Friday, February 28, 2014

Fun Friday: My Daughter's Card

A little while back I shared the Valentine's Day card I made for my son so I thought would share what I made for my daughter. I made her card the night before Valentine's Day so I had to sneek it back to photograph it. :)

She loves color and sparkles and all things crazy. It may have been best to pile on 40 stickers and dump a bucket of glitter on a card but I resisted. :) 

I took a few new Crate Paper Oh Darling journaling cards, die cut the heart and added tons of Wink of Stella. The sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Milo ABCs. I love all the little bits and pieces in the Oh Darling die cuts. I'm always trying to find an excuse to use them. 

I finished the card with some Bella Blvd tape, enamel dots and a big twine bow. Now I need to go put the card back in my daughters room so it can get lost in all of her 4 year old treasures. :)


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Paper Smooches: March/April Blog Hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on March 5th (eastern time) (12:01 am on March 6th) You will find our new releases HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • 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) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, March 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd 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)

Okay, so I get to help show off the new frames set! Eeeeek! It's such a classy set I HAD to make a wedding card. What are your first impressions on the new sets? Do you have a favorite from the peeks? As always....I can't wait to share more! 

Supplies: (Flirty Frames will be available on March 5th)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bella Blvd: Be Yourself Dude

The Bella Blvd Max line has so many great personalities in it. They combine perfectly but can also stand on their own.

For my first card, I wanted to use was the fun guitars in this collection. The journaling card was a perfect start. I added Wink of Stella to the guitar to make it shine. From there I layered the with more color, more stars and a fun sticker tab that makes completes the sentiment.

My next card is all about the tough army guy part of the collection. I layered a journaling card (love the neutral side options!) with two die cut pieces and a few accents. Again, I added Wink of Stella to the stars to add a little shine.

I'm excited to add these boy cards to my collection and give them for my favorite dudes!

Supplies: (NEW Bella Blvd supplies are currently shipping to retailers. I will try to update when I see them in stock)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Paper Smooches: Who Love You?

The new Paper Smooches owl set totally cracks me up. The three owls from Paper Smooches Hooties set have the BEST personalities. :)

I paper pieced the biggest owl and added him on top of a banner from Streamers. The sentiment is from Hooties. I tried something a little different and highlighted the sentiment by stamping a brush stroke from Positive Strokes on top. I can't wait to stamp all three owls together! Hm... I better get working. :)


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Love Fest!

There is a super exciting event going on Splitcoast Stampers for their Member Companies called Love Fest! Today I'm playing with the new Paper Smooches challenge. :)

The challenge is easy! Just create a Fun & Cute or  Classy & Elegant project (more details below). I stuck with my favorite, Fun & Cute and used some new Amy Tan die cut pieces along with Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters. 

Now it's YOUR turn to create something! You'll have until Monday, March 3rd at noon Central to share your challenge entries. Each of our Member Companies will have a prize to award, and at the end of the event, we'll have great prizes to award to 10 of our fabulous Challenge Queens who have completed all 11 event challenges. Cool, huh? 

 Upload your creations (they don't have to be cards!) to your Member Gallery and use today's keyword (LOVEFEST2014J) to play along.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Neat & Tangled: Monochromatic Challenge

 Hi Everyone! It's time for a new Neat and Tangled challenge! :) By the way, have you seen their new release? It's awesome! Check it out HERE.

I pulled out my Sparkle and Shine set for this card! I love the light bulb and the sentiments are so fun. :)

I can't wait to see what you create! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Smooches and Crate Paper: Be Brave

Alpha sets are so cool. Have you seen the new one from Paper Smooches called Mini Monograms?  There are so many different letter choices so creating your own sentiment is super fun. 

My 4 year old LOVES the movie Brave. This card was inspired by her. She is normally crafting right along with me. It's so fun to have a crafting buddy. :)

I thought the large tag would be a fun base for the card. I just cut a matching shape out of cardstock to create the back. I also can't stop using gold. I'm addicted. It's shiny and that makes me happy. :)