Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge!

Hi everyone,

I'm back with another Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Today's challenge is a fan favourite: Anything Goes! Submit whatever new creation you like! The Design Team is playing with goodies from October Afternoon and I used these Designer Brads from the 9 to 5 Collection for my card.

Did you catch what I did here? I took some of the packaging from the set of brads (the grid pattern) and ran it through my die cut machine with the MFT Fishtail dies. :)

This is what I used:

I hope you'll join us in 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 go HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Simon Says Stamp: Emboss It! Challenge

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all having a great week! I'm back today to share a card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

This week's challenge is to Emboss It! Either heat or dry embossing will fit the bill. :) The design team is showcasing projects using Stampendous products.

Here's my card using Stampendous Jelly Bean glitter:

You may be scratching your head as to how this fits the embossing theme. Well, Julie Ebersole posted a video on the last Online Card Class called Stretch Your Stamps where she used Sticky Stuff embossing powder by Judikins to heat emboss glitter onto her stamped image. I knew right away I wanted to give this a try too.

Here's how it works: Stamp your image with a good watermark ink and cover with the sticky embossing powder as you would any embossing powder. Heat it with your heat gun just enough to make the powder melt. (Over heating will harden or dry out the stickiness). Cover with glitter, gently pressing it onto the surface. Shake off the excess. Fun, eh?

Here are the products I used:

As always, the very generous Heidi of Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher to one lucky participant in this week's challenge so I hope you'll play along...but first head over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog to see what the other designers have created! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Simon Says Stamp: We're So Trendy Challenge (& Giveaway Winner)

Hi everyone,
ETA: I have a winner to announce! The winner of the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Hop $25 gift voucher is.... 

Blogger butterfly said...
Wow... I love your tissue tape Christmas trees - this is the first project that's made me want to try out some festive cards!
Alison x

September 8, 2012 5:41 AM

Congrats, Alison!! I've contacted you through you blog! Please send me your email addy so I can pass it on to Simon Says Stamp! 

I'm back today with another Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Today's challenge is called "I'm So Trendy." Chevrons, hexagons, and neon are all big trends these days and so this week's challenge is to showcase at least one of these trends (or even all 3 if you like)!

Here's my card using a hexagon shaped card base and zig zag stamp on the butterflies:
This is what I used:

I hope you'll join us in this week's challenge! Up for grabs once again is a $50 gift voucher for the Simon Says Stamp online store. For all the details and to see what the other designers have come up with go HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Simon Says Stamp "Put a Stamp On It" Challenge & Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!

Today's post is doing double duty. The Simon Says Stamp design team is taking part in a blog hop to celebrate STAMPtember! This post is also for the Simon Says Stamp weekly challenge which is to 'Put a Stamp on it!' (The design team is also incorporating washi/ decorative tape into their projects).

If you haven't started at the beginning please go HERE.

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. Over the past 10 years we've celebrated rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a “STAMPtember” ™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping. Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING! From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century, rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art. 

We are helping kick off STAMPtember ™  festivities with this Design Team Blog Hop! You have a chance along the way to win a $25 gift certificate for hopping onto my blog AND entering our challenge. Winners will be announced at 8AM September 12. I'm celebrating STAMPtember ™ 
with these handmade cards using decorative tape to make two very different Christmas tress along with stamped sentiments:

Here's what I used to make my cards:

Please hop to my teammates' blogs. Each of them has a special handmade work of art to share with you and also more prizes along the way! Enter the "Put a STAMP On It!" Challenge and be sure to put a STAMP on it and you could be the lucky winner of our GRAND PRIZE $100 Simon Shopping Spree!

Just a reminder that the hop starts HERE. If you encounter a broken link, you can go back to the beginning with links to everyone who is participating in the hop.

Your final stop is the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Paper Crafts September/October 2012 issue

Hi everyone,

Happy September!!! Popping in with a quick post to share a card I have published in the Paper Crafts September/ October 2012 issue.

I had 4 cards picked up for this call. Three made it into the paper form of the magazine and one was put in the exclusive digital (online) issue. If you already have a subscription to Paper Crafts magazine be sure to sign up HERE (click on 'magazine', then 'subscribe to digital issues') for free access to the the online version which includes the full magazine as well and extra my card here. :)

I was thinking of some of my American friends while making this card and how online communication really does make it feel like we are close neighbours. :)

Here's what I used to make this card:

Thanks so much for stopping by!