21 February 2018

Technique Tuesday + GIVEAWAY [post1]

Hello, friends! 

**GIVEAWAY details below! 


It's been a looooooooooong time since I've been able to just craft for fun---- lately I've been working behind the scenes on some bible journaling classes, different projects for companies, and so much more!

For the next four days I will be sharing different projects that I created using the NEW Technique Tuesday A Little Prickly stamp and die set. I will also be having a giveaway😁 

This first card was created using some inspiration that I found in the Bahamas on one of our cruises (I also used it for another card about five years ago). I did cut the stamp set in order to make creating the background easier. *NOTE: No stamp was harmed in the process! You can still use this stamp as one piece or separate! 
Another technique I used for this card was to use washi tape as my "coloring". This is really easy- just lay your washi tape over the image and then use a craft knife to carefully cut around the edge of the image. 
The final technique I used on this card was to stitch a heart around the sentiment. I looooooove adding a bit of stitching to my cards. 

That's it for me today! But wait!!! I have a giveaway to share!!! 

**GIVEAWAY details** Follow these easy steps to enter into my giveaway. One winner will be picked on February 26th and posted here on my blog. I will be sharing 4 days of projects so be sure to come back for MORE chances to enter to win! 
  1. Take a peek at the NEW Technique Tuesday's product category HERE
  2. Choose your favorite stamp and matching die.
  3. Comment below with your choice.
  4. BONUS entry: leave a separate comment about this card or project! 
  5. Deadline: February 25, 2018 at 11:55pm EST
That's it for me today! THANKS so much for stopping by and leaving some love! 

Be blessed ❤️ 

ps... don't forget to stop back by tomorrow for MORE inspiration and another chance to win

29 January 2018

Paper Smooches: January 2018 RECAP

Hello friends:) 
Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches 2018 January release projects that I made! 

I absolutely looooooove this team! And I love Kim's images and dies!! You have to stop by the PS blog HERE for daily inspiration

Here's what I created using the new stamps and dies, including the PS Embroidery Hoop dieIn StitchesStitched Circle die, and Stitched Square dieI realllllllly love every single card I created! LOVE LOVE LOVE the details and designs! 

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

20 January 2018

Paper Smooches: Trav's favorite card (January 2018 release)

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing a sneak of another Paper Smooches 2018 January release projects that I made! 

Be sure to stop by the PS blog HERE for more details on this card! **NOTE: This is Trav's favorite card to date! 
That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by ❤️  I hope you have a blessed day! 

10 January 2018

Sonshine Stamp Co: December RECAP

Hello friends:) 


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

I had so much fun creating these pages and projects! I am so thankful to be on this team- it encourages me to dive into the Word more! 

December 5: Preparing for 2018 
December 12: Winter Card (inspiration from EYoungLee)

December 19: Wise Men (Matthew 2; from sermon at Harvest Bible Chapel- Cathedral campus in Chicago)

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

08 January 2018

Paper Smooches: December RECAP

Hello friends:) 

Today I'm sharing the Paper Smooches December 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 Ribbon diesAll Year CheerSnowman Card dies, and Let's Chill
This is my FAVORITE card:) Love that snowman! 
I tried to make a Floridian Christmas card using a pineapple as the tree and sand dollar as the star! LOL!  

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

28 December 2017

Paper Smooches: January 2018 Blog Hop **************GIVEAWAY

Hello, friends:}
It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches January 2018 release with you! ONE new stamp set and FOUR new dies will be available to purchase at 8pm PST on January 3rd. 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, December 31st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, January 1st 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 SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many ideas for these stitched dies and couldn't wait to share this paper stitched cactus with you! In this NEW PS Embroidery Hoop die set there are two different "stitches" that you can die cut, including this single stitch image **You can see the detail of this "single stitched cactus" in the close up photo above! ANNNNNNNND Trav has been in my new studio helping me design my projects!!! He came up with the idea for the embossed background. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! PS stamps/dies used for this project include: New Beginnings 2, Hello Love die, and the NEW Stitched Circle

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! 

19 December 2017

Sonshine Stamp Co: Wise Men (Matthew 2: 1-12)

Hello, friends:)

**Click HERE for my Advent Calendar Extravaganza post and giveaway! Deadline is December 31st. 

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

I hope you join me by clicking HERE to read all about my bible journaling page- I created it after returning from my weekend trip to Chicago last week. I went to the Harvest Bible Chapel Chicago Cathedral church--- I LOVE LOVE LOVE Harvest! James MacDonald is preaching from a series King Forever. More details on the SSC post.

Here's a sneak peek...

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

12 December 2017

CardMaker: Christmas Goodies Packaging Ideas

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**Click HERE for my Advent Calendar Extravaganza post and giveaway! Deadline is December 31st. 

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


Today I'm on the CardMaker blog sharing a couple of different ways to gift homemade baked goods this Christmas. 

Decorating and packaging these baked items doesn't have to be hard, expensive, or fancy! 

I would love for you to stop by the CardMaker blog for all the details and more photos--- click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:) 

Sonshine Stamp Co.: Winter Card/Tag

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**Click HERE for my Advent Calendar Extravaganza post and giveaway! Deadline is December 31st. 

Hello, friends:)
Today is my day to post and share on the Sonshine Stamp Co. blog HERE

I hope you join me by clicking HERE for all the details about this mini card and tag {inspired by EYoungLee}! I love the NEW SSC Offset Alphas stamp set! It's perfect for sooooooo many projects:) 

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

08 December 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello, friends! 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
The sponsor for today's hop is Paper Smooches- my FAVORITE stamp and die company! I've also used this opportunity to join in the fun with the PS December challenge {Winter}. I've challenged myself again this year to create over 10 Christmas themed cards... so far I've got 5! **NOTE: I think I should challenge myself to send them out once I get them done😜

Here are some close-ups of my creations using PS stamps/dies. 

This card was inspired by a holiday gift bag from Target:) 

The only way I'll complete this challenge of 10+ Christmas cards is if I make LOTS of CAS or one layer cards! Nothing wrong with that;) 
DON'T FORGETthere's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by [my favorite] Paper Smooches so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1-25 inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed ❤️Sav

06 December 2017

Virtual Smooches: November 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 November videos and creations-- just in case you've missed any! 

NOTE: To be honest, you really didn't miss anything because I only made ONE video! LOL! 

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

September 1: Quick Gift Wrap

PS stamps: Summer LovinPS dies: Cross Stitch

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:}