Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let Our Lives Be Full

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today with a card and step-by-step photos.

I wanted to use a Thanksgiving set in a (hopefully) non-Thanksgiving way. Here's what I ended up with:

Thanks & Giving


This card has everything but the kitchen sink--layering, die-cutting, stamping, heat embossing, splattering, watercoloring, sewing....I guess I didn't use patterned paper. Ha!

I started with watercoloring and then die-cut part of the Album Cover Lace on my Cameo. On top of that layer, I heat embossed the sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Be Full set. The embossing powder is glittery, which looks a little lumpy in photos (it's not).

Thanks & Giving


I stitched the panel onto the background to add some lift to the vellum. Here's a final picture of what the card looks like under the sentiment:

Thanks & Giving

To see the steps for making this card, I have the pictures and steps on the Neat & Tangled blog. :)

Also, Danielle is having a Black Friday sale starting at 8am ET on Thursday (11/27) and running until Sunday (11/30)!



Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (Distress Watercolor Paper) Ranger; (vellum) My Favorite Things
Stamps: (Be Full) Neat & Tangled
Die-cutting file: (Album Cover Lace) iHeartStudio.com
Ink: Versamark; (California Poppy) Lindy's Stamp Gang; (Sweet Cherry) Heidi Swapp; (Dandelion Fireworks) Tsukineko; (Rudolph Mister Huey's) Studio Calico
Embossing powder: (Red Glitter Zing!) American Crafts

Monday, November 24, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags + A Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! I got home at the end of the week after another week of work travel. I got home in time to see my four-year-old's preschool holiday program...it was so cute. :)

My blogging friend Tracey from In My Creative Opinion has been hosting her fourth annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Tracey invited the Paper Smooches team to share tags, and I'm happy to be playing along.

Here's my tag:

You Make My Heart Melt


I used Paper Smooches' new Cool Dudes set to make the snowman. I die-cut a circle and then stamped the different features and hat. It was really fun to build the different snowmen--much better than getting cold in real snow. ;)

I die-cut some Webster's Pages papers using the Paper Smooches' Gift Tags die. I can't get enough of this die--it's a must-have! Here's a few of the finished tags:

Snowmen Tags


I added the sentiment from the Warm Hearts set on a couple of the tags. Here's a close-up:

You Make My Heart Melt

As part of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, there are lots of prizes! Be sure to check out Tracey's blog for details. To enter, comment on Tracey's blog, and for an extra chance to win, comment on my blog below. The comment-to-win ends at 11:59pm ET on 11/27.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sharing a Sneak

Hi everyone!

I'm up on the Simon Says Stamp blog today (eek!!). I'm sharing some gift wrapping and tags using Paper Smooches. All of the products I used are available at SSS.

Here's a peek:

SSS Sneak Peek

If you get a chance, please check out the SSS post and leave some love. Thank you!!! And thanks to Stephanie for asking me! :)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Add a Little Dazzle and Neat & Tangled Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good week. :)


This week, the Neat & Tangled DT is teaming up with the Add a Little Dazzle team. Add a Little Dazzle sells cool craft metal sheets (be sure to check it out!). Each day this week, members of the two teams are hopping. If you're hopping along, you should be coming from Yana's blog.

Here's my project:

Warm Holiday Wishes

I kept things pretty simple. As soon as I saw the Fancy Pants Oh Deer! reindeer, I knew I had to use him! I used the "warm" from the Warm Wishes stamp set and paired it with two stamps from the Simple Christmas set. For the hearts, I die-cut the A Little Dazzle Scarlet Red sheet with the Neat & Tangled My Plate is Full dies.

Don't the hearts look like Valentine's Day chocolates? It makes me kind of hungry. Ha! Here's a close-up:

Warm Holiday Wishes

Be sure to comment all along the way to be entered to win a $25 prize pack from Add a Little Dazzle and a $25 prize pack from Neat & Tangled. Next up in the hop is Lee-Anne!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another post. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Paper Smooches Design Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's almost Halloween--yippee!

It's also Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches November release with you! FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at 9:00pm PT or midnight ET). 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 MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 3rd 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 my card using The Welcome Wagon:


A Warm Welcome

The Welcome Wagon is the November TAM set, so it's *free* if you spend $60 at Paper Smooches. Score! 
I couldn't believe how many different phrases I could make, and I like that they are different than other stamp sets I own.

I stamped three of the sentiments from The Welcome Wagon and added the new Welcome Word die-cut. Aren't those snowmen the cutest ever? They're from the new Cool Dudes set and matching die. I used digital patterned papers from Paislee Press for the layers. Yup, had to make it a hybrid card. ;)

Here's a close-up:


A Warm Welcome

Thanks for stopping by! Before I sign-off, I wanted to give a shout-out to our new team member Kay Miller. Welcome, Kay!

Next up is my sweet and very talented friend Kalyn!


Supplies
Stamps: (sentiments from The Welcome Wagon; snowmen from Cool Dudes) Paper Smooches
Dies: (welcome from Welcome Word die; snowmen from Cool Dudes Icons) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (silver glitter cardstock) Hobby Lobby
Patterned papers: (From Where I Stand by Paislee Press) The Lilypad
Ink: (Graphite Black Brilliance; Tuxedo Black Memento) Tsukineko
Copics

Monday, October 27, 2014

Boo Treat Tags

Hi everyone! It's the week of Halloween--yeah! Do you dress up for Halloween (if so, please share your costume)? :) I don't dress up, but my kids are going as a cat and a skunk.

I wanted to give a shout-out to some sweet friends who participated in the Getting to Know Me Blog Hop. All three linked up to me recently, and I wanted to say thanks! If you have a chance, please swing by their posts--they are incredibly talented papercrafters and truly good people, too!

Alice Wertz Her coloring skills are unbelievable, and if you haven't seen one of her stamped backgrounds, you're in for a treat! Every card is like a little masterpiece.
Lea Lawson Lea was one of my very first papercrafting idols, even before I started my own blog. :) I'm always inspired by her. She can do anything--using patterned paper, stamping, digi--she is so talented!
Lucy Abrams When I first got into digi/hybrid, I turned to Lucy's blog for her expertise--thanks, Lucy! Her cards are always perfectly stamped and perfectly executed. She has such an eye for knowing how to make a card look "full" but still keeping it CAS. She's also always been so helpful to me. :)

I already did my Getting to Know Me post HERE, but I wanted to be sure to give a shout-out to Alice, Lucy, and Lea. :)

I've been getting my kids' treat bags ready for their class parties. I'm doing a mix of designs, but I wanted to share one of the designs:

Boo Tags

I used a lot of Paper Smooches here--Ghoulfriends stamps and Ghoulfriends Icons dies for the bat, Halloween Icons for the "Boo," and Stitched Tag for the tag die. These were super simple to make!

I switched up some other Ghoulfriends images for other tags, too:

Boo Tags


I also have an extra "Thanks" die from Paper Smooches that I would like to give away as a thank you for reading!


I'll pick from the comments on Saturday (11/1).

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Supplies
Stamps: (bat, pumpkin, monster from Ghoulfriends) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (Tangy Orange, Black) My Favorite Things
Patterned paper: (striped digital paper from One Little Bird) The Lilypad
Dies: (Ghoulfriends, Halloween Icons, Stitched Tag) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Graphite Black Brilliance) Tsukineko; (Grass, Ginger Fresh Inks) Impress
Twine: (Neon Orange hemp twine) Hemptique
Muslin bag: The Paper Source

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