Thursday, October 30, 2014

{Paper Smooches} October DT Blog Hop + Video!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches November release with you! FOUR new stamp sets and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase tonight (October 30th at midnight EST). Once our release goes live, you will find our new releases HERE.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering up a prize!

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS Online Store.
  1. FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  2. Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  3. You have until midnight MT on Sunday, November 2nd to leave a comment.
  4. Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
To increase your chances of winning:
  1. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  2. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  3. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each 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. Remember to check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday to see if you are one of the lucky winners!!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

{Paper Smooches} SquirrelFest: Part 2 with CHALLENGE + Giveaway!

My son loves to draw, colour and paint. If he has paper and a writing tool, he'll be occupied for hours! Of course, he spends a lot of time with me in the craft room, too. A while back, he was watching me heat emboss and watercolour, and begged to use my Gansai paints. I hesitated for the longest time. They're my precious Gansai paints! I finally relented and he had the best time.

He picked the images to create the scene and I helped him stamp them with black Archival ink on Fabriano watercolour paper. This paper is so thick and luscious, fabulous for one-layer cards! After watercolouring, he asked if he could use my Wink of Stella marker on the clouds and squirrel. I thought letting him use my Gansai paints was luxurious enough. My Wink of Stella marker?! Ack!

So that's today's squirrelly share. ;)


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 this post;
  3. Leave a comment on SquirrelFest: Part 3 (coming soon); 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 and announce the winner of the two stamp sets on Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Paper Smooches Squirrels

If you're looking for squirrel stamps, there are three Paper Smooches stamp sets that have a squirrel in them. Fanciful Fall has coordinating dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for playing along! Have fun and good luck. I'll have SquirrelFest: Part 3 for you very soon!