Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Introducing My Stamp Line - STAMPlorations Big Grins by Becca Cruger!!!

On yesterday's post, I had some fun with numbers, recapping my year of blogging, and I finally got to share my secret - Shery Russ from STAMPlorations asked me to design my own stamp line for STAMPlorations. 

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After doing about nineteen happy dances, I calmed down enough to breathe and to accept her offer and my line was born. It's called Big Grins by Becca Cruger, because that's what I hope to bring through my stamps. I'll be trying to bring fun, eclectic, and often funny stamps your way!

For my first stamp set, I decided to go with something I know and love - coffee and books! I'm an avid participator in the quarterly Coffee Lover's Blog Hop (which is coming up again September 25 - October 2. We actually have two coffee-themed stamp sets we're releasing: Literary Caffeine-ations designed by yours truly, and Sketchy Coffee Cups by Shery. If you love coffee, you're going to want to play with these sets!






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Aren't they beautiful?! Ok, I'm probably a little biased and over-the-moon, but I'm SOOOO thrilled to release this. 

My card for today uses both sets and is super funky with lots of texture and splattery goodness! 

I started out with a background that I made using some Distress Inks and the double-dipping technique. Then I added some splatters using Black Soot Distress Spray Stains. 


Then I used some bits and bobs I've collected, including a fabulous doily from my friend, Lizzy Hill. (thanks, Lizzy!) I used my Faber Castell Pitt Artist pen to do some doodling around the outer edges and on a hexagonal cutout. 



I stamped one of the mugs and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers GB2, GB4, GB5, GB7). 

This card is going to play along in Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes challenge, Virginia's View - Geometric Challenge, Unruly PaperArts Reader Art Quest challenge, and House of Cards - Stitch it up - Use real or faux stitching.  



I'll have even more cards from this set to share later, but for now guess who is helping me with the big release?! THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Amy Tsurata, who's name is now silmultaneously connected with all things coffee and stamping. 

Amy has made some incredible designs and I hope you'll pop by her place to see them! 

GIVEAWAY ALERT:
We're giving away BOTH sets of these stamps! 
Leave me a comment, go visit the STAMPlorations blog, and go visit Amy for a chance to win!

Also, for those of you who just gotta have these sets, Literary Caffeine-ations and Sketchy Coffee Cups are now available in the shop and for one week only (until September 9), they're 10% off!

87 comments:

  1. Yahooooooooooooooo!!!! You're a rock star Becca! How absolutely fun and I'm so very excited for you!!!! I adore your card, I always love all the details you include and the colors...love the colors!!!!!!

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  2. Stunning card Becca and congrats for the new stamp release!! You do some wonderful work to spread happiness...thanks for sharing! :)
    Glad to be a part of the celebration...
    Suchi xx

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  3. Congrats on being the latest designer at STAMPlorations Becca, they look a fun set of phrases and go great with Shery's stamp set. :)

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  4. Wow! That is so so cool Becca! CONGRATS are in order!
    Love your card and all the texture!

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  5. I love TEA and COFFEE - this set is going to be a must for me and thanks you so much for giving us the opportunity of winning these awesome sets. YOU ROCK!!!

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  6. Awesome layering on this one Becca ! Very Happy for you..loving all the sentiments you have put together in the set !

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  7. Huge congrats Becca!!!!!!!!!!!Loving those sentiments!!!

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  8. Woohoo, Becca! Congratulations on being a stamp designer! So awesome! Your new sentiment stamps are so fun! Love your card!

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  9. These are AMAZING!!!! Great job and a super HUGE congrats! LOVE these coffee themed stamps ♥♥

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  10. Beautiful! I love your stamps!!!

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  11. Wowza, the day is here! What a great set to start out with and I love the complimentary set!

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  12. Happiness tasted! You are brilliant! Love the new sentiments and your fabulous card design. So fun. Congrat's!

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  13. Super cool make! Congratulations on this amazing honor! Such fun stamps!!!

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  14. Yay!! So excited for you Becca!! That is awesome news my friend and so well deserved for only just starting your adventure a very short time ago! :) They look like some great sentiments and who doesn't love coffee?!! YUM! Such a fabulous and card and such a wonderful way to combine them both together!!

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  15. So delighted for your Becca! Congrats on you first release if all future releases are as brilliant as this we are going to be treated to some brilliant stamps. You make a formidable team with the wonderful Shery! Well done.
    Elaine

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  16. again big congratulations, Becca - all the sentiments are fantastic - you had me at the first one in the top left corner - coffee, books, what more could one ask for!!!

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  17. BIG congrats Becca! and what a fun coffee sentiment set - love the mix of fonts - and they are perfectly matched with Shary's cup stamps! Your card shows off both wonderfully! Julia xx

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  18. Yay for you! What super awesome sets!! Way to get Amy on board - these sets are perfect for her!

