I could use some nice warm sunshine today, how about you? I created this fun card for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog using a couple of my favorites! I used Sunbeams and the absolutely epic Wait For It set. Seriously... if you don't have this set, you need it. Nowish. For reals, though. I reach for it SO MUCH! Plus... if you use the JINGLE2016 code, you can get 15% off so you have zero excuses now. DO IT!


To create this card, I stamped the sun in Simon Says Stamp Duckling and then went in with Spectrum Noir colored pencils to add depth and interest to the design. I stamped the sentiment in High Dive ink and coated it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pen in clear. I LOVE how much shimmer it has!!!

Have a happy, folks!


Oh, SNAP! It's Anything Goes!

Hello, friends! Guess what?! It's ANYTHING GOES week! I know, I know! It's your favorite!!! The Design Team is playing with Memory Box products this week. If you've got some, we'd love to see what you do with them, but you don't have to use them to play along. We just want to see your AWESOME!


I pulled out the Memory Box Lobster die (I just LOVE HIM!) along with the Pinpoint Rectangles to create a CAS design with a bit of sparkle! I covered my blue lobster (yes, they are a real thing) with the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pen in blue. Umm.... I am in LOVE with these brush pens! They are SO super sparkly!!!


Look at that sparkle! It makes me happy. It really does. I grabbed the perfect sentiment from the Paper Smooches We Totally Click stamp set. It's punny. I couldn't even help it!

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something awesome - ANYTHING GOES! Just make sure it is NEW, as we don't accept entries posted before the challenge went live. One lucky participant is going to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WHAT?! Yup. Start window shopping now, my friends! 

Have a Happy!


Can you find the bunny?

Short, sweet, and to the point. That's what this post shall be. So.... here we go...

Simon Says Stamp has an awesome new release out. It's called Reason to Smile. And... it IS a reason to smile! For reals. I promise. LOTS of awesome new goodies!

I made a couple of cards with it. This is one of them. It's a 'Find the Bunny' card. Why? Because it's hilarious and fun, that's why!!!!

Oh, hippity hop!

Why are you still here? Say something nice and then go SHOPPING!!!!

I told you it would be short and sweet! *wink*

Have a Happy!


Shake It Up!

***This is my second post for today! Be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calling All Sistahs blog hop and giveaway below!***

Happy Wednesday, friends! This week we are SHAKING IT UP with Simon Says Stamp for the Wednesday Challenge! The Design Team is using We R Memory Keepers 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 pulled out my Fuse Tool to create a one of a kind pineapple shaker. I added cardstock below the first layer to create the pattern on the pineapple, and then removed the card so that I could fuse the edges of the pineapple. I filled it with super fun sequins and beads from Lucy's Cards. I love these sets! They are so perfect for shakers!


For this card, I decided to play with the inside a bit, too! I used the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Pop-Up to create a gift card holder inside my card. I used some pineapple vellum to keep with my theme. This was SO much fun to make! This is designed to hold a gift card perfectly! You can use it as a pop-up in a card or by itself.


Now it's your turn! Create an awesome project featuring a shaker of some kind and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! Woot! Woot!

Have a Happy!

Calling All Sistahs! Blog Hop, Discount Code, and Giveaway!

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Calling All Sistahs blog hop! Have you seen the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calling All Sistahs collection? It is fabulous. AND... it is a wonderfully helpful way to remind your friends to squeeze 'em! We have a fun blog hop for you today! CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is giving away three $25 Gift Certificates to the store! All you have to do is comment on each post for your chances to win! The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments, so be sure to leave them on every blog!

Get 'em Squeezed

I used the Calling All Sistahs stamps and dies to create my fun reminder card. A bit of masking allowed me to create my text border and then I used a die cut with a sentiment stamp for my sentiment. A couple of strips of washi tape finished it off perfectly!

Get 'em Squeezed (detail)

You can also get 15% off in the store when you place your order! AND.... 50% of all profits from the Calling All Sistahs collection is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation! YAY! Use the code JINGLE2016 for 15% off your order!

You can find the complete list of links for the blog hop below. Happy Hopping! And don't forget to Get em' Squeezed!


One Layer Madness!

Okay, you guys ready for this one? This week our challenge for you is ONE LAYER! I don't know about you, but this is a true challenge for me. Fortunately, the Design Team is featuring Paper Smooches this week, so that made my job a bit easier! I love my Paper Smooches stamps and was excited to break open this new set and get stamping!

I decided to take the challenge VERY literally and go with a SINGLE layer and nothing three dimensional at all. Yikes. That was tricky! HA! I used the awesome Curls and Swirls stamp set to create a strong, graphic background. The sentiment, from the Many Thanks stamp set (an absolute MUST HAVE, in my opinion), is embossed in red over the background to maintain that single layer look. The best part? This thing is SO easy to mail! YAYNESS!

And now it's YOUR turn! Create a one layer card and link it up over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! WOOT!

Have a Happy!


Have a Heart

Hello, friends! It's Wednesday and that means we have a brand new awesome challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! Our challenge this week is Have a Heart; we want to see you incorporating hearts into your designs in one way or another. The Design Team is featuring Reverse Confetti products this week. You don't have to use them to join in, but if you've got some, we'd love to see what you do with them! If you are new to Reverse Confetti, you are in for a treat! They have some seriously adorable stamp designs available in the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Puppy Love

I used the super cute Puppy Love stamp set for my card. These pups are ADORABLE!!! I combined it with a couple of Simon Says Stamp favorites, the Wide Stripe Background and a wonderful heart die. I pulled out my Spectrum Noir colored pencils to color the images. It's been a long time since I last used them and I felt it was due time! I actually quite enjoyed playing with colored pencils again!

Puppy Love (detail)

I love this teal and red color combination. I've been a bit obsessed with it lately, actually. It just makes me happy.

Now it's YOUR turn! Create something fabulous based on the Have a Heart theme and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store! WOOT! 

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Have a happy!