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Love You Dearly Valentine

Hi there! Hope your first full week of January is off to a great start! How are those resolutions coming? One of mine is to blog on a regular basis, so I’m working on it!
I’ve got a Valentine to share with you today and a video to show you how I made it! I used Paper Smooches stamps and dies and some Crate Paper patterned paper. Check out the description box of the video for direct links to the products I used. Hope you like it!




As always, thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear any feedback you have regarding blogging and what you’d like to see in 2015 from me! I’ll be doing lots more posts, videos and how-to’s so I’m open to suggestions. Have a fantastic day!


Paper Smooches Sassy Script Christmas Card

Hi friends! I’m excited to share my very first card tutorial with you today! It was posted on the Virtual Smooches blog yesterday, but in case you didn’t catch it, you can watch it below or check it out on my YouTube channel. I used the brand new Sassy Script stamp set from Paper Smooches – a cute and bold alphabet perfect for lots of custom projects.

Even though the holidays are over and a new year has begun, I couldn’t help but make one last Christmas card with this stamp set. I just loved the way the letters in “merry” looked. And I suppose it’s never too early to start making cards for next year right?

Here’s a look at the finished card:


In addition to the Sassy Script set, I used My Mind’s Eye stickers and Echo Park This & That Christmas paper to complete the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to creating new videos and improving my skills! Here’s to new adventures in 2015!


Daisies and Paisleys

Hey there! I hope you’re having a good week so far! It’s been another super busy one for me, but I’ve been trying to get my craft on after work instead of relying solely on weekends (because we all know how fast they like to fly by). This past Friday I celebrated my 25th birthday! I went on a day trip to NYC and had an amazing time shopping and eating, eating, eating. “Yum” is really the only word I have to describe that day.

Anyhoo, I’ve got another Paper Smooches card to share with you! This one features the set Daisies & Paisleys:


I’m having a lot of fun with mist lately. For this card, I used a Tattered Angels mist to create a pink background and then heat embossed all the paisleys on top! Truth be told the orange paisleys were actually created using a very bright yellow embossing powder, but for some reason it turned out to be more transparent than opaque so they look orange. I was really annoyed at first, but then ended up kind of liking the effect so I went with it and used an orange patterned paper for the mat.

Do you ever make crafty mistakes that you turn into something better? A “make it work moment” as Tim Gunn would say. I make quite a few in the craft room whether it’s getting an ink smudge on a piece of white cardstock or cutting something to the wrong dimensions…I’ve done it all.

So if you’re a fan of this set (which, why wouldn’t you be? It’s adorable!), definitely check out Daisies and Paisleys at the Paper Smooches site and snatch one up!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here soon!

That Sucks Card

Hey there! Today I have a fun card to share using one of the newest Paper Smooches stamp sets called “Squeaky Clean”. The punny sentiment I used on this card (“that sucks”) represents just one of the many reasons why I love Paper Smooches stamps so much. It’s honest, it’s a phrase people (okay I) actually use and, unfortunately, it fits plenty of card-worthy occasions. So a big thanks to Kim for designing a stamp for those less-than-ideal occasions and doing it in such a cute/funny way.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, BasicGrey, Crate Paper

Ink: Ranger

So there you have it! I thought it would be fun to paper piece the vacuum because it reminded me of the older cloth vacuums from way back when. You could easily recreate this card and use different patterned papers for the piecing. I used the little swirl stamps to give it movement from “Sunny Side Up” and the oval shadow piece from “Vogue Abode.”

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day doesn’t suck! 🙂

Get Well In Warp Speed

Hey there! It’s been quite a long week and I hate being so absent, but I’m back! 🙂 And I’ve got a fun Paper Smooches card to share with you! This one uses the “Space Cadet” set:


I used October Afternoon paper for the background and Copic markers to color in the rocket ship image. A little white embossing powder for the sentiment and stars helped them pop against the dark background. Even though it’s tricky to get heat embossed images to look perfect, I still love the effect. After all, what handmade creation is “perfect” anyway?

Thanks so much for stopping by and you’ll be seeing lots more of me on the blog next week! Have a fantastic day!

Wilson Designs June Release Day 2

Hey there! Hope you’re having a great week so far – we’re halfway to Friday already! Today’s Day 2 of the Wilson Designs June release, so let’s get started. Here’s my latest card project using the June set:


I did a little paper piecing with one of the matryoshka dolls and then stamped the sentiment and flowers in a subtle brown ink to give it that watermark look (I’m loving this technique lately).

Be sure to make your way over to the other girls on the Design Team and see what they’ve created with this set! And don’t forget to leave comments on everyone’s posts to enter for a chance to win this set.






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 Thanks so much for stopping by and stop back tomorrow for another Wilson Designs release and another fun post that I’m excited to share!

Wilson Designs June Release Day 1

Hey there! Today I get to share my first project for the Wilson Designs June release – a tag I made using one of the stamps in the set. I made this one pretty bright and used lots of primary colors for a folksy look:


I used colored pencils to fill in the top of the doll (this was before my major Copic marker purchase last weekend!) and then paper pieced the bottom. I used a Papertrey Ink tag die cut and some October Afternoon patterned paper for the base.

So that’s it for my first project! Hope you like it and be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team to check out what they created:






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Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!

Wilson Designs May Release Day 4

Hey there! So we've finally reached the full reveal of the May Wilson Designs release! The name of this set is  called American Classic:

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 So many possibilities, right? It's a great set. My favorite images are the little popcorn pieces, so I saved the project I made with those for last:



To create the two-toned box of popcorn, I stamped the image once in yellow, trimmed it out leaving a thin white border and then stamped it again in red, trimming to the edges and trimming off the popcorn top. Then I adhered the red stamped piece to the yellow base and voila! 

I hope you've enjoyed checking out all of our projects this week! Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and comment to enter to win an American Classic set for yourself!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great long weekend if you're celebrating Memorial Day in the US! I know I'll be enjoying that 3rd day of the weekend big time. :) 


Wilson Designs May Release Day 2

Back again for Day 2 of Wilson Designs May Release Week! For this project, I used the same main stamp as the first card, but wanted to go for a very clean and graphic look. Here's my attempt:


I used some white embossing powder to make the car stand out and black dye ink for the sentiment – love that font on the word "classic." 

Check out what the rest of the team did for their Day 2 projects:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Release Day 3! Have a good one.


Wilson Designs May Release Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Wilson Designs May Release! This set was really fun to work with and has uses for several different occasions (you'll see as the week progresses). For this first project, I chose to make a non-traditional wedding card:


I used Copics to color in the car (I only have a few so I can't get too fancy with shading…yet) and then adhered it with foam tape. I can't stress enough how well these stamps actually stamp. They're photopolymer, not acrylic so the lines are always crisp and they hold any type of ink (even tricky dye inks that tend to pool easily). 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs and their projects! And remember that leaving a comment on our blogs enters you in a drawing to win this set at the end of the week. 

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow for another Wilson Designs release project!


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