Paper Smooches, Pretty Pink Posh

Simon Says Animal Magic!

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Hello, all! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thank you for joining us for the Father’s Day/For A Guy Challenge! We loved seeing your fun and innovative designs this week! Please join us this week for our brand new challenge!
We will be back soon with the name of the lucky winner of the $50 Voucher.
This week the challenge is…

ANIMAL MAGIC

We are looking to the animal kingdom for inspiration for our ‘Animal Magic’ projects! From butterflies to buffalos, kittens to kingfishers, we will be looking forward to see which animal you choose for your project!
Many of us have fur babies that are very much a part of our family and we would love to know what little critters live with you! Maybe you could add photo’s of them on your post too!
We are showcasing Paper Smooches Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
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This is my take on the Animal Magic challenge.

I have used We Adore You stamp set from Paper Smooches to make my card. My card is nearly one layer. I stamped the focal point image using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and stamped the rest of the background with the same image with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I copic coloured the focal image and outlined the background images using C1 marker. I grounded the focal image and adhered the sentiment strip using foam adhesives.

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I embellished with Rose Gold 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered the panel on brown card base.

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I tried to colour the dog image on my card similar to my dog colour.  This is Charlie, my third child. Totally pampered pooch at home. We love him and cannot imagine life without him.

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting!
Do you use Instagram ?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven’t subscribed by email you may want to so you don’t miss out.
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You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw
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Simon Says One Layer!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Have a Heart Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too

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This week the challenge is One Layer!

For this challenge you may add die cut pieces and embellishments but the front of the card should look like one layer. We know this one can be tricky for some folks, but we also know you guys ROCK OUR SOCKS every week, so we can’t WAIT to see what you do with the One Layer challenge! Your designs inspire us! Show us what you can do!

We are showcasing Paper Smooches Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
I have used Blossoming Buds stamp set from Paper Smooches to stamp over the edges of the grey cardstock.  The inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire’s  White Pencil Highlights for stamping video. I loved how the White Prisma pencil softens the stamped image and gave highlights to the image as well. I decided to use a grey cardstock and try the technique. When I did practice piece, I loved the chalkboard effect this technique card against the grey cardstock. Hence I choose grey as my background instead of coloured cardstock. I did white pencil highlighting to the entire of the stamped images including the sentiment. Then I felt that the definition of the image was lost. So I sharpened my pencil and went through the outline of the images to get a nice definittion. Then I added some colous here and there using blue, pink, yellow, green and gold pencils. Finally used Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh to embellish and finish the card.

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Hope you like my one layer card. So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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If you use instagram add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Simon Says Tie it Up!

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too!

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This week the challenge is Tie it up!


We are showcasing Paper Smooches Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store
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Here is my take on Tie it Up challenge using Paper Smooches products.

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I started my card by die cutting two postage stamp panels using Simon Says Stamp Postage Stamp die set. The smaller panel using watercolour paper and the larger panel using Neenah Solar white cardstock. I stamped and white heat embossed the flower and leaf cluster from Blossoming Bud stamp set by Paper Smooches on the smaller watercolour paper and coloured with Zig Clean Brush watercolour pens. I then stamped the sentiment below the coloured image using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. 

On the larger panel, I used the gold twine from American Crafts to wrap around. Love the curved groves on the edges. It helps keeping the twine in place at equal distance between each other. I feel like I am talking Physics. Sorry I was teaching my son Physics last night and it is still in my head. Haha!  I adhered this panel on the white card base using foam adhesives. And the smaller panel on this panel using foam adhesives. There is a lot of dimension on this card. 

Finally embellished the front panel with a tiny gold twine bow and gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! I have all the products I have used on my card at the end of the post.
Here is a closeup of the card.

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So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting

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Do you use Instagram?  If so please add  #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!


You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
No backlinking allowed, Only 5 new creations will be eligible in the prize draw

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Playing Mix it Up Challenge From Ellen Hutson!

