29 September 2019

Simon Says Stamp + Paper Smooches STAMPtember Release

Hello friends:) 

It's an honor to join the Simon Says Stamp team for their STAMPtember celebration! Kim, Paper Smooches, has designed a super fun NEW stamp exclusively for STAMPtember  and I was able to play with it yesterday:) 

I have been SUPER busy this month with relaunching our church, which has been stressful and fun all at the same time. Unfortunately, my studio work has been put on hold, and yesterday was the first time that I was able to play around with these fun images. 

I wanted a simple, black and white design using the larger images. I think I stayed pretty close to the original idea for this card- it's easy, elegant (per Trav), and could be mass produced quickly. I did stray from the color theme but I think black on kraft is much more stunning than black and white:) 
I think I might even change up this design by extending the leaf pattern up to go off the top edge too! And I could even change the color of the inks or papers- brand new and fresh design yet still the same! I could also see using those little leaves for a more detailed background design. 

I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed more time in my studio to create all of these card ideas! LOL! 

That's it for me today but there are more creations and projects on the SSS blog! I hope you will check it out and grab an exclusive PS stamp set

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

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. 
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 ❤️