Saturday, March 9, 2013

OWH Animal Pun Blog Skip


Hello and welcome to OWH's Animal Pun Blog Skip! Today is the launch of some adorable new fundraiser stamp sets from Stamper's Best. To help celebrate the release, these new sets are on a special for buy-two-get-one-free. Go HERE to purchase the stamps. There are lots of talented crafters participating in the skip today and I am so honored to be a part of it. Since it's my first ever blog skip, I've got some fun blog candy at the end of this post.

These stamps are perfect for paper piecing, especially if you're someone like me who doesn't do glamorous things with Copic markers. I really enjoyed digging through my stash to find papers that would work for each critter.

paper - Pink Paislee - Indigo Bleu
stamp - Stampers Best
die cuts - Paper Smooches
ribbon - May Arts
embossing folder - Darice
colored pencils - Crayola
Versafine ink
card base - Int. paper Accent Opaque Digital 100#


paper - Fancy Pants - Love Note
stamps - Stampers Best
ribbon - Michaels
distress ink - Tim Holtz
brads - Recollections
colored pencils - Crayola
Versafine ink
card base - Int. Paper Accent Opaque Digital 100#


paper - Basic Grey - Archaic
stamps - Stampers Best
die cuts - Spellbinders
twine - Trendy Twine
ribbon - May Arts
Versafine ink
card base - Int. Paper Accent Opaque Digital 100#

Aren't these stamps just simply adorable? Now, for some fun blog candy. I am giving away a Basic Grey - Hopscotch 6x6 paper pad and a stamp set that was donated by My Favorite Things. Just leave a comment with your email address and I will contact the winner. Winner will be selected Tuesday, March 12th.


Now, your next stop in the blog skip is Jan. If you get lost along the way, head back to the Stars and Stamps blog. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the skip.

81 comments:

  1. Love the colors you used with the stamped images. I especially like the polka dot tie on the puffin. April

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  2. I love the paper piecing idea for these stamps. Thank you for sharing! Melissa T.
    mteeling@ymail.com

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  3. you have made the cutest cards with these fun stamps! I so love the puffin set... it gives me the giggles - probably because I'm married to one! tee hee!

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  4. Kristie, these cards are adorable! They all make me smile. I love the paper piecing.

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  5. these stamps look like so much fun - your cards are great!!!! -

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  6. Love what you did with all of these cute animals! The papers are perfect!

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  7. Love all your cards - they are adorable but I especially like the turtle card. It looks more "masculine" to me and those are the cards I find it difficult to come up with. Thank you for the great inspiration!

    craftygirl1970@gmail.com

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  8. Kristie! Wow! I wouldn't have even thought to paper piece these! I have never tried paper piecing, but after seeing what you have done, I just might give it a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration. Raeanna25 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Such cute cards. Great idea with the paper piecing. I love all the layouts (did you use sketches?).

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  10. Krisite, I'm so impressed at how you made the first and third cards very masculine. I really only saw these stamps as kids stamps, but you've opened my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. These are AWESOME! I love seeing critters pieced since I am also allergic to coloring. :)
    Please don't enter me in your blog candy; I have that paper pad already! :)

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  12. Hi Kristie! GREAT job on your first blog skip! I love paper piecing, too, so I totally enjoyed looking at your cards! The new stamps are so cute; thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Three excellent cards for the skip! I too like the paper piecing since my coloring skills are not great - maybe because I never went to kindergarten?

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  14. These are so cute. Anyone would smile receiving one of these adorable little critters. I like the paper piecing too, I am awful with coloring.

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  15. Congrats Kristie on a job well done for your 1st blog skip!!! Loved your cards and the paper you used. What fun stamps. Thanks for sharing. rkscholz at yahoo dot com.

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  16. Never thought of paper pieceing. Love it paired with the colors of the pattern papers. So easy when you don't have a lot of copics. Thanks

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  17. Those are so cute!!!! I love the way you put them together with just the right colors and paper piercing. mirthmaker at dslextreme dot com

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  18. You did such a good job paper piecing these. The designs of all 3 are really cute.

