27 November 2015

Paper Smooches: December DT Blog Hop ****giveaway

Hello friends:)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  
To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY - we have a special sale for you. At check out, type the code BFSALE15 in the coupon code box to receive 15% off your entire order. The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT. 

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

Alice Wertz 
Ashley Marcu 
Emily Leiphart 
JJ Bolton 
Kalyn Kepner 
Kara Vrabel 
Laura Bassen 
Laurie Schmidlin 
Michele Boyer 
Savannah O'Gwynn [You are here]
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Today I'm sharing a project using the NEW Foliage 3 dies--- oh my! Super cute and perfect for any addition to clusters and embellishments. 
I used several PS stamps/dies for this card including: Streamers (stamps/dies), Quote Tag, and Butterfly Duets. I'm in love with those Foliage 3 leaf die cuts--- and I absolutely love that some of the leaf pieces are removed. This adds a bit more interest and makes the cluster and embellishment POP! LOVE LOVE LOVE it :) 
Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love on the DT's blogs:) 

That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 

25 November 2015

HAPPY News:)

Hello friends:) 

I can hardly hold in my excitement--- it's official! Kim Hughes asked me to join the Paper Smooches Design Team!!!!!!!!! OH MY OH MY OH MY! 
This is a HUGE dream come true!!! I'm so thrilled--- and to be honest, a bit nervous because the PS DT has soooooo much talent! It's an honor to work with all of these ladies (and esp. Kim!!)! Click HERE for more details and for the official announcement! 

Thank you so much for this great opportunity, Kim!

Friday will be my first official blog hop with the NEW December release--- you will NOT want to miss it! And you won't want to miss the hop because you could winPS gift certificate to get some of these amazing stamps/dies:) 

That's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

21 November 2015

PS November (gold) challenge- project #2

Hello, friends:}

I'm back from our Paris trip--- and I just want to say THANK YOU for all of your prayers for our safe return! We were over there for the terrorist attacks and thankfully were able to leave the next day! We had the most amazing time in France!!! We walked everywhere and visited lots of different museums... we ate in little cafes and had baguettes (MMMMMMMMM! My favorite!)...and we walked up almost every tower and building we could (for exercise). It was super fun! 

Happy 9th Anniversary, Travis! Here's to 100+ more years of wedded bliss ❤️ Ecc. 4:12b
Unfortunately, I did get sick as soon as we got home:( But thankfully I didn't get sick over there! LOL! 

Ok--- enough about our trip and my sickness....

I hope you've checked out (and played along with) the NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge over on the PS blog. The challenge for November is...... GOLD

So I have about a hundred ideas for using GOLD on my PS projects, but I'm behind due to being on the couch most of the week. Hopefully I will share a couple more ideas this week:) You can use gold paint, gold paper, gold thread, gold embossing powder, sequins, and so much more! Just stamp with PS stamps and add gold--- then enter to win a $50 gift certificate.

For this card, I was inspired by a pink reindeer at Bath & Body Works. I watercolored this little reindeer from the Paper Smooches Enchanted Elves set and added gold glitter to his antlers. Super easy! I also wrapped a gold thread at the top of my linen paper card for extra bling (but it's still a simple card... I bet this card could be mass produced!). The sentiment is from the PS Holiday Cheer set. Easy, simple, and PERFECT for the PS November challenge. LOVE

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 


10 November 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hello, friends:) 
Today I'm joining in the fun with my friend Tracey and sharing a Christmas tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags hop! Details for many giveaways with AWESOME prizes can be found on her blog as well! Click HERE to enter to win!

I've created a super fun and simple sweater tag using the NEW Paper Smooches Tis the Season stamps. This is the PERFECT tag for gifts and favors for parties... dinners... and even for gifts under the tree! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by HERE for the other PS DT members who have also shared tags--- there's TONS of inspiration! And don't forget about the GIVEAWAYS:) 

Be blessed:) 

01 November 2015

NEW Paper Smooches challenge- November 2015

Hello, friends:}

Today we start the NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for November is...... GOLD

I've got at least 10 different designs that I will be sharing throughout the month of November (that's if I have enough energy after our trip to Paris this week to create them all! LOL!). 

The challenge is to incorporate GOLD somewhere on your project (glitter, embossing, gold paper, jewelry, etc).  
For this card, I created an inlaid die cut sentiment (Paper Smooches Quote Tags and Kudos Words die sets) using textured gold paper. I used my ICT Radiant Neon and Memento inks to watercolor a Blossoming Buds image on vellum paper. This was actually a simple card to create and yet it has to much detail--- LOVE
That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store!!! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and to play along! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

30 October 2015

Virtual Smooches: October RECAP

Hello, friends:}

I've been sharing my Virtual Smooches videos over on the VS blog with just sneak peeks I created a post with all of my October 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:) 

October 1: Pocket Folders (and tips)
PS dies: Butterfly Duet

December 3: Mass Production Cards- Birthday #1

PS stamps: Bosom BuddyPS dies: Dainty Flowers
PS stamps: Birthday BashPS dies: Dainty Flowers
PS stamps: HullabalooPS dies: Dainty Flowers and Flag Tags
PS stamps: SalutationsPS dies: Dainty Flowers and Flag Tags

October 28: Mass Production Cards- Birthday #2

PS stamps: Bosom BuddyPS dies: Sassy Letters and Flowers 2
PS stamps: Bosom BuddyPS dies: Sassy LettersHexalongs, and Stars
PS stamps: Bosom Buddy and Sassy ScriptPS dies: Hexalongs and Stars
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 October 2015

Virtual Smooches: Mass Production Series- Birthday cards (video 2)

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:) 
Today I'm sharing 6 cards that I created using ONE design and washi tape (as well as PS stamps/dies)---- 4 are masculine and 2 are more for the females:) I am working hard to get all of the 15 birthday cards completed before I leave for our trip next month!

Here's a sneak peek of my video:

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


25 October 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS October Designer Drafts challenge

Hello, friends:}

Today we start our last 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.

Because this is our last sketch challenge... I decided to be ME! I changed this sketch again, but I think you will see how it inspired me;)
I used several PS stamps and dies for this card including the Paper Smooches Lots of Love, SmoocheroosUpliftersWord Bubbles diesLove & Cherish dies, and the Ornaments dies dies. I just love these Studio Calico papers (from like a year ago--- Here + There)! I thought they would be perfect for an anniversary card for Trav. I'm hoping to sneak this in my suitcase so that I can give it to him while we are in Paris for our anniversary:) Hopefully he doesn't see it beforehand! 
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****NOTE: Today is this PSS DT group's last week sharing creations! THANK YOU so much to the team for making my job fun and easy! Many blessings to you ❤️ LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU all so much! *******NOTE: this week is the LAST week for the PSS challenges! I will be joining in the fun for the PS monthly challenges NEXT week! I'm super excited for this new adventure and hope that you will join in the fun with me:) 

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details!!!! This challenge ends October 31st. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}