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17 May 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: Anything Goes (wk3) challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!! 

I created a very simple card today. I needed something quick since I was out of town and not in the studio for almost a week! YIKES! 

I used some of my old Chickaniddy Crafts papers along with 2 washi tapes for the background. I used LOTS of PS stamps and dies including: Love & Cherish, Thanks Word, and the Gift Tags dies along with the We Adore You stamp set! LOVE LOVE LOVE my PS stamps/dies! Layer it all together, add some thread and mini staples... and there you have it! Quick and EASY:) LOVE it! 

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs, get inspired, and leave them some love
Lisa 

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends May 23rd. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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10 May 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: May Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week is a Picture Perfect challenge.  







This week we are inspired by the following picture:

The first thing that caught my eye was that wood chevron table... and I instantly thought of the PS Retro Arrow die. I knew I wanted to use that on my card. And that really was my only inspiration, well except for the flowers. I added some of those with patterned paper by Crate Paper {Craft Market}. EASY!  

This is actually my Granny's 83rd birthday card. She celebrates on Tuesday this week. I think that this is a beautiful card that sums up my love for her and ties into this challenge;) 
Other techniques and things found on this card: watercoloring with random inks ***and to be honest, I was afraid this watercoloring wouldn't look good at first! When I first applied the ink, it was hideous! LOL! But I kept going and LOVE the result!PS Happy Birthday Words die using gold metallic paper, Recollection white enamel dot, and stitching. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!  

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs, get inspired, and leave them some love.

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends May 16th. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! I might even join in the fun again this week and share some of my other ideas:) Fingers crossed I have time- LOL! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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03 May 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: May Anything Goes (wk1) challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!!

Our church has been super blessed with fresh fruit from a local fruit/veggie market. To show our appreciation and gratitude, I created this simple card for them. 

I used simple supplies- ink from IMAGINE Crafts, watercolor paper, and the PS Cute Fruit set and Fruit People and Thanks Word dies. This card is definitely CAS but it's full of love and gratefulness! LOVE

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love


And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends May 9th. Hope you join in the fun--- this is the EASIEST challenge ever!!!!!!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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01 May 2015

Virtual Smooches: April 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 April 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:) 

April 16: How-To Fringe Die {part 1 Tassels}
PS stamps: We Adore You and Blossoming BudsPS dies: FringeHearts, and Ornaments

April 30: Simple Monopriting [Imagine Crafts & Paper Smooches]

PS stamps: My Peeps, Enchanted Elves, and Bold BuzzwordsPS dies: Gift Tag
PS stamps: Kudos Two and Graceful Beauties; PS dies: Butterfly Duet

April 30: Creative Medium Techniques [Imagine Crafts & Paper Smooches]

PS die: Thanks Word

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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30 April 2015

Virtual Smooches: Imagine Crafts & Paper Smooches

Hello, friends:}

Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches! **Note: Thursdays and/or Fridays are my NEW days to post on the VS blog:) 

Today I'm sharing a couple of videos that I created using Imagine Crafts inks/products and Paper Smooches stamps/dies. These videos have been featured on the ICT blog as well.

Here's a sneak peek of my videos:
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

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29 April 2015

IMAGINE Crafts Tsukeinko RECAP

Hello, friends:)

Today I'm sharing a recap of my project over on the Imagine Crafts blog. Click HERE to check it out:) 




****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching this video! THANKS:)
I used the Tsukineko Studio Glaze inks to create some super fun decorations on cups and jars. This is such an EASY project!  
This cup holds Trav's pens and highlighters in the Study Room! 
This cup is sitting on my desk and holds all of my ICT tools, as well as a pair of scissors and my radio remote control:) 
These M&Ms didn't last long-- I ate them immediately after the photo shoot! LOL! 

I hope that you will stop over on the Imagine Crafts blog HERE to check out my video or leave some love

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)
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26 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, friends:}


Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week we are sharing a DESIGNER DRAFT challenge. 




This week we are inspired by the following sketch:
**Sentiments can be placed anywhere on the sketch.

So... again I thought I was doing well at following sketches... but this one I might have went off track a bit! LOL! Now I didn't change much, but it made a big difference with this sketch! Here's what I changed: 

  • Scallops into folder
  • Moved the line to the other side

I created a birthday card for my brother Carrel (pronounced Karl). I wanted the patterns to be bold and masculine (papers from Crate Paper Boys Rule) and then I just added die cuts and stamps that matched. I used the Paper Smooches OrnamentsAdornments  Hexalongs, and the NEWEST File Folders dies (I was able to get my hands on these early)- LOVE! And I used stamps from the PS Off the ChartsLittle Fella, and Digits sets. Seems like a lot of detail and work, but it was EASY! Hopefully you see how I was inspired:)

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs, get inspired, and leave them some love


And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends May 2nd. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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19 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April Anything Goes (wk3) challenge

Hello, friends:} 
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!!

I've created a super simple card today that focused on using the NEW PS Positive Strokes Two set and my gelatos (which have been sitting in my closet since I've joined the Imagine Crafts team! LOL!).

To be honest, I was creating this for a special feature on the PS blog for Tuesday this week, but I felt that the brush stroke images were a but distorted. So I figured that I would use it for today's post instead:) 
Not sure I like this photo... so I had to take another:)


I used the NEW PS Ruffle Pleats die, along with my Religious Words dies and The Welcome Wagon stamp set. I combined metallic paper with my watercoloring paper and some from Chickaniddy Crafts. LOOOOOOOOOOVE how this turned out:)

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs and leave them some love


And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends April 25th. Hope you join in the fun--- this is the EASIEST challenge ever!!!!!!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

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