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  19. Very cute cards and great paper piecing!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  20. What cute cards! Paperpiecing is something I started to eplore just this past year and now I'm always on the lookout for stamps that would be well suited to it. These all came out great.

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  21. I really like how you used the circles for the Stud Puffin image, as well as matching the dotted paper with his bow tie. laurap at lone wolfstar . com

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  22. How cute are those stamps ! You did a great job, love the turtle the most, he just seems to jump out and give lots of love.

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  23. How cute are your cards, wow! And you made all three to inspire us, love them all Kristie =)

    The layout on your first card I want to try out too!

    You're my last stop on our skip and I had so much fun, thanks for taking part in this one.

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  24. you did exactly what I was thinking of doing with the Stud Puffin stamp! gorgeous cards!! yetanothersusan @ gmail dot com

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  25. Awesome job on your cards Kristie!! Not that I think you could make a stinker of a card EVER :) :) :)
    See you in a couple hours!

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  26. Sweet!! I love them. I think you may have inspired me, and twisted my rubber arm to make some purchases!!!

    Emilyawilson10 @ gmail dot com

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  27. You picked PERFECT papers for each of these images! They are all turtley awesome!

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  28. Cute cards. I especially like the paper piecing. I'll have to try that when I get my new stamps.

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  29. Cute cards. I especially like the paper piecing. I'll have to try that when I get my new stamps.

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  30. I love the use of the folder with the fish.... I just got this folder this past weekend... now I have a great idea (thanks to you!) for using this folder with my fish stamps!

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  31. Such cute cards. I like the Stud Puffin one the best.

    lady_starbright @ hotmail.com

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  32. Love all your cards, Kristie! Congratulations, too. You have given me so many good ideas, and I thank you so much!
    Annandrandy43@msn.com

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  33. Kristi, as always your cards are fantastic. Love the new stamp release and how you showcased them so well. Your paper choices are spot-on.

    songofml at aol dot com

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  34. Great cards I love the colors you choose for each one. bpyenor at yahoo dot com

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  35. What a way to start off the skip! I love that you paper pieced these. I don't color much and these are great ideas. Love the Puffin!
    hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I'm a huge animal image fan! These are all so cute! You paper piecing is so great and I really like the background on your fishy! A most wonderful collection of cards! Thanks for sharing with us! --Yvonne
    ymbashor@yahoo.com

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  37. You really made these stamps shine even more thanks to your paper and designs. The minnow is perfect with all of those air bubbles, the puffin looks so regal with those fine white dots on the red pop & that gorgeous bow, and the turtle is definately awesome with those muted greens and browns that would probably be seen on his shell. I really love how you put the twine over the ribbon for an extra special touch. I'm sure I'll have to use this idea in the future. grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

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  38. So cute..... I love the fish, reminds me of the movie "The Incredible Mr. Limpet"!
    jccats AT att DOT com

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  39. Love the feel of movement in the fish card.

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  40. forgot contact, vscheiber at charter dot net

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  41. Great cards Kristie!

    Thank you for offering the blog candy - which I would love to win!

    thestampster @ aol . com

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  42. Love the paper choices for the minnow. They give the impression of fishing lines and bubbles. These stamps are so darn cute!

    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  43. perfect paper choices for these great new stamps!

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  44. That minnow card took me a second. Very clever cards!!

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  45. Love these cards, Kristi! I especially love that the embossing folder on the minnow card looks like bubbles - very clever! Thanks for participating in our skip today!

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  46. love your cards .. I think the bottom one is my favorite, I love that plaid paper

    thanks for sharing your cards with us!

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    1. I forgot about the drawing, my email if I should be the luck winner is rahoff9 at hotmail dot com

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  47. Congrats on your first skip! Your cards are so cute, especially love the minnow card, the dp behind the "fish" looks like breathing bubbles! I'd love to win either of your blog candy! anderegg2 at bresnan dot net

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  48. I really enjoyed these cards. The turtle is my favorite. I really love the paper and twine combination. Thanks for offering blog candy! j_pfalmer at yahoo dot com

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  49. What fun cards! Love them all. Hope I did not accidently comment twice. I love the challenge of paper piecing, not the cutting. I am lough855@aoldotcom. Thanks!

