Thursday, March 17, 2011

PSA Essentials Luck of the Irish Blog Hop





Who's with me drinking green beer today? I am making Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage for my in-laws, The O'Regan's. With St. Patrick's Day, I am not sure how many people are sending cards except for my mother-in-law (affectionately known to Molly as "Mema"). She never fails to send a card to Molly on this and every other holiday. If you are like Mema and send cards for every occasion, including St. Patrick's Day, this blog hop is full of inspiration and is for you!

We have some really talented designers showcasing their work on the hop. To play along and enter to win "The Luck of the Irish", hop to each of the blogs and leave a comment telling the designer what you like about her work. Leave a comment here and also become a follower (if you aren't already!) We will choose one lucky person at random to win a custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick packs, 2 inks & 1 alignment tool. That's a retail value of $150 – good luck!   To qualify to win, you must comment on each blog & be a follower of PSA Stamp Camp!

Our talented designer Mara Campbell made some great cards to represent PSA Stamp Camp on this hop! What is St. Patty's Day without shamrocks? She's stamped using PSA Essentials Dare to Dream.


Mara also created this adorable U.B.U. St. Patrick's Day card. I love the way she's stamped each girl from U.B.U. Peel & Stick stamp sets and lined them up perfectly in a row. Now there are 8 women celebrating St. Patty's day in different ways! My favorite is first one, holding the beer in one hand and the flag in another. Can you say beer drinking contests?!? You've got to love it! Note all of the details in this card here: From the ribbon, scalloped punched paper, the distressing tool on the green polka dot papers, and the embellishments. A lot of work went into this one.



Lastly, Mara created a St. Patrick's Day card to give to your sweetheart. The sentiment "Lucky in Love" is so perfect, isn't it? I feel lucky that I am in love with my husband Mike. And I feel even luckier that he loves me, too. The stamp is from Smirk Kiss Me Now. So cute! Note again all of the detail in this card.


Your next stop on the hop is a very talented designer, Kelley Eubanks at http://www.myfrontporch-kelley.blogspot.com/ 

If you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop! Happy Hopping and St. Patrick's Day. Hope you have the luck of the Irish!


58 comments:

  1. Mara did a beautiful job on these cards. All so different and fun to see. I too like the girls lined up and the stamps are so detailed and perfect. Thank you for having this hop. Happy St. Patrick's Day
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  2. Awesome cards from Mara! So glad to be a part of this hop. Thanks PSA for this chance!

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  3. These cards are so beautiful!!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I love Mara's use of the stamps on each one of them! Can't wait to see the bloghop creations!

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  5. Love the cards super cute :0)

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  6. cute cards! love the second one.

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  7. Really enjoyed the hop...you're right you picked some great designers that we sure to inspire. Your cards are lovely too and I'm sure your M-I-L will love hers.

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  8. Fabulous cards!! It was a blast joining you on the hop! Thanks!

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  9. I love the pleated ribbon on the card. I really need to think about doing that.

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  10. Beautiful cards! And my favorite is also the girl with the beer in one hand and flag in the other!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  11. We just love the cards, they are stunning! The titles are too cute!! Definitely worth the hop :-)

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  12. Great cards. I, too, love the girl holding the beer and the flag. What a fabulous job of lining them all up. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you all and Luck Be With You. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com
    http://trishacreates.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely cards! I like the last one the best! Too cute!

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  14. Awesome cards! I especially love the second one with the cute girls on it.

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  15. These are just darling! Love the second, great stamping, they are lined up perfectly! Mine would be so crooked, lol! :) Thanks for the fun.

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  16. Love all the cards. TFS. And thanks for the chance to win such an AWESOME prize. I love your stamps.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  17. Mara did a fantastic job, I love the stamp images that she used and the colors she used worked so well together! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Angela R: arebori0204@gmail.com or www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

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  18. How darling are these creations! So super cute:) Thanks for the great giveaway. New follower of your blog.
    -Kassidy
    inkingitupcrazy@gmail.com

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  19. Love the inspiration and the chance to win, thank you so much for both!

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  20. Love those cards! Totally think I'm going to have to create one like the "Lucky in Love".

    Love PSA stamps!

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  21. Great cards! The different girls celebrating different ways is such a cute idea! Love those stamps. TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  22. this was a great hop with lots of talent thanks for hosting

    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  23. Mara, you're one talented lady!! You know how much I've admired your work for years now!!!

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  24. Great cards! My favorite is the Lucky in love one!!! TFS

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  25. Great cards - always love the borders.

    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

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  26. Wow I love the cards the girls are so cute and what a great job you did with them.

    Thanks,
    Teri
    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

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  27. Great cards. I am a new follower of your blog!!

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  28. I love the stamp that you use on your lucky in love card. Its adorable! I already follow your blog!

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  29. Just finished HOPPING and now I am tired!! Such great ideas and inspiration - and a bunch of new blogs to follow!! : )

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  30. Love your out of the box inspiration on the cards!

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  31. cute cards... my in laws and my own mother is Irish and yet I never do any St Pats cards.. you have inspired me to make up a bunch since I'm hopping along in my green today ;)

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  32. Absolutely beautiful. The lucky in love one is my favorite.

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
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  33. LOVE Mara's cards! I, too, am a fan of the girls card most. :)

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  34. I love the girls' card also. But they are all very cute.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

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  35. Thanks for the creative inspiration! Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  36. Fabulous cards, love the Dare to Dream stamp, awesome!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  37. Love the cards! I liked how different & unique each one is. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  38. Love all 3 cards, but I think the one with all the different girls is my favorite! Great job Mara!

    britngavin@clearwire.net

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  39. I never get tired of seeing cards made with these wonderful stamps. I have a custom stamp...would LOVE to win more!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  40. great blog hop and great cards - thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp! I don’t have near enough St Pat’s stamps and am lovin’ these samples! I've got my fingers crossed! Regardless, have a t'riffic St Pat's!

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  41. Cute cards. I am just going to have to settle for playing Irish songs to celebrate:)

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  42. this was such fun with a lot of good ideas.

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  43. Love the Dare to Dream card, especially the way you placed the pearls along the edge of the circle to tie it all together. Nice job!!

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  44. I really like the third card. I love how she used felt for the flower. I have never thought about using felt.

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  45. Great job on the cards!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Gina L.
    happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

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  46. Oh my goodness such great cards =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  47. Awesome cards! The DT did fab job!

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  48. Love the polka dots. Cards are very cute and imaginative.

    Thanks,

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  49. Great Cards!! TFS
    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

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  50. These cards are wonderful! Thanks for the chances.

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  51. Lovely cards. Especially love that yellow and green felt flower!

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  52. Very beautiful your cards(maps), I go tried my luck and to go to discover your blogs.

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  53. I am now a follower!!! these cards are just so cute!!!

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