Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Comeback Party #2

Hey lovelies,

wow, your feedback during the last days was amazing - seems you love the new release - yay!
We are so thankful for all your support and sweet words - we have the sweetest customers ever <3

It's time for #2 of our fabulous release party!

For those of you who have not heard yet, all info can be found here

Here's a short roundup of everything going on this week

1. Instagram-Challenge
You can win a 10€ gift card EACH day this week!

2. Giveaways
There will be a fantastic giveaway on this blog on friday

3. Freebies:
There will be a new digital freebie later today and you can get free products with each order placed between August 18th and August 20th that hit a particular amount. For example this exclusive mini stamp set:

We are releasing some cute and fun sets this month.
They will be available in the stire on Friday, August 18th (my birthday) at 10am CET /4am EST

Now it's time to show you some of the amazing DT samples. The girls used all the sets in such fun ways, i am in love!

Look at this stunner by Sam! She created such a fun background using all kinds of mediums (Pink and Purple Distress paint, Blue Zig Clean Color, Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink, White Acrylic ink,...) and I think it was absolutely worth it. I also love how she added glitter around the lantern! She used Light up the dark / Licht ins dunkel for her creation.

Anja made a super adorable card using the new Cart full of treasures / Wagen voller Schätze set. I think her blended background is the perfect soft touch to make her focal image pop! And the black splatters? Perfect!

For her second card she used a combo of Lights on! / Licht an! and Light up the dark/Licht ins Dunkel and i think this combo ist just perfect! The glow effect around all the lanters looks fantastic!

 I think the color combo on Nicole's next card ROCKS! She used the trailer from Where your heart is / Wo Dein Herz ist and created a green background to make us feel nature (Well, that's my interpretation, hehe!) - works for me! :)

And don't you just love all the details on simple cards?

Well, this card makes me swoon! I know that Marina is a watercolor-lover but this card is breathtaking! The way the colors blend into each other and make each lantern from Lights on!/ Licht an! look different make me stay at this card in awe!

Ready for some more watercolor? Raluca made such a vibrant eyecatcher using In Bloom! Look at those colors (how could you not?). That bleeding effect is just wow!

I have one last card for you.... This was made by Alexandra (@madebyalexandra)  and she was the first winner of our moodboard challenge over at Instagram.... :)

Remember, this is the moodboard for the challenge:
and this was Alexandra's card that we just LOVE:

She used Served Up/ Es ist serviert! for her creations and used the colors and summery feeling from the moodboard. I think bringing those hippos to the beach was simply genius! 

Alexandra won a 10€ gift card and if you want to win one as well - go ahead and play along in the challenge on instagram, don't forget to follow the rules (posted below the moodboard-picture on IG).

Thanks for checking back - I am pretty sure you found some great inspiration on the DT's cards - if you did - please let them know!

Have a wonderful sunny day

Monday, August 14, 2017

This is our COMEBACK Party!

Hey friends,

this is Christine, popping in from the Create A Smile headquater.
You might have noticed that we haven't been around a lot - we haven't had a release for many months.

We're finally BACK!
We moved into a larger office, improved our organisation and also found a lovely new team member to support our service - YAY!
That calls for a party and a release, so you get both :)

August 18th is my birthday - so we decided to release the brand new stamps this friday to celebrate.

Join our week-long celebration! 

For this release we have some fun specials for you:

We're hosting a challenge over at instagram and we're picking a winner EACH DAY from August 15th - August 19th.

  • Create ANY project inspired by the following moodboard using CAS products
  • post to your IG account 
  • use this hashtag: #createasmileisback
  • let us know what you love most about Create A Smile
Here's the mood board, use the color scheme, patterns, textures, shapes or whatever inspires you:

  • On Friday August 18th we will have two giveaways here on this blog - keep your eyes open ;)

This one is special!
  • We will have a new digital freebie on our freebie page on wednesday.
for this release we will have free products:
  • two sheets of alphabet stickers  with each order over 15€ placed between August 18th and August 20th
  • one sheet of enamel stickers with each order over 25€ (+ two sheets of alphabet stickers)
  • one free mini-stamp set "Fruit Salad" with each order over 60€ (+ two sheets of alphabet stickers + one sheet of enamel stickers)
This is the mini-set "Fruit Salad" that is not up for sale yet and only comes as an extra set with orders over 60€.

  • the design team is sharing amazing design samples using the new stamps during this party-week
  • on Friday will we host a super inspirational video-hop for you!

We are releasing
  • 3 relugar sized stamp sets
  • 2 mini stamp sets
And here they are - YAY!

The DT girls knocked it out of the park once again - here are some of the stunning cards they created (Im am deeply in love with all of them!)

Sam used the mini set Where your heart is / Wo Dein Herz ist in such an amazing way - I am deeply in love with her distress oxide background and the way she put one mouse into the trailer. How cute is that?

Anja used In Bloom for a coloful and elegant clean and simple card. Her coloring really makes those flowers pop!

Nicole did an awesome job on this card using Light up the dark/ Licht ins Dunkel. Having a colorful background makes the uncolored image stand out - what a fantastic way to highlight the little mole and his lantern!

She also made this card, not just using Cart Full of Treasures / Wagen Voller Schätze but also the older set Decorated wishes  in a GENIUS way to greate grass!

Raluca used watercolors over white embossed images from Lights On!/ Licht an! - I simply love the way the colors spread around the lanterns. awesome! And a great color combo as well!

Our new office team-member Timo also made a card (his first card for Create A Smile - yay!) Just like Raluca he used watercolors with the Lights On!/ Licht an! - but with a completely different result. What a clean and fun card!

Marina used a similar technique for her CAS creation on the blossoms from In Bloom. Simple and eye-catching!

I created a simple background with repeated stamping for my card. I used Where your heart is/ Wo Dein Herz ist and added just a bit of coloring to the trailer:

What do you think?
We'd LOVE to hear what you think about the new sets and the DT samples. I think everyone did a great job and we have many more cards to share during the next days.
Please check back tomorrow for more! 

Now hop over to instagram and share your creations for our challenge - don't forget to use the hashtag #createasmileisback - thank you!

Big smiles