20 July 2017

Virtual Smooches: Creating a Base for Line Art Dies

Hello, friends:}
Today is my day to share a video over on the Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

This is a simple and quick video sharing how I use the "emboss and cut" technique to make bases for line art dies from PS. Line art dies are die cuts that create line outlines. There are so many of these in the PS collection, and they are great for creating SOOOOO many projects (i.e. paperclip tops, shakers, 3D embellishments and images). 


THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

17 July 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Thankful For You card

Hello, friends:)

Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE

I have created a very simple card using several different SSC stamps. There are 5 different stamp sets represented in this quick and simple design. LOL! Sometimes I use lots of stamps, papers, embellishments, and more for CAS cards😊 Click HERE to read all about my project. Here's a sneak peek...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be sharing more soon:) Be blessed! 

16 July 2017

Paper Smooches challenge- July #2

Hello, friends:}

I hope you are enjoying playing along with our monthly Paper Smooches challenge for the month of July-- this challenge is a FAN FAVORITE! Anything Goes, friends!!!!!!!! 
Picture: Credit HERE 


I DO NOT have any time or supplies to create anything new because they are being packed up for our move in a few weeks. HOWEVER... I have been saving extra projects for "such a time as this" for over a year! This card was created for a friend who lost his special pup last year. I just love that wooden dog embellishment! I think it goes well with the papers and PS stamps, and it fit my friend's personality perfectly! I used the following PS stamps/dies: HeartsSorry Wordand Paws for a Cause. 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and play along:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

14 July 2017

CardMaker Magazine + Craftin Desert Divas blog hop

Hello, friends! 
I'm so excited to be participating today in a blog hop with the CardMaker Magazine blog team featuring Craftin Desert Divas stamps. You should have arrived here today from Lindsay A's blog. 
I used the NEW CDD July release stamp set Summer Vibin for my card today. I used some of my NeoColor II crayons to create a water background, as well as to color in my mermaid and seahorse float. I added some of CDD's sequins for extra dimension on the mermaid's tail and hair. I looooooooove how this turned out! 
I even added a bit of crayon and watercoloring to the inside of my card [I NEVER do this!!!!!!!!] to continue the theme. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment and added a seashell with more sequins. Super fun! 

***GIVEAWAY***
Click HERE for more details on how to enter to win the hop prize! CDD is hosting a giveaway on their blog of $75 CDD's shop credit!!! Visit their blog for more details. 

Your next stop is the fabulous Christine Riley

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy hopping! Be blessed:) 

13 July 2017

CardMaker: New Member Spotlight

Hello, friends! And welcome to my newest friends who might be stopping by from the CardMaker blog!!!

Today is my first official post on the CardMaker blog- click HERE to read all about ME:) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

07 July 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: God's Characteristics/Attributes (small series)

Hello, friends:)

Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE. I'm starting a small series today that I would like to share monthly. 

I hope you join me by clicking HERE to read about how I'm using my bible journaling to memorize God's characteristics and attributes. I'm also making these pages/designs super simple for a special reason! Here's a sneak peek...
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be sharing more soon:) Be blessed! 

06 July 2017

Virtual Smooches: Bible Journaling #3 {Psalm 55:17}

Hello, friends:}

Today is my day to share a video over on the  Paper Smooches video blog- Virtual Smooches

I cannot stop using the NEW PS July release for bible journaling pages! I used the NEW Prayers die for my page today- but I only used part of it because the word is actually two separate pieces! That made it super easy!!!
THANKS so much for stopping by--- be sure to go HERE for my video! Be blessed:}

Virtual Smooches: June RECAP

Hello, friends:}


I've been sharing my Virtual Smooches videos over on the VS blog with just sneak peeks here...so I created a post with all of my June videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! 

***Be sure to change your settings to HD before watching! THANKS:) 

June 15: Bible Journaling {1 Cor. 16:14}

This is my new little friend, Eda. She was so sweet and created something for the inside of my bible, as well as the green washi tape finger puppets in the video:) 

That's it for me today-- be sure to stop by the Virtual Smooches blog for more inspiration! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

05 July 2017

Paper Smooches: June RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches June release projects that I made! 

I'm not sure if you've been checking out the PS DT projects on the PS blog... but you should definitely start going there daily for inspiration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this DT!!! Click HERE for the PS blog

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Garden GreetingsKindness SamplerCactusHouse Plant, and Silhouette Flower
Blog hop cards- you might have already seen these:) 
I love this cactus die--- this is a quilted postcard that can be sent in the mail! I painted muslin different colors, stamped on it, and embossed the backside with the cactus image, and stitched it all together. 

