Monday, February 27, 2012

the 16th day of our celebration...

is a BIG one!  I have a TON to share today :)
FIRST - we have a winner from Friday's post - this lucky gal won HE SAID, SHE SAID:

what a fun stamp set!

Here are two new CHA stamps that are truly unique...
Please welcome:
DUDE BLOCK:























and BABE BLOCK:























Both 3 x 4 stamps are a solid clear stamp.  One is masculine and one is feminine because of the scalloped edge.  So what is the purpose you ask?  Well, imagine these stamps inked up with delicious juicy ink and layered...or used as a subtle background?  Use them as "bricks".

 ...and today we have a special treat for you.  A tutorial!  No, I didn't make the video (sorry), but one of our talented SPARKS designers did.

One very cool technique that you can do is mirror stamping...you can flip an image.  Marie shows you how HERE.



 
Here is another tip when creating a reversed image:
1. Stamp the image with black ink onto the solid stamp
2. Press stamp onto paper to flip the image
3. Stamp the image that is not reversed with a dark grey ink so that the images will be the same color as the first image
4. OR stamp off the second image once and then stamp....the ink will be slightly lighter, like the reversed stamp image.

Karolyn shares an incredible card that she created using Babe Block and explains the process at HER BLOG
























I am giving away BOTH stamp sets today to ONE winner.  Please leave a comment here before tomorrow morning

I also have some major eye candy to share with you.  Since last month was CHA and this month was a shorter month, I have a couple of extra cards to share from last months release and new cards to share with our March release - yay!!

Here are two beautiful samples using Good Gab

Heidi's card is simple - and amazing.  I love how one accent says it all.




















and how cute is this?!?  It makes me think there is yummy strawberry milk inside.  What a fun little drink box!  I imagine they would make adorable baby shower favors (or wedding)
























I also have some SMARTY PANTS samples here:

Heidi made this fabulous card with the pencil, sentiment and stick pin from our new stamp set.  Isn't it so clever??  The pin is a solid stamp, so you can stamp it with endless colors - it's so much fun to use :)
























Kryssi used the argyle border stamp from DEBONAIR and the professor, sentiment and grad cap from SMARTY PANTS.  I realize that congratulations is normally spelled with a "t", but I wanted to put emphasis on a Graduation theme, so I changed the spelling and enlarged the GRAD letters to draw attention to the message.
























*phew* that was a lot to take in, I know, but i appreciate you spending a little of your Monday with us :)
Have a great week!
smooches - Kim

103 comments:

  1. What fun! Those blocks look like they will be lots of fun! And LOVE all the cards!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  2. You can really play around with lots of different techniques with these. Very cool.

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  3. I love how Karolyn used the Babe Block on her card! Brilliant! All of these cards are fabulous!

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  4. Fabulous inspiration as always. I'm always sitting on the edge of my seat anxious to see what's being showcased on the blog each day. : )

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  5. I am always ALWAYS inspired when i stop by here! These new stamps are SUPER!!! :)

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  6. Great projects.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  7. Awesome! These are a must have! I am in love with the graduation card too.

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  8. these are all so fun! the new stamps look like they'd be great for lots of techniques! :)

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  9. The cards are great, love the graduation one!

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  10. Oh WOW!! Those new stamps are awesome! I already see so many opportunities using them :)

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  11. Oh my these are craft room essentials Kim, not tried this technique but I'll have chance to now :0)
    Great DT cards.....love the nutty professor ;0)
    Jenny x

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  12. Awesome samples and a great tutorial from Marie! These blocks are going to fly off the shelves, Kim!

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  13. awesome fun cards...love the reverse stamping tutorial...thanks for sharing..

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  14. Great looking cards. These blocks look like so much fun to play with. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

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  15. Would love to give this a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. And I love to spend some monday time over here! Love those solid stamps and the cards are amazing, love that pencil stamp!

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  17. What a neat concept these stamps are, and what fun cards. I can't wait to see the full reveal for Smarty Pants!

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  18. great projects! the block stamps are cool!

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  19. As always... amazing cards and project.

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  20. Fabulous cards and projects as always!

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  21. Great tutorial! I was just wondering yesterday how I could make a reverse image of a stamp. You girls are brilliant!

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the tutorial!

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  23. These are brilliant! What a great idea! I love the projects, too!

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  24. Geeze, I thought for sure that I could pass on these stamps for the time being, but after seeing Marie's tutorial, I definately need them sooner than later! :) Can't wait til it's time to order!!

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  25. Very cool technique....would love to have these blocks in my collection!

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  26. Love this technique!! The Grad card is so fun:)

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  27. Those new blocks are so unique! I like them :)

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  28. Oh, these blocks are awesome! I can't wait to do some reverse stamping! Great sample projects too!

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  29. Yay- I won the he said she said set! Thank you so much!
    I love these babe and dude blocks. What a great alternative use for reverse stamping.

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  30. Those stamps are great to use for reverse stamping and creating nice backgrounds. Would love to win them! :-D

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  31. Great post! Love the solid clear stamps. Either would be perfect for a background!

    Deb Lorence

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  32. so cool! I learned something new today! thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. I am sooo loving all of the new stamps. Can't decide which one is my favorite!

