Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-29)


Hi all!

Joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero one last time today for their Dear Santa festivities!

This week’s challenge was come up with a Christmas Quickie! ๐Ÿ™‚

So meet today’s card.


This was a gosh… dang… lot of fun to make!

I die-cut the chevron design (from Kelly Purkey’s Outlined Chevron die from Simon Says Stamp!) from white, green and red cardstocks. I layered them together, letting the lower layers just barely peek out. If you look really close, you can see them all. I mounted them to kraft cardstock and the card and then used Glossy Accents and Christmas Red Stickles (from Ranger) to randomly fill in some of the spaces.


The sentiment (stamped on a strip of cardstock) is from the “I still dig it” Christmas Reindeer stamp set from Hero Arts. ๐Ÿ™‚

November Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop (11-28)

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and I’m happy to be hopping with the crew today to share a sampling of the Paper Smoochesย December release with you!ย  FIVEย new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time…on December 1st.ย  You will find them HERE

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

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and theย PS Blog
  • The prize – a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!ย  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)ย 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 1st to leave a comment.ย 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blogย on Monday, December 2nd 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,. you know, really means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog. Woo-to-the-hoo!)

So let’s get that the project!

Meet my project for the hop. ๐Ÿ™‚


The camera (times 2) and words are from a set called We Totally Click. Of course, I embellished the camera a little, adding some twine floss for camera stracks and some gems for buttons. ๐Ÿ˜‰


To make the pink one stand out a little more on my card, I adhered it with foam tape.

Well, that is all I have. Thanks for taking some time out of your day to stop by today. And wherever you are, I hope you are having a great day! Thanks again, y’all!


Go-to Gal Designer Challenge (11-27)

Hi all!

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, which means it is Go-to Gal Challenge Day!

What in the “gosh golly” is a Go-to Gal Challenge? Well, simple. It’s something we do for fun. We pick a product or manufacturer’s products to use and then challenge each other to make some stuff.

We are monkeying around this month with good stuff from We R Memory Keepers!

We R is one of my go-to tool companies. I swear my crafting pretty much lives and dies with my Crop-a-Dile tool. But I also have a great love for We R’s patterned paper and paper embellishment designs so I decided to make a little something with some paper and a tag from their Chalkboard collection.

DoWhat_MysteryGirlOf course, I changed up the tag to make it more look like a picture frame. I was really inspired by all the chalkboard home decor I’ve seen lately on Pinterest.

In my efforts to mimic the look of a wall, I did add some wood paper strips (not from We R) at the bottom of the flower paper panel. I think it looks wall’ish. Well, at least I think. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t wait to see what the rest of the crew has cooked up. Please check out the blogs of:

Kimberly had some things come up so she’s on haitus this time, but I’m pretty sure she is with us in spirit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by, y’all!

Today’s card (11-23)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

Blog_TheGoodLife1_teriJust a “for fun” one. Made it with some papers from Simple Stories’ I Heart Summer collection. It’s one of my favorite collections from Simple Stories.

The airplane and star are also from Simple Stories. It’s a digital cut file as Simple Stories just started offering cut files this week in the Silhouette online store! (YAY!)


I enlarged the airplane before cutting it. I mounted it to the card with foam tape, just to give it some extra dimension.

Well, that’s all I have for now. Be back later, gators.

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-22)


Hi all!

I’m a little behind in posting today, but I’m here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m joining up my pals over at A Blog Named Hero again today for their Dear Santa festivities. This week’s challenge is to make a piece of home decor.

So I went with something simple that could be changed out after the holidays: A clipboard.


I was going for a somewhat retro look here, trying to somewhat mimic the look of Christmas ornaments by hanging the hexagons (cut with the Geometric Frame Cuts dies from Hero Arts). Each one is popped up off the backing sheet with some foam tape.


I finished the whole thing off with a Hero Arts’ sentiment (from their Snow Much Joy stamp set).

Gosh, that’s really all I have today. Wish I had more, but nada. Nothing. Not a thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be back again soon!

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-15)


Hi everyone!

Joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero again this week for a little Dear Santa fun.

This week’s challenge involves making a gift!

So I came up with some treat packages of sorts that would be good for neighbors, friends, office mates or even church buddys.


Pretty easy to make these bad boys.

I filled Glassine envelopes with holiday candy and then die-cut a topper for each with the Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn. I love it so. Then I added some some stamping (with stamps from Hero Arts), die-cuts (cut with dies from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp!) and sequins. When finished, I just clipped each one with a clip at the top of each envelope.

And, yep, there you have it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Like I said, “Easy!”

Be back again later this week, y’all!
Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (11-14)

Yep. Me again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meet today’s card.

Blog_YouAreAGem_teriIt’s actually more like today’s card… from a few days ago.

I was trying to stir up my crafty mojo to finish tackling a hearty assignment that I was struggling on. So I started just playing. I grabbed craft supplies and just sorta put things together with a no-rules mentality.

This was the end result! I don’t think it’s too shabby for just playing around! And, most importantly, it got the crafty mojo going, enabling me to power through the other project. ๐Ÿ˜‰


A few additional deets about this card: The words from the I Like You stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The sequins are from Avery Elle (such a lovely color collections they have). The other things are just little bits and pieces from my stash-a-roo.

That’s all I have! Be back later, gators! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!