Monday, May 4, 2015

Masked Background Mom Card

Hi Virtual Smooches friends! Happy May to you! I'm so excited that spring is in full swing and summer is on the horizon. I wish these seasons lasted forever!

So with Mother's Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to share one last Mother's Day card idea! This one uses a mix of the Roses die set, the Retro Arrow die, a Flag Tags die and the Sassy Script stamp set. I wanted to use the Retro Arrow die and create a mask to create a misted background.
Watch the video tutorial I created below to see how it all came together!





So there you have it! A fun technique-y Mother's Day card, perfect for this Sunday or for your mom's birthday! You could even change up the sentiment entirely and use it for a friend's birthday. Thanks so much for visiting today and I'll see you again next week with a new video!

Kalyn


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Imagine Crafts and Paper Smooches with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back to share a couple of quick videos that I made using Imagine Crafts inks and Paper Smooches stamps/dies. In these videos, I'm sharing a couple of inky techniques- simple monopriting and a couple of ways to use creative medium! 

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

Paper Smooches stamps: My PeepsEnchanted Elvesand Bold BuzzwordsPaper Smooches dies: Gift Tag
Paper Smooches stamps: Positive Strokes Two and Luminous SpringPaper Smooches dies: Quote Tag 
Paper Smooches stamps: Kudos Two and Graceful BeautiesPaper Smooches dies: Butterfly Duets 

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

Paper Smooches dies: Thanks Word 

I hope that you are inspired by these videos and that you will try these techniques with your next Paper Smooches project!  

If you've been inspired or tried one of our techniques shared in a video, please 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, April 27, 2015

Watercolor Smooshed Mother's Day Card

Hi friends! Happy Monday to you! Hope this new week brings some happy your way and of course, time for crafting!

Today I've got a Mother's Day card and video to share with you using the super popular watercolor "smooshing" technique made famous by our own amazing Laura Bassen and the super talented Betsy Veldman. I gave this technique a try and you can see how it all came together by watching the video below!



I used 4 stamp sets to achieve the look on this card: Pretty Phrases, Word Up, Daisies & Paisleys and Calico. They're all great staple Paper Smooches sets to have in your stash.




Well that's it for today! Hope you liked seeing me get my "smooshing" on! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon!

Kalyn

Monday, April 20, 2015

Fashion-Inspired Striped Floral Card

Hey friends! I'm back with another card and tutorial video! Today's card was totally inspired by an image I saw on a fashion blog and pinned on Pinterest.

Here's the link to the pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/81135230763667967/

When I'm stumped for inspiration, usually the first place I go is Pinterest or an old crafting magazine. As soon as I saw this photo, I knew what I wanted to do. I used the Blossoming Buds stamp set and dies as well as a rectangle from the Hullabaloo set that's perfect for a striped pattern!

Watch my video to see how it all came together!






That's it for today! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start! Thanks for stopping by!

Kalyn




Thursday, April 16, 2015

How-To Fringe Die (part 1 Tassels) with Savannah O'Gwynn

Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today! I'm back after a small vacation... well, it wasn't really a vacation! I took a break after our 2nd anniversary video {HERE} and then I got sick! Well... I'm still sick! OY! 

Today I wanted to start a mini series using the Fringe die! Part 1 of this mini series is how to create tassels using this die. SUPER EASY! This adds just the right amount of dimension to your projects;) 

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

Paper Smooches dies: Fringe 

I hope that you are inspired to create your own tassels for your next project! 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:}

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gold Embossed Wedding Card

Hi Virtual Smooches friends! It's Kalyn here and I'd love to wish you a happy, happy Easter! Today I've got a card to share with you that I created with the upcoming wedding and anniversary season in mind. Got to think ahead, right?

I used one of my favorite Paper Smooches sets, Lovely Thoughts and incorporated some gold embossing on vellum for an extra elegant look and feel.

Watch my video below to see how it all came together and check out the description box for all the links to the products I used!






Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Kalyn


Friday, April 3, 2015

WINNNNNNNNNNERS :)




Hello, friends:}

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to announce our winners from my anniversary giveaway!!! 

THANK YOU x100000000000000 to all who left comments on my blog, the Virtual Smooches blog, and on my YouTube videos! Trav and I have enjoyed reading each one!!! 

There are actually some questions in these comments that we might answer in our NEXT anniversary video! LOL! 

From the bottom of my heart---- THANK YOU! You are the reason I create videos:) THANKS!  

Ok---- so on to our WINNERS

The winners of the $25 certificate to the Paper Smooches store is: Tracy, Karenladd
The winner of the $15 certificate to the Paper Smooches store is: Casey Thrush
The winner of the $10 certificate to the Paper Smooches store is: Milka
The winner of the box of crafty goodies that Trav puts together (with my help) is: Larissa!
***Congrats ladies! Please contact me {savannahland2 at comcast dot net} to claim your prize! You have 72 hours:) 
THANKS again to all who joined in the fun and celebrated with me!!!! Here's to another amazing year with Virtual Smooches

And here's the video just in case you missed it! *****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!