Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Paper Smooches Guest Designer!

The day is finally here - my first day as the July Guest Designer for Paper Smooches!  I am so excited to have this opportunity and am even more excited to play with the latest releases - Space Cadet, Squeaky Clean, and Teen Routine.  That is, if they ever arrive.  Clearly whatever aliens are currently running the Bermuda Triangle have kidnapped the stamps of their likenesses and are holding them hostage.  Or having a little stamping party.  Or dissecting them or some other weird alien thing.  Whatever it is they had better release them in time for me to create some cards for next week or there will be trouble! 

In the meantime I've made a couple of cards with some other Paper Smooches sets.  I loved how Emily used the fern from Zoo Crew to create wheat on this card.  It made me think of "amber waves of grain" which then let me to start humming "America the Beautiful".  Being that my first post was to be on the 4th of July I figured I'd go with the patriotic theme and illustrate the first three lines on the song:

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain, 
For purple mountain majesties
I used the birds and mountains from Get Outta Town and spelled out the sentiment with Alphadot.

I've been making a lot of baby cards lately so I guess the theme is still in my head.  It led me to create a little scene using a number of stamps including my favourite PS bird (the blue one).  I love his sweet, wistful little face!  
This card uses stamps from Hang Ups, Forest Whimsy, Word Salad and A Little Lovin'.

That's all from me today.  Hopefully this time next week I'll be rockin' the new releases! See you then!

Supplies Used:

America the Beautiful
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Birds and mountains from Get Outta Town, Fern from Zoo Crew, Sentiment from Alphadot) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (More Mustard, So Saffron) Stampin' Up, (Scattered Straw Distress Ink) Ranger
Punch:  (1 1/4" circle punch) EK Success

Welcome Baby
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Yellow bird, star & moon from Hang Ups, Blue bird, toadstools & tree stump from Forest Whimsy, Heart from Word Up, Sentiment from A Little Lovin') Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Dienamics Fresh Cut Grass) MFT, (Nesties Labels 17) Spellbinders
Copics:  R17, Y17, Y21, YG67, B93, E57, C-1


Jenny said...

Oh no......lost in the triangle!!!! that's a shame Jen but you've come up with a couple of trump cards here instead.
The baby card is so sweet :0)
Hope the stamps arrive soon.
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

Awesome cards to mark your debut as a guest designer!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, you're hilarious! These are so freakin' awesome, Jen. Way to go on your debut as guest designer! I, too, hope your stamps arrive for next week's creations. ;)

~amy~ said...

Sheesh.... The aliens could have at least invited you to the stamp party!

These are super wonderful!!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Funny funny girl. Hope the aliens give them up. Fabulous cards and Happy 4th!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

love the cards jen, the scene is AMAZING with all the details and is a big favourite of the peeps! such a cool use of the stamps to pic out a song ... where do all your ideas come from? don't you sleep? xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards dearie and congrats on the guestie DT gig!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I simply love the America the Beautiful card - what an incredible inspiration piece! I can never think of the song without thinking of the segment in the Muppet Movie - please tell me you've seen it???
As for that baby card, oh em gee. It rocks. So hard. I love what you chose to hang from the line, and both those birds are adorable!!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome fabulous wonderful cards Jen! Congrats on your GD Gig and I really hope that those stamps make their way to your door real quick!

Gabby said...

Hi Jen! Congrats on being the guest designer for PS! Please see the comment I left on the PS blog. Your cards/designs are fab! :)

Jay Gee said...

Isn't the post a wonderful thing... when it works! These cards are fabulous Jen. I really love your 'waves of grain'.

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your first post as a guest designer. Darn that Bermuda Triange. Well, it didn't stop you. Your first card is so clever. And, the second one, just so cute. You are truly unstoppable, so the universe should just stop trying.

Lindsey said...

These cards are so awesome, Jen! Big congrats on your PS GDT gig. At least the Triangle explains Bermuda postage delays, now to figure out what's up with Canada... :D

JJ Bolton said...

I'm kind of glad you didn't get your shipment because these cards ROCK! Your first card is so clever!! And that baby card is absolutely amazing! Love the details:). It's one of my favorites of all the cards you've made this year!

Hope those stamps pop up soon! Can't wait for your next PS guest DT post:)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You have such a unique and fun style, Jen! Love seeing your creations. Love e white frame on the dark background. Hugs xxx

Brandi said...

Congrats on making guest designer for PS! That is awesome. Your first card is so clever. I was amazed at the way you incorporated it into the song. Fabulous! You are so creative!

Christina said...

Loving your adorable cards, Jen! Congrats on guest designing for PS!

kingstonmama said...

Oh my. I love the fabulous scene you've created inside the window on the last card. It's fabulous! Ann Y.

Glenda J said...

Another belated congrats to you Jen! This are so fun! Especially love your colourful and creative clothes line! Awesome!