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Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone,

I’ll keep this a short post today but I really wanted to touch base and wish you all a very happy and safe Easter! I hope you are surrounded by your loved ones today.

I’ve two cars to share and I’ll get straight into it. The first has been made using my Silhouette Cameo. I was supposed to share it yesterday but I forgot. Oops! Anyway, there are sooooooo many gorgeous designs available in the Silhouette store and I seem to spend more time collecting the different shapes rather than using them. I am going to try to reverse that process. I just ADORE how you can create different alphabets too. You can customise any card or scrapbook layout – so versatile.

Here’s the card…

Happy Easter Materials used: Stamps - Say Cheese (Lawn Fawn); Lawn Cuts - #LF519 (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock - American Crafts; Designer Paper - Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup (jillibean soup), Distress Inks, Copic Markers; Specialty Paper - Vellum (Stamp-It Rubber Stamps); Dies - Spring Bunny (Silhouette) and Font - AM Mighty.

Happy Easter
Materials used: Stamps – Say Cheese (Lawn Fawn); Lawn Cuts – #LF519 (Lawn Fawn); Cardstock – American Crafts; Designer Paper – Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup (jillibean soup), Distress Inks, Copic Markers; Specialty Paper – Vellum (Stamp-It Rubber Stamps); Dies – Spring Bunny (Silhouette) and Font – AM Mighty.

For card two, I used the Happy Easter Holiday set from Close to My Heart which is such a darling set and with the eggception (ooh, I just had to do that, sorry. lol) of two of the images which are specifically Easter, the rest can be used at any time of the year. I have a couple more designs under way which aren’t Easter related. Hopefully they will see the light of day…one day. lol I’ve tried to go for a more simple design here and I quite like how it turned out.

Oh, I did have one weird thing happen with this set and I wonder if it has happened to any of you. I was removing the stamp from the protective film and it TORE IN HALF! ARGH! I treat my stamps with the utmost care and I was sitting here in complete disbelief. I still cannot believe it!

Anyway, here’s card two…

Hoppy Easter Materials used:  Stamps - Happy Easter Holiday (Close To My Heart); Dies - Clouds (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper - Mini Paper Stack (Creativ) and Unknown; Distress Ink; Border Punch - Grass (Fiskars) and Wink of Stella (Clear).

Hoppy Easter
Materials used: Stamps – Happy Easter Holiday (Close To My Heart); Dies – Clouds (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper – Mini Paper Stack (Creativ) and Unknown; Distress Ink; Border Punch – Grass (Fiskars) and Wink of Stella (Clear).

Well, for a short post, that was a little long. lol Hope you all have the most amazing Easter! Hope the Easter bunny has paid, or will pay, you a visit!

Happy Stamping!

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You’re Purrr-fect

Hi Everyone,

I seriously love Paper Smooches stamps! I think that fact is pretty obvious by now. And why wouldn’t you love them? It is so easy to make cute cards with their adorable stamps. I’m still in my phase of using the Chubby Chums cuties and extending them so they hold a greeting. I totally love that look. There are currently another 5 or 6 kitty cats on my desk as well as another cow or two so you might just end up seeing some more very soon. lol

I am going to enter this card into the Paper Smooches SPARKS – Anything Goes competition too. Gotta be in it to win it, right?

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Here’s my card…

You're Purrr-fect

You’re Purrr-fect


Thanks for visiting my blog today! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my cards and if you did, please drop me a note. I love hearing from you.

Happy Stamping!

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Smooches

Hi Everyone,

How did it get to be nearly a month since my last post? There are too many reasons to mention here as to why I’ve been absent from blog land but I have missed you all and seeing your fabulous creations and I have desperately missed creating.

Today I am happy to share two ‘typical Kylie’ cards (over two blog posts) and I am also going to enter them into the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge – Anything Goes competition.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Here’s my first card…

Smooches

Smooches


I think I have finally embraced that this is my style. It really does make me happy. Just need more companies to create ‘build a scene’ stamps so that I can vary my scenes a bit more. That would be awesome! lol We stampers are never happy. lol

Happy Stamping!

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In the Zone

Hi Everyone,

Turns out creating with pre-printed die cuts is super fun and I found myself in the zone creating a number of cards. Will keep the chitter chatter to a minimum as I have five cards to show today.

Card One…

What a Hoot Materials used:  Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (Unknown); Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

What a Hoot
Materials used: Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (Unknown); Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Card Two…

Thank You Materials used: Stamps - Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Alphabeans - Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; Cardstock (American Crafts) and Stickles - Crystal (Ranger).

Thank You
Materials used: Stamps – Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Alphabeans – Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; Cardstock (American Crafts) and Stickles – Crystal (Ranger).

Card Three…

Today Have a Whale of a Time Materials used: Stamps - Critters in the Sea (Lawn Fawn); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (American Crafts); Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Today Have a Whale of a Time
Materials used: Stamps – Critters in the Sea (Lawn Fawn); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (American Crafts); Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Card Four…

Materials used: Stamps - Chubby Chum Pals (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (American Crafts); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Template - Sweethearts (Pagerz Templates); Mister Huey's Mist (Studio Calico) and Ribbon (American Crafts).

