Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #26 Challenge - Happy Holidays!! =)

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Can you believe its December 1st!!??
That means we are ready for a New Paper Sweeties Inspiration #26 Challenge - Happy Holidays!!
You can play along for a chance to win a Gift Certificate and for a Spot to join the DT in the January Challenge!! So what are you waiting for!!?? Come join us for some FUN!! =)
I wanted to make a Gift Tag and I've used the Make the Season Bright Stamp Set along with the Coordinating Make the Season Bright Sweet Cuts Dies!! I've also used the Holly Days Sweet Cuts Dies for my Felt Holly and I LOVE this set!!

So I hope you'll go and visit the Rest of the Paper Sweeties Team to see what they have created and that you'll join us and Play along!!
December Guest Designer: Diane Hover

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes Challenge!! =)

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We are ready for another Anything Goes Challenge this week over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog!! =) I wanted to create a Christmas Card using the New PS A Blessed Christmas and A Holy Holiday Stamp Sets along with the Cityscapes 1 Die and the Stars Dies!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I hope you'll join us for this weeks Anything Goes Challenge and that you'll stop by the rest of the DT to see what they have created!!

Alice Wertz
Erin Taylor

Head to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for more details. This challenge ends December 6th. Hope you join in the fun--- this is the EASIEST challenge ever!!!!!!!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Poppy Stamps "THANKFUL" Challenge!! =)

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Challenge Badge copy
Challenge 2 Thankful copy
OMG OMG OMG!! Has this THANKSGIVING thrown anyone else COMPLETLY OFF of their Schedules!!?? Oh man it has me!! HAHAHAHAHA!! I keep thinking today is Monday!! I guess having a teething baby who has kept me up and with only a total of 5 hours sleep in the last three days might have something to do with it too!!?? Any way I wanted to stop in and share the card I've made for the New Poppy Stamps "THANKFUL" Challenge over on their Blog!! =)
I was BUSY putting up our Christmas Decorations today beings we had an AMAZING Day with a High Temperature of 72!! It was SO NICE!! =) I almost forgot to get this posted!!
So I decided to make a Festive Thanks Card that I can use to say THANKS for anything that I may need during the Holiday Season!! I actually spent more time on this Card than I normal like to, but I LOVE the way it turned out and think it was SO WORTH the extra time I sent  on it!! Plus, as a bonus for the Recipient I think this could be put in Frame and used as Home Décor if they wanted!!??

So what do you think!!?? I layered almost EVERY Die Cut!! I've used the Grand Madison Fireplace, Dianna Border, Christmas BaublesStocking Garland,  Small Blooming Poinsettia, and the  !! I also used the MFT Winter Wreath Die and I used a mixture of both Paper and Felt and then I added some Glitter and Ranger Clear Embossing Powder to give the Ornaments a more realistic Look!! I really do LOVE the way it turned out and I hope you'll think about creating a 3-D styled Holiday THANK You Card too using some of your FAVORITE Poppy Stamps Dies!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEEKEND!!


[1039] DIES- Grand Madison Fireplace   [1040] DIES- Christmas Baubles   [1097] DIES- Stocking Garland   [902] DIES- Small Blooming Poinsettia    [1029] DIES- Dianna Border  
My Favorite Things Die-namics, Winter Wreath 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paper Trey Inks November Blog Hop!! =)

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I'm joining in on the FUN with the Paper Trey Inks November Blog Hop!! We were given some Photos as Inspiration and this one made me think of the BEAUTIFUL Wreaths I see EVERYWHERE!! So I decided to pull out my MUCH LOVED Rustic Wreath Stamp Set along with the Music Images from the Songbirds Stamp Set and the Holly Jolly Die Collection  to create the Holly for the top of my Wreath and then I used the Pine Boughs Die Collection to create my Pine Cones!! I just Folded them in half and Distressed them!! Then I added some Martha Stewart Coarse Clear Glitter!! I then added a Rusty Snowflake and Jingle Bell and some Red Metallic Sequins for the Holly Berries!! I stamped my sentiment and my card was done!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a

MFTWSC203 Sketch Challenge!! =)

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I'm stopping to share a FUN HOLIDAY GIFT BAG Idea!! =)
I thought it would be FUN to use the MFTWSC203 Sketch Challenge on a Holiday Gift Bag!!
I LOVE how it turned out!!
I used the MFT Pierced Tags Stax Dies, a Banner from the Blue Prints #12 Die Set and one of the New   Pierced Snowflakes Die Set that I layered!! I just LOVE these Snowflake Dies!!
The stamped sentiment is from the MFT LLD Picture This Stamp Set!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a


Monday, November 24, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tag ~ Day 22!! =)

