24 July 2016

Paper Smooches: July SUMMER challenge #4

Hello, friends:}

I'm back with my FOURTH Paper Smooches July challenge project:) You can check it out on the PS blog HERE


Trav helped me to design and create this card- he's becoming quite the crafter! Maybe he should enter an "original" [i.e. Trav's Card Style or one that he does all by himself] into the challenge:) 

Simple supply list for this card: PS My Peeps Icons dies and Good Gab stamp set, as well as some washi tapes and watercolor paper/inks. EASY! 
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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17 July 2016

Paper Smooches: July SUMMER challenge #3

Hello, friends:}
I'm back with my third Paper Smooches July challenge project:) You can check it out on the PS blog HERE

I was inpisred by THIS layout from 2014- I tried to recreate the waves (using the PS Waves die), and then I used the PS Power Rays die for the sun rays. I finished this card off with some hearts and a sentiment from the NEW Summer Sampler set. This really was a quick card to make- and it's perfect for just saying "HI" or sending birthday wishes! I LOVE IT! 

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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15 July 2016

Virtual Smooches: Clip Decorations Part 4 {Bulldog Clips}

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:) 

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND I'm back with part 4 of my "Clip Decorations" video series! This week I'm sharing how to add flair and fun to your bulldog clips (you can also use regular binder clips) 😊


THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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10 July 2016

Paper Smooches: July challenge #2

Hello, friends:}

I'm back with another Paper Smooches July challenge project:)   

I created this card with Trav! I figured we had so much fun last time... that I called him into my room and we started playing Justin Timberlake's song again while we crafted. I had this idea for a pineapple using the PS Fringe 2 die after seeing a shirt at Target. Trav helped me pick out the leaves (PS Foliage 2 dies). ETA: He just read my blog post and said, "You didn't say I helped die cut your pieces!". And to finish the card I used a mix match of sentiments from the PS Summer Lovin and Hello Sampler stamp sets, as well as the Glasses die. EASY! 

****NOTE**** I just [no joke- literally as I was writing the PS blog post] noticed that one of my fringe pieces fell down! I grabbed some scissors and cut it to make it look right. Below is the correct photo of this card! LOL! I cannot believe I missed that while taking photos earlier today 😜 annnnnnnnnnd now, my lighting is off and this photo doesn't look good. OH well! LOL! 

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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03 July 2016

Virtual Smooches: June 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 June 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:) 

June 9: Epoxy Clips (Clip Decorations Part 1)


June 16: FUN Clips (Clip Decorations Part 2)

Isaiah and Caleb are holding "Super Jordan" the FUN clip! Jordan (their brother) was camera shy. LOL :)
Isaiah is using "Super Jordan" to point to words while he reads. 
So this FUN clip has 2 purposes: helping children read and working as a bookmark. 

June 30: Clip Dangles (Clip Decorations Part 3)
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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02 July 2016

Paper Smooches: June RECAP

Hello friends:) 
In case you didn't see these creations on the Paper Smooches blog---- I'm sharing my June release projects using the NEW stamps/dies.

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Bird CageBirds 2 diesHello Sampler, and Banner dies
Blog hop card
Here's the full reveal of the sneak from my Blog Hop card--- Isn't that cat too cute in the bird cage! LOL! 


It's an honor to work with Kim--- and I love creating these project to share with you!!! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOVE my PS stamps/dies! 

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

Paper Smooches challenge- July 2016

Hello, friends:}

Today we start a NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for July is...... SUMMER!  

I'm ready for summer so this challenge is perfect for July!!!!!! 
So.... I created this card with Trav! Before we left on vacation, I was trying to get all my projects completed and couldn't think of anything for this challenge (NOTE: I have lots of ideas, but when I'm under pressure, it's like I go blank! LOL!). At 9pm the day before we left, Trav came into my studio and said he wanted to help me create my challenge card. 

To get Trav in the studio... crafting... it's almost impossible! So I didn't argue:) 

He then said he wanted to design this "summer themed" card around some lyrics from Justin Timberlake's song "Can't Stop The Feeling". 
I didn't ask questions- I just went with it! We literally listened to this song for about an hour while crafting together! LOL! Funny thing about this card----> I LOVE it! I might have to get Trav back in the studio on a regular basis 😜.

Trav actually helped find the stamps/dies that we would use and he designed this entire card! I just helped him stamp and assemble. SOOOOOO FUN:) Here's a photo collage that Trav made of our process- you can't really tell what we were doing, but you get the idea of start to finish! 

We used the following PS stamps/dies: Denim & DaisiesSpiritual SamplerEco FriendlyKibitzing SamplerSummer GrovesTiny Hearts diesPocket die, and Power Rays 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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30 June 2016

Virtual Smooches: Clip Decorations Part 3 {Clip Dangles}

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:) 

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND I'm back with part 3 of my "Clip Decorations" video series! This week I'm sharing how to make these super easy... super fun... clip dangles 😊 I've used a PS circle die to create these simple little embellishments! Sometimes all you need is a die cut:) 


THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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27 June 2016

Paper Smooches: April 2016 RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today is my last post for catching up with Paper Smooches release projects! This time I'm sharing cards I made using the April 2016 release stamps/dies. I'm so sorry I've been sharing so much----> I was really behind! 

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Smooches stamps, Dad Icons, Honeycomb die, and Lattice die
I love that this card--- and to be honest, I wasn't sure I liked the Lattice die set! But now I'm in love and can't wait to create more backgrounds like this! LOVE LOVE LOVE
You really need to stop by the PS blog DAILY! Not only is there inspiration on the PS blog but there are lots of giveaways at all times! Kim is sooooooo kind and generous! 

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

Paper Smooches: June challenge #4

Hello, friends:} 

****GIVEAWAY- make sure you stop by HERE for your chance to win some PS gift certificates! We are giving away 4 gift certificates! Click HERE for the PS July blog hop and giveaway!  Deadline for giveaway: Sunday, June 26 11:59pm PST.

Today I'm on the Paper Smooches blog----> click HERE for all the details of what's going on with PS!! 


I'm also sharing another June layers challenge creation. This week's card was created earlier this month and given to Trav on June 14th. On that date in 2006, Trav asked me to marry him! And then in November we married.

Time flies---- 10 years! I can't believe it!  

As for my layers, you can see I have layers with

  • embellishments
  • papers
  • stitching
  • and I even double stamped- making layers with my inks
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun with our LAYERS challenge--- 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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