Friday, January 30, 2015

"All in One Place" SSS February Card Kit

Hi everyone… it's that time again. I have a few cards to show you using the Simon Says Stamp February card kit.

This first card was posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog as part of the kit reveal. I used my sewing machine to create a little garland. The hearts we die cut using the Tic Tac Toe Hearts.

I used the gold Gelatos that is included in the kit as the color for my white embossed greeting.

I shot a video for this card which you can view below. 

Next is a little mini card featuring the Tic Tac Toe Hearts again to raise up my greeting.

I trimmed out a panel, added in a few strips of papers to compliment and rounded the corners.  Next I white embossed my greeting, then die cut the hearts.  I used foam squares to lift the hearts up for the dimension. 

This final card uses a few of the stamps from the Paper Hugs stamp set where I've created my own complimentary background.

I filled the heart with paper using Multi Matte Medium to glue it in place. 

I hope I've given you some ideas to use with your card kit for February.

Note: These kits sell out fast, if you find yourself purchasing one each month, to assure you get one reserved, you can sign up for the Monthly Subscription.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Announcing a few winners!

I have a couple winners to announce.

Simon Says Stamp "Better Together" Blog Hop

Brooke! (The kind people at Simon will be in contact with you).

OCC Clean and Simple 4
Beatrice Lawson   (I've sent you an email!).

Thanks for all your comments!

Have a great week!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Online Card Class Clean and Simple 4 Class giveaway!!!

Ever try a technique that ended up feeling just too complicated to use on a card (or worse multiple cards)? We’ve all been there! Happily, Online Card Classes is ready to help us take on that challenge with a little technique know-how! 

Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Julie Ebersole are here Clean & Simple Card Making 4: Techniques Made Simple  In this all-video class, they’ll be sharing ideas for embossing, die cutting, and more… all with a Clean & Simple twist that will make the techniques more approachable and useable than ever. And guess what? I’m one of the guest artists in this class! How fun is that?

And now, one of you has the opportunity to attend Clean & Simple 4 for free! That’s right—I get to give away one spot in this fantastic class. Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 25th at 11:59 pm (CST) to be eligible! Please include your email in your comment so I can contact you!

Class starts on Monday, January 26, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SSS Better Together Blog Hop!

Simon released a grouping of products called "Better Together".  The release celebrates life.  Sharing hugs, sharing love, spending time together, giggling, laughing, expressing how much we care for each other are great ways to celebrate our lives.  Even though we are often physically far apart from our friends and family, we can connect through words and cards are such a delightful way for us to reach out to one another.

So with that said... I made a simple card full of hearts and love. I used the Building Hearts Stencil and Sketch Heart die as my focal points using bold colors of Slate and Doll Pink ink.

I tucked small hearts from the Super Heart Border die into a window cut from the Large Tags.

I've shot a quick video of how to use the unique stencil and how everything comes together, enjoy!

Your next stop on the hop is to my friend and amazing designer KRISTINA WERNER!

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a prize package on each stop of the hop, leave a comment for your chance to win. Winners will be selected on January 23rd.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy the hop!!

My card supplies:

Complete "Better Together" Collection: