Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is an oldie but goodie from a couple of years ago...I still pull out these stamped place cards and the menu (it usually stays the same) along with the wooden turkey pieces for my centerpiece. I cased this place card idea from Splitcoaststampers a long time ago...isn't he a cute little turkey? (Click on the pictures for a closer look!) Here's to having a feast this week while keeping in mind our blessings!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Just a quick post tonight! I just found out that I won second place in last week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!!! I get to pick two of their adorable stamp sets free! Woo hoo!!!! I won't sleep tonight thinking about the sets I want!!! Can't believe each new darling entry was posted I thought I was doomed! Check it out!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, revisited

Here is another version of this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...I love my PS Hang Ups set and this little birdie is a night "owl." I paper pieced the lanterns and the birdie and sponged the clouds to make this night time party scene...notice the popped up elements: birdie, moon and lanterns. I also had to ink my twine on an orange ink pad because I don't have any orange twine...but I think it worked! Twine was my "fabric" element. Take a look at this week's challenge at

Click on the pictures to see them up close!
Check out to see all of the adorable stamp sets and ideas on their blog! The only problem is trying to decide which sets to get next!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Here I am again with another Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge entry. This week the challenge is fabric, blue, orange, peach (I used a pale pink)...and the fabric in their inspiration photo immediately reminded me of a die cut I have that has many shapes within in...specifically an apple! I used white glitter felt and pink and orange felts...I even stamped right on the felt with my PS sentiment: "You Make Life Sweet," from the Sugar Rush set. The Paper Smooches sentiments are written in such a fun style that just make me smile! Hope you enjoy this week's entry! Check out this link to the PS Sparks Challenge this week!

A little closer up to see the sparkle in the white felt and the rhinestones that surround the cute Paper Smooches sentiment!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Here is my entry into the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...I used the adorable squirrel stamp from the Hang Ups stamp set...isn't he cute? Read on to see the details!!!!
Here is the photo for inspiration on the PS blog!
 I had a blast making the tree for the little squirrel to hang from...he is a real character! The challenge was a masculine card, with brown, orange, green, a fall feeling...I stamped my favorite squirrel on orange patterned paper and cut him out. Then I stamped his eyes on white cardstock and flocked his furry little feet! I made my card into a tent card for someone to stand on his desk to remember to "Hang in there" when the going gets tough...go to the Paper Smooches website to check out not only this Sparks Challenge but their really fun stamps and ideas!!! (Check out my August posts for more of this cute little guy)