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Top Cards Part 1 & GIVEAWAY!

*** IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS LEAVING A COMMENT GO TO *** I don't know why but entering my site through is not allowing the user to leave comments but entering through blogger works just fine. Happy commenting. :) Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite cards (Part 1) from 2012 AND I'm participating in the Season's Giving Blog Hop. Its a HUGE giveaway blog hopping extravaganza! :) Hop around and try to win some free stuff. Easy right? My prize pack is listed below along with the other participating blogs. To win my prize pack just leave a comment on this post by January 1st at midnight PST and come back to see if you won on the 2nd. :)   Enjoy a few cards and don't forget to leave a comment. :)   This "You Rock" card is in the new 75 Creative Card Challenges special issue. The issue is amazing. ;) One of my all time favs.     The PRIZE: Wi

Anything Goes PS Sparks Challenge

Hey Everyone! Are you ready for a fun year end Paper Smooches Sparks challenge ? This one is ANYTHING GOES!   Yay! Get your creative juices flowing and create ANY fun project using Paper Smooches stamps. Details HERE . Are you in? I created this card using Circle of Honor and Space Cadet .   There are a lot of Sparks DT members playing in this challenge so be sure to check out what they created! Have fun! Lisa Arana Nina Yang Lynn Mangan Jessica Davis Lori Tecler Jessica Bavier Vera Wirianta Yates Ashley Marcu  <--- me="me" p="p" s="s" that="that"> Savannah O'Gwynn

Mama Elephant Color Challenge 1

***This is my second post for the day*** Scroll down for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge ***   Hi Everyone!   I'm thrilled to be a part of Mama Elephant's very first color challenge! These colors are soooo fun, ready?    (sorbet/tomato, aqua, white, and glitter)   I used Good Times and We Click  on my card along with papers from Crate Paper Fourteen 6x6 and those fun dots by My Mind's Eye .     Ready to create your card? Don't have Mama Elephant stamps? No problem! They are generously providing a FREE digital so everyone can play. So cool! Head to the Mama Elephant blog for all the important details.   The challenge runs from today until December 30th with so AWESOME prizes! Yay! Have fun!     

December Paper Smooches Sparks Color Challenge

Hi Everyone! Its time for another Paper Smooches  Sparks challenge! This week its all about color!   Here are the colors...    (red, green, yellow and white)   I love watching the trends in paper crafting. Lately I've seen A LOT of word bubbles. They've been around for awhile but the trend has been growing recently and I LOVE it! I made my own backround design using He Said She Said and added some cute stamps from Woofer and Tweeters .     Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have time to play!   Check out the other Sparks design team member blogs for more inspiration...   Jessica Davis Lori Tecler Nina Yang Savannah O’Gwynn

PS Sparks Trend Watch - Polaroid Tree

Hello Everyone! How about another fun Paper Smooches Sparks challenge ??   This week its all about cameras and polaroids! Fun, right?      I decided to make a polaroid Christmas tree! I stamp images from Freezy Fellas on 1x1 inch squares. I added a few other images from Joyful Greetings and Chilly Chums  to complete my polaroid snap shots. The are all stacked on top of a few stamped circles from Whirligigs .      Hope you get a chance to play along this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Cool Shades November Challenge

Hi Everyone! Its time for a new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge!     This week it's an awesome color challenge. Are you ready for these fun colors? :)      Here is my card. I had fun pulling out some patterned papers and coordinating inks to fit the challenge. My card started with that adorable little camera from Knick Knacks . I also used He Said, She Said , Geo Graphic and Chilly Chums .     Be sure to stop by the other Sparks DT blogs for more inspiration. :)   Jessica Davis Lori Tecler Nina Yang Savannah O’Gwynn Join in the fun HERE . I can't wait to see what you create!

Snowman & a Surprise

Hey friends & crafters! I woke up to a fun surprise this morning. One of my cards is up on the Paper Crafts blog  with an amazingly cute card by Teri Anderson. I'm smiling. Today's card features the super cute Freezy Fellas  by Paper Smooches. I couldn't resist playing dress up with the snowman. There are so many was to deck him (or her) out. I also love the mismatched hearts. I think it makes the card a little bit more playful.   Purposely not perfect = fun.      Have a great day!

JFF Thursday

Happy Thursday! Today's card is JFF, Just For Fun! :) I recently got Paper Smooches new stamp set Cyber Cafe . I love how it works so well with Teen Routine . Oh and the sentiment? Amazing! The fun coffee stains are also from Cyber Cafe, the word bubble (that I had laying out from the card I last posted) is from He Said She Said  and I even stamped some Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops .   Hope you have some time to play JFF or if you need a little boost try out Paper Smooches Sparks current challenge . :)   Have a great day!

