31 August 2013

Virtual Smooches: August 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 August 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! 

August 2: Start-To-Finish (one layer card for the August Release challenge)

August 9: Transparencies (tips and tricks)

Card created for the Paper Smooches SPARKS August Trend Watch challenge- Sheer/Clear
PS stamps: Borderlicious and Many ThanksPS dies: Thanks Word

August 15: Chevrons
Create a border with the chevron stamp
Create chevron accents by stamping, embossing, or glittering the chevrons
PS stamps: Borderlicious and  Many ThanksPS dies: Thanks Word
Inspired by the Paper Fab blog: Adrienne Alvis
Cut up your chevron images and paper piece back together for a fun design
PS stamps: HalloweeniesWord UpMany Thanksand FascinatorsPS dies: Word Bubbles

August 22: "White Washing" with Tsukineko Inks (PS blog hop)
Create a "white wash" with white pigment inks and a multicolored ink pad
PS stamps: HalloweeniesPS dies: HalloweeniesDuo Die4and Word Bubbles

August 29: Stamping on a Wooden Spoon
PS stamps: Freezy Fellas, PotpourriSwanky SnowdudesGreen Thumband Christmas Sampler

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:}

29 August 2013

Virtual Smooches: Stamping on a Wooden Spoon

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

Today I share two different ways to stamp on the curve of a wooden spoon. This card is actually inspired by four different VS videos, as well as 2 challenges! LOOOOOOOOVE

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

Here's a sneak peek of my card and wooden spoon:
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

27 August 2013

Reverse Confetti and a challenge

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I had some more time this week to get creative with my Reverse Confetti's stamps and decided to play along with  Wanna Sketch #8 sketch challenge over on my friend Lisa's blog. 

I am not sure I followed the sketch well... it seems kind of CAS to me....and I did kind of a CAS card (it took less than 30 minutes to create and is fairly simple)... I did move the two hearts together for one large image.... and I did change the sketch by adding chevrons near the bottom and on top of the sentiment.... YUP! I did just what "Typical Savannah" does-- changes the sketch:) LOL! I also went with a more masculine card, which you wouldn't think the sentiment from the RC stamp set would be masculine (since it's cursive).... but I love how it turned out! 

I used two of my FAV Reverse Confetti sets for this card: Arrows 'n Elements and I Like You. The papers are from Becky Higgins' Project Life Midnight Edition. LOOOOOOVE how this turned out.  You might wonder who I'm going to give this card to.... LOL! ***Trav- if you are reading this post, you NEVER saw the card! Act surprised if I give it to you:)
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:}

26 August 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS August 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:

So.... this photo has LOTS of inspiration for me.... the colors.. the design of frames inside of frames (which are PERFECT with the PS Scalloped Frame dies)... but I went with a chic/modern card focusing on using just two frames and one PS stamp set. TOTALLY NOT ME! I know! 

My inspiration of course were the frames, and I used two random frames that I found in my studio closet (a chipboard one from Tattered Angels and the other is from Teresa Collins- I think! LOL!). This card is super simple using just patterned paper by Hambly Screen Prints (that I've hoarded for about three years), some vellum lace by Hambly as well, and a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set. I think this card could be for just about any occasion- birthday, anniversary or wedding day, graduation, etc! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I love the black and white/cream with the touch of yellow and aqua-- kind of went in a different direction than the inspiration photo! LOL! 
I went simple because Trav told me this card didn't need anything else... I was thinking maybe a birdie over the sentiment or some splatters... maybe another stamp? Thoughts?
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 September 1st. 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:}

22 August 2013

Virtual Smooches-- SPECIAL blog hop ****GIVEAWAY

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

Today is a SPECIAL day over at the VS blog-- I'm participating with the Paper Smooches DT hop featuring Tsukineko inks. 

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

Here's some sneak peek of my card:
****GIVEAWAYONE winner will be chosen from one of the design team blogs to receive an amazing prize package. The prize consists of 2 Tsukineko Luxe inks, 2 Tsukineko Memento inks, 1 Tsukineko Versamark ink cube and ALL 4 new stamps sets that release on September 1.  Definitely something to play for!  Stop by the Paper Smooches blog to see a photo of the prize. All you need to do is leave a comment.  You won't know which blog has the prize, so you will want to comment on all of the DT blogs for a better chance of winning. The deadline to enter is Sunday, August 25th.  The winner will be announced on the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 26th.
Savannah O'Gwynn  (click to see my video!) ****COMMENTS on the Virtual Smooches are for the giveaway!!! Sorry-- comments on this blog post are appreciated but do not count towards the blog hop.

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

Virtual Smooches-- special post!

Hello, friends:}

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

Today is a VERY special day-- but I can't tell you why just yet:) 

Be sure to stop back by around 9am EST for more details and my video!! You don't want to miss out on this SUPER fun post!!!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video **it goes live at 9am EST! Be blessed:}

20 August 2013

Mama Elephant Highlight: Many Thanks {post2}

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

For today's card, I was actually inspired by a card that I submitted for a magazine! I absolutely LOOOOOOVE neon colors...and I LOVE them on this gray paper.... and this NEW 
ME Many Thanks set is exactly what I needed for this design! I LOVE this set! It has so many sentiments that can be paired up.... LOOOOOVE 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:}

ps... be sure to play along with the ME August challenge (photo inspiration)!! Click HERE for more details. Deadline: August 30th

Ribbon Carousel #84 and Reverse Confetti {post1a}

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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--- Summertime Fun

It is def. summer here-- we are in the high 90s and 100+ degrees! That kind of sucks for me because I have a random rash called Pityriasis Rosea (doctors don't know what is caused by and there isn't a real treatment for it... it will last for about 6-8 weeks. I'm praying it goes away after 2!), and this rash is irritated by heat! So I am staying indoors as of late! 

But that doesn't mean I can't join in the fun with the RCC#84 challenge:) I created this super cute card using my Reverse Confetti I Like You and Arrows 'n Elements stamp sets. I looooooove how I masked the "sunshine" sentiment-- super hard but totally worth it! **I used the "sunny days", "shopping", and "chocolate" stamps for this masked sentiment!!! I also used some new journalling cards by Me & My Big IdeasLOVE these colors together! The twine is from The Twinery (Flax).
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:}