Thursday, February 23, 2017


About a week ago I posted a photo to instagram of lots and lots of circles I cut using Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Dies. Today I finally finished the layout! 

I taped the dies together so they would cut exactly the same size for each color and then cut a rainbow of colors. The hardest part of assembling the rainbow in the same color order. I kept messing up my circles, LOL! 

I used the Paper Smooches Paw Print die to create a mask and ink paw prints on my green paper. The "happy" is from Paper Smooches Happy Birthday Die set and cut from fun foam. The foam allows you to bend your words a bit and add whimsy.

The base of the layout is an acrylic XL Heart from Clear Scraps. I sanded both the front and back to give it a frosted look.

Supplies used: 
Paper Smooches Dies - Pawprints, Happy Birthday
Clear Scrap Acrylic XL Hearts
Jillybean soup Frames
7Gypsies, Kaiser Kraft and American Craft  stickers

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Paper Smooches February Inspiration photo-LOVE

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ferrets and Valentines Day...

Today I'm sharing another card I made using Paper Smooches Feb Challenge image as inspiration. This time instead of flowers, I filled the heart with paw prints. 

I die cut Paper Smooches Paw Prints from a heart and then filled the spaces with paw prints die cut from black/grey cardstock. I built up the scallop heart with circle die cuts again. (see last post)

The ferret stamps are actually otters from the Poppy Stamps Christmas Friends set. As soon as I saw that set, I ordered it because I knew they could be transformed into ferrets. There's not too many ferret stamps out there and you have to get creative ;) 

Here's a picture of my cuties, Goose and Bug that were my models for coloring. 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

You Are Loved

I am loving this months Paper Smooches Inspiration Challenge! I thought it would be cool to recreate the image with die cuts. 

Here is my card I created using just hearts and dots die cuts. I had so much fun with this!!

Using the Paper Smooches Paw Prints Die Set(for the heart), You Are Loved Die Set, Ocean Scene Die Set (for the circles) I cut LOTS of hearts and dots in various colors. I may have gone a bit over board but I have a layout dreamed up. Note to self: I really need to get a confetti die with these shapes, LOL!

Using the heart die, I created flowers and leaves. Cut the green hearts in half and you have leaves for fronds. 

The flowers were created by arranging 3 or 5 hearts and then either adding circle dots for detail. I layered up multiple You Are Loved die cuts, glued them together and gave them a coating of glitter. 

And finally, I didn't have a scalloped heart die cut, so I added circle die cuts all around the back of the heart to create a scallop edge. Here's a peek at the back...

I am entering this in the following challenges: 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Marker Pop Challenge 113

I'm excited to be a guest this week for Marker Pop's Challenge! This week's color challenge is a fun one! Head on over and enter! 

supplies used: Stampendous Truck Tidings, Copics, Spectrum Noir

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Paper Smooches Guest Designer

Today is my last post as Paper Smooches Guest Designer for January. Thank you so much to Kim and Paper Smooches for the amazing opportunity!!!

For this first card, I did a lot of masking with the llama stamp in Courteous Cuties to create this cute scene. The bow tie is from Chilly Chums. I couldn't stop singing the llama song when I created this, LOL! 

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties, Copics, Spectrum Noir

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties 2Courteous Cuties, Stitched Dies, Copics, Spectrum Noir

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You Love Fishing...

Hey everyone! I'm back with two more samples for Paper Smooches! As soon as I saw the fish in the Courteous Cuties stamp set I knew a layout would be in my future! During the fall, my son and I would often go out fishing before school started and I had the perfect photo of one of his catches!

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches (Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Die Set, For You Tag Die setHappy Birthday Die Set, You Are Loved Die Set,  Ocean Scene Die SetPaw Print Die Set), Copics, Spectrum Noir, Tsukineko Memento Ink, Beacon Adhesive

I stamped the fish repeatedly on the cardstock to create the school of fish. I kept the coloring simple, but simply adding dots of blues/grey for the background. I added two fish to twine to look like caught fish. 

The sentiment "you're awesome" actually comes from the "you're turtley awesome" stamp in the Courteous Cuties set. I did a bit of stamp surgery on it. Don't be afraid to cut your stamps. You can easily position them back together if you want. 

The tag die in For You Die Set created the background of tags for the photo. To create some tags a bit longer, I used a partial die cutting technique. I moved my tag off the edge of my Big Shot Plates so it didn't cut through. Next I inched the die down the paper to extend the tag length and cut it the rest of the way. 

To create the bottom of the lake, I die cut a LOT of rocks with the Ocean Scene Die Set from cardstock and cork. And then I painstakingly glued each one down to make it look random and natural. 

I cut the letter "d" off the loved die cut from You Are Loved and got rid of the "are" to create the title "you love fishing".

I also die cut the word "happy" from Happy Birthday 2 Die Cut Set and used it as an embellishment. 

I think I used every single new January product on this layout with the exception of the Courteous Cuties 2 sentiment set! 

For my next project, but created a sign for the bear to hold with the sentiment "Free Bear Hugs" in place of the flower that was in his hand. I die cut hearts using the Paw Prints Die Set. I added details using the Stitched Die Set.

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches (Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties 2, Paw Prints Die Set) Tsukineko Memento Ink, Copics, Spectrum Noir, Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Courteous Cuties...

I'm back! We've had a house of sickies for the past week. No fun, but I'm finally on the mend and hoping to get back into my stamp room today :)

Today I'm some more cards made with the new Paper Smooches release! Have I mentioned how much I love the ocean characters?! Cuteness!

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous CutiesOcean Scenes DiesHappy Birthday Die, Distress ink, Copics, Spectrum Noir markers, watercolor paper, vellum

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous CutiesYou Are Loved dies, Tsukineko Radiant Neon ink, alphabet stickers, fun foam