30 August 2016

Paper Smooches: August RECAP

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing all of my Paper Smooches August release projects that I made! 

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT!!! Click HERE for the PS blog

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS NoteworthyPens diesJust A Note Icons dies, and Scroll die

I absolutely looooooooooove this card! I tried to make it look like a desk- oh my! SO CUTE! 
OOPs---- the "female" pen is taller than the "male" pen! LOL! 
Trav actually helped me make this card- he loved thinking of how to make a paint roll brush using the Scroll die! 


I had a great time this month making these cards! I cannot wait to share what I crafted up for September's release!!! Only a couple more days until our Sept. blog hop ❤️

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 
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29 August 2016

Paper Smooches- August FRIENDSHIP challenge #5

Hello, friends:}

This card was posted yesterday on the Paper Smooches blog- it was my last project for the August challenge!   Picture: Credit

Trav has been such a huge help lately with my creations for these challenges- he has inspired me with design ideas and even helped me physically create the cards! 

This week he saw my new washi tape (QUESTION: don't you just looooooooove those washi tape people?!!?!?! I DO!!) that I bought and said I needed to make a card with a million of those washi tape people with the sentiment "one in a million". 

I did the best I could with a space no bigger than 4.25 inches by 4 inches! LOL 😂   
This is a simple card with simple supplies-----> I used: PS Heart dies, Word Salad, and the NEW PS Arrows dies (available August 30th). 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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25 August 2016

Paper Smooches: September Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello friends:)
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize


The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS Blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PST on Sunday, August 28th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 



To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)
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Today I'm sharing a project using the NEW Heart Frame die. This die is larger, and once I saw it, I knew I had to make a scrapbook layout with it as my center piece! 

I absolutely looooooooove those hearts at the bottom! I love that mustard yellow with stripes... and the newspaper one... and even that cross soft teal heart! They are the perfect embellishment for this page! I even used the leftover heart outline from the teal heart at the top of the page- it was exactly what that corner needed! It finished this page and look perfectly.
Text: We tried to use Extreme Sharpie Marker on our lock- but it didn't work! It was worn off before we got to France. Our love will definitely outlast this lock and written date! 


I also used the following PS stamps/dies: Feathered Friends (Sept. release)Holiday CheerDigitsLovely ThoughtsNotebook PaperAmpersands, and Pinked Circles. I probably could have used more PS goodies... but I had to stop:) LOL! 

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love on the DT's blogs:) I can't wait for you to get your NEW September stamps/dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE


That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 
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21 August 2016

Paper Smooches- August FRIENDSHIP challenge #4

Hello, friends:}

I've created another friendship card for the Paper Smooches monthly challenge! Apparently this is my fourth card... I thought it was my third! LOL!  Picture: Credit

This week I was inspired by a photo of a mug and two leaves coming out of it. I thought that would make a nice "friendship" card... and then I started playing with the leaves...it wasn't working...but then I made them look like a succulent plant! This was a happy accident- LOVE

I also had some help with the sentiment from Trav 😜  Here's the list of sentiments I picked- all from PS stamp sets (mix and match and some used regularly): 

You are all kinds of wonderful, friend.
Hey buddy.
Friend, @ cup of thanks.
A gift for you friend.
Friend, sending prayers your way. 
Hello my little friend.
You are my best friend.
Friend- one of a kind.
You are amazing, friend! 
You are ridiculously amazing, friend! 
Love, Admire, Respect you, friend.
You're my favorite friend.

Trav thought #2 and #4 went well together...and I agreed that this could def. be a card I could give a "buddy" (possibly masculine)... so it works:) LOL! To make the sentiment I used: PS Retail Therapy and Simply Said. I also used the PS Coffee & Tea diesSeasonal dies (for the leaves/plant), and Speech Bubbles dies. 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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14 August 2016

Paper Smooches- August FRIENDSHIP challenge #2

Hello, friends:}

I've created another friendship card for the Paper Smooches monthly challenge!  Picture: Credit

This card was supposed to be a bit more simple... but staying true to myself---> I added stitching, glitter, glossy accents, and washi tape. I couldn't help myself! 

I really just wanted a piece of paper with the sentiment in the center and the owl on top. BORING!!!!!!!!!!!! I like it a lot better with all the details:) 

**To be really honest- this card didn't have all of these details at first. I really did photograph it plain and said it was done. But I kept looking at it.... and I knew I had to add something. So I added the glitter. Then a day later I added the glossy accents and finally I added the washi tape. It took at least 3 days for me to finish this card! LOL! 
I used the PS Hooties and Fun & Flirty stamp sets, along with the Friend Word and Owl Icons dies.
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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07 August 2016

Paper Smooches- August FRIENDSHIP challenge #2

Hello, friends:}

Happy International Friendship Day---- this is the reason our Paper Smooches monthly challenge has a theme of FRIENDSHIP!  Picture: Credit

Today's cards are for some friends who have lost a loved one this past week. I say this every time I make a sympathy card----> I need to make more of these for my stash. I just do not like making sympathy cards 😩.
I used the PS Delightful Greetings and Flap Happy stamp sets, along with the Butterfly Duets and Foliage 1 dies. A simple card with a big message of love and comfort. 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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02 August 2016

Virtual Smooches: July RECAP

Hello, friends:}


I've been sharing my Virtual Smooches videos over on the VS blog with just sneak peeks here...so I created a post with all of my July videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! **NOTE:: Thursday/Fridays are my video days on the VS blog. Mark that in your calendar! 

***Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS:) 

July 15: Clip Decorations (part 3: Bulldog clips) 


That's it for me today-- be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog for more inspiration! And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for challenges and a chance to win a Paper Smooches gift certificate! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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01 August 2016

Paper Smooches challenge- August 2016

Hello, friends:}
Today we start a NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for August is...... FRIENDSHIP!  


Isn't that squirrel the cutest!? And I love what I put at the bottom... friendships are forever but this challenge ends! LOL! 

I picked this theme for August because on the 7th it's International Friendship day! Who knew! LOL! I figured it's always good to have some friendship cards on hand/in the stash.
I masked this little cactus from the PS Southwestern Charm set and made him bigger- so fun! And then I added some neon candles {Hullabaloo}. Place this design on a watercolor background and stamp your sentiment... DONE! Friendship mastered:) 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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28 July 2016

Paper Smooches: August Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello friends:)
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches August 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on July 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize


The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS Blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PST on Sunday, July 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 



To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)
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Today I'm sharing a project using the NEW Noteworthy stamp set. I kind of went all out for this card---- it's got so many details on it (and I used lots of different PS stamp/dies too)! And to be really honest.... Trav helped me create this card! He's been helping me a lot lately! 

It was Trav's idea to have *2 bracelets, *add a pearl at the bottom of one (I wanted it in the center, but he said it should go to the bottom "due to gravity"!), *to add some lipstick at the top of the mug, *to NOT have Jamberry nails (I wanted to do the fourth finger with a different design... it looked weird! LOL!), *to add a bit more detail {double lines} to the sentiment on the mug, *and the placement of all the sentiments [which are from the NEW stamp set]. I also used the following PS stamps/dies: SmochesHang UpsSwag die, and Polished die

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love on the DT's blogs:) I can't wait for you to get your NEW August stamps/dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE

That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 
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