Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Paper Smooches} Oh No You Dit-ten

Kim is sharing this card on the Paper Smooches Blog today. It features several items from the May release which goes live at midnight EST tonight! The sentiment is from Slang Gang, the shoes are from Retail Therapy and the dog is from Woofers & Tweeters. The dog was die cut using the coordinating Woofers & Tweeters Dies. The hills and the chewed up shoes were created using dies from Borders 1 Dies. When I showed this card to my husband, it took him a few seconds to get it. He stared at it in silence and then finally gasped, "Oh no, bad dog!" LOL

Get your wallets ready. Heehee. :D


Monday, April 29, 2013

{Paper Smooches} Sending Hugs and Prayers

I put this card in the mail today to help a dear friend pay it forward to a lovely lady who had a stroke and is now in a rehabilitation centre. I hope it brings her a smile. I made it for a publication call but it wasn't accepted. This was the first time I had tried a freestyle collage card. I'm not exactly sure how to define the style but the idea was to just throw together a cluster of different shapes and textures. Maybe it's a little heavy but I love all the colours and prints together. What do you think? Have you given this style a try? I'm definitely going to give it another shot.

I hope you're all having a great week so far!


Saturday, April 27, 2013

{Paper Smooches} Winner Announced!

Good morning! I'm here to announce my winner from the April Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop on Thursday and that lucky lady is:

Congratulations, Valerie! Please email me with your mailing address so we can get the Think Fast stamp set sent out to you right away.

The video that I had promised during the hop is now up on the Virtual Smooches Blog. I hope you will stop by to have a look.

Thank you all for hopping along with the Paper Smooches design team for this release! See you on the Paper Smooches Blog for inspiration all month long. Have an amazing weekend!!

Stamping Royalty Giveaway Winner

Happy Saturday! I'm here to announce my winner from my 2013 Stamping Royalty announcement on Monday and that lucky lady is:

Congratulations, Sandra! Please email me with your mailing address so I can get the three stamp sets sent out to you right away.

Thank you all so much for cheering me on! I am still on cloud nine. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Paper Smooches} April DT Blog Hop + Video Tutorial!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches May stamp release with you! Four NEW stamps and SEVEN new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time on May 1st. You will find them HERE. Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of our new stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, April 26th to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, April 27th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

Check out the Paper Smooches Blog to see a peek of the new dies!
To increase your chances of winning:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

Today, I'm featuring the Think Fast stamp set. If you like food - hey, who doesn't - then this is definitely the set for you! The three sentiments are super fun and can be used for a variety of occasions from 'long time no see' to 'congrats'. I squealed big time when I saw this set but I do think the entire release is fantastic. You should prepare to spend! ;)

I've never done a video for the release hop but there's always a first time for everything. In the following video, I show you how I used masks and shadows to create the illusion of dimension on this one-layer card. I hope you'll give it a try and share what you make.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to check back here on Saturday to see if you are the lucky winner of the Think Fast stamp set!