SSS-Tattered Poppy wafer die

Hi there! Just popping in to share a project using some goodies from the STAMPtember® release. This card features the Tattered Poppy dieSmall Chevron die & Best Hugs stamp set.SSS-Tattered Poppy & Small Chevron Stripes diesI used ink blenders to add color to my pinkalicious poppy as well as some teeny tiny drops of glossy accents to the tips of the anther(I had to look up the anatomy of a poppy for that one:) Can we take a moment to talk about two of my most favorite things on this card: Cream Off cardstock & Sparkling Clear Sequins. I absolutely adore the subtle mixture of the white chevrons on the Cream Off cardstock. It’s just the right amount of detail to add pattern, but not compete with the bright poppy.
SSS-Tattered Poppy & Small Chevron Stripes diesI think you already know how much I love the Sparkling Clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh. They are the perfect neutral accent, and now that they have the mixture of different sizes in one pack….forgetaboutit! I’m giving one away, because that’s how much I feel you need these in your life. Leave me a comment for your chance to win a little Sparkling Clear Sequins mix pack….woot!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Paper Smooches projects

Hi there! Just popping in with a few Paper Smooches projects. I thought I’d better share this card before flip flop weather is over, although for some of you, it’s probably always flip flop weather. I just hope you’re not wearing your flip flops with your sock on. My kids do that, and it makes me cringe. I used my ink blenders to add color to the flip flops with Blue Jay, Scuba & Jellybean ink.Paper Smooches-Flip Flop diesThis next card features the Birch Tree dies. I blended the background using the same colors as above and added a sentiment from Graceful Beauties.
Paper Smooches-Birch Trees DiesNext up is a card using the new Kibitzing stamps and coordinating dies. I embossed the stars in clear and then blended in Blue Jay ink. Then I stitched the stars on with my sewing machine. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “How did she get such straight stitches?” Well, after three tries and a lot of huffing and puffing, I drew subtle pencil lines with a ruler for a guide. I bow in complete admiration to those who can stitch a straight line effortlessly. I also blended in some Duckling ink on the bottom.
Paper Smooches-Kibitzing Icons DiesThis last card is an older card that I never got around to posting, but I just adore these Promenade stamps & coordinating dies. I stamped all the images in Memento ink and colored them in with Copics.
Paper Smooches-Promenade Icons DiesThat’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Newton’s Nook STAMPtember® Collaboration

exclusiveheros_newtonsnookHello there! Today I have a project to share featuring the adorable new STAMPtember® collaboration set designed by Newton’s Nook called Hello Fall.Newton's Nook for SSS-Hello FallHow cute is this bear? His expression cracks me up. This is exactly what my facial expression looks like when I stare at the laundry piled up. It’s never done…never! I made my card slightly smaller, 3.5 x 5″ to fit the images and colored them with Copics.
Newton's Nook for SSS-Hello FallYou can see more projects using this new Hello Fall set over on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper Smooches September Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches OCTOBER release with you!  THREE new stamps and NINE new dies will be available to purchase on September 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.

Here 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 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, September 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice Wertz
Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
JJ Bolton
Kalyn Kepner
Kay Miller
Laura Bassen
Laurie Schmidlin
Michele Boyer
Pamela Ho
Teri Anderson

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)

Paper Smooches-Merry Christmas & Holly diesMy card features the new Merry Christmas word die as well as the Holly dies. I used my ink blenders to add color to the die cuts using Jellybean, Lucky, Hot Lips & Lipstick. The gorgeous sequins are by Pretty Pink Posh and the pattern paper is by Papertrey Ink.
Paper Smooches-Merry Christmas & Holly diesI also have a winner to announce for my Watercolor for Card Makers class giveaway….congrats, glow!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Clearly Besotted STAMPtember® Collaboration

stamptembercbHello there! Today Simon Says Stamp is revealing another exclusive collaboration stamp set designed by Clearly Besotted for STAMPtember® called Holiday Banners.SSS & Clearly Besotted-Holiday BannersI embossed the snowflakes in clear and blended some Maliblue & Scuba ink for the background. After stamping one of the sentiment banners in Hot Lips, I flipped it over and stamped 4 more using the backside of the banner stamp so that I could get a solid banner image using Melon, Twirling Tutu, Jellybean & High Dive. I stitched the banner onto the snowflake background and the rest is history!
SSS & Clearly Besotted-Holiday BannersYou can see more projects using this fun new Holiday Banners set over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

In other news….
The newest Online Card Class has started – Watercolor for Cardmakers: Exploring Mediums.
(Don’t worry if you are late to join – you get lifetime access to the class so you can join anytime.)

This class shares a close look at various types of watercolor mediums that you can use for cardmaking. It is so much fun!
Here is a peek at some of the projects:OCCI have a free spot to giveaway. Leave me a comment for your chance to win!

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Art Impressions

exclusive_artimpressions-600x282Hello there! Just popping in to share a fun new STAMPtember® exclusive designed by Art Impressions called Dance It Out. I’ve never played with any Art Impressions sets before, but now I think I’m kinda hooked. They are really so much fun, if you love to color, and the expressions are downright hilarious. I just love sets that make you smile big and will make your girlfriends smile even bigger!SSS & Art Impressions-Dance it OutI kept my card very simple, just coloring in the images with Copics and adding a sentiment from Happy and Smile. You can see more fantastic projects created with this new Dance It Out set over on the Simon Says Stamp blog. Thanks for looking!

STAMPtember® Collaboration with Hero Arts

exclusiveheros_heroartsHello there! Today I’m featuring another fantastic STAMPtember® set designed by Hero Arts called Prayers. This is a beautiful little sentiment set with such a gorgeous handwritten greeting as well as a coordinating die.SSS-Jumbo Stripes & Hero Arts-PrayersI created my background using the new Jumbo Stripes stamp set. I created the plaid pattern using some of my favorite Simon Says Stamp inks.SSS-Jumbo Stripes & Hero Arts-PrayersI did a little partial die cutting for the sentiment and popped up the little panel foam tape.
SSS-Jumbo Stripes & Hero Arts-PrayersHere’s a little video to show you how I created my card.

Check out the Simon Says Stamp blog for more information on this new Prayers stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!