Paper Smooches Sparks November Trend Watch

Hi Everyone! Its time for a new Sparks challenge ! Are you ready? This one is fun!!!!   This week's trend challenge is to create a card inspired by typography.      I've been enjoying this trend A LOT lately. I had fun putting my card together and making the sentiment rhyme. :)    I used Christmas Sampler , All Yule Need  and He Said, She Said . Hope you join in the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create! I'll be watching...  :) :) :)   Get inspired and check out what the other Paper Smooches Sparks DT members created... Jessica Davis Lori Tecler Nina Yang Savannah O’Gwynn

More Exciting News

The good news seems to be stacking up these days! In case you didn't see the news, I was one of the lucky winners of World Card Making Day in the Love category . I'm joined by some super talented ladies and I can't WAIT to see their cards. It will be a special issue for sure! Thank you to EVERYONE for all of your kind messages and support. It makes me smile. :)   Today's card was one of my entries that didn't win. The stamps are from THIS fun set by Teri Anderson. Her stamps rock. ;) The brick pattern is from Lawn Fawn's Interlocking Backdrops . That set has been a fav of my lately that never seems to be put away.   Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Exciting News!

Hi Everyone! It's a happy happy day here! I'm excited to announce that I'm officially part of the new Paper Smooches Sparks design team . TOO COOL! Seriously. I've been a big BIG fan of Paper Smooches from the beginning and am thrilled to get to do a little design work for them. :) The term starts next month so it won't be long until I'm sharing more crafty goodness and hopefully inspiring YOU to play along with the Sparks challenges.   My card today uses my favorite sentiment sets Chit Chat and Sentiment Sampler . It also has the Newspaper Background stamp from Hero Arts.   Thanks for stopping by!

All Smiles

Hi blog readers! I'm really excited to share my card today using the very new very cool stamps from a new stamp company called Mama Elephant . They are so fun and easy to stamp. Love. I'll let the card do the rest of the talking. All the stamps are from We Click  including the awesome washi tape (!!!!!). Oh, and those fun papers are from a THIS new 6x6 pad which I know will be a basic in my supplies for awhile. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! More soon! :)

On a Roll

Hi everyone! I've been creating cards like crazy the last couple of days so I thought I'd share 3 today! The first up is for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge HERE .   I made this card with all the different colors and a little bit of kraft. The words are from Christmas Sampler and the tree and decorations are from All Yule Need .    Next up is an older Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.     This one uses the same same stamp sets as the ones above (yep, I LOVE them).    Finally, just a card with no challenges attached. I had to play with the little fox from Chilly Chums . The sentiment is from Christmas Sampler but I think they belong together. Don't you think?  Thanks for stopping by today!

Joy to the World

Hi Everyone! Back again with another Paper Smooches Sparks inspired card. This time its an older challenge but it was still fun to play along.   I really loved the neutral background with the bold pop of color so I took my card in that direction. The stamps are from the new All You Need Christmas set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Cool Walrus

Hi Everyone! I took a little time today to play with the current Paper Smooches Sparks sketch challenge.     I absolutely adore the current Paper Smooches release. Its ALL wonderful, cute and fun! I saw the sketch and thought of putting the walrus floating on an iceberg. Isn't his expression (or lack there of) the best?   Thanks for stopping by! I hope to be back soon to share some recent pubs (including my first cover)! :)

Hello Friend

Hey! Today's card features some awesome stamps from Paper Smooches (are you surprised??). The card base is 3 x 5 inches and the elements hanging over the edge stay within the standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch size so no need for a special evelope. Love doing that. Supplies Paper: PTI White & Simply Chartreuse Patterned Paper: EP So Happy Together , Stamps: Paper Smooches  Spring Groves , Paper Smooches Chit Chat Twine: The Twinery Buttercream

Go to Your Happy Place

Hi! I'm back to share a card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge! I pulled out some of my favorite sets ( Smarty Pants  & Get Outta Town ) to put together this post card, travel themed inpsired card. :)  Supplies Paper: PTI Kraft Patterned Paper: Studio Calico Take Note , Studio Calico Hey Day Stamps: Paper Smooches Smarty Pants, Paper Smooches Get Outta Town (linked above) Dies: PTI Fabulous Frames Tape: Bella Blvd Yellow Chevron Decorative Tape

My Deer Friend

Happy Sunday! I couldn't resist the current Paper Smooches sparks challenge. The sketch is so fun and inspiring. Thanks Kim! I created my card using Happy Camper and pattern papers from Echo Park's Hello Summer and So Happy Togther collections. Hope you enjoyed your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

You Rock

Hi Everyone! Another quick card share today... This card uses Paper Smooches Perpetual Bliss and the set I use ALL THE TIME Sentiment Sampler . Most (if not all) of the papers are from My Mind's Eye Be Amazing 6x6 pad. Have a great day!

Birthday Flowers

Here is a card I recently created for my Mom. I'm really enjoying the flower in the Pretty Momma Paper Smooches set. Here I simply stamped it on three papers, trimmed just the flower out and die cut felt leaves from Papertrey Ink's Sending You collection. The papers are all from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler . Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Thanks Teacher

Hi Everyone! My posts have slowed down because life has been crazy but I wanted to pop in to share my Paper Smooches Sparks card for this week. With the end of the school year just a few weeks away I lots of school related things on my mind. It seems like there is SO much to do in the final weeks and my son is only in preschool! :) The sketch totally reminding me of drawing. So this idea came to mind right away and I'm super excited that it turned out! I used Smarty Pants and Geo-Graphic  from Paper Smooches! The die is Wonky Scallop from My Favorite Things. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!