Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Smooches. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Short and Sweet

He knows what he wants. Short and sweet. :)

Stamped on Ultrasmooth White CS, this little frog from Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' is waiting on his lily pad in the water for his princess to come along. I colored the entire image with Copic markers using the Pointillism technique of dots and more dots.  There is a little pink suggestion of a water lily on the left.  His crown is stamped on a tiny little gold piece of chevron designer paper from the Bundle of Joy Boy 6x6 pad. Zva Dimensionals and ISP Red-Line Tape hold everything together. 
 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Be Brave


It's Thursday and that means a new sketch
at The Deconstructed Sketch!  
DS131 is our last sketch of 2013 
and will be up for the next two weeks. 
Jen will be back with a new sketch on January 2, 2014!

My card today uses Paper Smooches' Group Hugs 
~ available at i {heart} papers! ~
My sentiment is stamped with Charcoal (Hero Arts) ink. The pretty papers are from Teresa Collins' Memories 6x6 designer paper pad. The butterfly is a Le Petites Sticker (The Paper Studio) and my pearl & lace trim is from my stash.  
Zva Dimensionals and ISP Red-Line Tape hold everything together. 
Linked supplies available at i {heart} papers
To play along, here’s the scoop on what you need to do:
1. Use the sketch up top to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.
2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your blog, SCS, Flickr, etc). Use keyword DS131 if you post to an online gallery like Splitcoaststampers.
3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post HERE.
4. Be sure to stop back by net week to see if you are one of the featured projects!

Be sure to check out the rest of the fun inspiration from my teamies!





 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Paper Smooches + i {heart} papers = Help for Homeless Pups!

Welcome to an amazing hop -- that will inspire you in your crafting, and hopefully will also inspire you to support a wonderful cause.

My sweet friend Kate (owner of i {heart} papers) suggested an idea to Kim Hughes to create a stamps and dies to support our rescued furry friends. They worked together to create some really fun dog rescue products! A portion of the sales will be donated to Home for Good Dog Rescue.  Kim asked us to share these fun products with you, through our projects. 

I love these sets so much! I used both the Paws for a Cause and Lucky Dog sets for my card today, along with Teresa Collins Memories 6x6 DP. I stamped my dog in VersaFine Sepia and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Both of my girls (see my sidebar) are rescues, and I am thrilled to have these sets and share this cause with you.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
*TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs.
*The prize - A Lucky Dog stamp set, Paws for a Cause stamp set and Dog Icons dies.
*Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed for your chance to win (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)!
*You have until midnight MT on Wednesday, December 18th to leave a comment. 
*Please check the IHP Blog (http://www.blog.iheartpapers.com) on Friday, December 20th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners!

Hop away!
Kate/IHP: http://www.blog.iheartpapers.com
Sarah Gough: http://thinkingstamps.blogspot.com/
Lori Tecler: http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/
Judy Rozema: http://www.jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/
Deb Felts: http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/
Vera Yates: http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Wida Miller: http://beachorado.blogspot.com/
Stacey Schafer: http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/
Lindsay Amrhein: http://lindsayamrhein.blogspot.com/

Paper: Crumb Cake, So Saffron (SU!), Memories 6x6 DP (Teresa Collins)
Ink: VersaFine Sepia, VersaFine Onyx
Accessories & Tools: Houndstooth EF (Cuttlebug), corrugated cardboard heart (The Paper Studio), banner and heart dies (SB), Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), paper piercer, distressing tool

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A New Deconstructed Sketch!


It's Thursday and that means a new sketch
Here is this week's sketch #129!
My card today uses Paper Smooches' Cosmos 
and Cosmos Icons dies ~ available at i {heart} papers!
My clouds are cut from Ultrasmooth White cardstock. I stamped the moon using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut with the coordinating die. The sentiment is also stamped in Tuxedo Black, right on the RSVP designer paper. I added a few little Rhinestones for cloud sparkle. Zva Dimensionals and 1/4" Scor-Tape hold everything together. 
Linked supplies available at i {heart} papers!

To play along, here’s the scoop on what you need to do:
1. Use the sketch up top to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like. Use the sketch to inspire your own creativity. Feel free to substitute shapes for what you have available and mount tags and circles to a card base if you’d prefer.
2. Post it somewhere on the internet (your blog, SCS, Flickr, etc). Use keyword DS129 if you post to an online gallery like Splitcoaststampers.
3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post HERE.
4. Be sure to stop back by net week to see if you are one of the featured projects!

To play along, link up HERE.
Be sure to check out the rest of the fun inspiration from my teamies!
 COMING SOON! Watch for it.....



