Friday, August 23, 2013

This, That and the Other Thing :)

Hi everyone,

I'm stopping in again to mention a couple of new things I came across today...

First, this ---> MFT is having a BIG sale on Dies and Combo sets and well as Stamp Sets! Between 50-75% off certain items! Yay!

Also, that ----> Simon Says Stamp now has the new Hero Arts Holiday 2013 stamps in stock! Whoo hoo! I'm making my list, checking it twice. ;)

Here are my favorites (yes, I'm addicted to background stamps)...

The other thing....

Here's a card I had published in the recent Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8 issue. (The Christmas Tree card on the cover is also mine!) :)

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol. 8

9424230082 d348d174fa Wishing You a Happy Holiday (Cards & More)

Both cards use products from my favourite 2 companies, Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts. :) Yay! Here are the links to the supplies I used to make the Star of Wonder Card...

Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share about some fun things going on over at Simon Says Stamp for the month of September...or should I say STAMPtember®? ;)

You are invited to a month long stamp party at Simon Says Stamp starting on September 1, 2013!
The STAMPtember® event is non-stop stamping inspiration for the entire month and we would love for you to join us! We have so much planned including special guests. blog hops and lot's of prizes to be won.

In addition to the fun outlined above, Simon Says Stamp will also be releasing a ton of new products for STAMPtember® and it will all be available in the online store on September 1, 2013!
Until then, Simon has sent out a little product sneak peek to a bunch of designers and said we can share them on our blogs!

Here is my little sneak peek of just one of the new products coming out as part of the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® 2013 event!

Eek! Fun, eh!?!?!

See you on September 1st at the Simon Says Stamp blog for the official kickoff to STAMPtember® 2013!!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Simon Says Stamp September 2013 Card Kit: 40th Anniversary Card

***Mom and Dad...if you're reading this STOP NOW!*** :)

Hi everyone!

I hope your week is going well! We've got the house up for sale and still have a few minor fixer-uper jobs to do. The kids and I will be running away to my parents' place tomorrow so the house here can actually stay clean and my hubby can get some of the smaller jobs done. We're REALLY hoping it sells quickly so life can go back to being somewhat normal before we move. ;)

Speaking of my parents, they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in a couple of weeks! Here is the card I plan to give them using the Simon Says Stamp September 2013 Card Kit and some great Simon Says Stamp dies. (No stamping on this card).

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simply Lovely (Simon Says Stamp September 2013 Card Kit)

Hi everyone,

I'm here again to share another card using the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit: Journey of Life.

I'm having so much fun with this kit. I love the soft colors paired with the bold black and white chalkboard look and the fun wood veneer shapes. I can't wait to play around with the flower stamps!

For today I decided to make a baby boy card using the 'simply lovely' sentiment printed on one of the patterned papers that came with the kit, one of the little sail boats, and some Simon Says Stamp dies.

I just had to break out my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker again for the word 'lovely.'

That's it for me today! I'll be back soon to share another card using the SSS September Card Kit and also a fun sneak peek. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit: Safe Travels (& Giveaway Winner!)

Hi everyone!

Quick post today. We've been working like crazy all week getting our house ready to sell. Hopefully we'll be ready to list it next week.

First, the winner of the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit is...

BloggerFelicia - Scrapper in the Making who said...
WOWZA! This is Drop Jaw Gorgeous!!! I Love IT! You ROCKED This Girlfriend.
August 15, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Congrats, Felicia! Please email me with your shipping info and I'll pass that on to Simon.

Secondly, here's another card using the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit:

For this card, I colored in a few of the banners with my Inktense pencil crayons to add a few pops of color. For the greeting, I stamped part of it directly on the black background and stamped the rest of it on some patterned paper, then traced it with the stencil from the kit before cutting it out and adding it to the card. Such a fun metal bike that comes with the kit!

Just a reminder that the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit giveaways for the Simon Says Stamp grab bags will stay open until Thursday August 22/13 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday August 23/13.

That's it for me!
Be back soon!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit Blog Hop! ...with TWO GIVEAWAYS!

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp September 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop! You should be arriving from the fabulous Debby Hughes blog.

Fall is slowly starting to fill the air and the kids are getting ready to head back to school. What better way to welcome the changing seasons, than a blog hop featuring the September Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Journey of Life. With it's fun chalkboard papers from My Mind's Eye, new exclusive Simon Says Stamp banner stencil and stamp set and fun travel themed embellishments, it's sure to get you in a creative mood!

Did you know that you can subscribe to Simon Says Stamp’s monthly card kits for just $19.95 plus S&H every month!?  The kits are an incredible value! You'll want to be quick if you aren't a subscriber because the card kits have been selling out!

Here's the card I made for today's hop:

I love how perfectly the little nested circles stamp fit inside the white dots of the patterned paper. I thought the happy colors from the inks and watercolor pencils worked well with the sentiment and contrasted the black/white/grey well. I added a little Wink of Stella clear glitter marker to the word 'happy' to really make it pop. It also helped blend the pencil strokes. 


Simon Says Stamp is giving away a goody bag at every stop on the hop! That's ten chances to win!

Just leave a comment on each of the blog posts as you hop along to be entered in the random drawings. The giveaways will stay open until Thursday August 22/13 at 6:00pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Friday August 23/13.

Heidi has also provided me with one Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit to give away to one commenter on my blog! Yay! Just leave a comment on this post and I'll announce a winner this Saturday.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog on the hop! The next stop is the amazing Jess Larsen.
If you encounter any broken links on the hop, you can head back the Simon Says Stamp blog here for a full list of participants.

Happy Hopping!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Triangles! ...and a goodbye.

Hi everyone,

Welcome back for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

This week's challenge focuses on something super trendy right now: TRIANGLES!!! The design team is featuring product from The Crafter's Workshop (who makes fabulous dies and templates)!

Here's my card:

For my card I used the Mini Kaleidoscope (triangles) template to dry emboss my white background using the instructions I shared HERE. I then used the stencil to trace triangles onto various pieces of patterned paper before cutting them out and adhering them to my card.


I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge! Up for grabs is a $50 gift voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store thanks to sweet Heidi! For all the details and to see what the other designers have come up with please check out the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog HERE.


I'm sad to say this will be my last week as a DT member of the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I've been taking on more duties in different areas of my life over the past year and we are also working like crazy to get our house ready to sell. Between those 2 things something had to give. Unfortunately this is that something. :( I will continue to work with Simon Says Stamp in my role as Card Kit Artist so I hope you'll continue to stop by.

I want to say a great big thank you to Lols, Heidi, Steph, and the entire SSS Wednesday Challenge DT for being so wonderful to me over the past year. Working with you all has been a true blessing.

Thanks so much,

Friday, August 2, 2013

Simon Says *Kids* join... Back to School Challenge

YAY !! It's time for our Annual Summer Children's Challenge !! Woo Hoo !!
School has broken up for the summer and it is nice for our children to get crafty so this challenge is especially for them.
The theme for this challenge is ,,,

ANYTHING GOES,,, with the optional extra of ICE

ice cream, ice lollies, ice cubes, ice skating ,,, snow, snowflakes ,,,
Entrants must be between 2 and 16 years old 

We have not 1 but 3 fabulous Simon Says Stamp  

Grab Bags up for grabs !!!

a surprise  parcel of crafty goodies ! We all like surprises eh ! :-)
So hide your copics before you let the kids in your craft rooms :-)
Hope you all have a great week :-)
 Happy Crafting