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 with

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 die-cut

Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set… Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel dots

SSS Cherished Release

Hello. The new Cherished release from Simon Says Stamp is live! This release is full of amazing goodies and I used several to create these thank you cards…. I was thrilled to see THIS adorable panda stamp set. My son’s school mascot is the panda so I knew it would be perfect to use for those end of the year thank you cards to teachers. I stamped the panda image several times and fussy cut

Fish Shaker Thank You Cards

Hello. My little guy recently celebrated his 5th Birthday. He wanted to go swimming for his party since his theme was Finding Nemo/Finding Dory…. I wanted to create a few special thank you cards for the guests… I thought THIS stamp and die set would be perfect for the theme so I transformed the images to Dory and Nemo with a little Copic Coloring… You can see it in action on my Instagram HERE. I

Snowflake Shaker Card

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to make some special thank you cards to send to a few friends and family to say thank you for the holiday gifts they gave us. Shaker cards take a bit more time than a typical card, so I like to create them when I want to go the extra mile. I started off by white heat embossing a sentiment from THIS favorite stamp set of mine

I Love Neat & Tangled- Day Two

Hello. I’m back for Day Two of the I love Neat & Tangled company spotlight week. (You can click HERE for Day One if you missed it.) For today’s project… I created a clean and simple card. I stamped the images from THIS adorable set using THIS ink on to a sheet of THIS cardstock. After coloring the images in, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS

STAMPtember 2016- Hero Arts

Hi. I’m back today with a project featuring another collaboration for STAMPtember. This time Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts paired up to create THIS sweet stamp and die set… I thought the images would be perfect to watercolor so I stamped them using THIS ink on to THIS watercolor cardstock. I used my MISTI to stamp the images several times since the cardstock is textured. Once the ink was completely dry, I used THESE

I Love Hero Arts-Day Three-GIVEAWAY

Hi there. It’s already the third day of the week long celebration of one of my favorite stamp companies, Hero Arts. I worked with the latest My Monthly Hero kit for Day One, but today’s cards features last month’s kit goodies… I wanted to create some simple thank you cards to have on hand. I used the large thank you sentiment stamp as the focal point and inked it up with different Distress inks. If

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