a new follower and would love it if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful week!

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