9.21.2016

It's CHALLENGE DAY!


It's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Day!!! Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to create a new project for this week's challenge, but I still wanted to tell you about it because it is AWESOME! The Design Team is featuring Clearly Besotted stamps this week and the challenge is GIFT IT! That's right! We are creating giftable projects this week! Now is the time to get those holiday gifts started to avoid the holiday rush!



Be sure to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for LOTS of inspiration and for your chance to participate and win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store!



The Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection is Live!


That's right! You can now purchase this fabulous collection, but be quick because these sucker sell out like you wouldn't believe!

Here is another fun card I created using the collection to inspire you just a little bit more...

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I used the boughs to create a Christmas tree with a couple of different green tones and then used the berry stamp to add a pop of color! The sentiment makes for the perfect tree base!

Have a Happy!

9.19.2016

Stamp of Approval - Candy Cane Lane Blog Hop


Hello, friends! I am excited to be guest designing for the Stamp of Approval Candy Cane Lane Collection. Stamp of Approval is a collection of products (stamps and dies) that work fabulously together but they’ll also work incredibly well with supplies you already own. They are released quarterly and sell out SUPER FAST. To be the first to know when they go for sale, make sure you are on the wait list.. You’ll get the link to purchase one day before it goes for sale publicly!

I have created some super fun projects using this kit! I had SO many ideas when it arrived, I cannot even TELL you!!!

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Ummm... that deer head, though?! FOR REALS, right?! And I was so excited to have the added pattern stamps to add that unique touch to this classic design! I absolutely love this stamp set and will certainly be pulling it out often for my winter and holiday cards!

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I super love these tag dies! Are they not PERFECT for gift topping?! And these holiday word dies are perfect over that fun, candy stripe stamped background! These came together fairly quickly, too, so they are great if you have lots of tagging to do!

This collection will be officially available to the public on 22 September, so GET READY!!!! HOWEVER, if you are on a StampNation member, you get the sale link on the morning of the 21st and if you are on the wait list, you get that sale link an hour after the StampNation members! So, GET ON THAT WAITLIST, folks!

I hope you will head on over to Catherine Pooler's blog to check out the entire hop and all of the amazing inspiration, along with the collection, itself! You will NOT be disappointed with this box of goodness! I am the last stop on the blog hop for today! Thank you for hopping with us!

Have a Happy!

9.14.2016

Keeping it Cas-ual!

It's time for a new Wednesday Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we are keeping it CAS-ual with CAS style cards! The Design Team is featuring CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! YAY!!!! I, naturally, pulled out one of my all time favorite CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sets!

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I stamped my flowers in black on white for a fun background and then stamped, colored, and die cut one of them to make it pop before layering the die cut thanks over it! I used Chameleon pens to color my flower, giving a nice pop of reddish pink (technical term, obviously).

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And now it's YOUR turn! Create a CAS card 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!

Happy Crafting!



9.07.2016

It's STAMPtember!!!!


It's the most wonderful time of the stampy year!!! It's STAMPtember!!! Yes, it's that wonderful time when Simon Says Stamp releases all kinds of amazing exclusive products for us to gobble up! And boy has it begun with a bang this year! Some of the best products EVER!!!! To celebrate, our challenge this week is STAMP IT! Yup! We want to see you use some awesome stamps! Get inky! The Design Team is showing off brand new STAMPtember products! If you have some Simon exclusives, we'd love to see you use them!

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I used this absolutely AMAZING background stamp to create this fun card. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I used it on the card I posted yesterday, as well. Keep following...I have MORE COMING!!!! I just love this background so much! I stamped and clear embossed it and then used Distress inks to blend ink over the words. I made sure to only partially stamp so the words only go partially across the inked area. I layered embossing powder over the die cut sentiment to add both shine and dimension so it would really stand out.

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And now it's YOUR turn! Create something awesome using stamps in some way and link it up for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! WOOT!






8.31.2016

Anything Goes!


It's your favorite!!! It's ANYTHING GOES week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! This week the Design Team is using Avery Elle products. Naturally, I chose ice cream. Because... ICE CREAM!!!!

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I had so much fun with this The Scoop clear stamp set! I think I may have to add some Christmas lights for holiday cards this year!!! I stamped the background in a pale grey with the larger ice cream cone and then layered my little scene over the stamped background. I colored this one with colored pencils and I so enjoyed the process! The little puppy is from the Doodlebug Puppy Love Sprinkles sticker set. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!


Now it's YOUR turn! Create something awesome, ANYTHING awesome, and link it up! It has to be something NEW. One lucky participant will win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! WOOT!






8.24.2016

It's Hip to Be Square


Hello, friends! It's time for another awesome Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week, it is Hip to be Square! Yes, that's right, we want to see your square inspired cards and projects! The Design Team is featuring Simon Says Stamp exclusives this week! You know how much I LOVE my Simon exclusives!!! I decided to use the absolutely gorgeous Seeing Stars stamp set. I LOVE these stamps so much!

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I stamped and embossed the star in the center and used watercolors to create the background. I love how it turned out! Watercolors are so much fun!!! I then stamped the sentiment on white and adhered it with some foam tape to pop it up a bit. Nice and easy and it stands out wonderfully! I used Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen to add bits of shimmer to the design. It is so pretty! The photo below is a little dark, but you can see the sparkle!

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Now it's YOUR turn! Create something awesome based on the Hip to be Square theme 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!


Have a Happy!




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