Friday, July 11, 2014

Create A Smile Stamps First Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the Create A Smile First Release Blog Hop!

You should have come here by way of the amazing Anika Lerche,
the first German paper crafter I ever came across.
Her work is so beautiful and brilliant, you will instantly want to add her blog
to your visitation rotation so you can be continually inspired by her as I am.

If you are just popping in now, be sure to head back to 
the Create A Smile blog so you can begin the hop from the start
and not miss out on any of the fantastic projects linked up today.

Here's my card:


I used the awesome Surfing Penguin, which is a FREE
digital stamp that Christine has available on the blog,
along with that great sentiment from Comfy.

And now, a little bit more about Create A Smile.


Create a Smile is a new stamp company in town, located in Germany! This is super exciting for me, because I was married in Germany and it is also the country where my husband and my three sons were born. We made our home there for five happy years and I love to go back and visit my husband's family any time we get a chance.

But back to Create A Smile stamps. :)
When Christine Drogt started illustrating and sharing images with friends, it soon became crystal-clear that those images would make awesome clear stamps.  Because Christine has always loved to make people smile (it can be as easy as smiling at strangers!) the name was found quickly (thanks to her friend Alison!) and the vision became reality.

Create A Smile stamps are made of high quality photo-polymer and produced in Germany. They will for sure make you smile!

We’re thrilled you are joining us as we begin this great adventure! We truly love the fantastic paper-crafting community (YOU!) and are so excited to be bringing something new to you all!

These are the facts:
Create A Smile are releasing our first two stamp sets TODAY!! You can find our store at www.createasmilestamps.com  We have TWO fun sets filled with super cute images, available for purchase.
You can win a $15 gift-certificate for the 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 (July 12th8am CET - that's 2am EST. The winner will be announced on theCreate A Smile Blog on Sunday (July 13th)

Here is a look at the two stamp sets that are releasing today.


Comfy

 Friends In The Woods

And that's it! I'm the last stop on the hop!
I hope you had a wonderful time and got inspired.
Make sure to visit the Create A Smile blog often,
as there are many more exciting things in store as this 
wonderful new company develops and stretches its wings.

Again, I would like to link this card up to the Penguin Papers Critter Challenge,
as she is generously donating $1 per submission to Operation Write Home.

Have an awesome day! :)


52 comments:

  1. Wow, what a summery, Hawaiian creation - love it - and that blue penguin cracks me up! am so so happy you joined our hop Christina, thank you sooo much!

    Hugs
    Christine

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  2. such a pretty card - it really creates a summer mood - love the colors

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  3. Such a cute card and awesome new company! Love the sweet stamps!! :)

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  4. so cute! Love the penguin and the warm, summery colours!

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  5. creat coloring! The scenery looks inviting!

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  6. Such a vibrant and happy scene. Great card. :)

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  7. Now how fun is this?! Love it!

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  8. Christy, that is too cool! Brilliant work!

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  9. Such a great and fun summer card! This surfing penguin is fabulous!

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  10. The background is a nice touch with all those Hawaiian-like flowers.

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  11. Such a beautiful summery bright card

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  12. Such a beautiful summery bright card

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  13. I love the bright colors on this card! That penguin rocks!

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  14. Love the waves. I never would of thought to use the flowery background paper, inspirational

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  15. Love your bright colors and those cool waves, great card.

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  16. Great use of color...love the waves!

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  17. Cute beach scene! Yeahhh for Germany!

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  18. hehehe.. this is so fun! Love the cute card, and the way you colored it up :) hugs

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  19. How can you NOT love a wind-surfing penguin. Adorable card.

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  20. Cute Cute Cute!!! Gotta love a surfer dude!

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  21. WOW I LOVE your choice of big bold bright colors.. SO perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Love your blue penguin. Such a bright and happy card, which you can't help but smile at.

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  23. This is awesome... love the penguin!

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  24. Great card-it is so bright and cheerful!!

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  25. Love penguins! This surfer is incredibly cute.

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  26. Such a cool card! I always love your use of layers and pattern paper!

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  27. Oh, this is such a fun image and card!

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  28. Your 'Surfing Penguin' is too cute, Christy! Love the patterned papers you chose for this card, too! So happy to see you on the hop!

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  29. Wow, the colours and the patterns work so good together :) The penguin looks great, too.
    Bye, Jessa

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  30. Great card. Thanks for pointing out the free digi and the challenge benefitting OWH!

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  31. So so cute!! I love the surfing penguin!!

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  32. How adorable is the surfing penguin?! I love that you used him, since we didn't get to see him in either set. Nice to see more example of her work!

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  33. Darling! I love the surfing scene!

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  34. How sweet! What a perfect ending to this fun hop with your GORGEOUS summery card! The bold colors and the FUN, this is just the best! TFS!

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  35. Absolutely love everything about your card! Those awesome stamps and your colour choice! It screams fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Adorable! What a fun scene you created. :)

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  37. What a fun card!! Love the paper and your coloring!!

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  38. what an amazing and FUN card!! love that Hawaiian-ish paper you used too!! totally gives it this tropical feel! i love that penguin image! and you totally ROCKED it!! :)

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  39. Thanks for participating in the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party Critter Love Card challenge. It was nice tht you joined in the party!

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