Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Paper Smooches Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches March/April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on March 5th. You will find our new releases HERE

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

  • 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, March 2nd to leave a comment. 

  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, March 3rd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.


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)


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Elle's Studio/American Crafts/KI Memories/Lily Bee Designs, Hemp Twine, Martha Stewart Glitter, Tsukineko Glue Pad, Felt, Black VersaFine Ink, Stamps Paper Smooches TAM, Paper Smooches Metal Dies Stars and Flag Tags, Silhouette Cutting System and fonts)



I think I just might be covered in glitter for days. I know glitter is super messy but the end result is super fun.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Paper Fortune Cookies | Jillibean Soup

Happy Wednesday crafters. Can you believe we are hitting the end of the month already? Time is flying by at the speed of light at my house. I think it's because we have seen so busy. After spending last weekend in Salem at 2 different cheer competitions we are packing up our bows and headed to Dallas on Thursday.

In honor of our trip thought a little good fortune was needed so today's project is Paper Fortune Cookies. This was a little something I put together for the Jillibean Soup booth at CHA. I cannot take credit for this adorable idea I found it on Pinterest and cannot thank Kimberly Crawford enough for sharing this super cute project. Got to love Pinterest!




To make this cute project I followed Kimberly's instructions. I was lucky to have a 3 inch circle punch on hand to simplify the process. I will say the Jillibean paper was almost too thick to pull this off. Don't look too closely at the photo above or you might notice a small tear in the paper. I think a thinner paper would have been more forgiving. Also I used a glue dot type product to secure my cookies. Funny a couple days after making the project I walked into my office and all the fortune cookies had poped open. I would recommend using a hot glue gun instead.

All the papers used in the project are from the Jillibean Soup Sightseeing Stew Collection. The heart stamp on the fortune was from the large stamp set from Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reflected | Paper Smooches

Good Morning friends happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. I spent the bulk of the weekend at cheer competitions. Today is all about playing catch up and taking care of everything that didn't happen over the weekend. I thought I would start the week off with a layout I did recently for Paper Smooches. You know I almost skipped over this photo. It wasn't until I looked closer and saw my reflection in my son's glasses that I was inspired.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Lily Bee & American Crafts, Corrugated Paper Jillibean Soup, Alphas Jillibean Soup, Wood Veneer Shapes Studio Calico, Gold Stars American Crafts, Ink VersaFine, Top Boss, Zing Gold Embossing Powder, Clothes Pin Darice Paper Smooches Metal dies, Paper Smooches Stamps, Arrow Studio Calico, Washi Tape Lily Bee, Felt, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Silhouette Cutting System and font Marketing Script) 


I played around with die cutting lots of fun stuff on this layout. I cut felt, Washi, corrugated and glitter paper.



Thanks for stopping by today. It's going to be a wild week for me I am hoping to get ahead on my blogging but if I become scarce it's because I am headed to Texas for 5 days for a cheer competition. Yes I really have no life of my own right now.

Happy Scrapping!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Cards | Jillibean Soup

Happy Saturday crafters today I have 3 Jillibean Soup cards to show off. These are just a few of the cards I made for the booth at CHA. I am trying not to go on a Jillibean overload here so my goal is to spread my projects out.

This card features Spicy Social Soup and the new You're Tweet stamp set. I layered the stamped images for dimension.


This card shows off several pieces from the Stampables collection: wood buttons, polaroid frames and wood shapes. Stampables are a fun collection of items made with stamping in mind. You can include these versatile goodies on just about any project.


This is one of my Pinterest inspired cards it features Sightseeing Stew and Think Chip Alphas.


All of my cards use products from Jillibean Soup. I am skipping the detailed supply lists today if you have any questions about anything I used feel free to shoot me an email.

Enjoy your Saturday

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smiling Laughing Sister | Technique Tuesday

Happy Thursday friends! Hi my name is Summer and I am obsessed with the long quote title. OK there I said it, I know you were thinking it. Some time ago I started a Pinterest board called WORDS TO SCRAP. It's become one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I like to always include journaling on my pages but sometimes a long quote title says it all.  

TT laughing sister

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Teresa Collins, Alphas from Jillibean Soup, Enamel Dots My Minds Eye, Metal Dies and Stamps Technique Tuesday, Hemp Twine, Ink VersaFine Black, Silhouette Cutting System)

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I don't think my long quote title obsession will be going away anytime soon. I am constantly adding more quotes to my pin board some of my most recent quotes are cheer related and are perfect for some of my many cheer photos of my daughter.

Happy Scrapping

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Altered Frame Made Simple | Jillibean Soup

Morning crafters today I am showing off a super simple altered frame idea from Jillibean Soup. I made this project from a frame I found just sitting in my garage. To start off throw away the glass for your frame this allows for a more dimensional embellishments to be used. Then since I like the contrast of a black frame I spray painted this one with matte finish black paint. Next measure a piece of white cardstock to fit the frame and sew randome lines into the background for a little tone on tone texture.


(Supplies Used: Frame, Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned papers/Die Cuts/Stickers/Wood Sprinkles, Hemp Twine, and Paper Smooches Pennant Die)


A little close up view shows off the stitched background much better. Also note I used a pennant die however the length of the shape was much bigger than I desired so I cut out my shapes then trimmed them down to a length that fit my frame.


Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

February Colour Suite

Happy Saturday and welcome to the February Colour Suite a monthly colour challenge I put together for my friends at Scrapbook and Cards Today. This month I built the colour suite from an inspiration image I found on Pinterest.

Below is how I transformed my inspiration piece (wth a little help from the very talented Becky Fleck) into this months colour suite.



(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper Jillibean Soup/KI Memories/Webster's Pages/Elle's studio, Wood Veneer Elle's Studio/Lily Bee, Enamel Dots My Minds Eye, Heart Dies Szzix, Felt, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Button Fancy Pants, Hemp Twine, Sequins American Crafts, Silhouette Cutting System/Image & fonts OldSansBlack)



This month I invited my friend Patricia Roebuck to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. I was super excited to have Patricia join me this month we first met about 2 years ago when I first joined the Lily Bee design team. While my layout is heavy on the red Patricia's is light and airy make sure you go to her blog to check out how she tackled the colour suite.

Thanks for joining me today for the February Colour 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!

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