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PINKFRESH STUDIO OCTOBER RELEASE BLOG HOP

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Hi, hello, welcome! I’m happy to be hopping along with Pinkfresh Studio for their latest release today! I’m sharing project pics first, and then there’s lots of fun info for you to read about afterwards (HINT: Prizes are involved… Just sayin’… 😉 )

This Hello With a Bouquet Die is big and lovely—I really like that I can get two cards out of it!. I had this one 6x6” piece of pretty floral patterned paper that I’ve been hoarding for, like, ever and decided it was time to just get on with it. Done!

Used Pinkfresh Studio’s Liquid Watercolors on this Happy Hugs design…

Pressure embossed the Geo Star 2 Die, instead of actually die-cutting—such a fab background this makes! The paper looks totally quilted, right?!

Same set, different look! These little huggers are on an Action Wobbler so they wiggle & bobble—SO fun!

Had to glue a pom pom onto that cap. Had to. Resistance was futile.

Hope these projects have inspired!

Links to the entire release are listed at the very end of this post—there’s a lot to love!


NOW CONCLUDED⤵️

GIVEAWAY HOOPLA:

The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away the entire October release to one lucky commenter.

And, Pinkfresh Studio has bestowed a $25 gift card for me to giveaway here! WOOT! Winners will be chosen from comments, so be sure to leave some comment love here and all along the hop to get your name tossed into the hat!

Winners will be drawn and posted on Sunday, October 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check that page to claim any prizes you’ve won within 2 weeks.

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This promo has ended > Pinkfresh Studio has two promos going on for the release! First is a free HUGS die with purchase - orders must include something from the new release. This die is exclusive to this release promo, and will not be sold later. It is free while supplies last, no code necessary; it will be added to any order that has the new product included.

They will also be offering free/discounted shipping from October 8th-October 11th on orders $50+w with the code OCTFREESHIPWITH50; shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for Pinkfresh Studio International friends.

Thanks so much for stopping by here today!

To see the entire Hop Roster for this release, please visit Pinkfresh Studio’s post HERE!


Pinkfresh Studio Share Cheer Campaign

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Happy Word Cardmaking Day! Today is a day filled with fun & crafting, and on this post, I’m excited to be joining Pinkfresh Studio’s festivities! Pinkfresh Studio has chosen to reveal a very special stamp & die set called, “Share Cheer”, that is available for purchase now!

When you purchase this stamp set, 100% of the net profits will benefit UNICEF. They chose this organization because they help children and operate in more countries than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories and in the world's toughest places to reach the children and young people in greatest need. You can learn more about what they do HERE.

The second part of the Share Cheer campaign is a Holiday Card Drive benefiting The Holiday Project, which is local to Pinkfresh Studio Headquarters in Houston, TX. Pinkfresh Studio invites you to send a holiday themed card(s) to them, and they will personally deliver each card received to The Holiday Project! They need approximately 3,000 cards this holiday season, so let’s put our best foot forward together and make a dent in that number! Share your card drive projects with the folks at Pinkfresh Studio through the link list at the bottom of the Pinkfresh Studio blog post HERE, and then physically send them to:

Pinkfresh Studio

11261 Richmond avenue, Suite # G108

Houston, TX 77082

GIVEAWAYS

The spirit of this campaign is about giving, and Pinkfresh Studio is giving as well! They are going to do 7 giveaways of holiday themed stamp sets! They will draw 4 of the winners from all of the blog comments, and 3 of them from the Card Drive link-up. So, by commenting and creating they will have the chance to win one of the following sets:


Winners will be drawn and posted on Sunday, October 21st on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks. {They are giving some extra time for those that want to create cards for the Card Drive. The Card Drive link list will stay up until November 30th for those that want to participate, but will not be eligible for the giveaways after Oct. 21}

Such a unique stamp/die set—look as all those details! It makes me think of a holiday I-spy! Here’s what I made with the set for today’s event:

I did a soft watercolor wash as a background onto watercolor paper and white embossed the imagery onto vellum card stock.

Originally, I was going to diecut the image out, but it just looked so lovely as is—I’ll do that on a future project. Meantime, I trimmed the vellum down a bit and then attached it and the twine to the watercolor paper with a tiny staple—the twine actually conceals the staple and you wouldn’t even know it’s there unless you fiddle around with the twine. :) Super easy way to attach vellum!

I carefully added some NUVO Translucent Drops in coordinating colors, just for a bit of gloss and shine. And then I sat on my hands. Cuz I woulda’ ruined it if I added any more. I just know it.

Thanks for stopping by and for supporting Pinkfresh Studio’s Share Cheer project for UNICEF!

Next on this hop is Keeway Tsao!

For a full hop roster, please visit the Pinkfresh Studio Blog HERE.

Cheers!

 

HAPPY HELLO, TAKE 2

So.  This started out as a fail; I die cut the words upside down from each other on some Cotton Candy Bazzill (pink) card stock.  I had to die cut again to make the card I had actually PLANNED on making.  LOL!  (see Happy Hello)

 

But, I saved the pink letters. Cuz that's what we do, right?! 

And, I stamped over them using the Plaid Maker set (the large textured squares) and Coral ink, set 'em aside, and got busy on this project's top panel, stamping a mix of fruits, flowers and greenery with Catherine Pooler Dye inks (I love these water-based dye inks; they have become my go-to colored inks!)

 

I like using second generation impressions, mixed in with first--it's like having two colors of ink for the price of one and it adds an element of depth! *fist pump* Initially I was going to pop up those skinny li'l letters (insert look of horror), and then it occurred to me that it would be a lot faster and far less tedious to just inset them into the top panel.  *smacks forehead*.  This time, however, I was extra careful that I had BOTH my word dies placed in the right direction before I cut through that purdy stamped panel... 

Goofing up isn't a bad thing; it sometimes leads to an idea you hadn't thought of before. *WINNING*

I can't remember where I picked up these particular HAI Supply rainbow flower sequins, but I've listed some similar shaped ones down below in the supplies--they're an opaque iridescent.  I love all the rainbow iridescent sequins from HAI--if I need to, there's always colors in them that I can cherry pick from to coordinate with my projects.  YASSS!!!