Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween, crafty friends!  Are you doing anything fun today?  We've got a real treat for you!

Ryann created these Halloween gift bags for her co-workers.  She's used Subway Series: Holidays along with some Echo Park paper/stickers and Cosmo Cricket chipboard.

We hope each of you have a safe and very FUN time this Halloween!!  :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Spooky Card

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Good morning! We hope our east coast friends are staying warm, dry and out of Sandy's way.  Be safe, friends! 

We know today is the day before Halloween, so we thought we would show you something Halloween related since we're running out of time!  :)

Jennifer Ingle made this fun Halloween card using a variety of stamps from Happy Hexagons.  I love that she used just black ink with the different patterns to create her card.  The addition of the bright, funky letters and the sticker makes this a perfectly spooky card!!

We'll see you again tomorrow for Halloween festivities!  Be sure to join us :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Tagged Christmas Card

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Did you all have a fabulous weekend before Halloween?  We sure did!  We spent our Saturday in Riverside, CA at the Craftin' in the City event where we had a table full of make'n'takes all day and night long!  We were there from 2pm to midnight and met some truly talented people!

Savannah O'Gwynn also had a crafty weekend and made a fabulous tagged card using Subway Series: Holidays.  We love the inked white tag and how she used the "Merry Christmas" sentiments on the half circle tag as well.  The little details of the staples and bling really make this card shine!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook if you don't already.  You don't want to miss a second of Fresh Squeezed Stamps!  :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Jolly Card

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Don't you love it when you discover all sorts of ways to use a stamp set?  Jen Rzasa used the Subway Series: Holidays set to make this super adorable card:

Versatile is good!
She used just the "JOLLY" part of the Christmas stamp to make this tag, which is the focal point of her card.  Jen says she loves the versatility of her Fresh Squeezed Stamps.

I'll bet you can find a few versatile ways to use your Fresh Squeezed Stamps to create a Halloween card and enter it into our Squeeze-A-Palooza challenge.  You could win a Fresh Squeezed Stamps set of your choice!  Click HERE for more details.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Apothecary Sweets Card

Happy Friday, Fresh Squeezed friends! :)

The fabulous Jennifer Ingle is back with a trendy card using bakers twine, washi tape and Christmas Treats!  We LOVE the colored ink sentiment and the addition of Smooch Glitz - so sparkly!

Christmas Treats

Do you have plans for the weekend?  If you have some crafty time, we'd love it if you play along in our very first Squeeze-A-Palooza!  You can use your Fresh Squeezed Stamps or the FREE digital image we posted a couple days ago.  You can find all the details and play along HERE!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sweet Bird on a Fence

We hope you're having a great week!  Only a couple more days until we hit the weekend, but before then, we've got more Fresh Squeezed inspiration to share with you today!

Ryann created this super cute scene using stamps from The Sweet Life.  We love the paper pieced bird and the bits of eyelet ribbon and twine!  So cute!!

If you haven't heard, we started a new challenge on the blog called Squeeze-A-Palooza! You can play along using your Fresh Squeezed Stamps or the FREE digital image we posted to the blog earlier this week.  You can find out more about Squeeze-A-Palooza HERE!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Neon Masculine Hexagons

Did you see our exciting news yesterday?  If not, be sure to scroll down and check it out. We guarantee you don't want to miss it!!  :)

Virginia Lu is back at it again today with a bright masculine birthday card using Happy Hexagons.  She's combined vibrant colors with trendy hexagon shapes to create this fresh and fun card!

If you've got a project to share using Fresh Squeezed Stamps, be sure to link up your project on our Facebook page!  We'd love to see what you create using FSS stamps!  :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Squeeze-A-Palooza Begins!

We've got a bit of fun to share with you.  Today we are starting a new monthly challenge on our blog called Squeeze-A-Palooza!  Squeeze-A-Palooza will begin on the 23rd and continue through the end of each month the challenge is issued.  

Because our doors have only just opened and not everyone has Fresh Squeezed Stamps, we thought it would be fun to offer a FREE digital image so everyone can participate in Squeeze-A-Palooza!  

To download the digital image, 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, Shannon and I have a couple of cards using our FREE digital image!

Here's what you need to know:
  • Create a NEW project (card, layout, altered item, banner, tag, etc.) using the theme of this month's challenge: HALLOWEEN
  • 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!!  :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Glittery Subway Card

Hello!  Are we all relaxed and refreshed after the weekend?  We hope you got some crafty time in!  :)

Jennifer Rzasa made this amazing glittery holiday card using Subway Series: Holidays.  I love cards like this that look complex and are full of detail, but are simple in design at the same time.  The glittered frame and the white inked tag are perfection!  Awesome job, Jennifer!!