Materials used: Stamps – Chubby Chum Pals (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Cardstock (American Crafts); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Template – Sweethearts (Pagerz Templates); Mister Huey’s Mist (Studio Calico) and Ribbon (American Crafts).

Card Five…

Hello Friend Materials used: Stamps - Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Dies - Hello Words (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; Cardstock (American Crafts); Mister Huey's Colour Mist (Studio Calico); Stickles - Crystal (Ranger) and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Hello Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Dies – Hello Words (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; Cardstock (American Crafts); Mister Huey’s Colour Mist (Studio Calico); Stickles – Crystal (Ranger) and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

And there they all are. There would have been another one but I haven’t quite finished it and now as I sit here looking at it, I have decided to change it. :) I think it’s worth noting that all of these cards are primarily made with one pack of the Collectables – Hello Sunshine and one 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine. I still have a lot of the die cuts leftover and a bit of the patterned paper too (although I’ve used up most of the full sheets of my favourite designs/colours in the pad, I do still have lots of little off cuts which can be used for borders, etc).

It was a fun and productive creative session! I hope you all experience the same the next time you sit down to play.

Happy Stamping!

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Whoo Loves You?

Hi Everyone,

While at Spotlight on Friday I picked up a packet of the KAISERCraft Collectables – Hello Sunshine as the critters in the pack looked SO CUTE! (The pack is FULL of critters, banners, and tags which are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking). I’ve never really created using pre-printed die cuts but these were just so cute I had to have them. I already had the matching paper pad and the colours and designs are just GORGEOUS. I’ve made a couple of cards already and have another one on the go so I’ll be sure to share it when it is finished.

Here’s card one…

Whoo Loves You? Materials used: Stamps - Whoo Loves You? (Hero Arts), Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Glossy Accents (Ranger) and Stickles - Star Dust (Ranger).

Whoo Loves You?
Materials used: Stamps – Whoo Loves You? (Hero Arts), Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Glossy Accents (Ranger) and Stickles – Star Dust (Ranger).

And card two…

Hello Friend Materials used: Stamps - Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Dies - Hello Words (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Hello Friend
Materials used: Stamps – Chit Chat, Warm Hearts (Paper Smooches); Dies – Hello Words (Paper Smooches); Die Cuts – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft), Paper from Simple Stories; and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

For card two, I used the technique which is super popular at the moment. I die cut half a dozen of the “hello” die. Then I layered them together finishing off with a lovely green designer paper on top. As I was pulling the card together I realised it just didn’t look awesome, so cut out another “hello” in orange and whacked that on top of the green. Soooo much happier. Love the look. And seriously, aren’t those pre-printed die cuts ADORABLE?!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Hello and Thanks

Hi Everyone,

Last night I popped into Spotlight on the way home from work to pick up one item and by the time I left I had a basketful – how does that happen? Anyway…I have now jumped into the world of mists and masks and I have also realised there is a reason why I hadn’t jumped in earlier. They’re a bit messy. lol They are fun though.

I made a couple of simple cards to share using the mists – just spraying them onto wood veneer shapes. The dark butterfly isn’t black as it appears in the photo it is actually “heirloom blue” and it matches the card very well.

Hello Materials used: Alphabeans - Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Designer Paper (Simple Stories); Wood Veneer - Butterflies (Studio Calico); Mists - Mister Huey's Colour Mists (Studio Calico); Pearls (KaiserCraft) and Distress Ink (Ranger).

Hello
Materials used: Alphabeans – Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Designer Paper (Simple Stories); Wood Veneer – Butterflies (Studio Calico); Mists – Mister Huey’s Colour Mists (Studio Calico); Pearls (KaiserCraft) and Distress Ink (Ranger).

Having made one, I thought…why not make another. This time I used a mask to add a bit more texture to the background.

Thanks Materials used: Alphabeans - Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Designer Paper (Simple Stories); Wood Veneer - Butterflies (Studio Calico); Mists - Mister Huey's Colour Mists (Studio Calico); Pearls (KaiserCraft); Huey's Masks - Chevron Mask (Studio Calico) and Distress Ink (Ranger).

Thanks
Materials used: Alphabeans – Fig Brown (Jillibean Soup); Designer Paper (Simple Stories); Wood Veneer – Butterflies (Studio Calico); Mists – Mister Huey’s Colour Mists (Studio Calico); Pearls (KaiserCraft); Huey’s Masks – Chevron Mask (Studio Calico) and Distress Ink (Ranger).

I was a bit worried that this one has way too many pearls on it but…I got over that thinking. lol I like it. :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday Ben!

Hi Everyone,

My sweet brother-in-law celebrated his birthday this past weekend. I thought I would share the card I made for him. It’s a simple little card using Paper Smooches stamps. I love the Chubby Chums stamp set and it crossed my mind that the dog would look *adorable* if he were carrying a “happy birthday” sign. There was always the possibility that he might look a little odd but I decided to give it a go anyway and I have to say I *LOVE* this look. A few more ideas are now pinging through my brain (love this phrase, thanks Bev)! In fact, I am going to make another card right now using the same dog (as I have prepared a few and they need to be used!).

