[9.13.15] paper smooches SPARKS challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Check out the new SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches. I took the primary colors from the photo and left the design very simple.  Similar to the graphic feel of the blocks.  Everything was tied with twine, so it seemed fitting to make a birthday card and to add a twine bow. Link up your project at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog by Saturday, 11:59pm PST. Check out the other girls sharing their SPARKS cards this week. Audrey Lisa Erin Heather Savannah InLinkz.com

[8.30.15] paper smooches SPARKS challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS There is an extra Sunday in this month, so that means we get to squeeze in one more fun Anything Goes SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.  Let your creativity go wild. I just love these Dainty Flowers.  The sweet little die cuts are just too much, I can’t handle it.  I smooshed some Dylusions Inks onto that little Paper die cut from watercolor paper.  It was a little too bright (you can’t say that Dylusions Inks aren’t bold) for what I was going for.  I sewed a square of vellum over top to tone it down a smidge.  Perfect. …

[8.23.15] paper smooches SPARKS challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Check out the new SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.  We are playing with a designer draft sketch this week.  One of my favorite challenges to play.  Sketches always stretch my creativity. Ok, so, I seriously shrunk down that sketch!  Ha.  I actually used it as my main element instead of the entire card.  Is that allowed?  I’m not sure, but that totally happened. I was so excited when Best Buds arrived.  I couldn’t wait to ink that pretty banner stamp up.  I colored it with Copic markers, added a little white gel pen and then popped it …

[8.2.2015] paper smooches SPARKS challenge

Paper Smooches SPARKS Why hello August, how nice of you to sneak up on me!!!  Eeek.  How did that happen?  Well, let’s kick this sneaky month off with a bang… ANYTHING goes this week at the SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.  Break out your stamps and dies and hop to it.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with this week. I’m feeling giddy… with Giddy Bugs that is.  I think this was one of my first ever PS stamp sets and I still LOVE to stamp these little bugs.  They are just to darn adorable and perfect for …

[7.19.2015] paper smooches sparks

Paper Smooches SPARKS! Yay, time to play.  ANYTHING goes this week at the SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.  Let the games begin…. Well, I’ve done a twist on my one of my previous SPARKS cards.  I’ve basically used the same sentiment, instead it is a mix of silver embossing powder and the word friend die cut from white cardstock.  Totally love playing around like this.  I’ve been trying to make two cards at once, sometimes related and sometimes not.  But it is a great way to use creativity when it flows.  Lots of die cuts in this little card.  Can you find them …