Happy Easter

Hi there! Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Easter!SSS-Happy EasterI made a very quick, clean & simple card before we head out to church and then off to Grandma’s house for dinner. If only my morning could have been this quick, clean & simple, eh? Ha!
SSS-Happy EasterIt was a miracle, and we’ll most likely be late for church, but here’s a quick pic of my sweet, well sometimes sweet, Easter peeps!
easter 2015Hope you have a wonderful day!

Paper Smooches projects

Hello there! Today I’m just sharing a few of my Paper Smooches projects using several of the new products that were released in March.Paper Smooches-Fancy Frames Icons dieThis first card uses the Fancy Frames stamp set and coordinating Fancy Frames Icons dies. I stamped the monsters from Little Fella and colored them with Copics.
Paper Smooches-Fancy Frames Icons dieThis next card features the Ahoy Me Hearty stamp set and Ahoy Icons coordinating dies.
Paper Smooches-Ahoy Icons diesI did some partial die cutting to keep the parrot intact using the Ovals 1 dies and blending some some Sea Glass ink in the background.
Paper Smooches-Ahoy Icons diesMy last project showcases the Butterfly Duets dies, which are attached to the straws using the Adornments dies.
Paper Smooches-Adornments & Butterfly Duets diesI die cut the Butterflies onto Watercolor cardstock and then painted them with my Zig Kuretake paints. The sentiment is from the Birthday Sampler set.
Paper Smooches-Adornments & Butterfly Duets diesThat’s all for today! Thank so much for stopping by!

SSS-April Card Kit

aprilkitfull15Hi there! Today I’m sharing a couple of project created using the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.SSS-April Card KitI’m loving this month’s kit with the neon rub-ons, gold & kraft pattern papers and awesomely graphic & bold stamp set. For this card I simply stamped a row of neon candles and cropped it in the middle for the sentiment.
SSS-April Card KitThis next card uses the balloon image in the stamp set along with more neon inks. As far as I’m concerned, neon will never ever go out of style.
SSS-April Card KitI added a thin strip of the gold striped pattern paper to the bottom. I never knew how much I’d love gold, kraft & neon together.
SSS-April Card KitCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more about the April Card Kit and how you can subscribe to get a discount. Thanks so much for looking!

Paper Smooches-March Blog Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st 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, March 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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-Frame 2My project features the new Frame 2 die.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2I stamped the background using Botanicals 2. Then I die cut the sentiment onto double sided adhesive foam and covered it with Antique Silver glitter. The leave die cuts and splatters were painted using my Zig Kuretake watercolors.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2This next little mini card uses the Frame 2 die as well as the We Adore You stamp set. After stamping the owls, I masked them with a post-it and blended in Maliblue ink for the subtle background.
Paper Smooches-Frame 2Thanks so much for hopping by!

Mama Elephant-Ella & Friends

Hi there! Today I’m sharing another project on the Mama Elephant blog using the Ella & Friends stamp set.Mama Elephant-Ella & FriendsThis is very similar to the card I made for the March Stampede, but I changed up the elephant and bunny on this one. The way that bunny fit onto the trunk of the elephant was too good to be true, and that cutie patootie umbrella is my favorite part.
Mama Elephant-Ella & FriendsHere’s a little video to show you how I created my card using my favorite smooshing technique.

Thanks so much for looking!

Mama Elephant-Potted Pretties

Hello! Today Mama Elephant is highlighting the new Potted Pretties stamp set with coordinating dies. This adorable set was designed by the lovely & talented Elena Roussakis.
Mama Elephant-Potted PrettiesI did some selective trimming with my sentiment and popped up the top and bottom with foam tape. These flowers are so cute! There are several little tiny smiley faces to choose from that you can add to your flowers. I think Elena designs the cutest stuff.
Mama Elephant-Potted PrettiesCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more Potted Pretties projects…whew, say that three times fast:) Thanks for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Magical Moments

Hi there! I’m back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Magical Moments stamp set.Mama Elephant-Magical MomentsI’m in love with the mixture of script & type fonts on this sentiment.
Mama Elephant-Magical MomentsI used one of the Landscape Trio dies to create a mask. I adhered it section by section, blending in inks and overlapping them for a “magical”(<-that’s what I’m telling myself anyways) swoosh-y background. Then, using my craft knife, I carefully trimmed along the top of the swoosh and popped it up aligning it with the existing sentiment. It’s magical, right? lol. Just go with it.
Mama Elephant-Magical MomentsCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more Magical Moments inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

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Mama Elephant-Photo Bomb

Hi there! I’m back again with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Photo Bomb stamp set.Mama Elephant-Photo BombThis is another super fun set. I love that the Polaroid Fun dies coordinate perfectly. I used both of the smaller selfie images and cropped the larger one. Let me ask you a question. Do you love your selfie? LOL! Do you? You wanna know who I’d be if I were in these photos. I’d be the person in the aqua shirt in the middle photo. Yeah, that one, hiding behind the “hi” word bubble. That’s me, right there. That’s how much I love my selfie:)
Mama Elephant-Photo BombCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more Photo Bomb inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Ella & Friends

Hi there! Today I’m joining Mama Elephant as we highlight the new Ella & Friends stamp set with coordinating dies.Mama Elephant-Ella & Friends
I used the “smooshing” technique that Betsy Veldman taught in her latest Make It Monday video with Distress inks. Absolutely brilliant results using an acetate sheet. How adorable are these Mama Elephant images? I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any cuter than a bunny & elephant blowing bubbles. I colored them with Copics, popped them up with foam tape and that’s the end of that story.
Mama Elephant-Ella & FriendsMake sure and check out the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects using the Ella & Friends set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!