Oh, and here’s the card…

Happy Birthday Materials used: Stamps - Chubby Chums, Hullabaloo, Party Posse (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts; Designer Paper - 6x6 Paper Pad - Surprise! (BoBunny); Sugardot Stickers - Everyday Vintage (Prima); Copic Markers and Distress Ink.

Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Chubby Chums, Hullabaloo, Party Posse (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts; Designer Paper – 6×6 Paper Pad – Surprise! (BoBunny); Sugardot Stickers – Everyday Vintage (Prima); Copic Markers and Distress Ink.

On the inside of the card, I attached a white panel and a border of matching patterned paper just to finish it off.

Edited to add: Just finished another card. Yay me! lol If you think the eye of the little pooch looks a little odd, this is because the glossy accents hasn’t quite dried (can someone say impatient? lol) and was wanting to droop while it was standing up during the photography session. It has settled down now that it is lying flat.

Happy Birthday Materials used: Stamps - Chubby Chums, Hullabaloo, Party Posse (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts; Designer Paper - 6x6 Paper Pad - Surprise! (BoBunny); Copic Markers, Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Chubby Chums, Hullabaloo, Party Posse (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts; Designer Paper – 6×6 Paper Pad – Surprise! (BoBunny); Copic Markers, Distress Ink and Glossy Accents (Ranger).

Thanks for visiting today!

Happy Stamping!

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Monster-ous Fun

Hi Everyone,

A few days ago I mentioned I was stamping with a super-cute House Mouse stamp but was having trouble achieving a finished look I was happy with. I played with a number of different looks and mediums. In the end, I decided a paper-pieced look might be fun. On the positive side, by playing with the different looks and mediums I have a few more ideas to explore next time I pick up this stamp. Yay!

Here’s the card…

Monster-ous Fun Materials used: Stamps - Monster Mouse (House Mouse, Stampa Rosa); Cardstock - American Crafts; Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Copic Markers and Glossy Accents.

Monster-ous Fun
Materials used: Stamps – Monster Mouse (House Mouse, Stampa Rosa); Cardstock – American Crafts; Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); Copic Markers and Glossy Accents.

I decided the sentiment was a bit too large for the front of the card. On the inside, however, it looks so cute, especially with the “scary” mouse next to it.

Here’s the inside…

Monster-ous Fun (inside) Materials used: Stamps - Monster Mouse, 11-1843  (House Mouse, Stampa Rosa); Designer Paper - 6-1/2" Paper Pad - Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); and Copic Markers.

Monster-ous Fun (inside)
Materials used: Stamps – Monster Mouse, 11-1843 (House Mouse, Stampa Rosa); Designer Paper – 6-1/2″ Paper Pad – Hello Sunshine (KAISERCraft); and Copic Markers.

Hope you are all having a day full of monster-ous fun!

Happy stamping!

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Paper Smooches and Scrapbook & Cards Today Love

Hi Everyone,

Second post for today – lots to say, I guess. :) I have two lovely pieces of creative news to share. One of my cards was featured on Facebook twice this week! The first time it was by Paper Smooches and the second time by Scrapbook & Cards Today. You all know me by now that I really want to preserve these blessings so I have screen captured them and posted them here. It was such a thrill to be recognised in this way.

Here are the two mentions. First up – Paper Smooches….

Paper Smooches - Facebook Mention (05 March, 2014)

Paper Smooches – Facebook Mention (05 March, 2014)

Next up – Scrapbook & Cards Today

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Facebook Mention (07 March, 2014)

Scrapbook & Cards Today – Facebook Mention (07 March, 2014)

I was, okay, I still am, very excited by this news and I thank you for indulging me while I preserve it.

Happy Stamping!

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No, It Isn’t a Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

I have been enjoying playing with the Autumn Groves set from Paper Smooches. I have loved the tree trunks in this set for ages and have been thinking about what sort of scene I could create. I thought the tree trunks looked a bit like ghost gums and from there my idea was set. I woke up with the idea firmly in my head – a forest of ghost gums, a starry blue sky and two birds canoodling. This card actually looks pretty close to what was in my mind. As I got closer to finishing it though, I realised – “it looks like a Christmas card!” Especially when I added the starry background and the little red birds. It isn’t meant to be though but I guess I can file the idea away for Christmas time! lol

I think I will add this card into the Anything Goes challenge on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog too.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Anything Goes Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Here’s the card….

Loved Materials used: Stamps - Autumn Groves, Chit Chat, Royal Cuteness (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper - 6x6 Paper Pad - Persimmon (Basic Grey); Cardstock - American Crafts; Glitter (Celebrations of Australia); Embossing Powder (Art Impressions, PSX), Copic Markers, Lawn Trimmings and Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Loved
Materials used: Stamps – Autumn Groves, Chit Chat, Royal Cuteness (Paper Smooches); Designer Paper – 6×6 Paper Pad – Persimmon (Basic Grey); Cardstock – American Crafts; Glitter (Celebrations of Australia); Embossing Powder (Art Impressions, PSX), Copic Markers, Lawn Trimmings and Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping!