08 December 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, friends! 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
The sponsor for today's hop is Paper Smooches- my FAVORITE stamp and die company! I've also used this opportunity to join in the fun with the PS December challenge {Winter}. I've challenged myself again this year to create over 10 Christmas themed cards... so far I've got 5! **NOTE: I think I should challenge myself to send them out once I get them done😜

Here are some close-ups of my creations using PS stamps/dies. 

This card was inspired by a holiday gift bag from Target:) 

The only way I'll complete this challenge of 10+ Christmas cards is if I make LOTS of CAS or one layer cards! Nothing wrong with that;) 
DON'T FORGETthere's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [my favorite] Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1-25 inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️Sav

06 December 2017

Virtual Smooches: November 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 November videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! 

NOTE: To be honest, you really didn't miss anything because I only made ONE video! LOL! 

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

September 1: Quick Gift Wrap

PS stamps: Summer LovinPS dies: Cross Stitch

That's it for me today-- be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog for more inspiration! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

05 December 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Preparing for 2018

Hello, friends:)
Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HEREI'm sharing how I use the NEW  SSC Offset Alphas in my 2018 calendars. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be sharing more soon:) Be blessed! 

04 December 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: November RECAP

Hello friends:) 


Today I'm sharing my Sonshine Stamp Co. November bible journaling pages/cards that I made! 

I had so much fun creating these pages and projects! I am so thankful to be on this team- it encourages me to dive into the Word more! 

November 7: Welcome Baby Carver
November 14: Scripture Journal/Binder
November 21: 30+ Ways To Create Custom Alphas
Scanned copy
November 28: 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (inspiration from James MacDonald's book Lord, Change My Attitude: Before It's Too Late)

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

02 December 2017

Paper Smooches: November RECAP

Hello friends:) 

**Click HERE for my Paper Smooches December blog hop and giveaway post! Deadline is Sunday, December 3rd

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches November 2017 release projects that I made! 

I cannot encourage you enough to stop by the  PS blog daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT- they literally blow me away each month with their creations and creative ideas for the stamps/dies! 

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Sympathy SamplerLayered HelloBaby Birds, and Baby Birds Icons
I enjoy creating projects for Kim and Paper Smooches! It's an honor to be on this team and share my creations with all the PS fans! 

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

01 December 2017

CardMaker Magazine + The Project Bin blog hop

Hello, friends! 

**Click HERE for my Paper Smooches December blog hop and giveaway post! Deadline is Sunday, December 3rd
I'm so excited to be participating today in a blog hop with the CardMaker Magazine blog team featuring The Project Bin. You should have arrived here today from the Tamie's blog. 


I created a very simple card focusing on the reason for the season---> For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord {Luke 2:11}. I had a die cut image of a cityscape and paired it with The Project Bin embossed sentiment from the Luke 2 set with cream and gold cardstock. I finished this card using red ribbon. SIMPLE and perfect to bring our focus back on the Savior and the reason for his birth during this holiday season. 
Your next stop is the fabulous Jen's

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping! Be blessed:) 

30 November 2017

CardMaker: Christmas Card

Hello, friends! And welcome to my newest friends who might be stopping by from the CardMaker blog!!!

**Click HERE for my Paper Smooches December blog hop and giveaway post! Deadline is Sunday, December 3rd


Today I'm on the CardMaker blog sharing a very simple Christmas card using washi tape as my main element or cardstock.

I love washi tape, and I have tons of it! This is a great way to use it all up😊 NOTE: I was actually able to make two cards because I die cut so many of those little trees! BONUS😊

I would love for you to stop by the CardMaker blog for all the details and more photos--- click HERE!


Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

28 November 2017

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

Hello, friends:}

**Click HERE for my Sonshine Stamp Co. blog post and bible journaling page.
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches December 2017 release with you! TWO new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on November 30th. 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, December 3rd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 4th 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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I knew I wanted to pull out some of my favorite holiday papers [Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa 6x6] for my blog hop creation using the NEW PS Let's Chill die. I found THIS scrapbook page and loved the bottom left corner cluster so much that I thought I would use my favorite papers and PS die to recreate it. I didn't realize that these papers matched the layout until AFTER I completed my design! 🤦🏼‍♀️ LOL! Other PS stamps/dies used for this project include: Happy Camper, Happy Camper Icons, Crystal Clear, and Crystal Clear 1 dies
My favorite part of this card--- the details! I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the jar for snow... I used an American Crafts Christmas Bingo card as the base... I love the silver sentiment at the bottom... and the glittered snowflakes all around! SOOOOO FUN! 


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:) 


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