Friday, November 16, 2018

Comfort and Joy Coming at You!!

Welcome everyone to the Simon Says Stamp celebrating the Limited Edition Comfort and Joy Card kit!! If you're coming from Nichol Spohr's Blog, then you're in the right place. 

This kit is pack full of amazing goodies to make cards and tags for Christmas. You can check out the details HERE. For the hop today, I've created two cards featuring stamps and ephemera.

First up is a card that is just layered elements from the kit. I've cut up some of the papers to add to the mix to create my arrangement all set upon a Kraft tag. 

For this next card, I gold embossed the Poinsettia background on a panel of Desert Storm cardstock and added layers of the Tim Holtz ephemera to create my layout. To finish it off, I added Gold Stickles to the tree. 

I just LOVE layering and creating arrangements on my cards!!!

Below is a list of all the blogs to visit today. 

Your next stop on the hop is to JESSICA FROST-BALLAS


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Ornate Ornaments Christmas Card

Hello everyone! Happy November!!!!! I can't believe how quickly this year is going by! Can you?

I've been asked a lot about this card as to how I made it. I'm so sorry I didn't shoot a video, I was in a card making frenzy and forgot. Sooooooo I'll give you some brief step by step instructions.

  1. I started off stamping the ornaments onto Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and used Simon Says Stamp Silver embossing powder, then heat embossed. The ornament at the bottom is stamped onto Tonic Imperial Blue cardstock. 
  2. Then I used my Mijello Mission watercolors to paint in the areas, using blues, greens and purples.
  3. I die cut the ornaments out with the coordinating dies.  and strung white crochet thread through the holes of the ornaments.
  4. Next I cut a panel of Silver Tonic cardstock to 4x5.25 and mounted the ornaments to it with foam tape. I wrapped the string to the back or the cardstock and secured them down with tape.
  5. The Silver panel got mounted onto a Simon Says Stamp Top Folding notecard with some foam tape to lift it up a bit. 
  6. To finish the card off, I added some confetti using Simon Says Tacky Craft Glue. 
I've listed all the supplies below for your reference, I hope you enjoy and have a great day!!!


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Halloween Limited Edition Card Kit!!

Welcome everyone!! Are you ready to start creating some Halloween projects? I've got some fun inspiration for you using the
Limited Edition Halloween Card Kit: Frightful Fun!!

This is a super fun card kit with everything needed to created cards, goodie bags and decorations for Halloween. I've created 3 quick and easy projects using this kit.

To start off, I've die cut 3 Ghost Boo's using Halloween color cardstocks, and placed them onto a black panel. I white embossed the Happy Halloween greeting, added a Pebbles puffy sticker and this card is complete!

Next, I used the Pebbles Inc. Spooky Boo die cut pieces to create an arrangement, then cut our one of the panels from the Spooky Boo 6x6 printed papers. This is a nice mature card for adults. 

Finally, I created a goodie bag where I've die cut the Ghost Boo through the kraft bag and papers. I decorated the front with additional strips of papers and die cut shapes. I filled one of the American Crafts treat bags with some flavored popcorn and slid it it in and folded over the top securing it with an additional die cut shape and spider clip. 

This is a limited edition card kit, so you may want to act fast!!

I hope you enjoy!!!

Sunday, September 09, 2018

STAMPtember® Exclusive Concord & 9th!!

Hey everyone!!! Welcome back to my blog!! I have another STAMPtember® inspiration card for you using the ADORABLE 
Monster Hugs Stamp set from Concord & 9th. 

I've tried to channel my inner Debby Hughes by watercoloring the stamped elements of my card. I challenged myself by using only two paint colors and trying washes and concentrated values to get dimension, shadows
and highlights. 

Once my paints were dry in the balloons, I stamped a light tone hearts using Surf Blue and Fog ink.

The Monster Hugs stamp set is really fun, it has messages that can be used for all kinds of occasions. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I've added some inspiration to your day! Enjoy!!

Thursday, September 06, 2018

STAMPtember® Exclusive Gina K Designs!!

Welcome back everyone!!! I'm back with another Simon Says Stamp exclusive STAMPtember® stamp set. Let me introduce you to the Gina K Designs Joy of the Season !!! It's gorgeous and perfect to jump start your holiday cards. 

I've created a simple card that I can create multiples of. Simplicity is sometimes best, especially for the holidays.

I've white embossed the trees onto some printed paper then blended in some light tones of Distress inks to make them pop against the light paper. I stamps a few snowflakes (which the trees resist) in the same Distress ink colors. 

I have filmed a video of the process that you can view below or on my YouTube channel HERE

I hope you enjoy this beautiful stamp set from Gina K. Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you again soon!!

STAMPtember® Exclusive Sugar Pea Designs!

Welcome everyone!! I'm loving STAMPtember... seriously, so many fun things to play with. Today's featured stamp set is the Cuddly Cacti from Sugar Pea Designs

I did a bit of masking to create a grouping. These are one of the easiest sets to mask with their straight edges. Just remember to start with the images you want to be in front first and work towards the back.