 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quick and Easy Tags

I love quick and easy. And when it packs a punch with it, all the better! Today I am sharing some tags I made using some of Doodlebug's Washi Tape and a new Paper Smooches stamp set called Group Hugs.
The tags are store bought shipping tags. I stamped the "wish big" sentiment using Love Letter ink and then alternated washi tape patterns at an angle. You can see all the in-stock Washi Tape patterns at i {heart} papers HERE. I added a few rhinestones along the bottom of the small tag and just a trio for the large. The chipboard snowflakes were stamped with Unicorn ink, then VersaMark, and then embossed with a mixture of Waterscape glitter and Clear embossing powder. I added some Natural String twine and holiday ribbon from my stash. The "To" and "From" are stamped on the back using Lawn Fawn's Winter Gifts stamp set. I used 1/4" Scor-Tape to hold everything together. It probably took me longer to type this than it did to make both tags! 

Linked supplies are available at i {heart} papers!

Happy December First!

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional Twist -gift packaging
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything but a card
Glitter n Sparkle - Add some glitter n sparkle
Sentimental Sundays - Traditional Christmas colors

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Little Laughter

Click here for Timeless Tuesday #244.

Today's SCS Color Challenge 350 was a fun one - especially since it contains one of my favorite cardstock colors.
Melon Mambo is my all-time favorite pink, and even though this looks a little red, it is MM! I used supplies from i {heart} papers to create this card (see below). The "laugh" was already printed on the purchased ATC card. My cloud is raining pink hearts and the moon thinks that is just silly :)

I like it -- raining pink hearts would make me smile!


This is also for Jeanne's HYCCT1302 Challenge to "make a card that will put a smile on someone's face!"

My moon and die cuts are from Paper Smooches Cosmos and Cosmos Icons die sets. I used one of my favorite ribbons, White Crepe, for my bow. The embossing folder is Spotted (Lifestyle Crafts). I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used 1/2" Scor-Tape and Sticky Thumb dimensionals to hold it all together.

Hope you have a great day and a chance to laugh!
Other challenges:
Stamps: Cosmos by Paper Smooches
Paper: Crafter's Companion Ultrasmooth White, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Lifestyle Crafts EF, White Crepe Ribbon, SB Grand Oval die, Cosmos Icons dies (PS), ATC (The Paper Studio), paper piercer

Thursday, September 19, 2013

To The Moon


It's Thursday and that means a new sketch
Here is this week's sketch #119!
 
I love all the banners on this one!

I chose Paper Smooches' Cosmos stamp set and Cosmos Icon Dies for my card today. Both are available at i {heart} papers.
I stamped my sentiment with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock and my moon on one of the designer papers. I cut out the moon and a star with the dies.  My layers are held together with Sticky Thumb adhesive and Scor-Tape.

Be sure to have a visit at my teammates' blogs too! To play along, link up HERE.
Other challenges for this card:

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Welcome Baby - A New FS Challenge at SCS!

The first Sunday of the month means it is my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast. I hope you will come play along!

Congratulations to Ellie Stover! I chose Ellie to be our first June 2013 FS this week. I LOVE her gallery with its beautifully colored and detailed designs. I chose this cute little birthday card to case.
With the FS challenges, we are supposed to change at least two things from the original.

I kept her color scheme and layout, but changed images and theme from birthday to baby. My images are from Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' available at i {heart} papers. I stamped on Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and then colored my ellies with Spectrum Noir markers.

I left off the sewing (even though I LOVED it!) and added pearls. I substituted hearts for the balloon and added a crocheted flower instead of silver cord. I added Buttermilk atyou Spica Glitter pen to the hearts and a layer of designer paper underneath the four squares. The DP is from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Boy and Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes 6x6 pads.
Everything is held together with Scor-Tape and Sticky Thumb Dimensionals. All linked supplies are available at IHP!
My card is 5" square.
I really like how it turned out!

This summer I am going to be taking some short road trips around my state. I tend to gravitate along I-80 and after 20 years am kind of bored with that :)  So -- I will be sharing some summer photos from around my state on here occasionally. Here is the first one, taken with my iPhone, and a filter added from an app called Vintique:
A typical Nebraska field -- the cows always stare at you when you stop. It's like they are either wondering what is picture-worthy, or why you are invading their space. You start walking toward them and they all move away. Ok....not so good for my self-esteem. Because I really care what (if!?) the cows are thinking. Wow. I need to stick to making cards.

