Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nail Art with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) Today's video... is from 2013!!!! 



I am embarrassed and excited to share this video...

  • Embarrassed because I'm a goose in the video before my project! **The picture to the right is from the video--- TOTALLY SILLY! 
  • Excited because this idea is sooooo fun and perfect for literally any occasion, holiday, or just for fun! 
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 
Paper Smooches stamps: Birthday Buddies (but you can literally use a hundred different small PS images for your design!)

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS smaller images and stamps to dress up your nails for the next holiday, occasion, or even just for fun!! Be sure to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Monday, October 13, 2014

Housewarming Gift Toppers with Just For You


Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!! :)

Kim shared this project on the Paper Smooches Blog last week. It features the Just For You stamp set as a shaker topper for a plate of homemade cookies I baked for friends of ours who moved in across the street.



I used the Ornaments and Pinked Circles dies to create the shaker for the two-part sentiment and scalloped border. For the other topper on this house-warming gift, I used the Bitty Bungalows stamp set and coordinating Bungalows dies.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Christmas


Kim shared this card in the September Release newsletter and it'll also be on the Paper Smooches Blog this week. It features the Christmas Words 2 dies, as well as the Enchanted Elves stamp set, coordinating Elf Icons dies and Stitched dies.



I used Copic markers to colour in the characters and added shimmer to select areas on each of them with a Wink of Stella marker.


I stacked four layers of Christmas Words 2 together to make them pop off the card base.  The subtle Stitched hills ground the characters without adding more bulk to the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Custom Stencil (con't) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) Because I'm on vacation (I'm in Indy for a conference with my best friend!!!!!!!)... I decided to do a sequel to last week's creation. I'm sharing a gift card holder that matches my card from last week! 


I'm using my custom stencil that I created to make a similar design for the gift card holder. In this video, I also share my favorite gifts to give to newlyweds:) 
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 


Paper Smooches stamps: Enchanted ElvesPaper Smooches diesDocumentedDeco Bag, and Flag Tags

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS dies to create a custom stencil for your next project! Be sure to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Blessed Christmas with Blessed Icons


Kim shared this card on the Paper Smooches Blog last week. It features the A Blessed Christmas stamp set and coordinating Blessed Icons dies. I hand-cut the patterned papers the way my friend Jocelyn Olson so expertly cuts hers!



I die cut the angel from Tim Holtz distress watercolour cardstock and stamped the image with Ranger Archival ink. Then I watercoloured the image with Gansai watercolour paints.


I used the Ovals 1 dies to create the opening which features the angel. The stitched frame was made with the Dots & Dashes dies and I added photo corners die cut with the Toppers dies. All of the patterned papers are from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier 6x6 paper pad.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Custom Stencil with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) Today's card is SUPER simple (if you don't mess up the first time! LOL!)! I share in this video how easy it is to make a custom stencil that is reusable! LOVE LOVE LOVE! **Creating a custom stencil does take some time, but it's TOTALLY worth it! 


This card is for my trainer, Tony! He's getting married next week! HOOOOORAY! 

Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 


Paper Smooches stamps: Hubby and WifeyPaper Smooches diesDocumentedLove Word, and Wedding Shower

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS dies to create a custom stencil for your next project! Be sure to link up your creations to our Inspired By Virtual Smooches post!!! 

**And don't forget if you leave a comment, please add your blog address and email so I can visit you too:) love hearing from the VS followers when you've created something based off of one of our videos:) So keep leaving comments and links- you could be our next Virtual Smooches FF!!! ***If you don't have a blog-- email me a pic and let me know what inspired you!!! 
(savannahland2 at comcast dot net)

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Circus Birthday


Hi, it's Emily here to share a birthday card I made for our neighbour's three-year-old daughter. We got her LEGO DUPLO's My First Circus and I wanted the card to match the gift! I started with the Enjoy the Show stamp set and coordinating Circus Icons dies.



I used patterned papers with a circus theme to create all three layers of the tent. The tent opening and flaps were created with the largest of the Hexalongs dies.


I combined both the Balloons and Big Balloons dies to create the three balloons. I used the confetti swirl as a number three! The sentiment banners were created using the Digits stamp set and Flag Tags dies to notch the ends.


Thanks so much for stopping by!