Saturday, February 1, 2014

500th post with a KIS...

 "You're the only one for me."

WOOHOO welcome to my 500th post!!! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has dropped in to say Hi over the past couple of years!!! I am incredibly honoured to be part of this community - especially when I look at the number of comments received - almost 5,700, just amazing! THANK YOU!!! If you stay tuned, I may just have a little something up my sleeve to surprise you with soon ;) 

SO excited to be able to announce that after being a great fan of Keep It Simple since it's inception, I've been invited to be part of the Design Team - and a FABULOUS team it is! Hop on over to the Keep It Simple blog to meet the rest of the team

Officially I don't start on the team until Februaury 21st, but I couldn't resist playing along with this weeks Keep It Simple Square Challenge, with a card created for Online Classes Stenciled homework. Even though this may not look that simple, I promise it was!
  • Secure My Favorite Things Scallops stencil over your piece of cardstock and apply a thin layer of Jo Sonja's texture paste - I use my grandma's old knife - as it has a 5 inch long flat flexible blade, so the texture paste is easy to apply evenly - and I have the added bonus of feeling close to my Gran every time I use it! 
  • Remove the stencil and clean it, then sprinkle American Crafts Zing Aqua embossing powder over some sections of the applied texture paste, and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Peacock Feather over the remainder.
  • Remove the excess powder by tapping the cardstock, then heat set the texture paste with a heat gun - the texture paste will bubble and rise, creating a more 3D effect.
  • Die-cut the Memory Box koi fish, add Versamark Watermark ink, sprinkle with American Crafts Zing Orange Glitter and heat set. 
  • Die cut Paper Smooches fishtail flag die in coloured vellum and stamp with Paper Smooches Alphadot sentiment in Momento Luxe and heat emboss using American Crafts Zing Orange Glitter, before pop dotting to the card.
We'd LOVE you to play along with Keep It Simple!

Playing along with The Pink Elephant Love Challenge

Today is Paper Smooches THIRD Birthday too - 
don't forget to stop by and say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"


  1. Congratulations on both accounts!

  2. Congrats Lyndal! I love this funny card--fantastic!

  3. Congratulations Lyndal on your 500th post and on your new design team! Definitely deserved! Your card is just beautiful! Love that cute sentiment too!

  4. Congratulations, Lyndal! Your card is superb! So sparkly! And that sentiment made me giggle! :-)

  5. I love all the glitter and the sentiment makes me chuckle!

  6. This card is awesome that sentiment - made me chuckle! I love how you made your pretty - thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoxo

  7. Welcome to the team, Lyndal! We are proud that you'll be designing for KIS!

  8. Hahahha ... no need to be koi ... I've never seen that! Hilarious! Love the blue scale background to really make your orange koi pop. HUGE congrats on 500 posts, Lyndal! Wow. And on your new DT!! Good times : )

  9. AWESOME!! WOW This post ROCKS in more than one way!! CONGRATS On joining the New DT and on the 500th post!! YIPPEE!! So EXCITED for you!! I LOVE your Blog and your Creations!! I don't get to visit as much as I'd like, but I try as often as I can!! THANKS for sharing your card so NEAT and I LOVE the colors and the texture!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)


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