Friday, May 11, 2012

Smash*ing hop with Saturated Canary and Freckles & Pigtails!

Welcome to a SMASH*ing Hop hosted by Krista from Saturated Canary and Kellie from Freckles & Pigtails.  We are joined by some talented SMASH*ers and we have so many amazing sponsors and prizes, that we are all so excited.  This has been in the making for about a month or so and it's been hard not to burst.
Saturated Canary is giving away a $25 voucher for her NEW store [when up and running VERY soon].  How amazing is that and is sure to get you a few images to add to your collection or start.  Freckled & Pigtails is giving away also a $25 voucher.  [Due to being ill store update was moved back].  With so many NEW and exciting things coming to store that can be used for many forms of crafts, scrapbooking, cardmaking, SMASH*ing and so much more a little something for everyone.
Freckles & Pigtails is also giving away one NEW stamp set "Boy [Hearts] Girl" on all the girls in the hop.  YUP that is a total of 8 chances to win yourself a new little stamp set...
Blue Bazaar a online store in Australia that also ships international is giving all you hoppers a 15% OFF in their store by using the code BB-BLOG.  How amazing is that, and you have till the 31st of May to use it.  I know I will be!
I also wanted to give away a little prize so I'm going to be choosing one winner at random to to win a copy of the April / May issue of Designed To Color!! These magazines are just now going to be available in print and you can win a copy of your very own - just leave me a comment here to be entered!
I'm so excited to be starting you off on this fabulous hop - I really can't wait for it to go live so I can see what everyone made! I used LOTS of fabulous handmade goodies from Freckles & Pigtails as well as a GORGEOUS image from Saturated Canary that I printed at 5.5 inches and LOVED coloring it blown up like that. I always loved the way krista added these cute little bows to her girls so I found some recently and just HAD to pick up a pack so I finally used it on this page.

The doily is an awesome vintage pattern available at Freckles & Pigtails as well as the girl sentiment is a clear stamp also available there. I love the funky font.


Here is the Saturated Canary digital stamp a bit closer. I just really wanted her to be the center focus of this page. I printed her on cryogen cardstock and colored her with Copics. If you know me, you know I'm a BIT obssessed with the color teal and have a strip of it in my own hair. I normally color stamps to be used on cards and such to giveaway or sell but this image I colored JUST.FOR.ME. and LOVED it!



Here is a close up of the gorgeous yo-yo's and flat backed buttons available at Freckles & Pigtails. I love layering them together. They come in so many fun and gorgeous patterns!


The tag and girl icon stamp is also from Freckles & Pigtails - this store has so many fabulous embelishments for perfect for smashing, card making, scrapbooking and more! I'm also using my stamps more and more in my smash books. I love coloring something that I know I get to keep!

NEXT ON YOUR HOP LIST IS EMMA and her SMASH*ing pages.
I did mention we have many sponsors and here is a list of what you will be in the running for by hopping along to each blog.
  • 2 x $10 vouchers from Freckled Fawn
  • $35 voucher from Cute Tape
  • $50 Prize Pack from Blue Bazaar
  • Amy Tangerine 6x6 paper pad, Amy Tangerine Embellishments, Mini SMASH* book, Camera Die Cuts designed by Kimm herself and something NO ONE else will have from The Beary Scrap.
As well as the prizes that are being given away by Saturated Canary and Freckles & Pigtails.  
Iin case you get lost along the way here is the full Blog HOP LIST....

HOW to be in it for a chance to WIN?  Leave a comment ON EVERY blog in the hop. We'll be announcing the winners on Wed. May 16 so you have PLENTY of time to leave your comments!! Be sure to read all the requirements on each blog as some might be different. 

53 comments :

Kellie said...

WOW Carisa this is amazing. I love te blue in her hair just like you, colouring is amazing and everything just blows me away! Loving being part of another hop together xx

NormaJean said...

wow Carisa, this is just beautiful, I love your coloring!! and thank you for the chance to win!
Hugs Norma

Carly said...

Sensational ..... you did what you wanted .. she jumps right out of the page! Love your colouring and this layout.

xoxox Carly

Aideen said...

This is super pretty-it's nice that smash* books are for ourselves :) x

Karyn S said...

wowee Carisa, this SMASH* page is gorgeous! I love all the detail and gorgeous embellishments you have used and this image looks fab at this size!! thanks for some amazing inspiration.
hugs xx

Emma said...

Ooooh Carisa, LOVE how big you have blown up your image and colored her up, she looks Awesome Chickie! Such a Fab page! As always it's a pleasure to Smash with you...hehe!

МД в картинках said...

Beautiful coloring. And she has almost the same hair color as I do now=)

Nee said...

Love your page, very funky! Your digi chic is sooo cute, lovin the blue streak in her hair, it ties the colours nicely!
Great job!!!

Susie said...

Wow lovely, i love the doily and the little bird in the corner x

Pamela said...

