Smiling while Stamping

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this week's The Paper Players challenge.  This week is a super fun sketch from Jaydee!  I love when ideas just come to me as soon as I see the challenges.  I've been struggling with that lately, so this was a lot of fun for me!  I used a stencil and spread embossing paste, sprinkled with black embossing powder and heat set.  I applied some fussy ribbon and sequins and to finish off the card, I stamped my sentiment from my Winnie and Walter The Big The Bold and The Blessings and fussy cut around the outside since I don't have the dies.  I strategically placed pop dots along the back  :)
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Just a Touch

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this week's Mix it Up Monday challenge on Stamp TV.  Cat is hosting this week and would like us to add just a touch of red!  This was a little more difficult than I thought it would be, as you have to be careful on how much you add!  I used my new "Home for the Holidays" Stamp TV kit, this is such a fun one!  The music background was stamped in Charcoal Brown on Charcoal Brown card stock.  I stamped the trees and embossed them with gold embossing powder, I love these trees, they are so pretty, especially in gold!  For my "touch" I added a little piece of Red Velvet card stock and to balance it out, 3 tiny gems.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

You've Got This

Hi everyone!  It's that time of month to do your self breast exam and if you haven''t had a mammogram yet this year, now is great time to schedule one!  Thanks so much for hopping along with us, you should have arrived from Lori's blog, if not, you can start at the Casual Fridays blog or below is the blog list!  You don't want to miss a thing!   If you are on Facebook, we would love to have you join our group so you can join us next month, you can find the group HERE!
For my card I stamped the "kick cancer's butt" sentiment from my Calling All Sistahs set continually and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I stamped the "you've got this" on a little tag and cut out the Girl from my "Sistahs Fri Dies" 3 times for dimension.  I have some messy thread behind the the tag and added a few sequins to finish off the card.
Be sure to leave a comment as you hop along, 1 lucky winner will win the CASual Fridays release!!    Please leave a comment by Wednesday October 19th at 12:00 am EST for a chance to win.  Next on the hop is Lydia.

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Jeanne Jacana
Julia Altermann
Kara Stanbrook
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Rending
Laurel Beard
Lisa Lahiff
Lori Lobular
Lori McAree - You are here!
Lydia Evans
Nora Noll
Penny Ward
Rahman Gouse
Sandi Presley
Shona Chambers
Sue Nagata
Vicki Dutcher
Heather North

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Autumn Birthday

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this weeks The Paper Players challenge to make a Clean and Simple card with leaves.  I started out with Yupo and Butterscotch, Terra Cotta and Bottle Alcohol inks.  After blending them with Alcohol Blending Solution and letting it dry, I cut it out with dies.  The veins were heat embossed very carefully!  If you don't move quickly with your heat gun it will melt!  I tied a knot using twine and glued the leaves down.  I do like how they curve from heating.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Holly Days

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for hbrown aka Holly's Happy Holly Days Falliday Fest challenge on Splitcoast.  Holly wanted us to use holly and berries on our card.  I inlaid the Paper Smooches Merry Christmas sentiment with gold paper and laid the holly and berries on the m.  I thought it was kind of fun!
I hope you are able to join us for this super fun fest!
Thanks so much for stopping buy today!