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If you’ve landed here for the first time from Paper Crafts Connection – Welcome!! If you’re one of my regular blog readers, I’m so glad you stopped by today!! You’re going to want to read all the way through to the end of my post for some amazing prize opportunities!!
Are you as excited about the newly released Stamp It! Cards Vol. 8 issue as I am?!! I mean seriously, people – this baby is jam packed from cover to cover with some of the most beautifully stamped cards I’ve ever seen!
To wrap up this week’s launch of Stamp It! Cards Volume 8, the Online Editor of Paper Crafts Magazine, P. Kelly Smith, has organized a super fun blog hop with the winners of the 2011 Stamping Royalty contest – and I just happen to be one of those 15 lucky winners!! Fun, right?!!
The Stamping Royalty “Queens” were asked to create an all occasion card based on the current needs of Operation Write Home, a wonderful organization that provides hand made greeting cards to our troops overseas to send to their family while they’re deployed. We all agreed that since the 4th of July is coming up soon, we’d use a patriotic color scheme for our cards. We each chose one of the stamp sets that were included in our amazingly generous prize package for winning the Stamping Royalty contest, and away we went!
I chose to work with the uber fun Cake Shoppe and Cake Shoppe Too! from Mint Motif. Oh my goodness, these stamp sets were a blast to play with – the mojo was oozing as soon as I placed these clear photopolymer beauties on my acrylic block. I will definitely be inking these sets up again!!
Stamping is an important part of my life, and more specifically stamping to create cards is my passion. I was beyond thrilled and honored to be one of the 15 winners chosen for this year’s Stamping Royalty . . . in fact, it was truly a dream come true. I am blessed beyond belief in my life, and so many of those blessings are due to the freedoms we enjoy because the men and women in our military risk their lives every day to protect us. I can only imagine how difficult it is to be thousands of miles away from your loved ones for months and sometimes years at a time. How can I NOT thank them in a way that makes a difference in their lives? So to be able to provide our troops with cards that they can send home to their loved ones was an opportunity that I felt compelled to act upon. When P. Kelly suggested that we tie this blog hop to Operation Write Home, I felt as though the planets were aligned – it was meant to be.
You’re definitely going to want to hop over to the remaining Stamping Royalty blogs to enjoy some additional stamping inspiration – these ladies will blow you away:
Wanna win some prizes?! Well, of course you do!! You have TWO chances to win.
- First, head on back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog and leave a comment to win one of two amazing prize packages as pictured above!
- Second, leave a comment here on my blog for a chance to win a free copy of the Stamp It! Cards Volume 8 issue!!
- All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, July 3rd to be eligible to win!
Lastly, we’d love for you to get involved and donate some of your handmade cards to Operation Write Home. There’s a Mr. Linky set up on the Paper Crafts Connection blog if you’d like to post your cards for the campaign!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I so appreciate it!