Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Some Super Exciting News!

Hi everyone! I'm on the road this week and next, but I had to pop on to share some super exciting news I've been waiting to share (eek!):


I'm joining the Altenew Design Team! I think I nearly fell off my chair when Tasnim contacted me. Holy cow! I love their stamps! They always have such cool and new designs. Love that!

Jen and Tasnim have put together an incredible team, and be sure to check out the Altenew blog this week to see the team announcements.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

February Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on February 28th at 8:00pm PT. Once our release goes live, 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 storeHere 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 above or the PS blog for your chance to win (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify, but it increases your chances). 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
Here's the order of the hop:
To increase your chance of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop (leave another comment) 
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about the hop (leave another comment) 
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop (leave another comment) 
Here's how I used the Fringe die:


Fringe Thanks

I have been waiting for a fringe die, and I am in love with this new Fringe die! Yes, I know you can cut it by hand, but if you're like me, the fringe looks more like uneven triangles. ;) This die makes the process much easier and faster.

I cut 5-6 layers of tissue paper in the three shades of pink. To speed up the die-cutting, I fan-folded the tissue paper and cut all of the layers at once. In between each layer, I stitched it to the base...it helped to keep the layers together. It was very easy!

Here's a close-up:


Fringe Thanks


I also used the new Thank Word 2 die, which will also be available March 1st. I die-cut the "thanks" out of black glitter cardstock. The satin ribbon was a freebie from Ellen Hutson. :)

Here's another close-up:

Fringe Thanks


Thanks for stopping by! Next up is my sweet and very talented friend Kalyn!


Supplies
Dies: (Fringe die; sentiment from Thanks Word 2 die) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (White) PTI; (black glitter cardstock) Best Creations
Patterned papers: (stripes) My Mind's Eye
Ink: (Apple Blossom, Egyptian Gold Luminarte mists) Creative Imagination; (Fuchsia) Fresh Ink
Sequins: (pink, Gold Confetti, 4mm Clear) Pretty Pink Posh; (Watermelon, Crystal Clear, Gold) Neat & Tangled

Monday, February 16, 2015

100th Lawnscaping Challenge Celebration!

Hi everyone! I have a special post today...



It's the 100th challenge at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog! Everyone is so excited about this milestone, and each of the Design Team members have invited a special guest to play along. The theme is Birthday/Celebration!

I was invited to this party by my sweet friend, Samantha Mann. Samantha's designs are always super clever and fun (and often laugh-out-loud funny). I just love her work. :)

Be sure to head over to the Lawnscaping blog where you can see ALL of the Design Team projects as well as ALL of the special projects, too!

Here's my project for the celebration:

A Monster Celebration

For this card, I went CAS with a whole lot of coloring. All of the stamps and dies are from Lawn Fawn. I stamped monsters from Monster Mash and Yeti, Set, Go and colored them with Copics. Since it's a celebration, I added hats and balloons from Hats Off to You and Year Four. For the sentiment, I used my favorite Milo's ABCs

I had to go with the 'ole Roy G. Biv for the layout. A few of the critters are popped up with foam tape. Here's a close-up to see the dimension:

A Monster Celebration


I hope you'll join in the Lawnscaping celebration! You can link up your projects HERE

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Supplies
Stamps: (monsters from Monster Mash; yeti from Yeti, Set, Go; sentiment from Milo's ABCs; hats from Monster Mash, Hats Off to You, Year Four; balloons from Year Four) Lawn Fawn
Dies: (monsters from Monster Mash; hats and balloons from Year Four)
Cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Black Licorice Hybrid) My Favorite Things
Copics

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Vitamix Would Have Been Easier

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Just a quick post to share some valentines I made for my daughter's class.

Fruit and Veggie Valentines

So back in December (for the January Paper Smooches release), I stamped, Copic colored, and die-cut about 35 fruits and vegetables using the Paper Smooches Fruitastic and Vegtastic stamps and Fruitastic Icons and Vegtastic Icons dies. Thankfully, I find coloring pretty relaxing. :)


Fruit and Veggie Valentines

I used a mix of Paper Smooches sentiments, from the Fruitastic, Vegtastic, and Woofers and Tweeters sets. For the background papers, I used the Scalloped Circle die.

Here's a close-up of my favorite--the carrot. Hee hee.

Fruit and Veggie Valentines

My daughter used them for her valentines, but these cards would work year-round--I kept a few for me to use. ;)

Tomorrow, I'll share the valentines I made for my son's class.

Have a great day!

Supplies
Stamps: (carrot, peas, sentiments from Vegtastic; strawberries, peach, orange, sentiments from Fruitastic; "I dig you" sentiment from Woofers and Tweeters) Paper Smooches
Dies: (vegetables from Vegtastic Icons; fruit from Fruitastic Icons; Scalloped Circle) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (Doll Pink, Cotton Candy) Simon Says Stamp, (white) Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: (Shimelle) American Crafts; (Love Notes) Crate Paper
Ink: (Melon Mambo) Stampin' Up; (Tuxedo Black) Memento
Copic markers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Joy Mini Album

Hi everyone! We're starting Spring Break today. I always find it amusing that Spring Break is before Valentine's Day (especially in South Dakota). But I'm looking forward to sleeping in for a few days! :)

Joy Mini Album


I'm up on the Maya Road blog today with a mini album. 

I used a lot of altered Maya Road supplies, the October Afternoon Girl Talk collection, and a few stamps from Altenew's Figure Effects set. I hope you'll swing by and check it out! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

100 Videos and 2500 Subscribers Video Hop

Hi everyone! Today I'm taking part in a special hop!


Emily is such an awesome and supportive friend. I'm excited for her to be celebrating 100 videos and 2,500 subscribers! She has some great sponsors, too (with prizes--woot!).

To start at the beginning of the hop, start at Emily's post. The link to my video is HERE.

Here's the card I made:

You Are My Sunshine

I used a technique of whitewashing the background [Check out the video below!]. For the background and the flowers, I used Altenew's Lacy Scrolls set.

Here's a close-up of the background:

You Are My Sunshine


I used a sentiment from Altenew's Figure Effects set. The awesome transparency butterfly is from Maya Road.

Here's another close-up:

You Are My Sunshine


We're having a video hop, and I have a video. :) To leave a comment on the video, please click on the YouTube icon in the corner of the video. Thanks!




As part of the hop, there are prizes from these fab sponsors:


For a chance to win, you must hop along and comment on the videos. Comments below will not be entered. I hope you'll check out the videos of all of the hoppers!

Next up is the super sweet Heather Campbell!


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