06 January 2020

Paper Smooches: January 2020 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JANUARY 2020 release with you!
  • TWO new stamp sets
  • THREE new dies
  • TWO new stencil
  • AND a new 6x6 paper pack 
Guess what!??!?! All of these will be available to purchase TODAY- right now!! You will find the new products at their online store HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop... there is a PRIZE! The prize - a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store

Here are the details: 
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all the blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $25 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on January 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on January 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!

Guest Designer Kelly Latevola
Ways to increase your chances of winning
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don't already like the PS FB page, please like and follow us HERE
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter HERE). 
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
***NOTE: this means you have up to FOUR extra chances to win!! 

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I **FINALLY** was able to get into the studio this weekend and loved creating my projects for the PS January release!!! I am featuring the NEW I Heart You die set today.
These dies are perfect for sending love to just about anyone!! I decided to create a masculine card... possibly for my favorite man in the world😍

The sentiment is two die cut parts layered together- the full background and a thin lined sentiment. Super fun to work with- and I image you can layer these with just about any color combo for a fun look!

To complete my card, I pulled out some of my new Honey Bee Stamps 6x6 Great Outdoors papers and paired that with a quick double die cut sentiment from gray and vellum cardstock, and finished with a few hearts.  EASY!
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Group Hugs, Hearts diesTiny Hearts diesI Heart You dies

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love along the hop:) 

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

ps... Did you know that Paper Smooches has a bi-weekly challenge each month? That's 2 ways to enter to win even MORE goodies! Check out our current challenge HERE- January 2020 Anything Cold

06 December 2019

Paper Smooches: December 2019 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches December 2019 release with you!
  • ONE new stamp set
  • FIVE new dies
  • ONE new stencil
  • AND a new 6x6 paper pack 
Guess what!??!?! All of these will be available to purchase TODAY- right now!! You will find the new products at their online store HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop... there is a PRIZE! The prize - a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store

Here are the details: 
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all the blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $25 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog

Ways to increase your chances of winning
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don't already like the PS FB page, please like and follow us HERE
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter HERE). 
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
***NOTE: this means you have up to FOUR extra chances to win!! 

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I am super excited about this NEW Stitch Builder die set. I have sooooooooooooooo many ideas for this set that include gem piecing, geometric designs, cross stitching, markers, and MORE!! I wish I had more time to finish my other ideas and creations before today--- I will share them as soon as I can:)
For today, I created a very simple cross-stitched flower design (no pattern available- I just made something up; that's why you might see some mistakes! LOL!) using the Stitch Builder die set. This set comes with multiple sizes of hole patterns to create any size of a stitched background for your project! I chose to use the large hole pattern for this card.

I also used the solid aqua-green paper from Kim's NEW Rainbow Sherbet paper pack! I loooooooooooove these colors and the patterns are super cute as well!
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Word Up, Layered HelloRainbow Sherbet paperStitch Builder

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love along the hop:) 

That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! MOOOOOOOOOOOOORE designs using this NEW Stitch Builder die set coming soon:)

Be blessed ❤️ 

ps... Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details of our next challenge! 

22 November 2019

25 days of Christmas Tags + Paper Smooches

Hello, friends:)

I'm joining in the fun with Tracey's 25 days of Christmas Tags! Click HERE for more details and prizes!

I created a fun background using the Patternology stamp set. Add a red washi tape scarf to the bear image from Happy Camper and he's ready for the snow:)
I'll be back with more inspiration soon! Thanks for stopping by! 

❤️Sav

06 November 2019

Paper Smooches: November 2019 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November 2019 release with you!
  • TWO new stamp sets
  • FOUR new dies
  • TWO new stencils 
Guess what!??!?! All of these will be available to purchase TODAY- right now!! You will find the new products at their online store HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop... there is a PRIZE! The prize - a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store

Here are the details: 
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all the blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $25 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on November 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on November 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Heather Hoffman 

Ways to increase your chances of winning
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don't already like the PS FB page, please like and follow us HERE
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter HERE). 
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
***NOTE: this means you have up to FOUR extra chances to win!! 