Subway Series: Holidays

We have a BIG announcement to make tomorrow, so be sure to come back for a visit to see what all the excitement is about!!  Until then, happy crafting!  :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thank U Fall Card

I don't know about you, but here at the Fresh Squeezed Stamps headquarters, we're still having days of summer.  We just had another heat spell that we're hoping is the end of it.  We're ready for fall to be here!  What better way to greet the upcoming autumn season than with a couple of very cool cards!

Savannah O'Gwynn is back again today, with her friend Helene, to share a couple of their creations using Subway Series: Holidays.  Sav created a fun thank you card perfect for Thanksgiving.  I love the non-traditional fall colors, like the aqua blue, that bring this card together.  Fabulous!!

Savannah's friend Helene played with our stamps, too, and created this cozy fall card. Love the highlighted words/image.  It really brings the stamp image into focus!  Thanks, Helene, for sharing your lovely card with us today!  :)

Subway Series: Holidays

We hope you are having a wonderful weekend! :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Subway Art Christmas Card

Happy Friday!  We hope your week has been a great one!  Ryann is back again today with a Christmas card using Subway Series: Holidays.

Subway Series: Holidays has a subway art stamp for each of the three major holidays during the fall/winter seasons.  What I love is how easy it is to make a card using these stamps in no time at all!

Subway Series: Holidays
These are perfect stamps to mass produce with!  Subway Series: Holidays is available now in our online store.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hexagon Flowers

Hello Fresh Squeezed friends!  We have a super cute and springy card to share with you today.  

Ryann used the hexagons (Happy Hexagons) and the heart (The Sweet Life) to create her flowers.  The stem is the flight trail that would typically be used with either the bees or the bird (The Sweet Life).  Combining stamps from different stamp sets is a great way to get more mileage out of them!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to come say hi to us on Twitter.  You can find us HERE!  Have a great Thursday!  :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lollipop Greetings

Happy Wednesday!  We've got an extra sweet project to share with you today courtesy of Virginia Lu.  She's created an adorable shaped card using Christmas Treats that is perfect for the holiday season.

Christmas Treats
We just love the festively decorated lollipops; complete with twine bows and lots of sparkles!  They look good enough to eat!!  :)

Christmas Treats is available at our online store, so be sure to pick yours up today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Neon Hexagons

We've got a wild one for you today!  Jennifer Ingle created this amazing card.  We just LOVE the neon and white against the black cardstock.  The Happy Hexagons stamps literally jump right off the paper!  Fabulous!

Happy Hexagons

Did you know that we have a Fresh Squeezed Stamp blog button?  We'd absolutely love it if you shared your love for FSS by posting our blog button on your blog.  :)

Also, don't forget to link up your Fresh Squeezed Stamps projects on our Facebook page. We'd love to see what you create using your FSS stamps!!  Happy crafting!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Good Enough To Eat

You've heard that saying "good enough to eat", right?  Well, that's exactly what I thought of when I saw this gorgeous card Ryann made!  The colors are so Willy Wonka-ish and the candies...peppermint swirls, cake pops and gumdrops...I know you're looking around right now for an Oompa Loompa!

Christmas Treats
Christmas Treats
The Christmas Treats set has so many delicious images and sentiments.  Check out that pretty apothecary jar.  Did you notice the two "bundles" of round candies?  They were created to give you the ability to easily fill the jar with multi-colored "candies" in two easy impressions!

Do you remember this card from last week?  Look closely at the jar filled with red and green candies -- took 1 (jar), 2 (red candy), 3 (green candy) impressions to get all that adorableness!  Imagine the possibilities this great set of stamps has -- get your Christmas Treats while they last!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bee You

Happy Saturday, Fresh Squeezed friends! We hope you are enjoying your weekend!  :)

When I first saw Savannah's card using The Sweet Life, I literally squealed.  I love the play on words she has incorporated into her card.  Not to mention the farm fresh feel of the card - it's amazing!!

Thank you for choosing to spend your weekend with Fresh Squeezed Stamps!  We have more inspiration lined up for you - so be sure to come back and visit us again!  :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bee Your Best

We've got a sweet one for you today!  Jennifer Rzasa, of Our Change of Art, has made this darling card using The Sweet Life.  We just love the effect the punched out clouds gives Jennifer's card.  The sweet little bee flying between the clouds - perfection!

