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! 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Floral Birthday Reflections Card

***Please stop by HERE for Savannah's anniversary video and giveaways!

Hi friends, it's Kalyn! I hope you're enjoying your weekend and maybe getting some crafty time in! I just ordered some new supplies and can't wait to start playing.

Today I'm sharing a colorful spring-inspired birthday card and a tutorial video so you can see how I created it!






I used a mix of flowers and leaves from the Reflections set as well as a sentiment from the Happy Birthday set. They're both great staple sets to have in your collection, so be sure to check them out in the Paper Smooches store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Kalyn




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