Thursday, February 28, 2013

Owl's It Going?

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Val here and I hope owl's going great for you today!  I just love this big eyed owl from Hootie Who? I added shiny brown brads to give him big brown eyes.  The limb was inked in Memento Toffee Crunch and kissed with the woodgrain element from Background Check using Rich Cocoa, adding a unique texture element.  A strip of dotted patterned paper ties into his cute dotted belly.

Hootie Who?

Background Check

Thanks from "owl" of us here at Fresh Squeezed Stamps!  Please come by tomorrow and see what else is in store for your inspiration.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Miss You Like Crazy

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Hi everyone!  It's Amy K. here and I have another card to share that uses Trendy Triangles!  I told you I'd be back with more!  This is such a "trendy" set!  Today I've stamped a panel using the wavy triangle......and adding in a simple sentiment from the same set!! 

miss you like crazy

Trendy Triangles

I kept it pretty simple since the wavy background kinda got a little "crazy"! 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Keep Calm...

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It's Amy T here with a card to share:

Why yes, I do love the 

There are so many possibilities!

I've been lovin' my many vellum bags lately...I trimmed off the flap on this one and slipped the tag inside...

I did a bunch of masking on this one to give you the sense that the cups/saucers are stacked...I'll let you in on a secret, my girl helped me figure out the masking part of it.


If you were to stamp this tag, would you start from the top or the bottom?

My Answer:

Typically I'd start at the bottom.  

That was my 'problem'...starting at the top and working down lets you mask off the saucer.

Tone-on-Tone stamping gives you the opportunity to then add the sentiment.  The cups/saucers add to the tag, not take away from the sentiment.

I love texture and am always trying to incorporate it into my projects.  Big fan of cork and that little smidge on the top adds quite a bit to the tag...finishing it off with Timeless Twine's Aqua Delight makes it so the tag could easily become a bookmark!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rainbows and Sunshine

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Hi! This is Jennifer here with you today and ready to share a super fun card I created using the Weather Through and Background Check sets. I stamped the grungy background in rainbow colors across the card and then stamped the sentiment in black over a lighter color.

You Are My Sunshine
I heat embossed the sun with clear embossing powder over a bright orange ink to make it really stand out and then added a fun button embellishment to it.

You are My Sunshine (detail)
Background Check
Weather Through
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a Happy!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winner Update

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

If you participated in the Chinese New Year blog hop, a couple NEW winners were drawn...and one of them is for a Fresh Squeezed Stamps set of your choice!!!!

So, click HERE to get the details.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Squeeze-A-Palooza #5 - St. Patrick'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?

You know how much we LOVE using inspiration pictures with our challenge!  Here's a little eye candy to get those creative juices flowing!

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!

Okay, here's what you need to know:
  • Create a NEW project (card, layout, altered item, banner, tag, etc.) using this month's theme:  ST. PATRICK'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!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday, FSS fans.  Chunyuan here today.  I have a bright and colorful card to share today.

Here is the stamp set used, Trendy Triangles.

Thanks and have a great weekend --

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm Over the Moon for You

Val here with a little creative bending of the sentiment so it could be literally over the sparkly moon.  It's easy to do with flexible clear stamps, a die and a block.  Just use the die as a template to line your stamp up on the block in a circular shape.  I've used one of the newest FSS stamps sets, Weather Through!

Weather Through

Thanks for dropping by today, please head back tomorrow for more designer inspiration!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Trendy Triangles=LOVE

Hey there!  Amy Kolling here with a "trendy" project!  It's no secret that triangles, chevrons and arrows are HOT right now.  I made this for the release of Fresh Squeezed Stamps newest stamp set......Trendy Triangles!

I just LOVE this stamp set and you will be seeing more of it.....GUARANTEED!  This card is pretty straight forward....CAS.  I love that I could use it for so many occasions!

Oh, happy day!

 I picked out the brightest ink colors I had for this!  It certainly makes for a Happy Day!

Trendy Triangles

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's Cloudy Without You...


It's Amy T with a 5x5 card:

I used a polaroid die and combined the sentiments from

Love this February Release!

Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Cloudy Without You

Hello, friends! This is Jennifer Ingle here with you today sharing a fun card using the Weather Through set. For this one I stamped the various elements in different ink colors and heat embossed the lightening to give it a metallic flair. It is a quick and CAS card, but still totally fun!

I hope your day is, indeed, not a cloudy one at all! Have a happy Monday, folks! Jingle Out!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

CNY Winners Announced

We hope everyone had a fabulous time hopping for Chinese New Year 2013, and that the Year of the Snake is very good to you!

The very lucky winners have been announced on Emily's blog, so simply click on the logo below and be whisked away!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Graphic Thanks

Hello there!  It's Maureen here on this lovely Saturday morning.  I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend!  Even better, I hope you have some stamping time scheduled into your weekend :)

Today I have a clean and graphic card to share with you.

Trendy Triangles is the perfect set to make clean and graphic cards with,
it offers so many possibilities!

To make today's card I used my pencil and a ruler to draw a light line and used that as a guide while I stamped my images.  I started with the sentiment and then stamped the arrows or chevrons.  I find that it is extremely important to keep everything aligned and precise in clean and graphic design.  Once the card was complete, I simply erased my line.

If you use this technique, be sure to erase with a white eraser so you don't leave marks on your card!

Trendy Triangles

Come back tomorrow for more inspiration by the FSS Design Team!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Gracias Merci Thanks

Happy Friday, FSS fans.  Chunyuan here.

Today's card is a little bit layering and stamping collage.  I've wanted to try something like this for awhile.  Background Check and Trendy Triangles are perfect stamps for it!

Here are the stamps used on this card.

Background Check
Trendy Triangles

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I'll Owl-ways Love You

Val here wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day with a sweet little owl card to send a little love your way.  Hootie Who? is such a fun stamp set with cute owls and fun sentiments. You're sure to want to have it come roost at your place!

Hootie Who?

Be sure to fly by tomorrow and see what lies ahead to inspire you!  Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I ♥ U

Hello Fresh Squeezed Stamps fans!  Amy Kolling here today sharing a card I made using some inspiration.  I'm sure most of us have gone to the opthamologist at one time or know the Snellen eye chart?  Well, that's where I got my inspiration from! 
My idea was a bit different but I LOVE how it came out!  I used the stamp set called Games People Play.  I arranged all the letters on a block where I'd want them and stamped on scratch paper a few times to adjust the letters if needed.

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day.....I thought it would be perfect to share this today! 

I love you

Happy Valentine's Day (tomorrow)! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Classy & Fabulous...

Hello!  It's Amy T here with a one-layer card:

I challenged myself to do a one layer card and incorporate a mask.  Originally I was going to die cut a whole lotta hearts and then I thought of just hand cutting one large heart.

I like the outcome....

The sentiment was a last minute decision and I think it suits the overall design.

Just to give you a sense of how I managed to put this card together.....

I'm a big fan of that extra wide washi to hold everything down.

I used 


{February New Release}

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Very Starry Birthday!

Hello, Fresh Squeezed friends!  I am so excited about the stamp sets that we released last week! For REALS, you guys!  Aren't they amazing!!!  I am showing off the brand new Weather Through set again today for this fun, starry-eyed birthday card!

For my card, I stamped and cut the two larger stars repeatedly and adhered them to my card.  I then stamped (two generations) the smaller star to finish out the design.  I pulled the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Happy Hexagons set, as it seemed like a great fit for this fun card!

Weather Through
Happy Hexagons

Have a super happy Monday, folks!!!

Jingle Out!