Monday, March 30, 2009

Spotlight on...Hope Stamps Eternal!

Welcome to the Hope Stamps Eternal Blog Hop! If you are just happening upon my blog, make sure to start at the beginning at Rachel's blog so you don't miss any of the projects! All of these super talented girls have used stamps from The Greeting Farm and I know you'll want to check them all out! Be sure to read through my entire post for information about Hope Stamps Eternal's grand re-opening sale and some blog candy too!!

Whenever discussions of favorite stamps/stamp sets come up, I immediately think of great sentiment sets with lots of versatility. So I was very excited to see the Sentiments set from The Greeting Farm! Just look at the options in that set - there are words and phrases for ANY occasion, and all the different fonts are just awesome! I've got two cards for you today using the Sentiments set and I loved playing with it!

(Side note: please excuse my less than stellar photography! It was rainy and cloudy all day yesterday so I could not get a good natural light photo and was forced to resort to the dreaded artificial lighting!)

For this first card I stamped the sentiment repeatedly to create a focal image, pulling my colors from the patterned paper, which is Tiptoe Thru the Tulips by Imaginisce. It's a double sided paper and I used both gorgeous sides for this card. The floral side is pre-glittered in some spots and I added some extra sparkle using yellow Stickles. The ribbon is White Sheer Polka Dot by May Arts and the brads in the corner are Fairy Dust brads by Imaginisce. The brads are iridescent and sparkly in person and really do look like they've been coated with fairy dust! This card turned out so soft and springy in real life, I just wish the photo did it justice!

For my second card I used the "My Friend" sentiment (love the font used on this one too!) to create a quick and easy 4.25" x 4.25" card. The paper is from the Brandywine pack by Memory Box and it is just so beautiful I couldn't bring myself to cover much of it up! It's amazing how the perfect paper and sentiment are all you need to pull together a little note card that any friend would
appreciate! I added some little punched out flowers to mimic the blossoms on the paper and adhered some Petal Pink jewel stickers from Memory Box to the center of each of the flowers.

The Hope Stamps Eternal store is running a grand re-opening sale that ends tomorrow, March 31st. Use code GRANDRE10 at checkout to receive 10% off your order. AND, as if that weren't cool enough, HSE is also offering FREE shipping on orders over $50. This special also ends on March 31st, so run and place a big order right now!!

And one final piece of awesome news - Rachel (the fabulous owner of HSE) will be randomly selecting one person who comments on one of the HSE Blog Hop posts to receive their choice of a Basic Grey 6x6 paper pack for FREE! It will be totally random as to whose blog the winner will be pulled from, so be sure to comment on ALL of the participating blogs!

Up next in the Hop is Colleen at Glitter Ink - she does fantastic work, so head on over and give her some love! Thanks for stopping by today!

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Jess! I like how you stamped the sentiment in the first card numerous times to make it the focal point of your card! And the colors/papers are so soft and pretty. Your second card is gorgeous! You are right that paper is fab and it shouldn't be covered up! LOL! Great job!

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  2. I love the soft and gentleness of "Thinking of You".

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  3. Too cute and I love the papers you used!

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  4. LOVE them both.....the rounded corners, sparkly brads and the gorgeous paper all make for perfect cards!!!

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  5. These are both beautiful! Great job!

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  6. Love your cards, they are beautiful.

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  7. Wow so pretty Jess! That MB paper is divine! I love them both!

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  8. Pretty paper and cards Jess!

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  9. Beautiful Jess!!!!!!!!!! Papers are gorgeous!
    LOSTie Debbie

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  10. WOW, these are so beautiful! The papers are just gorgeous!

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