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I'm SUPER EXCITED today to be joining in on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags with the U`ber Talented and Sweet Tracy McNeely!! We are on Day 22 and we're sharing some Projects using Paper Smooches Products!! There have really been some awesome tags so far this month....and today I get to share some with you!! YIPPEEEE!! =) If you've missed out on the FUN you need to CLICK HERE to go to Tracey's blog and see all the goodness!!
Tracey is very generously giving away PRESENTS on her blog (THIS LINK) and here on my blog!! =) So Make sure to leave a comment on BOTH places for your chance to win!! You have until November 27th at 11:59 EST to leave your comments!! Trust me, there are some great prizes!! You don't want to miss out!!
I have made SEVERAL Projects to share with you today in hopes of giving you so different ideas on some different Tags you can create depending on your style!! For my first tag I wanted to create a Melting Felt Snowman!! I just LOVE the New Paper Smooches Cool Dudes Stamp Set!! I die cut some Rustic White Felt pieces using the PS Ovals 1 Dies and then I stamped and Embossed the Hat onto some Black Cardstock using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder!! I then took my Glue Pen and added Red Martha Stewart Glitter to the Band on the Hat!! I stamped and Embossed the Nose too and then Fussy Cut it out and added some Wiggly Eyes and stamped the mouth using some MFT Hybrid Ink in Black!! This INK ROCKS for stamping on Felt!! I created some Rusty Wire Arms and a Scarf and added it to a Large PS Quote Tag Die that I die cut to create a Folded Tag!! I stamped on the front of the Tag using the PS Potpourri Stamp Set!! I then splattered some Black Soot Distress Ink and added a PS Toppers Die Cut and added a Ribbon and my Tag was finished!! For the inside I Die Cut the Largest PS Ovals 1 Die and then stamped the Sentiment from the PS Cool Dudes Stamp Set and then added my Gift Card!! Such a FUN and EASY way to Decorate a Gift and make it useful at the same time!!  =)

My Next Tag is a Shaker Tag!! =)
I've used the PS Cool Dudes Stamp Set again along with the PS Ovals 1 Dies to create my opening and the base for my Shaker Tag!! I also used the PS Stitched Tag Die and the Large PS Quote Tag Die!! I wanted a Cute Little Hat for the Baby Snowman from the PS Cool Dudes Stamp Set and realized that the Small Hat in the Santa Paws Stamp Set is the PERFECT Size!! I also die cut some Felt Holly for the Top of my Tag using the Holly Dies from the New PS Christmas Words 2 Die Set!! I LOVE the Way it turned out!!

I wanted to create a Family Styled Tag and decided it would be FUN to use the Snowmen and do some Masking!! I LOVE the way they turned out!!

I also thought it would be FUN to create some Polaroid Styled Tags!! So I started by Die Cutting the PS Polaroid Dies!!  I then stamped my Sweet Little Christmas Tree Scene using the PS All Yule Need Stamp Set!! I used Twinkling H2O's to color them in and then used the To: and From: Stamps on the Back of the Tags from the PS Christmas Sampler Stamp Set!!

My next Tag is a REALLY Simple Design, but I think it packs a PUNCH!!?? I started with the PS Stitched Tag Die and cut it to create a Folded Tag!! I then took the PS Poinsettia Dies and Die Cut several layers from both Felt and Lace!! I layered them together and added a Vintage Button for the Center!! I stamped the sentiment from the New PS A Blessed Christmas Stamp Set!!

I hope you've ENJOYED my Tag Inspiration for today!!?? I had SO MUCH FUN creating them for you!! Don't forget!! Leave a comment here on my blog to enter to win one of the awesome prizes Tracey has - and click the link at the top of my post for another chance!!
THANKS SO MUCH, as always, for coming by today to see what I'm up to!!
See ya soon and Have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving Week (here in the U.S)!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge!! =)

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Are you ready for another
 Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!!??
This week we are playing along with the Designer Drafts Sketch and I can't wait to see what you create with this FUN Sketch as your Starting Place!! I had SO MANY Ideas and finally decided on using the PS Leafy Greens and Blissful Banner Stamp Set and coordinating Streamers Dies along with the Stitched Tag Dies and the Flag Tag Dies!! I also used the Hot Spots 1 Dies to create a Stenciling Mask for some FUN stenciling for underneath my Leaf Die Cut!! I used some Tim Holtz Texture Paste over the Stencil and then I inked over it using some Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain Distress inks to make it POP!! I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I hope you'll go and visit the Rest of the AMAMZING Paper Smooches SPARKS DT to see what they have created!!

Larissa--you're here!!


THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! I hope you'll join us for the New Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts Challenge for a Chance to win a $30.00 Gift Certificate to use in the Paper Smooches Store!! The Challenge Ends November 29th. I cannot wait to see what you make!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!