Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Guesting at My Favorite Things

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

I have a sneak....

Gnome Hello

It's my second guest post over at My Favorite Things. I'm still squealing! :) I made a card with the new Birdie Brown You Gnome Me set and also a gnome hat. If you have a chance, please check it out HERE. Thank you!!

Thank you so much to MFT for asking me to guest!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

**This is my second post of the day. To see my My Favorite Things post, please click HERE

Hi everyone!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies will be available to purchase on April 30th 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, April 26th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, April 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their lives. Amy Rohl is filling in for Emily and Jennifer McGuire is filling in for Pamela. We are so excited to have them join us in May! 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 Mustaches die:

Father's Day

I made a Father's Day card and treat jar. First, I started with a simple card. I die-cut the Mustaches dies out of new Treasure Map papers. They make me chuckle. :) The stamp is from the Daddy Yo stamp set, which will be released in May.

Here's a close-up:

Father's Day

I used the dies for a treat container, too:


I layered the Treasure Map papers and on the map paper, I stamped the "DAD" sentiment from the Daddy Yo set. For the top, I added some photo prop mustaches. My kids are going to go nuts with these! They were already playing with some of the leftover die cuts. My daughter is having a detective party in a few weeks, and she's already asked me to make some mustaches for the party to use for mug shots. ;) 

On the rosettes, I used the Pinked Circles dies. Here's a close-up:


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

Dies: (Mustaches die; Pinked Circles die) Paper Smooches
Stamps: (Daddy Yo) Paper Smooches
Cardstock: (Rustic White) Paper Smooches
papers: (Treasure Map) October Afternoon
Ink: (Versafine Smokey Grey) Tsukineko; (Navy) Fresh Ink; (Dandelion Yellow spray mist) Tsukineko
Ribbon: (red) Paper Source

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guesting at My Favorite Things

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I have a sneak....

Sweet Friend

I am absolutely thrilled to be guesting over on the My Favorite Things blog today! :) I made a trio of gift wraps and a card using the new Lisa Johnson Designs stamps and dies. If you have a chance, please check it out HERE. Thank you!!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Simon Says Stamp & Paper Smooches

Hi everyone! I'm up on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! (Eek!) I have two Paper Smooches cards and a tutorial using the dip-dyed look I used on THIS card.

Here's a sneak:

Paper Smooches Sweet

If you have a chance, please check out the Simon Says Stamp post HERE. Thank you!!! Also, a big thanks to Stephanie for asking me to guest. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Hello Hello

I'm over on the Altenew blog today sharing an artsy card. If you have a chance, I'd love it if you swung by for a look. :)

It's my husband's birthday today. The kids and I are looking forward to cake. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness

Hi all! Happy World Autism Awareness Day! I'm participating in a special blog hop:

If you're hopping along, you should be coming from Scrap Addict's blog.

Veronica and Tenia organized this hop, and I'm honored to attend! In addition to all of the awesome cards that are in the hop, there are also fantastic sponsors who have shown their support for Autism awareness. You can see the complete list of participants and sponsors on Veronica's blog.

I don't talk much about my job on the blog, but I work as a consultant in special education. This hop has a lot of meaning to me!

Anyhoo, here's my blue card:

Moon and Back

I was inspired by Julie Ebersole, and in fact, bought this Savvy Stamps die because THIS card (she's such a covert enabler--ha ha). I watercolored the moon with Blue Slushie Maya Mist. I had the idea to use the leftover alphas to make a loose trail. It's kind of weird, but I like it. ;)

Here's a close-up of the moon:

To the Moon and Back

The die-cut vellum stars are from Paper Smooches' Stars dies. I added some white and gold splatter to the base. The card looked a little naked at the bottom, so I dip-dyed the cardstock using the same spray mist. 

I've been playing around with my photos, and here's a different angle. Any comments on which picture is better? 

Moon and Back

If you get a chance to link up your blue project, you can do so at Veronica's blog. She also has the list of sponsors. The winners of the giveaways will be drawn from the comments, and the more comments you leave on the participants' blogs, the greater your chances to win! 

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bejeweled Card Set

Hi everyone!

Butterfly Card Set

I'm on the Altenew blog today with a card set using the Bejeweled stamp set. I did some simple layering (using items that were within reach of my desk) and kept the same design to coordinate the set. I used some older Notes & Things chipboard frames from Crate Paper.

Here's a close-up of one of the cards:

Butterfly Card Set

To see the rest of the set (in different colors and frames), swing by the Altenew blog. Thanks!!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

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