Hey everyone! 
So glad you have joined me today at my blog. Hope you have having a great weekend especially my dear American friends who celebrated 4th of July American Day! I had an amazing weekend. Saturday was busy with cooking marathon and then hosting dinner party. Sunday has been quiet and relaxing with nothing much to do. So I caught up on my design team work and also couple of challenges. One of the challenges I played along is Ellen Hutson’s Mix It Up Challenge. This month it is the fabulous Paper Smooches that they are mixing up with. Here is my card mixing Essentials By Ellen and Paper Smooches.
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To make my card, I started with couple of stamps from Botanicals stamp set by Paper Smooches. I stamped them on the white card panel using Hero Arts Blue to Navy ombre ink pad. I really really love these inkpads. They really add a lot of impact by just stamping using these ombre inkpads. And by stamping and layering the images, I wanted to create that impact. I also stamped the same images on a scrap piece of cardstock to die cut my sentiment. The sentiment is from Essentials By Ellen Zipper Panel die set. I also die cut a few more using scrap piece of white cardstock to stack and glue under the stamped die cut for added dimension. Before I glued this stacked die cut in place, I sponged some Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks towards the bottom of the card panel. This added colour and made the die cut sentiment pop out more. To bring the card together, I embellished with Orchid 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I also added some droplets of glossy accents as dew drops on the foliage. Here are couple of closeups

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 Days have been very dark and rainy for past week, I take photos with natural light. With not enough natural light, my photos are not as bright and sharp as it should be. Sorry for the bad photos. Hope sun shines through for me take better photos 🙂

Thanks again for visiting my blog today!

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Clearly Besotted, Lil' Inker Designs, Paper Smooches

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop!
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This blog hop is organised by Amy Tsuruta and team. Being a coffee lover, I decide to participate in the hop especially for the holiday season. First, here is my card for the hop.
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All I did was to collect all the stamp sets with coffee cup from my stash. I did that basically to plan on a set I wanted to use to make the card. Then I wanted to use all the coffee cups on my card. Lol! At least a few of them if not all 🙂 So that is how this card came about. I started with white heat embossing the sentiment. I simply white heat embossed the coffee cups on fog cardstock. The coffee cups were from stamp sets from Paper Smooches, Clearly Besotted, Lil’ INkers and Jane Doodle. Then white heat embossed the snow flakes from a Clearly Besotted stamp set. I then coloured the coffee cups with distress markers. I instantly loved how it looked – modern and trendy 🙂 I then trimmed the panel and mounted on the white card base. No card of mine is complete without Pretty Pink Posh sequins 🙂
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Here is a closeup.

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Check out Amy’s blog for more holiday card from coffee lovers 🙂
There are some fantastic prizes from these lovely sponsors.

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card

A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set

Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card

Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break

Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit

Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set

Hero Arts:  A Little & Today’s Special stamps/Cup ‘O Joe Shadow ink

Kraftin’ Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card

Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway

Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card

Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set

Newton’s Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card

Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card

Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card

Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die

Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card

Stamp Academy:  2 classes

Stampin’ Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card

STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack

SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card

Sweet ‘n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set

The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set

Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set

Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

Check out Amy’s blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Curtain Crew Inspirational Challenge, Paper Smooches

Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge – Smooches!

This is my second post for today. Here is my first post!

It’s time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


We have a new sponsor, Paper Smooches, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Smooch!  A randomly selected participant in the Smooch challenge will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store, while the LEAD of the challenge will be invited as a guest designer for a future challenge!

Kim from Paper Smooches generously provided us designers with our choice of stamp set. My choice was Bold Buzzwords stamp set. Here is the image of the set.

I love this set for the large handwritten sentiments plus I have the LOVE die that coordinates with the sentiment on the stamp. Moreover, I love the three heart shapes in the set perfect to use for this challenge graphics. Here is my card using the Bold Buzzwords stamp set and die for the challenge.
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I have sponged some Spun Sugar distress inks on the top of the panel. Then diecut pink vellum banner using Paper Smooches Flag Tag die. I adhered this vellum banner on the centre of the panel. drew some faux stitched lines using grey pen. I then die cut two “love” from white cardstock and one using pink pattern paper. I stacked and glued them. Adhered this on top of the banner. I stamped the smaller sentiment on a strip of white card stock, cut at an angle and adhered using foam. The heart shapes are stamped using Worn Liptstick distress ink and waterbrushed to give a soft watercolour look. I then added Pink Blush sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and rhinestones to complete my card. Lastly mounted this completed panel on the card base using foam adhesives. 
Here is a closeup of the card.
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Make sure you visit each of the designers’ blogs for more inspiration!