I've pulled out my Mission Mijello watercolors to paint these sweet beauties. I kept it simple with basic painting and added concentrated color for shadows. I also used some warm grey Copics to outline the images for a little bit of dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another exciting stamp and die set. ENJOY!!

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Party!!

Welcome everyone!!! It's an exciting time of year... It's STAMPtember® and we're having a blog party full of inspiration, promotions and codes for special prizes. 

First is the Exclusive Simon Says Stamp release. There is something for everyone. We have stamps and dies for everyday cardmaking including Birthday, beautiful quotes, as well as some exciting holiday images. Don't miss the large Picture Book dies, they are adorable!!

You can find the entire list of STAMPtember® Products HERE!

I've created several cards using a variety of NEW Simon products. 

I'll start you off with a Birthday Border set that I designed which has candles and fun messages can stack.

Another card I've created uses a Kristina Werner design Right Meow stamps and die set. These stamps have whimsical cats in all sorts of positions with punny messages.

I created a set of Festive Trees in stacked shapes. This card features the heart tree watercolored with pinks, and yellows.

Who doesn't love a Gingerbread man... this is from the Hip Ginger set designed by Stephanie Low which includes clothes, facial hair, glasses and hats that can be mixed and matched. 

And finally, a card featuring the adorable Large Picture Book Kitty in shades of grey and black.

As part of this blog party, each participant has special codes for free items to feature on our blogs. I encourage you to check out everyones blogs to find codes for gifts while shopping. I'm excited to share with you my favorite glue... Simon Says Stamp Tacky Glue!!

Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Party Blog post HERE for a complete list of all the participants in this celebration. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Simon Says Stamp #SSSGoodVibes Release is HERE!!!

This is such a fun release, perfect to start summer off with a bang!!! It's like taking a walk in the sand with waves crashing at your feet, surfboards, sunshine, memories of being raised in Laguna Beach!! Good Vibes for SURE!!

I have a couple close ups of some cards that I created. The full shots will be featured on the Simon Says Stamp blog for two of the hops Thursday and Friday this week.

This first card features the Hibiscus Frame Die. It's simply die cut from white paper with a bit of watercoloring underneath.

Next up is a cute one featuring Kristina's Summer Cuddly Critters with the gorgeous Beachy Waves background. 

And finally.... Surf's Up!!! A set I designed where you can create a fun beach scene with a palm tree, seagull, surfboards, towel, pail and starfish. What??? How fun!!!

You can find the entire Good Vibes release HERE or a look at the items below. I hope you think this is as amazing as I do!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Best Days release from Simon Says Stamp!

I'm super excited to share with you our newest release BEST DAYS!! This is full of fun Spring stamps and dies, plus some unique coloring pages with Daniel Smith paints. There is something for everyone!

I've created the samples in the photo above but thought I would highlight a few for you.

This first card uses the Oh Bunny stamps and coordinating dies with the Picture Book Sky Background die and the Reverse Polka cling stamp. I used color pencils to shade the bunnies.

This next card uses the Bold Flowers Stamps and coordinating dies plus the Big Thanks Die. The inks I used are Dusty Sage, Teeny Bikini, Rosie Cheeks and Twirling Tutu all from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope You enjoy a peek into this amazing release. I've listed all the items from 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Welcome everyone to the Making Spirits Bright Blog hop!! If you've come from Laura Bassen's blog, you're in the right place!! Have you had a chance to browse all the new goodies? Super fun stuff right?

I've created a card using the Fa La La Die and Fa La La stamp set for my holiday card. I tried to keep in mind that most of us make multiple cards so keeping it simple is key! I cut strips of papers to add color to my otherwise white on white background and finished up with some Holly from the 

Tags! I can never have enough tags. These are created from the Merry and Bright stamps and coordinating dies. Quick, Easy and CUTE!!!

 Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from our blog comments. They’ll choose the winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Tuesday. Good Luck to you all, be sure to comment on all the stops along the hop!

Your next stop on the hop is to my lovely and uber talented friend 


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Leaves!

Are you ready for fall? I'm actually not because that means winter is right around the corner. 
BUT... I do like the colors that fall brings.

I've created a couple cards using the Ornate Leaves from the STAMPtember® release. These cards are simple, not really any technique here; I just let the stamps and inks do the job of creating the beauty.

These stamps... oh my my!! So dramatic! Oh and could that paper go any better with these images? It was amazing that the yellow went so well (I didn't plan it out)!!

I can see the pumpkin image being used as a place setting card for the Thanksgiving table. I used Clementine ink for the main part of the pumpkin, then edged it with Orange Peel ink. The stem was colored with a Peeled Paint Distress Marker. 

I hope you've enjoyed my creations, they were quick and easy to make.
Below is a complete list of everything I've used. 

Thanks for coming by!