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This month I played with the NEW Savvy stencil. I had a lot of fun with this scallop design!
This first card is special- it's for Trav! We celebrate 13 years of marriage this Sunday ❤️ I tried to make a simple design with masculine colors. My FAVORITE part of this card are the little gold flowers--- I used the NEW Botanicals stencil (a sneak peek can be found in the photo below!) with a FOIL PEN!!! It's my new favorite tool to use with my PS stencils! 👏🏻
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Savvy, Inverted NotesBotanicals

I flipped the scallops and created grey clouds for the next card. I wanted to make an encouraging card for a friend--- you can't go wrong with a rainbow:) **You can see a sneak peek of the NEW Thinking of You die on this card!!
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: SavvyThinking of You

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love along the hop:) 

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

ps... Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details of our next challenge- which starts TOMORROW:) And you DO NOT want to miss out! 

31 October 2019

Paper Smooches: Halloween + My FIRST Time Coloring

Hello friends:) 

**Click HERE for the Coffee Lovers Cardmakers blog hop with inspiration and prizes

I'm super excited to share a card today- it's my FIRST colored images/card!!! 

SAVfact: I do not like coloring. 
SAVfact: I do not like Halloween. 

But somehow... someway... today's card features both! :) 
This card was actually created for Paper Smooches' September release. I used the NEW Best Witches stamps and dies, along with the Hallloweenies stamps, Halloween Icons, and lots of Copic markers! 

My theory for coloring: just start! I have heard lots of talk (instructions) about how to color (from years past when I first bought my Copic markers). I tried the light colors first, layered with two darker colors, and then blended again with the light marker. I hope I colored correctly! LOL! I really did enjoy coloring- it was so fun and relaxing! 
Here's another Halloween card I created in September. I was inspired by a fun graphic. I used the Paper Smooches Best Witches stamps/dies, Birthday Sampler, and the following dies- Sassy Letters, Welcome Word, Bannerific. Thought: You would think a simple card like this would mean LESS stamps/dies! LOL! 

That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming! Be on the lookout for our November 2019 blog hop and sneak peeks starting November 6th

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️

30 October 2019

Paper Smooches + Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop ********************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:) 
I'm super excited about joining in the fun with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and the Paper Smooches DT for a hop! 
We are excited to share some caffeinated cards with you. Details about the blog hop can be found below;) 

SAVfact: I do not like coffee. Making a coffee card is a whole other thing🙃 Last week I saw an illustration of a drowsy hand coming out of a bed with a comforter and pillows with the saying "Good morning". I instantly knew I had to use that as my inspiration for my coffee card today!! 

I created a bedroom scene using some Fancy Pants Designs Golden Days 6x6 papers with the Paper Smooches Rose Frame (headboard) and Stitched Frames (pillows) dies. The comforter was hand-drawn. I love the little coffee mug from the Coffee & Tea die set- it's the perfect size for this card. I used the illustration as my guide for hand-drawing the arm and fingers. I stamped a custom sentiment to finish. SOOOOOOOOOOOO fun:) 
The pillows are made from tissue paper!?!?!? So cute:) 
Look closely for the steam :) 

Here are some other coffee themed cards I've made:) 
 
 
 
  
 
 

Please hop along to be inspired and have a chance to win a prize. Visit The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to begin or click on any or all of the links shared below. 
Paper Smooches DT: 



I hope you have enjoyed this hop so far---- next up, head over to the amazing TERI ANDERSON!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love! Your ❤️ and support mean so much to me!!
I hope you will stop back again soon- I have at least 25 projects to share in the next few weeks:) I can't wait!

Be blessed ❤️
Sav

21 October 2019

Paper Smooches: October 2019 PS DT INSPIRATION challenge #2

Hello, friends:)

I'm joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches October 2019 PS DT INSPIRATION challenge. I've been thinking about this challenge for a very loooooooooooooong time because I am always finding inspiration when I visit the PS blog. The PS DT is SUPER TALENTED!!!

This is my second challenge creation, and I had to make something based on TERI ANDERSON's fun style!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Teri's color choices and layers of pattered paper make my jaw drop in awe! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything Teri creates:)
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Couterous Cuties stamps/Icons dies, Inverted Notes
I used The Stamp Market Color Crush papers and inks for this card. I was inspired by one of Teri's cards for Paper Crafts Magazine. I did put a few Sav-flairs on this... hopefully, you can see Teri and Sav in this card:)

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

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

12 October 2019

Paper Smooches: October 2019 PS DT INSPIRATION challenge #1

Hello, friends:)

I'm joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches October 2019 PS DT INSPIRATION challenge. I've been thinking about this challenge for a very loooooooooooooong time! I am always finding inspiration when I visit the PS blog. The PS DT is SUPER TALENTED!!!

