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
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  • 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. 

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!