Music "Note" Cards {Paper Smooches}

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hello! Today I have a note card set that I created with a few products from the new Paper Smooches December Release.  I have used the new Delightful Greetings stamp set and the Music Notes die.  I've paired them with an older set called Positive Strokes.
I think the swipes of color create movement that represents the excitement of music!  The blues are stamped with WPlus9 Pure Color Dye Ink in Nautical Navy, Lake House, and Bo Peep.  I snipped apart this 'thank you' sentiment from Delightful Greetings so that it took up two lines instead of one.  It fit my card design much better and can easily be put together and stamped the way it was intended if I want to.
The pinks are stamped in Gala Red, Sweet Gelato, and Little Piggy.  I created this set with my past co-worker in mind.  She teaches middle school music.  Six cards altogether, three pink and three blue.    I gave them to her already and she loves them!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Nuts And Bolts About You {Paper Smooches}

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hi! I'm back to share another fun project I made using the new Paper Smooches Release.   When I saw the preview of these adorable Boom Bots, and Coordinating Dies, I couldn't wait to get the chance to play around with them!  I had fun creating these falling cog backgrounds and loved this grey scale color combo.
I used WPlus9 Pure Color Dye Ink in Fairy Dust, Silver Lining, and Black.
I heat embossed a sweet sentiment from Boom Bots in white on some black cardstock.  There are so many adorable images in this set.  I love how Emily used the nuts and bolts to ground the images on her card.  Thanks for stopping by again today! 

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Paper Smooches December Blog Hop + Giveaway

Friday, November 27, 2015

PS DT Blog Hop
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you!  TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase.  You will find our new products HERE.  
To celebrate BLACK FRIDAY - we have a special sale for you.
At check out, use code BFSALE15 to receive 15% off your entire order.
The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm PT
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • 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 changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • 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)
Hey guys! I'm so excited to be filling in for one of the Paper Smooches DT members this month.  I love Paper Smooches and am always happy to design projects with their products.  Today they are releasing some fun new stamps and dies!
My project today features and new word die called the Love Word 2 Die.  It's really fabulous because you can use the positive or negative pieces to spell the word 'love'!  Here I have used the positive die cut from black cardstock.  I have paired it with images and a sentiment from an adorable new stamp set called Boom BotsI have more projects that I will be sharing over the next few days featuring other new stamps and dies from this release.  I hope you'll stop by again to check them out! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win. 
Good luck!

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A Winter Menagerie

Thursday, November 19, 2015

 This week's PTI Make It Monday is Motif Building!  I love it and had to join.  I used this adorable Warmest Wishes stamp set to stamp my menagerie of winter animals!
I decided to just add shadow to the animals with a grey copic and add pops of color with their accessories.  I added rhinestones to each snowflake for some sparkle.   My sentiments  are stamped on fun banners and a little black cardstock peeks out from behind for some contrast.

 Thanks for coming by today!

Cardstock: WP9 Black, Recollections White
Stamps: PTI Warmest Wishes, Holiday Lights
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI DE Banner Die, SSS Stitched Rectangle
Other: Copics, Rhinestones

Stamp Storage Switch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hey guys!  It's been a little over a week since I've blogged.  I've been in my craft room working on a few projects that I can't share just yet and trying out a new stamp storage system.  I've been storing my stamp sets in CD cases.  I started with Papertrey Ink and that was their storage system. When I bought brands that didn't come with a CD case, I used ones that I could pick up at Target.   I really liked this system for a long time. As my collection has grown the CD cases just started taking up too much room, became difficult to flip through, and some of the case are getting old and cracking.
It's time to try something new.  I ordered 50 of the Ellen Hutson Storage Envelopes to start with and 25 of the magnetic sheets.  I very quickly filled them all up.  Some of the sets I moved over no longer had their acetate carrier sheet so I made new ones with this clear acetate available locally.  I slipped in a piece of white cardstock that I cut to size; stamp set in front, coordinating dies behind.  Stand alone dies got their own pocket.  So far I love it!  The envelopes are super sturdy, easy to flip through, and take up way less space.  I have a ton of sets still in CD cases {afraid to count}.  I haven't decided, yet, whether I will transfer all of my sets over or just continue with this system going forward... 
Have you switched to pockets?  Are you happy with your new system?  Do you use another system all together? 
Jennifer's #ShareHandmadeKindness challenge continues this week with Kids, sharing kindness with kids and getting them involved in sharing  kindness with others.  Last week was dedicated to community.  Ryan and I left a little surprise for our mail carrier this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by! 

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CASEing Genius Blog Hop Winners and Cupcakes

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hi! Friends of ours got engaged this past week.  We met because the groom-to-be is a coworker of my husband.  I'm always sending baked goods to work with Ryan and this called for something special.  I made 24 vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream frosting.  I wanted to make sure that the bride-to-be could enjoy a cupcake, too, so I packaged up two of the cupcakes in special little boxes.  I tied them up his and hers style.  Ribbon for her, baker's twine for him. I created seals for the boxes using the Little Labels stamp set and dies from Papertrey Ink.  I included a card that I made quite awhile ago with stamps and dies from WPlus9. 
 I added color with distress paints through a stencil, die cut hearts, and added doodle lines.  See the original post here.
Here are a list of all of the winners from the
Thanks so much for helping us show Kelly some appreciation and love.  All of the winners are being contacted via email.
• the Winter 2015 card kit from Create a Smile Stamps #3 Maaike Uijthoven (from Jen Lotfield’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp #38 Arianna Barbara (from Shelly’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from the Ink Road #10 Henriette (from Brandi’s blog)
• a Police Woman digi stamp from Lia Stampz #83 Angela Restad (from Ardyth’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking #24 Charlene (from Dee’s blog)
• a crafty goodie bag from a2z Scrapbooking #19 Leslee (from Amy’s blog)
• a crafty goodie bag from Hero Arts #37 Liz Gessner McAlliston (from LauraJane’s blog)
• a $25 gift certificate to any online craft store (winner’s choice) from DJ Kard Creations #56 Cat Craig (from Kristie Goulet’s blog)
• a $25 gift certificate from Altenew #53 Vinita Jain (from the A2Z Scrapbooking blog)
• a stamp set from Dee’s Art Impressions #53 Jeanne (from Char’s blog)   

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