Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Simon Says: Spring Moodboard featuring: Hello Bluebird Stamps

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I hope you are all at home safe!



This week Simon Says: Spring Moodboard  The design team is featuring Hello Bluebird products! It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.


We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!


This beautiful Spring Moodboard was created by my amazing Teammate Karin! 


This was a "feel-good" card to make, I love critters and this little scene was a pick-me-up right now. I am looking forward to freshly cut grass, flowers and some outside sun downtime.  I used three different Hello Bluebird sets for my critters. Stamped them and colored them in with my Copic markers.


For my panel, I used two MFT stencils, the Cloud and the Hills with some Distress Inks and cut it to add this MFT black stripe pattern paper to give the scene a little something.  For the flowers, I used one from Hello Bluebird and the Tulips are from a Simon Says Stamp Oval Scene die. 


I gold embossed my Hello Sunshine on the top part of the panel added all of my elements and some blades of grass to the hill. Added my panel to the card base with fun foam and finished off with my favourite Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals.


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Monday, April 6, 2020

Honey Bee Rainbow Cosmos

Happy Monday! I like, many of you, need some rainbows lately! My card today features Honey Bee Stamps products, I just love these Cosmos flowers :)


The Honey Bee pattern paper decided the color scheme today for my flowers, stems and leaves. Once I picked my stamps and Copic markers, I stamped my images on some Neena cardstock and colored them in (colors listed and liked below). I used the accompanying die cuts and took a second Neena panel cut to 5.5 x 4.25 and die cut that using my MFT Stitched Scallop border dies (seems to be one of my favorite oldies lately).


I put my piece of pattern paper on the card base then added my top panel and the flowers. I then die cut my Enjoy sentiment multiple times and glued them together for dimension. I embossed my Friend sentiment with White embossing and die cut it from my MFT Banner dies.



To finish off, I added some Studio Katia Icy Crystals. Thanks so much for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - United We Craft Blog Party!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends! Today is the Simon Says Stamp - United We Craft Blog Party #sssUnitedWeCraft

We all needs some happy and positivity what better than a crafty blog party!


Simon Says Stamps intention in creating the #SSSUnitedWeCraft hashtag was to encourage everyone to show the human side of quarantined creativity (as well as the beautiful things that everyone is creating) "We would love for you to share photos with you and your family creating—your kids, your significant other, your pets, or anyone else in your house OR photos of Zoom craft sessions or Instagram story parties that you are having with your creative friends. We want to show how crafting is bringing us together in new ways. You can share your photos in your blog post (if you are doing a blog), but we would really love for you to share sweet, crafty faces on Instagram and use the hashtag #SSSUnitedWeCraft to allow us to see the happiness that our craft is bringing to the world.”


I made two projects for the Blog party, I figured what a great time to start forging ahead on Christmas cards! This is Magic of Christmas set by Simon Says Stamp that I hadn't yet had a chance to ink up, it arrived after I was done with my holiday cards this past holiday season.  This is a beautiful more traditional set and I love it!


I stamped my images on craft with brown and green hybrid inks, I added color using my polychromes pencils.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it using Ranger Metallic Red Glitter embossing powder. I then added Picket Fences Distress Paint to act as snow. To finish off I added some red gems to act as berries and some Pretty Pink Posh red sequins.


My second card features the newer Stencil Daisy, this is the second card I made with this stencil. For this one I inked the flowers once using a mix of Distress Oxide inks and then shifted the stencil to make the daisies a little more full.

I die cut my panel using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.


I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Celebrate die with both Lawn Fawn Guava and Paper Bag Cardstocks.   Finished off adding some clay hearts and some enamel dots from my stash to the flower centres.

Thanks for taking the time! Go to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for the entire Blog Party! 

Products used are listed and linked below, affiliate links used at no extra cost to you! 
Thanks for taking the time! We are all in this together! 

Kim


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Simon Says: Happy Birthday!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I hope you are all at home safe!



This week Simon Says: Happy Birthday!  The design team is featuring always amazing Simon Says Stamp Brand Exclusives and that's because it is the 11th Birthday of Simon Says Stamp! It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


As you may know, the  Simon Says Stamp Store is accepting new orders, but have longer shipping times for the moment due to the coronavirus. With this in mind we have made the difficult decision to suspend the $50 voucher for this challenge.

