Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Cool Shades Week Nov. 18-24th

Hello everyone!  This week over on the Paper Smooches Sparks blog, they are having a challenge using the following color scheme for their cool shades week:


 I created the following clean and simple card using this scheme:

For this weeks card, I used 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets.  The first was "Warm Hearts" which is where the cardinal and the hearts came from and the second was "All Yule Need" which is where  the polka dot border is from.  I used Versa Magic Persimmon and Key Lime for the orange and green, Brilliance pearlescent sky blue and color box fireberry for the red border. I copic colored the cardinal with R20, R24, R29 and a touch of R39 then glossy accented him.

Thanks for stopping by! If you'd like to play along with this challenge please click on the photo below!

Happy crafting!
:) Nicole

My Style Stamp Sunday

Hello everyone!  Today over on the My Style Stamp blog, I decided to do a throwback Sunday project and dig back to one of the first stamp sets that i designed.  I used "Sock Hop" for the stamps and Echo Park 6x6 Happy Days paper pad to create this cute '50's themed 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card:

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

:) Nicole

Thursday, November 21, 2013

2013 Holiday Card Series: Card #2

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I'm sharing card #2 in my 2013 Holiday Card Series.  Today's card features the Stampendous Precious Nativity image stamp and My Style Stamps Christmas Wishes sentiments. No paper used in this card! The entire background was created with Tim Holtz distress inks.  Hop on over to my YouTube channel to watch the process video:

Happy crafting everyone!

:) Nicole

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2013 Holiday Card Series: Card #1

Hello everyone!  Hope everyone's week is off to a fantastic start! Today I started my 2013 Holiday Card series over on my YouTube channel: colebys1981 ~ Nicole Kerr.  I created this adorable card using Stampendous Birdie Kiddo stamp, AmyR's Handy Christmas Greetins and MME Christmas Wish 6x6 paper pad. Head on over and check out the process video and remember to subscribe!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a crafty day!
:) Nicole

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Designer Drafts Nov. 11th-16th

 Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I'm continuing to make some Christmas cards so I don't fee swamped in a couple weeks!  The card I made today is for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge which is the Designer Drafts Challenge this week.  We were to follow the following sketch:
I created the following card following this sketch:

I used the 2 Paper Smooches stamp sets for the project this week.  The first is Swanky Snowdudes which I used for the snowman on the front and snowflakes on the front and inside.  The sentiment on the inside comes from the All yule need stamp set.  Both of these sets can be found HERE.  Lastly, I used my stardust glitter pen to add some shimmer to the banner and snowman and the wink of stella clear glitter pen over all the larger snowflakes.

If you'd like to participate in this weeks challenge, make sure you hop on over to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog HERE.

Happy Crafting!
:) Nicole

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Nov.4th-10th

Hello everyone!  Today is the last day to participate in the challenge over on the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog before a new one is posted tomorrow!  If you'd like to participate, please click HERE.  This week focuses on "Trend Watch" and here is the inspirational photo to follow:

 For this weeks project, I created the following card:

I used Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes stamp set along with My Style Stamps Snowflake sequins, amazing snowflake rhinestones I found at Joann's and my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  I created a snow bank using 2 layers of velum and fussy cut & copic colored the snowman, bird and candy cane pole :).  When I adhered the snowman down, I glued the bottom of him and used a foam adhesive behind his head. I love the dimension it added while still making him appear behind the snow.  Finally I embossed the Seasons Greetings sentiment that comes in the same stamp set with black embossing powder and tada!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a fab evening!
:) Nicole

Paper Smooches Project Share!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I have 5 projects I created that I will be submitting for the Paper Smooches Sparks Design Team Call.  If you are interested in finding out how to participate in this call, please click HERE.  All of the projects had to be not only "new," but inspired by one of their sparks "inspirational" photos :)

The 1st project I created was was this Christmas Wishes ornament card:

This project was inspired by this sparks photo:

The 2nd project I created was this clean and simple card:

And it was inspired by this photograph:

 The 3rd project I created was my MOST FAVORITE!  I fee this project really represents who I am as a person and a crafter....colorful :D

And the inspirational photo for this masterpiece was:

The 4th project I created was:

And was inspired by:

And the final project, well, had no inspirational photo, but I just thought that it was so dang cute that it had to be included!!!  These are Christmas tags that I'll be using on some of my Christmas gifts this year :)

I loooooove his googly eyes!!!  All of these projects were created using 3 Paper Smooches stamp sets and they are: Chubby Chum Pals, All Yule Need and Swanky Snowdudes.  If you are interested in these stamp sets or any other Paper Smooches products, please visit their website HERE.

Have a fab Sunday!!  See you all next week for more projects!

:) Nicole