Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paper Smooches Guest Designer {Week 2}

I can't help but feel super excited when Wednesdays roll around this month. It's truly an honour to be guest designing for Paper Smooches. I'm a sucker for packaging and I always put my stamps back every time I finish making a card but since I've been reaching for Kim's stamps so often, I actually have her stamps all stacked without their sleeves. I guess that's a testament to how inspirational they are and how much I love them! I hope you love them, too. ;)

Canadian Thanksgiving was this past weekend so I had thanks on my mind, as well as turkey. I used the turkey, masked with a little hat, both from My Peeps with the biggest sentiment from Chit Chat. I love how well these two sets compliment each other without competing. For the bits of grain (sand, pebbles, etc.) on the ground, I made my twine knots using a variety of The Twinery's baker's twine in earth tones, tossed them on the card and glued them down one by one. Rounding three of the corners at different angles finishes the card.

For my second card, I had that light bulb go off in my head again and I couldn't stop laughing when I made this card. You might have the same reaction to it, especially if you read nursery rhymes to your little ones. I used Hot Concoctions as the basis for the dish and spoon couple. Yes, the dish is actually the shadow from that set. I used the same face, from the little macaroon, for both the man and the lady but I love how different they look. The man's arms are from the squirrel in Hang Ups, his legs from the flamingo in My Peeps. The lady's limbs are from the candy apple in Sugar Rush and the flower as a hat was inspired by the millinery worn at the Royal Wedding. The sentiment is again from Chit Chat.

Last week's winner of Halloweenies is...

Congratulations, Lynn! Please email me with your mailing address and I'll get this out to you right away so you can play with it before Halloween.

This week's giveaway is Sunny Side Up!

The rules are the same as last week. Just leave a comment in this post for your chance to win this wonderful Paper Smooches stamp set. You have until Monday, October 17th 11:59 p.m. EST. I will draw the winner via Random.org on Tuesday and announce the winner in my {Week 3} post on Wednesday, October 19th.

Thanks so much for all your support!! Please thank Kim for her generosity when you stop by the Paper Smooches Blog. :)

Sources for Thanks so Much: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Paper Smooches My Peeps & Chit Chat; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Tangerine Tango; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals; The Twinery baker's twine in Buttercream, Lemondrop, Mandarin, Peapod & Cappuccino; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

Sources for So Much Love: Gina K Designs pure luxury ivory cardstock; SU Chocolate Chip cardstock; Echo Park For the Record Collection; Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions, Chit Chat, Hang Ups, My Peeps & Sugar Rush; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; Stampin' Dimensionals

43 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily, this is so incredibly cute!!! I always looooove it when you make cards like this!! Especially that first one, I think is so perfect!! And you are giving one of those fabulous sets away! Love it! And thanks for the lift! ;-D
Hugs, Wendy

Laurel said...

Oh so totally cute, love your cards, especially that turkey one!

Miriam Prantner said...

Those little balls you made with twine knots are adorable! What a great idea! I love this stamp set and am keeping my fingers crossed!

Annette said...

Awesome cards...i love this little birdie...he is so cute...aww love this stamp set giveaway...my fingers are crossed...thanks for the chance to win...

Lynn said...

Ahh...sitting her all happy looking at your adorable cards again...and then...bam! See that I won! How fun! Thanks so much Emily. I'll pop you a note with my home address!

Shauna K said...

such adorable cards!!! loving all the twine knots on the turkey card and your super creativity in creating the dish and spoon people :D

Jen W. said...

I think you need to be a forever guest designer at Paper Smooches not just a guest designer! These are BRILLIANT! Love the colours on the first card and the cute twine balls and the second one is beyond adorable. You rock!

Brenda said...

Emily! Emily! Yikes, I love these cards! That little birdie is going to make me spend more money! Love the colours and the twine knots are perfect! Love your creativeness!

Lisa said...

Well, you have gone and done it again with all of that cleverness you keep to yourself! These are so stinkin' cute :) Love the 'turkey' the best tho- and your twine knots are perfect!

Ujjwal said...

Emily, You are a rock-star! This is some super awesome stuff :)
Love how you use these super cute stamps and make them even cuter :D

And that stamp set on the giveaway is one of my favorites, so keeping the fingers crosses :D

Jocelyn Olson said...

WOW! The turkey with the little hat is so stinking cute! I LOVE the twine knots...they look awesome. The dish and spoon card is HILARIOUS! You are so creative. :)

Lindsey said...

