Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sparkly Celebrations

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Happy Thursday!  Val here with another card for your inspiration file.  Made with You Said It, Sister, this card is full of sparkly bubbles for a special day.

I used the border stamp repetitively to create the focal panel.  After inking it up with pink ink,  I kissed it with a piece of bubble wrap before stamping it to the white cardstock.  This created the mottled effect I was looking for.  Each circle was then dabbed with a small layering of Stardust Stickles and set aside to dry.  Walk away, don't rush this step, or the unfortunate smearing will mar your project. :)

The sentiment was stamped in black ink and quickly embossed with clear.  A bit of twine around the sparkly panel and this card is ready to greet that special person on their special day.

Stop by the FSS store to pick up your own You Said It, Sister and have a look around while you're there!

You Said It, Sister

Thanks for stopping by, head on over tomorrow and see what inspiration awaits!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bundle of Joy

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Happy Wednesday!

Amy Kolling here with a super simple BABY card using one of the newest stamp sets called You Said It, Sister.  I thought I would steer away from Valentines for one post!  Although you will be seeing more very soon!  :)

Seriously, who doesn't love polka dots?  With this you can see just how easy it is to line up the polka dot background strip that's in this stamp set!  Love the softness of how the sentiment stamped over the white polka dots.

bundle of joy
Thanks for joining me today!


{bundle of joy}
Stamps:  You Said It, Sister (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Paper:  Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper:  Bitty Dots (PTI)
Ink:  Fresh Snow (PTI), Charcoal Palette
Dies:  Shape Up: Onesie Die (PTI), Flower Die (PTI)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Challenge Alert...

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Fresh Squeezed Stamps is this week's proud sponsor of a fun new challenge you're sure to love: CASology.  It's all about clean and simple design in this one, and they use a cool cue card for their inspiration.

This week's cue card word is:

How fun is that?!  And, you've gotta know the prizes are going to be fantastic, so be sure you enter this challenge yourself and tell all your friends, too!

What can all you Fresh Squeezed Stamps fans come up with for this challenge?!  We can't wait to see...leave us a comment below when you post your entry so we can check it out. Thanks to Melissa and her "crew" for this fun sponsorship opportunity!

Kiss me, I'm Irish...

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Hey, it's Amy T!

For those of you that don't know, I'm a HUGE fan of the color green!

Here's today's card:

See that polka dot panel?  It's washi tape that I've been hoarding...I covered a panel of cardstock with it.    Good grief ladies, why oh why do we hoard washi when there are a bazillion yards on the spool?

I'm a gigantic fan of heat embossing.  I love the sheen, the texture and the POP that goes along with it.   Something that I just discovered within the last 2 years is the ever helpful Embossing Buddy:

Check out the difference in the panels...although granted sometimes I like that messy Tim Holtz look....

I was inspired by the current 

{don't you love that graphic?!}

I used the Fresh Squeezed Stamps


Amy O'Tsuruta

Monday, January 28, 2013

Keep Calm and Sip On

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Hello, Fresh Squeezed Friends! This is Jennifer Ingle with you today and I have a lovely little Keep Calm card to share with you. I chose some nice, soft, soothing color tones to pair with the Keep Calm, Sip On sentiment from Hot, Hot, Hot

I pulled out Happy Hexagons to add some fun decorative detail to the mug. I love how versatile that set is! It's totally one of my personal favorites!

I really like the little details that are found in each set! It was so much fun to add the little heart stirrer and the whipped cream to the mug! Just another thing that makes Fresh Squeezed Stamps totally fun! Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fresh Squeezed Day! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013


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Hello there, 
it's Maureen today with a little Fresh Squeezed inspiration!  I don't know what it is like where you are, but in Northeastern PA we are seeing below zero temperatures. It is bitterly cold and a reminder of why I love Summer. Longing for the days when the birds wake me up with their beautiful songs, I created this summery scene using The Sweet Life stamp set..

To make my card, I sponged the background in shades of green and blue, then did my stamping.  I inked and stamped only the legs of the bird, then paper pieced and added it with dimensionals.  The card base is 3 1/2x 5.  The perfect size for dropping into a lunch bag or briefcase.

You can find The Sweet Life stamp set here in the FSS Store.

I hope this card brings a little sunshine and warmth to your day!
Stop by again tomorrow for more FSS inspiration.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hope You Perk Up Soon

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Happy Friday, everyone.  It's Chunyuan here.  I have a card using Fresh Squeezed Stamps' Hot, Hot, Hot set.  I used my fave tea cup again and quite a lot of patterned paper on this card.

Here is the stamp set.

Hot, Hot, Hot

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Olive You

**For your chance to win a FREE stamp set - play along with Squeeze-A-Palooza!  Details can be found HERE**

Val here with a simple Olive You card made using A Punny Valentine.  This sentiment is not just for Valentine's Day, use it anytime you want to tell someone you love them in a playful way.

Of course I had to make the "O" into a green olive by simply stamping it onto green cardstock, trimming closely and adhering over the original "O" with dimensional foam.  A few embossed scores, gingham check ribbon and this CAS card is ready!

Head on over the the FSS store to find this set: A Punny Valentine
and when you're there, have a look around at the other fun stamp sets.

A Punny Valentine

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Come on back tomorrow for more inspiration from another team member!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Squeeze-A-Palooza #4 - Valentine's Day

Today is the 23rd of the month!  You know what that means??  It's time for Squeeze-A-Palooza!  In case you are recently new to our blog, let us explain...

