01 February 2016

Paper Smooches challenge- February 2016

Hello, friends:}

***Click HERE for my SAVdori sale:) 

Today we start a NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for February is...... FUN & CUTE!  *See notes below about how easy this challenge is! 

***NOTE: I've decided that everything Paper Smooches is FUN & CUTE! This is the easiest challenge ever--- just make a new PS project and link it up! Literally! Every. singlePS creation is FUN & CUTE! I love it:)  **This was said in a very dramatic way- hopefully I wrote that out correctly! LOL! 


My first project for this month's challenge is a congrats card for Kim because TODAY is PS's 5th anniversary! HOOOOOOORAY! Celebrate BIG, Kim! Here's to 100+ years of amazing images, stamps, and dies! 

I used the PS Noggin Toppers and We Totally Click stamp set along with the Butterfly Duet dies. The butterfly image was cut in half and then I trimmed the bottom of the wings to make it fit the card better. The papers are from the Crate Paper Poolside paper pad. Add a bit of washi tape, gold thread, and mini staples and it was done! EASY! 


Is the paper cute? YES! 
Is the design fun? YES!
Does it use Paper Smooches stamps/dies? YES! 

Then it's perfect for the PS February challenge:) 


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 January 2016

Virtual Smooches: January RECAP

Hello, friends:}

***Click HERE for the PS February blog hop and GIVEAWAY! Deadline: TONIGHT at 11:59pm PST! 


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 January 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:) 

January 21: Trav's Card Style/January Color Challenge

January 29: Leather Charms + SAVdoris (and a SALE)
PS dies: Sassy Letters
PS dies: Feathers
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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ps...Don't forget about my SAVdori SALE!!!! Prices are super low and I'm throwing in some free items with your purchase (you just have to watch my video and tell me what I say!)!!!! Click HERE for more details! 

29 January 2016

Virtual Smooches: Leather Charms + SAVdoris

Hello, friends:}

***Click HERE for the PS February blog hop and GIVEAWAY! Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 31st! 

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 how I created leather charms for my SAVdoris- this is a revisit of another video from 2014! I have revisited this video 4 times--- a good idea definitely needs to be revisited often:) 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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ps... I share at the end of the video about a SAVdori SALE I'm having right now! Click HERE to check the sale out (and definitely watch the entire video because I tell you how to get some free items with your purchase!!!!)!

28 January 2016

Paper Smooches: FEBRUARY 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 FEBRUARY 2016 release with you!  ONE new stamp set and FIVE new dies are NOW available to purchase at 8pm PST on Wednesday, January 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, January 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 1st 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 Bird Houses dies. I kept this card simple- using fun papers and making those little birds and their house the center of the card:) 

I also used the PS Love & Cherish and Speech Bubbles dies. This card was SUPER easy to make and is perfect as a birthday card or a card to welcome a new baby! I love the colors and the modern look- FUN x10000000! 
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! 

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21 January 2016

Virtual Smooches: Trav's Card Style #6 and January challenge

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:) 
First I need to apologize for another huge canyon sized gap between my videos! I am having back issues (STILL), as well as iMovie problems (I'm trying to learn a new program since my other one went on the fritz!). 

Today I'm joining in the fun again with the Paper Smooches January color challenge [HERE]. This card was featured on the PS blog two weeks ago. I made this video to go along with it but couldn't post it right away because I was trying to figure out the program! 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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17 January 2016

Paper Smooches challenge- January #2 and #3

Hello, friends:}

I'm back after a LONG break--- well, I'm kind of back! I am not in my studio as much because I'm dealing with a back injury/going to the doctor/etc. I'm not sure what happened, but I can tell you that I didn't go to the doctor immediately! That was a big mistake! Two weeks ago I couldn't even open the car door without lots of pain:( I guess I've learned my lesson. 

So I want to catch up today! 

I have two cards to share for the NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for January is...... 4 COLORS!  *See notes below about color combos!!!  Picture: Credit

************The challenge is to create a PS project using 4 colors- use one of the 4 color combos from the photo or make up your own! ***NOTE: white, black, grey, cream, and kraft are neutral colors. So technically you could have a 5+ color combo:) 
This first card was featured last week and will possibly be featured in my VS video this week. ****NOTE: I've got a story for why I'm not sharing as many videos! I'll tell you about it hopefully in my next video this Thursday:) 

This next card was created using my new Neocolor II crayons! I don't normally color images, but this was kind of fun (minus when I went outside the lines! ACK! A small freakout definitely happened!)! I used only the Paper Smooches  Comforting Hugs stamp set for this card. EASY! I used the following 4 colors and neutral colors- lime green, jade green, purple violet, and golden yellow; neutral colors: white/black---- I love it!
I am trying a new photo design... thoughts?
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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01 January 2016

Paper Smooches challenge- January 2016

Hello, friends:}

Today we start a NEW Paper Smooches monthly challenge. The challenge for January is...... 4 COLORS!  *See notes below about color combos!!! 

Color combos are always so hard for me.... but you don't have to stick to just plain paper! You can use patterned paper, different colored ribbons, and sequins or enamel dots! You could use just about anything to make up your color combo:)  

************The challenge is to create a PS project using 4 colors- use one of the 4 color combos from the photo or make up your own! ***NOTE: white, black, grey, cream, and kraft are neutral colors. So technically you could have a 5+ color combo:) 
I originally was going to make a card based on a color combo from the photo, but I went with some patterned paper! LOL- that's true to my "Savannah Style". I used some older American Crafts Polka Dot Party papers along with the Paper Smooches WavesFoliage 3, and Happy Birthday Words dies. I used the following 4 colors and neutral colors- coral pink, teal, yellow, and gold; neutral colors: white/black---- I love it!  

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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23 December 2015

Paper Smooches: January 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 JANUARY 2016 release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase at 8pm PST on Wednesday, December 30th.  You will find our new products HERE.  

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, December 27th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 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 Hibiscus die. I've created two projects... but am sharing only one today {check the PS blog on Sunday for the other one!}.

I also used another NEW January stamp set {Silver & Gold} as well as the PS Friend Word die. This card was super easy to make and is PERFECT for the PS December flower challenge {click HERE to join in the fun}.   
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! 
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