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!

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!