Friday’s Friend with Chocolate

It’s a fine Friday post today because we have Hop-It the bunny here with chocolate. He certainly is tails up about what’s in the box. Is he finding the right one to share or noticing all the carrot truffles are gone!

 

This fantastic paint project by Debbie Cole would be a dream valentine holder for any little girl.

Let’s not forget to give some hugs with the ones we love using Bunny Luv stamp on our valentines.

The most precious hugger and huggee I’ve ever seen on Suzanne Czosek’s valentine card.

Amanda Mouse is counting petals until she finds out if love is in her future.

Absolutely love the sentiment that Kristine Reynolds used with She Loves Me on her sunny card.

There’s so much more that we could share here, but really, there’s more lovely projects to see from our wonderful designers posting today. Who knows, they might even share a Bon Bon project, too.

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie (Thursday Post)

 

Whispers of Love

Sharing the quiet moments of love couldn’t be more easy than with these two amazing House-Mouse Designs® images about small whispers of love. These tiny gestures of fondness are so cute and appropriate for our Be Mine theme week, that I can’t wait to share them.

Here’s the House-Mouse Designs® Be Mine stamp illustrated by Ellen Jareckie. Now I can see this image being used for anniversary, weddings, and scrapbook pages.

If you hopped earlier this week you might have seen this darling colored sample from Rhea Weigand and below it’s linked up to a supply list with instructions.

Tails Entwined stamp, also from House-Mouse Designs illustrator Ellen Jareckie, is squealing cute with spring. It’s the perfect little card for a new or old romance card.

We just love this card from Lea Kimmel and it has a supply list and instructions on our website.

Our designers today have some love to share with their projects. Have fun!

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Tenia Nelson

 

Birdie Love, Be Mine

A very sweet friendship is afoot with Amanda Mouse and her springtime friend. It’s one more step towards spring when creatures are out to play like the two in this Birdie Kiss stamp. I think I’ll just say ADORABLE and leave it at that.

It’s so great to see these stamp come to life with the touch of color and here Jennie Lin Black’s card has some fabulous color and flare.

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Birdie Kiss by Jennie Lin Black

Here’s a sample from me for the January catalog and it comes with instructions, so just click on the image or caption beneath it.

Are you ready for a big line up of designers today? We have delivered for a fun time hopping. Be sure to leave a little bit of comment love along the way so the designer’s know you stopped by.

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Jennifer Dove

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

 

Kisses Galore

It’s February, Stampendous fans, and we’ve got you covered with our love themed stamps! The Kisses Galore background stamp will set the stage for your greeting cards or scrapbooking events with your loved ones.

Once the stage is set with Kisses Galore, how about one Kiss to seal the design.

Monika Thomas paired these stamps together and added a sentiment from the Life Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set in a great valentine red design.

It’s going to be an adorable week of inspiration to help you say, “Be Mine” in so many creative ways and today’s designers are ready to get you started.

Jennifer Dove

Jamie Martin

Rhea Weigand

 

Last Day For Love Letters Challenge

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Young Heart by Wendy Price

Today is the last day to enter your projects in our February Love Letters Challenge. You have until 11:55pm Pacific Standard Time tonight to link your project to our link tool for consideration.

You can click on the link tool in the right sidebar of the blog —————>

Or you can visit the inspiration and leave your link here on the Challenge Page.

Even if you’re not entering, you can click on the link and see all the terrific entries, visit them online, and leave supportive, encouraging comments for your fellow crafters!

Get your fill (and refill) of Clearsnap inks!!

Clearsnap ink pads come deliciously full of top quality ink, but the fact that they have refills available for all of their pads is such a plus! Keeping a stamp pad well-inked provides so many benefits to the stamper.

  • You can use less downward pressure on a well-inked pad to ink your stamp thoroughly. This helps to avoid inking any excess rubber in the center or edges of your design, decreasing stamping mistakes.
  • Inking lightly allows you to press more firmly on the paper and get a better, clearer impression.
  • A well inked pad is also less likely to dry and shrink. Shrinkage can cause the pad to pull away from its plastic case and makes it fall apart more quickly.

But these benefits are secondary to all the exciting things you can do with just a bottle of ink!! The availability of color-matched ink refills allows you to sponge matching background colors, distress the edges of your card panels, and use tools like brayers to create amazing background patterns.

You can even make cards like these alcohol ink cards by Jennifer Dove and Wendy Price by applying Surfacez ink refills to a makeup sponge, dabbing on glossy cardstock, then spritzing with Surfacez Cleaner or Rubbing Alcohol. WOW!!

Go check out what our other Design Team Members are doing with Clearsnap products today! Be sure to comment on their projects and don’t miss tomorrow’s big Blog Hop and loads of inspiration!

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Clearsnap Blog

March Challenge – February Winner

Just a quick reminder that our Monthly Challenge information is now on it’s own page. You can get there by clicking on 2103 Challenge Contest at the very top of the page here (above our header).  We’ve posted February’s Winner there and every week we update our Challenge Inspiration from our Design Team for you. Enter your projects in the contest for your chance to win one of our newest Cling Jumbo Rubber Stamps with matching FREE Template!  (link to February Winner Announcement HERE)

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