Been awhile....

Okay, so its been a little while since I posted anything. I got involved with learning about better brands of dog foods and what people foods I can mix into my dog's food for variety, so that's all I've been researching! But on an exciting note, for the Paper Smooches DT blog hop I was chosen as a winner for a brand spankin new stamp set that releases tomorrow! I won the Hot Concoctions set and it will be available to buy tomorrow at Paper Smooches website. I was and still am soooooo excited! Below is the pic of the stamp set and handwritten note from Kim Hughes, creator of Paper Smooches. How cool is that?  I did make a couple cards just as a breather before I got my Paper Smooches stamp set in though. I felt like using flowers and a white background so I made the one below. After that I made a second card just for fun also, the flower in it is more purple than blue in real life = ) It's always nice to make some cards just for the fun of papercrafting
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Paper Smooches Blog Hop!

Today and tomorrow there is a blog hop going over at Paper Smooches blog! I absolutely love Paper Smooches and the super cute stamps they offer! If you comment on the blog, you have a chance to win something cool! Also, there are other options to increase your chances of winning! On today's post she shows a sneak peek of an upcoming stamp set and it looks pretty cute! So click right HERE and start hoppin and havin fun = )


One more....

I'm having so much fun with these mini cards that I decided to make one last entry before the deadline tonight for the mini card challenge this week @ CAS-ual Fridays = ) I made this card with the Surf and Turf stamp set from Paper Smooches stamps. I colored and cut out the images and adhered some with pop up dots! My finished card is 4 by 2 1/2 inches, thanks for stopping by!


CAS-ual Fridays & Paper Smooches Sparks : 2nd entries

I decided I wanted to do a second entry for both Paper Smooches Sparks and CAS-ual Fridays, so I thought to myself, "Hey, maybe I can tie the two in together!" So that's what I did!
For CAS-ual Fridays, the challenge was to make a mini-card. I really love mini cards, I'm not sure why, but I just love the look of them.
For Paper Smooches Sparks, we were given an inspiration photo and the challenge was to create something from it.
I started with a lime green base and a white circle piece of paper. I used the three circle elements and the teeny tiny heart from Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set to make the circular image. I colored it in with Triart markers and stamped the word "friend" in the middle from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler set. I lined the white circle with peach embroidery floss and added some green bling. My finished card is 4 by 4 inches.


CAS-ual Fridays : mini cards!

This week's challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays was mini cards! Cute! The first thing that came to mind for me was a gift card holder. I started with a kraft cardstock base and inked the edges with Distress Ink walnut stain. I then sized a piece of cream paper and distressed the edges. This is actually the first time I tried my hand at distressing! I don't have an actual distressing tool, so I just used some sandpaper that was laying around. I stamped the root beer float image from Paper Smooches sugar rush set onto white cardstock, colored with Triart markers and cut it out. The root beer float is set with dimensional foam. The sentiment "celebrate" comes from the same set and I stamped it in the Distress Ink walnut stain. I finished off with some cream colored embroidery floss and red metallic embellies to match the straw in the image.


Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

Paper Smooches stamps decided to hold their Sparks challenge bi-weekly, yay! I was so excited to hear about this! Also, Kim made a whole seperate blog for the Sparks challenge, you can go check out the Sparks blog HERE. I just love Paper Smooches stamps and really recommend you check them out, super cuuuute!
So on to my entry for the Sparks challenge! Instead of going with a visually similiar entry, I decided I wanted to go with the color scheme of the challenge photo. The color scheme is what grabbed my attention first. Below is the inspiration photo and following is my entry. For my card, I used the stamp sets Sugar Rush and Sentiment Sampler. I stamped the two words of the sentiment seperately to fit onto the die cut and added a couple small cute bees. I colored the popsicles with Triart markers, which are alcohol based. The small hearts and also from the Sugar Rush set.
Thanks for stopping by!


Birthday Party!

I have an aunt who is really close to me, like a mother. Year before last she decided she wanted to stay in a local nursing home because it is easier for her.  Tomorrow is her birthday, and my other aunts decided to have a birthday party for her at the nursing home. As gifts I bought her a rice heat/cool reusable pack, some plush eye blinders, and 3 different scents of natural soaps from Whole Foods. Hope she likes them! Now onto the card! Here is the birthday card I made for her. Originally it was going to be a vertical card, but I made a boo boo and dropped the ink pad on my first piece of patterned paper! ....oops....So I just barely had enough to make it horizontal instead! The patterned paper & ribbon are from Hobby Lobby and the sentiments are from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler set.