Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mustache X 2 with Paper Smooches

Hi everyone!  Is everyone enjoying their weekend?  This is birthday weekend in our family 3 birthdays in the house just this week), but I'm squeezing in a couple of Paper Smooches cards today.  They both use the new Mustaches dies, but in very different ways:)  For this first card, I die cut the mustache and the glasses and inlaid them into a strip panel.  In the background, I used a variety of star stamps to create a custom look.  I colored the mustache with Copics just to get a more variegated look.  

This second card is a bit different;)  This time I used the mustache die to create a pair of wings for this sympathy card.  So many people I know how lost their doggie loved ones lately and sympathy cards can be so hard to make.  The top of the card was blended with ink and misted in silver, white, and gold.  The wings/mustache was die cut from vellum and "colored" with a glitter pen.  

Thank for stopping in today!

Take care,

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Two for Thursday with Avery Elle

Hello everyone!  I missed last week, so I have two Avery Elle  cards for you today!  The first card uses the fun Fly By set.  This set is so unique with the dies for the cloud writing!  The background was done in stages.  I masked off a circle and blended ink in for the sun.  Then I masked the sun and sponged a cloud background (you can pick up the free Silhouette cut here).  I stacked a couple of the "hello" cloud writing die cuts so they were a bit more 3D.  Aren't those dies fun?

This second card is for my niece and I used the This Book stamp set and the coordinating Bookmark dies.  My niece is 6 years old and she's getting into books more and more these days.  So I thought a personalized bookmark would be just the thing to encourage a little girl to read;)  The fun heart paper is from the Happy Collection pad.  And of course, it matches the little pink owl on the card:)  Now all I have to do is find her next book!

I'm so, so happy that you stopped by today!  I truly appreciate your visits and your kind words!  

Mahalo and Aloha,

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday with Paper Smooches

Happy Saturday folks!  I've got a couple Paper Smooches cards to share today.  I hope one of them tickles your fancy;)  The first card uses the new Ring Trio die.  I used water colors and inlaid them into a die cut.  Love how this turned out! 

Here's a closer look...

This second card is something completely different;)  I used the new Tooth Fairy die to create a little card that you the Tooth Fairy can leave some money in under a pillow.  My favorite part of this card are the gold fairy wings.  I heat embossed the wings using a butterfly stamp from the Graceful Beauties set.  (I also used Sunny Side Up set for the teeth and the Thanks 2 die)  Lots of fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Mahalo and Aloha,

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Feel Better Bouquet with Avery Elle

Hi guys!  How about a sweet floral card with a lovely sentiment?  For my card today I used the Avery Elle  Get Well stamp set and matching die.   Isn't the font of the sentiment beautiful?  I did a partial cut of the flower bouquet and then use my curved die (from the Custom Panels set) to do a rounded cutaway.  Behind the partial die cut I used some striped paper from the Happy Collection paper pad.  I never seem to get tired of that beautiful pink coral color and it seemed appropriate for a "feel better" card:)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mahalo and Aloha,

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Go to Your Happy Place with Paper Smooches

Hi everyone!  Just sharing a Paper Smooches card today:)   This card uses the Shoes dies set.  What better way to use this set than to make a whole closet full of shoes?  Do you know someone who has this kind of closet (or maybe it's you;)?  Each shoe is die cut and inlaid into the die cut panel.  (Just a tip, use a ruler under the dies to make sure they are all lined up)  It was so much fun to use all my patterned papers to create my shoes!  

For some of the shoes, I used my embossing folders/plates to create some texture (see the purple and teal loafers and the boot?).   I even heat embossed the black slingback pump with clear embossing powder for a shiny look.  Here's a little view from the side so you can really see the fun textures.  

I hope you enjoyed the card today.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Mahalo and Aloha,

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Paper Smooches April Blog Hop

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 pacific time. 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 store.
  • 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 below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • 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.  

Here are the details:
A couple of our designers are taking a small hiatus to care for different things in their life. 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!

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Now check this out!  So feathers are like snowflakes, right?  No two the same:)  So with that in mind, I made this card with the new Feathers 2 dies.  This set has 4 different feathers in various sizes.  The scale of these feathers are not too big and not too little.  I used them to create a cascading design and then made one feather a shaker!  (shocker, I know, lol)  

I filled my feather shaker with sequins, stars, small hexagon glitter, and large hexagon glitter.  Mixing up the fillers tends to make them more sticky and they don't all fall to the bottom.  I love the colorful mix!

Now it's time for you to hop on over to the next stop on the hop, my amazingly talented friend, Jocelyn Olson!   


Avery Elle & Chameleon Pens Blog Hop

It's Chameleon Pens and Avery Elle week!  This week the Avery Elle design team is playing with some amazing pens from our friends over at Chameleon.  These pens work so well with our stamps and dies!  After visiting here, be sure to check out the Chameleon blog for even more inspiration!  Be  sure to comment on our company and designer blogs throughout to week to be entered to win one of two prizes - a $50 Avery Elle Gift Certificate or a pen set from Chameleon!  The winner of the Avery Elle Gift Certificate will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, April 27th.

So I used my set of pens for this little number.  Instead of using my markers to color an image, I thought I'd try something a bit more abstract.  I love how the markers give the stamped images texture and depth!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment if you want a chance to win some Chameleon pens or an Avery Elle GC!

Mahalo and Aloha,