Thursday, September 11, 2014

Create A Smile Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to be here to share a new stamp company, with a new stamp release, with you today!



Create A Smile is a new stamp company in town - their first stamps were released in July 2014. The stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

These are the facts:
Create A Smile is releasing three sets TOMORROW! You can find their store at www.createasmilestamps.com, the stamps will be available for purchase at 8am CET (2am EST).

You should have arrived here from the very talented, super sweet Linda Trace's Blog

Here are the two sets being released:

Whimsical Wheels


Penguin Party

Here is the card I created for the hop using Whimsical Wheels:


I used digital images that Christine Drogt, the owner and designer of Create a Smile, sent to me. They may be off a little in size as I did use a digital image. I tried my best to get them to be true to size.  I love this little train set. I added a third car to it.  I wanted one to hold the sentiment and another to hold the hearts. I drew in the train tracks with a black fine point pen and highlighted it with a silver colored pencil.  

I went for clean and simple on this design because this train is just too cute to not be the entire focus of the card. Christine does an AMAZING job at designing these stamps. There are so many uses and sentiments to go with it. It's not just for little boys. ;)



I masked off the car before stamping some hearts into it (the hearts aren't in the set sorry), I added some waterfall stickles to those adorable puffs of smoke. I also resized those in photoshop.  Isn't this set just adorable? Wouldn't you LOVE to WIN a set?

You can win a 12,50€ gift-certificate for the Create A Smile store - all you need to do is hop along and leave comments on all the fantastic and inspiring stops (one comment per person, per blog please!). We’ll pick random winner from all the comments - so the more blogs you visit (and leave a comment on) - the more chances you have to be a winner!

You have until Saturday September 12th, 8am CET (that's 2am EST). The winner will be announced on the Create A Smile Blog on Sunday (September 13th)
Enjoy the hop!

Now hop on over to the very talented Samantha Mann. At any time during the hop that you get lost or find a broken link the list is below.

Michelle Liimatainen<<<<<YOU ARE HERE

Until next time....
Michelle

23 comments:

aufspapiergebracht said...

This is a great idea, so cute:
Elisabeth

Dido said...

Such a cute card, love the colours you used.

Tanja said...

love the colors and the glitter

Marina Johan said...

I love how you filled the back of the train with hearts. Adorable.

Dido said...

Love your colourful train image, a sweet card.

Christine said...

Seriously, how cute is that? the hearts in that train look great (I think the train is my fav image of this release anyway - and you showcasd it so perfectly!)

Btw: I got an email from a German reader who told me that our choice of guests is "sensational" and she found the most amazing blogs through that hop. Just wanted to let you all know ;)
Hugs
Christine

Selene said...

Lovely card and i really love stickles =)

Kelly Latevola said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute Michelle! I love how you filled the carts. :)

Ela G said...

Lovely card, I love the Pop od red.

ManKo said...

I love how you've used the train set holding the sentiments and hearts! great work.

Thordis said...

Such a cute card :)

Anja Curvers said...

Wow love your card how cute are those hearts!!!!! Glad to have you joining our bloghop.

monikaskinner said...

This train is soooo cute!!!! Love your colouring in shades of blue and green, amazing!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is so cute and colorful!! I adore your gradient colors on the train! :) Thanks for sharing!

Francine said...

This is sooo cute!!! I love this little train and the hearts in it are just perfect! :-)

Gabi MeWi said...

So super cute...

uselesstrinkets said...

What a clever and cute card!

MiamiKel said...

How charming and cute and such a beautiful card for the wee ones! Just about the cutest lil train ever! TFS! ♥

luvhymns said...

Very nicely done. Love the added stickles and the blue-green train and coal cars.

lostinpaper said...

So so cool! Loving the added shimmer!

Alexandra F said...

What a cute little card! I love the colours.

Anja said...

Such a cute baby boy card! Love that train!

Irene Grau said...

So cute. My nephew would have LOVED this card when he was younger (he's replaced his love of trains with a love for angry birds. lol)