Check this out:

Other challenges for this card:
365 Cards - Sweet Baby 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes 
Creative Corner - Boy oh boy


Stamps: Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' (available at i {heart} papers)
Paper: Poptone CS, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Boy & Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir markers, Spica Glitter pen
Accessories: Kaiser Bliss Pearls, The Paper Studio crocheted flower, Spellbinders Circle dies, MFT pennant die, SU! Word Window punch

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Waving Hello with The Deconstructed Sketch

It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 
at The Deconstructed Sketch
We are in our second week of celebration 
so read on about how you can join us!

It's the Deconstructed Sketch's 2 year anniversary AND 100th sketch! To celebrate we have some special guests joining us as well as two amazing sponsors and we want YOU to join us too! Now here's what you want to know - how can I play too?!?

Commenting:

  • There is a prize hidden somewhere out in the 100th sketch blog hop!! One very lucky randomly selected commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Tiddly Inks Stamps!
  • So what do you need need to do? Visit all the blogs on the link list below and leave a comment on their Deconstructed Sketch 100th sketch post and cross your fingers!
  • The commenting prize deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. We've got TWO things to celebrate so we are celebrating for two weeks!

Make a project:

  • There is also a prize saved for one of our sketch participants! One very lucky randomly selected sketch participant will win a $25.00 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions!!
  • So what do you need to do for this one? Use sketch 100 to create a project - your project can be a card, layout, Project Life creation - anything, just make sure the sketch is visible. Photograph your creation and upload it to an online gallery or blog and come back here and add a direct link to your project in InLinkz on the Deconstructed Sketch 100 post on Jen's Blog.
  • The project deadline is May 15, 2013 at 8 pm CST. Enter as many times as you want with different projects!
My project today is made with images from Paper Smooches and designer paper from Echo Park and American Crafts.
I stamped my bird, boat, and sentiment from Wicked Nauticool in Memento Black Ink, and then colored in my boat using Spectrum Noir markers. I used the Nauticool Die to cut out the boat. All are available at i {heart} papers.

The Cherry Baker's Twine and Cherries Jubilee button are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is Sketch #100!
Now it's time to hop!!

To play along, link up here!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

I Love Jen's Sketches!

It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 
My card today is from a cute Paper Smooches 
set called Green Acres
(Are you singing that song now? Ha!)
I stamped my cow on Copic Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is also stamped in Tuxedo Black. I cut some grass from pink cardstock and added some 3/8" Black Ric Rac and a Swiss Dots Grosgrain bow from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

My designer papers are from two different collections: 
Here is this week's sketch:
The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!

To play along, link up here!

Other challenges for this card: 
Inky Impressions - For a child 
Stampavie and More - Pink
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Animals

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Color Your World With IHP!

It's time for the i {heart} papers Design Team Challenge! This month Deb chose this gorgeous color combination from Design Seeds:
I decided to stick with a winter theme (since it's in the single digits here!). I chose Paper Smooches' adorable Chilly Chums for my images. Stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics, my little sweet walrus just wants to chill out!  I used R81, 83, 85, B000, and YR21. When your favorite color is pink, you gotta have a pink walrus!

I added some fun Snow White felt for snow and added a touch of Crystal Stickles across the top of each drift. Everything is held together with ISP Red Line Tape

My designer paper is Dots & Stripes by Echo Park and the Yellow Chevron Striped Twill is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch 84 for my layout:
This pretty color combo lends itself to all sorts of fun ideas. Check out what the rest of the team has made:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's a Christmas Hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop!
If you arrived here from Linda's blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened along, be sure to start at the beginning at the RRR Blog (I am the fourth stop, so you don't have far back to go!) so you don't miss out on the awesome projects, fun news, and a prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon! Our hop goes live at 6:30 AM CST.
Each 13th of the month it's the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop where we highlight the Ribbon Club! I LOVE Bonnie's choices for the October ribbon club package. If you really love ribbon and would like to have a wonderful assortment of ribbons sent to you automatically each month, just join the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club! Monthly ribbon club assortments are selected and pre-packed to reflect a specific theme, color, or holiday season. The assortments vary from month to month, but an average assortment has 5-8 different ribbon styles and consists of 10-15 yards of ribbon.  You will love it! Tell Bonnie Judy sent you! Take a peek:
My card today is made using the beautiful white lace in this month's ribbon club. My snowman image is by Sparkle N Sprinkle and the sentiment is by Paper Smooches.
I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then added a little snow sparkle with Copic makers and Starfire Glitter.
A little felt pennant and some bling are some of my favorite accents. The whole card is mounted on a Nesting Doily Square by Lifestyle Crafts.

