28 February 2014

Virtual Smooches: February 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 February 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! 

February 6: Chalkboard Tags/Images (die cut masks)

PS stamps: YummersPS dies: Frame 1 and Word Bubbles
Create a homemade mask using painters tape and wax paper! 

February 13: Start-to-Finish Birthday Card + Olsen

PS stamps: Happy BirthdayPS dies: Birthday Words
Here's Olsen hiding under my desk because he was scared of the storm! He's such a goose!  
And here's a pic of Olsen watching one of my videos! LOL! This photo was taken by Trav (who was also watching my video). Olsen received the Virtual Smooches Featured Fan award for this photo:) LOL! 

February 19: ***SPECIAL VIDEO*** Border Frames

Create a border using a border stamp.
PS stamps: Tri-BalationMany ThanksPS dies: Thanks Word  
Create a border around a circle/oval die cut/image.
PS stamps: Sweet Hearts, Love-StruckPS dies: HeartsOvals 1
Create a custom frame using the masking technique.
PS stamps: Sweet HeartsPS dies: Quote Tag

Be sure to check out my tutorial HERE on the SCS forum! And you can even upload your creations using this technique by adding it to the SCS gallery "Technique Spotlight: Border Frames". 

February 27: Start-to-Finish (Just a Note)
PS stamps: Just a NotePS dies: Cardbooking and Bam Bubble

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:}

27 February 2014

Virtual Smooches: Start-to-Finish

Hello, friends:}

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

Today I'm sharing a quick start-to-finish card. I made a CAS masculine card for my uncle. These papers and Paper Smooches stamps/dies are perfect for my design!!! 

**My uncle and his family need prayers for healing and peace. They found a mass/nodules in my uncle's body. THANK YOU for lifting him up! 

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

23 February 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Feb. Designer Drafts challenge

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Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week we are sharing a DESIGNER DRAFT challenge. 

This week we are inspired by the following sketch:
**Sentiments can be placed anywhere on the sketch.

I realllllllly tried to follow this sketch! I really did! But this design just came to me and I went with it:) LOL! I used a journaling card (Dear Lizzy/Becky Higgins Polka Dot Party) for the white panel.... I also made the bottom two strips into a washi tape and string combo....the vertical strip became a sentiment. So.... I wouldn't say I really steered away from this sketch! LOL! I followed it maybe 78%! LOL! 

I created these birthday cards using some of my fav product- including some American Crafts Polka Dot Party papers and Paper Smooches Happy Birthday and Group Hugs stamp sets. The sentiments are stamped in some Tsukineko Delicata Silvery Shimmer inks!! LOVE! And that vellum banner (cut from the PS Flag Tags die set) has a white sentiment stamped using Memento Luxe Wedding Dress. LOOOOOOVE how soft it is! LOVE LOVE LOVE this entire card! 
So sorry you can't see that vellum banner-- it really adds a soft touch:) 
Here's another pic.... maybe this will show it better!?!?! 

That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS DT members' blogs, get inspired, and leave them some love

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends March 1st. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

20 February 2014

Reverse Confetti February Color challenge (video)

Hello, friends:}
I've got a fun little video to share with you today! I used the RC February color challenge as my inspiration. 
When I looked at  this color story, I actually was nervous! I wasn't sure what I was going to create! But the longer I looked at it and went through my RC stamps, I knew I had to make a nautical + masculine + CAS card! It just fit! :) **I state in my video... this project actually started as a scrapbook page! LOL! 

For my card, I pulled out some old Echo Park and American Crafts papers and then I used my Tsukineko Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink for the dark gray. I added a bit of red using some Whisker Graphics Red divine twine. The stamp sets I used includes the Reverse Confetti Happy Harbor (one of my FAV sets) and Count Your Rainbows. I looooooove how this turned out! ***NOTE: There were lots of problems when recording this video- it always happens when I'm recording! LOL! This card looks easy but the video proves that I was having problems! LOL! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOVE that stamped anchor on that vellum circle! LOVE LOVE LOVE
I used red metallic paper for the sentiment- it's hard to see in this photo.
Here's the video! Hope you enjoy, and I hope you will create some easy "bag wraps" for your next treat:}
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

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}

19 February 2014

Virtual Smooches + Splitcoaststampers

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***I'm a day early! More details below:)

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

I'm sharing my video a day early because I created this video specifically for the Splicoaststampers tutorial forum- spotlighting a special technique!!! I was asked to make a video sharing ideas on how to create border frames using border stamps. 

I ended up sharing three different examples! LOL! 

Be sure to check out my tutorial HERE on the SCS forum! And you can even upload your creations using this technique by adding it to the SCS gallery "Technique Spotlight: Border Frames". 
Here's a sneak peek of my border frames tutorial:
Here are the two other examples:) 

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

18 February 2014

Chickaniddy Crafts

Hello, friends:)

**Please click HERE for my Ribbon Carousel post and project! 

I am super super SUPER excited to share some news with you..... I still cannot believe this news.... 
 photo picasioncom_30ccc6efb27c0af3a64b58cb1e6018c1.gif HOOOOOOORAY! I made the Chickaniddy Crafts Team! I am thrilled to be joining such a talented group of ladies!!!! 

Be sure to stop by the Chickaniddy Crafts blog for more details and to see the announcement! 

Also be sure to "like" Chickaniddy Crafts on Facebook! You can also find them on Pinterest and Instagram

I cannot wait to share with you all of my crafty goodness using the Chickaniddy Crafts product! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

Ribbon Carousel + Paper Smooches challenges

Hello, friends:}

**Please come back around 11am EST for some SUPER EXCITING news!!!!!! Or click HERE after 11am! 

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!!! This month's theme/challenge--- Washi Tape

I am combining challenges (GASP!!)!! I figured this is an easy challenge and so is the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes! PERFECT:) 

You might be wondering where the washi tape is located on my card.... I used the We R Memory Keepers Washi Adhesive sheets for my "paper". I attached the washi tape to regular cardstock and cut my panels/etc. LOOOOOOVE! I also used some Recollections metallic orchid paper- beautiful! I die cut one of the PS Bookmarks and then trimmed it to a specific size that I like. I added some silver thread, and then added the die cut word (PS Birthday Words) at the bottom of my paper panels. I finished the card with a special sentiment from the Paper Smooches Happy Birthday stamp set and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! LOOOOOVE how this turned out! **This card is for my Grandma- she is super special to me:) I think she will love it! 
**Sorry the photos are not that great! I really need Trav to order me a NEW camera;) And I need photography lessons! LOL! 
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:}