Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

 Good Morning!! It is time for another Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!  This is my last one to participate in as a design team member.  My six month term is up and I have had a blast!  Kim is such a sweet person and Savannah has done a wonderful job coordinating everything for the Sparks team.  A new Sparks team was announced on Friday.  Be sure to check them out here and leave them some love!

This week is a Picture Perfect challenge, and below is the picture we are using as inspiration:

For my card I "turned" the picture on its side and  used branches instead of cooking utensils.  I then added the cardinal, a few ornaments, and a fun sentiment to make a Christmas card.  I made a simple square card and used several layers to mimic the mat and the frame from the inspiration picture.  I used Autumn Groves, Santa Paws, Christmas Sampler, and Hang Ups.
We would love for you to play along with this challenge.  To add you card to the running head on over to the  Paper Smooches Sparks blog.  The winner will receive a $30 store credit to the Paper Smooches online store!   But first, check out what the rest of the Sparks DT made for this challenge:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Deasy Designs Farewell

In case you haven't heard, the Deasy Designs clear stamp store is closing after just a few short months in business.  The illustrator did not feel she could continue to design clear sets and keep up with her digital line. So it is with a heavy heart that the design team is saying farewell.  There are a few sets left in stock and they have been marked down to $13 each.  Here are a few cards that I already had made using Deasy Designs.  Enjoy...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy "Fall" Birthday

Good Morning!  Today I am blogging over on the Deasy Designs blog.  Pleas join me over there to see the fall birthday card I have created using Say Anything and Floral Fusion.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Designer Drafts

Here is the sketch we are working with this week:

Several ideas and points of inspiration came together in the creation of this card.  First, the sketch itself-I knew I wanted to recreate the arrow somehow.  Then, when I found these decorative tapes by Scotch,  I knew they would be the perfect thing to use!  They are not washi tapes.  They are more like regular tape, but in fun colors and they are repositionable (very helpful when you are trying to make an arrow!).  Because the tapes are bright, almost neon colors, I thought this would make a fun teen card.   I added the lockers and note from Teen Routine and then used the thought bubble (He Said, She Said), and "What's Up" (Good Gab) to create a fun sentiment that goes along with the arrow theme. Do you remember writing notes in junior high and using arrows in place of the word up when asking "what's up"? I do!-Haha!  The thought bubble is popped up using dimensional adhesive, but because of the graphic element of the arrow and the bright colors, I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  

What inspires you about this sketch?  We would love for you to play along with this challenge!  Make sure to stop by the Paper Smooches Sparks blog and show us what you make!  The winner of the challenge receives a $30 store credit to the Paper Smooches online store!  Also, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team made using this sketch:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello There!

Good Morning!  Today I am blogging over on the Deasy Designs blog. Please join me over there and check out what I have made using the two newest sets released by Deasy Designs.  Here is a peek at the card I made:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boo to You-On Sale!

The Boo to You stamp set by Deasy Designs is now $10 while supplies last.  While you're there, check out the two newest releases-Happy Winter and Say Anything!  All orders of $45 or more ship free!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Deasy Designs Release Day!

Release Day is here!!  Happy Winter and Say Anything are now available for purchase in the Deasy Designs online store!  All orders over $45 ship free!
For my release card, I combined the sets and made a snow globe shaker card.  The penguin and snowflake are from the Happy Winter set and the sentiment is from Say Anything.  I used my Cricut and the Doodlecharms cartridge to create the snow globe.  

Don't forget about the giveaway!! Deasy Designs is giving away one each of the new sets.  All you have to do is follow our blog, facebook page and/or twitter page and then be sure to leave a comment on the Deasy Designs blog and you could win!  You will have until Saturday, October 6/12 at 11:59PM EST to leave comments to be eligible to win.