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Feel Better Soon

Sharing my third card as guest designer for i {heart} papers.
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While I am in a mood for watercolouring, I made a card with watercoloured background and silhouette images. Here is my card.
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I have used watercolour paper and used distress inks to watercolour background. I did wet on wet technique which is basically sprayed my watercolour paper with water first then added Distress inks using watercolour brush and let them blend. I have used  Seedless Preserve, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries distress inks. You can use Distress Markers to do the same as well. After the first layer dries a little, I brushed these inks again using wet brush to get some layers. Once dry, I trimmed the watercolour paper. I then stamped the images from Botanicals 2 stamp set from Paper Smooches using black Memento ink. I also stamped the sentiment from Healthy Vibes stamp set also from Paper Smooches.  I then realised that something is not quite right if I place the watercolour panel on the card front. So I trimmed a 1/4″ off and mounted using foam adhesives to the card front. I then added a black polka dot pattern paper from Kraft in Color – Color 6 x 6 paper pad. Finally added some white enamel dots to finish off my card.
I really love the layered watercolour with silhouette images. Here are the products I have used on my card. You can get them all at i {heart} paper shop. Click on the images to take you to the shop.
Kraft In Color - Color 6x6 paper pad      Botanicals 2          Healthy Vibes (Kismet collection) 
Memento Ink PadsTim Holtz Distress Markers *2013 NEW COLORS* - set of 12 Necessities Adhesive Dots - Black and Gray 
 Have a great day!
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Curtain Crew Inspirational Challenge, MFT, Paper Smooches

Home Sweet Home!

What a wonderful to embrace friends and family for our Welcome Home challenge!
photo credit:  marthamoments.blogspot.com

Paper Issues  is our sponsor for Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Welcome Home!  A $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store will be awarded to the LEAD of the Welcome Home challenge!  Thanks so much, Paper Issues!
Here is my take on the challenge.
I realised that I do not have any wreath stamp set in my collection. Shocking! I have couple of dies but no stamp set. Adding it to the wishlist now. So I decided to make my own wreath. I love this leaf die from Paper Smooches. I die cut a few of them using pattern papers from Kaisercraft and Webster pages vellum pattern papers. I have used them to make my wreath here. Love the layered look and the vellum gives it a softer look as well:) The sentiment and stamped background is from My Favourite Things stamp sets called Western Sentiment and Western Background respectively.
Check out Curtain Call Challenge blog for more inspirations from the design teams and the linky to link your project.
Yay! Weekend tomorrow!  
Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends. Enjoy your festival and keep safe from fireworks.
See you tomorrow with a card for Diwali:)
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Moxie Fab World, Paper Smooches

Trendy Triangles!

A quick post sharing with you a card I made for  Moxie Fab World’s Trendy Triangles Challenge.
I wanted to do something totally different. I went a bit tribal! I love white on Kraft. I then saw the cork paper from the past Studio Calico Card kit that I decided to use it instead of kraft cardstock Love the texture the cork gives. I have used stamp sets from Paper Smooches and The Craft’s Meow Geometric Stamp set to stamp and heat emboss my triangles. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock strip using brown ink and adhere to the center. Here is a closeup!

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Cool Dude!

Happy Friday Everybody,

I totally missed all the challenges at Moxie Fab! How could that happen? Thank God I saw them this morning! So quickly sent children and hubby to school and work and playing along the Card Creations Week- Speech Bubble Challenge:)

Here is my card.

I have used masking technique with Grunge Me stamp set from Papertrey Ink with speech bubble from He Said She Said from Paper Smooches and sentiment from RAD stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on my card. I masked and stamped the grunge images first. Then removed the mask and stamped the speech bubble outline. Finally the sentiment. It is a only layer card with a lot of negative space. I love how my card turned out although I had something totally different in my mind when I started out to make this card. Lol!

Thanks for stopping by! I need to do some research about my area politicians because I have to vote tomorrow for our state election. As much I dislike politics, voting is compulsory. So I better know what I am doing at least:)

Ta!

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