31 July 2013

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:: Thursdays are my video days on the VS blog. Mark that in your calendar! 



July 4th: Creating "Friends" Part 2
Create "friends" for kids to play with on tables or on the floor or use these as gift tags
PS stamps: A Little Lovin'PS dies: Little Lovin' 1 & 2 
Use an embossing pad at the bottom of the die to create name or food cards
Or create a bookmark by adding magnets
PS stamps: A Little Lovin' and Alphadot; PS dies: Little Lovin' 1 & 2


July 11: Vellum & Paper Smooches

Use glossy accents to adhere vellum.
PS stamps: Crystal Clear, and lots of other stamp sets to create that custom sentimentPS dies: Crystal Clear1
Use stitching to adhere vellum.
PS stamps: FOLKal Points and We ConnectPS dies: Power Rays
Use spray adhesive to adhere vellum.
PS stamps: Eco Friendly and Chit ChatPS dies: Power Rays
Use a sticker maker to create vellum accents.
PS stamps: Simply SaidPS dies: Wedding Shower
Use staples to add vellum.
Other results for adhering vellum-- I know it's hard to see the real results :(
PS stamps: Streamers; PS dies: Streamers

June 18: Creating "Friends" Part 3 **Die cutting magnets
This is a funny pic-- it looks like the Kangaroo is kicking the Bunny! LOL! I didn't mean for that to happen... but it works;)
Create "Friends" using magnetic sheets and PS dies and stamps

July 25: Etching Glass with Paper Smooches dies
Create a vinyl mask using Paper Smooches dies
PS dies: Hope

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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29 July 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS ANYTHING GOES challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This is a NEW challenge that is starting every 5th week of the month. This week our challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES!!!  
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 absolutely looooooooove this card-- I was inspired by Trav because I think of him 100% of the time:) I used several different Paper Smooches stamp sets {including Chart Toppers, We Connect, FOLKal Points, Off the ChartsChit Chat, and Giddy Bugs} to mask and create my own sentiment (my FAV technique!!!)! LOVE x100000! 
I only have one photo because it's white on white... I'm still struggling with that skill! And I ran out of time since my brother is visiting! LOL:) 

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 August 4th. I cannot wait to see what you make-- this week's challenge is the EASIEST!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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26 July 2013

MORE Reverse Confetti and 2 challenges

Hello, friends:}


I had some MORE time this week to get creative with my Reverse Confetti's stamps...so I started looking for challenges to play with (which is very rare these days in Savannahland! I don't know where the time goes... but I hardly have time to do much of anything! LOL!)! 
 
I found 2 challenges to play with today-- CASE Study #151 (where we are casing one of my FAV friends, Jocelyn Olson)-- for this challenge, I was inspired by Jocelyn's use of neon colors. I also played along with the CAS(E) This Sketch #38. I have to say that this card is SUPER CAS-- I barely did anything! I stamped the chevron design from the RC Arrows 'n Elements set on top of the patterned paper (L-O-V-E!!!!) and then added the sentiment by masking several sets including the RC Celebrate Cake and Inner Rock Star. LOVE how this card turned out! SOOOOOO trendy and fun!
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration! And be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE. **Also, be sure to check out the RC blog for NEW blog segments!! You will be inspired by the RC DT as we answer questions, show pictures of our studio, and talk about a creation we made!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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25 July 2013

Reverse Confetti-- Celebrate You {post2}

Hello, friends:}

**Please click HERE or HERE for my Virtual Smooches video and post:)


I had some more time this week to get creative with my Reverse Confetti's stamps and decided to create a fun birthday card-- which is perfect for the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I have a specific scripture that I love to share in cards (or on Facebook) for birthdays. Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made- let us rejoice and be glad in it." This verse means a lot to me... only because I never really celebrated my birthday. When the day came, I never really remember celebrating and rejoicing... never really had a party... never felt special... so now I share this verse so that the birthday gal/guy will know just how special this day really is! 

And from that verse, I created a birthday card using the RC Celebrate Cake, Arrows 'n Elements, and the I Like You stamp sets. I love this card x1000000000! LOVE the neon papers and inks.... love the arrow design! LOVE LOVE LOVE it all:) 
I just looooove that double sentiment! FUN! 
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration! And be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE. **Also, be sure to check out the RC blog for NEW blog segments!! You will be inspired by the RC DT as we answer questions, show pictures of our studio, and talk about a creation we made!!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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Virtual Smooches: Etching Glass with Paper Smooches Dies {post1}

Hello, friends:}

**Please click HERE for my Reverse Confetti post.

Today's my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

Today I share a project that I've been thinking about for severeal months!!! Ever since PS released their dies, I've wanted to try etching glass, jars, and mirrors with a vinyl die cut! LOVE!!! 

Be sure to check out the  Virtual Smooches blog {HERE} for my videos and details! 

Here's some sneak peeks of my etched jars, cups, and bowls:


THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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22 July 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS July Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! The fourth week of the month is always a Picture Perfect challenge.  







This week we are inspired by the following picture:

I was thinking of doing a sunset design with inks and a black silhouette... but then I was inspired by a combo of neon and vellum. I decided to use the "sun" as my inspiration for the background with the "silhouette" being the sentiment. I love how this card turned out-- I have to admit that it took two tries because I messed up the sentiment on the vellum the first time. I'll have to see if I can use it for another creation later! 

This card is super simple and uses just a few items: neon papers, vellum, and the Paper Smooches Thanks Word, Power Rays, and Hot Spots SM1 dies, along with the PS Eco Friendly stamp set. 
Not sure if you can see it but the rays come off the card on the right side-- love that design effect with vellum!

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 July 28th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I actually can't wait to see what you are inspired by in this photo!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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19 July 2013

Mama Elephant: Hustle Highlight

Hello, friends:}
Today the Mama Elephant design team is taking a closer look at the Hustle stamp set. Be sure to stop by the ME blog for more details and inspiration!!! 

I think I must have overstayed my CAS welcome... this card looks CAS but it was anything but! It took over three hours to make and I wasted 5 cards and an entire 6x6 paper trying to get the rainbow banner to stamp with my inks! I stamped it 8x on that paper! OY! 

Even though this card caused me some trouble... I think this might be one of my FAV cards yet! I LOVE the white space with that sentiment! I also love the scored rectangle around the edge. And that rainbow paper {Basic Grey Kneehighs} is some of my FAV!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!  The best part of this Hustle stamp set is that there are so many sentiments that you can use with other ME stamps and images! LOVE x10000! 
That's it for me today. Be sure to stop by all of the ME DTs' blogs and the ME blog for more inspiration and details. **New ME Stamps are available NOW!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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