Thursday, August 6, 2015

Feel Better Soon

Hello!  If you are reading this I thank you for sticking around.

Papercrafting time was put on the back burner for months while in the process of downsizing and looking forward to retirement.  The retirement in itself will bring major changes, but that's another post. I am hoping the downsizing will be appreciated by my sons; probably not as they have no idea the amount of stuff that has left this house!  Well, in any case, I have done (am doing) my part!

A couple of events happened that needed cards (sad events) and a couple of birthdays, so I pushed aside the awful mess in the Sun Room Studio and got to it.  Here's the card for a long time friend who has been having health issues. 
You can click the photo to enlarge

Inside it says "Feel Better Soon".  Praying for complete recovery for this sweet guy.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer.  Thanks for sticking around!  Hugs, Shawna 

Supplies: Spellbinders, embossing folder, Silhouette, Computer generated sentiment, and Melanie Muenchinger Year of Flowers sentiment (inside)  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Scrapbook Page

Hi all! Another Silhouette Sunday and today I have a scrapbook page It's a flashback from the former Paper Kisses and inky Wishes blog, but I can never get enough of remembering the grandkids when they were little.  This is Zachary and his daddy dying Easter eggs.  so cute!
I just love the picture of my oldest son with my youngest grandson. Zachary was very excited to be coloring eggs with daddy!
Even though this is an Easter page and I always think pastels for Easter, I didn't want the page to appear girly so I went with a palette of browns with a little bling and one pop of color. I think it was successful.
The mat with the gold fleur de lis pattern and the turquoise circle were so easy to size and cut with the Cameo. I am loving the 12" platform!!! The journaling box is simply a smaller cut of the mat file and I used the sketch pen option to add the information on the paper before cutting it out. To sketch you simply replace the blade with a sketch pen, choose your font and wording and away you go. Easy peasy!

Thank you so much for taking time out of your weekend to visit More Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Shawna

Monday, February 16, 2015

Three Little Kittens

Today I have a card that I made quite awhile ago and never posted.  Isn't this image sweet? It's called Three Little Kittens and Lynne Stansbery -- Squigglefly digital stamps -- is the artist. I love her work!
I am keeping it short and sweet today.  Hope your week is going well. Hugs, Shawna
Supplies: White core card stock, mulberry paper roses by Recollections, Spellbinders, Copics, Squigglefly

Monday, December 22, 2014


Every year I try to make my Christmas cards and I never seem to have enough time and the process becomes stressful and a chore rather than a labor of love. Soooooo, last year I sent out store bought cards and saved the ones I made last year to send out THIS year. Currently I am working on NEXT year's card. I know that seems a bit odd, but it sure takes the pressure off. If I don't get the cards done it's no big deal because I can work on them after Christmas, even into the new year. Stress kills, ladies!!! Let's plan on living a long time :-)

This photo was oriented the correct way in photo program. I do not know why it sometimes does this sideways act upon transferring to blogger, but it does. Sorry about that. I've said it before, I don't know how to correct this. Would be nice if they had a way to rotate the photo after it's been downloaded.
Used for this card: Snowflake Cuttlebug folder, Spellbinder's Oval nestie, Copic markers to color the lamppost stamp, Cranberry Stampin' Up ink for stamping Christmas Hugs.

*Note*  This is an old post from the former Paper Kisses blog. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

'Tis the Season

Good morning~  No, I haven't forgotten to post, it has just been crazy around here and I have had aand and dealing with a few health issues, so many things have had to be put on the back burner.  But it will all sort out I am sure.
This is a previous post from the old Paper Kisses blog, but truly I have not had time nor the energy to sit down and actually do any scrapbooking and when I realized I hadn't posted for TWO MONTHS, I though I should at least save a post or two from the old blog and let you know I am still alive and kicking.
This is my middle grandchild's pages
for his album. Obviously it is Christmas morning. My favorite pic is the one with my youngest son with his arm around Fletcher. Those two are something else. Jerry is such a good daddy! There are no mats on this layout. I let the tree-patterned paper be the only background and I didn't think mats were needed; I rather like the look of everyone being wrapped in fir needles! 
Thanks for stopping by today, hope your week is a good one.  Hugs, Shawna

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another Fall Project

Please Note:  This is an old post from the former Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes Blog. 

 I have been working feverishly (wipng my hand across my brow...) in Paint Shop Pro trying to get a decent picture of my project. It's glass and I find glass so hard to photograph. But here goes....
OK --- look's like it worked fairly well :-)
 I found this adorable apple plate at the local second hand store and thought it would be perfect for a little fall etching project. Cutting stencils is easy peasy with the Silhouette. The only real 'trick' is to make sure you leave enough of a border so the etching cream doesn't get on any part of the glass that you do not want etched. The leaf in the upper left corner was an after thought because I wasn't paying enough attention, and a bit of the cream got up there where I didn't want it. Not really a problem because I just cut another stencil and etched that part, but if you are working on something that wouldn't lend itself to any additions, then you must be careful.
I am making a note to myself to check back with the thrift store tomorrow and get the other three plates they had. I hope you have a fabulous week and I thank you for stopping by.
Hugs, Shawna

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Other Card

Good Sunday morning to you!  Thank you for stopping by today; I love it when you do. 

Today I wanted to show you the other cards I made with Lynne Stansbery's "Sunflowers Gone Wild" digital image.  As I said before, I love her realistic images.  You can check out more of her fabulous images at Squigglefly.  I colored up the four extra images I printed from last week's card project and had enough of the paper from DCWV's Lemon Flower Stack to make another card and a couple of tags.  I think I will try making a tag each time I work on a card so I have some on hand.  It doesn't take a whole lot of time or effort to make one up while all the supplies are right there on the table, and there is always cardstock and DP leftover.  And my remnants of paper drawer is chock full.  This sounds like a plan!!!