Wednesday, September 17, 2014

♥ Tag...You're It! ♥

Happy Wednesday everyone! Well, I could be happier here though! My Fall allergies are already in high gear! Ugh! Could be worse though, I guess! ;)  It's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want to see... TAGS! You can make a gift tag or add one to a project or card!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by the fabulous Mr. Tim Holtz! ;) I started off with a #8 Manila Tag by Ranger. I added some Collage Paper by TH to the base of the tag. I also used some Legacy Paper by Simple Stories as well. The "Fine Rubber Stamps" Stamp is a new stamp by Tim Holtz. Love it!! ;) I stamped it in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I also used a Prima Zipper, paper roses, lace trim, White Opal Liquid Pearls by Ranger, parts of a paper doily, seam binding ribbon, Rose Washi Tape, the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch and the Happy Birthday Stamp by TH.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)


Have a super fabulous rest of your week!

hugs...


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

♥ A Winter Scene ♥

Hi there everyone! Just stopping in quickly with a card I made with some new Simon Says Stamp products! I used the Snowfall Assortment Stamps and Dies Set by Simon Says for our STAMPtember® release! Love me some snowflakes!! I layered three of the dies and then added lots of glitter to them as well as a Twine bow and pearl!


I used the Christmas Scene Stencil by SSS. I traced the hills onto a piece of white cardstock, cut them out and then coated them with some Glossy Accents and some Chunky Glitter. I adhered them to the front of my card using some foam mounting tape on just the ends. It gives the front of the card a rounded look like 3-D. After inking the tree with the stencil, I added some Gesso to it to act as snow.


I also used the new Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set and the new Caribbean Blue Ink pad as well as the Audrey Blue Ink Pad all by Simon Says Stamp! :)


Don't forget that STAMPtember® is going on all month long at Simon Says Stamp! Visit the Simon Says Stamp Blog daily for some amazing inspiration, new products and giveaways! Hope you have an amazing night/day!

hugs...


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

♥ Simon Says...Make your Own Background! ♥

Happy Wednesday to you! We're half way there peeps!! ;)


It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week we want you to...Make Your Own Backgrounds! You can use stamps, stencils, paints whatever you like!!

This week the Simon Says DT are showcasing Gelatos by Faber-Castell. I made the background on my card using the Designing with Gelatos Kit. I just ran some of the colors across my piece of cardstock, rubbed it in with my fingers, spritzed it with a little bit of water (the kit includes a mini spritzer) and then blended it in again with my finger. There is also a tube of Gesso included in the kit as well as a stamp, stencil, drip dropper, paintbrush, a Swatch Journal and a 24 page Design Guide. There are 10 different Gelatos in the kit.


I added some of the Gesso to the heart stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Chalkboard Love Clear Stamp Set and stamped the image directly onto my card front. The fab sentiment and little row of hearts is also from the set. I punched some butterflies out of the corrugated paper included in the kit and added some color to them with the Gelatos. I finished off the card with some May Arts Natural Twine and some White Opal Liquid Pearls.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!





Have you seen the new Simon Says Stamp Store Website?? You can see it for yourself HERE! Happy Shopping!! :)



Have an amazing day!

hugs...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

♥ Simon Says...STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' Challenge and Blog Hop ♥


Hi Everyone! Today starts a brand new challenge and a Blog Hop at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is....

STAMPtember® 'Stamp-It' and Blog Hop!

You must create a project using a rubber or clear stamp, no digi images allowed, add your creation to the linky AND hop around the designers blogs leaving comments along the way.

You should have arrived here from  the super talented Mandy's blog if not,  then CLICK HERE to go to the start of the hop on the Simon Says Stamp Store Blog. 

TODAY is Heidi's Birthday, as you know Heidi is the owner of Simon Says Stamp and we would like you all to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday! Heidi you ROCK!! Have an amazing day!!

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As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!

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We are showcasing the new STAMPtember® products that have just been released. CLICK HERE to see them all. It is a HUGE release with loads of fabulous stamps, dies, stencils and much more !

Now, for my cards! :)  For this 1st card, I used the new super cute Trick or Treat Clear Stamp Set by Simon Says. The "Dracula kitty" and "mummy puppy" are just too sweet! Great sentiments too!


I used papers from the Mister Fox Paper Pad by Kaiser as well as some Doodlebug Halloween Twine, White Glitter and a Wood Dot by My Mind's Eye.


The next card uses the new Christmas Scene Stencil and Inside Holiday Greetings Clear Stamp Set By Simon Says. (Which works for both inside and outside of cards! ;)


I used paper by Simple Stories,  some White Opal Liquid Pearls, May Arts Natural Twine and lots of  Chunky Glitter! I made the "snow hill" by simply "filling in" the stencil with some Glossy Accents and then the glitter.


 So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

                                                                       

From here you need to hop on over to the amazing Teresa Kline's Blog! 

You have until Wed 8am Ohio time.  1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in :-)

Here is the entire Blog Hop List! 

 Start at the Simon Says Stamp Blog 

KIM O’Connell   (Designer in the Spotlight for September)
LAURA  (GD for this challenge)
HEATHER   
JENN      
JO     
LIN     
LOLS     
MANDY    
MELISSA    

                                                                       

And finally, this is the card I sent to Heidi for her Birthday. I used the Simon Says Balloon Dies and Birthday Messages Clear Stamp Set.


Because of the large and odd shape of the card, I had to make my own "envelope". So I used the Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem Die and some pink and kraft cardstock. :)


Have fun hoppin'!!

 hugs...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

♥ Simon Says September 2014 Card Kit ♥

Happy Sunday! Just stopping in with some cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp September 2014 Card Kit, Life is a Storybook. Such a sweet kit! Adorable OA papers and a sweet stamp set by SSS.



Love these sweet OA Public Library papers! Makes a great card to give to a student!


Just saying hello!


Love all the different size books in the stamp set! So cute!



And finally, love the play on words in this sentiment!


Tomorrow starts STAMPtember® at Simon Says Stamp!! Make sure you check out the Simon Says Blog for fun giveaways, challenges, new products and more!! ;)



hugs...