Paper Smooches DT February Blog Hop (2-27)

Hot diggity dog! It’s Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches’ world, and the gang is banding together today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at midnight on March 5th (eastern time) (12:01 am on March 6th) You will find our new releases 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 the 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!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes)
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, March 2nd to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd 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)

Alright so let’s get on with the project. 🙂

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I used the new Seeing Stars stamp set to stamp many of the stars and the “May all…” phrase.

You know, I’m never good using just one thing for the hop so.. ha… I might have used a couple other new products (cough… stars steel dies… cough… Bold Buzzwords stamp set for Celebrate… cough.) on my card. Yep. That cough sure shows up a lot. 😉

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And yep. That’s what I have for you today. 🙂

Thanks, as always, for stopping by… and for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

Be back again later, gators! Happy blog hopping!

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge: Technique Tuesday (2-26)

Hi all!

It’s challenge time again with the Go-to Gals.

Every so often, we pick a company’s products to work with and then challenge each other to make something with them. The rules are simple: There are none! 😉 Sometimes, we all play. Sometimes, we don’t.

The rest of the gang decided this time to use Technique Tuesday’s products. Majority ruled. 😉 (Kidding.)

So here’s the card I cooked up for the challenge.

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It may look clean, but there’s actually quite a bit of stamping. I stamped all the elements, other than the orange dots and black line.

I used four different Technique Tuesday stamp sets: Lots of Dots; Boy Flair by Ali Edwards; I Like You and Loving Words by Ali Edwards.

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Can’t wait to see what the rest of the gang cooked up for the challenge:

And pssstttt… be sure to comment on their blogs. I hear some of them might be giving away a prize. 😉

And leave comment here, too. That’s because someone who does will get a small Technique Tuesday stamp surprise. Leave your comment by Feb. 28th, and I’ll pick the lucky winner after that.

Today’s card (2-25)

Hello again!

Another day. Another card.

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And another take on the “Laina Love” challenge with my pal, Ashley! 🙂

Pretty simple card here. Did quite a bit of color blocking. Added a little bit of vellum to tone things down a notch on the side. Sorta digging the look.

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Finished it off with a couple sentiments from the Friend Request stamp set by Laina Lamb from My Favorite Things. The phone sentiment totally makes me chuckle. And since this card will go out in the real mail (rather than by email), I had to add it.

So there you have it. Be back later!

Don’t forget to check out Ashley’s “Laina Love” challenge project for today.

Today’s card (2-24)

Hi all!

Me again! And this is today’s card.

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Ashley and I challenged each other to make something today and tomorrow with stuff by our friend, Laina Lamb. We’ve been calling it the “Laina Love” challenge. Hee!

Anyway, made this one with the Die-namics Smart Phones steel dies and Friend Request stamp set by Laina for My Favorite Things.

If you look really, really, really close at the phone, you’ll see I cut the phone face three times and stacked it up. I really wish you could see the card in person. The phone looks pretty rad with those faces all stacked up together. The pictures don’t really do it justice.

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I colored in the button and speaker with a gray marker and then added some Glossy Accents over them. I thought it just added a nice finish to the phone.

I also added layer of Glossy Accents to the red die-cut heart. Again, just added a little something, something to the card.

Well, that’s what I have. Be sure to check out Ashley’s first Laina Love Days challenge project. 😉

Today’s card (2-23)

Hello friends!

Back for more torture? Yeah, I see you there. 😉

Say hello today’s card.

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It’s yet another card made with a stamp set and a die from the Spring 2014 release from Simon Says Stamp! (Wa-hoot!)

This time, I used the Love Languages stamp set. I also used the coordinating Love Languages dies.

I was going for a 3-D effect with the hand so I die-cut it twice and layered it together and then stamped on top. You’ll see just a smidge of that second hand, if you look really close. To really make it pop, I applied a really, really, really thick layer of Glossy Accents on top. I think it looks pretty cool.

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And like that, I’m out of things to say. 😉 So there you have it.

Back back again tomorrow.

Today’s card (2-22)

Hello, hello!

Saturday means I’ve got a card to share!

On your mark. Get set. There ya go. 😉

blog_SSS_Happybirthday1_teriMade this bad boy with some new products from the Spring 2014 release from Simon Says Stamp! Um, yes. Awesome it is.

I created the polka dot pattern with their Medium Dots stamp stencil and some watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell. I simply used the stencil to scribble the pattern in and then spread the color with a little water. I was going for an “artsy tartsy” look so I didn’t really worry if the color spread at all. I added a layer of Glossy Accents to a couple of the dots when all finished to make them stand out a bit.

blog_sss_happybirthday2_teriThe sentiment was created by mixing together the new Happy Birthday dies with the Birthday Messages stamp set. I think that is going to be done a lot here in the future. 😉

So there you go. Be back later, gators.

Ps… I’m over on the Simple Stories blog today, sharing a few Life Documented pages. Puts me in a good mood just thinking about those couple days of fun. 🙂 Hope you will consider checking it out.

Today’s card (2-19)

Hi again!

Another day. Another card. 🙂

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Made this one last week and hadn’t gotten around to sharing it here. It uses the new #awesome set Lawn Fawn introduced at the CHA-W show.

And the papers are just odds and ends that I circle punched. There’s a few epoxy dots and sequins on this bad boy, too. Oh yeah, and there’s also a bit of decorative tape.

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So there you have it… for now. 😉

Be back again soon!

PS. I’m chatting it up over on Moxie Fab World today about a (… dazzling…) trend I’m digging a lot right now. I’m also sharing a card over there. Hope you’ll consider checking it out.