Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today to celebrate the Sending Sunshine release from Simon Says Stamp. I created two cards using THIS new background die. I used THESE markers and scribbled them quickly in rainbow order on a piece of THIS paper. I used a paintbrush with water to blend the colors. After it was dry, I die-cut it using THIS new background die. I also cut the...

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today in celebration of Simon Says Stamp’s newest release. You can view the entire release HERE. I created a clean and simple card set using some of the new products.┬áTHIS stamp set is so adorable and I thought it paired nicely with THIS new stamp set. I started by die-cutting several panels out of white card stock using THIS die. I stamped the...

2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is extra special to me. Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m taking part in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop to celebrate my son. My son (Aiden) was diagnosed two years ago with Autism and it has changed our lives. While Aiden may face challenges on a daily basis, his challenges do not define him. He is a very smart, funny, and affectionate six year old that lights...

Simon Says Stamp March Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of the Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I used several new goodies on these three cards… I’ve recently joined the alcohol ink band wagon and have been experimenting by making backgrounds. I wanted to share a few ideas on how to use portions of the backgrounds that you aren’t happy with. The first background was created using THIS alcohol ink...

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be joining a talented group of artists to showcase new products from Hero Arts. I created three cards today featuring mini ink cube backgrounds… I love Hero Arts mini ink cubes. They come in fun colors, perfect for travel, and cost effective. I used them on all three cards in different ways to make some simple backgrounds. I also used THIS new adorable stamp set on all the...

Simon Says Stamp Love Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can find the entire Love Release HERE. THIS stamp set won my heart as soon as I opened my package and since I couldn’t choose just one or two images, I created a card set… I also want to share a few time saving tips along the way. I was able to create this...

Friends Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of this blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release. I have three cards to share today that feature THIS new die set… I thought it would be fun to share three different ways to use the same die set…  1. Create your own DIY cover plate.  I love the look of a die-cut background, but cover plate dies can be expensive. Instead, I created a...

Altenew Year in Review Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m taking a look back at my favorite Altenew projects from this year as part as a fun blog hop… Before I share past projects, I wanted to share a new project… PROJECT #1 THIS Crafty Friends Stamp Set is my favorite stamp set of the year. I love all the messages because they are perfect to send to crafty friends, which is the majority of people I send cards to....

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop

Hi, friends. Happy DieCember! I will be sharing four cards today featuring Speech Bubble Windows created with THIS new die set… I die-cut THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS word from foil paper and cut the shadow from black cardstock. I die-cut one of THESE speech bubbles from the center of some of THIS new glitter cardstock and four top folding white note cards. I adhered a piece of acetate on top of the opening...

November 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hi there. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. This month’s kit is fabulous. *You can find more information about the kit HERE. I decided to make a few gatefold cards using the main images from the kit’s stamp set… To create these cards… 1. I cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. I trimmed a sliver off...