Friday, December 09, 2016

Simon Says Stamp DIEcember™ Blog HOP + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone! I hope you've enjoyed the hop. I'm the last stop and I hope to give you inspiration using some of my designs. 

I'll start off with a card I created using the Circle of Leaves. I die cut 3- layers using different papers and placed them together with a slight rotation so each of the layers would show.

This card is quick to make but looks elegant and involved. 

The die I used for this next card is the Fold Over Tree. The die is placed to the left of center where it only cuts one side and has a score line to help you fold it over. Imagine using this die with double sided pattern papers and it's perfect for shaker cards too!!

I kept things clean and simple with Silver, White and Grey tones of sequins.

Penguins have belly buttons... right? I couldn't resist! This die has two penguins- one big and one small. What a duo! The die cuts the paper altogether so piecing things back together is easy.

I colored my background and penguin pieces with inks and a blending tool and set them onto the Sunrise Border which reminded me of water. 

Simon Says Stamp is letting each of us giveaway a $25.00 Gift card to one lucky winner. I'll be choosing my winner by comments left on my blog by 
Sunday evening at midnight (CST).  Good luck!!!

Below are links to all the stops on todays hop just in case you've encountered any broken links.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Little Watercolor...

Sometimes all it takes is a little watercolor to really make a greeting stand out.

I recently picked up a set of Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors from the Simon Says Stamp store. 
It took me a while to take the plunge... but I'm so glad I did.

Whats different about them? They are crystal clear color. Gorgeous concentrated pigment!!!

This card came from my first play with these paints and.... I WISH I had filmed it. Kicking myself!! But I'll do another tutorial because these paints are too good not to share.

So... you see the holes in the centers of the upper stars?
Underneath them are ChibiTronic LED lights.
They light up when you push on the lower stars... so fun!!

I created a video for the New Crafters Guide Series with Simon Says Stamp. This series touches on products and techniques for newer crafters. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my new obsession.... Enjoy!!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you've come from Tim Holtzs' blog for the Simon Says Stamp Special Holiday Release BLOG HOP... then Welcome!!! 
We are celebrating three releases in one week!! 

First, we have the December Card kit (Santa's helpers just informed me that it has already sold out)!! But, many of the kit components (including lights) are available for individual sale in the 
Simon Says Stamp store. 

Secondly, there is the Advent Plus release... super cute stamps and dies to create your 
very own holiday Advent Calendar plus new envelopes and tags!!! 

And finally, The Limited Edition Simon Says Stamp Holiday Card kit for 2016. It's a doozy... absolutely packed full of so many goodies!!!

For my card, I used some of the items from the Limited Edition Holiday card kit. I wanted to make a white on white look by using the basic neutrals. I started off with white cardstock and the Stitched Oval and Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I tore white cardstock to create snow banks and added the tree from the Sugar Plum foam stickers along with the Retro Deer die cut from one of the Simon Says Stamp kraft tags. To finish off with a pop of color I added the green and red Stickles as ornaments and red nose 
for the deer. 

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher to one person from each blog in this hop. Remember to leave a comment telling us about your holiday crafting along the way f
or a better chance to win. 
I'll be choosing a winner by comments left on my blog before midnight (CST), Sunday. 
All winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Monday. Good Luck!!

The hop starts at the Simon Says Stamp blog, below is a list just in case you 
encounter any broken links. 

Your next stop is to the incredibly talented and my good friend Kristina Werner!

Happy Hopping!!

Tim Holtz