Friday, March 5, 2021

SCRAP'N STAMP BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog!

It's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time to hop with Scrap'n Stamp Canada! This month the theme is Birthday Bash.


To celebrate the hop Scrap'n Stamp is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate. All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment below. Be sure to leave a comment at all the stops on the hop to increase your chances of winning.


AND How would you like to save on some birthday related stamps and dies - cakes, candles, sentiments etc? Until Monday March 8th at Midnight EST you can save 10%! Click here to check it out.


My card today uses My Favorite Things It's a Mice Time To Celebrate stamp set - there's also coordinating die for it which I might just have to get soon. I started with a panel of Lawn Fawn White card stock cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die then stamped the sentiment along the long side. Next I stamped the dancing mouse.


This is when I decided the mouse needed a little something so I used another image from the same set and masked off the portion I didn't want then inked up the balloon portion. I stamped it so that it appears to be tied to the tail. I used a fine tip black marker to draw on the bow portion.


Now to add some color. I decided to use my very neglected Copic markers. They're neglected because I'm not very good with them but I won't get better if I don't use them right?
I kept the coloring really simple - using 2 or 3 shades of each color I start with the lightest one, then work my way up to the darker ones keeping the darker shades to the outer edges where there's more likely to be shadows. Then I work my way back to the lightest color being sure to blend them together. Make sense?


To finish the card I figured out where the panel was going to go then before adding it I stamped another sentiment onto the card base. I added the panel with some craft foam for dimension.

Now it's time to HOP!
Before you go be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win the $50 Gift Certificate I mentioned above. Let me know what your favorite style of card making is - mine started out very differently from what it is now. I am definitely more of a clean and simple card maker but I do like to try all styles.

Next on the hop is Nancy
All the stops are linked below for you.

Tara

Lindsey

Chala 

Susan - you are here

Nancy - Next Stop

Kia

Deborah

Jessica

Happy Stampin'

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!


Susan



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49 comments:

  1. Very cute card, Susan! That little mouse has moves ;)

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  2. Very cute! I love how his fun balloon is tied to his tail!

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  3. Giggles - how fun is this Susan - love his "ballet" moves. Great card.

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    1. Thank you Kia :) I never thought of it as ballet - that's cute

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  4. Excellent choice n stamp set! Lol! Love how the balloon is on his tail! Super sweet!

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  5. Adorable card! I love this darling mouse with the balloon!

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  6. Marisela Delgado said: Such a cute mouse. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  7. Loved the clean simple white on white card.

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    1. Thank you Vivian :) It's a favorite of mine too.

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  8. Happy Birthday Scrap n Stamp. Thanks for making it easy to shop Canadian.

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  9. I might need to go shopping.... so adorable!!

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    1. haha - thanks Nancy :) This set should come with an enabler alert lol

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    1. Thank you Giselle :) It took me a while to embrace the CAS design but now I LOVE it.

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  11. Adorable card!!! I love CAS...but lately I’m liking...more is more lol. I love dimension and a lot of colour.

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    1. Thank you :) Sometimes the more the merrier is definitely the way to go ;)

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  12. How fun that you and Chala picked the same stamp set... and used it in two very different ways! Your card is adorable with that mouse and his party balloon. Your colouring looks fab!

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    1. Thanks so much Lindsey :) I love when that happens - shows how versatile a set can be.

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  13. Such a sweet card. I like your sideways sentiment.

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  14. Your card is sweet, and I love the balloon tied to his tail! I applaud you as I am too chicken to freehand anything! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you :) I was scared to freehand in the beginning too but the more you do it the easier it gets.

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  15. Mice Time to Celebrate is a great stamp set. I love cute animals at a party for birthday cards. :)

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    1. Thank you :) It's hard to resist a cute critter :)

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  16. Oh my goodness! How cute is your mouse, decked out in his party hat! The balloon is such fun, especially with the polkadots! Sideways sentiment? YES! Love this! Happy Birthday, Scrap 'n Stamp!
    ~carol

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  17. Oh this mouse is darling! Happy Birthday Scrap N' Stamp!!!

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  18. Sweet card with great colouring. xx

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  19. I love your dancing mouse card! He sends the perfect birthday message!

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  20. Super cute card Susan! I love that adorable mousey!

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  21. Who can resist that cutie and cheery mouse!

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  22. Oh my GOODNESS. This stamp could be my signature stamp forever. Whenever I'm super excited I always say HAPPY DANCING and this sentiment , well I need 3 cuz I'm gonna wear it out! This card is super super cute. I know you say CAS, but this is beautiful! I make my cards way too hard.. I like to personalize them and boy my CAS turns into lighted mechanics. I like to make cards that make my heart smile and hopefully the recipients too. This card really made me smile. THANKS!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol :) You need to check out this post https://creatingwithsusan.blogspot.com/2021/03/eek-its-your-birthday-giveaway.html
      for a chance to win this stamp set.

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  23. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely helpful for me. Birthday wishes

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