Squeeze-A-Palooza is a monthly challenge played here on the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog.  We offer a free digital image and prizes to two lucky participants!  Sound good?

We had so much fun last month using inspiration pictures with our challenge, we thought we would make it a regular feature of Squeeze-A-Palooza.  So here is a little eye candy to get those creative juices flowing!

Photo Credit
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Because not everyone has Fresh Squeezed Stamps (but you all really should!), we thought it would be fun to offer a FREE digital image so everyone can participate in Squeeze-A-Palooza! 

To download, right click on the image below and save it to your photo editing program. From there you can print out the digital image and play along!

To give you a little jump start on your Squeeze-A-Palooza inspiration, we have some cards using some Fresh Squeezed Stamps!

Amy Tsuruta
Stamps used: Subway Series: Spring

Amy Kolling

Maureen Merritt
Stamps used: The Sweet Life and Games People Play

Shannon Fralish

Okay, here's what you need to know:
  • Create a NEW project (card, layout, altered item, banner, tag, etc.) using this month's theme:  VALENTINE'S DAY
  • You must use at least one Fresh Squeezed Stamps image (stamp or digital).  Projects using zero FSS images will be deleted.
  • Submit a DIRECT LINK to your blog post.  Projects not linked properly will be deleted.
  • You must mention this challenge and link to it in your blog post.  Feel free to grab the Squeeze-A-Palooza banner to use on your blog too!

There will be two winners of Squeeze-A-Palooza every month!
  • Readers' Choice winner - The project with the most "LIKES" at the end of the challenge will win one (1) stamp set of their choice.
  • Random winner - One random challenge player will win one (1) stamp set of their choice.

After you've created your new Squeeze-A-Palooza project, simply enter your information into the Linky Tool below to be entered to win!  Remember that we're looking for TWO winners - one random participant and the person with the most "LIKES" on their project. Be sure to tell all your friends to play along and vote, too!!  :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Me & You....

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's Amy T here sharing a soda-rific card: 

Soda for & you

I used Fresh Squeezed Stamps

The sentiment is from

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!!!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the start of this month's Squeeze-A-Palooza challenge!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Be Mine!

Happy Monday, folks! This is Jennifer Ingle here with a brand new Valentine's Card inspiration for you! I used the absolutely fabulous Subway Series: Spring set for my card today. I actually stamped the image three times to allow it to go all the way across the front panel of my card.

I stamped the image with Versamark once on black paper and embossed it with white, cut out the Be Mine and popped it up to make it the primary sentiment focus on my card. Just another super fun way to use these great Subway Series sets!

Subway Series: Spring

I hope you have a super fabulous day! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another dose of Fresh Squeezed Inspiration! Jingle out!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Happy Weekend!

It's Maureen here with a card for you today using

 These beautiful feathers make a nice focal point or background stamp!

Here I stamped the solid feathers in the background and the the line stamps in the foreground.
I love how their shape creates movement on your card design.

 Stop in tomorrow for more eye candy from the Design Team!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thanks a Latte

Happy Friday, everyone.  It is Chunyuan here.

I have a one-layered card to share today. I stamped the polka dot border vertically with four different colors. The coffee cup was stamped on kraft and white cardstocks and paper pieced together. 

The stamps used for this card are Hot, Hot, Hot and You Said It, Sister.

Hot, Hot, Hot

You Said It, Sister

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Valentine Elegance

Hello, Val here today with an elegant card made using FSS A Punny Valentine Set.
The scripty sentiment from the set pairs beautifully with patterned papers and satin ribbon.
The sentiment was stamped on a banner strip and accented with a simple silver brad.  Dimensional foam elevates the greeting.

This set may be found in the FSS store, along with the rest of the release.
Be sure to browse around while you are there!

A Punny Valentine

Thanks for dropping by today! Head over tomorrow to see what else awaits for your inspiration enjoyment!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

You Sweep Me.....

 Hi everyone!

It's Amy Kolling here with another "Punny" Valentine.  I just can't get enough of this fun set! Here I've used the adorable little broom and dust "cloud".  Don't you just love the little heart details?  I used some brown/white chevron paper to mimick the look of wood flooring, added some twine, and a sentiment banner.  Easy peasy!

you sweep me

A Punny Valentine

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Can't wait to see what you make with this cute set!  Don't forget to link up your projects over on Flickr and SplitcoastStampers (search freshsqueezedstamps)!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You're My Friend...


It's Amy T here, showing you a clean & crisp one layer card:

I've become a huge fan of white the contrast it makes.

super simple design

This card is going to a dear friend of mine who is having a rough time with life.  I love the peacock feather....especially with that darling heart.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Coffee and Mondays, They Belong Together

Hey, folks! This is Jennifer Ingle here sharing a fun card using the new Hot, Hot, Hot set! This set is SO fabulous! It has something for everyone! To be honest, I'm a tea girl. I don't even own a coffee maker, but I do love these super fun coffee images!!!

Thanks a Latte

I paper pieced the cup to jazz it up a bit. I love how much fun you can have with these! You can really make each of these images totally your own!

Hot, Hot, Hot

I hope you have a super fantastic Monday! Enjoy your coffee! We will be back tomorrow with more fabulous inspiration from the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Design Team! Jingle Out!