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Adopt Don’t Shop

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Something New

We are showcasing Whimsy Stamps Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Our challenge this week is Something New. Maybe Santa brought you something new for your crafty stash, or you can make a project for New Year, new job, new baby, or even a new pet!! I couldn’t resist the Adopt Don’t Shop Cats stamp set by Whimsy Stamps and the Adopt Don’t Shop Dogs stamp set so I used both!! I also used the Slimline Marquee die by Whimsy Stamps.

I am feverishly trying to get my video done for this card and as soon as I do, I will add it to this post and my YouTube channel. For now, I’ll leave you with some pictures.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Party Panda

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Party Time

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Hi friends!! I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Holiday!! I want to share my party panda shaker card with you. Isn’t he adorable?

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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DieCember Release

It’s time for the annual DieCember release by Simon Says Stamp!!! As always, it doesn’t disappoint. Scroll down to see the entire release or click here to head to the Simon Says Stamp store.

I used the new Shimmer Oval die to make my card today. How cute is this die??!!?

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Yeti or Not

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Christmas

We are showcasing Neat & Tangled Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

My first Christmas card of the season!!! Hopefully not my last…. I always have these high hopes of making gorgeous Christmas cards and sending them out to all of my loved ones, but that hasn’t happened in the last 2 years. I wait too long and then I get too busy. I’m hoping to change that this year!!

I loved this adorable stamp set by Neat and Tangled called Get Yeti. I loved it so much that I decided to make 2 different cards. The 2nd card, I used a stamp set and die from Neat and Tangled called Hello Winter that are now retired, but I didn’t realize that until I was making my product list. I could’ve swore it was just on Simon Says Stamp a week or so ago, and if not, I may be losing it a bit. Retired or not, it still turned out pretty darn cute.

So here’s the 1st card I made:

I haven’t used my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes for awhile so I decided to use them to color my images.

It never photographs well, but I covered my snowman with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen. I added a little Unicorn Dust to the top of his hat.

I added a little Nuvo Crystal Glaze here and there for some added interest.

I used the Distress Resist Spray on my background in hopes it would look like snow. I’m not sure that was achieved, but I still like how it turned out.

Here’s the 2nd card that I made. I used the same method for my background, just different colors.

I really like how these both turned out. That yeti and friends are just so darn CUTE!!

Which one do you like better?

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Thinking Pink For My Birthday

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Think Pink

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’re helping to highlight the need to be vigilant. If you need to see a Doctor or think its time for a mammogram then please pick up the phone and make the appointment! I know I’m going to!!

We are showcasing Pink and Main Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I made a clean and simple card this week, one that can be easily replicated. I think having a few of these in your stash would be nice to have in a pinch. It’s always nice just to have a few “Hello” cards on hand to send a quick note to a friend when you’re thinking of them.

I made this specifically for a friend and love it so much that I’m going to make a few more in a few other colors as soon as I have a couple minutes to spare. No, you know what? Today is my Birthday and I want to make a couple of cards so I’m going to put the laundry aside and do just that today!! I’ve made an executive decision.

I sure hope she likes this card. I enjoyed making it. I LOVE this new stencil that I used. It was part of a Stamptember collab with Tim Holtz and Stampers Anonymous and boy did it sell out fast!! This was one that I had to jump on as soon as I saw it. The stamp set that it came with is really cute!! Maybe I’ll find time to play with that stamp set today as well. I make all of these wonderful plans but my days rarely go as planned.

I’m going to make this again using purples and see how it turns out. I’ll share it with you as soon as I make it.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Why Are Masculine Cards So Hard?

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Masculine

We are showcasing Tim Holtz Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I always struggle with masculine cards for some reason. But I don’t think I’m alone. I made this one for my Dad since he’s a commercial fisherman. I thought the Captain’s Sketch Rubber Stamp by Tim Holtz was just perfect for a fisherman.

I also played around with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel for the first time and made this beautiful wavy background using the Waves stencil by Simon Says Stamp.

I used Soft Navy card stock for my background and popped my card front up on some craft foam. To color my front panel, I used Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs distress inks and then some Weathered Wood around the ships wheel. I used MFT’s Mod Stitched Rectangles die to cut my front panel out.

My card felt like it was missing something so I used the Rounded Alphabet die by SSS to cut out the word Dad. I glued that diagonally down the right side of my front panel. To finish off my card, I used some clear round drops by SSS and Studio Katia.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Inhale Confidence

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

No Designer Paper

We are showcasing Picket Fence Studios Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! You will find a list of all the products that I used as well as my process video down below.

This challenge was pretty easy for me since I don’t really use designer paper that often. However, I STILL haven’t decided which version I like best. I often ask my hubs and son for their input and sometimes I’ll even pull my Mom into it. Well I pulled all 3 of them into it this week. I asked them which version they like best, black on white sentiment or white on black.

Option A
Option B

My Mom liked one, my hubby liked the other and my son keeps changing his answer every time I ask him… So I decided to create a poll on Instgram and ask the same question. I’ve never done a poll so I thought it would be fun! Which version do YOU like best? A or B? Please let me know by commenting below or jump over to my IG account and cast your vote there.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I love Picket Fence stamps and stencils. I decided to create my own background using a stencil and some Distress Oxide inks. But before that, I stamped the beautiful Madelyn image (by Picket Fence) using Lawn Fawn’s Manatee dye ink so I’d know where to mask. I knew I wanted to heat emboss her but I thought it might cause an issue to mask if I heat embossed her first. So I just stamped her using a gray ink, masked her and then created my background. I took a stencil from my stash and ink blended Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks on Bristol Smooth card stock.

Once my background was complete, I restamped Ms. Madelyn with clear embossing ink and heat set it with black embossing powder. Then I used more distress ink to color the image. I used Gathered Twigs for her hair and Antique Linen mixed with a little Gathered Twigs for her skin. I added a tiny bit of Victorian Velvet to her cheek and lips. I colored the flowers in her hair with Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries.

This is where I got stuck with the sentiment. I originally heat embossed the sentiment from the Exhale Worry stamp set with black embossing powder. But then I worried that it kind of got lost in the background. So then I stamped the sentiment again on black card stock and heat set it with white embossing powder. Then I couldn’t decide which one I liked better.

To finish it off, I popped the front panel up on some craft foam and adhered it to a black card base. I added a couple Onyx Crystals from Studio Katia as an embellishment.

I would LOVE to hear which one you like better. Black on white or white on black? Please comment below of jump over to my IG today and let me know!!

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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