Sunday, January 27, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is Picture Perfect.  We're to use this photo as inspiration for a card.  I love the pattern and great colors in this photo and had fun using them as a starting point for my project.
For my card, I embossed the 'leaf' stamp multiple times onto orange paper with white embossing powder to create a similar pattern as in the inspiration photo.  I added strips of different washi tapes, a doily punch border, and some fun buttons to finish it off.  I couldn't resist using these sweet birdies and branches on my card, that owl is my favorite!  The stamps I used are from the Woofers and Tweeters, Reflections, and Hang Ups sets from Paper Smooches.  They all work so well together and make for very fun and cute cards! :)

For more info on how to participate in this challenge, visit the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.  Also check out the other SPARKS Design Team Blogs for their fun creations!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a sketch!  This one was a little bit of a tricky one for me, but it was still a blast to create with some SUPER fun new PS stamps!! :) 

Here's my creation using the really cute new set called Bold Blooms, along with Simply Said, Daisies and Paisleys and FOLKal Points.  I layered the line art petal and leaves from Daisies and Paisleys onto the solid images from Bold Blooms.  They work together PERFECTLY!  I also added the little cross stitch stamp from FOLKal Points for a faux stitched look across the top. I just love how versatile and fun these stamps are to work with! :)  Be sure to check out the SPARKS challenge blog for more details on this fun challenge, we'd LOVE to have you submit your creations!

Check out the other DT member's blogs for lots more stampy goodness! :)


CARDS Blog Challenge Card

I'm participating in CARDS Magazine's Blog Challenge for January.  The challenge is to use these GORGEOUS colors in our creation.  I had SUCH an awesome time creating this wedding/anniversary card.  These are some of my most favorite colors!!!

I created this wreath by lightly penciling in a circle using a spellbinders circle die.  I then stamped this sprig from the Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set many times to create a full looking wreath.  The flowers are from the same stamp set and are stamped and cut out and attached to the card using foam tape.  I added some pretty silver pearls to finish off my wreath.  The sentiment on this card is from the Paper Smooches Simply Said set.  It has such great sayings and the lettering style is so elegant!  The border on the bottom of my card is from Martha Stewart, LOVE that one! :)  I finished off my card by adding an aqua satin bow.  Thanks for looking!!!