We know that many people are staying safe at home and we would love it if you would continue to enter the challenges and have fun! We are all in this together!


I used the new Stencil Daisy and the CZ Designs Happy Birthday from the Simon Says Stamp Lucky to Know You release. I masked and ink blended my panel using a mix of ink colors: Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink for the Daisy's, Hero Arts Butter Bar for the centres, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for the leaves and finally Abandoned Coral for the accent dots.


I applied Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste on top of the entire stencil and set it aside to dry.  I die cut the sentiment from both black cardstock and Simon Says Stamp pink glitter paper. Offset them slightly and glued them together.


Once the paste was dry, I trimmed down my panel to have a clean white border and then added the sentiment to the top of the panel.  I felt there was enough "glitter" so I opted out of adding my traditional bling!



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Friday, March 27, 2020

Re-discovering older products!

Happy Friday crafty friends! With everything going on and all of our favorite retailers needing (appropriately so) to take care of the safety of their staff I am finding myself re-discovering older products that I haven't played with in a while! 


Perfect time to go through your stash and find old favorites that still need some love! I paired this Penny Black die cut with a new Simon Says Stamp hearts stencil and Polkadoodles paper from a Simon Says Stamp card kit. 

I started by die cutting my flower and ink blending some Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inks and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Oxides.  To give a bit more definition I used my Polychromos pencils.


I then used my flowers as a guide for my selected stencilling with Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink. I then took a favorite MFT Border die and cut my panel. I glued my pattern paper to the card base and added my top panel with Fun Foam.  I used a Simon Says Stamp sentiment designed by Kristina Werner.


To finish off, I added some Studio Katia Jewels and a wood heart.  

Thanks so much for taking the time, products used are listed below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Gina K. Designs!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I hope you are all at home safe!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes!  The design team is featuring Gina K. Design 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 started by stamping and coloring my poppies by Gina K. Designs using my Copic markers. I die cut my floral panel with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval die. I then stamped my sentiment from the Gina K. Scripty Sayings 2 stamp set.


I added some shading with Salty Ocean Distress Ink around the oval. I chose Lawn Fawn Raspberry cardstock and die cut it using the Rectangle Stitched dies and the same Stitched Oval die.  I felt the panel needed a little something so I used my Honey Bee background builder stamp set with my Lawn Fawn Raspberry Ink.


I put my card together and added the Simon Says Stamp friend die with Black Licorice cardstock and Simon Says Stamp glitter paper.  To finish off, I added some Studio Katia jewels and some gold Tonic Dream Drops.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Rainbow Wreath inspired by Laura Bassen!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! This card is a CASE of a Laura Bassen card that I completely fell in love with. She used Simon Says Stamp Stencils from their last release, I chose stamps that I had in my stash by Paper Smooches.


The stamp itself has a natural curve, which made freehand stamping a little easier. I drew a circle with a light pencil to help with the positioning. I trimmed the panel and used my corner chomper on two of the corners. 


For my sentiments, I chose the Honey Bee Friendship stamp and die set. I used black and white for the nice pop with the rainbow.


To finish off, I used Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in rainbow colors and a black clay heart.

Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below! Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you :) Stay Home = Stay Safe!

Kim


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Simon Says: Whatever the Weather featuring Lawn Fawn!

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



This week Simon Says: Whatever the Weather!  The design team is featuring always super fun Lawn Fawn 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 just love making scene cards and I realized that it had been a while since I made one.  I took the theme literally for Whatever the Weather, this is literally Montreal lately but signs of Spring are earlier than normal this year even with everything going on the sun and smell of spring are in the air.  There is alway a light at the end of the tunnel!


I used a huge mix of Lawn Fawn products today, the Leafy Tree die was my starting point and then I decided to use this bunny from the Butterfly Kisses set because we have our own Jack Rabbit in the back yard who has clearly decided to adopt us (at least the yard). He has been around since October so he was the inspiration image for me.

I did some ink blending with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks on the tree and "land". I masked my background die and used my faithful Hero Arts woodblock woodgrain background die for the tree. 

I die cut the remainder of my elements, used my cloud stencil on the background panel and put my card together.


To finish off, I added my snow pen with some Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter my Tonic raindrop jewels.


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