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  19. Your card is amazing and I love the added texture! So excited for you in your new journey of designing!!

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  20. Lovely stamp sets and great card. TFS

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  21. Woweeeee, great stamps! Well done Becca, Jo x

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  22. soooooooooooooo exciting!!! soooooo happy for you!!! i look forward to seeing (buying) more from your Big Grins line! Way to kick it off! :) love your card! so FUN!

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  23. Fabulous card Becca and even more fabulous stamps! Well done you and all best wishes for your new venture. Carol x

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  24. So happy for you Becca! Love your stamp set and the card you made. To answer your question, any form of art including cards is accepted at UPA.

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    1. Great to see your entry at UPA. Good luck in the draw! Helene

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  25. YAYNESS!! I know what we will be seeing for the Coffee Lover's BH:)
    Well done Becca:))

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  26. Wooohooo! Your very own first stamp set! How exciting! It, together with Sheri's mugs is a must-have for all coffee lovers which means they should be sold out in no time...! ;)

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  27. Awesome stamp set Becca!!! Being a coffee lover I can relate to each and every quote on your stamp set...Congratulations again!!!

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  28. These sets are cool. Love the coffee/tea/book sentiments. Three things that make me happy. Fab card. Hugz

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  29. congrats and the book/coffee/tea thing is right up my alley! love your offset card too!

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  30. Ok-First--congrats!! wow!! Second--those are awesome!!!

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  31. A huge congratulations my friend!! I'm so excited for you!! These are fabulous!! I love the designs and the sentiments!! I know they will be huge sellers!! Your card is stunning, too!! You showcased the new stamps perfectly!! Congrats again!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. Big congrats, Becca! What a thrill it must be to see your designs as stamps!

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  33. Love, love, love your sentiment stamps! Congrats on your first release! Also love Shery's matching images.

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  34. What an awesome card! I love the stamps you created, congrats on that! Such cool colors together too. So glad you joined us at House of Cards!

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  35. What an awesome card! LOVE the bold colors you used! Fun sentiment set--congratulations! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  36. oh my gosh how exciting!!! That is sooo dang cool!! LOVE your ubber dubber cute card!!! and the doily is perfect!!

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  37. Congratulations on your new venture! How fun! I would LOVE to win these stamps. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  38. Yeah.....absolutely thrilled for you my friend. This is soooooooooo cool. We can all now say, "we knew her when..." Fantastic news, and I really am over the moon delighted for you. Yippee Skippee!!!!!!!!!! Bev

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    1. Oh Pshaw! It's more like I knew YOU when. I might have a stamp set, but you're a BABE! ;)

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  39. Becca your card is spectacular--a wonderful way to showcase the new stamp sets. It also is perfect for the UPA RAQ--good luck in the draw!! Helene

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  40. Congratulations, on your first stamp set, Becca! Love your layered card, especially the splattery background ;)

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  41. This is adorable with that doily!!

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  42. You've really done it now...reading and coffee....I'm sooooooo there. Your new set is the ultimate in caffeine goodness and I can't wait to get my shaky hands on it. Really good show, Becca. Proud of you (can I say that). This is a winner, just like you. And that card...must have felt so good to apply YOUR STAMP tp that glorious piece of art. Kudos, girl!

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  43. Hurray--you should be so proud, Becca! Wonderful set & I love Shery's, too! Fabulous card to show it off!

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  44. Congratulations Becca, what a fabulous accomplishment. Great sentiments for the coffee, tea and book lovers out there. I love that bit of doily on your card as well.

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  45. Huge congrats to you...totally awesome stamp sets!!!

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  46. Congrats once again! Great stamp sets and love your card.
    Lynn

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  47. Great layout, love the sentiment, love the doily...just love this card! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  48. Congrats Miss Becca - so happy for you. Can't wait to see everything you do! Your card today is fabulous.

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  49. ohhhhh love this!!! So want this set what great background and use of the doily!!!

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  50. Wow! What an awesome moment to celebrate! Congratulations Becca, I love this caffeine stamp , designed so beautifully with fresh & perfect sayings, Totally a genius creation!!! Love your FABULOUS card, a unique design and love all the textures and elements u put in with your doodled doily!!!

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  51. HUGE congrats Becca, so happy for you!! Marvelous card too!!

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  52. Gorgeous colorcombo and so loving these sets. Congratulations, job well done, hugs.

