Calling All Planners…

(Looking for my Paper Smooches Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one!)

Are you a planner? Just getting into planning? I’ve got a tutorial for you.

Stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for a quick tutorial on making your own page markers for your planner, as well as Washi tape storage cards.

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These page makers (and storage cards) are a fun way to add a pop of color (and your personality) to your planner. Plus it is a great way to use up some of the patterned papers and stickers that might (emphasis on might) be in your stash of crafting supplies.

I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post.

Paper Smooches March Blog Hop

 

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Hello, friends!  It’s once again time to share some peeks at the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2019 release with you! ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10 AM Central time zone on March 7th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize! The prize – a $30 gift code to use at the PS online store. (And the crowd goes wild….)

Here are the details on how you might be a winner:

Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on March 8th to leave a comment.
Please check the Paper Smooches blog on March 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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Guests:

Sandy Allnock

Samantha Mann

Design Team:

Alice Lihsuan Huang 

Jill Hawkins

Karin Akesdotter

Michele Boyer

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Teri Anderson (<—- Here you are.)

Here are some ways to increase your chances of winning:

* Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do.
* Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
* Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
* Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

By the way, did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month? Keep an eye on the PS blog for details.

Alright! Enough hop talk. Let me share the card!

TeriStitchingBasicsDiesI had so much fun making this card. Created the hearts with the help of the new Stitching Basics dies. I simply set the heart die on cardstock and cut it three times. The result? Three hearts I added floss to. TeriStitchingBasicsDies2
I could have easily turned this into a love-themed card, but I instead went the thank you route with a sentiment from the previously released Fun & Flirty stamp set. It just seemed like a good one for it.

Alright! Not much more to say about this card so thanks, as always for stopping on by. It’s sure a treat when you do.

February Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

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Hello, friends!

Guess what? It is Paper Smooches time on my blog again! It’s been so long!

The design team, plus some very special friends, are projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches FEBRUARY 2019 release with you! Say what???!! New stuff?? YEP! ONE new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on February 14th.  You will find the new products at their online store once they go live at  http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize!  The prize – a $25 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on February 14th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on February 15th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ways to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.  If you don’t already like the PS FB page, please do https://www.facebook.com/PaperSmooches
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop (follow PS on Twitter – https://twitter.com/papersmooches)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop talk. Let me show you what I’ve got.

I’ve put together this little gem, featuring the new So Fairy Cute stamps and dies.

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I think the bear is one of the cutest big bear stamps I’ve seen in awhile. I just love those little wings!
I love that the bear could be a cute whimsical fairy…. or even been used at a tooth fairy.
Rather than going all “tooth fairy” here, I wanted to create a simple happy scene. Truthfully, it wasn’t that simple with all the coloring, but whatever. 😉
To give a little pop to the background, I sponged some blue ink onto the card, stamped a few stars and added a few dots (randomly) with Glossy Accents.
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Kinda hard to tell but I also added just a pinch of glitter to the bear’s crown. It gives it just the right amount of sparkle.

Alright! That’s what I got for you today.

Are you a Paper Smooches fan? Don’t forget to get out the monthly challenge to show off what you are doing with Paper Smooches’ stamps and dies. The challenge is always on the PS blog.

Thanks so very much for joining us.  

Seen Elsewhere Today…

Hi, friends!

Do you like to add texture to your handmade cards? I’m up on the blog today for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, sharing a card that had couple unique ways to add texture to it.  Here’s a peek-a-roo for you.

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Can you see my two tricks? Hint: The background with the hearts. And hint, hint: The blue sky.

These were both super fun techniques to do. I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post for the scoop.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back later, gators.

A couple Paper Smooches cards

Hi, guys!

I’m here today with a couple cards recently shared over on the blog for Paper Smooches. I’ve had so much fun lately going though my stash of Paper Smooches stamps and dies and creating a few cards every month. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught in the “new, new, new” thing and forget about the good stuff you’ve discovered along the way.

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Created this first little one with a couple different stamps (and dies):Fruitastic stamps; Fruit Icons dies; Hot Concoctions stamps; Sentiment Sampler stamps; and Kindness Sampler stamps.

I really wanted this card to be unique so I paired together several different sentiments. I think the end result is pretty nice. All words I’d love to say to some of my sweet, sweet friends.

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This second card really was the result of me goofing around and pulling two stamp sets (Hot Concoctions and Feathered Friends) randomly and seeing if I could make something with them. After a lot of messing around (and dreaming up some ideas), this is what I ended up with. Fun stuff!

Alright! That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping on by.

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – 7

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Hi, guys!

I couldn’t resist squeezing in one more card for the Fall | Winter 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Meet today’s card.

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This guy may look all clean and simple, but know it took quite awhile to put it together. All that coloring. Correction. All that FUN coloring! Wink!

The little coffee cups (as well as the words and the wand) are from a couple stamp sets from Studio L2E. If you haven’t been to their website, I encourage you to go…. fast… and see all their fun stuff. I am particularly fond of the wizard-inspired stamp sets.

For the card, I stamped the cup three times on cardstock. I colored them in with markers and fussy cut them out with my scissors. Then…. there’s always a then…. I added a few drops of Glossy Accents to the eye glasses! It’s subtle, but the end result is super cool.

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The little bear was stamped and die-cut with a stamp set (and matching dies) from Ellen Hutson. His little arms just needed to be holding something… thus, he ended up with his very own wizard-style coffee cup. Forget realism when it comes to my cards. All things are cool when you stamp, right?

The little stars were stamped with a star from a stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.

Alright, friends. It’s late. I’m tired and I can’t possibly type another word. My ability to form a clear sentence is lacking. If you haven’t checked out the the hop yet, please do. So many amazing cards!

I’l be back again later.

Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – 6

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Hi, guys!

The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂

I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.

I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set! creamtomycoffeecard1-teri

I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.

I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.

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For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.

Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.

Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!