10.01.2014

Go Your Own Way

Yes, that's right, folks! It's time for a brand new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week we are ALL over the place! No, for reals, though... the theme is TRANSPORT IT! Yup. Planes, trains, and automobiles, my friends! If it transports stuff, we like it! The design team is using Simple Stories products this week. You don't have to use them to participate, but if you have some we would love to see how you rock them!

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I decided to go with lots of fun stickers for my card! This one was super easy to pull together and it's a fun one! The sentiment is stamped with the Be My Guest alphabet stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts. I LOVE that font so much!

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I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the card windows to add sparkle, which, unfortunately, does not show in the photos at all, but just trust me on this one. It's sparkly and cute. I promise. *wink* *wink*



Now it's YOUR turn! One lucky challenge participant is going to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! DUDE! You know you want that to be you and you can't win it if you aren't IN IT! So... get on that and stuff.

Have a Happy, folks!

Jingle Out.

(Yeah, apparently I'm bringing that back. At least for today.)






9.30.2014

I am STUCK on You!


So, awhile back, I bought the super awesome Around the House stamp set from Newton's Nook because, well, because it's AWESOME and I totally love it. For reals, though. BUT, alas, it sat there. Sad and uninked. I don't know why, I honestly just hadn't gotten to it yet. Well, due to some super fun challenges, this is the second time you are seeing me use this awesome set TWICE! I used it on the card I posted on Sunday and now you are seeing it again here today on a VERY different card. I love versatility in stamps. I really and truly do.

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I loved the colors for the Inky Paws Challenge, but none of my Newton's Nook stamps were particularly fall-ish (although, I do super love the new Falling Into Autumn set, so I may have one soon... LOL!) I decided to use the colors on a non-season specific card instead and I absolutely LOVE how it came out! I colored the dispensers with Spectrum Noir markers and kept the design SUPER simple. This one makes me happy. Of course, my ridiculous love of office supplies probably strengthens that bond. For reals, though.

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If you haven't played with Newton's Nook Stamps yet, you should totally check them out! You can get them directly from the Newton's Nook website or you can find them at Simon Says Stamp, as well! If you'd like to play along with the challenge, there are free digi stamps available so you don't have to buy something to participate!

Have a Happy!!!

9.29.2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop & Giveaway


Today is National Coffee Day! Yes. That exists. Now, before we begin, I have a confession... I'm a tea drinker at heart. Sorry. But it's true. HOWEVER, this past summer I discovered iced coffee and sort of kind of fell in LOVE, soooo... yeah... that happens a couple of times a week now. As a matter of fact, I am currently sipping a Pumpkin Creme Brulee Iced Coffee as I type this. Yup. It's ridiculously delicious.

To celebrate National Coffee Day Chaitali and Amy thought it would be fun to have a GIANT blog hop! There were totally right, dude. Head over to Chaitali's blog to check out ALL of the links AND to see the amazing sponsors! GIVEAWAYS galore, folks!

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I absolutely LOVE the adorable coffee cup die from Simon Says Stamp and I knew right away that I wanted to use it for this hop! I created an all white design with the heart colored in pink and a pretty navy sentiment from Waltzing Mouse Stamps.

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Also, in the interest of all of the fun festivities, I am giving away this fun What's Brewing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!


Leave a comment here telling me YOUR favorite kind of coffee! For an EXTRA entry (not required), follow my INSTAGRAM page and leave a message here letting me know you follow! (If you do not use Instagram, I am sorry, this entry isn't available to you. You do not need to leave me a comment letting me know you don't use it. You can enter answering the coffee question above. THANKS!)

Giveaway is open world wide and will remain open through 6 October.

Have a Happy!

9.27.2014

Amazing in Gold and White with Pastels


Taheerah posted this awesome photo as the inspiration for the Cure For the Monday Blues Challenge and I instantly fell in love with it. Because she kindly extended the deadline, I managed to squeeze a card in for it today! I loved the whites and golds that are dominant in the photo, but the bits of black and pastel colors, like the wall in the background also inspired me. The computer screen made me think to pull out this awesome Newton's Nook Frame stamp and emboss it in gold. The text on the screen led me to search for a mixed font sentiment from WPlus9 and the acrylic chair just SCREAMED shaker to me. So... this is what came from all of that thinking...

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I filled my shaker with some white and tiny clear sequins. I kind of love it. Like, lots. For reals, though. And those Little B flower dies.... LOVE! I added those, as I felt it needed just a *touch* of pink and the floral paper decor in the photo inspired that a bit, as well.

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So, there you have it!

Have a Happy!


Jingle Tags!

I am up over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today with these fun Tags! I used the new Sleigh Bells Stamp set along with the coordinating Bell Tag Fri-Dies. I love how easy it is to cut, stamp, and emboss these tags to create perfect gift additions for the holidays. I left some room on each design to put the name of the gift recipient, as well.

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I sort of love them! Seriously, you guys, this stamp set and die set are so perfect for holiday tag making! I am going to be making a BUNCH of these! LOVE them! You could even write the name where I stamped 'Jingle All The Way' instead of adding a sentiment there if you prefer.

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A bit of May Arts sheer ribbon with a lovely gold edge and some gold and natural twine make a pretty topper for each tag and a few Queen and Company bubbles and gem stones add some sparkle without making them crazy. GO! Make some!!!!

Have a Happy!!!

9.26.2014

You are My S.H.I.E.L.D.

"What Does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for, Agent Ward?"

"Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division."

"And what does that mean to you?"

"It means someone really wanted our initials to spell out 'Shield'."

Yes, folks, the fall television lineup is BACK, and Agents of Shield just so happens to be one of my absolute FAVORITES, so, I thought it would be fun to create a card inspired by the show. 'Cause that's how I roll, my friends. That. Is how I roll.

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To create the SHIELD logo in the background, I sketched it out and then hand cut it. Yup. No machine involved. You could probably easily create a cut file, but sometimes I just like to kick it old school. Plus, when I made this card I didn't actually own a machine that could do that. LOL! The 'you' is a Simon Says Stamp die and then the letters are cut using Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC's dies. I love that alphabet die set! It's a great font and super easy to use! I cut each letter in both black and grey and then layered them so it would have a nice shadow effect that allows the letters to truly stand out.

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The letters are popped up for dimension, too. I used a bit of Wedding Dress ink around the edges to give the card a bit more depth and interest. I think that finishes it out nicely. This card was SUPER TONS of fun to create!!!

Have a Happy!


9.24.2014

To The Moon And Back!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

It's time for a new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week is ANYTHING GOES week! The Design Team is showcasing Hero Arts products, so if you have them, we'd love to see you use them, however, that is not required for participation. We just want to see you make awesome stuff!

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I created this fun, inky card using Hero Arts Shoot for the Moon Stamp set and some distress inks. I love how the inks allow you to create a glowing look.

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I used both my clear and gold Wink of Stella pens to add a bit of sparkle to my design.


Now it's YOUR turn! One lucky participant is going to win a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Simply create a project - ANYTHING GOES! - and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog before next Wednesday for your chance to win!

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