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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Let the Celebrating Begin - LPS is 2!

Hi Everyone!
Today is the first day of sneak peeks for the April release from Little Paper Shop.   There is a lot going on the next few days as Little Paper Shop is celebrating it's two year anniversary this month.  To celebrate there will be fun stuff for all of you!!!

Be sure to stop by every day thru release day, Tuesday.  EACH DAY there will be a BLOG HOP thru the blogs of the LPS design team with a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Little Paper Shop!!!  We all love to shop, especially for stamps, wouldn't it be fun to shop with a gift certificate?!?!!!  Since this is LPS's 2nd Birthday Celebration, there is even more...One person who participates in a special Birthday Challenge on Tuesday April 20th will win a $35 Gift Certificate to the LPS store (How fab is that?!!!) .  I promise to share more details on that challenge as we get closer to Release Day.

Are you ready to find out how to win the $10 Gift Certificate to the store today?  It's simple, just leave a comment on each DT member's blog.  Each person that leaves a comment on ALL the DT members blogs will be entered into a random drawing to win the $10 Gift Certificate.
So are you ready to hop?  You should be arriving here from Tasha Beasley's fabulous blog - Millie's Magical Moments.  If not then head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog where the hop begins.   Remember, you can always go back to the LPS blog if you get lost along the way.

Today the design team is previewing a set for you called BEHIND THE SCENES.  This is a must have (in my opinion!) background set with 3 large stamps in it for making your own backgrounds or adding a strip of stamping.  Each strip is about 1 inch wide and just over 4.5 inches in length.  There are polka dots, a cursive script, and dots connected by lines to form stripes - overall a great assortment to have in your stash!!!

For my card, I had orange stuck in my head, so I added my fave color aqua and a little kraft to balance it all out!  I used the Behind the Scenes set to create the circle stripes on the "I Heart" hot air balloon, the 3 horizontal aqua strips use the polka dots and the aqua and orange circle stripes on the white background.  
To create the background paper I stamped in orange first and then went back over it with aqua.
I am already thinking of other ways to use this great set...I am sure the polka dots could be doubled up too!  Plus, the script is the type of background stamp that I have been looking for, for awhile.

You know I just love sketches and my card is based on another goodie from CPS, sketch #162:
So enough about my card, it is time to hop on to the oh so creative Silvia Mabie - Mabie Stampin.  Have fun, I just know that the rest of the Design Team has some wonderful eye candy to share along the way.  Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for Day 2 of the April Previews and another chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the store.  Good Luck!!!
Smiles,
Julie
Details:  Stamp - LPS Behind the Scenes, I Heart (hot air balloon) and All Occasions (sentiment), CS - PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Terracotta Tile and SU Kraft, PP - DCWV Songbird, Ink - PTI Aqua Mist, SU Really Rust and Chocolate Chip, plus PTI twine and Foof-a-la buttons.

23 comments:

  1. your card is awesome! I lvoe the double layer of dots...FABBB!!!

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  2. Wowzers Julie! I adore your card!!!

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  3. Love how you have used lots of different background stamps on this one Julie.... super card

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  4. Wonderful card. It is great to see all the ways the stamp can be used!

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  5. LOVE this....Such a Great card!! Love the Color Combo too!

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  6. Wonderful card and thanks for the recipe on the card. I'm getting so much inspiration from this blog hop. Thanks for sharing,

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  7. Love the 2 tones Julie!! I am totally casing this! And I Heart is still one of my favorites. Beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous layering of the stamps...smart! And I love the DP here with the heart balloon!

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  9. WOW girl, love this. That background is amazing and I love the way you showed how you created it. Beautiful sample!!!

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  10. This is so cute! I love the heart balloon with the basket! Just darling! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  11. The dots in the clouds are so creative! You have combined 2 great colors. This is a fantastic card that proves there are many ways to use background stamps!

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  12. This is great! I love the color combo! So fun!!

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  13. I love it!! I'm in love with that dot background...love how you stamped both colors! And the balloon is so cute! :)

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  14. Julie this is fantastic! I love what you did with the background paper. It was a totally awesome addition to that sketch. The paper pieced balloon is adorable and I love the buttons and twine. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and you vote of confidence.

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  15. I love how you did the background! Awesome job!

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  16. Gorgeous, Julie! I love how you used that background!

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  17. this is ** aqua-riffic ** v. nice.. .. thanks for the opportunity..( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  18. great card- and great stamp set!! love this hop!!

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  19. Oh MAN! This is incredible! What a brilliant layout (and that background paper. WOWza!)

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  20. Dang girl, this card rocks! You brought out my inner redneck! Yee haw!

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