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  53. Becca your set is fun ans fabulous, and it is true, as I am now officially 'old' I do get discount on coffee at some places :-))))). love your card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  54. Yay congratulations, so happy for you ! The card and stamps are amazing. Autograph please xxxxx

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  55. LOL! It always amuses me when you have a giveaway and I scroll down to comment and have to keep scrolling and scrolling.......!! But its fabulous for you, if not my scrolling finger;) You used that doily so awesomely. Looks perfect with your PERFECT stamps.....they are soooo you & fun and funky and literary as well. Clever gal. LOVE the cups, too, that go along so well with them. Once again HUGE congratulations......you deserve every success that comes your way, my friend:):)

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  56. I'm just zippin' my cuppa of Wiener Melange Coffee while reading and looking at your lovey card and learned a new technique tooo.....double-dipping...going to try this out.
    Congrats on your new coffee-saying release tooo from me.

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  57. Totally thrilled that you joined us at HOC this month, Jo x HOC/DT

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  58. Congrats on your new line of stamps. Wishing you loads of success! As always, I think your is marvelous! Love the doily and the pretty papers. The sentiment is perfect! :-)
    Hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  59. Congratulations! Love your card! Great coloring and LOVE. The new stamps!

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  60. Superb set of stamps! Fabulous words - I love them! Can't wait to see what future sets you design! Loving your card too! Cool background and the layers look brilliant showcasing your fab sentiment and Shery's fab image! xxx

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  61. This is a great card! I love the doily and how you incorporated it into your card.

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  62. Wow, abecca, your design card is super cool! Love love love love your sentiments at the new set!

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  63. Fantastic card!!! I'm in love with this literary sentiments stamp set! Also thank you for sharing a new technique for me too! Can't wait for the FCLBH! :) Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

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  64. Great card Becca! So happy for you. I always love visiting your blog!
    ♥ Monica
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

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  65. Becca!!! Congrats! Your own line of stamps? How freakin awesome is that?????
    YAY YOU!!!!

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  66. Love your fun card, Becca!!!! Love the cheerful colours and the fun doily!!! Congrats on having your own stamp line!!!

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  67. LOVE your coffee themed card! So cheery and fun!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  68. Congrats Becca on your stamp line... They are adorable !!!! I just love your card and the sentiment is perfect. ... Thank you for creating with us at Unruly Paper Arts

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  69. Congrats on the Big Grins line! Very exciting! Awesome card with a great sentiment!

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  70. Love the new coffee stamps! Your card is wonderful and beautifully done.
    Thanks for sharing how you did this.

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  71. Oh boy, what a major accomplishment and what a debut!! Fantastic, Becca, I'm just so giddy for you!

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  72. Better late than never! Becca...I am absolutely thrilled for you girl! Love your first design and can't wait to see more! Congratulations!!!!

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  73. Just found your site through pinterest and it's a doozy! Congrats on starting your own stamp line! And what a great set to start with - coffee and books - can't get any better than that. Love the card and good luck!
    Dawn - the librarian

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  74. I am so happy for you Becca!! You deserve it. I love your new coffee sentiments and the new stamp set ROCKS!!! Your card is adorable. Love, love, love!! Congratulations!!

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  75. Your card is great! Congrats on your news! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Sara
    TTCRD DT
    FP3 {My Blog}

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  76. HOLY WOW that is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! those ppl have some AWESOMELY good taste, i must say! congrats to you, on a well-deserved triumph!!! ♥♥♥

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  77. AWESOME, INCREDIBLE - I am so PHENOMENALLY happy for you!! Happy dancing going on!! You are wonderful and you deserve EVERY bit of Success that you are having - you just keep rocking it, girlfriend!!!

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  78. I know I am late
    but I want to say
    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR OWN STAMP SET yaaayyyy
    I wish I can do it too but I am not good at drawing
    yeaaah you and coffee theme wanna have it toooo
    I know I am late no prize again to this comment
    and your card ...awesome made Becca so many texture and idea there..love it much

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  79. Holy cow Becca Congratulations my friend!! I am wishing you continued success on your 'brand'.. It seems like a dream come true!! And by the way great card for our challenge at HOC! You faux stitching is just a perfect way to frame the focal image!! This card does give me 'Big Grins'!! Congrats again and thanks for joining us.
    Shawna -DT member

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  80. Becca this is completely amazing news! You so deserve it and I can't wait to see what wonderful things you'll create! I'm so thrilled for you! Congratulations!

    -Samantha

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  81. WOW! Becca, congratulations that is so AWESOME! You are an amazingly talented designer. Looking forward to seeing your designs and purchasing a few stamps.

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  82. Congrats on your stamp releases, I am particularly loving all those wonderful coffee inspired quotes and thank you so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month for our Reader Art Quest, beautiful work! xx

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  83. Thank you so much for entering our September Stitching Challenge. I hope we see you again for the October challenge Karen (DT House of Cards)

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  84. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our "Stitch It Up!" challenge at House Of Cards :)

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