Monday, March 2, 2015

Paper Smooches Nine Lives - You're Fabulous

I was able to spend a weekend at a craft retreat with some wonderful ladies.  I worked on cards while they scrapbooked!  After general consensus from all of them, the card decided to enter the  Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week for anything goes used the Nine Lives stamp set. This stamp set can be found at Paper Smooches Stamps.

I fell in love with the Nine Lives Stamp Set and Dies.  This card uses both Nine Stamp Set & Dies as well as Streamers dies both from Paper Smooches.  I have not made a shaker card in some time so I went for it!  I used MFT circle cut die and tailored expressions sequins to create the shaker.  Distress ink was used over a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  The cat and banner were stamped with gold delicata ink for even more sparkle - after all we can never have too much sparkle and shine!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today - enjoy!
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paper Smooches Valentine Challenge

I could not wait to get my hands on this Paper Smooches Stamp & Die set "We Totally Click" since I have a teenage son that loves photography and I wanted to use this set for his valentine's day card.  I thought this would be a nice card to share the Paper Smooches Valentine Challenge.  This set can be found on their website

For this card I stamped the polaroid camera image on white paper with black versa fine ink them embossed to make the black pop!  I die cut with the matching Click Icons, then stamped the sentiment and cut to fit like a picture coming out of the camera.  I colored the steps with comic markers.  Next I cut the frames with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, yellow was not enough so I added another in red.  The sentiment on the bottom, hearts, and arrows were filled in from the same "We Totally Click" set.  I hope you enjoy it - very easy and cute!

Thank you for checking out my blog.  I try to post at least weekly.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge # 99

Today I made a card keeping it clean and simple - no bling.  I did choose some pretty bright colors though for Lawnscaping Challenge # 99 Clean & Simple.  This challenge is sponsored by Ellen Hutson an awesome online store for all crafting needs.

Today was a beautiful day in central Virginia - almost like spring!  Leading to my inspiration to choose Lawn Fawn Flutter By stamps & dies to create the butterflies and stamp the sentiment with little flowers.  I also used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. 

I hope we all enjoy an early spring!  Especially my friends in the northeast.

Paper Smooches Challenge - Blissful Banners, Woofers & Tweeters, and Streamers

I made this card for a dear friend going through cancer treatment and decided to share for the Paper Smooches Challenge this week Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge
Check out their store for the stamps and dies I used.

For this  I love You Card I used Blissful Banners to stamp the sentiment with versamark then gold embossing powder.  Next I cut the sentiment using the matching Streamers Die Set (which also have another set of stamps that match for more versatility).  Since my friend loves the little critter cards I chose Woofers & Tweeters for the adorable dog.  The background is a stencil - falling hearts.  Then to add a little dimension I placed the dog on a stitched circle die cut.  

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it and happy stamping!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paper Smooches Sparks Design Challenge

Today I wanted to play with my new paper smooches stamps so I pulled out Woofers and Tweeters to work on Paper Smooches Sparks January Designer Draft Paper Smooches Sparks.  I love this set because there are so many stamps packed into one set and they are so stinkin cute!!!

My rendition of the Paper Smooches January Design Challenge uses the Woofers and Tweeters and die set.  I really love the hearts with dog paw prints in them, in fact I had to stop myself from stamping the entire card front with those little guys.

Have a great day and stay warm!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #98: Create a Background

Today I have a card for the lawnscaping challenge #98.  This challenge is all about using stamps to create backgrounds. 

 I had so much fun with "Whale You Be Mine?"

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by......