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  50. Great cards! Such great piecing, haven't tried it yet but you've inspired me to. I am ameliaandrade at msn dot com Thanks

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  51. Fun ideas with your cute stamps!

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  52. Really cute creations. Especially loved your Stud Puffin, and the cute, cute turtle!

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  53. I cannot wait to get these stamps - I ordered them today! Your cards are awesome!

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  54. What fun stamps and cute cards. On the first one, love your color choices, the bubble theme that's carried from the textured background to the paper you chose, and the clever use of that new Paper Smooches die! 2nd one so cute with the dots and stripes - love your paper choices, layout, the flags and the heart cutout behind the puffin. And the 2nd one would make a really fun masculine card with the subtle color choices and twine. Thank you for your support of OWH and for sharing these neat cards. aundria at yahoo dot com

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  55. What a cute set of cards! I love your paper selections -- especially the pairing of the dp and embossing on the first card. TFS -- and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!
    cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com

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  56. Hi Kristie, love your cards! Great job with the paper piecing, I too am inspired to try that technique more often.

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  57. I really like how you paper pieced them rather than coloring them in! I can't decided if the Puffin or the Turtle are my favorite. Like the polka dot bow tie and the 3 ribbon flags on the Puffin and just like the overall look of the Turtle card. Thanks for the chance at some lovely calorie free candy!
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  58. The Puffin so cute! I love the bow tie such a vibrant color. I do not color that much , so I am right there with you on that!

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  59. Totally awesome cards Kristie! Love all the circles in your papers for the fish, reminds me of a fish tank aerator. Love how the puffin just pops out from the red dotted paper, and love the paper piecing of the turtle. Congratulations on your first Blog Skip... you've done a terrific job!

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  60. Very punny set of cards! Love how you showed how they can be used without copics skills. Thanks for sharing, and a chance to win.

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  61. Just love the cards am thinking I need this set and what a good cause

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  62. You've done a super job of showing how these stamps can be used for kids as well as adults! (Well, maybe not the stud puffin - I'd think of that as being more adult.) Great job with the paper piecing. I like the color schemes on all three cards, too. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for making this trio of cards for your first blog skip! :)
    ph_in_va (at) comcast (dot) net

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  63. Sorry about the err....but wanted to thank you for sharing these sample cards of the cute new stamps. Love the design of the puffin card the best... well balanced. dmallnock at gmaildotcom.

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  64. These are so cute! I just love the puns. My favorite kind of cards. Thanks for the fun hop!
    drinckel at yahoo dot com

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  65. Love your attention to details. My favorite is the minnow with the coordinated dotted embossing. Nice color combos on all of them. Thanks for participating in this blog skip and offering some candy,too. joyofcm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. What cute cards. Really great papers and color combos.

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  67. LOL These sentiments are fabulous! I am not all that good with markers either so I think I will try your technique because these little guys are super adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. Very cute cards. I really like your paper and color combinations. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  69. My favorite stamp set is the Stud Puffin - I really like his paper pieced bow tie! mallisonr at aol dot com

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  70. I love the minnow stamp - but they're all very cute!

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  71. Wow...how inspiring are these??? Great job!

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  72. Your cards are adorable. Ldyglfr62 at aol dot com.

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  73. All your cards and colors are fabulous!! I loved them all. thanks. Gabbynorthpole@gmail.com

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  74. Adorable images and fantastic cards. They all look great!

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  75. They're so cute, but my favorite, because of your great design, is the Stud Puffin one!

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  76. Am anxious to get started making cards for our heroes

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  78. Kristie,
    My name is Phil and I am a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines in Okinawa, Japan. I just used one of your cards you made for OWH and wanted to say I really appreciated it, I used a "miss you" Dr. Seuss theme card and sending it to my girl Megan who is an English teacher in Ohio. Thank you

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