Spotlight Coloring

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features spotlight coloring… I stamped THIS background die using THIS white pigment ink using my MISTI. After the ink was dry, I colored in a portion of the background to draw the eye in and focus on the sentiment. I placed the piece back into my MISTI and stamped again with the white pigment ink. This really makes the image pop. I die-cut the center portion of the background using

Rainbow Cards

Hello, crafty friends. I have a soft spot for anything rainbow. Rainbows make me happy. I’m sharing two cards today that features rainbow and THIS new cloud die. For the first card… I die-cut THIS die from THIS patterned paper to create a rainbow. I die-cut the clouds using THIS die from THIS glitter paper. I backed the opening of the eyes with black cardstock and adhered them to the bottom of each side of

Technique Tuesday Animal House Stamps

Hi, friends. I have a few cards today featuring stamp sets from Technique Tuesday’s Animal House line… None of the stamp sets featured are holiday themed stamp sets, but I wanted to show you how simply adding a few stamped elements can change the theme of an image and stretch the use of your stamps.  For the first card… I added some holiday stamps to THIS stamp set to create a holiday scene.  I did

Tasty Taco Trucks Mini Cards

Hi there. Happy Friday. Today’s project is a just for fun project that I’ve been meaning to share since summer. My sweet friend, Lydia Fiedler sent me the Tasty Trucks Stamp set from a recent Stampin’ Up Sale-a-bration promotion and I created some mini cards with the adorable images… I stamped the images with THIS ink on to a piece of watercolor cardstock cut with THIS die. I used THESE markers to watercolor with. I

SSS October 2017 Card Kit

Hi there and welcome. Today I’m sharing a card created with THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I fell head over heals in love with the patterned paper in the kit and used several pieces to die-cut stitched squares. I heat embossed a sentiment from the kit’s stamp set on the last square using some of the new navy embossing powder from the kit… The kit comes with two envelopes. I trimmed down one

STAMPtember 2017 Blog Hop

Hello. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… STAMPtember is here and I’m part of a fun blog hop today sharing some inspiration using THIS new stamp set. It’s one of my top favorites from the release because of it’s playful design and style of font. I stamped a couple sentiments on white cardstock cut with THIS die. I colored in the images by adding water to Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolor.

Happy STAMPtember!

Hello. I’m so excited because STAMPtember is finally here! If you’re unfamiliar with STAMPtember, it’s a month long celebration from Simon Says Stamp with lots of new products, prizes, contests, blog hops, inspiration, collaborations, and fun surprises. It’s my favorite month of the year! I love how it brings all of us together to celebrate this wonderful hobby. A big thanks to Heidi Crowl, the owner of Simon Says Stamp, and her amazing team for

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

More SSS Encouraging Words Release Inspiration

Hi! As promised, I’m back today with more inspiration using the products from the Encouraging Words Release from Simon Says Stamp. THIS die is my favorite from the release because it is my belief that Kindness Matters. I paired it up with THIS rainbow die and transformed it into a cloud by trimming it a bit with my scissors. I swiped each layer of the rainbow using Distress Oxide Inks. For the background, I used

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.