28 April 2016

Paper Smooches: APRIL Blog Hop ****giveaway

Hello friends:)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on April 30th.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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 PST on Sunday, May 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 



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)
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Today I'm sharing a project using the NEW Happy Travels stamp set. I loooooooove how this card turned out!! I wasn't sure at first, but this card is so fun and actually inspired by a photo I took on our trip to Paris in November last year. 

I used some older Crate Paper papers along with my favorite Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks, as well as a NEW PS die and the PS Speech Bubbles dies. Glue, staple, stamp, sew, and attach dies... EASY! 

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:) I can't wait for you to get your NEW May stamps/dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 
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24 April 2016

Paper Smooches: April challenge #3

Hello, friends:)

Each week I write the "Sunday Recap" over on the PS blog (click HERE). Today I'm sharing these two cards for the April challenge, black and white with a pop of color. Play along HERE
I think I might have added a bit more color than needed or wanted, but I still love these cards! They are simple and so fun--- perfect for anyone celebrating a birthday. **Annnnnnnnd I think I might use this design for a card using one of May's new releases! Check back soon for that card! 



I also wanted to let you know that I will be having a giveaway with my Virtual Smooches 3rd anniversary video (sometime in May). I want to answer your questions! So ask anything HERE! I will pick one winner from these questions. **Winner will be picked after the video goes live and will be contacted via email. 

That's it for me today:) THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 
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02 April 2016

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 17: PS March Challenge (and tips)

PS stamps: Fun & Flirty; PS dies: Bicycle

March 31: Time-Lapse (inspired by THIS layout by Eyoung Lee)

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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01 April 2016

Paper Smooches challenge- April 2016

Hello, friends:}

Today we start a NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for April is...... BLACK/WHITE with a POP OF COLOR! **A pop of color means "just a pop" or "hint" of color!   

This is truly a challenge for me!! You know me----> I love love love patterned papers and color! This was my first try at black/white with a pop of color.... not bad! Simple and perfect for just about anyone's birthday (esp my SIL Candice)! I used the PS Happy Birthday Words and Balloons dies. And I added the balloon string from the Hullabaloo stamp set. Easy as 1, 2, 3! Hey--- this might fit under the Trav's Card Style challenges (it was die cut, stamp, and done 😜). The painted ballon was created using the Illustrated Faith pink paint. 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:} 
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31 March 2016

Virtual Smooches: Time-Lapse

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 a couple of birthday cards that I created for the PS March challenge: birthdays. **NOTE: The March challenge has ended, but I'm still inspired;) LOL! I also had a bit of recording issues for this video---> I didn't realize that having your video in "time-lapse" mode made your video SUPER SHORT! Hopefully you enjoy this silly video and are inspired! I also hope you play along with our PS challenges! **NOTE: April's challenge (black and white with a pop of color) begins on April 1st!

THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}
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30 March 2016

Paper Smooches: extra

Hello, friends:}

Today I'm sharing a card that I created using the NEW Paper Smooches Mirror stamps (available April 1st). This card was featured on the PS blog HERE

This little pup (also known as Levi- it looks just like him!) was stamped on the mirror stamp and then on my paper. This created a "mirror" image and it was perfect for this birthday card for Levi's Mom! Other PS stamps/dies used: Woofers & Tweeters, Woofers dies, Bosom Buddy, Shadows
Levi has been staying with us for the last week, and here's last night's photo! Levi and Olsen were hiding under my desk during a storm. TOOOOOOOOOO cute:) 


And before I go--- here's a sneak peek of April's PS monthly challenge! ***HINT: it's all about a pop of color! THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 
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28 March 2016

Paper Smooches: March challenge #6

Hello, friends:}


I'm joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches March "BIRTHDAY" challenge  The challenge ends TUESDAY, March 29th!!!!! Picture: Credit 


I've made several cards and have featured them over on the PS blog but not here! So I thought I would share a couple with you today. 

These two cards are the exact same design with different washi tape/colors. I love how simple they are! I used the Paper Smooches Ice Cream Cone die along with the PS Bosom Buddy and Ghoulfriends stamp sets. 
Here are a couple more cards that were featured on the PS blog earlier this month----> all for the March challenge:) 
This is Levi's birthday card (he shares a birthday with Trav)--- he's actually staying at our house right now while his parents are on vacation! Olsen does NOT know about this situation! LOL ❤️


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:} 
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24 March 2016

Paper Smooches: APRIL Blog Hop ****giveaway

Hello friends:)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on Thursday, March 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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 PST on Sunday, March 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 



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)
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Today I'm sharing a project using the NEW Smooches stamp set. I loooooooove how this card turned out!! I used some older My Mind's Eye papers with some new Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks (well, new to me! LOL!). It was the perfect match:) 

The "XO" and "OX" stamps along with the "love you" sentiment are part of this NEW Smooches stamp set. I also used the PS Hearts, Adornment, and Cardbooking dies. I seriously cannot tell you how much I LOVE this 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 on the DT's blogs:) I can't wait for you to get your NEW April stamps/dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed! 
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17 March 2016

Virtual Smooches: PS March Challenge (and tips)

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 a birthday card that I created for the PS March challenge: birthdays. I also share some tips in this video. I actually created this video last week, but my computer decided to shut down about 10 times while editing and uploading. Good thing this PS challenge is for a month:) 

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