If you haven't checked out our online store yet, be sure you do!  You can pick up the The Sweet Life, Happy Hexagons, Subway Series: Holidays and Christmas Treats.  Happy shopping!  :)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweetest Wishes

We've got a real treat for you!  Jennifer Ingle, of Just Jingle, is joining us again today. She used Christmas Treats to make this fun and vibrant holiday card sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

I love the traditional red and green colors Jennifer used and the placement of the bakers twine.  The sentiment matches up perfectly for this sweet card!

And a close up shot of those sweet peppermint discs!  See how shiny that middle one is!

This would be a great project to mass-produce for your Christmas cards.  Simple layers, no coloring and lots of character using Christmas Treats!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Apples

Happy Wednesday!  Have you recovered from World Card Making Day yet? We're just getting our groove back after a fun and exciting weekend!

Here at FSS headquarters in San Diego, our apple orchards are in full swing!  The Apple Days Festival just started so I thought it would be fun to create a card using one of the apple stamps from The Sweet Life.

I paper pieced the apples in red and pink patterned papers and the fruit basket from a fun chevron striped paper.  The shaped tag was cut out from my Silhouette and was faux stitched using a black marker.

We had a bunch of orders that were mailed out yesterday, so if you placed your first order with Fresh Squeezed Stamps already - you should see them in your mailbox soon! We would LOVE to see your creations using our stamps, so be sure to link your projects to us on Facebook!  

If you haven't already liked us on Facebook and followed us on Twitter, what are you waiting for?! :)

We'll see you back here on the blog tomorrow for more inspiration from one of our guest designers!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Sweets

Here's another sweet little card, made by Ryann, using the Christmas Treats set.

She paper pieced the plate with red gingham that looks so cute with the green polka dot background.  Even the cookies are paper pieced!  Check out those yummy chocolate chips, too.  A simple die-cut tag and ribbon make this card adorable.  And, there are so many perfect sentiments in the Christmas Treats set -- you could make dozens of these in a snap!

Who's your Santa and which are his favorite cookies?  :-)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Tag, You're It!

Monday already?  How was your World Card Making Day celebration?  We had a blast this weekend and I wanted to share one of the tags we made.

Subway Series: Holidays
Here's a little one made with the Subways Series: Holidays set featuring the Halloween stamp.  There are also Thanksgiving and Christmas stamps included in this set.  Look for more great things to come in our Subway Series!

Subway Series: Holidays

Fresh Squeezed Stamps' grand opening was a success -- a juicy thanks to everyone who placed an order at our new online shop this weekend!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grand Opening

What a wonderful day we had yesterday!  We celebrated from sun up to sun down -- World Card Making Day was so much fun and we enjoyed spending it with lots and lots of friends and family.  We'd like to thank everyone who came by to wish us well in our new endeavor.

First off, we'd like to thank our very first customer, Dottie.  We met her at a fundraiser last weekend where Fresh Squeezed Stamps enjoyed a very positive "soft launch".  This quick photo is a little blurry, but check out the Christmas Treats set she's proudly holding!
Dottie LOVED our Christmas Treats
Yesterday our website opened for business at 12:01 a.m.  Our first online customer was Kristin, who couldn't wait to get her hands on the Subway Series: Holidays set.  She was the first of many, much appreciated, customers on our opening day!

Later we had a gathering to celebrate the grand opening of Fresh Squeezed Stamps and to enjoy some creative card making for World Card Making Day...
Jane and Cindy choose sets
Eva's Delights
Fresh squeezed Lemon Dimples
Paper crafters of all ages!
We're looking forward to many years of providing our friends with the best clear stamps ever!  See you back here tomorrow with more inspiration and eye candy!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

FSS Celebrates World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!  Not only is it WCMD, today our online store goes live!! To celebrate we've got a fabulous surprise for you!  For this weekend only, get FREE SHIPPING on your Fresh Squeezed Stamps order!!

Ryann created a happy and bright birthday card for World Card Making Day:
"I used Happy Hexagons using my very favorite color combo to create this festive card. I love making cards that can be given to both genders - this one would work for either!"

And since we're a few days into October, Ryann thought it would be fun to share a Halloween card using Subway Series: Holidays:

"I love Halloween!  Something about the colors, the weather and don't forget the candy corn!" 

Part of today's celebration includes the announcement of several free stamp set WINNERS!  

Fresh Squeezed Stamps Release Week winners:

Fresh Squeezed Stamps winners from either Ashley or Julie's blogs (each wins 1 stamp set of our choosing):
  • Julie Shearer
  • Jen Gerwig-Dively
  • Barb Murphy
  • Christina Sutton

WINNERS - Please contact us HERE with your mailing information so we can get your prizes mailed out to you!  Congrats, ladies!!!  :)

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for even more inspiration!  Don't forget to grab our blog button too!  :)