What a beautiful page!!!! Love your coloring. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jessica Owens said...

Love the image and the way you colored it.

lizzie said...

holy moly!!! what a way to start off the hop!!!!!!

Daly said...

What a beautiful page!! I love how you combined all the embellishment!!

Daly said...

What a beautiful page!! I love how you combined all the embellishment!!

Randi said...

This looks like a tone of fun, and the girl center image is adorable!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous Smash page. I love the image you used. TFS.

The Scrapping Factory said...

Beautiful! Just gorgeous =0)

Shari said...

Carisa, WOW!!!! Your page is so awesome! I love the image you used and you have coloured her beautifully! I LOVE the TEAL streak in her hair, so pretty!

Thanks for the chance to win your candy =)

Hugs;
Shari

Jessie said...

Beautiful page!!!

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Such a fun blog hop! Your Smashing is terrific and inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win these great prizes!

Jane said...

Ooooo I am loving that teal streak!! I have definitely caught the smashing bug......just wish we had a bit more of the fabby stuff here in the UK xx

Corinne said...

Awesome job Carisa... Fantastic!
Hugs

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Carisa!

This is adorable! I love your coloring and the blue in her hair. Adorable!!

Hugs, Mindy

Christy said...

Stunning page! I love the teal streak! I've been wanting to do that to my own hair :) gentle hugs!

Maria Therese said...

Awesome smash page ♥♥

Gabbi said...

Such a great page i love how you made her face look so lifelike. Great job

Holly Moore said...

How exciting! Thanks for the chance to win. Love your SMASH* page!

Trisha said...

Great job. This digital stamp is awesome. Love it big and it must have been fun to do one just for you. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Alvina said...

I love your smash project and your coloring is awesome, I am a new follower I love your blog!!!!

Linda said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page.. Love the coloring of the image and all the lovely details!! Hugs, Linda

marg0006 said...

Grea tlooking card.

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violet said...

So great to be introduced to new bloggers and what a fun way to spend a Sunday.

Sonia said...

Carisa, absolutely beautiful! Very inspirational, great job!
-Sony
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Xena16 said...

Beautiful!! Just beautiful. I love how you colored her in....just absolutely gorgeous.

MelissadHensom said...

Carisa this is simply amazing. I love all the Embellishments!! And her hair is gorgeous!! I am so excited I have found a new blog to follow!!!

skated said...

WOW such a brilliant page, i love the teal streak in her hair, and those cute little bird stickers oh and that gorgeous russian dolly button, everything is brilliant :D
Love,Love, Love it all :D xxx

Debora said...

I love your page! So funky! I really want to start smashing so thanks for all the inspiration. I'm reallyh going to enjoy this hop!

Wendy Thompson said...

Beautiful so much fun.

julie e said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Wondercraft said...

Lovely page I love how you coloured that girl, so nice!

Serena

bharsch said...

Love your work Carisa. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulos prize pack.

didi0518 said...

Love your smash page!! I'm drooling over that doily!! Thanks for the hop

Skippin' Rope said...

The stamp is very cute, I love that she is showing off a letter! Her teal stripe is so cute too! Love that you have one also!

LaJanette said...

Oh I just love when you color something for yourself; I mean something pretty and just for me to keep forever! I love the way you have colored the teal streak in her hair:0) Teal is the best color EVER!

Gotta get hopping on this FAB HOP!

hugs;
Janette

MaRyKaY said...

how awesome are you guys. how awesome are you? I think it is awesome what you guys are doing as a team. I am glad I found all of you guys yesterday. so much awesome inspiration. I have got to get myself a smashbook..
Any good heads up on where the best place to get one is.
They look like so much fun. you guys rock.
Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff

Yani said...

Wow Carisa, Your page is absolutely gorgeous! I also loved the stamp you used and how you colored her. It's all so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! Your coloring looks amazing!

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Very pretty and fabulous coloring.

Lou Mac said...

Freakin' LOVE this girl!! I'm like you.. I'm in love with the colour teal and turquoise!! LOVE how you've coloured her hair!! Part of the reason I can't wait to smash is to be able to keep some of the images I colour just for me!! Gotta get me a SC printed out large soon!!

Love all of the layers and embellishments. That little russian doll flat back button is awesome!! Really neat page.

Thankin' yooou for sharing! xo

Mary Brockway said...

She's FABULOSO, Carisa!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Jacilynn said...

eeek, this is gorgeous! I really love the red white blue tape! where did you get that from? love love

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

this page is awesome!!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Carisa, I thought I was the only one that is totally Gagga over SC stamps. I love the eyes and the hair and I think you have done a wonderful job on her. She does look like you! I have been making a lot of cards with Krista's stamps lately and each one has been so hard for me to give away. lol... I think they are all so pretty and I think you have done a great job on this one. Hummmm I'm thinking I need to purchase a few more of her stamps. lol... Hope your week is going great so far this week. Hugs Lisa G

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