Layton’s Legacy Card Drive

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is a special one. The talented Lea Lawson has created an amazing card drive and fundraiser in memory of her son, Layton. You can read all about her story and details HERE. I wanted to make a few cards that will be donated to NICU parents… Lea asks that the cards be created around a moodboard that she shares HERE. I chose three colors from the board and stamped...

New Honey Bee Release-Donut Cards

Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a few cards featuring some new products just released from Honey Bee Stamps. I instantly fell in love with THIS die set and had to make a few donut cards with it… I cut the die three times from kraft cardstock. I also cut the centers out with the circle die in the set. For the first card… I cut the sprinkles circle die from brown...

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...

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.¬†THIS 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...

Simon Says Stamp’s Best Days Release

Hi, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has just released their Best Days collection of products and they are fabulous. You can find the entire release HERE. I’m sharing a few cards created with THIS new background stamp and THIS adorable bunny stamp set… I wanted to mix it up and create some gatefold cards. Gatefold cards have unique openings. My cards open from the center. I created the card base by trimming down a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...