Now off to BONNIE'S blog, for some amazing inspiration from our fearless leader!
Stamps: Christmas Stamp Set 347 by Sparkle N Sprinkle, Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches 
Paper: Berrylicious & Sweet Tooth CS by Poptone, Merry Little Christmas DP by MME 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers E13 , B00 & R84 
Accessories: Studio G rhinestones, Spellbinders Pennant, Circle & Scalloped Circle die cuts, SnoCone Felt by Poptone, Snowflake by K & Co., Starfire Glitter by Sparkle N Sprinkel, Lace Trim from Really Reasonable Ribbo, Nesting Doily Square die by Lifestyle Crafts

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Guest Designing with The Color Throwdown!

Happy Independence Day!

Today begins a month of fun as the Guest Designer at The Color Throwdown
Each week, a new color challenge is posted on the Color Throwdown blog.
I am thrilled to be joining the very talented CTD team, 
who provide amazing inspiration every single week!
Today Lori chose a perfect color combination for Independence Day:
Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Night of Navy.
 My card is made using a cute set from Paper Smooches called Vegtastic.
I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black and paper pieced the tomato.
The tag is embossed with a Cuttlebug strip that made me think of ketchup blotches!

Be sure to check out the amazing samples by the DT and play along!

Other challenges for this card: 
Card Cupids - Use ribbon, twine or washi tape 
Mema's Crafts - Anything goes

Stamps: Vegtastic (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Turquoise Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Photos

Yes, there are AMAZING photos at the SCS Inspiration Challenge today! I am Guest Hostessing a second week while Stephanie was on vacation, and I chose a site called Better Photo. It's kind of like Pinterest - as you can get lost for hours looking at incredible photos from around our world, by people that know how to take them! I hope you will play along!
I chose a group of colorful beach chairs for my inspiration, and used the color order for my hearts. Wishing I was on this beach -- as it's -8 right now, with a wind chill of -23. Brrrr!


Other challenges for this card: 
Card Crafters Circle – Valentine 
Card Makin' Mamas - Valentine  
Crafty Catz - Valentine  
Delicious Doodles – All Loved Up 
Fairy Tale - Love, Love, Love 
Totally Papercrafts – Rainbow
 
Stamps: A Little Lovin by Paper Smooches
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Ballet Blue, PTI White
Ink: Palette Noir Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Heart die cuts, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Halfway Through January!

Today is the 15th and that means it's time for two new Dirty girls to join the Dirty Dozen at Splitcoaststampers. If you are a Fan Club member, you will be able to see who they are and see the creations I made for this month's theme! If not, head over there and join! It's a great way to support SCS and receive benefits just for FC members! I am SUPER excited about both girls that are joining the SCS Design Team this month! Here is a sneak peek of one of my creations:
Isn't he cute?
I can't believe how fast my six months on the team has gone! I only have one more month as a Dirty Girl! Seems like I was just announcing my secret! It has been so much fun.

The 15th also brings a new challenge to Really Reasonable Ribbon and today's challenge is Valentines! Of course you must have ribbon or trim somewhere on your project! Here is what I made:
I used my Grand Calibur and Grand Ovals dies to cut out my frame, then added some fun designer paper by The Paper Studio to the inside before I stamped my sentiment. I embossed with Cuttlebug's Seeing Spots embossing folder. The heart is a Spellinders die. I made two slits and tied it with Dots White Organza and Cherry Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used my heat gun to curl the edges of the ribbon.

Kind of hard to get a good photo that shows both the inside and out! I hope you will play along!

Other challenges for this card:

Stamps: Pretty Phrases by Paper Smooches
Paper: PTI White, Cherry Cobbler, DP by The Paper Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: (and Tools): heat gun, Grand Ovals and Heart dies (Spellbinders), Cherry Baker's Twine & Dots White Organza (Really Reasonable Ribbon), button, Seeing Spots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Anything Goes!

Today begins a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I hope you will join us! For the next two weeks, it's "Anything Goes"! Easy peasy, right? Just add ribbon or trim to your project and come join in the challenge!  

I have been making Christmas and Winter themed cards like crazy the past two weeks (check out the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Gallery today!) so today I am showing a non-winter, non-Christmas cutey pie card made with Really Reasonable Ribbon's Baker's Twine and Paper Smooches stamps!
I love hugs and these paper pieced little elephants are so sweet with their big hugs! Now hop on over to the RRR blog to see what everyone else made today! It's Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: A Little Lovin' & Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Paper: Kraft, Melon Mambo, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Textured Brights (The Paper Studio), Lime Twist DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: buttons (The Paper Studio), rolodex punch, paper piercer, Baker's Twine Lemon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), circle and scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders), Half the Edge Cardstock Strip (Bazzill)