06 June 2019

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

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JUNE 2019 release with you! ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on June 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 $30 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)
  • FOUR 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 June 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on June 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Amy Tsuruta

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 June PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge. 
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Today I'm sharing a fun and colorful card using the NEW PS Cuppa Sunshine dies stamp set.
I don't think I know how to watercolor well... but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out on this design. I channeled my inner Samantha Mann (LOVE her) and used a black/white washi tape on the side. I used some American Crafts Creative Devotions crayon markers for my color- pastel and super fun! I used two special techniques: 1) dry embossing and 2) stamping on dry embossed image- not easy unless you have your Sweet Petunia Misti!
I used the following Paper Smooches stamps/dies: Sunnyville (available June 7), Cyber Cafe, Rainbow dies, and Cuppa Sunshine dies (available June 7).

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 ❤️ 

03 June 2019

Paper Smooches: May 2019 RECAP

Hello friends:) 
 Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches May 2019 projects that I made! 

I hope you stop by the PS blog to check out the PS DT projects- there's inspiration shared DAILY, including these cards!

Here's what I created using PS stamps and dies.
Female version using Dude Sampler
Masculine version using Dude Sampler and Bicycle die
Daddy Yo 2 stamps, Daddy Yo Icon dies, Topper dies
Inspired by a baby onesie someone purchased for my friend Giulia's baby shower- Splash, Beboppin, The Welcome Wagon, Dress Shirt dies, Dude dies, Christmas Words 2 dies, and Baby Bow dies
This card was inspired by a graphic for the TV show The L.A. Complex. Trav helped me figure out how to make this design with the yellow vellum shadow- Dude Sampler, Dude dies
Travis is a huge golfer and helped me design this interactive card. Also- I know that there are only 18 holes for a golf game:) I made this card for a friend's birthday- Birthday Buddies, My Guy, Sportsball, Sportsball Icons dies

That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming! Be on the lookout for our June 2019 blog hop and sneak peeks starting June 6th. Leave some love and you could WIN some goodies! 

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

06 May 2019

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

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MAY 2019 release with you! THREE new stamp set and TWO new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on May 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 $30 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)
  • FOUR 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 May 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on May 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Audrey Tokach

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 February HEARTS challenge. 
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Today I'm sharing two creations I used making the NEW PS Dude Sampler stamp set. This is a masculine stamp set, but I've masked a couple of stamps to make a sentiment that will work for just about anyone!
The sentiments I used to make this custom saying include: "best", "dad", "hey", and "ever". Masking is one my favorite techniques- it makes your choices for sentiments double or possibly even grow more than that:)
For this masculine CAS card, I used some Basic Grey Mon Ami 6x6 papers, as well as the PS Dude Sampler and Bicycle die.  
For the female version of this card, I used the same stamps and Recollections Peachy Evergreen 12x12 papers. SOOOOOOOO pretty!
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 ❤️ 

02 May 2019

Paper Smooches: April 2019 RECAP

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches April 2019 projects that I made! 

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT- I am in awe of all of their creations!! Click HERE for the PS blog

Here's what I created using PS stamps and dies.
That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming! Our PS May 2019 blog hop and sneak peeks will start on May 6th- be sure to stop back by for your chance to win some goodies. 

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

06 April 2019

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

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April  2019 release with you! One new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on April 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 $30 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)
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS blog to win the $30 prize
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on April 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on April 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Donna Mikasa

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 February HEARTS challenge. 
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I have had a few ideas running through my mind as I prepared for this month's release. The flower images and designs are perfect for Mother's Day cards, friendship and thinking of you cards, and sympathy cards. Unfortunately, I've needed more sympathy cards this month. Good news- this card design can be mass produced quickly, as well as embellished where there are mistakes easily:)
The NEW Stemmed Roses dies set comes with three different rose and vase images. Each image could be used in the same way for this card design. I have embossed die cut images using the metal die before {click HERE for a video tutorial}, but this is the first time I dry embossed and embossed the same image all at once (a technique called Embossed Impressions by Jennifer McGuire). Clean and simple.
I will admit that I made some mistakes while creating a set of these cards 🙃 To cover up my crooked embossed image or extra embossing powder that I missed, I added black thread and gold sequins. Still a clean and simple card.

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 ❤️ 

02 April 2019

Paper Smooches: March 2019 RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today I'm sharing a recap of the Paper Smooches March projects that I made! 

Here's what I created using the NEW PS stamps and dies from the March 2019 release: 
This is a mermaid tail- I know I don't have the lines and extra details... but it's supposed to be a mermaid tail:) 
This was my March release blog hop creation- Trav's FAVORITE! He calls it "Fancy Fish"! LOL!  

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT!!! Click HERE for the PS blog

That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

18 March 2019

Paper Smooches: February 2019 RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today I'm sharing a recap of the Paper Smooches February projects that I made! 

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT!!! Click HERE for the PS blog

Here's what I created using the NEW PS stamps and dies from the February release:
 I was really crafty last month! LOL! 


That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects coming! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day!