Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release

Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features new products from THIS release by Simon Says Stamp. I started by stamping THIS new background stamp using THIS ink on THIS card stock. I love how much detail it adds but still giving a tone-on-tone look. I stamped the wreath from THIS new stamp set using THIS ink and clear heat embossed it. I used THESE new markers to add a dot of color at the...

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new stamp set that is included in THIS new card kit… The stamp set measures 6×8 and has a large floral cluster image in it. I stamped the image twice on a piece of THIS watercolor using THIS ink and clear heat embossed on top for some shine. I decided to leave the floral images without color since they were so bold on their own. I stamped...

Swimming Pool Slider Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards were so fun to make. I think THIS stamp and THIS die set are so clever that I had to make a couple of cards with it. First, I stamped all the images at once using my MISTI. I colored them in with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I created the water with alcohol inks. I applied alcohol ink THIS paper to resemble water....

Time Saving Tips (plus new Clearly Besotted products)

Hi there, crafty friends. Today I’m sharing a few four bar sized cards that feature products from the new Clearly Besotted release. I also want to share a few time saving tips. First, let me share how I created each card… I stamped one of the pig images using THIS ink and added clear embossing powder on top. I painted the image using THIS ink with water. I applied some of THIS ink in...

Personalized Birthday Month Cards

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards features THIS bubble tracker stamp set. This product is intended for planner use, but I wanted to share how you can use it to make personalized birthday month cards… First, I stamped the geometric pattern multiple times to cover a background. I stamped the inside of the design with coordinating images. I used a variety of rainbow ink colors to create my own pattern paper. I used my MISTI...

Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature backgrounds created with Distress Oxide Inks… I haven’t played with them in awhile so I thought I would break them out to create a couple of ombre backgrounds. Anytime I work with these inks, I like to use THIS cardstock. It makes blending effortless and saves time. I started by die-cutting each panel using THIS die. I taped the sides of the die with THIS to protect the...

Stitching on Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to stitching on cards. I found it to be relaxing while I’m watching t.v. or when I’m a passenger in the car. I’ve made several cards but thought I’d share these mini cards today… I started by die-cutting THIS tag three times from white cardstock. If you’re having any trouble removing the die-cut holes, try using THIS metal shim in your big...

Concord & 9th March Guest Designer-Week 3

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday. Today’s cards features new products from Concord & 9th… I have to say that THIS stamp set was my favorite from the release. I think it’s because it reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in the 80’s and I remember having rainbow wallpaper in my bedroom.  It also reminds me of the rainbow care bear I dressed up as for Halloween when I was five. Every time...

Crayon Textured Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Recently, I went through a creative block and it was lasting longer than I’d like. Since this is my job, I don’t have time to wait for it to come back. Whenever this happens, I find I can get out of it by just playing. My son’s crayons were laying out on my craft desk next to THIS embossing plate. I started to think what would happen if I laid paper...

Boy’s Birthday Gift Idea

Hi. Recently, my nephew turned 10. Trying to come up with clever gift ideas for boys around this age can be tricky. I thought I’d share what I came up with… THIS stamp set was perfect for my nephew because he LOVES claw machines. However, I think it would be fitting for anyone who is into video games. I white heat embossed the graphic borders from THIS stamp set along the left side of...