Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Simon Says: Bling it On!

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



This week Simon Says:Bling it On! The design team is featuring Studio Katia products, you don't have 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!


Also, don't forget that this is the best month of the year - it's STAMPtember! Go check out  all of the fantastic Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand products and the wonderful collaboration products:)



For my project I decided to use the beautiful arrangement from the Lovely Blooms set. I cut a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper to 4.25 x 5.5 so I could use my Zig Clean Color real brush markers. I placed my panel and stamp (at an angle) in my stamp positioner and used Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  I colored my flowers in somewhat rainbow order.


I then die cut the panel using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. I felt the panel was a little too plain so I added some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to the sides. I am not a huge fan of purple but there is something about Shaded Lilac that I adore. I used my distress sprayer to add some texture and I really like the way it turned out.


I die cut the friend sentiment from the Spring Bouquet die set (also Studio Katia) with some Simon Says Stamp glitter paper. Once that was glued to my panel I stamped the sentiment with the same Shaded Lilas ink. To add my bling, I used the April Crystals!


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Products used are listed and linked below,
Thanks for taking the time!

Kim



Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero - Monochromatic

Happy Saturday crafty friends! It's the 15th of the Month that means it's time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero! 

This month we are going Monochromatic! I chose grey and silver for my project this month.


I started with my grey cardstock and decided on the beautiful Magnolia stamp by Hero Arts. I die cut my panel with the fantastic Rounded Rectangle dies and eyeballed my placement. I used Soft Granite Shadow Ink to stamp my flower (in hindsight, I should have used the Charcoal ink only because the ink dries lighter - you see I know this but I still pulled a blond moment and used the light ink lol).


Once that was complete I chose the Hand Drawn Messages, which I love and stamped my hugs with Versmark Ink and then silver embossing powder. I then stamped the sending with the Soft Granite Ink and embossed the hearts in the same Silver from the Hello Stamp and Cut set.


I foam mounted my panel to my card base and I was done. This was a really quick card to put together! Come join in on the fun over at A Blog Named Hero!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp: Pop It Up

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



This week Simon Says: Pop It Up! The design team is featuring Lawn Fawn :)

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


Also, don't forget that this is the best month of the year - it's STAMPtember! Go check out  all of the fantastic Simon Says Stamp exclusive brand products and the wonderful collaboration products:)



For my project I decided to finally break out my reveal wheel die, I haven't had a chance to use it yet! Along with some of the fantastic new Lawn Fawn products. Winter Skies I think is my favorite new release stamp set from the last Lawn Fawn release.  


I paired it with the snow background from the Really Rainbow Christmas 6 x 6 paper pack. I started by die cutting all of the elements I needed for the reveal wheel and lined up my small sentiments from the Reveal Wheel Holiday sentiments on the wheel itself and white embossed all four sentiments. Once that was complete and I was happy with the alignment I took the top panel and stamped the Santa sleigh also from the winter skies set. I chose the cute foxes from the same set and used Copic markers to color them. The die set had sold out when I picked this up so I fussy cut the image.


I die cut some of the Simon Says Stamp glitter paper to mimic snow. I put the reveal wheel together and added my glitter paper and popped up my image with foam dots. I added a secondary sentiment and had to add it with a needle as I had already foam taped the two panels together... Yes that is so me! lol 

The holiday season sentiment is from the same set as the other sentiments and the tag is by Mama Elephant. To finish off the card, I added some white gel pen detail and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!


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Products used are listed and linked below,
Thanks for taking the time!

Kim


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simon Says Stamp: Stamp It!

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



This week Simon Says: Stamp It! The design team is featuring the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive brand products!


This is the best month of the year! Go check it out :)


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 my Big Story Book Labrador die for this project with some Lawn Fawn Paper Bag cardstock for the dog, Black Licorice for the eyes and nose and Ballet Slippers for the tongue, lol! The tongue was a last minute decision, I looked at the dies for the ears and the tip looked perfect to act as a tongue. The dog die, cuts a slit for the mouth I just thought it was a cute addition to send this to a friend.


For the Stamp It challenge, I stamped my background with MFT stamps using some Kraft colored ink and added some black dot detail. I die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp die that also cuts the scallop separately. I love being able to mix and match so I die cut it again from gold cardstock to frame the panel. I placed the panel and frame on another piece of Paper Bag cardstock.


I then white embossed my sentiment on black cardstock and glued it to the panel. I finished off my puppy with Glossy Accents, White gel pen detail and some eyelashes!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim




Sunday, September 2, 2018

STAMPtember!!!

Woot! Happy Sunday! I am happy to be with you this morning to celebrate STAMPtember! Simon Says Stamp's month long celebration and amazing new products! I am happy to be a part of this fun STAMPtember Party! Go check the Simon's Says Stamp Blog for the list of blogs participating is this fun release party. You may find some surprises along the way! 


I was super excited when I received this Labrador die! I decided to make her look like my very fair Golden whom I keep shaved so she looks exactly like the image on the card! 


I die cut the dog from some felt that was in my stash, I felt the texture was perfect for a dog. For the eyes and nose, I used Lawn Fawn Chocolate Bar paper. I also used Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt paper as my card base and label for the add-on sentiment.


I used my Simon Says Stamp Pawesome die and part of the sentiment from the accompanying stamp set from an older Simon's release. I chose Kraft paper for the die cut sentiment as it complemented the color palette and I blended a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the top.


I put all of my elements on the plaid panel and finished off with some gems, sequins and hearts. I also added glossy accents to the eyes and nose and once that dried I added some white gel pen detail. All of the products used are listed and linked below.

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Kim




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Stampendous!

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


This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring Stampendous products, you don't have 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!



For my project this week, I could not resist the Stampendous Sloth Cling stamp set. I am in love with Sloths and Otters, I can't get enough of them! I also (probably due to green being my favorite color) love a good jungle theme! 

I started by trimming my Neena 80lbs card panel to 4 x 5.25 and stamping my sloth using my stamp positioning tool. Once he was stamped on my panel, I looked through my stash for "filler" leaves and/or vines. I decided to go with he Mama Elephant Swinging Borders and the Hello Bluebird Jungle Littles to fill in my greenery.


Once the stamping was complete, I colored all of my images with my Copic markers. I decided once again, to add some clouds (yes, after coloring all of my images) with my trusty MFT Stencil Cloud and Salty Ocean Distress Ink. Once that was complete I decided the panel was missing a little something so I took my Simon Says Stamp Craft Frame Dies from the This is the Life release and die cut my panel with the thin frame die. I also used the same die to die cut some Tonic gold mirror cardstock (entirely inspired my Nichol Spohr).




I placed all of my frames on my card base and pieced them together. To finish off I used my Birch Press Hugs die with black glitter paper and a Lawn Fawn accompanying sentiment from the Hang In there stamp set. I then added some black and white gel pen detail to my Sloth! 


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Products used are listed and linked below,
Thanks for taking the time!
Kim