Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Simon Says: Midsummer Blues

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Midsummer Blues! The design team is featuring always amazing Avery Elle products this week!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


And is this week's theme appropriate for me! I go back to work Monday after a fantastic four-week summer break. I sincerely have the blues! lol

I decided to use my favorite Avery Elle stamp set - Butterflies :)  I took a piece of Lawn Fawn Mermaid paper and stamped my butterflies and sentiments in a mix of inks by Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn along with my Simon Says Stamp Gold Embossing powder.


Once I finished with my Butterflies and sentiments, I added some hearts from the Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set and gold embossed them.  I then die cut my panel using the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.


To finish off, I added some gold gel pen detail and a mic of Nuvo drops on the butterflies and the panel. Go check out the challenge, such fun and you could win a $50.00 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp Store!


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Kim


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Simon Says: Add a Die Cut

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Add a Die Cut! The design team is featuring Memory Box products this week!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I used the fun Scribble Roses Outline dies for my card this week, I was feeling a rainbow! I die cut my roses and kept the insert pieces by simply adding scotch tape to the back and I ink blended some Distress Oxide inks on all of my flowers.


I then chose this super fun Altenew die cut for my background die and glued that to my card base.  I used a mix of foam tape and glue to place my flowers on the panel.

I die cut my Simon Says Stamp Celebrate die from Tonic silver paper with a fun foam sandwich for dimension.


To finish off, I added some Lucy's Little Things rainbow Jewels.  Everything on this card is die cutting making it a super fast and fun project!


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Party like a Panda!

Happy Friday! I received my August Simon Says Stamp Card Kit this week! This kit is the sweetest ever, this is the first of many projects to come with this adorable kit and it's elements!


I decided to stamp the amazing bears from the 6x8 stamp set included in the kit, I absolutely wanted to use as many bears as possible so I decided to do lots of masking to fit them all on my panel. I stamped the gifts and the extra party hat on the panda that is laying down masked them and continued  stamping and masking the rest including the Happy balloons! I colored everything in rainbow order :) with my Copic markers.


I trimmed down my panel so that I could use some of the yummy pattern paper from the kit on the sides of the card base. I also trimmed the rainbow paper to place on the top an bottom of the panel and I added some Altenew gold washi tape.


To finish off, I added a secondary sentiment from the same stamp set and some candy hearts, white gel pen, Nuvo glitter drops and glossy accents!

Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Have a great weekend, Kim! 


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Penny Black

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring super fun Penny Black products this week!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


It is always fun to send some irish luck to someone you care about! I had to color this adorable bear by Penny Black :) I just love him - this card needs a home, lol!

I took a piece of Neena and stamped my bear, I stamped him again on masking paper and cut only his "legs" to mask for the hill. 


I took an MFT stencil and my Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and ink blended my Irish grassy hill. I coloured in my bear with Copic markers being careful to maintain some hair texture on my bear. Once he was colored in, I added some Salty Ocean Distress Ink from my edges in being careful not to go over the bear.

I used a rounded rectangle die to die cut the panel and then stamped the sentiment from the same Penny Black set on the bottom. I stamped it again and fussy cut the top part of the banned to make it pop a little more.


I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Sending die from both gold and black cardstock and offset the sentiment to add some black shading.  I glued it to the panel. To finish off, I added white gel pen, glossy accents and green glitter to the shamrocks.  My Trinity Stamps brown hearts were used to finish off the card!


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Thanks so much for taking the time! All products used are listed and linked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Simon Says Stamp Believe in You Release!

Time for another AWESOME Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Brand release! Believe in you is now live on the Simon Says Stamp store!

I love this die! Today will be awesome is such a perfect sentiment for any occasion! I choose to pair the new die with some older Simon Says Stamp Exclive products :)


For my first project I used the Simon Says Stamp Bikini die and the Sea you Soon stamp set! The pattern paper is from a Simon Says Stamp cardkit and I felt is paired wonderfully with this design. I simply die cut the panel and the accompanying elements and stamped the seagulls from the Sea you Soon set.  I took a Sion Says Stamp small tag die and gold embossed the Beach please sentiment! This is such a timely card as we are on our summer vacation!


For my second card, I used the Simon Says Stamp Deco background stamp and white embossed it, I then ink blended some Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed to the panel and wiped the excess. I die cut the Today will be Awesome die from some Lawn Fawn Guava cardstock and some Tonic gold for the backer piece. To finish it off, I simply added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels and some Nuvo drops!

Go take a look at this fabulous new release! Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Simon Says: Back to School


Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Back to School! The design team is featuring always amazing Simon Says Stamp Brand Exclusive products this week!  It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I guess students go back to school early in the states, school in Quebec hasn't even been out for a month and they go back closer to labor day therefore I found this an interesting challenge for me, lol! I decided to focus my card on thanking teachers, they are amazing individuals who are responsible for educating the next generation :)

I started by stamping my apple in a variety of Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand inks, I then die-cut my panel with a wonky stitched rectangle die and added some red glitter to the apple.


I used the gorgeous big thanks by Simon Says Stamp and die cut that from Lipstick red cardstock and blended some School House red ink. I also die cut the shadow portion from some Tonic gold cardstock.

I finished it off with a secondary sentiment by Lawn Fawn and I gold embossed it using Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder.  To finish off my CAS Teacher card, I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!



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Thanks so much for taking the time! 
Kim

Friday, July 19, 2019

Summer fun!

Happy Friday! I finally start my summer vacation today, four weeks of peace and quiet and I am pretty sure that is what inspired my card for today :)


I really wanted to ink up these sweet new elephants by Mama Elephant not sure where I would end up with my design. I stamped all of my images and coloured them with my Copics and used the accompanying dies.


I decided to pair them with the new My Favorite Things pool die and make a fun little scene. I die cut the pool from a piece of Neena solar white and another "pool" from Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass cardstock.  I felt the sea glass was a little pale, so I blended some Salty Ocean and added a Hero Arts Waves stencil and added darker blending. 

I put the "water" aside and ink blended my clouds and my lawn and added some silver gel pen to the pool edge. I foam taped my panel to my card base and added the "water" inside the top panel laying it flat to the card base.


I glued my elephants and stamped three sentiments that I added to the card. To finish off, I added some white gel pen detail, glossy accents and some red hearts.

Thanks so much for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you! Have a great weekend.

Kim