Thursday, April 23, 2015

Paper Smooches 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.

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, 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.  
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)

I'm so excited to share the new stamp set Daddy Yo. There are so many fun images and sentiments for Dad himself. ;) 


I stamped a couple of ties with the fun and unique sentiment. The tag die is a perfect way to pop highlight the fun stamped images. :)


I won't keep you long today so you can keep hoppin'! You'll LOVE this release!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Just For Fun: Paint & More

Hi Everyone! Have you seen the new crafts section at Target? It's awesome. I recently picked up some paint (check out my Instagram account @ashmarcu) and wanted to incorporate it in to a card. 


I started by die cutting a card using Mama Elephants Tags a Lot die, then swirled some paint in a big circle. Next I layered lots of die cuts (mostly from Amy Tan's new Rise & Shine collection). Next I layered in some washi tape and added the typewriter stamped with a sentiment from My Favorite Things You Gnome Me.


Next, I created a Washi Bow using Bella Blvd tape and a Tim Holtz paperclip. It need a little bit more so I added some "paint splatters" with my Copics. Yep, I just dotted my markers here and there to create the look of splatters. Easy and not messy. ;)


Thanks for stopping by today! It's time for more creating....

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Just for Fun: Avery Elle

Happy Sunday! Today I'm stamping with Avery Elle's Fabulous Flowers! Gosh, I love this set. It's so fun, trendy, creative and perfect. *happy smile*


It teams up nicely with the new Lawn Fawn inks. Let me tell you how perfect the colors are! They are so cheerful and ink up so nicely. :) 

To create this tag I die cut the Tag, You're It from My Favorite Things out of the new Journey 6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper. Next I die cut a circle from Lawn Fawn's Circle Stackables. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves from Fabulous Flowers, making it up as I went. I taped the circle to my tag with Queen&Co Yellow Grid washi tape, then added a few die cut leaves to the edges.


My tag is all ready for a spring gift! I can't wait to create a few more. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Creating for Fun: Lawn Fawn

Hi Everyone! I'm on spring break with my kids. My kids have a few classes this week but besides that we are just enjoying some free time! Hooray! This week, I thought it would be fun to challenge (okay, so it hasn't really been a challenge) myself to create just for fun. I've shared a few over on Instagram (I'm @ashmarcu come join me!). Today, I created with Lawn Fawn's Year Five here's how...


First I die cut a Polaroid from Mama Elephant's Polariod Fun. Then I cut a panel to fit behind it. On the panel I cut a circle from Sew Fancy then blended Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed & Abandoned Coral). The otter was stamped with Year Five, die cut using the coordinating dies and colored with Copics. I put it all together, adding some Bella Blvd washi tape and Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 


The grey frame was cut with Sew Fancy from Avery Elle's Neutral Collection Paper Pad. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Scripty Sayings. Finally, the back panel was die cut from Sew Fancy (this is a super versatile die set that I use A LOT). 

This was a fun card to create! Thanks for stopping by!