Thursday, March 26, 2015

2nd Anniversary Video + GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, friends:}

****Giveaway details below! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today!! I'm finally sharing my 2nd Anniversary video and interview with you!! HOOOOOOOORAY! 

Trav and I had been putting this video off for 4 weeks because it was just too much pressure! We felt as if we had to be funny like last year's video (HERE)-- and I don't know how to be funny or even if I'm funny! So hopefully we make you laugh in this video:)


This video is a bit long, so grab some popcorn and ENJOY! 
  
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 


***NOTE: I apologize for the sound... you would think I would know how to fix it after 2 years! LOL! 

And now... for the GIVEAWAY details! There are 5 giveaways that include the following: 
  • $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches from Kim Hughes (THANKS, Kim!)
  • $25 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
  • $15 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
  • $10 gift certificate to Paper Smooches
  • and a box of crafty goodies that Trav puts together:) 

Just follow the Rafflecopter below to enter to win!!! ***NOTE: Deadline for the giveaways is 11:59pm PST on April 1st. (please be HONEST!!!)

I hope you will link up your "Inspired by Virtual Smooches" 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! And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of your love, support, and encouragement the last 2 years!!!! I've really enjoyed this journey with you! Be blessed:}

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Patterned Pastel Spring Card

Hi there, Kalyn here! I hope you're experiencing some nice spring weather where you are. After a snowy Friday where I live, it's finally starting to warm up. Bring on spring! To help welcome in spring, I've got a card to share featuring the Spring Groves stamp set as well as some butterfly dies from the Butterflies 2 set and the Just For You Icons set.

I've also created a video so you can see how it all came together:







I used lots of patterned paper on this card (one of my favorite things to do) and made it as spring-y as possible. Hope you liked it and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Kalyn

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sav Challenges #4 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

*****DON'T FORGET--- I'm celebrating my 2nd anniversary with Virtual Smooches! Please leave me a comment with a question that you might have about crafting, my videos, my projects, Olsen, Trav.... anything:) There are giveaways... so mark your calendar and leave a comment with a question:) Giveaway and anniversary video will begin next week

Savannah O'Gwynn here today with ANOTHER Sav Challenge creation! I seriously cannot get enough of my own challenges- LOL! Actually, I had to make this video a week early because Trav and I didn't have enough time to record our anniversary video. Fingers crossed we get to it next week!  
Here's the video *****Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS! 

Paper Smooches stamps: Bosom BuddyPaper Smooches dies: Word Bubbles 

I hope that you are inspired to play along with any of my 4 Sav Challenges (CAS, masculine theme, using up your stash, creating something BEFORE it's due or needs to be sent out)! 
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:}

Friday, March 13, 2015

How-To Adornment Dies with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

*****DON'T FORGET--- I'm celebrating my 2nd anniversary with Virtual Smooches! Please leave me a comment with a question that you might have about crafting, my videos, my projects, Olsen, Trav.... anything:) There are giveaways... so mark your calendar and leave a comment with a question:) Giveaway and anniversary video will begin next week! 

Savannah O'Gwynn here today sharing how easy it is to create straw, pencil, and cupcake decorations using the NEW PS Adornments dies. ***I've actually created 2 videos in the past two years sharing how to make toppers... but this way is SOOOOOOO much more easy! Check out my previous videos HERE and HERE :)

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

Paper Smooches stamps: A Magical SpringPaper Smooches dies: Adornments and Magical Spring Icons
Paper Smooches stamps: Chilly Chums and Perky PlantsPaper Smooches dies: Adornments and Chilly Chums Icons
Paper Smooches stamps: IncognitoPaper Smooches dies: Adornments 

I hope that you are inspired to create your own adornment projects for your next party, gathering, or for someone special! 
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, March 9, 2015

Easter Jelly Bean Card and Video

Hi Virtual Smooches friends! It's Kalyn here and I've got an Easter/Spring themed card and video tutorial for you today! I'm so ready for spring and can't wait to see some warmer temperatures headed my way in the coming weeks. So out with the cold and in with the new!

I created this fun card using the Spring Fling stamp set and the Spring die set from Paper Smooches. Take a look at the video below to see how it all came together!






That's all for today! Hope you're having a great start to the week and thanks for stopping by!

Kalyn

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sav Challenges #3 with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today with ANOTHER card using my challenges {Sav Challenges}. I even challenge myself in the video- but it's not a crafty challenge! LOL! I just need to start sending out birthday cards "on time"! I'll keep you posted on this new challenge:)


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

Paper Smooches stamps: Bosom BuddyBold BuzzwordsDigits, and Woofers & TweetersPaper Smooches dies: Woofers

I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun with some of the 
Sav Challenges that I've shared-- they are really easy! Challenges include: using up your stash, making masculine cards, and making CAS creations. EASY! 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, February 28, 2015

Easter Card with Easter Egg Die and Large Bow Die


Hi, it's Emily and I'm back with the third in a series of three videos. I shared the other two videos earlier this week and you can find them HERE. Today's post focuses on the Easter card that features the Easter Egg Die, and includes the large bow die.



To coordinate with the Easter Gift Tag, I used the same the island blue cardstockIt Factor grass and Homemade bow. I also coloured the images using the same colours that were featured on the tag.


I used the Easter Egg Die to die cut a frame into the front panel which houses the scene. The large bow die is the perfect embellishment for the top of the egg.


'Bucky' the bunny, the purple bird and the sentiment are all from A Magical Spring (Magical Spring Icons). The pink chick and butterfly are from Spring Fling (Spring Fling Icons).


The grassy hill was die cut using the Quotables Dies and I heat embossed the sentiment on to the blue sky, just like the tag.


I hope this special video series inspires you to create cheerful spring and Easter-theme cards. Thanks so much for stopping by!