Thursday, August 22, 2019

I miss your face!

Happy Thursday crafty friends! I have been away on vacation for the last month and have not posted as much as I would have liked! I am trying to catch-up on projects I made over the summer! 


I am firm believer in positive thoughts, and factually summer ends only on September 22! A whole month left, I am seeing so many posts about it being over...Well it sure isn't to me! We swim in our pool until October, lol!  So I really wanted to play with this super fun Simon Says Stamp Brand exclusive  Chillin Frenchies! I am a major dog lover so this stamp set was meant to be in my stash!


I stamped and colored  my Frenchie with Copics created a mask. I then did my ink blending using some MFT stencils on the clouds and the sand.  For the ocean I simply used a piece of my PostIt tape to create a straight line at the bottom of the clouds.

I used Shaded Lilac for the clouds, Salty Ocean for the water and a mix of Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs for the sand


I stamped my sentiment and added some white gel pen detail to the sand and water as well as on my Frenchie and his accessories.

One that was complete I finished with glossy accents and some Sparkling Clear sequins!

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Kim


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Simon Says: Clean and Simple

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



This week Simon Says: Clean and Simple The design team is featuring CAS-ual Friday's products!  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 sweet Somebunny Stamp set for my card today, I started by die cutting a stencil from my Tin Roof Cover Fri-die and ink blended a mix of Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress ink to the right side of my panel and then die cut it using my Mama Elephant Cloud Nine main die.

I die cut my paper for my bunny image as it is a full die and then lined up my die cut and stamped the image.


I used my Copic markers for the bunny I then die cut my friend die from Tonic Silver specialty paper and stamped my What's up sentiment on Black Licorice cardstock.


To Finish off, I added one red candy heart and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins!


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Kim

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!

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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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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