SSS January Feature

Hello. Today I have a card over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE showing how to stretch the use of your stamps with masking. Here’s a peek at the masking… Head on over HERE for more information. Thanks so much for stopping by! LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:  Simon Says Clear Stamps I SEE YOU sss101568 Simon Says Clear Stamps STACKING ANIMALS sss101584 You Have My Heart Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies My...

Mirror Stamping and Spinner Cards

Hi there. I’m a guest over on the Skipping Stones Design Blog and there is hop today sharing some crafty tips/techniques. The technique I want to share is mirror stamping. Mirror stamping is not a new technique, but I wanted to share how well it works when creating spinner cards, like this one…. First, how adorable is that bird image and sentiment? I just love it and thought it would be fun to make...

2015 Holiday Card Series…

Hello. Thanks for visiting my blog. So I was shopping the other day and what did I hear?…Christmas music. Say what!? I really want Halloween to come before I can even begin to wrap my head around Christmas…but time flies and it will be here before I know it. It has inspired me to get a head start on creating holiday cards. I’ve decided to share a holiday themed card every Tuesday and Thursday...

SSS- The Color of Fun Release Continued

Hello! Last week I shared a couple of cards HERE using some new goodies from The Color of Fun Release by Simon Says Stamp. Today I’m back sharing more ways how to stretch your stamps! First, I took a look at THIS new stamp set and used it in a completely different way than intended… One with Nature Stamp Set I turned the tree image (in the upper left corner) and flipped it upside...

Watercolor Challenge

Hi! I don’t think the watercolor trend is slowing down anytime soon, so I thought it would be a perfect fit for the next challenge over on the Little Tangles Blog. Here is my card for the challenge…   I started by stamping THIS stamp on to some watercolor cardstock using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Heat embossing is a great way to keep the color in the right...

Stretching Border Stamps

The Little Tangles Challenge Blog announced their first challenge of the new year and introduced their new design team. I’m happy to say that I’ve decided to stay on as their Design Team Leader this year! I love Neat and Tangled Stamps and I’m ecstatic that sweet Danielle asked me back. I made three cards for the challenge… For all three cards I used THIS stamp set… Merry and Bright I used the curved border image...

Stretching Holiday Stamps

You might have noticed that I’ve been MIA lately. I spent some much needed down time with my family and also have had a major creative block lately. However, I managed to make a couple of cards that showcase how to stretch those holiday stamps. I used THIS snowflake stamp set from Paper Smooches and created a thank you and birthday card… I laid out all of the snowflake images on my card and...

Stretching Your Stamps-Hearts

Hi there. On my last blog post, I decided to giveaway THIS stamp set… I thought it was a perfect set to pair up with the new Better Together release from Simon Says Stamp. I wanted to create a card to show you just that and show you how to look at your stamps in a different way. When I first saw all of the hearts, I thought they would make great balloons… I...

Tips on Creating Card Sets/ Multiple Cards

Hello! I’m a BIG fan of creating card sets. You already have all of the supplies out, so why not make a bunch of cards at once!? Today I have five cards to share using THIS adorable stamp set along with some helpful tips on creating multiple cards… Background stamps, note cards, and inks all by Hero Arts.  TIP #1- Keep it simple These cards measures 3.5 x 4.75 in size. Working on a...