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  34. Oooh I'd love to have a go at reverse stamping!

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  35. Oooh, coolstamps and the video is great!

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  36. I love this idea of the block stamps, to use as backgrounds, and to use for reverse stamping. I seem to run into times I wish a stamp faced a different direction. Cute cards too! As always.

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  37. great samples! so cute! and fun block stamps too. Hope to win them!

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  38. Great stamps! I'm counting down the hours until I can order them!!

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  39. I love the new blocks, especially the scalloped one.

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  40. Adorable cards today, and loving the new release!

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  41. I can think of so many ways to use these blocks!! What a fun release! :) All these projects are adorable, by the way.

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  42. That was a lot to take in, but heavy in the fun department! Love the block stamps, they are always so useful!

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  43. what fun creations.. love the little professor.. :) hugs

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  44. I like the block stamps and to be honest i will buy them so i can 'flip'my stamps. i have used big stamps in the past and used the back of them but sometimes they don't work well so to have a block stamp will be perfect!

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  45. Great video...great samples...great EVERYTHING! YOU ARE GREAT KIM! :)

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  46. Super cute cards! Smarty Pants is such a cute set and the Dude blocks will come in very handy. :)

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  47. Oh, I love the idea of these stamps. Very fun yet practical!! So many uses for them! Thanks for sharing the video.
    xoxo, Christine

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  48. I've always wanted to have reverse images! I can't wait to see what other things these solid stamps will do (besides the obvious!)! Thanks for letting us enjoy everyone's work of art--and a chance at those two stamps!

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  49. Great cards, great techniques, great tutorials & great stamps. The new blocks look like the possibilities they present are endless. Thanks for sharing it all and letting us play along.

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  50. I love all the new products coming out!!! So fun!

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  51. Great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. This sure is a special month for PS. Love all the new stamps sets. The video was very helpful and well done.

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  53. awesome sets and amazing inspiration!

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  54. Hi Kim!
    Not too worry abjout a lomg post, with gorgeous creations like here today, it's easy to scroll down the entire post!! Loved what Imsaw! Those cards are super and I love your idea of large solid stamps! Just what I missed for, for example, reversing! Perfect!! Love these!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  55. Love the new blocks...tons of things you could do with them!

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  56. I love the postal love card. The twine is so cute--I bought some, and have only used it a couple of times. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  57. Thank you for filling a void in the clear stamping tools arena. I have some thing simular in red rubber but the clear really rocks it.. thanks for a chance to win these awesome stamps.

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  58. Terrific idea, having the two solid stamps. And lots of cardmaking inspiration, too!

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  59. VERY cool! Would LOVE to give this reverse stamping technique a try! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  60. Cool new stamps! Love that one is scalloped! Thanks for a chance to win them. Love the cards shown today, too. :D

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  61. I've gotten used to checking your blog every day to see what the new stamp is. I'll be sad when the month ends in a few days!

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  62. what a great video!!!
    thanks for sharing! I learned something new today! =)

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  63. I think that the professor guy is really cute. I also like the postage cards.

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  64. Love these new block stamps - I can see lots of possibilities - including the reverse technique!

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  65. I love the Smarty pants set... must be the teacher side of me! Thanks for the very useful video.

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  66. The LOVE card is really cute. I like to send cards like that for no reason.

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  67. The milk container is great. I'd like to make some for treats.

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  68. What great cards. I can see lots of uses for these stamps.

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  69. Cool stamps. So many uses. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  70. Love the names of these new stamps!

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  71. Love the professor!!! And Congradulations. Reminds me of high school when we signed our yearbooks this way because we were graduating!!!

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  72. Love the tutorial! I always wondered the how to now I know. TFS!

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  73. Such a fun idea.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  74. Delightful & creative posts ~ as always! Mary in Wausau,WI

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  75. Very cool stamps what a great idea! Thanks also for the tutorial

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  76. The professor makes me laugh!

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  77. I loved the tutorial. I have always wondered how to do reverse stamping! Thanks for a chance to win. I LOVE PS stamps, oh yes, I do!! :)

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  78. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Awesome projects as always!

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  79. Super duper cute projects!!! That little professor image ROCKS!!! Definitely NEEEEED that set!!!

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  80. Love your thanks card! The others are adorable as well!

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  81. Love it! Such a cool idea. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  82. These are great stamps! Love all the cards too!!

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  83. This has been so fun to watch all the new stamps and samples! I love the concept behind Babe Block and Dude Block. Thanks for having the contest.

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  84. Love these new block stamps! Pretty samples to view as well. I love to see all the inspiration here!

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  85. Pure awesomeness! I have enjoyed each of the new reveals very much!

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  86. The block stamps would come in quite handy! Reading your blog is a great way to end my Monday.

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  87. This release has been amazing! You just keep bringing on the magic, LOVE these stamps!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. The new stamp sets looks like so much fun.

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  89. How cool are these?! These stamps are open to tons of possibilities! Great, again!

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  90. Thanks for the tutorials! I would have no idea how to use these blocks. Love it!

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  91. AMAZING video and SUPER AMAZING creations from the team! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

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  92. Does it have to be a certain kind of ink to do the reverse image? would staz on be a no no?

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