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02 August 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: August Anything Goes (wk1) challenge

Hello, friends:} 
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!!
Today I created a simple card for my nephew, Kannon--- Happpppppppy birthday, Kannon


Kannon LOOOOOOOOOVES super heroes (I'm not even sure I could name them... Spiderman... is he one? Or the Hulk? Either way-- these characters are his favorite). So I thought that I would pull out my PS Super stamp set to create an appropriate card for him:) 

I used an old (or at least I think it's old) Crate Paper pad [Boys Rule] so I could also join in my Sav Challenges:) I also used the following Paper Smooches stamps/dies: Digits, Fascinators, Ornaments (for the circle die cut), Pinked Circles. This card came together super quick... well except for the fussy cutting, but I love it! OH! And my favorite part is all the embossing I did--- the lightening bolt on his suit, his mask, and part of the sentiment! I think it really makes the card pop! And Trav's favorite part is his silver cape and belt (I used some old silver metallic paper for those)! LOVE it! Hope Kannon loves it as much as I do! LOL! 

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 August 8th. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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01 August 2015

Virtual Smooches: July 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 July videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! **NOTE:: Thursday/Fridays are my video days on the VS blog. Mark that in your calendar! 

***Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS:) 

July 9: Start-to-Finish and Sav Challenges
PS stamps: Word Salad and My Guy; PS dies: Mustaches

July 24: CAS cards + Easter in July

PS die: Thanks Word 
PS die: Quote Tag 
PS stamps: Easter BlessingsPS dies: Easter Egg and Streamers

July 31: Sympathy CAS card set (Pinterest Inspired)

PS stamps: Graceful BeautiesPS dies: Foliage 1 and Streamers
PS stamps: Graceful BeautiesPS dies: Loopy Leaf and Streamers

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:}
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31 July 2015

Virtual Smooches: Sympathy CAS card set

Hello, friends:}

Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches! **Note: Thursdays and/or Fridays are my NEW days to post on the VS blog:) 

I needed some sympathy cards this week (bummer!), and if you have followed me for awhile... you know I hate designing these cards. So I went straight to Pinterest for some inspiration!

I created a set of 6 sympathy cards in less than 16 minutes! LOOOOOOOVE! Well... I don't love sympathy cards, but I love how simple it was to make these:)

Here's a sneak peek of my video:

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

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27 July 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: July Designer Drafts #2

Hello, friends:}


This week's challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog is a sketch. I loved my card from yesterday's post {HERE} so much... that I had to make another one that was similar!  

I still didn't follow the sketch 100%... but I did CASE my own card:) LOL! At least we know I can "copy" or "follow" a design of some sort! 

So this is the sketch, and I did everything the same from yesterday's card. Here's what I changed: 
  1. The tag has been rotated and is now horizontal.
  2. The bow is a cluster of embellishments (including a super fun mini spotted feather)! 
  3. The "twine" or diags are a combo of scalloped paper (made with the PS Waves die) and washi tape... and they really aren't in a diag... oh well. 
  4. The word was moved to the tag (but that's allowed- sentiments can be placed anywhere on the sketch!).
These two anniversary cards are for my brother's and their wives for their upcoming anniversaries- I like that I'm "ahead" of schedule by making them this weekend! Keep your fingers crossed that I actually put them IN the mail when the time comes to celebrate their love! LOL! 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other Paper Smooches SPARKS for more inspiration and details! This challenge ends August 1st.  

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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26 July 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: July Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, friends:}


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.

Last month I challenged myself to stick to the sketch 100%- no changes what-so-ever {check out that post HERE}. Well.... I have to admit that I didn't remember this challenge until JUST NOW! LOL! Maybe next month! 

I changed quite a bit for this challenge. 

  1. The tag has been rotated and is now horizontal.
  2. The bow is a cluster of embellishments (including a super fun mini spotted feather)! 
  3. The "twine" or diags are a combo of scalloped paper (made with the PS Waves die) and washi tape... and they really aren't in a diag... oh well. 
  4. The word was moved to the tag (but that's allowed- sentiments can be placed anywhere on the sketch!).

Even though I changed some things, I still LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. I love the papers [Crate Paper On Trend] and I loooooooooooove all the PS dies I used! Trav says he likes the "see through word" on the tag [PS Gift Tags and Love & Cherish dies], as well as that feather. The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Good Gab set. LOVE everything about this card! 
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 August 1st. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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24 July 2015

Virtual Smooches: CAS cards + Easter in July

Hello, friends:}

Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches! **Note: Thursdays and/or Fridays are my NEW days to post on the VS blog:) 

We are back from vacation and I'm sharing a video that I've never posted before. 

I actually LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the three cards that I created, which makes me wonder why I never shared them before! LOL! 

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

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19 July 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: July Anything Goes (wk3) challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! Another Anything Goes challenge starts today!   
That's right--you get to create ANYTHING you want (as long as you use Paper Smooches stamps)!! This is the BEST challenge ever!!! 

I've been gone on vacation... so I'm pulling from my creations made and never shared! 
When we say "anything", we mean it! This is a prayer journal that I made for a friend who was pregnant about four months ago. These prayer journals have 31 powerful prayers to pray over their children, special Bible verses, discipline tips (NOTE: I definitely do not know how to discipline! I'm not even a parent! These tips are legit though because I got them from a powerful retreat called "A Weekend to Remember"!). I used only one stamp set [PS Spiritual Sampler] to highlight the sentiment "remember to pray"! Simple but that's just how I wanted it! I love it (hope my friend did too! LOL!)!!! 


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 July 25th. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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12 July 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: July Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, friends:}
Today we start another weekly challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS blog!! This week is a Picture Perfect challenge.  







This week we are inspired by the following picture:

The first thing that caught my eye was that wood branch and the birds... so I instantly thought I could use these elements for a baby shower card! Makes sense right... baby bird with a branch?!?! You'll see--- it works;) 

I used some of my FAVORITE Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks for the sentiment--- LOVE it on the patterned paper (We R Memory Keepers Little One)!!! LOVE it! Then I added a couple of elements using the PS The Welcome Wagon and Gently Seasoned Two stamp sets and the tree/"branch" from the PS Seasonal Tree dies. Add washi tape and some stitching... and it was DONE! LOVE

This is perfect for my friend's baby shower--- and to be honest, I made this card EXTRA pretty and sweet because they are going to name their daughter SAVANNAH! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE x10000000000! 

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 July 18th. I cannot wait to see what you make!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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09 July 2015

Virtual Smooches: Start-to-Finish Masculine Birthday Card

Hello, friends:}

Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches! **Note: Thursdays and/or Fridays are my NEW days to post on the VS blog:) 

I know it's been SOME time since I shared a video... my schedule was SUPER busy again! I am trying my hardest to get more videos out on a regular basis. ****NOTE: Funny, we leave for vacation tomorrow. So that means I might not have one for a week or two! LOL!  

I've created a start-to-finish video sharing my creative process for this masculine birthday card. This card actually fits into 2 different Sav Challenges (using up my stash and making a masculine birthday card)!!! LOVE it! 

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

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