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!

Paper Smooches SPARKS Inspiration #2 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) Today I'm sharing another idea for the Paper Smooches SPARKS October Designer Drafts challenge. 

Waaaaaaaaaaay back in the day (when I first started on the PSS team), I would send Kim two or three cards for each challenge! LOL! I just loooooooooove her challenges! I'm hoping that this new series will help you see different ways of creating for the PSS challenges!

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

Challenge posted on 10.26.14 HERE
Paper Smooches stamps: Bold BuzzwordsTick Tock, and DigitsPaper Smooches dies: DigitsNumbersBorders 1, and Woofers

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team and challenges!! 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 27, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Inspiration #1 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today:) Today I'm sharing how I was inspired by the Paper Smooches SPARKS October Designer Drafts challenge. I'd like to start a new series here (not every week-- but every so often! LOL!) where I share how I came up with my design or where I found inspiration for the sketch challenges on the 
PSS blog.

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

Challenge posted on 10.26.14 HERE
Paper Smooches stamps: Spiritual SamplerPaper Smooches dies: Hearts and Ovals 1

I hope you enjoyed this video and that you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team and challenges!! 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:}

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Scrapbook & Cards Today Feature + Giveaway!


Hello, everyone! I'm delighted to be sharing this Paper Smooches Halloween project on the Scrapbooking & Cards Today Blog! I hope you'll pop over there to leave some love. Did I mention there's a giveaway? :)



I created this card using the Halloweenies stamp set and coordinating Halloweenies dies. I coloured the images with Copic markers and heat embossed the sentiment on a hill die cut with the Quotables dies. The buildings in the background are from the Super 2 dies.


I finished the card with glossy accents on all the eyes. Apparently, I don't do this often enough since my son asked what was on their eyes and was hesitant to touch it. LOL! I do like how they give the illusion of googly eyes while preserving the original illustrations.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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!