31 May 2013

Virtual Smooches May Recap

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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 May 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! 

May 2: Creating Scratch-Off Lotto Tickets
You can use clear vinyl and die cut a matching image to cover your scratch-off area....
PS stamps: Pip SqueaksPS dies: Ovals1 and Baby Shower
Or you can use a white crayon to cover this same area.
PS stamps: Boob TubesCuteasaurus, and My Guy PS dies: Tag Scallop

May 9: Creating Party Hats
PS stamps: Woofers & Tweeters, Digits, and StreamersPS dies: StreamersDigitsNumbersOvals1and Woofers
And here's Olsen wearing his hat!! ACK-- isn't he the CUTEST!!!!?????!!!!! 
While we were taking these pics, he was more interested in a bobcat in the woods near our house. So I snapped a pic of that too! 
The bobcat is laying down-- you can see a blob of brown in between the trees.
And here's Leroy wearing his hat!!! SOOOOOO adorable-- and that stamp image matches perfectly! 
Leroy is still a pupppy-- so it was a bit difficult to get him to wear his hat:)

Here's a pic of Olsen and Leroy playing after pics!! LOL! 

May 16: Spray Paint, Stamps, and tips

Use a glaze pen to make your image pop on spray painted paper. 
**This card was featured on the PSS Nov. Trend Watch challenge.
Use a embossing powder to make your image pop on spray painted paper. 
**This card was featured on the PSS May Designer Drafts challenge.
PS stamps: Falling For YouMy Guyand Slang GangPS dies: Hot Spots SM Set1

Use a embossing powder to make your image pop on spray painted paper. 
PS stamps: Cuteasaurus and Great Chemistry 

May 23: Creating Telescoping Cards
Create a linear card
PS stamps: Great Chemistry and Slang GangPS dies: Hexalongs
Create a graphic/modern card
PS stamps: Slang Gang and Pip SqueaksPS dies: Hexalongs
Add a special note
PS stamps: Giddy Bugs and Happy CamperPS dies: Wedding Showers and Hexalongs

May 30: Cross-Stamp-Stitching
Use your PS X stamps to create a cross-stitched images

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:}

30 May 2013

Virtual Smooches: Cross-Stamp-Stitching

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

I share a super quick technique called "corss-stamp-stitching"! This video is SUPER short-- that's how easy it is! Basically... you cross-stitching using some PS stamps. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog {HERE} for my video! 

Here's a sneak peak at what I've shared:
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}


27 May 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS May Picture Perfect challenge

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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 inspired by a couple of things in this photo-- the polka dots and rainbow colors. I instantly thought about a rainbow card... so I pulled out my American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers. I used my Paper Smooches Baby Shower dies and Giddy Bug set-- LOOOOOOOOOOVE how this turned out:) It's simple yet still has lots of patterns and colors. LOVE x1000000! 
Super sorry for the horrible pic-- it was dark and I'm learning how to use different programs (since I had to get a new hard drive). 
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 June 2nd. I cannot wait to see what you make--I just LOOOOOVE my Paper Smooches stamps!!! 

Also-- this is the very last challenge with the current PSS team. I am so thankful that I was able to work with such talented ladies!!! I have made new friends and plan on keeping in contact with all of them-- def. stalking them (or their blogs) when I have time:) The new PSS team starts next week!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

25 May 2013

Reverse Confetti and a sketch

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I had some more time this week to get creative with my Reverse Confetti's Peacock Pretties stamps and decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. 

I loooooooove this color story-- coral, black, gold, and white. I wanted to make a simple card (I guess this is my new style- CAS!), so I stamped the feather and sentiment and popped the circle design for a bit of flair. I followed the sketch, but staying true to myself, I interpreted it differently:) 
This card was EXTREMELY hard to photograph-- metallic papers with a soft coral and black... OY! The coral looks more pumpkin in this photo... but trust me, this card is seriously gorgeous in person! LOL!
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 "Fetti Finds" each week on the RC blog! You might see your creation shared:) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}

23 May 2013

Virtual Smooches: Creating Telescoping Cards

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

In my video, I share how to create a telescoping card {
I found a tutorial for the card base HERE on SCS}. You could use literally ANY PS stamp sets along with either the PS Hexalong or Ovals1 dies. Be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog {HERE} for my video! 

Here's a sneak peak at what I've shared:
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

21 May 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight- Filigree {post2}

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**Please click HERE or scroll up/down for my Ribbon Carousel challenge post.
Today the Mama Elephant design team is taking a closer look at the Filigree stamp set. Be sure to stop by the ME blog for more details and inspiration!!! 

I LOOOOOOVE this card--I was worried that I wouldn't know how to use these scalloped stamps (they are so detailed and fancy-- I'm used to using whimsical stamps).... but once I stamped my design... I fell in LOVE!!!

I was inspired by a Japanese soda bottle-- I used some yellow diag patterned paper from the Studio Calico Abroad collection. I added some bright white twill ribbon with a stamped tag as my final detail. LOOOOOVE! And this is perfect for the Ribbon Carousel challenge {Celebrations-- I was going to use this card for a wedding shower}. CAS but I LOVE it!!!! 
LOVE this color combo!
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:}

RCC#81: Celebrations {post1}

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**After 9am--please click HERE or scroll up/down for my Mama Elephant highlight post.
Have you played along with this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge yet??? The RCC is now doing monthly challenges with a huge prize at the end for one lucky player!!! The prize::: a ribbon carousel!!!!!! This month's theme/challenge--- Celebrations

I have been wanting to create a birthday card with this sentiment on it for about six months! I used some old Cosmo Cricket 2wenty-thr3e papers along with some grey vintage seam binding-- I actually wrapped it around the card and tied a bow (but the center panel hides it). I made that brad using the Imaginisce iTop and then stamped the sentiment using several Paper Smooches stamp sets {including Digits, Christmas Sampler, Warm Hearts, Birthday Buddies, Chit Chat, and Perky Plants}. I love love love how it turned out! And I actually played along with a sketch challenge-- or kind of:) I used the Seize the Birthday sketch as my inspiration. **I know that I moved the two circles together and the center panel over... I did a loose interpretation of this sketch:)
That's it for me today--but make sure you stop by the RCC blog for more details for this challenge and DT inspiration!!! And click HERE to link up your creation!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}