Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SSS STAMPtember Blog Hop...

Hey there, friends!  Today is a super fun day over at Simon Says Stamp!  It's time for the STAMPember Blog Hop!  There are SO many new goodies and I have some adorable new Christmas dies to share with you today.  If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, head on over to the Simon Blog for a full list of stops.  If you are already following along, you should have come here from Lucy's blog.  She is one amazing lady and I can't wait to see what she has whipped up for us today!

I have 2 cards for you today.  This first card features the new Holiday Frames die.  I adore this polaroid style die, because the possibilities with this die are endless.  I have a super easy Christmas Photo card made up for today....


I cut out the die in some Neehah Cardstock and then trimmed my photo to match.  I used foam tape to pop the frame up to give it some dimension.  I added in some glitter tape along the bottom and then added in a Maryanne Snowflake die I cut out of vellum.  I added in a doodlebug glitter dot for a little extra detail.  The background is made up of Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red, Green Leaf and Sea Glass card stocks.  I cut each into 1/2" strips and then glued them to a white panel.  I added that panel to the white card base using foam tape.  (all products linked below)


For this next card, I used 2 new dies.  The Christmas Blessings die and the Deco Tree die.  


First, I stamped the background using the Wide Stripes Background stamp and some Simon Says Stamp Fog ink.  I cut the Christmas Blessings out of some gold card stock and layered it up with the Deco Tree die.  I added in some doodlebug patterned paper behind the tree and cut out too, for a pop of color.  (All products linked below)


The little spirals on the tree are not glued down and I love the look!  Like little springs.  I also glued down the sentient in a few random places just to give it a little more of a 3D look.  


So that is it for me today.  Are you in the mood to make some Christmas cards now?  Or how about win some stuff to make some fun Christmas cards?  :)

There is a pretty fabulous prize for today's blog hop... 

Simon Says is giving away an awesome prize pack to one random commenter on every blog in today's hop.  How cool is that?  The giveaway for the prize pack will close at 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014 and the lucky winners will be announced on Friday, September 12th over on the Simon Says blog.  Good luck!

To see the whole Simon Says release together, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is over to the very talented and sweet, Barb Engler's blog.  

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lovely Leaves...


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source:  flickr.com

So when I saw this photo, I instantly thought of my feather dies.  I know....leaves...feathers...not the same thing.  BUT I drew my inspiration from the colors.  So we can call this Lovely Feathers instead.


I used some Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and made a mes.  FUN.  then I die cut the feathers and let them dry a little warped.  I spritzed my card base with a black Copic and the stamped the sentiment.  These are both from Kelly Purkey and I can't find links at the moment but I will share if I can find them.  :)

Lovely Leaves Designers

STAMPtember at Simon Says!

Hey there crafty friends!  Today is the first day of STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp!  

Click HERE to see all the new goodies lined up and do some shopping!  

Here are some of my new favorites on my wish list...

Did you see the new ink colors?  SOOO pretty!!  I really could keep going because there are so many amazing new products!  Click HERE to head on over there and check out the rest!  ;)    

First 50 shoppers to use the PARTY code, get a free set of Balloon dies!  

Stop back in tomorrow because its STAMPtember blog hop time!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Birthday...

I was going through flickr tonight and found a card I made awhile back and never posted.


I found this stencil at a scrapbook store in Topeka and knew that I had to have it.  I made up this quick and simple monochromatic card just by layering the Berry Sorbet ink with the Berry Sorbet card stock.  (Berry Sorbet has to be my favorite color. Ever.)  I cut out one of the Butterflies in PTI's fabulous vellum and then added in some wooden dots with a sentiment, from Bigger Blooms,  in black to complete the card. 


Any plans for the long weekend?  We are just here and hanging out and getting ready for school to start this week.  Longest. Summer. Ever.  We have done everything from Disneyland, to 2 trips to colorado, to KC to the zoo, to waterparks and pools and picnics and parks and t-ball and softball and tennis camp and nature center trips.  Um....I am ready for a nap.  And a routine.  I do love a good routine.  :)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I'll be back here on September 2nd with a fun post!  Stay tuned! 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank you...

Just playing around with press n seal again over here.  Seriously?  I love how quick it makes this process.  I am all about quick and simple.  If you haven't see the Make it Monday video, click HERE to check it out.  


So first, I took some Soft Pool Hero Arts ink and added a little color to the background.  I used the Mighty Bloom cover plate and press in seal to get the next layer.  I added in some thread and a piece of Berry Sorbet striped paper and then stapled a vellum banner sentiment to finish the card.  The sentiment is from Fancy That.  SUCH a fun new set from PTI.  


Hope you are all having a great day!  It's rainy here so we are taking advantage of some indoor crafting time today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!