Saturday, October 20, 2018

SSS November Card Kit: Sending Hugs & Giveaway

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share a final card featuring the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit.


For today's card I wanted to include a message from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snarky Small Talk Stickers...but I'm not snarky, lol. (Words of encouragement is actually my love language so I'm sensitive to words). My solution was to modify one of the stickers. I can't remember what the rest of the message I used was but I think it was something like "Just not me." There are a couple of greeting in the sticker booklet that can be modified to remove the snark and even individual words could be cut out and rearranged to create your own message. (I'll have to try that!) Anyways, here's my clean and simple card for today. I think the making of it is pretty self-explanitory. :)



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The Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my November Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday October 22th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Sarah

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SSS November Card Kit: Appreciate You & Giveaway

Hi everyone!

I'm back to share another card featuring the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit.


For today's card I decided to use a number of the leaf images from the Simon Says Stamp Thanks & Leaves Stamp Set to create a wreathe on a notecard made from Simon's Ivory Cardstock. I embellished the wreathe with Simon's Bronze Sequins and two of the Idea-ology Butterflies Adornments. The Green Leaf Cardstock at the bottom was stamped with  leaves using Simon's Green Apple Ink. My sentiment was stamped on a strip of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock using Simon's Khaki Ink.




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The Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my November Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday October 22th.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit: Thanks & Leaves Reveal & Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Today is reveal day for the Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit: Thanks & Leaves!


This month's kit is about sending thanks (& a bit of snark) and includes Simon's beautiful new Thanks and Leaves Stamp Set with wonderful sentiments and leaf images. Also included is a package of stunning Idea-ology Butterflies, Idea-ology's Snarky Small Talk Stickers, Simon's Bronze Sequins, as well as some tags, envelopes, and cardstock from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's the card I made to share today using all the elements found in this month's kit except for the Snarky Small Talk Stickers. I'll show a card in a future blog post using one of these stickers minus the snark. ;)


For this card I adhered some of Simon's Green Leaf and Orange Peel Cardstock to a notecard made from Simon's Ivory Cardstock. I then adhered Simon's 4 Bar Kraft Envelope to the front (faced down) with some of the leaf images stamped on the flap with Simon's Barely Beige Ink. I adhered the tag in place and stamped the sentiment with Simon's Green Leaf Ink.



The butterfly and sequins were adhered with Ranger's Multi-Medium Matte in such a way that the envelope could still be opened to include a gift card, cash, or longer letter then could be written in a card.


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The Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit sells for $34.99 USD + shipping. If you'd like to receive this and future kits for $29.99 USD + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. This is the best way to make sure you don't miss out!

Heidi, owner of Simon Says Stamp, has given me an extra Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit to pass on to one of you! Just leave a comment on any or all of my November Card Kit posts and I'll announce a winner Monday October 22th.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SSS Fun & Festive Release & Ombre Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!

Simon Says Stamp has a great new release out today called Fun & Festive which includes lots of great products for making your Christmas cards... plus more!


Here are all the fun new goodies. I think I'm going to have to order Suzy's Snowmen Prints, the Punny Animals Stamps, and figure out what to do about all the Big Picture Animal Dies, lol...


Heidi sent me a few of the new products to play with include the new Critter Sweaters Stamp Set which I used for today's cards:


I didn't realize there was a set of dies that went with this stamp set and so I was really confused by the little face stamps that are part of it, lol. Anyways, in making this card I used washi tape to temporarily adhere the entire stamp set to the door of my MISTI since the stamps were all still new and straight in the packaging. You could also line them up one at a time to get the placement but this was quicker. I inked up just the border stamps with VersaMark and stamped them on Neenah White cardstock before white heat embossing them. I did some Distress Oxide Ink Blending and die cut the panels with one of Simon's Stitched Rectangle Dies. I trimmed the panels between some of the borders, temporarily adhering the pieces to the notecards for placement so I could stamp the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear heat emboss them. I then used fun foam and scoring tape to adhere the panels and give them dimension. Finally, I added some Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals Sequins and Lucy's Cards Rainbow Sparkle Jewels to finish the cards off.



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That's it for me today! I hope you enjoy the new Simon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Release as much as I do!

Sarah

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Sea Critters

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share some cards featuring a few of Simon Says Stamp's recent sea critter Picture Book Dies. I had so much fun pairing Simon's Picture Book Dies with some computer-generated punny sayings HERE and just had to add to my collection with the cards below.





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That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by!
Sarah

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SSS Happiest of Birthdays & October Card Kit Winner!

Hi everyone!

I'm popping by to share a card using the stamp set from the now sold out Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit. Although the Card Kit is sold out and the Sketched Flowers Stamp Set is out of stock you can get notified when the stamp set is back in stock HERE. Stick with me to the end of the post to see who the winner of the October Card Kit is.


For the card I'm sharing today I decided to make a card featuring just the Sketched Flowers Stamp Set since it will still be available for purchase even though the October Card Kit isn't.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Simon's 120 LB White Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then stamped different parts of the large floral image on the top left and bottom right of the panel with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured the flowers with Copic Markers. I matted the sides of the coloured piece with Simon's Black Cardstock and adhered it to a notecard made from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock. Finally, I added some Glossy Accents to the flowers centers.



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Now for the winner of the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit.

The winner is....

Cindy C. who said...

Wow your cards turns out so beautifully!! And a great kit indeed!
September 23, 2018 at 5:23 PM
Congrats Cindy! Please message me via my sidebar with your mailing info so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Sarah

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Hi everyone!

My month of guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is coming to an end. I've had so much fun joining this wonderful group of ladies in sharing our creations this past month. Thanks so much to Lols and everyone at Simon's Wednesday Challenge Blog for having me!



This week's challenge is Anything Goes and we'll be highlighting product from Hero Arts but you can use anything you like. Please visit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog for all the details and to submit your entries. 

One randomly choosen winner will receive a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store.


For this week's challenge I made two cards using Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints and Everything Flower Background Stamps and their Hand Drawn Everyday Messages Stamp Set. I white heat embossed both background stamps on Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock and coloured the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I heat embossed the sentiments on Simon's Black Cardstock. For the floral card I added some Simon Says Stamp Crystal Reflections Sequins to the centers of the flowers and I embellished the circles card with Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles





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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Sarah