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 card

Simon Says Stamp Friends Release

Hello. I’m sharing a few cards today featuring products form Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release.  You can check out the entire release HERE. It’s fantastic! I had a hard time choosing just one product to play with, so I used three new products on my cards… I started by inking through THIS new stencil with various colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I love the chalk look it gives when it dries! I trimmed off a

Gift Giving Challenge

Hello. The Little Tangles Challenge Blog just announced a new challenge and it’s all about gift giving. I needed to make a bunch of quick Christmas gifts for some of the staff at my son’s school… I started by cutting THESE scalloped rectangles from white cardstock. I applied some of THIS with THIS stencil to create some snow and add texture. I used THIS stitched slope die to create a hill slope on the bottom

SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop- Part 2

Hi, friends. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop. THIS release is full of awesome product, but THIS is my favorite. The images are adorable and I used all of the critters to create these cards… For all the cards, I used a partial embossing technique to create a focal point on each card. I haven’t reached for my embossing folders in awhile, so I broke them out and

Hashtag Cards

Hello. Have you heard that Cathy Zielske has designed products for Simon Says Stamp!? I’ve been a big fan of Cathy’s for a long time. She is one of my scrapbook idols and I’m giddy that she has crossed over into the card making scene. Oh, and she is so funny too. You must follow here on Instagram HERE. She is sure to put a smile on your face. Okay, back to the new products.

SSS One of a Kind Release Blog Hop

Hello. I’m honored to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the One of a Kind release from Simon Says Stamp. Today, I’m sharing a customized gift idea using THIS adorable and clever new stamp set… I thought the thumbprint art would be a perfect accent to add to a card set created for my son’s preschool principal. I stamped one of the animal images on to each background cut with THIS wonky rectangle

STAMPtember Blog Hop

Hello. I’m honored to be part of the Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop celebrating STAMPtember, a month long stamping celebration. When September rolls around, I mean STAMPtember, I get as excited as a kid on Christmas morning! Like I’ve said, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂 There are so many great products in the STAMPtember release, but THIS die is one of my favorites. I wanted to share how you can use

Scribbling Technique plus VIDEO

Hello. Today I’m sharing a card set I created for Heidi, the owner of Simon Says Stamp. Since these cards will be sent from Simon Says Stamp, I thought it was fitting to use THIS stamp set featuring their Simon. I discovered a “happy accident” while creating these cards and a new “scribbling” technique was born. (*Please note that I was at a craft retreat when I created these cards so the pictures are a

Simple Watercolor Placement

Hello, friends. I’m sharing a trick that I’ve discovered to achieve simple watercolor placement. I have to admit that I struggle with watercolor. I am in awe of the artists that create a beautiful, perfect “blob” of watercolor. My attempts never turn out the way I imagine. However, I’ve discovered that by using THIS stamp set, I can achieve simple watercolor placement without the frustration.  I used THIS watercolor set and painted it directly on top

SSS April 2016 Card Kit

Hello, friends. Simon Says Stamp just released their April Card Kit called, A Colorful Life… Included in the kit is THIS stamp set. It’s a layering stamp set. I have to confess… I’ve never used a layering stamp set until this kit! I was always intimidated by them thinking that the multi step process was too difficult. Well, I’m glad I forced myself out of my comfort zone and used this set. I was hooked