Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Paper Smooches Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches May/June release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies are now available to purchase. You will find our new releases HERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!

Since Paper Smooches is working along side of Xyron adhesives this week, they have a special prize to offer one random winner as well.  The prize is worth $100. To see a photo of the prize, please visit the PS blog.  You can visit the Xyron blog  to see what their fabulous team has created with our PS products.  While you are there, you will have a chance to win a $20. gift code to win some PS products!

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog

  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 

  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, May 4th to leave a comment. 

  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, May 5th to see if you are one of the FIVE lucky winners.  (four PS winners and one Xyron winner)

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I love to cook and sometime within the last year I started taking photos of the things I make and posting them on Instagram. I always tag my food with the hashtag "what's for dinner". This is how this layout was born.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Studio Calico/Simply Stories/Lawn Fawn, Speciality Paper Recollections, Clothes Pin, Hemp Twine, Inks Memento Lux, Silhouette Cutting System, Paper Smooches Dies and Stamps and miscellaneous fonts)



We did a product swap with Xyron this month. I am a huge fan of the sticker maker (seriously I have every machine they make). I love how easy it is to adhere any number of things to my projects. I took a couple of photos while I was making my layout for the hop (excuse the mess and the glare).



Thanks for stopping by today and you can catch my #whatsfordinner photos and so much more on Instagram/SIFullerton. Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 14, 2014

April Colour Suite

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the April Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today. This month I continued my exploration of metallic and embraced silver. I figured it would be a beautiful compliment colour to radiant orchid my other inspiration for April.


While I chose a glittery silver I think that colour is subject to interpretation and it could easily be used as a grey with these colours. The purple from my stash isn't quite the same shade as the one I originally chose for the challenge. I think purple is one of the hardest colours to work with simply because it's not as commonly found in paper collections.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper AC/Pebbles/Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp Stickers, Sequins Theresa Collins/Doodlebug, Silver Clips Stampin Up, Bow Crate Paper, Scallop Border Metal Die from Spellbinders, Silhouette Cutting System and various fonts)



This month I invited my talented friend Mandy Koeppen to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. I was super excited to have Mandy join me this month, I am a huge fan of her work she is what I call creatively cool in ways I my linear brain just wont go.  I love how she used the colours this month I am always so paper-centric (yup I just made up a new word) with my colour choices and Mandy reminded me colour can be added to a layout in so many more ways.

Thanks for joining me today for the AprilColour Suite. To read more about this challenge or to check out my past challenges don't forget to make your way over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and Blog.

Happy crafting friends!

Under Construction

Happy Monday crafters I was looking over my blog and how I use or don't use it and I decided I needed to play around with it. I have been using Typepad and paying a small fee which I am not sure was quite worth it since there are so many customizable free options available for bloggers these days. I really wasn't using TypePad to it's fullest potential so please hang tight while I try to reformat my look and/or possibly explore other options available.

During construction I am still going to be posting content. Maybe sure you come back tomorrow for the Colour Suite.

Happy Crafting

Friday, April 11, 2014

Timbers | Scrapbook and Cards Today

Hello Friday it's a glorious day and I am headed out for some girl time with my crafty friend Michelle. This beautiful sunny weather has inspired me to show off my Colour Suite layout from the spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. This Colour Suite was monochromatic with a neutral of grey and a pop of yellow for contrast. All the shades of green were super fun to play with.


(Suppies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper AC/Simple Stories/Jillibean Soup/Webster's Pages, Specialty Paper Doodlebug, Alphas Jillibean Soup, Wood Veneer Studio Calico/Lily Bee, stars Studio Calico, Enamel Dots Doodlebug, Ampersand Maya Road, Stamps Technique Tuesday, Metal Dies My Favorite Things, Clothes Pin misc, Sequins Doodlebug, Ink Versafine, Hemp Twine, Heart Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and font Veteran Typewriter)




To read more about the spring Colour Suite catch the full issue for free at the Scrapbook and Cards Today website.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hello ... noted from the car | Paper Smooches

Happy Wednesday crafters. It's been awhile since I shared one of my Paper Smooches creations so I thought today was as good a day as any to show you one of my latest layouts. Paper Smooches is changing directions slightly and moving from monthly releases to every other month releases (basicaly 6x a year rather than 12). This layout was from the March/April release. While I used quite a few stamps and dies on this layout my original idea was rooted in the Quoteables Die. Then I just couldn't help but add all kinds of other stamps and dies to this layout.


(Supplies Used: Bazzil Cardstock, Pattened Paper KI Memories/America Crafts, Clothes Pin, Alpha Stickers Jenni Bowlin, My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Sequins Lawn Fawn, Ink VersaFine, White Embossing Powder Stampin' Up, Top Boss Embossing Ink, Hemp Twine and Stamps and Dies from Paper Smooches)

I am being lazy here forgive me if you would like to see the full list of Paper Smooches dies and stamps I used on this layout check out their blog.


In the middle section I played around with layering the stamps and dies along with a couple of dimensional embellishments. I am such a sucker for heart dies and stamps they are super versatile and go with just about anything.



Thanks for stopping by today I hope spring is treating you well. Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April | PageMaps

Happy April (can you believe we are a 1/4 of the way through the year I can't). Today I have my April PageMaps sketch and layout to share with you. I loved this sketch it was super creative and had so many possibilities I can see myself using this sketch over and over again.


I took a really literal approach to this sketch. It really is essentially a giant grid design and any number of the design areas could be swapped out to house more photos.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper American Crafts/Sassafras Lass, Velum, Maya Road Envelope, Washi Tape Bella Blvd, Stamp/Metal Polaroid Frame Paper Smooches, Flair American Crafts, Wood Veneer Studio Calico/Elle's Studio, Dear Lizzy Embellishment, Doodlebug Enamel Dots, Metal Scallop Border Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Studio Calico Bow, Mini Clothes Pin Darice, Circle Punch EK Success, Silhouette Cutting System/Image and fonts Bebas/Title and Veteran Typewriter/journlaing)




The background patterned paper is a super old piece of Sassafras Lass you can't even buy any more. It's one of those neutral pieces I have held onto for years simply because I thought it could go with anything. I can't believe I haven't pulled it out sooner. Do you have any old pieces you are still holding on to maybe because they are too pretty to cut? I have lots. 

Thanks for hanging out with me today. Happy crafting!