Monday, December 30, 2013

Valentine Tags (using the Simon Says Stamp January 2014 Card Kit)...and giveaway WINNER!

Hi everyone,

I'm popping in to share some quick and easy Valentine tags I made to go with some goodies for my kids come February 14 and also to announce the winner of the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit giveaway.


Here are a couple of pictures of my tags...

I'm still working my way through those cute little tickets and it looks like I still still have a ton left!


...and the winner of the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit is....

 Blogger Sandra who  said...
lovely cards!
what a great kit!
Sandra ltb
December 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM
 Big Congrats, Sandra! Please email me your shipping info so I can pass it on to Simon!

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone!
Wishing you a safe and healthy new Year!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Love You x 2 (Simon Says Stamp January 2014 Card Kit)

Hi everyone!

I'm back today to share another 2 cards using the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit: Loved.

This month's kit has been so fun and easy to play with. I'm hoping to make a couple more things over the weekend but we'll have to see how things go. The holiday season isn't over yet and we're having some friends over in a little bit. :)

Both of today's cards feature the wonderful Fancy Pants "Beloved" Tickets. This month's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit comes with a whole package of these beauties! So no need to hoard them. ;)

For my first card I used the vellum that came in the kit along with the Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelope Die to to create a translucent envelope for some of the Fancy Pants Beloved tickets to sit in. I love how the heart clip from the kit and a little bit of heat embossing finish things off. The recipient of this card can open the envelope and cash in the tickets as they like. ;)  

 For my second card I lined up some of the tickets in a strip and tied the top one with some of twine from the kit. I love the beautiful papers found in this month's kit and didn't want to cover up this gorgeous vintage looking background paper too much. A little bit of die cutting, stamping, and gems (also from the kit) finish things off here.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I plan to announce to winner of the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit on Monday, December 30th.Thanks, Heidi, for allowing me to do these giveaways!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Triangle Love Card - Hero Arts

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrating to birth of our Lord and Saviour! :)

Today I'm stopping by to share another card I made using some new Hero Arts. I love this new Tiny Flag background stamp and paired it up with some of my favourite Simon Says Stamp goodies.

I silver heat embossed the background stamp, blended in some distress ink, and added a strip of Kelly Purkey Silver glitter tape along the bottom. I then die cut some hearts from Simon Says Stamp and used one of their love sentiments to finish it off. 


Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit - Loved

Hi everyone!

*Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month JANUARY 2014 LOVED CKJan14

I'm back! My Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit came in the mail this morning (yay!) and I sat right down to make a couple of cards. :) Since we're in the midst of the Christmas season I'm planning to share my cards 2 at a time.

 Here are today's cards... first a cute one with a paper-pieced little monster with glossy accents eyes:

...and then one a little more sophisticated looking with some fun ticket stubs and heart stamps added to some gorgeous patterned paper:


Hopefully I'll be back over the weekend or early next week to share some more cards using this fun kit. Leave a comment on either of my January 2014 Card Kit posts and I'll pick a random winner to receive one of their very own on New Years Eve. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Rainbow Lines Birthday Card - Hero Arts

Hi everyone,

I'm popping by real quick today before I wrap our Christmas gifts to share a birthday card I made using some new Hero Arts stamps.

I used Hero Arts new Five Lines background stamp with their Soft Granite ink and randomly went over some of the lines with alcohol markers. I have more plans for this versatile stamp. :)

I'll be back soon with another card featuring some new Hero Arts.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

75% Off on Over 100 MFT Stamp Sets!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick heads up that My Favorite Things has a HUGE sale going on!

Here are the details: "In anticipation of all the upcoming new products we'll be releasing in 2014, we are having a HUGE sale! Save 75% on over 100 retiring stamp sets! Help us make room for brand new MFT goodness and save BIG. Click below to grab your favorites before they sell out". 

