Paper Smooches DT May Blog Hop (5-30)

And we meet again!

It’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and the gang is banding together today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches June stamp release with you!  FIVE new stamps and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on June 1st.  You will find them HERE

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 MT on Friday, May 31st to leave a comment.  Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, June 1st to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post
  • 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 you really have four big chances to win on each blog)

So let’s get on with the project!


I used two new stamp sets from Paper Smooches – Off the Charts and Chart Toppers! Some of the stamps came from one set, and the others came from the other. The cool thing about them they work really well together. One is images. The other consists of words and a few small images!

I thought this might be a fun little wedding or anniversary card… or a card to just give to a favorite couple, just to brighten their day!


Kinda fun, right?

So that’s all I have for you, but one more thing….

By the way, we have a bonus giveaway for you today, too.  Stop by the Paper Smooches blog for your chance to win a Scor Buddy!  You will find the details HERE

Be back later! Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog! I appreciate your comments and kindness!

Paper Smooches meets Scor-Pal

Hi all!

It’s a play day here!

My Paper Smooches pals are joining forces this week with Scor-pal and sharing a lot of projects made with stuff from both companies. Plus, both blogs are giving away prizes, so check out these two blogs every day through Friday, May 31.

Today, it’s my turn (and Kimmer’s turn) to share something on the Paper Smooches’ front!

So, without further ado, let’s get on with the project! 😉


The stamped  “thanks” is from Paper Smooches’ Simply Said stamp set, while the leaf was cut with their Loopy Leaf die.

I used Scor-Pal’s Scor-Buddy to give the orange, yellow and blue cardstock strips the striped pattern.


I also used it to score the frame around the card front!

A little tip: Because I normally try to have a clean inside for my card, I often make card fronts first and then just mount the card front to a fresh card.  I’ve been asked a lot about messy card fronts over the year (you know, ones that have twine, ribbon and marks on the backside). Anyway, that’s the secret to what I try to do. In fact, I did that here because of the score marks.

So that’s all I have be. Back tomorrow. Don’t forget to check out Kimmers’ project!



Operation Write Home: Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop


Hi friends!

Super excited today to take part again in one of Operation Write Home’s blog hops. I knew the second I heard about this weekend’s hop that I wanted to sign up.

Operation Write Home is an organization I really admire. Not just because they support  the troops by making handmade cards for them to send their loved ones, but they also get us card makers fired up about sharing our love for the hobby! I think that is just great! (Really, thanks, guys, for supporting the troops and for mobilizing all of us! )

Ok, so enough mushy stuff!  Of course, I have a card to share today.  🙂 So meet today’s card, which I will be sending in for the troops!


I really wanted to make a friendly little card so I used what I like to call one of my go-to happy sentiments. This one is from the Bring on the Sun by Ali Edwards stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

That’s real cork on that card. Had a little leftover from another project so I decided to put it to use! The papers are all from my scrap pile!


The hearts were cut with a die from Lawn Fawn. I added a little bit of stitching, as well as a screw shaped brad, to them. Kinda fun!

So that is all I have!

Be sure to head here to find links to everyone taking part in the hop this weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Technique Tuesday: Greenhouse Society (5/25)

Hi all!

Just a couple cards to share. Both were made with May’s Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

Meet #1.


And say hello to #2.


I lived on the edge (hee!) and did a little bit of stamping and fussy cutting with the rose on both cards. I actually stamped the flower twice on the first one, cutting out a small portion to pop it up off center.

I added sentiments to both cards with a couple Ali Edwards stamp sets from Technique Tuesday: So Sorry and A Million and One.

By the way, TT has a sweet deal right now. Because the Greenhouse Society has been around one year now, Greenhouse Society members are getting a bonus stamp set this month. They are each getting the A Million and One stamp set included with their May shipment. If you haven’t joined yet and are thinking about it, join the program by 5/31 and you’ll get the A Million and One set, too.

Alright, that’s all I have got!

Be back later, y’all! Have a great weekend!

Technique Tuesday Meets Kiwi Lane/Day 2 (5-22)

Hi all!

It’s another day with a Technique Tuesday meets Kiwi Lane Designs project.


Thrilled to be joining my Technique Tuesday buddies again with sharing some projects we made with TT stamps and templates from Kiwi Lane Designs. The two manufacturers are partnering up this month to share projects made with products from both from companies. 🙂

I used Kiwi Lane Designs’ card templates to figure out the basic design of my card here. Here’s how it looked in planning progress.


It was really great to use the templates to figure out just how to cut the paper, where it went, etc. And it was nice to work up a design out of my norm with them.

