Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nathan Tasker + Squirrelfest challenge with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

***Please click HERE and HERE for giveaways! Deadline ends soon!  

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I know I'm a bit early (usually I post on Thursdays)... but I wanted to enter into Emily's Squirrelfest challenge, and the deadline is nearing! Be sure to check out all the details and giveaway info HERE! I hope you will join in the fun too! 

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

Paper Smooches stamps: Fanciful Fall; PS dies: Fanciful Fall IconsOvals 1

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will check out Em's challenge, as well as download some of Nathan Tasker's music! 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:}

Joyful Tag + Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags Giveaway

***Please click HERE for Savannah's video and giveaway with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags! 

 

My very wonderful and talented friend Tracey McNeely asked me to guest for her 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I'm delighted to share this tag and video on Day 22 of her festivities! Tracey has some amazing prizes to give away, including one from Paper Smooches so be sure to head over to her blog for all the details.



I started by die cutting the largest of the Gift Tags 2 dies and applied pearlescent embossing paste using Heidi Swapp's Confetti stencil. While that dried, I die cut the Cool Dudes Icons and stamped their respective images with the Cool Dudes stamp set. Then I coloured them in with Copic markers and embellished the snowlady's outfit with enamel dots.


To ground the snowfamily - oh, how I love that tiny little snowbaby! - I die cut the tag again in white cardstock and glimmer paper. Then I used the Borders 1 and Quotables dies to create the snow hills. After adhering the snowfamily to the tag, I added chevron ribbon and white hemp cord with some silver bells.


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Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to join in on my SquirrelFest Challenge and Giveaway! I'm giving away Chilly Chums and I Blank You to one lucky winner.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

***GIVEAWAY details below! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I'm joining in the fun with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and Tracey! There are LOTS of giveaways--- be sure to click HERE to enter, and scroll down for MY giveaway:) 

I've created a video sharing how easy it is to create these 3 mitten tags! LOOOOOOVE! 
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches stamps: Swanky SnowdudesFresh Snow; PS dies: Large Snowflakes

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS stamps/dies to create some Christmas tags:)

*****GIVEAWAY details: enter by following instructions below in the Rafflecopter! Deadline: Nov. 27th 12:00am ***If the Rafflecopter isn't working, just leave a comment below to enter to win:) 

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:}

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PS + Project Life journaling cards with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I'm a bit late... this video was for LAST week! Due to some health issues, I had to wait to post it. I'm much better now, Praise the Lord!!! 


I created two similar cards using PS stamps and dies along with some Project Life journaling cards. I loooooooove using PL journaling cards for my creations--- they make the cutest little cards! And sometimes you only need to use one stamp set or die set because of the pieces and elements from the journaling cards. Super EASY! 
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches stamps: Alphadot; PS dies: AmpersandsAlways & Forever, and Documented

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS stamps/dies along with some Project Life journaling  cards for your next creations:) 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:}

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SquirrelFest Challenge + Giveaway!


Hi, it's Emily here with a new squirrel card and video for my fall SquirrelFest Challenge. After sharing my husband's card and my son's painting, I was inspired to create my own hilarious squirrel scene in the form of an accordion tri-fold card.


I used Enjoy the Show (Circus Icons) and Fanciful Fall (Fanciful Fall Icons) sets to create my scene and sponged the sky and grass with distress inks.




If this scene were to play out in slow motion, you would see the squirrel jumping up to replace all of the acorns with balls. I'm sure you have other interpretations of what's happening between the clown and the squirrel. I'd love to hear them! ;)


I hope you'll play along for extra chances to win two fabulous Paper Smooches stamp sets!

Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive Chilly Chums and I Blank You, perfect for all your winter and holiday cardmaking! All you have to do is:

  1. Leave a comment on SquirrelFest: Part 1;
  2. Leave a comment on SquirrelFest: Part 2;
  3. Leave a comment on SquirrelFest: Part 3; and
  4. Enter the SquirrelFest Challenge as many times as you like.
SquirrelFest Challenge

The SquirrelFest Challenge will begin immediately and run 'til 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. All you have to do is submit a paper-crafted project with a squirrel on it. Please use Paper Smooches products if you have them, but it's not required to play along. :) Back-linking is not allowed. Only *new* projects, please. I will choose a winner via Random.org and announce the winner of the two stamp sets on Sunday, November 30, 2014.



Thanks so much for stopping by and for playing along! Have fun and good luck.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Die Cutting Leaves with Savannah O'Gwynn (and an EXTRA video!)

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) I'm a bit EARLY in posting this week because I am sharing a project for both Whisker Graphics and Virtual Smooches! ***And be sure to check out an EXTRA video at the end of this post! 


I've created two separate projects featuring LEAVES! I just looooooooove this leaf decoration idea and these videos! LOVE LOVE LOVE! 
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches dies: Hearts

BONUS!!!!!!!! 

I've also stamped on some leaves using my Imagine Crafts inks and Paper Smooches stamps! OH MY! LOOOOOOVE how these turned out! You can always check out the original post HERE on the ICT blog! 
I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will use your PS stamps/dies to decorate and die cut some leaves that you might find in your yard:) And don't forget to decorate your Thanksgiving table with them! LOL! 

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:}

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving with Noggin Toppers and Jive Turkey


Hi, everyone! It's Emily here, and this card is part of the October DT Blog Hop. You can get the full hop list on the Paper Smooches Blog. My card features the Noggin Toppers stamp set. Not only are the hats fantastic and versatile, the name of the stamp set is so fun! You know how much I love Paper Smooches characters and critters. These hats will make them suitable for all occasions, stretching your stamp sets further.



I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the turkeys from Jive Turkey, then the two hats from Noggin Toppers. After determining positions on a panel of patterned paper from Heidi Swapp's Dreamy 6x6 paper pad,


I used the Shadows stamp set to ground the turkeys and stamped the sentiment from Jive Turkey. Then I adhered the four pieces with glue dots and a Zig glue pen. Now these cheerful turkeys are dressed to the nines for Thanksgiving! The best part? The card is flat and easy to mail.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!