5.25.2016

Zip It!

Hello! It is ANYTHING GOES week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week! This week, the Design Team is playing with Technique Tuesday products this week! You don't have to use them to play along, but if you have some, we'd love to see what you do with them! I decided to use the super fun zipper die that I haven't had the chance to use quite yet!

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I used the fun new Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories stamp set to create a little birthday scene. I colored with colored pencils for a playful look and then die cut the zipper in the front card panel. I used strips of cardstock on the back of the panel to secure the gift card, but once the zipper is pulled, it is easily removed! This is a super fun way to add an interactive element to your cards!

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Isn't this a super fun way to give a gift card?! I love it! I really do! Now it's YOUR turn! Create a NEW project... anything you'd like to make...and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! You know you want to win that goodness!!! Just be sure the project is new. Backlinked entries will not be counted.

Have a Happy!



5.20.2016

Just a Little Note

Hello, friends! I have a brand new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps card to share with you using the new Pretty Posies stamp set! I am IN LOVE with these stamps and dies! In. Love. I tell ya.

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I colored the flowers with Copics and then die cut them. I adhered them to my card and trimmed the edges for a fun border look. Shhh... don't tell anyone, but I only used two flowers total - time saving AND awesome looking! WHAT?! Totes. For reals.

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I used a bit of adhesive on the base of the leaves so I could curl up the tips a bit. I love how that adds a natural, finished look to them!

These stamps are currently out of stock, but check out the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog for info on how to secure yours now!

Also, don't forget that you can save 15% off your CAS-ual Fridays Stamps order using code JINGLE2016. That is one heck of a good deal, ya'll!


5.18.2016

How Would YOU Have Felt?


You guys. Seriously. The puns. I can't even help it. I just can't. even. HELP IT. So.... as you may have surmised by my ridiculous blog title, this week the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is all about FELT! Yup! We want to see how YOU feel..wait.. nope. It doesn't work when you go and change tenses, now, does it? HA! Well, we want to see how you FELT on your projects! Incorporate felt in some way and make it AWESOME! The Design Team is featuring the Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush collection today! If you have anything from this awesome collection, this is a great excuse to pull it out! If not, that's okay! Use whatever you have on hand to play along!

Rooting For You by Jennifer Ingle #JustJingle #SimonSaysStamp #LawnFawn


You GUYS!!! Stuffed carrots!!!! I had way more fun with this card, than, perhaps, one should. But, YOU GUYS! STUFFED CARROTS! I used the adorable Mini Plush Carrot Dies from Simon Says Stamp along with the gorgeous wool felt from Simon. A bit of quick stitching and some plastic Target bags for stuffing (yup... I like to recycle... lol!), and just like magic, I have adorable carrots. I dry embossed the background for some texture and interest. The sentiment is pulled from the Lawn Fawn Rooting For You stamp set. I love these stamps!

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I added the faces with a pen. Yup. That easy peasy! YAY!

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something awesome using felt in some way and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! SHOPPING TIME!!! 

I can't WAIT to see what you all come up with! This is a super fun one!

Have a Happy!



5.17.2016

Calling All Sistahs!

It's time to CHECK YO SELF, ladies! That's right, it's time for the Calling All Sistahs blog hop!


This is a blog hop that not only provides you with logs of inspiration, but also a reminder to be sure to check your boobies! We do this blog hop on the 17th of each month because that is the day that Michele, the owner and designer of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, discovered that she had breast cancer. She caught it early and jumped on her treatment. She is now CANCER FREE! Because that can happen. And it DOES happen. And it is wonderful!

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This very idea inspired this card. NEVER. GIVE. UP. For reals. I love this awesome Dream then Do stamp set and even though it isn't officially a part of the Calling All Sistahs collection, I think it is a perfect fit for this message, don't you?

AND.... if you would like to pick up some awesome CAS-ual Fridays Stamps remember that you can save 15% off your order by using the code JINGLE2016!


Your next stop on the blog hop is Joanna Harty! Be sure to head on over there! And if you just stumbled upon the blog hop, head back to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to start from the top! Comment on EACH blog for your chance to win one of THREE awesome prizes!!!

Have a Happy!

5.11.2016

Girl in Denim


HI!!! I am pretty excited to share my project for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge today! Our challenge this week is FLOWERS! We want you to incorporate flowers into your project in some awesome way! The Design Team is showcasing Prima Flowers product this week. In choosing my product, I noticed that they have paper clay available. Well.... I haven't made an art doll in AGES, and this was the perfect excuse to give one a try again!

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I used some old jeans for the fabric. Aside from that, and the plastic Target bags that I used to stuff her, you can find all of the supplies to create this fun little project at Simon Says Stamp. The paper clay was used to create the limbs and the head. I then stitched the torso from a pair of old jeans and painted it with a heavy body acrylic paint. The face is done with a simple Copic multiliner pen and her blush is also Copic marker. I had SO much fun creating her!

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I used some May Arts gold string for both her awesome belt and her necklace. A tiny Doodlebug flower accents her necklace and brings in the flower theme with a pop of color! LOVE IT!



Now it's YOUR turn! Create something fabulous using FLOWERS as your inspiration and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! WOOT!

Don't worry, you don't have to make a doll. You can make a card. Or whatever it is you make. Just MAKE! 

Have a Happy!



5.04.2016

It's Stencil Time!



Hello, friends! We are playing with Stencils this week for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I have to be honest, I don't reach for my stencils very often, so this was definitely a challenge for me, but I had a lot of fun with it and love the results! The Design Team is using Stencil Girl products this week. You don't have to use them to play along, but if you have some we'd love to see what you do with them!

Wishing You Both by Jennifer Ingle #SimonSaysStamp #JustJingle


I used a few different distress inks, blending them together, to create the stenciled flower design. I then used the Simon Says Stamp Wishing die and coordinating stamp set for the sentiment. I love how it turned out! So fun! A bit of border layering over more blended ink was the perfect way to finish off a simple design.

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Now it's your turn! Create something awesome using stencils in a fun and creative way and ink it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! We can't WAIT to see what you create!


One lucky participant will win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp store! WOOT! WOOT! Happy creating!



4.29.2016

SMILE! It's RELEASE DAY!

Yes, this is the final day of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release week and that means when the clock strikes midnight (Eastern time) the new stamps will be available IN THE STORE!!! WOOT! That, my friends, is most certainly something to smile about!

Smile by Jennifer Ingle #JustJingle #CASualFridaysStamps


This new Tin Roof (RUSTED!) (p.s. No, the rusted part isn't part of the name of the set, but ... every.single.time. #thatisall) background was just begging me to do some ink blending! I love how the ink allows the details of the embossed background to really stand out! I layered the smile die several times to create a dimensional sentiment. I then went over it with a Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen for some added shimmer. Because: Glitter.

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I hope this release week has left YOU with a smile! Don't forget to use code JINGLE2016 with your order for 15% off at the CAS-ual Friday Stamps store!!! Also... stop on by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today to check out what the rest of the team created and to enter to win this awesome stamp set! WOOT!



Have a Happy!


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