Friday, June 17, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "Among the Stars" Blog hop!

Welcome everyone to my blog and the final stop of the Simon Says Stamp "Among the Stars" blog hop! i've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a fun and exciting release for Summer.

I've made a few cards to give you some inspiration from our release; starting off with "Stan in his swim trunks. Stan is a favorite of mine... so I couldn't resist to dress him up for warm weather in the Summertime Animals stamp set.  I placed him over an arrangement of die cut Basic Banners that I've inked using a blending tool and Duckling, Apricot, Green Apple and Scuba inks from Simon Says Stamp. Yeah... he's cute and he knows it!

Next up is a mini card that I created using elements to go with the greeting. I've used DucklingApricot, and Scuba inks with the Sun from the Summertime Animals, Moon and Stars from the Shine On stamp set.  I also used the Basic Rectangle dies to cut my panels and white embossed my greeting on a strip of Slate cardstock.

Ahhh yes... flowers! These Hydrangea Petals dies are really versatile. I've created mine by die cutting watercolor cardstock then painting them with Abandoned Coral distress ink. I've die cut the leaves by using the same flowers dies from pattern paper and cut them up as needed to place behind the flowers. I also added stamens from my stash to the center of each blossom.

Are you into the felting craze? This delicious Ice Cream cone die is a fun one for summer. I've used felts that represent Mint and Chocolate ice cream... and of course red for the cherry on top!

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a new surprise product that will be released later this year on every stop of the hop. There will be drawing a winner on each stop of the hop for a prize package, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a better chance to win!. The winners will be drawn this coming Monday.

Thanks for hopping with us. To see a full list of participants and to start at the beginning, visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for more details

Enjoy your week-end!

You can see the entire Among the Stars release below.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Release! Dads and Grads!!! From Simon Says Stamp

We have a quick little release for the Dads and Grads in your life!

It's not easy to make cards for the guys, so I've made it easy with the Fathers Day Finds stamp set and matching dies

I created a watercolor background with some Distress inks, once they were dry, I stamped my message and lure; then added my stamped, colored and die cut images. 

These ties... use one, two or all three together on your card. The stamp set includes the greeting
"You're like a DAD to me" for all those stepdads and other father figures.

I colored the ties with my Copics then die cut. I added hints of Glossy Accents to give them a bit of shine.   

In need of a quick Graduation card? Create a bright and bold card with color cardstocks.

I used a few bright colors with the Painted Grad die which would be good for young man. You could also use school colors for a spirit themed card. 

Also included in this release are a couple of new inks. The Clear ink is an embossing and watermark ink which can be used with any embossing powder, or to add a watermark on color cardstocks. We've  added in a Black Pigment ink pad which is great to use with black or clear embossing powders.

Thanks for coming by, I hope you like my stamp designs and card samples. 
Have a great day!


Friday, April 22, 2016

Simon Says Stamp "My Favorite" Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone, Welcome to my stop of the Simon Says Stamp My Favorite release Blog Hop! This release is full of fantastic imagery to jump start your Spring and Summer card making with stamps, dies and watercolor cards. 

I'm proud of the three stamp sets that I designed for this release to include  A Beautiful Ride, Retro Thanks and Mother's Day Zingers. I also designed the Painted Kindness, Painted Faith, Painted Friend, Birthday Wishes Frame and You Are My Favorite Dies. I've been BUSY!! :o)

This first card uses the Mother's Day Zingers which are non traditional greetings, something funny but not too edgy.   I created a watercolor background with Distress inks, allowed it to dry, then stamped my greeting in black and added sequins.

My next card uses the Beautiful Ride stamp set and dies, along with the balloons from the Cuddly Critters Accessories set. I colored everything in purple tones and added the puppy to the back basket. 

I love retro... and especially 50's diner style. The Retro Thanks stamp set reminds me of the boomerang patterns on diner tables from my childhood. I've stamped and diet my pieces and assembled them together to capture that time treasured style.  

You know me, I love to layer... even if it's layering stamp images. The Wild Beauty stamp set is a perfect set to create long summed beauties or and arrangement with a greeting.

And finally for you who love shaker cards, I've used the Birthday Wishes Frame die. This die is super easy to use to create quick shakers. You could color the Birthday greeting with markers for more impact and even use a hint of glitter! 

Your next stop on the hop is to the multi talented 

Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a goody bag from every stop of the hop. Be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win. Simon will contact you directly once winners are drawn this coming Monday, April 25. Good Luck!!

If you get lost along the way, head over to the Simon Says Stamp blog for a list and links to all the blogs. Thanks for stopping by!!