I enjoy creating projects for Kim and Paper Smooches!! Working with Kim and PS is an honor and privilege! A dream come true! 

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

04 July 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: June RECAP

Hello friends:) 


Today I'm sharing my Sonshine Stamp Co. June bible journaling pages and projects that I made! 

At the beginning of the month I shared a struggle of mine that I've been dealing with for YEARS--- be sure to check out that post and more details on IG HERE. ***Hopefully the blog post will be up and running by the time this post goes live! And hopefully I can give you an update on my progress of glorifying God in what I eat and drink (and whatever I do) soon! 

June 7: 1 Corinthians 10:31 Goals (my struggle) 
June 17: Big Faith card set 
June 27: 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10 My Thorn (inspiration from Dr. Tony Evans podcast and Love God Greatly blog)

That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️   I hope you have a blessed day! 

03 July 2017

HOOOOOOOOORAY!

Hello, friends:) 

I'm sharing a quick post today to announce that I've joined the CardMaker Design Team!!!! 

You might remember my first magazine cover post HERE on Instagram--- it was for the CardMaker Holiday magazine. 

It's an honor to work with such a talented team!!! I can't wait to share my creations with you on their blog. Be sure to stop by to check out the other designers and daily inspiration! 

That's all for me today! I'm dancing around excited and thrilled about this new spot/team!!!! Thanks for joining in the fun and celebrating with me!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

Paper Smooches challenge- July #1

Hello, friends:}
Saturday we began our monthly Paper Smooches challenge for the month of July-- this challenge is a FAN FAVORITE! Anything Goes, friends!!!!!!!! 
Picture: Credit HERE 


I love love loooooooooove this challenge because literally anything goes (as long as I use PS stamps/dies). It's easy for me to make just about any card/project when this challenge comes around, but the one that I'm sharing today is one that I needed😕 We have a friend who needs comfort and peace during a time of loss, so I made this sympathy card to lift her up. I used the following PS stamps/dies: Spiritual SamplerFaith SamplerGift Tagsand Foliage 3. 

That's it for me today! I hope you will join in the fun--- you could win a $50 gift certificate to the PS store! Be sure to stop by HERE to link up and play along:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Be blessed:} 

29 June 2017

Paper Smooches: July Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:} ***Happy birthday, Dad!!!!!!!!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches July 2017 release with you! TWO new stamp set and SIX new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on June 30st. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.  

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


The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.


Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • 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) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PST on Sunday, July 2nd to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, July 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)

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I have used the NEW Faith Sampler stamp set to make projects for the hop today!!!! I have soooooooooo many ideas for this set because of it has multiple sentiments that work for different phrases and sayings. It's perfect for cards, tags, bookmarks, index cards (for scripture), and bible journaling! LOOOOOOOVE

I've created two bible journaling designs using this new set. The first one is for 1 Thessalonians 1:4 which says, "For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you". I wanted to do a page about who I am (what I am) in Christ. I chose this verse because it states that I am loved and chosen. **I wish there was a verse that listed everything we are in Christ- loved, chosen, free, forgiven, valuable, etc! LOL:) 

In this set there are many words/sentiments, and I decided to create tabs with the following words "loved", "forgiven", and "worthy"--- which take NOTE: I know I'm not really worthy... but because of Christ, I am "valuable". Under each tab, I wrote some verses to remind me of who I am in Christ. 


For the word "loved" I actually masked together the word "hope" and "loving". I used the "p" as the "d"!!! Masking stamps is one of my favorite crafting techniques to use. 

For my second page, I created a tip-in using a Project Life journaling card. I have a hard time remembering that God is good ALL the time and in ALL places- that means on the "mountains" (in the highs) and in the "valleys (the lows, hard times). 

It's sooooooo easy to praise the Lord when things are going the way I want them to. But when God says "No" or "Wait", it's hard to say He is good. So I created this little tip-in to help me remember that He is good ALWAYS! This tip-in can be found near Ecclesiastes 7:14 which says, "In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other."
I actually used the PS Religious Word "God" die to create the word "good". And I ended up using three journaling cards that were the same so all of my die cut pieces blended in to the background:) LOL! 


Be sure to stop by the PS blog for details about this blog hop and giveaway! And don't forget to leave some love on the DT's blogs:) 


That's it for me today- THANK YOU so much for stopping by! Be blessed!