December Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello, friends!

It’s time to share the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER 2019 release with you! How about a big old woohoo for that?

The new release consists of ONE new stamp set, FIVE new dies, ONE new stencil AND a NEW 6 x 6 PAPER PACK. Just wait until you see the goods!

But wait! You can! Wink! The new products are now available to purchase here.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize up for grabs!  The prize is a $50 gift code to use at the PS online store.

Here’s how you could possibly win:

* TWO winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blogs below

* Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)

* Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on December 8th to leave a comment.

* Please check the Paper Smooches blog on December 9th to see if you are one of the TWO lucky winners.

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Design Team:

Teri Anderson (<—– HERE YOU ARE.)

Karin Akesdotter (<————NEXT STOP! Take it away, Karin!)

Savannah O’ Gwynn

Alice Huang

Jill Hawkins

Michele Boyer

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.)
  • Share our blog hop on Instagram @papersmooches
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

Also, do you like take part in challenges? Did you know that Paper Smooches offers up a fun challenge each month?  Keep an eye on the PS blog for details on it!

Alright. So let’s stopping talking about the hop and share a project! I’m super happy to share a couple planner pages I decorated with the new Planner Stencil.

A Planner Page featuring Paper Smooches stamps and stencil | terisplace.wordpress.com

I used the stencil to trace several shapes (the balloons, circles, squares, conversation bubbles, labels) with a black pen and add a little color with colored pencil. I often just sponge ink through stencils, but I’ve been on a kick lately to use stencils in this way in my planners. Pencils are nice because, especially, with planners because the color doesn’t show through thinner papers usually… like ink can if paper is lightweight.

Planner pages decorated by Teri | terisplace,wordpress.com

I also added a teeny tiny bit of stamping to my pages with a couple planner friendly stamp sets from PS, Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2.  These sets are great because the images are small and just packed with images that work on planner pages year round.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

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.

A Little Something Planner. A Little Something String Art.

Hi, guys!

Back again. Today’s project isn’t a card. I know… shocking. (Wink, wink!)

Today’s project is a little something planner. A little something string art. I present to you, today’s project!

Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

I made this little sign with a couple of my planner friends in mind.

It was pretty easy to make. I created a little heart piercing pattern and temporarily adhered it to a wood panel. (You can pretty much use any wood panel for string art! As long as it can take nails, it’s good. In fact, my next string art project is going to use some reclaimed weathered fence boards. I’m so excited!) Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Anyhoo, I just whacked small nails through the pattern with my $1 store hammer. True story.

And then to do the “plan” word, I used some old scrapbooking letter stickers as a template on where to add nails. I certainly could have sketched out the letters on my board, but, having a pile of unloved letter stickers, certainly has its benefits. 😉
Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Once I added the nails for the letters, I removed the letter stickers and tore off the heart template. And then I went to town, adding string around the nails over and over… over again.

I finished my project off by stamping a few additional words, “all the things.”

Planner Girl String Art by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

Keep in mind, I made this with a couple planner friends in mind. They are super duper active planners and totally could appreciate the “plan all the things” phrase.

I think it turned out pretty fun, and I can’t wait to make another one! See you again soon, friends.

Technique Tuesday Release Day!

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Hi, all!

Today’s the day! Technique Tuesday’s April release is live.

And I’m back today to share a planner spread I made with a couple of the new stamp sets.

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This page was decorated (before ink) with both the Planner Beauty and Sassy Girl Thoughts stamp sets.

The planner set is all about… beauty…. and treating yourself. It’s perfect for planning those pampering days we all need (and those girls only days)!

A planner page for Technique Tuesday by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

This sentiment here is from the Sassy Girl Thoughts stamp set. I think it’s one of those sets that is perfect to use on cards and scrapbook pages, but it’s also got a place in a planner too. This phrase? Well, you know. Wink!

Alright! Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to all the projects the rest of the Design Team is sharing today. So. Many. Cool. Projects.

And be sure to swing by the Technique Tuesday website to see the whole release.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi guys!

Hooray! It’s Pep Rally week once again in the world of Paper Smooches, and the design team is  here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches SEPTEMBER 2017 release with you!  FOUR new stamp sets and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on August 31st.  You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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

The prize – a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • 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 will increase your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, August 27th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, August 28th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice extended her vacation a bit, so we have a wonderful replacement for her for the blog hop but you will see her creations later this month.  Samantha Mann is stepping in for her and we are all super excited about that – woohoo!

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)

Alrighty! Enough hop talk. Let me show you what I have got!

Decorated planner pages for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Planner pages! Yes, I know. No cards today. Planner pages. I’m a planner girl. I sure appreciate some good planner stamps, and Paper Smooches has three awesome sets that are super duper great for planners in their September release.

All the stamping here was completed with these sets: Daily Diary (the words) and Dinky Doodles 1 and Dinky Doodles 2 (the super cute teeny tiny images).

DailyDiaryStampSet-Close-Teri-PaperSmoochesDecorated planner pages for Paper Smooches by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

The planner I used for here is the mini Happy Planner. I dig it because (1) it’s small, (2) the pages come out so it makes for easy stamping and (3) it fits in a small bag.

I simply just had fun with these pages, stamping out my plans and then adding some color with markers and some words with a good old black pen.

The thing I love about planning is this: It’s  creativity with a purpose. Stamping and playing… with the end goal of being organized. It’s fun. Plus, it makes the idea of paying bills fun… even though we all know it really isn’t. Wink! 😉

Alright! That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you enjoy the hop!

Today’s Not a Card Project

Hi all!

Sharing something other than a card today. Thought I’d share a couple of planner pages.

Let’s be honest, guys!  Some weeks, I just don’t feel like decorating much and go totally clean. Other weeks, I go to town.

Planner pages with planner stamps by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

 

This week was a going to town kinda week. Just needed some creative time so I took some time to decorate my pages. I think one of the nice things about decorating your planner you can be creative with purpose and get yourself thinking about the week to come. Plus, you get to use that fun stuff you’ve been wanting to use! Love that.

Did the bulk of my decorating for these pages with stamps from Technique Tuesday. I also used some stickers (letters and cute stuff) and some papers from Simple Stories. The Simple Stories goods were definitely a fun way to add a pop of color or two… or three or four… wink!

Planner pages with planner stamps by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

 

I did add a couple pieces of paper for lists onto the spread and clipped them on so I could write on them as the week goes on and pull them out when I need them. I could have just used sticky notes but I was using what was at hand and in close reach of my workplace.

Alright! That’s what I’ve got.

You’ll find a list below of the stamp sets I used.

Other supplies:

See you again soon, friends!

Blog Candy: Planner – Thanks

Hi guys!

Just something fun today! I’ve got a little giveaway, courtesy of Technique Tuesday.

What’s up for grabs? Well, it’s this.

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This is the Planner – Thanks stamp set.

This stamp set is one that features some doodles, chicken scratch words and stuff by me. It was designed to work most of the planners out there so you can document what you are thankful for. But is also a darn good one to use on scrapbook pages and to make cards with. (Did you see what Tonya Dirk did with it to make a card? So cool! And check out how Candi Billman used it her planner! Not going to lie. I was like, “OH MY GOSH! I can’t believe you used it! DUDE!” My friend, Julie, used it in her planner too.)

So if you’d like a chance at winning this stamp set, just leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on 11/28/15. I’ll announce a winner on 11/30/15.

Once again, big thanks to TT for providing the stamp set for this giveaway.