Sunday, March 15, 2020

Paper Smooches March Challenge #2

Hello there!!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from March 15th through March 28th, and the theme is Animals!


To create my card, I started off with a piece of kraft cardstock cut to 4" x 5.25".  On the bottom third of the panel, I used the Buffalo Check stencil and some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink to add a checked pattern.  I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint over the panel for some added interest.  My focal images are the adorable bear and bee from the So Fairy Cute stamp set, stamped in black ink on kraft and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  Then , I added some white gel pen accents.  I diecut the images with the coordinating So Fairy Cute Icons dies.  To further create my scene, I diecut some Mini Clouds from white and Teeny Stars from white glitter paper.  The sentiment, also from the So Fairy Cute stamp set, is stamped on a kraft Bannerific diecut.

Thanks Fairy Much

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have untill March 28th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MFT & Friends - March 2020 Release


Hello there!  I am just thrilled to be joining my friends at My Favorite Things for their March 2020 release!  My card today uses the adorable new Caticorn stamp set and coordinating dies.  Cats, rainbows and unicorns?!  YES PLEASE! ;)

To create my card, I started of by creating a background using the Cloud Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on a piece of white cardstock cut to 4" x 5.25".  I stamped, colored and diecut several images from the Caticorn stamp set and popped them up with foam tape on my cloud background.  A sentiment from the set was stamped ink black ink on white cardstock and diecut with the Essential Slanted Sentiment Banners (which I believe are sadly discontinued).  Before mounting the panel on an A2 card base, I added a strip of rainbow strip paper from the Sweet Celebration paper pad.  To finish off my card, I added some white gel pen accents and a scattering of tiny stamped stars, which are also part of the Caticorn stamp set.

MFT Caticorn

That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by and check out the newest MFT release, available now in the MFT store and at your favorite retailer! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Paper Smooches March Challenge #1

Hello there!!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from March1st through March 14th, and the theme is Anything Goes!


To create my card, I started off by cutting a piece of watercolor paper to 4"x 5.25".  I diecut the Honeycomb die three times from white cardstock and glued it to the watercolor paper with a glue pen.  Then, I used my Karin markers to watercolor the honey in and around the diecut openings.  After everything was dry, I diecut three honeycombs again and stacked them on top of the first to add some dimension.  I stamped and colored the adorable bee from the Happy Hellos stamp set and diecut them with the coordinating Happy Hellos Icons dies.  I popped the bee up with foam tape, and added a scattering of red hearts diecut using the Hearts dies.  Before mounting the panel to an A2 card base, I added a sliver of striped paper from the Half Moon paper collection, and to finish off my card, I added some white gel pen accents and some yellow iridescent sequins.


Hi

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have untill March 14th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Paper Smooches February Challenge #2

Hello there!!  We are half way though the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from February 15th through February 28th, and this challenge is a color challenge!  How fun is this  color palette?!


To create my card, I started off by watercoloring a wash of pastel purple using Faded Lilac Distress ink onto a piece of 4: x 5.25" watercolor paper.  To the bottom of the panel, I added a strip of white cardstock to ground my images.  I stamped and colored one of the snowmen and a few of the adorable critters from the Winter Greetings stamp set, and diecut them with the coordinating Winter Greetings Icons dies.  I arranged them on the snow bank, popped them up with foam tape, and above them, stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink.  I used one of the small snowflakes from the stamp set and more Shaded Lilac ink to add some tone on tone snowflakes.  Then, I used the Snowflakes dies to add some bigger snowflakes to the panel.  Before popping the panel up on an A2 card base, I added a strip of patterned paper from the Half Moon paper collection, and finished off my card with some white gel pen accents and a scattering of white iridescent sequins.


Warm Hugs

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have until February 28th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Paper Smooches February Challenge #1


Hello there!!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from February 1st through February 14th, and the theme is LOVE!



To create my card, I started off with a piece of 4" x 5.25" polka dot paper from the fabulous new Half Moon Paper pack, which I watercolored with Distress Inks.  With minimal water, this worked beautifully.  To the bottom of that panel, I added a piece of striped paper from the same paper collection, separated with a thin strip of black cardstock.  I stamped and colored the bigger cluster of flowers from the Blossoming Buds stamp set and tucked it behind the new I Heart You diecut.  I added a scattering of tiny hearts cut using the Hearts dies, and some white gel pen accents before mounting the panel on a horizontal A2 white card base.


I Love You

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have until February 14th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Paper Smooches January Challenge #2

Hello there!  Its time for another Paper Smooches challenge!  This challenge run from January 15th through January 28th and the winners will be announced on the 30th or 31st of January!


The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!  I pulled out my Sunnyville stamp set and an older favorite of mine, Positive Strokes Two.  I started off stamping the painted stripes from Positive Strokes Two in shades of Distress Oxide inks to coordinate with the Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper pad.  Then, I stamped and colored images from Sunnyville with copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating Sunnyville Icons dies.  I arranged them over top of the striped area and popped them up with foam tape.  Then, I stamped a sentiment from the Kindness Sampler on a Bannerific diecut and tucked that underneath the sun and cloud.  I added white gel pen accents and a scattering of sequins to the panel before popping it up on an A2 card base.  See that fun patterned paper on the left edge?  It's a snippet from the Rainbow Sherbet paper collection, which I LOVE! :)


Smile

We hope you will be play along with us!  There will be three winners chosen!  Here are the prizes up for grabs:

One winner will win this awesome prize pack:


And another winner will receive a $25 Paper Smooches gift certificate, and a third winner will receive a $5 gift certificate!


You  have until January 28th to enter!  You can get all of the challenge details on the Paper Smooches Blog! We can't wait to see what you create! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Seasons Givings Giveaway Winner!





Thank you all for your comments on my Seasons Givings giveaway post!  A random number generator has chosen our winner!

Blogger Michele K. Henderson said...
I just love all your bright and fun designs! Thanks for being a part of Seasons Givings! Have a great 2020 and keep crafting!
Crafty Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net
Jan 2, 2020, 6:10:00 PM
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Congratulations Michele!!  I will send you an email and get your package on the way!! :)





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