Friday, August 28, 2015

Sav Challenges #3 + Tips with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back and I feel like I'm a bit rusty! So many crazy things happened while recording this video!


I'm sharing how I created these 2 cards for our new neighbors. I'm using up my stash and creating CAS card designs--- that makes these perfect for the Sav Challenges! Kalyn also joined in the fun with my challenge of using up your stash--- HOOOOOORAY! She's our Virtual Smooches Featured Fan of the week! Be sure to check out her project and video HERE

I also share some tips throughout the video; these tips help me when I'm crafting so I thought I would share them with you! Some are old and some are new... hopefully they help you:) 

I also get distracted by Olsen! He runs and hides under my desk when he hears thunder or during a thunderstorm. YUP! You guessed it! There was a storm going on while I was recording- LOL! Anyway... I definitely was distracted by him coming under my desk while recording (there's literally NO room for my feet or body when he's under there! LOL!)!!
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 



Paper Smooches stamps: The Welcome WagonPaper Smooches dies: Welcome Word 

I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun with the Sav Challenges! I also hope you are inspired by some of my tips!!! 


And remember 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)

DRUMROLL please!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We haven't had a VS FF in FOREVER! I'm super excited to announce that Kalyn is our Featured Fan! She joined in the fun with the Sav Challenges of using up your stash/scraps! Way to go, Kalyn! Be sure to check out her video HERE! ***Please email me Kalyn and I will send you your VS FF badge:)
THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

Monday, August 24, 2015

Using Paper Scraps in Cardmaking


Hi there! Kalyn here, back after a bit of a break. I've been on vacation and moved since I last posted! Lots going on, but I missed posting videos so much! So here's my latest card and video tutorial! It's all about using up paper scraps on a card:


I used the Group Hugs stamp set, the Coffee & Tea dies as well as the Flourishes 1 dies all from Paper Smooches. Watch the step-by-step video below or over at YouTube!




Hope you enjoyed it and this gave you some inspiration to use up those scraps! They can turn into a really cute card if you give it a whirl!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kalyn



Friday, July 31, 2015

Sympathy CAS card set (pinterest inspired) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm sharing a super quick video that features a sympathy card design that was inspired by THIS Pinterest image.  I follow this inspiration almost 100%! I love that I can find inspiration quickly on Pinterest:) 

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

Paper Smooches stamps: Graceful BeautiesPaper Smooches dies: Foliage 1 and Streamers
Paper Smooches stamps: Graceful BeautiesPaper Smooches dies: Loopy Leaf and Streamers

I hope that you are inspired by this card set, but I hope that you won't have to use any sympathy cards any time soon! 


Remember 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, July 27, 2015

Colorful Die Cut Feathers Card

Hi Virtual Smooches friends, Kalyn here! I hope your last official week of July is off to a great start! I can't believe this month is almost over! But I'm happy today is Monday because that means it's video posting day!

I've got a new card to share along with a step-by-step video tutorial so you can watch how it all came together! This one features the Feathers and Feathers 2 dies as well as the Group Hugs stamp set. I wanted to create something bright, artsy and whimsical with a specific color palette in mind. Check it out!







Thank you so much for watching and reading along! I had so much fun making this card and hope you enjoyed it too!

Kalyn

Friday, July 24, 2015

CAS cards + Easter in July with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! And I'm back to share a SUPER QUICK video! 

I created these cards back in April but NEVER shared them! I don't know why! I absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOVE these cards- they are quick and fun! 

Here's how to make the CAS cards: 
  1.  Add ink to background.
  2. Die cut your Paper Smooches sentiment.
  3. Add sentiment die cut and a few embellishments to card base.
That's it---- I told you that was EASY! 

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

Paper Smooches die: Quote Tag
Paper Smooches die: Thanks Word
Paper Smooches stamps: Easter BlessingsPaper Smooches dies: Easter Egg and Steamers

I hope that you are inspired to create some of these CAS cards (and possibly this Easter card for next year OR recreate it for another occasion and design)!! ANNNNNNNNNNND I hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges! We have a new challenge each Sunday and deadlines are Saturday at 11:59pm PST! You could WIN a $30 
Paper Smooches gift certificate! 

And remember 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, July 21, 2015

Just a Note Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! And I've got another Paper Smooches card tutorial video to share with you! Today it's all about office supplies and creating a fun card to send to anyone anytime! I used the Just a Note stamp set as well as the Butterfly Duet die set to create it.








Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's card and video!

Kalyn

Monday, July 13, 2015

Watercolor Butterflies Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! Hope your week is off to a great start! Today I'm sharing a new card and video with you featuring watercolors and how to create your own custom die cuts!

I love the look of watercoloring on projects, but sometimes you don't want to commit to painting right on your card. I've found that painting on die cut pieces not only makes it fool proof, but also gives you an awesome customized look to your embellishments!

Watch the video below or over at YouTube to see how it all came together!






On this card, I used the Pretty Phrases stamp set as well as the Butterfly Duet die set and the Just For You Icons die set. Be sure to check them out at Paper Smooches!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kalyn