Monday, May 8, 2017

Floral Thanks

Hello!  So, I decided to mix and match a few things from my desk that were leftovers from various projects:) Haha.  Sometimes it is fun to try to figure out how you can make it all work.  For this card,  I used some die cut flowers, buttons and a strip of cardstock that I had made blending Distress inks. When it was all assembled, I added some Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray (white).
It is definitely a whimsical card:) that at first I wasn't sure if I actually liked.'s growing on me;)
And...I didn't stamp anything on it.  Crazy!

Paper Smooches products used on this card:

And this is another card that works for the Paper Smooches May challenge---to use flowers:) Yay!

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Saturday, May 6, 2017


Hello! Happy Weekend.  I managed to make another card for the Paper Smooches challenge this month:)  This month the challenge is to make a card with flowers...pretty easy!

And the card I made is filled with flowers.
For this card, I used some Echo Park paper and then I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Colorshine (White).  I embossed the flowers from Blossoming Buds in white onto the paper and then embossed the flower banner and sentiment from Best Buds onto the same color paper and then die cut it.  I also die cut the shape from adhesive foam so that I could get some good overall dimension on the sentiment piece.  I added the sentiment over a die cut flag tag cut from some rose patterned paper.
I separated a piece of Twinery twine so that I was left with just white string. I added that to the card along with a few pink rhinestones.  I finished the card with a Kraft frame.

Paper Smooches products used on this card:

Hope you have a wonderful weekend:)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Confetti Flowers

Hello! Happy Thursday:)  Sorry for my absence...I try to make some time to squeeze a card in here and there but sometimes I don't get around to posting.  I am currently training to do a half marathon for my husband's Half Ironman.  (His back is not great and the running makes it worse so I told him I would do the half for him---who knew he would take me up on that offer?!?!)  Anyway, although I am not ever in horrible running shape....I started this training just two weeks ago because of the weather. So it might not be pretty!

I did make this little number this week--yay!  I really wanted to use this sweet pink confetti that my daughter Lauren got me for my birthday. She said, "You always stop and look at the glitter in Target so I got you these!"  So I wanted to use them asap:)

To get some inspiration, I looked at the newest Paper Smooches challenge---which is to create a card that has flowers.  Easy enough!  For this card, I used the mason jar with flowers from Best Buds but just trimmed off the mason jar.  I wanted a simple design for the confetti.  Lauren approves:)

Paper Smooches stamps used:
Pretty Phrases

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Colorful Showers

Hello!  It has been a BUSY week:)  Mostly all good things--->my daughter was in show, we had my parents and sister visiting, it was my birthday (29th of course 😉)....But then there was some not so good--->the stomach bug hit! ick!
Anyway.....seems like forever that I have been in my craft room.  I needed a little jolt to get the juices flowing so I turned to the Paper Smooches challenge for April.  The theme is "showers" so you could create a wedding or baby shower card or go literal and focus on rain, rainbows, showers, etc.
Here is my take:   
I stamped the city scene in black and white and then added the fun rainbow shower.  
Here are the Paper Smooches products I used:

Hope you have a wonderful day!
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wish BIG

Good morning!  Ok...sorry.  ONE more cross stitch card.😏  It has been so fun playing with this Paper Smooches die that I have had a hard time putting it down:)  I tried a tougher stamped image on this one---was fun to try to figure out where to put shadows so he didn't look like a blob. 

For this, I die cut the grid then stamped the elephant image from Huge Hugs. Then, I used embroidery floss to fill in the color. 

Cross Stitch die
Birthday Sampler
Huge Hugs

Wishing you a FANTASTIC day! Thanks for stopping by!