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26 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April 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.

So... again I thought I was doing well at following sketches... but this one I might have went off track a bit! LOL! Now I didn't change much, but it made a big difference with this sketch! Here's what I changed: 

  • Scallops into folder
  • Moved the line to the other side

I created a birthday card for my brother Carrel (pronounced Karl). I wanted the patterns to be bold and masculine (papers from Crate Paper Boys Rule) and then I just added die cuts and stamps that matched. I used the Paper Smooches OrnamentsAdornments  Hexalongs, and the NEWEST File Folders dies (I was able to get my hands on these early)- LOVE! And I used stamps from the PS Off the ChartsLittle Fella, and Digits sets. Seems like a lot of detail and work, but it was EASY! Hopefully you see how I was inspired:)

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 May 2nd. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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19 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April 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 created a super simple card today that focused on using the NEW PS Positive Strokes Two set and my gelatos (which have been sitting in my closet since I've joined the Imagine Crafts team! LOL!).

To be honest, I was creating this for a special feature on the PS blog for Tuesday this week, but I felt that the brush stroke images were a but distorted. So I figured that I would use it for today's post instead:) 
Not sure I like this photo... so I had to take another:)


I used the NEW PS Ruffle Pleats die, along with my Religious Words dies and The Welcome Wagon stamp set. I combined metallic paper with my watercoloring paper and some from Chickaniddy Crafts. LOOOOOOOOOOVE how this turned out:)

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


And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends April 25th. Hope you join in the fun--- this is the EASIEST challenge ever!!!!!!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

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16 April 2015

Virtual Smooches: How-To Fringe Die (part 1 Tassels)

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 part 1 of my mini series: How-To Fringe Die. ***This really will be a "mini" series if my ideas don't work! LOL! 

I shared this card on Sunday {HERE} for the Paper Smooches SPARKS April Picture Perfect challenge. And today I'm sharing how to create those cute little tassels that I added for a bit of dimension! SUPER easy! 

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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12 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April 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:

I think that there are lots of different things you could be inspired by from this photo.... I decided to go with texture/3D elements

I created a beautiful Mother's Day card using items from my stash (counts for the Sav Challenges! LOVE it!) I used the NEW Paper Smooches Fringe die for my 3D embellishments. I created those tassels using vellum--- soft and still bold! I also used the PS Ornaments dies for the circle, along with the Hearts die and We Adore You and Blossoming Buds stamp sets. LOVE x10000000!  I added some Imagine Crafts Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher to make the alphas stand out. Simple and fun-- perfect for Trav's Mom:)

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

And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends April 18th. I cannot wait to see what you make--I actually can't wait to see what you are inspired by in this photo!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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05 April 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: April Anything Goes (wk1) challenge

Hello, friends:} HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Easter!!! 
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 SUPER FABULOUS birthday card---- it's super fab because it's for someone SUPER SUPER SPECIAL! I cannot take credit for the entire design... I found inspiration in THIS card by Cristina.
I used lots of PS stamps and dies for this card: Sassy ScriptBosom Buddy, and Birthday Sampler stamp sets and Just for You IconsStitched FramesFlag Tags, and Squared die sets. I love these Webster Pages Hello World papers! And I LOOOOOOOOOVE this Imagine Crafts Tsukineko VersaMagic Oasis Green ink! LOVE it! I even pulled out my Wink of Stella brush and added some glitter to the "apr" (which stands for APRIL)! 

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 April 11th. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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31 March 2015

Virtual Smooches: March 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 March 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:) 

March 5: Sav Challenges #3

March 13: How-To Adornment Dies
Pencil toppers 
PS stamps: Chilly Chums and Perky PlantsPS dies: Chilly Chums Icons and Adornments 
Party decorations
PS stamps: IncognitoPS dies: Adornments 
Bonus idea-- use these adornments to decorate your cupcakes:) 

March 19: Sav Challenges #4

PS stamps: Bosom BuddyPS dies: Word Bubbles

March 26: Interview with Trav & Sav (2nd year anniversary)

Here's our first year anniversary video--- just in case you missed it:) 

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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29 March 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS: March Anything Goes (wk5) challenge

Hello, friends:}

****GIVEAWAY alert--- don't forget about my Virtual Smooches celebration and 5 giveaways (including 4 PS gift certificates!!)!!!! Click HERE to enter to win

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!!!

This is a card that I made for my friend, J--- she's the one that I disciple on Tuesday nights:) She turned 18 this year!!! She has an eclectic style so I picked some of my favorite papers by Crate Papers to create this birthday card for her.

I used the PS Lovely Thoughts stamp set along with the Butterfly Duet and Adornments dies [I created the flag using this die set]. To finish the card, I added some texture spray by IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko and a gold embossed sentiment. EASY--- LOVE! And it was perfect for J:) 

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






And don't forget to stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends April 4th. Hope you join in the fun--- this is the EASIEST challenge ever!!!!!!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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