I also used some of the stamps in my planning process by setting them down. (These ones are from TT’s In This House stamp set)


To finish off the card, I did quite a bit of stamping. Of course, I stamped the house and the words. I turned the red panel paper to a polka dot panel with TT’s Passion for Polka set. I also made the button with Technique Tuesday’s Button Up set.

Be sure to check out the other Technique Tuesday Creative Team members who are playing with Technique Tuesday and Kiwi Lane Designs projects today:

And you might want to leave a comment on their blogs, as well as the blogs of those who played on Tuesday:

Two Kiwi Lane Designs templates will go to one lucky commenter. Just leave a comment on any of the blogs for a chance at winning them. The winner will be announced on the TT blog on the 25th.

Kiwi Lane Designs + Technique Tuesday/Day 1 (5-21)

(This is my second post of the day! If you are looking for my Avocado Arts post, please click here… or look at the post below this one.)

Hi friends!

Take a little Technique Tuesday. Throw in some Kiwi Lane Designs. And get a little something like this.


Joining my friends at Technique Tuesday for a product play day with the folks from Kiwi Lane Designs today (and tomorrow, too!)

This is the result of a project with TT’s stamps (All My Love by Ali Edwards and Button Up) + templates from Kiwi Lane Designs. If you aren’t familiar yet with Kiwi Lane Designs, I encourage you to get to know them.  They make a whole bunch of cool templates to aid in the card and design process.

Here’s how I used to their templates to design this card.


I used the templates as a guide for cutting the paper elements. Then, I embellished them up with stamping (… a lot of stamping, in fact)!


Easy peasy, and kinda fun!

Also playing along today are:

Be back again later, friends!

Avocado Arts: Projects Share (5-21)

Hi all!

It’s my turn to be an ambassador of sorts for Avocado Arts again so I’ve got a few projects to share!

Here’s #1.


Here’s #2.


And here’s #3.


All of these cards use their Future’s So Bright set. You can check it out here.

It’s definitely a fun, fun set.

And I was really in the mood for making a couple graduation cards while working these up so each has a “you did it” twist!  Excited to have a few graduation cards for some special peeps that don’t really look like the same old, same old graduation card.

Looking for more ideas for the Future’s So Bright set? Well, be sure to check out the Avocado Arts blog. The crew’s been sharing projects all month long with the set. You can find links to everyone there!

Alright, that’s all I have! Be back later, gators!

Today’s card (5-14)

NSD_Daymade_teriHi all!

I made this card over National Scrapbook Day weekend and never got around to sharing it.. No rush… or anything. 😉

I was inspired by a  “By the Numbers” challenge (in honor of National Scrapbook Day) from the folks over on Studio Calico. Hence I used the number stickers on the circles. 😉

NSD_DayMade2_teriMost of the supplies are from a Studio Calico kit (34th Street). The words are from Avery Elle’s Handwritten Notes stamp set. (A crazy fan I am of that set.)

Kinda fun!

Wish I could say I had more to say today, but that’s all I have for you. Be back later.

May Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday

Yep! It’s a good day for another Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday!

The crew is playing around this month with Heartfelt by Ali Edwards, the Studio AE stamp set for May.

Technique-Tuesday-Heartfelt-Ali-Edwards-Clear-Stamps-MediumI decided to go the card route this month. Ali’s stamps are so graphic that I really wanted to challenge myself this month and try to go with a more homespun, shabby look.


I took the same “heart” you stamp and stamped it over and over on different pieces of paper. Then I cut, cut and cut some more.

I also over-stamped on some of the pieces of paper some words from her All My Love set on top. (Check out those cream hearts. You can see it there.)


I also added a few homespun touches: some stitches; some gems and a bit of twine. Again, just to kinda play on the shabby, homespun side.

Pretty fun!

Be sure to check out everyone taking part in the hop today:

(Please beware that our team is in different time zones, so someone might not have their links up yet today. Sometimes, it gets a little confusing with the timing.)

We’ll give away a prize to one person who comments during the hop!

Someone will get a $25 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Today’s card (5-8)


Say hello to today’s card.

This is a little gift card holding card (say that 10 times fast) that I made. It appears in the new 350 Cards & Gifts special issue from Paper Crafts magazine. (It also appeared on their blog this week. Hey, Stacy! Thanks for highlighting it!)

PC20413 I used a couple different stamp sets on it from My Favorite Things. They make totally fun stuff! If you haven’t check out their Web site lately, do. It seems like every time I look, they have more new stamps.

Going back to the new issue, be sure to check out Moxie Fab World. Cath is holding a bunch of challenges in honor of the issue this week, plus she is sharing lots of peeks from it. It’s a lot of fun to what she shares and how folks are inspired.

That’s all I have got for now. Be back later, gators.

Thanks for stopping by…. and for being kind!