Thursday, July 24, 2014

Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit Winner

Hi everyone,

We're in the midst of a busy week here with Vacation Bible School so I don't have any cards to share today but I do have the winner of the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit to announce. :)



The winner is....

Chitra Nair who said...
Love both cards, so cute!!!
July 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM
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Congrats, Chitra! Please email me with your shipping info so I can pass it on to the good folks at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Hopefully I'll have a card or two to post next week.
Sarah

Monday, July 21, 2014

...We ALL Scream For Ice Cream!!! (Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit Part 2 & GIVEAWAY!)

Hi everyone!

I'm back with a couple more cards using the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit and as promised I've used the frozen treat images as they were meant to be used. :)



Before I get started with my cards I just have a reminder that you can pick up the August 2014 card kit HERE for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

I also have an extra Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit to give away thanks to sweet Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp! Just leave a comment on either of my August 2014 Card Kit posts by the end of Wednesday July 23rd and I'll announce a winner on the 24th. 


Here are today's cards:


For my first card, I paper-pieced the popsicles using some of the patterned paper from this month's card kit. I then went over the "edible" parts with Glossy Accents.


For my second card, I stamped everything with Versafine ink on the piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock that comes with the kit before clear heat embossing (I used the smooth side). I then used Tim Holtz Distress Markers to add color and my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker for some blending. I've got to tell you, I LOVE the Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock. This was my first time using it and I will be ordering more. I had no problems with pilling or blending. Before mounting my watercolored panel on my card, I took the card base (made from the Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Cardstock) and stamped the dotted border stamp along the top and bottom for a tone on tone effect.

Supplies:


Friday, July 18, 2014

Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit...and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my vacation blog post. I'm glad some of you enjoyed sharing in our adventure. :)

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards made using the fun new Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit.


I love the bright, summery colours and the adorable stamp set in this month's kit!

Here's what I've created so far:


For this first card, I took the small striped popsicle stamp and turned it upside down to create candles. :) I white heat embossed the image 3 times and coloured the candles in using the Peacock Feathers Distress Marker that came in the kit (along with the Picked Raspberry Distress Marker I already had on hand). I then used the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker that came in the kit (along with the Ripe Persimmon Distress Marker I already had) to create the flames. I coloured over the flames with a Clear Wink of Stella Marker and coloured the wicks with a black marker. I then stamped the sentiment and pieced the rest of the card together. The 'today' label was one of the random summer themed embellishments that came in my particular kit. I attached it with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.


For my second card, I pieced some of the Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand patterned papers together on a card base made from Simon's Sunshine Cardstock. I took the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker and scribbled it over a scrap piece of cardstock before stamping the top of the ice cream cone and the smiley face on it to create my sun. Once I cut the sun out, I tucked it behind the 'good day sunshine' piece which was also one of the summer themed embellishment pieces that came in my kit. I used the beginning curvy part of the 'you're so cool' sentiment to create my sun rays. You can see I 'oopsed' with the bottom ray but I'm going to call it 'motion' from the heat ray. ;) I adhered the cloud/ sun piece using foam adhesive.

Supplies:


Just a reminder that you can pick up the August 2014 card kit HERE for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE.

I also have an extra Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit to give away thanks to sweet Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp! Just leave a comment on either of my August 2014 Card Kit posts by the end of Wednesday July 23rd and I'll announce a winner on the 24th. 


Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll  be back early next week with another 
Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit post and and another opportunity to win one for yourself. I'll even use a popsicle stamp as a popsicle. ;)