For my first challenge card, I decided to try a simple design with lots of white. Any guesses as to who I was inspired by? JILL HAWKINS ❤️❤️❤️
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Essentials stencil, Thank you die

This card was easy to make and could possibly be mass produced quickly! You could even change the sentiment and colors to match whatever theme you want! #winwin

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

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:)

06 October 2019

Paper Smooches: October 2019 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches October 2019 release with you!
  • THREE new stamp sets
  • FOUR new dies
  • TWO new stencils 
All of these will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on October 7th. You will find the new products at their online store HERE once they go live. 

To add extra fun to our blog hop... there is a PRIZE! The prize - a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store

Here are the details: 
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all the blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $25 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on October 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on October 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Amy Rohl

Ways to increase your chances of winning
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don't already like the PS FB page, please like and follow us HERE
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter HERE). 
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
***NOTE: this means you have up to FOUR extra chances to win!! 

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This month I was able to play in the studio a little longer, which means I have TWO cards for you using the NEW You Are A Blessing die.
This first one is so simple, which is NOT my style! However, I love how simple and elegant this card turned out to be❤️ #winwin
I wanted to create a white on white using white cardstock and white tissue paper. I know you can't see the white tissue paper much in these photos 😩  but it really adds the sweetest touch of elegance to this card! The die was cut from gold metallic paper. I ended up only using the letters, which means I will have extra pieces for another project:) #bonus
This next card is definitely my style of layers and patterned papers:) I pulled out some of my older Pink Paislee Cedar Lane 6x6 papers and mixed and matched for the background design then layered the die cut sentiment/frame along with other embellishments. This second card was easier to make than the first! LOL! 🙃
I love this NEW You Are A Blessing die because it has a stitched frame and a rectangle with the sentiment--- technically that's 3 different pieces for this die- SO FUN!
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: You Are A Blessing die, Inverted Notes,  Butterflies 2

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love along the hop:) 

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

ps... Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details or click HERE to play along with the October PS DT INSPIRATION challenge. 

29 September 2019

Simon Says Stamp + Paper Smooches STAMPtember Release

Hello friends:) 

It's an honor to join the Simon Says Stamp team for their STAMPtember celebration! Kim, Paper Smooches, has designed a super fun NEW stamp exclusively for STAMPtember  and I was able to play with it yesterday:) 

I have been SUPER busy this month with relaunching our church, which has been stressful and fun all at the same time. Unfortunately, my studio work has been put on hold, and yesterday was the first time that I was able to play around with these fun images. 

I wanted a simple, black and white design using the larger images. I think I stayed pretty close to the original idea for this card- it's easy, elegant (per Trav), and could be mass produced quickly. I did stray from the color theme but I think black on kraft is much more stunning than black and white:) 
I think I might even change up this design by extending the leaf pattern up to go off the top edge too! And I could even change the color of the inks or papers- brand new and fresh design yet still the same! I could also see using those little leaves for a more detailed background design. 

I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed more time in my studio to create all of these card ideas! LOL! 

That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects on the SSS blog! I hope you will check it out and grab an exclusive PS stamp set

Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

06 September 2019

Paper Smooches: September 2019 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September 2019 release with you! TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on September 7th. You will find the new products at their online store HERE once they go live. 

To add extra fun to our blog hop... there is a PRIZE! The prize - a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store

Here are the details: 
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all the blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
  • TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $25 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on September 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on September 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Amy Rysavy

Ways to increase your chances of winning
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop. If you don't already like the PS FB page, please like and follow us HERE
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter HERE). 
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
***NOTE: this means you have up to FOUR extra chances to win!! 

Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details or click HERE to play along with the September SKETCH challenge. 
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Kim has created a fun little Expressions die set that can literally be used on any of her other dies and images to create a face. It has lips, eyelashes, a smile/mouth, and eyes. I have been seeing lots of rainbows lately here in Florida after our afternoon showers and decided to give this little rainbow a face:)

I love this little card----> it encourages and really could be used for just about anyone! Including our guy friends- all you have to do is use the eyes and mouth.
For our girlfriends add some eyelashes.
PS stamps/dies/stencils used include: Sunnyville, Spreading Sunshine, Inverted Greetings, Spectrum stamps/dies, Expression dies, Curly Clouds dies

Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love along the hop:) 

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