Paper Smooches Designer Drafts

Well, today is a super sad day for me – my last day as a member of the Sparks Design Team. I have loved to be part of this great group – such inspiring artists working with such amazing products. It has been a real pleasure & I can’t wait to play along now that my term is ending :-)

Ok, onto today’s card – this week is Designer Drafts – it took me a few minutes to find my groove with this sketch, but I think I got there in the end!

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I used Calico & Bold Buzzwords for the focal panel. The vellum is held in place with a strip of stitched washi tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and definitely make sure to check out all the amazing creations from the design team this week and wish everyone well for their last week!

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Paper Smooches Sparks – Anything Goes

Hey friends. Hope you’ve been having a great weekend! Maybe you had a chance to get crafty for National Scrapbook Day yesterday? Unfortunately, no such luck for me – I am so behind on my Project Life! One of these days I will catch up…maybe.

Anywho, onto today’s new challenge. It is Anything Goes time at Paper Smooches Sparks. Definitely no excuses – you’re going to get ink anyway, right? How about dusting off an old set and giving it a new spin? Or use something new that is sitting on your desk waiting patiently to be inked?

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I chose to use the gorgeous Botanicals 1, paired with a sentiment from Pretty Phrases. I did a watercolor wash for the background behind the lovely florals and leaves. I stamped the sentiment with Charcoal Hero Arts ink and stitched the panel to an orange card base. I usually opt for more neutral card bases, but felt like this needed an extra something.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes

Hey Paper Smooches fans! A fun new challenge for today and the holiday weekend – it is Anything Goes time! So, no excuses – get in that craft room & ink up some Paper Smooches and share your creative creations with us – we love to see them!

I wanted to do something super simple for my card today. I think it can be easy to get carried away sometimes with all the products, clever die-cutting, etc. And, whilst I love all that, I felt the need to just let the lovely images from Botanicals 2 shine with some generational stamping. This is quite easily one of my favorite leaf & floral sets ever – I just adore it. The sentiment is from another great set – Salutations.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along! This is also being linked up for the Paper Crafts April challenge!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes

Hello again friends! I am a *tiny* bit impressed with myself for all my blogging this week – a rare thing around here! I’m back today sharing a fun & bright birthday card for this week’s Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks. 

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I wanted a cascade of polka dots on this card – I used the reverse of a stamp from Reflections for the large circle, and the smaller one that is already in the set. I do this a lot when I am looking for the perfect size – its often the back of another stamp! The vellum die cuts are Loopy Leaf and a flower from Reflections. The sentiment is from my all time fave sentiment set – Sentiment Sampler – that gets A LOT of love in my craft room :-) 
This week’s DT is a little different – make sure to stop by & check out all the amazing creations – you won’t be disappointed!
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Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Paper Smooches Sparks: Designer Drafts

So happy to be here again today sharing a card for the brand new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge – this week it is Designer Drafts. The sketch is a really great one – I hope you have a chance to play along!

The sun was shining when I made this card, so I wanted to make something cheerful & bright. I chose the adorable dinosaurs from Cuteasaurus  and the matching Dino dies
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Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes Challenge

Hey friends! Sorry for the absence here. I’ve been busy enjoying the sunny weather in California (until today at least when all the rain came!) and spending some time with my family.

I’m here today to share a card for the new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge – Anything Goes. I love these weeks – a great excuse to break out your stamps and just play. So, I hope you have a chance to play this week.

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For this card I used Distress Paint to create a watercolor background, which I die cut using Duo Die 3.  I also had fun playing with the adorable Hooties set – I love those owls! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes

 Hey friends! As I write this, I’m enjoying the California sunshine. I booked a last minute trip to CA to see my parents with my little guy. We arrived on Thursday and will stay a few weeks – a very nice impromptu break from Switzerland! But, apart from a few posts here & there, it may be a little quiet on here :-)

Anyway, onto the business at hand – a new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge – Anything Goes! This is an easy week, so make sure to play along. I was very excited to ink up the adorable Bitty Bungalows set and make a row of sherbet colored houses. I used the coordinating dies for the houses – I love when dies are open like the Paper Smooches ones – makes it so easy to stamp, color, then cut.

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Ok, thats all from me – really hope you get a chance to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge

Hey friends! For all my lovely friends in the states being hit with this terrible winter – stay warm! Being an Ohio native, I know how brutal it can be! We have had an usually mild winter here in Zurich so far – I am nervously awaiting a late onslaught – dread thinking of snow in April!

Anywho, onto today’s card! I’m here sharing a card for the new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge – this week is Picture Perfect.

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I decided to go with the geometric heart & the colors for the inspiration, but went with a more watercolor effect to soften up the image. Actually, the Hip to be Square ended up stamping a little uneven on the watercolor paper, but I was ok with it – thought it added to the washed out look. 
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Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t do the card much justice – in real life the light pink is much more vibrant.  For the card I used Hip to be Square and Pretty Phrases

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts

Hey friends.

Back again today to share a new Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts challenge – yay! What better way to start a crafty Sunday than with a fun sketch & Paper Smooches stamps? 

And here is the fabulous sketch:


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On this card I used the amazing new set, Botanicals 2. I am seriously smitten with all these gorgeous leaf images. And the sentiment is from Salutations – another personal favorite for elegant cards. I heat embossed the images on navy cardstock and did some partial die-cutting to get the leaves extending beyond the circle. And that kraft woodgrain paper – be still my heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes

Happy New Year! I want to wish all my blog friends a very happy & healthy 2014!

I’m back from vacation and slowly getting into the swing of things – always hard after being away. First order of business is a new challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks. Starting things off easy with an Anything Goes challenge.

This week’s card is another clean & simple creation using Vogue Abode.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great weekend and make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations & play along!

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