Sale Priced Retiring Stamp Sets

I'm also still waiting for my Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit to arrive. I think with all the extra mail going through the system this time of  year it's sitting pretty somewhere (other then here)! I will have projects to share once it arrives and I have time to play. :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lego Hello (with special guest) and NEW 2014 Hero Arts Release!

Hi everyone,

I'm popping in to share an extra special card I had published recently in Paper Crafts Card Creations for Him...which also happens to be my new favorite issue ever. So many absolutely brilliant cards in this one for all those difficult to make for men in our lives. ;)

What makes this card extra special to me is that I had some help making it from my littlest guy. :)

Can you guess what his contribution was? ;)


In other news... Have you seen the new 2014 Hero Arts release!!! Great new stamps, dies, inks, ink daubers, ink sprays, and stencils!

I better let Santa know I've been VERY good this year. ;)

I'm waiting for my Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit to arrive in the mail and once it does I'll start sharing some more cards. :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Birthday, Men!... (and some new Kelly Purkey over at Simon Says Stamp)!

Hi everyone,

I'm popping in real quick to share a couple of masculine cards I made last week using products from my two favourite companies, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts.

For my first card I finally broke out some of the Hero Arts ink daubers and man I did I have fun with them! I like them better than similar products I've used before.I also can't get enough of this talk bubble die. Love it!

My second card is a simple one with some tone on tone stamping and embellishing. I love how the yellow and turquoise pop against the muted green and brown.

Finally, I see that Kelly Purkey has a new release out over at Simon Says Stamp!

These are my favourites:

That's it for me!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Simon's New Valentine 2014!!!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick heads up that Simon Says Stamp has a new Valentine's release and it's FABULOUS! I spy a new background cling stamp (a first for Simon!), some Simon dies transformed into stencils (Falling Hearts and Falling Stars), and the favourite 'Hello' die in a smaller size! Oh...and a collaboration with Mama Elephant! Fun stuff!

Here is the full release:

My favourites?

Be back soon!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Some publication shares

Hi everyone!

I thought I'd pop by to share a couple of cards I've had published in the last little bit. Forgive me if I've shared these already. I got a little scatter-brained with our recent move.

Anyways, this first card can be found in Paper Crafts Stamp It! Card Challenges.

Paper Crafts: Stamp It! Card Challenges

The challenge for this category was to use every stamp in a stamp set. I used the Simon Says Stamp You Clear Set. (I'm not sure why but the yellow is showing up way more orange then it is in real life). I used the Studio Calico Mister Huey's sprays and a white gel pen to color the wood veneer pieces before adhering them to the card.


My second card was published in Paper Crafts Handmade Cards.

Paper Crafts Handmade Cards

Here I used my Inktense watercolor pencils to color the chipboard hearts before brushing on a little water for blending.


That's all for now. I'm busy making birthday cards for our church so I'm sure I'll be sharing some of those soon. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some Very Washi Cards and a Rainbow of Color from Simon Says Stamp

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share a few cards I made using some yummy washi tape from Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp. I'm running low of birthday cards and found the bright bold colors in this set to be just the right thing to get the job done. (They were also a life saver since my kids have completely used up my tape runner)!

The Red Diamonds pattern above matched up PERFECTLY for making a larger background and once adhered to cardstock, the washi tape also cut like BUTTER with dies.

I was able to use the Triangles tape to create the fun zig zag pattern above...and used some of the smaller patterns for the bold numbers.

On my final card I used every one of the 8 tapes that come in the set. Quick, easy, and the patterns and colors work so well together! They really take the guess work out of it and are easy to apply. :)

Before I go, I just wanted to mention that Simon Says Stamp has just come out with their own line of inks and coordinating cardstock (in case you hadn't heard)! Big yay! They've also come out with a swatch book supplies kit (including a stamp set) so you can make a record of the inks you have and keep their true colors handy for when you're working on projects. Brilliant!

You can find it all here....

My first must haves include Khaki, Island Blue, and Green Apple. Definitely going to get the cardstock sample pack too!

That's all for me today... Thanks for stopping by!