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 ❤️ 

06 August 2019

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

Hello, friends!
It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches AUGUST 2019 release with you!

  • TWO new stamp sets
  • FOUR new dies
  • TWO new stencils 
8 new products will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on August 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 August 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on August 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Laura Williams

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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My blog hop assignment was to create a project that used the NEW Geo Frame die set. I completed this assignment.... however, you might notice that my project includes many of NEW PS stamps/dies, as well as the NEW PS Hot Dot stencil 🙃 I just couldn't help myself- I HAD to use several of the new goodies for this card!
I used a tone on tone look for the polka dot stencil design with Imagine Crafts Wedding Dress ink on white cardstock. Then I layered the NEW PS Hallow Hello die cut sentiment along with the NEW Geo Frame die on top of the polka dot design, which added to the tone on tone look! To finish, I added some watercolored/fussy cut succulents and sentiment from the NEW PS Posh Planters, as well as twine and a mini clothespin. SOOOOO fun and pretty! 
The NEW Geo Frame die set comes with this cool frame and includes six flowers/plants dies too! Each of these dies can be used together or alone. On my next card I watercolored the flowers and plant die cut images (using these alone)NEW hello sentiment. 
to create a background for this simple and
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 ❤️ 

06 July 2019

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

Hello, friends!

It's time to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2019 release with you! THREE new stamp sets and THREE new dies and TWO new stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00am Central time zone on July 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 July 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on July 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners!
Paper Smooches blog
Guest Designer Amy Kolling

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 an encouraging, fun, and colorful card using the NEW PS Health dies set, as well as some sentiments from the NEW PS Inhale Exhale stamp set.
I dry embossed the heart image in a pattern design (four hearts in one row and five the next, repeating about 7 times down the watercolor paper) and then added rainbow watercolor inks to make the dry embossed images POP! *My goal was for the hearts to POP... as you can see in the full photo they didn't POP as much as I wanted them to! LOL! 

I thought these sentiments were perfect for a card to encourage a friend. And that bandaid die--- OH MY! So fun:)

Speaking of the bandaid die... I created this mini card by bending two bandaid die cuts into a heart shape image. #fun It's simple but with a big impact! *ALSO---- please note that the bandaids are actually light pink not nude in color! My photos are not showing great color or detail this time around! :( 
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 ❤️ 

29 June 2019

Paper Smooches: June 2019 RECAP

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches June 2019 projects that I made! My friend, Jessica, thinks these creations are a bit different than what I normally make. My thoughts: It's because I didn't use much patterned paper {my fav}!!! I don't think I've made this many cards using plain watercolor paper or cardstock. So... yup! These are different! LOL! 

Here's what I created using PS stamps and dies.

Inspired by THIS graphic- everyone loves this card! LOL! 
Inspired by THIS graphic- I hope you can tell that her hair (sunshine rays) have been combed out on one side. She's got messy hair on the right side of her face; regardless she's choosing to shine! LOL! 
I hope you stop by the PS blog to check out the PS DT projects- there's inspiration shared DAILY! 

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



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

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!