I'm so excited to share today's post with you all! A couple weeks ago, my sweet friend, Tangii, asked me to be her guest for the Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS) VIP blog hop today! Woot woot!! I'm certain that I don't qualify as a VIP to anyone out there, but it humbles me that Tangii thinks enough of me to ask me to join along in the fun! Thank you, Tangii! OF COURSE I jumped on board. Not only do I adore Tangii, but I also adore Katie, the Energizer-bunny-owner of PMS! That girl just keeps going, and going, and going...I don't know where she gets her energy! Here's a little snippet about the blog hop from our PMS gals:
Paper Makeup Stamps is turning 2 years old! And to celebrate the occasion, they are having a super fun VIP blog hop with the theme "the things we love". The entire design team invited special crafters to play along in this hop. To see everyone involved, please go back to the Paper Makeup Stamps company blog for a master list as well as to enter your self to win a super fabulous prize!
Okay, even though the hop's theme is "the things we love", that doesn't mean we have to use hearts and Valentine stuff, just something we love. I LOVE the water...especially the Great Lakes. I grew up on Lake Huron and loved going to the beach in the summer, swimming out to the third sandbar that was well over our heads, and trying to sink down and touch the bottom. We also spent time on the lake in the winter...which I actually dreaded because it meant FROZEN toes! My dad loved to ice fish, and occasionally he would drag us along :] LOL I loved spending time with him, BUT, I hated sitting still and freezing my butt off! Wait, this is about what I love...shoot, I'm going in the wrong direction. Seriously, I DO love the water. I love watching the sailboats coast by with seagulls soaring overhead. I also love lighthouses. They're all different, all special and unique in their own right...and if you've been to Michigan, you know we have a slew of lighthouses along the coastline. Last but not least, I love a challenge...and I am challenged when it comes to making masculine cards!
So, when I looked through all of the amazing goodies PMS has to offer, I chose to work with this amazing, Sailing By digital stamp set. It has a ton of sentiments and not one, but two different sailboats, a lighthouse and the fill and outline of an anchor! PERFECT masculine set...and versatile. SOLD! Check it out:
For my card, I paper pieced Sara's awesome Custom Construction Materials brick paper on my lighthouse. I then colored the white areas and shaded with Copics. I also paper pieced the sails on my boat...using my new MTME Romance paper (scaling both sheets to 3.5"x5"). My "land" is also some of my MTME paper, from the symbolic Seawater set.
I cut my sentiment (scaled to 1.5" wide) using my friend, Laura's, Lil Inker Sentiment Flag die. I LOVE this die for my sentiments...I swear I could use it on almost every card :] I tied some random knots in my May Arts Jute Twine, adhered with hot glue and adhered my panel to my scalloped layer. Overall a pretty simple card. Most of my time making it was overthinking what I wanted to do with each element :] I used last week's Mojo Sketch (MOJO176) for my layout (it was PERFECT):
Okay, that's all I have for you today, BUT, be sure to swing by every blog along the hop and leave some love! One random commentor will receive a PMS PRIZE PACK!!
Hopefully you arrived at my blog by way of Tangii's...but if not, start at the beginning to make sure you are eligible for the prize pack! If you're looking for the next blog along the hop, you're looking to swing by Lauren's site :]
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fantastic week!!