Holy moly, talk about crazy-genius! Your turkey card is amazing, I love the little pilgrim hat you masked on him and his yummy grain to eat. (Little does he know why he's being fattened up...) Perfect nursery rhyme card! And of course you wouldn't take the easy way out and draw legs or arms, they have to be parts of stamps, too. Wow!

Kim Ross said...

Your cards are so innovative and cute! My favorite is the Thanksgiving one. That's the big holiday at my house! Hubby loves to cook, and he even has an apron with a turkey embroidered on it!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!! :)

Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE this card! Those knots are too fabulous!!!

Chunyuan said...

LOVE both cards. The twine knots are fabulous. The spoon and dish are is toooo cute.

Emily Keaton said...

These PS cards are dyn-o-mite, Emily!! Oh, that turkey is so sweet (and what a fun layout), but that dish running away with the spoon?? Out-of-this-world creative and unique. Whoodda thunk? Well, obviously *you* did--but still. :) Amazing!!!

Meghan said...

Excellent cards Emily [of course!]. Talented girl!

Clare said...

Such CUTE and clever cards!

Smita said...

Hey Em,

Trust you're doing great! :)

Love the dish and spoon card! It is fabbie.... and yes, I was beaming when I read the post :D

Hugs,
Smita

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are adorable! I'm loving the little turkey, such a gorgeous image an a fab CAS design!
PS are lucky to have you on board, you are super clever!

Jay Gee said...

These are both so fun and creative Emily and so cute :)

cutiephinphin said...

Just love your cards... They are fun, cute, sweet and awesome!

Karen B. said...

You are so clever and creative! Love this!

Tiffany said...

Heheh....these are just too sweet, makes me giddy and happy all over, I love it!

Alice Wertz said...

you are so sweet, Emily! thanks for stopping by. =) i knew i'd find you in the baker's twine category since you are soooooooo creative with them! =) love love your cards. they are so cute and just made me smile. i love them both! also congrats on making the PS challenge team. so well deserved spot! keep up the fab work, girl! =)

btenn said...

Your cards are so cute and inspirational! They're hilarious too :).

BTW - Congratulations on your Paper Crafts publications!! I knew right away those cards were yours! Great job!

Vicky Hayes said...

The first card is so gorgeous - there is so much movement in it - it almost feels alive! The second card blew me away with its inventiveness. Brilliant Emily!

Susan said...

Gorgeous Cards Em! Love the turkey and those twine knots look fab!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Tee-hee, I thought you were trying to recreate your popsicle people card with stamps for that second card!

Love that little gussied up turkey and the fun coloring of the sentiment, too.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these, you are so clever!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are sooooooo adorable!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Em--I love that little turkey! And I love your little spoon and dish card! SOOOOOO clever! LOVE:)

donna mikasa said...

Hi Emily! Love how you're rockin' the PS stamps and your GDT spot! That turkey is too cute and the dish and spoon--genius!

Jenny said...

You're doing an awesome job with those stamps Emily, love the dish and spoon especially. I have the sunnyside up set so count me out of the draw :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous cards Emily, love the first so much, LOL Gay xxx

Julie E said...

First card - Your twine knots are perfect touches for that super cute image!
Second card - soooo cute and creative!
Giveaway - thanks for the chance to win that fun set!

onecraftymama said...

*sigh* I just love seeing your creativity shine, Emily. I don't think I've seen a single card that didn't wow me. I noticed you're really close to 400 followers - wasn't it just a couple months ago that you hit 300??? Awesome, and so deserved :)
I totally laughed when I read your inspiration for the dish and the spoon...and my oldest came over and said "Hey, why's he got that silly moustache? Oh, he must be the boyfriend." lol

Kary said...

Wow, Emily, these are fabulous cards!! Fantastic colouring of the first card - I LOVE the cute birdie and the twine dots are so fun! The second card is SO cute!! Love them both! I can't find words to describe how wonderful they are. Great job!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

You are so frickin' creative. Love both of these cards. I still need to try your french knots sometime.

Angela said...

Holy cats, these are cute cards! I love the turkey and his little pile of grain (definitely not turkey droppings, right?), and the dish-spoon combo are so cute! I'm with Meg, though -- popsicle stick-inspired, perchance?

Lisa Lara said...

I saw these adorable genius cards on PS blog. I love those knots Emily. Love them.

Lisa Petrella said...

Both of these are SO STINKIN' CUTE, Emily!!! You are such a CLEVER CLEVER girl!!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh my goodness I love your Thanksgiving card, the twine knots are such a great addition! And could I love your dish and spoon card more?" I can totally see your thought process and wow!